The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 186 211 215
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 14 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 2.44% 3.07% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 7
Average daily rate
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£314 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £275 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.25 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-76.87% +100.00%
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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
574 652 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.74% 8.86% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 407 349
Average daily rate £363 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi across the City of London region.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi across the City of London region.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 23 (82.14%) Windows
3 17 (60.71%) Citrix
3 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 14 (50.00%) XenApp
6 13 (46.43%) SAN
7 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (35.71%) IBM
9 9 (32.14%) EMC
9 9 (32.14%) Cisco
9 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (28.57%) HP
10 8 (28.57%) SQL
10 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
10 8 (28.57%) Firewall
11 6 (21.43%) VMware ESX
11 6 (21.43%) Clustering
11 6 (21.43%) SCCM
11 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
11 6 (21.43%) DNS
11 6 (21.43%) Symantec
12 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
12 5 (17.86%) WAN
12 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
12 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
12 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
12 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) Lync
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (10.71%) IIS
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) SAN
2 8 (28.57%) Firewall
3 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (21.43%) DNS
4 5 (17.86%) WAN
5 4 (14.29%) Unified Communications
5 4 (14.29%) Network Security
5 4 (14.29%) LAN
5 4 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 3 (10.71%) DHCP
7 2 (7.14%) Extranet
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (3.57%) VoIP
8 1 (3.57%) SSL
8 1 (3.57%) VPN
8 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.57%) FCoE
8 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Storage Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Clustering
2 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.14%) CLARiiON
3 2 (7.14%) Symmetrix
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
4 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL
1 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.14%) Change Management
2 2 (7.14%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.57%) DevOps
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
3 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) MCSE
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.57%) MCP
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) CCA
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) XenApp
4 6 (21.43%) VMware ESX
5 5 (17.86%) XenDesktop
6 4 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (14.29%) XenServer
6 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 4 (14.29%) Xen
6 4 (14.29%) UAG
7 3 (10.71%) vSphere
8 2 (7.14%) ISA Server
9 1 (3.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) Backup Exec
3 4 (14.29%) SCOM
3 4 (14.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (7.14%) WSUS
5 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.57%) ARCserve
5 1 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 17 (60.71%) Citrix
3 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 10 (35.71%) IBM
5 9 (32.14%) EMC
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco
6 8 (28.57%) HP
7 6 (21.43%) Symantec
8 3 (10.71%) NetApp
9 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
9 2 (7.14%) Becrypt
10 1 (3.57%) Juniper
10 1 (3.57%) McAfee
10 1 (3.57%) Clearswift
10 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.57%) Veeam
10 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
10 1 (3.57%) Wyse