Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 418 324 430
Rank change year-on-year -94 +106 -7
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 116 68 169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.43% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 2.77% 2.84% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 50 107
10th Percentile £273 £255 £288
25th Percentile £430 £350 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £430 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.79% -14.00% +18.34%
75th Percentile £557 £488 £575
90th Percentile £600 £538 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £439
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
10th Percentile £50.30 £36.81 £41.53
25th Percentile £50.75 £43.88 £43.22
Median hourly rate £62.50 £47.83 £47.25
Median % change year-on-year +30.67% +1.23% +0.27%
75th Percentile £76.50 " £48.06
90th Percentile £77.40 £49.01 £49.13
England median hourly rate £60.00 £47.83 £47.00
% change year-on-year +25.44% +1.77% +1.26%

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 4,184 2,392 6,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.92% 15.07% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,072 1,754 4,634
10th Percentile £350 £277 £213
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £650 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 93
10th Percentile £15.65 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £14.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £50.50 £40.75 £34.51
90th Percentile £69.40 £47.83 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.60 £17.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% +5.12% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -24 17 £463 +7.25% 7
South London +15 3 - - 2
East London - 1 £225 - 2
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 103 (88.79%) VMware
2 82 (70.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (57.76%) Windows
4 50 (43.10%) Windows Server
5 45 (38.79%) Active Directory
6 43 (37.07%) Azure
7 42 (36.21%) Linux
8 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
9 40 (34.48%) PowerShell
10 32 (27.59%) Banking
10 32 (27.59%) AWS
11 31 (26.72%) DNS
12 29 (25.00%) Ansible
13 28 (24.14%) GCP
13 28 (24.14%) Finance
14 27 (23.28%) Cisco
14 27 (23.28%) EMC
15 26 (22.41%) Red Hat
16 25 (21.55%) vSphere
17 24 (20.69%) vCenter Server
18 23 (19.83%) Terraform
18 23 (19.83%) HP
18 23 (19.83%) TCP/IP
19 22 (18.97%) Python
20 21 (18.10%) SharePoint
21 20 (17.24%) Microsoft 365
22 19 (16.38%) Social Skills
22 19 (16.38%) DHCP
22 19 (16.38%) Firewall
22 19 (16.38%) JIRA

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 21 (18.10%) SharePoint
2 14 (12.07%) Confluence
3 8 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.03%) OpenStack
5 5 (4.31%) Mule
6 2 (1.72%) SAS
7 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.86%) IIS
7 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (37.07%) Azure
2 32 (27.59%) AWS
3 28 (24.14%) GCP
4 20 (17.24%) Microsoft 365
5 14 (12.07%) IaaS
6 13 (11.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (11.21%) SaaS
7 12 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (9.48%) GitHub
8 11 (9.48%) PaaS
9 5 (4.31%) Mimecast
10 4 (3.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (3.45%) OneDrive
10 4 (3.45%) OpenShift
11 3 (2.59%) Azure Storage
11 3 (2.59%) Cloud Run
11 3 (2.59%) Snowflake
12 2 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.86%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.72%) DNS
2 23 (19.83%) TCP/IP
3 19 (16.38%) DHCP
3 19 (16.38%) Firewall
4 17 (14.66%) SAN
5 14 (12.07%) Kerberos
6 10 (8.62%) VPN
7 9 (7.76%) WAN
8 7 (6.03%) NAS
9 6 (5.17%) BGP
9 6 (5.17%) LAN
9 6 (5.17%) MPLS
9 6 (5.17%) VLAN
10 5 (4.31%) VSAN
11 4 (3.45%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.59%) Ethernet
12 3 (2.59%) HTTP
12 3 (2.59%) OSPF
12 3 (2.59%) SD-WAN
12 3 (2.59%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2019
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.59%) MySQL
3 3 (2.59%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.72%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (16.38%) JIRA
2 11 (9.48%) Subversion
3 10 (8.62%) TeamCity
4 9 (7.76%) Git (software)
5 7 (6.03%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.31%) Serena SBM
7 3 (2.59%) GitLab
8 1 (0.86%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.86%) Hudson
8 1 (0.86%) MSI
8 1 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (27.59%) Banking
2 28 (24.14%) Finance
3 19 (16.38%) Social Skills
4 5 (4.31%) Influencing Skills
4 5 (4.31%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (3.45%) Retail
6 3 (2.59%) Automotive
6 3 (2.59%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.72%) International Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Law
8 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.86%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 14 (12.07%) Architect
1 14 (12.07%) VMware Engineer
2 13 (11.21%) Cloud Engineer
2 13 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (7.76%) Consultant
4 8 (6.90%) Server Engineer
4 8 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (6.90%) Windows Server Engineer
5 6 (5.17%) Administrator
5 6 (5.17%) Analyst
5 6 (5.17%) Developer
5 6 (5.17%) Technical Architect
6 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (4.31%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.34%) LDAP
2 6 (5.17%) YAML
3 4 (3.45%) REST
4 3 (2.59%) Django
4 3 (2.59%) Flask
4 3 (2.59%) JSON
4 3 (2.59%) Node.js
4 3 (2.59%) Spine.js
4 3 (2.59%) XML
5 1 (0.86%) Middleware
5 1 (0.86%) SAML
5 1 (0.86%) Web Services
5 1 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.86%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Clustering
2 14 (12.07%) Replication
3 9 (7.76%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.31%) EMC VNX
5 4 (3.45%) PMI
5 4 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.59%) Derivative
6 3 (2.59%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.72%) PKI
8 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.86%) FMCG
8 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.86%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.86%) NHS
8 1 (0.86%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (57.76%) Windows
2 50 (43.10%) Windows Server
3 42 (36.21%) Linux
4 15 (12.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (9.48%) Solaris
8 10 (8.62%) Unix
9 9 (7.76%) Windows 10
10 7 (6.03%) VMS
11 5 (4.31%) CentOS
11 5 (4.31%) SUSE
11 5 (4.31%) Ubuntu
11 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.86%) AIX
12 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 17 (14.66%) Migration
2 14 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (11.21%) DevOps
3 13 (11.21%) ITIL
4 12 (10.34%) High Availability
4 12 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.48%) Change Management
6 10 (8.62%) Project Management
6 10 (8.62%) Storage Management
7 9 (7.76%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.90%) Decision-Making
8 8 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (6.90%) Project Delivery
8 8 (6.90%) Security Hardening
9 7 (6.03%) Data Security
9 7 (6.03%) Mentoring
9 7 (6.03%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 7 (6.03%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 40 (34.48%) PowerShell
2 22 (18.97%) Python
3 15 (12.93%) Bash Shell
4 14 (12.07%) SQL
5 13 (11.21%) Java
6 8 (6.90%) Go
6 8 (6.90%) Ruby
7 7 (6.03%) Perl
8 5 (4.31%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.59%) C#
9 3 (2.59%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.72%) VBA
11 1 (0.86%) Groovy
11 1 (0.86%) VB
11 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.48%) CCNA
2 11 (9.48%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (8.62%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (6.90%) Degree
6 7 (6.03%) MCSE
7 5 (4.31%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (4.31%) MCSA
7 5 (4.31%) PMI Certification
7 5 (4.31%) PMP
7 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.45%) MCITP
9 3 (2.59%) CCDA
9 3 (2.59%) CCNP
9 3 (2.59%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.59%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.59%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.72%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.72%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) GDPR
2 7 (6.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.45%) QA
4 3 (2.59%) OASIS TOSCA
5 2 (1.72%) PMO
5 2 (1.72%) SLA
6 1 (0.86%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.86%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.86%) NIST
6 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.86%) SEPA
System Software
1 82 (70.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (38.79%) Active Directory
3 25 (21.55%) vSphere
4 11 (9.48%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (8.62%) Docker
6 9 (7.76%) Hyper-V
7 8 (6.90%) NFS
8 7 (6.03%) VMware NSX
9 4 (3.45%) KVM
9 4 (3.45%) LXC
9 4 (3.45%) Veritas File System
9 4 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (3.45%) XenApp
10 3 (2.59%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (2.59%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 3 (2.59%) vCloud
11 2 (1.72%) pfSense
11 2 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.86%) Ceph
12 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (25.00%) Ansible
2 24 (20.69%) vCenter Server
3 23 (19.83%) Terraform
4 16 (13.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 13 (11.21%) SCCM
6 12 (10.34%) PowerCLI
7 10 (8.62%) Control-M
7 10 (8.62%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (8.62%) Kubernetes
7 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (8.62%) QRadar
7 10 (8.62%) Tivoli
7 10 (8.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (7.76%) vRealize
9 8 (6.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 6 (5.17%) Grafana
10 6 (5.17%) Netcool
10 6 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (5.17%) Prometheus
11 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 103 (88.79%) VMware
2 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
3 27 (23.28%) Cisco
3 27 (23.28%) EMC
4 26 (22.41%) Red Hat
5 23 (19.83%) HP
6 18 (15.52%) Dell
7 17 (14.66%) IBM
8 16 (13.79%) Oracle
9 13 (11.21%) Citrix
10 12 (10.34%) Google
10 12 (10.34%) Splunk
11 11 (9.48%) BMC
11 11 (9.48%) CyberArk
12 10 (8.62%) Qualys
13 9 (7.76%) Juniper
14 8 (6.90%) McAfee
14 8 (6.90%) NetApp
15 7 (6.03%) 3PAR
16 6 (5.17%) Varonis