Period
to 14 July 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 14 July 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 334 431 407
Rank change year-on-year +97 -24 +44
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 68 170 241
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 2.60% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 113 166
Median daily rate £419 £500 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +17.99% -0.29%
10th Percentile £228 £244 £270
90th Percentile £573 £623 £572
England median daily rate £425 £439 £396
% change year-on-year -3.13% +10.80% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Median hourly rate £47.83 £45.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.29% -5.92% -4.34%
England median hourly rate £39.50 £47.00 £46.42
% change year-on-year -15.96% +1.26% -5.64%

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 2,602 6,544 6,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.15% 15.86% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,812 4,745 4,854
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £200
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 111 166
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.35 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.42 £47.09 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.98 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.93% +2.88% +3.13%

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 14 July 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 +109 14 £413 -13.16% 3
South London +46 9 - - 1
West London +37 2 £246 -50.75%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 63 (92.65%) VMware
2 61 (89.71%) Windows
3 46 (67.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (61.76%) Active Directory
5 40 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
6 38 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (47.06%) Windows Server 2016
8 30 (44.12%) Windows Server
9 27 (39.71%) PowerShell
10 23 (33.82%) Office 365
10 23 (33.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 22 (32.35%) DNS
11 22 (32.35%) Citrix
12 20 (29.41%) Azure
12 20 (29.41%) vSphere
12 20 (29.41%) Windows 10
13 19 (27.94%) Dell
13 19 (27.94%) Linux
14 18 (26.47%) MS Exchange
14 18 (26.47%) DHCP
14 18 (26.47%) XenApp
15 16 (23.53%) SAN
15 16 (23.53%) vCenter Server
16 15 (22.06%) NetScaler
16 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (22.06%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (22.06%) EMC
17 14 (20.59%) HP
17 14 (20.59%) Finance

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 18 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.88%) IIS
4 3 (4.41%) Apache
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.94%) Confluence
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.47%) CMS
6 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.82%) Office 365
2 20 (29.41%) Azure
3 11 (16.18%) OneDrive
4 10 (14.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (13.24%) AWS
6 8 (11.76%) Mimecast
7 5 (7.35%) GCP
7 5 (7.35%) IaaS
8 4 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (4.41%) OpenShift
9 3 (4.41%) PaaS
10 2 (2.94%) GitHub
10 2 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.35%) DNS
2 18 (26.47%) DHCP
3 16 (23.53%) SAN
4 15 (22.06%) NetScaler
5 11 (16.18%) Firewall
6 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.35%) Network Security
7 5 (7.35%) SNMP
8 4 (5.88%) VPN
9 3 (4.41%) iSCSI
9 3 (4.41%) Kerberos
9 3 (4.41%) Skype
9 3 (4.41%) VLAN
10 2 (2.94%) VSAN
11 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.47%) LAN
11 1 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.47%) WAN
11 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.41%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) Big Data
5 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (1.47%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.41%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.94%) JIRA
2 2 (2.94%) Serena SBM
2 2 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (1.47%) Hudson
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.47%) International Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Architect
8 4 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Exchange Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Senior IT Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) LDAP
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.47%) Express
2 1 (1.47%) LAMP
2 1 (1.47%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) Node.js
2 1 (1.47%) React
2 1 (1.47%) SOAP
2 1 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.47%) WCF
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.24%) Clustering
3 6 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (4.41%) Replication
5 3 (4.41%) User Experience
6 2 (2.94%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (2.94%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.94%) NHS
6 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.47%) CMDB
7 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 61 (89.71%) Windows
2 40 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 38 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (47.06%) Windows Server 2016
5 30 (44.12%) Windows Server
6 20 (29.41%) Windows 10
7 19 (27.94%) Linux
8 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
9 9 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (4.41%) Unix
11 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (2.94%) CentOS
12 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.47%) Fedora
13 1 (1.47%) Solaris
13 1 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (16.18%) ITIL
3 11 (16.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (14.71%) Incident Management
4 10 (14.71%) Migration
5 9 (13.24%) Availability Management
5 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 8 (11.76%) Capacity Management
7 7 (10.29%) Change Management
7 7 (10.29%) High Availability
7 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.82%) DevOps
9 5 (7.35%) Decision-Making
9 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.35%) Storage Management
10 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.88%) Information Security
10 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.29%) C
2 7 (10.29%) Python
3 6 (8.82%) C#
3 6 (8.82%) SQL
3 6 (8.82%) VBScript
4 5 (7.35%) Perl
5 3 (4.41%) Java
5 3 (4.41%) PHP
6 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.94%) VB
7 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Citrix Certification
1 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) Degree
4 3 (4.41%) CCA
4 3 (4.41%) CCNA
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.41%) MCSE
4 3 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.94%) MCSA
5 2 (2.94%) NCDA
6 1 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.47%) RHCT
6 1 (1.47%) SANS
6 1 (1.47%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) GDPR
1 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (67.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (61.76%) Active Directory
3 20 (29.41%) vSphere
4 18 (26.47%) XenApp
5 10 (14.71%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.82%) Docker
6 6 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
8 4 (5.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (5.88%) NFS
9 3 (4.41%) Terminal Server
9 3 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (4.41%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.47%) Microcode
10 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.47%) Samba
10 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.47%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.47%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) vCenter Server
2 11 (16.18%) vMotion
3 8 (11.76%) Ansible
3 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (10.29%) SCCM
5 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (7.35%) Puppet
7 4 (5.88%) PowerCLI
7 4 (5.88%) SCOM
7 4 (5.88%) Terraform
7 4 (5.88%) Tivoli
8 3 (4.41%) Backup Exec
8 3 (4.41%) Kubernetes
8 3 (4.41%) XenMobile
9 2 (2.94%) Control-M
9 2 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (2.94%) QRadar
9 2 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 63 (92.65%) VMware
2 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 22 (32.35%) Citrix
4 19 (27.94%) Dell
5 15 (22.06%) EMC
6 14 (20.59%) HP
7 10 (14.71%) NetApp
8 9 (13.24%) Cisco
9 7 (10.29%) Symantec
10 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
11 5 (7.35%) IBM
11 5 (7.35%) McAfee
12 4 (5.88%) Altiris
12 4 (5.88%) Hitachi
12 4 (5.88%) Juniper
12 4 (5.88%) Oracle
13 3 (4.41%) 3PAR
13 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
13 3 (4.41%) Sony
13 3 (4.41%) Splunk