The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 187 161 196
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +35
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 66 76 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.67% 0.89% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 5.33% 6.88% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 27
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£350 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £29.42 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-45.94% +3.77%
VMware ESX
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1238 1104 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.62% 12.98% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 515 364
Average daily rate £360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £164 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 178 160
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.00 £31.00
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 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -23 25 £360 +2.85% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 17 £225 -36.61% 1
Surrey -13 12 £320 +28.00% 1
Berkshire -1 8 £325 -1.51% 2
Kent -4 1 £430 -9.47%
West Sussex - 1 £475 - 5
Home Counties - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 112 (100.00%) VMware
2 89 (79.46%) Windows
3 62 (55.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (53.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (51.79%) Microsoft
6 54 (48.21%) Active Directory
6 54 (48.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (39.29%) Citrix
8 37 (33.04%) Clustering
9 33 (29.46%) Security Cleared
9 33 (29.46%) MS Excel
10 31 (27.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (26.79%) SAN
12 27 (24.11%) Windows 2000
12 27 (24.11%) SC Cleared
13 26 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (21.43%) MCSE
15 23 (20.54%) IIS
15 23 (20.54%) SQL
15 23 (20.54%) Linux
15 23 (20.54%) MS Exchange
15 23 (20.54%) Finance
15 23 (20.54%) NAS
16 21 (18.75%) SLA
16 21 (18.75%) DNS
17 20 (17.86%) ITIL
17 20 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
18 19 (16.96%) vSphere
19 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
19 18 (16.07%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 23 (20.54%) IIS
1 23 (20.54%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (8.93%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (8.93%) WebLogic
4 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (6.25%) Lync
5 7 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (5.36%) K2 blackpearl
6 6 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.68%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.79%) JBoss
9 2 (1.79%) Apache
9 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (29.46%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.18%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Maximo
2 1 (0.89%) assyst
2 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) IaaS
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
2 2 (1.79%) PaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.79%) SAN
2 23 (20.54%) NAS
3 21 (18.75%) DNS
4 17 (15.18%) Firewall
5 15 (13.39%) DHCP
6 13 (11.61%) Internet
7 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.36%) Broadband
8 5 (4.46%) LAN
8 5 (4.46%) WAN
8 5 (4.46%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.57%) DAB
9 4 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.79%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.79%) LDAP
11 1 (0.89%) VoIP
11 1 (0.89%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.89%) SNMP
11 1 (0.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle OWB
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 9 (8.04%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.79%) MySQL
8 1 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.79%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 23 (20.54%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.25%) Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Back Office
5 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.68%) Military
7 2 (1.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.89%) Billing
8 1 (0.89%) Marketing
8 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (16.96%) Analyst
1 19 (16.96%) Administrator
2 16 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
4 10 (8.93%) Server Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (7.14%) Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.46%) Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Wintel Administrator
8 4 (3.57%) Wintel Specialist
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) HTML
1 10 (8.93%) CSS
1 10 (8.93%) Ajax
1 10 (8.93%) jQuery
2 2 (1.79%) YAML
2 2 (1.79%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.79%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (0.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.04%) Clustering
2 9 (8.04%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.36%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) CMDB
6 1 (0.89%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.89%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 89 (79.46%) Windows
2 60 (53.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (48.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (27.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (24.11%) Windows 2000
6 23 (20.54%) Linux
7 14 (12.50%) Windows NT
7 14 (12.50%) UNIX
7 14 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 11 (9.82%) Windows XP
9 10 (8.93%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (7.14%) Windows 7
11 8 (7.14%) Solaris
12 2 (1.79%) AIX
12 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.89%) SUSE
13 1 (0.89%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.86%) ITIL
1 20 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 12 (10.71%) Change Management
4 10 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (8.04%) Workflow
5 9 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.25%) Project Management
7 6 (5.36%) Change Control
8 5 (4.46%) Integration Testing
8 5 (4.46%) Test Scripting
8 5 (4.46%) Migration
9 4 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (2.68%) ITIL V2
10 3 (2.68%) System Testing
10 3 (2.68%) User Stories
10 3 (2.68%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.68%) Mentoring
11 2 (1.79%) Coaching
11 2 (1.79%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.54%) SQL
2 14 (12.50%) Perl
3 11 (9.82%) Shell Script
4 10 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.93%) PL/SQL
5 8 (7.14%) VB
6 5 (4.46%) VBScript
7 4 (3.57%) PHP
7 4 (3.57%) C
7 4 (3.57%) Java
8 3 (2.68%) Python
8 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.79%) Ruby
9 2 (1.79%) C++
10 1 (0.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (29.46%) Security Cleared
2 27 (24.11%) SC Cleared
3 26 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (21.43%) MCSE
5 13 (11.61%) Degree
6 5 (4.46%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.68%) MCSA
7 3 (2.68%) ISEB
7 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.79%) VCP4
8 2 (1.79%) VCAP
8 2 (1.79%) VCP5
8 2 (1.79%) CCNA
8 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.79%) MCTS
8 2 (1.79%) MCITP
9 1 (0.89%) HP APS
9 1 (0.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.75%) SLA
2 6 (5.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 62 (55.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (48.21%) Active Directory
3 19 (16.96%) vSphere
4 17 (15.18%) Terminal Services
4 17 (15.18%) XenApp
5 14 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (10.71%) ISA Server
7 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (5.36%) vCloud
9 6 (5.36%) XenDesktop
10 4 (3.57%) Hyper-V
11 3 (2.68%) XenServer
11 3 (2.68%) NFS
11 3 (2.68%) Xen
12 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (1.79%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.89%) UAG
13 1 (0.89%) Docker
13 1 (0.89%) LXC
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) BladeLogic
1 15 (13.39%) SCOM
2 10 (8.93%) Backup Exec
3 8 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 7 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (6.25%) SCCM
4 7 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (4.46%) Puppet
5 5 (4.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.57%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.68%) ARCserve
7 3 (2.68%) Unicenter
7 3 (2.68%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.79%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.89%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.89%) Netcool
9 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 112 (100.00%) VMware
2 58 (51.79%) Microsoft
3 44 (39.29%) Citrix
4 18 (16.07%) HP
4 18 (16.07%) Cisco
5 16 (14.29%) Symantec
6 15 (13.39%) Intel
7 12 (10.71%) Oracle
8 10 (8.93%) Red Hat
9 8 (7.14%) Veritas
10 6 (5.36%) Dell
11 5 (4.46%) Sophos
11 5 (4.46%) Acronis
12 4 (3.57%) F5
12 4 (3.57%) Crossbeam
12 4 (3.57%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.57%) EMC
12 4 (3.57%) Sun
12 4 (3.57%) IBM
13 3 (2.68%) CA
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