The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 64 60 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.38% 0.30% 1.98%
As % of the System Software category 2.63% 2.82% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Average daily rate
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£310 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £321 £328
% change year-on-year
+10.89% -1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.97%
VMware ESX
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

System Software Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
114 71 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.50% 10.52% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 36 22
Average daily rate £425 £243 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.25% -25.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.30 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £29.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 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
Hitchin - 2 £310 -
Hemel Hempstead 0 1 - - 1
VMware ESX
East of England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) HP
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (41.18%) Citrix
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) vSphere
5 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
6 5 (29.41%) Dell
6 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) Web Services
7 4 (23.53%) XenApp
8 3 (17.65%) Bourne shell
8 3 (17.65%) C-shell
8 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (17.65%) SSH
8 3 (17.65%) UNIX
8 3 (17.65%) Perl
8 3 (17.65%) Solaris
8 3 (17.65%) MCSE
8 3 (17.65%) Python

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) Lotus Domino
1 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) SSH
3 3 (17.65%) LDAP
3 3 (17.65%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
4 2 (11.76%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) Internet
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) PKI
2 2 (11.76%) DTV
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) UNIX
5 3 (17.65%) Solaris
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
1 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
1 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
1 2 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (11.76%) High Availability
2 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Perl
1 3 (17.65%) Python
1 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
1 3 (17.65%) Bourne shell
1 3 (17.65%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCSE
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
2 6 (35.29%) vSphere
3 4 (23.53%) XenApp
4 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (11.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (11.76%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) HP
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) Citrix
5 5 (29.41%) Dell
5 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
6 3 (17.65%) EMC
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Sun
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 2 (11.76%) SAP
7 2 (11.76%) BMC
7 2 (11.76%) NetApp
8 1 (5.88%) Symantec
8 1 (5.88%) Sophos
8 1 (5.88%) CommVault