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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 337 306 260
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -46
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 68 106 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.46% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 3.49% 5.67% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 69 96
Average daily rate
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£350 £398 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%
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
1951 1868 1748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.73% 8.02% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1312 1159 1062
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 152 149
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £33.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +1 10 £381 +0.32% 7
Croydon -11 10 £350 -20.00% 1
Chessington - 1 - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 161 (100.00%) VMware
2 136 (84.47%) Windows
3 106 (65.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (48.45%) Microsoft
4 78 (48.45%) Active Directory
5 77 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (42.86%) Citrix
7 62 (38.51%) Finance
8 58 (36.02%) MS Exchange
9 55 (34.16%) SAN
10 51 (31.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 48 (29.81%) DNS
13 40 (24.84%) NetApp
14 36 (22.36%) HP
15 35 (21.74%) SCCM
15 35 (21.74%) vSphere
16 34 (21.12%) SQL Server
17 33 (20.50%) Linux
18 32 (19.88%) DHCP
19 31 (19.25%) Cisco
19 31 (19.25%) Firewall
19 31 (19.25%) Migration
20 30 (18.63%) PowerShell
21 27 (16.77%) Windows 7
22 26 (16.15%) TCP/IP
23 23 (14.29%) MS Excel
23 23 (14.29%) IIS
23 23 (14.29%) NAS
23 23 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 58 (36.02%) MS Exchange
2 23 (14.29%) IIS
2 23 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (11.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (8.07%) SharePoint
4 13 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (4.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (3.73%) Apache
8 6 (3.73%) Tomcat
9 5 (3.11%) Lync
10 4 (2.48%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.59%) MS Office
3 4 (2.48%) MS Project
3 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.11%) Office 365
2 3 (1.86%) IaaS
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (34.16%) SAN
2 48 (29.81%) DNS
3 32 (19.88%) DHCP
4 31 (19.25%) Firewall
5 26 (16.15%) TCP/IP
6 23 (14.29%) NAS
7 14 (8.70%) iSCSI
8 12 (7.45%) LAN
8 12 (7.45%) WAN
9 8 (4.97%) VPN
9 8 (4.97%) VoIP
10 7 (4.35%) BIG-IP
11 6 (3.73%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.48%) SSL
12 4 (2.48%) Network Security
13 3 (1.86%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.86%) Internet
14 2 (1.24%) LDAP
14 2 (1.24%) DDNS
14 2 (1.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.73%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.11%) MSI
4 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.62%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.62%) JIRA
General
1 62 (38.51%) Finance
2 12 (7.45%) Banking
3 6 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.11%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Law
6 1 (0.62%) Front Office
6 1 (0.62%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (22.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (10.56%) Analyst
3 16 (9.94%) Administrator
4 15 (9.32%) Server Engineer
5 13 (8.07%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (5.59%) Architect
9 8 (4.97%) Windows Administrator
10 7 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) Consultant
11 6 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.73%) Server Support
11 6 (3.73%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.73%) Citrix Engineer
11 6 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.48%) Web Services
2 3 (1.86%) XML
3 1 (0.62%) REST
3 1 (0.62%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.62%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.62%) Middleware
3 1 (0.62%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.04%) Clustering
2 10 (6.21%) Replication
3 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.35%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.11%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.48%) Taxonomies
6 4 (2.48%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.86%) IBM XIV
7 3 (1.86%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.24%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.24%) CMDB
8 2 (1.24%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.24%) Celerra
8 2 (1.24%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.62%) HP StorageWorks
9 1 (0.62%) Open Source
9 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.62%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 136 (84.47%) Windows
2 77 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (31.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (20.50%) Linux
6 27 (16.77%) Windows 7
7 14 (8.70%) UNIX
8 13 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (7.45%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.73%) AIX
11 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.24%) Solaris
11 2 (1.24%) SUSE
12 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.25%) Migration
2 22 (13.66%) Configuration Management
3 18 (11.18%) ITIL
4 12 (7.45%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (6.83%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (6.21%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (6.21%) Mentoring
6 10 (6.21%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (6.21%) Asset Management
6 10 (6.21%) Workflow
7 8 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.97%) Change Management
8 7 (4.35%) DevOps
8 7 (4.35%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.73%) Performance Testing
10 5 (3.11%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.11%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (2.48%) Workflow Management
11 4 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.63%) PowerShell
2 22 (13.66%) SQL
3 9 (5.59%) Java
4 8 (4.97%) VBScript
5 7 (4.35%) Ruby
6 4 (2.48%) VB
6 4 (2.48%) C
6 4 (2.48%) Python
7 3 (1.86%) Perl
8 2 (1.24%) R
9 1 (0.62%) Go
9 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.62%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.70%) MCSE
3 10 (6.21%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.35%) MCSA
5 6 (3.73%) MCP
5 6 (3.73%) MCITP
5 6 (3.73%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.48%) CCNA
7 4 (2.48%) MCSM
8 3 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.86%) Degree
9 2 (1.24%) CCNP
9 2 (1.24%) RHCE
10 1 (0.62%) VCP5
10 1 (0.62%) CCEE
10 1 (0.62%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.62%) HP MASE
10 1 (0.62%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.21%) SLA
2 4 (2.48%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 106 (65.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (48.45%) Active Directory
3 35 (21.74%) vSphere
4 22 (13.66%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (11.80%) Hyper-V
5 19 (11.80%) XenApp
6 15 (9.32%) NFS
7 14 (8.70%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (3.73%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.48%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.86%) vCloud
11 3 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.24%) Xen
12 2 (1.24%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.24%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.62%) KVM
13 1 (0.62%) Docker
13 1 (0.62%) UAG
Systems Management
1 35 (21.74%) SCCM
2 9 (5.59%) NetBackup
3 7 (4.35%) Puppet
3 7 (4.35%) vMotion
3 7 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.73%) Nagios
4 6 (3.73%) SCOM
4 6 (3.73%) SELinux
4 6 (3.73%) FreeIPA
4 6 (3.73%) Icinga
4 6 (3.73%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (3.11%) WSUS
6 4 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.48%) BladeLogic
6 4 (2.48%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.86%) EdgeSight
7 3 (1.86%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.86%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (1.86%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (1.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 161 (100.00%) VMware
2 78 (48.45%) Microsoft
3 69 (42.86%) Citrix
4 40 (24.84%) NetApp
5 36 (22.36%) HP
6 31 (19.25%) Cisco
7 20 (12.42%) 3PAR
8 15 (9.32%) IBM
9 13 (8.07%) EMC
10 12 (7.45%) Oracle
11 11 (6.83%) F5
12 10 (6.21%) Red Hat
13 8 (4.97%) Symantec
13 8 (4.97%) Brocade
14 7 (4.35%) Dell
15 5 (3.11%) Sybase
16 4 (2.48%) Intel
16 4 (2.48%) BMC
16 4 (2.48%) Juniper
16 4 (2.48%) McAfee
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