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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 393 363 302
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -61
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 205 216 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 4.09% 4.55% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 133 147
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £175.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.85% +677.77%
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
5014 4744 4084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.89% 9.54% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2815 2497 2010
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 594 602
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.64 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
London -17 72 £350 -11.94% 20
South East -14 53 £320 -17.41% 6
East of England +26 25 £420 +1.81% 7
North West -11 23 £230 -25.80% 5
East Midlands +1 12 £430 +22.85% 3
South West 0 9 £285 -28.75% 4
Yorkshire -27 6 £385 +18.46% 3
West Midlands -13 3 £375 - 7
Midlands - 1 - - 1
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 377 (99.21%) VMware
2 322 (84.74%) Windows
3 240 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 194 (51.05%) Active Directory
5 193 (50.79%) Microsoft
6 176 (46.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 148 (38.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 142 (37.37%) Citrix
9 124 (32.63%) SAN
10 109 (28.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 102 (26.84%) MS Exchange
12 98 (25.79%) Finance
13 90 (23.68%) Cisco
14 87 (22.89%) HP
15 86 (22.63%) DNS
16 78 (20.53%) Migration
17 77 (20.26%) Linux
18 76 (20.00%) vSphere
19 73 (19.21%) SQL Server
20 69 (18.16%) IIS
21 67 (17.63%) Clustering
22 66 (17.37%) Firewall
23 63 (16.58%) SQL
23 63 (16.58%) Hyper-V
24 58 (15.26%) NetApp
25 56 (14.74%) MS Excel
26 54 (14.21%) UNIX
26 54 (14.21%) PowerShell
27 53 (13.95%) Security Cleared
27 53 (13.95%) DHCP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 102 (26.84%) MS Exchange
2 69 (18.16%) IIS
3 40 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (9.47%) SharePoint
5 27 (7.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (4.21%) Apache
10 13 (3.42%) Lync
11 11 (2.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.84%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.53%) nginx
16 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (14.74%) MS Excel
2 34 (8.95%) MS Office
3 4 (1.05%) MS Project
3 4 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.26%) TeleForm
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.42%) Office 365
2 11 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.79%) IaaS
5 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 124 (32.63%) SAN
2 86 (22.63%) DNS
3 66 (17.37%) Firewall
4 53 (13.95%) DHCP
5 50 (13.16%) NAS
6 43 (11.32%) WAN
7 42 (11.05%) TCP/IP
8 35 (9.21%) LAN
9 33 (8.68%) iSCSI
10 23 (6.05%) Fibre Channel
10 23 (6.05%) VPN
11 22 (5.79%) Internet
12 13 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (3.16%) OSPF
13 12 (3.16%) BGP
13 12 (3.16%) EIGRP
14 11 (2.89%) MPLS
15 10 (2.63%) Wireless
16 9 (2.37%) DMZ
17 8 (2.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.79%) MS Access
6 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.53%) MySQL
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 7 (1.84%) Visual Studio
1 7 (1.84%) MSI
1 7 (1.84%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (0.79%) WinRunner
3 3 (0.79%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.53%) Subversion
4 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.26%) Hudson
5 1 (0.26%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) JIRA
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
General
1 98 (25.79%) Finance
2 18 (4.74%) Banking
3 12 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.89%) Legal
5 9 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.05%) Back Office
8 3 (0.79%) Law
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Games
9 2 (0.53%) Military
9 2 (0.53%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.53%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (18.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (12.11%) Analyst
3 45 (11.84%) Architect
4 27 (7.11%) Server Engineer
5 25 (6.58%) Administrator
6 22 (5.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 22 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (5.79%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.00%) Consultant
8 18 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (4.74%) Technical Architect
9 16 (4.21%) Support Analyst
9 16 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.16%) Windows Administrator
12 11 (2.89%) Technical Leader
12 11 (2.89%) Wintel Engineer
13 10 (2.63%) Data Centre Engineer
13 10 (2.63%) VMware Engineer
14 9 (2.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.11%) Web Services
2 6 (1.58%) Middleware
3 5 (1.32%) .NET
4 3 (0.79%) XML
4 3 (0.79%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.53%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.53%) Flash
5 2 (0.53%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.26%) HTML
6 1 (0.26%) Ajax
6 1 (0.26%) J2EE
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.26%) jQuery
6 1 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.63%) Clustering
2 30 (7.89%) Replication
3 26 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.21%) Celerra
5 14 (3.68%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.37%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.84%) CLARiiON
8 7 (1.84%) EqualLogic
8 7 (1.84%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.58%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.58%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.58%) PDA
10 5 (1.32%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.05%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.05%) Open Source
11 4 (1.05%) IBM XIV
11 4 (1.05%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.05%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 322 (84.74%) Windows
2 176 (46.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 148 (38.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 109 (28.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (20.26%) Linux
6 54 (14.21%) UNIX
7 40 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 40 (10.53%) Windows 7
8 28 (7.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (6.32%) Solaris
10 17 (4.47%) AIX
11 12 (3.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (2.89%) Windows 2000
13 7 (1.84%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.05%) HPUX
15 3 (0.79%) CentOS
15 3 (0.79%) SUSE
15 3 (0.79%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.53%) Migration
2 47 (12.37%) Configuration Management
3 45 (11.84%) ITIL
4 39 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (7.11%) Change Management
6 21 (5.53%) Change Control
7 19 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 18 (4.74%) Data Migration
9 17 (4.47%) Capacity Planning
9 17 (4.47%) Performance Monitoring
10 16 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (3.68%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.16%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.16%) Project Management
13 11 (2.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (2.89%) Test Scripting
14 10 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
14 10 (2.63%) Workflow
14 10 (2.63%) Asset Management
15 9 (2.37%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 63 (16.58%) SQL
2 54 (14.21%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.16%) Perl
4 9 (2.37%) Java
5 8 (2.11%) VBScript
6 7 (1.84%) Python
6 7 (1.84%) Ruby
7 6 (1.58%) VB
7 6 (1.58%) C
8 5 (1.32%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.79%) C#
9 3 (0.79%) Bourne shell
9 3 (0.79%) C-shell
10 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.53%) R
10 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 53 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 47 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (11.05%) MCSE
4 41 (10.79%) SC Cleared
5 23 (6.05%) Degree
6 19 (5.00%) MCP
7 17 (4.47%) DV Cleared
8 14 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (3.16%) MCSA
9 12 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (2.89%) MCITP
11 9 (2.37%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (1.84%) CCNA
12 7 (1.84%) ISEB
13 4 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.05%) MCSM
14 3 (0.79%) MCTS
14 3 (0.79%) CCNP
15 2 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.58%) SLA
2 5 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 240 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (51.05%) Active Directory
3 76 (20.00%) vSphere
4 63 (16.58%) Hyper-V
5 48 (12.63%) XenApp
6 35 (9.21%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (6.58%) XenDesktop
8 20 (5.26%) Terminal Services
9 18 (4.74%) NFS
10 11 (2.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 10 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (2.11%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.84%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (1.58%) ISA Server
15 6 (1.58%) vCloud
16 5 (1.32%) BitLocker
16 5 (1.32%) Xen
16 5 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (1.32%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 43 (11.32%) SCCM
2 15 (3.95%) Nagios
3 14 (3.68%) NetBackup
3 14 (3.68%) SCOM
4 12 (3.16%) Tivoli
5 11 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (2.89%) Icinga
6 10 (2.63%) ARCserve
6 10 (2.63%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (2.37%) HP SIM
7 9 (2.37%) BladeLogic
7 9 (2.37%) WSUS
8 8 (2.11%) Puppet
8 8 (2.11%) vMotion
9 6 (1.58%) FreeIPA
9 6 (1.58%) SELinux
9 6 (1.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 377 (99.21%) VMware
2 193 (50.79%) Microsoft
3 142 (37.37%) Citrix
4 90 (23.68%) Cisco
5 87 (22.89%) HP
6 58 (15.26%) NetApp
7 46 (12.11%) EMC
8 40 (10.53%) Red Hat
9 38 (10.00%) IBM
10 37 (9.74%) Oracle
11 26 (6.84%) Dell
12 24 (6.32%) 3PAR
13 23 (6.05%) McAfee
14 19 (5.00%) CheckPoint
14 19 (5.00%) Symantec
15 17 (4.47%) Brocade
16 14 (3.68%) F5
17 13 (3.42%) SolarWinds
18 10 (2.63%) Veritas
18 10 (2.63%) Intel
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