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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 322 353 322
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -31
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 123 67 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.30% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 5.31% 3.32% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 56 75
Median daily rate £475 £369 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.81% -10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £499 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +93.54%
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
2318 2018 1997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.15% 9.04% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1653 1348 1222
Median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 148 155
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +39 16 £475 +24.59% 2
Harrow - 7 £480 -
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 193 (100.00%) VMware
2 122 (63.21%) Windows
3 116 (60.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (53.37%) Linux
5 73 (37.82%) Active Directory
6 65 (33.68%) Unix
7 64 (33.16%) DevOps
8 62 (32.12%) Java
8 62 (32.12%) Windows Server
9 59 (30.57%) DNS
9 59 (30.57%) Puppet
10 53 (27.46%) vSphere
11 51 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (26.42%) SAN
12 47 (24.35%) Finance
13 46 (23.83%) Firewall
13 46 (23.83%) Tomcat
14 45 (23.32%) Apache
15 44 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (21.76%) Cisco
17 41 (21.24%) Microsoft
18 40 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 36 (18.65%) Docker
19 36 (18.65%) Icinga
19 36 (18.65%) MS Exchange
19 36 (18.65%) Nagios
20 34 (17.62%) Continuous Improvement
21 33 (17.10%) Security Patching
21 33 (17.10%) HP
22 29 (15.03%) Jenkins

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 (23.83%) Tomcat
2 45 (23.32%) Apache
3 36 (18.65%) MS Exchange
4 23 (11.92%) Node.js
5 19 (9.84%) OpenStack
6 18 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (6.74%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (6.74%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.07%) IIS
9 4 (2.07%) JBoss
9 4 (2.07%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.04%) GemFire
11 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.52%) FileNet
Applications
1 4 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.04%) MS Office
2 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.81%) IaaS
2 16 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.04%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (30.57%) DNS
2 51 (26.42%) SAN
3 46 (23.83%) Firewall
4 18 (9.33%) DHCP
5 17 (8.81%) LAN
5 17 (8.81%) WAN
6 15 (7.77%) NAS
7 12 (6.22%) VPN
8 11 (5.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (5.18%) TCP/IP
10 8 (4.15%) iSCSI
10 8 (4.15%) LDAP
10 8 (4.15%) SSL
10 8 (4.15%) Wireless
11 7 (3.63%) FCoE
11 7 (3.63%) VoIP
12 6 (3.11%) BGP
12 6 (3.11%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (3.11%) VLAN
13 5 (2.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.92%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.70%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.63%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.07%) MySQL
5 4 (2.07%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.04%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) IDOL
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (15.03%) Jenkins
2 21 (10.88%) Hudson
3 14 (7.25%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.66%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.52%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 47 (24.35%) Finance
2 17 (8.81%) Banking
3 10 (5.18%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.63%) Games
5 4 (2.07%) Legal
5 4 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.55%) Front Office
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (27.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (18.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (11.40%) Linux Engineer
4 17 (8.81%) Architect
5 16 (8.29%) Administrator
5 16 (8.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 16 (8.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 15 (7.77%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (7.25%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (6.22%) Analyst
9 11 (5.70%) Infrastructure Support
9 11 (5.70%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.70%) VMware Engineer
10 10 (5.18%) Operations Manager
10 10 (5.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 10 (5.18%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Active Directory Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (4.66%) Server Engineer
12 8 (4.15%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.92%) Web Services
2 10 (5.18%) LAMP
3 5 (2.59%) .NET
4 4 (2.07%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.07%) HTML
4 4 (2.07%) Middleware
4 4 (2.07%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.04%) Apache Flex
5 2 (1.04%) Memcached
6 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.51%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.29%) Private Cloud
3 10 (5.18%) EMC VNX
4 9 (4.66%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.11%) Online Games
6 5 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.59%) Clustering
6 5 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.07%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.04%) Celerra
9 2 (1.04%) Derivative
9 2 (1.04%) Equities
9 2 (1.04%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.04%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (1.04%) Replication
9 2 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.04%) Symmetrix
10 1 (0.52%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 122 (63.21%) Windows
2 103 (53.37%) Linux
3 65 (33.68%) Unix
4 62 (32.12%) Windows Server
5 51 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (12.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (10.88%) Solaris
9 13 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.63%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.55%) VMS
11 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.04%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.52%) HPUX
13 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.52%) SUSE
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (33.16%) DevOps
2 44 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (17.62%) Continuous Improvement
4 33 (17.10%) Security Patching
5 26 (13.47%) Configuration Management
5 26 (13.47%) Mentoring
6 19 (9.84%) ITIL
7 16 (8.29%) Open Source
8 13 (6.74%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (6.74%) High Availability
9 12 (6.22%) API Development
10 11 (5.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (5.70%) Migration
10 11 (5.70%) Project Management
11 7 (3.63%) Server Building
12 6 (3.11%) People Management
13 5 (2.59%) Change Management
13 5 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (2.59%) Problem Management
14 4 (2.07%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (32.12%) Java
2 25 (12.95%) Python
3 20 (10.36%) PowerShell
4 16 (8.29%) Ruby
5 13 (6.74%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.66%) Perl
6 9 (4.66%) SQL
7 7 (3.63%) C++
8 6 (3.11%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.11%) VBScript
9 5 (2.59%) C#
10 4 (2.07%) VB
11 3 (1.55%) C
11 3 (1.55%) Korn
12 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (5.18%) CCNA
3 6 (3.11%) CCNP
3 6 (3.11%) Degree
3 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.07%) MCITP
4 4 (2.07%) MCSE
4 4 (2.07%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.04%) MCSA
7 1 (0.52%) CCA
7 1 (0.52%) CCIE
7 1 (0.52%) CCSE
7 1 (0.52%) CCSP
7 1 (0.52%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.07%) COBIT
1 4 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 116 (60.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (37.82%) Active Directory
3 53 (27.46%) vSphere
4 36 (18.65%) Docker
5 22 (11.40%) NFS
6 16 (8.29%) XenApp
7 9 (4.66%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.59%) Samba
10 4 (2.07%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.55%) XenServer
12 2 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.04%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.04%) Firmware
12 2 (1.04%) KVM
12 2 (1.04%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.52%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 59 (30.57%) Puppet
2 36 (18.65%) Icinga
2 36 (18.65%) Nagios
3 28 (14.51%) FreeIPA
3 28 (14.51%) SCCM
4 23 (11.92%) SELinux
5 20 (10.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 18 (9.33%) NetBackup
7 13 (6.74%) Capistrano
7 13 (6.74%) Kubernetes
8 12 (6.22%) SCOM
9 7 (3.63%) Control-M
9 7 (3.63%) vMotion
10 6 (3.11%) Backup Exec
10 6 (3.11%) Opsview
11 5 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (2.07%) MIMEsweeper
12 4 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (2.07%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 193 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (21.76%) Cisco
3 41 (21.24%) Microsoft
4 33 (17.10%) HP
5 28 (14.51%) EMC
6 27 (13.99%) Splunk
7 25 (12.95%) Citrix
8 19 (9.84%) CheckPoint
9 18 (9.33%) NetApp
9 18 (9.33%) Red Hat
10 16 (8.29%) Oracle
11 15 (7.77%) F5
12 13 (6.74%) Akamai
13 10 (5.18%) Avaya
13 10 (5.18%) Dell
13 10 (5.18%) Symantec
14 8 (4.15%) SAP
14 8 (4.15%) Veritas
15 7 (3.63%) IBM
15 7 (3.63%) Sun
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