The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 351 350 311
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -39
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 79 96 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.41% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 2.85% 4.38% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 72 80
Median daily rate £400 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £23.75 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £36.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-43.59% +16.66%
VMware ESX
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2773 2193 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.15% 9.42% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1471 1529
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £214 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 98 166
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 London

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the London region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in London

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in London

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the London region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in London

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 13 £430 -3.09% 2
Canary Wharf - 3 £325 -
Hounslow +7 2 - -
Bromley -1 2 £700 +188.65%
Lewisham - 2 £338 -
Mayfair - 2 £325 -
Westminster - 1 £650 - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 170 (100.00%) VMware
2 130 (76.47%) Windows
3 98 (57.65%) Active Directory
4 89 (52.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 86 (50.59%) Windows Server
6 71 (41.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (41.18%) HP
7 70 (41.18%) SAN
8 67 (39.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 62 (36.47%) Microsoft
10 55 (32.35%) Citrix
11 54 (31.76%) DNS
12 50 (29.41%) Finance
13 48 (28.24%) Linux
14 46 (27.06%) MS Exchange
15 44 (25.88%) Cisco
15 44 (25.88%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (24.12%) Firewall
16 41 (24.12%) PowerShell
17 39 (22.94%) EMC
18 34 (20.00%) SCCM
19 33 (19.41%) XenApp
19 33 (19.41%) vSphere
20 30 (17.65%) Migration
21 29 (17.06%) SQL Server
21 29 (17.06%) SCOM
22 27 (15.88%) Exchange Server 2010
23 26 (15.29%) DHCP
24 25 (14.71%) ITIL
24 25 (14.71%) Dell

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in 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 46 (27.06%) MS Exchange
2 27 (15.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (8.24%) Apache
4 13 (7.65%) Tomcat
5 12 (7.06%) IIS
6 10 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (5.29%) SharePoint
8 8 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (4.12%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.76%) Confluence
11 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.18%) FileNet
12 1 (0.59%) GemFire
12 1 (0.59%) JBoss
12 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
2 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.47%) Office 365
4 3 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.59%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (41.18%) SAN
2 54 (31.76%) DNS
3 41 (24.12%) Firewall
4 26 (15.29%) DHCP
5 23 (13.53%) LAN
5 23 (13.53%) WAN
6 19 (11.18%) NetScaler
7 15 (8.82%) NAS
7 15 (8.82%) VLAN
8 14 (8.24%) iSCSI
8 14 (8.24%) VPN
9 13 (7.65%) TCP/IP
10 10 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (5.88%) IP Telephony
10 10 (5.88%) Kerberos
10 10 (5.88%) Wireless
11 9 (5.29%) Internet
12 8 (4.71%) DMZ
13 7 (4.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.94%) MySQL
3 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.76%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.18%) IDOL
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 8 (4.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.35%) Hudson
3 3 (1.76%) GitLab
3 3 (1.76%) Subversion
3 3 (1.76%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
General
1 50 (29.41%) Finance
2 13 (7.65%) Banking
3 6 (3.53%) Advertising
3 6 (3.53%) Retail
4 4 (2.35%) Games
4 4 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.76%) Legal
5 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.18%) Back Office
6 2 (1.18%) Electronics
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (21.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (14.71%) Administrator
3 23 (13.53%) VMware Engineer
4 21 (12.35%) Architect
5 18 (10.59%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (8.24%) Windows Engineer
7 13 (7.65%) Server Engineer
8 12 (7.06%) Windows Administrator
9 11 (6.47%) Citrix Engineer
9 11 (6.47%) Storage Engineer
9 11 (6.47%) VMWare Administrator
10 10 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
10 10 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 9 (5.29%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (4.71%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (4.71%) Support Engineer
13 6 (3.53%) Analyst
13 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.88%) .NET
1 10 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 10 (5.88%) HTML
2 7 (4.12%) Web Services
3 4 (2.35%) Node.js
4 3 (1.76%) LAMP
5 1 (0.59%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.59%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.59%) Memcached
5 1 (0.59%) Middleware
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.71%) Data Centre
1 25 (14.71%) EMC VNX
2 11 (6.47%) Clustering
3 7 (4.12%) Replication
4 6 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (3.53%) SWIFT
5 5 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.76%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.18%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.18%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.18%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.59%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 130 (76.47%) Windows
2 86 (50.59%) Windows Server
3 71 (41.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (39.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (28.24%) Linux
6 44 (25.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (11.18%) Unix
8 16 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (8.24%) Solaris
10 9 (5.29%) Windows 7
11 8 (4.71%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.35%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (2.35%) Windows Phone
12 4 (2.35%) Windows Phone 8
12 4 (2.35%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.18%) AIX
13 2 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.65%) Migration
2 25 (14.71%) ITIL
3 20 (11.76%) DevOps
4 16 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (5.88%) Change Management
6 10 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (5.29%) Time Management
7 9 (5.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 8 (4.71%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.71%) Data Management
8 8 (4.71%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (4.71%) Security Patching
9 7 (4.12%) Capacity Management
9 7 (4.12%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.53%) Investment Management
10 6 (3.53%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 41 (24.12%) PowerShell
2 20 (11.76%) Java
3 13 (7.65%) Perl
3 13 (7.65%) VBScript
4 12 (7.06%) C++
5 11 (6.47%) SQL
6 10 (5.88%) C#
7 9 (5.29%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.29%) Python
8 6 (3.53%) Ruby
9 2 (1.18%) C
9 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (8.24%) MCSE
4 12 (7.06%) Degree
4 12 (7.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (4.71%) MCITP
6 7 (4.12%) CCNA
7 6 (3.53%) VCAP
8 4 (2.35%) CCNP
8 4 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.35%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.76%) VCP5
9 3 (1.76%) VCP6
9 3 (1.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.18%) CISM
10 2 (1.18%) CISSP
10 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.06%) SLA
2 7 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.18%) QA
4 1 (0.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 98 (57.65%) Active Directory
2 89 (52.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (19.41%) vSphere
3 33 (19.41%) XenApp
4 17 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 12 (7.06%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (6.47%) DFS Replication
7 9 (5.29%) Docker
7 9 (5.29%) NFS
8 8 (4.71%) VMware Server
9 7 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (4.12%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (2.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (2.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (1.76%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.76%) MetaFrame
11 3 (1.76%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.76%) Xen
11 3 (1.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (20.00%) SCCM
2 29 (17.06%) SCOM
3 23 (13.53%) NetBackup
4 16 (9.41%) Puppet
5 11 (6.47%) Backup Exec
5 11 (6.47%) Nagios
6 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (4.71%) FreeIPA
7 8 (4.71%) Icinga
8 7 (4.12%) SELinux
8 7 (4.12%) Zenoss
9 6 (3.53%) SCVMM
10 5 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (2.94%) Simpana
10 5 (2.94%) SnapVault
10 5 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (2.94%) WSUS
11 4 (2.35%) Kubernetes
11 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (2.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 170 (100.00%) VMware
2 70 (41.18%) HP
3 62 (36.47%) Microsoft
4 55 (32.35%) Citrix
5 44 (25.88%) Cisco
6 39 (22.94%) EMC
7 25 (14.71%) Dell
8 22 (12.94%) NetApp
9 20 (11.76%) Red Hat
9 20 (11.76%) Symantec
10 14 (8.24%) IBM
10 14 (8.24%) Veritas
11 12 (7.06%) Oracle
12 11 (6.47%) Splunk
13 10 (5.88%) 3PAR
14 8 (4.71%) SAP
15 7 (4.12%) SolarWinds
16 6 (3.53%) Blue Coat
16 6 (3.53%) Sun
16 6 (3.53%) Veeam
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