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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESXi
London / City of London
Rank 145 144 183
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +39
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 8 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 2.67% 1.66% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 9
Median daily rate £326 £444 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.64% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £338 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £629 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £369 £388
% change year-on-year
-10.77% -4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £45.50 £13.65
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +233.33%

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
300 302 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.37% 9.81% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 232 318
Median daily rate £450 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 31
Median hourly rate £21.75 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.80 £23.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (62.50%) DNS
4 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
5 8 (50.00%) Finance
6 7 (43.75%) HP
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco
8 5 (31.25%) DHCP
8 5 (31.25%) ITIL
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 5 (31.25%) SAN
8 5 (31.25%) Symantec
9 4 (25.00%) Firewall
9 4 (25.00%) SCCM
9 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
9 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
10 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (18.75%) Marketing
10 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
10 3 (18.75%) Banking
10 3 (18.75%) vSphere
10 3 (18.75%) HP SIM

VMware ESXi
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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) DHCP
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (12.50%) FTP
4 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) SMTP
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) DMZ
5 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.25%) ISDN
5 1 (6.25%) LDAP
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Electronics
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Communications Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
1 1 (6.25%) JSON
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) AIX
6 1 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.25%) CentOS
6 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) SUSE
6 1 (6.25%) Unix
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
2 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Data Deduplication
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Server Building
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Security
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Korn
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) vSphere
4 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 2 (12.50%) XenServer
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware
5 1 (6.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) HP SIM
2 3 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
4 1 (6.25%) Ansible
4 1 (6.25%) Casper Suite
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (6.25%) PowerCLI
4 1 (6.25%) Puppet
4 1 (6.25%) vRealize
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) HP
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Symantec
5 3 (18.75%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) Dell
6 2 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (12.50%) Veritas
7 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
7 1 (6.25%) Altiris
7 1 (6.25%) Apple
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) DataCore
7 1 (6.25%) Google
7 1 (6.25%) IBM
7 1 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
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