The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 323 292 246
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -46
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 88 125 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.52% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 4.23% 6.55% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 86 125
Average daily rate
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£450 £386 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.58% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.27% +10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2082 1907 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.82% 7.87% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1309 1138 1161
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 161 205
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
VMware ESX
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -9 21 £450 +5.88% 12
Harrow - 1 - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Canary Wharf - - - -
Chessington - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 198 (98.51%) VMware
2 154 (76.62%) Windows
3 118 (58.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (45.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 84 (41.79%) Active Directory
6 77 (38.31%) SAN
7 74 (36.82%) Microsoft
8 69 (34.33%) Citrix
9 63 (31.34%) Linux
10 62 (30.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (27.36%) MS Exchange
12 54 (26.87%) SQL Server
13 49 (24.38%) HP
14 44 (21.89%) vSphere
15 41 (20.40%) Oracle
15 41 (20.40%) Clustering
16 40 (19.90%) UNIX
17 39 (19.40%) NetApp
17 39 (19.40%) Finance
17 39 (19.40%) PowerShell
18 36 (17.91%) DNS
19 34 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
19 34 (16.92%) Middleware
20 33 (16.42%) Cisco
20 33 (16.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 32 (15.92%) Disaster Recovery
22 31 (15.42%) ITIL
22 31 (15.42%) SQL
22 31 (15.42%) XenApp
23 29 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 55 (27.36%) MS Exchange
2 29 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (13.43%) IIS
4 24 (11.94%) SharePoint
5 20 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (8.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (5.47%) Tomcat
8 10 (4.98%) WebLogic
8 10 (4.98%) Apache
9 9 (4.48%) WebSphere
10 8 (3.98%) Lync
11 7 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (1.49%) Node.js
13 3 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (1.00%) Drupal
14 2 (1.00%) WordPress
14 2 (1.00%) Documentum
14 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (12.44%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.46%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) MS Project
3 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.98%) Office 365
2 7 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.49%) SaaS
5 2 (1.00%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (38.31%) SAN
2 36 (17.91%) DNS
3 23 (11.44%) Firewall
4 22 (10.95%) DHCP
5 21 (10.45%) LAN
6 20 (9.95%) WAN
7 17 (8.46%) TCP/IP
8 12 (5.97%) NAS
9 11 (5.47%) iSCSI
10 10 (4.98%) SMTP
11 9 (4.48%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (4.48%) VLAN
12 8 (3.98%) VPN
13 6 (2.99%) VoIP
13 6 (2.99%) OSPF
14 5 (2.49%) DMZ
14 5 (2.49%) MPLS
15 4 (1.99%) NetScaler
16 3 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
16 3 (1.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (26.87%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.98%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.48%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (3.48%) Oracle Exadata
7 6 (2.99%) MySQL
8 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.49%) Big Data
10 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.00%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.50%) KDB
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.48%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.99%) JIRA
3 3 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.49%) Hudson
3 3 (1.49%) Maven
3 3 (1.49%) Ant
4 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.00%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.00%) Subversion
4 2 (1.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.50%) JMeter
5 1 (0.50%) JUnit
General
1 39 (19.40%) Finance
2 29 (14.43%) Banking
3 10 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.98%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.48%) Front Office
6 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.49%) Retail
6 3 (1.49%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.00%) Legal
7 2 (1.00%) Advertising
7 2 (1.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (13.93%) Analyst
2 26 (12.94%) Architect
3 16 (7.96%) Administrator
4 14 (6.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (6.97%) Consultant
4 14 (6.97%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (6.47%) Citrix Engineer
5 13 (6.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 13 (6.47%) Wintel Engineer
6 12 (5.97%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (3.98%) Data Architect
8 8 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) VMware Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Data Centre Architect
9 7 (3.48%) IT Support
9 7 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.92%) Middleware
2 8 (3.98%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (3.48%) .NET
3 7 (3.48%) J2EE
4 6 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.49%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.49%) LAMP
6 2 (1.00%) Web Services
7 1 (0.50%) CORBA
7 1 (0.50%) SOAP
7 1 (0.50%) Xerces
7 1 (0.50%) Xalan
7 1 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.50%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.40%) Clustering
2 26 (12.94%) Replication
3 18 (8.96%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.48%) AS400
5 6 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.49%) Firmware
6 5 (2.49%) EqualLogic
6 5 (2.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.49%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.49%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.49%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.49%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.49%) Symmetrix
8 2 (1.00%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.00%) FMCG
8 2 (1.00%) iSeries
8 2 (1.00%) Open Source
9 1 (0.50%) iPhone
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 154 (76.62%) Windows
2 92 (45.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (31.34%) Linux
4 62 (30.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (19.90%) UNIX
6 33 (16.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (10.95%) Windows 7
8 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (6.97%) Windows 8
9 14 (6.97%) Windows 2000
10 13 (6.47%) SUSE
10 13 (6.47%) Solaris
10 13 (6.47%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (5.47%) SELinux
11 11 (5.47%) AIX
12 9 (4.48%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.99%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.49%) Fedora
15 3 (1.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.92%) Disaster Recovery
2 31 (15.42%) ITIL
3 20 (9.95%) DevOps
4 18 (8.96%) Migration
5 15 (7.46%) Service Delivery
6 14 (6.97%) Change Management
6 14 (6.97%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (6.47%) Capacity Management
8 12 (5.97%) Configuration Management
9 11 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (4.98%) Change Control
10 10 (4.98%) Release Management
11 9 (4.48%) High Availability
11 9 (4.48%) Project Management
12 8 (3.98%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (3.48%) DNA
13 7 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (3.48%) Server Monitoring
14 6 (2.99%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.40%) PowerShell
2 31 (15.42%) SQL
3 24 (11.94%) VB
4 18 (8.96%) Ruby
5 17 (8.46%) Java
6 13 (6.47%) Python
7 10 (4.98%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.98%) Perl
8 8 (3.98%) C
8 8 (3.98%) VBScript
9 4 (1.99%) C#
10 3 (1.49%) AWK
10 3 (1.49%) sed
11 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.00%) C-shell
11 2 (1.00%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) C++
12 1 (0.50%) Lisp
12 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 34 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (12.44%) MCSE
3 14 (6.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (5.47%) MCITP
5 8 (3.98%) Degree
5 8 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.49%) CCNP
7 4 (1.99%) CCNA
8 3 (1.49%) MCSA
8 3 (1.49%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.49%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.49%) NCDA
8 3 (1.49%) RHCE
9 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.00%) MCSM
9 2 (1.00%) RHCT
10 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.50%) PMP
10 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.97%) SLA
2 4 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (58.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (41.79%) Active Directory
3 44 (21.89%) vSphere
4 31 (15.42%) XenApp
5 19 (9.45%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.47%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (5.97%) vCloud
8 11 (5.47%) XenDesktop
9 9 (4.48%) NFS
9 9 (4.48%) ISA Server
10 7 (3.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (3.48%) Hyper-V
11 5 (2.49%) SRDF
11 5 (2.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (1.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (1.99%) KVM
12 4 (1.99%) XenServer
12 4 (1.99%) Xen
13 3 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (1.49%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 20 (9.95%) BladeLogic
2 14 (6.97%) Puppet
2 14 (6.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (5.47%) MAILsweeper
4 9 (4.48%) Backup Exec
4 9 (4.48%) Nagios
5 8 (3.98%) WMI
6 7 (3.48%) SCCM
6 7 (3.48%) AppDNA
7 6 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (2.99%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.49%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (1.99%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.99%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (1.49%) SCOM
10 3 (1.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (1.49%) Opsview
11 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 198 (98.51%) VMware
2 74 (36.82%) Microsoft
3 69 (34.33%) Citrix
4 49 (24.38%) HP
5 41 (20.40%) Oracle
6 39 (19.40%) NetApp
7 33 (16.42%) Cisco
8 26 (12.94%) Red Hat
9 25 (12.44%) Symantec
10 22 (10.95%) IBM
10 22 (10.95%) EMC
11 12 (5.97%) BMC
12 10 (4.98%) Dell
12 10 (4.98%) Sybase
13 9 (4.48%) Websense
14 8 (3.98%) SAP
15 7 (3.48%) Business Objects
15 7 (3.48%) Clearswift
15 7 (3.48%) Open Text
15 7 (3.48%) RightFax
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