Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 201 193
Rank change year-on-year -11 -8 +52
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 156 205 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.96% 1.10% 1.09%
As % of the System Software category 7.70% 8.25% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 160 138
South East median daily rate £368 £333 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -9.52% +11.36%
10th Percentile £303 £204 £267
90th Percentile £443 £445 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.39% +15.00% -31.03%
10th Percentile £30.20 £21.75 £14.45
90th Percentile £158.00 £28.85 £30.00
England median hourly rate £49.19 £22.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year +116.22% -11.65% +28.75%

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 2025 2486 2543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.51% 13.33% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1163 1516 1310
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.45% +10.47%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £192
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 196 294
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.13 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -9.23% +7.50%
10th Percentile £10.48 £11.44 £11.33
90th Percentile £44.00 £46.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% +3.23%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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
Hampshire +18 60 £365 -0.68% 3
Surrey -18 28 £375 +15.38% 8
Berkshire 0 23 £375 +47.06% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 19 £400 -
Kent +5 12 £338 -
West Sussex +12 8 £364 +9.81% 2
Oxfordshire -22 4 £431 +72.50% 3
Sussex - 1 - -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 127 (81.41%) VMware
2 100 (64.10%) Windows
3 85 (54.49%) Microsoft
4 73 (46.79%) Active Directory
4 73 (46.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 65 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 61 (39.10%) Linux
7 59 (37.82%) Citrix
8 58 (37.18%) SAN
9 56 (35.90%) PowerShell
10 49 (31.41%) Firewall
11 41 (26.28%) SQL Server
12 38 (24.36%) SQL
13 37 (23.72%) Cisco
14 36 (23.08%) Finance
15 35 (22.44%) MS Exchange
16 34 (21.79%) NetApp
16 34 (21.79%) Windows Server 2012
17 33 (21.15%) Veritas
18 32 (20.51%) Unix
19 31 (19.87%) Skype for Business
20 30 (19.23%) Security Cleared
21 29 (18.59%) ITIL
21 29 (18.59%) Solaris
22 28 (17.95%) Red Hat
23 26 (16.67%) Hyper-V
24 25 (16.03%) vSphere
25 24 (15.38%) NAS
25 24 (15.38%) Clustering

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 (22.44%) MS Exchange
2 31 (19.87%) Skype for Business
3 19 (12.18%) IIS
4 15 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (7.05%) JBoss
6 9 (5.77%) WildFly
7 5 (3.21%) Apache
7 5 (3.21%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.21%) FileNet
7 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.92%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.28%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.41%) IaaS
2 8 (5.13%) PaaS
3 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.21%) Office 365
5 4 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.28%) SaaS
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.64%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (37.18%) SAN
2 49 (31.41%) Firewall
3 24 (15.38%) NAS
4 23 (14.74%) DNS
5 22 (14.10%) NetScaler
6 16 (10.26%) IPsec
7 10 (6.41%) LDAP
7 10 (6.41%) VoIP
8 9 (5.77%) DHCP
8 9 (5.77%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (5.77%) Skype
8 9 (5.77%) SSH
9 6 (3.85%) Network Security
9 6 (3.85%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.21%) HTTPS
10 5 (3.21%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (2.56%) VPN
11 4 (2.56%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (26.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.28%) DB2
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.92%) GitLab
2 3 (1.92%) JIRA
2 3 (1.92%) Subversion
2 3 (1.92%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.64%) MSI
General
1 36 (23.08%) Finance
2 13 (8.33%) Banking
2 13 (8.33%) Legal
3 11 (7.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.92%) Electronics
4 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.92%) Marketing
5 2 (1.28%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 21 (13.46%) Architect
2 16 (10.26%) Analyst
2 16 (10.26%) Integration Engineer
3 15 (9.62%) Designer
3 15 (9.62%) Solutions Designer
4 11 (7.05%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (7.05%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.05%) VMware Engineer
5 10 (6.41%) Technical Analyst
5 10 (6.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 9 (5.77%) NetApp Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 7 (4.49%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Technical Support
9 6 (3.85%) VMware Specialist
9 6 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.33%) Web Services
2 9 (5.77%) Middleware
2 9 (5.77%) XML
3 4 (2.56%) .NET
4 2 (1.28%) Java EE
5 1 (0.64%) REST
5 1 (0.64%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.38%) Clustering
2 12 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.77%) Client/Server
3 9 (5.77%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 8 (5.13%) Replication
5 5 (3.21%) Tandem
6 4 (2.56%) Minimum Viable Product
7 3 (1.92%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.28%) IBM XIV
8 2 (1.28%) LPAR
9 1 (0.64%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.64%) iPad
9 1 (0.64%) iPhone
9 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.64%) NHS
9 1 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 100 (64.10%) Windows
2 65 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 65 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (39.10%) Linux
4 34 (21.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (20.51%) Unix
6 29 (18.59%) Solaris
7 18 (11.54%) Windows 7
8 14 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (5.13%) CentOS
11 5 (3.21%) SUSE
11 5 (3.21%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.56%) AIX
12 4 (2.56%) Debian
13 2 (1.28%) zOS
14 1 (0.64%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.59%) ITIL
2 21 (13.46%) TOGAF
3 20 (12.82%) Configuration Management
4 18 (11.54%) Migration
4 18 (11.54%) Server Building
5 16 (10.26%) Capacity Management
6 12 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.69%) Software Distribution
7 11 (7.05%) DevOps
8 9 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.13%) Incident Management
9 8 (5.13%) Network Design
10 7 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.49%) Project Management
11 6 (3.85%) Data Protection
11 6 (3.85%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
11 6 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (35.90%) PowerShell
2 38 (24.36%) SQL
3 12 (7.69%) VBScript
4 11 (7.05%) Java
4 11 (7.05%) Python
5 7 (4.49%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.21%) JCL
7 4 (2.56%) Perl
8 1 (0.64%) C
8 1 (0.64%) C#
8 1 (0.64%) C++
8 1 (0.64%) Korn
8 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.97%) DV Cleared
3 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (7.69%) Degree
5 10 (6.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (6.41%) MCITP
5 10 (6.41%) MCSA
6 6 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.92%) CCNP
7 3 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.28%) CCIE
8 2 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.28%) MCSE
9 1 (0.64%) CCENT
9 1 (0.64%) CCIP
9 1 (0.64%) CCNA
9 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.28%) GDPR
3 2 (1.28%) PMO
4 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (46.79%) Active Directory
1 73 (46.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 25 (16.03%) vSphere
4 22 (14.10%) XenServer
5 21 (13.46%) XenDesktop
6 9 (5.77%) NFS
6 9 (5.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 9 (5.77%) Veritas File System
7 5 (3.21%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (3.21%) XenApp
8 4 (2.56%) vCloud
9 3 (1.92%) LXC
9 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.92%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.92%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (14.10%) NetBackup
2 14 (8.97%) Ansible
2 14 (8.97%) Tivoli
2 14 (8.97%) vCenter Server
3 12 (7.69%) Netcool
3 12 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (7.05%) SCCM
5 10 (6.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (4.49%) vMotion
8 6 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (3.85%) SCOM
9 5 (3.21%) PowerCLI
9 5 (3.21%) Puppet
9 5 (3.21%) WSUS
10 4 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (2.56%) vRealize
11 2 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 127 (81.41%) VMware
2 85 (54.49%) Microsoft
3 59 (37.82%) Citrix
4 37 (23.72%) Cisco
5 34 (21.79%) NetApp
6 33 (21.15%) Veritas
7 28 (17.95%) Red Hat
8 21 (13.46%) HP
8 21 (13.46%) Symantec
9 15 (9.62%) EMC
10 12 (7.69%) Brocade
11 11 (7.05%) McAfee
12 10 (6.41%) CheckPoint
12 10 (6.41%) IBM
12 10 (6.41%) Oracle
13 8 (5.13%) Blue Coat
14 6 (3.85%) Genesys
15 5 (3.21%) Informatica
16 4 (2.56%) 3PAR
16 4 (2.56%) Dell
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