Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 176 134
Rank change year-on-year +25 -42 +33
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 39 20 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.78% 0.38% 1.21%
As % of the System Software category 5.05% 3.27% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 59
South West median daily rate £375 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% -
10th Percentile £289 £290 £250
90th Percentile £514 £400 £448
England median daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +6.16% -2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
South West median hourly rate £47.00 - £18.50
England median hourly rate £46.42 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +32.61% +53.85% +8.33%

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 773 611 757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.38% 11.65% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 370 442
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +12.31%
10th Percentile £160 £162 £150
90th Percentile £575 £539 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 41 72
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +11.11% -5.48%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £46.00 £48.75 £40.05
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% -1.56%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 0 10 £350 +12.45%
Gloucestershire +14 9 £438 +25.00% 1
Wiltshire +10 7 £413 +3.13% 6
Dorset - 6 £375 - 1
Somerset - 3 £228 - 2
Devon - 3 £301 -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 38 (97.44%) VMware
2 31 (79.49%) Windows
3 30 (76.92%) Active Directory
4 28 (71.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (69.23%) Windows Server
6 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
7 18 (46.15%) SCCM
7 18 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (35.90%) Linux
9 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (30.77%) Cisco
10 12 (30.77%) Windows 10
11 11 (28.21%) Citrix
11 11 (28.21%) ITIL
11 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
11 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
12 10 (25.64%) Veeam
12 10 (25.64%) Finance
13 9 (23.08%) Migration
13 9 (23.08%) XenDesktop
13 9 (23.08%) Office 365
13 9 (23.08%) vCenter Server
14 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
14 8 (20.51%) XenServer
15 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
15 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
15 7 (17.95%) WSUS
15 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (17.95%) MCSE

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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (23.08%) Office 365
3 6 (15.38%) IaaS
4 2 (5.13%) G Suite
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) Firewall
3 4 (10.26%) DHCP
3 4 (10.26%) NetScaler
4 3 (7.69%) SAN
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) Skype
5 2 (5.13%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (5.13%) VoIP
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) eduroam
6 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Server Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Architect
6 5 (12.82%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Citrix Server Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Server Support
9 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
9 2 (5.13%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.13%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 27 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 18 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (35.90%) Linux
5 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (30.77%) Windows 10
7 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
8 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (5.13%) CentOS
11 1 (2.56%) Solaris
11 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.82%) Protective Monitoring
3 5 (12.82%) Workflow
4 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.26%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (10.26%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (10.26%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (10.26%) Time Management
4 4 (10.26%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (7.69%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.13%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.13%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
6 2 (5.13%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.56%) Perl
2 1 (2.56%) PHP
2 1 (2.56%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) MCSE
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) GxP
1 2 (5.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 30 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 28 (71.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
4 9 (23.08%) XenDesktop
5 8 (20.51%) XenServer
6 6 (15.38%) VMware NSX
6 6 (15.38%) vSphere
6 6 (15.38%) XenApp
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (5.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.56%) Docker
8 1 (2.56%) Shibboleth
8 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (46.15%) SCCM
2 9 (23.08%) vCenter Server
3 7 (17.95%) WSUS
4 5 (12.82%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (12.82%) NetBackup
5 3 (7.69%) SCOM
6 2 (5.13%) XenMobile
7 1 (2.56%) Ansible
7 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Puppet
7 1 (2.56%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.56%) SCSM
7 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.56%) SmoothWall
7 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (97.44%) VMware
2 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.77%) Cisco
4 11 (28.21%) Citrix
5 10 (25.64%) Veeam
6 6 (15.38%) McAfee
7 5 (12.82%) HP
7 5 (12.82%) Juniper
7 5 (12.82%) Splunk
8 4 (10.26%) Atlassian
8 4 (10.26%) Dell
8 4 (10.26%) IBM
8 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
8 4 (10.26%) Veritas
9 3 (7.69%) Ivanti
10 2 (5.13%) Google
10 2 (5.13%) Scality
10 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
10 2 (5.13%) Sophos
10 2 (5.13%) Wyse