Period
to 21 October 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 166 112 194
Rank change year-on-year -54 +82 +17
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 14 8 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.44% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 3.14% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 28
10th Percentile £401 £366 £263
25th Percentile £413 £396 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £446 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year -3.51% -2.63% +11.76%
75th Percentile £488 £515 £588
90th Percentile £555 £527 £629
Central London median daily rate £439 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% -5.26% +11.76%

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 536 255 1,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.76% 14.10% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 204 811
10th Percentile £262 £236 £215
25th Percentile £450 £383 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £660 £575 £600
90th Percentile £725 £625 £669
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.31% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 22
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% +9.09%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +7.14% +9.09%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the City of London

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the City of London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
4 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
5 8 (57.14%) EMC
5 8 (57.14%) Azure
6 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
7 6 (42.86%) SAN
7 6 (42.86%) IaaS
7 6 (42.86%) vCenter Server
8 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (35.71%) GitHub
8 5 (35.71%) Ansible
8 5 (35.71%) DevOps
8 5 (35.71%) Security Hardening
8 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (35.71%) Cisco
8 5 (35.71%) DNS
8 5 (35.71%) LDAP
8 5 (35.71%) Kerberos
8 5 (35.71%) AWS
8 5 (35.71%) High Availability
8 5 (35.71%) Banking
8 5 (35.71%) Subversion
9 4 (28.57%) JIRA
9 4 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (28.57%) Migration

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 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (28.57%) Confluence
3 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (7.14%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Azure
2 6 (42.86%) IaaS
3 5 (35.71%) AWS
3 5 (35.71%) GitHub
4 4 (28.57%) GCP
5 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (21.43%) Azure Storage
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (21.43%) PaaS
5 3 (21.43%) SaaS
6 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) SAN
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) Kerberos
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
5 2 (14.29%) NAS
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP
6 1 (7.14%) IPsec
6 1 (7.14%) IPv4
6 1 (7.14%) IPv6
6 1 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (7.14%) SD-WAN
6 1 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (7.14%) SSL
6 1 (7.14%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Subversion
2 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
3 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) Serena SBM
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) International Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Law
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 1 (7.14%) Front Office
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
4 1 (7.14%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) HP Storage Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) SAN Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) SAN Storage Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Site Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) LDAP
2 3 (21.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
1 3 (21.43%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (7.14%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Solaris
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) VMS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) DevOps
1 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (35.71%) High Availability
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (35.71%) Security Hardening
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Storage Management
3 3 (21.43%) API Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (21.43%) Data Security
3 3 (21.43%) Kernel Tuning
3 3 (21.43%) Project Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) Go
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNA
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) GDPR
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 2 (14.29%) Docker
4 2 (14.29%) NFS
4 2 (14.29%) Veritas File System
4 2 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (7.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) vCenter Server
2 5 (35.71%) Ansible
3 4 (28.57%) Control-M
3 4 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (28.57%) Netcool
3 4 (28.57%) QRadar
3 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
3 4 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
4 3 (21.43%) PowerCLI
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (21.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (14.29%) Puppet
5 2 (14.29%) Terraform
6 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) EMC
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) BMC
5 4 (28.57%) CyberArk
5 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 4 (28.57%) Qualys
5 4 (28.57%) SaltStack
5 4 (28.57%) Splunk
5 4 (28.57%) Symantec
6 3 (21.43%) 3PAR
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) Dell
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) NetApp
6 3 (21.43%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
7 2 (14.29%) Veritas