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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 356 372 295
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -77
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 263 207 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.42% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 4.99% 4.30% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 125 167
Average daily rate
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£388 £341 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% -5.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £305 £333
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £26.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -28.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +0.97%
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
5269 4809 4658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.20% 9.74% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3084 2666 2385
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 594 605
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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 July 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 28 July 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 +4 90 £425 -5.55% 14
South East +21 76 £350 +7.69% 9
North West -24 24 £350 +16.66% 1
East of England +8 20 £398 +39.47% 4
East Midlands +9 17 £415 +20.72% 1
South West -10 13 £225 -32.33% 11
West Midlands +2 10 £414 +58.27% 4
Yorkshire -23 8 £400 +52.38% 2
North East -27 2 £263 -16.66%
Midlands - 1 - -
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 453 (100.00%) VMware
2 349 (77.04%) Windows
3 252 (55.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 228 (50.33%) Active Directory
5 197 (43.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 194 (42.83%) Microsoft
7 172 (37.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 163 (35.98%) Citrix
9 129 (28.48%) SAN
10 119 (26.27%) Cisco
11 115 (25.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 112 (24.72%) vSphere
13 102 (22.52%) Linux
14 100 (22.08%) DNS
15 98 (21.63%) Finance
16 97 (21.41%) HP
17 91 (20.09%) MS Exchange
18 90 (19.87%) Migration
19 88 (19.43%) IIS
20 82 (18.10%) SQL Server
21 80 (17.66%) UNIX
22 78 (17.22%) XenApp
23 76 (16.78%) PowerShell
24 75 (16.56%) ITIL
25 73 (16.11%) Data Centre
26 71 (15.67%) Red Hat
27 68 (15.01%) SQL
28 67 (14.79%) Firewall
29 64 (14.13%) Clustering
30 60 (13.25%) EMC

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 91 (20.09%) MS Exchange
2 88 (19.43%) IIS
3 48 (10.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (7.51%) SharePoint
5 27 (5.96%) Apache
6 24 (5.30%) Lync
7 22 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 21 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (3.53%) Tomcat
9 16 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.32%) Node.js
12 6 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.88%) nginx
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 53 (11.70%) MS Excel
2 40 (8.83%) MS Office
3 8 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.32%) MS Project
5 2 (0.44%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.22%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.65%) Office 365
4 6 (1.32%) IaaS
5 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.44%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) SaaS
7 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 129 (28.48%) SAN
2 100 (22.08%) DNS
3 67 (14.79%) Firewall
4 56 (12.36%) DHCP
5 51 (11.26%) WAN
6 50 (11.04%) TCP/IP
7 43 (9.49%) LAN
8 42 (9.27%) NAS
9 32 (7.06%) Internet
10 25 (5.52%) iSCSI
11 18 (3.97%) Fibre Channel
12 16 (3.53%) VPN
13 14 (3.09%) Wireless
13 14 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (2.65%) OSPF
14 12 (2.65%) BGP
14 12 (2.65%) EIGRP
15 11 (2.43%) MPLS
15 11 (2.43%) LDAP
16 9 (1.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (4.64%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.99%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.77%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (1.55%) MySQL
9 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.22%) Redis
12 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.43%) Hudson
3 7 (1.55%) JIRA
3 7 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.55%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.10%) ClearCase
4 5 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.66%) MSI
5 3 (0.66%) Subversion
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.66%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.66%) FishEye
6 2 (0.44%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.44%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.44%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.44%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.22%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (21.63%) Finance
2 33 (7.28%) Banking
3 22 (4.86%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.99%) Back Office
5 7 (1.55%) Legal
6 6 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.88%) Law
7 4 (0.88%) Marketing
8 3 (0.66%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.66%) Electronics
8 3 (0.66%) Games
9 2 (0.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) Retail
9 2 (0.44%) Billing
9 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (17.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (14.35%) Architect
3 45 (9.93%) Analyst
4 34 (7.51%) Support Engineer
5 30 (6.62%) Administrator
5 30 (6.62%) Consultant
6 29 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (5.74%) Server Engineer
8 24 (5.30%) Infrastructure Architect
9 23 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (3.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 16 (3.53%) Technical Architect
12 15 (3.31%) Support Analyst
12 15 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (2.87%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (2.65%) Technical Leader
14 12 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (2.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.97%) Web Services
1 18 (3.97%) Middleware
2 8 (1.77%) .NET
2 8 (1.77%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (1.10%) Application Packaging
3 5 (1.10%) WCF
4 3 (0.66%) HTML
4 3 (0.66%) jQuery
4 3 (0.66%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.66%) Ajax
4 3 (0.66%) CSS
4 3 (0.66%) XML
5 2 (0.44%) SOAP
5 2 (0.44%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.44%) REST
6 1 (0.22%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.22%) J2EE
6 1 (0.22%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 73 (16.11%) Data Centre
2 64 (14.13%) Clustering
3 34 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.19%) Replication
4 19 (4.19%) Blackberry
5 15 (3.31%) Celerra
6 12 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.65%) EMC VNX
7 9 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.77%) CLARiiON
8 8 (1.77%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.55%) EqualLogic
10 6 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.32%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.32%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.10%) Informatics
11 5 (1.10%) PKI
12 4 (0.88%) NHS
12 4 (0.88%) CMDB
12 4 (0.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 349 (77.04%) Windows
2 197 (43.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 172 (37.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 115 (25.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (22.52%) Linux
6 80 (17.66%) UNIX
7 46 (10.15%) Windows XP
8 37 (8.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (7.73%) Solaris
10 27 (5.96%) Windows 7
11 17 (3.75%) AIX
12 10 (2.21%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (1.99%) SUSE
14 8 (1.77%) CentOS
15 7 (1.55%) Windows 2000
16 6 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (1.10%) VMS
17 5 (1.10%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.66%) Android
18 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (19.87%) Migration
2 75 (16.56%) ITIL
3 47 (10.38%) Configuration Management
4 45 (9.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (6.18%) Change Management
6 22 (4.86%) Requirements Analysis
7 20 (4.42%) Data Migration
7 20 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (3.75%) Change Control
8 17 (3.75%) Performance Analysis
8 17 (3.75%) Mentoring
8 17 (3.75%) Load Balancing
9 15 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
9 15 (3.31%) DevOps
9 15 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (3.09%) Patch Management
10 14 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (2.87%) Project Management
12 12 (2.65%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 76 (16.78%) PowerShell
2 68 (15.01%) SQL
3 29 (6.40%) Perl
4 19 (4.19%) Shell Script
5 17 (3.75%) VBScript
5 17 (3.75%) VB
6 11 (2.43%) Java
7 10 (2.21%) C
8 9 (1.99%) Python
9 8 (1.77%) C#
10 7 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.10%) Ruby
12 4 (0.88%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.66%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.66%) C-shell
13 3 (0.66%) AWK
13 3 (0.66%) sed
14 2 (0.44%) Go
14 2 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 60 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 52 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (9.27%) MCSE
4 40 (8.83%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (5.08%) Degree
7 14 (3.09%) MCSA
7 14 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.87%) MCP
8 13 (2.87%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.43%) MCITP
10 10 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.99%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.55%) CCNP
12 7 (1.55%) ISEB
12 7 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (1.55%) VCP5
13 6 (1.32%) CCNA
14 5 (1.10%) CCIE
14 5 (1.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.40%) SLA
2 9 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.10%) QA
4 4 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 252 (55.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 228 (50.33%) Active Directory
3 112 (24.72%) vSphere
4 78 (17.22%) XenApp
5 58 (12.80%) Hyper-V
6 47 (10.38%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (7.73%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.87%) NFS
8 13 (2.87%) Terminal Services
9 12 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (2.43%) Docker
11 9 (1.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 8 (1.77%) vCloud
12 8 (1.77%) VMware Server
13 7 (1.55%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (1.55%) ISA Server
13 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (10.15%) SCCM
2 24 (5.30%) Puppet
3 23 (5.08%) SCOM
4 18 (3.97%) NetBackup
5 15 (3.31%) Nagios
5 15 (3.31%) Tivoli
6 14 (3.09%) Icinga
7 12 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (2.43%) Backup Exec
8 11 (2.43%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (2.21%) HP SIM
9 10 (2.21%) WSUS
10 9 (1.99%) ARCserve
10 9 (1.99%) Unicenter
11 8 (1.77%) BladeLogic
11 8 (1.77%) vMotion
11 8 (1.77%) Oracle ZFS
12 7 (1.55%) Opsview
12 7 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 453 (100.00%) VMware
2 194 (42.83%) Microsoft
3 163 (35.98%) Citrix
4 119 (26.27%) Cisco
5 97 (21.41%) HP
6 71 (15.67%) Red Hat
7 60 (13.25%) EMC
8 51 (11.26%) Oracle
9 47 (10.38%) NetApp
10 40 (8.83%) IBM
11 38 (8.39%) Symantec
12 28 (6.18%) Dell
13 23 (5.08%) SolarWinds
14 21 (4.64%) CheckPoint
15 20 (4.42%) 3PAR
16 18 (3.97%) McAfee
17 17 (3.75%) Brocade
18 16 (3.53%) Veritas
19 14 (3.09%) CA
20 11 (2.43%) BMC
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