Period
to 29 September 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 September 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 318 384 414
Rank change year-on-year +66 +30 +45
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 159 473 565
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 4.20% 3.83% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 317 366
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £224
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £435 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +5.45% +6.45% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% - +4.44%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -25.53% +10.59% -1.17%

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 3,782 12,342 13,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.62% 15.63% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,396 8,283 9,068
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £225 £180 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 550 804
Median hourly rate £22.39 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +3.13% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.17 £10.52
90th Percentile £48.07 £47.85 £44.27
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +32.35% +6.25% -4.79%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +135 67 £425 -10.53% 3
South West +70 33 £450 -5.26% 3
South East +93 29 £475 +15.15% 26
North of England +85 11 £450 +39.53% 11
Yorkshire +79 9 £450 +28.57% 3
Midlands +40 9 £450 +22.45% 9
West Midlands +28 9 £450 +13.21% 8
East of England +86 8 £519 +33.01% 5
North West +52 1 - - 6
North East +43 1 £225 +28.57% 2
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 150 (94.34%) VMware
2 114 (71.70%) Windows
3 106 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (53.46%) Active Directory
5 60 (37.74%) Security Cleared
6 58 (36.48%) Windows Server
7 55 (34.59%) Microsoft
8 49 (30.82%) Linux
8 49 (30.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (27.67%) DNS
10 39 (24.53%) PowerShell
10 39 (24.53%) vSphere
10 39 (24.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 38 (23.90%) vCenter Server
12 37 (23.27%) SC Cleared
13 35 (22.01%) Cisco
13 35 (22.01%) Azure
14 34 (21.38%) Windows Server 2016
15 32 (20.13%) HP
16 31 (19.50%) Windows Server 2008
17 30 (18.87%) Dell
18 27 (16.98%) Ansible
19 26 (16.35%) VSAN
19 26 (16.35%) DHCP
19 26 (16.35%) Firewall
20 24 (15.09%) Citrix
20 24 (15.09%) Oracle
20 24 (15.09%) Hyper-V
21 23 (14.47%) VMware NSX
21 23 (14.47%) SAN

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 15 (9.43%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (8.18%) OpenStack
4 8 (5.03%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.77%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.14%) Confluence
6 5 (3.14%) GeoServer
7 3 (1.89%) Apache
7 3 (1.89%) CMS
7 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.26%) IIS
8 2 (1.26%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.63%) nginx
9 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.01%) Azure
2 21 (13.21%) Office 365
3 18 (11.32%) AWS
3 18 (11.32%) IaaS
4 12 (7.55%) GCP
4 12 (7.55%) PaaS
5 10 (6.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (5.03%) SaaS
7 7 (4.40%) GitHub
8 4 (2.52%) Mimecast
8 4 (2.52%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.89%) Datadog
10 2 (1.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (1.26%) Heroku
10 2 (1.26%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.26%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 44 (27.67%) DNS
2 26 (16.35%) DHCP
2 26 (16.35%) Firewall
2 26 (16.35%) VSAN
3 23 (14.47%) SAN
4 17 (10.69%) TCP/IP
5 14 (8.81%) VPN
6 12 (7.55%) WAN
7 10 (6.29%) Kerberos
7 10 (6.29%) LAN
8 8 (5.03%) iSCSI
8 8 (5.03%) Network Security
8 8 (5.03%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (3.14%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (3.14%) SNMP
10 4 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (2.52%) NAS
10 4 (2.52%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.52%) Software-Defined Networking
10 4 (2.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.29%) GIS
2 10 (6.29%) QGIS
3 8 (5.03%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (3.14%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.52%) MySQL
6 3 (1.89%) DB2
6 3 (1.89%) Spatial Data
7 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.63%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (8.81%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.55%) TeamCity
3 8 (5.03%) JIRA
4 7 (4.40%) Subversion
5 3 (1.89%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.26%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.63%) Serena SBM
General
1 23 (14.47%) Finance
2 11 (6.92%) Banking
3 6 (3.77%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.52%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Retail
5 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.26%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) International Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (17.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (13.84%) VMware Engineer
3 16 (10.06%) Analyst
4 13 (8.18%) Administrator
4 13 (8.18%) Architect
4 13 (8.18%) Integration Engineer
4 13 (8.18%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (7.55%) Consultant
6 11 (6.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (6.29%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 10 (6.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 7 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.14%) VMWare Administrator
10 5 (3.14%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (2.52%) DevOps Specialist
11 4 (2.52%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.55%) LDAP
2 11 (6.92%) PostGIS
3 7 (4.40%) JSON
3 7 (4.40%) Web Services
4 6 (3.77%) Middleware
5 4 (2.52%) Flash
6 2 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.26%) LAMP
6 2 (1.26%) OAuth
6 2 (1.26%) OAuth2
6 2 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.26%) SAML
6 2 (1.26%) Spine.js
6 2 (1.26%) XML
6 2 (1.26%) XMPP
6 2 (1.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.47%) Clustering
2 16 (10.06%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.29%) Replication
5 9 (5.66%) Private Cloud
6 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.77%) Fat Client
7 6 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (3.77%) Thin Client
8 5 (3.14%) User Experience
9 4 (2.52%) NHS
9 4 (2.52%) PKI
10 3 (1.89%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.26%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (1.26%) Derivative
11 2 (1.26%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.26%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.63%) Machine to Machine
12 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 114 (71.70%) Windows
2 58 (36.48%) Windows Server
3 49 (30.82%) Linux
3 49 (30.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (21.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 31 (19.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (11.95%) Windows 10
7 14 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (8.81%) Windows Server 2019
8 13 (8.18%) Ubuntu
9 11 (6.92%) Unix
10 10 (6.29%) CentOS
10 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (5.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 8 (5.03%) Solaris
13 6 (3.77%) Windows XP
14 4 (2.52%) Windows 7
14 4 (2.52%) Windows NT
15 3 (1.89%) AIX
16 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (13.21%) DevOps
3 18 (11.32%) High Availability
4 17 (10.69%) Migration
5 16 (10.06%) Load Balancing
6 14 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (8.18%) Infrastructure Automation
8 12 (7.55%) ITIL
9 11 (6.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (6.92%) Storage Management
10 10 (6.29%) Capacity Management
11 9 (5.66%) Change Management
11 9 (5.66%) Continuous Deployment
11 9 (5.66%) Data Protection
11 9 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (5.66%) Incident Management
11 9 (5.66%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 9 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (5.03%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.53%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.55%) Python
3 10 (6.29%) Java
4 8 (5.03%) C#
5 6 (3.77%) C
6 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.89%) Perl
6 3 (1.89%) SQL
7 2 (1.26%) Ruby
7 2 (1.26%) VBScript
8 1 (0.63%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (37.74%) Security Cleared
2 37 (23.27%) SC Cleared
3 22 (13.84%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.14%) MCSE
7 4 (2.52%) MCSA
8 3 (1.89%) CCNA
8 3 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.26%) Degree
9 2 (1.26%) MCITP
9 2 (1.26%) NCDA
10 1 (0.63%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.63%) CISSP
10 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.63%) MCTS
10 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.63%) RHCT
10 1 (0.63%) VCAP
10 1 (0.63%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) GDPR
2 2 (1.26%) NCSC
2 2 (1.26%) NIST
2 2 (1.26%) OASIS TOSCA
3 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (53.46%) Active Directory
3 39 (24.53%) vSphere
4 24 (15.09%) Hyper-V
5 23 (14.47%) VMware NSX
6 19 (11.95%) Docker
7 15 (9.43%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (8.18%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (5.66%) XenApp
10 7 (4.40%) NFS
11 6 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (3.77%) XenDesktop
12 5 (3.14%) GeoWebCache
13 4 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (1.89%) Terminal Server
14 3 (1.89%) vCloud
14 3 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (1.26%) DFS Replication
15 2 (1.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (1.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 38 (23.90%) vCenter Server
2 27 (16.98%) Ansible
3 21 (13.21%) Terraform
4 19 (11.95%) Kubernetes
5 17 (10.69%) Puppet
5 17 (10.69%) SCCM
6 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (8.18%) vMotion
8 12 (7.55%) vRealize
9 9 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (5.66%) WSUS
10 8 (5.03%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (4.40%) SCOM
12 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (2.52%) PowerCLI
13 4 (2.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
14 3 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 150 (94.34%) VMware
2 55 (34.59%) Microsoft
3 35 (22.01%) Cisco
4 32 (20.13%) HP
5 30 (18.87%) Dell
6 24 (15.09%) Citrix
6 24 (15.09%) Oracle
7 21 (13.21%) Red Hat
8 20 (12.58%) NetApp
8 20 (12.58%) Veeam
9 14 (8.81%) Juniper
10 11 (6.92%) EMC
11 10 (6.29%) ESRI
12 9 (5.66%) SolarWinds
13 7 (4.40%) 3PAR
13 7 (4.40%) Symantec
14 6 (3.77%) F5
14 6 (3.77%) IBM
14 6 (3.77%) SaltStack
15 5 (3.14%) EqualLogic