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 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 15 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.41% - 5.36%
As % of the System Software category 18.18% - 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£373 - £453
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 - £447
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £337 £308
% change year-on-year
-9.49% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +56.06%
System Software Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
11 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 13.25% 12.22% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 13
Average daily rate £345 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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 22 July 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 19 (100.00%) SAN
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
3 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
4 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (63.16%) BladeLogic
5 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (57.89%) IIS
7 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
7 9 (47.37%) EMC
7 9 (47.37%) UNIX
8 8 (42.11%) Red Hat
8 8 (42.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
8 8 (42.11%) SUSE
8 8 (42.11%) Linux
8 8 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (42.11%) vSphere
8 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (36.84%) BMC
10 6 (31.58%) HP
11 5 (26.32%) SLA
11 5 (26.32%) Hitachi
11 5 (26.32%) Citrix
11 5 (26.32%) Windows 2000
11 5 (26.32%) AIX
11 5 (26.32%) Clustering
11 5 (26.32%) AS400

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (57.89%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) SAN
2 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) OSPF
3 4 (21.05%) DMZ
3 4 (21.05%) VLAN
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Hardware Technician
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Support
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
1 5 (26.32%) AS400
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) Firmware
2 4 (21.05%) Replication
3 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
4 2 (10.53%) Taxonomies
5 1 (5.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (47.37%) UNIX
5 8 (42.11%) SUSE
5 8 (42.11%) Linux
5 8 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (26.32%) Windows 2000
6 5 (26.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Release Management
3 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
3 4 (21.05%) Data Virtualisation
3 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) Information Management
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (21.05%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) MCSM
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
2 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (42.11%) vSphere
4 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (21.05%) SRDF
4 4 (21.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (15.79%) XenApp
6 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) EMC
3 8 (42.11%) Red Hat
4 7 (36.84%) BMC
5 6 (31.58%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Hitachi
6 5 (26.32%) Citrix
7 4 (21.05%) Symantec
7 4 (21.05%) Avaya
7 4 (21.05%) Brocade
7 4 (21.05%) NetApp
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco
7 4 (21.05%) IBM
8 3 (15.79%) Dell
9 2 (10.53%) AppSense
9 2 (10.53%) Oracle
10 1 (5.26%) Intel
10 1 (5.26%) Wyse