The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESXi
England / South East
Rank 215 202 234
Rank change year-on-year -13 +32  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 30 62 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.67% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 3.17% 4.82% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 53 27
Median daily rate £320 £258 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.27% -37.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £358 £400
% change year-on-year -9.09% -10.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £13.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year +12.24% +45.61%  

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 947 1287 1245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.07% 13.96% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 798 631
Median daily rate £375 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 99 127
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +30.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESXi in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the South East

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the South East

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the South East

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Berkshire +17 10 £314 +23.03% 2
Hampshire +13 10 £320 -8.57% 2
West Sussex +4 4 £400 +45.45%
Surrey -14 3 £350 +34.61% 1
Kent +5 1 £400 -5.88%
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £425 -
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 South East region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 72 (90.00%) VMware
2 68 (85.00%) Windows
3 51 (63.75%) Windows Server
4 43 (53.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (52.50%) PowerShell
6 41 (51.25%) Microsoft
7 37 (46.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (38.75%) vSphere
9 30 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (33.75%) Citrix
11 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
12 24 (30.00%) Linux
13 22 (27.50%) Hyper-V
14 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
15 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
15 19 (23.75%) NetScaler
16 18 (22.50%) XenServer
17 17 (21.25%) XenDesktop
17 17 (21.25%) Firewall
18 16 (20.00%) MS Exchange
18 16 (20.00%) Skype for Business
19 14 (17.50%) TOGAF
19 14 (17.50%) Cisco
19 14 (17.50%) HP
19 14 (17.50%) ITIL
20 13 (16.25%) Finance
20 13 (16.25%) Exchange Server 2010
21 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
22 11 (13.75%) NetApp
22 11 (13.75%) SQL Server

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 16 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 16 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 13 (16.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.50%) IIS
5 2 (2.50%) JBoss
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.25%) Confluence
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Office 365
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.25%) IaaS
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) NetScaler
2 17 (21.25%) Firewall
3 11 (13.75%) DNS
4 8 (10.00%) SAN
5 6 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (7.50%) VPN
6 5 (6.25%) DHCP
7 4 (5.00%) VLAN
8 3 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.75%) FTP
8 3 (3.75%) Internet
8 3 (3.75%) NAS
8 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.75%) VoIP
8 3 (3.75%) WAN
9 2 (2.50%) LAN
9 2 (2.50%) MPLS
9 2 (2.50%) SMTP
9 2 (2.50%) SSL
9 2 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.00%) DB2
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.00%) JIRA
1 4 (5.00%) Subversion
2 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.75%) MSI
3 2 (2.50%) Metasploit
3 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.75%) Electronics
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Military
5 1 (1.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Wintel Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Designer
2 11 (13.75%) Server Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Solutions Designer
3 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (6.25%) Linux Support
6 5 (6.25%) Linux Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
7 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.75%) Administrator
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) CSS
2 3 (3.75%) Middleware
3 2 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (2.50%) Java EE
3 2 (2.50%) LAMP
3 2 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (1.25%) .NET
4 1 (1.25%) Ajax
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.25%) jQuery
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Clustering
2 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.00%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (85.00%) Windows
2 51 (63.75%) Windows Server
3 43 (53.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (46.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (30.00%) Linux
6 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (11.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (8.75%) SUSE
8 7 (8.75%) Unix
9 6 (7.50%) AIX
10 3 (3.75%) CentOS
10 3 (3.75%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.50%) Debian
11 2 (2.50%) Solaris
11 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) ITIL
1 14 (17.50%) TOGAF
2 11 (13.75%) Software Deployment
3 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (7.50%) Change Management
3 6 (7.50%) Service Management
4 5 (6.25%) DevOps
4 5 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (5.00%) Migration
6 3 (3.75%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (3.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (3.75%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.75%) Network Design
6 3 (3.75%) Network Management
6 3 (3.75%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.50%) Server Building
7 2 (2.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (52.50%) PowerShell
2 9 (11.25%) SQL
3 5 (6.25%) Python
4 4 (5.00%) VBScript
5 3 (3.75%) C
5 3 (3.75%) Perl
6 2 (2.50%) C#
6 2 (2.50%) Java
7 1 (1.25%) C++
7 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.00%) MCTS
4 4 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.75%) MCITP
5 3 (3.75%) MCSA
6 2 (2.50%) CCNP
6 2 (2.50%) Degree
6 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.50%) MCSE
7 1 (1.25%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.25%) CCNA
7 1 (1.25%) CEH
7 1 (1.25%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.25%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.25%) MCDST
7 1 (1.25%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) GDPR
2 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) PMO
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (38.75%) vSphere
2 30 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 22 (27.50%) Hyper-V
5 18 (22.50%) XenServer
6 17 (21.25%) XenDesktop
7 6 (7.50%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (3.75%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (2.50%) Docker
10 2 (2.50%) Terminal Server
10 2 (2.50%) XenApp
11 1 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.25%) Firmware
11 1 (1.25%) KVM
11 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.25%) vCloud
11 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (3.75%) Puppet
1 3 (3.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (3.75%) vMotion
2 2 (2.50%) Ansible
2 2 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.50%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.50%) WSUS
3 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.25%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.25%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.25%) SCOM
3 1 (1.25%) WMI
3 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 72 (90.00%) VMware
2 41 (51.25%) Microsoft
3 27 (33.75%) Citrix
4 14 (17.50%) Cisco
4 14 (17.50%) HP
5 11 (13.75%) NetApp
6 7 (8.75%) Red Hat
7 6 (7.50%) Oracle
8 5 (6.25%) IBM
9 4 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.00%) SAP
10 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.75%) EMC
11 2 (2.50%) Dell
11 2 (2.50%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.50%) Juniper
11 2 (2.50%) Lumension
11 2 (2.50%) Symantec
12 1 (1.25%) CommVault
12 1 (1.25%) Genesys
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