The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
UK
Rank 449 381 430
Rank change year-on-year -68 +49  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 134 277 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.52% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 2.68% 4.79% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 185 121
Median daily rate £370 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -3.21% -1.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  

VMware ESX 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5003 5786 5555
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.87% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3184 3510 3053
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 448 638
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.51% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in the UK

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in the UK

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESX in the UK

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in the UK

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware ESX in the UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -62 125 £368 -2.00% 15
London -18 45 £468 -1.57% 7
East of England +14 30 £340 -2.85% 3
South East -36 22 £330 +1.53% 1
Norfolk +6 12 £365 +12.30% 2
Hampshire +5 12 £325 -13.33% 1
Essex - 12 £265 -
West Midlands +22 10 £338 -32.50% 2
South West -17 9 £313 -10.71%
Hook +8 7 £310 -
Bristol 0 7 £311 -5.68%
Croydon - 6 £469 -
Birmingham +6 5 £450 -10.00% 2
Scotland +1 5 £410 +35.53%
Edinburgh +20 4 £410 -8.88%
Yorkshire +12 4 £575 +43.75%
Hertfordshire +2 4 £200 -44.82% 1
City of London -5 4 £525 +13.51% 2
Berkshire +21 3 £394 +21.15%
Tunbridge Wells +15 3 £303 -
West Yorkshire +11 3 £575 +43.75%
Kent +9 3 £303 -28.82%
Leeds +7 3 £575 +43.75%
King's Lynn - 3 £368 - 1
North West +20 2 £400 +6.66% 1
Slough +7 2 £394 +11.70%
Surrey -7 2 £375 +97.36%
Oxfordshire -14 2 £338 +50.00%
Derbyshire -17 2 £426 +9.23%
East Midlands -19 2 £426 +9.23%

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 329 (99.70%) VMware
2 256 (77.58%) Windows
3 241 (73.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 154 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 133 (40.30%) Microsoft
6 130 (39.39%) DNS
7 116 (35.15%) Windows Server
8 114 (34.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 99 (30.00%) Windows 7
10 98 (29.70%) SAN
11 95 (28.79%) Finance
12 84 (25.45%) Citrix
13 81 (24.55%) Linux
14 80 (24.24%) ITIL
14 80 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 76 (23.03%) PowerShell
15 76 (23.03%) SCCM
16 71 (21.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 68 (20.61%) Firewall
18 64 (19.39%) XenApp
19 63 (19.09%) Cisco
20 57 (17.27%) vSphere
21 54 (16.36%) EMC
22 52 (15.76%) Unix
22 52 (15.76%) SQL
23 51 (15.45%) Security Cleared
24 50 (15.15%) MS Exchange
24 50 (15.15%) HP
25 49 (14.85%) Red Hat
25 49 (14.85%) DHCP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills 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 50 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 39 (11.82%) Skype for Business
3 36 (10.91%) IIS
4 33 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (9.39%) SharePoint
6 21 (6.36%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (3.33%) Tomcat
8 10 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (2.73%) Apache
10 6 (1.82%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.52%) JBoss
12 4 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.21%) Confluence
12 4 (1.21%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 2 (0.61%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (10.30%) MS Office
2 21 (6.36%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.18%) Office 365
4 14 (4.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (1.21%) Heroku
6 4 (1.21%) PaaS
7 3 (0.91%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.61%) GitHub
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 130 (39.39%) DNS
2 98 (29.70%) SAN
3 68 (20.61%) Firewall
4 49 (14.85%) DHCP
5 24 (7.27%) NAS
6 21 (6.36%) LDAP
6 21 (6.36%) Skype
7 20 (6.06%) VPN
8 19 (5.76%) LAN
8 19 (5.76%) VoIP
9 17 (5.15%) Internet
9 17 (5.15%) WAN
10 14 (4.24%) NetScaler
10 14 (4.24%) Network Security
11 13 (3.94%) SMTP
12 9 (2.73%) TCP/IP
12 9 (2.73%) VLAN
13 7 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.52%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.12%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.21%) MySQL
5 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.21%) GitLab
2 4 (1.21%) Subversion
2 4 (1.21%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.61%) WinDbg
General
1 95 (28.79%) Finance
2 12 (3.64%) Banking
3 10 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.12%) Back Office
6 6 (1.82%) Law
6 6 (1.82%) Legal
7 5 (1.52%) Electronics
8 4 (1.21%) Games
8 4 (1.21%) Retail
9 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Automotive
10 2 (0.61%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Local Government
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (16.36%) Analyst
2 39 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (9.39%) Architect
3 31 (9.39%) VMware Engineer
4 29 (8.79%) Windows Engineer
5 25 (7.58%) Consultant
5 25 (7.58%) Wintel Engineer
6 23 (6.97%) Administrator
7 19 (5.76%) Security Analyst
8 18 (5.45%) Support Engineer
9 17 (5.15%) Server Engineer
10 16 (4.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 16 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
11 15 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (4.24%) Citrix Analyst
12 14 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.94%) AWS Engineer
13 13 (3.94%) PowerShell Engineer
14 12 (3.64%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.24%) XML
2 8 (2.42%) Web Services
3 5 (1.52%) REST
3 5 (1.52%) SOAP
4 4 (1.21%) LAMP
4 4 (1.21%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (1.21%) Middleware
4 4 (1.21%) SAML
5 2 (0.61%) Java SE
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.30%) .NET
6 1 (0.30%) COM
6 1 (0.30%) Flash
6 1 (0.30%) HTML
6 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.30%) WAP
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.30%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.88%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.36%) EMC VNX
5 20 (6.06%) Fat Client
5 20 (6.06%) Thin Client
6 14 (4.24%) Clustering
7 13 (3.94%) EMC VMAX
8 11 (3.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 9 (2.73%) Replication
10 7 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.52%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.52%) User Experience
12 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.21%) Spread Betting
13 3 (0.91%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.91%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.91%) HP Storage
13 3 (0.91%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 256 (77.58%) Windows
2 116 (35.15%) Windows Server
3 114 (34.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 99 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 81 (24.55%) Linux
6 80 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (21.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (15.76%) Unix
9 23 (6.97%) Windows 10
10 20 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (4.85%) Solaris
12 12 (3.64%) CentOS
13 9 (2.73%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.52%) HPUX
15 4 (1.21%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.61%) AIX
16 2 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.61%) Debian
17 1 (0.30%) SUSE
17 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (24.24%) ITIL
2 38 (11.52%) Migration
3 34 (10.30%) DevOps
4 33 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 29 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (6.36%) CRM
8 19 (5.76%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (5.45%) Change Control
9 18 (5.45%) Problem Management
10 17 (5.15%) Forensic Analysis
10 17 (5.15%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (4.85%) High Availability
11 16 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (4.55%) Digital Forensics
12 15 (4.55%) Performance Management
12 15 (4.55%) Server Building
13 14 (4.24%) Change Management
14 13 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.03%) PowerShell
2 52 (15.76%) SQL
3 22 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 20 (6.06%) VBScript
5 13 (3.94%) Python
6 12 (3.64%) C
7 7 (2.12%) Perl
8 5 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.52%) Ruby
8 5 (1.52%) VB
9 4 (1.21%) AWK
10 3 (0.91%) Java
10 3 (0.91%) Korn
10 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.61%) VB6
12 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 42 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 34 (10.30%) Degree
4 30 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (6.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (4.55%) MCSA
6 15 (4.55%) MCSE
7 14 (4.24%) MCITP
8 7 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.52%) RHCE
11 4 (1.21%) ISEB
11 4 (1.21%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.91%) CCNA
12 3 (0.91%) CCNP
12 3 (0.91%) VCAP
13 2 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.03%) SLA
2 5 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 241 (73.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 154 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 64 (19.39%) XenApp
4 57 (17.27%) vSphere
5 47 (14.24%) XenDesktop
6 45 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 41 (12.42%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (11.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 28 (8.48%) Hyper-V
10 19 (5.76%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (4.24%) BitLocker
12 13 (3.94%) KVM
13 10 (3.03%) GPFS
13 10 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (2.73%) vCloud
15 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (1.52%) Firmware
16 5 (1.52%) XenServer
17 4 (1.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 4 (1.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 76 (23.03%) SCCM
2 32 (9.70%) Puppet
3 25 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (7.58%) vRealize
4 18 (5.45%) SCOM
5 17 (5.15%) NetBackup
5 17 (5.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 16 (4.85%) vMotion
7 13 (3.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (3.94%) WSUS
8 12 (3.64%) Nagios
9 8 (2.42%) Ansible
9 8 (2.42%) Backup Exec
9 8 (2.42%) logstash
9 8 (2.42%) yum
9 8 (2.42%) Zenoss
10 7 (2.12%) PowerCLI
11 6 (1.82%) WMI
12 5 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 329 (99.70%) VMware
2 133 (40.30%) Microsoft
3 84 (25.45%) Citrix
4 63 (19.09%) Cisco
5 54 (16.36%) EMC
6 50 (15.15%) HP
7 49 (14.85%) Red Hat
8 35 (10.61%) Symantec
9 34 (10.30%) Dell
9 34 (10.30%) NetApp
10 26 (7.88%) IBM
11 24 (7.27%) Oracle
12 23 (6.97%) Avaya
13 20 (6.06%) 3PAR
13 20 (6.06%) AppSense
14 19 (5.76%) Epicor
14 19 (5.76%) Wyse
15 16 (4.85%) Veritas
16 15 (4.55%) CheckPoint
16 15 (4.55%) Veeam
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