Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 390 454 435
Rank change year-on-year +64 -19 -77
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 145 179 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 2.93% 2.44% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 129 133
London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -1.23%
10th Percentile £305 £199 £300
90th Percentile £631 £598 £535
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 12
London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.09 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.23% -9.91% -4.34%
England median hourly rate £44.51 £45.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -1.09% -5.92% +36.66%

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 4,952 7,348 5,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.56% 15.62% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,599 5,397 4,283
London median daily rate £500 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £186 £200 £185
90th Percentile £668 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £465 £430
% change year-on-year -3.23% +8.14% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 143 141
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% +21.21%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.31 £57.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +41 33 £475 +11.76% 10
South London +48 12 £362 -29.46%
West London +9 6 £504 +124.89% 6
East London +39 5 £375 -6.25% 2
North London +13 4 - - 1
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 139 (95.86%) VMware
2 98 (67.59%) Windows
3 84 (57.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (51.03%) Active Directory
5 68 (46.90%) Windows Server
6 63 (43.45%) Microsoft
7 49 (33.79%) DNS
8 44 (30.34%) vSphere
9 43 (29.66%) DHCP
10 41 (28.28%) SAN
11 36 (24.83%) Migration
11 36 (24.83%) Office 365
12 35 (24.14%) Linux
13 34 (23.45%) Citrix
13 34 (23.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 34 (23.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 33 (22.76%) vCenter Server
14 33 (22.76%) PowerShell
15 31 (21.38%) Finance
15 31 (21.38%) SQL
16 30 (20.69%) Firewall
17 28 (19.31%) Azure
18 27 (18.62%) HP
18 27 (18.62%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (17.93%) SCCM
19 26 (17.93%) Cisco
19 26 (17.93%) SQL Server
20 21 (14.48%) Dell
20 21 (14.48%) Microsoft Certification
21 20 (13.79%) XenApp

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 17 (11.72%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.28%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.76%) Confluence
5 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.69%) Jupyter
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (24.83%) Office 365
2 28 (19.31%) Azure
3 15 (10.34%) AWS
4 9 (6.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (6.21%) SaaS
5 3 (2.07%) GitHub
6 2 (1.38%) IaaS
6 2 (1.38%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.38%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.69%) G Suite
7 1 (0.69%) GCP
7 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.69%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 49 (33.79%) DNS
2 43 (29.66%) DHCP
3 41 (28.28%) SAN
4 30 (20.69%) Firewall
5 15 (10.34%) VSAN
6 14 (9.66%) WAN
7 13 (8.97%) HTTP
7 13 (8.97%) LAN
8 12 (8.28%) Ethernet
8 12 (8.28%) iSCSI
8 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
8 12 (8.28%) VPN
9 11 (7.59%) NetScaler
9 11 (7.59%) Network Security
10 10 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (6.21%) Kerberos
12 7 (4.83%) FTP
13 5 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (3.45%) SSL
14 4 (2.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.21%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.38%) MySQL
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (0.69%) Big Data
4 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
General
1 31 (21.38%) Finance
2 15 (10.34%) Banking
3 5 (3.45%) Retail
4 4 (2.76%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.76%) Law
4 4 (2.76%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.07%) International Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (15.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (10.34%) VMware Engineer
3 13 (8.97%) Consultant
4 11 (7.59%) Architect
4 11 (7.59%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (6.21%) Active Directory Specialist
5 9 (6.21%) Network Engineer
5 9 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 8 (5.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.52%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.52%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.14%) Server Engineer
7 6 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.45%) Exchange Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (3.45%) Service Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.45%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) Middleware
2 4 (2.76%) XML
2 4 (2.76%) X-Windows
3 3 (2.07%) SAML
3 3 (2.07%) Web Services
4 1 (0.69%) JSON
4 1 (0.69%) Kafka
4 1 (0.69%) LDAP
4 1 (0.69%) REST
4 1 (0.69%) Spring
4 1 (0.69%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.21%) Replication
4 8 (5.52%) Fibre Optics
5 7 (4.83%) Clustering
6 6 (4.14%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (3.45%) PKI
8 4 (2.76%) State Machine
9 3 (2.07%) Reinsurance
9 3 (2.07%) SCADA
9 3 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.69%) FMCG
11 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.69%) User Experience
11 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 98 (67.59%) Windows
2 68 (46.90%) Windows Server
3 35 (24.14%) Linux
4 34 (23.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (18.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (10.34%) Windows 10
7 8 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.52%) SUSE
7 8 (5.52%) Unix
7 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.83%) Ubuntu
9 6 (4.14%) CentOS
10 5 (3.45%) Debian
10 5 (3.45%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.69%) Android
12 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.83%) Migration
2 34 (23.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (11.03%) ITIL
4 13 (8.97%) High Availability
4 13 (8.97%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
7 9 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.21%) Network Architecture
7 9 (6.21%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.52%) CRM
8 8 (5.52%) Network Management
9 7 (4.83%) Information Security
10 6 (4.14%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.14%) Business Continuity
10 6 (4.14%) Change Management
10 6 (4.14%) Data Protection
10 6 (4.14%) DevOps
10 6 (4.14%) IT Strategy
10 6 (4.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.76%) PowerShell
2 31 (21.38%) SQL
3 13 (8.97%) Python
4 6 (4.14%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.14%) Java
5 4 (2.76%) Perl
6 3 (2.07%) VB
6 3 (2.07%) VBScript
7 2 (1.38%) C
7 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.69%) C++
8 1 (0.69%) Go
8 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (14.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (12.41%) Citrix Certification
2 18 (12.41%) MCSE
3 16 (11.03%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 15 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (7.59%) CCNP
5 11 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (7.59%) Degree
6 10 (6.90%) MCSA
7 9 (6.21%) CCA
8 8 (5.52%) CCDA
8 8 (5.52%) CCNA
8 8 (5.52%) JNCIA
8 8 (5.52%) JNCIP
8 8 (5.52%) JNCIS
9 6 (4.14%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.76%) BC Cleared
11 3 (2.07%) CCIE
11 3 (2.07%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) SLA
2 4 (2.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 84 (57.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (51.03%) Active Directory
3 44 (30.34%) vSphere
4 20 (13.79%) XenApp
5 18 (12.41%) Hyper-V
6 17 (11.72%) XenDesktop
7 15 (10.34%) VMware NSX
8 11 (7.59%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (6.90%) NFS
9 10 (6.90%) VMFS
10 7 (4.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.76%) Docker
13 3 (2.07%) ISA Server
13 3 (2.07%) vCloud
14 2 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (1.38%) Snort
14 2 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (1.38%) VirtualBox
14 2 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (22.76%) vCenter Server
2 26 (17.93%) SCCM
3 15 (10.34%) vRealize
4 12 (8.28%) vMotion
5 9 (6.21%) DatAdvantage
6 7 (4.83%) Ansible
7 6 (4.14%) Netcool
7 6 (4.14%) XenMobile
8 5 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (3.45%) Kubernetes
8 5 (3.45%) NetBackup
8 5 (3.45%) PowerCLI
8 5 (3.45%) SCOM
9 3 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (2.07%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.07%) PingFederate
9 3 (2.07%) Puppet
9 3 (2.07%) Simpana
9 3 (2.07%) Terraform
Vendors
1 139 (95.86%) VMware
2 63 (43.45%) Microsoft
3 34 (23.45%) Citrix
4 27 (18.62%) HP
5 26 (17.93%) Cisco
6 21 (14.48%) Dell
7 18 (12.41%) EMC
8 16 (11.03%) Red Hat
9 12 (8.28%) SolarWinds
10 11 (7.59%) Juniper
10 11 (7.59%) Splunk
11 10 (6.90%) NetApp
12 9 (6.21%) Hitachi
12 9 (6.21%) Varonis
13 8 (5.52%) Fortinet
14 6 (4.14%) Apple
14 6 (4.14%) CheckPoint
14 6 (4.14%) Palo Alto
15 5 (3.45%) Meraki
15 5 (3.45%) Veritas