The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 South East 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 202 168 179
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 38 66 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.79% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 3.83% 5.97% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £473 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £337 £308
% change year-on-year
-9.49% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.33% +71.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +56.06%
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
991 1105 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.10% 13.16% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 547 339
Average daily rate £325 £338 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 156 146
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -6.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £35.50 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -12 12 £313 +25.00% 1
Hampshire -10 11 £345 -18.82% 3
Berkshire -7 9 £325 -7.14% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 3 - -
West Sussex -6 2 £168 -51.44% 5
Kent - 1 £400 -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 74 (100.00%) VMware
2 61 (82.43%) Windows
3 50 (67.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (52.70%) Microsoft
4 39 (52.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (36.49%) Security Cleared
6 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (31.08%) Active Directory
7 23 (31.08%) Citrix
8 19 (25.68%) Linux
9 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
9 18 (24.32%) MS Exchange
9 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
9 18 (24.32%) vSphere
10 15 (20.27%) Clustering
11 14 (18.92%) SAN
11 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (17.57%) Cisco
12 13 (17.57%) Finance
13 12 (16.22%) SQL
13 12 (16.22%) HP
13 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (16.22%) XenApp
13 12 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (14.86%) Oracle
14 11 (14.86%) MS Office
15 10 (13.51%) ITIL
15 10 (13.51%) MCSE
15 10 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 18 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (9.46%) Lync
5 6 (8.11%) IIS
5 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.70%) Apache
8 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.86%) MS Office
3 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) IaaS
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) SAN
2 9 (12.16%) Firewall
3 8 (10.81%) iSCSI
3 8 (10.81%) DNS
4 6 (8.11%) NAS
5 5 (6.76%) DHCP
6 4 (5.41%) SSL
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.41%) VPN
6 4 (5.41%) NetScreen
6 4 (5.41%) NetScaler
7 3 (4.05%) Wireless
7 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.70%) LDAP
8 2 (2.70%) Broadband
8 2 (2.70%) DMZ
8 2 (2.70%) Internet
8 2 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
1 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.70%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Oracle APEX
1 5 (6.76%) Hudson
1 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.70%) Toad
2 2 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (1.35%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Military
4 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Analyst
2 10 (13.51%) Architect
3 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Consultant
4 8 (10.81%) Server Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Developer
8 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Administrator
8 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Wintel Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Storage Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Server Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) HTML
1 5 (6.76%) CSS
1 5 (6.76%) Ajax
1 5 (6.76%) jQuery
2 3 (4.05%) Middleware
2 3 (4.05%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Clustering
2 6 (8.11%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.05%) PKI
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) SecurID
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.35%) EMC Centera
5 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.35%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 61 (82.43%) Windows
2 39 (52.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (25.68%) Linux
5 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (12.16%) UNIX
7 8 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
8 7 (9.46%) Windows 2000
9 6 (8.11%) Solaris
10 5 (6.76%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (5.41%) Windows NT
11 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
12 3 (4.05%) OpenVMS
12 3 (4.05%) HPUX
12 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.51%) ITIL
1 10 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (10.81%) Change Control
3 7 (9.46%) Migration
4 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.76%) Web Development
5 5 (6.76%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.41%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (5.41%) BCP
6 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.05%) Change Management
7 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.05%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.70%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.70%) Workflow
8 2 (2.70%) System Testing
8 2 (2.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.76%) Perl
2 5 (6.76%) PL/SQL
2 5 (6.76%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.41%) C
4 2 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (13.51%) MCSE
5 8 (10.81%) DV Cleared
6 5 (6.76%) Degree
7 4 (5.41%) MCP
7 4 (5.41%) VCP5
7 4 (5.41%) MCTS
8 3 (4.05%) MCITP
8 3 (4.05%) MCSA
8 3 (4.05%) CCNA
8 3 (4.05%) VCP4
8 3 (4.05%) VCAP
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.70%) ISEB
9 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 50 (67.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (31.08%) Active Directory
3 18 (24.32%) vSphere
4 12 (16.22%) XenApp
4 12 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (12.16%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (6.76%) UAG
8 4 (5.41%) XenDesktop
8 4 (5.41%) NFS
8 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (5.41%) Terminal Services
9 3 (4.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Veritas File System
9 3 (4.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (4.05%) XenServer
9 3 (4.05%) vCloud
10 2 (2.70%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.35%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (6.76%) ARCserve
1 5 (6.76%) NetBackup
1 5 (6.76%) Backup Exec
1 5 (6.76%) SCCM
2 4 (5.41%) SCOM
2 4 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.05%) WSUS
3 3 (4.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (4.05%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.70%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.35%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 74 (100.00%) VMware
2 39 (52.70%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.08%) Citrix
4 13 (17.57%) Cisco
5 12 (16.22%) HP
6 11 (14.86%) Oracle
7 9 (12.16%) Symantec
7 9 (12.16%) NetApp
8 5 (6.76%) Juniper
8 5 (6.76%) IBM
9 4 (5.41%) EMC
9 4 (5.41%) Intel
9 4 (5.41%) Veritas
9 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.41%) Brocade
10 3 (4.05%) Serena
10 3 (4.05%) CommVault
10 3 (4.05%) Hitachi
10 3 (4.05%) Sun
11 2 (2.70%) CA
West Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £100 - 150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Wokingham
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £201 per day
Posted: 26 days ago