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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 179 162
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 89 85 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.15% 0.95% 1.10%
As % of the System Software category 9.14% 7.24% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 62 57
Median daily rate £395 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £291 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £486 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.39% +39.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.04 £26.75
% change year-on-year -9.78% +16.02%  

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 974 1174 1234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.61% 13.18% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 1127 1171
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 167 189
Median hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.08% +13.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £12.15 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.58 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
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 29 June 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
Hampshire +2 32 £400 +6.66% 4
Surrey +14 19 £375 -11.76% 10
Buckinghamshire -4 16 £400 - 1
Berkshire +11 12 £388 +5.44% 6
Kent 0 8 £338 +3.05%
West Sussex +18 2 £365 -11.51% 2
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 124 (83.78%) VMware
2 98 (66.22%) Windows
3 76 (51.35%) Microsoft
4 73 (49.32%) Active Directory
5 70 (47.30%) Windows Server
6 69 (46.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 67 (45.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (39.86%) PowerShell
9 57 (38.51%) Citrix
9 57 (38.51%) Linux
10 52 (35.14%) SAN
11 45 (30.41%) Firewall
12 40 (27.03%) SQL Server
13 37 (25.00%) SQL
13 37 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 35 (23.65%) MS Exchange
15 34 (22.97%) Cisco
16 32 (21.62%) Security Cleared
17 31 (20.95%) ITIL
17 31 (20.95%) Finance
18 30 (20.27%) Skype for Business
19 29 (19.59%) Veritas
20 28 (18.92%) Unix
20 28 (18.92%) vSphere
21 27 (18.24%) NetApp
22 25 (16.89%) Solaris
22 25 (16.89%) Clustering
22 25 (16.89%) Hyper-V
23 23 (15.54%) DNS
24 22 (14.86%) Red Hat

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 35 (23.65%) MS Exchange
2 30 (20.27%) Skype for Business
3 19 (12.84%) IIS
4 17 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (7.43%) JBoss
6 9 (6.08%) WildFly
7 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.38%) Apache
8 5 (3.38%) EPiServer
8 5 (3.38%) FileNet
9 4 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
10 3 (2.03%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.76%) IaaS
2 8 (5.41%) PaaS
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.70%) Office 365
6 2 (1.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.68%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (35.14%) SAN
2 45 (30.41%) Firewall
3 23 (15.54%) DNS
4 22 (14.86%) NetScaler
5 20 (13.51%) NAS
6 15 (10.14%) IPsec
7 10 (6.76%) LDAP
8 9 (6.08%) SSH
8 9 (6.08%) VoIP
9 8 (5.41%) Skype
10 6 (4.05%) DHCP
10 6 (4.05%) Network Security
11 5 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.38%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (3.38%) HTTPS
11 5 (3.38%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (3.38%) TCP/IP
12 4 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.70%) VPN
12 4 (2.70%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.35%) DB2
3 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.03%) JIRA
2 3 (2.03%) Subversion
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 31 (20.95%) Finance
2 13 (8.78%) Banking
3 9 (6.08%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.41%) Legal
5 3 (2.03%) Electronics
5 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.35%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 17 (11.49%) Architect
2 16 (10.81%) Integration Engineer
3 15 (10.14%) Analyst
3 15 (10.14%) Designer
3 15 (10.14%) Solutions Designer
4 13 (8.78%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) VMware Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (6.08%) Server Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) VMware Specialist
11 6 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Technical Support
12 5 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (3.38%) Support Specialist
12 5 (3.38%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.46%) Web Services
2 9 (6.08%) Middleware
2 9 (6.08%) XML
3 4 (2.70%) .NET
4 2 (1.35%) CSS
4 2 (1.35%) Java EE
5 1 (0.68%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.89%) Clustering
2 13 (8.78%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.43%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.08%) Client/Server
5 8 (5.41%) Mainframe
6 6 (4.05%) Replication
7 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (3.38%) Tandem
8 3 (2.03%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (2.03%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.35%) IBM XIV
9 2 (1.35%) LPAR
9 2 (1.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.68%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.68%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 98 (66.22%) Windows
2 70 (47.30%) Windows Server
3 67 (45.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (38.51%) Linux
5 37 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (18.92%) Unix
7 25 (16.89%) Solaris
8 16 (10.81%) Windows 7
9 12 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (5.41%) CentOS
11 8 (5.41%) SUSE
12 5 (3.38%) AIX
13 3 (2.03%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.35%) Debian
14 2 (1.35%) zOS
15 1 (0.68%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.68%) HPUX
15 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.95%) ITIL
2 21 (14.19%) Configuration Management
3 20 (13.51%) TOGAF
4 19 (12.84%) Server Building
5 15 (10.14%) Capacity Management
6 12 (8.11%) Migration
6 12 (8.11%) Software Distribution
7 11 (7.43%) DevOps
8 8 (5.41%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.41%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.73%) Network Design
9 7 (4.73%) Project Management
10 6 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.05%) Data Protection
10 6 (4.05%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (4.05%) Validation
11 5 (3.38%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.38%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (3.38%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 59 (39.86%) PowerShell
2 37 (25.00%) SQL
3 12 (8.11%) VBScript
4 11 (7.43%) Java
5 10 (6.76%) Python
6 7 (4.73%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.38%) JCL
8 4 (2.70%) Perl
9 1 (0.68%) C
9 1 (0.68%) C#
9 1 (0.68%) C++
9 1 (0.68%) Korn
9 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (9.46%) DV Cleared
5 10 (6.76%) Degree
5 10 (6.76%) MCITP
6 9 (6.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (6.08%) MCSA
7 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.03%) CCNP
10 2 (1.35%) CCIE
10 2 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.35%) MCSE
10 2 (1.35%) MCTS
11 1 (0.68%) CCIP
11 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.68%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.35%) GDPR
3 2 (1.35%) PMO
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (49.32%) Active Directory
2 69 (46.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (18.92%) vSphere
4 25 (16.89%) Hyper-V
5 22 (14.86%) XenServer
6 21 (14.19%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.38%) NFS
7 5 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (3.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (3.38%) Veritas File System
7 5 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.70%) vCloud
8 4 (2.70%) XenApp
9 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.03%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.35%) Docker
10 2 (1.35%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 17 (11.49%) NetBackup
1 17 (11.49%) vCenter Server
2 15 (10.14%) Tivoli
3 12 (8.11%) Netcool
3 12 (8.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (7.43%) Ansible
5 10 (6.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (6.08%) SCCM
7 8 (5.41%) vMotion
8 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (4.05%) Puppet
9 6 (4.05%) SCOM
9 6 (4.05%) WSUS
10 5 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (3.38%) PowerCLI
11 4 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (2.70%) vRealize
12 3 (2.03%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 124 (83.78%) VMware
2 76 (51.35%) Microsoft
3 57 (38.51%) Citrix
4 34 (22.97%) Cisco
5 29 (19.59%) Veritas
6 27 (18.24%) NetApp
7 22 (14.86%) Red Hat
8 21 (14.19%) HP
9 17 (11.49%) Symantec
10 12 (8.11%) EMC
11 11 (7.43%) McAfee
12 10 (6.76%) IBM
13 8 (5.41%) Brocade
13 8 (5.41%) CheckPoint
13 8 (5.41%) Oracle
14 6 (4.05%) Blue Coat
14 6 (4.05%) Genesys
15 5 (3.38%) 3PAR
15 5 (3.38%) Informatica
16 3 (2.03%) Hitachi
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £480 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago