Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 191 240 237
Rank change year-on-year +49 -3 -13
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 34 36 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.57% 0.41% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.82% 2.20% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 34
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £263 £286 £350
90th Percentile £649 £525 £605
London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Central London median hourly rate - £23.13 -
London median hourly rate £47.50 £44.42 £47.83
% change year-on-year +6.95% -7.14% -1.40%

VMware ESXi is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 889 1,636 1,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 14.89% 18.42% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1,227 940
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £213
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 35
Central London median hourly rate £19.33 £18.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +17.19% -28.36%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £10.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.25 £34.50
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.52% -3.21% +10.53%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in Central London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESXi in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Central London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in Central London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Central London

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +63 31 £475 +11.76% 11
West End of London - 1 £500 -
Camden - 1 £310 -
VMware ESXi
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 30 (88.24%) VMware
2 29 (85.29%) Active Directory
3 22 (64.71%) Windows
4 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 18 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 13 (38.24%) Office 365
6 13 (38.24%) Citrix
7 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
7 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (29.41%) DNS
8 10 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
9 9 (26.47%) Azure
9 9 (26.47%) vSphere
10 8 (23.53%) DHCP
10 8 (23.53%) Finance
11 7 (20.59%) XenApp
11 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
11 7 (20.59%) NetScaler
12 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (17.65%) SLA
13 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
13 5 (14.71%) ITIL
13 5 (14.71%) Symantec
13 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
13 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
13 5 (14.71%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.94%) Confluence
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Office 365
2 9 (26.47%) Azure
3 4 (11.76%) AWS
3 4 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.88%) IaaS
4 2 (5.88%) PaaS
5 1 (2.94%) G Suite
5 1 (2.94%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) DNS
2 8 (23.53%) DHCP
3 7 (20.59%) NetScaler
4 4 (11.76%) Firewall
4 4 (11.76%) LAN
4 4 (11.76%) SAN
4 4 (11.76%) WAN
5 2 (5.88%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.88%) NAS
5 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 2 (5.88%) VSAN
6 1 (2.94%) HTTP
6 1 (2.94%) IPsec
6 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.94%) Skype
6 1 (2.94%) SNMP
6 1 (2.94%) SSL
6 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Public Sector
3 3 (8.82%) International Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Law
5 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Architect
2 4 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (8.82%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.94%) JSON
2 1 (2.94%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
4 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.82%) Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.94%) CentOS
7 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) Change Management
3 4 (11.76%) CRM
4 3 (8.82%) IT Governance
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Architecture Roadmap
5 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.88%) High Availability
5 2 (5.88%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.88%) IT Strategy
5 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Release Management
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineering
6 1 (2.94%) Change Control
6 1 (2.94%) Coaching
6 1 (2.94%) Line Management
6 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) BC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) MCSE
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.82%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
2 4 (11.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 29 (85.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (26.47%) vSphere
4 7 (20.59%) XenApp
4 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
5 5 (14.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
7 2 (5.88%) VMware NSX
8 1 (2.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (2.94%) Firmware
8 1 (2.94%) NFS
8 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.94%) VirtualBox
8 1 (2.94%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
1 4 (11.76%) vCenter Server
1 4 (11.76%) XenMobile
2 2 (5.88%) DatAdvantage
2 2 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (5.88%) vRealize
2 2 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (2.94%) Ansible
3 1 (2.94%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.94%) PingFederate
3 1 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.94%) vMotion
Vendors
1 30 (88.24%) VMware
2 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 13 (38.24%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) Symantec
5 4 (11.76%) Altiris
5 4 (11.76%) McAfee
6 3 (8.82%) EMC
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco
7 2 (5.88%) Hitachi
7 2 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.88%) Varonis
8 1 (2.94%) Apple
8 1 (2.94%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (2.94%) Google
8 1 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) Meraki
8 1 (2.94%) Polycom
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow