Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 388 404 434
Rank change year-on-year +16 +30 -56
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 477 560 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.59% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 3.95% 3.91% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 369 280
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £224 £250
90th Percentile £588 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £402 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.77% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 25
England median hourly rate £46.70 £47.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +4.44% +56.52%
10th Percentile £37.93 £39.14 £17.00
90th Percentile £50.38 £47.42 £55.50
UK median hourly rate £45.46 £47.00 £41.42
% change year-on-year -3.29% +13.49% +27.43%

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 12,075 14,339 11,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.60% 15.19% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,086 9,406 7,369
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £175 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 814 623
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.48% +8.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.58 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.70 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.66
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.96% +4.13%

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 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -13 154 £475 +18.01% 34
South East +40 122 £400 -3.03% 41
South West +26 81 £475 +23.93% 23
Midlands +65 60 £355 +1.43% 16
North of England +13 43 £320 -14.67% 31
West Midlands +35 42 £398 +13.57% 8
North West +9 30 £300 -33.33% 12
East Midlands +28 17 £325 -7.14% 8
East of England +6 16 £390 +7.59% 5
Yorkshire +14 12 £350 +7.69% 15
North East +5 1 £175 -56.25% 4
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 455 (95.39%) VMware
2 357 (74.84%) Windows
3 278 (58.28%) Active Directory
4 260 (54.51%) Windows Server
5 258 (54.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 204 (42.77%) Microsoft
7 148 (31.03%) DNS
8 143 (29.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 140 (29.35%) PowerShell
10 132 (27.67%) vSphere
10 132 (27.67%) DHCP
11 131 (27.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 130 (27.25%) vCenter Server
12 130 (27.25%) Citrix
13 125 (26.21%) Security Cleared
14 124 (26.00%) Firewall
15 121 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 113 (23.69%) Office 365
17 105 (22.01%) Linux
18 97 (20.34%) SCCM
19 96 (20.13%) SAN
20 95 (19.92%) Cisco
20 95 (19.92%) Azure
21 80 (16.77%) ITIL
22 79 (16.56%) XenApp
23 76 (15.93%) HP
24 75 (15.72%) Windows 10
25 73 (15.30%) Hyper-V
26 70 (14.68%) SC Cleared
26 70 (14.68%) Migration

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 54 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 51 (10.69%) Skype for Business
3 49 (10.27%) MS Exchange
4 20 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (3.14%) IIS
6 10 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.05%) Confluence
9 5 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.63%) Apache
11 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.42%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 113 (23.69%) Office 365
2 95 (19.92%) Azure
3 41 (8.60%) AWS
4 32 (6.71%) IaaS
5 22 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (4.40%) SaaS
7 16 (3.35%) Yammer
8 14 (2.94%) PaaS
9 8 (1.68%) OneDrive
10 7 (1.47%) Mimecast
11 5 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.84%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.63%) GCP
13 3 (0.63%) GitHub
14 1 (0.21%) Akamai
14 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.21%) G Suite
14 1 (0.21%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 148 (31.03%) DNS
2 132 (27.67%) DHCP
3 124 (26.00%) Firewall
4 96 (20.13%) SAN
5 42 (8.81%) Skype
6 41 (8.60%) VPN
7 39 (8.18%) VSAN
8 33 (6.92%) WAN
9 32 (6.71%) LAN
10 26 (5.45%) VLAN
11 25 (5.24%) NetScaler
12 20 (4.19%) NAS
13 18 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (3.35%) iSCSI
14 16 (3.35%) TCP/IP
15 14 (2.94%) HTTP
16 13 (2.73%) Kerberos
17 12 (2.52%) Network Security
18 10 (2.10%) Ethernet
18 10 (2.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.10%) Big Data
3 7 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.84%) Data Lake
5 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.63%) MySQL
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (2.52%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.31%) JIRA
3 8 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.05%) Hudson
4 5 (1.05%) MSI
5 2 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.42%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.42%) Toad
6 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (10.90%) Finance
2 17 (3.56%) Public Sector
3 16 (3.35%) Banking
4 11 (2.31%) Publishing
4 11 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.26%) Retail
6 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.84%) Marketing
8 3 (0.63%) Advertising
8 3 (0.63%) Back Office
8 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.63%) Law
9 2 (0.42%) Automotive
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 115 (24.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (9.43%) Architect
3 41 (8.60%) VMware Engineer
4 37 (7.76%) Consultant
4 37 (7.76%) Server Engineer
5 36 (7.55%) Analyst
6 33 (6.92%) Administrator
7 27 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
8 23 (4.82%) Technical Architect
9 22 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
9 22 (4.61%) Wintel Engineer
10 21 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 21 (4.40%) Support Engineer
10 21 (4.40%) VMware Consultant
11 18 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.35%) IT Engineer
13 14 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (2.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 13 (2.73%) Network Engineer
14 13 (2.73%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.31%) LDAP
2 8 (1.68%) XML
3 7 (1.47%) Web Services
4 5 (1.05%) Middleware
5 4 (0.84%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.84%) JSON
5 4 (0.84%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.63%) JSP
6 3 (0.63%) Kafka
6 3 (0.63%) Node.js
6 3 (0.63%) SAML
6 3 (0.63%) Servlets
7 2 (0.42%) REST
7 2 (0.42%) TensorFlow
8 1 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.21%) Ajax
8 1 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.21%) JFC
8 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.63%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.39%) Clustering
3 30 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.45%) Fat Client
4 26 (5.45%) Thin Client
5 23 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.77%) Replication
7 15 (3.14%) User Experience
8 13 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (2.31%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 10 (2.10%) PKI
10 10 (2.10%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.89%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.47%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.26%) Fibre Optics
13 6 (1.26%) Reinsurance
13 6 (1.26%) SCADA
14 5 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 357 (74.84%) Windows
2 260 (54.51%) Windows Server
3 143 (29.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 121 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (22.01%) Linux
6 75 (15.72%) Windows 10
7 44 (9.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (4.19%) Unix
10 14 (2.94%) CentOS
11 13 (2.73%) Windows 7
12 12 (2.52%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.89%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.47%) SUSE
15 6 (1.26%) Debian
15 6 (1.26%) VMS
16 5 (1.05%) AIX
16 5 (1.05%) Solaris
16 5 (1.05%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (27.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (16.77%) ITIL
3 70 (14.68%) Migration
4 54 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (4.82%) Change Management
7 22 (4.61%) Root Cause Analysis
8 21 (4.40%) DevOps
9 20 (4.19%) Computer Science
10 19 (3.98%) Incident Management
10 19 (3.98%) Service Management
11 18 (3.77%) Application Virtualisation
11 18 (3.77%) Data Protection
12 17 (3.56%) Service Delivery
13 16 (3.35%) High Availability
13 16 (3.35%) IT Strategy
14 15 (3.14%) Project Delivery
15 14 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
15 14 (2.94%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (29.35%) PowerShell
2 53 (11.11%) SQL
3 35 (7.34%) Python
4 20 (4.19%) Bash Shell
5 15 (3.14%) VBScript
6 12 (2.52%) Java
7 8 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.68%) Perl
8 6 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.26%) VB
9 5 (1.05%) C
10 2 (0.42%) Go
10 2 (0.42%) Korn
11 1 (0.21%) C++
11 1 (0.21%) Groovy
11 1 (0.21%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 125 (26.21%) Security Cleared
2 70 (14.68%) SC Cleared
3 65 (13.63%) DV Cleared
4 42 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (7.76%) Citrix Certification
6 32 (6.71%) MCSE
7 31 (6.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (4.61%) CCA
9 22 (4.61%) CCNA
10 19 (3.98%) MCSA
11 18 (3.77%) Degree
12 17 (3.56%) MCP
13 13 (2.73%) CCNP
14 7 (1.47%) MCITP
15 6 (1.26%) CCDA
15 6 (1.26%) CISSP
15 6 (1.26%) JNCIA
15 6 (1.26%) JNCIP
15 6 (1.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.98%) SLA
2 4 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.84%) NIST
2 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.42%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 278 (58.28%) Active Directory
2 258 (54.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (27.67%) vSphere
4 79 (16.56%) XenApp
5 73 (15.30%) Hyper-V
6 59 (12.37%) XenDesktop
7 47 (9.85%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (8.81%) VMware NSX
9 35 (7.34%) DFS Replication
10 23 (4.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 23 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (4.19%) vCloud
12 16 (3.35%) NFS
13 15 (3.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (2.31%) VMFS
15 10 (2.10%) VMware Workstation
16 9 (1.89%) Docker
17 8 (1.68%) Firmware
18 7 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
19 6 (1.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 130 (27.25%) vCenter Server
2 97 (20.34%) SCCM
3 47 (9.85%) WSUS
4 42 (8.81%) vRealize
5 40 (8.39%) SCOM
6 26 (5.45%) vMotion
7 24 (5.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 21 (4.40%) Ansible
9 20 (4.19%) SCVMM
10 18 (3.77%) Failover Clustering
11 15 (3.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 14 (2.94%) NetBackup
13 13 (2.73%) SCDPM
13 13 (2.73%) SCSM
14 12 (2.52%) Kubernetes
14 12 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
15 11 (2.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 11 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
16 9 (1.89%) DatAdvantage
17 8 (1.68%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 455 (95.39%) VMware
2 204 (42.77%) Microsoft
3 130 (27.25%) Citrix
4 95 (19.92%) Cisco
5 76 (15.93%) HP
6 67 (14.05%) NetApp
7 51 (10.69%) Red Hat
8 38 (7.97%) Veeam
9 35 (7.34%) Dell
10 34 (7.13%) EMC
11 21 (4.40%) CheckPoint
12 20 (4.19%) McAfee
13 19 (3.98%) Forcepoint
14 16 (3.35%) SolarWinds
15 14 (2.94%) 3PAR
16 13 (2.73%) Oracle
17 12 (2.52%) Hitachi
18 10 (2.10%) Brocade
18 10 (2.10%) IBM
18 10 (2.10%) Splunk