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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 298 322 278
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -44
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 130 108 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 5.75% 5.08% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 66 97
Average daily rate
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£409 £378 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -7.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +8.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +59.09%
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
2262 2126 2012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.24% 8.45% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1438 1315 1157
Average daily rate £393 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 148 171
Average hourly rate £17.33 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £27.50 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +13 25 £400 -8.57% 10
Harrow - 2 £400 -
Ilford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 209 (99.05%) VMware
2 159 (75.36%) Windows
3 135 (63.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 115 (54.50%) Active Directory
5 96 (45.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 85 (40.28%) Citrix
7 83 (39.34%) Microsoft
8 72 (34.12%) SAN
9 71 (33.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 61 (28.91%) MS Exchange
10 61 (28.91%) Linux
11 55 (26.07%) SQL Server
12 54 (25.59%) HP
13 53 (25.12%) DNS
14 49 (23.22%) Clustering
14 49 (23.22%) vSphere
15 48 (22.75%) XenApp
16 47 (22.27%) PowerShell
17 46 (21.80%) Finance
18 42 (19.91%) NetApp
19 39 (18.48%) Exchange Server 2010
20 37 (17.54%) Cisco
20 37 (17.54%) UNIX
21 36 (17.06%) DHCP
22 35 (16.59%) Oracle
22 35 (16.59%) Microsoft Certification
23 33 (15.64%) Disaster Recovery
24 32 (15.17%) SQL
25 30 (14.22%) SQL Server 2008
26 28 (13.27%) IBM

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 61 (28.91%) MS Exchange
2 39 (18.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (12.80%) SharePoint
4 25 (11.85%) IIS
5 19 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (8.06%) WebLogic
7 15 (7.11%) WebSphere
8 13 (6.16%) Apache
9 12 (5.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (4.74%) Tomcat
11 9 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (3.79%) Lync
13 6 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (1.42%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.47%) Node.js
16 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 24 (11.37%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.06%) MS Office
3 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (5.21%) Office 365
4 5 (2.37%) SaaS
5 1 (0.47%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (34.12%) SAN
2 53 (25.12%) DNS
3 36 (17.06%) DHCP
4 28 (13.27%) Firewall
5 22 (10.43%) WAN
6 18 (8.53%) LAN
7 16 (7.58%) TCP/IP
7 16 (7.58%) iSCSI
8 15 (7.11%) NAS
9 14 (6.64%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (3.32%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.32%) SMTP
11 6 (2.84%) VPN
11 6 (2.84%) VLAN
12 5 (2.37%) Network Security
13 4 (1.90%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.90%) VoIP
14 3 (1.42%) MPLS
14 3 (1.42%) SSL
14 3 (1.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (26.07%) SQL Server
2 30 (14.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (6.16%) Oracle Exadata
5 11 (5.21%) MySQL
6 10 (4.74%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.42%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.37%) JIRA
3 4 (1.90%) MSI
4 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.47%) Ant
5 1 (0.47%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) Hudson
5 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 46 (21.80%) Finance
2 28 (13.27%) Banking
3 8 (3.79%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.32%) Front Office
5 5 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.90%) Retail
7 3 (1.42%) Games
7 3 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.95%) Advertising
8 2 (0.95%) Publishing
8 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (14.22%) Analyst
2 20 (9.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 17 (8.06%) Administrator
3 17 (8.06%) Architect
4 15 (7.11%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.16%) Citrix Engineer
7 11 (5.21%) VMware Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Server Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.27%) Consultant
9 9 (4.27%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Wintel Administrator
10 8 (3.79%) Wintel Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.32%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.90%) Middleware
2 12 (5.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (3.32%) Application Packaging
4 6 (2.84%) LAMP
5 4 (1.90%) Web Services
6 3 (1.42%) .NET
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.22%) Clustering
2 24 (11.37%) Replication
3 11 (5.21%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.32%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.84%) HACMP
8 5 (2.37%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.90%) Open Source
9 4 (1.90%) Wiki
9 4 (1.90%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.90%) AS400
10 3 (1.42%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.42%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.95%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.95%) Statistics
11 2 (0.95%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.47%) NGOSS
12 1 (0.47%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 159 (75.36%) Windows
2 96 (45.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (33.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (28.91%) Linux
5 37 (17.54%) UNIX
6 25 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (10.43%) Windows 7
8 18 (8.53%) SELinux
9 15 (7.11%) Windows 8
10 13 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (6.16%) AIX
10 13 (6.16%) Windows XP
11 12 (5.69%) Oracle Linux
12 11 (5.21%) Solaris
13 8 (3.79%) SUSE
14 7 (3.32%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.47%) CentOS
16 1 (0.47%) openSUSE
16 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (11.37%) ITIL
2 24 (11.37%) DevOps
3 21 (9.95%) High Availability
4 19 (9.00%) Migration
5 16 (7.58%) Capacity Management
6 14 (6.64%) Change Management
7 12 (5.69%) SOA
7 12 (5.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.74%) Service Management
10 9 (4.27%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.27%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (3.79%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.32%) DNA
12 7 (3.32%) Change Control
12 7 (3.32%) Time Management
13 6 (2.84%) Release Management
13 6 (2.84%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.27%) PowerShell
2 32 (15.17%) SQL
3 22 (10.43%) VB
4 19 (9.00%) Ruby
5 16 (7.58%) Perl
6 14 (6.64%) Python
7 13 (6.16%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.21%) VBScript
8 11 (5.21%) Java
9 5 (2.37%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.42%) C#
11 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.47%) C
12 1 (0.47%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 35 (16.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (11.85%) MCSE
3 13 (6.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (5.69%) MCITP
5 11 (5.21%) Degree
6 9 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.79%) CCNA
7 8 (3.79%) RHCE
8 6 (2.84%) MCSA
9 5 (2.37%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.37%) RHCT
10 4 (1.90%) NCDA
10 4 (1.90%) CCEA
10 4 (1.90%) CCNP
10 4 (1.90%) ISEB
10 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.42%) MCP
11 3 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.95%) MCSM
13 1 (0.47%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.84%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 135 (63.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 115 (54.50%) Active Directory
3 49 (23.22%) vSphere
4 48 (22.75%) XenApp
5 19 (9.00%) XenDesktop
5 19 (9.00%) Oracle RAC
6 16 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (7.11%) vCloud
8 14 (6.64%) Hyper-V
8 14 (6.64%) NFS
9 7 (3.32%) Terminal Services
10 6 (2.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (2.84%) PowerHA
11 5 (2.37%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.42%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.95%) Xen
13 2 (0.95%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.95%) UAG
13 2 (0.95%) SRDF
14 1 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 21 (9.95%) Puppet
2 20 (9.48%) SCCM
3 19 (9.00%) Backup Exec
4 15 (7.11%) MAILsweeper
5 12 (5.69%) BladeLogic
5 12 (5.69%) MIMEsweeper
6 11 (5.21%) SCOM
7 10 (4.74%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 9 (4.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 9 (4.27%) HP SIM
8 9 (4.27%) NetBackup
8 9 (4.27%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (3.79%) WMI
10 7 (3.32%) Control-M
10 7 (3.32%) Nagios
10 7 (3.32%) AppDNA
10 7 (3.32%) Icinga
11 6 (2.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (1.90%) WSUS
12 4 (1.90%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 209 (99.05%) VMware
2 85 (40.28%) Citrix
3 83 (39.34%) Microsoft
4 54 (25.59%) HP
5 42 (19.91%) NetApp
6 37 (17.54%) Cisco
7 35 (16.59%) Oracle
8 28 (13.27%) IBM
9 25 (11.85%) EMC
10 23 (10.90%) Red Hat
11 19 (9.00%) Symantec
12 16 (7.58%) BMC
13 13 (6.16%) SAP
14 10 (4.74%) Business Objects
14 10 (4.74%) Dell
15 7 (3.32%) Sybase
16 6 (2.84%) CheckPoint
17 5 (2.37%) F5
17 5 (2.37%) RightFax
18 4 (1.90%) Atlassian
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