Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 474 327 400
Rank change year-on-year -147 +73 +17
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 286 170 472
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.63% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 2.98% 4.40% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 112 315
10th Percentile £300 £307 £264
25th Percentile £376 £365 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £413
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
75th Percentile £557 £538 £525
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £401
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.36% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 18
10th Percentile £35.75 " £38.95
25th Percentile £40.70 " £42.00
Median hourly rate £49.25 - £46.70
75th Percentile £62.50 " £49.69
90th Percentile £76.20 " £51.13
UK median hourly rate £45.18 £42.00 £46.40
% change year-on-year +7.57% -9.48% -1.28%

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 9,584 3,862 12,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.22% 14.40% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,867 2,621 8,220
10th Percentile £200 £225 £170
25th Percentile £385 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £463
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £686 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 141 538
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.75 £13.25
Median hourly rate £16.89 £18.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.18% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £28.75 £39.00 £23.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.74
% change year-on-year -1.41% +6.07% +5.52%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in England.

Daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in England.

Hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -143 119 £500 +17.65% 25
South East -84 55 £475 -5.00% 23
North of England -56 36 £408 -9.44% 23
South West -50 35 £450 - 6
Midlands -64 23 £375 - 18
Yorkshire -37 18 £500 +5.26% 9
North West -46 16 £363 - 10
East of England -41 12 £575 -11.54% 7
East Midlands - 12 £394 - 10
West Midlands -60 11 £375 - 8
North East -10 2 £363 +61.11% 4
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 265 (92.66%) VMware
2 208 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (56.99%) Windows
4 119 (41.61%) Windows Server
5 110 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 93 (32.52%) Microsoft
7 79 (27.62%) PowerShell
8 78 (27.27%) Cisco
9 77 (26.92%) vCenter Server
10 76 (26.57%) vSphere
11 70 (24.48%) Linux
12 69 (24.13%) Security Cleared
12 69 (24.13%) Azure
13 63 (22.03%) Social Skills
14 59 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 57 (19.93%) Data Centre
15 57 (19.93%) Finance
16 55 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 53 (18.53%) Ansible
17 53 (18.53%) SC Cleared
18 52 (18.18%) DNS
19 51 (17.83%) SAN
20 50 (17.48%) Firewall
21 47 (16.43%) Citrix
22 46 (16.08%) Windows Server 2016
23 45 (15.73%) ITIL
24 44 (15.38%) TCP/IP
24 44 (15.38%) SCCM
25 42 (14.69%) DHCP
25 42 (14.69%) Dell

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 27 (9.44%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.94%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.59%) Confluence
4 12 (4.20%) OpenStack
5 8 (2.80%) IIS
6 7 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.45%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.35%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.35%) Mule
9 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) StreamServe
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 69 (24.13%) Azure
2 40 (13.99%) AWS
3 37 (12.94%) Microsoft 365
4 30 (10.49%) GCP
4 30 (10.49%) IaaS
5 20 (6.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (5.94%) PaaS
6 17 (5.94%) SaaS
7 14 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (4.90%) GitHub
8 6 (2.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 6 (2.10%) Azure Storage
8 6 (2.10%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.75%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.40%) Cloud Run
10 4 (1.40%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.05%) Snowflake
12 2 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.70%) Azure App Service
12 2 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (18.18%) DNS
2 51 (17.83%) SAN
3 50 (17.48%) Firewall
4 44 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 42 (14.69%) DHCP
6 41 (14.34%) VSAN
7 38 (13.29%) WAN
8 28 (9.79%) LAN
9 25 (8.74%) VPN
10 17 (5.94%) Kerberos
11 15 (5.24%) VLAN
12 14 (4.90%) Software-Defined Networking
13 13 (4.55%) NetScaler
13 13 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (4.20%) Wireless
15 10 (3.50%) NAS
16 9 (3.15%) BGP
16 9 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (2.45%) 3GPP
17 7 (2.45%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.45%) DB2
2 7 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (2.45%) SQL Server 2017
3 6 (2.10%) MySQL
3 6 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2019
5 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.70%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (7.34%) JIRA
2 14 (4.90%) Subversion
3 12 (4.20%) Bitbucket
4 10 (3.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.15%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.45%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.10%) GitLab
8 5 (1.75%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.35%) Hudson
9 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 63 (22.03%) Social Skills
2 57 (19.93%) Finance
3 36 (12.59%) Banking
4 13 (4.55%) Public Sector
5 11 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.45%) Retail
7 6 (2.10%) Law
7 6 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.75%) Automotive
8 5 (1.75%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (1.40%) Games
9 4 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.05%) International Banking
10 3 (1.05%) Military
11 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.70%) Back Office
11 2 (0.70%) Electronics
11 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 47 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (14.69%) VMware Engineer
3 24 (8.39%) Architect
4 23 (8.04%) Consultant
5 20 (6.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 19 (6.64%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 17 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 17 (5.94%) Network Engineer
8 15 (5.24%) Server Engineer
9 14 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
10 13 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.55%) Administrator
10 13 (4.55%) IT Engineer
11 12 (4.20%) Windows Server Engineer
12 11 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
13 10 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (2.80%) Developer
14 8 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
15 7 (2.45%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.29%) LDAP
2 16 (5.59%) JSON
3 15 (5.24%) XML
4 10 (3.50%) YAML
5 7 (2.45%) Spine.js
5 7 (2.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (1.75%) REST
7 3 (1.05%) Django
7 3 (1.05%) Flask
7 3 (1.05%) Middleware
7 3 (1.05%) Node.js
7 3 (1.05%) Web Services
8 2 (0.70%) SAML
9 1 (0.35%) .NET
9 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.35%) ARM Templates
9 1 (0.35%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 57 (19.93%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.44%) Clustering
3 19 (6.64%) Private Cloud
3 19 (6.64%) Replication
4 11 (3.85%) PKI
5 8 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.45%) Derivative
6 7 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.45%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.10%) User Experience
8 4 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (1.05%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.05%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (1.05%) PlayStation
9 3 (1.05%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 163 (56.99%) Windows
2 119 (41.61%) Windows Server
3 70 (24.48%) Linux
4 55 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (16.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 38 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (11.89%) Windows Server 2019
8 23 (8.04%) Windows 10
9 21 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (4.90%) Unix
11 13 (4.55%) Ubuntu
12 9 (3.15%) CentOS
12 9 (3.15%) VMS
13 8 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (2.45%) Data ONTAP
14 7 (2.45%) Solaris
15 4 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (1.40%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (15.73%) ITIL
3 33 (11.54%) Migration
4 28 (9.79%) DevOps
5 26 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 23 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (6.29%) High Availability
9 17 (5.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 16 (5.59%) Data Protection
10 16 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (5.59%) Storage Management
11 15 (5.24%) Change Management
11 15 (5.24%) Security Hardening
12 14 (4.90%) Project Management
13 12 (4.20%) Load Balancing
14 11 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (3.85%) Deployment Automation
14 11 (3.85%) Infrastructure as Code
14 11 (3.85%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 79 (27.62%) PowerShell
2 31 (10.84%) SQL
3 29 (10.14%) Python
4 24 (8.39%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.45%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.10%) Perl
7 5 (1.75%) Go
7 5 (1.75%) Java
8 3 (1.05%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.05%) Ruby
9 2 (0.70%) C
9 2 (0.70%) C#
9 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.70%) VBA
10 1 (0.35%) C-shell
10 1 (0.35%) Groovy
10 1 (0.35%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) VB
10 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (24.13%) Security Cleared
2 53 (18.53%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (8.04%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (7.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (6.99%) CCNA
7 18 (6.29%) DV Cleared
7 18 (6.29%) MCSE
8 16 (5.59%) Degree
9 14 (4.90%) CCNP
10 10 (3.50%) MCSA
11 6 (2.10%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (1.75%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.75%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.75%) JNCIS
12 5 (1.75%) MCITP
12 5 (1.75%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.75%) RHCA
13 4 (1.40%) AWS Certification
13 4 (1.40%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.20%) GDPR
2 9 (3.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (3.15%) SLA
3 7 (2.45%) OASIS TOSCA
4 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.05%) NCSC
5 2 (0.70%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.70%) QA
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.35%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.35%) NIST
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 208 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 110 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 76 (26.57%) vSphere
4 33 (11.54%) VMware NSX
5 29 (10.14%) Docker
6 26 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (8.39%) Hyper-V
8 16 (5.59%) XenApp
9 14 (4.90%) NFS
9 14 (4.90%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.15%) KVM
11 8 (2.80%) LXC
12 7 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (2.10%) DFS Replication
14 4 (1.40%) Veritas File System
14 4 (1.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (26.92%) vCenter Server
2 53 (18.53%) Ansible
3 44 (15.38%) SCCM
4 29 (10.14%) vRealize
5 28 (9.79%) PowerCLI
6 27 (9.44%) Terraform
7 26 (9.09%) Kubernetes
8 17 (5.94%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (5.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 16 (5.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 16 (5.59%) Puppet
10 14 (4.90%) WSUS
11 12 (4.20%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (3.85%) Grafana
12 11 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
12 11 (3.85%) Prometheus
12 11 (3.85%) SCOM
13 9 (3.15%) Control-M
13 9 (3.15%) EMC NetWorker
13 9 (3.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 265 (92.66%) VMware
2 93 (32.52%) Microsoft
3 78 (27.27%) Cisco
4 47 (16.43%) Citrix
5 42 (14.69%) Dell
6 38 (13.29%) Red Hat
7 37 (12.94%) HP
8 30 (10.49%) Juniper
9 23 (8.04%) EMC
9 23 (8.04%) Veeam
10 22 (7.69%) IBM
10 22 (7.69%) Oracle
11 19 (6.64%) NetApp
12 16 (5.59%) SolarWinds
13 13 (4.55%) Splunk
14 12 (4.20%) McAfee
15 11 (3.85%) BMC
15 11 (3.85%) Qualys
15 11 (3.85%) Symantec
16 10 (3.50%) 3PAR