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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 125 167
Rank change year-on-year -37 +42  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 2 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 1.12% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 0.58% 10.22% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 31 28
Median daily rate £450 £459 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.85% +18.32%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £26.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year +7.24% -0.65%  

VMware ESXi is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 345 372 559
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.44% 10.98% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 308 416
Median daily rate £463 £470 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +25.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 33
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -16.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.00 £22.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 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 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 City of London region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) SAN
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) vSphere
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (25.00%) SCCM
7 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
7 4 (25.00%) Banking
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (18.75%) DHCP
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) SAP
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) MCSE
8 3 (18.75%) MCSA
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) HP
8 3 (18.75%) Unix
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification

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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (12.50%) FTP
4 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) SMTP
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) Skype
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Electronics
3 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (18.75%) Marketing
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Head of Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) Data Security
2 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
3 2 (12.50%) Build Automation
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Deduplication
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) Server Building
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.25%) People Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
1 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) Korn
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MCSA
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (31.25%) vSphere
4 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
6 2 (12.50%) XenServer
7 1 (6.25%) Firmware
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (12.50%) vCenter Server
3 1 (6.25%) EdgeSight
3 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.25%) vMotion
3 1 (6.25%) vRealize
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) Symantec
3 3 (18.75%) Veritas
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 1 (6.25%) DataCore
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) Polycom
5 1 (6.25%) Wyse