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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 130 114 132
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.44% 0.18% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 4.06% 1.27% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate £350 £194 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.64% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £179 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £209 £224
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.17 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+29.64% -30.76%
System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
345 315 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.94% 13.99% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 136 127
Average daily rate £300 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £119 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 59 59
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk - 7 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £288 - 1
Cambridgeshire -10 2 £369 -
Essex -25 2 £425 +119.35% 1
Norfolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
VMware ESXi
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) VMware
3 11 (45.83%) SAN
4 10 (41.67%) Firewall
5 9 (37.50%) vSphere
6 8 (33.33%) Web Services
6 8 (33.33%) DNS
7 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
7 7 (29.17%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (25.00%) Puppet
8 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (25.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.83%) SQL
9 5 (20.83%) VPN
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
9 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (20.83%) VMware ESX
10 4 (16.67%) Ruby
10 4 (16.67%) XenApp
10 4 (16.67%) Citrix
11 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
11 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (12.50%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.33%) MS Project Server
3 2 (8.33%) Documentum
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (8.33%) MS Project
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) SAN
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 8 (33.33%) DNS
4 5 (20.83%) VPN
5 3 (12.50%) DHCP
5 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (8.33%) NAS
6 2 (8.33%) IPv4
6 2 (8.33%) IPv6
6 2 (8.33%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Support
4 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) JTAPI
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) REST
2 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Replication
1 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
1 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (8.33%) Debian
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) VMS
6 2 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) BDD
2 2 (8.33%) Scrum
2 2 (8.33%) TDD
2 2 (8.33%) Data Management
2 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (8.33%) Refactoring
2 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (8.33%) ETL
2 2 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (8.33%) OO
2 2 (8.33%) Change Management
2 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) Ruby
3 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCA
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) vSphere
2 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
3 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (20.83%) VMware ESX
5 4 (16.67%) XenApp
6 3 (12.50%) KVM
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (25.00%) Puppet
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) EMC
4 3 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (8.33%) Splunk
5 2 (8.33%) Verint
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) CommVault
5 2 (8.33%) NetApp
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) Vyatta