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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 299 269
Rank change year-on-year -107 -30  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 191 386 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.78% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 3.91% 6.35% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 286 291
Median daily rate £400 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.26% +9.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £21.00 £18.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.10 £88.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £25.54 £26.75
% change year-on-year +11.60% -4.53%  

VMware ESXi is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4883 6078 5545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.34% 12.27% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3145 3875 3187
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 430 600
Median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.73% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +11 81 £375 - 31
London -83 60 £423 -0.58% 16
Yorkshire +29 17 £325 -5.45% 10
North West -4 10 £350 -12.50% 7
East of England -20 8 £193 -45.00% 1
South West -10 7 £425 +25.92% 8
North East +62 4 - -
West Midlands +19 2 £375 +14.06% 5
East Midlands -17 2 £463 +20.91%
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 377 (88.71%) VMware
2 301 (70.82%) Windows
3 244 (57.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 171 (40.24%) Windows Server
5 170 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 159 (37.41%) Linux
7 138 (32.47%) Microsoft
8 132 (31.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 124 (29.18%) DNS
10 121 (28.47%) SAN
11 112 (26.35%) Firewall
12 108 (25.41%) Citrix
13 98 (23.06%) Cisco
14 95 (22.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 93 (21.88%) PowerShell
16 91 (21.41%) Security Cleared
17 90 (21.18%) Finance
18 88 (20.71%) SQL
19 82 (19.29%) Windows Server 2003
20 77 (18.12%) Unix
21 75 (17.65%) ITIL
21 75 (17.65%) SQL Server
22 74 (17.41%) vSphere
23 70 (16.47%) Data Centre
24 67 (15.76%) Red Hat
25 63 (14.82%) SC Cleared
26 62 (14.59%) SCCM
26 62 (14.59%) HP
27 61 (14.35%) Hyper-V
28 59 (13.88%) MS Exchange

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 59 (13.88%) MS Exchange
2 43 (10.12%) IIS
2 43 (10.12%) Skype for Business
3 32 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (6.59%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (3.53%) JBoss
6 12 (2.82%) Apache
7 11 (2.59%) WildFly
8 9 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.12%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.65%) Confluence
10 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.18%) EPiServer
11 5 (1.18%) FileNet
11 5 (1.18%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.94%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.94%) Office 365
4 11 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.88%) IaaS
5 8 (1.88%) PaaS
6 6 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.71%) Heroku
7 3 (0.71%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.47%) G Suite
8 2 (0.47%) SaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.24%) GitHub
9 1 (0.24%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.24%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 124 (29.18%) DNS
2 121 (28.47%) SAN
3 112 (26.35%) Firewall
4 53 (12.47%) LDAP
5 42 (9.88%) DHCP
6 36 (8.47%) NAS
7 30 (7.06%) VPN
7 30 (7.06%) WAN
8 29 (6.82%) NetScaler
9 27 (6.35%) Network Security
10 25 (5.88%) LAN
11 23 (5.41%) IPsec
12 19 (4.47%) TCP/IP
13 18 (4.24%) SSH
14 17 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (3.53%) Skype
15 15 (3.53%) VoIP
16 12 (2.82%) HTTP
16 12 (2.82%) SSL
17 10 (2.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.88%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.18%) DB2
7 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.47%) MySQL
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.24%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.24%) Impala
9 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (2.59%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.35%) JIRA
3 9 (2.12%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.65%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.94%) Subversion
7 2 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.24%) MSI
8 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 90 (21.18%) Finance
2 23 (5.41%) Banking
3 21 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.47%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.76%) Legal
6 11 (2.59%) Back Office
6 11 (2.59%) Electronics
7 8 (1.88%) Marketing
8 7 (1.65%) Retail
9 4 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.94%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (13.65%) Analyst
2 48 (11.29%) VMware Engineer
3 45 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (8.47%) Architect
5 32 (7.53%) Administrator
6 28 (6.59%) Server Engineer
7 25 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 24 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
9 22 (5.18%) Consultant
9 22 (5.18%) Wintel Engineer
10 21 (4.94%) Linux Administrator
10 21 (4.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 20 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (4.71%) Support Engineer
11 20 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
12 19 (4.47%) Technical Analyst
13 17 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
13 17 (4.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 16 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 16 (3.76%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.29%) Web Services
2 15 (3.53%) Middleware
3 11 (2.59%) XML
4 6 (1.41%) REST
4 6 (1.41%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.18%) .NET
6 4 (0.94%) SOAP
7 3 (0.71%) COM
7 3 (0.71%) Java EE
7 3 (0.71%) SAML
8 2 (0.47%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.47%) CSS
8 2 (0.47%) Java SE
8 2 (0.47%) JSON
8 2 (0.47%) LAMP
9 1 (0.24%) Dojo
9 1 (0.24%) Flash
9 1 (0.24%) Kafka
9 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.24%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (16.47%) Data Centre
2 36 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 32 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.82%) Clustering
5 18 (4.24%) Replication
6 13 (3.06%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.35%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.35%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.35%) Thin Client
8 9 (2.12%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.88%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 6 (1.41%) Spread Betting
12 5 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (1.18%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.18%) Tandem
13 4 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 301 (70.82%) Windows
2 171 (40.24%) Windows Server
3 159 (37.41%) Linux
4 132 (31.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (22.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (19.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 77 (18.12%) Unix
8 56 (13.18%) Windows 7
9 45 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (8.00%) CentOS
11 33 (7.76%) Solaris
12 24 (5.65%) Ubuntu
13 17 (4.00%) SUSE
14 13 (3.06%) AIX
15 9 (2.12%) Windows 10
16 6 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (1.41%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (17.65%) ITIL
2 47 (11.06%) Configuration Management
3 40 (9.41%) Migration
4 39 (9.18%) DevOps
5 35 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (7.06%) Incident Management
6 30 (7.06%) Load Balancing
6 30 (7.06%) Server Building
7 23 (5.41%) Service Management
8 22 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (4.94%) TOGAF
10 20 (4.71%) Capacity Management
11 19 (4.47%) Change Management
11 19 (4.47%) Data Protection
11 19 (4.47%) Problem Management
12 18 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (3.76%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (3.53%) Network Design
15 14 (3.29%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (3.29%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 88 (20.71%) SQL
3 41 (9.65%) Bash Shell
4 23 (5.41%) Python
5 21 (4.94%) Perl
6 15 (3.53%) Java
7 14 (3.29%) VBScript
8 8 (1.88%) Korn
9 7 (1.65%) C
10 6 (1.41%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.18%) JCL
11 5 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.94%) VB
13 3 (0.71%) C#
14 2 (0.47%) AppleScript
14 2 (0.47%) C++
15 1 (0.24%) PHP
15 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (21.41%) Security Cleared
2 63 (14.82%) SC Cleared
3 38 (8.94%) Degree
4 32 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 19 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (3.53%) CCNP
8 15 (3.53%) MCSA
9 14 (3.29%) MCSE
10 13 (3.06%) MCITP
11 12 (2.82%) CCNA
12 8 (1.88%) JNCIA
12 8 (1.88%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.65%) CCDA
13 7 (1.65%) JNCIP
14 5 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.88%) SLA
2 6 (1.41%) GDPR
3 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.47%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 244 (57.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 170 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 74 (17.41%) vSphere
4 61 (14.35%) Hyper-V
5 42 (9.88%) XenDesktop
6 40 (9.41%) XenApp
7 39 (9.18%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (6.82%) XenServer
9 22 (5.18%) vCloud
10 21 (4.94%) KVM
10 21 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (4.94%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (3.76%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (1.41%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.41%) Firmware
13 6 (1.41%) NFS
14 5 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (1.18%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 62 (14.59%) SCCM
2 54 (12.71%) vCenter Server
3 48 (11.29%) Puppet
4 27 (6.35%) Ansible
4 27 (6.35%) NetBackup
5 23 (5.41%) vMotion
6 21 (4.94%) vRealize
7 20 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (4.24%) Tivoli
9 17 (4.00%) yum
10 16 (3.76%) Netcool
10 16 (3.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 13 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (2.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (2.35%) WSUS
14 9 (2.12%) SCOM
15 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
16 6 (1.41%) Forum Sentry
16 6 (1.41%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 377 (88.71%) VMware
2 138 (32.47%) Microsoft
3 108 (25.41%) Citrix
4 98 (23.06%) Cisco
5 67 (15.76%) Red Hat
6 62 (14.59%) HP
7 53 (12.47%) NetApp
8 43 (10.12%) Dell
9 37 (8.71%) EMC
10 36 (8.47%) Veritas
11 35 (8.24%) IBM
12 31 (7.29%) Oracle
12 31 (7.29%) Symantec
13 27 (6.35%) Juniper
14 18 (4.24%) McAfee
15 16 (3.76%) F5
16 15 (3.53%) Brocade
17 14 (3.29%) AppSense
18 13 (3.06%) Avaya
18 13 (3.06%) SolarWinds
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Hampshire
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Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: £375.00 - £485.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago