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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 74 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.20% - -
As % of the System Software category 1.59% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £303 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £364
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
VMware ESX
Berkshire

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
126 136 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.79% 15.53% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 70 56
Average daily rate £338 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 16
Average hourly rate £55.55 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.87% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.39 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 February 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) DHCP
3 7 (77.78%) IIS
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Citrix
4 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (55.56%) iSCSI
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (44.44%) Web Services
6 4 (44.44%) SQL
7 3 (33.33%) LAN
8 2 (22.22%) Altiris
8 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
8 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
8 2 (22.22%) WSUS
8 2 (22.22%) QA
8 2 (22.22%) Network Security
8 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (22.22%) WAN
8 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (77.78%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
2 8 (88.89%) DHCP
3 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) iSCSI
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) Wireless
7 1 (11.11%) NAS
7 1 (11.11%) SAN
7 1 (11.11%) VLAN
7 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Administrator
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Administrator
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Solaris
6 1 (11.11%) Unix
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
1 2 (22.22%) CompTIA Security+
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (11.11%) NFS
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
2 1 (11.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Altiris
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) ProCurve
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy