The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 434 412 434
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 156 147 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 3.12% 3.02% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 88 60
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £237 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.18% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.33 - £22.50
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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
5000 4864 4223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.91% 10.30% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2786 2559 1989
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 599 738
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in England

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESXi across the England region.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in England

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram in England

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the England region.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in England

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -10 65 £425 +12.58% 17
South East -4 33 £415 +53.70% 11
North West 0 14 £388 +25.00% 5
East of England -21 13 £353 +0.71% 2
Yorkshire -4 9 £350 +27.27% 3
East Midlands - 7 £335 - 1
South West -26 3 £250 -14.52% 1
West Midlands - - - - 4
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VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 262 (88.22%) VMware
2 218 (73.40%) Windows
3 149 (50.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (42.42%) SAN
5 114 (38.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 105 (35.35%) vSphere
6 105 (35.35%) Cisco
7 104 (35.02%) HP
8 100 (33.67%) Microsoft
9 95 (31.99%) Active Directory
10 94 (31.65%) Firewall
11 85 (28.62%) Citrix
12 78 (26.26%) DNS
13 77 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 75 (25.25%) Linux
15 71 (23.91%) ITIL
16 67 (22.56%) Security Cleared
17 50 (16.84%) NAS
17 50 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
18 49 (16.50%) WAN
19 48 (16.16%) LAN
20 46 (15.49%) EMC
21 45 (15.15%) MS Exchange
21 45 (15.15%) VMware ESX
22 44 (14.81%) CCNA
23 43 (14.48%) Hyper-V
23 43 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
24 42 (14.14%) XenApp
24 42 (14.14%) Replication
25 41 (13.80%) SC Cleared

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.42%) IIS
3 22 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 21 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.37%) Apache
6 10 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (3.03%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.03%) Lync
8 8 (2.69%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.35%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.34%) JBoss
12 1 (0.34%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 34 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.70%) MS Office
3 8 (2.69%) MS Project
4 5 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.67%) Maximo
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 126 (42.42%) SAN
2 94 (31.65%) Firewall
3 78 (26.26%) DNS
4 50 (16.84%) NAS
5 49 (16.50%) WAN
6 48 (16.16%) LAN
7 40 (13.47%) DHCP
8 39 (13.13%) TCP/IP
9 31 (10.44%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (7.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (7.74%) SSL
11 22 (7.41%) Network Security
12 21 (7.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 20 (6.73%) Wireless
13 20 (6.73%) VPN
14 17 (5.72%) VLAN
15 15 (5.05%) NetScaler
15 15 (5.05%) Nortel Contivity
15 15 (5.05%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (3.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.04%) MySQL
3 5 (1.68%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.67%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.68%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.34%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 30 (10.10%) Finance
2 19 (6.40%) Banking
3 14 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.36%) Advertising
6 5 (1.68%) Back Office
6 5 (1.68%) Games
6 5 (1.68%) Billing
7 2 (0.67%) Military
7 2 (0.67%) Publishing
7 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) French Language
8 1 (0.34%) German Language
8 1 (0.34%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (13.80%) Network Engineer
2 38 (12.79%) Consultant
3 30 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (5.72%) Support Engineer
5 14 (4.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 14 (4.71%) VMware Consultant
6 13 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
6 13 (4.38%) Analyst
6 13 (4.38%) Architect
7 12 (4.04%) Server Engineer
8 11 (3.70%) Administrator
8 11 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
8 11 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
9 9 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (3.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 9 (3.03%) VMware Specialist
10 8 (2.69%) Citrix Engineer
11 7 (2.36%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.36%) Design Engineer
11 7 (2.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.38%) Web Services
2 9 (3.03%) Middleware
3 8 (2.69%) .NET
4 5 (1.68%) SOAP
4 5 (1.68%) REST
5 4 (1.35%) X-Windows
6 3 (1.01%) MSMQ
6 3 (1.01%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (0.67%) Ajax
7 2 (0.67%) JSON
7 2 (0.67%) WCF
7 2 (0.67%) XML
7 2 (0.67%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.67%) CSS
7 2 (0.67%) HTML
8 1 (0.34%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.14%) Replication
2 35 (11.78%) Clustering
3 25 (8.42%) PKI
4 13 (4.38%) Blackberry
5 12 (4.04%) CESG
6 11 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.03%) Cryptography
7 9 (3.03%) Open Source
8 6 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.68%) Online Games
10 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.67%) EqualLogic
12 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.34%) Symmetrix
12 1 (0.34%) Wiki
12 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.34%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 218 (73.40%) Windows
2 114 (38.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 75 (25.25%) Linux
5 43 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (10.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (8.75%) UNIX
8 21 (7.07%) Windows 7
9 16 (5.39%) Windows XP
10 11 (3.70%) Android
10 11 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 11 (3.70%) Windows Phone 8
10 11 (3.70%) Windows Phone
11 8 (2.69%) CentOS
11 8 (2.69%) Windows 2000
12 6 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.68%) SUSE
14 3 (1.01%) Solaris
15 2 (0.67%) openSUSE
15 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.91%) ITIL
2 31 (10.44%) Load Balancing
3 29 (9.76%) Configuration Management
4 26 (8.75%) Change Control
5 24 (8.08%) Network Monitoring
6 23 (7.74%) Incident Management
7 21 (7.07%) Service Management
8 20 (6.73%) Migration
9 19 (6.40%) Service Delivery
10 18 (6.06%) Performance Testing
11 17 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (5.72%) Network Management
11 17 (5.72%) DevOps
12 15 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
13 14 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (4.71%) Problem Management
14 13 (4.38%) Change Management
15 12 (4.04%) Capacity Management
15 12 (4.04%) Network Design
15 12 (4.04%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.13%) PowerShell
2 29 (9.76%) SQL
3 18 (6.06%) Perl
4 17 (5.72%) Python
5 13 (4.38%) VBScript
6 12 (4.04%) Bash Shell
7 9 (3.03%) C#
8 6 (2.02%) VB
8 6 (2.02%) C
8 6 (2.02%) Java
9 4 (1.35%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.67%) Ruby
10 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.34%) C++
11 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (22.56%) Security Cleared
2 50 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (14.81%) CCNA
4 41 (13.80%) SC Cleared
5 31 (10.44%) CCNP
6 22 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (7.07%) DV Cleared
8 17 (5.72%) CCIE
9 11 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (3.70%) Degree
10 7 (2.36%) MCSE
11 3 (1.01%) CCDA
11 3 (1.01%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.01%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.01%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.67%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.67%) MCSA
13 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.05%) JSP 440
2 14 (4.71%) QA
3 10 (3.37%) SLA
4 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 149 (50.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (35.35%) vSphere
3 95 (31.99%) Active Directory
4 45 (15.15%) VMware ESX
5 43 (14.48%) Hyper-V
6 42 (14.14%) XenApp
7 16 (5.39%) Firmware
8 15 (5.05%) NFS
8 15 (5.05%) ProxySG
9 14 (4.71%) KVM
10 13 (4.38%) XenDesktop
11 11 (3.70%) vCloud
12 10 (3.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (2.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (2.36%) VMware Server
15 6 (2.02%) DFS Replication
15 6 (2.02%) MetaFrame
16 5 (1.68%) Terminal Services
16 5 (1.68%) UAG
17 3 (1.01%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 35 (11.78%) SCCM
2 24 (8.08%) SCOM
3 19 (6.40%) Puppet
4 16 (5.39%) HP SIM
5 14 (4.71%) Nagios
6 12 (4.04%) WhatsUp Gold
7 10 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (3.03%) Backup Exec
8 9 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (3.03%) Tivoli
8 9 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
8 9 (3.03%) WSUS
9 8 (2.69%) NetBackup
10 7 (2.36%) SCVMM
10 7 (2.36%) FortiGate
10 7 (2.36%) EdgeSight
11 6 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (1.68%) BladeLogic
12 5 (1.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 262 (88.22%) VMware
2 105 (35.35%) Cisco
3 104 (35.02%) HP
4 100 (33.67%) Microsoft
5 85 (28.62%) Citrix
6 46 (15.49%) EMC
7 38 (12.79%) NetApp
8 35 (11.78%) CheckPoint
9 33 (11.11%) Juniper
10 30 (10.10%) Red Hat
11 29 (9.76%) Dell
12 28 (9.43%) F5
13 27 (9.09%) IBM
14 20 (6.73%) Symantec
15 18 (6.06%) 3PAR
16 15 (5.05%) Nortel
16 15 (5.05%) Blue Coat
17 14 (4.71%) Veeam
17 14 (4.71%) McAfee
18 13 (4.38%) Veritas
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