Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 400 418 422
Rank change year-on-year +18 +4 -110
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 477 514 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.56% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 3.70% 4.06% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 317 291
England median daily rate £425 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +5.44% -2.00%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 23
England median hourly rate £47.00 £46.71 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +33.45% +53.85%
10th Percentile £42.50 £21.03 £22.85
90th Percentile £52.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £44.96 £43.92 £42.00
% change year-on-year +2.37% +4.56% +71.43%

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 12,901 12,648 9,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.54% 13.82% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,644 8,198 6,142
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £190 £185 £170
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 749 602
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.01
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.25 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 24 June 2019.

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
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 24 June 2019. 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 -23 156 £480 +15.66% 3
South East +23 120 £413 +3.13% 9
South West +15 74 £475 +26.67% 4
Midlands +47 72 £341 -4.21% 6
West Midlands +29 55 £375 +7.14% 5
North of England +5 39 £350 - 8
North West +1 21 £338 -5.59% 3
East Midlands +25 17 £325 -16.13% 1
East of England -3 17 £400 +28.00%
Yorkshire +20 15 £360 +2.86% 5
North East +8 3 £175 -33.33%
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 457 (95.81%) VMware
2 367 (76.94%) Windows
3 290 (60.80%) Active Directory
4 278 (58.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 254 (53.25%) Windows Server
6 239 (50.10%) Microsoft
7 165 (34.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 156 (32.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 154 (32.29%) DNS
9 154 (32.29%) PowerShell
10 152 (31.87%) Citrix
11 126 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 125 (26.21%) Security Cleared
13 123 (25.79%) DHCP
14 121 (25.37%) Office 365
15 116 (24.32%) vSphere
16 114 (23.90%) SCCM
17 113 (23.69%) Linux
17 113 (23.69%) Firewall
18 111 (23.27%) SAN
19 100 (20.96%) ITIL
20 98 (20.55%) Migration
21 95 (19.92%) Data Centre
22 93 (19.50%) Cisco
23 91 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
24 86 (18.03%) Finance
24 86 (18.03%) Windows 10
25 85 (17.82%) vCenter Server
26 82 (17.19%) MS Exchange
26 82 (17.19%) XenApp

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 82 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 52 (10.90%) SharePoint
3 48 (10.06%) Skype for Business
4 33 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (4.19%) IIS
6 16 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (2.94%) Apache
8 10 (2.10%) Confluence
9 7 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.42%) CMS
13 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.21%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 121 (25.37%) Office 365
2 91 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (6.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (5.24%) IaaS
6 10 (2.10%) PaaS
7 9 (1.89%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.47%) SaaS
9 6 (1.26%) Yammer
10 4 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.84%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.21%) Akamai
13 1 (0.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 154 (32.29%) DNS
2 123 (25.79%) DHCP
3 113 (23.69%) Firewall
4 111 (23.27%) SAN
5 51 (10.69%) VPN
6 42 (8.81%) LAN
6 42 (8.81%) Skype
7 40 (8.39%) VLAN
8 37 (7.76%) WAN
9 36 (7.55%) VSAN
10 24 (5.03%) iSCSI
10 24 (5.03%) NetScaler
11 23 (4.82%) Fibre Channel
12 20 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (4.19%) NAS
13 15 (3.14%) SMTP
13 15 (3.14%) TCP/IP
14 14 (2.94%) WLAN
15 13 (2.73%) IP Telephony
15 13 (2.73%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (2.94%) MySQL
3 14 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.84%) Big Data
6 4 (0.84%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.42%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (1.89%) Bitbucket
2 8 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.26%) Hudson
3 6 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.26%) JIRA
4 5 (1.05%) MSI
5 4 (0.84%) Ant
6 3 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.42%) Toad
General
1 86 (18.03%) Finance
2 15 (3.14%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.94%) Banking
4 13 (2.73%) Law
5 11 (2.31%) Military
6 9 (1.89%) Publishing
7 8 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.26%) Marketing
9 4 (0.84%) Electronics
9 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.84%) French Language
9 4 (0.84%) German Language
9 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) International Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 132 (27.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (14.68%) Analyst
3 49 (10.27%) VMware Engineer
4 46 (9.64%) Architect
5 45 (9.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 44 (9.22%) Server Engineer
7 37 (7.76%) Windows Engineer
8 34 (7.13%) Systems Engineer
9 31 (6.50%) Consultant
9 31 (6.50%) Wintel Engineer
10 23 (4.82%) Support Engineer
11 22 (4.61%) Administrator
11 22 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (3.98%) Technical Architect
13 18 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 18 (3.77%) IT Engineer
14 17 (3.56%) Integration Engineer
15 16 (3.35%) Infrastructure Support
16 13 (2.73%) VMware Consultant
17 12 (2.52%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.31%) LDAP
2 9 (1.89%) XML
3 8 (1.68%) Web Services
4 4 (0.84%) DOM
4 4 (0.84%) XSLT
5 3 (0.63%) JSON
5 3 (0.63%) JSP
5 3 (0.63%) Node.js
5 3 (0.63%) Servlets
5 3 (0.63%) Spring
6 2 (0.42%) .NET
6 2 (0.42%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.42%) Middleware
6 2 (0.42%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.21%) Flash
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.21%) Kafka
7 1 (0.21%) LAMP
7 1 (0.21%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.21%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 95 (19.92%) Data Centre
2 47 (9.85%) Clustering
3 33 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (6.71%) Fat Client
4 32 (6.71%) Thin Client
5 20 (4.19%) PKI
6 17 (3.56%) Management Information System
7 15 (3.14%) Private Cloud
8 14 (2.94%) User Experience
9 13 (2.73%) Replication
10 10 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.68%) CMDB
13 7 (1.47%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.26%) Reinsurance
14 6 (1.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 5 (1.05%) Blackberry
15 5 (1.05%) SCADA
16 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
17 3 (0.63%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 367 (76.94%) Windows
2 254 (53.25%) Windows Server
3 165 (34.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 126 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (23.69%) Linux
6 86 (18.03%) Windows 10
7 43 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (5.24%) Unix
9 20 (4.19%) Windows 7
10 10 (2.10%) CentOS
11 6 (1.26%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.84%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.63%) AIX
13 3 (0.63%) HPUX
13 3 (0.63%) Solaris
13 3 (0.63%) VMS
13 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (32.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 100 (20.96%) ITIL
3 98 (20.55%) Migration
4 52 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 29 (6.08%) DevOps
7 29 (6.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 27 (5.66%) High Availability
8 27 (5.66%) Storage Management
9 25 (5.24%) Configuration Management
10 23 (4.82%) Patch Management
11 21 (4.40%) Service Management
12 20 (4.19%) Server Building
12 20 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (3.98%) Server Virtualisation
13 19 (3.98%) Service Delivery
13 19 (3.98%) Virtual Environments
14 18 (3.77%) Incident Management
14 18 (3.77%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 154 (32.29%) PowerShell
2 70 (14.68%) SQL
3 27 (5.66%) Python
4 17 (3.56%) VBScript
5 16 (3.35%) Bash Shell
6 14 (2.94%) Java
7 9 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.89%) VB
8 8 (1.68%) C#
9 6 (1.26%) AWK
10 5 (1.05%) C
11 4 (0.84%) Perl
11 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.63%) Korn
13 2 (0.42%) sed
13 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.21%) Go
14 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (26.21%) Security Cleared
2 65 (13.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (12.58%) DV Cleared
3 60 (12.58%) SC Cleared
4 52 (10.90%) MCSE
5 41 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (6.50%) CCNA
7 30 (6.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (4.61%) MCSA
9 18 (3.77%) Degree
10 17 (3.56%) CCNP
11 15 (3.14%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (2.73%) HNC
12 13 (2.73%) MCP
13 12 (2.52%) CCA
13 12 (2.52%) VCP6
14 11 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.89%) MCITP
16 7 (1.47%) CISSP
16 7 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.77%) SLA
2 6 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.84%) NCSC
5 3 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.42%) GAMP
6 2 (0.42%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) NIST
7 1 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 290 (60.80%) Active Directory
2 278 (58.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (24.32%) vSphere
4 82 (17.19%) XenApp
5 81 (16.98%) Hyper-V
6 54 (11.32%) XenDesktop
7 42 (8.81%) VMware NSX
8 33 (6.92%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (5.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (5.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 19 (3.98%) DFS Replication
11 19 (3.98%) NFS
12 18 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (3.56%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (2.73%) vCloud
15 12 (2.52%) Shibboleth
16 8 (1.68%) Docker
16 8 (1.68%) Firmware
16 8 (1.68%) Terminal Services
16 8 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 114 (23.90%) SCCM
2 85 (17.82%) vCenter Server
3 44 (9.22%) SCOM
4 43 (9.01%) WSUS
5 39 (8.18%) Failover Clustering
6 35 (7.34%) Microsoft Clustering
7 32 (6.71%) vRealize
8 22 (4.61%) vMotion
9 19 (3.98%) Ansible
9 19 (3.98%) SCVMM
10 18 (3.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 17 (3.56%) Microsoft Intune
12 16 (3.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 12 (2.52%) NetBackup
13 12 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (2.31%) SCDPM
14 11 (2.31%) SCSM
15 10 (2.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 9 (1.89%) Backup Exec
17 8 (1.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 457 (95.81%) VMware
2 239 (50.10%) Microsoft
3 152 (31.87%) Citrix
4 93 (19.50%) Cisco
5 67 (14.05%) HP
6 63 (13.21%) NetApp
7 59 (12.37%) Red Hat
8 46 (9.64%) Dell
9 42 (8.81%) Oracle
10 33 (6.92%) EMC
11 25 (5.24%) CheckPoint
11 25 (5.24%) McAfee
12 20 (4.19%) Ivanti
13 19 (3.98%) Veeam
14 17 (3.56%) Nimble Storage
14 17 (3.56%) SolarWinds
15 15 (3.14%) Palo Alto
16 13 (2.73%) IBM
16 13 (2.73%) Symantec
17 12 (2.52%) Forcepoint