The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 454 378 468
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +90
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 136 125 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 2.82% 3.10% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 79 74
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £212 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £526 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £19.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.17 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+29.64% -30.76%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4826 4033 4364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.40% 9.36% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2493 1988 2160
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 600 543
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.72 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -21 66 £400 - 18
South East -22 32 £325 +1.96% 5
Yorkshire -11 15 £400 +33.44% 3
East of England -16 14 £350 +80.64% 2
South West -17 6 £450 +0.11% 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
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VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 244 (89.71%) VMware
2 209 (76.84%) Windows
3 151 (55.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 138 (50.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (43.38%) Active Directory
6 113 (41.54%) HP
7 94 (34.56%) SAN
8 92 (33.82%) Cisco
9 86 (31.62%) Microsoft
10 77 (28.31%) vSphere
11 76 (27.94%) ITIL
12 75 (27.57%) DNS
13 74 (27.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 73 (26.84%) Linux
15 70 (25.74%) VMware ESX
16 65 (23.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 62 (22.79%) SQL
18 60 (22.06%) Citrix
19 55 (20.22%) EMC
20 54 (19.85%) PowerShell
21 53 (19.49%) DHCP
22 49 (18.01%) Firewall
23 48 (17.65%) SQL Server
23 48 (17.65%) Security Cleared
24 46 (16.91%) SCCM
25 45 (16.54%) MS Exchange
25 45 (16.54%) Clustering
26 42 (15.44%) UNIX
27 41 (15.07%) MS Excel
27 41 (15.07%) Change Management

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (16.54%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.19%) SharePoint
2 25 (9.19%) Lync
3 24 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.99%) Apache
5 17 (6.25%) Tomcat
6 16 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (4.78%) IIS
8 11 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.21%) WebLogic
10 6 (2.21%) Oracle Spatial
11 5 (1.84%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (0.74%) Documentum
13 2 (0.74%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.74%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.74%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 41 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.57%) MS Office
4 6 (2.21%) MS Project
5 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.37%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.37%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 13 (4.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.74%) Tridion
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 94 (34.56%) SAN
2 75 (27.57%) DNS
3 53 (19.49%) DHCP
4 49 (18.01%) Firewall
5 40 (14.71%) TCP/IP
6 30 (11.03%) VPN
7 26 (9.56%) NAS
8 25 (9.19%) LAN
8 25 (9.19%) WAN
9 17 (6.25%) Wireless
10 15 (5.51%) VLAN
10 15 (5.51%) IPsec
11 13 (4.78%) MPLS
12 11 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (3.68%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (3.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (3.31%) LDAP
15 8 (2.94%) NetScaler
15 8 (2.94%) Unified Communications
16 7 (2.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.78%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.41%) MySQL
4 12 (4.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.57%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.37%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 29 (10.66%) Finance
2 8 (2.94%) Military
3 5 (1.84%) Banking
4 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.10%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.10%) Legal
6 2 (0.74%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (8.82%) Wintel Engineer
3 22 (8.09%) Administrator
4 21 (7.72%) VMware Engineer
5 19 (6.99%) Architect
5 19 (6.99%) Systems Engineer
6 17 (6.25%) Server Engineer
7 16 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (5.51%) Network Engineer
8 15 (5.51%) Consultant
9 14 (5.15%) Support Engineer
10 13 (4.78%) Analyst
11 11 (4.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.68%) Windows Server Engineer
12 10 (3.68%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
14 8 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 8 (2.94%) Support Analyst
14 8 (2.94%) Senior Wintel Engineer
15 7 (2.57%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.99%) Web Services
2 10 (3.68%) XMPP
3 4 (1.47%) .NET
4 3 (1.10%) JTAPI
5 2 (0.74%) SOAP
5 2 (0.74%) XML
5 2 (0.74%) SAML
5 2 (0.74%) Middleware
5 2 (0.74%) JSON
5 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.74%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.74%) REST
6 1 (0.37%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.37%) JSF
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.37%) J2EE
6 1 (0.37%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.54%) Clustering
2 17 (6.25%) Replication
3 16 (5.88%) CLARiiON
4 14 (5.15%) Open Source
5 6 (2.21%) PKI
6 5 (1.84%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.10%) Symmetrix
9 2 (0.74%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.74%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.74%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.74%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.37%) Social Media
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.37%) Wiki
10 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 209 (76.84%) Windows
2 138 (50.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (27.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 73 (26.84%) Linux
5 65 (23.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (15.44%) UNIX
7 34 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (8.82%) Windows 7
9 23 (8.46%) Solaris
10 17 (6.25%) VMS
11 16 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 12 (4.41%) CentOS
13 11 (4.04%) HPUX
14 9 (3.31%) Windows XP
15 6 (2.21%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.84%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.84%) Fedora
16 5 (1.84%) SUSE
17 4 (1.47%) SELinux
18 3 (1.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (27.94%) ITIL
2 41 (15.07%) Change Management
3 26 (9.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (8.46%) Load Balancing
5 20 (7.35%) Migration
6 17 (6.25%) Data Management
7 12 (4.41%) Project Management
7 12 (4.41%) Problem Management
7 12 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (4.04%) High Availability
8 11 (4.04%) Master Data Management
8 11 (4.04%) Mobile Device Management
9 10 (3.68%) Asset Management
9 10 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.31%) Capacity Management
10 9 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (3.31%) TOGAF
11 8 (2.94%) Service Management
12 6 (2.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 62 (22.79%) SQL
2 54 (19.85%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.62%) Perl
4 14 (5.15%) C
5 10 (3.68%) Python
5 10 (3.68%) Ruby
5 10 (3.68%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.57%) Java
7 5 (1.84%) sed
7 5 (1.84%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.84%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.84%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.84%) VBScript
7 5 (1.84%) AWK
8 4 (1.47%) VB
9 3 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 31 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 25 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.62%) MCSE
5 18 (6.62%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.68%) OCP
6 10 (3.68%) OCA
6 10 (3.68%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (3.31%) MCITP
7 9 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.31%) CCNA
8 8 (2.94%) Degree
9 6 (2.21%) MCSA
9 6 (2.21%) VCP5
10 5 (1.84%) BC Cleared
10 5 (1.84%) Sun Certification
11 4 (1.47%) CCA
11 4 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.15%) SLA
2 5 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.47%) QA
4 2 (0.74%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 151 (55.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (43.38%) Active Directory
3 77 (28.31%) vSphere
4 70 (25.74%) VMware ESX
5 34 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 30 (11.03%) XenApp
7 18 (6.62%) Xen
7 18 (6.62%) XenServer
8 12 (4.41%) vCloud
9 11 (4.04%) XenDesktop
9 11 (4.04%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (3.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 10 (3.68%) KVM
11 8 (2.94%) NFS
12 7 (2.57%) UAG
13 6 (2.21%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (1.47%) DFS Replication
16 3 (1.10%) Squid
16 3 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 46 (16.91%) SCCM
2 33 (12.13%) SCOM
3 15 (5.51%) Puppet
4 12 (4.41%) WSUS
5 10 (3.68%) NetBackup
5 10 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (2.94%) HP SIM
8 6 (2.21%) Nagios
9 5 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.84%) Data Guard
9 5 (1.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (1.84%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.84%) Foglight
10 4 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.10%) DansGuardian
11 3 (1.10%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.10%) Netcool
12 2 (0.74%) MOM
Vendors
1 244 (89.71%) VMware
2 113 (41.54%) HP
3 92 (33.82%) Cisco
4 86 (31.62%) Microsoft
5 60 (22.06%) Citrix
6 55 (20.22%) EMC
7 40 (14.71%) NetApp
8 35 (12.87%) Red Hat
9 32 (11.76%) Oracle
10 27 (9.93%) F5
11 24 (8.82%) IBM
12 15 (5.51%) Altiris
13 14 (5.15%) BMC
14 13 (4.78%) Remedy
15 12 (4.41%) Sun
16 11 (4.04%) Websense
17 10 (3.68%) Veritas
18 8 (2.94%) Juniper
19 7 (2.57%) Dell
19 7 (2.57%) CheckPoint
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