The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 East of England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 129 86 118
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +32
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 8 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 1.47% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 2.07% 10.39% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 14
Average daily rate
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£285 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £426 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
- +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +56.06%
System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
387 337 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.65% 14.17% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 112 180
Average daily rate £273 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.15% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £155 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 76 77
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
VMware ESX
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
Bedfordshire -32 3 £170 -38.18% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 2 - -
Hertfordshire -11 2 £400 +23.07% 2
Essex - - - -
VMware ESX
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) vSphere
3 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 10 (43.48%) Oracle
4 9 (39.13%) Windows
5 8 (34.78%) NetApp
6 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 7 (30.43%) Citrix
6 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (30.43%) Capacity Management
6 7 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (26.09%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (26.09%) DHCP
7 6 (26.09%) DNS
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) IBM
8 5 (21.74%) Tivoli
8 5 (21.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (21.74%) Apache
8 5 (21.74%) EMC
8 5 (21.74%) AIX
8 5 (21.74%) Solaris
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
1 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (21.74%) Apache
4 2 (8.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DHCP
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) DMZ
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Capacity Management Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Capacity Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Technician
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) e-Health
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) AIX
3 5 (21.74%) Solaris
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) CentOS
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.35%) HPUX
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Capacity Management
2 6 (26.09%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (17.39%) ERP
5 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control
7 1 (4.35%) E-business
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (17.39%) VCP5
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.04%) OCP
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (13.04%) RHCE
3 3 (13.04%) MCSE
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) MCP
4 2 (8.70%) MCSA
4 2 (8.70%) CCA
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) vSphere
2 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.70%) XenApp
6 2 (8.70%) XenServer
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (8.70%) VMFS
6 2 (8.70%) vCloud
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Tivoli
1 5 (21.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (17.39%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 3 (13.04%) SCOM
4 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) NetApp
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) Citrix
5 5 (21.74%) IBM
5 5 (21.74%) EMC
6 4 (17.39%) SAP
6 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco
7 3 (13.04%) Intel
8 2 (8.70%) HP
9 1 (4.35%) CA
9 1 (4.35%) Veritas
9 1 (4.35%) Symantec
9 1 (4.35%) Sophos
9 1 (4.35%) Dell
9 1 (4.35%) Acronis