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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESXi
London / City of London
Rank 144 145 176
Rank change year-on-year +1 +31  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 9 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 2.99% 4.13% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 12
Median daily rate £326 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.41% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £313 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £475 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £358 £400
% change year-on-year -9.09% -10.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year +12.24% +45.61%  

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 301 315 462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 9.93% 9.56% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 244 341
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £297 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 23
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.13 £19.30 £24.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi in the City of London.

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

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
4 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (46.15%) vSphere
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (38.46%) DNS
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco
7 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 4 (30.77%) SAN
7 4 (30.77%) Firewall
7 4 (30.77%) Symantec
7 4 (30.77%) Backup Exec
7 4 (30.77%) SCCM
8 3 (23.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (23.08%) Marketing
8 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
8 3 (23.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
8 3 (23.08%) Banking
8 3 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (23.08%) Data Security
8 3 (23.08%) Electronics
8 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
8 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing

VMware ESXi
Top Related 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 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (15.38%) FTP
3 2 (15.38%) SMTP
4 1 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (7.69%) Skype
4 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Electronics
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.69%) CentOS
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Data Security
1 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
2 2 (15.38%) Data Deduplication
2 2 (15.38%) High Availability
2 2 (15.38%) Server Building
3 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (7.69%) E-Discovery
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCSA
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (46.15%) vSphere
4 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
5 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 2 (15.38%) XenServer
6 1 (7.69%) Firmware
6 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (7.69%) VirtualBox
6 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Backup Exec
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (23.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (15.38%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (7.69%) HP SIM
4 1 (7.69%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Symantec
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) SAP
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Veritas
6 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.69%) Apple
6 1 (7.69%) DataCore
6 1 (7.69%) Google
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Polycom
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat