The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Berkshire region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 118 107 132
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +25
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 11 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.57% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 4.37% 5.58% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.17 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+29.64% -30.76%
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
252 251 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.83% 10.21% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 100 103
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 39 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.25 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £32.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESXi
South East

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESXi across the Berkshire region.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the Berkshire region.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +3 4 £325 -
Reading -10 4 £475 +17.64% 1
Slough - 1 - - 1
Windsor - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
VMware ESXi
South East

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 18 (85.71%) Windows
1 18 (85.71%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (42.86%) ITIL
4 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
4 8 (38.10%) Firewall
5 7 (33.33%) vSphere
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (28.57%) SAN
6 6 (28.57%) NetApp
6 6 (28.57%) VPN
6 6 (28.57%) VLAN
7 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (19.05%) SELinux
8 4 (19.05%) MCSE
8 4 (19.05%) Perl
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) DNS
8 4 (19.05%) SSL
8 4 (19.05%) LAN
8 4 (19.05%) Python
8 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) Kerberos

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 3 (14.29%) Lync
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 6 (28.57%) VPN
2 6 (28.57%) VLAN
3 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) SSL
3 4 (19.05%) LAN
3 4 (19.05%) Kerberos
3 4 (19.05%) Network Security
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (14.29%) DHCP
5 2 (9.52%) HTTP
5 2 (9.52%) NetScreen
5 2 (9.52%) CTI
6 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.76%) Internet
6 1 (4.76%) WAN
6 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) JTAPI
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.76%) WebCenter
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 5 (23.81%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) SELinux
5 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Solaris
6 2 (9.52%) UNIX
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) DRM
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Perl
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
1 4 (19.05%) Python
1 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) MCSE
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCITP
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCTS
4 1 (4.76%) VCP4
4 1 (4.76%) VCAP
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) MCDBA
4 1 (4.76%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) vSphere
3 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 3 (14.29%) UAG
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.76%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (9.52%) HP SIM
1 2 (9.52%) Foglight
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) NetApp
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
4 4 (19.05%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) Juniper
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) Verint
6 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 2 (9.52%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) F5
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Siebel
7 1 (4.76%) Business Objects