The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 44 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 1 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.23% 0.52% 2.73%
As % of the System Software category 4.76% 3.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £338 - £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.08% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +2.27%
System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
21 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.77% 17.28% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 12
Average daily rate £294 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.31% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £155 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £12.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 - £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESX
East of England

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Luton - 1 £338 - 1
VMware ESX
East of England

VMware ESX
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (100.00%) Websense
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (100.00%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Websense
1 1 (100.00%) VMware