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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 381 295 278
Rank change year-on-year
-86 -17
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 184 264 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.59% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 4.05% 6.06% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 161 132
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £348
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 20
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
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
4547 4354 3900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.85% 9.78% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2514 2310 1819
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 523 715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.55 £38.50
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -42 94 £400 - 28
South East -37 31 £335 +28.84% 10
East of England -2 16 £180 -50.34% 4
North West -2 12 £500 +81.81% 2
Yorkshire -4 10 £283 -14.39% 7
North East -8 8 £300 -6.97% 1
East Midlands +7 6 £400 +4.91% 1
South West -28 5 £475 +72.72% 5
West Midlands -2 1 £375 +25.00% 2
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 445 (98.89%) VMware
2 370 (82.22%) Windows
3 278 (61.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 248 (55.11%) Active Directory
5 218 (48.44%) Microsoft
6 188 (41.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (38.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 151 (33.56%) Citrix
9 137 (30.44%) SAN
10 123 (27.33%) Linux
11 118 (26.22%) MS Exchange
12 110 (24.44%) Finance
13 108 (24.00%) Clustering
14 104 (23.11%) DNS
15 102 (22.67%) HP
16 97 (21.56%) Windows Server 2012
17 96 (21.33%) SQL Server
18 90 (20.00%) vSphere
19 77 (17.11%) UNIX
19 77 (17.11%) DHCP
20 76 (16.89%) Cisco
21 75 (16.67%) MS Excel
21 75 (16.67%) Firewall
22 73 (16.22%) NAS
23 69 (15.33%) IIS
24 67 (14.89%) IBM
25 64 (14.22%) NetApp
26 62 (13.78%) SCCM
27 60 (13.33%) Security Cleared
27 60 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 118 (26.22%) MS Exchange
2 69 (15.33%) IIS
3 55 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (7.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 29 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (5.78%) WebLogic
7 26 (5.78%) SharePoint
8 25 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (3.56%) Apache
10 14 (3.11%) WebSphere
11 13 (2.89%) Lync
12 11 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (2.44%) Tomcat
13 8 (1.78%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (1.56%) JBoss
14 7 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (1.33%) NetWeaver
15 6 (1.33%) K2 blackpearl
16 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 75 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 39 (8.67%) MS Office
3 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.44%) Maximo
3 1 (0.22%) assyst
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.56%) SaaS
4 3 (0.67%) Office 365
5 2 (0.44%) PaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 137 (30.44%) SAN
2 104 (23.11%) DNS
3 77 (17.11%) DHCP
4 75 (16.67%) Firewall
5 73 (16.22%) NAS
6 47 (10.44%) TCP/IP
7 39 (8.67%) iSCSI
8 31 (6.89%) WAN
9 29 (6.44%) Internet
10 26 (5.78%) Fibre Channel
11 23 (5.11%) VPN
12 22 (4.89%) LAN
13 17 (3.78%) Network Security
14 13 (2.89%) FTP
14 13 (2.89%) SSL
15 11 (2.44%) VoIP
15 11 (2.44%) SMTP
15 11 (2.44%) BIG-IP
16 10 (2.22%) VLAN
17 8 (1.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (3.56%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.11%) MySQL
7 11 (2.44%) Oracle Exadata
8 10 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (2.22%) Oracle OWB
8 10 (2.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 9 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.11%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.67%) MS Access
14 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.33%) MSI
2 10 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.33%) JIRA
4 2 (0.44%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.44%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.22%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.22%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 110 (24.44%) Finance
2 22 (4.89%) Banking
3 16 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.56%) Back Office
5 7 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.33%) Legal
7 5 (1.11%) Military
7 5 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Retail
10 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 64 (14.22%) Analyst
2 51 (11.33%) Administrator
3 39 (8.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 31 (6.89%) Architect
6 28 (6.22%) Windows Administrator
7 24 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
8 21 (4.67%) Consultant
8 21 (4.67%) Infrastructure Architect
9 20 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (4.22%) Server Engineer
11 17 (3.78%) Technical Leader
12 15 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
12 15 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
12 15 (3.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 14 (3.11%) Support Engineer
14 12 (2.67%) Citrix Engineer
14 12 (2.67%) Wintel Administrator
14 12 (2.67%) Support Analyst
15 10 (2.22%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.78%) Middleware
2 11 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (2.22%) Ajax
3 10 (2.22%) jQuery
3 10 (2.22%) CSS
3 10 (2.22%) HTML
4 7 (1.56%) Application Packaging
5 6 (1.33%) LAMP
6 5 (1.11%) Regular Expression
6 5 (1.11%) .NET
7 4 (0.89%) Web Services
8 3 (0.67%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.44%) YAML
9 2 (0.44%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 108 (24.00%) Clustering
2 39 (8.67%) Replication
3 35 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.56%) Blackberry
5 15 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.89%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.00%) HACMP
8 8 (1.78%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.78%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.56%) Celerra
9 7 (1.56%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.33%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.33%) PDA
10 6 (1.33%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.11%) Wiki
11 5 (1.11%) Open Source
12 4 (0.89%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.89%) AS400
12 4 (0.89%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 370 (82.22%) Windows
2 188 (41.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 174 (38.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 123 (27.33%) Linux
5 97 (21.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (17.11%) UNIX
7 52 (11.56%) Windows XP
8 36 (8.00%) Windows 7
9 30 (6.67%) Windows 2000
10 23 (5.11%) Solaris
10 23 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (4.67%) Oracle Linux
12 19 (4.22%) AIX
13 18 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
14 17 (3.78%) Windows NT
15 10 (2.22%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.56%) CentOS
17 5 (1.11%) SUSE
18 3 (0.67%) VMS
19 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 59 (13.11%) ITIL
3 51 (11.33%) Configuration Management
4 42 (9.33%) Migration
5 26 (5.78%) DevOps
6 25 (5.56%) High Availability
7 24 (5.33%) Change Management
8 22 (4.89%) Change Control
9 21 (4.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 21 (4.67%) Requirements Analysis
10 20 (4.44%) Project Management
11 19 (4.22%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (3.78%) Service Delivery
12 17 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (3.11%) Capacity Management
15 13 (2.89%) Mentoring
15 13 (2.89%) Problem Management
16 12 (2.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.89%) SQL
2 52 (11.56%) PowerShell
3 37 (8.22%) Perl
4 21 (4.67%) Python
4 21 (4.67%) VB
5 19 (4.22%) Ruby
6 18 (4.00%) VBScript
6 18 (4.00%) Java
7 15 (3.33%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.89%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.22%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.22%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.56%) C
11 4 (0.89%) C#
11 4 (0.89%) PHP
12 2 (0.44%) C++
13 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 56 (12.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (11.78%) MCSE
4 50 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 39 (8.67%) Degree
6 19 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.33%) MCITP
8 14 (3.11%) DV Cleared
8 14 (3.11%) CCNA
9 13 (2.89%) MCP
10 10 (2.22%) MCSA
11 8 (1.78%) ISEB
11 8 (1.78%) RHCE
12 6 (1.33%) RHCT
12 6 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.89%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.89%) CCEA
14 4 (0.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.11%) SLA
2 13 (2.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.89%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 278 (61.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 248 (55.11%) Active Directory
3 90 (20.00%) vSphere
4 58 (12.89%) XenApp
5 39 (8.67%) Terminal Services
6 38 (8.44%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (7.78%) Hyper-V
8 30 (6.67%) XenDesktop
9 22 (4.89%) NFS
10 19 (4.22%) vCloud
11 18 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
12 15 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (2.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (2.67%) ISA Server
14 12 (2.67%) PowerHA
15 7 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (1.56%) VMware Server
15 7 (1.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 6 (1.33%) XenServer
17 5 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 62 (13.78%) SCCM
2 46 (10.22%) SCOM
3 38 (8.44%) NetBackup
4 31 (6.89%) Backup Exec
5 24 (5.33%) Puppet
6 20 (4.44%) BladeLogic
7 18 (4.00%) HP SIM
8 17 (3.78%) Tivoli
8 17 (3.78%) SELinux
9 14 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (2.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 11 (2.44%) Nagios
11 11 (2.44%) MIMEsweeper
11 11 (2.44%) MAILsweeper
12 10 (2.22%) WSUS
12 10 (2.22%) ARCserve
13 8 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (1.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (1.56%) EdgeSight
14 7 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 445 (98.89%) VMware
2 218 (48.44%) Microsoft
3 151 (33.56%) Citrix
4 102 (22.67%) HP
5 76 (16.89%) Cisco
6 67 (14.89%) IBM
7 64 (14.22%) NetApp
8 57 (12.67%) EMC
9 55 (12.22%) Oracle
10 46 (10.22%) Red Hat
10 46 (10.22%) Symantec
11 33 (7.33%) Dell
12 21 (4.67%) F5
13 20 (4.44%) Intel
14 18 (4.00%) McAfee
15 17 (3.78%) CheckPoint
15 17 (3.78%) BMC
16 16 (3.56%) 3PAR
17 12 (2.67%) Juniper
17 12 (2.67%) Veritas
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £170 - £180 per annum
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