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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 113 141 89
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -52
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 29 6 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.93% 0.19% 1.41%
As % of the System Software category 7.36% 1.71% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +41.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £400 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £25.63
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.92%
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
394 350 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.62% 11.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 179 125
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 85 77
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.93 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Essex - 18 £375 -
Hertfordshire +9 6 £310 -22.50% 6
Bedfordshire - 3 £338 - 1
Suffolk +7 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £150 - 1
VMware ESX
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 50 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (84.00%) Windows
3 26 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (48.00%) Citrix
5 22 (44.00%) Active Directory
6 19 (38.00%) Linux
7 17 (34.00%) Finance
7 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (30.00%) UNIX
8 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (28.00%) HP
10 12 (24.00%) WAN
10 12 (24.00%) Cisco
10 12 (24.00%) Cyber Security
11 11 (22.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (22.00%) LAN
11 11 (22.00%) Migration
12 10 (20.00%) DNS
12 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 10 (20.00%) XenApp
13 9 (18.00%) vSphere
13 9 (18.00%) Degree
13 9 (18.00%) EMC
13 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (18.00%) SAN
13 9 (18.00%) IIS
14 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
14 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
14 8 (16.00%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (18.00%) IIS
2 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.00%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (4.00%) Apache
5 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.00%) NetWeaver
6 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Business One
2 1 (2.00%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) WAN
2 11 (22.00%) LAN
3 10 (20.00%) DNS
4 9 (18.00%) SAN
5 7 (14.00%) DHCP
5 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (10.00%) LDAP
7 4 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (6.00%) NAS
8 3 (6.00%) Internet
8 3 (6.00%) Firewall
8 3 (6.00%) SSH
9 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.00%) ADSL
10 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.00%) Sybase IQ
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (34.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Legal
3 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Marketing
5 2 (4.00%) Automotive
5 2 (4.00%) Electronics
6 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Security Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 10 (20.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (8.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Wintel Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Network Team Leader
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Database Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) Middleware
3 2 (4.00%) .NET
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Clustering
2 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.00%) NHS
5 2 (4.00%) DTV
5 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.00%) PKI
5 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.00%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.00%) HACMP
6 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.00%) Life Science
6 1 (2.00%) iPhone
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 42 (84.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.00%) Linux
3 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (30.00%) UNIX
4 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.00%) Solaris
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.00%) AIX
7 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Cyber Security
2 11 (22.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 11 (22.00%) Migration
3 8 (16.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 8 (16.00%) Digital Forensics
4 6 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (6.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (6.00%) High Availability
6 2 (4.00%) Change Control
6 2 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.00%) Change Management
7 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) Perl
1 3 (6.00%) Python
1 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (6.00%) Bourne shell
1 3 (6.00%) C-shell
2 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (18.00%) Degree
2 8 (16.00%) MCSE
3 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) CCNA
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CCDA
5 1 (2.00%) CCIE
5 1 (2.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (44.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (20.00%) XenApp
4 9 (18.00%) vSphere
5 7 (14.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.00%) vCloud
7 2 (4.00%) XenServer
7 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (4.00%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) SCOM
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (4.00%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (48.00%) Citrix
3 14 (28.00%) HP
4 12 (24.00%) Cisco
5 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (18.00%) EMC
7 6 (12.00%) Dell
7 6 (12.00%) Oracle
8 5 (10.00%) Red Hat
9 4 (8.00%) Symantec
9 4 (8.00%) SAP
9 4 (8.00%) Sun
10 3 (6.00%) IBM
10 3 (6.00%) NetApp
11 2 (4.00%) F5
11 2 (4.00%) BMC
12 1 (2.00%) CommVault
12 1 (2.00%) Sophos
12 1 (2.00%) Metastorm
12 1 (2.00%) Sybase
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