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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 348 373 294
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -79
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 250 200 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.42% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 4.93% 4.22% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 122 162
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £539 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £340
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.81 £26.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -25.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.81 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -23.06%
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
5069 4734 4427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.19% 9.89% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2927 2618 2205
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 £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 577 599
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £28.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 6 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 6 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 +10 91 £388 -11.42% 14
South East +12 61 £350 +7.69% 9
North West -21 23 £290 -3.33% 4
East Midlands +3 19 £415 +18.57%
South West -11 16 £280 -21.12% 3
East of England +4 15 £420 +5.00% 4
West Midlands +6 10 £388 +40.90% 6
Yorkshire -19 10 £395 +39.20% 4
North East -24 2 £263 -6.25% 1
Midlands - 1 - -
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 444 (99.78%) VMware
2 362 (81.35%) Windows
3 249 (55.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 239 (53.71%) Active Directory
5 207 (46.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 199 (44.72%) Microsoft
7 181 (40.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 160 (35.96%) Citrix
9 132 (29.66%) SAN
10 119 (26.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 106 (23.82%) Cisco
12 103 (23.15%) Finance
13 100 (22.47%) DNS
13 100 (22.47%) vSphere
14 99 (22.25%) HP
15 97 (21.80%) MS Exchange
16 96 (21.57%) Linux
17 93 (20.90%) Migration
18 85 (19.10%) SQL Server
19 83 (18.65%) IIS
20 76 (17.08%) UNIX
20 76 (17.08%) Data Centre
21 73 (16.40%) XenApp
22 70 (15.73%) SQL
23 69 (15.51%) Firewall
23 69 (15.51%) PowerShell
24 66 (14.83%) ITIL
25 64 (14.38%) Red Hat
25 64 (14.38%) Clustering
26 61 (13.71%) Security Cleared

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 97 (21.80%) MS Exchange
2 83 (18.65%) IIS
3 54 (12.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (8.31%) SharePoint
5 28 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (5.17%) Apache
7 22 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (4.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 18 (4.04%) Lync
9 18 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (3.15%) Tomcat
11 13 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.35%) Node.js
12 6 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.67%) nginx
15 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (12.81%) MS Excel
2 43 (9.66%) MS Office
3 6 (1.35%) MS Project
4 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.22%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.70%) Office 365
4 6 (1.35%) IaaS
5 5 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.45%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) SaaS
7 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 132 (29.66%) SAN
2 100 (22.47%) DNS
3 69 (15.51%) Firewall
4 58 (13.03%) DHCP
5 50 (11.24%) TCP/IP
5 50 (11.24%) WAN
6 47 (10.56%) NAS
7 42 (9.44%) LAN
8 26 (5.84%) Internet
8 26 (5.84%) iSCSI
9 19 (4.27%) Fibre Channel
10 18 (4.04%) VPN
11 15 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (2.92%) OSPF
12 13 (2.92%) BGP
12 13 (2.92%) EIGRP
13 12 (2.70%) Wireless
13 12 (2.70%) MPLS
14 9 (2.02%) LDAP
15 8 (1.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.49%) Oracle Database
3 19 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
7 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.12%) MySQL
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
9 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.02%) Hudson
3 7 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.57%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.35%) JIRA
5 5 (1.12%) ClearCase
5 5 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.67%) MSI
6 3 (0.67%) Subversion
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.67%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.67%) FishEye
7 2 (0.45%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.45%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.45%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.45%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.22%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 103 (23.15%) Finance
2 31 (6.97%) Banking
3 22 (4.94%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.80%) Legal
4 8 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.80%) Back Office
5 6 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.90%) Law
6 4 (0.90%) Marketing
6 4 (0.90%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.67%) Electronics
7 3 (0.67%) Games
8 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (18.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (14.16%) Architect
3 42 (9.44%) Analyst
4 33 (7.42%) Support Engineer
4 33 (7.42%) Administrator
5 30 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (6.29%) Server Engineer
7 25 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
8 24 (5.39%) Infrastructure Architect
9 23 (5.17%) Consultant
10 18 (4.04%) Support Analyst
11 16 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 16 (3.60%) Technical Architect
12 15 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (2.92%) Wintel Engineer
14 12 (2.70%) Technical Leader
15 11 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (2.47%) Test Analyst
16 10 (2.25%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.60%) Web Services
2 15 (3.37%) Middleware
3 7 (1.57%) .NET
4 6 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.90%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.90%) WCF
6 3 (0.67%) HTML
6 3 (0.67%) jQuery
6 3 (0.67%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.67%) Ajax
6 3 (0.67%) CSS
6 3 (0.67%) XML
7 2 (0.45%) REST
8 1 (0.22%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.22%) Flash
8 1 (0.22%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.22%) SOAP
8 1 (0.22%) J2EE
8 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 76 (17.08%) Data Centre
2 64 (14.38%) Clustering
3 31 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.94%) Replication
5 20 (4.49%) Blackberry
6 15 (3.37%) Celerra
7 13 (2.92%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.70%) EMC VNX
9 8 (1.80%) CLARiiON
9 8 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.35%) EqualLogic
10 6 (1.35%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.35%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.12%) Informatics
11 5 (1.12%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.90%) PKI
12 4 (0.90%) CMDB
12 4 (0.90%) HP Storage
12 4 (0.90%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.90%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 362 (81.35%) Windows
2 207 (46.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 181 (40.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 119 (26.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (21.57%) Linux
6 76 (17.08%) UNIX
7 47 (10.56%) Windows XP
8 38 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (7.42%) Windows 7
10 30 (6.74%) Solaris
11 22 (4.94%) AIX
12 10 (2.25%) Windows 2000
12 10 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (2.02%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.35%) SUSE
14 6 (1.35%) CentOS
15 5 (1.12%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.12%) Windows NT
15 5 (1.12%) VMS
16 3 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (20.90%) Migration
2 66 (14.83%) ITIL
3 52 (11.69%) Configuration Management
4 41 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (6.74%) Change Management
6 21 (4.72%) Mentoring
7 20 (4.49%) Requirements Analysis
7 20 (4.49%) Data Migration
8 19 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (4.04%) Patch Management
10 17 (3.82%) Change Control
11 16 (3.60%) Root Cause Analysis
11 16 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
11 16 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (3.15%) Performance Analysis
13 13 (2.92%) DevOps
13 13 (2.92%) Test Scripting
13 13 (2.92%) Service Delivery
13 13 (2.92%) Project Management
14 12 (2.70%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 70 (15.73%) SQL
2 69 (15.51%) PowerShell
3 27 (6.07%) Perl
4 16 (3.60%) Shell Script
5 15 (3.37%) VB
6 14 (3.15%) VBScript
7 10 (2.25%) Java
8 9 (2.02%) C
8 9 (2.02%) Python
9 6 (1.35%) Ruby
9 6 (1.35%) C#
9 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.90%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.67%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.67%) C-shell
11 3 (0.67%) AWK
11 3 (0.67%) sed
12 2 (0.45%) Go
12 2 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 61 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 55 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (10.11%) MCSE
4 41 (9.21%) SC Cleared
5 25 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (4.72%) Degree
7 20 (4.49%) MCP
8 18 (4.04%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (2.92%) MCSA
10 13 (2.92%) MCITP
11 11 (2.47%) ISTQB
11 11 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.02%) ISEB
12 9 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (1.80%) CCNP
14 7 (1.57%) CCNA
15 5 (1.12%) CCIE
16 4 (0.90%) RHCE
16 4 (0.90%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.19%) SLA
2 4 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (0.90%) QA
2 4 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) COBIT
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 249 (55.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 239 (53.71%) Active Directory
3 100 (22.47%) vSphere
4 73 (16.40%) XenApp
5 60 (13.48%) Hyper-V
6 40 (8.99%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (5.84%) XenDesktop
8 17 (3.82%) NFS
9 16 (3.60%) Terminal Services
10 9 (2.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 9 (2.02%) Docker
11 8 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.57%) ISA Server
12 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.57%) VMware Server
12 7 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (1.35%) Veritas File System
13 6 (1.35%) vCloud
14 5 (1.12%) DFS Replication
14 5 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 48 (10.79%) SCCM
2 24 (5.39%) SCOM
3 18 (4.04%) Puppet
4 15 (3.37%) Tivoli
4 15 (3.37%) Nagios
4 15 (3.37%) NetBackup
5 14 (3.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (3.15%) Icinga
6 12 (2.70%) Backup Exec
6 12 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (2.47%) BladeLogic
7 11 (2.47%) WSUS
7 11 (2.47%) HP SIM
8 10 (2.25%) ARCserve
9 9 (2.02%) Unicenter
10 8 (1.80%) vMotion
11 7 (1.57%) Opsview
12 6 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (1.35%) Capistrano
13 5 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 444 (99.78%) VMware
2 199 (44.72%) Microsoft
3 160 (35.96%) Citrix
4 106 (23.82%) Cisco
5 99 (22.25%) HP
6 64 (14.38%) Red Hat
7 57 (12.81%) EMC
8 53 (11.91%) NetApp
9 52 (11.69%) Oracle
10 45 (10.11%) IBM
11 36 (8.09%) Symantec
12 29 (6.52%) Dell
13 24 (5.39%) SolarWinds
13 24 (5.39%) 3PAR
14 19 (4.27%) CheckPoint
15 18 (4.04%) McAfee
15 18 (4.04%) Brocade
16 15 (3.37%) Veritas
17 14 (3.15%) CA
18 13 (2.92%) BMC
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
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Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £230 to £370 per day
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
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London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £550 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
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Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
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Middlesex
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Rate: competitive
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