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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 113 110 125
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 11 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 0.64% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 4.38% 6.32% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
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£321 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.21% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.63 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+22.92% +23.49%
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
251 253 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.01% 10.06% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 108 116
Average daily rate £325 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £426 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 25
Average hourly rate £17.07 £23.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £30.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +11 4 £321 - 2
Wokingham -2 2 £213 - 1
Slough +2 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (86.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (73.91%) Windows
4 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) Cisco
5 10 (43.48%) Citrix
6 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
6 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
7 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (34.78%) XenApp
7 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (26.09%) MCSE
9 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
9 6 (26.09%) HP
9 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
9 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (21.74%) ITIL
10 5 (21.74%) Firewall
10 5 (21.74%) XenDesktop
10 5 (21.74%) Lync
10 5 (21.74%) NetScaler
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
11 4 (17.39%) MS Office
11 4 (17.39%) Linux
11 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
11 4 (17.39%) VPN

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (21.74%) Lync
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
5 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
1 5 (21.74%) NetScaler
2 4 (17.39%) NetScreen
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (17.39%) VPN
2 4 (17.39%) SSL
3 3 (13.04%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) DMZ
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Wintel Architect
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
5 3 (13.04%) HPUX
5 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.04%) OpenVMS
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Change Control
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Network Management
5 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (26.09%) MCSE
5 4 (17.39%) MCTS
6 3 (13.04%) MCITP
6 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) VCP4
6 3 (13.04%) VCAP
6 3 (13.04%) VCP5
6 3 (13.04%) CCNA
6 3 (13.04%) MCP
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CCA
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.35%) MCSA
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) XenApp
3 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (21.74%) XenDesktop
5 4 (17.39%) vSphere
5 4 (17.39%) UAG
5 4 (17.39%) Terminal Services
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (13.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (13.04%) Veritas File System
6 3 (13.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (8.70%) Xen
7 2 (8.70%) XenServer
8 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) ARCserve
1 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
1 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
1 3 (13.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco
3 10 (43.48%) Citrix
4 6 (26.09%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Juniper
6 3 (13.04%) Sun
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 3 (13.04%) Veritas
6 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.04%) Symantec
7 2 (8.70%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) IBM
8 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
8 1 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) EMC
8 1 (4.35%) AppSense
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