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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 219 216 208
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 52 56 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.59% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 4.55% 4.61% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 22
Median daily rate £375 £308 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £317
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +10.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +35.48%
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
1143 1216 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.55% 12.73% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 599 512
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 146 155
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -2 19 £375 +5.92% 1
Surrey -6 10 £425 +41.66%
Kent -8 7 £328 -31.05%
Berkshire -9 7 £225 -28.00% 4
Buckinghamshire - 5 £400 -
Oxfordshire +7 3 £310 +34.78%
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 104 (100.00%) VMware
2 78 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 74 (71.15%) Windows
4 68 (65.38%) Active Directory
5 66 (63.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 45 (43.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (39.42%) Windows Server
8 33 (31.73%) Firewall
8 33 (31.73%) Linux
9 31 (29.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (28.85%) SQL
10 30 (28.85%) SAN
11 29 (27.88%) Finance
11 29 (27.88%) DNS
12 28 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (25.96%) vSphere
13 27 (25.96%) Data Centre
13 27 (25.96%) HP
13 27 (25.96%) Citrix
14 26 (25.00%) Cisco
15 24 (23.08%) ITIL
16 22 (21.15%) MS Exchange
16 22 (21.15%) DHCP
16 22 (21.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (21.15%) Hyper-V
17 20 (19.23%) Oracle
18 19 (18.27%) Unix
19 18 (17.31%) Change Management
19 18 (17.31%) Red Hat
19 18 (17.31%) Clustering

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.58%) IIS
4 6 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.92%) Apache
8 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (16.35%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (31.73%) Firewall
2 30 (28.85%) SAN
3 29 (27.88%) DNS
4 22 (21.15%) DHCP
5 10 (9.62%) IPv4
5 10 (9.62%) IPv6
6 9 (8.65%) LAN
6 9 (8.65%) WAN
7 8 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (6.73%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (6.73%) LDAP
9 5 (4.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (4.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (4.81%) NAS
10 4 (3.85%) Internet
10 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
10 4 (3.85%) VPN
10 4 (3.85%) Wireshark
11 3 (2.88%) Broadband
11 3 (2.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.85%) QlikView
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (0.96%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.96%) TestDirector
General
1 29 (27.88%) Finance
2 9 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.81%) Electronics
3 5 (4.81%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.81%) Marketing
4 4 (3.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Automotive
5 1 (0.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Billing
5 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (19.23%) Analyst
2 19 (18.27%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.54%) Administrator
4 11 (10.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 10 (9.62%) Server Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (8.65%) Architect
6 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.73%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.77%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.62%) .NET
2 3 (2.88%) REST
2 3 (2.88%) XML
3 2 (1.92%) LAMP
3 2 (1.92%) SOAP
3 2 (1.92%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.96%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.96%) COM
4 1 (0.96%) HTML
4 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.96%) Data Centre
2 18 (17.31%) Clustering
3 11 (10.58%) Management Information System
4 9 (8.65%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.81%) EMC VNX
6 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.85%) HACMP
6 4 (3.85%) VCE vBlock
6 4 (3.85%) Wiki
7 3 (2.88%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (2.88%) Grid Computing
7 3 (2.88%) LPAR
8 2 (1.92%) Replication
9 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.96%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.96%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.96%) PKI
9 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.96%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 74 (71.15%) Windows
2 45 (43.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (39.42%) Windows Server
4 33 (31.73%) Linux
5 31 (29.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (21.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (18.27%) Unix
9 13 (12.50%) Windows 7
10 6 (5.77%) AIX
11 5 (4.81%) VMS
12 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
12 4 (3.85%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.92%) Debian
13 2 (1.92%) Solaris
13 2 (1.92%) SUSE
13 2 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) ITIL
2 18 (17.31%) Change Management
3 15 (14.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (13.46%) Project Management
5 13 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 10 (9.62%) Service Delivery
7 9 (8.65%) High Availability
8 8 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
8 8 (7.69%) Migration
9 7 (6.73%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.77%) Integration Testing
10 6 (5.77%) Server Virtualisation
11 5 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.81%) Capacity Management
11 5 (4.81%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (4.81%) Financial Modelling
11 5 (4.81%) Load Balancing
11 5 (4.81%) Performance Management
11 5 (4.81%) Programme Management
12 4 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.85%) SQL
2 17 (16.35%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.62%) Perl
4 8 (7.69%) VBScript
5 6 (5.77%) VB
6 5 (4.81%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.85%) AWK
7 4 (3.85%) sed
8 2 (1.92%) C#
8 2 (1.92%) C++
8 2 (1.92%) Python
9 1 (0.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.46%) SC Cleared
2 14 (13.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.77%) ISEB
4 6 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.77%) MCSE
5 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.88%) MCSA
6 2 (1.92%) CCA
6 2 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.92%) Degree
6 2 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.92%) PMP
6 2 (1.92%) VCP5
6 2 (1.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.96%) CCSE
7 1 (0.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.50%) SLA
2 4 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 68 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 66 (63.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (25.96%) vSphere
4 22 (21.15%) Hyper-V
5 14 (13.46%) XenApp
6 13 (12.50%) XenDesktop
7 12 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (8.65%) XenServer
9 7 (6.73%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (4.81%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (4.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (3.85%) ISA Server
11 4 (3.85%) NFS
11 4 (3.85%) Terminal Server
11 4 (3.85%) Veritas File System
12 3 (2.88%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (1.92%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (1.92%) Gluster
13 2 (1.92%) SpamAssassin
13 2 (1.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (12.50%) WSUS
2 11 (10.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 10 (9.62%) SCCM
3 10 (9.62%) SCOM
4 9 (8.65%) NetBackup
5 7 (6.73%) Backup Exec
6 6 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (5.77%) SCOrch
6 6 (5.77%) SCVMM
7 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (2.88%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (2.88%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.92%) Ansible
10 2 (1.92%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.92%) Cacti
10 2 (1.92%) EdgeSight
10 2 (1.92%) Nagios
10 2 (1.92%) Perfmon
10 2 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 104 (100.00%) VMware
2 78 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (25.96%) Citrix
3 27 (25.96%) HP
4 26 (25.00%) Cisco
5 20 (19.23%) Oracle
6 18 (17.31%) Red Hat
7 16 (15.38%) NetApp
8 13 (12.50%) Symantec
9 12 (11.54%) CheckPoint
9 12 (11.54%) Dell
9 12 (11.54%) EMC
10 11 (10.58%) IBM
11 10 (9.62%) Intel Security
12 8 (7.69%) F5
12 8 (7.69%) Veritas
13 6 (5.77%) Blue Coat
14 5 (4.81%) AppSense
14 5 (4.81%) IronPort
14 5 (4.81%) SAP