Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 405 427 356
Rank change year-on-year +22 -71 -47
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 539 502 660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.53% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 3.68% 4.18% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 301 445
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -4.46%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £260
90th Percentile £538 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 23
England median hourly rate £45.75 £47.83 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +47.17% -9.72%
10th Percentile £22.60 £17.00 £17.65
90th Percentile £47.15 £55.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £44.59 £46.42 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +42.82% -9.72%

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 14,640 12,013 12,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.37% 12.68% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,630 7,847 7,725
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £185 £162 £175
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 662 819
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.78 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.63% +8.24% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.48 £38.35
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.73 £15.63
% change year-on-year -4.33% +7.04% -2.34%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +20 205 £400 - 44
South East -69 130 £415 +7.10% 15
North of England +10 67 £363 +11.54% 37
Midlands +25 47 £350 -8.50% 10
East of England +15 45 £420 +40.00% 12
South West -5 44 £395 -9.71% 14
Yorkshire +12 31 £325 -10.34% 18
West Midlands -7 30 £363 -7.05% 8
North West -11 28 £450 +38.46% 17
East Midlands +22 17 £345 -8.00% 2
North East -3 8 £400 - 2
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 518 (96.10%) VMware
2 391 (72.54%) Windows
3 299 (55.47%) Active Directory
4 295 (54.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 263 (48.79%) Windows Server
6 231 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 177 (32.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 164 (30.43%) Linux
9 149 (27.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 142 (26.35%) PowerShell
11 140 (25.97%) Citrix
12 129 (23.93%) SCCM
13 126 (23.38%) vSphere
14 122 (22.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 117 (21.71%) DNS
16 115 (21.34%) MS Exchange
17 106 (19.67%) vCenter Server
18 105 (19.48%) Hyper-V
19 104 (19.29%) HP
20 96 (17.81%) SAN
21 95 (17.63%) Finance
22 94 (17.44%) Security Cleared
23 93 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
24 92 (17.07%) Firewall
24 92 (17.07%) NetApp
25 90 (16.70%) Cisco
26 83 (15.40%) ITIL
27 81 (15.03%) Office 365
27 81 (15.03%) Windows 10
28 78 (14.47%) 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
1 115 (21.34%) MS Exchange
2 54 (10.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (6.68%) SharePoint
4 33 (6.12%) Skype for Business
5 19 (3.53%) IIS
6 14 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (2.41%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.86%) Apache
8 10 (1.86%) JBoss
9 9 (1.67%) WildFly
10 8 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.30%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.74%) Confluence
12 4 (0.74%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.56%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (6.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) HipChat
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.56%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.19%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 93 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (15.03%) Office 365
3 52 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (4.82%) IaaS
5 15 (2.78%) PaaS
6 14 (2.60%) SaaS
7 13 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.11%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.11%) Yammer
10 3 (0.56%) Akamai
10 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 117 (21.71%) DNS
2 96 (17.81%) SAN
3 92 (17.07%) Firewall
4 76 (14.10%) DHCP
5 50 (9.28%) LAN
6 42 (7.79%) WAN
7 34 (6.31%) NetScaler
8 31 (5.75%) TCP/IP
9 28 (5.19%) VLAN
10 27 (5.01%) Skype
11 23 (4.27%) VPN
11 23 (4.27%) VSAN
12 22 (4.08%) iSCSI
13 21 (3.90%) NAS
14 15 (2.78%) SSH
15 10 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (1.86%) Wireless
16 9 (1.67%) SMTP
16 9 (1.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (3.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.93%) MySQL
8 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.37%) Big Data
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.19%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.19%) DB2
10 1 (0.19%) Firebird
10 1 (0.19%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.30%) JIRA
3 6 (1.11%) GitLab
4 5 (0.93%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.74%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.37%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.37%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.37%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.37%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.19%) FishEye
8 1 (0.19%) MSI
8 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.19%) Subversion
8 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 95 (17.63%) Finance
2 26 (4.82%) Banking
3 9 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.30%) Publishing
6 5 (0.93%) Law
6 5 (0.93%) Retail
7 4 (0.74%) Back Office
7 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.56%) Advertising
9 2 (0.37%) Legal
9 2 (0.37%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 108 (20.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (10.95%) VMware Engineer
3 54 (10.02%) Analyst
4 43 (7.98%) Architect
4 43 (7.98%) Consultant
5 42 (7.79%) Administrator
6 40 (7.42%) Support Engineer
7 37 (6.86%) Server Engineer
8 36 (6.68%) Infrastructure Support
9 30 (5.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 27 (5.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 27 (5.01%) Systems Administrator
11 26 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
12 25 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
13 24 (4.45%) Network Engineer
14 23 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
15 21 (3.90%) Integration Engineer
15 21 (3.90%) Support Analyst
16 19 (3.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.94%) Middleware
2 20 (3.71%) Web Services
3 19 (3.53%) LDAP
4 7 (1.30%) REST
4 7 (1.30%) SailPoint
5 6 (1.11%) .NET
6 5 (0.93%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.74%) SOAP
7 4 (0.74%) XML
8 3 (0.56%) LAMP
8 3 (0.56%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.37%) Web Services Management
9 2 (0.37%) XMPP
10 1 (0.19%) Flash
10 1 (0.19%) Kafka
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 1 (0.19%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.19%) Spring
10 1 (0.19%) WAP
10 1 (0.19%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 77 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 70 (12.99%) Clustering
3 30 (5.57%) Fat Client
3 30 (5.57%) Thin Client
4 24 (4.45%) Replication
5 18 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.34%) PKI
6 14 (2.60%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.04%) EMC VNX
7 11 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.48%) CLARiiON
10 8 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.11%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.74%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.74%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.74%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 391 (72.54%) Windows
2 263 (48.79%) Windows Server
3 177 (32.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 164 (30.43%) Linux
5 149 (27.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (15.03%) Windows 10
7 69 (12.80%) Windows 7
8 56 (10.39%) Unix
9 51 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (7.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (4.27%) CentOS
12 21 (3.90%) Solaris
13 12 (2.23%) AIX
14 8 (1.48%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.48%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.48%) Windows 8
15 7 (1.30%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.93%) Android
16 5 (0.93%) HPUX
16 5 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (22.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 83 (15.40%) ITIL
3 60 (11.13%) Migration
4 34 (6.31%) Server Management
5 28 (5.19%) Virtual Environments
6 27 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (4.82%) DevOps
7 26 (4.82%) High Availability
7 26 (4.82%) Storage Management
8 25 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (4.45%) Change Management
9 24 (4.45%) Network Load Balancing
10 20 (3.71%) Service Delivery
11 19 (3.53%) Capacity Management
11 19 (3.53%) Change Control
12 18 (3.34%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (2.97%) Load Balancing
13 16 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (2.78%) Patch Management
14 15 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (26.35%) PowerShell
2 65 (12.06%) SQL
3 30 (5.57%) Python
4 21 (3.90%) Perl
5 20 (3.71%) C
6 14 (2.60%) Java
7 13 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.67%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.30%) VB
10 6 (1.11%) AppleScript
11 5 (0.93%) VBScript
12 3 (0.56%) Go
12 3 (0.56%) VBA
13 2 (0.37%) AWK
13 2 (0.37%) sed
14 1 (0.19%) Korn
14 1 (0.19%) PHP
14 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (17.44%) Security Cleared
2 75 (13.91%) SC Cleared
3 52 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 35 (6.49%) MCSE
6 27 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (4.82%) CCNA
8 25 (4.64%) DV Cleared
9 24 (4.45%) Citrix Certification
10 19 (3.53%) Degree
11 13 (2.41%) CCNP
12 12 (2.23%) CCA
12 12 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (2.23%) MCP
13 11 (2.04%) MCSA
14 10 (1.86%) MCITP
15 9 (1.67%) VCAP
16 8 (1.48%) Novell Certification
17 7 (1.30%) VCP6
18 5 (0.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.86%) SLA
2 7 (1.30%) GDPR
3 6 (1.11%) QA
4 4 (0.74%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.56%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
7 1 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 299 (55.47%) Active Directory
2 295 (54.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (23.38%) vSphere
4 105 (19.48%) Hyper-V
5 78 (14.47%) XenDesktop
6 65 (12.06%) XenApp
7 29 (5.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 29 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (4.82%) VMware NSX
9 25 (4.64%) VMware Workstation
10 24 (4.45%) DFS Replication
10 24 (4.45%) XenServer
11 21 (3.90%) Firmware
12 19 (3.53%) NFS
13 17 (3.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (1.67%) Docker
16 8 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (1.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 5 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 129 (23.93%) SCCM
2 106 (19.67%) vCenter Server
3 61 (11.32%) SCOM
4 33 (6.12%) vRealize
5 29 (5.38%) Puppet
6 28 (5.19%) WSUS
7 27 (5.01%) Microsoft Clustering
8 26 (4.82%) PowerCLI
9 25 (4.64%) NetBackup
10 24 (4.45%) McAfee ePO
11 21 (3.90%) vMotion
12 16 (2.97%) Ansible
13 13 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
14 12 (2.23%) HP SIM
14 12 (2.23%) XenMobile
15 11 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
16 10 (1.86%) Backup Exec
16 10 (1.86%) OpenView
16 10 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 9 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 518 (96.10%) VMware
2 231 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 140 (25.97%) Citrix
4 104 (19.29%) HP
5 92 (17.07%) NetApp
6 90 (16.70%) Cisco
7 67 (12.43%) EMC
8 46 (8.53%) Dell
9 44 (8.16%) McAfee
10 43 (7.98%) Red Hat
11 37 (6.86%) Oracle
12 35 (6.49%) Veeam
13 34 (6.31%) IBM
14 30 (5.57%) Veritas
15 27 (5.01%) Ivanti
16 23 (4.27%) Splunk
16 23 (4.27%) Symantec
17 22 (4.08%) Juniper
17 22 (4.08%) SolarWinds
18 21 (3.90%) 3PAR