Period
to 22 April 2021

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 April 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 342 344 458
Rank change year-on-year +2 +114 -22
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 104 108 151
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 3.29% 3.15% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 78 90
10th Percentile £308 £297 £212
25th Percentile £413 £363 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +9.38%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £525
90th Percentile £586 £571 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 11
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £44.92
Median % change year-on-year +4.54% +6.49% -6.09%
England median hourly rate £51.00 £45.63 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.77% +1.39% -3.05%

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 3,162 3,428 6,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.20% 14.83% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,344 2,534 4,739
10th Percentile £350 £200 £208
25th Percentile £431 £383 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 82 109
10th Percentile £14.97 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.50 £15.25 £16.08
Median hourly rate £44.50 £19.00 £20.33
Median % change year-on-year +134.21% -6.52% +1.63%
75th Percentile £58.06 £26.11 £36.67
90th Percentile £64.13 £47.83 £47.09
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.67 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.96% +4.20% +0.88%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in London.

Daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in London over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 April 2021. 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 +39 21 £490 +17.25% 9
South London +33 3 - - 2
East London +25 1 £638 +70.00% 1
VMware ESXi
England

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

1 96 (92.31%) VMware
2 76 (73.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (57.69%) Windows
4 45 (43.27%) Windows Server
5 43 (41.35%) Linux
6 42 (40.38%) Microsoft
6 42 (40.38%) Active Directory
7 36 (34.62%) PowerShell
8 33 (31.73%) Azure
9 32 (30.77%) Red Hat
10 30 (28.85%) Citrix
11 28 (26.92%) Finance
11 28 (26.92%) vSphere
12 27 (25.96%) AWS
12 27 (25.96%) Banking
13 26 (25.00%) Cisco
14 25 (24.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 24 (23.08%) DNS
15 24 (23.08%) Firewall
16 23 (22.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (20.19%) TCP/IP
19 20 (19.23%) IBM
19 20 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (19.23%) Ansible
20 19 (18.27%) Dell
20 19 (18.27%) EMC
21 17 (16.35%) DHCP
21 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2016
22 16 (15.38%) Python

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 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.65%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.77%) Confluence
4 5 (4.81%) IIS
4 5 (4.81%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.81%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.85%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.85%) Mule
6 2 (1.92%) Apache
6 2 (1.92%) Drupal
6 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.92%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.92%) SAS
6 2 (1.92%) WordPress
7 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (31.73%) Azure
2 27 (25.96%) AWS
3 15 (14.42%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (12.50%) GCP
5 9 (8.65%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (6.73%) GitHub
6 7 (6.73%) SaaS
7 6 (5.77%) IaaS
8 5 (4.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (4.81%) PaaS
9 4 (3.85%) Mimecast
10 3 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.08%) DNS
1 24 (23.08%) Firewall
2 21 (20.19%) TCP/IP
3 17 (16.35%) DHCP
4 15 (14.42%) WAN
5 14 (13.46%) LAN
5 14 (13.46%) SAN
5 14 (13.46%) VPN
6 9 (8.65%) Wireless
7 8 (7.69%) Kerberos
8 6 (5.77%) VSAN
9 5 (4.81%) Skype
10 4 (3.85%) Ethernet
10 4 (3.85%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.88%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.88%) HTTP
12 2 (1.92%) NAS
12 2 (1.92%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.92%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) DB2
3 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.88%) MySQL
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) JIRA
2 5 (4.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.81%) Subversion
2 5 (4.81%) TeamCity
3 4 (3.85%) Hudson
3 4 (3.85%) Serena SBM
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.96%) MSI
General
1 28 (26.92%) Finance
2 27 (25.96%) Banking
3 3 (2.88%) International Banking
3 3 (2.88%) Legal
4 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Retail
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.96%) Games
5 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (18.27%) Architect
1 19 (18.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (17.31%) VMware Engineer
3 15 (14.42%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (8.65%) Consultant
5 8 (7.69%) Administrator
6 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) Citrix Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) VMware Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Citrix Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.81%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.81%) WebSphere Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Citrix Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.65%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (5.77%) LDAP
3 2 (1.92%) JSON
3 2 (1.92%) Middleware
3 2 (1.92%) Spine.js
3 2 (1.92%) XML
3 2 (1.92%) YAML
4 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.58%) Clustering
3 7 (6.73%) Replication
4 5 (4.81%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.88%) Fibre Optics
6 2 (1.92%) Derivative
6 2 (1.92%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.92%) NHS
6 2 (1.92%) PMI
6 2 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.92%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.92%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (57.69%) Windows
2 45 (43.27%) Windows Server
3 43 (41.35%) Linux
4 23 (22.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (12.50%) Windows 10
9 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (7.69%) Solaris
11 5 (4.81%) SUSE
11 5 (4.81%) Unix
12 4 (3.85%) Windows 7
12 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.92%) CentOS
13 2 (1.92%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (9.62%) Security Hardening
3 9 (8.65%) High Availability
3 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
3 9 (8.65%) Load Balancing
3 9 (8.65%) Migration
3 9 (8.65%) TOGAF
4 8 (7.69%) ITIL
4 8 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (6.73%) Change Management
5 7 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (5.77%) Project Delivery
6 6 (5.77%) Project Management
6 6 (5.77%) Storage Management
6 6 (5.77%) Technical Leadership
7 5 (4.81%) Data Security
8 4 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 16 (15.38%) Python
3 14 (13.46%) SQL
4 8 (7.69%) Java
5 7 (6.73%) Ruby
6 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.85%) Go
7 3 (2.88%) Perl
8 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.92%) VBScript
9 1 (0.96%) C
9 1 (0.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.65%) RHCA
2 9 (8.65%) TOGAF Certification
3 7 (6.73%) CCNA
3 7 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.81%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (4.81%) Degree
5 5 (4.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.85%) MCSA
7 3 (2.88%) CCDA
7 3 (2.88%) CCNP
7 3 (2.88%) JNCIA
7 3 (2.88%) JNCIP
7 3 (2.88%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.92%) CCA
8 2 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.92%) MCITP
8 2 (1.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) GDPR
2 6 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.92%) OASIS TOSCA
3 2 (1.92%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) SEPA
4 1 (0.96%) PMO
4 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (73.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (40.38%) Active Directory
3 28 (26.92%) vSphere
4 10 (9.62%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.73%) VMware NSX
5 7 (6.73%) XenApp
6 4 (3.85%) Docker
6 4 (3.85%) NFS
6 4 (3.85%) VMFS
7 3 (2.88%) vCloud
7 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.92%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.92%) KVM
8 2 (1.92%) LXC
8 2 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.92%) UAG
8 2 (1.92%) Veritas File System
8 2 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (19.23%) Ansible
2 14 (13.46%) Terraform
3 11 (10.58%) SCCM
4 10 (9.62%) vCenter Server
4 10 (9.62%) vRealize
4 10 (9.62%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 9 (8.65%) PowerCLI
6 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (4.81%) Control-M
8 5 (4.81%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (4.81%) Kubernetes
8 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (4.81%) QRadar
8 5 (4.81%) Tivoli
8 5 (4.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (3.85%) Icinga
9 4 (3.85%) Netcool
10 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (2.88%) vMotion
Vendors
1 96 (92.31%) VMware
2 42 (40.38%) Microsoft
3 32 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 30 (28.85%) Citrix
5 26 (25.00%) Cisco
6 20 (19.23%) IBM
7 19 (18.27%) Dell
7 19 (18.27%) EMC
8 15 (14.42%) Oracle
9 14 (13.46%) HP
9 14 (13.46%) Juniper
10 9 (8.65%) Veeam
11 6 (5.77%) BMC
11 6 (5.77%) Google
11 6 (5.77%) McAfee
11 6 (5.77%) NetApp
12 5 (4.81%) Infoblox
12 5 (4.81%) Ivanti
12 5 (4.81%) Qualys
12 5 (4.81%) Splunk