The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 367 313 287
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -26
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 212 253 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.54% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 4.42% 5.50% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 148 201
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £328 £321
% change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £26.63 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.63% +61.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £24.35 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £27.50 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +56.06%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4792 4604 4434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.69% 9.88% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2356 2159
Average daily rate £325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 591 600
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.24% +7.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
VMware ESX
UK

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 93 £450 +16.58% 30
South East -30 41 £325 -3.70% 13
South West -12 26 £338 -18.67% 5
North West +18 25 £300 +20.00% 1
East of England -48 8 £285 -12.30% 6
East Midlands 0 7 £344 +14.58%
West Midlands -15 7 £261 - 3
Yorkshire -4 4 £284 -5.41% 3
North East -13 4 £315 +14.54% 2
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 418 (98.35%) VMware
2 332 (78.12%) Windows
3 248 (58.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 200 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 181 (42.59%) Microsoft
6 172 (40.47%) Active Directory
7 147 (34.59%) Citrix
8 144 (33.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 135 (31.76%) SAN
10 122 (28.71%) Linux
11 117 (27.53%) MS Exchange
12 97 (22.82%) vSphere
13 88 (20.71%) HP
14 81 (19.06%) SQL Server
15 76 (17.88%) DNS
16 75 (17.65%) Clustering
17 74 (17.41%) Oracle
18 72 (16.94%) Cisco
19 70 (16.47%) ITIL
19 70 (16.47%) PowerShell
19 70 (16.47%) XenApp
20 69 (16.24%) SQL
21 68 (16.00%) Firewall
22 67 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
23 66 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
24 65 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2010
25 64 (15.06%) UNIX
25 64 (15.06%) Finance
25 64 (15.06%) Symantec
26 60 (14.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 117 (27.53%) MS Exchange
2 65 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (12.71%) IIS
4 48 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 45 (10.59%) SharePoint
6 30 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 25 (5.88%) Lync
8 23 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 19 (4.47%) Apache
10 18 (4.24%) Tomcat
10 18 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (4.00%) WebLogic
12 10 (2.35%) WebSphere
12 10 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
14 5 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
16 3 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 54 (12.71%) MS Excel
2 32 (7.53%) MS Office
3 5 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.82%) Office 365
2 9 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.88%) SaaS
3 8 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.47%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (31.76%) SAN
2 76 (17.88%) DNS
3 68 (16.00%) Firewall
4 56 (13.18%) DHCP
5 41 (9.65%) LAN
6 40 (9.41%) WAN
7 37 (8.71%) TCP/IP
8 23 (5.41%) VPN
9 21 (4.94%) iSCSI
9 21 (4.94%) NAS
10 13 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
10 13 (3.06%) VLAN
11 10 (2.35%) SMTP
12 9 (2.12%) DMZ
13 8 (1.88%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.65%) VoIP
15 6 (1.41%) SSL
15 6 (1.41%) MPLS
15 6 (1.41%) OSPF
16 5 (1.18%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (19.06%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.71%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.12%) MySQL
8 8 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.88%) Oracle Exadata
9 7 (1.65%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.94%) QlikView
12 4 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (0.94%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.71%) Big Data
13 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (2.12%) ClearCase
2 7 (1.65%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.41%) Subversion
4 4 (0.94%) JIRA
4 4 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.94%) Hudson
4 4 (0.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.47%) Maven
5 2 (0.47%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.47%) Toad
5 2 (0.47%) Ant
6 1 (0.24%) JUnit
6 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.24%) JMeter
6 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 64 (15.06%) Finance
2 30 (7.06%) Banking
3 21 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.65%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.65%) Front Office
5 6 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.94%) Marketing
6 4 (0.94%) Advertising
7 3 (0.71%) Retail
7 3 (0.71%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Games
8 2 (0.47%) Military
8 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (14.59%) Analyst
2 45 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (9.88%) Architect
4 41 (9.65%) Administrator
5 38 (8.94%) Consultant
6 27 (6.35%) Support Engineer
7 25 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 22 (5.18%) Infrastructure Architect
9 20 (4.71%) VMware Engineer
10 19 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
10 19 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 15 (3.53%) Support Analyst
12 15 (3.53%) Citrix Engineer
13 14 (3.29%) Wintel Engineer
14 13 (3.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 12 (2.82%) Server Analyst
15 12 (2.82%) Server Engineer
16 11 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
16 11 (2.59%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.35%) Middleware
2 11 (2.59%) Web Services
3 8 (1.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (1.65%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (1.65%) .NET
4 7 (1.65%) J2EE
5 6 (1.41%) Application Packaging
6 4 (0.94%) Ajax
6 4 (0.94%) CSS
6 4 (0.94%) HTML
6 4 (0.94%) jQuery
7 3 (0.71%) LAMP
8 1 (0.24%) Xerces
8 1 (0.24%) Xalan
8 1 (0.24%) XMPP
8 1 (0.24%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.24%) CORBA
8 1 (0.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (17.65%) Clustering
2 36 (8.47%) Replication
3 24 (5.65%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.12%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.12%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.88%) Open Source
8 6 (1.41%) EqualLogic
8 6 (1.41%) Firmware
8 6 (1.41%) AS400
8 6 (1.41%) PKI
9 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.18%) FlexPod
10 4 (0.94%) Wiki
10 4 (0.94%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.71%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.71%) Symmetrix
11 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 332 (78.12%) Windows
2 200 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 144 (33.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 122 (28.71%) Linux
5 67 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (15.06%) UNIX
7 51 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (8.71%) Windows 7
9 30 (7.06%) Solaris
10 23 (5.41%) AIX
11 22 (5.18%) Windows 2000
12 20 (4.71%) Windows XP
13 19 (4.47%) Windows 8
14 17 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
15 14 (3.29%) Windows 2000 Server
16 12 (2.82%) SELinux
17 11 (2.59%) SUSE
18 9 (2.12%) HPUX
19 7 (1.65%) CentOS
20 5 (1.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (16.47%) ITIL
2 57 (13.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 40 (9.41%) Migration
4 32 (7.53%) Configuration Management
5 29 (6.82%) Service Delivery
6 26 (6.12%) Change Control
7 22 (5.18%) Change Management
8 20 (4.71%) Capacity Management
8 20 (4.71%) DevOps
9 19 (4.47%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (3.29%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (2.82%) Project Management
12 12 (2.82%) Service Management
13 11 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (2.59%) Unit Testing
13 11 (2.59%) Release Management
14 10 (2.35%) High Availability
15 9 (2.12%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 70 (16.47%) PowerShell
2 69 (16.24%) SQL
3 26 (6.12%) VB
4 19 (4.47%) Java
5 18 (4.24%) Perl
5 18 (4.24%) VBScript
5 18 (4.24%) Ruby
6 15 (3.53%) Shell Script
7 14 (3.29%) Python
8 11 (2.59%) C
9 10 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.94%) C#
11 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.71%) PHP
13 2 (0.47%) C++
13 2 (0.47%) sed
13 2 (0.47%) AWK
13 2 (0.47%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 66 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (14.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 56 (13.18%) Security Cleared
4 54 (12.71%) MCSE
5 35 (8.24%) SC Cleared
6 32 (7.53%) Degree
7 22 (5.18%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.47%) MCITP
9 18 (4.24%) VCP5
10 14 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (2.35%) CCNA
12 9 (2.12%) VCAP
13 8 (1.88%) MCSA
13 8 (1.88%) MCP
14 7 (1.65%) RHCE
15 5 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.18%) CCNP
16 4 (0.94%) MCTS
17 3 (0.71%) OCP
17 3 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.00%) SLA
2 9 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.71%) QA
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 248 (58.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 172 (40.47%) Active Directory
3 97 (22.82%) vSphere
4 70 (16.47%) XenApp
5 44 (10.35%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (9.18%) Hyper-V
7 34 (8.00%) XenDesktop
8 26 (6.12%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (4.94%) vCloud
10 20 (4.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 16 (3.76%) XenServer
12 15 (3.53%) NFS
13 11 (2.59%) ISA Server
14 8 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (1.65%) UAG
15 7 (1.65%) Xen
15 7 (1.65%) KVM
16 6 (1.41%) Terminal Services
17 5 (1.18%) SRDF
17 5 (1.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 34 (8.00%) Backup Exec
2 32 (7.53%) SCCM
3 25 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 23 (5.41%) BladeLogic
5 21 (4.94%) SCOM
6 16 (3.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 15 (3.53%) Puppet
7 15 (3.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 13 (3.06%) HP SIM
9 12 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (2.82%) Tivoli
10 11 (2.59%) MAILsweeper
11 8 (1.88%) WMI
11 8 (1.88%) Nagios
11 8 (1.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (1.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 7 (1.65%) AppDNA
12 7 (1.65%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (1.41%) ARCserve
14 5 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 418 (98.35%) VMware
2 181 (42.59%) Microsoft
3 147 (34.59%) Citrix
4 88 (20.71%) HP
5 74 (17.41%) Oracle
6 72 (16.94%) Cisco
7 64 (15.06%) Symantec
8 59 (13.88%) NetApp
9 49 (11.53%) Red Hat
10 36 (8.47%) EMC
11 35 (8.24%) IBM
12 21 (4.94%) Dell
13 18 (4.24%) Juniper
14 15 (3.53%) BMC
15 14 (3.29%) Open Text
15 14 (3.29%) Sophos
16 12 (2.82%) McAfee
16 12 (2.82%) SAP
17 11 (2.59%) Business Objects
18 10 (2.35%) Intel
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £365 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wokingham
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £281 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £281 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.00 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Gloucester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago