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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 112 107 95
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 11 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 0.72% 1.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.79% 5.52% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 17
Average daily rate £363 £278 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.63% -34.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £351
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.03 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
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
290 326 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.37% 12.98% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 149 155
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 81 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 4 £463 -
Essex -8 3 £270 +50.00% 1
Hertfordshire -1 2 £363 -3.33% 1
Suffolk - 2 - -
VMware ESX
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
3 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (44.44%) vSphere
6 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
6 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
7 10 (37.04%) Linux
8 9 (33.33%) Unix
9 7 (25.93%) HP
9 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
9 7 (25.93%) Citrix
9 7 (25.93%) XenApp
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (22.22%) ITIL
10 6 (22.22%) Cisco
11 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
11 5 (18.52%) DHCP
11 5 (18.52%) DNS
11 5 (18.52%) MCSE
11 5 (18.52%) SQL
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (14.81%) VCP5
12 4 (14.81%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.11%) IBM Domino
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DHCP
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) LDAP
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) IntruShield
4 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) DB2
General
1 4 (14.81%) Automotive
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
1 6 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Support
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Server Migration Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (37.04%) Linux
6 9 (33.33%) Unix
7 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (7.41%) AIX
8 2 (7.41%) HPUX
9 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
1 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) High Availability
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Server Building
4 2 (7.41%) Time Management
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.70%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Presales
5 1 (3.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) MCSE
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (14.81%) VCP5
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) MCITP
3 2 (7.41%) MCP
3 2 (7.41%) MCSA
3 2 (7.41%) MCTS
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) VCAP
3 2 (7.41%) VCP4
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (44.44%) vSphere
3 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
4 7 (25.93%) XenApp
5 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.41%) VMware Server
6 2 (7.41%) XenServer
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.70%) Bacula
2 1 (3.70%) EnCase
2 1 (3.70%) QRadar
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) Citrix
3 7 (25.93%) HP
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco
5 4 (14.81%) Intel
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle
7 1 (3.70%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.70%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.70%) NetIQ
7 1 (3.70%) Rapid7
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) Sourcefire
7 1 (3.70%) Splunk
7 1 (3.70%) Tripwire