The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 154 137 188
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +51
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.50% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 3.37% 5.04% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 6
Median daily rate £425 £444 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.10% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £34.50 £14.87
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +132.08%
VMware ESX
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
356 337 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.25% 9.87% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 271 357
Median daily rate £450 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 47
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +50.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £23.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.78
% change year-on-year
- -4.64%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the City of London region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the City of London region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (86.21%) Windows
3 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
6 16 (55.17%) Citrix
7 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
8 13 (44.83%) PowerShell
8 13 (44.83%) Migration
9 12 (41.38%) Finance
9 12 (41.38%) XenApp
9 12 (41.38%) SCCM
9 12 (41.38%) DNS
9 12 (41.38%) Windows Server
10 11 (37.93%) SAN
11 10 (34.48%) HP
11 10 (34.48%) DHCP
11 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
12 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (27.59%) Application Discovery
12 8 (27.59%) SCOM
13 7 (24.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (24.14%) Cisco
13 7 (24.14%) Windows 10
13 7 (24.14%) 3PAR
14 6 (20.69%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (20.69%) EMC
14 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) JBoss
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) DNS
2 11 (37.93%) SAN
3 10 (34.48%) DHCP
4 5 (17.24%) Firewall
5 4 (13.79%) Internet
6 3 (10.34%) DMZ
6 3 (10.34%) Kerberos
6 3 (10.34%) NAS
6 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
7 2 (6.90%) LAN
7 2 (6.90%) WAN
8 1 (3.45%) BIG-IP
8 1 (3.45%) FCoE
8 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
8 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.45%) VoIP
8 1 (3.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Games
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Applications Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Applications Packager
4 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (10.34%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Applications Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Storage Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Storage Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
1 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
1 5 (17.24%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (41.38%) Windows Server
5 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
6 7 (24.14%) Windows 10
7 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (10.34%) Linux
9 2 (6.90%) Solaris
10 1 (3.45%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (3.45%) Unix
10 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Migration
2 8 (27.59%) Application Discovery
3 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.24%) Application Packaging
5 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.34%) Change Management
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.90%) Investment Management
6 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.90%) Release Management
7 1 (3.45%) Security Hardening
7 1 (3.45%) Server Patching
7 1 (3.45%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) C++
2 3 (10.34%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) MCSE
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCITP
3 1 (3.45%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 12 (41.38%) XenApp
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (20.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
7 2 (6.90%) DFS Replication
7 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.90%) vSphere
8 1 (3.45%) Firmware
8 1 (3.45%) GPFS
8 1 (3.45%) NFS
8 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) SCCM
2 8 (27.59%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
4 1 (3.45%) Control-M
4 1 (3.45%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (3.45%) SnapVault
4 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (55.17%) Citrix
3 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
4 10 (34.48%) HP
5 7 (24.14%) 3PAR
5 7 (24.14%) Cisco
6 6 (20.69%) EMC
7 3 (10.34%) CommVault
8 2 (6.90%) Intel Security
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle
8 2 (6.90%) Qualys
8 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
8 2 (6.90%) Symantec
9 1 (3.45%) Axway
9 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.45%) Dell
9 1 (3.45%) IBM
9 1 (3.45%) Isilon
9 1 (3.45%) SAP
9 1 (3.45%) Sun