Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 429 336 299
Rank change year-on-year -93 -37 +25
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 505 751 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.70% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 4.16% 5.71% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 506 596
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £226 £226
90th Percentile £480 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 35
UK median hourly rate £41.42 £32.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.43% -4.41% +58.14%
10th Percentile £17.00 £19.60 £17.28
90th Percentile £54.50 £50.00 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year +7.14% -15.79% +181.54%

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 12141 13159 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 12.35% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7811 8250 6511
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.12% +4.63%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £335
% change year-on-year +4.17% +7.46% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 899 1267
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year - -0.80% +4.17%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -69 468 £400 +5.89% 46
UK excluding London -24 341 £390 +11.43% 30
South East +57 193 £390 +4.00% 8
London -99 159 £401 +0.19% 17
North of England +2 45 £325 -16.13% 8
Scotland -31 29 £375 +33.93%
South West -4 26 £450 +38.46% 2
East of England -39 25 £300 -11.76% 4
North West -9 21 £325 -18.75% 5
Midlands +17 20 £390 +30.00% 7
Yorkshire +20 19 £344 -1.43% 2
West Midlands +30 16 £390 +30.00% 3
North East +49 5 - - 1
Wales -2 4 £363 +5.07% 1
East Midlands -4 4 £438 +16.67% 4

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 447 (88.51%) VMware
2 386 (76.44%) Windows
3 247 (48.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 236 (46.73%) Microsoft
5 230 (45.54%) Windows Server
6 229 (45.35%) Active Directory
7 183 (36.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 174 (34.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 173 (34.26%) Linux
10 162 (32.08%) PowerShell
11 160 (31.68%) Citrix
12 159 (31.49%) SAN
13 129 (25.54%) DNS
13 129 (25.54%) Firewall
14 115 (22.77%) Cisco
15 106 (20.99%) Hyper-V
16 100 (19.80%) SQL
17 98 (19.41%) Windows Server 2003
18 97 (19.21%) Red Hat
19 93 (18.42%) Finance
20 91 (18.02%) HP
20 91 (18.02%) DHCP
21 88 (17.43%) SQL Server
22 82 (16.24%) Migration
23 78 (15.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 75 (14.85%) Security Cleared
24 75 (14.85%) NetApp
24 75 (14.85%) vSphere
25 74 (14.65%) Data Centre
26 71 (14.06%) 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 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 52 (10.30%) Skype for Business
3 45 (8.91%) IIS
4 30 (5.94%) SharePoint
5 29 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (3.37%) JBoss
6 17 (3.37%) WildFly
7 13 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.78%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.58%) Apache
12 6 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.99%) CMS
13 5 (0.99%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.99%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.79%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (6.53%) Office 365
4 20 (3.96%) IaaS
5 18 (3.56%) PaaS
6 7 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.79%) HP Helion
7 4 (0.79%) SaaS
8 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.59%) GitHub
8 3 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.40%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 159 (31.49%) SAN
2 129 (25.54%) DNS
2 129 (25.54%) Firewall
3 91 (18.02%) DHCP
4 54 (10.69%) NetScaler
5 53 (10.50%) LAN
5 53 (10.50%) NAS
5 53 (10.50%) WAN
6 40 (7.92%) LDAP
7 39 (7.72%) TCP/IP
8 35 (6.93%) Fibre Channel
9 30 (5.94%) VPN
10 22 (4.36%) iSCSI
11 19 (3.76%) Network Security
12 18 (3.56%) SSH
13 16 (3.17%) VoIP
14 15 (2.97%) VLAN
15 14 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (2.77%) Wireless
16 13 (2.57%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.59%) MySQL
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.40%) Big Data
8 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.40%) DB2
8 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.57%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.78%) Bitbucket
3 9 (1.78%) JIRA
3 9 (1.78%) Subversion
4 6 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.19%) MSI
4 6 (1.19%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.99%) ScriptRunner
6 4 (0.79%) GitLab
7 3 (0.59%) Ant
8 2 (0.40%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.40%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.20%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.20%) Phabricator
9 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 93 (18.42%) Finance
2 31 (6.14%) Banking
3 26 (5.15%) Legal
4 20 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.57%) Retail
6 11 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.58%) Advertising
8 7 (1.39%) Back Office
9 5 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.40%) Law
11 2 (0.40%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (13.86%) Analyst
2 63 (12.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (10.69%) Administrator
4 46 (9.11%) VMware Engineer
5 45 (8.91%) Architect
6 34 (6.73%) Systems Administrator
7 28 (5.54%) Windows Engineer
8 27 (5.35%) Designer
9 26 (5.15%) Support Engineer
10 25 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (4.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 25 (4.95%) Solutions Designer
11 24 (4.75%) Linux Administrator
12 22 (4.36%) NetApp Engineer
12 22 (4.36%) Technical Support
13 21 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 19 (3.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 19 (3.76%) Support Analyst
14 19 (3.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.73%) Web Services
2 22 (4.36%) Middleware
3 16 (3.17%) .NET
4 7 (1.39%) XML
5 5 (0.99%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.59%) DOM
6 3 (0.59%) XSLT
7 2 (0.40%) CSS
7 2 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.40%) Sensu
8 1 (0.20%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.20%) Express
8 1 (0.20%) React
8 1 (0.20%) REST
8 1 (0.20%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 74 (14.65%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.92%) Clustering
3 33 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.54%) Replication
5 25 (4.95%) Enterprise Storage
6 22 (4.36%) Client/Server
7 18 (3.56%) Computer Science
8 17 (3.37%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.97%) PKI
10 14 (2.77%) EMC VNX
11 12 (2.38%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.39%) Spread Betting
12 7 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (1.19%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 5 (0.99%) NHS
15 4 (0.79%) Minimum Viable Product
16 3 (0.59%) EMC VMAX
16 3 (0.59%) iPad
16 3 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 386 (76.44%) Windows
2 230 (45.54%) Windows Server
3 183 (36.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 174 (34.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 173 (34.26%) Linux
6 98 (19.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 78 (15.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (14.06%) Unix
9 54 (10.69%) Windows 7
10 48 (9.50%) CentOS
11 39 (7.72%) Solaris
12 30 (5.94%) Windows 10
13 27 (5.35%) Ubuntu
14 11 (2.18%) SUSE
15 10 (1.98%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.78%) VMS
16 9 (1.78%) Windows 8
17 6 (1.19%) Debian
17 6 (1.19%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (16.24%) Migration
2 62 (12.28%) ITIL
3 39 (7.72%) DevOps
3 39 (7.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (7.72%) Load Balancing
4 38 (7.52%) TOGAF
5 37 (7.33%) Change Management
6 34 (6.73%) Performance Monitoring
7 32 (6.34%) Project Management
8 29 (5.74%) Incident Management
8 29 (5.74%) Problem Management
9 28 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (4.75%) Capacity Management
11 21 (4.16%) Root Cause Analysis
12 20 (3.96%) Capacity Planning
12 20 (3.96%) Open Source
13 19 (3.76%) Network Design
14 18 (3.56%) Server Building
15 16 (3.17%) Asset Management
15 16 (3.17%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (32.08%) PowerShell
2 100 (19.80%) SQL
3 36 (7.13%) Bash Shell
4 27 (5.35%) VBScript
5 23 (4.55%) Python
6 21 (4.16%) Perl
7 19 (3.76%) Java
8 8 (1.58%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.19%) C
10 5 (0.99%) Groovy
10 5 (0.99%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.79%) C#
11 4 (0.79%) Ruby
12 3 (0.59%) AppleScript
12 3 (0.59%) AWK
12 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.40%) C++
13 2 (0.40%) Elixir
13 2 (0.40%) Erlang
14 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (14.85%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (9.50%) SC Cleared
4 35 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (5.74%) Degree
6 26 (5.15%) MCSE
7 25 (4.95%) DV Cleared
8 23 (4.55%) CCNA
8 23 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (4.36%) CCNP
10 17 (3.37%) MCSA
11 12 (2.38%) CCIE
11 12 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (1.98%) JNCIA
12 10 (1.98%) MCITP
13 9 (1.78%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.19%) CCDA
14 6 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.19%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.36%) SLA
2 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.59%) QA
5 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 247 (48.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 229 (45.35%) Active Directory
3 106 (20.99%) Hyper-V
4 75 (14.85%) vSphere
5 69 (13.66%) XenDesktop
6 55 (10.89%) XenApp
7 42 (8.32%) XenServer
8 28 (5.54%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (5.15%) NFS
10 24 (4.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 24 (4.75%) Veritas File System
11 21 (4.16%) KVM
11 21 (4.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (4.16%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.58%) Terminal Services
13 8 (1.58%) VMware NSX
14 7 (1.39%) DFS Replication
14 7 (1.39%) Docker
15 6 (1.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 67 (13.27%) NetBackup
1 67 (13.27%) vCenter Server
2 55 (10.89%) SCCM
3 34 (6.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 27 (5.35%) WSUS
5 26 (5.15%) Puppet
6 24 (4.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 24 (4.75%) SCOM
7 23 (4.55%) Ansible
8 21 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (3.17%) Backup Exec
9 16 (3.17%) PowerCLI
9 16 (3.17%) yum
10 12 (2.38%) vRealize
11 11 (2.18%) WMI
12 8 (1.58%) vMotion
13 7 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
14 5 (0.99%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 447 (88.51%) VMware
2 236 (46.73%) Microsoft
3 160 (31.68%) Citrix
4 115 (22.77%) Cisco
5 97 (19.21%) Red Hat
6 91 (18.02%) HP
7 75 (14.85%) NetApp
8 69 (13.66%) Symantec
9 57 (11.29%) EMC
10 51 (10.10%) Veritas
11 42 (8.32%) Oracle
12 39 (7.72%) Dell
13 37 (7.33%) McAfee
14 36 (7.13%) Brocade
15 33 (6.53%) IBM
16 29 (5.74%) 3PAR
17 27 (5.35%) Juniper
18 23 (4.55%) SolarWinds
19 18 (3.56%) CommVault
20 17 (3.37%) CheckPoint