The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Croydon 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 8 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 17 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 16.04% - 2.52%
As % of the System Software category 37.78% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 2
Average daily rate £438 - £478
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 - £476
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.08% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +2.27%
System Software Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
45 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 42.45% 20.00% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 10
Average daily rate £438 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESX
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) SAN
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (90.48%) Windows
3 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (57.14%) Telecoms
5 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (47.62%) vSphere
6 10 (47.62%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (47.62%) BladeLogic
6 10 (47.62%) SUSE
6 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
6 10 (47.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (47.62%) Linux
7 9 (42.86%) IIS
7 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 9 (42.86%) Citrix
8 7 (33.33%) XenApp
8 7 (33.33%) EMC
8 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (33.33%) UNIX
9 6 (28.57%) AppSense
9 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
10 5 (23.81%) NetScaler
10 5 (23.81%) Wyse
10 5 (23.81%) Release Management
10 5 (23.81%) Clustering
10 5 (23.81%) Middleware

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (42.86%) IIS
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) SAN
2 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (23.81%) NetScaler
4 4 (19.05%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) WAN
4 4 (19.05%) OSPF
4 4 (19.05%) DMZ
4 4 (19.05%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (19.05%) Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Support
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Network Support
6 2 (9.52%) Hardware Technician
7 1 (4.76%) Wintel Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Wintel Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Network Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) Firmware
2 4 (19.05%) Replication
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) AS400
3 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 2 (9.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (47.62%) SUSE
4 10 (47.62%) Linux
5 7 (33.33%) UNIX
6 5 (23.81%) Windows 2000
7 3 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Root Cause Analysis
1 10 (47.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (23.81%) Release Management
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
3 4 (19.05%) Data Virtualisation
4 3 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (9.52%) Information Management
6 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (19.05%) CCNP
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) MCSA
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
2 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (47.62%) vSphere
4 7 (33.33%) XenApp
5 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 4 (19.05%) SRDF
6 4 (19.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
6 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Citrix
4 7 (33.33%) EMC
5 6 (28.57%) AppSense
6 5 (23.81%) Wyse
6 5 (23.81%) Intel
6 5 (23.81%) BMC
6 5 (23.81%) Hitachi
7 4 (19.05%) NetApp
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco
7 4 (19.05%) IBM
7 4 (19.05%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) Symantec
7 4 (19.05%) Avaya
7 4 (19.05%) Brocade
8 1 (4.76%) Dell