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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 113 114 135
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 10 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.66% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 3.68% 7.52% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £325 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +59.09%
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
272 226 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.08% 8.76% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 94 120
Average daily rate £338 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £37.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Reading +17 3 £321 - 2
Wokingham +1 2 £213 -34.53%
Slough -5 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 13 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (55.56%) Citrix
6 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (44.44%) XenApp
8 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
8 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
8 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
8 7 (38.89%) MCSE
8 7 (38.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (33.33%) Cisco
10 5 (27.78%) ITIL
10 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
10 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
10 5 (27.78%) NetScaler
10 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (22.22%) vSphere
11 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 4 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
11 4 (22.22%) MCTS
12 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (16.67%) ARCserve

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.56%) Lync
4 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) NetScaler
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) NetScreen
3 1 (5.56%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Wintel Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (16.67%) Change Control
2 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (16.67%) Coaching
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) MCSE
2 7 (38.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) MCTS
4 3 (16.67%) MCITP
4 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 3 (16.67%) MCP
4 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (16.67%) VCP4
4 3 (16.67%) VCAP
4 3 (16.67%) VCP5
5 2 (11.11%) MCSA
6 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CCA
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) XenApp
3 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
5 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (22.22%) vSphere
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (11.11%) Xen
7 2 (11.11%) XenServer
8 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (5.56%) UAG
8 1 (5.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) ARCserve
1 3 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 3 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 10 (55.56%) Citrix
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) Symantec
6 2 (11.11%) IBM
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) NetApp
7 1 (5.56%) Remedy
7 1 (5.56%) webMethods
7 1 (5.56%) AppSense
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) EMC
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