Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 228 231
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -32
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 44 67 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.52% 0.73% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 2.74% 4.71% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 61 17
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +7.32% -16.63%
10th Percentile £213 £313 £306
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
London median daily rate £483 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +16.27% -2.35% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% -4.34% +143.90%

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 1,604 1,422 827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.98% 15.59% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,229 1,122 656
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £178
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 19
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +29.77%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.88 £12.88
90th Percentile £41.52 £25.00 £187.50
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.21% +42.17%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -12 30 £475 +10.14%
West End of London +5 2 £250 -28.57%
Southwark - 1 - -
VMware ESXi
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 44 (100.00%) VMware
2 37 (84.09%) Windows
3 34 (77.27%) Active Directory
4 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 29 (65.91%) Windows Server
6 25 (56.82%) Office 365
7 20 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (43.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 19 (43.18%) Linux
9 18 (40.91%) SAN
9 18 (40.91%) PowerShell
10 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (36.36%) DNS
10 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
10 16 (36.36%) Finance
11 15 (34.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (25.00%) DHCP
14 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
14 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
14 10 (22.73%) Skype for Business
15 9 (20.45%) SCCM
15 9 (20.45%) Storage Management
15 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
15 9 (20.45%) NetApp
15 9 (20.45%) SQL
15 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
15 9 (20.45%) Security Management
16 8 (18.18%) Information Security Management

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 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 10 (22.73%) Skype for Business
3 5 (11.36%) Apache
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.27%) IIS
6 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (56.82%) Office 365
2 15 (34.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (9.09%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.91%) SAN
2 16 (36.36%) DNS
3 11 (25.00%) DHCP
4 8 (18.18%) Skype
5 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 5 (11.36%) Firewall
7 4 (9.09%) iSCSI
8 3 (6.82%) VoIP
8 3 (6.82%) VPN
8 3 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (4.55%) Kerberos
9 2 (4.55%) LAN
9 2 (4.55%) VLAN
9 2 (4.55%) WAN
10 1 (2.27%) Network Security
10 1 (2.27%) PABX
10 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) MySQL
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (4.55%) Big Data
3 2 (4.55%) Data Lake
3 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Hudson
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Law
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) International Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Server Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) IT Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (13.64%) Administrator
6 6 (13.64%) Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Architect
8 4 (9.09%) Junior
8 4 (9.09%) Junior Systems Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) PowerShell Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) Junior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.36%) Private Cloud
4 4 (9.09%) Blackberry
5 3 (6.82%) Clustering
5 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (6.82%) PKI
5 3 (6.82%) Replication
5 3 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (6.82%) User Experience
6 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.55%) Reinsurance
6 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
6 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.27%) iPad
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 29 (65.91%) Windows Server
3 19 (43.18%) Linux
4 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.55%) CentOS
8 2 (4.55%) Unix
9 1 (2.27%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (20.45%) Security Management
2 9 (20.45%) Storage Management
3 8 (18.18%) Information Security
3 8 (18.18%) Information Security Management
3 8 (18.18%) ISMS
3 8 (18.18%) Migration
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 5 (11.36%) Project Management
5 5 (11.36%) Server Building
5 5 (11.36%) Systems Engineering
6 4 (9.09%) Change Management
6 4 (9.09%) ITSM
6 4 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.45%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) Python
4 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) AWK
5 1 (2.27%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) MCSE
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.09%) CCA
2 4 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) CCEA
3 3 (6.82%) VCP5
3 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.55%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) CISSP
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) MCP
5 1 (2.27%) MCSA
5 1 (2.27%) MCTS
5 1 (2.27%) RHCA
5 1 (2.27%) RHCE
System Software
1 34 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 20 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.91%) vSphere
4 5 (11.36%) Shibboleth
4 5 (11.36%) VMware NSX
4 5 (11.36%) XenApp
5 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.09%) NFS
6 2 (4.55%) Samba
7 1 (2.27%) Firmware
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) SCCM
2 6 (13.64%) WSUS
3 5 (11.36%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (9.09%) vCenter Server
5 3 (6.82%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (6.82%) PingFederate
5 3 (6.82%) Tivoli
5 3 (6.82%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 3 (6.82%) vMotion
6 2 (4.55%) Ambari
6 2 (4.55%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.27%) Puppet
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (2.27%) SCOM
7 1 (2.27%) SnapMirror
7 1 (2.27%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) VMware
2 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
4 9 (20.45%) NetApp
5 8 (18.18%) HP
6 7 (15.91%) Citrix
6 7 (15.91%) Ivanti
7 6 (13.64%) EMC
8 5 (11.36%) Hitachi
8 5 (11.36%) McAfee
8 5 (11.36%) Sony
9 4 (9.09%) 3PAR
9 4 (9.09%) Cisco
9 4 (9.09%) Splunk
10 3 (6.82%) Brocade
10 3 (6.82%) Equitrac
10 3 (6.82%) IBM
10 3 (6.82%) ServiceNow
10 3 (6.82%) ThinPrint
11 2 (4.55%) Dell