The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 20 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 0.98% 3.70% 1.22%
As % of the System Software category 5.00% 21.43% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£400 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £334 £349
% change year-on-year
+6.36% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -54.54%
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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 Croydon region.

System Software Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
20 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 19.61% 17.28% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 11
Average daily rate £450 £450 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £340 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the Croydon region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) BladeLogic
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Account Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) SUSE
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle