The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 107 123 95
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -28
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 24 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.87% 0.46% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 6.19% 4.02% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 7
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.57% -7.77%
VMware ESX
England

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 of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
388 348 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.05% 11.55% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 174 128
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 40 52
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £12.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.00 £25.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.34%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the East of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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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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
Hertfordshire - 13 £375 - 2
Essex +5 5 £420 -1.17% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £423 +25.18%
Bedfordshire -1 1 £190 - 3
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 39 (92.86%) VMware
2 34 (80.95%) Windows
3 25 (59.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (45.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (45.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (42.86%) Citrix
5 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (40.48%) HP
7 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 12 (28.57%) UNIX
7 12 (28.57%) Linux
7 12 (28.57%) Hyper-V
8 11 (26.19%) Finance
8 11 (26.19%) Dell
9 10 (23.81%) Oracle
9 10 (23.81%) Migration
10 9 (21.43%) LAN
10 9 (21.43%) WAN
10 9 (21.43%) EMC
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.43%) SAN
11 8 (19.05%) NetApp
11 8 (19.05%) MCSE
11 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (16.67%) XenApp
12 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 7 (16.67%) DNS
12 7 (16.67%) Cisco
13 6 (14.29%) IBM
13 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (14.29%) IIS
1 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) MS Office
3 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Business One
1 1 (2.38%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) LAN
1 9 (21.43%) WAN
1 9 (21.43%) SAN
2 7 (16.67%) DNS
3 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (11.90%) LDAP
5 4 (9.52%) DHCP
6 3 (7.14%) Internet
6 3 (7.14%) SSH
7 2 (4.76%) Network Security
7 2 (4.76%) Firewall
7 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.38%) ADSL
8 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) MS Access
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Architect
1 9 (21.43%) Data Centre Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Applications Specialist
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Database Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Capacity Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) Flash
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Clustering
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) AS400
3 3 (7.14%) Replication
3 3 (7.14%) iSeries
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.38%) Life Science
5 1 (2.38%) iPhone
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 34 (80.95%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (45.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (28.57%) Linux
4 12 (28.57%) UNIX
5 6 (14.29%) Solaris
5 6 (14.29%) AIX
6 2 (4.76%) HPUX
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Migration
2 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.90%) High Availability
4 4 (9.52%) Change Control
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) Information Security
5 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.14%) Cyber Security
5 3 (7.14%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.76%) Release Management
6 2 (4.76%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.76%) ERP
6 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.38%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Perl
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Python
2 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 3 (7.14%) Bourne shell
2 3 (7.14%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) MCSE
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (59.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (16.67%) XenApp
4 6 (14.29%) vSphere
5 3 (7.14%) PowerHA
5 3 (7.14%) XenServer
5 3 (7.14%) SRDF
6 2 (4.76%) vCloud
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 3 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.76%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (92.86%) VMware
2 18 (42.86%) Citrix
3 17 (40.48%) HP
4 11 (26.19%) Dell
5 10 (23.81%) Oracle
6 9 (21.43%) EMC
6 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 8 (19.05%) NetApp
8 7 (16.67%) Cisco
9 6 (14.29%) IBM
10 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
10 5 (11.90%) BMC
11 4 (9.52%) Sun
12 1 (2.38%) CommVault
12 1 (2.38%) Symantec
12 1 (2.38%) Metastorm
12 1 (2.38%) SAP
12 1 (2.38%) Intel
12 1 (2.38%) Mitel
12 1 (2.38%) RightFax