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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 181 202 214
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +12
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 14 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.23% 0.090%
As % of the System Software category 2.70% 2.69% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 3
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£245 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +100.00%
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
519 595 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.06% 8.37% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 377 339
Average daily rate £338 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 48 56
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.97 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £50.80 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 30 (96.77%) VMware
2 24 (77.42%) Windows
3 20 (64.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (61.29%) Citrix
5 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
6 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
8 15 (48.39%) SAN
9 13 (41.94%) XenApp
10 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (35.48%) EMC
12 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (32.26%) Cisco
12 10 (32.26%) IBM
13 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
13 9 (29.03%) SQL
13 9 (29.03%) VMware ESX
14 8 (25.81%) Clustering
14 8 (25.81%) Firewall
14 8 (25.81%) Finance
14 8 (25.81%) Linux
14 8 (25.81%) DNS
15 7 (22.58%) HP
15 7 (22.58%) XenServer
15 7 (22.58%) Xen
15 7 (22.58%) SCCM
16 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
16 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
16 6 (19.35%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
3 5 (16.13%) Lync
4 4 (12.90%) IIS
5 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) SAN
2 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 8 (25.81%) DNS
3 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.13%) WAN
4 5 (16.13%) DHCP
5 4 (12.90%) Unified Communications
5 4 (12.90%) NetScaler
5 4 (12.90%) Network Security
5 4 (12.90%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) NAS
6 2 (6.45%) Extranet
7 1 (3.23%) VoIP
7 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.23%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.90%) Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Storage Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Clustering
2 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.68%) CLARiiON
4 2 (6.45%) Symmetrix
5 1 (3.23%) Firmware
5 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.23%) PKI
5 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (25.81%) Linux
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (12.90%) UNIX
7 3 (9.68%) CentOS
7 3 (9.68%) Fedora
7 3 (9.68%) SUSE
7 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.45%) Solaris
9 1 (3.23%) HPUX
9 1 (3.23%) VMS
9 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) ITIL
1 5 (16.13%) DevOps
2 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.45%) ITSM
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) Ruby
2 3 (9.68%) AWK
2 3 (9.68%) sed
2 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) MCP
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCA
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.23%) OCP
4 1 (3.23%) OCA
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Sun Certification
4 1 (3.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (64.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
3 13 (41.94%) XenApp
4 9 (29.03%) VMware ESX
5 7 (22.58%) XenServer
5 7 (22.58%) Xen
6 4 (12.90%) UAG
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (12.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
6 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (9.68%) KVM
7 3 (9.68%) vCloud
8 2 (6.45%) vSphere
8 2 (6.45%) ISA Server
9 1 (3.23%) NFS
9 1 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 5 (16.13%) SCOM
2 5 (16.13%) Backup Exec
3 4 (12.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 3 (9.68%) WSUS
5 1 (3.23%) ARCserve
5 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.23%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) VMware
2 19 (61.29%) Citrix
3 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
4 11 (35.48%) EMC
5 10 (32.26%) Cisco
5 10 (32.26%) IBM
6 7 (22.58%) HP
7 6 (19.35%) Symantec
8 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
9 4 (12.90%) Oracle
10 3 (9.68%) NetApp
11 2 (6.45%) Becrypt
11 2 (6.45%) MobileIron
11 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
12 1 (3.23%) McAfee
12 1 (3.23%) Clearswift
12 1 (3.23%) Veritas
12 1 (3.23%) Juniper
12 1 (3.23%) Sun
12 1 (3.23%) Veeam
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