Period
to 5 May 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 5 May 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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 147 216
Rank change year-on-year +19 +69 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 26 21 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.97% 0.59% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 5.90% 4.31% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 22
10th Percentile £413 £248 £217
25th Percentile £463 £269 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £418 £444
Median % change year-on-year +16.77% -5.92% -4.05%
75th Percentile £520 £525 £488
90th Percentile £580 £686 £520
Central London median daily rate £486 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +18.60% -3.53% -5.56%

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 441 487 1,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.38% 13.58% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 385 915
10th Percentile £357 £191 £181
25th Percentile £444 £391 £384
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £656 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 19
Median hourly rate - £13.26 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year - -31.13% -
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% -3.18%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
4 13 (50.00%) IBM
4 13 (50.00%) Azure
5 12 (46.15%) Linux
6 11 (42.31%) Python
6 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
6 11 (42.31%) EMC
6 11 (42.31%) Cisco
6 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
6 11 (42.31%) vSphere
6 11 (42.31%) Banking
7 10 (38.46%) Firewall
7 10 (38.46%) Windows
8 9 (34.62%) Citrix
8 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (30.77%) AWS
9 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
9 8 (30.77%) NetApp
9 8 (30.77%) GCP
9 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
10 7 (26.92%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (26.92%) Wireless
10 7 (26.92%) DB2
10 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
10 7 (26.92%) VPN
10 7 (26.92%) LAN

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 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (26.92%) WebSphere
3 5 (19.23%) Mule
4 4 (15.38%) Confluence
5 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 13 (50.00%) Azure
2 8 (30.77%) AWS
2 8 (30.77%) GCP
3 5 (19.23%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (15.38%) GitHub
5 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (7.69%) IaaS
5 2 (7.69%) OneDrive
5 2 (7.69%) PaaS
5 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 7 (26.92%) LAN
2 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
2 7 (26.92%) VPN
2 7 (26.92%) WAN
2 7 (26.92%) Wireless
3 6 (23.08%) DNS
4 4 (15.38%) Kerberos
4 4 (15.38%) SAN
5 3 (11.54%) DHCP
5 3 (11.54%) NAS
6 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) DB2
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2019
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JIRA
1 4 (15.38%) Subversion
1 4 (15.38%) TeamCity
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Serena SBM
General
1 11 (42.31%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) International Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Architect
1 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Architect
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Citrix Architect
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Architect
2 5 (19.23%) WebSphere Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Cloud Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Backup Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Payments Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Payments Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (15.38%) LDAP
3 2 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) Replication
3 3 (11.54%) Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (7.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (7.69%) Solaris
6 2 (7.69%) Unix
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
3 5 (19.23%) High Availability
3 5 (19.23%) Security Hardening
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Leadership
3 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
4 4 (15.38%) Architecture Roadmap
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (15.38%) Storage Management
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (11.54%) Time Management
6 2 (7.69%) API Integration
6 2 (7.69%) Data Security
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Kernel Tuning
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Project Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) Release Management
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Python
2 6 (23.08%) Java
2 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 6 (23.08%) Ruby
3 5 (19.23%) Go
4 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.54%) Perl
5 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.85%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) CCNA
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (19.23%) RHCA
1 5 (19.23%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCSA
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) GDPR
1 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (7.69%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) vSphere
3 3 (11.54%) NFS
4 2 (7.69%) Veritas File System
4 2 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (7.69%) VMFS
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 4 (15.38%) Control-M
2 4 (15.38%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (15.38%) QRadar
2 4 (15.38%) Tivoli
2 4 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (15.38%) vCenter Server
3 3 (11.54%) Netcool
4 2 (7.69%) Ansible
4 2 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (7.69%) SCCM
4 2 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
5 1 (3.85%) Data Guard
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (3.85%) Icinga
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 13 (50.00%) IBM
4 11 (42.31%) Cisco
4 11 (42.31%) EMC
4 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
5 9 (34.62%) Citrix
6 8 (30.77%) NetApp
7 5 (19.23%) BMC
7 5 (19.23%) Dell
7 5 (19.23%) Google
7 5 (19.23%) Juniper
8 4 (15.38%) CyberArk
8 4 (15.38%) Qualys
8 4 (15.38%) Splunk
9 3 (11.54%) Oracle
9 3 (11.54%) Symantec
9 3 (11.54%) Veeam
10 2 (7.69%) Forcepoint
10 2 (7.69%) Veritas