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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 188 168 165
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.59% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 2.45% 6.87% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 20
Average daily rate
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£475 £419 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% +17.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £318 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £24.42 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-39.11% -12.01%
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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
490 582 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.68% 8.56% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 388 315
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 62
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £24.20 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 34 (94.44%) Windows
1 34 (94.44%) VMware
2 27 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (50.00%) HP
5 17 (47.22%) Citrix
6 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (38.89%) Linux
7 14 (38.89%) XenApp
8 13 (36.11%) Cisco
9 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 12 (33.33%) SQL
9 12 (33.33%) Finance
9 12 (33.33%) vSphere
10 11 (30.56%) Clustering
10 11 (30.56%) NetApp
11 10 (27.78%) DNS
12 9 (25.00%) SAN
12 9 (25.00%) Oracle
12 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (25.00%) Firewall
13 8 (22.22%) Replication
13 8 (22.22%) Banking
13 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
14 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
15 6 (16.67%) ITIL
15 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (16.67%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) DNS
2 9 (25.00%) SAN
2 9 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (13.89%) DHCP
4 4 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.33%) VLAN
6 2 (5.56%) NAS
6 2 (5.56%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.78%) Internet
7 1 (2.78%) Extranet
7 1 (2.78%) VPN
7 1 (2.78%) LAN
7 1 (2.78%) VoIP
7 1 (2.78%) WAN
7 1 (2.78%) Network Security
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Wintel Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Network Support
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) LAMP
2 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Clustering
2 8 (22.22%) Replication
3 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.78%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.78%) Celerra
4 1 (2.78%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.78%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (2.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 34 (94.44%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (38.89%) Linux
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (11.11%) UNIX
6 3 (8.33%) Solaris
7 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 4 (11.11%) Service Management
4 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Network Management
5 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.56%) Coaching
5 2 (5.56%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.78%) SOA
6 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.78%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.56%) VB
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (16.67%) CCNA
2 4 (11.11%) MCITP
2 4 (11.11%) MCSE
2 4 (11.11%) ISEB
3 3 (8.33%) RHCE
3 3 (8.33%) RHCT
3 3 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) MCSA
4 2 (5.56%) MCP
4 2 (5.56%) CCNP
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (38.89%) XenApp
4 12 (33.33%) vSphere
5 5 (13.89%) XenDesktop
6 3 (8.33%) NFS
7 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
7 2 (5.56%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Veritas File System
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (2.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCOM
1 5 (13.89%) HP SIM
1 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (11.11%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 4 (11.11%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (8.33%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (8.33%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 3 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (5.56%) WSUS
4 2 (5.56%) Control-M
5 1 (2.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (2.78%) Puppet
5 1 (2.78%) PureDisk
5 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.78%) SELinux
Vendors
1 34 (94.44%) VMware
2 18 (50.00%) HP
3 17 (47.22%) Citrix
4 13 (36.11%) Cisco
5 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 11 (30.56%) NetApp
7 9 (25.00%) Oracle
8 5 (13.89%) IBM
8 5 (13.89%) Symantec
9 4 (11.11%) F5
9 4 (11.11%) BMC
9 4 (11.11%) EMC
9 4 (11.11%) Juniper
10 3 (8.33%) Sybase
10 3 (8.33%) Sophos
11 2 (5.56%) 3PAR
11 2 (5.56%) Veeam
11 2 (5.56%) Axway
11 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
11 2 (5.56%) Intel