Period
to 27 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 402 432 437
Rank change year-on-year +30 +5 -100
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 343 485 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 3.38% 3.45% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 333 312
England median daily rate £400 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.89% +2.30%
10th Percentile £281 £224 £256
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 23
England median hourly rate £44.50 £44.96 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.02% -6.01% +36.66%
UK median hourly rate £45.76 £44.18 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.56% -1.82% +28.57%

VMware ESXi is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10,146 14,048 11,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.61% 15.64% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,706 9,325 7,840
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £165 £186 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £425
% change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 697 641
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.94% -3.03% +2.17%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.20 £44.85 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% - -

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESXi in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the England region over the 6 months to 27 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +71 123 £425 +6.25% 31
South East +20 71 £402 -4.00% 46
North of England +38 52 £325 -15.03% 35
South West +1 46 £500 +11.11% 23
North West +47 41 £323 -21.34% 18
Midlands +47 38 £325 -7.14% 15
West Midlands +49 28 £419 +4.69% 10
East of England 0 13 £319 -20.31% 8
Yorkshire +30 11 £450 +42.86% 15
East Midlands +17 9 £290 -11.37% 5
North East +8 1 £350 -12.50% 2
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 327 (95.34%) VMware
2 239 (69.68%) Windows
3 202 (58.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 192 (55.98%) Active Directory
5 186 (54.23%) Windows Server
6 149 (43.44%) Microsoft
7 119 (34.69%) DNS
8 114 (33.24%) vCenter Server
9 104 (30.32%) DHCP
10 102 (29.74%) PowerShell
11 99 (28.86%) Firewall
12 94 (27.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 94 (27.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 89 (25.95%) Office 365
14 88 (25.66%) vSphere
15 85 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
16 83 (24.20%) Security Cleared
16 83 (24.20%) Cisco
17 81 (23.62%) Citrix
17 81 (23.62%) SCCM
18 80 (23.32%) SAN
19 70 (20.41%) Azure
20 64 (18.66%) Windows 10
21 61 (17.78%) Migration
22 58 (16.91%) Linux
23 52 (15.16%) SharePoint
23 52 (15.16%) Hyper-V
23 52 (15.16%) XenDesktop
24 48 (13.99%) XenApp
24 48 (13.99%) SC Cleared

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (15.16%) SharePoint
2 37 (10.79%) MS Exchange
3 32 (9.33%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.33%) IIS
6 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.17%) Confluence
7 4 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.87%) Apache
8 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.29%) CMS
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 20 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 89 (25.95%) Office 365
2 70 (20.41%) Azure
3 42 (12.24%) AWS
4 25 (7.29%) IaaS
5 13 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (3.79%) OneDrive
6 12 (3.50%) SaaS
6 12 (3.50%) Yammer
7 8 (2.33%) PaaS
8 2 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.58%) Datadog
8 2 (0.58%) GCP
8 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.29%) G Suite
9 1 (0.29%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 119 (34.69%) DNS
2 104 (30.32%) DHCP
3 99 (28.86%) Firewall
4 80 (23.32%) SAN
5 31 (9.04%) NetScaler
6 29 (8.45%) VSAN
7 26 (7.58%) Skype
8 25 (7.29%) WAN
9 23 (6.71%) VPN
10 22 (6.41%) LAN
11 19 (5.54%) iSCSI
12 15 (4.37%) NAS
12 15 (4.37%) TCP/IP
13 14 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (3.79%) HTTP
14 13 (3.79%) VLAN
15 11 (3.21%) Network Security
16 10 (2.92%) Ethernet
16 10 (2.92%) Internet
17 9 (2.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.87%) MySQL
4 2 (0.58%) Big Data
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.83%) JIRA
3 13 (3.79%) Bitbucket
4 7 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.75%) MSI
6 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.58%) Subversion
7 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.29%) GCC
7 1 (0.29%) GitLab
7 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (10.50%) Finance
2 17 (4.96%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.33%) Back Office
5 7 (2.04%) Banking
6 6 (1.75%) Publishing
7 5 (1.46%) Law
8 4 (1.17%) Local Government
8 4 (1.17%) Retail
9 3 (0.87%) Advertising
9 3 (0.87%) International Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Automotive
10 2 (0.58%) Electronics
10 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.58%) Marketing
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 78 (22.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (12.24%) VMware Engineer
3 29 (8.45%) Consultant
4 28 (8.16%) Administrator
5 25 (7.29%) Architect
6 24 (7.00%) Windows Engineer
7 23 (6.71%) Support Engineer
8 18 (5.25%) Citrix Engineer
8 18 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (4.96%) Wintel Engineer
10 16 (4.66%) VMware Consultant
11 15 (4.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (3.79%) Analyst
12 13 (3.79%) Network Engineer
13 12 (3.50%) Active Directory Engineer
13 12 (3.50%) Server Engineer
13 12 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.21%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.79%) REST
2 7 (2.04%) LDAP
3 5 (1.46%) X-Windows
4 4 (1.17%) Middleware
4 4 (1.17%) Web Services
5 2 (0.58%) .NET
5 2 (0.58%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.58%) Apache NiFi
5 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.58%) Express
5 2 (0.58%) React
5 2 (0.58%) SAML
5 2 (0.58%) SOAP
5 2 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.58%) WCF
5 2 (0.58%) WPF
5 2 (0.58%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.83%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.83%) Clustering
2 20 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (4.96%) Replication
5 14 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.79%) Fat Client
6 13 (3.79%) Thin Client
7 12 (3.50%) User Experience
8 8 (2.33%) PKI
9 6 (1.75%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.75%) Fibre Optics
9 6 (1.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 5 (1.46%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.17%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.87%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 239 (69.68%) Windows
2 186 (54.23%) Windows Server
3 94 (27.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 85 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (18.66%) Windows 10
6 58 (16.91%) Linux
7 24 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (7.00%) Windows 7
8 19 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (5.25%) CentOS
10 11 (3.21%) Ubuntu
11 9 (2.62%) Unix
12 7 (2.04%) Debian
13 6 (1.75%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.75%) SUSE
14 4 (1.17%) VMS
15 3 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.58%) AIX
16 2 (0.58%) Solaris
16 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (27.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (17.78%) Migration
3 46 (13.41%) ITIL
4 25 (7.29%) High Availability
5 22 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (5.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 18 (5.25%) Software Engineering
8 16 (4.66%) Server Virtualisation
9 15 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (4.37%) Task Automation
10 13 (3.79%) DevOps
10 13 (3.79%) PRINCE2
11 12 (3.50%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.50%) Data Protection
11 12 (3.50%) Load Balancing
11 12 (3.50%) Project Delivery
11 12 (3.50%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.21%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 102 (29.74%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.70%) SQL
3 20 (5.83%) Python
4 14 (4.08%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.92%) VBScript
6 7 (2.04%) C
7 6 (1.75%) Perl
8 5 (1.46%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.87%) PHP
9 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.87%) VB
10 2 (0.58%) C#
10 2 (0.58%) Groovy
10 2 (0.58%) Java
10 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (24.20%) Security Cleared
2 48 (13.99%) SC Cleared
3 45 (13.12%) Citrix Certification
4 38 (11.08%) DV Cleared
5 33 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (8.16%) CCA
7 24 (7.00%) MCSE
7 24 (7.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (5.83%) MCSA
9 17 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.50%) CCNA
10 12 (3.50%) CCNP
11 11 (3.21%) Degree
12 6 (1.75%) CCDA
12 6 (1.75%) CCIP
12 6 (1.75%) JNCIA
12 6 (1.75%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.75%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (1.46%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.66%) SLA
2 4 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.58%) PMO
4 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.29%) NIST
System Software
1 202 (58.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 192 (55.98%) Active Directory
3 88 (25.66%) vSphere
4 52 (15.16%) Hyper-V
4 52 (15.16%) XenDesktop
5 48 (13.99%) XenApp
6 39 (11.37%) Virtual Machines
7 38 (11.08%) VMware NSX
8 26 (7.58%) DFS Replication
9 23 (6.71%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (5.83%) NFS
10 20 (5.83%) VMFS
11 10 (2.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 10 (2.92%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (2.04%) Docker
13 7 (2.04%) KVM
14 6 (1.75%) BitLocker
14 6 (1.75%) VMware Server
15 5 (1.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 114 (33.24%) vCenter Server
2 81 (23.62%) SCCM
3 36 (10.50%) vRealize
4 34 (9.91%) WSUS
5 26 (7.58%) SCOM
6 24 (7.00%) vMotion
7 22 (6.41%) Ansible
8 13 (3.79%) SCVMM
9 12 (3.50%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (3.21%) NetBackup
11 10 (2.92%) Failover Clustering
12 9 (2.62%) XenMobile
13 8 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (2.33%) SCDPM
13 8 (2.33%) SCSM
14 7 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 327 (95.34%) VMware
2 149 (43.44%) Microsoft
3 83 (24.20%) Cisco
4 81 (23.62%) Citrix
5 40 (11.66%) HP
6 33 (9.62%) Red Hat
7 29 (8.45%) NetApp
8 26 (7.58%) Dell
9 24 (7.00%) McAfee
10 22 (6.41%) EMC
11 19 (5.54%) Veeam
12 14 (4.08%) Oracle
12 14 (4.08%) Symantec
13 13 (3.79%) CheckPoint
13 13 (3.79%) Hitachi
14 11 (3.21%) Brocade
14 11 (3.21%) SolarWinds
15 9 (2.62%) ArcSight
16 7 (2.04%) Juniper
16 7 (2.04%) Nimble Storage