Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 170 179
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 60 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.95% 0.50% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 6.36% 3.82% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 16
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +28.91% -8.57%
10th Percentile £354 £228 £265
90th Percentile £604 £675 £350
England median daily rate £400 £388 £381
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.84% -4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 0
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.09% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.05% +32.61% +2.19%

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 944 680 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.99% 13.02% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 397 393
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £200 £161 £119
90th Percentile £580 £580 £508
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 68
South West median hourly rate £26.57 £18.06 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.11% +29.02% -33.33%
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.78 £10.46
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%

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 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the South West over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 January 2019. 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
Wiltshire -11 32 £500 -28.57% 10
Bristol -11 14 £400 +18.52% 5
Gloucestershire - 10 £523 - 4
Dorset +6 2 £400 - 7
Somerset -11 2 £218 -34.59%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 55 (91.67%) VMware
2 50 (83.33%) Windows
3 44 (73.33%) Security Cleared
4 39 (65.00%) Windows Server
5 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
6 36 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 28 (46.67%) SC Cleared
8 26 (43.33%) Windows 10
9 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
11 22 (36.67%) SCCM
12 21 (35.00%) PowerShell
13 20 (33.33%) Hyper-V
14 18 (30.00%) vCenter Server
14 18 (30.00%) Citrix
15 17 (28.33%) DV Cleared
16 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (26.67%) vSphere
16 16 (26.67%) Skype
17 15 (25.00%) Cisco
18 13 (21.67%) Linux
18 13 (21.67%) CA
19 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
19 11 (18.33%) Skype for Business
20 10 (16.67%) Office 365
20 10 (16.67%) PKI
20 10 (16.67%) Atlassian
21 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
21 9 (15.00%) ITIL
21 9 (15.00%) Windows 7

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 11 (18.33%) Skype for Business
2 7 (11.67%) Confluence
3 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.00%) Apache
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Office 365
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.00%) PaaS
4 2 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.67%) Skype
2 9 (15.00%) NetScaler
3 8 (13.33%) Firewall
4 7 (11.67%) DNS
5 5 (8.33%) VSAN
6 4 (6.67%) SAN
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (5.00%) HTTP
7 3 (5.00%) SSH
7 3 (5.00%) VPN
8 2 (3.33%) DHCP
8 2 (3.33%) FTP
8 2 (3.33%) LAN
8 2 (3.33%) SMTP
8 2 (3.33%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.67%) NAS
9 1 (1.67%) SSL
9 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
2 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.33%) JIRA
3 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Consultant
2 8 (13.33%) Administrator
2 8 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Citrix Specialist
4 5 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Citrix Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Windows Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
1 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) PKI
2 8 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 8 (13.33%) Thin Client
3 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
4 6 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.33%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.67%) Derivative
7 1 (1.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 50 (83.33%) Windows
2 39 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 26 (43.33%) Windows 10
4 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (21.67%) Linux
6 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (11.67%) CentOS
9 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.00%) ITIL
3 8 (13.33%) Application Virtualisation
3 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 8 (13.33%) DevOps
3 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 6 (10.00%) Open Source
5 5 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.00%) NsoIT
6 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
7 2 (3.33%) Migration
7 2 (3.33%) Project Management
7 2 (3.33%) Service Management
7 2 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.67%) Python
3 3 (5.00%) C
4 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.33%) C#
4 2 (3.33%) Java
4 2 (3.33%) SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 28 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 17 (28.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (10.00%) CCNA
4 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.67%) Degree
6 3 (5.00%) CCNP
6 3 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.33%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (3.33%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.33%) MCSA
7 2 (3.33%) MCSE
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
2 36 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 16 (26.67%) vSphere
5 9 (15.00%) XenApp
5 9 (15.00%) XenDesktop
6 8 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (13.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (13.33%) VMware NSX
7 7 (11.67%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (10.00%) KVM
9 5 (8.33%) Docker
9 5 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (36.67%) SCCM
2 18 (30.00%) vCenter Server
3 7 (11.67%) SCOM
3 7 (11.67%) SCVMM
4 6 (10.00%) Ansible
4 6 (10.00%) Puppet
5 5 (8.33%) Kubernetes
5 5 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.33%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.33%) WSUS
7 1 (1.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (91.67%) VMware
2 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
3 18 (30.00%) Citrix
4 15 (25.00%) Cisco
5 13 (21.67%) CA
6 10 (16.67%) Atlassian
7 8 (13.33%) Ivanti
7 8 (13.33%) Wyse
8 7 (11.67%) Juniper
8 7 (11.67%) SolarWinds
9 6 (10.00%) McAfee
9 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
10 4 (6.67%) Veeam
11 2 (3.33%) Apple
11 2 (3.33%) Oracle
11 2 (3.33%) Splunk
12 1 (1.67%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (1.67%) Dell
12 1 (1.67%) HP
12 1 (1.67%) Nokia