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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 467 397 325
Rank change year-on-year -70 -72 +114
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 139 110 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.40% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 2.82% 2.88% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 73 56
10th Percentile £284 £273 £255
25th Percentile £409 £413 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.11% +11.76% -11.92%
75th Percentile £625 £530 £493
90th Percentile £640 £586 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
10th Percentile £44.01 £50.30 £37.29
25th Percentile £44.77 £50.75 £45.75
Median hourly rate £46.79 £62.50 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year -25.14% +30.67% +6.29%
75th Percentile £48.06 £76.50 -
90th Percentile £48.37 £77.40 £50.35
England median hourly rate £50.57 £52.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -2.75% +8.72% +1.77%

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 4,934 3,826 2,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.37% 13.81% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,727 2,819 1,991
10th Percentile £300 £358 £263
25th Percentile £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -4.53%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £668
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 40
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.31 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £20.00 £15.78
Median hourly rate £32.50 £36.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.96% +78.05% -2.38%
75th Percentile £56.42 £51.63 £40.53
90th Percentile £76.95 £73.80 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.32 £17.17
% change year-on-year +9.16% +6.70% +3.40%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -31 16 £540 +14.89% 6
South London -16 2 - -
West London - 2 £550 - 1
East London -8 1 £325 +44.44% 1
North London - 1 £418 -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 136 (97.84%) VMware
2 101 (72.66%) Windows
3 88 (63.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (54.68%) Microsoft
5 70 (50.36%) Windows Server
6 57 (41.01%) vSphere
7 51 (36.69%) Active Directory
8 46 (33.09%) Citrix
8 46 (33.09%) Finance
9 45 (32.37%) Linux
10 41 (29.50%) IBM
10 41 (29.50%) Data Centre
11 38 (27.34%) Azure
11 38 (27.34%) PowerShell
12 35 (25.18%) Cisco
13 34 (24.46%) vCenter Server
14 32 (23.02%) Red Hat
15 31 (22.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 30 (21.58%) Firewall
17 28 (20.14%) Dell
18 27 (19.42%) DNS
18 27 (19.42%) SCCM
18 27 (19.42%) Social Skills
19 26 (18.71%) WAN
20 25 (17.99%) SAN
21 24 (17.27%) HP
21 24 (17.27%) Oracle
22 23 (16.55%) LAN
22 23 (16.55%) AWS
23 21 (15.11%) Banking

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 20 (14.39%) WebSphere
2 18 (12.95%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.95%) SharePoint
3 16 (11.51%) Confluence
4 6 (4.32%) IIS
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Markit EDM
1 9 (6.47%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 38 (27.34%) Azure
2 23 (16.55%) AWS
3 19 (13.67%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (10.07%) GCP
5 10 (7.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (7.19%) IaaS
5 10 (7.19%) PaaS
6 9 (6.47%) Nutanix
7 8 (5.76%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (5.76%) GitHub
8 6 (4.32%) SaaS
9 3 (2.16%) npm
9 3 (2.16%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.16%) Rubrik
9 3 (2.16%) Snowflake
10 1 (0.72%) Amazon Cognito
10 1 (0.72%) Azure AKS
10 1 (0.72%) Azure Monitor
10 1 (0.72%) Google Kubernetes Engine
10 1 (0.72%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.58%) Firewall
2 27 (19.42%) DNS
3 26 (18.71%) WAN
4 25 (17.99%) SAN
5 23 (16.55%) LAN
6 18 (12.95%) DHCP
7 15 (10.79%) TCP/IP
8 14 (10.07%) Wireless
9 13 (9.35%) VPN
10 10 (7.19%) VSAN
11 8 (5.76%) VLAN
12 7 (5.04%) Kerberos
12 7 (5.04%) NAS
13 5 (3.60%) Network Security
14 4 (2.88%) Software-Defined Networking
15 3 (2.16%) Ethernet
15 3 (2.16%) HTTP
15 3 (2.16%) iSCSI
16 2 (1.44%) SSL
16 2 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.39%) DB2
1 20 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.88%) MySQL
2 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.16%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.72%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (10.79%) JIRA
2 13 (9.35%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.47%) Subversion
4 8 (5.76%) GitLab
5 7 (5.04%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.60%) Serena SBM
7 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.16%) Eclipse
General
1 46 (33.09%) Finance
2 27 (19.42%) Social Skills
3 21 (15.11%) Banking
4 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.88%) Legal
5 4 (2.88%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.16%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.44%) Advertising
7 2 (1.44%) Front Office
7 2 (1.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (1.44%) International Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Electronics
8 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.72%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 27 (19.42%) Architect
2 25 (17.99%) Infrastructure Architect
3 16 (11.51%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 15 (10.79%) Analyst
4 15 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (7.91%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.19%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (6.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Server Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 8 (5.76%) Linux Specialist
8 8 (5.76%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
8 8 (5.76%) Storage Architect
8 8 (5.76%) VMware Engineer
8 8 (5.76%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
8 8 (5.76%) Windows Specialist
9 7 (5.04%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.39%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (5.76%) LDAP
2 8 (5.76%) libvirt
3 3 (2.16%) Node.js
3 3 (2.16%) REST
3 3 (2.16%) YAML
4 2 (1.44%) .NET
4 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.44%) Django
4 2 (1.44%) Flask
5 1 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.72%) Flash
5 1 (0.72%) JSON
5 1 (0.72%) OAuth
5 1 (0.72%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.72%) SOAP
5 1 (0.72%) Web Services
5 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.50%) Data Centre
2 20 (14.39%) Private Cloud
3 13 (9.35%) Management Information System
4 12 (8.63%) Clustering
5 8 (5.76%) Replication
6 6 (4.32%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (4.32%) Fat Client
6 6 (4.32%) Thin Client
6 6 (4.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 5 (3.60%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.16%) CMDB
9 3 (2.16%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (1.44%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.44%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.44%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.72%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 101 (72.66%) Windows
2 70 (50.36%) Windows Server
3 45 (32.37%) Linux
4 31 (22.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (7.91%) Solaris
9 9 (6.47%) Windows 10
10 7 (5.04%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (4.32%) VMS
12 5 (3.60%) CentOS
12 5 (3.60%) Ubuntu
12 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (2.88%) Android
13 4 (2.88%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.88%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (2.88%) SUSE
13 4 (2.88%) Unix
14 3 (2.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (12.95%) DevOps
3 16 (11.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (10.79%) Change Management
5 14 (10.07%) TOGAF
6 13 (9.35%) Load Balancing
6 13 (9.35%) Project Management
7 12 (8.63%) Asset Management
7 12 (8.63%) High Availability
7 12 (8.63%) Migration
8 11 (7.91%) CI/CD
8 11 (7.91%) Computer Science
8 11 (7.91%) ITIL
9 10 (7.19%) Information Security
9 10 (7.19%) Project Delivery
10 9 (6.47%) Decision-Making
10 9 (6.47%) Infrastructure Management
10 9 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (5.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.34%) PowerShell
2 15 (10.79%) Python
3 14 (10.07%) SQL
4 8 (5.76%) Bash
5 6 (4.32%) Perl
6 4 (2.88%) Go
6 4 (2.88%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.16%) C#
7 3 (2.16%) Java
7 3 (2.16%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.16%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.16%) Ruby
7 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.44%) VBA
9 1 (0.72%) C
9 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.07%) Degree
3 14 (10.07%) TOGAF Certification
4 13 (9.35%) RHCA
5 10 (7.19%) Master's Degree
6 7 (5.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (3.60%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.44%) CCA
8 2 (1.44%) CCAA
8 2 (1.44%) CCNA
8 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.44%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.44%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.44%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.44%) MCSA
8 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.72%) RHCE
9 1 (0.72%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) GDPR
2 7 (5.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (5.04%) SLA
3 5 (3.60%) QA
4 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.72%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) NCSC
5 1 (0.72%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 88 (63.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (41.01%) vSphere
3 51 (36.69%) Active Directory
4 19 (13.67%) XenApp
5 13 (9.35%) XenDesktop
6 11 (7.91%) Docker
7 9 (6.47%) KVM
7 9 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (5.76%) oVirt
9 7 (5.04%) Ceph
10 5 (3.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (3.60%) Hyper-V
10 5 (3.60%) MetaFrame
10 5 (3.60%) VMware NSX
11 4 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (2.16%) NFS
12 3 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 34 (24.46%) vCenter Server
2 27 (19.42%) SCCM
3 19 (13.67%) Ansible
4 16 (11.51%) Control-M
5 12 (8.63%) Terraform
6 11 (7.91%) Kubernetes
6 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (7.91%) NetBackup
6 11 (7.91%) WSUS
7 10 (7.19%) SCOM
8 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (5.76%) AirWatch
9 8 (5.76%) PowerCLI
10 7 (5.04%) SCOrch
11 6 (4.32%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (4.32%) QRadar
11 6 (4.32%) Tivoli
12 5 (3.60%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (3.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (3.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 136 (97.84%) VMware
2 76 (54.68%) Microsoft
3 46 (33.09%) Citrix
4 41 (29.50%) IBM
5 35 (25.18%) Cisco
6 32 (23.02%) Red Hat
7 28 (20.14%) Dell
8 24 (17.27%) HP
8 24 (17.27%) Oracle
9 19 (13.67%) EMC
10 18 (12.95%) NetApp
11 17 (12.23%) Juniper
12 16 (11.51%) BMC
13 12 (8.63%) Intel
13 12 (8.63%) SolarWinds
14 8 (5.76%) CyberArk
14 8 (5.76%) Varonis
15 7 (5.04%) ServiceNow
15 7 (5.04%) Splunk
15 7 (5.04%) Symantec