Period
to 19 September 2020

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 19 September 2020 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 281 428 405
Rank change year-on-year +147 -23 +92
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 69 154 224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 3.62% 2.59% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 102 160
Median daily rate £435 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.42% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £301 £194
90th Percentile £575 £625 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Median hourly rate £47.17 £48.75 £43.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +11.01% -10.22%
10th Percentile £35.85 £42.20 £39.98
90th Percentile £49.79 £52.63 £47.44
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.70 £47.00
% change year-on-year -25.05% -0.64% -1.74%

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 1,904 5,945 6,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.35% 15.28% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,283 4,346 5,077
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £291 £200 £200
90th Percentile £668 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 107 143
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% -9.41%
10th Percentile £14.33 £12.76 £13.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £53.80 £47.74
Median hourly rate £20.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +25.76% - -1.20%

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 19 September 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware ESXi in London over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 2020. 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 +113 10 £500 +5.26% 3
South London +48 7 - - 1
West London +47 1 £193 -54.71%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, 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 64 (92.75%) VMware
2 56 (81.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (75.36%) Windows
4 38 (55.07%) Active Directory
5 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 29 (42.03%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (40.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (39.13%) Linux
9 26 (37.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (37.68%) Windows Server
10 23 (33.33%) Azure
10 23 (33.33%) HP
11 21 (30.43%) Dell
12 19 (27.54%) Terraform
13 18 (26.09%) PowerShell
13 18 (26.09%) Docker
14 17 (24.64%) Ansible
14 17 (24.64%) DNS
14 17 (24.64%) TCP/IP
14 17 (24.64%) NetApp
15 16 (23.19%) Finance
15 16 (23.19%) Kubernetes
15 16 (23.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 15 (21.74%) Puppet
16 15 (21.74%) Clustering
16 15 (21.74%) Red Hat
16 15 (21.74%) Cisco
17 14 (20.29%) Firewall
17 14 (20.29%) Office 365
18 13 (18.84%) DHCP

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 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.49%) OpenStack
3 4 (5.80%) IIS
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.90%) Apache
6 1 (1.45%) CMS
6 1 (1.45%) Confluence
6 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.33%) Azure
2 14 (20.29%) Office 365
3 12 (17.39%) IaaS
4 11 (15.94%) AWS
5 10 (14.49%) GCP
6 8 (11.59%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (11.59%) PaaS
6 8 (11.59%) SaaS
7 7 (10.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (10.14%) GitHub
8 4 (5.80%) Mimecast
8 4 (5.80%) OneDrive
9 2 (2.90%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.90%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) DNS
1 17 (24.64%) TCP/IP
2 14 (20.29%) Firewall
3 13 (18.84%) DHCP
4 10 (14.49%) Kerberos
4 10 (14.49%) SAN
5 8 (11.59%) VPN
6 6 (8.70%) Network Security
7 5 (7.25%) iSCSI
7 5 (7.25%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (7.25%) SNMP
8 4 (5.80%) VLAN
9 3 (4.35%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (4.35%) VSAN
10 2 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.90%) LAN
10 2 (2.90%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.90%) WAN
10 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.45%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) DB2
2 2 (2.90%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) TeamCity
2 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.59%) Git (software)
4 7 (10.14%) Subversion
5 1 (1.45%) JIRA
5 1 (1.45%) Serena SBM
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) International Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Analyst
2 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Architect
6 6 (8.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Azure Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) DevOps Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Server Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) LDAP
2 3 (4.35%) Middleware
3 2 (2.90%) LAMP
4 1 (1.45%) JSON
4 1 (1.45%) Spine.js
4 1 (1.45%) XML
4 1 (1.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Clustering
2 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.59%) Replication
4 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.35%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.35%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.35%) User Experience
7 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.90%) NHS
8 1 (1.45%) Derivative
8 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 29 (42.03%) Windows Server 2016
3 28 (40.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (39.13%) Linux
5 26 (37.68%) Windows Server
5 26 (37.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (18.84%) Windows 10
7 9 (13.04%) CentOS
7 9 (13.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 9 (13.04%) Ubuntu
7 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (8.70%) Unix
10 5 (7.25%) Solaris
10 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
11 4 (5.80%) Windows NT
11 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.90%) AIX
13 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (17.39%) High Availability
2 12 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (15.94%) DevOps
4 10 (14.49%) Migration
5 9 (13.04%) Capacity Management
5 9 (13.04%) Continuous Deployment
5 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
5 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Automation
5 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 8 (11.59%) ITIL
6 8 (11.59%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (10.14%) Availability Management
7 7 (10.14%) Data Protection
7 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.25%) Change Management
8 5 (7.25%) Security Hardening
8 5 (7.25%) Storage Management
9 4 (5.80%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.25%) C#
3 4 (5.80%) C
4 3 (4.35%) Perl
4 3 (4.35%) Python
4 3 (4.35%) SQL
4 3 (4.35%) VBScript
5 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.90%) Ruby
6 1 (1.45%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) PHP
6 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) MCSA
3 3 (4.35%) MCSE
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.90%) NCDA
5 1 (1.45%) CISSP
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
5 1 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.45%) RHCE
5 1 (1.45%) RHCT
5 1 (1.45%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) NIST
2 1 (1.45%) GDPR
2 1 (1.45%) OASIS TOSCA
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (81.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (55.07%) Active Directory
3 18 (26.09%) Docker
4 9 (13.04%) vSphere
5 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (7.25%) NFS
8 4 (5.80%) XenApp
9 2 (2.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (2.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.45%) KVM
10 1 (1.45%) LXC
10 1 (1.45%) Microcode
10 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (27.54%) Terraform
2 17 (24.64%) Ansible
3 16 (23.19%) Kubernetes
4 15 (21.74%) Puppet
5 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (14.49%) vCenter Server
7 9 (13.04%) vMotion
8 7 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (7.25%) SCCM
10 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (5.80%) PowerCLI
11 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (4.35%) Tivoli
11 3 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (2.90%) Data Guard
12 2 (2.90%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (2.90%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
12 2 (2.90%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 64 (92.75%) VMware
2 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 23 (33.33%) HP
4 21 (30.43%) Dell
5 17 (24.64%) NetApp
6 15 (21.74%) Cisco
6 15 (21.74%) Red Hat
7 11 (15.94%) Oracle
8 8 (11.59%) EMC
9 7 (10.14%) 3PAR
10 6 (8.70%) Citrix
10 6 (8.70%) SaltStack
11 5 (7.25%) IBM
11 5 (7.25%) Juniper
11 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds
12 4 (5.80%) Huawei
13 3 (4.35%) CyberArk
13 3 (4.35%) Fortinet
13 3 (4.35%) Infoblox
14 2 (2.90%) EqualLogic