Period
to 21 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 425 423 336
Rank change year-on-year -2 -87 +38
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 490 489 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 3.47% 4.14% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 300 434
England median daily rate £400 £388 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.64% -4.69%
10th Percentile £224 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £521 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 23
England median hourly rate £44.96 £46.42 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +32.61% +2.19%
10th Percentile £24.13 £18.30 £17.75
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £44.18 £44.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.38% +27.99% +2.19%

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 14,109 11,799 10,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.58% 12.98% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,343 7,750 6,904
England median daily rate £475 £443 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +7.27% +8.55%
10th Percentile £188 £163 £170
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 629 738
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.39
90th Percentile £44.27 £46.80 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.08 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.50% +0.50% +3.23%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -16 167 £400 - 27
South East -38 117 £413 +9.71% 24
North of England 0 65 £383 +7.37% 37
South West 0 60 £450 +9.09% 29
East of England +26 42 £400 +33.33% 15
Midlands +6 38 £350 -6.67% 22
Yorkshire +4 26 £315 -25.88% 21
North West -8 24 £410 +21.48% 13
West Midlands -18 21 £400 +14.29% 19
East Midlands +14 17 £330 -34.00% 3
North East +7 15 £400 - 3
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 475 (96.94%) VMware
2 360 (73.47%) Windows
3 286 (58.37%) Active Directory
4 279 (56.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 242 (49.39%) Windows Server
6 228 (46.53%) Microsoft
7 151 (30.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 143 (29.18%) PowerShell
9 141 (28.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 138 (28.16%) DNS
11 137 (27.96%) Linux
12 135 (27.55%) Citrix
13 125 (25.51%) SCCM
14 124 (25.31%) Security Cleared
15 123 (25.10%) vSphere
16 121 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 103 (21.02%) Hyper-V
18 100 (20.41%) ITIL
18 100 (20.41%) MS Exchange
19 98 (20.00%) vCenter Server
20 94 (19.18%) SAN
20 94 (19.18%) Finance
21 92 (18.78%) Office 365
22 89 (18.16%) HP
23 87 (17.76%) SC Cleared
24 81 (16.53%) Firewall
25 78 (15.92%) NetApp
25 78 (15.92%) Windows 10
26 77 (15.71%) DHCP
27 76 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 100 (20.41%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 38 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (7.55%) Skype for Business
5 15 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.24%) IIS
7 10 (2.04%) Confluence
8 9 (1.84%) Apache
9 8 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.43%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.02%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.82%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.41%) CMS
14 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.20%) JBoss
15 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 32 (6.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) HipChat
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.20%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 92 (18.78%) Office 365
2 76 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (5.51%) IaaS
5 15 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (2.45%) PaaS
7 9 (1.84%) Yammer
8 8 (1.63%) SaaS
9 6 (1.22%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (1.02%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.20%) Akamai
13 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 138 (28.16%) DNS
2 94 (19.18%) SAN
3 81 (16.53%) Firewall
4 77 (15.71%) DHCP
5 42 (8.57%) LAN
6 39 (7.96%) VLAN
7 35 (7.14%) iSCSI
7 35 (7.14%) Skype
8 34 (6.94%) NetScaler
8 34 (6.94%) WAN
9 29 (5.92%) TCP/IP
10 28 (5.71%) VPN
11 25 (5.10%) Fibre Channel
12 22 (4.49%) VSAN
13 15 (3.06%) NAS
14 12 (2.45%) IP Telephony
15 11 (2.24%) SNMP
16 9 (1.84%) SSH
17 8 (1.63%) Internet
17 8 (1.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.82%) MySQL
7 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.20%) Big Data
9 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.20%) Firebird
9 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (2.65%) GitLab
2 12 (2.45%) Artifactory
3 11 (2.24%) JIRA
4 6 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.41%) Ant
6 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.41%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.41%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.20%) MSI
7 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 94 (19.18%) Finance
2 20 (4.08%) Banking
3 9 (1.84%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.22%) Military
6 5 (1.02%) Law
6 5 (1.02%) Publishing
7 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Retail
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) International Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 106 (21.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (11.22%) VMware Engineer
3 51 (10.41%) Administrator
4 49 (10.00%) Analyst
5 38 (7.76%) Server Engineer
6 37 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 37 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
7 35 (7.14%) Architect
7 35 (7.14%) Consultant
8 34 (6.94%) Infrastructure Support
9 31 (6.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 31 (6.33%) Windows Engineer
10 25 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 20 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
12 20 (4.08%) Linux Administrator
13 18 (3.67%) Network Engineer
14 16 (3.27%) Infrastructure Architect
14 16 (3.27%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 16 (3.27%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.86%) LDAP
2 8 (1.63%) Middleware
3 7 (1.43%) Web Services
4 5 (1.02%) .NET
5 4 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.61%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.41%) SOAP
7 2 (0.41%) XML
8 1 (0.20%) DOM
8 1 (0.20%) Flash
8 1 (0.20%) LAMP
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.20%) WAP
8 1 (0.20%) Web Services Management
8 1 (0.20%) WPF
8 1 (0.20%) WSH
8 1 (0.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.90%) Data Centre
2 64 (13.06%) Clustering
3 31 (6.33%) PKI
4 29 (5.92%) Fat Client
4 29 (5.92%) Thin Client
5 23 (4.69%) Replication
6 22 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.67%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.63%) EMC VNX
9 8 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.02%) CLARiiON
12 4 (0.82%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.61%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 360 (73.47%) Windows
2 242 (49.39%) Windows Server
3 151 (30.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 141 (28.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 137 (27.96%) Linux
6 78 (15.92%) Windows 10
7 52 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (9.59%) Windows 7
9 46 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (6.94%) Unix
11 19 (3.88%) CentOS
12 14 (2.86%) Solaris
13 6 (1.22%) AIX
13 6 (1.22%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.02%) Android
14 5 (1.02%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.82%) HPUX
15 4 (0.82%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 100 (20.41%) ITIL
3 60 (12.24%) Migration
4 36 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (6.73%) High Availability
6 31 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (5.92%) Storage Management
8 26 (5.31%) Capacity Planning
8 26 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (5.10%) Virtual Environments
10 24 (4.90%) Change Management
11 22 (4.49%) DevOps
12 21 (4.29%) Configuration Management
12 21 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (3.88%) Network Load Balancing
13 19 (3.88%) Performance Monitoring
14 18 (3.67%) Service Management
15 17 (3.47%) Patch Management
16 16 (3.27%) Change Control
16 16 (3.27%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 143 (29.18%) PowerShell
2 43 (8.78%) SQL
3 18 (3.67%) Python
4 16 (3.27%) Shell Script
5 15 (3.06%) Bash Shell
5 15 (3.06%) C
6 9 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.84%) Perl
6 9 (1.84%) VB
7 7 (1.43%) AWK
7 7 (1.43%) VBScript
8 6 (1.22%) Java
8 6 (1.22%) sed
9 3 (0.61%) AppleScript
9 3 (0.61%) C#
10 2 (0.41%) Korn
11 1 (0.20%) Go
11 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 124 (25.31%) Security Cleared
2 87 (17.76%) SC Cleared
3 53 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (7.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 37 (7.55%) DV Cleared
6 33 (6.73%) MCSE
7 22 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
8 21 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (4.29%) Degree
9 20 (4.08%) CCNA
10 17 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (2.65%) MCP
12 12 (2.45%) CCA
12 12 (2.45%) CCNP
13 9 (1.84%) MCITP
13 9 (1.84%) MCSA
14 8 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.43%) VCAP
16 6 (1.22%) VCP6
17 5 (1.02%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.24%) SLA
2 6 (1.22%) GDPR
3 5 (1.02%) QA
4 2 (0.41%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
5 1 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 286 (58.37%) Active Directory
2 279 (56.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (25.10%) vSphere
4 103 (21.02%) Hyper-V
5 74 (15.10%) XenDesktop
6 73 (14.90%) XenApp
7 30 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 29 (5.92%) VMware NSX
9 28 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (5.10%) VMware Workstation
11 23 (4.69%) DFS Replication
12 21 (4.29%) NFS
13 20 (4.08%) XenServer
14 17 (3.47%) Virtual Desktop
15 16 (3.27%) Firmware
16 12 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (2.04%) Docker
17 10 (2.04%) KVM
17 10 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
18 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 125 (25.51%) SCCM
2 98 (20.00%) vCenter Server
3 59 (12.04%) SCOM
4 37 (7.55%) Puppet
5 32 (6.53%) vMotion
6 31 (6.33%) vRealize
7 28 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
8 26 (5.31%) PowerCLI
9 21 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 17 (3.47%) Failover Clustering
11 16 (3.27%) NetBackup
11 16 (3.27%) WSUS
12 15 (3.06%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (3.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 12 (2.45%) Ansible
15 11 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
16 10 (2.04%) Tivoli
17 8 (1.63%) OpenView
18 7 (1.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 475 (96.94%) VMware
2 228 (46.53%) Microsoft
3 135 (27.55%) Citrix
4 89 (18.16%) HP
5 78 (15.92%) NetApp
6 70 (14.29%) Cisco
7 65 (13.27%) EMC
8 51 (10.41%) Red Hat
9 47 (9.59%) Dell
10 37 (7.55%) McAfee
11 31 (6.33%) Veeam
12 30 (6.12%) Oracle
13 28 (5.71%) 3PAR
13 28 (5.71%) IBM
13 28 (5.71%) Ivanti
14 24 (4.90%) Veritas
15 23 (4.69%) SolarWinds
16 20 (4.08%) Symantec
17 17 (3.47%) CA
17 17 (3.47%) Juniper