Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 205 200
Rank change year-on-year -23 -5 +34
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 23 41 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.61% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 2.73% 5.72% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 62
City of London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £401 £313 £313
90th Percentile £595 £475 £573
Central London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £32.63
Central London median hourly rate - - £32.63

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 841 717 919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.81% 10.66% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 561 692
City of London median daily rate £489 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £210 £206 £210
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 36
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.25 £13.19
90th Percentile £27.33 £55.00 £33.00
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.99
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.61% +14.22%

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 17 November 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 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 17 November 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 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (43.48%) Linux
4 9 (39.13%) HP
4 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
4 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
5 8 (34.78%) vSphere
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco
6 7 (30.43%) Unix
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (26.09%) SAN
7 6 (26.09%) Python
7 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (21.74%) vMotion
8 5 (21.74%) vCenter Server
8 5 (21.74%) Veritas
8 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
8 5 (21.74%) Perl
8 5 (21.74%) EMC
8 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
8 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
9 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
9 4 (17.39%) SIEM
9 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
9 4 (17.39%) vRealize
9 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (13.04%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) GitHub
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) IaaS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) PaaS
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
2 2 (8.70%) VSAN
3 1 (4.35%) BGP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.35%) DMZ
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
3 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) IPsec
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) MPLS
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Bitbucket
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Advertising
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Administrator
1 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) SCCM Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) HP Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) EMC VNX
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (4.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
4 7 (30.43%) Unix
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.70%) Solaris
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (17.39%) SIEM
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) SDLC
3 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 2 (8.70%) E-Discovery
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
2 6 (26.09%) Python
3 5 (21.74%) Perl
4 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
4 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) CCNP
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) CCSP
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.35%) RHCE
3 1 (4.35%) VCP5
3 1 (4.35%) VCP6
3 1 (4.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) vSphere
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.04%) KVM
4 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
5 2 (8.70%) DFS Replication
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (8.70%) Xen
6 1 (4.35%) NFS
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) vCenter Server
1 5 (21.74%) vMotion
2 4 (17.39%) vRealize
3 3 (13.04%) SCCM
4 2 (8.70%) Ansible
4 2 (8.70%) SCOM
4 2 (8.70%) SCOrch
4 2 (8.70%) XenMobile
5 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
5 1 (4.35%) Cacti
5 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
5 1 (4.35%) Nagios
5 1 (4.35%) Nessus
5 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.35%) Puppet
5 1 (4.35%) QRadar
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) HP
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) EMC
5 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
5 5 (21.74%) Veritas
6 3 (13.04%) AppSense
6 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) CyberArk
6 3 (13.04%) McAfee
6 3 (13.04%) Splunk
7 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
7 2 (8.70%) Dell
7 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
8 1 (4.35%) BMC
8 1 (4.35%) CommVault
8 1 (4.35%) IBM
8 1 (4.35%) NetApp