Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 230 174
Rank change year-on-year +17 -56 +42
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 48 11 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.68% 0.17% 0.95%
As % of the System Software category 4.28% 1.48% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 10 54
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £396 £288
90th Percentile £548 £491 £525
Central London median daily rate £425 £440 £450
% change year-on-year -3.41% -2.22% +12.50%
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 1,121 744 744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.92% 11.18% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 597 601
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £241
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £505 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 20 26
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.13 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +15.04% -7.59%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.27 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £39.53 £23.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.85 £15.63
% change year-on-year +2.15% +20.61% -13.10%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018, 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 45 (93.75%) VMware
2 38 (79.17%) Windows
3 28 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
5 22 (45.83%) Windows Server
6 19 (39.58%) SCCM
7 17 (35.42%) Citrix
8 16 (33.33%) Finance
8 16 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (33.33%) XenDesktop
9 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
9 15 (31.25%) SAN
10 13 (27.08%) Ivanti
10 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (27.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (22.92%) Windows 10
11 11 (22.92%) XenApp
11 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (22.92%) EMC
12 10 (20.83%) Cisco
12 10 (20.83%) Linux
12 10 (20.83%) ITIL
12 10 (20.83%) McAfee
12 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
13 9 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (18.75%) vSphere
14 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
14 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (16.67%) MCSE

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 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) JBoss
2 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) SAN
2 8 (16.67%) DNS
3 7 (14.58%) DHCP
4 4 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 4 (8.33%) VPN
5 3 (6.25%) Kerberos
5 3 (6.25%) WebEx
6 2 (4.17%) Firewall
6 2 (4.17%) NAS
6 2 (4.17%) SSH
7 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.08%) MPLS
7 1 (2.08%) Network Security
7 1 (2.08%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
4 4 (8.33%) Citrix Specialist
4 4 (8.33%) Consultant
4 4 (8.33%) Desktop Specialist
4 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Citrix Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Citrix Support
5 3 (6.25%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Mac Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) CyberArk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Middleware
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
1 3 (6.25%) XMPP
2 2 (4.17%) REST
2 2 (4.17%) SailPoint
3 1 (2.08%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.42%) Fat Client
1 5 (10.42%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.25%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.08%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (22.92%) Windows 10
4 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (20.83%) Linux
6 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 6 (12.50%) Mac OS
8 5 (10.42%) Unix
9 3 (6.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (20.83%) ITIL
3 7 (14.58%) Incident Management
4 6 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 6 (12.50%) Compliance Audit
4 6 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.50%) Storage Management
5 5 (10.42%) Coaching
6 4 (8.33%) Application Packaging
6 4 (8.33%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (8.33%) Server Management
7 3 (6.25%) BCP
7 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.25%) Data Security
7 3 (6.25%) DevOps
7 3 (6.25%) Investment Management
7 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.50%) C
3 3 (6.25%) AppleScript
3 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.25%) Python
3 3 (6.25%) VBScript
4 2 (4.17%) VBA
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
1 8 (16.67%) MCSE
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.25%) CCNA
3 3 (6.25%) VCP6
3 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.17%) AWS Certification
4 2 (4.17%) CCNP
4 2 (4.17%) CCSA
4 2 (4.17%) CISM
4 2 (4.17%) CISSP
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.08%) MCITP
5 1 (2.08%) VCAP
5 1 (2.08%) VCP5
5 1 (2.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 16 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 11 (22.92%) XenApp
5 9 (18.75%) vSphere
6 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.25%) KVM
6 3 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (6.25%) Xen
7 2 (4.17%) DFS Replication
7 2 (4.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (4.17%) NFS
8 1 (2.08%) Docker
8 1 (2.08%) iptables
8 1 (2.08%) Samba
8 1 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (39.58%) SCCM
2 7 (14.58%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (14.58%) SCOM
3 6 (12.50%) SCOrch
3 6 (12.50%) XenMobile
4 3 (6.25%) AirWatch
4 3 (6.25%) Ansible
4 3 (6.25%) DatAdvantage
4 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.25%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.17%) SafeCom
5 2 (4.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (4.17%) vMotion
5 2 (4.17%) vRealize
6 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.08%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.08%) SnapMirror
6 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 45 (93.75%) VMware
2 17 (35.42%) Citrix
3 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 13 (27.08%) Ivanti
5 11 (22.92%) EMC
6 10 (20.83%) Cisco
6 10 (20.83%) McAfee
7 8 (16.67%) Dell
8 7 (14.58%) Hitachi
9 6 (12.50%) HP
10 5 (10.42%) NetApp
10 5 (10.42%) Wyse
11 4 (8.33%) Splunk
12 3 (6.25%) Apple
12 3 (6.25%) CyberArk
12 3 (6.25%) IBM
12 3 (6.25%) Varonis
12 3 (6.25%) Veritas
13 2 (4.17%) CA
13 2 (4.17%) Oracle