Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 247 217
Rank change year-on-year +46 -30 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 190 132 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.13% 0.79% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 7.72% 6.15% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 90 130
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £250 £289 £263
90th Percentile £456 £488 £488
England median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +7.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £25.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.71% +12.22% -55.00%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.43 £18.05
90th Percentile £131.00 £32.28 £31.80
England median hourly rate £47.83 £33.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +41.72% -7.53% +92.11%

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2460 2148 2211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.62% 12.92% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1463 1271 1212
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +3.32%
10th Percentile £143 £180 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £490
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 184 254
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +14.75%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.26 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.96 £39.70
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the South East

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +18 74 £310 -22.50% 4
Hampshire +11 54 £408 +8.67% 6
Berkshire +17 47 £310 -22.50% 2
Surrey +9 47 £375 -10.71% 4
Oxfordshire +23 17 £263 +5.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -26 11 £400 -5.88%
Kent -12 6 £365 +12.31%
West Sussex -1 5 £219 -
Sussex - 2 £200 -
East Sussex - 2 - -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 161 (84.74%) Windows
2 158 (83.16%) VMware
3 122 (64.21%) Microsoft
4 90 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 90 (47.37%) Windows Server
5 86 (45.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 80 (42.11%) Active Directory
7 79 (41.58%) Linux
8 72 (37.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (37.37%) PowerShell
9 71 (37.37%) Citrix
10 55 (28.95%) NetApp
11 52 (27.37%) Finance
12 51 (26.84%) NetBackup
13 50 (26.32%) SAN
14 49 (25.79%) Hyper-V
15 48 (25.26%) Red Hat
16 46 (24.21%) Firewall
17 45 (23.68%) Unix
18 41 (21.58%) DNS
18 41 (21.58%) XenDesktop
19 40 (21.05%) Symantec
20 37 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 34 (17.89%) Veritas
22 33 (17.37%) SQL Server
22 33 (17.37%) XenServer
23 32 (16.84%) Skype for Business
23 32 (16.84%) NetScaler
23 32 (16.84%) SQL
23 32 (16.84%) TOGAF

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring 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 32 (16.84%) Skype for Business
2 26 (13.68%) IIS
3 17 (8.95%) MS Exchange
4 11 (5.79%) JBoss
4 11 (5.79%) WildFly
5 7 (3.68%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.11%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.58%) Apache
7 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.58%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.58%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.58%) SAS
7 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.89%) IaaS
1 15 (7.89%) PaaS
2 10 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.74%) Office 365
4 3 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.58%) HP Helion
5 2 (1.05%) SaaS
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.53%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (26.32%) SAN
2 46 (24.21%) Firewall
3 41 (21.58%) DNS
4 32 (16.84%) NetScaler
5 31 (16.32%) DHCP
6 27 (14.21%) NAS
7 25 (13.16%) Fibre Channel
8 19 (10.00%) WAN
9 16 (8.42%) SSH
10 15 (7.89%) LAN
11 14 (7.37%) TCP/IP
12 13 (6.84%) LDAP
13 9 (4.74%) Network Security
14 7 (3.68%) VLAN
14 7 (3.68%) VPN
15 5 (2.63%) HTTPS
15 5 (2.63%) IPsec
15 5 (2.63%) VoIP
16 4 (2.11%) HTTP
16 4 (2.11%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.63%) DB2
3 5 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.05%) MySQL
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.16%) MSI
2 5 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.11%) GitLab
3 4 (2.11%) JIRA
3 4 (2.11%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (27.37%) Finance
2 26 (13.68%) Legal
3 15 (7.89%) Banking
4 12 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.11%) Retail
7 3 (1.58%) Back Office
8 2 (1.05%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (15.79%) Architect
2 27 (14.21%) Analyst
3 23 (12.11%) Designer
3 23 (12.11%) Solutions Designer
4 21 (11.05%) NetApp Engineer
5 17 (8.95%) VMware Engineer
6 16 (8.42%) Administrator
7 14 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (5.79%) Storage Administrator
8 11 (5.79%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (5.26%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.74%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.74%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (3.68%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 7 (3.68%) Technical Specialist
12 7 (3.68%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.58%) Web Services
2 17 (8.95%) Middleware
3 4 (2.11%) JTAPI
3 4 (2.11%) RFC 2833
3 4 (2.11%) TAPI
4 3 (1.58%) .NET
5 2 (1.05%) CSS
6 1 (0.53%) Ajax
6 1 (0.53%) HTML
6 1 (0.53%) jQuery
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.16%) Enterprise Storage
2 16 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.79%) Client/Server
4 10 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.63%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.63%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (2.11%) Clustering
8 4 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.11%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (2.11%) Replication
9 3 (1.58%) iPad
9 3 (1.58%) iPhone
10 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.05%) NHS
11 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 161 (84.74%) Windows
2 90 (47.37%) Windows Server
2 90 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (41.58%) Linux
4 72 (37.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (23.68%) Unix
6 37 (19.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (16.32%) Solaris
8 28 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (8.95%) Windows 7
10 12 (6.32%) Ubuntu
11 10 (5.26%) CentOS
11 10 (5.26%) Windows 10
12 8 (4.21%) Debian
12 8 (4.21%) Windows 8
12 8 (4.21%) Windows Vista
13 5 (2.63%) AIX
14 4 (2.11%) Apple iOS
14 4 (2.11%) Fedora
14 4 (2.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.84%) TOGAF
2 28 (14.74%) Load Balancing
3 27 (14.21%) Migration
4 26 (13.68%) ITIL
5 25 (13.16%) Performance Monitoring
6 23 (12.11%) Change Management
7 20 (10.53%) Problem Management
8 16 (8.42%) Incident Management
9 15 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (6.84%) Capacity Management
11 11 (5.79%) Project Management
11 11 (5.79%) Service Delivery
12 10 (5.26%) DevOps
13 8 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (4.21%) Patch Management
14 7 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (3.68%) Configuration Management
14 7 (3.68%) Mobile Device Management
14 7 (3.68%) Proactive Management
15 6 (3.16%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (37.37%) PowerShell
2 32 (16.84%) SQL
3 12 (6.32%) Java
4 8 (4.21%) Perl
5 7 (3.68%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.68%) Python
6 5 (2.63%) VBScript
7 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.53%) C
8 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.53%) Korn
8 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.68%) Degree
6 5 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.11%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.11%) CCNA
7 4 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (2.11%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (2.11%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (1.05%) CCENT
8 2 (1.05%) CCNP
8 2 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.05%) MCSA
8 2 (1.05%) MCSE
8 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.53%) CCA
9 1 (0.53%) CCIP
9 1 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.37%) SLA
2 8 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.11%) PA-DSS
3 4 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 86 (45.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 49 (25.79%) Hyper-V
4 41 (21.58%) XenDesktop
5 33 (17.37%) XenServer
6 29 (15.26%) vSphere
7 25 (13.16%) NFS
8 24 (12.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 24 (12.63%) Veritas File System
9 19 (10.00%) XenApp
10 8 (4.21%) Docker
10 8 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (3.16%) KVM
11 6 (3.16%) VMware NSX
12 4 (2.11%) LXC
12 4 (2.11%) vCloud
12 4 (2.11%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (1.05%) iptables
14 2 (1.05%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 51 (26.84%) NetBackup
2 27 (14.21%) vCenter Server
3 21 (11.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (7.37%) Ansible
5 13 (6.84%) SCCM
6 10 (5.26%) vRealize
7 6 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (3.16%) PowerCLI
7 6 (3.16%) Puppet
8 5 (2.63%) SCOM
9 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.58%) SnapMirror
9 3 (1.58%) SnapVault
9 3 (1.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.58%) vMotion
10 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.05%) CloudForms
10 2 (1.05%) Unicenter
10 2 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 158 (83.16%) VMware
2 122 (64.21%) Microsoft
3 71 (37.37%) Citrix
4 55 (28.95%) NetApp
5 48 (25.26%) Red Hat
6 40 (21.05%) Symantec
7 34 (17.89%) Veritas
8 30 (15.79%) Brocade
8 30 (15.79%) Cisco
9 28 (14.74%) HP
10 27 (14.21%) EMC
11 18 (9.47%) Oracle
12 15 (7.89%) McAfee
13 10 (5.26%) IBM
14 9 (4.74%) Lumension
15 8 (4.21%) Dell
15 8 (4.21%) Sun
16 7 (3.68%) Apple
17 6 (3.16%) CheckPoint
18 5 (2.63%) Forcepoint