Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 426 418 338
Rank change year-on-year -8 -80 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 501 434 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.52% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 4.05% 4.61% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 312 514
England median daily rate £390 £361 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.96% -3.67% -2.28%
10th Percentile £259 £265 £250
90th Percentile £528 £525 £530
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 17
England median hourly rate £46.42 £35.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.61% +42.86% +22.50%
10th Percentile £19.85 £24.70 £19.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.47% +16.67% +50.00%

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 12,384 9,413 10,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.45% 11.29% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,049 6,025 6,735
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £185 £168 £173
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 586 863
England median hourly rate £16.13 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.78% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.13 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.10 £43.75 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year -0.88% +2.40% -0.71%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018. 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 +10 229 £407 -5.74% 51
South East -48 116 £400 +17.65% 29
Midlands +11 48 £356 -13.53% 12
North of England -9 45 £350 +7.69% 25
South West +31 38 £381 +22.00% 13
West Midlands -6 36 £350 -1.75% 9
North West -8 33 £350 +16.67% 7
East of England -26 25 £306 +15.57% 11
East Midlands +8 12 £500 +17.65% 3
North East +3 6 £263 -6.25% 9
Yorkshire -19 6 £385 +10.00% 9
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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.

1 476 (95.01%) VMware
2 401 (80.04%) Windows
3 286 (57.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 273 (54.49%) Windows Server
5 256 (51.10%) Microsoft
6 248 (49.50%) Active Directory
7 194 (38.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 194 (38.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 176 (35.13%) Linux
9 143 (28.54%) PowerShell
10 126 (25.15%) Citrix
11 119 (23.75%) Firewall
12 117 (23.35%) SAN
13 116 (23.15%) Hyper-V
13 116 (23.15%) SCCM
14 109 (21.76%) DNS
15 107 (21.36%) Finance
16 103 (20.56%) HP
16 103 (20.56%) Cisco
17 101 (20.16%) vCenter Server
18 98 (19.56%) vSphere
19 95 (18.96%) NetApp
19 95 (18.96%) ITIL
20 94 (18.76%) SQL Server
21 92 (18.36%) Security Cleared
22 85 (16.97%) SQL
23 78 (15.57%) MS Exchange
23 78 (15.57%) DHCP
23 78 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
24 71 (14.17%) XenApp

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 78 (15.57%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.78%) IIS
3 46 (9.18%) Skype for Business
4 29 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (5.59%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.20%) JBoss
7 10 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.00%) Apache
8 5 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.80%) SAS
9 4 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.80%) WildFly
10 3 (0.60%) CMS
10 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (5.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 78 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (10.58%) Office 365
3 32 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (5.99%) IaaS
5 28 (5.59%) PaaS
6 9 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.40%) SaaS
7 7 (1.40%) Yammer
8 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.80%) G Suite
9 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.20%) Serverless
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (23.75%) Firewall
2 117 (23.35%) SAN
3 109 (21.76%) DNS
4 78 (15.57%) DHCP
5 45 (8.98%) WAN
6 42 (8.38%) TCP/IP
7 41 (8.18%) LAN
8 40 (7.98%) NAS
9 36 (7.19%) iSCSI
10 27 (5.39%) NetScaler
11 24 (4.79%) Skype
12 21 (4.19%) Fibre Channel
13 17 (3.39%) VPN
14 16 (3.19%) IPsec
15 15 (2.99%) VLAN
15 15 (2.99%) VSAN
16 14 (2.79%) VoIP
16 14 (2.79%) Wireless
17 9 (1.80%) DMZ
17 9 (1.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (18.76%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 20 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.80%) MySQL
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.40%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.40%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 15 (2.99%) MSI
2 11 (2.20%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.80%) Bitbucket
3 9 (1.80%) FishEye
3 9 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (1.80%) Subversion
3 9 (1.80%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.20%) WiX
5 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.80%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.80%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.40%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.40%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.20%) Hudson
8 1 (0.20%) JIRA
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.20%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.20%) Toad
General
1 107 (21.36%) Finance
2 27 (5.39%) Banking
3 8 (1.60%) Legal
3 8 (1.60%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.60%) Retail
4 7 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.20%) Advertising
6 4 (0.80%) Law
7 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.60%) Local Government
7 3 (0.60%) Publishing
8 1 (0.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (18.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (11.78%) Analyst
3 50 (9.98%) VMware Engineer
4 45 (8.98%) Server Engineer
5 43 (8.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 41 (8.18%) Windows Engineer
7 37 (7.39%) Support Engineer
8 35 (6.99%) Architect
9 30 (5.99%) Network Engineer
10 28 (5.59%) Linux Engineer
11 25 (4.99%) Administrator
12 22 (4.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 22 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
13 21 (4.19%) Citrix Engineer
13 21 (4.19%) Wintel Engineer
14 20 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (3.99%) Technical Architect
15 19 (3.79%) Infrastructure Architect
15 19 (3.79%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.39%) Web Services
2 14 (2.79%) LDAP
2 14 (2.79%) Middleware
3 13 (2.59%) .NET
4 10 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 9 (1.80%) WPF
6 7 (1.40%) X-Windows
7 6 (1.20%) Angular 2
7 6 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (1.20%) CSS
7 6 (1.20%) Dapper ORM
7 6 (1.20%) Entity Framework
7 6 (1.20%) HTML
7 6 (1.20%) MFC
7 6 (1.20%) NHibernate
7 6 (1.20%) WCF
8 4 (0.80%) Web Services Management
8 4 (0.80%) XML
9 3 (0.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.18%) Clustering
2 58 (11.58%) Data Centre
3 39 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.99%) Replication
5 26 (5.19%) PKI
6 21 (4.19%) Fat Client
6 21 (4.19%) Thin Client
7 18 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.00%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.80%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.60%) Life Science
10 8 (1.60%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.20%) CLARiiON
12 6 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
12 6 (1.20%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 401 (80.04%) Windows
2 273 (54.49%) Windows Server
3 194 (38.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 194 (38.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 176 (35.13%) Linux
5 67 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 64 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 61 (12.18%) Windows 10
8 59 (11.78%) Windows 7
9 54 (10.78%) CentOS
10 38 (7.58%) Unix
11 25 (4.99%) Solaris
12 11 (2.20%) Ubuntu
13 10 (2.00%) Windows XP
14 8 (1.60%) AIX
15 7 (1.40%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.40%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.20%) Windows Vista
17 5 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (1.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (18.96%) ITIL
2 66 (13.17%) Migration
3 50 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (7.58%) DevOps
5 29 (5.79%) Service Delivery
6 26 (5.19%) Configuration Management
7 25 (4.99%) High Availability
8 24 (4.79%) Problem Management
8 24 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 23 (4.59%) Virtual Environments
10 19 (3.79%) Load Balancing
10 19 (3.79%) Patch Management
11 18 (3.59%) Change Management
11 18 (3.59%) Proactive Monitoring
12 17 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
12 17 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (3.39%) Server Building
13 16 (3.19%) Capacity Management
13 16 (3.19%) Service Management
13 16 (3.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (28.54%) PowerShell
2 85 (16.97%) SQL
3 23 (4.59%) VBScript
4 21 (4.19%) Python
5 17 (3.39%) Bash Shell
6 16 (3.19%) C
7 15 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.40%) JavaScript
9 11 (2.20%) Java
9 11 (2.20%) Perl
10 9 (1.80%) C#
11 8 (1.60%) AWK
11 8 (1.60%) sed
12 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.60%) AppleScript
13 3 (0.60%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.60%) VB
14 1 (0.20%) Korn
14 1 (0.20%) PHP
14 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (18.36%) Security Cleared
2 44 (8.78%) DV Cleared
2 44 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (8.78%) SC Cleared
3 39 (7.78%) MCSE
4 22 (4.39%) Degree
5 19 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (2.99%) MCSA
8 14 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (1.80%) CCA
10 9 (1.80%) CCNP
11 6 (1.20%) Novell Certification
11 6 (1.20%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.00%) CCNA
12 5 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.80%) CCIE
14 3 (0.60%) JNCIE
14 3 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.60%) SLA
2 6 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.80%) GDPR
5 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.40%) GxP
6 2 (0.40%) PMO
6 2 (0.40%) RMADS
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 286 (57.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 248 (49.50%) Active Directory
3 116 (23.15%) Hyper-V
4 98 (19.56%) vSphere
5 71 (14.17%) XenApp
6 55 (10.98%) XenDesktop
7 39 (7.78%) XenServer
8 33 (6.59%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (6.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (4.59%) NFS
11 16 (3.19%) DFS Replication
12 14 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (2.40%) VMware NSX
14 11 (2.20%) KVM
14 11 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (1.80%) Terminal Services
15 9 (1.80%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (1.40%) Firmware
17 6 (1.20%) Docker
17 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 116 (23.15%) SCCM
2 101 (20.16%) vCenter Server
3 47 (9.38%) WSUS
4 34 (6.79%) SCOM
5 31 (6.19%) Microsoft Clustering
6 23 (4.59%) vMotion
7 22 (4.39%) PowerCLI
8 21 (4.19%) Norton AntiVirus
9 20 (3.99%) Ansible
9 20 (3.99%) Backup Exec
9 20 (3.99%) NetBackup
10 18 (3.59%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (3.39%) Puppet
12 15 (2.99%) vRealize
13 14 (2.79%) Nagios
13 14 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
15 9 (1.80%) HP Data Protector
15 9 (1.80%) SnapMirror
16 8 (1.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 476 (95.01%) VMware
2 256 (51.10%) Microsoft
3 126 (25.15%) Citrix
4 103 (20.56%) Cisco
4 103 (20.56%) HP
5 95 (18.96%) NetApp
6 59 (11.78%) Red Hat
7 56 (11.18%) EMC
8 52 (10.38%) Dell
9 38 (7.58%) Oracle
10 37 (7.39%) Splunk
11 36 (7.19%) McAfee
12 32 (6.39%) Symantec
13 31 (6.19%) SolarWinds
14 29 (5.79%) Veritas
15 23 (4.59%) IBM
16 22 (4.39%) CheckPoint
16 22 (4.39%) Ivanti
17 21 (4.19%) CommVault
18 19 (3.79%) Veeam