The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi 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 City of London 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 ESXi
Rank 186 176 201
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 18 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.46% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 3.72% 5.52% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 13
Average daily rate £410 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £547 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £353
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.17 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+29.64% -30.76%
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
484 525 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.78% 8.36% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 324 356
Average daily rate £375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 45 56
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £135.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESXi
London

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi across the City of London region.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi across the City of London region.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 41 (95.35%) VMware
2 30 (69.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (67.44%) Windows
4 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
6 20 (46.51%) VMware ESX
7 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (37.21%) HP
8 16 (37.21%) SAN
9 15 (34.88%) EMC
10 14 (32.56%) Citrix
10 14 (32.56%) Cisco
10 14 (32.56%) Linux
11 13 (30.23%) PowerShell
12 12 (27.91%) ITIL
12 12 (27.91%) DNS
12 12 (27.91%) Finance
13 11 (25.58%) Change Management
13 11 (25.58%) SCCM
13 11 (25.58%) SQL
13 11 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (23.26%) UNIX
14 10 (23.26%) DHCP
14 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (23.26%) Clustering
15 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
15 9 (20.93%) Oracle
15 9 (20.93%) XenServer
16 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) SAN
2 12 (27.91%) DNS
3 10 (23.26%) DHCP
4 5 (11.63%) Firewall
5 4 (9.30%) WAN
5 4 (9.30%) NAS
6 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
6 3 (6.98%) NetScaler
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.98%) LAN
7 2 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.33%) FCoE
8 1 (2.33%) VoIP
8 1 (2.33%) VLAN
8 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database 10g
1 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Architect
3 6 (13.95%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Storage Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Clustering
2 6 (13.95%) CLARiiON
3 3 (6.98%) Symmetrix
4 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.33%) Replication
5 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (67.44%) Windows
2 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (32.56%) Linux
5 11 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (23.26%) UNIX
6 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (13.95%) Solaris
7 6 (13.95%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (11.63%) CentOS
8 5 (11.63%) SUSE
8 5 (11.63%) Fedora
9 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
9 4 (9.30%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (6.98%) VMS
10 3 (6.98%) HPUX
11 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) ITIL
2 11 (25.58%) Change Management
3 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.63%) High Availability
4 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.33%) Logistics
6 1 (2.33%) ITSM
6 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) PowerShell
2 11 (25.58%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
3 5 (11.63%) sed
3 5 (11.63%) Python
3 5 (11.63%) AWK
3 5 (11.63%) Ruby
4 3 (6.98%) VBScript
4 3 (6.98%) VB
4 3 (6.98%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) Java
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.98%) OCP
3 3 (6.98%) OCA
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) CCA
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.33%) MCITP
5 1 (2.33%) VCP5
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
1 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (69.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
3 20 (46.51%) VMware ESX
4 9 (20.93%) XenServer
5 8 (18.60%) Xen
5 8 (18.60%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (13.95%) vCloud
6 6 (13.95%) XenApp
7 5 (11.63%) KVM
8 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (6.98%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
9 3 (6.98%) XenDesktop
9 3 (6.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (2.33%) vSphere
10 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
10 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) SCCM
2 8 (18.60%) SCOM
3 3 (6.98%) WSUS
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Data Guard
4 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.33%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.33%) Ionix
5 1 (2.33%) ARCserve
5 1 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 41 (95.35%) VMware
2 16 (37.21%) HP
3 15 (34.88%) EMC
4 14 (32.56%) Citrix
4 14 (32.56%) Cisco
5 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
5 9 (20.93%) Oracle
6 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.95%) NetApp
8 4 (9.30%) F5
9 3 (6.98%) Infoblox
9 3 (6.98%) Veritas
9 3 (6.98%) Remedy
9 3 (6.98%) Sun
9 3 (6.98%) IBM
9 3 (6.98%) BMC
10 1 (2.33%) McAfee
10 1 (2.33%) Sophos
10 1 (2.33%) Websense
10 1 (2.33%) Clearswift