Period
to 22 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 22 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 424 357 309
Rank change year-on-year -67 -48 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 503 646 792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.66% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 4.15% 5.34% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 431 525
England median daily rate £400 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +8.22%
10th Percentile £251 £255 £250
90th Percentile £488 £525 £545
UK median daily rate £400 £371 £380
% change year-on-year +7.82% -2.37% +8.57%
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 12120 12087 10622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.77% 12.34% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7940 7649 6146
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £160
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 810 1158
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.21
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.41 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -83 204 £400 - 20
South East +54 189 £388 +3.33% 12
North of England -20 37 £338 -15.63% 3
South West +5 30 £425 +30.77% 2
East of England -33 25 £300 -11.76% 4
North West -35 19 £325 -10.34% 1
Midlands +7 18 £383 +27.50% 6
West Midlands +22 15 £390 +41.82% 4
Yorkshire +2 15 £400 +6.67% 2
North East +44 3 - -
East Midlands -16 3 £375 +5.26% 2
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 456 (90.66%) VMware
2 390 (77.53%) Windows
3 246 (48.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 238 (47.32%) Windows Server
5 219 (43.54%) Microsoft
6 216 (42.94%) Active Directory
7 194 (38.57%) Linux
8 191 (37.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 180 (35.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 169 (33.60%) PowerShell
11 158 (31.41%) SAN
12 142 (28.23%) Citrix
13 136 (27.04%) DNS
14 130 (25.84%) Cisco
15 129 (25.65%) Firewall
16 118 (23.46%) Hyper-V
17 107 (21.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 106 (21.07%) HP
19 104 (20.68%) Windows Server 2003
20 101 (20.08%) DHCP
21 98 (19.48%) Red Hat
22 91 (18.09%) Finance
23 89 (17.69%) SQL
24 87 (17.30%) Migration
25 83 (16.50%) vSphere
26 77 (15.31%) NetApp
27 76 (15.11%) vCenter Server
28 75 (14.91%) Unix
29 74 (14.71%) SQL Server
30 73 (14.51%) Data Centre

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 (12.92%) MS Exchange
2 44 (8.75%) Skype for Business
3 39 (7.75%) IIS
4 25 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (4.77%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (4.37%) SharePoint
7 13 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.99%) Apache
8 10 (1.99%) JBoss
8 10 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (1.99%) WildFly
9 9 (1.79%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.19%) CMS
10 6 (1.19%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.19%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.60%) Confluence
13 3 (0.60%) nginx
13 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (6.36%) Office 365
4 19 (3.78%) IaaS
5 18 (3.58%) PaaS
6 9 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.99%) SaaS
8 4 (0.80%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.60%) GitHub
9 3 (0.60%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.40%) G Suite
10 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 158 (31.41%) SAN
2 136 (27.04%) DNS
3 129 (25.65%) Firewall
4 101 (20.08%) DHCP
5 63 (12.52%) WAN
6 60 (11.93%) LAN
7 57 (11.33%) NAS
8 44 (8.75%) NetScaler
9 39 (7.75%) Fibre Channel
10 36 (7.16%) TCP/IP
11 31 (6.16%) LDAP
12 29 (5.77%) VPN
13 27 (5.37%) iSCSI
14 26 (5.17%) VoIP
15 20 (3.98%) VLAN
16 16 (3.18%) SSH
17 14 (2.78%) Network Security
18 13 (2.58%) MPLS
19 12 (2.39%) VSAN
19 12 (2.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.99%) DB2
6 5 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.80%) MySQL
8 3 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.40%) Big Data
9 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (2.98%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.58%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.58%) JIRA
3 9 (1.79%) Bitbucket
3 9 (1.79%) Subversion
4 7 (1.39%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.19%) MSI
6 5 (0.99%) ScriptRunner
7 4 (0.80%) GitLab
8 3 (0.60%) Ant
9 2 (0.40%) CircleCI
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 91 (18.09%) Finance
2 35 (6.96%) Banking
3 26 (5.17%) Legal
4 18 (3.58%) Retail
4 18 (3.58%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.59%) Advertising
7 6 (1.19%) Back Office
8 5 (0.99%) Games
8 5 (0.99%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
10 2 (0.40%) Law
10 2 (0.40%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (10.93%) Analyst
3 47 (9.34%) Administrator
4 46 (9.15%) Architect
5 45 (8.95%) VMware Engineer
6 38 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
7 33 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
8 31 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
9 26 (5.17%) Support Engineer
10 23 (4.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 23 (4.57%) Designer
10 23 (4.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 23 (4.57%) Linux Engineer
10 23 (4.57%) NetApp Engineer
10 23 (4.57%) Solutions Designer
11 21 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
12 20 (3.98%) Linux Administrator
12 20 (3.98%) Network Engineer
12 20 (3.98%) Operations Engineer
13 19 (3.78%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.36%) Web Services
2 21 (4.17%) Middleware
3 14 (2.78%) .NET
4 7 (1.39%) XML
5 5 (0.99%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.99%) X-Windows
6 4 (0.80%) JTAPI
6 4 (0.80%) RFC 2833
6 4 (0.80%) TAPI
7 3 (0.60%) CSS
7 3 (0.60%) DOM
7 3 (0.60%) WPF
7 3 (0.60%) XSLT
8 2 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.40%) Sensu
8 2 (0.40%) WAP
9 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.20%) Express
9 1 (0.20%) REST
9 1 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.51%) Data Centre
2 41 (8.15%) Replication
3 35 (6.96%) Clustering
4 34 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.97%) Enterprise Storage
6 21 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.98%) PKI
8 14 (2.78%) Computer Science
9 13 (2.58%) Client/Server
10 12 (2.39%) EMC VNX
11 9 (1.79%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.59%) EMC VMAX
12 8 (1.59%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.39%) Spread Betting
14 6 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 5 (0.99%) EMC VNXe
15 5 (0.99%) Online Games
15 5 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 390 (77.53%) Windows
2 238 (47.32%) Windows Server
3 194 (38.57%) Linux
4 191 (37.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 180 (35.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 107 (21.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 104 (20.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 75 (14.91%) Unix
9 57 (11.33%) CentOS
10 50 (9.94%) Windows 7
11 46 (9.15%) Solaris
12 33 (6.56%) Windows 10
13 31 (6.16%) Ubuntu
14 11 (2.19%) SUSE
15 10 (1.99%) AIX
15 10 (1.99%) Debian
15 10 (1.99%) VMS
16 9 (1.79%) Data ONTAP
16 9 (1.79%) Windows 2000
16 9 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (17.30%) Migration
2 48 (9.54%) DevOps
2 48 (9.54%) ITIL
3 40 (7.95%) Performance Monitoring
4 37 (7.36%) Load Balancing
4 37 (7.36%) TOGAF
5 36 (7.16%) Change Management
5 36 (7.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (6.76%) Open Source
7 28 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (5.57%) Problem Management
7 28 (5.57%) Project Management
8 27 (5.37%) Incident Management
8 27 (5.37%) Root Cause Analysis
9 24 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
10 23 (4.57%) High Availability
11 21 (4.17%) Asset Management
11 21 (4.17%) Patch Management
12 19 (3.78%) Configuration Management
12 19 (3.78%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 169 (33.60%) PowerShell
2 89 (17.69%) SQL
3 43 (8.55%) Bash Shell
4 28 (5.57%) Python
5 23 (4.57%) Perl
5 23 (4.57%) VBScript
6 12 (2.39%) Java
7 11 (2.19%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.99%) C
9 5 (0.99%) C#
9 5 (0.99%) Groovy
10 4 (0.80%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.80%) Ruby
10 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.60%) AWK
12 2 (0.40%) C++
12 2 (0.40%) Elixir
12 2 (0.40%) Erlang
13 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 71 (14.12%) Security Cleared
2 49 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (8.35%) SC Cleared
4 37 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (5.96%) Degree
5 30 (5.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (5.17%) MCSE
7 25 (4.97%) CCNA
8 24 (4.77%) DV Cleared
9 20 (3.98%) CCNP
10 11 (2.19%) CCIE
10 11 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (2.19%) MCSA
11 9 (1.79%) JNCIA
12 8 (1.59%) JNCIS
12 8 (1.59%) MCITP
13 7 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.19%) VCP6
14 6 (1.19%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.99%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.57%) SLA
2 8 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.99%) PMO
4 4 (0.80%) PA-DSS
4 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.40%) QA
7 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 246 (48.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 216 (42.94%) Active Directory
3 118 (23.46%) Hyper-V
4 83 (16.50%) vSphere
5 62 (12.33%) XenDesktop
6 50 (9.94%) XenApp
7 39 (7.75%) XenServer
8 31 (6.16%) NFS
8 31 (6.16%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (4.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 24 (4.77%) Veritas File System
10 22 (4.37%) KVM
11 21 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (2.78%) Docker
12 14 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (2.39%) VMware NSX
14 11 (2.19%) Samba
14 11 (2.19%) vCloud
15 9 (1.79%) DFS Replication
16 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 76 (15.11%) vCenter Server
2 60 (11.93%) NetBackup
3 52 (10.34%) SCCM
4 31 (6.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 30 (5.96%) Puppet
6 28 (5.57%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (4.77%) Ansible
8 23 (4.57%) WMI
9 22 (4.37%) SCOM
10 17 (3.38%) Backup Exec
11 16 (3.18%) WSUS
12 15 (2.98%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (2.98%) PowerCLI
12 15 (2.98%) vRealize
13 14 (2.78%) yum
14 12 (2.39%) vMotion
15 10 (1.99%) Nagios
16 9 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
17 7 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 5 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 456 (90.66%) VMware
2 219 (43.54%) Microsoft
3 142 (28.23%) Citrix
4 130 (25.84%) Cisco
5 106 (21.07%) HP
6 98 (19.48%) Red Hat
7 77 (15.31%) NetApp
8 58 (11.53%) Symantec
9 54 (10.74%) EMC
10 50 (9.94%) Veritas
11 43 (8.55%) Brocade
12 42 (8.35%) Oracle
13 39 (7.75%) SolarWinds
14 38 (7.55%) Dell
15 35 (6.96%) 3PAR
16 32 (6.36%) IBM
17 31 (6.16%) Juniper
18 30 (5.96%) McAfee
19 29 (5.77%) Splunk
20 15 (2.98%) Fortinet