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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 303 302 302
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 123 121 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.48% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 5.65% 5.50% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 71 67
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-45.94% +22.22%
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
2177 2200 1912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.83% 8.68% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1355 1136
Average daily rate £390 £368 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 139 153
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.10 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £30.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +4 22 £400 -7.24% 8
Harrow - 1 £400 -
Ilford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 208 (99.05%) VMware
2 157 (74.76%) Windows
3 129 (61.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 115 (54.76%) Active Directory
5 87 (41.43%) Citrix
6 83 (39.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 78 (37.14%) Microsoft
8 73 (34.76%) Linux
9 69 (32.86%) SAN
10 63 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 58 (27.62%) SQL Server
12 57 (27.14%) HP
13 54 (25.71%) Clustering
14 53 (25.24%) Finance
14 53 (25.24%) DNS
15 50 (23.81%) MS Exchange
15 50 (23.81%) XenApp
16 49 (23.33%) NetApp
17 48 (22.86%) vSphere
18 46 (21.90%) PowerShell
19 42 (20.00%) Cisco
20 41 (19.52%) UNIX
21 40 (19.05%) Oracle
22 38 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2010
23 37 (17.62%) DHCP
24 36 (17.14%) IBM
25 35 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
26 32 (15.24%) Firewall
27 31 (14.76%) SQL
28 29 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 50 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 38 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (10.95%) WebLogic
4 20 (9.52%) WebSphere
5 16 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (7.62%) SharePoint
5 16 (7.62%) IIS
6 11 (5.24%) Apache
7 9 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (3.33%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.86%) NetWeaver
10 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (2.38%) JBoss
12 3 (1.43%) Lync
13 2 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.10%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.86%) Office 365
4 5 (2.38%) SaaS
5 2 (0.95%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.48%) PaaS
6 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (32.86%) SAN
2 53 (25.24%) DNS
3 37 (17.62%) DHCP
4 32 (15.24%) Firewall
5 23 (10.95%) WAN
6 19 (9.05%) TCP/IP
6 19 (9.05%) NAS
7 16 (7.62%) LAN
8 15 (7.14%) iSCSI
9 13 (6.19%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (4.29%) VPN
11 8 (3.81%) NetScaler
12 7 (3.33%) VLAN
13 6 (2.86%) Network Security
14 5 (2.38%) Unified Communications
14 5 (2.38%) SMTP
15 4 (1.90%) FTP
15 4 (1.90%) BIG-IP
16 3 (1.43%) MPLS
16 3 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (27.62%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.10%) Oracle Exadata
4 12 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (5.71%) MySQL
4 12 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.38%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.43%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.95%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (3.33%) JIRA
2 5 (2.38%) MSI
3 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
General
1 53 (25.24%) Finance
2 28 (13.33%) Banking
3 7 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 7 (3.33%) Front Office
4 5 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.90%) Retail
5 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.43%) Publishing
6 3 (1.43%) Games
6 3 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.95%) Advertising
7 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (13.33%) Analyst
2 23 (10.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 22 (10.48%) Architect
4 16 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.14%) Administrator
6 14 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (6.19%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (6.19%) Citrix Engineer
8 12 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
9 10 (4.76%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 10 (4.76%) Server Engineer
10 9 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.33%) Wintel Administrator
12 7 (3.33%) Wintel Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (3.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.33%) Data Architect
12 7 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.33%) Middleware
2 17 (8.10%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (3.33%) Application Packaging
4 6 (2.86%) LAMP
5 4 (1.90%) Web Services
6 3 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 54 (25.71%) Clustering
2 21 (10.00%) Replication
3 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.29%) HACMP
5 8 (3.81%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.38%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.38%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.90%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.90%) Open Source
8 4 (1.90%) Wiki
9 3 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.43%) AS400
10 2 (0.95%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.95%) Statistics
11 1 (0.48%) NGOSS
11 1 (0.48%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 157 (74.76%) Windows
2 83 (39.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (34.76%) Linux
4 63 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (19.52%) UNIX
6 28 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (10.00%) SELinux
8 17 (8.10%) Oracle Linux
9 15 (7.14%) AIX
10 14 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (6.19%) Windows 7
12 12 (5.71%) Windows 8
13 10 (4.76%) Windows XP
14 9 (4.29%) Solaris
15 7 (3.33%) SUSE
16 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.95%) CentOS
17 1 (0.48%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 29 (13.81%) High Availability
3 28 (13.33%) DevOps
4 21 (10.00%) ITIL
5 18 (8.57%) Capacity Management
6 17 (8.10%) SOA
6 17 (8.10%) Migration
7 11 (5.24%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (4.76%) Service Management
9 9 (4.29%) Change Management
9 9 (4.29%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.29%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (4.29%) Network Load Balancing
9 9 (4.29%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (3.81%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (2.86%) DNA
12 6 (2.86%) Project Management
12 6 (2.86%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.90%) PowerShell
2 31 (14.76%) SQL
3 22 (10.48%) Perl
4 21 (10.00%) VB
4 21 (10.00%) Python
4 21 (10.00%) Ruby
5 19 (9.05%) Bash Shell
6 12 (5.71%) VBScript
7 9 (4.29%) Java
8 5 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.43%) C#
10 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (9.52%) MCSE
3 13 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 13 (6.19%) MCITP
4 10 (4.76%) Degree
5 9 (4.29%) CCNA
5 9 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.81%) RHCE
7 5 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (2.38%) RHCT
8 4 (1.90%) NCDA
8 4 (1.90%) CCEA
8 4 (1.90%) ISEB
8 4 (1.90%) MCSA
9 3 (1.43%) CCNP
9 3 (1.43%) MCP
9 3 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.48%) CRISC
10 1 (0.48%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 129 (61.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 115 (54.76%) Active Directory
3 50 (23.81%) XenApp
4 48 (22.86%) vSphere
5 26 (12.38%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (9.05%) XenDesktop
6 19 (9.05%) vCloud
7 13 (6.19%) NFS
8 11 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (4.76%) Hyper-V
10 9 (4.29%) PowerHA
11 8 (3.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (3.81%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.43%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.95%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.95%) Xen
13 2 (0.95%) UAG
13 2 (0.95%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.48%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (10.95%) Puppet
2 22 (10.48%) SCCM
3 20 (9.52%) Backup Exec
4 12 (5.71%) SCOM
4 12 (5.71%) MIMEsweeper
4 12 (5.71%) MAILsweeper
4 12 (5.71%) NetBackup
5 11 (5.24%) BladeLogic
6 10 (4.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 9 (4.29%) HP SIM
7 9 (4.29%) BMC PATROL
8 8 (3.81%) WMI
9 7 (3.33%) Control-M
10 6 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (2.86%) AppDNA
11 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (1.90%) Icinga
11 4 (1.90%) FreeIPA
11 4 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (1.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 208 (99.05%) VMware
2 87 (41.43%) Citrix
3 78 (37.14%) Microsoft
4 57 (27.14%) HP
5 49 (23.33%) NetApp
6 42 (20.00%) Cisco
7 40 (19.05%) Oracle
8 36 (17.14%) IBM
9 29 (13.81%) Red Hat
10 27 (12.86%) EMC
11 16 (7.62%) Symantec
12 15 (7.14%) BMC
12 15 (7.14%) SAP
13 14 (6.67%) Dell
14 12 (5.71%) Business Objects
15 9 (4.29%) F5
16 7 (3.33%) Veeam
16 7 (3.33%) Sybase
16 7 (3.33%) CheckPoint
17 4 (1.90%) Sophos
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