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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 144 103 114
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 6 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.19% 1.02% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 1.74% 7.34% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +1.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £24.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.23% +47.72%
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
345 327 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.15% 13.84% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 117 202
Average daily rate £305 £290 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £155 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 73 58
Average hourly rate £21.75 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 12 September 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
Hertfordshire -25 5 £400 +23.07% 3
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
VMware ESX
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) vSphere
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (47.37%) DHCP
5 9 (47.37%) DNS
6 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
6 8 (42.11%) Citrix
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (36.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (26.32%) NetBackup
9 5 (26.32%) IIS
9 5 (26.32%) ITIL
9 5 (26.32%) SQL
9 5 (26.32%) Apache
9 5 (26.32%) Linux
9 5 (26.32%) Oracle
9 5 (26.32%) EMC
9 5 (26.32%) vCloud
9 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
10 4 (21.05%) VCP5
10 4 (21.05%) Acronis

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
1 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (26.32%) IIS
3 5 (26.32%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) DHCP
1 9 (47.37%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) SAN
4 2 (10.53%) DMZ
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) e-Health
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) CentOS
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (21.05%) ERP
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) VCP5
3 3 (15.79%) MCSE
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.79%) OCP
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (15.79%) RHCE
4 2 (10.53%) MCSA
4 2 (10.53%) CCA
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) vSphere
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (26.32%) vCloud
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (10.53%) XenApp
7 2 (10.53%) XenServer
7 2 (10.53%) VMFS
8 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) NetBackup
2 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
2 4 (21.05%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (15.79%) SCCM
3 3 (15.79%) SCOM
4 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) EMC
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 4 (21.05%) SAP
5 4 (21.05%) Acronis
5 4 (21.05%) Veritas
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 4 (21.05%) Symantec
5 4 (21.05%) Sophos
6 3 (15.79%) NetApp
6 3 (15.79%) Intel
7 2 (10.53%) HP
8 1 (5.26%) Dell
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco
8 1 (5.26%) CA