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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
London / City of London
Rank 148 136 176
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +40
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 8 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.47% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 2.64% 4.68% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
Median daily rate £438 £463 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.03 £14.87
% change year-on-year
+5.97% +122.18%

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
303 299 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.41% 9.98% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 230 312
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 32
Median hourly rate £23.88 £12.50 £17.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.00% -29.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.84 £11.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £26.40 £22.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017, 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 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (78.26%) Windows
3 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
6 12 (52.17%) Citrix
6 12 (52.17%) SAN
6 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
8 10 (43.48%) DNS
9 9 (39.13%) HP
9 9 (39.13%) Finance
10 8 (34.78%) XenApp
10 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
10 8 (34.78%) DHCP
10 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
11 7 (30.43%) 3PAR
11 7 (30.43%) Cisco
11 7 (30.43%) SCCM
11 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
11 7 (30.43%) Migration
12 6 (26.09%) EMC
13 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
13 5 (21.74%) EMC VNX
13 5 (21.74%) Application Discovery
13 5 (21.74%) Windows 10

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 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) JBoss
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) SAN
2 10 (43.48%) DNS
3 8 (34.78%) DHCP
4 5 (21.74%) VSAN
5 4 (17.39%) Internet
6 3 (13.04%) DMZ
6 3 (13.04%) NAS
7 2 (8.70%) Firewall
7 2 (8.70%) LAN
7 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
7 2 (8.70%) WAN
8 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
8 1 (4.35%) FCoE
8 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
8 1 (4.35%) LDAP
8 1 (4.35%) VoIP
8 1 (4.35%) VPN
8 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Applications Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Applications Packager
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (13.04%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Storage Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
1 5 (21.74%) EMC VNX
2 1 (4.35%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
5 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
6 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 2 (8.70%) Solaris
8 2 (8.70%) Unix
9 1 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Application Discovery
2 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
5 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
5 2 (8.70%) Release Management
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) Korn
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCNA
1 1 (4.35%) CCNP
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 8 (34.78%) XenApp
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (21.74%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (8.70%) DFS Replication
5 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.70%) vSphere
5 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.35%) Firmware
6 1 (4.35%) GPFS
6 1 (4.35%) NFS
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Control-M
3 1 (4.35%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (4.35%) SnapVault
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 12 (52.17%) Citrix
4 9 (39.13%) HP
5 7 (30.43%) 3PAR
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco
6 6 (26.09%) EMC
7 3 (13.04%) CommVault
8 2 (8.70%) Intel Security
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle
8 2 (8.70%) Qualys
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
8 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
8 2 (8.70%) Symantec
9 1 (4.35%) Axway
9 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.35%) IBM
9 1 (4.35%) Isilon
9 1 (4.35%) SAP
9 1 (4.35%) Sun