The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 85 91 81
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 10 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.64% 0.67% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 5.35% 5.56% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £233 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.04% -5.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +51.51%
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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 East Midlands region.

System Software Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
187 198 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.91% 12.14% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 93 55
Average daily rate £338 £266 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £70 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 21
Average hourly rate £16.75 £14.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.29 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £21.73 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the East Midlands region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +11 2 £369 +5.35%
Leicestershire +4 1 - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
3 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 9 (56.25%) Windows XP
6 7 (43.75%) HP
7 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
7 6 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
7 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (37.50%) UNIX
7 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
8 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
8 5 (31.25%) Degree
9 4 (25.00%) Citrix
10 3 (18.75%) ITIL
10 3 (18.75%) XenApp
10 3 (18.75%) XenServer
10 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
10 3 (18.75%) vSphere
11 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
11 2 (12.50%) SCCM
11 2 (12.50%) SAN
12 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
12 1 (6.25%) Management Information System

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
General
1 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Technical Leader
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix Support
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (56.25%) Windows XP
4 6 (37.50%) UNIX
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
1 6 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
1 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) XenApp
3 3 (18.75%) XenServer
3 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
3 3 (18.75%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) vCloud
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) HP
4 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) IBM