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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 102 114 117
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 14 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.61% 0.35% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 5.30% 3.37% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 8
Median daily rate £416 £373 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% +15.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £329 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £416 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-36.21% +3.17%
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
264 267 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.46% 10.36% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 136 117
Median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 19
Median hourly rate £17.25 £19.50 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +14.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.90 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bracknell - 5 £348 -
Slough +11 3 - -
Reading +10 2 £475 +20.25% 2
Newbury - 2 £475 -
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (55.00%) vSphere
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 9 (45.00%) Linux
6 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (40.00%) HP
7 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (30.00%) Private Cloud
9 6 (30.00%) Citrix
9 6 (30.00%) Firewall
10 5 (25.00%) Migration
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (25.00%) Cisco
10 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (20.00%) XenApp
11 4 (20.00%) Degree
11 4 (20.00%) Server Building
11 4 (20.00%) DNS
11 4 (20.00%) SAN
11 4 (20.00%) VMS
11 4 (20.00%) SQL
11 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 3 (15.00%) C
12 3 (15.00%) EMC

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) MPLS
3 2 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) BGP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.00%) HSRP
4 1 (5.00%) OSPF
4 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Publishing
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) MSI Packager
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (30.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (45.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) VMS
6 3 (15.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Server Building
3 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (15.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (5.00%) Content Development
5 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) CCIE
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (55.00%) vSphere
3 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (20.00%) XenApp
7 3 (15.00%) XenServer
8 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) ThinApp
2 2 (10.00%) Perfmon
2 2 (10.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (10.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) HP
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) EMC
5 3 (15.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) Genesys
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Splunk
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) Veritas