Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 319 371 426
Rank change year-on-year +52 +55 +28
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 298 299 481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.58% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 4.77% 3.72% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 224 341
10th Percentile £300 £270 £250
25th Percentile £378 £324 £340
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £413
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £513
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 21
10th Percentile £47.38 £21.18 £22.92
25th Percentile £49.06 £34.65 £41.96
Median hourly rate £51.00 £45.63 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.77% +1.39% -4.50%
75th Percentile £53.00 £47.83 £48.75
90th Percentile " £54.15 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £51.00 £47.83 £44.50
% change year-on-year +6.63% +7.48% -0.21%

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 6,241 8,045 13,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.68% 15.59% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,317 5,475 9,262
10th Percentile £225 £170 £193
25th Percentile £363 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £569 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 425 566
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.25 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.07 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.55 £16.50 £16.21
Median % change year-on-year +12.42% +1.80% +2.19%
75th Percentile £40.00 £21.00 £24.19
90th Percentile £58.00 £42.98 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year +17.65% +5.57% +1.53%

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 20 April 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
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 20 April 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 -10 104 £475 +11.76% 20
South East +82 62 £443 +4.24% 17
North of England +53 51 £413 +10.00% 12
Yorkshire +46 31 £450 - 4
East of England +47 28 £523 +70.83% 6
South West +30 23 £425 -15.00% 17
Midlands +29 20 £375 +21.95% 15
North West +9 16 £363 +11.54% 6
West Midlands +15 13 £375 -11.76% 11
East Midlands +21 7 £375 +29.20% 4
North East +33 4 £400 +10.34% 2
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (88.93%) VMware
2 199 (66.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (58.05%) Windows
4 122 (40.94%) Active Directory
5 109 (36.58%) Security Cleared
6 106 (35.57%) Windows Server
7 99 (33.22%) Microsoft
8 84 (28.19%) vCenter Server
9 80 (26.85%) PowerShell
10 78 (26.17%) SC Cleared
10 78 (26.17%) Cisco
10 78 (26.17%) Linux
11 74 (24.83%) Data Centre
12 70 (23.49%) DNS
13 68 (22.82%) vSphere
14 62 (20.81%) Red Hat
15 61 (20.47%) Dell
15 61 (20.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 61 (20.47%) vRealize
16 57 (19.13%) Citrix
17 56 (18.79%) Azure
18 55 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
19 54 (18.12%) Finance
20 51 (17.11%) DHCP
21 48 (16.11%) SCCM
22 47 (15.77%) ITIL
23 45 (15.10%) AWS
23 45 (15.10%) Windows 10
24 44 (14.77%) Windows Server 2008
24 44 (14.77%) VMware NSX

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 35 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.38%) OpenStack
3 16 (5.37%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.69%) Confluence
5 10 (3.36%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.02%) IIS
7 7 (2.35%) MS Project Server
8 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.01%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.34%) Mule
10 3 (1.01%) Apache
10 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.01%) SAS
11 2 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.67%) Drupal
11 2 (0.67%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.67%) WordPress
12 1 (0.34%) JBoss
12 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.68%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (18.79%) Azure
2 45 (15.10%) AWS
3 33 (11.07%) Microsoft 365
4 24 (8.05%) IaaS
5 16 (5.37%) GCP
6 9 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.68%) SaaS
8 7 (2.35%) GitHub
8 7 (2.35%) PaaS
9 5 (1.68%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.34%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.67%) Serverless
13 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (23.49%) DNS
2 51 (17.11%) DHCP
3 42 (14.09%) Firewall
3 42 (14.09%) VSAN
4 34 (11.41%) SAN
5 26 (8.72%) WAN
6 25 (8.39%) TCP/IP
7 21 (7.05%) LAN
8 19 (6.38%) Software-Defined Networking
9 18 (6.04%) 3GPP
9 18 (6.04%) SGSN
9 18 (6.04%) VPN
10 17 (5.70%) NetScaler
11 11 (3.69%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (3.36%) NAS
13 9 (3.02%) Kerberos
13 9 (3.02%) Wireless
14 8 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (2.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.02%) DB2
3 5 (1.68%) MySQL
3 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.69%) JIRA
2 7 (2.35%) MSI
3 6 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.01%) Subversion
4 5 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.68%) Hudson
4 5 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.68%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.34%) Serena SBM
6 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.67%) GitLab
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.34%) Ant
7 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.34%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.34%) Maven
7 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 54 (18.12%) Finance
2 28 (9.40%) Banking
3 12 (4.03%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.68%) Publishing
5 5 (1.68%) Retail
6 4 (1.34%) Back Office
7 3 (1.01%) Front Office
7 3 (1.01%) International Banking
7 3 (1.01%) Legal
8 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (21.14%) VMware Engineer
2 48 (16.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (12.08%) Architect
3 36 (12.08%) Cloud Engineer
4 26 (8.72%) Infrastructure Architect
5 20 (6.71%) Consultant
6 18 (6.04%) Administrator
6 18 (6.04%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 15 (5.03%) Windows Engineer
8 14 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.36%) Server Engineer
10 12 (4.03%) Analyst
10 12 (4.03%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 11 (3.69%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (3.69%) Wintel Engineer
12 10 (3.36%) Build Engineer
12 10 (3.36%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.36%) VMWare Administrator
13 9 (3.02%) Citrix Engineer
14 8 (2.68%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.39%) XML
2 24 (8.05%) JSON
3 18 (6.04%) Spine.js
3 18 (6.04%) YAML
4 9 (3.02%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (2.01%) LDAP
6 2 (0.67%) Flash
6 2 (0.67%) Middleware
7 1 (0.34%) .NET
7 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (0.34%) HTML
7 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 74 (24.83%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.39%) Clustering
3 18 (6.04%) Derivative
4 14 (4.70%) Private Cloud
5 13 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.69%) Cloud Native
7 9 (3.02%) PKI
8 8 (2.68%) Replication
9 7 (2.35%) EMC VNX
9 7 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.34%) User Experience
10 4 (1.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (1.01%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.01%) Fibre Optics
11 3 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
11 3 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.67%) PMI
12 2 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 173 (58.05%) Windows
2 106 (35.57%) Windows Server
3 78 (26.17%) Linux
4 55 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (15.10%) Windows 10
6 44 (14.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (13.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 31 (10.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (9.40%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (5.37%) Windows 7
11 14 (4.70%) Unix
11 14 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (3.69%) Ubuntu
13 8 (2.68%) Solaris
14 6 (2.01%) CentOS
14 6 (2.01%) SUSE
15 5 (1.68%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.68%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 47 (15.77%) ITIL
3 32 (10.74%) Migration
4 21 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (6.71%) Change Management
6 19 (6.38%) Converged Infrastructure
6 19 (6.38%) High Availability
6 19 (6.38%) Open Source
7 17 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (5.70%) Load Balancing
7 17 (5.70%) Storage Management
8 16 (5.37%) DevOps
8 16 (5.37%) Virtual Environments
9 15 (5.03%) Project Management
10 14 (4.70%) Project Delivery
10 14 (4.70%) Security Hardening
10 14 (4.70%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 13 (4.36%) Data Protection
11 13 (4.36%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.36%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (26.85%) PowerShell
2 24 (8.05%) Python
2 24 (8.05%) SQL
3 10 (3.36%) Java
4 9 (3.02%) Ruby
5 8 (2.68%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.01%) VBScript
7 5 (1.68%) C
8 4 (1.34%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.34%) Go
8 4 (1.34%) Perl
9 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.34%) C#
11 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (36.58%) Security Cleared
2 78 (26.17%) SC Cleared
3 30 (10.07%) DV Cleared
4 25 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.04%) MCSE
6 15 (5.03%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (4.03%) CCNA
9 10 (3.36%) Degree
10 9 (3.02%) RHCA
10 9 (3.02%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (2.01%) MCITP
11 6 (2.01%) MCSA
12 5 (1.68%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.68%) VCP6
13 4 (1.34%) CCNP
14 3 (1.01%) CCA
14 3 (1.01%) CCDA
14 3 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.04%) OASIS TOSCA
2 11 (3.69%) SLA
3 9 (3.02%) GDPR
4 6 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.01%) QA
6 2 (0.67%) NCSC
6 2 (0.67%) SEPA
7 1 (0.34%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 199 (66.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (40.94%) Active Directory
3 68 (22.82%) vSphere
4 44 (14.77%) VMware NSX
5 33 (11.07%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (9.40%) Docker
7 27 (9.06%) Hyper-V
8 18 (6.04%) KVM
8 18 (6.04%) LXC
8 18 (6.04%) XenApp
9 16 (5.37%) NFS
10 10 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (3.36%) VMFS
11 9 (3.02%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (2.35%) Firmware
12 7 (2.35%) XenDesktop
13 6 (2.01%) DFS Replication
13 6 (2.01%) vCloud
14 5 (1.68%) UAG
Systems Management
1 84 (28.19%) vCenter Server
2 61 (20.47%) vRealize
3 48 (16.11%) SCCM
4 36 (12.08%) Ansible
5 32 (10.74%) Kubernetes
6 26 (8.72%) Terraform
7 20 (6.71%) Grafana
7 20 (6.71%) Prometheus
8 18 (6.04%) Cloudify
8 18 (6.04%) Docker Swarm
8 18 (6.04%) Juju
8 18 (6.04%) PowerCLI
9 17 (5.70%) WSUS
10 16 (5.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 13 (4.36%) vMotion
12 11 (3.69%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Intune
14 9 (3.02%) SCOM
15 8 (2.68%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 265 (88.93%) VMware
2 99 (33.22%) Microsoft
3 78 (26.17%) Cisco
4 62 (20.81%) Red Hat
5 61 (20.47%) Dell
6 57 (19.13%) Citrix
7 41 (13.76%) Juniper
8 31 (10.40%) HP
9 25 (8.39%) EMC
9 25 (8.39%) IBM
10 23 (7.72%) Oracle
11 18 (6.04%) Ericsson
11 18 (6.04%) Mirantis
11 18 (6.04%) NetApp
11 18 (6.04%) Veeam
12 14 (4.70%) McAfee
13 12 (4.03%) Ivanti
14 10 (3.36%) Symantec
15 9 (3.02%) Fortinet
16 8 (2.68%) Veritas