Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 20 August 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 West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 184 159
Rank change year-on-year +19 -25 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 52 20 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.95% 0.37% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 6.81% 2.96% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 40
South West median daily rate £388 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £294 £316 £250
90th Percentile £525 £633 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
South West median hourly rate £47.00 - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £48.51 £22.75
% change year-on-year -3.11% +113.23% -35.00%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 764 676 753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.91% 12.46% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 413 431
South West median daily rate £393 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +3.57% +14.75%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £156
90th Percentile £575 £502 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 46 71
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -9.38% -17.95%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.32 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.25 £42.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.47% -3.71%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the South West

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the South West

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the South West over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the South West

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the South West

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Bristol +5 21 £365 -8.75% 1
Wiltshire +1 12 £473 +5.00% 5
Gloucestershire +10 10 £431 +23.21% 1
Devon - 4 £303 -
Somerset +4 3 £228 -52.11%
Dorset - 1 - - 4
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 51 (98.08%) VMware
2 46 (88.46%) Windows
3 43 (82.69%) Active Directory
4 41 (78.85%) Windows Server
5 36 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (59.62%) Microsoft
7 29 (55.77%) SCCM
8 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (46.15%) Windows 10
10 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
11 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (36.54%) vCenter Server
12 19 (36.54%) Cisco
13 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (32.69%) SC Cleared
14 17 (32.69%) Office 365
14 17 (32.69%) Linux
15 15 (28.85%) Citrix
16 14 (26.92%) PowerShell
17 13 (25.00%) ITIL
17 13 (25.00%) Hyper-V
17 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
17 13 (25.00%) XenDesktop
17 13 (25.00%) Veeam
18 11 (21.15%) Juniper
18 11 (21.15%) McAfee
18 11 (21.15%) Finance
19 10 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 10 (19.23%) VMware NSX
20 9 (17.31%) XenApp

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (7.69%) OpenStack
1 4 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (32.69%) Office 365
3 2 (3.85%) G Suite
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 7 (13.46%) NetScaler
3 5 (9.62%) DNS
4 4 (7.69%) Skype
5 3 (5.77%) DHCP
5 3 (5.77%) SAN
5 3 (5.77%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (5.77%) VLAN
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.85%) NAS
6 2 (3.85%) VPN
7 1 (1.92%) BGP
7 1 (1.92%) eduroam
7 1 (1.92%) LAN
7 1 (1.92%) MPLS
7 1 (1.92%) OSPF
7 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.92%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Publishing
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (17.31%) Server Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Architect
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Citrix Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Security Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) LDAP
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Fat Client
1 6 (11.54%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.77%) PKI
3 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) CESG
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (88.46%) Windows
2 41 (78.85%) Windows Server
3 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (46.15%) Windows 10
5 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (32.69%) Linux
7 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (9.62%) CentOS
8 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.92%) Solaris
10 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (17.31%) Migration
4 8 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 8 (15.38%) Protective Monitoring
4 8 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.54%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 3 (5.77%) Network Architecture
8 3 (5.77%) Proactive Management
8 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.77%) Security Architecture
8 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.77%) SIEM
9 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.85%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.85%) C
2 2 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) PHP
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.69%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) MCSE
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.77%) CCNA
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.85%) CCNP
5 2 (3.85%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) RMADS
2 2 (3.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 43 (82.69%) Active Directory
2 36 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 13 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 10 (19.23%) VMware NSX
5 9 (17.31%) XenApp
6 8 (15.38%) vSphere
7 7 (13.46%) XenServer
8 6 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (9.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
12 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
12 1 (1.92%) Docker
12 1 (1.92%) Firmware
12 1 (1.92%) KVM
12 1 (1.92%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 29 (55.77%) SCCM
2 19 (36.54%) vCenter Server
3 8 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (13.46%) WSUS
5 5 (9.62%) NetBackup
5 5 (9.62%) SCOM
6 2 (3.85%) Ansible
6 2 (3.85%) Puppet
6 2 (3.85%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.92%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.92%) SCSM
7 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.92%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 51 (98.08%) VMware
2 31 (59.62%) Microsoft
3 19 (36.54%) Cisco
4 15 (28.85%) Citrix
5 13 (25.00%) Veeam
6 11 (21.15%) Juniper
6 11 (21.15%) McAfee
7 8 (15.38%) Splunk
8 7 (13.46%) Atlassian
8 7 (13.46%) Ivanti
9 6 (11.54%) Wyse
10 5 (9.62%) CA
10 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
11 4 (7.69%) IBM
11 4 (7.69%) Sophos
11 4 (7.69%) Veritas
12 3 (5.77%) HP
12 3 (5.77%) Scality
13 2 (3.85%) Google
13 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds