The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi 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 ESXi
Rank 133 116 135
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.21% 0.099%
As % of the System Software category 1.03% 1.48% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£413 £188 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +100.00%
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 ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi across the East of England region.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi across the East of England region.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi 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
Suffolk -14 3 £400 +77.77%
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 10 (62.50%) Web Services
1 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
1 10 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (56.25%) Puppet
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) SAN
4 7 (43.75%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
5 6 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (37.50%) KVM
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 6 (37.50%) VPN
5 6 (37.50%) DNS
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) UNIX
5 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) XML
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) JSON
6 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
6 5 (31.25%) Replication
6 5 (31.25%) DevOps
7 4 (25.00%) Ruby
7 4 (25.00%) Sun Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (25.00%) Java
8 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) SAN
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (37.50%) VPN
3 6 (37.50%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) IPv4
4 1 (6.25%) IPv6
4 1 (6.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Web Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (31.25%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
3 4 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Sun Certification
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (12.50%) CCA
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
2 6 (37.50%) KVM
3 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) XenServer
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (6.25%) VMFS
5 1 (6.25%) vCloud
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (56.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Vyatta
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp