The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 178 182 182
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 2.43% 5.74% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 14
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£381 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £288 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £345
% change year-on-year
-8.67% +11.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
493 505 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.07% 7.80% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 327 318
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 50
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £28.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (90.91%) Windows
3 17 (77.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
5 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (36.36%) Finance
7 8 (36.36%) HP
7 8 (36.36%) vSphere
8 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (31.82%) SAN
8 7 (31.82%) DNS
9 6 (27.27%) DHCP
9 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
9 6 (27.27%) Migration
10 5 (22.73%) Cisco
10 5 (22.73%) SQL
10 5 (22.73%) Linux
10 5 (22.73%) NetApp
11 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
11 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
11 4 (18.18%) NetBackup
11 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (18.18%) SCCM
11 4 (18.18%) 3PAR
12 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
12 3 (13.64%) MS Excel

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
1 7 (31.82%) SAN
2 6 (27.27%) DHCP
2 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
3 2 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) DDNS
4 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.55%) NAS
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Front Office
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (13.64%) Analyst
1 3 (13.64%) Administrator
1 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (9.09%) Server Support
2 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.55%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Backup Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM Administrator
3 1 (4.55%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
3 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) J2EE
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Replication
1 2 (9.09%) EqualLogic
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (4.55%) CLARiiON
2 1 (4.55%) Celerra
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
8 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.55%) AIX
9 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
2 2 (9.09%) Workflow Management
2 2 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.55%) Wealth Management
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.55%) ETL
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
3 1 (4.55%) Data Transformation
3 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (77.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 8 (36.36%) vSphere
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) XenApp
4 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.55%) DFS Replication
5 1 (4.55%) NFS
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) NetBackup
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) HP SIM
2 2 (9.09%) vMotion
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) PureDisk
3 1 (4.55%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) NetApp
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco
5 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 4 (18.18%) 3PAR
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) Sybase
7 2 (9.09%) IBM
7 2 (9.09%) EMC
7 2 (9.09%) Symantec
7 2 (9.09%) Brocade
8 1 (4.55%) SonicWALL
8 1 (4.55%) Polycom
8 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.55%) RightFax
8 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
8 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.55%) Websense
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TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £376 per day + DOE
Posted: 17 days ago