Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 446 345
Rank change year-on-year +24 -101 -63
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 532 422 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.48% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 3.95% 4.04% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 270 513
England median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
10th Percentile £245 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 16
England median hourly rate £45.46 £47.83 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +110.24% -39.33%
10th Percentile £18.68 £24.45 £20.49
90th Percentile £47.83 £52.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £47.83 £24.50
% change year-on-year -11.14% +95.22% -31.94%

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 13,467 10,441 12,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.41% 11.85% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,766 6,745 7,738
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +14.43%
10th Percentile £185 £175 £180
90th Percentile £625 £593 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 809 596 812
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.32 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.29 £45.00 £37.95
UK median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.23% - -0.87%

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 14 August 2018.

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 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 6 months to 14 August 2018. 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 +61 223 £419 -1.47% 38
South East -57 131 £400 +6.67% 30
North of England -8 54 £325 - 25
Midlands +30 52 £388 +3.33% 11
South West +28 51 £383 -12.39% 12
West Midlands +10 42 £350 +11.11% 7
North West -1 30 £350 +10.24% 11
East of England -11 20 £335 +26.42% 11
Yorkshire -24 17 £325 - 11
East Midlands +13 10 £388 -8.82% 4
North East -3 7 £263 -6.25% 3
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 504 (94.74%) VMware
2 433 (81.39%) Windows
3 314 (59.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 300 (56.39%) Active Directory
5 293 (55.08%) Windows Server
6 256 (48.12%) Microsoft
7 196 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 179 (33.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 160 (30.08%) SCCM
9 160 (30.08%) Linux
10 158 (29.70%) Citrix
11 133 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 123 (23.12%) PowerShell
13 117 (21.99%) vSphere
14 116 (21.80%) vCenter Server
15 113 (21.24%) Hyper-V
16 112 (21.05%) SAN
17 110 (20.68%) Finance
18 109 (20.49%) DNS
19 107 (20.11%) HP
20 104 (19.55%) Microsoft Azure
21 101 (18.98%) MS Exchange
22 99 (18.61%) Firewall
23 98 (18.42%) ITIL
23 98 (18.42%) SQL Server
23 98 (18.42%) NetApp
23 98 (18.42%) Windows 10
24 97 (18.23%) Cisco
24 97 (18.23%) Security Cleared
25 94 (17.67%) XenDesktop

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
1 101 (18.98%) MS Exchange
2 56 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (7.71%) Skype for Business
4 40 (7.52%) IIS
5 39 (7.33%) SharePoint
6 15 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (2.63%) OpenStack
8 13 (2.44%) JBoss
9 9 (1.69%) WildFly
10 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.94%) Apache
11 5 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.56%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.56%) SAS
14 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.38%) CMS
14 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 36 (6.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 104 (19.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (14.47%) Office 365
3 47 (8.83%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (5.08%) IaaS
5 19 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (3.38%) PaaS
7 11 (2.07%) SaaS
7 11 (2.07%) Yammer
8 7 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.56%) Akamai
9 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.56%) G Suite
9 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.56%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 112 (21.05%) SAN
2 109 (20.49%) DNS
3 99 (18.61%) Firewall
4 83 (15.60%) DHCP
5 52 (9.77%) LAN
6 43 (8.08%) WAN
7 37 (6.95%) NetScaler
8 34 (6.39%) TCP/IP
9 31 (5.83%) Skype
10 30 (5.64%) NAS
11 29 (5.45%) iSCSI
12 24 (4.51%) VLAN
13 20 (3.76%) Fibre Channel
14 19 (3.57%) VSAN
15 18 (3.38%) VPN
16 17 (3.20%) SSH
17 15 (2.82%) IPsec
18 13 (2.44%) Ethernet
19 9 (1.69%) SMTP
19 9 (1.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 21 (3.95%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.94%) MySQL
6 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.56%) Big Data
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (1.50%) MSI
2 7 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.75%) WiX
4 3 (0.56%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.38%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.38%) JIRA
5 2 (0.38%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.38%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.19%) FishEye
6 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.19%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
General
1 110 (20.68%) Finance
2 25 (4.70%) Banking
3 15 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.69%) Retail
5 8 (1.50%) Legal
6 7 (1.32%) Advertising
7 6 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.94%) Publishing
9 4 (0.75%) Law
10 3 (0.56%) Back Office
10 3 (0.56%) Marketing
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 116 (21.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (10.34%) Analyst
3 50 (9.40%) Server Engineer
4 49 (9.21%) VMware Engineer
5 41 (7.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 40 (7.52%) Architect
7 39 (7.33%) Support Engineer
8 37 (6.95%) Administrator
9 35 (6.58%) Windows Engineer
10 33 (6.20%) Consultant
11 26 (4.89%) Network Engineer
12 25 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
12 25 (4.70%) Citrix Engineer
12 25 (4.70%) Infrastructure Support
13 23 (4.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 21 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
15 19 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
15 19 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
15 19 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
16 18 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.02%) Middleware
2 29 (5.45%) Web Services
3 14 (2.63%) LDAP
4 11 (2.07%) .NET
5 10 (1.88%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.69%) REST
6 9 (1.69%) SailPoint
7 8 (1.50%) XML
8 5 (0.94%) Web Services Management
9 4 (0.75%) Angular 2
9 4 (0.75%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (0.75%) CSS
9 4 (0.75%) Dapper ORM
9 4 (0.75%) Entity Framework
9 4 (0.75%) HTML
9 4 (0.75%) MFC
9 4 (0.75%) WCF
9 4 (0.75%) WPF
9 4 (0.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (13.72%) Clustering
2 61 (11.47%) Data Centre
3 44 (8.27%) Fat Client
3 44 (8.27%) Thin Client
4 34 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.32%) Replication
6 20 (3.76%) PKI
7 11 (2.07%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.07%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.50%) CLARiiON
9 8 (1.50%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.32%) EMC VMAX
10 7 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.94%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 433 (81.39%) Windows
2 293 (55.08%) Windows Server
3 196 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 179 (33.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 160 (30.08%) Linux
6 98 (18.42%) Windows 10
7 72 (13.53%) Windows 7
8 65 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (9.77%) Unix
10 38 (7.14%) CentOS
10 38 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (4.14%) Solaris
12 10 (1.88%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.69%) AIX
13 9 (1.69%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.50%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.13%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.94%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 98 (18.42%) ITIL
3 74 (13.91%) Migration
4 37 (6.95%) DevOps
4 37 (6.95%) Service Delivery
4 37 (6.95%) Storage Management
5 35 (6.58%) Server Management
6 34 (6.39%) Virtual Environments
7 32 (6.02%) High Availability
8 26 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (4.70%) Network Load Balancing
9 25 (4.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 23 (4.32%) Configuration Management
11 22 (4.14%) Capacity Management
12 19 (3.57%) Load Balancing
12 19 (3.57%) Proactive Monitoring
13 18 (3.38%) Application Packaging
13 18 (3.38%) Patch Management
14 17 (3.20%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (3.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (23.12%) PowerShell
2 88 (16.54%) SQL
3 26 (4.89%) Python
4 16 (3.01%) Bash Shell
4 16 (3.01%) Java
4 16 (3.01%) Perl
5 14 (2.63%) C
5 14 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.63%) VBScript
6 7 (1.32%) AWK
6 7 (1.32%) sed
7 6 (1.13%) AppleScript
8 5 (0.94%) VB
9 4 (0.75%) C#
9 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.56%) Go
11 2 (0.38%) VBA
12 1 (0.19%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 97 (18.23%) Security Cleared
2 59 (11.09%) SC Cleared
3 45 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (7.52%) DV Cleared
5 37 (6.95%) MCSE
6 27 (5.08%) Citrix Certification
7 26 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (3.95%) Degree
10 18 (3.38%) CCA
11 15 (2.82%) CCNA
12 14 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.88%) MCSA
13 10 (1.88%) VCP6
14 9 (1.69%) CCNP
15 8 (1.50%) Novell Certification
16 7 (1.32%) AWS Certification
16 7 (1.32%) CCSA
16 7 (1.32%) CISM
16 7 (1.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.07%) SLA
2 4 (0.75%) GDPR
2 4 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.56%) GCP
3 3 (0.56%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.56%) QA
3 3 (0.56%) RMADS
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 314 (59.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 300 (56.39%) Active Directory
3 117 (21.99%) vSphere
4 113 (21.24%) Hyper-V
5 94 (17.67%) XenDesktop
6 81 (15.23%) XenApp
7 45 (8.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 45 (8.46%) XenServer
8 31 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (4.32%) NFS
10 22 (4.14%) DFS Replication
11 21 (3.95%) VMware NSX
12 17 (3.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (3.20%) VMware Workstation
13 13 (2.44%) Docker
13 13 (2.44%) Firmware
14 8 (1.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 8 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (1.32%) KVM
16 5 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 160 (30.08%) SCCM
2 116 (21.80%) vCenter Server
3 48 (9.02%) WSUS
4 47 (8.83%) SCOM
5 32 (6.02%) Microsoft Clustering
5 32 (6.02%) vRealize
6 29 (5.45%) McAfee ePO
6 29 (5.45%) NetBackup
7 25 (4.70%) Ansible
8 19 (3.57%) PowerCLI
9 18 (3.38%) Backup Exec
10 16 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (3.01%) vMotion
11 15 (2.82%) Puppet
11 15 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 14 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
13 13 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
13 13 (2.44%) XenMobile
14 12 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (2.07%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 504 (94.74%) VMware
2 256 (48.12%) Microsoft
3 158 (29.70%) Citrix
4 107 (20.11%) HP
5 98 (18.42%) NetApp
6 97 (18.23%) Cisco
7 66 (12.41%) EMC
8 58 (10.90%) Dell
9 49 (9.21%) McAfee
10 46 (8.65%) Red Hat
11 41 (7.71%) Splunk
12 39 (7.33%) Oracle
13 36 (6.77%) Veeam
14 34 (6.39%) IBM
15 33 (6.20%) Veritas
16 32 (6.02%) Ivanti
17 31 (5.83%) Symantec
18 23 (4.32%) Juniper
19 22 (4.14%) CheckPoint
20 21 (3.95%) CommVault