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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 325 332 297
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -35
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 89 88 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.37% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 4.10% 4.21% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 49 86
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £580 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £305 £333
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+2.88% +0.97%
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
2173 2092 1928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.23% 8.86% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1454 1311 1154
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 141 161
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £13.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.88 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -11.76%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +7 24 £438 -2.77% 2
Croydon -12 8 £325 -12.75%
Bromley -6 1 £243 -
Twickenham - 1 £300 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 155 (100.00%) VMware
2 112 (72.26%) Windows
3 94 (60.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (45.16%) Active Directory
5 61 (39.35%) Citrix
6 59 (38.06%) Finance
6 59 (38.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (34.19%) Microsoft
8 47 (30.32%) DNS
9 46 (29.68%) Linux
10 45 (29.03%) SAN
11 42 (27.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (26.45%) vSphere
13 38 (24.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (20.65%) Migration
15 31 (20.00%) Cisco
15 31 (20.00%) PowerShell
16 30 (19.35%) XenApp
16 30 (19.35%) HP
16 30 (19.35%) UNIX
17 28 (18.06%) MS Exchange
17 28 (18.06%) Data Centre
18 27 (17.42%) SCCM
18 27 (17.42%) DHCP
18 27 (17.42%) TCP/IP
19 26 (16.77%) ITIL
19 26 (16.77%) NetApp
20 25 (16.13%) Oracle
21 24 (15.48%) VMware ESXi
22 22 (14.19%) IIS

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 28 (18.06%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.19%) IIS
3 18 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (9.03%) SharePoint
5 13 (8.39%) Apache
6 12 (7.74%) Tomcat
7 11 (7.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (6.45%) Lync
9 7 (4.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (3.87%) Node.js
10 6 (3.87%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.94%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.65%) Drupal
14 1 (0.65%) nginx
14 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 17 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.16%) MS Office
3 4 (2.58%) MS Project
3 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.29%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.58%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 3 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.87%) IaaS
2 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.58%) Office 365
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (30.32%) DNS
2 45 (29.03%) SAN
3 27 (17.42%) DHCP
3 27 (17.42%) TCP/IP
4 21 (13.55%) LAN
4 21 (13.55%) WAN
5 20 (12.90%) Firewall
6 14 (9.03%) NAS
7 7 (4.52%) VPN
8 5 (3.23%) LDAP
8 5 (3.23%) Internet
8 5 (3.23%) iSCSI
9 4 (2.58%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.94%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.94%) OpenFlow
10 3 (1.94%) HTTP
11 2 (1.29%) DDNS
11 2 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.29%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.81%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.81%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.52%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.65%) Redis
7 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (7.74%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.81%) Hudson
3 7 (4.52%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.87%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.58%) JIRA
6 3 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.94%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.94%) FishEye
7 2 (1.29%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 59 (38.06%) Finance
2 17 (10.97%) Banking
3 6 (3.87%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.23%) Back Office
5 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.29%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.29%) Legal
5 2 (1.29%) Advertising
5 2 (1.29%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (20.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (11.61%) Administrator
3 16 (10.32%) Architect
4 12 (7.74%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (7.74%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.74%) Server Engineer
4 12 (7.74%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.45%) Consultant
5 10 (6.45%) Analyst
6 9 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (5.81%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.16%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.23%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.23%) Storage Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
10 4 (2.58%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 4 (2.58%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.81%) Middleware
2 8 (5.16%) Web Services
3 7 (4.52%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.94%) XML
5 2 (1.29%) REST
5 2 (1.29%) SOAP
5 2 (1.29%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.65%) .NET
6 1 (0.65%) J2EE
6 1 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.06%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.10%) Clustering
3 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (3.87%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.58%) Replication
5 4 (2.58%) Taxonomies
5 4 (2.58%) CMDB
6 3 (1.94%) PKI
6 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.94%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.94%) IBM XIV
7 2 (1.29%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.29%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.29%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.29%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.29%) BYOD
7 2 (1.29%) AS400
7 2 (1.29%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 112 (72.26%) Windows
2 59 (38.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (29.68%) Linux
4 42 (27.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (24.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (19.35%) UNIX
7 17 (10.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (7.10%) Windows 7
9 8 (5.16%) AIX
9 8 (5.16%) Solaris
10 7 (4.52%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (4.52%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.94%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.94%) SUSE
11 3 (1.94%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.29%) Android
12 2 (1.29%) CentOS
12 2 (1.29%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.65%) Migration
2 26 (16.77%) ITIL
3 15 (9.68%) DevOps
4 13 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.74%) Workflow
6 11 (7.10%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (6.45%) Security Patching
7 10 (6.45%) Change Management
8 7 (4.52%) Security Management
8 7 (4.52%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.87%) Software Deployment
9 6 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.87%) Workflow Management
10 5 (3.23%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.23%) Data Architecture
10 5 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (2.58%) Software Distribution
11 4 (2.58%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.03%) SQL
3 12 (7.74%) VB
4 11 (7.10%) Java
5 9 (5.81%) VBScript
6 7 (4.52%) C
7 6 (3.87%) Perl
7 6 (3.87%) Python
8 5 (3.23%) Ruby
9 3 (1.94%) C#
10 2 (1.29%) C++
10 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.29%) R
10 2 (1.29%) Go
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.74%) MCSE
3 9 (5.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (4.52%) MCSA
5 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.58%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.58%) MCSM
8 3 (1.94%) CCNA
8 3 (1.94%) Degree
9 2 (1.29%) LPIC
9 2 (1.29%) RHCE
9 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.29%) MOS
9 2 (1.29%) CCIE
9 2 (1.29%) CCNP
9 2 (1.29%) VCP5
9 2 (1.29%) MCITP
9 2 (1.29%) HP ASE
9 2 (1.29%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.81%) SLA
2 4 (2.58%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 94 (60.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (45.16%) Active Directory
3 41 (26.45%) vSphere
4 30 (19.35%) XenApp
5 24 (15.48%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (11.61%) XenDesktop
7 16 (10.32%) Hyper-V
8 11 (7.10%) Docker
9 10 (6.45%) NFS
10 7 (4.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.94%) vCloud
12 2 (1.29%) XenServer
12 2 (1.29%) Xen
13 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.65%) Samba
13 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.65%) UAG
Systems Management
1 27 (17.42%) SCCM
2 15 (9.68%) Puppet
3 9 (5.81%) Nagios
3 9 (5.81%) Icinga
4 8 (5.16%) vMotion
4 8 (5.16%) BladeLogic
5 6 (3.87%) Capistrano
5 6 (3.87%) Backup Exec
5 6 (3.87%) Opsview
6 5 (3.23%) SCOM
6 5 (3.23%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.58%) ARCserve
7 4 (2.58%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.58%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (2.58%) Ansible
8 3 (1.94%) SELinux
8 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.94%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.94%) WMI
8 3 (1.94%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 155 (100.00%) VMware
2 61 (39.35%) Citrix
3 53 (34.19%) Microsoft
4 31 (20.00%) Cisco
5 30 (19.35%) HP
6 26 (16.77%) NetApp
7 25 (16.13%) Oracle
8 17 (10.97%) IBM
9 16 (10.32%) EMC
10 15 (9.68%) Red Hat
11 10 (6.45%) Brocade
11 10 (6.45%) 3PAR
12 9 (5.81%) Splunk
13 8 (5.16%) BMC
14 7 (4.52%) Dell
15 6 (3.87%) Sybase
16 4 (2.58%) Intel
16 4 (2.58%) Hyperion
16 4 (2.58%) Symantec
16 4 (2.58%) Atlassian
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