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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 357 322 292
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -30
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 224 252 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.53% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 4.48% 5.40% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 137 206
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +32.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.63 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+22.92% +23.49%
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
4999 4667 4560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.74% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2822 2429 2250
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 559 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 21 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 August 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 +14 111 £419 +10.19% 26
South East -22 46 £325 -2.25% 10
South West -27 23 £338 -18.67% 3
North West +13 16 £300 +20.00% 5
West Midlands -8 8 £255 -27.14% 2
East Midlands 0 6 £350 +16.66% 1
Yorkshire -6 6 £303 +0.83% 5
East of England -51 6 £285 -1.72% 5
North East -17 3 £350 +27.27%
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 425 (99.77%) VMware
2 345 (80.99%) Windows
3 261 (61.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 215 (50.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 201 (47.18%) Active Directory
6 195 (45.77%) Microsoft
7 156 (36.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 152 (35.68%) Citrix
9 133 (31.22%) SAN
10 116 (27.23%) MS Exchange
11 115 (27.00%) Linux
12 98 (23.00%) vSphere
13 87 (20.42%) HP
14 85 (19.95%) DNS
15 83 (19.48%) Clustering
16 80 (18.78%) SQL Server
17 79 (18.54%) XenApp
18 78 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
19 74 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
20 71 (16.67%) ITIL
21 70 (16.43%) Cisco
22 69 (16.20%) PowerShell
23 68 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2010
24 65 (15.26%) Firewall
25 64 (15.02%) Symantec
25 64 (15.02%) Disaster Recovery
25 64 (15.02%) Finance
26 63 (14.79%) UNIX
27 62 (14.55%) DHCP
28 61 (14.32%) Oracle

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 116 (27.23%) MS Exchange
2 68 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (12.91%) IIS
4 49 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 43 (10.09%) SharePoint
6 33 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 27 (6.34%) Lync
8 21 (4.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 19 (4.46%) WebLogic
10 19 (4.46%) Apache
11 17 (3.99%) Tomcat
12 12 (2.82%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (1.17%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
17 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
17 3 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 58 (13.62%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.75%) MS Office
3 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Maximo
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (2.82%) Office 365
2 10 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.64%) SaaS
4 2 (0.47%) IaaS
4 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 133 (31.22%) SAN
2 85 (19.95%) DNS
3 65 (15.26%) Firewall
4 62 (14.55%) DHCP
5 39 (9.15%) WAN
6 38 (8.92%) TCP/IP
7 35 (8.22%) LAN
8 22 (5.16%) VPN
9 18 (4.23%) iSCSI
9 18 (4.23%) NAS
10 12 (2.82%) VLAN
11 11 (2.58%) Internet
12 10 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (2.35%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.88%) SMTP
14 7 (1.64%) DMZ
14 7 (1.64%) SSL
15 6 (1.41%) VoIP
16 5 (1.17%) LDAP
16 5 (1.17%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.69%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.35%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.11%) MySQL
7 9 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.94%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (2.35%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.70%) Subversion
5 2 (0.47%) MSI
5 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.47%) JIRA
5 2 (0.47%) Hudson
5 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.23%) JMeter
6 1 (0.23%) Maven
6 1 (0.23%) Toad
6 1 (0.23%) Ant
6 1 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 64 (15.02%) Finance
2 33 (7.75%) Banking
3 23 (5.40%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.88%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.64%) Front Office
6 6 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.94%) Back Office
7 4 (0.94%) Retail
8 3 (0.70%) Games
8 3 (0.70%) Legal
8 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.47%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (13.15%) Analyst
2 46 (10.80%) Administrator
3 44 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (9.15%) Architect
5 33 (7.75%) Systems Administrator
6 32 (7.51%) Consultant
7 22 (5.16%) Support Engineer
7 22 (5.16%) Infrastructure Architect
7 22 (5.16%) VMware Engineer
8 20 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (4.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 18 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (3.76%) Wintel Engineer
12 15 (3.52%) Support Analyst
13 13 (3.05%) Senior Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.05%) Citrix Engineer
14 12 (2.82%) Wintel Support
14 12 (2.82%) Server Analyst
14 12 (2.82%) Server Engineer
15 11 (2.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.86%) Middleware
2 12 (2.82%) Web Services
3 9 (2.11%) Application Packaging
3 9 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.94%) jQuery
5 4 (0.94%) Ajax
5 4 (0.94%) LAMP
5 4 (0.94%) HTML
5 4 (0.94%) J2EE
5 4 (0.94%) CSS
6 3 (0.70%) .NET
7 2 (0.47%) YAML
8 1 (0.23%) SOAP
8 1 (0.23%) Xerces
8 1 (0.23%) Xalan
8 1 (0.23%) XMPP
8 1 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.23%) CORBA
8 1 (0.23%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 83 (19.48%) Clustering
2 30 (7.04%) Replication
3 23 (5.40%) Blackberry
4 14 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.11%) Open Source
5 9 (2.11%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.11%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.41%) AS400
6 6 (1.41%) PKI
7 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.17%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.17%) HACMP
7 5 (1.17%) Firmware
8 3 (0.70%) CLARiiON
8 3 (0.70%) Symmetrix
8 3 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.70%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.70%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 345 (80.99%) Windows
2 215 (50.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 156 (36.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 115 (27.00%) Linux
5 78 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (14.79%) UNIX
7 44 (10.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 40 (9.39%) Windows 7
9 26 (6.10%) Windows 2000
9 26 (6.10%) Windows XP
10 24 (5.63%) Solaris
10 24 (5.63%) AIX
11 20 (4.69%) Windows 8
12 15 (3.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 14 (3.29%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (3.29%) SELinux
14 11 (2.58%) SUSE
15 9 (2.11%) HPUX
16 6 (1.41%) Windows NT
17 5 (1.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.67%) ITIL
2 64 (15.02%) Disaster Recovery
3 42 (9.86%) Migration
4 32 (7.51%) Configuration Management
5 27 (6.34%) Service Delivery
6 20 (4.69%) Change Management
7 18 (4.23%) DevOps
8 17 (3.99%) High Availability
8 17 (3.99%) Change Control
9 16 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (3.52%) Capacity Management
10 15 (3.52%) Service Management
11 14 (3.29%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (2.58%) Project Management
12 11 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (2.58%) Unit Testing
12 11 (2.58%) Release Management
13 10 (2.35%) Time Management
14 9 (2.11%) Incident Management
14 9 (2.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 69 (16.20%) PowerShell
2 58 (13.62%) SQL
3 29 (6.81%) VB
4 24 (5.63%) VBScript
5 21 (4.93%) Perl
6 18 (4.23%) Ruby
7 15 (3.52%) Java
7 15 (3.52%) Shell Script
8 13 (3.05%) Python
9 10 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.88%) C
11 5 (1.17%) C#
11 5 (1.17%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.17%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.70%) PHP
13 3 (0.70%) C++
14 2 (0.47%) C-shell
15 1 (0.23%) Korn
15 1 (0.23%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 74 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (14.32%) MCSE
2 61 (14.32%) Security Cleared
3 58 (13.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 39 (9.15%) SC Cleared
5 37 (8.69%) Degree
6 24 (5.63%) DV Cleared
7 19 (4.46%) MCITP
8 18 (4.23%) VCP5
9 14 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (2.58%) MCSA
11 10 (2.35%) CCNA
12 8 (1.88%) MCP
12 8 (1.88%) RHCE
13 6 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.41%) VCAP
14 5 (1.17%) ISEB
14 5 (1.17%) CCNP
14 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.57%) SLA
2 12 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) QA
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 261 (61.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 201 (47.18%) Active Directory
3 98 (23.00%) vSphere
4 79 (18.54%) XenApp
5 47 (11.03%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (10.09%) Hyper-V
7 37 (8.69%) XenDesktop
8 24 (5.63%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (4.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 18 (4.23%) vCloud
11 15 (3.52%) NFS
11 15 (3.52%) XenServer
12 11 (2.58%) Terminal Services
13 9 (2.11%) ISA Server
14 8 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (1.64%) Xen
15 7 (1.64%) UAG
16 5 (1.17%) SRDF
16 5 (1.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 5 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 42 (9.86%) SCCM
2 36 (8.45%) Backup Exec
3 28 (6.57%) SCOM
4 27 (6.34%) NetBackup
5 22 (5.16%) BladeLogic
6 18 (4.23%) HP SIM
7 17 (3.99%) Puppet
8 13 (3.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 13 (3.05%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (2.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (2.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 8 (1.88%) MAILsweeper
11 8 (1.88%) WMI
12 7 (1.64%) Tivoli
12 7 (1.64%) Nagios
12 7 (1.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 7 (1.64%) AppDNA
12 7 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (1.41%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 425 (99.77%) VMware
2 195 (45.77%) Microsoft
3 152 (35.68%) Citrix
4 87 (20.42%) HP
5 70 (16.43%) Cisco
6 64 (15.02%) Symantec
7 61 (14.32%) NetApp
7 61 (14.32%) Oracle
8 48 (11.27%) Red Hat
9 42 (9.86%) IBM
9 42 (9.86%) EMC
10 20 (4.69%) Dell
10 20 (4.69%) Juniper
11 17 (3.99%) BMC
12 16 (3.76%) Sophos
12 16 (3.76%) SAP
13 14 (3.29%) Intel
14 13 (3.05%) McAfee
15 11 (2.58%) Veritas
16 10 (2.35%) Business Objects
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Rate: £180.00 per annum
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Rate: £450 - £470 per day
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Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
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Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
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Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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Wokingham
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
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Swindon
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