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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 117 120 111
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 6 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.36% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 2.27% 3.57% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
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£298 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £305 £333
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+2.88% +0.97%
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
264 252 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.30% 10.03% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 102 122
Average daily rate £375 £363 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 27
Average hourly rate £20.78 £18.36 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £21.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.88 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -11.76%

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 29 July 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
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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
Maidenhead - 3 £298 - 1
Slough - 2 £275 -
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) vSphere
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (41.67%) Linux
5 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (41.67%) DNS
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (41.67%) EMC
5 5 (41.67%) Clustering
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
6 4 (33.33%) McAfee
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (33.33%) MCITP
6 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (33.33%) MCSE
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 3 (25.00%) SCCM
7 3 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (25.00%) WSUS
7 3 (25.00%) VLAN
7 3 (25.00%) CentOS

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
1 3 (25.00%) Apache
1 3 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) VLAN
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) WinRunner
2 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Linux Support
1 3 (25.00%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (16.67%) CLARiiON
3 2 (16.67%) Celerra
3 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
3 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
3 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 2 (16.67%) EMC VNX
4 1 (8.33%) Online Games
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (25.00%) CentOS
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) AIX
6 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (25.00%) Change Control
1 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) Software Deployment
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (25.00%) Malware Detection\Protection
2 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (16.67%) Line Management
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCSE
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (33.33%) MCITP
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) MCTS
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) vSphere
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 2 (16.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (25.00%) WSUS
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) Plesk
1 3 (25.00%) HP SIM
1 3 (25.00%) cPanel
1 3 (25.00%) Webmin
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) EMC
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) McAfee
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Symantec
5 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (16.67%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (16.67%) Websense
6 2 (16.67%) NetApp
7 1 (8.33%) Veritas
7 1 (8.33%) Dell
7 1 (8.33%) Sun
7 1 (8.33%) Redknee
7 1 (8.33%) Crossbeam
7 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (8.33%) F5