Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 459 308 411
Rank change year-on-year -151 +103 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 118 61 153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.43% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 2.41% 3.18% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 49 102
10th Percentile £358 £341 £310
25th Percentile £433 £350 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +18.68%
75th Percentile £575 £478 £586
90th Percentile £647 £578 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
10th Percentile £39.15 " £44.15
25th Percentile £40.70 " £46.25
Median hourly rate £47.37 - £48.75
75th Percentile £69.75 " £50.00
90th Percentile £77.00 " £52.63
England median hourly rate £49.25 - £46.70

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 4,887 1,921 5,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.65% 13.69% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,673 1,379 4,129
10th Percentile £338 £300 £195
25th Percentile £456 £417 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £640 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £485 £463
% change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 17 96
10th Percentile £15.32 £12.74 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £14.88 £15.03
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £45.89 £28.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £61.79 £40.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.90% +11.72% +0.44%

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 20 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware ESXi in London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 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 -59 16 £439 -2.50% 6
South London +3 4 - - 2
East London - 1 £225 - 1
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 113 (95.76%) VMware
2 95 (80.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (55.08%) Windows
4 53 (44.92%) Windows Server
5 43 (36.44%) Microsoft
6 42 (35.59%) Linux
7 41 (34.75%) Active Directory
8 40 (33.90%) Finance
9 38 (32.20%) Azure
10 36 (30.51%) Ansible
10 36 (30.51%) Cisco
11 35 (29.66%) PowerShell
12 34 (28.81%) Banking
13 31 (26.27%) vSphere
14 29 (24.58%) DNS
15 28 (23.73%) AWS
16 27 (22.88%) GCP
16 27 (22.88%) vCenter Server
17 26 (22.03%) TCP/IP
18 24 (20.34%) Firewall
18 24 (20.34%) Migration
19 23 (19.49%) Terraform
19 23 (19.49%) DevOps
20 22 (18.64%) Red Hat
21 21 (17.80%) IBM
22 20 (16.95%) DHCP
23 19 (16.10%) SAN
23 19 (16.10%) Data Centre
23 19 (16.10%) Bash Shell
23 19 (16.10%) PowerCLI

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 15 (12.71%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.17%) Confluence
3 8 (6.78%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.93%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.54%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.85%) IIS
6 1 (0.85%) Mule
6 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (32.20%) Azure
2 28 (23.73%) AWS
3 27 (22.88%) GCP
4 18 (15.25%) IaaS
5 17 (14.41%) Microsoft 365
6 15 (12.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (12.71%) PaaS
7 14 (11.86%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (11.86%) GitHub
7 14 (11.86%) SaaS
8 6 (5.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (4.24%) Azure Storage
10 4 (3.39%) Cloud Run
10 4 (3.39%) OneDrive
10 4 (3.39%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.69%) Snowflake
11 2 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.85%) Azure Service Bus
12 1 (0.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (24.58%) DNS
2 26 (22.03%) TCP/IP
3 24 (20.34%) Firewall
4 20 (16.95%) DHCP
5 19 (16.10%) SAN
6 17 (14.41%) Kerberos
7 16 (13.56%) VPN
8 14 (11.86%) WAN
9 12 (10.17%) LAN
10 9 (7.63%) VLAN
11 7 (5.93%) BGP
11 7 (5.93%) NAS
12 6 (5.08%) Wireless
13 5 (4.24%) MPLS
13 5 (4.24%) OSPF
14 4 (3.39%) Ethernet
14 4 (3.39%) IPsec
14 4 (3.39%) iSCSI
14 4 (3.39%) Software-Defined Networking
15 3 (2.54%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.93%) DB2
3 3 (2.54%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2019
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.69%) MySQL
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (1.69%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.41%) JIRA
2 14 (11.86%) Subversion
3 9 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.63%) TeamCity
4 6 (5.08%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.24%) GitLab
5 5 (4.24%) Serena SBM
6 2 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (33.90%) Finance
2 34 (28.81%) Banking
3 19 (16.10%) Social Skills
4 7 (5.93%) Retail
5 4 (3.39%) Automotive
5 4 (3.39%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Games
6 3 (2.54%) International Banking
6 3 (2.54%) Law
7 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.85%) Front Office
8 1 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (11.86%) Architect
1 14 (11.86%) Consultant
1 14 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (11.02%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (10.17%) Server Engineer
4 11 (9.32%) Windows Engineer
4 11 (9.32%) Windows Server Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (5.93%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) Administrator
7 6 (5.08%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (5.08%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) Senior Server Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) LDAP
2 7 (5.93%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (4.24%) REST
4 4 (3.39%) YAML
5 3 (2.54%) Django
5 3 (2.54%) Flask
5 3 (2.54%) Node.js
6 2 (1.69%) Middleware
7 1 (0.85%) ARM Templates
7 1 (0.85%) JSON
7 1 (0.85%) SAML
7 1 (0.85%) Spine.js
7 1 (0.85%) WSH
7 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.71%) Clustering
3 14 (11.86%) Replication
4 5 (4.24%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.39%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.54%) Fibre Optics
6 3 (2.54%) PlayStation
6 3 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.69%) PMI
7 2 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.85%) Derivative
8 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.85%) FMCG
8 1 (0.85%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.85%) NHS
8 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 65 (55.08%) Windows
2 53 (44.92%) Windows Server
3 42 (35.59%) Linux
4 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (13.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (11.02%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (6.78%) Ubuntu
8 8 (6.78%) Unix
9 7 (5.93%) Solaris
9 7 (5.93%) VMS
10 5 (4.24%) CentOS
11 4 (3.39%) Windows 10
11 4 (3.39%) Windows 7
12 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.69%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.69%) SUSE
14 1 (0.85%) AIX
14 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.34%) Migration
2 23 (19.49%) DevOps
3 18 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (12.71%) High Availability
5 14 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.02%) Configuration Management
6 13 (11.02%) ITIL
6 13 (11.02%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 12 (10.17%) Change Management
8 11 (9.32%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (9.32%) Data Security
8 11 (9.32%) Load Balancing
8 11 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (8.47%) Security Hardening
10 9 (7.63%) Infrastructure as Code
10 9 (7.63%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (7.63%) Storage Management
11 8 (6.78%) Decision-Making
11 8 (6.78%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.66%) PowerShell
2 19 (16.10%) Bash Shell
3 17 (14.41%) Python
4 6 (5.08%) Perl
4 6 (5.08%) SQL
5 5 (4.24%) Go
5 5 (4.24%) Java
5 5 (4.24%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.54%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.54%) Ruby
7 2 (1.69%) C#
7 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.69%) VBA
8 1 (0.85%) C
8 1 (0.85%) Groovy
8 1 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.47%) CCNA
2 10 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (8.47%) Degree
3 8 (6.78%) MCSE
3 8 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (4.24%) RHCA
4 5 (4.24%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (3.39%) MCSA
6 3 (2.54%) CCDA
6 3 (2.54%) CCNP
6 3 (2.54%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.54%) JNCIP
6 3 (2.54%) JNCIS
6 3 (2.54%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.54%) MCITP
6 3 (2.54%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.54%) PMP
6 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) GDPR
2 9 (7.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.54%) SLA
4 2 (1.69%) QA
5 1 (0.85%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.85%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.85%) NIST
5 1 (0.85%) OASIS TOSCA
5 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 95 (80.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (34.75%) Active Directory
3 31 (26.27%) vSphere
4 17 (14.41%) Docker
5 14 (11.86%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (8.47%) NFS
7 8 (6.78%) VMware NSX
8 6 (5.08%) Hyper-V
9 4 (3.39%) Veritas File System
9 4 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (2.54%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 3 (2.54%) Xen
11 2 (1.69%) KVM
11 2 (1.69%) LXC
11 2 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.69%) pfSense
11 2 (1.69%) XenApp
12 1 (0.85%) vCloud
12 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (30.51%) Ansible
2 27 (22.88%) vCenter Server
3 23 (19.49%) Terraform
4 19 (16.10%) PowerCLI
5 13 (11.02%) Kubernetes
6 12 (10.17%) SCCM
7 11 (9.32%) Puppet
8 10 (8.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 10 (8.47%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 9 (7.63%) Control-M
9 9 (7.63%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (7.63%) QRadar
9 9 (7.63%) Tivoli
9 9 (7.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (5.08%) Netcool
13 5 (4.24%) Grafana
13 5 (4.24%) Prometheus
13 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 113 (95.76%) VMware
2 43 (36.44%) Microsoft
3 36 (30.51%) Cisco
4 22 (18.64%) Red Hat
5 21 (17.80%) IBM
6 18 (15.25%) Citrix
7 17 (14.41%) EMC
8 16 (13.56%) HP
8 16 (13.56%) Oracle
9 12 (10.17%) Dell
9 12 (10.17%) Juniper
9 12 (10.17%) Splunk
10 10 (8.47%) BMC
10 10 (8.47%) CyberArk
11 9 (7.63%) Qualys
11 9 (7.63%) SaltStack
12 8 (6.78%) 3PAR
13 7 (5.93%) Google
14 6 (5.08%) McAfee
14 6 (5.08%) Symantec