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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 139 181 171
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 13 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.18% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 4.68% 2.01% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 22
Average daily rate £469 £431 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +5.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £188 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £358 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
VMware ESX
London

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
278 448 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.86% 8.90% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 307 330
Average daily rate £410 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 32 30
Average hourly rate £14.75 £18.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% -3.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £23.34 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
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 February 2016, 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 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (61.29%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) Finance
4 12 (38.71%) Linux
4 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
5 10 (32.26%) Citrix
6 9 (29.03%) Veritas
7 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
8 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
8 7 (22.58%) SCCM
8 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (19.35%) XenApp
9 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
9 6 (19.35%) EMC
9 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
9 6 (19.35%) Puppet
9 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (16.13%) Solaris
10 5 (16.13%) Unix
10 5 (16.13%) HP
10 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
10 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (12.90%) Banking
11 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (12.90%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.23%) Node.js
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) NetScaler
1 4 (12.90%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) NAS
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) BGP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) FCoE
4 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.23%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Support Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Veritas Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Wintel Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Wintel Support
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix Support
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) LAMP
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.68%) Hedge funds
2 2 (6.45%) Celerra
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) CLARiiON
3 1 (3.23%) EMC Centera
3 1 (3.23%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.23%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Linux
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
4 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (16.13%) Solaris
6 5 (16.13%) Unix
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.23%) CentOS
8 1 (3.23%) Fedora
8 1 (3.23%) SUSE
8 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Patch Management
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) API Development
4 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps
4 2 (6.45%) High Availability
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Line Management
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.23%) Open Source
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.90%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.45%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Korn
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) CCNA
1 1 (3.23%) CCNP
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (19.35%) XenApp
2 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
3 5 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (12.90%) vSphere
5 3 (9.68%) NFS
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.23%) Firmware
7 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 6 (19.35%) Puppet
3 2 (6.45%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.23%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.23%) Control-M
4 1 (3.23%) EdgeSight
4 1 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.23%) Icinga
4 1 (3.23%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.23%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) ThinApp
4 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (32.26%) Citrix
3 9 (29.03%) Veritas
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
5 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
6 6 (19.35%) EMC
7 5 (16.13%) HP
8 3 (9.68%) AppSense
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco
9 2 (6.45%) F5
9 2 (6.45%) IBM
9 2 (6.45%) NetApp
9 2 (6.45%) Oracle
9 2 (6.45%) Sun
9 2 (6.45%) Sybase
10 1 (3.23%) Avaya
10 1 (3.23%) BMC
10 1 (3.23%) Dell
10 1 (3.23%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (3.23%) Equitrac
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