The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi over the 3 months to 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 74 56 74
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 4 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.37% 1.42% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 3.70% 11.58% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Average daily rate £475 £404 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +36.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.20% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.17 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+29.64% -30.76%
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
108 95 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.00% 12.31% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 66
Average daily rate £325 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £184 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £501 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 14
Average hourly rate £15.63 £22.50 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +46.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £17.50 £14.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESXi
Berkshire

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) Perl
6 4 (40.00%) Python
6 4 (40.00%) NetApp
6 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) Kerberos
6 4 (40.00%) Network Security
6 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (40.00%) vSphere
6 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (40.00%) SELinux
7 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (30.00%) SAN
8 2 (20.00%) DRM
8 2 (20.00%) Firewall
8 2 (20.00%) Clustering
8 2 (20.00%) Degree
8 2 (20.00%) Web Services
8 2 (20.00%) LAN

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) VLAN
3 4 (40.00%) Kerberos
3 4 (40.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) HTTP
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (10.00%) SSL
6 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) SELinux
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) DRM
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
1 4 (40.00%) Python
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Foglight
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) NetApp
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Siebel
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) IBM