The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 357 368 336
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -32
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 257 226 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 4.85% 4.56% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 142 141
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.64 £19.00 £24.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.21 £29.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £25.63
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.92%
VMware ESX
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5300 4952 4775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.97% 9.84% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3050 2781 2499
Average daily rate £363 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 596 574
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £33.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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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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
South East +23 92 £350 +7.69% 10
London -8 88 £425 +3.03% 27
East of England +27 30 £338 -15.62% 6
North West -28 18 £303 +0.83% 4
South West -23 9 £225 -30.76% 5
Yorkshire -28 7 £425 +40.49% 12
West Midlands -4 6 £400 +58.41% 4
East Midlands -9 2 £305 -17.28% 1
Midlands +3 1 - -
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 502 (100.00%) VMware
2 375 (74.70%) Windows
3 277 (55.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 242 (48.21%) Active Directory
5 218 (43.43%) Microsoft
6 202 (40.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (34.66%) Citrix
8 154 (30.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 136 (27.09%) SAN
10 132 (26.29%) vSphere
11 127 (25.30%) Linux
12 119 (23.71%) Cisco
13 117 (23.31%) DNS
14 114 (22.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 107 (21.31%) HP
16 105 (20.92%) MS Exchange
17 100 (19.92%) Finance
18 88 (17.53%) ITIL
19 86 (17.13%) PowerShell
20 84 (16.73%) UNIX
21 82 (16.33%) SQL
21 82 (16.33%) XenApp
22 81 (16.14%) IIS
22 81 (16.14%) Migration
22 81 (16.14%) Firewall
23 77 (15.34%) Data Centre
24 76 (15.14%) Red Hat
25 74 (14.74%) SQL Server
26 67 (13.35%) DHCP
27 59 (11.75%) TCP/IP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 105 (20.92%) MS Exchange
2 81 (16.14%) IIS
3 52 (10.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (6.77%) SharePoint
5 30 (5.98%) Apache
6 26 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (4.58%) Lync
10 19 (3.78%) Tomcat
11 14 (2.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.59%) Node.js
14 7 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.80%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.80%) nginx
16 3 (0.60%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
17 2 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 58 (11.55%) MS Excel
2 45 (8.96%) MS Office
3 8 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.20%) MS Project
5 2 (0.40%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.20%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.19%) Office 365
3 15 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.20%) IaaS
5 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 136 (27.09%) SAN
2 117 (23.31%) DNS
3 81 (16.14%) Firewall
4 67 (13.35%) DHCP
5 59 (11.75%) TCP/IP
6 57 (11.35%) WAN
6 57 (11.35%) LAN
7 44 (8.76%) NAS
8 25 (4.98%) Internet
9 23 (4.58%) iSCSI
10 21 (4.18%) VPN
11 14 (2.79%) NetScaler
12 13 (2.59%) IPv4
12 13 (2.59%) IPv6
13 12 (2.39%) LDAP
14 11 (2.19%) HTTP
15 10 (1.99%) Wireless
15 10 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (1.99%) VLAN
16 9 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (3.19%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.59%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.79%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (1.79%) MySQL
8 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.40%) Sybase IQ
11 2 (0.40%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (3.59%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.99%) Hudson
3 7 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.39%) JIRA
4 6 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.80%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.60%) FishEye
7 2 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.40%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.40%) MSI
7 2 (0.40%) Subversion
8 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.20%) PVCS
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 100 (19.92%) Finance
2 33 (6.57%) Banking
3 17 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.99%) Back Office
5 9 (1.79%) Legal
6 8 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.00%) Advertising
9 4 (0.80%) Law
10 3 (0.60%) Automotive
10 3 (0.60%) Retail
10 3 (0.60%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.40%) Marketing
11 2 (0.40%) Billing
11 2 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (11.16%) Analyst
3 54 (10.76%) Architect
4 41 (8.17%) Administrator
5 37 (7.37%) Support Engineer
5 37 (7.37%) Consultant
6 31 (6.18%) Systems Administrator
7 26 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
8 24 (4.78%) Server Engineer
9 20 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 19 (3.78%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (3.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (2.79%) Support Analyst
15 12 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.39%) Security Analyst
15 12 (2.39%) Linux Engineer
16 11 (2.19%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 11 (2.19%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.18%) Web Services
2 20 (3.98%) Middleware
3 9 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (1.59%) .NET
5 5 (1.00%) WCF
6 4 (0.80%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.60%) Ajax
7 3 (0.60%) HTML
7 3 (0.60%) jQuery
7 3 (0.60%) CSS
7 3 (0.60%) XML
8 2 (0.40%) SOAP
8 2 (0.40%) J2EE
8 2 (0.40%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.40%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.40%) REST
9 1 (0.20%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (15.34%) Data Centre
2 52 (10.36%) Clustering
3 31 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.78%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.19%) Replication
8 9 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.79%) EqualLogic
9 8 (1.59%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.59%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.59%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.39%) CLARiiON
10 7 (1.39%) Celerra
11 6 (1.20%) Informatics
12 5 (1.00%) NHS
12 5 (1.00%) HACMP
12 5 (1.00%) AS400
13 4 (0.80%) Taxonomies
13 4 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 375 (74.70%) Windows
2 202 (40.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 154 (30.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 127 (25.30%) Linux
5 114 (22.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (16.73%) UNIX
7 54 (10.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (7.37%) Windows XP
9 30 (5.98%) Solaris
10 26 (5.18%) Windows 7
11 16 (3.19%) AIX
12 11 (2.19%) SUSE
12 11 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (1.79%) CentOS
14 6 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.20%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.00%) VMS
15 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.00%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.53%) ITIL
2 81 (16.14%) Migration
3 42 (8.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 36 (7.17%) Change Management
5 33 (6.57%) Configuration Management
6 20 (3.98%) Data Migration
6 20 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
6 20 (3.98%) DevOps
7 19 (3.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (3.78%) Requirements Analysis
7 19 (3.78%) Project Management
8 18 (3.59%) Load Balancing
8 18 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
8 18 (3.59%) Patch Management
9 17 (3.39%) Performance Analysis
9 17 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (3.19%) Workflow
11 15 (2.99%) Cyber Security
11 15 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (2.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 86 (17.13%) PowerShell
2 82 (16.33%) SQL
3 40 (7.97%) Perl
4 22 (4.38%) Shell Script
5 17 (3.39%) Bash Shell
6 16 (3.19%) VBScript
6 16 (3.19%) Java
7 14 (2.79%) VB
8 11 (2.19%) C
9 9 (1.79%) Python
10 8 (1.59%) C#
11 5 (1.00%) Ruby
12 3 (0.60%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.60%) C-shell
12 3 (0.60%) AWK
12 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.60%) sed
13 2 (0.40%) Go
13 2 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 49 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (7.77%) MCSE
4 34 (6.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 33 (6.57%) SC Cleared
6 28 (5.58%) Degree
7 17 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.59%) MCP
8 13 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.19%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.79%) MCSA
10 9 (1.79%) CCNP
10 9 (1.79%) CCNA
11 8 (1.59%) VCP5
12 7 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (1.39%) ISEB
12 7 (1.39%) MCITP
12 7 (1.39%) ISTQB
13 6 (1.20%) CCIE
14 5 (1.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.18%) SLA
2 12 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.20%) QA
4 4 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 277 (55.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 242 (48.21%) Active Directory
3 132 (26.29%) vSphere
4 82 (16.33%) XenApp
5 56 (11.16%) VMware ESXi
6 53 (10.56%) Hyper-V
7 47 (9.36%) XenDesktop
8 17 (3.39%) NFS
9 15 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (2.99%) Docker
10 14 (2.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (1.99%) vCloud
12 8 (1.59%) DFS Replication
12 8 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (1.59%) VMware Server
13 7 (1.39%) ISA Server
13 7 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 6 (1.20%) Veritas File System
14 6 (1.20%) Samba
Systems Management
1 46 (9.16%) SCCM
2 28 (5.58%) Puppet
3 25 (4.98%) SCOM
4 24 (4.78%) NetBackup
5 17 (3.39%) Tivoli
6 16 (3.19%) Nagios
7 14 (2.79%) Backup Exec
7 14 (2.79%) Icinga
8 12 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (2.19%) WSUS
9 11 (2.19%) SolarWinds Orion
10 10 (1.99%) Opsview
11 9 (1.79%) Oracle ZFS
11 9 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (1.79%) HP SIM
12 8 (1.59%) Capistrano
12 8 (1.59%) BladeLogic
12 8 (1.59%) Unicenter
12 8 (1.59%) vMotion
13 7 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 502 (100.00%) VMware
2 218 (43.43%) Microsoft
3 174 (34.66%) Citrix
4 119 (23.71%) Cisco
5 107 (21.31%) HP
6 76 (15.14%) Red Hat
7 55 (10.96%) NetApp
7 55 (10.96%) EMC
8 52 (10.36%) Oracle
9 51 (10.16%) IBM
10 43 (8.57%) Symantec
11 27 (5.38%) Dell
12 22 (4.38%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.38%) 3PAR
13 21 (4.18%) Brocade
14 15 (2.99%) McAfee
15 14 (2.79%) Veritas
16 13 (2.59%) CheckPoint
17 12 (2.39%) CA
17 12 (2.39%) AppSense
Isleworth, Middlesex
ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Laptop & Phone
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £230 - £330 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: From £480 to £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Berkshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago