Period
to 17 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 17 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 425 340 301
Rank change year-on-year -85 -39 +13
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 540 750 917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.71% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 4.18% 5.72% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 498 601
UK median daily rate £400 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £250
90th Percentile £488 £513 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.71% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 41
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £32.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.17% -9.72% +89.47%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.30 £20.31
90th Percentile £54.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +30.43% -32.35% +149.63%

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 12915 13122 11760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 12.38% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8359 8228 6685
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £157 £174 £161
90th Percentile £606 £575 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 891 1264
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 17 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 17 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 17 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 -61 502 £400 +6.67% 34
UK excluding London -44 331 £377 +7.71% 22
London -61 203 £400 - 14
South East +51 192 £388 +3.33% 7
North of England -34 35 £325 -18.75% 2
South West -6 28 £438 +30.11% 2
Scotland -52 27 £363 +27.64% 1
East of England -46 25 £300 -11.76% 4
Midlands +14 19 £383 +27.50% 5
North West -25 19 £325 -10.34%
West Midlands +21 16 £390 +41.82% 3
Yorkshire +7 13 £363 -3.33% 2
Wales +8 6 £393 +12.95% 1
North East +40 3 - -
East Midlands -10 3 £375 +5.26% 2

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 492 (91.11%) VMware
2 419 (77.59%) Windows
3 267 (49.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 257 (47.59%) Windows Server
5 244 (45.19%) Active Directory
6 239 (44.26%) Microsoft
7 211 (39.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 199 (36.85%) Linux
9 197 (36.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 187 (34.63%) PowerShell
11 168 (31.11%) SAN
12 157 (29.07%) Citrix
13 139 (25.74%) DNS
14 136 (25.19%) Firewall
15 134 (24.81%) Cisco
16 125 (23.15%) Hyper-V
17 111 (20.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 109 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
19 103 (19.07%) HP
19 103 (19.07%) Red Hat
20 101 (18.70%) DHCP
21 97 (17.96%) Finance
22 96 (17.78%) SQL
23 91 (16.85%) Migration
24 87 (16.11%) vSphere
25 86 (15.93%) SQL Server
26 81 (15.00%) vCenter Server
27 78 (14.44%) NetApp
28 77 (14.26%) Data Centre
29 76 (14.07%) 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 71 (13.15%) MS Exchange
2 52 (9.63%) Skype for Business
3 43 (7.96%) IIS
4 29 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.63%) SharePoint
6 23 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.04%) Apache
8 11 (2.04%) JBoss
8 11 (2.04%) WildFly
9 10 (1.85%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.67%) IBM Domino
11 7 (1.30%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.11%) CMS
12 6 (1.11%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.11%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (6.85%) Office 365
4 20 (3.70%) IaaS
5 19 (3.52%) PaaS
6 9 (1.67%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.93%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.93%) SaaS
9 4 (0.74%) SoftLayer
10 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.56%) GitHub
10 3 (0.56%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 168 (31.11%) SAN
2 139 (25.74%) DNS
3 136 (25.19%) Firewall
4 101 (18.70%) DHCP
5 62 (11.48%) WAN
6 59 (10.93%) LAN
7 56 (10.37%) NAS
8 52 (9.63%) NetScaler
9 39 (7.22%) Fibre Channel
10 38 (7.04%) TCP/IP
11 34 (6.30%) LDAP
12 33 (6.11%) VPN
13 27 (5.00%) iSCSI
14 25 (4.63%) VoIP
15 17 (3.15%) Network Security
15 17 (3.15%) SSH
15 17 (3.15%) VLAN
16 14 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (2.41%) VSAN
17 13 (2.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.93%) DB2
6 5 (0.93%) MySQL
6 5 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.37%) Big Data
9 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (2.96%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.41%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.41%) JIRA
3 9 (1.67%) Bitbucket
3 9 (1.67%) Subversion
4 7 (1.30%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.11%) MSI
6 5 (0.93%) ScriptRunner
7 4 (0.74%) GitLab
8 3 (0.56%) Ant
9 2 (0.37%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.19%) Phabricator
10 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 97 (17.96%) Finance
2 36 (6.67%) Banking
3 26 (4.81%) Legal
4 20 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.96%) Retail
6 12 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.48%) Advertising
8 6 (1.11%) Back Office
9 5 (0.93%) Games
9 5 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.37%) Electronics
11 2 (0.37%) Law
11 2 (0.37%) Marketing
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Military
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 62 (11.48%) Analyst
3 55 (10.19%) Administrator
4 47 (8.70%) Architect
4 47 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
5 38 (7.04%) Windows Engineer
6 35 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
7 30 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 28 (5.19%) Support Engineer
9 27 (5.00%) Designer
10 25 (4.63%) Solutions Designer
11 24 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 24 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 24 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
12 23 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
12 23 (4.26%) NetApp Engineer
13 22 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
14 20 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
15 19 (3.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 19 (3.52%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.11%) Web Services
2 22 (4.07%) Middleware
3 17 (3.15%) .NET
4 7 (1.30%) XML
5 5 (0.93%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.74%) JTAPI
6 4 (0.74%) RFC 2833
6 4 (0.74%) TAPI
6 4 (0.74%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.56%) CSS
7 3 (0.56%) DOM
7 3 (0.56%) WPF
7 3 (0.56%) XSLT
8 2 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.37%) Sensu
9 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.19%) Express
9 1 (0.19%) React
9 1 (0.19%) REST
9 1 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 77 (14.26%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.41%) Clustering
3 38 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (7.04%) Replication
4 25 (4.63%) Enterprise Storage
5 22 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.33%) EMC VNX
7 16 (2.96%) Client/Server
7 16 (2.96%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.78%) PKI
9 13 (2.41%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.67%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.30%) EMC VMAX
12 7 (1.30%) Spread Betting
13 6 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.93%) Online Games
14 5 (0.93%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 419 (77.59%) Windows
2 257 (47.59%) Windows Server
3 211 (39.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 199 (36.85%) Linux
5 197 (36.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 111 (20.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 109 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 76 (14.07%) Unix
9 60 (11.11%) CentOS
10 57 (10.56%) Windows 7
11 48 (8.89%) Solaris
12 34 (6.30%) Windows 10
13 32 (5.93%) Ubuntu
14 12 (2.22%) SUSE
15 11 (2.04%) AIX
16 10 (1.85%) Debian
17 9 (1.67%) Apple iOS
17 9 (1.67%) VMS
17 9 (1.67%) Windows 8
18 8 (1.48%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (16.85%) Migration
2 63 (11.67%) ITIL
3 46 (8.52%) DevOps
4 40 (7.41%) Change Management
5 39 (7.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 39 (7.22%) TOGAF
6 37 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 37 (6.85%) Load Balancing
7 34 (6.30%) Open Source
8 30 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 30 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 30 (5.56%) Project Management
9 28 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
11 23 (4.26%) High Availability
11 23 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
12 22 (4.07%) Service Delivery
13 21 (3.89%) Patch Management
14 20 (3.70%) Asset Management
14 20 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (34.63%) PowerShell
2 96 (17.78%) SQL
3 45 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 29 (5.37%) VBScript
5 28 (5.19%) Python
6 22 (4.07%) Perl
7 15 (2.78%) Java
8 12 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.85%) C
10 8 (1.48%) C#
11 5 (0.93%) Groovy
11 5 (0.93%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.74%) C++
12 4 (0.74%) Ruby
12 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.56%) AWK
14 2 (0.37%) AppleScript
14 2 (0.37%) Elixir
14 2 (0.37%) Erlang
15 1 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 73 (13.52%) Security Cleared
2 55 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 37 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (5.93%) Degree
6 31 (5.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (5.56%) MCSE
8 25 (4.63%) CCNA
9 24 (4.44%) DV Cleared
10 22 (4.07%) CCNP
11 18 (3.33%) MCSA
12 11 (2.04%) CCIE
12 11 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.67%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.48%) JNCIS
15 7 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.30%) MCITP
16 6 (1.11%) MCP
16 6 (1.11%) VCP6
16 6 (1.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.63%) SLA
2 10 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.74%) PA-DSS
4 4 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.74%) PMO
5 3 (0.56%) QA
6 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 267 (49.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 244 (45.19%) Active Directory
3 125 (23.15%) Hyper-V
4 87 (16.11%) vSphere
5 72 (13.33%) XenDesktop
6 56 (10.37%) XenApp
7 41 (7.59%) XenServer
8 32 (5.93%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (5.56%) NFS
10 25 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (4.44%) KVM
11 24 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 24 (4.44%) Veritas File System
12 16 (2.96%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (2.59%) Docker
14 12 (2.22%) vCloud
15 11 (2.04%) VMware NSX
16 10 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (1.85%) Samba
17 9 (1.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 81 (15.00%) vCenter Server
2 62 (11.48%) SCCM
3 61 (11.30%) NetBackup
4 32 (5.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 32 (5.93%) Puppet
4 32 (5.93%) SCOM
5 27 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (5.00%) WSUS
6 24 (4.44%) Ansible
7 22 (4.07%) WMI
8 21 (3.89%) Microsoft Clustering
9 16 (2.96%) Backup Exec
9 16 (2.96%) vRealize
9 16 (2.96%) yum
10 15 (2.78%) PowerCLI
11 11 (2.04%) vMotion
12 10 (1.85%) Nagios
13 9 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
14 6 (1.11%) SCOrch
14 6 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 492 (91.11%) VMware
2 239 (44.26%) Microsoft
3 157 (29.07%) Citrix
4 134 (24.81%) Cisco
5 103 (19.07%) HP
5 103 (19.07%) Red Hat
6 78 (14.44%) NetApp
7 63 (11.67%) Symantec
8 62 (11.48%) EMC
9 50 (9.26%) Veritas
10 44 (8.15%) Oracle
11 42 (7.78%) Brocade
12 40 (7.41%) Dell
13 37 (6.85%) SolarWinds
14 34 (6.30%) 3PAR
15 33 (6.11%) IBM
16 31 (5.74%) McAfee
17 30 (5.56%) Juniper
18 28 (5.19%) Splunk
19 19 (3.52%) CommVault