Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 385 358 391
Rank change year-on-year -27 +33 +50
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 332 194 537
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.58% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 4.08% 3.83% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 137 370
10th Percentile £280 £267 £257
25th Percentile £376 £350 £335
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £439
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.69%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £528
90th Percentile £581 £550 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £430
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 15
10th Percentile £47.75 £23.69 £40.05
25th Percentile £50.00 £38.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £51.00 £47.83 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.63% +1.77% +1.26%
75th Percentile £76.00 " £48.29
90th Percentile £77.20 £58.15 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £47.83 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.92% +6.29% +2.47%

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 8,141 5,065 13,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.40% 15.17% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,697 3,473 8,921
10th Percentile £213 £200 £185
25th Percentile £376 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 214 492
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.10
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.98 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.60 £17.00 £16.55
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% +2.72% +0.30%
75th Percentile £32.61 £22.75 £25.19
90th Percentile £61.80 £47.50 £47.67
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.95
% change year-on-year +8.57% +3.24% +5.94%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -75 120 £485 +11.17% 20
North of England 0 60 £440 +3.53% 23
South East -19 54 £426 -3.94% 23
Yorkshire +3 40 £450 -3.74% 12
East of England +1 31 £525 +40.00% 7
South West -16 31 £375 -21.05% 14
Midlands -21 25 £390 -13.33% 18
North West -13 17 £359 -1.03% 9
West Midlands -33 14 £369 -18.06% 11
East Midlands - 11 £400 - 7
North East 0 3 £400 +6.67% 2
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 291 (87.65%) VMware
2 220 (66.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (58.43%) Windows
4 135 (40.66%) Windows Server
5 132 (39.76%) Active Directory
6 104 (31.33%) Security Cleared
7 100 (30.12%) PowerShell
7 100 (30.12%) Microsoft
8 78 (23.49%) vCenter Server
9 75 (22.59%) Cisco
9 75 (22.59%) Azure
10 74 (22.29%) SC Cleared
11 70 (21.08%) Linux
12 69 (20.78%) Social Skills
13 68 (20.48%) vSphere
14 64 (19.28%) Data Centre
15 63 (18.98%) Finance
16 62 (18.67%) SCCM
17 60 (18.07%) DNS
18 59 (17.77%) ITIL
18 59 (17.77%) Dell
18 59 (17.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 58 (17.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 57 (17.17%) vRealize
21 54 (16.27%) Red Hat
22 53 (15.96%) SAN
23 50 (15.06%) Citrix
24 48 (14.46%) AWS
25 47 (14.16%) Windows 10
26 46 (13.86%) Windows Server 2016

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 46 (13.86%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 23 (6.93%) OpenStack
4 18 (5.42%) Confluence
5 8 (2.41%) MS Project Server
6 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.51%) Mule
6 5 (1.51%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.20%) IIS
8 3 (0.90%) SAS
8 3 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) Apache
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.30%) JBoss
10 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) StreamServe
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (22.59%) Azure
2 48 (14.46%) AWS
3 43 (12.95%) Microsoft 365
4 31 (9.34%) GCP
5 26 (7.83%) IaaS
6 22 (6.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (5.12%) SaaS
8 16 (4.82%) PaaS
9 13 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (3.31%) GitHub
11 10 (3.01%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.51%) OneDrive
12 5 (1.51%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (1.20%) Azure Storage
14 3 (0.90%) Cloud Run
14 3 (0.90%) Snowflake
15 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.60%) Serverless
15 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (18.07%) DNS
2 53 (15.96%) SAN
3 43 (12.95%) DHCP
4 39 (11.75%) Firewall
5 38 (11.45%) VSAN
6 35 (10.54%) TCP/IP
7 28 (8.43%) WAN
8 24 (7.23%) NetScaler
9 21 (6.33%) Software-Defined Networking
10 19 (5.72%) LAN
10 19 (5.72%) VPN
11 17 (5.12%) 3GPP
11 17 (5.12%) SGSN
12 16 (4.82%) Kerberos
12 16 (4.82%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (3.92%) NAS
14 11 (3.31%) VLAN
15 9 (2.71%) Skype
16 7 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (1.81%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.41%) MySQL
3 7 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2017
4 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2019
6 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.60%) DB2
7 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.60%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 23 (6.93%) JIRA
2 11 (3.31%) Subversion
3 10 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.01%) TeamCity
4 8 (2.41%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.11%) MSI
6 6 (1.81%) GitLab
7 5 (1.51%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.51%) Serena SBM
8 2 (0.60%) Hudson
9 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (20.78%) Social Skills
2 63 (18.98%) Finance
3 33 (9.94%) Banking
4 18 (5.42%) Public Sector
5 11 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.31%) Documentation Skills
6 8 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.81%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (1.51%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (1.20%) Retail
10 3 (0.90%) Automotive
10 3 (0.90%) Military
11 2 (0.60%) Back Office
11 2 (0.60%) International Banking
11 2 (0.60%) Law
12 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.30%) Front Office
12 1 (0.30%) Games
12 1 (0.30%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (19.58%) VMware Engineer
2 46 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (7.53%) Architect
3 25 (7.53%) Cloud Engineer
4 24 (7.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 19 (5.72%) Consultant
6 15 (4.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 14 (4.22%) Network Engineer
8 13 (3.92%) Administrator
8 13 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (3.92%) Server Engineer
8 13 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
9 12 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (3.61%) Wintel Engineer
10 11 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.01%) Analyst
11 10 (3.01%) Build Engineer
11 10 (3.01%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 10 (3.01%) Windows Server Engineer
12 9 (2.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.04%) JSON
2 29 (8.73%) XML
3 20 (6.02%) YAML
4 17 (5.12%) Spine.js
5 14 (4.22%) LDAP
6 4 (1.20%) REST
7 3 (0.90%) Django
7 3 (0.90%) Flask
7 3 (0.90%) Node.js
7 3 (0.90%) Web Services
8 2 (0.60%) Flash
8 2 (0.60%) SAML
8 2 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.30%) .NET
9 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.30%) Middleware
9 1 (0.30%) React
9 1 (0.30%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 64 (19.28%) Data Centre
2 39 (11.75%) Clustering
3 17 (5.12%) Derivative
3 17 (5.12%) Private Cloud
4 15 (4.52%) Replication
5 10 (3.01%) Cloud Native
5 10 (3.01%) User Experience
6 9 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.41%) PKI
8 7 (2.11%) EMC VNX
8 7 (2.11%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (1.20%) PMI
12 3 (0.90%) Fibre Optics
12 3 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.90%) RSA SecurID
13 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 194 (58.43%) Windows
2 135 (40.66%) Windows Server
3 70 (21.08%) Linux
4 59 (17.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (14.16%) Windows 10
6 46 (13.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (10.24%) Windows Server 2019
9 25 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (5.72%) Unix
11 13 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (3.61%) Solaris
13 10 (3.01%) VMS
14 8 (2.41%) Ubuntu
14 8 (2.41%) Windows 7
15 6 (1.81%) CentOS
15 6 (1.81%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (1.81%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.81%) Windows XP
16 5 (1.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (17.77%) ITIL
2 58 (17.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (9.64%) Migration
4 25 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (6.63%) Storage Management
6 21 (6.33%) DevOps
7 20 (6.02%) Configuration Management
8 19 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (5.72%) Project Management
9 18 (5.42%) Open Source
10 17 (5.12%) Data Protection
10 17 (5.12%) High Availability
11 16 (4.82%) Change Management
11 16 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (4.22%) Deployment Automation
12 14 (4.22%) Server Virtualisation
12 14 (4.22%) Virtual Environments
13 12 (3.61%) Application Virtualisation
13 12 (3.61%) Project Delivery
14 11 (3.31%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 100 (30.12%) PowerShell
2 39 (11.75%) SQL
3 36 (10.84%) Python
4 19 (5.72%) Bash Shell
5 15 (4.52%) Shell Script
6 14 (4.22%) Java
7 9 (2.71%) Ruby
8 8 (2.41%) Go
8 8 (2.41%) Perl
9 4 (1.20%) VBScript
10 3 (0.90%) C#
10 3 (0.90%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.60%) VBA
12 1 (0.30%) C
12 1 (0.30%) Groovy
12 1 (0.30%) PHP
12 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (31.33%) Security Cleared
2 74 (22.29%) SC Cleared
3 33 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (7.83%) DV Cleared
5 24 (7.23%) MCSE
6 22 (6.63%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (5.72%) CCNA
7 19 (5.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (4.52%) Degree
9 13 (3.92%) MCSA
10 11 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (2.71%) CCNP
12 6 (1.81%) MCITP
13 5 (1.51%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (1.51%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.51%) PMP
14 4 (1.20%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.90%) CCDA
15 3 (0.90%) JNCIA
15 3 (0.90%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.12%) OASIS TOSCA
2 12 (3.61%) GDPR
3 9 (2.71%) SLA
4 7 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.20%) QA
6 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.90%) NCSC
7 2 (0.60%) PMO
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.30%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.30%) NIST
8 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.30%) SEPA
System Software
1 220 (66.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (39.76%) Active Directory
3 68 (20.48%) vSphere
4 37 (11.14%) Virtual Machines
5 36 (10.84%) VMware NSX
6 31 (9.34%) Docker
6 31 (9.34%) Hyper-V
7 21 (6.33%) XenApp
8 19 (5.72%) KVM
9 18 (5.42%) LXC
10 15 (4.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (4.52%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (3.92%) NFS
11 13 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (3.92%) XenDesktop
12 10 (3.01%) DFS Replication
13 8 (2.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (1.51%) Firmware
15 4 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (1.20%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 78 (23.49%) vCenter Server
2 62 (18.67%) SCCM
3 57 (17.17%) vRealize
4 46 (13.86%) Ansible
5 31 (9.34%) Kubernetes
6 29 (8.73%) Terraform
7 26 (7.83%) PowerCLI
8 24 (7.23%) WSUS
9 22 (6.63%) Grafana
9 22 (6.63%) Prometheus
10 20 (6.02%) Microsoft Clustering
10 20 (6.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 18 (5.42%) Failover Clustering
12 17 (5.12%) Cloudify
12 17 (5.12%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (5.12%) Juju
12 17 (5.12%) Microsoft Intune
13 16 (4.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 15 (4.52%) SCOM
15 10 (3.01%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 291 (87.65%) VMware
2 100 (30.12%) Microsoft
3 75 (22.59%) Cisco
4 59 (17.77%) Dell
5 54 (16.27%) Red Hat
6 50 (15.06%) Citrix
7 42 (12.65%) HP
8 36 (10.84%) EMC
9 35 (10.54%) Juniper
10 27 (8.13%) Oracle
11 26 (7.83%) NetApp
12 22 (6.63%) IBM
12 22 (6.63%) Veeam
13 17 (5.12%) Ericsson
13 17 (5.12%) McAfee
13 17 (5.12%) Mirantis
14 15 (4.52%) Symantec
15 13 (3.92%) Google
15 13 (3.92%) Splunk
16 12 (3.61%) Ivanti