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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 420 425 346
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -79
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 176 170 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.36% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 3.80% 3.57% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 101 142
Average daily rate £380 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £364
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 - £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.32 - £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
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
4630 4768 4458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.81% 10.13% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2791 2604 2276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £180 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 572 526
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £31.15 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 73 £425 +6.25% 17
South East +29 42 £338 -3.57% 6
South West +19 21 £350 -17.64% 4
East Midlands -7 14 £388 -3.12%
East of England -5 11 £363 +30.63% 3
Yorkshire -17 10 £413 +14.58% 2
West Midlands -10 3 - - 3
North West -25 2 £245 -51.00% 2
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 348 (99.43%) VMware
2 245 (70.00%) Windows
3 211 (60.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 165 (47.14%) Active Directory
5 152 (43.43%) Windows Server
6 148 (42.29%) Microsoft
7 131 (37.43%) Linux
8 98 (28.00%) DNS
8 98 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 97 (27.71%) Unix
10 93 (26.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 91 (26.00%) vSphere
12 87 (24.86%) Citrix
13 82 (23.43%) SAN
14 75 (21.43%) Data Centre
15 65 (18.57%) MS Exchange
16 64 (18.29%) HP
17 63 (18.00%) Red Hat
18 62 (17.71%) Firewall
19 60 (17.14%) DHCP
20 59 (16.86%) Cisco
20 59 (16.86%) Finance
20 59 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
21 57 (16.29%) XenApp
22 54 (15.43%) Puppet
23 50 (14.29%) DevOps
23 50 (14.29%) PowerShell
23 50 (14.29%) SQL
24 49 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 46 (13.14%) SQL Server

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 65 (18.57%) MS Exchange
2 41 (11.71%) Apache
3 39 (11.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (10.57%) Tomcat
5 26 (7.43%) IIS
6 24 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (4.57%) OpenStack
8 14 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (4.00%) Node.js
8 14 (4.00%) SharePoint
9 13 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (2.86%) Skype for Business
11 9 (2.57%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (2.00%) JBoss
13 3 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.86%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.86%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.86%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (10.86%) MS Excel
2 28 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.71%) IaaS
2 13 (3.71%) Office 365
3 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.57%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (28.00%) DNS
2 82 (23.43%) SAN
3 62 (17.71%) Firewall
4 60 (17.14%) DHCP
5 40 (11.43%) LAN
6 34 (9.71%) WAN
7 27 (7.71%) VPN
8 24 (6.86%) TCP/IP
9 19 (5.43%) NAS
10 18 (5.14%) Internet
11 17 (4.86%) NetScaler
12 16 (4.57%) LDAP
12 16 (4.57%) VLAN
13 15 (4.29%) iSCSI
14 13 (3.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (3.14%) FWSM
15 11 (3.14%) SSL
16 10 (2.86%) IPv4
16 10 (2.86%) IPv6
17 9 (2.57%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.43%) MongoDB
3 12 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.86%) MySQL
4 10 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.43%) Informix
7 5 (1.43%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.14%) DB2
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.86%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.86%) Sybase IQ
10 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.57%) Redis
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (5.43%) Hudson
1 19 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 18 (5.14%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.86%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.57%) JIRA
5 2 (0.57%) PVCS
5 2 (0.57%) Subversion
6 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.29%) WinRunner
General
1 59 (16.86%) Finance
2 27 (7.71%) Banking
3 19 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.57%) Games
5 9 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.43%) Electronics
6 5 (1.43%) Marketing
7 4 (1.14%) Automotive
8 3 (0.86%) Advertising
8 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.86%) Front Office
8 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.57%) Back Office
9 2 (0.57%) French Language
9 2 (0.57%) Legal
9 2 (0.57%) Local Government
9 2 (0.57%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (12.29%) Architect
1 43 (12.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 34 (9.71%) Analyst
5 27 (7.71%) Administrator
5 27 (7.71%) Windows Engineer
6 24 (6.86%) Linux Engineer
7 23 (6.57%) Support Engineer
8 22 (6.29%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (5.43%) Consultant
11 18 (5.14%) Server Engineer
12 15 (4.29%) Citrix Engineer
12 15 (4.29%) Network Engineer
13 14 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 14 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 13 (3.71%) Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (3.71%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.00%) Web Services
2 11 (3.14%) .NET
3 6 (1.71%) Middleware
4 5 (1.43%) J2EE
5 4 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.86%) JSON
6 3 (0.86%) LAMP
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.86%) RESTful
6 3 (0.86%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.86%) WCF
7 2 (0.57%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.29%) COM
8 1 (0.29%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.29%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.86%) Clustering
4 13 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.14%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (2.29%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.29%) HACMP
8 6 (1.71%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.43%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (1.43%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.43%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.14%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.14%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.14%) LPAR
10 4 (1.14%) Replication
10 4 (1.14%) VCE vBlock
11 3 (0.86%) AS400
11 3 (0.86%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 245 (70.00%) Windows
2 152 (43.43%) Windows Server
3 131 (37.43%) Linux
4 98 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 97 (27.71%) Unix
6 93 (26.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (9.43%) Windows XP
10 23 (6.57%) Windows 7
11 16 (4.57%) Solaris
12 13 (3.71%) AIX
13 6 (1.71%) SUSE
14 5 (1.43%) CentOS
14 5 (1.43%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.14%) VMS
15 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.86%) HPUX
16 3 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.29%) DevOps
2 42 (12.00%) ITIL
3 40 (11.43%) Configuration Management
4 36 (10.29%) High Availability
5 35 (10.00%) Migration
6 34 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 26 (7.43%) Mentoring
8 24 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (6.57%) Change Management
10 21 (6.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 21 (6.00%) Security Management
11 19 (5.43%) Security Patching
12 18 (5.14%) Capacity Planning
13 17 (4.86%) Project Management
14 16 (4.57%) Patch Management
15 15 (4.29%) Problem Management
16 13 (3.71%) Load Balancing
17 10 (2.86%) Service Management
18 9 (2.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 50 (14.29%) SQL
2 45 (12.86%) Java
3 27 (7.71%) Perl
4 23 (6.57%) Bash Shell
5 19 (5.43%) Shell Script
6 17 (4.86%) Ruby
7 13 (3.71%) Python
8 9 (2.57%) VB
9 8 (2.29%) VBScript
10 4 (1.14%) AWK
10 4 (1.14%) Korn
10 4 (1.14%) sed
11 3 (0.86%) C#
11 3 (0.86%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.29%) C
13 1 (0.29%) C++
13 1 (0.29%) C-shell
13 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (10.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 34 (9.71%) Security Cleared
3 25 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 24 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (6.29%) MCSE
6 19 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.29%) CCNA
8 12 (3.43%) Degree
8 12 (3.43%) MCSA
9 10 (2.86%) CCNP
10 9 (2.57%) VCP5
11 5 (1.43%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.14%) MCP
12 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.86%) CCA
13 3 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.86%) MCITP
13 3 (0.86%) MCTS
13 3 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.14%) SLA
2 8 (2.29%) QA
3 5 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 211 (60.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 165 (47.14%) Active Directory
3 91 (26.00%) vSphere
4 57 (16.29%) XenApp
5 34 (9.71%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (7.43%) XenDesktop
7 23 (6.57%) NFS
8 17 (4.86%) Docker
9 13 (3.71%) Hyper-V
10 10 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (2.86%) vCloud
10 10 (2.86%) XenServer
11 8 (2.29%) Samba
11 8 (2.29%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (1.71%) VMware Server
13 4 (1.14%) ISA Server
13 4 (1.14%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (1.14%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 54 (15.43%) Puppet
2 42 (12.00%) SCCM
3 32 (9.14%) Nagios
4 25 (7.14%) Icinga
5 18 (5.14%) WSUS
6 17 (4.86%) SCOM
7 16 (4.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 14 (4.00%) Backup Exec
9 13 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (3.43%) FreeIPA
10 12 (3.43%) SELinux
11 11 (3.14%) NetBackup
11 11 (3.14%) Opsview
12 9 (2.57%) Tivoli
12 9 (2.57%) vMotion
13 8 (2.29%) Capistrano
13 8 (2.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (1.71%) MIMEsweeper
15 5 (1.43%) Control-M
15 5 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 348 (99.43%) VMware
2 148 (42.29%) Microsoft
3 87 (24.86%) Citrix
4 64 (18.29%) HP
5 63 (18.00%) Red Hat
6 59 (16.86%) Cisco
7 39 (11.14%) Oracle
8 36 (10.29%) EMC
8 36 (10.29%) NetApp
9 27 (7.71%) IBM
10 22 (6.29%) Symantec
11 19 (5.43%) Veritas
12 16 (4.57%) CheckPoint
13 14 (4.00%) Dell
13 14 (4.00%) F5
14 12 (3.43%) AppSense
14 12 (3.43%) Brocade
15 10 (2.86%) Avaya
15 10 (2.86%) CA
15 10 (2.86%) Juniper
London
Pentasia Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago