Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 172 177
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 48 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.79% 0.47% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 5.72% 3.90% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 32
South West median daily rate £383 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.83% +38.46% -23.98%
10th Percentile £229 £319 £263
90th Percentile £527 £720 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.48% - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% +80.00% -26.47%

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 839 666 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.89% 12.12% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 407 455
South West median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £158 £130
90th Percentile £575 £527 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 48 73
South West median hourly rate £18.85 £18.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +17.23% -20.30%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.43 £10.30
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £42.90
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%

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 October 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 October 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 23 £365 +8.15%
Wiltshire -8 16 £523 -25.36% 7
Somerset -7 4 £228 -52.11%
Gloucestershire +1 3 £388 - 3
Devon - 2 £341 -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 47 (97.92%) VMware
2 40 (83.33%) Windows
3 37 (77.08%) Windows Server
4 35 (72.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (70.83%) Active Directory
6 24 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 24 (50.00%) vCenter Server
7 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
8 22 (45.83%) Cisco
8 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
9 21 (43.75%) SCCM
9 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
11 17 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (35.42%) Linux
12 16 (33.33%) PowerShell
13 12 (25.00%) Citrix
14 11 (22.92%) Juniper
14 11 (22.92%) McAfee
14 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
14 11 (22.92%) XenDesktop
14 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
14 11 (22.92%) Office 365
14 11 (22.92%) VMware NSX
15 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (20.83%) XenApp
15 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (18.75%) Atlassian
16 9 (18.75%) Firewall
16 9 (18.75%) McAfee ePO

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 9 (18.75%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Office 365
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) G Suite
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) Firewall
1 9 (18.75%) NetScaler
1 9 (18.75%) Skype
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (10.42%) DNS
3 4 (8.33%) DHCP
3 4 (8.33%) SAN
4 3 (6.25%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (6.25%) VLAN
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.17%) NAS
5 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.17%) VPN
5 2 (4.17%) VSAN
6 1 (2.08%) LAN
6 1 (2.08%) MPLS
6 1 (2.08%) OSPF
6 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Citrix Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Citrix Specialist
4 5 (10.42%) Server Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) LDAP
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 8 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 7 (14.58%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.33%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) CESG
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (83.33%) Windows
2 37 (77.08%) Windows Server
3 24 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (35.42%) Linux
5 17 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.33%) CentOS
8 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.08%) Solaris
10 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) Application Virtualisation
2 8 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 8 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
3 7 (14.58%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (10.42%) ITIL
5 3 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.25%) Proactive Management
5 3 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) SIEM
6 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.17%) Change Control
6 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (4.17%) NsoIT
6 2 (4.17%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.17%) Security Hardening
6 2 (4.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) C
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) PHP
4 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.58%) CCNA
3 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (14.58%) DV Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) CCNP
5 4 (8.33%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.08%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Degree
7 1 (2.08%) MCSA
7 1 (2.08%) MCSE
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) RMADS
2 2 (4.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (72.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (70.83%) Active Directory
3 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
3 11 (22.92%) VMware NSX
3 11 (22.92%) XenDesktop
4 10 (20.83%) XenApp
5 8 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (16.67%) vSphere
6 7 (14.58%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (6.25%) XenServer
9 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
9 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.08%) Docker
9 1 (2.08%) Firmware
9 1 (2.08%) KVM
9 1 (2.08%) Shibboleth
9 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 21 (43.75%) SCCM
3 9 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (12.50%) SCOM
5 4 (8.33%) WSUS
6 2 (4.17%) Ansible
6 2 (4.17%) Puppet
6 2 (4.17%) SCVMM
6 2 (4.17%) XenMobile
7 1 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (2.08%) Nagios
7 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.08%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.08%) SCSM
7 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (97.92%) VMware
2 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
3 22 (45.83%) Cisco
4 12 (25.00%) Citrix
5 11 (22.92%) Juniper
5 11 (22.92%) McAfee
6 9 (18.75%) Atlassian
7 8 (16.67%) Splunk
7 8 (16.67%) Veeam
7 8 (16.67%) Wyse
8 7 (14.58%) CA
8 7 (14.58%) Ivanti
9 4 (8.33%) Sophos
10 3 (6.25%) HP
10 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
10 3 (6.25%) Scality
11 2 (4.17%) Google
12 1 (2.08%) Apple
12 1 (2.08%) Capita
12 1 (2.08%) Symantec