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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 168 133 142
Rank change year-on-year -35 +9 +79
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 17 25 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.90% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 2.68% 5.62% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 15
10th Percentile £275 £412 £255
25th Percentile £500 £463 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £547 £486 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.39% +14.41% -9.33%
75th Percentile £571 £525 £588
90th Percentile £587 £585 £698
Central London median daily rate £547 £480 £425
% change year-on-year +13.85% +12.94% -4.23%

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 635 445 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.12% 16.11% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 313 366
10th Percentile £267 £352 £203
25th Percentile £465 £444 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £667 £623 £607
90th Percentile £750 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
10th Percentile £24.45 - £12.28
25th Percentile £24.75 - £12.42
Median hourly rate £26.50 - £13.08
Median % change year-on-year - - -33.38%
75th Percentile £31.38 - £17.56
90th Percentile £33.55 - £21.38
Central London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +32.50% +31.15% -19.74%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022, 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 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
4 11 (64.71%) DNS
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
5 10 (58.82%) vCenter Server
6 9 (52.94%) Security Hardening
7 8 (47.06%) Patch Management
8 6 (35.29%) Software Delivery
8 6 (35.29%) Server Hardening
8 6 (35.29%) Ansible
8 6 (35.29%) Line Management
8 6 (35.29%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (35.29%) Runbook
8 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (35.29%) Influencing Skills
8 6 (35.29%) Linux
8 6 (35.29%) Eclipse
8 6 (35.29%) DHCP
8 6 (35.29%) Change Management
8 6 (35.29%) CMDB
8 6 (35.29%) Release Management
8 6 (35.29%) Time Management
8 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (35.29%) Asset Management
8 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
8 6 (35.29%) Veeam
8 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing

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 4 (23.53%) Confluence
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) GitHub
1 4 (23.53%) Nutanix
2 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (11.76%) AWS
3 2 (11.76%) Azure
3 2 (11.76%) GCP
4 1 (5.88%) IaaS
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (5.88%) PaaS
4 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) DHCP
3 4 (23.53%) Kerberos
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) SD-WAN
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) NAS
5 1 (5.88%) SAN
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Eclipse
2 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) Subversion
2 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
3 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) Serena SBM
General
1 6 (35.29%) Influencing Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 2 (11.76%) International Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Social Skills
5 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.88%) Front Office
5 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Senior Wintel Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) LDAP
2 3 (17.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) CMDB
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (17.65%) CentOS
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (11.76%) HPUX
7 2 (11.76%) Scientific Linux
7 2 (11.76%) Solaris
8 1 (5.88%) SUSE
8 1 (5.88%) Unix
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Security Hardening
2 8 (47.06%) Patch Management
3 6 (35.29%) Asset Management
3 6 (35.29%) Change Management
3 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Line Management
3 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (35.29%) Release Management
3 6 (35.29%) Runbook
3 6 (35.29%) Server Hardening
3 6 (35.29%) Software Delivery
3 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (35.29%) Time Management
4 4 (23.53%) CI/CD
4 4 (23.53%) Data Security
4 4 (23.53%) DevOps
4 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) API Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) VBA
3 1 (5.88%) Bash
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) GDPR
2 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.88%) Docker
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) NFS
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas File System
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) vCenter Server
2 6 (35.29%) Ansible
3 4 (23.53%) Control-M
3 4 (23.53%) QRadar
3 4 (23.53%) Tivoli
4 3 (17.65%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (17.65%) Netcool
4 3 (17.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Puppet
6 1 (5.88%) Icinga
6 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (5.88%) SCCM
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (5.88%) VxRail
6 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Veeam
4 5 (29.41%) IBM
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) BMC
5 4 (23.53%) CyberArk
5 4 (23.53%) EMC
5 4 (23.53%) Qualys
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
5 4 (23.53%) Splunk
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
7 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) McAfee
7 1 (5.88%) Reuters
7 1 (5.88%) Sun
7 1 (5.88%) Symantec