The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 23 July 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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 370 291 275
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 207 285 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.61% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 4.39% 6.17% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 167 208
Average daily rate
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£341 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £335 £301
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £26.63 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.63% +33.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £23.13 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £35.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +56.06%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4711 4622 4452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.69% 9.95% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2610 2366 2152
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 596 623
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in England

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the England region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in England

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in England

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the England region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in England

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Histogram in England

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
London -37 87 £450 +16.27% 31
South East -35 39 £325 -3.70% 13
North West +19 28 £300 +20.00% 2
South West -22 24 £333 -21.30% 5
East of England -49 10 £285 -12.30% 3
West Midlands -11 7 £261 - 2
East Midlands 0 6 £344 +14.58%
Yorkshire -1 5 £263 -12.50% 3
North East -19 4 £315 +14.54%
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 431 (96.64%) VMware
2 342 (76.68%) Windows
3 250 (56.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 206 (46.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 185 (41.48%) Microsoft
6 176 (39.46%) Active Directory
7 158 (35.43%) Citrix
8 149 (33.41%) SAN
9 148 (33.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 142 (31.84%) Linux
11 116 (26.01%) MS Exchange
12 100 (22.42%) vSphere
13 96 (21.52%) HP
14 88 (19.73%) Oracle
15 86 (19.28%) SQL Server
16 84 (18.83%) SQL
17 79 (17.71%) Cisco
17 79 (17.71%) DNS
17 79 (17.71%) Clustering
18 78 (17.49%) XenApp
19 76 (17.04%) ITIL
20 74 (16.59%) PowerShell
21 73 (16.37%) UNIX
22 71 (15.92%) NetApp
23 69 (15.47%) Finance
23 69 (15.47%) Firewall
24 67 (15.02%) Exchange Server 2010
25 66 (14.80%) Windows Server 2012
26 65 (14.57%) Symantec
27 62 (13.90%) Microsoft Certification

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 116 (26.01%) MS Exchange
2 67 (15.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (12.11%) IIS
4 50 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 48 (10.76%) SharePoint
6 32 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 25 (5.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (4.48%) Apache
9 19 (4.26%) Lync
10 18 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (4.04%) Tomcat
11 16 (3.59%) WebLogic
12 11 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (2.02%) WebSphere
13 9 (2.02%) Oracle Application Server
14 4 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.90%) Documentum
15 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2000
15 3 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 58 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 35 (7.85%) MS Office
3 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.45%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.69%) Office 365
2 9 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.35%) SaaS
5 2 (0.45%) IaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 149 (33.41%) SAN
2 79 (17.71%) DNS
3 69 (15.47%) Firewall
4 57 (12.78%) DHCP
5 44 (9.87%) LAN
6 43 (9.64%) WAN
7 41 (9.19%) TCP/IP
8 28 (6.28%) NAS
9 23 (5.16%) VPN
10 22 (4.93%) iSCSI
11 13 (2.91%) VLAN
11 13 (2.91%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (2.24%) SMTP
12 10 (2.24%) VoIP
13 9 (2.02%) DMZ
14 8 (1.79%) NetScaler
15 6 (1.35%) SSL
15 6 (1.35%) MPLS
15 6 (1.35%) OSPF
16 5 (1.12%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (5.16%) Oracle Database
4 18 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (1.79%) MySQL
8 7 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.57%) Oracle Exadata
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.12%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.90%) Big Data
11 4 (0.90%) QlikView
11 4 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (2.02%) ClearCase
2 8 (1.79%) Hudson
2 8 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.35%) Subversion
5 5 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.90%) JIRA
6 4 (0.90%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.67%) Maven
7 3 (0.67%) Ant
7 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.45%) Toad
9 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.22%) JUnit
9 1 (0.22%) JMeter
9 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 69 (15.47%) Finance
2 33 (7.40%) Banking
3 22 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.57%) Front Office
6 5 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.12%) Marketing
7 4 (0.90%) Legal
7 4 (0.90%) Advertising
8 3 (0.67%) Military
8 3 (0.67%) Retail
9 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (13.45%) Analyst
2 49 (10.99%) Architect
2 49 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (9.87%) Administrator
4 38 (8.52%) Consultant
5 32 (7.17%) Support Engineer
6 29 (6.50%) Infrastructure Architect
7 26 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (4.04%) VMware Engineer
11 17 (3.81%) Wintel Engineer
12 16 (3.59%) Citrix Engineer
13 15 (3.36%) Support Analyst
14 14 (3.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 13 (2.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 11 (2.47%) Wintel Support
16 11 (2.47%) Technical Architect
17 10 (2.24%) Server Engineer
17 10 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.54%) Middleware
2 11 (2.47%) Web Services
3 10 (2.24%) .NET
3 10 (2.24%) Oracle Fusion
4 9 (2.02%) J2EE
5 6 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (1.35%) Application Packaging
6 5 (1.12%) Ajax
6 5 (1.12%) HTML
6 5 (1.12%) CSS
6 5 (1.12%) jQuery
7 3 (0.67%) LAMP
8 1 (0.22%) Xerces
8 1 (0.22%) Xalan
8 1 (0.22%) XMPP
8 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.22%) SOAP
8 1 (0.22%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.71%) Clustering
2 38 (8.52%) Replication
3 26 (5.83%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.79%) AS400
6 8 (1.79%) CLARiiON
6 8 (1.79%) Open Source
6 8 (1.79%) EqualLogic
7 7 (1.57%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.57%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.35%) Firmware
8 6 (1.35%) PKI
9 5 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.12%) FlexPod
10 4 (0.90%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.90%) Wiki
10 4 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.67%) Symmetrix
11 3 (0.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 342 (76.68%) Windows
2 206 (46.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 148 (33.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 142 (31.84%) Linux
5 73 (16.37%) UNIX
6 66 (14.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (13.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (9.42%) Solaris
9 38 (8.52%) Windows 7
10 31 (6.95%) AIX
11 21 (4.71%) Windows 2000
11 21 (4.71%) Windows 8
12 19 (4.26%) Windows XP
13 18 (4.04%) Oracle Linux
14 14 (3.14%) HPUX
14 14 (3.14%) Windows 2000 Server
15 13 (2.91%) SUSE
16 11 (2.47%) SELinux
17 8 (1.79%) CentOS
18 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (17.04%) ITIL
2 58 (13.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 41 (9.19%) Migration
4 33 (7.40%) Configuration Management
5 31 (6.95%) Service Delivery
6 27 (6.05%) Change Control
6 27 (6.05%) Capacity Management
7 26 (5.83%) Capacity Planning
8 22 (4.93%) DevOps
9 21 (4.71%) Change Management
10 16 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
10 16 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (2.91%) Project Management
14 12 (2.69%) Service Management
14 12 (2.69%) Release Management
15 11 (2.47%) Unit Testing
16 10 (2.24%) High Availability
16 10 (2.24%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 84 (18.83%) SQL
2 74 (16.59%) PowerShell
3 28 (6.28%) VB
4 23 (5.16%) Perl
5 22 (4.93%) Java
6 18 (4.04%) VBScript
6 18 (4.04%) Ruby
7 16 (3.59%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.91%) Python
9 12 (2.69%) C
10 11 (2.47%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.35%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.12%) C#
12 5 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.12%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.67%) PHP
13 3 (0.67%) sed
13 3 (0.67%) AWK
14 2 (0.45%) Korn
14 2 (0.45%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 62 (13.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (13.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 59 (13.23%) Security Cleared
3 50 (11.21%) MCSE
4 37 (8.30%) SC Cleared
5 30 (6.73%) Degree
6 23 (5.16%) DV Cleared
7 18 (4.04%) MCITP
7 18 (4.04%) VCP5
8 13 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.02%) VCAP
9 9 (2.02%) CCNA
10 8 (1.79%) OCP
10 8 (1.79%) MCP
10 8 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (1.57%) RHCE
11 7 (1.57%) MCSA
12 5 (1.12%) OCA
12 5 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.85%) SLA
2 4 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.67%) QA
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 250 (56.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 176 (39.46%) Active Directory
3 100 (22.42%) vSphere
4 78 (17.49%) XenApp
5 50 (11.21%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (8.97%) Hyper-V
7 33 (7.40%) XenDesktop
8 26 (5.83%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (4.71%) vCloud
10 20 (4.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 17 (3.81%) XenServer
12 16 (3.59%) NFS
13 12 (2.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 11 (2.47%) ISA Server
15 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (1.79%) KVM
17 7 (1.57%) UAG
17 7 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 7 (1.57%) Xen
18 6 (1.35%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 34 (7.62%) Backup Exec
1 34 (7.62%) SCCM
2 26 (5.83%) NetBackup
3 23 (5.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 22 (4.93%) BladeLogic
5 21 (4.71%) SCOM
6 19 (4.26%) Tivoli
7 16 (3.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 15 (3.36%) Puppet
9 14 (3.14%) HP SIM
10 12 (2.69%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (2.47%) MAILsweeper
12 9 (2.02%) Nagios
12 9 (2.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (1.79%) WMI
13 8 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (1.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 7 (1.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 7 (1.57%) AppDNA
15 6 (1.35%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 431 (96.64%) VMware
2 185 (41.48%) Microsoft
3 158 (35.43%) Citrix
4 96 (21.52%) HP
5 88 (19.73%) Oracle
6 79 (17.71%) Cisco
7 71 (15.92%) NetApp
8 65 (14.57%) Symantec
9 55 (12.33%) Red Hat
10 42 (9.42%) IBM
10 42 (9.42%) EMC
11 19 (4.26%) Dell
12 18 (4.04%) Juniper
13 15 (3.36%) BMC
13 15 (3.36%) Veritas
14 14 (3.14%) SAP
14 14 (3.14%) Sophos
14 14 (3.14%) Open Text
15 12 (2.69%) McAfee
15 12 (2.69%) Sun
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