Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 205 260
Rank change year-on-year -17 +55 -65
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 163 151 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 1.00% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 6.66% 7.65% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 115 96
South East median daily rate £377 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +6.62%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £256
90th Percentile £500 £488 £450
England median daily rate £388 £381 £400
% change year-on-year +1.64% -4.69% +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £25.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.71% +12.22% -29.30%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.43 £18.05
90th Percentile £35.45 £32.28 £31.80
England median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +36.66% +1.45% +130.00%

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 2,446 1,975 2,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.92% 13.06% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,406 1,142 1,152
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +0.73%
10th Percentile £143 £193 £161
90th Percentile £563 £538 £500
England median daily rate £445 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +7.88% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 186 226
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.27 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.79 £48.27 £50.50
England median hourly rate £16.45 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.87% +4.19% -

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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
Thames Valley -10 65 £303 -24.38% 10
Hampshire -9 55 £413 +17.86% 2
Berkshire -10 40 £310 -22.50% 5
Surrey -18 30 £398 +1.92% 6
Oxfordshire - 18 £250 - 4
Buckinghamshire -39 8 £500 +17.65% 1
East Sussex - 6 £500 - 4
Kent -16 4 £338 +3.85% 4
West Sussex - 2 £100 -
Sussex - 1 £200 -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 145 (88.96%) Windows
2 141 (86.50%) VMware
3 103 (63.19%) Microsoft
4 90 (55.21%) Windows Server
5 83 (50.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (47.85%) Active Directory
7 72 (44.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 71 (43.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (40.49%) Citrix
10 65 (39.88%) PowerShell
11 62 (38.04%) Linux
12 47 (28.83%) Firewall
12 47 (28.83%) Hyper-V
13 43 (26.38%) NetApp
14 39 (23.93%) XenDesktop
15 37 (22.70%) DNS
16 36 (22.09%) NetBackup
17 35 (21.47%) Red Hat
18 34 (20.86%) Finance
19 33 (20.25%) SAN
20 32 (19.63%) SQL
21 31 (19.02%) Unix
21 31 (19.02%) XenServer
22 29 (17.79%) Skype for Business
23 28 (17.18%) NetScaler
23 28 (17.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 28 (17.18%) SQL Server
23 28 (17.18%) DHCP
23 28 (17.18%) Symantec
24 27 (16.56%) 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 29 (17.79%) Skype for Business
2 24 (14.72%) IIS
3 15 (9.20%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.29%) JBoss
4 7 (4.29%) OpenStack
4 7 (4.29%) WildFly
5 5 (3.07%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.84%) Apache
6 3 (1.84%) SAS
7 2 (1.23%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.82%) IaaS
1 16 (9.82%) PaaS
2 9 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.91%) Office 365
4 6 (3.68%) SaaS
5 3 (1.84%) HP Helion
6 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (28.83%) Firewall
2 37 (22.70%) DNS
3 33 (20.25%) SAN
4 28 (17.18%) DHCP
4 28 (17.18%) NetScaler
5 24 (14.72%) WAN
6 18 (11.04%) NAS
7 16 (9.82%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (9.20%) LAN
9 13 (7.98%) TCP/IP
10 12 (7.36%) SSH
11 8 (4.91%) VLAN
12 6 (3.68%) Network Security
12 6 (3.68%) VPN
13 5 (3.07%) HTTPS
14 4 (2.45%) CTI
14 4 (2.45%) HTTP
14 4 (2.45%) IPsec
14 4 (2.45%) RTP
14 4 (2.45%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.07%) DB2
3 5 (3.07%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.23%) MySQL
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MSI
2 4 (2.45%) JIRA
3 3 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.61%) GitLab
5 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.61%) Toad
5 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (20.86%) Finance
2 14 (8.59%) Legal
3 9 (5.52%) Banking
4 7 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.84%) Back Office
6 3 (1.84%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (14.72%) Architect
2 23 (14.11%) Designer
2 23 (14.11%) Solutions Designer
3 21 (12.88%) Analyst
4 18 (11.04%) Administrator
5 14 (8.59%) Wintel Engineer
6 13 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.98%) VMware Engineer
7 12 (7.36%) NetApp Engineer
7 12 (7.36%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (7.36%) Technical Architect
8 11 (6.75%) Storage Administrator
9 9 (5.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Solaris Administrator
10 7 (4.29%) Solaris Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Storage Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.82%) Web Services
2 13 (7.98%) Middleware
3 9 (5.52%) LDAP
4 4 (2.45%) .NET
4 4 (2.45%) JTAPI
4 4 (2.45%) RFC 2833
4 4 (2.45%) TAPI
5 2 (1.23%) CSS
6 1 (0.61%) Ajax
6 1 (0.61%) HTML
6 1 (0.61%) jQuery
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) Enterprise Storage
2 13 (7.98%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.13%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.29%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.07%) PKI
7 5 (3.07%) Private Cloud
7 5 (3.07%) SWIFT
7 5 (3.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (1.23%) Clustering
8 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) iPad
8 2 (1.23%) iPhone
8 2 (1.23%) Replication
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 145 (88.96%) Windows
2 90 (55.21%) Windows Server
3 83 (50.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (43.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (38.04%) Linux
6 31 (19.02%) Unix
7 28 (17.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (14.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (13.50%) Solaris
10 16 (9.82%) Windows 7
11 14 (8.59%) Windows Vista
12 11 (6.75%) Ubuntu
13 8 (4.91%) Windows 10
14 7 (4.29%) CentOS
14 7 (4.29%) Windows 8
15 5 (3.07%) AIX
15 5 (3.07%) Debian
15 5 (3.07%) SUSE
16 4 (2.45%) Apple iOS
16 4 (2.45%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.56%) TOGAF
2 24 (14.72%) ITIL
3 21 (12.88%) Change Management
4 20 (12.27%) Problem Management
5 18 (11.04%) Load Balancing
6 17 (10.43%) Performance Monitoring
7 15 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (9.20%) Migration
8 13 (7.98%) Incident Management
9 11 (6.75%) Service Delivery
10 10 (6.13%) Project Management
11 9 (5.52%) DevOps
12 8 (4.91%) Capacity Management
12 8 (4.91%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (4.91%) Patch Management
13 7 (4.29%) Proactive Management
14 6 (3.68%) Mobile Device Management
15 5 (3.07%) Asset Management
15 5 (3.07%) Performance Tuning
15 5 (3.07%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (39.88%) PowerShell
2 32 (19.63%) SQL
3 8 (4.91%) Java
4 6 (3.68%) Perl
4 6 (3.68%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.45%) VBScript
6 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.23%) Bourne shell
7 2 (1.23%) Python
8 1 (0.61%) C
8 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.61%) Korn
8 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (11.04%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.91%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.07%) Degree
6 4 (2.45%) A+ Certification
6 4 (2.45%) CCNA
6 4 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.45%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (2.45%) MCSE
6 4 (2.45%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.61%) CCA
9 1 (0.61%) CCENT
9 1 (0.61%) CCNP
9 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.61%) MCSA
9 1 (0.61%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.98%) SLA
2 8 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.45%) PA-DSS
3 4 (2.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 78 (47.85%) Active Directory
2 72 (44.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (28.83%) Hyper-V
4 39 (23.93%) XenDesktop
5 31 (19.02%) XenServer
6 27 (16.56%) vSphere
7 21 (12.88%) XenApp
8 16 (9.82%) NFS
9 15 (9.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (9.20%) Veritas File System
10 7 (4.29%) Docker
10 7 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (3.68%) KVM
12 5 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (2.45%) vCloud
14 2 (1.23%) iptables
14 2 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (1.23%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.61%) LXC
15 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (22.09%) NetBackup
2 19 (11.66%) vCenter Server
3 12 (7.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (6.75%) SCCM
5 8 (4.91%) vRealize
6 7 (4.29%) Ansible
6 7 (4.29%) Puppet
7 5 (3.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (3.07%) SCOM
8 4 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.84%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (1.84%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.84%) PowerCLI
9 3 (1.84%) SnapMirror
9 3 (1.84%) SnapVault
9 3 (1.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.23%) CloudForms
10 2 (1.23%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.23%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 141 (86.50%) VMware
2 103 (63.19%) Microsoft
3 66 (40.49%) Citrix
4 43 (26.38%) NetApp
5 35 (21.47%) Red Hat
6 28 (17.18%) Symantec
7 24 (14.72%) HP
8 23 (14.11%) Cisco
8 23 (14.11%) Oracle
9 21 (12.88%) Brocade
10 20 (12.27%) Veritas
11 18 (11.04%) EMC
12 16 (9.82%) McAfee
13 15 (9.20%) Lumension
14 8 (4.91%) IBM
14 8 (4.91%) Sun
15 7 (4.29%) Dell
16 6 (3.68%) Apple
17 5 (3.07%) Borland
17 5 (3.07%) Forcepoint