Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 236 196
Rank change year-on-year +28 -40 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 47 16 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 0.23% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 3.82% 2.06% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 45
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.08% -5.53%
10th Percentile £313 £396 £320
90th Percentile £568 £520 £525
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £403
% change year-on-year -5.56% +11.59% -5.12%
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 1,230 778 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.50% 11.23% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 630 567
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.76%
10th Percentile £165 £198 £238
90th Percentile £650 £639 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 23 23
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -10.53% -10.59%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.20 £28.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.69 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.00% -1.63% +5.56%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 44 (93.62%) VMware
2 37 (78.72%) Windows
3 29 (61.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
5 23 (48.94%) Windows Server
6 19 (40.43%) SCCM
7 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
8 17 (36.17%) Citrix
9 16 (34.04%) Finance
9 16 (34.04%) Ivanti
10 15 (31.91%) XenDesktop
10 15 (31.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (27.66%) PowerShell
12 13 (27.66%) SAN
13 12 (25.53%) McAfee
13 12 (25.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
14 11 (23.40%) XenApp
14 11 (23.40%) EMC
14 11 (23.40%) ITIL
15 10 (21.28%) MCSE
15 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (19.15%) DNS
16 9 (19.15%) SCOM
16 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
17 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
17 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
17 8 (17.02%) McAfee ePO
17 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012

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 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.26%) Office 365
4 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) SAN
2 9 (19.15%) DNS
3 7 (14.89%) DHCP
4 5 (10.64%) VPN
5 4 (8.51%) Firewall
5 4 (8.51%) NetScaler
6 3 (6.38%) Kerberos
6 3 (6.38%) WebEx
7 2 (4.26%) BGP
7 2 (4.26%) OSPF
7 2 (4.26%) SSH
8 1 (2.13%) EIGRP
8 1 (2.13%) FTP
8 1 (2.13%) HTTP
8 1 (2.13%) IPsec
8 1 (2.13%) IPv4
8 1 (2.13%) MPLS
8 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Citrix Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix Specialist
4 4 (8.51%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Specialist
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.51%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Citrix Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Citrix Support
5 3 (6.38%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) Mac Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
1 3 (6.38%) XMPP
2 2 (4.26%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) REST
2 2 (4.26%) SailPoint
3 1 (2.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Fat Client
1 5 (10.64%) Thin Client
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.13%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (78.72%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) Windows Server
3 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
5 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
6 8 (17.02%) Linux
6 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (12.77%) Mac OS
8 5 (10.64%) Unix
9 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.13%) Android
10 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (23.40%) ITIL
3 8 (17.02%) Incident Management
3 8 (17.02%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (17.02%) Storage Management
4 7 (14.89%) Capacity Management
4 7 (14.89%) Coaching
4 7 (14.89%) Compliance Audit
4 7 (14.89%) Proactive Monitoring
4 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.51%) Server Management
6 3 (6.38%) Application Packaging
6 3 (6.38%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (6.38%) BCP
6 3 (6.38%) Data Security
6 3 (6.38%) Information Security
6 3 (6.38%) Investment Management
6 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.02%) C
3 3 (6.38%) AppleScript
3 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.38%) VBA
3 3 (6.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) MCSE
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (17.02%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) CCNA
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.26%) AWS Certification
4 2 (4.26%) CCSA
4 2 (4.26%) CISM
4 2 (4.26%) CISSP
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.13%) MCITP
5 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) VCAP
5 1 (2.13%) VCP5
5 1 (2.13%) VCP6
5 1 (2.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (61.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
3 15 (31.91%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (31.91%) XenDesktop
4 11 (23.40%) XenApp
5 7 (14.89%) vSphere
6 3 (6.38%) DFS Replication
6 3 (6.38%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (6.38%) Xen
7 2 (4.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (4.26%) Firmware
7 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.13%) KVM
8 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (40.43%) SCCM
2 9 (19.15%) SCOM
3 8 (17.02%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (14.89%) SCOrch
4 7 (14.89%) XenMobile
5 3 (6.38%) AirWatch
5 3 (6.38%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (6.38%) SafeCom
5 3 (6.38%) Tivoli
5 3 (6.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.13%) PingFederate
7 1 (2.13%) SnapMirror
7 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (2.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 44 (93.62%) VMware
2 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
3 17 (36.17%) Citrix
4 16 (34.04%) Ivanti
5 12 (25.53%) McAfee
6 11 (23.40%) EMC
7 8 (17.02%) Cisco
7 8 (17.02%) Hitachi
8 5 (10.64%) Dell
8 5 (10.64%) HP
8 5 (10.64%) IBM
8 5 (10.64%) NetApp
8 5 (10.64%) Splunk
8 5 (10.64%) Wyse
9 3 (6.38%) Apple
9 3 (6.38%) Varonis
10 2 (4.26%) CA
10 2 (4.26%) CommVault
10 2 (4.26%) Oracle
10 2 (4.26%) Veritas