Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 232 198
Rank change year-on-year +8 -34 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 29 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.36% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 2.33% 2.96% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 36
City of London median daily rate £423 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +12.29% -8.40%
10th Percentile £286 £392 £322
90th Percentile £525 £613 £500
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £401
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.29% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £23.13 - -
Central London median hourly rate £23.13 - -

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 1,243 877 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.46% 12.20% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 694 548
City of London median daily rate £500 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £158 £200 £204
90th Percentile £650 £659 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 19
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -36.54% +48.66%
10th Percentile £13.59 £10.38 £12.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.63 £64.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -13.16% +11.76%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 22 (75.86%) Windows
3 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
4 20 (68.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (51.72%) Citrix
5 15 (51.72%) SCCM
6 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
7 13 (44.83%) Windows Server
8 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
9 10 (34.48%) XenDesktop
9 10 (34.48%) Ivanti
9 10 (34.48%) Finance
9 10 (34.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (31.03%) Windows 10
10 9 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
12 7 (24.14%) ITIL
12 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (20.69%) XenApp
13 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
13 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (20.69%) Degree
13 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (20.69%) DNS
13 6 (20.69%) McAfee
14 5 (17.24%) Cisco
14 5 (17.24%) MCSE
14 5 (17.24%) SAN
14 5 (17.24%) Incident Management

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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.24%) Office 365
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) SAN
3 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) VPN
4 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.90%) BGP
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) OSPF
5 2 (6.90%) WebEx
6 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.45%) FTP
6 1 (3.45%) HTTP
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) MPLS
6 1 (3.45%) PSTN
6 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Support
5 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XMPP
2 1 (3.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
1 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows Server
3 9 (31.03%) Windows 10
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (6.90%) Unix
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.45%) Android
8 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (24.14%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (13.79%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Capacity Management
5 3 (10.34%) Coaching
5 3 (10.34%) Compliance Audit
5 3 (10.34%) Investment Management
5 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
6 2 (6.90%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (6.90%) BCP
6 2 (6.90%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (6.90%) Line Management
6 2 (6.90%) Security Patching
6 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) C
2 3 (10.34%) VBA
2 3 (10.34%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.24%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) MCTS
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) VCAP
3 1 (3.45%) VCP5
3 1 (3.45%) VCP6
3 1 (3.45%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 20 (68.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (34.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (34.48%) XenDesktop
4 6 (20.69%) XenApp
5 4 (13.79%) vSphere
6 3 (10.34%) DFS Replication
7 2 (6.90%) Firmware
7 2 (6.90%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (6.90%) Xen
8 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (51.72%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (13.79%) SCOM
3 3 (10.34%) SafeCom
3 3 (10.34%) SCOrch
3 3 (10.34%) XenMobile
4 2 (6.90%) AirWatch
4 2 (6.90%) Tivoli
4 2 (6.90%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (3.45%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.45%) PingFederate
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 15 (51.72%) Citrix
3 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
4 10 (34.48%) Ivanti
5 6 (20.69%) McAfee
6 5 (17.24%) Cisco
7 3 (10.34%) Dell
7 3 (10.34%) EMC
7 3 (10.34%) Hitachi
7 3 (10.34%) HP
7 3 (10.34%) Wyse
8 2 (6.90%) Apple
8 2 (6.90%) IBM
8 2 (6.90%) NetApp
8 2 (6.90%) Splunk
9 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.45%) Varonis
9 1 (3.45%) Veeam