The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 41 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.02% 1.10% -
As % of the System Software category 16.67% 9.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+2.88% +0.97%
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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 Kent region.

System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
36 32 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.12% 11.76% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 35
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) DFS Replication
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Change Control
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) SLA
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) vSphere
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Management
3 4 (57.14%) iSCSI
3 4 (57.14%) NAS
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
1 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
1 4 (57.14%) iSCSI
1 4 (57.14%) NAS
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Change Control
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) DFS Replication
2 4 (57.14%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds