The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Buckinghamshire 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 79 56 59
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 6 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.51% 1.60% 1.79%
As % of the System Software category 3.57% 13.68% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate £300 £225 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% -6.25%
System Software Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
168 95 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.25% 11.66% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 33
Average daily rate £300 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £197 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 31
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £10.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.50 £22.50 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESX
South East

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 24 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
Milton Keynes -19 5 - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Iver - - - -
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) NFS
4 3 (50.00%) NetApp
4 3 (50.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Change Management
5 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Windows NT
6 1 (16.67%) Broadband
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (16.67%) MCSE
6 1 (16.67%) AIX
6 1 (16.67%) Solaris
6 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (16.67%) Broadband
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
1 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows NT
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) BladeLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Intel