Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 225 218
Rank change year-on-year +58 -7 -20
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 30 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.61% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 4.14% 2.06% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 25
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.29%
10th Percentile £270 £285 £398
90th Percentile £660 £525 £613
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 724 1,211 881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.66% 18.09% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 935 692
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £200 £158 £254
90th Percentile £650 £650 £660
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £485
% change year-on-year -4.76% +8.25% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 24
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +22.58% -35.08%
10th Percentile £12.59 £12.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £26.98
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.63% +22.58% -28.74%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020, 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 27 (90.00%) VMware
2 25 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 20 (66.67%) Windows
4 16 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (36.67%) Finance
7 10 (33.33%) Citrix
7 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (30.00%) Office 365
8 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (26.67%) vSphere
9 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
9 8 (26.67%) DNS
10 7 (23.33%) DHCP
10 7 (23.33%) Azure
11 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (16.67%) XenDesktop
12 5 (16.67%) NetScaler
12 5 (16.67%) XenApp
12 5 (16.67%) SCCM
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 5 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (16.67%) SLA
12 5 (16.67%) Banking
12 5 (16.67%) Firewall
12 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
13 4 (13.33%) vCenter Server
13 4 (13.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework

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 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 4 (13.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Office 365
2 7 (23.33%) Azure
3 4 (13.33%) AWS
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.67%) IaaS
4 2 (6.67%) OneDrive
4 2 (6.67%) PaaS
5 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) Firewall
3 5 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 4 (13.33%) LAN
4 4 (13.33%) WAN
5 3 (10.00%) SAN
6 2 (6.67%) Kerberos
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.33%) FTP
7 1 (3.33%) HTTP
7 1 (3.33%) NAS
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) SSL
7 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Public Sector
4 3 (10.00%) International Banking
5 2 (6.67%) Back Office
6 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.33%) Law
6 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (13.33%) Linux
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.33%) Debian
8 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
2 4 (13.33%) Change Management
2 4 (13.33%) CRM
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) IT Governance
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Architecture Roadmap
4 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.67%) IT Strategy
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (3.33%) Availability Management
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.33%) Release Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (13.33%) BC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) MCSE
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
2 4 (13.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 25 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (26.67%) vSphere
4 5 (16.67%) XenApp
4 5 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (3.33%) Firmware
8 1 (3.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) vCenter Server
3 3 (10.00%) XenMobile
4 2 (6.67%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) WSUS
5 1 (3.33%) Netcool
5 1 (3.33%) PingFederate
5 1 (3.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) VMware
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) EMC
4 3 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.67%) Altiris
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) Hitachi
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) McAfee
5 2 (6.67%) Symantec
5 2 (6.67%) Varonis
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (3.33%) Meraki
6 1 (3.33%) Polycom
6 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) Splunk