Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 422 351 308
Rank change year-on-year -71 -43 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 510 642 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.66% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 4.21% 5.34% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 428 530
England median daily rate £400 £381 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -3.48% +8.22%
10th Percentile £253 £254 £250
90th Percentile £491 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 40
England median hourly rate £47.83 £33.75 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.72% -7.53% +80.25%
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.33 £20.98
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £46.42 £33.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +37.53% -6.25% +77.78%

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 12124 12020 10775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.79% 12.32% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7943 7609 6233
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £160
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 810 1168
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.21
90th Percentile £47.30 £39.78 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -68 208 £400 - 17
South East +58 192 £388 +3.33% 9
North of England -33 36 £325 -18.75% 5
South West +4 31 £438 +32.58% 2
East of England -21 25 £300 -9.77% 4
North West -17 19 £325 -8.77% 3
Midlands +13 18 £383 +27.50% 9
West Midlands +14 15 £390 +41.82% 4
Yorkshire +4 14 £410 +9.33% 2
North East +39 3 - -
East Midlands -13 3 £375 +5.26% 5
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 464 (90.98%) VMware
2 395 (77.45%) Windows
3 248 (48.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 241 (47.25%) Windows Server
5 224 (43.92%) Microsoft
6 220 (43.14%) Active Directory
7 194 (38.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 192 (37.65%) Linux
9 186 (36.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 173 (33.92%) PowerShell
11 157 (30.78%) SAN
12 145 (28.43%) Citrix
13 139 (27.25%) DNS
14 132 (25.88%) Firewall
15 131 (25.69%) Cisco
16 121 (23.73%) Hyper-V
17 106 (20.78%) HP
17 106 (20.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 105 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
19 103 (20.20%) DHCP
20 97 (19.02%) Red Hat
21 92 (18.04%) Finance
22 88 (17.25%) Migration
22 88 (17.25%) SQL
23 86 (16.86%) vSphere
24 78 (15.29%) vCenter Server
25 77 (15.10%) NetApp
26 74 (14.51%) SQL Server
26 74 (14.51%) Unix
27 73 (14.31%) Security 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 65 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 48 (9.41%) Skype for Business
3 40 (7.84%) IIS
4 25 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (4.31%) SharePoint
7 13 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.16%) Apache
8 11 (2.16%) JBoss
9 10 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.76%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.76%) WildFly
11 7 (1.37%) CMS
12 6 (1.18%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.18%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.59%) Confluence
15 3 (0.59%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (6.27%) Office 365
4 21 (4.12%) IaaS
5 20 (3.92%) PaaS
6 9 (1.76%) IBM Cloud
7 7 (1.37%) SaaS
8 5 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.78%) SoftLayer
10 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.59%) GitHub
10 3 (0.59%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.39%) G Suite
11 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 157 (30.78%) SAN
2 139 (27.25%) DNS
3 132 (25.88%) Firewall
4 103 (20.20%) DHCP
5 63 (12.35%) WAN
6 60 (11.76%) LAN
7 57 (11.18%) NAS
8 47 (9.22%) NetScaler
9 39 (7.65%) Fibre Channel
9 39 (7.65%) TCP/IP
10 29 (5.69%) LDAP
10 29 (5.69%) VPN
11 27 (5.29%) iSCSI
11 27 (5.29%) VoIP
12 21 (4.12%) VLAN
13 15 (2.94%) SSH
14 14 (2.75%) Network Security
15 13 (2.55%) MPLS
16 12 (2.35%) VSAN
16 12 (2.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.98%) DB2
6 5 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.78%) MySQL
8 3 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.39%) Big Data
9 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.55%) JIRA
3 9 (1.76%) Bitbucket
3 9 (1.76%) Subversion
4 7 (1.37%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.18%) MSI
6 5 (0.98%) ScriptRunner
7 4 (0.78%) GitLab
8 3 (0.59%) Ant
9 2 (0.39%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.20%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.20%) Phabricator
10 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 92 (18.04%) Finance
2 33 (6.47%) Banking
3 25 (4.90%) Legal
4 19 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.53%) Retail
6 10 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.57%) Advertising
8 6 (1.18%) Back Office
9 5 (0.98%) Games
10 4 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.39%) Law
12 2 (0.39%) Marketing
13 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Military
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (10.78%) Analyst
3 47 (9.22%) Administrator
4 46 (9.02%) Architect
4 46 (9.02%) VMware Engineer
5 38 (7.45%) Windows Engineer
6 34 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 31 (6.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 26 (5.10%) Designer
8 26 (5.10%) Solutions Designer
8 26 (5.10%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 23 (4.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 23 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
10 23 (4.51%) NetApp Engineer
11 21 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
12 20 (3.92%) Network Engineer
12 20 (3.92%) Operations Engineer
13 19 (3.73%) Linux Administrator
13 19 (3.73%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.08%) Web Services
2 20 (3.92%) Middleware
3 15 (2.94%) .NET
4 7 (1.37%) XML
5 5 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.98%) X-Windows
6 4 (0.78%) JTAPI
6 4 (0.78%) RFC 2833
6 4 (0.78%) TAPI
7 3 (0.59%) CSS
7 3 (0.59%) DOM
7 3 (0.59%) WPF
7 3 (0.59%) XSLT
8 2 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.39%) Sensu
8 2 (0.39%) WAP
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.20%) Memcached
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.31%) Data Centre
2 41 (8.04%) Replication
3 35 (6.86%) Clustering
4 34 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.90%) Enterprise Storage
6 21 (4.12%) Management Information System
7 17 (3.33%) PKI
8 14 (2.75%) Computer Science
9 12 (2.35%) Client/Server
9 12 (2.35%) EMC VNX
10 9 (1.76%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.57%) EMC VMAX
11 8 (1.57%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.37%) Spread Betting
13 6 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 5 (0.98%) EMC VNXe
14 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.98%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 395 (77.45%) Windows
2 241 (47.25%) Windows Server
3 194 (38.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 192 (37.65%) Linux
5 186 (36.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 106 (20.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 105 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 74 (14.51%) Unix
9 56 (10.98%) CentOS
10 53 (10.39%) Windows 7
11 45 (8.82%) Solaris
12 34 (6.67%) Windows 10
13 30 (5.88%) Ubuntu
14 11 (2.16%) SUSE
15 10 (1.96%) AIX
15 10 (1.96%) Debian
15 10 (1.96%) VMS
16 9 (1.76%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.76%) Data ONTAP
16 9 (1.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.25%) Migration
2 50 (9.80%) ITIL
3 48 (9.41%) DevOps
4 40 (7.84%) Performance Monitoring
4 40 (7.84%) TOGAF
5 38 (7.45%) Load Balancing
6 36 (7.06%) Change Management
6 36 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 34 (6.67%) Open Source
8 29 (5.69%) Problem Management
9 28 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (5.49%) Project Management
9 28 (5.49%) Root Cause Analysis
10 27 (5.29%) Incident Management
11 24 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (4.51%) High Availability
12 23 (4.51%) Patch Management
13 21 (4.12%) Asset Management
14 19 (3.73%) Configuration Management
14 19 (3.73%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 173 (33.92%) PowerShell
2 88 (17.25%) SQL
3 43 (8.43%) Bash Shell
4 28 (5.49%) Python
5 23 (4.51%) VBScript
6 22 (4.31%) Perl
7 13 (2.55%) Java
8 11 (2.16%) C
8 11 (2.16%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.98%) C#
9 5 (0.98%) Groovy
10 4 (0.78%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.78%) Ruby
10 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.59%) AWK
12 2 (0.39%) C++
12 2 (0.39%) Elixir
12 2 (0.39%) Erlang
13 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 73 (14.31%) Security Cleared
2 49 (9.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 37 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (5.88%) Degree
5 30 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 27 (5.29%) DV Cleared
7 26 (5.10%) MCSE
8 25 (4.90%) CCNA
9 20 (3.92%) CCNP
10 11 (2.16%) CCIE
10 11 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (2.16%) MCSA
11 9 (1.76%) JNCIA
12 8 (1.57%) JNCIS
12 8 (1.57%) MCITP
13 7 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.18%) VCP6
14 6 (1.18%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.98%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.51%) SLA
2 8 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.98%) PMO
4 4 (0.78%) PA-DSS
4 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.39%) QA
7 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 248 (48.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 220 (43.14%) Active Directory
3 121 (23.73%) Hyper-V
4 86 (16.86%) vSphere
5 66 (12.94%) XenDesktop
6 51 (10.00%) XenApp
7 42 (8.24%) XenServer
8 33 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (6.08%) NFS
10 24 (4.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 24 (4.71%) Veritas File System
11 22 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (4.12%) KVM
13 14 (2.75%) Docker
13 14 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (2.35%) VMware NSX
15 11 (2.16%) Samba
15 11 (2.16%) vCloud
16 9 (1.76%) DFS Replication
17 8 (1.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 78 (15.29%) vCenter Server
2 59 (11.57%) NetBackup
3 55 (10.78%) SCCM
4 33 (6.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 29 (5.69%) Puppet
6 28 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (4.51%) Ansible
7 23 (4.51%) SCOM
7 23 (4.51%) WMI
8 17 (3.33%) Backup Exec
9 16 (3.14%) WSUS
10 15 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (2.94%) PowerCLI
10 15 (2.94%) vRealize
11 13 (2.55%) yum
12 12 (2.35%) vMotion
13 10 (1.96%) Nagios
14 9 (1.76%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 5 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 464 (90.98%) VMware
2 224 (43.92%) Microsoft
3 145 (28.43%) Citrix
4 131 (25.69%) Cisco
5 106 (20.78%) HP
6 97 (19.02%) Red Hat
7 77 (15.10%) NetApp
8 59 (11.57%) Symantec
9 54 (10.59%) EMC
10 49 (9.61%) Veritas
11 43 (8.43%) Brocade
12 42 (8.24%) Oracle
13 39 (7.65%) Dell
13 39 (7.65%) SolarWinds
14 35 (6.86%) 3PAR
15 31 (6.08%) IBM
15 31 (6.08%) Juniper
16 29 (5.69%) McAfee
16 29 (5.69%) Splunk
17 15 (2.94%) CommVault