Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 372 425 478
Rank change year-on-year +53 +53 -88
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 327 498 457
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.56% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 3.70% 3.60% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 352 289
Median daily rate £401 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +3.77% +9.66%
10th Percentile £268 £251 £297
90th Percentile £550 £575 £521
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £388
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 20
Median hourly rate £44.26 £45.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -5.92% +36.66%
UK median hourly rate £44.76 £44.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year +0.57% -6.96% +36.66%

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 8,846 13,839 12,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.57% 15.56% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,747 9,231 7,972
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £167 £185 £175
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 625 641
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.99% +1.28% -
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.82 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.21 £15.73
% change year-on-year +11.08% +3.02% -1.69%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 +97 115 £425 -5.56% 27
North of England +55 55 £369 +7.27% 29
South East +39 55 £400 -3.03% 24
South West +9 53 £500 +4.71% 22
North West +56 36 £325 +13.04% 8
Midlands +33 29 £305 -12.86% 7
West Midlands +41 23 £310 -20.00% 5
East of England +27 21 £300 -25.00% 6
Yorkshire +51 18 £450 +33.33% 17
East Midlands +18 6 £290 -10.69% 2
North East +9 2 £350 -12.50% 4
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 297 (90.83%) VMware
2 246 (75.23%) Windows
3 189 (57.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 172 (52.60%) Active Directory
5 168 (51.38%) Windows Server
6 144 (44.04%) Microsoft
7 129 (39.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 119 (36.39%) PowerShell
9 102 (31.19%) Office 365
10 99 (30.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 99 (30.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 97 (29.66%) vCenter Server
12 96 (29.36%) Windows Server 2016
12 96 (29.36%) DNS
13 94 (28.75%) Citrix
14 92 (28.13%) Security Cleared
15 89 (27.22%) DHCP
16 85 (25.99%) vSphere
17 80 (24.46%) Cisco
17 80 (24.46%) Windows 10
18 79 (24.16%) Azure
19 76 (23.24%) SCCM
20 74 (22.63%) Firewall
21 68 (20.80%) SAN
22 66 (20.18%) Migration
23 65 (19.88%) Linux
24 61 (18.65%) XenApp
25 58 (17.74%) Hyper-V
26 53 (16.21%) XenDesktop
27 51 (15.60%) SC Cleared

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 47 (14.37%) MS Exchange
2 46 (14.07%) SharePoint
3 31 (9.48%) Skype for Business
4 21 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.14%) IIS
7 5 (1.53%) Confluence
7 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.22%) Apache
8 4 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.61%) CMS
9 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 22 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) assyst
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 102 (31.19%) Office 365
2 79 (24.16%) Azure
3 39 (11.93%) AWS
4 25 (7.65%) IaaS
5 20 (6.12%) OneDrive
6 12 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.75%) PaaS
8 5 (1.53%) GCP
8 5 (1.53%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.92%) Yammer
10 2 (0.61%) Datadog
10 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.61%) SaaS
11 1 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 96 (29.36%) DNS
2 89 (27.22%) DHCP
3 74 (22.63%) Firewall
4 68 (20.80%) SAN
5 47 (14.37%) NetScaler
6 26 (7.95%) VSAN
7 25 (7.65%) Skype
8 22 (6.73%) TCP/IP
9 20 (6.12%) LAN
9 20 (6.12%) WAN
10 18 (5.50%) VPN
11 15 (4.59%) iSCSI
12 11 (3.36%) Internet
13 9 (2.75%) BGP
13 9 (2.75%) MPLS
14 8 (2.45%) NAS
14 8 (2.45%) OSPF
15 7 (2.14%) Network Security
15 7 (2.14%) RIP
15 7 (2.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.45%) MySQL
4 6 (1.83%) Big Data
5 5 (1.53%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.31%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 20 (6.12%) JIRA
2 17 (5.20%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.59%) Bitbucket
4 8 (2.45%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.53%) MSI
6 3 (0.92%) Hudson
6 3 (0.92%) Robot Framework
6 3 (0.92%) Subversion
6 3 (0.92%) TestRail
7 2 (0.61%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.61%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.31%) GCC
8 1 (0.31%) GitLab
8 1 (0.31%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (11.01%) Finance
2 14 (4.28%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.45%) Law
5 7 (2.14%) Back Office
6 6 (1.83%) Banking
7 5 (1.53%) Legal
8 4 (1.22%) Local Government
9 3 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.92%) International Banking
9 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.92%) Publishing
10 2 (0.61%) Advertising
10 2 (0.61%) Automotive
10 2 (0.61%) Electronics
10 2 (0.61%) Marketing
10 2 (0.61%) Retail
11 1 (0.31%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 84 (25.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (11.93%) VMware Engineer
3 29 (8.87%) Windows Engineer
4 28 (8.56%) Consultant
5 27 (8.26%) Citrix Engineer
6 22 (6.73%) Architect
7 21 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 21 (6.42%) Analyst
8 20 (6.12%) Support Engineer
9 18 (5.50%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (5.20%) Software Engineer
11 16 (4.89%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (4.59%) Wintel Engineer
13 14 (4.28%) Active Directory Engineer
13 14 (4.28%) VMware Consultant
14 13 (3.98%) IT Engineer
14 13 (3.98%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (3.67%) Infrastructure Support
16 11 (3.36%) Administrator
16 11 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.98%) REST
2 6 (1.83%) LDAP
3 4 (1.22%) X-Windows
4 3 (0.92%) Web Services
5 2 (0.61%) .NET
5 2 (0.61%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.61%) Apache NiFi
5 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.61%) Express
5 2 (0.61%) Middleware
5 2 (0.61%) React
5 2 (0.61%) SOAP
5 2 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.61%) WCF
5 2 (0.61%) WPF
6 1 (0.31%) Ajax
6 1 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) Node.js
6 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.29%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.34%) Clustering
3 17 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.59%) Replication
5 14 (4.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (4.28%) User Experience
6 11 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.45%) PKI
8 5 (1.53%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.53%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.22%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (0.92%) CMDB
10 3 (0.92%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.92%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 246 (75.23%) Windows
2 168 (51.38%) Windows Server
3 129 (39.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 99 (30.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (29.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 80 (24.46%) Windows 10
7 65 (19.88%) Linux
8 45 (13.76%) Windows 7
9 33 (10.09%) Windows Server 2019
10 31 (9.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (5.50%) CentOS
13 9 (2.75%) Unix
14 7 (2.14%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.22%) AIX
15 4 (1.22%) Fedora
15 4 (1.22%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.92%) Solaris
16 3 (0.92%) SUSE
16 3 (0.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (30.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 66 (20.18%) Migration
3 48 (14.68%) ITIL
4 26 (7.95%) Software Engineering
5 24 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (7.34%) High Availability
6 20 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (5.81%) Application Virtualisation
8 18 (5.50%) Server Virtualisation
9 17 (5.20%) Change Management
9 17 (5.20%) DevOps
10 14 (4.28%) Data Protection
10 14 (4.28%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (4.28%) Task Automation
11 12 (3.67%) Incident Management
11 12 (3.67%) Load Balancing
11 12 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.36%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.36%) PRINCE2
12 11 (3.36%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (36.39%) PowerShell
2 48 (14.68%) SQL
3 29 (8.87%) Python
4 19 (5.81%) VBScript
5 15 (4.59%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.36%) C
7 10 (3.06%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.06%) Perl
8 9 (2.75%) PHP
9 8 (2.45%) VB
10 7 (2.14%) Java
11 5 (1.53%) C#
12 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) Groovy
14 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 51 (15.60%) SC Cleared
3 45 (13.76%) Citrix Certification
4 41 (12.54%) DV Cleared
5 38 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (8.26%) CCA
6 27 (8.26%) MCSE
7 23 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (7.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (6.42%) CCNA
9 20 (6.12%) MCSA
10 16 (4.89%) Degree
11 10 (3.06%) CCNP
12 7 (2.14%) MCP
13 6 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (1.53%) BC Cleared
14 5 (1.53%) MCITP
15 4 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
16 3 (0.92%) ISTQB
16 3 (0.92%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.20%) SLA
2 4 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.61%) PMO
3 2 (0.61%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 189 (57.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 172 (52.60%) Active Directory
3 85 (25.99%) vSphere
4 61 (18.65%) XenApp
5 58 (17.74%) Hyper-V
6 53 (16.21%) XenDesktop
7 38 (11.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (11.31%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (11.01%) VMware NSX
10 18 (5.50%) DFS Replication
10 18 (5.50%) NFS
11 16 (4.89%) VMFS
12 13 (3.98%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (3.06%) BitLocker
15 9 (2.75%) Docker
16 8 (2.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 7 (2.14%) vCloud
17 7 (2.14%) VMware Server
18 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 97 (29.66%) vCenter Server
2 76 (23.24%) SCCM
3 33 (10.09%) SCOM
4 28 (8.56%) vRealize
4 28 (8.56%) WSUS
5 25 (7.65%) Ansible
6 22 (6.73%) vMotion
7 20 (6.12%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (5.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (4.28%) NetBackup
10 13 (3.98%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (3.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (3.36%) Puppet
11 11 (3.36%) SCDPM
11 11 (3.36%) SCSM
11 11 (3.36%) SCVMM
12 10 (3.06%) XenMobile
13 7 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (2.14%) SnapMirror
13 7 (2.14%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 297 (90.83%) VMware
2 144 (44.04%) Microsoft
3 94 (28.75%) Citrix
4 80 (24.46%) Cisco
5 49 (14.98%) HP
6 44 (13.46%) Dell
7 34 (10.40%) NetApp
8 31 (9.48%) Red Hat
9 26 (7.95%) EMC
10 25 (7.65%) McAfee
11 22 (6.73%) Symantec
12 20 (6.12%) Veeam
13 15 (4.59%) Hitachi
14 14 (4.28%) SolarWinds
15 13 (3.98%) Oracle
16 12 (3.67%) ArcSight
17 9 (2.75%) Altiris
17 9 (2.75%) Brocade
18 8 (2.45%) CheckPoint
19 7 (2.14%) IBM