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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 140 185 186
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 14 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.20% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 3.94% 2.12% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 18
Average daily rate £459 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.26% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £442 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £379
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +93.54%
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
355 520 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.17% 9.46% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 389 349
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £224 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 33
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.75 £29.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 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 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX.

1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (80.00%) Windows
3 14 (56.00%) Finance
4 13 (52.00%) Linux
4 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
5 9 (36.00%) SAN
6 8 (32.00%) HP
6 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco
8 6 (24.00%) Solaris
8 6 (24.00%) Unix
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) Citrix
8 6 (24.00%) Veritas
8 6 (24.00%) Puppet
9 5 (20.00%) Investment Banking
9 5 (20.00%) Banking
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (20.00%) EMC
10 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
10 4 (16.00%) Python
10 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.00%) Oracle
10 4 (16.00%) Firewall
10 4 (16.00%) SCCM
10 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (16.00%) Data Centre

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (8.00%) Node.js
4 1 (4.00%) GemFire
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) JBoss
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) SAN
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) DHCP
3 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) NAS
3 3 (12.00%) VoIP
3 3 (12.00%) WAN
4 2 (8.00%) BGP
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) Wireless
5 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (4.00%) Frame Relay
5 1 (4.00%) MPLS
5 1 (4.00%) OSPF
5 1 (4.00%) TACACS
5 1 (4.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
2 5 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (12.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Veritas Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Support
5 1 (4.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) Memcached
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) Celerra
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Derivative
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.00%) Equities
3 2 (8.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.00%) EMC Centera
4 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.00%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (24.00%) Solaris
5 6 (24.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (12.00%) DevOps
1 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL
1 3 (12.00%) Open Source
1 3 (12.00%) Patch Management
1 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (8.00%) API Development
2 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (8.00%) High Availability
2 2 (8.00%) Line Management
2 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (4.00%) Network Management
3 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) Perl
3 2 (8.00%) Korn
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CCNP
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) CCSP
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSA
2 1 (4.00%) MCTS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MOS
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.00%) NFS
3 3 (12.00%) vSphere
3 3 (12.00%) XenApp
3 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.00%) Docker
5 1 (4.00%) Firmware
5 1 (4.00%) KVM
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.00%) Snort
5 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.00%) vCloud
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) Control-M
3 2 (8.00%) HP SIM
3 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) Ansible
4 1 (4.00%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (4.00%) EdgeSight
4 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (4.00%) Icinga
4 1 (4.00%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.00%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (4.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) HP
3 7 (28.00%) Cisco
4 6 (24.00%) Citrix
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (24.00%) Veritas
5 5 (20.00%) EMC
6 4 (16.00%) Oracle
6 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.00%) IBM
7 3 (12.00%) Sun
8 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.00%) Dell
8 2 (8.00%) F5
8 2 (8.00%) NetApp
8 2 (8.00%) Nokia
8 2 (8.00%) Sybase
8 2 (8.00%) Symantec
9 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.00%) Dell Compellent
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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