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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 120 109 115
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 7 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.32% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 2.43% 2.81% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
Median daily rate £225 £313 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £269 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £408 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £317
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +10.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +35.48%
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
288 285 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.88% 11.27% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 153 117
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 32
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +15.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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
Reading - 3 £300 - 1
Newbury - 2 - -
Slough +6 1 £225 -18.18%
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 17 (94.44%) Windows
3 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
4 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (50.00%) Citrix
6 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 8 (44.44%) DNS
7 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (44.44%) vSphere
8 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
8 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (38.89%) DHCP
8 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
9 6 (33.33%) HP
9 6 (33.33%) Dell
9 6 (33.33%) ITIL
9 6 (33.33%) XenApp
9 6 (33.33%) XenDesktop
10 5 (27.78%) XenServer
10 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (27.78%) WSUS
10 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
10 5 (27.78%) Cisco
10 5 (27.78%) Clustering
11 4 (22.22%) Change Management
11 4 (22.22%) Firewall

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 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) DHCP
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.56%) Electronics
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (27.78%) Clustering
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.11%) AIX
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Unix
7 1 (5.56%) Solaris
7 1 (5.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Change Management
2 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Coaching
4 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.56%) Email Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C#
1 2 (11.11%) C++
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
1 2 (11.11%) VB
1 2 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.11%) CCA
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) VCP5
2 2 (11.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) vSphere
3 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
4 6 (33.33%) XenApp
4 6 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 5 (27.78%) XenServer
6 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (16.67%) ISA Server
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
9 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (5.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) WSUS
2 3 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 3 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 3 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (11.11%) EdgeSight
3 2 (11.11%) Perfmon
3 2 (11.11%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) SCOrch
3 2 (11.11%) SCVMM
3 2 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (33.33%) Dell
4 6 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco
6 4 (22.22%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) NetApp
7 3 (16.67%) Symantec
7 3 (16.67%) Veritas
8 2 (11.11%) AppSense
8 2 (11.11%) F5
8 2 (11.11%) Nimsoft
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
9 1 (5.56%) SAP