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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
London / City of London
Rank 142 141 186
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +45
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 7 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 2.43% 3.39% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Median daily rate £525 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £415 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £495 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+39.84% -16.57%

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
288 295 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.87% 9.22% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 223 332
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 25
Median hourly rate £22.34 £12.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.12% -35.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.90 £23.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
- -1.68%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (85.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (60.00%) Windows
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (50.00%) Citrix
5 10 (50.00%) SAN
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (45.00%) Finance
7 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (40.00%) XenApp
8 7 (35.00%) SCCM
8 7 (35.00%) 3PAR
8 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (30.00%) HP
9 6 (30.00%) EMC
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco
9 6 (30.00%) DHCP
9 6 (30.00%) DNS
9 6 (30.00%) Migration
9 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
10 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (25.00%) EMC VNX
10 5 (25.00%) Application Discovery
10 5 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
10 5 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (25.00%) VSAN
11 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
11 4 (20.00%) Linux

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 (5.00%) JBoss
1 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) DHCP
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) VSAN
4 4 (20.00%) Internet
5 3 (15.00%) DMZ
6 2 (10.00%) Firewall
6 2 (10.00%) LDAP
6 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.00%) LAN
7 1 (5.00%) NAS
7 1 (5.00%) Network Security
7 1 (5.00%) VoIP
7 1 (5.00%) WAN
7 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (15.00%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Storage Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SAN Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (25.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.00%) Unix
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Application Discovery
3 4 (20.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.00%) Build Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.00%) High Availability
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) Korn
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (40.00%) XenApp
3 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (10.00%) DFS Replication
5 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.00%) GPFS
6 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
6 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.00%) Control-M
3 1 (5.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) vMotion
3 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) Citrix
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) 3PAR
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) EMC
5 6 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) CommVault
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (5.00%) Axway
8 1 (5.00%) BEA
8 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.00%) IBM
8 1 (5.00%) Isilon
8 1 (5.00%) Nokia
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle
8 1 (5.00%) Symantec