Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 438 355 310
Rank change year-on-year -83 -45 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 204 273 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.60% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 3.52% 4.94% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 176 241
London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £301 £275 £300
90th Percentile £517 £525 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +8.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 11
London median hourly rate £47.83 £50.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +16.28% +100.00%
10th Percentile £43.50 £21.25 £29.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £47.83 £33.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +41.72% -7.53% +80.25%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5799 5526 4442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.30% 12.22% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4159 3817 3000
London median daily rate £485 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £185 £193 £175
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 144 209
London median hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.79% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.08 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £34.60
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the London region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -18 32 £450 +12.50% 3
South London -22 31 £400 -15.79%
East London -16 3 £213 -34.62%
North London -11 2 £411 +19.64% 1
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 London region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 196 (96.08%) VMware
2 158 (77.45%) Windows
3 114 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 105 (51.47%) Windows Server
5 92 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (45.10%) Linux
6 82 (40.20%) PowerShell
7 75 (36.76%) Cisco
8 72 (35.29%) SAN
9 70 (34.31%) Active Directory
10 69 (33.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 63 (30.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 59 (28.92%) DNS
13 57 (27.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 55 (26.96%) Firewall
15 49 (24.02%) Migration
15 49 (24.02%) HP
16 44 (21.57%) Microsoft
16 44 (21.57%) Data Centre
17 43 (21.08%) Hyper-V
17 43 (21.08%) Citrix
17 43 (21.08%) Red Hat
18 42 (20.59%) CentOS
19 41 (20.10%) vSphere
20 40 (19.61%) DHCP
21 38 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
22 37 (18.14%) SQL
23 35 (17.16%) WAN
24 33 (16.18%) Bash Shell
25 32 (15.69%) LAN

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring 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 24 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
1 24 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.43%) IIS
5 6 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.45%) CMS
7 4 (1.96%) Apache
7 4 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.96%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.47%) Confluence
8 3 (1.47%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 38 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.39%) Office 365
4 7 (3.43%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (1.47%) GitHub
5 3 (1.47%) IaaS
5 3 (1.47%) PaaS
5 3 (1.47%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.98%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (35.29%) SAN
2 59 (28.92%) DNS
3 55 (26.96%) Firewall
4 40 (19.61%) DHCP
5 35 (17.16%) WAN
6 32 (15.69%) LAN
7 19 (9.31%) VoIP
8 17 (8.33%) NAS
9 16 (7.84%) iSCSI
9 16 (7.84%) VPN
10 15 (7.35%) LDAP
11 9 (4.41%) TCP/IP
11 9 (4.41%) Wireless
12 8 (3.92%) VSAN
13 7 (3.43%) MPLS
13 7 (3.43%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (2.94%) DMZ
14 6 (2.94%) HTTP
14 6 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.47%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.98%) Big Data
6 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.98%) MySQL
7 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Ant
1 3 (1.47%) Bitbucket
1 3 (1.47%) JIRA
1 3 (1.47%) Subversion
2 2 (0.98%) CircleCI
2 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.98%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (15.20%) Finance
2 20 (9.80%) Banking
3 13 (6.37%) Retail
4 6 (2.94%) Advertising
5 5 (2.45%) Games
5 5 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.47%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.98%) Law
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (15.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (13.24%) Windows Engineer
3 25 (12.25%) Administrator
4 21 (10.29%) Systems Administrator
4 21 (10.29%) VMware Engineer
5 19 (9.31%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
7 17 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
8 16 (7.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 14 (6.86%) Cisco Engineer
9 14 (6.86%) Operations Engineer
10 13 (6.37%) Analyst
10 13 (6.37%) VMWare Administrator
11 12 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (5.88%) Support Engineer
11 12 (5.88%) Windows DevOps Engineer
12 11 (5.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 11 (5.39%) Applications Engineer
13 10 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support
13 10 (4.90%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.43%) Web Services
1 7 (3.43%) XML
2 5 (2.45%) .NET
2 5 (2.45%) .NET Framework
2 5 (2.45%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.47%) DOM
3 3 (1.47%) Middleware
3 3 (1.47%) WPF
3 3 (1.47%) XSLT
4 2 (0.98%) Sensu
5 1 (0.49%) Android SDK
5 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.49%) Dojo
5 1 (0.49%) Express
5 1 (0.49%) React
5 1 (0.49%) SOAP
5 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.57%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.76%) Replication
3 20 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (9.31%) Clustering
5 12 (5.88%) EMC VNX
6 11 (5.39%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.92%) Blackberry
8 7 (3.43%) Computer Science
8 7 (3.43%) EMC VMAX
8 7 (3.43%) Spread Betting
9 5 (2.45%) EMC Centera
9 5 (2.45%) EMC VNXe
9 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (2.45%) Online Games
10 2 (0.98%) CMDB
10 2 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.98%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 158 (77.45%) Windows
2 105 (51.47%) Windows Server
3 92 (45.10%) Linux
3 92 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (33.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (30.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 57 (27.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (20.59%) CentOS
8 23 (11.27%) Unix
9 22 (10.78%) Windows 7
10 15 (7.35%) Windows 10
11 14 (6.86%) Ubuntu
12 12 (5.88%) Solaris
13 7 (3.43%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (3.43%) SUSE
13 7 (3.43%) VMS
14 5 (2.45%) AIX
14 5 (2.45%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.02%) Migration
2 29 (14.22%) DevOps
3 28 (13.73%) Open Source
4 19 (9.31%) Root Cause Analysis
5 17 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (7.35%) High Availability
8 14 (6.86%) Project Management
9 12 (5.88%) Patch Management
9 12 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (5.88%) Server Building
10 11 (5.39%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (5.39%) Virtual Environments
11 10 (4.90%) Incident Management
11 10 (4.90%) Network Design
12 9 (4.41%) Asset Management
12 9 (4.41%) ITIL
13 8 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (3.92%) Change Management
13 8 (3.92%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (40.20%) PowerShell
2 37 (18.14%) SQL
3 33 (16.18%) Bash Shell
4 13 (6.37%) Python
5 12 (5.88%) Perl
6 10 (4.90%) VBScript
7 9 (4.41%) C
8 8 (3.92%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.96%) C#
9 4 (1.96%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.47%) AWK
10 3 (1.47%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.98%) C++
12 1 (0.49%) AppleScript
12 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (7.84%) MCSE
5 15 (7.35%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (5.88%) CCNA
7 12 (5.88%) Degree
8 7 (3.43%) CCNP
8 7 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (2.94%) VCP6
10 5 (2.45%) CCDA
10 5 (2.45%) JNCIA
10 5 (2.45%) JNCIP
10 5 (2.45%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.45%) MCITP
11 4 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.96%) RHCE
12 3 (1.47%) CCA
12 3 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.41%) SLA
2 5 (2.45%) PMO
3 1 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 114 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (34.31%) Active Directory
3 43 (21.08%) Hyper-V
4 41 (20.10%) vSphere
5 26 (12.75%) XenApp
6 19 (9.31%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (8.33%) XenDesktop
8 15 (7.35%) KVM
9 11 (5.39%) Samba
10 8 (3.92%) DFS Replication
11 6 (2.94%) NFS
11 6 (2.94%) vCloud
12 5 (2.45%) Firmware
12 5 (2.45%) SRDF
12 5 (2.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (2.45%) VMware NSX
13 4 (1.96%) iptables
13 4 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (15.69%) vCenter Server
2 25 (12.25%) SCCM
3 23 (11.27%) WMI
4 21 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (8.33%) Puppet
6 12 (5.88%) yum
7 10 (4.90%) SCOM
8 9 (4.41%) PowerCLI
8 9 (4.41%) vMotion
9 8 (3.92%) Ansible
10 7 (3.43%) Nagios
11 5 (2.45%) EMC TimeFinder
11 5 (2.45%) NetApp OnCommand
11 5 (2.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (2.45%) vRealize
12 4 (1.96%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (1.96%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.96%) WSUS
13 3 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 196 (96.08%) VMware
2 75 (36.76%) Cisco
3 49 (24.02%) HP
4 44 (21.57%) Microsoft
5 43 (21.08%) Citrix
5 43 (21.08%) Red Hat
6 29 (14.22%) Splunk
7 26 (12.75%) SolarWinds
8 24 (11.76%) 3PAR
8 24 (11.76%) EMC
9 21 (10.29%) Juniper
9 21 (10.29%) Oracle
10 16 (7.84%) Dell
11 15 (7.35%) NetApp
12 14 (6.86%) Fortinet
12 14 (6.86%) Mitel
13 11 (5.39%) Veritas
14 10 (4.90%) Brocade
15 8 (3.92%) IBM
15 8 (3.92%) McAfee