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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 130 87 115
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +28
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 11 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.39% 1.53% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 2.96% 11.14% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 8
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£175 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £24.42 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-39.11% -12.01%
VMware ESX
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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 of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
372 332 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.10% 13.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 153 155
Average daily rate £289 £291 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% -10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 75 79
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £38.85 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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
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 19 December 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
Essex -19 7 £175 -58.82% 1
Hertfordshire -13 4 - -
Norfolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 4
Cambridgeshire - - - -
VMware ESX
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
1 16 (88.89%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) Citrix
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
4 7 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (33.33%) DHCP
5 6 (33.33%) DNS
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) SAN
6 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
6 5 (27.78%) Veritas
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (27.78%) IIS
6 5 (27.78%) Firewall
6 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
6 5 (27.78%) Symantec
6 5 (27.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (27.78%) Sophos
6 5 (27.78%) Blackberry
6 5 (27.78%) Clustering
6 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
6 5 (27.78%) Backup Exec
6 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
1 5 (27.78%) IIS
1 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) DHCP
1 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) SAN
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2000
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) MS Access
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Support Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.56%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Blackberry
1 5 (27.78%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) AS400
2 2 (11.11%) iSeries
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) UNIX
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Solaris
5 2 (11.11%) AIX
6 1 (5.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Information Security
2 2 (11.11%) Cyber Security
2 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 2 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) vSphere
3 5 (27.78%) vCloud
4 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (11.11%) XenServer
6 1 (5.56%) XenApp
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
1 5 (27.78%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) Citrix
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) HP
4 5 (27.78%) Veritas
4 5 (27.78%) Symantec
4 5 (27.78%) Sophos
4 5 (27.78%) Acronis
5 4 (22.22%) Dell
6 3 (16.67%) NetApp
7 2 (11.11%) IBM
7 2 (11.11%) BMC
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 1 (5.56%) Veeam