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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 267 271
Rank change year-on-year -93 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 62 165 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.76% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 2.85% 6.77% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 121 126
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £25.54 £26.75
% change year-on-year +11.60% -4.53%  

VMware ESXi is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2179 2436 2271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.54% 11.26% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1538 1748 1517
Median daily rate £450 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 64 127
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.47% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESXi in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in London

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 10 £463 -
New Malden - 6 - -
City of London -37 2 £450 -1.85% 3
Chessington - 1 £425 -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 140 (93.33%) VMware
2 102 (68.00%) Windows
3 95 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (45.33%) Linux
5 64 (42.67%) Windows Server
6 57 (38.00%) Firewall
7 53 (35.33%) DNS
8 45 (30.00%) SAN
9 42 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (27.33%) Active Directory
11 40 (26.67%) Cisco
12 35 (23.33%) Red Hat
12 35 (23.33%) Puppet
13 32 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (21.33%) Microsoft
13 32 (21.33%) Finance
14 31 (20.67%) Data Centre
15 30 (20.00%) vSphere
16 29 (19.33%) Bash Shell
16 29 (19.33%) Citrix
17 28 (18.67%) LDAP
17 28 (18.67%) Security Cleared
17 28 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 28 (18.67%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (18.67%) PowerShell
18 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 26 (17.33%) SCCM
20 23 (15.33%) Juniper
21 22 (14.67%) Unix
21 22 (14.67%) SQL

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 14 (9.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.67%) Confluence
3 7 (4.67%) IIS
4 6 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.33%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.00%) JBoss
6 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.33%) Apache
7 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.33%) WildFly
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (7.33%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.33%) Office 365
5 4 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (2.00%) Heroku
6 3 (2.00%) PaaS
7 2 (1.33%) G Suite
7 2 (1.33%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 57 (38.00%) Firewall
2 53 (35.33%) DNS
3 45 (30.00%) SAN
4 28 (18.67%) LDAP
5 21 (14.00%) WAN
6 18 (12.00%) LAN
6 18 (12.00%) VPN
7 15 (10.00%) DHCP
7 15 (10.00%) Network Security
8 10 (6.67%) NAS
8 10 (6.67%) SSL
9 9 (6.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (5.33%) Ethernet
10 8 (5.33%) HTTP
10 8 (5.33%) Wireless
11 7 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (4.67%) IPsec
11 7 (4.67%) iSCSI
11 7 (4.67%) VoIP
11 7 (4.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.00%) DB2
6 2 (1.33%) MySQL
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.67%) JIRA
3 6 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (4.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.67%) Subversion
General
1 32 (21.33%) Finance
2 9 (6.00%) Banking
3 8 (5.33%) Legal
3 8 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.67%) Back Office
5 4 (2.67%) Electronics
5 4 (2.67%) Marketing
5 4 (2.67%) Retail
6 3 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (15.33%) Administrator
3 20 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 19 (12.67%) VMware Engineer
5 18 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
5 18 (12.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 14 (9.33%) Analyst
6 14 (9.33%) Consultant
6 14 (9.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 13 (8.67%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (7.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (6.67%) VMWare Administrator
10 9 (6.00%) Architect
10 9 (6.00%) Network Engineer
10 9 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (5.33%) AWS Engineer
11 8 (5.33%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (4.67%) Citrix Consultant
12 7 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
13 6 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.33%) Web Services
2 6 (4.00%) Software Packaging
3 5 (3.33%) Middleware
4 3 (2.00%) COM
4 3 (2.00%) REST
4 3 (2.00%) SAML
5 2 (1.33%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.33%) JSON
5 2 (1.33%) XML
6 1 (0.67%) Dojo
6 1 (0.67%) Flash
6 1 (0.67%) SOAP
6 1 (0.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.67%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.00%) Spread Betting
5 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.67%) Clustering
6 4 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.00%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.00%) Replication
8 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.33%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.33%) iPad
8 2 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.33%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) Life Science
9 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.67%) NHS
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
9 1 (0.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 102 (68.00%) Windows
2 68 (45.33%) Linux
3 64 (42.67%) Windows Server
4 42 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (18.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (14.67%) Unix
9 20 (13.33%) CentOS
10 17 (11.33%) Ubuntu
11 11 (7.33%) Windows 7
12 9 (6.00%) SUSE
13 8 (5.33%) AIX
14 6 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (3.33%) Mac OS X
15 5 (3.33%) Solaris
15 5 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (2.67%) VMS
17 3 (2.00%) Windows 8
18 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.67%) Migration
2 21 (14.00%) Configuration Management
3 19 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (12.67%) DevOps
4 17 (11.33%) Service Management
5 14 (9.33%) ITIL
6 11 (7.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (7.33%) Load Balancing
6 11 (7.33%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (6.67%) Network Design
7 10 (6.67%) Server Building
8 9 (6.00%) Data Security
8 9 (6.00%) Network Management
9 8 (5.33%) Change Management
9 8 (5.33%) Network Architecture
10 7 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (4.67%) Data Protection
10 7 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.67%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.33%) Bash Shell
2 28 (18.67%) PowerShell
3 22 (14.67%) SQL
4 16 (10.67%) Perl
5 10 (6.67%) Python
6 7 (4.67%) Korn
7 5 (3.33%) C
8 4 (2.67%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.00%) Java
9 3 (2.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.33%) AppleScript
11 1 (0.67%) C#
11 1 (0.67%) C++
11 1 (0.67%) PHP
11 1 (0.67%) Ruby
11 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (18.67%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (8.00%) Degree
5 11 (7.33%) CCNP
5 11 (7.33%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (7.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (7.33%) MCSE
6 10 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (6.00%) CCNA
8 7 (4.67%) CCDA
8 7 (4.67%) JNCIA
8 7 (4.67%) JNCIP
8 7 (4.67%) JNCIS
9 5 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.00%) MCSA
11 2 (1.33%) CCDP
11 2 (1.33%) CCIE
11 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 95 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (27.33%) Active Directory
3 30 (20.00%) vSphere
4 19 (12.67%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.67%) KVM
5 17 (11.33%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (8.67%) vCloud
7 12 (8.00%) XenApp
7 12 (8.00%) XenDesktop
8 10 (6.67%) XenServer
9 8 (5.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.67%) iptables
12 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.33%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (1.33%) PowerHA
13 2 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (1.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 35 (23.33%) Puppet
2 26 (17.33%) SCCM
3 16 (10.67%) yum
4 14 (9.33%) vCenter Server
5 13 (8.67%) Ansible
6 12 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (6.67%) NetBackup
8 9 (6.00%) vMotion
8 9 (6.00%) vRealize
9 6 (4.00%) FortiGate
9 6 (4.00%) Forum Sentry
9 6 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (4.00%) ZABBIX
10 5 (3.33%) Backup Exec
10 5 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (3.33%) WMI
11 4 (2.67%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (2.67%) Nagios
12 3 (2.00%) logstash
12 3 (2.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 140 (93.33%) VMware
2 40 (26.67%) Cisco
3 35 (23.33%) Red Hat
4 32 (21.33%) Microsoft
5 29 (19.33%) Citrix
6 23 (15.33%) Juniper
7 17 (11.33%) Oracle
8 15 (10.00%) HP
9 14 (9.33%) EMC
10 10 (6.67%) Dell
10 10 (6.67%) Palo Alto
11 8 (5.33%) NetApp
12 7 (4.67%) 3PAR
12 7 (4.67%) Atlassian
12 7 (4.67%) IBM
12 7 (4.67%) Riverbed
12 7 (4.67%) Symantec
13 6 (4.00%) AlienVault
13 6 (4.00%) SolarWinds
13 6 (4.00%) Veritas
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