The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 July 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 Reading 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 66 72 79
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.57% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 3.91% 2.50% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 - £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £337 £308
% change year-on-year
-9.49% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +56.06%
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
128 120 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.53% 12.32% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 58
Average daily rate £369 £355 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.65 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) XenApp
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) MCP
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Terminal Services
4 3 (42.86%) ARCserve
4 3 (42.86%) Symantec
4 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (42.86%) Clustering
4 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
4 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Wintel Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
3 1 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) VCP4
3 1 (14.29%) VCAP
3 1 (14.29%) VCP5
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) XenApp
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Terminal Services
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (14.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) ARCserve
1 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
1 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
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