The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 112 127 125
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.074% 0.075%
As % of the System Software category 4.05% 0.67% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Average daily rate £325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £364
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
VMware ESX
South East

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

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
222 298 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.74% 10.99% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 142 131
Average daily rate £350 £398 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 42
Average hourly rate £55.55 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £39.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 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
Slough +7 3 £353 +17.50%
Reading - 2 £303 - 3
Wokingham - 2 £325 -
Maidenhead - 1 £140 -
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (80.95%) DNS
2 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 14 (66.67%) DHCP
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (61.90%) Citrix
4 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
5 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
7 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (33.33%) XenApp
8 7 (33.33%) IIS
9 6 (28.57%) SQL
9 6 (28.57%) Linux
9 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (23.81%) vSphere
10 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
10 5 (23.81%) WSUS
10 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
10 5 (23.81%) Unix
10 5 (23.81%) IBM
11 4 (19.05%) Change Management
11 4 (19.05%) Cisco

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 7 (33.33%) IIS
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) DNS
2 14 (66.67%) DHCP
3 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
5 4 (19.05%) LAN
6 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 3 (14.29%) WAN
7 2 (9.52%) Network Security
7 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (9.52%) SAN
7 2 (9.52%) SMTP
7 2 (9.52%) SNMP
7 2 (9.52%) Wireless
7 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
8 1 (4.76%) Firewall
8 1 (4.76%) NAS
8 1 (4.76%) VLAN
8 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) PVCS
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Administrator
1 5 (23.81%) VMware Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) Windows Administrator
1 5 (23.81%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (9.52%) Unix Scripter
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Clustering
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (28.57%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (23.81%) Unix
6 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
7 3 (14.29%) Solaris
8 2 (9.52%) AIX
9 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Change Management
1 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Coaching
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Security Management
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Hardening
4 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.52%) Korn
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCA
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security+ Certification
2 2 (9.52%) VCP5
2 2 (9.52%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (33.33%) XenApp
4 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
5 5 (23.81%) vSphere
6 3 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (14.29%) ISA Server
6 3 (14.29%) NFS
6 3 (14.29%) Terminal Services
6 3 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (9.52%) Samba
7 2 (9.52%) VMware Server
7 2 (9.52%) Xen
7 2 (9.52%) XenServer
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) WSUS
2 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
2 4 (19.05%) Tivoli
3 2 (9.52%) EdgeSight
3 2 (9.52%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (9.52%) SCOM
3 2 (9.52%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (61.90%) Citrix
4 5 (23.81%) IBM
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco
5 4 (19.05%) Dell
5 4 (19.05%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle
5 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
6 3 (14.29%) AppSense
6 3 (14.29%) EMC
6 3 (14.29%) NetApp
7 2 (9.52%) Altiris
7 2 (9.52%) Egenera
7 2 (9.52%) Serena
7 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
7 2 (9.52%) Symantec
7 2 (9.52%) Veritas
8 1 (4.76%) F5
8 1 (4.76%) Nimsoft