Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 124 208
Rank change year-on-year -28 +84 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 15 11 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 3.09% 3.05% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 29
10th Percentile £413 £253 £195
25th Percentile £428 £255 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £444 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.04% -6.58% +11.76%
75th Percentile £503 £506 £525
90th Percentile £538 £548 £588
Central London median daily rate £463 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +2.78% -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 486 361 1,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.22% 15.47% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 295 914
10th Percentile £370 £255 £213
25th Percentile £450 £416 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £594
90th Percentile £713 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £533 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +6.50% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 24
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.08 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +75.91% -37.74% +9.09%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.44 £21.00
% change year-on-year +48.81% -36.00% +5.00%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (93.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (80.00%) EMC
4 11 (73.33%) Azure
5 10 (66.67%) Python
6 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (60.00%) AWS
6 9 (60.00%) Banking
6 9 (60.00%) GCP
7 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
7 7 (46.67%) Windows
7 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (46.67%) CCNA
7 7 (46.67%) NetApp
8 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (40.00%) Java
8 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (40.00%) IBM
8 6 (40.00%) Ruby
8 6 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (33.33%) QRadar
9 5 (33.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 5 (33.33%) Storage Management
9 5 (33.33%) Go
9 5 (33.33%) CyberArk
9 5 (33.33%) Mule
9 5 (33.33%) JIRA
9 5 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (33.33%) Qualys

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 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (33.33%) Confluence
2 5 (33.33%) Mule
3 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (73.33%) Azure
2 9 (60.00%) AWS
2 9 (60.00%) GCP
3 6 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (33.33%) GitHub
4 5 (33.33%) IaaS
5 3 (20.00%) PaaS
5 3 (20.00%) SaaS
6 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (13.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (13.33%) Azure Storage
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (13.33%) OneDrive
7 1 (6.67%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) Kerberos
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) NAS
5 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2017
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2019
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
1 5 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) Serena SBM
General
1 9 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) International Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) HP Storage Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) SAN Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) SAN Storage Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Payments Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Payments Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) LDAP
2 3 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
4 2 (13.33%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (33.33%) Storage Management
3 4 (26.67%) High Availability
3 4 (26.67%) Security Hardening
4 3 (20.00%) API Integration
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Kernel Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Project Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (6.67%) Architecture Roadmap
6 1 (6.67%) Data Security
6 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Python
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Ruby
3 5 (33.33%) Go
4 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNA
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.67%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (13.33%) NFS
4 2 (13.33%) Veritas File System
4 2 (13.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Control-M
1 5 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 5 (33.33%) QRadar
1 5 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 5 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (33.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 4 (26.67%) Netcool
2 4 (26.67%) vCenter Server
3 3 (20.00%) Ansible
4 2 (13.33%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (13.33%) PowerCLI
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (6.67%) Icinga
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) EMC
3 7 (46.67%) NetApp
4 6 (40.00%) IBM
5 5 (33.33%) BMC
5 5 (33.33%) CyberArk
5 5 (33.33%) Google
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Qualys
5 5 (33.33%) Splunk
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (20.00%) Symantec
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco
8 2 (13.33%) Dell
8 2 (13.33%) Forcepoint
8 2 (13.33%) HP
8 2 (13.33%) SaltStack
8 2 (13.33%) Veritas