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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 52 48 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 2 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.34% 1.74% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 3.33% 15.07% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £351
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
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
60 73 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.33% 11.55% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 33
Average daily rate £350 £475 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +39.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
Average hourly rate £14.25 £29.75 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.10% +133.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £29.75 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) VCP4
3 2 (40.00%) VCAP
3 2 (40.00%) VCP5
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) VCE vBlock
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Bacula
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) VCE vBlock
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) MCTS
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) VCAP
2 2 (40.00%) VCP4
2 2 (40.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Bacula
1 1 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat