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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 392 332 295
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -37
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 167 231 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.50% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 3.60% 5.30% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 147 115
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £271 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £95.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.42% +245.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £22.50
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
4639 4359 3980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.72% 9.43% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2601 2187 1909
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 522 683
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.04 £35.02 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -52 71 £425 +4.42% 20
South East -8 35 £350 -12.50% 12
North West -5 19 £350 +14.75% 3
East of England -5 19 £375 -11.76% 3
East Midlands +1 9 £436 +5.75% 1
South West -21 7 £378 +4.13% 7
Yorkshire -8 5 £360 +4.34% 8
North East -2 1 £275 +12.24% 2
West Midlands -5 1 £375 -6.25% 1
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 422 (99.06%) VMware
2 350 (82.16%) Windows
3 260 (61.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 235 (55.16%) Active Directory
5 215 (50.47%) Microsoft
6 169 (39.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 163 (38.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 147 (34.51%) Citrix
9 139 (32.63%) SAN
10 111 (26.06%) MS Exchange
11 107 (25.12%) Linux
12 105 (24.65%) SQL Server
13 100 (23.47%) HP
14 99 (23.24%) DNS
15 97 (22.77%) Finance
15 97 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 96 (22.54%) Clustering
17 86 (20.19%) Cisco
18 84 (19.72%) Firewall
19 83 (19.48%) vSphere
20 81 (19.01%) UNIX
21 78 (18.31%) NAS
22 74 (17.37%) DHCP
23 72 (16.90%) IIS
24 67 (15.73%) MS Excel
25 66 (15.49%) SQL
26 65 (15.26%) Security Cleared
27 64 (15.02%) Configuration Management
28 62 (14.55%) NetApp
29 60 (14.08%) EMC

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 111 (26.06%) MS Exchange
2 72 (16.90%) IIS
3 52 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (8.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 27 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (5.87%) SharePoint
7 24 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 22 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (4.46%) WebLogic
10 18 (4.23%) Apache
11 11 (2.58%) Tomcat
12 10 (2.35%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.88%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (1.17%) JBoss
15 5 (1.17%) Lync
15 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2000
16 4 (0.94%) K2 blackpearl
16 4 (0.94%) NetWeaver
16 4 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 67 (15.73%) MS Excel
2 39 (9.15%) MS Office
3 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Maximo
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) assyst
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (0.94%) Office 365
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.70%) SaaS
3 3 (0.70%) PaaS
4 2 (0.47%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.47%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 139 (32.63%) SAN
2 99 (23.24%) DNS
3 84 (19.72%) Firewall
4 78 (18.31%) NAS
5 74 (17.37%) DHCP
6 46 (10.80%) TCP/IP
7 44 (10.33%) iSCSI
8 36 (8.45%) WAN
9 35 (8.22%) Internet
10 34 (7.98%) Fibre Channel
11 25 (5.87%) VPN
12 24 (5.63%) LAN
13 15 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (3.52%) Network Security
14 13 (3.05%) FTP
15 12 (2.82%) SSL
16 11 (2.58%) VoIP
16 11 (2.58%) SMTP
16 11 (2.58%) MPLS
16 11 (2.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (24.65%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (5.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 19 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (2.58%) MySQL
7 8 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.64%) Oracle OWB
8 7 (1.64%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 6 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.70%) MS Access
11 3 (0.70%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (2.82%) MSI
1 12 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (1.41%) JIRA
4 4 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.70%) WinRunner
5 3 (0.70%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.47%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 97 (22.77%) Finance
2 20 (4.69%) Manufacturing
2 20 (4.69%) Banking
3 13 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.41%) Legal
5 5 (1.17%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.17%) Military
6 4 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.94%) Back Office
7 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Games
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Marketing
8 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.23%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 61 (14.32%) Analyst
2 49 (11.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (10.09%) Architect
4 40 (9.39%) Administrator
5 33 (7.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 25 (5.87%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 22 (5.16%) Windows Administrator
9 21 (4.93%) Technical Leader
10 20 (4.69%) Consultant
10 20 (4.69%) Server Engineer
11 18 (4.23%) Technical Architect
12 17 (3.99%) Support Engineer
13 16 (3.76%) Support Analyst
13 16 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.05%) Wintel Engineer
15 11 (2.58%) VMware Engineer
15 11 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
15 11 (2.58%) Technical Support
16 10 (2.35%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.29%) Middleware
2 7 (1.64%) Ajax
2 7 (1.64%) HTML
2 7 (1.64%) CSS
2 7 (1.64%) jQuery
2 7 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (1.41%) .NET
3 6 (1.41%) Application Packaging
4 5 (1.17%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.17%) LAMP
4 5 (1.17%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.94%) Web Services
6 2 (0.47%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 96 (22.54%) Clustering
2 48 (11.27%) Replication
3 40 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.52%) Celerra
5 14 (3.29%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.88%) PDA
9 7 (1.64%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.64%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.17%) Wiki
12 4 (0.94%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.94%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.94%) Open Source
12 4 (0.94%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.94%) HACMP
13 3 (0.70%) AS400
13 3 (0.70%) iSeries
14 2 (0.47%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 350 (82.16%) Windows
2 169 (39.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (38.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 107 (25.12%) Linux
5 97 (22.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (19.01%) UNIX
7 55 (12.91%) Windows XP
8 32 (7.51%) Windows 7
9 31 (7.28%) Solaris
10 25 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (5.16%) Windows 2000
12 16 (3.76%) AIX
13 15 (3.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (3.29%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (3.05%) Windows NT
16 7 (1.64%) CentOS
16 7 (1.64%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.70%) SUSE
17 3 (0.70%) HPUX
18 2 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (15.02%) Configuration Management
2 53 (12.44%) ITIL
3 51 (11.97%) Migration
4 47 (11.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (6.57%) Change Control
6 25 (5.87%) Change Management
7 21 (4.93%) Project Management
7 21 (4.93%) Requirements Analysis
7 21 (4.93%) DevOps
8 20 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
9 19 (4.46%) Service Delivery
9 19 (4.46%) Performance Monitoring
10 18 (4.23%) Mentoring
10 18 (4.23%) High Availability
11 17 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (3.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (3.29%) Asset Management
13 13 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (3.05%) Capacity Management
13 13 (3.05%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (15.49%) SQL
2 49 (11.50%) PowerShell
3 28 (6.57%) Perl
4 17 (3.99%) Java
5 16 (3.76%) VB
6 15 (3.52%) Python
7 14 (3.29%) Ruby
8 12 (2.82%) VBScript
9 11 (2.58%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.11%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.88%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.17%) C
14 3 (0.70%) C#
14 3 (0.70%) PHP
15 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.23%) REXX
Qualifications
1 65 (15.26%) Security Cleared
2 53 (12.44%) SC Cleared
3 47 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (10.56%) MCSE
5 31 (7.28%) Degree
6 19 (4.46%) VCP4
7 18 (4.23%) MCITP
8 17 (3.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (3.99%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.29%) MCP
9 14 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (2.82%) CCNA
11 10 (2.35%) MCSA
12 7 (1.64%) RHCE
13 6 (1.41%) RHCT
13 6 (1.41%) ISTQB
14 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.17%) ISEB
15 4 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 3 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.98%) SLA
2 5 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.94%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.47%) QA
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 260 (61.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 235 (55.16%) Active Directory
3 83 (19.48%) vSphere
4 56 (13.15%) XenApp
5 46 (10.80%) Hyper-V
6 37 (8.69%) Terminal Services
7 30 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (5.16%) XenDesktop
9 20 (4.69%) NFS
10 15 (3.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 15 (3.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 12 (2.82%) vCloud
11 12 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.88%) ISA Server
13 8 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (1.64%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.64%) PowerHA
15 6 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (1.41%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 54 (12.68%) SCCM
2 36 (8.45%) SCOM
3 35 (8.22%) NetBackup
4 28 (6.57%) Backup Exec
5 20 (4.69%) Puppet
6 15 (3.52%) Tivoli
6 15 (3.52%) HP SIM
7 14 (3.29%) SELinux
7 14 (3.29%) BladeLogic
7 14 (3.29%) Nagios
8 13 (3.05%) ARCserve
8 13 (3.05%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (2.82%) MIMEsweeper
9 12 (2.82%) MAILsweeper
10 10 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (2.11%) Icinga
12 8 (1.88%) WSUS
12 8 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (1.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 7 (1.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 422 (99.06%) VMware
2 215 (50.47%) Microsoft
3 147 (34.51%) Citrix
4 100 (23.47%) HP
5 86 (20.19%) Cisco
6 62 (14.55%) NetApp
7 60 (14.08%) EMC
8 54 (12.68%) Oracle
9 53 (12.44%) IBM
10 48 (11.27%) Red Hat
11 42 (9.86%) Symantec
12 29 (6.81%) Dell
13 22 (5.16%) CheckPoint
14 21 (4.93%) McAfee
14 21 (4.93%) F5
15 16 (3.76%) 3PAR
16 13 (3.05%) SolarWinds
16 13 (3.05%) Intel
17 10 (2.35%) Sophos
17 10 (2.35%) Veritas
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 14 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago