Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 323 380
Rank change year-on-year -99 +57 -66
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 475 636 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.72% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 4.02% 5.95% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 446 405
England median daily rate £388 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £256 £265 £250
90th Percentile £522 £533 £538
UK median daily rate £390 £375 £376
% change year-on-year +4.00% -0.33% -2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 33
England median hourly rate £45.46 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.88% +2.94% +70.00%
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.85 £16.55
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £45.51 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +30.01% +2.94% +70.00%

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 11,813 10,695 10,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.88% 12.12% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,766 6,721 5,950
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
10th Percentile £163 £165 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 752 1,062
England median hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.20 £43.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.57%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -77 217 £400 -5.88% 38
South East -48 141 £388 +10.71% 22
North of England -19 38 £338 -19.64% 15
Midlands +10 35 £365 +26.96% 19
North West +13 29 £325 -18.75% 7
West Midlands +9 27 £350 +27.27% 7
East of England -52 24 £300 -11.76% 16
South West +5 22 £400 +25.00% 11
East Midlands -1 8 £500 +33.42% 12
Yorkshire -27 6 £438 +14.38% 8
North East +21 3 - -
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 443 (93.26%) VMware
2 375 (78.95%) Windows
3 230 (48.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 224 (47.16%) Windows Server
5 217 (45.68%) Microsoft
6 211 (44.42%) Active Directory
7 207 (43.58%) Linux
8 206 (43.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 181 (38.11%) PowerShell
9 181 (38.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 122 (25.68%) DNS
11 120 (25.26%) Hyper-V
12 119 (25.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 114 (24.00%) SAN
14 110 (23.16%) Citrix
14 110 (23.16%) Firewall
15 105 (22.11%) Cisco
16 97 (20.42%) HP
17 93 (19.58%) vSphere
18 88 (18.53%) DHCP
19 85 (17.89%) Finance
20 84 (17.68%) Red Hat
21 81 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
22 78 (16.42%) NetApp
23 73 (15.37%) SQL
24 71 (14.95%) vCenter Server
25 70 (14.74%) Data Centre
25 70 (14.74%) MS Exchange
26 67 (14.11%) CentOS
27 64 (13.47%) SQL Server

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 70 (14.74%) MS Exchange
2 43 (9.05%) Skype for Business
3 42 (8.84%) IIS
4 33 (6.95%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (4.21%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.11%) Apache
8 8 (1.68%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.05%) JBoss
10 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.84%) CMS
11 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.84%) SAS
11 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.42%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.42%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (6.95%) Office 365
4 24 (5.05%) IaaS
4 24 (5.05%) PaaS
5 7 (1.47%) SaaS
6 4 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (0.84%) SoftLayer
7 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.63%) G Suite
8 2 (0.42%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 122 (25.68%) DNS
2 114 (24.00%) SAN
3 110 (23.16%) Firewall
4 88 (18.53%) DHCP
5 51 (10.74%) NAS
5 51 (10.74%) WAN
6 43 (9.05%) TCP/IP
7 38 (8.00%) LAN
8 32 (6.74%) iSCSI
9 28 (5.89%) Fibre Channel
10 26 (5.47%) NetScaler
10 26 (5.47%) VoIP
11 19 (4.00%) VPN
12 18 (3.79%) VLAN
13 15 (3.16%) VSAN
14 12 (2.53%) SSH
15 11 (2.32%) Skype
16 10 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (2.11%) IPsec
16 10 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.53%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.05%) DB2
9 5 (1.05%) MySQL
9 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.63%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.53%) MSI
2 11 (2.32%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.89%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.68%) Bitbucket
4 8 (1.68%) FishEye
4 8 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.68%) Subversion
5 5 (1.05%) JIRA
6 4 (0.84%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.84%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.63%) Ant
8 2 (0.42%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.42%) WiX
9 1 (0.21%) Hudson
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.21%) Toad
9 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 85 (17.89%) Finance
2 32 (6.74%) Banking
3 14 (2.95%) Retail
4 12 (2.53%) Legal
5 11 (2.32%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.05%) Games
8 3 (0.63%) Advertising
8 3 (0.63%) Back Office
8 3 (0.63%) Law
8 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (11.37%) Analyst
3 43 (9.05%) Architect
4 39 (8.21%) Administrator
4 39 (8.21%) VMware Engineer
5 37 (7.79%) Windows Engineer
6 34 (7.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 34 (7.16%) Linux Engineer
7 27 (5.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 25 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 24 (5.05%) Server Engineer
9 24 (5.05%) Support Engineer
10 19 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 19 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
11 18 (3.79%) Operations Engineer
11 18 (3.79%) Wintel Engineer
12 17 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (3.58%) Cisco Engineer
12 17 (3.58%) Network Engineer
12 17 (3.58%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.84%) Web Services
2 17 (3.58%) LDAP
3 13 (2.74%) .NET
4 12 (2.53%) Middleware
5 9 (1.89%) X-Windows
6 8 (1.68%) WPF
7 5 (1.05%) CSS
8 4 (0.84%) JTAPI
8 4 (0.84%) RFC 2833
8 4 (0.84%) TAPI
8 4 (0.84%) XML
9 3 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.63%) DOM
9 3 (0.63%) HTML
9 3 (0.63%) XSLT
10 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.42%) MFC
10 2 (0.42%) NHibernate
10 2 (0.42%) WAP
10 2 (0.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 70 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 53 (11.16%) Replication
3 46 (9.68%) Clustering
4 32 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.42%) PKI
6 13 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 13 (2.74%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.53%) EMC VNX
8 9 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.68%) Life Science
10 7 (1.47%) EMC Centera
10 7 (1.47%) EMC VMAX
10 7 (1.47%) EMC VNXe
10 7 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.05%) Online Games
11 5 (1.05%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 375 (78.95%) Windows
2 224 (47.16%) Windows Server
3 207 (43.58%) Linux
4 206 (43.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 181 (38.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (25.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 81 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 67 (14.11%) CentOS
9 46 (9.68%) Windows 7
10 45 (9.47%) Unix
11 36 (7.58%) Solaris
12 28 (5.89%) Windows 10
13 23 (4.84%) Ubuntu
14 14 (2.95%) Windows Vista
15 13 (2.74%) AIX
16 10 (2.11%) Windows 2000
17 9 (1.89%) Data ONTAP
18 8 (1.68%) Windows XP
19 7 (1.47%) Debian
19 7 (1.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (13.05%) ITIL
1 62 (13.05%) Migration
2 48 (10.11%) DevOps
3 38 (8.00%) Open Source
4 32 (6.74%) Change Management
5 30 (6.32%) Problem Management
6 28 (5.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 27 (5.68%) Load Balancing
8 25 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
9 23 (4.84%) Patch Management
9 23 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (4.84%) Server Building
9 23 (4.84%) TOGAF
10 21 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (4.21%) Configuration Management
12 19 (4.00%) High Availability
13 16 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (3.37%) Workflow
14 15 (3.16%) Incident Management
14 15 (3.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (38.11%) PowerShell
2 73 (15.37%) SQL
3 32 (6.74%) Bash Shell
4 25 (5.26%) VBScript
5 23 (4.84%) Python
6 18 (3.79%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.53%) Perl
8 11 (2.32%) C
9 9 (1.89%) C#
10 7 (1.47%) Java
11 5 (1.05%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.84%) AWK
13 3 (0.63%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.42%) VB
15 1 (0.21%) AppleScript
15 1 (0.21%) Korn
15 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.21%) R
15 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (13.05%) Security Cleared
2 53 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (7.16%) MCSE
3 34 (7.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 32 (6.74%) DV Cleared
5 27 (5.68%) Degree
6 26 (5.47%) SC Cleared
7 19 (4.00%) MCSA
8 18 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (2.53%) CCNA
10 11 (2.32%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.89%) CCNP
11 9 (1.89%) MCITP
12 8 (1.68%) CCIE
12 8 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.26%) VCP6
14 5 (1.05%) VCP5
15 4 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.84%) CompTIA Security+
15 4 (0.84%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.37%) SLA
2 8 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.47%) PMO
4 4 (0.84%) PA-DSS
5 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.42%) GDPR
6 2 (0.42%) GxP
7 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.21%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 230 (48.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 211 (44.42%) Active Directory
3 120 (25.26%) Hyper-V
4 93 (19.58%) vSphere
5 51 (10.74%) XenApp
6 40 (8.42%) XenDesktop
7 34 (7.16%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (5.89%) XenServer
9 23 (4.84%) NFS
10 22 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (3.58%) KVM
12 14 (2.95%) VMware NSX
13 13 (2.74%) Samba
14 12 (2.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 11 (2.32%) Terminal Services
15 11 (2.32%) vCloud
15 11 (2.32%) Veritas File System
16 9 (1.89%) Docker
16 9 (1.89%) Firmware
16 9 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 71 (14.95%) vCenter Server
2 61 (12.84%) SCCM
3 37 (7.79%) NetBackup
4 32 (6.74%) SCOM
5 30 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (5.68%) WSUS
7 26 (5.47%) WMI
8 23 (4.84%) Microsoft Clustering
9 21 (4.42%) Backup Exec
9 21 (4.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 20 (4.21%) Puppet
11 18 (3.79%) Nagios
12 16 (3.37%) vMotion
12 16 (3.37%) vRealize
13 15 (3.16%) Ansible
13 15 (3.16%) PowerCLI
14 13 (2.74%) HP Data Protector
15 11 (2.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 7 (1.47%) EMC TimeFinder
16 7 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 443 (93.26%) VMware
2 217 (45.68%) Microsoft
3 110 (23.16%) Citrix
4 105 (22.11%) Cisco
5 97 (20.42%) HP
6 84 (17.68%) Red Hat
7 78 (16.42%) NetApp
8 47 (9.89%) Oracle
9 46 (9.68%) SolarWinds
10 41 (8.63%) EMC
11 40 (8.42%) Symantec
12 36 (7.58%) Dell
12 36 (7.58%) Splunk
12 36 (7.58%) Veritas
13 32 (6.74%) McAfee
14 29 (6.11%) IBM
15 28 (5.89%) Brocade
16 26 (5.47%) 3PAR
17 23 (4.84%) Juniper
18 17 (3.58%) Lumension