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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 70 88 84
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.19% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 1.39% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£248 £120 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.25% -65.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-45.94% +3.77%
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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
148 144 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.30% 13.36% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 69 48
Average daily rate £450 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £14.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

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 21 November 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 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (20.00%) NAS
5 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (20.00%) MCTS
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) Marketing
5 1 (20.00%) Xen
5 1 (20.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) Veritas
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (20.00%) MCTS
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) VCP4
1 1 (20.00%) VCAP
1 1 (20.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
1 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) NFS
3 1 (20.00%) Xen
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas File System
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco