The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 months to 26 April 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.

VMware ESXi
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 437 499
Rank change year-on-year -63 +62  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 100 222 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 1.97% 3.39% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 177 127
Median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 4
Median hourly rate £44.60 £25.54 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.62% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.71 £15.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.37 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.54 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.64% +27.68%  

VMware ESXi 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 5078 6549 5798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.93% 11.72% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3245 4007 3234
Median daily rate £401 £393 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.03% +8.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year - +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 479 665
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 26 April 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 -57 95 £375 -5.06% 28
London -31 35 £425 -10.52% 11
South East -28 29 £350 +9.37% 9
East of England +9 11 £255 -40.00%
North West +29 8 £325 -13.33% 4
Cambridgeshire +18 7 £331 -14.51%
Hampshire +4 7 £325 -24.41% 3
Surrey -12 7 £350 +33.97% 1
Berkshire +12 6 £314 +23.03% 1
New Malden - 6 - -
Yorkshire +20 5 £325 +24.87% 1
Peterborough - 5 £194 -
North East +18 4 £280 -33.33%
West Sussex +17 4 £400 +20.75%
Manchester +13 4 £293 -30.35% 1
South Yorkshire +6 4 £325 -
City of London -20 4 £361 -24.05% 6
Doncaster - 4 £325 -
Cheshire +36 3 £350 +55.55% 1
Reading +25 3 £185 -26.00%
Scotland +21 3 £305 -29.88%
Edinburgh +14 3 £305 -32.22%
Tyne and Wear +12 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 3 - -
Suffolk +8 3 £255 -51.42%
Ipswich +7 3 £255 -51.42%
Milton Keynes -5 3 £445 +4.58% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £445 +4.58% 4
West Midlands +26 2 £375 - 1
Crawley +7 2 £400 -3.03%

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 230 (88.12%) VMware
2 187 (71.65%) Windows
3 129 (49.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (48.28%) Windows Server
5 105 (40.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 104 (39.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (39.85%) Active Directory
7 103 (39.46%) Linux
8 92 (35.25%) Microsoft
9 84 (32.18%) Cisco
10 79 (30.27%) vSphere
11 74 (28.35%) PowerShell
12 71 (27.20%) DNS
13 64 (24.52%) Firewall
14 61 (23.37%) vCenter Server
15 59 (22.61%) SAN
15 59 (22.61%) Security Cleared
16 56 (21.46%) Citrix
17 54 (20.69%) ITIL
18 52 (19.92%) Finance
19 51 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
20 50 (19.16%) Red Hat
21 49 (18.77%) SC Cleared
22 44 (16.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 42 (16.09%) SQL Server
23 42 (16.09%) MS Exchange
24 41 (15.71%) HP
24 41 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
25 39 (14.94%) Hyper-V
26 36 (13.79%) Puppet

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring 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 42 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 36 (13.79%) Skype for Business
3 24 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (6.90%) SharePoint
6 17 (6.51%) IIS
7 15 (5.75%) Apache
8 11 (4.21%) Tomcat
9 10 (3.83%) Confluence
9 10 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (2.30%) JBoss
12 5 (1.92%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.15%) WildFly
15 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.90%) Office 365
3 15 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.83%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.92%) G Suite
5 5 (1.92%) PaaS
6 4 (1.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (1.53%) Heroku
6 4 (1.53%) IaaS
7 3 (1.15%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.15%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.77%) SaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 71 (27.20%) DNS
2 64 (24.52%) Firewall
3 59 (22.61%) SAN
4 30 (11.49%) DHCP
5 26 (9.96%) LAN
5 26 (9.96%) WAN
6 25 (9.58%) VPN
7 23 (8.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (8.81%) NetScaler
8 20 (7.66%) LDAP
8 20 (7.66%) Skype
9 16 (6.13%) NAS
9 16 (6.13%) SSL
10 13 (4.98%) TCP/IP
11 12 (4.60%) VoIP
12 11 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (4.21%) Internet
13 9 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
13 9 (3.45%) SSH
13 9 (3.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.05%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (5.75%) Oracle Database
4 13 (4.98%) MySQL
4 13 (4.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.68%) Redis
8 6 (2.30%) DB2
9 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.38%) Big Data
11 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (9.58%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.51%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.98%) JIRA
4 10 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (3.83%) Vagrant
5 7 (2.68%) GitLab
6 5 (1.92%) Subversion
7 4 (1.53%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.15%) MSI
8 3 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.77%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.38%) Gitweb
10 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 52 (19.92%) Finance
2 14 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.21%) Back Office
3 11 (4.21%) Banking
4 9 (3.45%) Electronics
4 9 (3.45%) Law
4 9 (3.45%) Marketing
4 9 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.30%) Legal
6 5 (1.92%) Military
7 3 (1.15%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.38%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 32 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (9.58%) Network Engineer
3 24 (9.20%) Server Engineer
4 23 (8.81%) VMware Engineer
5 22 (8.43%) Architect
6 21 (8.05%) Analyst
7 19 (7.28%) Consultant
7 19 (7.28%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (5.75%) Administrator
9 15 (5.75%) Wintel Engineer
10 13 (4.98%) Support Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (4.60%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Designer
12 11 (4.21%) Solutions Designer
12 11 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
13 10 (3.83%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.60%) LAMP
2 11 (4.21%) Middleware
2 11 (4.21%) Web Services
3 10 (3.83%) Software Packaging
4 9 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
5 7 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (2.68%) Memcached
6 6 (2.30%) XML
7 5 (1.92%) .NET
7 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.92%) CSS
8 4 (1.53%) COM
8 4 (1.53%) JSON
8 4 (1.53%) REST
8 4 (1.53%) SAML
9 3 (1.15%) Java EE
10 2 (0.77%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.77%) HTML
11 1 (0.38%) Ajax
11 1 (0.38%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.26%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.98%) Client/Server
2 13 (4.98%) Clustering
3 12 (4.60%) Replication
4 10 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.30%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.53%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.15%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.15%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.15%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.15%) Symmetrix
8 2 (0.77%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.77%) iPad
8 2 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.38%) CCTV
9 1 (0.38%) Life Science
9 1 (0.38%) RIA
9 1 (0.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 187 (71.65%) Windows
2 126 (48.28%) Windows Server
3 105 (40.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 104 (39.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 103 (39.46%) Linux
6 51 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (16.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (9.58%) Unix
9 14 (5.36%) Windows 10
10 13 (4.98%) AIX
10 13 (4.98%) SUSE
10 13 (4.98%) Windows 7
11 9 (3.45%) CentOS
12 7 (2.68%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.92%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.92%) Mac OS X Server
13 5 (1.92%) Solaris
13 5 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.53%) Android
14 4 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.69%) ITIL
2 41 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (13.03%) DevOps
4 29 (11.11%) Service Management
5 26 (9.96%) Configuration Management
6 20 (7.66%) Change Management
7 19 (7.28%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (7.28%) Network Management
8 16 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (6.13%) Problem Management
9 15 (5.75%) Load Balancing
10 14 (5.36%) Migration
11 13 (4.98%) Programme Management
11 13 (4.98%) TOGAF
12 11 (4.21%) Software Deployment
13 10 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (3.83%) Coaching
13 10 (3.83%) Data Protection
13 10 (3.83%) Scrum
14 9 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 74 (28.35%) PowerShell
2 32 (12.26%) SQL
3 24 (9.20%) Bash Shell
4 21 (8.05%) Python
5 17 (6.51%) Perl
6 9 (3.45%) Ruby
7 8 (3.07%) VBScript
8 6 (2.30%) Java
8 6 (2.30%) Korn
9 4 (1.53%) C#
10 3 (1.15%) C
10 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.15%) VB
11 2 (0.77%) C++
11 2 (0.77%) VB6
12 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (22.61%) Security Cleared
2 49 (18.77%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (8.81%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (7.28%) CCNP
7 14 (5.36%) CCNA
8 11 (4.21%) MCSE
9 8 (3.07%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.68%) JNCIS
10 7 (2.68%) MCSA
11 6 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (2.30%) Degree
12 5 (1.92%) CCDA
12 5 (1.92%) CCDP
12 5 (1.92%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.92%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.92%) MCITP
13 4 (1.53%) CCIE
13 4 (1.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.30%) GDPR
2 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.77%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 129 (49.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (39.85%) Active Directory
3 79 (30.27%) vSphere
4 39 (14.94%) Hyper-V
5 33 (12.64%) VMware ESX
6 24 (9.20%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (8.81%) XenDesktop
8 21 (8.05%) vCloud
9 20 (7.66%) XenServer
10 15 (5.75%) XenApp
11 12 (4.60%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (3.07%) DFS Replication
14 7 (2.68%) GlusterFS
15 5 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (1.92%) Firmware
15 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (1.53%) Terminal Services
16 4 (1.53%) VirtualBox
16 4 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (23.37%) vCenter Server
2 36 (13.79%) Puppet
3 27 (10.34%) SCCM
4 16 (6.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 15 (5.75%) NetBackup
5 15 (5.75%) vMotion
6 11 (4.21%) Ansible
6 11 (4.21%) Nagios
6 11 (4.21%) WSUS
7 10 (3.83%) FortiGate
7 10 (3.83%) Forum Sentry
7 10 (3.83%) SCOM
7 10 (3.83%) ZABBIX
8 9 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (3.45%) vRealize
9 8 (3.07%) WMI
10 7 (2.68%) Cobbler
10 7 (2.68%) HAProxy
10 7 (2.68%) Linux-HA
10 7 (2.68%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 230 (88.12%) VMware
2 92 (35.25%) Microsoft
3 84 (32.18%) Cisco
4 56 (21.46%) Citrix
5 50 (19.16%) Red Hat
6 41 (15.71%) HP
7 33 (12.64%) NetApp
8 25 (9.58%) EMC
9 22 (8.43%) Symantec
10 21 (8.05%) Juniper
10 21 (8.05%) Oracle
11 19 (7.28%) Dell
11 19 (7.28%) IBM
12 14 (5.36%) Intel Security
12 14 (5.36%) Veeam
13 11 (4.21%) AlienVault
13 11 (4.21%) Lumension
13 11 (4.21%) Palo Alto
14 10 (3.83%) Atlassian
15 9 (3.45%) 3PAR
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