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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 307 278
Rank change year-on-year -88 -29  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 197 370 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.76% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 4.03% 6.16% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 272 284
Median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.26% +9.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £21.00 £18.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.95 £88.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £26.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year +7.24% -0.65%  

VMware ESXi is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4885 6004 5478
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.32% 12.32% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3144 3805 3133
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 424 579
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +30 85 £390 +4.00% 29
London -98 63 £425 - 12
Yorkshire +32 17 £325 -13.33% 10
North West -4 9 £350 -12.50% 9
East of England -21 8 £193 -45.00% 1
South West -15 7 £425 +23.63% 8
North East +64 4 - -
West Midlands +16 2 £375 +14.06% 3
East Midlands -16 2 £463 +20.91%
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 379 (88.76%) VMware
2 302 (70.73%) Windows
3 245 (57.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 174 (40.75%) Windows Server
5 170 (39.81%) Active Directory
6 157 (36.77%) Linux
7 140 (32.79%) Microsoft
8 133 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 125 (29.27%) DNS
10 119 (27.87%) SAN
11 116 (27.17%) Firewall
12 109 (25.53%) Citrix
13 99 (23.19%) Cisco
14 97 (22.72%) PowerShell
15 96 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 92 (21.55%) SQL
17 91 (21.31%) Security Cleared
18 88 (20.61%) Finance
19 81 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
20 77 (18.03%) SQL Server
21 74 (17.33%) Unix
21 74 (17.33%) vSphere
22 72 (16.86%) ITIL
22 72 (16.86%) Data Centre
23 66 (15.46%) Red Hat
24 63 (14.75%) SC Cleared
25 61 (14.29%) Hyper-V
25 61 (14.29%) HP
26 60 (14.05%) SCCM
27 59 (13.82%) MS Exchange

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 59 (13.82%) MS Exchange
2 46 (10.77%) Skype for Business
3 41 (9.60%) IIS
4 32 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (6.56%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (3.51%) JBoss
7 12 (2.81%) Apache
8 11 (2.58%) WildFly
9 9 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (2.11%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.64%) Confluence
11 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.17%) EPiServer
12 5 (1.17%) FileNet
12 5 (1.17%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.94%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.81%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.92%) Office 365
4 11 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (2.58%) IaaS
4 11 (2.58%) PaaS
5 6 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.70%) Heroku
6 3 (0.70%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.70%) SaaS
7 2 (0.47%) G Suite
7 2 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.23%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 125 (29.27%) DNS
2 119 (27.87%) SAN
3 116 (27.17%) Firewall
4 53 (12.41%) LDAP
5 42 (9.84%) DHCP
6 36 (8.43%) NAS
7 32 (7.49%) NetScaler
7 32 (7.49%) WAN
8 30 (7.03%) VPN
9 27 (6.32%) LAN
10 25 (5.85%) Network Security
11 23 (5.39%) IPsec
12 18 (4.22%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (4.22%) SSH
13 17 (3.98%) TCP/IP
13 17 (3.98%) VoIP
14 15 (3.51%) Skype
15 12 (2.81%) HTTP
15 12 (2.81%) SSL
16 10 (2.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.87%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.17%) DB2
8 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.47%) MySQL
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.23%) Big Data
10 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.23%) Impala
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.34%) JIRA
3 9 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.64%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.94%) Subversion
7 2 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.23%) MSI
8 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 88 (20.61%) Finance
2 23 (5.39%) Banking
3 20 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.98%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.75%) Legal
6 11 (2.58%) Back Office
7 10 (2.34%) Electronics
8 8 (1.87%) Marketing
9 7 (1.64%) Retail
10 4 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.94%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (13.58%) Analyst
2 47 (11.01%) VMware Engineer
3 45 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (8.20%) Architect
5 31 (7.26%) Administrator
6 27 (6.32%) Server Engineer
7 25 (5.85%) Systems Administrator
8 24 (5.62%) Windows Engineer
9 22 (5.15%) Consultant
10 21 (4.92%) Linux Administrator
10 21 (4.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 21 (4.92%) Support Engineer
11 20 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (4.68%) Systems Engineer
11 20 (4.68%) Wintel Engineer
12 19 (4.45%) Technical Analyst
13 17 (3.98%) Linux Engineer
13 17 (3.98%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 16 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 16 (3.75%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.26%) Web Services
2 15 (3.51%) Middleware
3 11 (2.58%) XML
4 6 (1.41%) REST
4 6 (1.41%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.17%) .NET
6 4 (0.94%) SOAP
7 3 (0.70%) COM
7 3 (0.70%) Java EE
7 3 (0.70%) SAML
8 2 (0.47%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.47%) CSS
8 2 (0.47%) Java SE
8 2 (0.47%) JSON
8 2 (0.47%) LAMP
9 1 (0.23%) Dojo
9 1 (0.23%) Flash
9 1 (0.23%) Kafka
9 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (16.86%) Data Centre
2 35 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 30 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.03%) Clustering
4 18 (4.22%) Replication
5 13 (3.04%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.34%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.34%) Private Cloud
6 10 (2.34%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.11%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 6 (1.41%) Spread Betting
11 5 (1.17%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (1.17%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.17%) Tandem
12 4 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 302 (70.73%) Windows
2 174 (40.75%) Windows Server
3 157 (36.77%) Linux
4 133 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 74 (17.33%) Unix
8 56 (13.11%) Windows 7
9 45 (10.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (7.96%) CentOS
11 33 (7.73%) Solaris
12 24 (5.62%) Ubuntu
13 17 (3.98%) SUSE
14 13 (3.04%) AIX
15 9 (2.11%) Windows 10
16 6 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (1.41%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (16.86%) ITIL
2 46 (10.77%) Configuration Management
3 41 (9.60%) Migration
4 39 (9.13%) DevOps
5 35 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (7.03%) Load Balancing
6 30 (7.03%) Server Building
7 29 (6.79%) Incident Management
8 24 (5.62%) TOGAF
9 23 (5.39%) Service Management
10 22 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (4.68%) Capacity Management
12 19 (4.45%) Data Protection
13 17 (3.98%) Problem Management
14 16 (3.75%) Change Management
14 16 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (3.51%) Network Design
16 14 (3.28%) Cybersecurity
16 14 (3.28%) Network Management
16 14 (3.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (22.72%) PowerShell
2 92 (21.55%) SQL
3 41 (9.60%) Bash Shell
4 22 (5.15%) Python
5 21 (4.92%) Perl
6 15 (3.51%) Java
7 12 (2.81%) VBScript
8 8 (1.87%) Korn
9 7 (1.64%) C
10 6 (1.41%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.17%) JCL
11 5 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.70%) C#
13 2 (0.47%) AppleScript
13 2 (0.47%) C++
13 2 (0.47%) VB
14 1 (0.23%) PHP
14 1 (0.23%) Ruby
14 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 63 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 37 (8.67%) Degree
4 33 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (5.85%) DV Cleared
6 24 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (3.51%) CCNP
9 15 (3.51%) MCSA
9 15 (3.51%) MCSE
10 13 (3.04%) MCITP
11 11 (2.58%) CCNA
12 8 (1.87%) JNCIA
12 8 (1.87%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.64%) CCDA
13 7 (1.64%) JNCIP
14 5 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.94%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.64%) SLA
2 6 (1.41%) GDPR
3 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.47%) PMO
7 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 245 (57.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 170 (39.81%) Active Directory
3 74 (17.33%) vSphere
4 61 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 45 (10.54%) XenDesktop
6 41 (9.60%) XenApp
7 37 (8.67%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (7.49%) XenServer
9 22 (5.15%) vCloud
10 21 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (4.92%) Virtual Desktop
11 20 (4.68%) KVM
12 17 (3.98%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (1.41%) BitLocker
14 6 (1.41%) Firmware
14 6 (1.41%) NFS
15 5 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (1.17%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 60 (14.05%) SCCM
2 54 (12.65%) vCenter Server
3 48 (11.24%) Puppet
4 27 (6.32%) NetBackup
5 26 (6.09%) Ansible
6 22 (5.15%) vMotion
7 20 (4.68%) vRealize
8 19 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (4.22%) Tivoli
10 17 (3.98%) yum
11 16 (3.75%) Netcool
11 16 (3.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 13 (3.04%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (2.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (2.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 10 (2.34%) WSUS
15 9 (2.11%) SCOM
16 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
17 6 (1.41%) Forum Sentry
17 6 (1.41%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 379 (88.76%) VMware
2 140 (32.79%) Microsoft
3 109 (25.53%) Citrix
4 99 (23.19%) Cisco
5 66 (15.46%) Red Hat
6 61 (14.29%) HP
7 52 (12.18%) NetApp
8 39 (9.13%) Dell
9 37 (8.67%) EMC
10 35 (8.20%) Veritas
11 33 (7.73%) Oracle
12 32 (7.49%) IBM
13 31 (7.26%) Symantec
14 27 (6.32%) Juniper
15 18 (4.22%) McAfee
16 16 (3.75%) F5
17 14 (3.28%) 3PAR
17 14 (3.28%) AppSense
17 14 (3.28%) Brocade
18 13 (3.04%) SolarWinds
North London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £485.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago