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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 370 261 291
Rank change year-on-year
-109 +30
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 219 336 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.72% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 4.47% 6.99% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 192 133
Average daily rate
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£355 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 20
Average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% -5.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-45.94% -1.78%
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
4897 4807 4131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.88% 10.27% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2542 1950
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 591 721
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 -59 86 £375 -6.25% 19
South East -40 54 £345 +25.45% 12
Yorkshire +8 23 £283 -4.23% 8
North West -8 20 £363 +31.81% 5
East of England -37 11 £175 -56.25% 5
North East -22 10 £300 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +8 8 £400 +10.34%
South West -47 4 £450 +38.46% 6
West Midlands -8 2 £363 +20.83% 5
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 465 (99.15%) VMware
2 384 (81.88%) Windows
3 276 (58.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 258 (55.01%) Active Directory
5 221 (47.12%) Microsoft
6 193 (41.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (37.10%) Citrix
8 172 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 134 (28.57%) SAN
10 132 (28.14%) Linux
11 121 (25.80%) MS Exchange
12 111 (23.67%) DNS
13 109 (23.24%) Clustering
14 105 (22.39%) SQL Server
15 104 (22.17%) vSphere
16 103 (21.96%) HP
17 100 (21.32%) Windows Server 2012
18 97 (20.68%) Finance
19 80 (17.06%) UNIX
19 80 (17.06%) XenApp
20 79 (16.84%) DHCP
20 79 (16.84%) Firewall
21 76 (16.20%) MS Excel
22 74 (15.78%) Cisco
23 69 (14.71%) IIS
24 65 (13.86%) NAS
25 64 (13.65%) ITIL
25 64 (13.65%) IBM
26 63 (13.43%) SCCM
26 63 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 121 (25.80%) MS Exchange
2 69 (14.71%) IIS
3 63 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (6.61%) WebLogic
5 31 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (6.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 29 (6.18%) SharePoint
8 26 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (3.62%) WebSphere
10 16 (3.41%) Apache
11 13 (2.77%) Lync
12 11 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (2.35%) Tomcat
13 9 (1.92%) JBoss
14 8 (1.71%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
16 6 (1.28%) NetWeaver
16 6 (1.28%) K2 blackpearl
17 4 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 76 (16.20%) MS Excel
2 36 (7.68%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.43%) Maximo
3 1 (0.21%) assyst
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.49%) SaaS
4 3 (0.64%) Office 365
5 2 (0.43%) IaaS
5 2 (0.43%) PaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 134 (28.57%) SAN
2 111 (23.67%) DNS
3 79 (16.84%) DHCP
3 79 (16.84%) Firewall
4 65 (13.86%) NAS
5 44 (9.38%) TCP/IP
6 34 (7.25%) iSCSI
7 33 (7.04%) WAN
8 29 (6.18%) Internet
9 25 (5.33%) Fibre Channel
10 23 (4.90%) LAN
10 23 (4.90%) VPN
11 16 (3.41%) Network Security
12 14 (2.99%) NetScaler
12 14 (2.99%) FTP
13 13 (2.77%) SSL
14 12 (2.56%) SMTP
14 12 (2.56%) VLAN
15 7 (1.49%) BIG-IP
15 7 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 44 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (5.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (3.62%) Oracle Database
6 15 (3.20%) MySQL
7 14 (2.99%) Oracle Exadata
8 11 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (2.13%) Oracle OWB
9 10 (2.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 9 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.07%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (3.20%) MSI
2 10 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
3 8 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.28%) JIRA
5 2 (0.43%) Subversion
5 2 (0.43%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.21%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.21%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 97 (20.68%) Finance
2 33 (7.04%) Banking
3 21 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.49%) Back Office
7 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.07%) Military
8 4 (0.85%) Legal
8 4 (0.85%) Front Office
8 4 (0.85%) Advertising
9 3 (0.64%) Publishing
9 3 (0.64%) Retail
10 2 (0.43%) Games
10 2 (0.43%) Law
10 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 59 (12.58%) Administrator
2 56 (11.94%) Analyst
3 49 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (7.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 31 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
6 27 (5.76%) Architect
7 26 (5.54%) Windows Administrator
8 22 (4.69%) Consultant
9 21 (4.48%) VMware Engineer
10 20 (4.26%) Server Engineer
11 19 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (3.84%) Infrastructure Architect
12 18 (3.84%) Citrix Engineer
13 17 (3.62%) Technical Leader
14 15 (3.20%) Support Engineer
15 14 (2.99%) Windows Systems Administrator
15 14 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
15 14 (2.99%) Wintel Administrator
16 13 (2.77%) Cloud Engineer
17 12 (2.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.12%) Middleware
2 14 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (2.13%) jQuery
3 10 (2.13%) Ajax
3 10 (2.13%) HTML
3 10 (2.13%) CSS
4 9 (1.92%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.49%) LAMP
5 7 (1.49%) .NET
6 6 (1.28%) Web Services
7 5 (1.07%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.64%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.43%) YAML
10 1 (0.21%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 109 (23.24%) Clustering
2 37 (7.89%) Replication
2 37 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.05%) Blackberry
4 16 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.99%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.92%) HACMP
7 8 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.49%) Celerra
9 6 (1.28%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.28%) PDA
10 5 (1.07%) Wiki
10 5 (1.07%) Open Source
11 4 (0.85%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.85%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.85%) AS400
12 3 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 384 (81.88%) Windows
2 193 (41.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 172 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 132 (28.14%) Linux
5 100 (21.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (17.06%) UNIX
7 51 (10.87%) Windows XP
8 38 (8.10%) Windows 7
9 27 (5.76%) Windows 2000
9 27 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (5.54%) Solaris
11 24 (5.12%) Oracle Linux
12 17 (3.62%) AIX
13 16 (3.41%) Windows 2000 Server
13 16 (3.41%) Windows 8
14 14 (2.99%) Windows NT
15 9 (1.92%) CentOS
16 7 (1.49%) SUSE
17 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (13.65%) ITIL
2 61 (13.01%) Disaster Recovery
3 44 (9.38%) Configuration Management
4 43 (9.17%) Migration
5 27 (5.76%) DevOps
6 26 (5.54%) High Availability
7 23 (4.90%) Change Management
8 22 (4.69%) Change Control
9 21 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
9 21 (4.48%) Requirements Analysis
10 20 (4.26%) Project Management
11 17 (3.62%) Capacity Management
11 17 (3.62%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (3.41%) Service Delivery
12 16 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (3.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (2.99%) SOA
15 13 (2.77%) Problem Management
15 13 (2.77%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.01%) SQL
2 58 (12.37%) PowerShell
3 37 (7.89%) Perl
4 28 (5.97%) VB
5 25 (5.33%) Python
6 20 (4.26%) VBScript
6 20 (4.26%) Ruby
7 19 (4.05%) Shell Script
8 18 (3.84%) Java
9 16 (3.41%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.13%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.49%) C
12 6 (1.28%) C#
13 4 (0.85%) PHP
14 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 62 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (13.01%) Security Cleared
3 55 (11.73%) MCSE
4 48 (10.23%) SC Cleared
5 38 (8.10%) Degree
6 23 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (3.41%) MCITP
8 14 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.77%) CCNA
9 13 (2.77%) DV Cleared
10 10 (2.13%) MCSA
11 9 (1.92%) RHCE
12 8 (1.71%) MCP
13 6 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.28%) ISEB
13 6 (1.28%) RHCT
14 5 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.85%) CCEA
16 3 (0.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.82%) SLA
2 13 (2.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.85%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.43%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 276 (58.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 258 (55.01%) Active Directory
3 104 (22.17%) vSphere
4 80 (17.06%) XenApp
5 43 (9.17%) XenDesktop
5 43 (9.17%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (7.68%) Terminal Services
7 33 (7.04%) Hyper-V
8 24 (5.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 24 (5.12%) vCloud
9 22 (4.69%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (3.62%) NFS
11 13 (2.77%) ISA Server
12 12 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (2.13%) XenServer
14 9 (1.92%) VMware Server
14 9 (1.92%) PowerHA
15 7 (1.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 5 (1.07%) DFS Replication
16 5 (1.07%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (13.43%) SCCM
2 51 (10.87%) SCOM
3 43 (9.17%) NetBackup
4 37 (7.89%) Backup Exec
5 25 (5.33%) Puppet
6 22 (4.69%) BladeLogic
6 22 (4.69%) HP SIM
7 18 (3.84%) SELinux
8 15 (3.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 15 (3.20%) Tivoli
9 12 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 11 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (2.13%) MIMEsweeper
11 10 (2.13%) MAILsweeper
12 9 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
12 9 (1.92%) ARCserve
12 9 (1.92%) WSUS
13 8 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (1.49%) Control-M
14 7 (1.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 465 (99.15%) VMware
2 221 (47.12%) Microsoft
3 174 (37.10%) Citrix
4 103 (21.96%) HP
5 74 (15.78%) Cisco
6 64 (13.65%) IBM
7 59 (12.58%) EMC
8 57 (12.15%) NetApp
9 56 (11.94%) Red Hat
10 55 (11.73%) Oracle
11 52 (11.09%) Symantec
12 34 (7.25%) Dell
13 20 (4.26%) Intel
14 17 (3.62%) BMC
14 17 (3.62%) McAfee
14 17 (3.62%) F5
15 16 (3.41%) CheckPoint
16 15 (3.20%) Veritas
16 15 (3.20%) Sophos
17 12 (2.56%) Juniper
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Rate: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
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Venn Group - UK
Rate: 450-550 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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