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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 25 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.13% 7.84% 13.18%
As % of the System Software category 16.67% 32.00% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £445 £443
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-45.94% +22.22%
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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
18 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 12.77% 24.51% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 11
Average daily rate £375 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) BladeLogic
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) BMC
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) SUSE
2 4 (80.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) AIX
3 3 (60.00%) AS400
3 3 (60.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Data Quality

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (80.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Account Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) AS400
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) SUSE
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (80.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) BMC
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
3 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco