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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 123 120 104
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.15% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 1.47% 2.78% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £183 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £368 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £348
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
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
272 288 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.43% 11.12% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 128 79
Average daily rate £350 £314 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -10.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 38
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.12 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 23 January 2015. 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 - 2 £300 - 2
Reading +8 1 £248 +106.25%
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
3 8 (66.67%) DNS
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
4 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) Firewall
5 6 (50.00%) UNIX
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) Solaris
5 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (50.00%) Dell
6 5 (41.67%) Sun
6 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
6 5 (41.67%) Internet
6 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
6 5 (41.67%) Project Management
6 5 (41.67%) DAB
6 5 (41.67%) Crossbeam
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (41.67%) F5
6 5 (41.67%) Change Control
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 3 (25.00%) HP
8 3 (25.00%) SAN
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) assyst
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Internet
3 5 (41.67%) DAB
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) Kerberos
6 1 (8.33%) SNMP
6 1 (8.33%) Broadband
6 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
6 1 (8.33%) NAS
6 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (8.33%) MPLS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX Team Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Solaris
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
1 5 (41.67%) Change Control
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) CCA
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (8.33%) HP APS
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) Xen
4 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) NFS
5 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (8.33%) Docker
5 1 (8.33%) LXC
5 1 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (8.33%) XenServer
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas File System
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Netcool
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) EdgeSight
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Dell
4 5 (41.67%) Sun
4 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (41.67%) Crossbeam
4 5 (41.67%) F5
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy
6 2 (16.67%) webMethods
6 2 (16.67%) Symantec
6 2 (16.67%) EMC
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) BMC
7 1 (8.33%) NetApp
7 1 (8.33%) Veritas