The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 33 42 32
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.18% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 15.38% 2.08% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £463 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £358 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
VMware ESX
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
26 48 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.65% 12.47% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 33 17
Average daily rate £438 £419 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +44.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £263 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £31.56 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.31% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.50 £116.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the Bedfordshire region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Bedfordshire region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +6 3 £463 -
VMware ESX
East of England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX.

1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) vSphere
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) XenApp
5 4 (44.44%) Intel
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (22.22%) High Availability
7 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (22.22%) VCP5
7 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (22.22%) Server Building
7 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
7 2 (22.22%) NHS
7 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Server Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
1 2 (22.22%) Server Building
2 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) VCP5
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) vSphere
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Intel
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) HP