The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 65 78 91
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.35% 0.098% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 2.13% 1.23% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£321 - £315
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 - £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +8.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +59.09%
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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 Reading region.

System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
141 81 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.57% 7.93% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 32 69
Average daily rate £375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 8
Average hourly rate £18.04 £13.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.11% -36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.05 £20.89 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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
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 23 September 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%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) XenApp
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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%) Clustering
4 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
4 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
4 3 (42.86%) MCP
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
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%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2000

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
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%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
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