Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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 (formerly ESX Server)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 430 340 307
Rank change year-on-year -90 -33 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 552 738 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.70% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 4.25% 5.70% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 487 586
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £246 £250
90th Percentile £488 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £382 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +9.21% -3.45% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 42
UK median hourly rate £46.42 £33.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.53% -6.25% +77.78%
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.98 £20.78
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £49.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +27.66% -32.86% +134.39%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12991 12955 11683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.60% 12.34% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8433 8117 6649
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 888 1250
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.20 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.58%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the UK

VMware ESXi
Top 15 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England -71 510 £400 +4.92% 47
UK excluding London -28 335 £382 +9.21% 32
London -68 208 £400 - 17
South East +58 192 £388 +3.33% 10
North of England -33 36 £325 -18.75% 5
South West +4 31 £438 +32.58% 2
Scotland -41 27 £363 +29.35% 2
East of England -21 25 £300 -9.77% 4
North West -17 19 £325 -8.77% 3
Midlands +13 18 £383 +27.50% 9
West Midlands +14 15 £390 +41.82% 4
Yorkshire +4 14 £410 +9.33% 2
Wales +13 7 £393 +12.95%
North East +39 3 - -
East Midlands -13 3 £375 +5.26% 5

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 505 (91.49%) VMware
2 430 (77.90%) Windows
3 271 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 263 (47.64%) Windows Server
5 252 (45.65%) Active Directory
6 250 (45.29%) Microsoft
7 217 (39.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 202 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 199 (36.05%) Linux
10 189 (34.24%) PowerShell
11 169 (30.62%) SAN
12 159 (28.80%) Citrix
13 146 (26.45%) DNS
14 141 (25.54%) Cisco
15 138 (25.00%) Firewall
16 129 (23.37%) Hyper-V
17 113 (20.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 112 (20.29%) Windows Server 2003
19 109 (19.75%) HP
20 108 (19.57%) DHCP
21 104 (18.84%) Red Hat
22 99 (17.93%) Finance
23 97 (17.57%) SQL
24 93 (16.85%) vSphere
25 92 (16.67%) Migration
26 87 (15.76%) SQL Server
27 82 (14.86%) vCenter Server
28 80 (14.49%) NetApp
29 79 (14.31%) Data Centre
30 78 (14.13%) Unix

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 72 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 54 (9.78%) Skype for Business
3 43 (7.79%) IIS
4 30 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.53%) SharePoint
6 24 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (2.36%) Apache
7 13 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.99%) JBoss
9 10 (1.81%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.63%) IBM Domino
10 9 (1.63%) WildFly
11 8 (1.45%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.27%) CMS
13 6 (1.09%) IBM Notes
13 6 (1.09%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 57 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (7.07%) Office 365
4 22 (3.99%) IaaS
5 21 (3.80%) PaaS
6 9 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
7 7 (1.27%) SaaS
8 6 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.91%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.72%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.54%) GitHub
11 3 (0.54%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.36%) G Suite
13 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 169 (30.62%) SAN
2 146 (26.45%) DNS
3 138 (25.00%) Firewall
4 108 (19.57%) DHCP
5 63 (11.41%) WAN
6 60 (10.87%) LAN
7 59 (10.69%) NAS
8 54 (9.78%) NetScaler
9 43 (7.79%) TCP/IP
10 39 (7.07%) Fibre Channel
11 34 (6.16%) VPN
12 29 (5.25%) LDAP
13 27 (4.89%) iSCSI
13 27 (4.89%) VoIP
14 21 (3.80%) VLAN
15 17 (3.08%) Network Security
15 17 (3.08%) SSH
16 16 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (2.72%) MPLS
18 14 (2.54%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.09%) MySQL
7 5 (0.91%) DB2
7 5 (0.91%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.54%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.36%) Big Data
10 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.36%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.36%) JIRA
3 9 (1.63%) Bitbucket
3 9 (1.63%) Subversion
4 7 (1.27%) MSI
4 7 (1.27%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.91%) ScriptRunner
7 4 (0.72%) GitLab
8 3 (0.54%) Ant
8 3 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.36%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.18%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.18%) Phabricator
10 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.18%) WiX
General
1 99 (17.93%) Finance
2 34 (6.16%) Banking
3 25 (4.53%) Legal
4 22 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.26%) Retail
6 12 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.45%) Advertising
8 6 (1.09%) Back Office
9 5 (0.91%) Games
10 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.54%) Military
11 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
12 2 (0.36%) Law
12 2 (0.36%) Marketing
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 62 (11.23%) Analyst
3 53 (9.60%) Administrator
4 48 (8.70%) Architect
5 47 (8.51%) VMware Engineer
6 39 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
7 34 (6.16%) Systems Administrator
8 31 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 30 (5.43%) Support Engineer
10 28 (5.07%) Designer
11 26 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 26 (4.71%) Solutions Designer
12 24 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 23 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
13 23 (4.17%) NetApp Engineer
14 22 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support
14 22 (3.99%) Network Engineer
15 21 (3.80%) Cisco Engineer
15 21 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
16 20 (3.62%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.98%) Web Services
2 20 (3.62%) Middleware
3 19 (3.44%) .NET
4 7 (1.27%) XML
5 6 (1.09%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.91%) X-Windows
7 4 (0.72%) CSS
7 4 (0.72%) JTAPI
7 4 (0.72%) RFC 2833
7 4 (0.72%) TAPI
7 4 (0.72%) WPF
8 3 (0.54%) DOM
8 3 (0.54%) Rendezvous
8 3 (0.54%) XSLT
9 2 (0.36%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.36%) HTML
9 2 (0.36%) jQuery
9 2 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.36%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (14.31%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.61%) Clustering
3 41 (7.43%) Replication
4 38 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 25 (4.53%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.44%) EMC VNX
6 19 (3.44%) PKI
7 16 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.54%) Client/Server
9 13 (2.36%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.63%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.45%) EMC VMAX
11 8 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.27%) Spread Betting
13 6 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 5 (0.91%) EMC VNXe
14 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.91%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 430 (77.90%) Windows
2 263 (47.64%) Windows Server
3 217 (39.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 202 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 199 (36.05%) Linux
6 113 (20.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 112 (20.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 78 (14.13%) Unix
9 60 (10.87%) Windows 7
10 59 (10.69%) CentOS
11 48 (8.70%) Solaris
12 35 (6.34%) Windows 10
13 30 (5.43%) Ubuntu
14 12 (2.17%) AIX
14 12 (2.17%) SUSE
15 10 (1.81%) Debian
15 10 (1.81%) VMS
16 9 (1.63%) Data ONTAP
16 9 (1.63%) Windows 2000
16 9 (1.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (16.67%) Migration
2 66 (11.96%) ITIL
3 49 (8.88%) DevOps
4 41 (7.43%) Change Management
5 40 (7.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 40 (7.25%) TOGAF
6 38 (6.88%) Load Balancing
7 37 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 34 (6.16%) Open Source
9 31 (5.62%) Incident Management
9 31 (5.62%) Problem Management
10 30 (5.43%) Project Management
11 29 (5.25%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (5.07%) Root Cause Analysis
13 24 (4.35%) Patch Management
13 24 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
14 23 (4.17%) High Availability
15 22 (3.99%) Asset Management
15 22 (3.99%) Service Delivery
16 20 (3.62%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (34.24%) PowerShell
2 97 (17.57%) SQL
3 44 (7.97%) Bash Shell
4 29 (5.25%) Python
4 29 (5.25%) VBScript
5 22 (3.99%) Perl
6 15 (2.72%) Java
7 13 (2.36%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.99%) C
9 9 (1.63%) C#
10 5 (0.91%) Groovy
10 5 (0.91%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.72%) C++
11 4 (0.72%) Ruby
11 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.54%) AWK
13 2 (0.36%) Elixir
13 2 (0.36%) Erlang
14 1 (0.18%) Korn
14 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (7.97%) SC Cleared
4 39 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (5.98%) Degree
6 32 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 31 (5.62%) MCSE
8 29 (5.25%) DV Cleared
9 27 (4.89%) CCNA
10 22 (3.99%) CCNP
11 18 (3.26%) MCSA
12 11 (1.99%) CCIE
12 11 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.63%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.45%) JNCIS
14 8 (1.45%) MCITP
15 7 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.27%) MCP
16 6 (1.09%) VCP6
16 6 (1.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.53%) SLA
2 10 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.91%) PMO
4 4 (0.72%) PA-DSS
4 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.54%) QA
6 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 271 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 252 (45.65%) Active Directory
3 129 (23.37%) Hyper-V
4 93 (16.85%) vSphere
5 75 (13.59%) XenDesktop
6 59 (10.69%) XenApp
7 42 (7.61%) XenServer
8 35 (6.34%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (5.98%) NFS
10 27 (4.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 24 (4.35%) Veritas File System
12 21 (3.80%) KVM
13 16 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (2.72%) Docker
15 12 (2.17%) vCloud
15 12 (2.17%) VMware NSX
16 11 (1.99%) Samba
17 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (1.63%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 82 (14.86%) vCenter Server
2 65 (11.78%) SCCM
3 59 (10.69%) NetBackup
4 34 (6.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 33 (5.98%) SCOM
6 30 (5.43%) Puppet
7 29 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (4.89%) WSUS
9 24 (4.35%) Ansible
10 23 (4.17%) WMI
11 22 (3.99%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (3.08%) Backup Exec
13 16 (2.90%) vRealize
14 15 (2.72%) PowerCLI
15 13 (2.36%) yum
16 12 (2.17%) vMotion
17 10 (1.81%) Nagios
18 9 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
19 7 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 6 (1.09%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 505 (91.49%) VMware
2 250 (45.29%) Microsoft
3 159 (28.80%) Citrix
4 141 (25.54%) Cisco
5 109 (19.75%) HP
6 104 (18.84%) Red Hat
7 80 (14.49%) NetApp
8 64 (11.59%) Symantec
9 63 (11.41%) EMC
10 49 (8.88%) Veritas
11 46 (8.33%) Oracle
12 43 (7.79%) Brocade
13 42 (7.61%) Dell
14 39 (7.07%) SolarWinds
15 36 (6.52%) 3PAR
16 33 (5.98%) IBM
17 31 (5.62%) Juniper
18 29 (5.25%) McAfee
18 29 (5.25%) Splunk
19 19 (3.44%) CommVault