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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESXi
England / London
Rank 356 396 344
Rank change year-on-year +40 -52  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 50 44 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.34% 2.02% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 68
Median daily rate £375 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £313 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £358 £400
% change year-on-year -9.09% -10.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £49.19 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 - £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year +12.24% +45.61%  

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 2137 2183 1960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.98% 9.86% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1486 1500 1292
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 92 131
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.68 £30.00 £28.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 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
City of London 0 9 £326 -23.41% 3
New Malden - 5 - -
Croydon +8 1 - -
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 122 (96.06%) VMware
2 81 (63.78%) Windows
3 69 (54.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (50.39%) Linux
5 56 (44.09%) Windows Server
6 49 (38.58%) Cisco
6 49 (38.58%) Active Directory
7 45 (35.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (34.65%) DNS
9 43 (33.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (31.50%) SAN
11 39 (30.71%) Firewall
11 39 (30.71%) Microsoft
12 36 (28.35%) Red Hat
13 35 (27.56%) vSphere
14 33 (25.98%) Finance
15 31 (24.41%) Puppet
16 30 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
17 28 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
18 27 (21.26%) ITIL
19 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
19 26 (20.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 26 (20.47%) DevOps
20 24 (18.90%) PowerShell
20 24 (18.90%) VMware ESX
21 23 (18.11%) HP
21 23 (18.11%) Bash Shell
22 21 (16.54%) Jenkins
22 21 (16.54%) Juniper
22 21 (16.54%) Configuration Management

VMware ESXi
Top Related 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 12 (9.45%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.66%) IIS
3 10 (7.87%) Apache
3 10 (7.87%) Confluence
3 10 (7.87%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.51%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.15%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.15%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.45%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.51%) Office 365
3 6 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (3.15%) G Suite
4 4 (3.15%) Heroku
4 4 (3.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (34.65%) DNS
2 40 (31.50%) SAN
3 39 (30.71%) Firewall
4 20 (15.75%) VPN
5 18 (14.17%) DHCP
5 18 (14.17%) WAN
6 17 (13.39%) LAN
7 15 (11.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (10.24%) LDAP
8 13 (10.24%) NAS
8 13 (10.24%) SSL
9 9 (7.09%) TCP/IP
10 8 (6.30%) iSCSI
10 8 (6.30%) Network Security
10 8 (6.30%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (5.51%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (5.51%) Ethernet
11 7 (5.51%) HTTP
11 7 (5.51%) Skype
11 7 (5.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.17%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (10.24%) MySQL
4 11 (8.66%) Oracle Database
5 9 (7.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (5.51%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.51%) Redis
7 6 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.36%) DB2
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (16.54%) Jenkins
2 16 (12.60%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.87%) JIRA
4 9 (7.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (7.09%) Vagrant
5 7 (5.51%) GitLab
6 5 (3.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (2.36%) Gitweb
7 3 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.36%) Subversion
7 3 (2.36%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (25.98%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.72%) Back Office
3 6 (4.72%) Law
3 6 (4.72%) Legal
4 5 (3.94%) Banking
5 4 (3.15%) Electronics
5 4 (3.15%) Marketing
5 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.36%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (18.11%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (10.24%) Consultant
4 13 (10.24%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (9.45%) Administrator
5 12 (9.45%) VMware Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (7.09%) Analyst
8 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 7 (5.51%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Juniper Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.09%) LAMP
1 9 (7.09%) LAPP Stack
1 9 (7.09%) Software Packaging
2 7 (5.51%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (5.51%) Memcached
2 7 (5.51%) Web Services
3 6 (4.72%) .NET
3 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.72%) COM
4 5 (3.94%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.15%) JSON
5 4 (3.15%) Middleware
5 4 (3.15%) REST
5 4 (3.15%) SAML
5 4 (3.15%) XML
6 1 (0.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.66%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.30%) Clustering
4 6 (4.72%) EMC VNX
5 5 (3.94%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.36%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.36%) Symmetrix
7 2 (1.57%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.57%) iPad
7 2 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.79%) Life Science
8 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) Replication
8 1 (0.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 81 (63.78%) Windows
2 64 (50.39%) Linux
3 56 (44.09%) Windows Server
4 45 (35.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (33.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (20.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (11.02%) Unix
9 11 (8.66%) SUSE
10 7 (5.51%) Windows 7
11 6 (4.72%) AIX
11 6 (4.72%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (3.94%) CentOS
12 5 (3.94%) Mac OS X
12 5 (3.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (3.15%) Android
13 4 (3.15%) Apple iOS
13 4 (3.15%) FreeBSD
13 4 (3.15%) Mac OS X Server
14 3 (2.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.26%) ITIL
3 26 (20.47%) DevOps
4 21 (16.54%) Configuration Management
5 20 (15.75%) Service Management
6 18 (14.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 17 (13.39%) Network Management
8 14 (11.02%) Problem Management
9 13 (10.24%) Change Management
10 12 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.87%) Network Architecture
11 10 (7.87%) Programme Management
12 9 (7.09%) Coaching
12 9 (7.09%) Network Design
12 9 (7.09%) Scrum
13 7 (5.51%) ITIL V3
13 7 (5.51%) Load Balancing
13 7 (5.51%) Migration
13 7 (5.51%) Performance Management
14 6 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.90%) PowerShell
2 23 (18.11%) Bash Shell
3 21 (16.54%) SQL
4 17 (13.39%) Python
5 12 (9.45%) Perl
6 9 (7.09%) Ruby
7 6 (4.72%) Korn
8 4 (3.15%) C#
9 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.57%) VBScript
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.54%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.39%) CCNP
3 17 (13.39%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (12.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (9.45%) CCNA
6 11 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (7.09%) MCSE
8 7 (5.51%) CCDA
8 7 (5.51%) JNCIA
8 7 (5.51%) JNCIP
8 7 (5.51%) JNCIS
9 6 (4.72%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (3.94%) Degree
11 4 (3.15%) CCDP
11 4 (3.15%) CCIE
12 3 (2.36%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.36%) MCSA
13 2 (1.57%) CISSP
13 2 (1.57%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 69 (54.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (38.58%) Active Directory
3 35 (27.56%) vSphere
4 24 (18.90%) VMware ESX
5 14 (11.02%) vCloud
6 12 (9.45%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (6.30%) Hyper-V
8 7 (5.51%) GlusterFS
9 5 (3.94%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (3.15%) Firmware
10 4 (3.15%) VirtualBox
11 3 (2.36%) KVM
11 3 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (2.36%) XenServer
12 2 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.57%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (24.41%) Puppet
2 16 (12.60%) SCCM
3 12 (9.45%) NetBackup
3 12 (9.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 11 (8.66%) Nagios
5 9 (7.09%) FortiGate
5 9 (7.09%) Forum Sentry
5 9 (7.09%) ZABBIX
6 8 (6.30%) Ansible
7 7 (5.51%) Cobbler
7 7 (5.51%) HAProxy
7 7 (5.51%) Linux-HA
7 7 (5.51%) WMI
7 7 (5.51%) Zenoss
8 6 (4.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (4.72%) vMotion
9 5 (3.94%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (3.94%) Nessus
9 5 (3.94%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 122 (96.06%) VMware
2 49 (38.58%) Cisco
3 39 (30.71%) Microsoft
4 36 (28.35%) Red Hat
5 23 (18.11%) HP
6 21 (16.54%) Juniper
7 18 (14.17%) EMC
8 16 (12.60%) Citrix
9 15 (11.81%) Dell
9 15 (11.81%) Oracle
10 13 (10.24%) Symantec
11 9 (7.09%) AlienVault
11 9 (7.09%) Atlassian
11 9 (7.09%) IBM
11 9 (7.09%) Palo Alto
12 8 (6.30%) Lumension
12 8 (6.30%) Veeam
13 7 (5.51%) Apple
13 7 (5.51%) Riverbed
14 6 (4.72%) Intel Security