Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 419 418 470
Rank change year-on-year -1 +52 -123
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 162 221 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 2.59% 3.27% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 148 92
London median daily rate £488 £414 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.82% -2.65% -
10th Percentile £278 £224 £301
90th Percentile £626 £575 £536
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 12
London median hourly rate £47.67 £47.83 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.34% -4.34% -
10th Percentile £42.18 £39.11 £47.53
90th Percentile £50.88 £47.83 £52.25
England median hourly rate £47.00 £47.00 £48.51
% change year-on-year - -3.11% +113.23%

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 6,254 6,762 4,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.63% 14.74% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,558 4,944 3,408
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £190
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 150 123
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -3.13% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.54 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.24% +3.13% +1.59%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -1 39 £475 +11.76% 9
West London +9 15 £525 +134.38% 5
South London +20 11 £370 -29.86% 2
North London -1 3 - - 1
East London - 1 £363 - 5
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 159 (98.15%) VMware
2 114 (70.37%) Windows
3 99 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (60.49%) Active Directory
5 87 (53.70%) Microsoft
6 70 (43.21%) Windows Server
7 53 (32.72%) SAN
8 51 (31.48%) DNS
9 50 (30.86%) Linux
9 50 (30.86%) Office 365
10 49 (30.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 48 (29.63%) PowerShell
12 46 (28.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 42 (25.93%) vSphere
13 42 (25.93%) Finance
14 41 (25.31%) Migration
15 39 (24.07%) DHCP
15 39 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
15 39 (24.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 38 (23.46%) SQL
17 37 (22.84%) Citrix
18 32 (19.75%) Firewall
19 30 (18.52%) Data Centre
20 29 (17.90%) Amazon AWS
20 29 (17.90%) MS Exchange
21 28 (17.28%) Cisco
21 28 (17.28%) SCCM
21 28 (17.28%) vCenter Server
22 27 (16.67%) HP
23 24 (14.81%) Dell

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 29 (17.90%) MS Exchange
2 22 (13.58%) Skype for Business
3 15 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.17%) Apache
5 8 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.32%) IIS
7 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.85%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.23%) Confluence
10 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.23%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.62%) CMS
11 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.09%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 50 (30.86%) Office 365
2 39 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (17.90%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (11.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.70%) SaaS
6 4 (2.47%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.47%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.85%) GitHub
7 3 (1.85%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.23%) IaaS
9 1 (0.62%) Akamai
9 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (32.72%) SAN
2 51 (31.48%) DNS
3 39 (24.07%) DHCP
4 32 (19.75%) Firewall
5 16 (9.88%) LAN
5 16 (9.88%) VPN
5 16 (9.88%) WAN
6 15 (9.26%) Skype
7 12 (7.41%) HTTP
8 11 (6.79%) Network Security
9 10 (6.17%) Ethernet
10 9 (5.56%) Kerberos
10 9 (5.56%) TCP/IP
10 9 (5.56%) VLAN
11 8 (4.94%) iSCSI
11 8 (4.94%) Profibus
12 7 (4.32%) FTP
12 7 (4.32%) SSL
12 7 (4.32%) VSAN
13 6 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.79%) MySQL
3 10 (6.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (6.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (6.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (4.32%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.47%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.85%) Big Data
7 2 (1.23%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Hudson
1 5 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.23%) Ant
3 2 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.23%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.23%) JIRA
3 2 (1.23%) MSI
3 2 (1.23%) Toad
4 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
General
1 42 (25.93%) Finance
2 13 (8.02%) Banking
3 9 (5.56%) Law
4 6 (3.70%) Publishing
5 5 (3.09%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.47%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (19.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (9.88%) Server Engineer
3 14 (8.64%) Architect
4 13 (8.02%) Analyst
4 13 (8.02%) VMware Engineer
5 12 (7.41%) Consultant
5 12 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
5 12 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (5.56%) IT Engineer
6 9 (5.56%) Junior
6 9 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (4.94%) Citrix Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Junior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.32%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.17%) XML
2 6 (3.70%) LDAP
2 6 (3.70%) Middleware
3 5 (3.09%) Web Services
4 3 (1.85%) JSON
4 3 (1.85%) JSP
4 3 (1.85%) Node.js
4 3 (1.85%) Servlets
5 2 (1.23%) .NET
5 2 (1.23%) DOM
5 2 (1.23%) Kafka
5 2 (1.23%) SAML
5 2 (1.23%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.23%) Spring
5 2 (1.23%) TensorFlow
5 2 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.88%) Clustering
3 15 (9.26%) Management Information System
4 12 (7.41%) Private Cloud
5 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.94%) SCADA
6 8 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.70%) PKI
7 6 (3.70%) Reinsurance
8 5 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (3.09%) Fibre Optics
8 5 (3.09%) State Machine
9 4 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.85%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.23%) Replication
11 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 114 (70.37%) Windows
2 70 (43.21%) Windows Server
3 50 (30.86%) Linux
4 49 (30.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (28.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.49%) Windows 10
7 12 (7.41%) Unix
8 10 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.70%) CentOS
9 6 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.70%) SUSE
9 6 (3.70%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.09%) Debian
10 5 (3.09%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.85%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.23%) VMS
13 1 (0.62%) Android
13 1 (0.62%) Fedora
13 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.31%) Migration
2 39 (24.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (9.88%) ITIL
5 15 (9.26%) Information Security
6 14 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.64%) Storage Management
7 12 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (7.41%) Security Management
8 11 (6.79%) DevOps
8 11 (6.79%) Information Security Management
8 11 (6.79%) ISMS
9 10 (6.17%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 10 (6.17%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.56%) Capacity Management
10 9 (5.56%) High Availability
11 8 (4.94%) Architecture Roadmap
11 8 (4.94%) Asset Management
11 8 (4.94%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 48 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 38 (23.46%) SQL
3 24 (14.81%) Python
4 11 (6.79%) Bash Shell
5 10 (6.17%) Java
6 5 (3.09%) VBScript
7 4 (2.47%) Perl
7 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.47%) VB
8 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.23%) AWK
9 2 (1.23%) C
9 2 (1.23%) Go
10 1 (0.62%) C++
10 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.64%) MCSE
4 13 (8.02%) Degree
5 12 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (5.56%) CCNA
7 9 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (4.94%) CCNP
8 8 (4.94%) MCITP
9 7 (4.32%) JNCIA
10 6 (3.70%) CISSP
10 6 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (3.09%) CCDA
11 5 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (3.09%) DV Cleared
11 5 (3.09%) JNCIP
11 5 (3.09%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.23%) CCNP Voice
12 2 (1.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (1.23%) GAMP
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 99 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (60.49%) Active Directory
3 42 (25.93%) vSphere
4 22 (13.58%) XenApp
5 18 (11.11%) VMware NSX
6 13 (8.02%) XenDesktop
7 10 (6.17%) Shibboleth
8 9 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (4.94%) Hyper-V
9 8 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (3.70%) Firmware
10 6 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (3.09%) Docker
11 5 (3.09%) ISA Server
11 5 (3.09%) NFS
12 4 (2.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (2.47%) Samba
13 3 (1.85%) vCloud
14 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 28 (17.28%) SCCM
1 28 (17.28%) vCenter Server
2 17 (10.49%) WSUS
3 15 (9.26%) vMotion
4 12 (7.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (6.79%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (4.94%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (4.94%) PingFederate
7 7 (4.32%) Kubernetes
7 7 (4.32%) SCOM
8 6 (3.70%) Ansible
8 6 (3.70%) Backup Exec
9 5 (3.09%) DatAdvantage
9 5 (3.09%) vRealize
9 5 (3.09%) XenMobile
10 4 (2.47%) Ambari
10 4 (2.47%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (2.47%) Netcool
10 4 (2.47%) PowerCLI
10 4 (2.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 159 (98.15%) VMware
2 87 (53.70%) Microsoft
3 37 (22.84%) Citrix
4 28 (17.28%) Cisco
5 27 (16.67%) HP
6 24 (14.81%) Dell
7 22 (13.58%) Red Hat
8 21 (12.96%) NetApp
9 16 (9.88%) EMC
10 13 (8.02%) SolarWinds
11 11 (6.79%) Juniper
11 11 (6.79%) Oracle
12 9 (5.56%) 3PAR
12 9 (5.56%) Sony
12 9 (5.56%) Splunk
13 8 (4.94%) CheckPoint
14 7 (4.32%) Nimble Storage
14 7 (4.32%) Veeam
15 6 (3.70%) Hortonworks
15 6 (3.70%) Palo Alto