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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 328 286 270
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 74 120 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 4.03% 6.85% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 82 76
Average daily rate
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£400 £416 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £379 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.92% +20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £95.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +137.50%
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
1838 1751 1700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.60% 7.82% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1209 1041 1030
Average daily rate £413 £390 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 138 156
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 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £38.88 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -10.29% 9
Chessington - 1 - -
Feltham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Finchley - - - - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 157 (100.00%) VMware
2 127 (80.89%) Windows
3 102 (64.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (48.41%) Active Directory
5 75 (47.77%) Microsoft
6 71 (45.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (39.49%) Citrix
8 53 (33.76%) Finance
9 51 (32.48%) MS Exchange
10 48 (30.57%) SAN
11 47 (29.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (27.39%) DNS
12 43 (27.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 42 (26.75%) SQL Server
14 38 (24.20%) Linux
14 38 (24.20%) NetApp
15 36 (22.93%) Firewall
16 32 (20.38%) HP
16 32 (20.38%) SCCM
17 31 (19.75%) Cisco
17 31 (19.75%) DHCP
18 30 (19.11%) vSphere
19 25 (15.92%) NAS
20 24 (15.29%) Windows 7
20 24 (15.29%) PowerShell
20 24 (15.29%) Migration
21 23 (14.65%) Clustering
21 23 (14.65%) Configuration Management
22 22 (14.01%) Exchange Server 2010
23 20 (12.74%) TCP/IP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 51 (32.48%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (11.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (10.19%) IIS
5 12 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (7.01%) SharePoint
7 10 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (5.10%) Apache
10 6 (3.82%) Tomcat
11 5 (3.18%) WebLogic
11 5 (3.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (2.55%) Lync
12 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
13 3 (1.91%) NetWeaver
14 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.64%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS Project
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.55%) Office 365
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (30.57%) SAN
2 43 (27.39%) DNS
3 36 (22.93%) Firewall
4 31 (19.75%) DHCP
5 25 (15.92%) NAS
6 20 (12.74%) TCP/IP
7 13 (8.28%) WAN
8 12 (7.64%) VPN
9 11 (7.01%) iSCSI
10 10 (6.37%) LAN
11 9 (5.73%) VoIP
12 8 (5.10%) BIG-IP
13 5 (3.18%) Network Security
14 4 (2.55%) VLAN
14 4 (2.55%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (2.55%) NetScaler
14 4 (2.55%) SSL
15 3 (1.91%) FTP
16 2 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
16 2 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (26.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.27%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) MSI
1 6 (3.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.55%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.27%) JIRA
General
1 53 (33.76%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.91%) Legal
6 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (21.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (12.10%) Analyst
3 12 (7.64%) Support Engineer
3 12 (7.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (7.01%) Architect
5 10 (6.37%) Server Engineer
6 9 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (5.73%) Administrator
7 8 (5.10%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.46%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) Storage Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.82%) Consultant
9 6 (3.82%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) Server Support
10 5 (3.18%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.55%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (2.55%) Middleware
2 3 (1.91%) XML
3 2 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (0.64%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.65%) Clustering
2 12 (7.64%) Replication
3 10 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.46%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.18%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.55%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.91%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.91%) IBM XIV
7 3 (1.91%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.91%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.91%) HACMP
8 2 (1.27%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.64%) HP StorageWorks
9 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.64%) FMCG
9 1 (0.64%) CMDB
9 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.64%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 127 (80.89%) Windows
2 71 (45.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (29.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (27.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (24.20%) Linux
6 24 (15.29%) Windows 7
7 18 (11.46%) UNIX
8 13 (8.28%) Windows XP
9 8 (5.10%) AIX
10 6 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.55%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (2.55%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.27%) Solaris
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.64%) VMS
13 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.29%) Migration
2 23 (14.65%) Configuration Management
3 17 (10.83%) ITIL
4 13 (8.28%) DevOps
5 11 (7.01%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (7.01%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (7.01%) Asset Management
6 10 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.73%) High Availability
7 9 (5.73%) Mentoring
7 9 (5.73%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (5.10%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (4.46%) Performance Testing
10 6 (3.82%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.82%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.82%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (3.18%) Change Management
11 5 (3.18%) Network Load Balancing
11 5 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (2.55%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.29%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.19%) SQL
3 10 (6.37%) Java
3 10 (6.37%) Ruby
4 9 (5.73%) Python
4 9 (5.73%) VBScript
4 9 (5.73%) Perl
5 5 (3.18%) VB
5 5 (3.18%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.27%) R
7 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.37%) MCSE
2 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.82%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.82%) MCP
4 6 (3.82%) MCITP
5 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.55%) MCSA
5 4 (2.55%) CCNA
6 3 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.27%) Degree
8 1 (0.64%) CCEE
8 1 (0.64%) VCP5
8 1 (0.64%) MCSM
8 1 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CCNP
8 1 (0.64%) RHCE
8 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.64%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 102 (64.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (48.41%) Active Directory
3 30 (19.11%) vSphere
4 19 (12.10%) XenApp
5 16 (10.19%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (8.28%) Hyper-V
7 12 (7.64%) XenDesktop
8 10 (6.37%) NFS
9 7 (4.46%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (3.82%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (3.82%) vCloud
11 5 (3.18%) Terminal Services
11 5 (3.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (1.91%) PowerHA
14 2 (1.27%) KVM
14 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.64%) Squid
15 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 32 (20.38%) SCCM
2 15 (9.55%) NetBackup
3 10 (6.37%) Puppet
3 10 (6.37%) SELinux
4 9 (5.73%) Backup Exec
5 8 (5.10%) vMotion
6 7 (4.46%) SCOM
7 6 (3.82%) Nagios
7 6 (3.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (3.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (3.82%) Icinga
7 6 (3.82%) FreeIPA
8 5 (3.18%) WSUS
9 4 (2.55%) HP SIM
9 4 (2.55%) EdgeSight
10 3 (1.91%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (1.91%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (1.91%) ARCserve
11 2 (1.27%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.27%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 157 (100.00%) VMware
2 75 (47.77%) Microsoft
3 62 (39.49%) Citrix
4 38 (24.20%) NetApp
5 32 (20.38%) HP
6 31 (19.75%) Cisco
7 18 (11.46%) IBM
8 15 (9.55%) 3PAR
9 14 (8.92%) Oracle
10 12 (7.64%) EMC
10 12 (7.64%) F5
11 10 (6.37%) Symantec
12 8 (5.10%) Red Hat
12 8 (5.10%) Dell
13 4 (2.55%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.55%) McAfee
13 4 (2.55%) Veeam
13 4 (2.55%) Brocade
13 4 (2.55%) MobileIron
14 3 (1.91%) AppSense
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