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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 331 308 320
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 88 115 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 4.01% 5.25% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 63
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £287 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £25.63
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.92%
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
2194 2192 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.11% 9.14% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1454 1376 1270
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 152 163
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.33 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -7 21 £444 -6.57% 8
Croydon -22 3 £325 -12.75%
Bromley -3 1 £243 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £300 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 187 (100.00%) VMware
2 127 (67.91%) Windows
3 107 (57.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 68 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 67 (35.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 65 (34.76%) Citrix
8 61 (32.62%) Finance
9 59 (31.55%) Linux
10 57 (30.48%) SAN
11 56 (29.95%) DNS
12 50 (26.74%) vSphere
13 42 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 39 (20.86%) UNIX
14 39 (20.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 37 (19.79%) MS Exchange
16 36 (19.25%) Migration
17 35 (18.72%) HP
18 34 (18.18%) ITIL
18 34 (18.18%) Data Centre
19 33 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
19 33 (17.65%) PowerShell
19 33 (17.65%) Cisco
20 32 (17.11%) NetApp
21 31 (16.58%) XenApp
22 30 (16.04%) LAN
23 29 (15.51%) DHCP
24 28 (14.97%) WAN
25 27 (14.44%) Oracle
26 26 (13.90%) TCP/IP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 37 (19.79%) MS Exchange
2 23 (12.30%) IIS
3 19 (10.16%) Apache
4 18 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (8.56%) Tomcat
6 15 (8.02%) SharePoint
7 10 (5.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (4.81%) Lync
8 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (4.28%) Node.js
10 7 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (3.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
14 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (1.07%) WebSphere
14 2 (1.07%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.53%) JBoss
15 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.42%) MS Office
3 4 (2.14%) MS Project
3 4 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.07%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.14%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 3 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.35%) Office 365
2 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (30.48%) SAN
2 56 (29.95%) DNS
3 30 (16.04%) LAN
4 29 (15.51%) DHCP
5 28 (14.97%) WAN
6 26 (13.90%) TCP/IP
6 26 (13.90%) Firewall
7 22 (11.76%) NAS
8 9 (4.81%) VPN
9 7 (3.74%) LDAP
9 7 (3.74%) iSCSI
10 6 (3.21%) Internet
11 5 (2.67%) HTTP
11 5 (2.67%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.60%) OpenFlow
12 3 (1.60%) FCoE
12 3 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.60%) VLAN
12 3 (1.60%) WLAN
12 3 (1.60%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.95%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.28%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.60%) MySQL
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.07%) DB2
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.53%) Sybase IQ
8 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (8.56%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.95%) Hudson
3 7 (3.74%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.21%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.14%) JIRA
6 3 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.60%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.60%) FishEye
7 2 (1.07%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (32.62%) Finance
2 18 (9.63%) Banking
3 7 (3.74%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.21%) Back Office
5 4 (2.14%) Advertising
6 3 (1.60%) Legal
7 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.07%) Retail
7 2 (1.07%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (14.97%) Administrator
3 22 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
4 19 (10.16%) Architect
5 16 (8.56%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (6.42%) Server Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Analyst
7 11 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) VMWare Administrator
8 10 (5.35%) Consultant
8 10 (5.35%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (3.21%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.21%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 5 (2.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.67%) Windows Administrator
11 5 (2.67%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.88%) Middleware
2 8 (4.28%) Web Services
2 8 (4.28%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.60%) XML
4 2 (1.07%) J2EE
4 2 (1.07%) SOAP
4 2 (1.07%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.07%) REST
4 2 (1.07%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.53%) .NET
5 1 (0.53%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.53%) LAMP
5 1 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.88%) Clustering
3 10 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.74%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.67%) EqualLogic
5 5 (2.67%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.14%) CMDB
6 4 (2.14%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.60%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.60%) BYOD
7 3 (1.60%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.60%) Replication
7 3 (1.60%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.07%) AS400
8 2 (1.07%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.07%) PKI
8 2 (1.07%) Celerra
8 2 (1.07%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.07%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 127 (67.91%) Windows
2 67 (35.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (31.55%) Linux
4 42 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (20.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (20.86%) UNIX
6 20 (10.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (6.42%) Solaris
8 11 (5.88%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.28%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (4.28%) AIX
10 5 (2.67%) SUSE
10 5 (2.67%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.60%) CentOS
12 2 (1.07%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.07%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.07%) Android
12 2 (1.07%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.25%) Migration
2 34 (18.18%) ITIL
3 19 (10.16%) DevOps
4 17 (9.09%) Change Management
5 16 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.42%) Workflow
7 11 (5.88%) Security Patching
8 10 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (5.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (5.35%) Security Management
9 8 (4.28%) Service Management
10 7 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.21%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.21%) Project Management
11 6 (3.21%) Workflow Management
11 6 (3.21%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.21%) Capacity Management
11 6 (3.21%) Data Architecture
11 6 (3.21%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.56%) Java
3 14 (7.49%) SQL
4 10 (5.35%) VB
5 9 (4.81%) Perl
5 9 (4.81%) C
6 7 (3.74%) VBScript
7 6 (3.21%) Python
8 5 (2.67%) Ruby
9 4 (2.14%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.60%) C#
10 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.07%) R
11 2 (1.07%) Go
11 2 (1.07%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.95%) MCSE
3 12 (6.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (3.21%) MCSA
4 6 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.21%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.67%) Degree
6 4 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.14%) MCSM
6 4 (2.14%) CCNA
7 3 (1.60%) VCP5
8 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.07%) HP ASE
8 2 (1.07%) HP MASE
8 2 (1.07%) CCIE
8 2 (1.07%) CCNP
8 2 (1.07%) LPIC
8 2 (1.07%) RHCE
8 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.07%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.88%) SLA
2 4 (2.14%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 107 (57.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 50 (26.74%) vSphere
4 33 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (16.58%) XenApp
6 21 (11.23%) XenDesktop
7 18 (9.63%) Hyper-V
8 15 (8.02%) Docker
9 13 (6.95%) NFS
9 13 (6.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (3.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.67%) vCloud
12 2 (1.07%) Xen
12 2 (1.07%) Samba
12 2 (1.07%) XenServer
13 1 (0.53%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.53%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.53%) Varnish
13 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (12.83%) SCCM
2 19 (10.16%) Puppet
3 11 (5.88%) Nagios
3 11 (5.88%) Icinga
4 8 (4.28%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.28%) BladeLogic
4 8 (4.28%) Capistrano
4 8 (4.28%) Opsview
5 7 (3.74%) vMotion
5 7 (3.74%) Tivoli
6 6 (3.21%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.14%) SCOM
7 4 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.14%) ARCserve
7 4 (2.14%) Ansible
7 4 (2.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (2.14%) SnapVault
8 3 (1.60%) FreeIPA
8 3 (1.60%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 187 (100.00%) VMware
2 68 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 65 (34.76%) Citrix
4 35 (18.72%) HP
5 33 (17.65%) Cisco
6 32 (17.11%) NetApp
7 27 (14.44%) Oracle
8 25 (13.37%) IBM
9 19 (10.16%) Red Hat
10 18 (9.63%) EMC
11 14 (7.49%) Brocade
12 12 (6.42%) 3PAR
13 11 (5.88%) Splunk
14 9 (4.81%) Dell
15 8 (4.28%) BMC
16 7 (3.74%) Symantec
16 7 (3.74%) Sybase
17 6 (3.21%) Juniper
17 6 (3.21%) F5
18 4 (2.14%) Intel
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