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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 120 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 7 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.37% 3.36% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
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£300 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-45.94% -0.90%
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
295 327 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.05% 12.58% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 151 85
Average daily rate £400 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £155 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £433 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.80 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £28.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Slough - 4 £300 - 2
Reading +18 1 £248 +106.25% 2
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (47.06%) DNS
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) Citrix
6 6 (35.29%) Dell
6 6 (35.29%) UNIX
6 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (35.29%) Solaris
6 6 (35.29%) Firewall
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (29.41%) XenApp
7 5 (29.41%) F5
7 5 (29.41%) Change Control
7 5 (29.41%) NetScaler
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
7 5 (29.41%) Crossbeam
7 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
7 5 (29.41%) Internet
7 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
7 5 (29.41%) Project Management
7 5 (29.41%) DAB
7 5 (29.41%) Sun
7 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) assyst
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
1 2 (11.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) NetScaler
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (29.41%) Internet
3 5 (29.41%) DAB
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.88%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
6 1 (5.88%) MPLS
6 1 (5.88%) Broadband
6 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
6 1 (5.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) CMDB
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) UNIX
3 6 (35.29%) Solaris
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Change Control
1 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) Analytics
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) HP APS
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) CCA
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) XenApp
2 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (17.65%) Xen
5 2 (11.76%) vSphere
6 1 (5.88%) Docker
6 1 (5.88%) LXC
6 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.88%) XenServer
6 1 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Veritas File System
6 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) EdgeSight
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (5.88%) Netcool
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) Citrix
4 6 (35.29%) Dell
5 5 (29.41%) F5
5 5 (29.41%) Crossbeam
5 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
5 5 (29.41%) Sun
6 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (17.65%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) EMC
7 2 (11.76%) webMethods
7 2 (11.76%) Symantec
7 2 (11.76%) Remedy
8 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
8 1 (5.88%) BMC
8 1 (5.88%) NetApp
8 1 (5.88%) Veritas
8 1 (5.88%) AppSense