The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Kent 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 40 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.42% - 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 3.45% - 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.61% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -14.16%
System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
29 69 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.08% 25.37% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 18
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -76.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Kent

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) DFS Replication
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) DFS Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) HP