The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 59 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.54% - 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 12.63% - 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£175 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -54.54%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

System Software Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
95 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.16% 8.36% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 13 10
Average daily rate £350 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £370 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +19.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.71 £10.00 £9.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £16.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the Milton Keynes region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Milton Keynes region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 20 (95.24%) MS Excel
3 19 (90.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (80.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (76.19%) Windows NT
5 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
5 16 (76.19%) Windows 2000
6 15 (71.43%) MCSE
6 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 14 (66.67%) Finance
7 14 (66.67%) Clustering
8 13 (61.90%) Change Management
8 13 (61.90%) BladeLogic
8 13 (61.90%) SLA
8 13 (61.90%) Intel
9 12 (57.14%) IIS
9 12 (57.14%) SAN
9 12 (57.14%) NAS
9 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (52.38%) SCOM
10 11 (52.38%) Degree
10 11 (52.38%) Terminal Services
10 11 (52.38%) Citrix
11 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (42.86%) BizTalk Server

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 12 (57.14%) IIS
2 9 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (95.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) SAN
1 12 (57.14%) NAS
2 4 (19.05%) Broadband
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Windows Administrator
1 10 (47.62%) Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) Clustering
2 8 (38.10%) Mainframe
3 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (90.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (76.19%) Windows NT
3 16 (76.19%) Windows 2000
4 14 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (38.10%) UNIX
7 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (61.90%) Change Management
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (14.29%) Release Management
5 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) MCSE
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (52.38%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (52.38%) Terminal Services
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 9 (42.86%) ISA Server
5 2 (9.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (61.90%) BladeLogic
2 11 (52.38%) SCOM
3 4 (19.05%) Tivoli
3 4 (19.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (19.05%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
3 13 (61.90%) Intel
4 11 (52.38%) Citrix
5 4 (19.05%) IBM
5 4 (19.05%) McAfee