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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 298 256 226
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -30
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 94 141 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.64% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 5.02% 7.41% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 88 88
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £348
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
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
1873 1904 1610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.92% 8.70% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1194 924
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 109 210
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £24.50 £42.50
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 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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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
City of London -13 10 £410 +0.36% 5
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 211 (99.06%) VMware
2 169 (79.34%) Windows
3 138 (64.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 120 (56.34%) Active Directory
5 89 (41.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 88 (41.31%) Microsoft
7 86 (40.38%) Citrix
8 73 (34.27%) Finance
9 69 (32.39%) SAN
10 68 (31.92%) Linux
11 67 (31.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 65 (30.52%) MS Exchange
13 61 (28.64%) DNS
14 55 (25.82%) HP
15 54 (25.35%) SQL Server
16 53 (24.88%) NetApp
17 49 (23.00%) vSphere
18 46 (21.60%) Clustering
19 45 (21.13%) Firewall
19 45 (21.13%) DHCP
20 43 (20.19%) Cisco
20 43 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
21 40 (18.78%) PowerShell
22 38 (17.84%) SCCM
23 37 (17.37%) XenApp
24 32 (15.02%) Exchange Server 2010
25 31 (14.55%) UNIX
26 30 (14.08%) Oracle
26 30 (14.08%) IBM
27 28 (13.15%) NAS

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 65 (30.52%) MS Exchange
2 32 (15.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (7.51%) WebLogic
5 15 (7.04%) IIS
6 14 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (6.57%) WebSphere
7 13 (6.10%) SharePoint
7 13 (6.10%) Apache
8 12 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (4.23%) Tomcat
11 6 (2.82%) NetWeaver
12 5 (2.35%) JBoss
13 2 (0.94%) Lync
13 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.16%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.88%) SaaS
4 3 (1.41%) Office 365
5 2 (0.94%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 69 (32.39%) SAN
2 61 (28.64%) DNS
3 45 (21.13%) Firewall
3 45 (21.13%) DHCP
4 28 (13.15%) NAS
5 27 (12.68%) TCP/IP
6 22 (10.33%) iSCSI
7 17 (7.98%) WAN
8 13 (6.10%) VPN
8 13 (6.10%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (5.16%) BIG-IP
10 9 (4.23%) LAN
10 9 (4.23%) VoIP
10 9 (4.23%) VLAN
11 7 (3.29%) Network Security
11 7 (3.29%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.82%) SSL
13 5 (2.35%) FTP
14 3 (1.41%) Internet
15 2 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.16%) MySQL
3 11 (5.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (5.16%) Oracle Exadata
4 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.35%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.94%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.23%) MSI
2 6 (2.82%) JIRA
2 6 (2.82%) Git (software)
General
1 73 (34.27%) Finance
2 14 (6.57%) Banking
3 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.41%) Legal
7 3 (1.41%) Publishing
8 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.94%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (14.55%) Analyst
2 24 (11.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 24 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (7.51%) Architect
4 15 (7.04%) Administrator
5 14 (6.57%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (6.10%) VMware Engineer
7 11 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (4.69%) Wintel Engineer
8 10 (4.69%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (4.69%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 10 (4.69%) Server Engineer
8 10 (4.69%) Citrix Engineer
8 10 (4.69%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.29%) Windows Administrator
11 7 (3.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.10%) Middleware
2 11 (5.16%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (2.35%) LAMP
3 5 (2.35%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.41%) Web Services
5 1 (0.47%) .NET
5 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.60%) Clustering
2 22 (10.33%) Replication
3 17 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.23%) HACMP
5 7 (3.29%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.82%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.82%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.82%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.35%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.88%) Wiki
8 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.41%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.94%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.94%) Open Source
11 1 (0.47%) Statistics
11 1 (0.47%) AS400
11 1 (0.47%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 169 (79.34%) Windows
2 89 (41.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (31.92%) Linux
4 67 (31.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (14.55%) UNIX
7 21 (9.86%) Windows 7
8 14 (6.57%) Windows XP
9 11 (5.16%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (4.69%) AIX
11 7 (3.29%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.88%) SUSE
12 4 (1.88%) Solaris
13 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.94%) CentOS
13 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.47%) VMS
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (11.27%) ITIL
2 24 (11.27%) DevOps
3 22 (10.33%) Configuration Management
3 22 (10.33%) High Availability
4 16 (7.51%) Migration
5 14 (6.57%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (5.63%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (5.63%) Service Management
7 11 (5.16%) SOA
7 11 (5.16%) Capacity Management
8 10 (4.69%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.23%) Asset Management
9 9 (4.23%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (4.23%) Network Load Balancing
9 9 (4.23%) Performance Testing
9 9 (4.23%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.78%) PowerShell
2 24 (11.27%) SQL
3 19 (8.92%) Perl
4 17 (7.98%) Python
4 17 (7.98%) Ruby
5 14 (6.57%) Java
6 13 (6.10%) Bash Shell
7 12 (5.63%) VBScript
7 12 (5.63%) VB
8 4 (1.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) C
9 1 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.98%) MCSE
3 12 (5.63%) MCITP
3 12 (5.63%) CCNA
3 12 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.69%) Degree
4 10 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (3.76%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.76%) RHCE
6 6 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.82%) RHCT
6 6 (2.82%) MCP
7 5 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.88%) CCEA
8 4 (1.88%) ISEB
8 4 (1.88%) CCNP
8 4 (1.88%) MCSA
9 3 (1.41%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.76%) SLA
System Software
1 138 (64.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (56.34%) Active Directory
3 49 (23.00%) vSphere
4 37 (17.37%) XenApp
5 19 (8.92%) NFS
5 19 (8.92%) XenDesktop
6 17 (7.98%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (7.51%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (7.04%) vCloud
9 11 (5.16%) Terminal Services
9 11 (5.16%) Hyper-V
10 9 (4.23%) PowerHA
11 7 (3.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.94%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.94%) Xen
14 2 (0.94%) KVM
15 1 (0.47%) Squid
Systems Management
1 38 (17.84%) SCCM
2 21 (9.86%) Backup Exec
3 19 (8.92%) Puppet
4 17 (7.98%) NetBackup
4 17 (7.98%) SELinux
5 13 (6.10%) SCOM
6 11 (5.16%) MIMEsweeper
6 11 (5.16%) MAILsweeper
6 11 (5.16%) HP SIM
7 8 (3.76%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (3.29%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (3.29%) WSUS
8 7 (3.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 6 (2.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (2.82%) Icinga
9 6 (2.82%) FreeIPA
9 6 (2.82%) EdgeSight
9 6 (2.82%) Nagios
10 5 (2.35%) Control-M
11 4 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 211 (99.06%) VMware
2 88 (41.31%) Microsoft
3 86 (40.38%) Citrix
4 55 (25.82%) HP
5 53 (24.88%) NetApp
6 43 (20.19%) Cisco
7 30 (14.08%) Oracle
7 30 (14.08%) IBM
8 23 (10.80%) EMC
9 20 (9.39%) Red Hat
10 18 (8.45%) Symantec
11 17 (7.98%) Dell
12 16 (7.51%) 3PAR
12 16 (7.51%) F5
13 13 (6.10%) BMC
14 9 (4.23%) SAP
15 8 (3.76%) Veeam
16 7 (3.29%) Juniper
16 7 (3.29%) CheckPoint
17 6 (2.82%) Business Objects
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