Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 507 331 404
Rank change year-on-year -176 +73 +42
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 264 226 359
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 2.66% 4.47% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 143 254
10th Percentile £300 £325 £282
25th Percentile £380 £380 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
75th Percentile £558 £550 £482
90th Percentile £610 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 18
10th Percentile £19.49 - £36.38
25th Percentile £37.80 - £41.27
Median hourly rate £43.74 - £44.51
75th Percentile £48.75 - £49.69
90th Percentile £62.50 - £50.00
UK median hourly rate £43.74 £44.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year -1.71% -5.32% +6.38%

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 9,915 5,051 10,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.26% 14.75% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,161 3,462 7,065
10th Percentile £185 £220 £163
25th Percentile £385 £363 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £565 £571
90th Percentile £695 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 205 556
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.76 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%
75th Percentile £25.50 £41.25 £21.00
90th Percentile £56.90 £59.50 £45.81
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.41% +7.58% +3.13%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in England.

Daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in England.

Hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -155 111 £513 +13.89% 33
South East -69 56 £458 -8.50% 25
North of England -38 32 £388 -3.13% 22
Midlands -46 28 £412 +17.79% 20
South West -66 24 £477 +3.14% 18
East Midlands -10 21 £398 +22.31% 6
North West -28 19 £415 -2.35% 11
Yorkshire -29 12 £325 - 7
West Midlands -59 7 £427 +13.87% 14
East of England -51 4 £463 -28.85% 4
North East -3 2 £288 -28.13% 4
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 249 (94.32%) VMware
2 189 (71.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (61.36%) Windows
4 117 (44.32%) Microsoft
5 111 (42.05%) Active Directory
5 111 (42.05%) Windows Server
6 88 (33.33%) vCenter Server
7 75 (28.41%) Linux
8 71 (26.89%) PowerShell
9 68 (25.76%) vSphere
9 68 (25.76%) DNS
10 65 (24.62%) Security Cleared
11 61 (23.11%) Social Skills
12 59 (22.35%) Cisco
13 57 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 56 (21.21%) SC Cleared
15 55 (20.83%) Azure
16 53 (20.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 50 (18.94%) Firewall
18 46 (17.42%) ITIL
18 46 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
19 45 (17.05%) Ansible
20 44 (16.67%) VSAN
21 41 (15.53%) Windows Server 2016
21 41 (15.53%) Microsoft 365
22 40 (15.15%) AWS
22 40 (15.15%) Finance
23 38 (14.39%) TCP/IP
24 37 (14.02%) Data Centre
25 35 (13.26%) Problem-Solving

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 13 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.17%) Confluence
2 11 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.65%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.27%) IIS
4 6 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.38%) Apache
8 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.38%) SAS
8 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (20.83%) Azure
2 41 (15.53%) Microsoft 365
3 40 (15.15%) AWS
4 25 (9.47%) GCP
4 25 (9.47%) Nutanix
5 22 (8.33%) IaaS
6 17 (6.44%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (5.68%) SaaS
8 14 (5.30%) PaaS
9 12 (4.55%) GitHub
10 3 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.14%) Azure Monitor
10 3 (1.14%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.76%) Azure App Service
11 2 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.76%) Azure Storage
11 2 (0.76%) Cloud Run
11 2 (0.76%) Rubrik
11 2 (0.76%) Serverless
11 2 (0.76%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 68 (25.76%) DNS
2 50 (18.94%) Firewall
3 44 (16.67%) VSAN
4 38 (14.39%) TCP/IP
5 35 (13.26%) DHCP
6 33 (12.50%) WAN
7 26 (9.85%) LAN
7 26 (9.85%) SAN
8 24 (9.09%) VPN
9 15 (5.68%) Kerberos
10 11 (4.17%) VLAN
10 11 (4.17%) Wireless
11 9 (3.41%) BGP
12 8 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.65%) Ethernet
14 6 (2.27%) SD-WAN
15 5 (1.89%) NAS
15 5 (1.89%) Network Security
15 5 (1.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.65%) DB2
2 7 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.76%) MySQL
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.38%) Big Data
7 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.38%) Redis
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.38%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (5.30%) JIRA
2 12 (4.55%) Subversion
3 9 (3.41%) Bitbucket
3 9 (3.41%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.03%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.52%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.52%) GitLab
7 3 (1.14%) Serena SBM
8 2 (0.76%) GCC
9 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (23.11%) Social Skills
2 40 (15.15%) Finance
3 29 (10.98%) Banking
4 22 (8.33%) Public Sector
5 19 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
7 8 (3.03%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (1.89%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.52%) Back Office
9 4 (1.52%) Law
9 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.52%) Retail
10 3 (1.14%) Automotive
10 3 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (1.14%) Games
10 3 (1.14%) International Banking
10 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.76%) Electronics
11 2 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (17.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (10.23%) Architect
3 24 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 23 (8.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 22 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 21 (7.95%) Administrator
7 19 (7.20%) Server Engineer
8 17 (6.44%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 16 (6.06%) Consultant
10 15 (5.68%) IT Engineer
10 15 (5.68%) Support Engineer
11 14 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
12 13 (4.92%) Network Engineer
13 12 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
14 9 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
14 9 (3.41%) Analyst
14 9 (3.41%) Site Engineer
14 9 (3.41%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.44%) LDAP
2 8 (3.03%) Django
2 8 (3.03%) Flask
2 8 (3.03%) YAML
3 7 (2.65%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (2.27%) Middleware
4 6 (2.27%) REST
5 2 (0.76%) .NET
6 1 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.38%) Flash
6 1 (0.38%) Web Services
6 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.02%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.23%) Clustering
3 26 (9.85%) Replication
4 19 (7.20%) PKI
5 10 (3.79%) Private Cloud
6 9 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.89%) CMDB
8 5 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.89%) Legacy Systems
8 5 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.52%) Fibre Optics
9 4 (1.52%) NHS
10 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.14%) PlayStation
11 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 162 (61.36%) Windows
2 111 (42.05%) Windows Server
3 75 (28.41%) Linux
4 53 (20.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (15.53%) Windows Server 2016
7 32 (12.12%) Windows Server 2019
8 23 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.92%) Windows 10
11 11 (4.17%) Ubuntu
12 9 (3.41%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (3.03%) Unix
14 7 (2.65%) Windows 7
15 5 (1.89%) CentOS
15 5 (1.89%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.14%) Solaris
17 2 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.76%) VMS
18 1 (0.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (17.42%) ITIL
3 35 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (12.12%) Migration
5 25 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (9.09%) DevOps
7 21 (7.95%) High Availability
8 20 (7.58%) Change Management
8 20 (7.58%) CI/CD
9 19 (7.20%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 18 (6.82%) Project Delivery
11 17 (6.44%) Project Management
11 17 (6.44%) Security Hardening
12 16 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (6.06%) Load Balancing
13 15 (5.68%) Server Management
14 14 (5.30%) Configuration Management
14 14 (5.30%) Infrastructure Automation
15 12 (4.55%) Data Security
15 12 (4.55%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (26.89%) PowerShell
2 27 (10.23%) Python
3 23 (8.71%) SQL
4 18 (6.82%) Bash
5 9 (3.41%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.41%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.89%) VBA
7 2 (0.76%) C-shell
7 2 (0.76%) Go
7 2 (0.76%) Perl
8 1 (0.38%) C
8 1 (0.38%) C#
8 1 (0.38%) Groovy
8 1 (0.38%) Java
8 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.38%) Ruby
8 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (24.62%) Security Cleared
2 56 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (7.58%) DV Cleared
6 18 (6.82%) MCSE
7 15 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (5.30%) Degree
9 13 (4.92%) CCNA
10 10 (3.79%) CCNP
11 9 (3.41%) VCAP
12 6 (2.27%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.27%) JNCIP
12 6 (2.27%) JNCIS
12 6 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (1.89%) PMP
13 5 (1.89%) RHCA
13 5 (1.89%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.52%) CCDA
14 4 (1.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.41%) GDPR
1 9 (3.41%) SLA
2 8 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.14%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 189 (71.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 111 (42.05%) Active Directory
3 68 (25.76%) vSphere
4 30 (11.36%) Hyper-V
5 28 (10.61%) VMware NSX
6 18 (6.82%) Docker
7 11 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (3.79%) vCloud
9 9 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (3.41%) XenApp
10 8 (3.03%) NFS
11 7 (2.65%) Firmware
11 7 (2.65%) Terminal Services
11 7 (2.65%) XenDesktop
12 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.89%) Xen
14 4 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (1.14%) KVM
15 3 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 88 (33.33%) vCenter Server
2 45 (17.05%) Ansible
3 31 (11.74%) SCCM
4 24 (9.09%) vRealize
5 20 (7.58%) Microsoft Clustering
6 17 (6.44%) Terraform
7 15 (5.68%) Kubernetes
7 15 (5.68%) Puppet
7 15 (5.68%) WSUS
8 12 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (4.55%) PowerCLI
9 10 (3.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 10 (3.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (3.41%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (3.03%) Control-M
11 8 (3.03%) QRadar
11 8 (3.03%) SCOM
11 8 (3.03%) Tivoli
11 8 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 249 (94.32%) VMware
2 117 (44.32%) Microsoft
3 59 (22.35%) Cisco
4 35 (13.26%) Citrix
4 35 (13.26%) Dell
5 26 (9.85%) IBM
6 24 (9.09%) Veeam
7 21 (7.95%) HP
7 21 (7.95%) Red Hat
8 19 (7.20%) Juniper
9 16 (6.06%) Oracle
10 14 (5.30%) EMC
10 14 (5.30%) McAfee
10 14 (5.30%) SolarWinds
10 14 (5.30%) Symantec
11 12 (4.55%) Veritas
12 11 (4.17%) Qualys
13 9 (3.41%) CyberArk
13 9 (3.41%) Splunk
14 8 (3.03%) ServiceNow