The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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)
London / Croydon
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - 19
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 10 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 5.13% - 7.14%
As % of the System Software category 16.13% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 10
Median daily rate £463 - £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £26.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year +7.24% -0.65%  

VMware ESXi is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 62 44 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 31.79% 18.18% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 24
Median daily rate £463 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.83% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in Croydon

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESXi in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Croydon

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 17 (100.00%) Linux
1 17 (100.00%) LDAP
1 17 (100.00%) DNS
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
1 17 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (94.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (94.12%) CentOS
2 16 (94.12%) yum
2 16 (94.12%) KVM
2 16 (94.12%) Windows Server
2 16 (94.12%) Ubuntu
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
3 14 (82.35%) Bash Shell
4 13 (76.47%) Puppet
5 12 (70.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (70.59%) Red Hat
6 7 (41.18%) Server Building
7 6 (35.29%) Spread Betting
8 5 (29.41%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
9 4 (23.53%) Open Source
9 4 (23.53%) iptables
9 4 (23.53%) C
10 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
10 1 (5.88%) Forum Sentry
10 1 (5.88%) AlienVault
10 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) DNS
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
1 17 (100.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Administrator
1 15 (88.24%) Linux Administrator
1 15 (88.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 15 (88.24%) Systems Administrator
2 10 (58.82%) VMWare Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Senior VMWare Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Spread Betting
2 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (94.12%) CentOS
2 16 (94.12%) Ubuntu
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Windows Server
3 12 (70.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Server Building
2 4 (23.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Coaching
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Bash Shell
2 4 (23.53%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 17 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) KVM
1 16 (94.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (23.53%) iptables
4 1 (5.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (94.12%) yum
2 13 (76.47%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.88%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (70.59%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) AlienVault
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto