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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 346 346 321
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 256 239 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 5.03% 5.08% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 131 163
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £26.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.61% +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +59.09%
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
5091 4706 4469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 9.76% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 2517 2194
Average daily rate £340 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 555 555
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +37 132 £409 +9.00% 24
South East -2 60 £338 -3.57% 22
South West -39 21 £325 -25.71% 7
East Midlands +2 10 £400 +72.04%
North West +2 10 £300 -14.28% 10
West Midlands -10 10 £253 -27.85% 1
Yorkshire -3 8 £300 +14.28% 4
East of England -31 7 £400 +45.45% 3
North East - 1 £350 - 3
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 450 (99.78%) VMware
2 365 (80.93%) Windows
3 271 (60.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 237 (52.55%) Active Directory
5 223 (49.45%) Microsoft
6 218 (48.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 176 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 175 (38.80%) Citrix
9 136 (30.16%) SAN
10 131 (29.05%) MS Exchange
11 112 (24.83%) Linux
12 101 (22.39%) DNS
13 99 (21.95%) Clustering
14 98 (21.73%) HP
14 98 (21.73%) XenApp
15 93 (20.62%) vSphere
16 90 (19.96%) SQL Server
16 90 (19.96%) Windows Server 2012
17 82 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
18 80 (17.74%) DHCP
19 78 (17.29%) Exchange Server 2010
20 75 (16.63%) Finance
21 73 (16.19%) PowerShell
22 71 (15.74%) MS Excel
23 70 (15.52%) UNIX
24 69 (15.30%) Cisco
24 69 (15.30%) Firewall
25 68 (15.08%) MCSE
26 67 (14.86%) Security Cleared
27 66 (14.63%) ITIL

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 131 (29.05%) MS Exchange
2 78 (17.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (14.19%) IIS
4 55 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 43 (9.53%) SharePoint
6 40 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (5.32%) WebLogic
8 23 (5.10%) Lync
9 22 (4.88%) Apache
9 22 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (4.43%) Tomcat
11 19 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 17 (3.77%) WebSphere
13 10 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
15 4 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.67%) NetWeaver
16 3 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 71 (15.74%) MS Excel
2 39 (8.65%) MS Office
3 6 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.44%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (2.66%) Office 365
3 8 (1.77%) SaaS
4 3 (0.67%) IaaS
5 2 (0.44%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 136 (30.16%) SAN
2 101 (22.39%) DNS
3 80 (17.74%) DHCP
4 69 (15.30%) Firewall
5 42 (9.31%) TCP/IP
6 35 (7.76%) WAN
7 30 (6.65%) LAN
8 26 (5.76%) iSCSI
8 26 (5.76%) NAS
9 22 (4.88%) VPN
10 21 (4.66%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (3.77%) Internet
12 14 (3.10%) VLAN
13 12 (2.66%) NetScaler
14 8 (1.77%) VoIP
15 7 (1.55%) SMTP
16 5 (1.11%) Network Security
17 4 (0.89%) IP Telephony
17 4 (0.89%) MPLS
17 4 (0.89%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (19.96%) SQL Server
2 46 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (3.77%) MySQL
5 14 (3.10%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.88%) Oracle Exadata
7 12 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.89%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 3 (0.67%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.67%) Oracle OWB
14 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
15 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (2.22%) ClearCase
2 6 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.11%) JIRA
4 4 (0.89%) MSI
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.67%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.44%) Subversion
6 2 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.22%) Ant
7 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.22%) Hudson
7 1 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 75 (16.63%) Finance
2 35 (7.76%) Banking
3 18 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.55%) Front Office
7 6 (1.33%) Back Office
8 4 (0.89%) Retail
8 4 (0.89%) Advertising
9 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.67%) Games
10 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Publishing
10 2 (0.44%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (13.30%) Analyst
2 49 (10.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (9.98%) Administrator
4 34 (7.54%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (7.10%) Architect
6 28 (6.21%) Consultant
7 26 (5.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 22 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (4.88%) VMware Engineer
9 17 (3.77%) Support Engineer
9 17 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
10 16 (3.55%) Citrix Engineer
10 16 (3.55%) Support Analyst
11 14 (3.10%) Server Engineer
12 13 (2.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 13 (2.88%) Windows Administrator
12 13 (2.88%) Server Analyst
13 12 (2.66%) Wintel Engineer
14 11 (2.44%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.76%) Middleware
2 12 (2.66%) Web Services
2 12 (2.66%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (2.44%) Application Packaging
4 8 (1.77%) LAMP
5 3 (0.67%) HTML
5 3 (0.67%) .NET
5 3 (0.67%) CSS
5 3 (0.67%) jQuery
5 3 (0.67%) Ajax
5 3 (0.67%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.44%) YAML
7 1 (0.22%) J2EE
7 1 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (21.95%) Clustering
2 35 (7.76%) Replication
3 26 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.10%) Blackberry
5 14 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.00%) Open Source
8 8 (1.77%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.77%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.33%) HACMP
11 5 (1.11%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.11%) PKI
12 4 (0.89%) Wiki
12 4 (0.89%) AS400
12 4 (0.89%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.67%) Firmware
14 2 (0.44%) Taxonomies
14 2 (0.44%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 365 (80.93%) Windows
2 218 (48.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 176 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 112 (24.83%) Linux
5 90 (19.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (15.52%) UNIX
7 43 (9.53%) Windows 7
8 39 (8.65%) Windows XP
9 33 (7.32%) Windows 2000
9 33 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (5.32%) Windows 8
11 21 (4.66%) Solaris
12 20 (4.43%) AIX
13 18 (3.99%) SELinux
14 15 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (2.88%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (2.22%) Windows NT
17 9 (2.00%) SUSE
18 5 (1.11%) HPUX
18 5 (1.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (14.63%) ITIL
2 60 (13.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 43 (9.53%) Migration
4 36 (7.98%) Configuration Management
5 26 (5.76%) DevOps
6 24 (5.32%) Change Management
7 23 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 21 (4.66%) High Availability
9 19 (4.21%) Capacity Management
10 17 (3.77%) Service Management
11 16 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (3.10%) Change Control
14 13 (2.88%) Incident Management
14 13 (2.88%) Requirements Analysis
15 12 (2.66%) Capacity Planning
15 12 (2.66%) SOA
15 12 (2.66%) Performance Tuning
16 10 (2.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (16.19%) PowerShell
2 63 (13.97%) SQL
3 31 (6.87%) VB
4 26 (5.76%) VBScript
5 24 (5.32%) Perl
6 21 (4.66%) Ruby
7 17 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 16 (3.55%) Java
8 16 (3.55%) Python
9 13 (2.88%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.77%) C
11 4 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.89%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.67%) C#
12 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.44%) PHP
13 2 (0.44%) C++
14 1 (0.22%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 82 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (15.08%) MCSE
3 67 (14.86%) Security Cleared
4 57 (12.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 47 (10.42%) SC Cleared
6 46 (10.20%) Degree
7 22 (4.88%) MCITP
8 21 (4.66%) DV Cleared
9 18 (3.99%) VCP5
10 17 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (3.55%) CCNA
12 15 (3.33%) MCSA
13 13 (2.88%) RHCE
14 10 (2.22%) MCP
15 8 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.55%) ISEB
16 7 (1.55%) RHCT
17 6 (1.33%) NCDA
18 4 (0.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.87%) SLA
2 11 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.44%) QA
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 271 (60.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 237 (52.55%) Active Directory
3 98 (21.73%) XenApp
4 93 (20.62%) vSphere
5 46 (10.20%) Hyper-V
6 45 (9.98%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (8.87%) XenDesktop
8 25 (5.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 24 (5.32%) Oracle RAC
9 24 (5.32%) vCloud
10 22 (4.88%) NFS
11 19 (4.21%) Terminal Services
12 16 (3.55%) XenServer
13 12 (2.66%) ISA Server
14 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (1.33%) PowerHA
16 5 (1.11%) VMware Server
16 5 (1.11%) Xen
17 4 (0.89%) UAG
17 4 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (11.53%) Backup Exec
2 45 (9.98%) SCCM
3 35 (7.76%) SCOM
4 32 (7.10%) NetBackup
5 25 (5.54%) Puppet
6 21 (4.66%) BladeLogic
7 20 (4.43%) HP SIM
8 18 (3.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (3.77%) MAILsweeper
10 14 (3.10%) MIMEsweeper
10 14 (3.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 11 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (2.44%) ARCserve
12 10 (2.22%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 8 (1.77%) WMI
13 8 (1.77%) Tivoli
13 8 (1.77%) Nagios
13 8 (1.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 7 (1.55%) Icinga
14 7 (1.55%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 450 (99.78%) VMware
2 223 (49.45%) Microsoft
3 175 (38.80%) Citrix
4 98 (21.73%) HP
5 69 (15.30%) Cisco
6 66 (14.63%) NetApp
6 66 (14.63%) Symantec
7 53 (11.75%) Oracle
8 52 (11.53%) Red Hat
9 46 (10.20%) IBM
10 39 (8.65%) EMC
11 23 (5.10%) Sophos
12 21 (4.66%) Dell
13 20 (4.43%) Juniper
13 20 (4.43%) Intel
14 16 (3.55%) SAP
14 16 (3.55%) BMC
15 13 (2.88%) McAfee
16 11 (2.44%) Veritas
17 10 (2.22%) Business Objects
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £415 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £220.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago