The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 63 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 5 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.57% 0.57% 2.27%
As % of the System Software category 4.07% 4.69% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate - £225 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.08% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +2.27%
System Software Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
123 64 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.98% 12.14% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 24
Average daily rate £294 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 20
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £9.43 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £14.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESX
Buckinghamshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) NetApp
3 3 (60.00%) NFS
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) UNIX
5 1 (20.00%) Broadband
5 1 (20.00%) AIX
5 1 (20.00%) Solaris
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (20.00%) Broadband
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Support
1 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) UNIX
5 1 (20.00%) AIX
5 1 (20.00%) Solaris
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Intel