Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 446 423 394
Rank change year-on-year -23 -29 -75
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 150 217 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 2.29% 3.53% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 139 141
London median daily rate £438 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £212 £313 £270
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £413 £400 £353
% change year-on-year +3.13% +13.48% -9.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
London median hourly rate £44.92 £47.83 £49.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.09% -3.56% -0.81%
10th Percentile £22.92 £43.08 £24.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.12 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.50% +34.64% +13.72%

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 6,552 6,149 4,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.51% 13.31% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,734 4,517 3,234
London median daily rate £525 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.95% +5.65%
10th Percentile £211 £200 £200
90th Percentile £675 £644 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 165 113
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -3.53% +46.55%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 21 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in London over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Contractor 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 21 April 2019. 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 +6 38 £425 -5.56% 3
West London +18 13 £513 +7.89% 2
South London -3 12 £438 -11.39%
East London -24 5 £400 +88.24%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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.

1 150 (100.00%) VMware
2 120 (80.00%) Windows
3 106 (70.67%) Active Directory
4 98 (65.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 90 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 78 (52.00%) Windows Server
7 57 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (37.33%) SAN
9 54 (36.00%) DNS
10 53 (35.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (33.33%) Office 365
12 49 (32.67%) Finance
13 48 (32.00%) Linux
14 47 (31.33%) MS Exchange
14 47 (31.33%) Amazon AWS
14 47 (31.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 46 (30.67%) PowerShell
16 45 (30.00%) Migration
17 40 (26.67%) SQL Server
18 37 (24.67%) SQL
18 37 (24.67%) Citrix
19 33 (22.00%) Firewall
19 33 (22.00%) SCCM
20 31 (20.67%) DHCP
21 30 (20.00%) Data Centre
22 28 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
22 28 (18.67%) Cisco
23 26 (17.33%) ITIL
24 25 (16.67%) WAN
25 24 (16.00%) Oracle

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 47 (31.33%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 20 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 12 (8.00%) Apache
4 10 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.67%) IIS
7 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.00%) CMS
8 3 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.33%) Confluence
10 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 50 (33.33%) Office 365
2 47 (31.33%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (8.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.33%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.00%) SaaS
7 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.33%) IaaS
7 2 (1.33%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (37.33%) SAN
2 54 (36.00%) DNS
3 33 (22.00%) Firewall
4 31 (20.67%) DHCP
5 25 (16.67%) WAN
6 23 (15.33%) LAN
7 21 (14.00%) VPN
8 13 (8.67%) Reverse Proxy
8 13 (8.67%) WLAN
9 12 (8.00%) VLAN
10 11 (7.33%) iSCSI
10 11 (7.33%) TCP/IP
11 10 (6.67%) Skype
12 9 (6.00%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (3.33%) VoIP
14 5 (3.33%) VSAN
15 4 (2.67%) SNMP
16 3 (2.00%) Internet
16 3 (2.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (8.67%) MySQL
4 13 (8.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.67%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Ant
2 2 (1.33%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.33%) JIRA
3 1 (0.67%) MSI
General
1 49 (32.67%) Finance
2 14 (9.33%) Law
3 10 (6.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) International Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
7 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (25.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (14.67%) Analyst
3 16 (10.67%) Windows Engineer
4 14 (9.33%) VMware Engineer
5 12 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (8.00%) Server Engineer
5 12 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 11 (7.33%) Architect
6 11 (7.33%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (6.67%) Administrator
7 10 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (6.00%) IT Engineer
8 9 (6.00%) Junior
8 9 (6.00%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.33%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) Migration Architect
10 7 (4.67%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.00%) XML
2 4 (2.67%) DOM
2 4 (2.67%) LDAP
2 4 (2.67%) Web Services
2 4 (2.67%) XSLT
3 3 (2.00%) Spring
4 2 (1.33%) .NET
4 2 (1.33%) Middleware
5 1 (0.67%) LAMP
5 1 (0.67%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.67%) WPF
5 1 (0.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.67%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.00%) Private Cloud
4 10 (6.67%) Clustering
5 9 (6.00%) Replication
6 6 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.33%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.33%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (2.00%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.00%) PKI
9 3 (2.00%) Reinsurance
9 3 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.00%) Thin Client
9 3 (2.00%) User Experience
10 2 (1.33%) SCADA
10 2 (1.33%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 120 (80.00%) Windows
2 78 (52.00%) Windows Server
3 57 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (35.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (32.00%) Linux
6 23 (15.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (10.67%) Windows 10
8 12 (8.00%) Unix
9 10 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (6.00%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.67%) CentOS
12 3 (2.00%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.33%) Android
13 2 (1.33%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.33%) SUSE
14 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.67%) Fedora
14 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (30.00%) Migration
3 26 (17.33%) ITIL
4 21 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (14.00%) Storage Management
5 16 (10.67%) High Availability
5 16 (10.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 16 (10.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 14 (9.33%) Server Building
6 14 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (8.67%) BCP
7 13 (8.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (8.67%) Information Security
7 13 (8.67%) Security Management
8 12 (8.00%) Information Security Management
8 12 (8.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 12 (8.00%) ISMS
9 10 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 10 (6.67%) Patch Management
10 9 (6.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.67%) PowerShell
2 37 (24.67%) SQL
3 9 (6.00%) Bash Shell
4 8 (5.33%) AWK
5 7 (4.67%) VBScript
6 5 (3.33%) C
6 5 (3.33%) VB
7 4 (2.67%) Perl
7 4 (2.67%) Python
7 4 (2.67%) sed
8 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.67%) C#
9 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (11.33%) MCSE
3 14 (9.33%) Security Cleared
4 11 (7.33%) Degree
4 11 (7.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.67%) MCITP
6 6 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.33%) CCA
7 5 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (3.33%) MCP
7 5 (3.33%) MCTS
7 5 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.67%) MCSA
9 3 (2.00%) CCEA
9 3 (2.00%) CCNA
9 3 (2.00%) CCNP
9 3 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.00%) VCP5
10 2 (1.33%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (1.33%) GAMP
2 1 (0.67%) GDPR
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (70.67%) Active Directory
2 98 (65.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.00%) VMware NSX
4 14 (9.33%) vSphere
5 13 (8.67%) NFS
5 13 (8.67%) XenApp
6 12 (8.00%) Shibboleth
7 9 (6.00%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (4.67%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (3.33%) Firmware
11 3 (2.00%) Docker
11 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
11 3 (2.00%) iptables
11 3 (2.00%) KVM
11 3 (2.00%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.33%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (22.00%) SCCM
2 21 (14.00%) vCenter Server
3 17 (11.33%) Failover Clustering
4 16 (10.67%) WSUS
5 13 (8.67%) vMotion
6 12 (8.00%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (4.67%) Backup Exec
9 6 (4.00%) Tivoli
10 5 (3.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 4 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (2.67%) Perfmon
11 4 (2.67%) Puppet
11 4 (2.67%) vRealize
12 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (2.00%) NetBackup
12 3 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (2.00%) PowerCLI
12 3 (2.00%) SCOM
12 3 (2.00%) yum
Vendors
1 150 (100.00%) VMware
2 90 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 37 (24.67%) Citrix
4 28 (18.67%) Cisco
5 24 (16.00%) Oracle
6 22 (14.67%) Dell
7 20 (13.33%) Red Hat
8 17 (11.33%) Ivanti
8 17 (11.33%) NetApp
9 16 (10.67%) McAfee
9 16 (10.67%) Nimble Storage
10 15 (10.00%) EMC
11 14 (9.33%) HP
12 9 (6.00%) Sony
13 7 (4.67%) Hitachi
13 7 (4.67%) Splunk
14 6 (4.00%) 3PAR
14 6 (4.00%) Juniper
15 5 (3.33%) IBM
16 4 (2.67%) Aruba