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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 401 336 318
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 178 222 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.46% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 3.74% 5.02% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 144 117
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £379 £313
% change year-on-year
-5.92% +21.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £95.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.42% +322.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%
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
4760 4423 3948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.73% 9.26% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2627 2240 1930
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 543 615
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +3.17%

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 26 March 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
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 26 March 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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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 -40 74 £400 -3.90% 20
South East -1 41 £316 -20.93% 6
East of England +2 23 £375 -11.76% 5
North West -13 20 £290 -6.45% 5
East Midlands +3 8 £436 +5.75% 2
South West -12 7 £355 -13.14% 3
Yorkshire -17 5 £368 +13.07% 11
North East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 7
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UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 394 (99.24%) VMware
2 327 (82.37%) Windows
3 250 (62.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 207 (52.14%) Active Directory
5 198 (49.87%) Microsoft
6 168 (42.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 142 (35.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 136 (34.26%) Citrix
9 123 (30.98%) SAN
10 97 (24.43%) MS Exchange
11 95 (23.93%) SQL Server
11 95 (23.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 91 (22.92%) Linux
12 91 (22.92%) DNS
13 88 (22.17%) Finance
14 87 (21.91%) Cisco
15 82 (20.65%) vSphere
16 81 (20.40%) HP
16 81 (20.40%) Clustering
17 78 (19.65%) IIS
18 76 (19.14%) Firewall
19 75 (18.89%) NAS
20 67 (16.88%) UNIX
21 63 (15.87%) Migration
22 62 (15.62%) SQL
23 61 (15.37%) MS Excel
23 61 (15.37%) DHCP
24 57 (14.36%) EMC
25 56 (14.11%) NetApp
25 56 (14.11%) Configuration Management

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 97 (24.43%) MS Exchange
2 78 (19.65%) IIS
3 43 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (8.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 28 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (7.05%) SharePoint
6 22 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (4.28%) Apache
9 11 (2.77%) WebLogic
10 8 (2.02%) Lync
11 7 (1.76%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.76%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (1.01%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.76%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 61 (15.37%) MS Excel
2 37 (9.32%) MS Office
3 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) assyst
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (2.02%) Office 365
2 7 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.50%) PaaS
4 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) GitHub
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (30.98%) SAN
2 91 (22.92%) DNS
3 76 (19.14%) Firewall
4 75 (18.89%) NAS
5 61 (15.37%) DHCP
6 41 (10.33%) TCP/IP
7 39 (9.82%) WAN
8 35 (8.82%) iSCSI
9 29 (7.30%) Internet
10 28 (7.05%) LAN
11 25 (6.30%) Fibre Channel
12 22 (5.54%) VPN
13 16 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (3.78%) Network Security
15 13 (3.27%) SSL
15 13 (3.27%) FTP
15 13 (3.27%) SMTP
16 11 (2.77%) Wireless
16 11 (2.77%) MPLS
17 10 (2.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (4.28%) Oracle Database
4 17 (4.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.26%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.01%) MySQL
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.76%) MS Access
10 2 (0.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (3.02%) MSI
2 11 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.76%) WinRunner
5 3 (0.76%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.50%) JIRA
6 2 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.25%) Hudson
7 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 88 (22.17%) Finance
2 16 (4.03%) Banking
3 12 (3.02%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.51%) Legal
6 5 (1.26%) Military
6 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.76%) Back Office
7 3 (0.76%) Law
7 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.50%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.50%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Games
8 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 56 (14.11%) Analyst
2 55 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (11.59%) Architect
4 34 (8.56%) Administrator
5 30 (7.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 24 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
6 24 (6.05%) Server Engineer
7 22 (5.54%) Infrastructure Architect
8 20 (5.04%) Support Engineer
9 19 (4.79%) Consultant
10 18 (4.53%) Windows Administrator
10 18 (4.53%) Technical Architect
11 17 (4.28%) Support Analyst
12 13 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.27%) Technical Leader
13 12 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Technical Support
14 10 (2.52%) VMware Engineer
14 10 (2.52%) Data Centre Engineer
15 9 (2.27%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.27%) Middleware
2 7 (1.76%) Web Services
3 6 (1.51%) .NET
4 5 (1.26%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.26%) HTML
4 5 (1.26%) CSS
4 5 (1.26%) Ajax
4 5 (1.26%) jQuery
5 4 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.76%) XML
6 3 (0.76%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.50%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.50%) Flash
8 1 (0.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (20.40%) Clustering
2 38 (9.57%) Replication
3 28 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.78%) Celerra
5 13 (3.27%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.02%) PDA
7 8 (2.02%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.76%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.26%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.01%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.01%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.01%) PKI
10 4 (1.01%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.01%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.01%) IBM XIV
11 3 (0.76%) HACMP
11 3 (0.76%) AS400
11 3 (0.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 327 (82.37%) Windows
2 168 (42.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 142 (35.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 95 (23.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (22.92%) Linux
6 67 (16.88%) UNIX
7 43 (10.83%) Windows XP
8 32 (8.06%) Windows 7
9 31 (7.81%) Solaris
10 22 (5.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (4.28%) AIX
12 14 (3.53%) Windows 2000
13 13 (3.27%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (2.52%) Windows NT
15 9 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (2.02%) CentOS
17 4 (1.01%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.76%) HPUX
18 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.87%) Migration
2 56 (14.11%) Configuration Management
3 50 (12.59%) ITIL
4 42 (10.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (7.30%) Change Control
6 23 (5.79%) Change Management
7 20 (5.04%) Project Management
8 19 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
8 19 (4.79%) Mentoring
9 18 (4.53%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.28%) Performance Monitoring
11 14 (3.53%) Asset Management
11 14 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (3.53%) High Availability
11 14 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (3.27%) DevOps
12 13 (3.27%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (3.02%) Problem Management
14 10 (2.52%) Data Migration
14 10 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (15.62%) SQL
2 43 (10.83%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.54%) Perl
4 14 (3.53%) Python
5 12 (3.02%) Java
6 10 (2.52%) Ruby
7 9 (2.27%) VBScript
7 9 (2.27%) VB
8 8 (2.02%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.51%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.26%) C
10 5 (1.26%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.76%) PHP
11 3 (0.76%) C#
11 3 (0.76%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.76%) C-shell
12 2 (0.50%) R
13 1 (0.25%) REXX
13 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (10.33%) SC Cleared
4 38 (9.57%) MCSE
5 23 (5.79%) Degree
6 17 (4.28%) DV Cleared
7 16 (4.03%) MCP
8 13 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (2.77%) MCITP
10 10 (2.52%) MCSA
11 9 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.76%) CCNA
12 7 (1.76%) ISTQB
13 5 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (1.26%) ISEB
14 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.76%) MCTS
16 2 (0.50%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 1 (0.25%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.80%) SLA
2 6 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.01%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.50%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 250 (62.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 207 (52.14%) Active Directory
3 82 (20.65%) vSphere
4 54 (13.60%) Hyper-V
5 44 (11.08%) XenApp
6 33 (8.31%) Terminal Services
6 33 (8.31%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (5.79%) XenDesktop
8 15 (3.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 11 (2.77%) NFS
10 10 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (2.02%) VMware Server
13 7 (1.76%) ISA Server
13 7 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (1.51%) vCloud
14 6 (1.51%) PowerHA
15 5 (1.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 50 (12.59%) SCCM
2 30 (7.56%) NetBackup
3 26 (6.55%) SCOM
4 16 (4.03%) Backup Exec
5 15 (3.78%) Nagios
6 14 (3.53%) Tivoli
7 12 (3.02%) Puppet
8 11 (2.77%) Icinga
8 11 (2.77%) BladeLogic
8 11 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (2.52%) HP SIM
9 10 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (2.52%) SELinux
10 9 (2.27%) ARCserve
11 8 (2.02%) WSUS
11 8 (2.02%) vMotion
12 6 (1.51%) FreeIPA
12 6 (1.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 5 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 394 (99.24%) VMware
2 198 (49.87%) Microsoft
3 136 (34.26%) Citrix
4 87 (21.91%) Cisco
5 81 (20.40%) HP
6 57 (14.36%) EMC
7 56 (14.11%) NetApp
8 48 (12.09%) IBM
9 46 (11.59%) Oracle
10 38 (9.57%) Red Hat
11 31 (7.81%) Symantec
12 25 (6.30%) Dell
13 22 (5.54%) CheckPoint
14 21 (5.29%) McAfee
15 19 (4.79%) F5
16 18 (4.53%) 3PAR
17 13 (3.27%) SolarWinds
18 12 (3.02%) Brocade
18 12 (3.02%) Intel
19 10 (2.52%) Sun
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