Period
to 21 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 21 October 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 210 235
Rank change year-on-year +18 +25 -37
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 33 47 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.68% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 3.30% 3.89% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 13
City of London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +11.59%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £396
90th Percentile £629 £568 £520
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,001 1,209 772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.78% 17.45% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 973 624
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £217 £165 £200
90th Percentile £671 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 23
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.24% -10.53%
10th Percentile £13.33 £13.31 £12.96
90th Percentile £46.42 £25.50 £29.20
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.00% -1.63%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the City of London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the City of London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the City of London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
3 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
3 20 (60.61%) Windows
4 19 (57.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (54.55%) Windows Server
6 15 (45.45%) Office 365
7 13 (39.39%) Finance
8 12 (36.36%) DNS
8 12 (36.36%) Azure
9 11 (33.33%) vSphere
10 10 (30.30%) DHCP
11 9 (27.27%) SAN
11 9 (27.27%) Skype for Business
11 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
12 7 (21.21%) Citrix
12 7 (21.21%) SQL
12 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
12 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (18.18%) CRM
13 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
13 6 (18.18%) HP
13 6 (18.18%) Windows 10
14 5 (15.15%) IT Strategy
14 5 (15.15%) Architecture Roadmap
14 5 (15.15%) Skype
14 5 (15.15%) Azure Active Directory

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring 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 9 (27.27%) Skype for Business
2 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (45.45%) Office 365
2 12 (36.36%) Azure
3 5 (15.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (12.12%) AWS
5 2 (6.06%) Mimecast
5 2 (6.06%) OneDrive
6 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) DNS
2 10 (30.30%) DHCP
3 9 (27.27%) SAN
4 5 (15.15%) Firewall
4 5 (15.15%) Skype
5 4 (12.12%) Kerberos
5 4 (12.12%) LAN
5 4 (12.12%) WAN
6 3 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 3 (9.09%) VPN
7 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
7 2 (6.06%) Network Security
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.03%) FTP
8 1 (3.03%) HTTP
8 1 (3.03%) NAS
8 1 (3.03%) SSL
8 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) Data Lake
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Hudson
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Public Sector
3 3 (9.09%) Publishing
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Server Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Technical Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Active Directory Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Azure Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Server Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) LDAP
1 1 (3.03%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 5 (15.15%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) CentOS
7 1 (3.03%) Debian
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
3 6 (18.18%) CRM
4 5 (15.15%) Architecture Roadmap
4 5 (15.15%) Change Management
4 5 (15.15%) IT Strategy
4 5 (15.15%) Migration
5 4 (12.12%) Capacity Management
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Availability Management
7 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (6.06%) Web Filtering
8 1 (3.03%) DevOps
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.03%) Security Patching
8 1 (3.03%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) MCSE
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) BC Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CISSP
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (57.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (33.33%) vSphere
4 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.12%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (3.03%) Firmware
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.03%) NFS
5 1 (3.03%) Samba
5 1 (3.03%) VMware NSX
5 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) PingFederate
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
1 4 (12.12%) vCenter Server
2 3 (9.09%) DatAdvantage
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.03%) Ambari
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Netcool
3 1 (3.03%) vMotion
3 1 (3.03%) vRealize
3 1 (3.03%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) HP
5 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
5 4 (12.12%) EMC
5 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 3 (9.09%) Brocade
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco
6 3 (9.09%) Dell
6 3 (9.09%) Hitachi
6 3 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 3 (9.09%) Varonis
7 2 (6.06%) arcserve
7 2 (6.06%) Forcepoint
7 2 (6.06%) Remedy
7 2 (6.06%) Sophos
7 2 (6.06%) Veeam
8 1 (3.03%) Hortonworks
8 1 (3.03%) Splunk