The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 69 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 15 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.20% 1.71% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 11.63% 10.83% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £355 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.61% +3.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £346 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.97% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-45.94% +22.22%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

System Software Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
129 157 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.31% 15.81% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 31
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £150 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 51 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.27 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.89 £9.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £16.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
Milton Keynes -14 10 £225 -40.00% 1
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (83.33%) MCSE
2 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 12 (66.67%) NAS
4 12 (66.67%) BladeLogic
4 12 (66.67%) SAN
4 12 (66.67%) Intel
4 12 (66.67%) Citrix
4 12 (66.67%) Windows 2000
4 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 12 (66.67%) Windows NT
5 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (55.56%) Degree
6 10 (55.56%) Clustering
6 10 (55.56%) IIS
6 10 (55.56%) Terminal Services
6 10 (55.56%) ISA Server
7 9 (50.00%) Change Management
7 9 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (50.00%) SLA
7 9 (50.00%) SCOM
8 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (44.44%) Finance
8 8 (44.44%) BizTalk Server

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 10 (55.56%) IIS
2 8 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (27.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) NAS
1 12 (66.67%) SAN
2 5 (27.78%) Broadband
3 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Administrator
1 12 (66.67%) Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Wintel Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) VMWare Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Server Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Server Support
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Clustering
2 4 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 12 (66.67%) Windows 2000
4 12 (66.67%) Windows NT
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) UNIX
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Change Management
1 9 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) MCSE
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (55.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (55.56%) Terminal Services
3 10 (55.56%) ISA Server
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) BladeLogic
2 9 (50.00%) SCOM
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (66.67%) Intel
2 12 (66.67%) Citrix
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) NetApp