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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 177 172 161
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 9 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.47% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 2.08% 5.97% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 18
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£394 £425 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +37.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £300 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £22.50
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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
432 452 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.53% 7.83% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 278 288
Average daily rate £403 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 57
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.40 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £31.00 £111.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 (95.65%) VMware
2 21 (91.30%) Windows
3 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
4 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (47.83%) HP
7 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
9 8 (34.78%) Cisco
9 8 (34.78%) Finance
10 7 (30.43%) NetApp
10 7 (30.43%) Linux
10 7 (30.43%) vSphere
11 6 (26.09%) DNS
11 6 (26.09%) SAN
11 6 (26.09%) Citrix
12 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
12 5 (21.74%) DHCP
12 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
12 5 (21.74%) ITIL
12 5 (21.74%) XenApp
13 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
13 4 (17.39%) Oracle
13 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
13 4 (17.39%) SQL
13 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
14 3 (13.04%) Clustering
14 3 (13.04%) Replication
14 3 (13.04%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
1 6 (26.09%) SAN
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 5 (21.74%) DHCP
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) NAS
4 2 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
5 1 (4.35%) VoIP
5 1 (4.35%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) Internet
5 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Front Office
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Network Support
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) LAMP
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.35%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.35%) UNIX
8 1 (4.35%) AIX
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Wealth Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) SOA
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) MCITP
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) MCSA
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) RHCT
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) RHCE
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
2 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (30.43%) vSphere
4 5 (21.74%) XenApp
5 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (4.35%) NFS
6 1 (4.35%) DFS Replication
6 1 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) HP SIM
3 2 (8.70%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
4 1 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (4.35%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (4.35%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.35%) PureDisk
4 1 (4.35%) Puppet
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.35%) SELinux
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) VMware
2 11 (47.83%) HP
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco
5 7 (30.43%) NetApp
6 6 (26.09%) Citrix
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle
8 3 (13.04%) IBM
8 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
8 3 (13.04%) Symantec
8 3 (13.04%) F5
9 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
9 2 (8.70%) BMC
9 2 (8.70%) EMC
10 1 (4.35%) Polycom
10 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
10 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
10 1 (4.35%) Brocade
10 1 (4.35%) Avaya
10 1 (4.35%) Juniper