The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 299 321 254
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -67
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 112 103 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.41% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 5.09% 5.03% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 61 122
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£413 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £225 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £36.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.63 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+22.92% +23.49%
VMware ESX
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 London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2201 2047 2085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.07% 8.12% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1232 1193
Average daily rate £375 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 163 181
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £30.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in London

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in London

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in London

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in London

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
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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
City of London +17 24 £475 +11.76% 14
Harrow - 1 - -
Sidcup - - - -
Chessington - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 201 (99.50%) VMware
2 159 (78.71%) Windows
3 126 (62.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 105 (51.98%) Active Directory
5 96 (47.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (39.11%) Microsoft
7 75 (37.13%) Citrix
8 73 (36.14%) SAN
9 68 (33.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 56 (27.72%) Linux
11 53 (26.24%) SQL Server
12 52 (25.74%) vSphere
13 51 (25.25%) MS Exchange
14 50 (24.75%) HP
15 43 (21.29%) Clustering
16 42 (20.79%) PowerShell
17 41 (20.30%) Finance
18 40 (19.80%) Disaster Recovery
18 40 (19.80%) NetApp
18 40 (19.80%) DNS
19 36 (17.82%) XenApp
20 35 (17.33%) Oracle
20 35 (17.33%) Microsoft Certification
21 34 (16.83%) Cisco
21 34 (16.83%) UNIX
22 31 (15.35%) Middleware
22 31 (15.35%) Exchange Server 2010
23 29 (14.36%) SQL
24 28 (13.86%) IBM
24 28 (13.86%) EMC

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 51 (25.25%) MS Exchange
2 31 (15.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (12.87%) IIS
4 24 (11.88%) SharePoint
5 17 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (7.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (5.94%) WebSphere
8 11 (5.45%) WebLogic
9 9 (4.46%) Tomcat
10 8 (3.96%) Apache
10 8 (3.96%) Lync
11 7 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.99%) NetWeaver
16 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.50%) TorqueBox
16 1 (0.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 23 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.44%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) MS Project
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.95%) Office 365
2 10 (4.95%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (36.14%) SAN
2 40 (19.80%) DNS
3 24 (11.88%) DHCP
3 24 (11.88%) Firewall
4 23 (11.39%) WAN
5 19 (9.41%) LAN
6 18 (8.91%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.95%) NAS
8 9 (4.46%) iSCSI
9 8 (3.96%) SMTP
9 8 (3.96%) VLAN
10 7 (3.47%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (3.47%) VPN
11 6 (2.97%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.98%) VoIP
12 4 (1.98%) OSPF
12 4 (1.98%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.98%) Network Security
13 3 (1.49%) MPLS
13 3 (1.49%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (26.24%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (4.95%) Oracle Exadata
5 9 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.46%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.48%) MySQL
8 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.98%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.99%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.50%) KDB
11 1 (0.50%) Big Data
11 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.49%) MSI
3 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.99%) JIRA
4 1 (0.50%) Hudson
4 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.50%) JMeter
4 1 (0.50%) Maven
4 1 (0.50%) Ant
4 1 (0.50%) JUnit
General
1 41 (20.30%) Finance
2 28 (13.86%) Banking
3 10 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.96%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.47%) Front Office
6 4 (1.98%) Retail
7 3 (1.49%) Games
7 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.99%) Legal
8 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.99%) Publishing
8 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (13.86%) Analyst
2 24 (11.88%) Architect
3 20 (9.90%) Administrator
4 15 (7.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 14 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.94%) Wintel Engineer
7 11 (5.45%) VMware Engineer
7 11 (5.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (5.45%) Citrix Engineer
8 10 (4.95%) Consultant
9 9 (4.46%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.96%) Data Architect
10 8 (3.96%) Server Engineer
11 7 (3.47%) Data Centre Architect
11 7 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.47%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.35%) Middleware
2 9 (4.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (2.97%) Application Packaging
4 5 (2.48%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.98%) J2EE
5 4 (1.98%) Web Services
5 4 (1.98%) LAMP
6 3 (1.49%) .NET
7 1 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.50%) wxWidgets
7 1 (0.50%) Xerces
7 1 (0.50%) Xalan
7 1 (0.50%) CORBA
7 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.29%) Clustering
2 22 (10.89%) Replication
3 15 (7.43%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.96%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.97%) AS400
7 5 (2.48%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.48%) HACMP
8 4 (1.98%) Firmware
9 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.49%) Open Source
9 3 (1.49%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.49%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.49%) Symmetrix
9 3 (1.49%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.99%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.99%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 159 (78.71%) Windows
2 96 (47.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (33.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (27.72%) Linux
5 34 (16.83%) UNIX
6 23 (11.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (10.40%) Windows 7
9 15 (7.43%) AIX
10 14 (6.93%) SELinux
11 12 (5.94%) Windows 2000
11 12 (5.94%) Windows 8
12 11 (5.45%) SUSE
13 10 (4.95%) Solaris
13 10 (4.95%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (4.46%) Windows XP
15 5 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.50%) openSUSE
17 1 (0.50%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.80%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (12.87%) ITIL
3 20 (9.90%) Migration
4 17 (8.42%) High Availability
5 16 (7.92%) DevOps
6 14 (6.93%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (6.44%) Capacity Management
8 12 (5.94%) Change Management
9 11 (5.45%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.45%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.46%) Release Management
10 9 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (4.46%) SOA
11 8 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.47%) Time Management
12 7 (3.47%) Service Management
12 7 (3.47%) DNA
12 7 (3.47%) Project Management
13 6 (2.97%) Change Control
14 5 (2.48%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.79%) PowerShell
2 29 (14.36%) SQL
3 24 (11.88%) VB
4 16 (7.92%) Ruby
5 11 (5.45%) Python
5 11 (5.45%) VBScript
5 11 (5.45%) Java
5 11 (5.45%) Perl
6 10 (4.95%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.48%) C#
8 4 (1.98%) C
9 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.99%) C-shell
10 1 (0.50%) Korn
10 1 (0.50%) Lisp
10 1 (0.50%) C++
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (17.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (12.87%) MCSE
3 14 (6.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (5.94%) Degree
5 11 (5.45%) MCITP
6 8 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.48%) CCNP
8 4 (1.98%) MCSA
8 4 (1.98%) CCNA
8 4 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.98%) RHCE
9 3 (1.49%) NCDA
9 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.49%) CCEA
10 2 (0.99%) ISEB
10 2 (0.99%) RHCT
10 2 (0.99%) MCSM
10 2 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.96%) SLA
2 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (62.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (51.98%) Active Directory
3 52 (25.74%) vSphere
4 36 (17.82%) XenApp
5 17 (8.42%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (7.43%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (7.43%) XenDesktop
7 11 (5.45%) vCloud
8 10 (4.95%) Hyper-V
9 8 (3.96%) NFS
10 7 (3.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (2.97%) ISA Server
12 5 (2.48%) SRDF
12 5 (2.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 5 (2.48%) PowerHA
12 5 (2.48%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.49%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.49%) Xen
14 2 (0.99%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.99%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (8.91%) BladeLogic
2 15 (7.43%) Puppet
3 14 (6.93%) SCCM
4 11 (5.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 10 (4.95%) Backup Exec
6 8 (3.96%) MAILsweeper
6 8 (3.96%) WMI
7 7 (3.47%) SCOM
7 7 (3.47%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (3.47%) AppDNA
7 7 (3.47%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.47%) Nagios
8 6 (2.97%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (2.97%) Icinga
8 6 (2.97%) HP SIM
9 5 (2.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 5 (2.48%) Control-M
10 4 (1.98%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (1.98%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 201 (99.50%) VMware
2 79 (39.11%) Microsoft
3 75 (37.13%) Citrix
4 50 (24.75%) HP
5 40 (19.80%) NetApp
6 35 (17.33%) Oracle
7 34 (16.83%) Cisco
8 28 (13.86%) IBM
8 28 (13.86%) EMC
9 23 (11.39%) Red Hat
10 22 (10.89%) Symantec
11 15 (7.43%) BMC
12 12 (5.94%) SAP
13 9 (4.46%) Business Objects
13 9 (4.46%) Dell
14 8 (3.96%) Sybase
15 6 (2.97%) Websense
15 6 (2.97%) CheckPoint
15 6 (2.97%) Avaya
15 6 (2.97%) RightFax
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 25 minutes ago
London
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Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago