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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 202 167 199
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +32
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 40 63 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.74% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 3.93% 5.60% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 37 21
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 £218 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £429 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £328 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.58% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.33% +63.49%
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
1018 1124 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.06% 13.26% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 560 349
Average daily rate £325 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 146 139
Average hourly rate £15.62 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.77% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +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 30 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 30 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -6 14 £330 -20.00% 4
Surrey -6 11 £325 +30.00% 1
Berkshire -10 8 £321 -8.21% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 3 - - 1
Kent - 3 £400 -
West Sussex -9 2 £168 -50.73% 3
East Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 80 (100.00%) VMware
2 66 (82.50%) Windows
3 55 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (53.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (51.25%) Microsoft
6 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (33.75%) Security Cleared
8 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
8 25 (31.25%) Citrix
9 21 (26.25%) MS Exchange
10 20 (25.00%) Linux
11 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
11 19 (23.75%) vSphere
11 19 (23.75%) Clustering
12 18 (22.50%) MS Excel
13 15 (18.75%) Finance
13 15 (18.75%) SAN
13 15 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (16.25%) XenApp
14 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (16.25%) Cisco
15 12 (15.00%) HP
15 12 (15.00%) SQL
15 12 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
16 11 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (13.75%) Oracle
16 11 (13.75%) MS Office
16 11 (13.75%) MCSE
16 11 (13.75%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 21 (26.25%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (12.50%) Lync
5 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (8.75%) IIS
6 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
7 5 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (3.75%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (3.75%) Apache
9 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
9 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
10 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (22.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.75%) MS Office
3 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) SAN
2 9 (11.25%) Firewall
3 8 (10.00%) DNS
3 8 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 7 (8.75%) NAS
5 5 (6.25%) DHCP
6 4 (5.00%) NetScaler
6 4 (5.00%) SSL
6 4 (5.00%) VPN
6 4 (5.00%) NetScreen
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.75%) Wireless
7 3 (3.75%) Broadband
7 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.75%) LDAP
8 2 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.50%) DMZ
8 2 (2.50%) Internet
9 1 (1.25%) VLAN
9 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.50%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.00%) Hudson
3 2 (2.50%) Toad
3 2 (2.50%) Subversion
4 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.25%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.50%) Advertising
4 2 (2.50%) Military
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Server Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Architect
3 10 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Consultant
4 8 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Developer
8 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.00%) Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Storage Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Server Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Wintel Architect
10 2 (2.50%) Citrix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) jQuery
1 5 (6.25%) Ajax
1 5 (6.25%) HTML
1 5 (6.25%) CSS
2 3 (3.75%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.75%) Middleware
3 2 (2.50%) Web Services
4 1 (1.25%) YAML
4 1 (1.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) Clustering
2 6 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.75%) PKI
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) SecurID
5 1 (1.25%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
5 1 (1.25%) EMC Centera
5 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 66 (82.50%) Windows
2 43 (53.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (25.00%) Linux
5 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (12.50%) UNIX
7 9 (11.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (10.00%) Windows 2000
9 7 (8.75%) Solaris
10 5 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (6.25%) Windows NT
11 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
11 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
12 3 (3.75%) OpenVMS
12 3 (3.75%) HPUX
13 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
13 2 (2.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (13.75%) ITIL
3 8 (10.00%) Change Control
4 7 (8.75%) Migration
5 6 (7.50%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (5.00%) BCP
7 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.00%) Change Management
7 4 (5.00%) Web Development
7 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.75%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.75%) Workflow
8 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.50%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) Perl
3 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 5 (6.25%) C
4 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.50%) VB
6 1 (1.25%) Ruby
6 1 (1.25%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) VBScript
6 1 (1.25%) Java
6 1 (1.25%) C++
6 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (33.75%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (13.75%) MCSE
5 10 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 6 (7.50%) Degree
8 4 (5.00%) VCP5
8 4 (5.00%) MCP
8 4 (5.00%) MCTS
9 3 (3.75%) VCAP
9 3 (3.75%) VCP4
9 3 (3.75%) MCITP
9 3 (3.75%) CCNA
9 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.75%) MCSA
10 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (2.50%) ISEB
10 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) SLA
2 5 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 55 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 19 (23.75%) vSphere
4 13 (16.25%) XenApp
5 12 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (11.25%) Hyper-V
7 6 (7.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (6.25%) UAG
8 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (6.25%) Terminal Services
8 5 (6.25%) NFS
9 4 (5.00%) XenDesktop
10 3 (3.75%) XenServer
10 3 (3.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (3.75%) Veritas File System
10 3 (3.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (3.75%) vCloud
11 2 (2.50%) ISA Server
11 2 (2.50%) DFS Replication
12 1 (1.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) SCOM
2 5 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 5 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 5 (6.25%) ARCserve
2 5 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.75%) HP SIM
4 3 (3.75%) BladeLogic
4 3 (3.75%) WSUS
4 3 (3.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.25%) Puppet
6 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.25%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 80 (100.00%) VMware
2 41 (51.25%) Microsoft
3 25 (31.25%) Citrix
4 13 (16.25%) Cisco
5 12 (15.00%) HP
6 11 (13.75%) Oracle
7 9 (11.25%) Symantec
7 9 (11.25%) NetApp
8 5 (6.25%) Veritas
8 5 (6.25%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.25%) IBM
8 5 (6.25%) Intel
8 5 (6.25%) Juniper
9 4 (5.00%) EMC
9 4 (5.00%) Serena
9 4 (5.00%) Brocade
10 3 (3.75%) CommVault
10 3 (3.75%) Hitachi
10 3 (3.75%) Sun
11 2 (2.50%) CA
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