The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
England / London
Rank 353 335 341
Rank change year-on-year -18 +6  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 45 96 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.12% 4.39% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 58 57
Median daily rate £468 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.57% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -3.21% -1.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  

VMware ESX 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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2122 2186 1994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.96% 9.87% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1472 1502 1311
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 91 135
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.68 £30.00 £26.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in London

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in London

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESX in London

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in London

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 6 £469 -
City of London -5 4 £525 +13.51% 2
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX 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 London region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 119 (100.00%) VMware
2 82 (68.91%) Windows
3 81 (68.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (34.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (32.77%) DNS
5 39 (32.77%) Finance
6 38 (31.93%) SAN
7 37 (31.09%) Active Directory
7 37 (31.09%) PowerShell
8 36 (30.25%) Linux
9 35 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (27.73%) Windows Server
11 28 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
11 28 (23.53%) Red Hat
12 27 (22.69%) Firewall
12 27 (22.69%) Citrix
13 25 (21.01%) EMC
14 24 (20.17%) VMware ESXi
14 24 (20.17%) DevOps
15 23 (19.33%) Opscode Chef
15 23 (19.33%) Microsoft
16 21 (17.65%) ITIL
16 21 (17.65%) Migration
16 21 (17.65%) SCCM
16 21 (17.65%) Puppet
17 20 (16.81%) HP
18 19 (15.97%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (15.13%) Unix
19 18 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (15.13%) Continuous Improvement

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in 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 14 (11.76%) IIS
2 13 (10.92%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.72%) Skype for Business
4 7 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.04%) OpenStack
6 5 (4.20%) Apache
7 4 (3.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (3.36%) Confluence
7 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.52%) JBoss
8 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.68%) MS Project
2 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.92%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.20%) Office 365
5 4 (3.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (3.36%) Heroku
5 4 (3.36%) PaaS
6 3 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (32.77%) DNS
2 38 (31.93%) SAN
3 27 (22.69%) Firewall
4 16 (13.45%) LDAP
5 15 (12.61%) NAS
6 12 (10.08%) DHCP
6 12 (10.08%) LAN
6 12 (10.08%) WAN
7 8 (6.72%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.04%) Skype
9 5 (4.20%) NetScaler
9 5 (4.20%) VoIP
10 4 (3.36%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.36%) SNMP
11 3 (2.52%) BIG-IP
11 3 (2.52%) FCoE
11 3 (2.52%) Network Security
11 3 (2.52%) VPN
11 3 (2.52%) Wireless
12 2 (1.68%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) MySQL
2 4 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.36%) GitLab
2 4 (3.36%) Subversion
2 4 (3.36%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (32.77%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Back Office
3 6 (5.04%) Legal
4 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
6 1 (0.84%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (20.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (14.29%) Consultant
2 17 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 16 (13.45%) Windows Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Architect
5 13 (10.92%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (10.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (9.24%) Administrator
7 11 (9.24%) AWS DevOps
7 11 (9.24%) PowerShell Engineer
8 9 (7.56%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (7.56%) VMWare Administrator
9 8 (6.72%) Analyst
9 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (6.72%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Citrix Consultant
10 6 (5.04%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (5.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.04%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) Web Services
2 4 (3.36%) LAMP
2 4 (3.36%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (3.36%) SAML
3 2 (1.68%) Middleware
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.84%) COM
4 1 (0.84%) Flash
4 1 (0.84%) REST
4 1 (0.84%) SOAP
4 1 (0.84%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.61%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.24%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.56%) EMC VMAX
4 7 (5.88%) EMC VNX
5 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.36%) Spread Betting
7 3 (2.52%) CLARiiON
7 3 (2.52%) Clustering
7 3 (2.52%) Symmetrix
8 2 (1.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.84%) NHS
9 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.84%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.84%) User Experience
9 1 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 82 (68.91%) Windows
2 41 (34.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 36 (30.25%) Linux
4 35 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (27.73%) Windows Server
6 19 (15.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (15.13%) Unix
8 17 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 11 (9.24%) CentOS
10 9 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (6.72%) Ubuntu
12 6 (5.04%) Solaris
13 5 (4.20%) Windows 10
14 3 (2.52%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.84%) AIX
15 1 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.17%) DevOps
2 21 (17.65%) ITIL
2 21 (17.65%) Migration
3 18 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (10.92%) Data Migration
6 10 (8.40%) Change Control
6 10 (8.40%) High Availability
6 10 (8.40%) Service Management
7 9 (7.56%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.88%) Change Management
9 6 (5.04%) Server Building
9 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.20%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.20%) Open Source
11 4 (3.36%) Analytics
11 4 (3.36%) Application Discovery
11 4 (3.36%) Data Centre Operations
11 4 (3.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.09%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.45%) Bash Shell
3 12 (10.08%) Python
4 6 (5.04%) Perl
5 5 (4.20%) Ruby
6 3 (2.52%) VB
7 2 (1.68%) Korn
7 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.68%) SQL
7 2 (1.68%) VBScript
8 1 (0.84%) Java
8 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (13.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.08%) Degree
4 11 (9.24%) MCSE
4 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.04%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.52%) CCNP
6 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.52%) VCAP
7 2 (1.68%) CCNA
7 2 (1.68%) PMP
8 1 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.84%) RHCE
8 1 (0.84%) VCP5
8 1 (0.84%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) QA
1 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (68.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (31.09%) Active Directory
3 24 (20.17%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (14.29%) vSphere
5 13 (10.92%) KVM
6 11 (9.24%) XenApp
7 10 (8.40%) GPFS
8 9 (7.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (5.88%) XenDesktop
10 6 (5.04%) vCloud
10 6 (5.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (4.20%) Hyper-V
11 5 (4.20%) XenServer
12 4 (3.36%) NFS
12 4 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (2.52%) Firmware
14 2 (1.68%) Docker
15 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.84%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (19.33%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (17.65%) Puppet
2 21 (17.65%) SCCM
3 11 (9.24%) Nagios
3 11 (9.24%) vMotion
4 9 (7.56%) vRealize
5 8 (6.72%) logstash
5 8 (6.72%) NetBackup
5 8 (6.72%) yum
6 7 (5.88%) Ansible
7 6 (5.04%) WMI
8 5 (4.20%) Terraform
9 4 (3.36%) BladeLogic
9 4 (3.36%) Cacti
9 4 (3.36%) Ganglia
9 4 (3.36%) Graphite
9 4 (3.36%) Hyperic
9 4 (3.36%) Kibana
9 4 (3.36%) Zenoss
10 3 (2.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (100.00%) VMware
2 28 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 27 (22.69%) Citrix
4 25 (21.01%) EMC
5 23 (19.33%) Microsoft
6 20 (16.81%) HP
7 17 (14.29%) 3PAR
8 12 (10.08%) Cisco
8 12 (10.08%) IBM
9 11 (9.24%) CommVault
10 9 (7.56%) Isilon
10 9 (7.56%) NetApp
11 6 (5.04%) Intel
11 6 (5.04%) Intel Security
11 6 (5.04%) Oracle
12 5 (4.20%) Veeam
13 4 (3.36%) Dell
13 4 (3.36%) New Relic
13 4 (3.36%) Splunk
14 3 (2.52%) Equitrac
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