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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 202 200 172
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 52 40 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.45% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 4.56% 3.99% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 35
Average daily rate
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£308 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £224 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £373
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%
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
1141 1002 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.23% 11.19% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 474 487
Average daily rate £358 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 144 173
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.95 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.43% -13.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £33.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 +7 22 £354 -8.33% 1
Surrey +8 9 £300 +3.44% 4
Berkshire -10 8 £313 -29.77% 2
West Sussex - 6 £263 -
Oxfordshire -17 5 £230 - 1
Kent - 2 £475 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 85 (100.00%) VMware
2 69 (81.18%) Windows
3 52 (61.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (56.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (50.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (49.41%) Microsoft
7 38 (44.71%) Active Directory
8 35 (41.18%) SAN
9 32 (37.65%) Security Cleared
10 30 (35.29%) vSphere
11 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (28.24%) HP
11 24 (28.24%) SQL
12 22 (25.88%) SC Cleared
13 21 (24.71%) Cisco
14 17 (20.00%) Citrix
14 17 (20.00%) MS Excel
15 16 (18.82%) IIS
15 16 (18.82%) McAfee
15 16 (18.82%) PowerShell
16 15 (17.65%) Migration
16 15 (17.65%) ITIL
16 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
17 14 (16.47%) MS Office
17 14 (16.47%) Clustering
18 13 (15.29%) MCSE
18 13 (15.29%) Linux
18 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (15.29%) NetApp
19 12 (14.12%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 16 (18.82%) IIS
2 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 7 (8.24%) Apache
6 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.35%) nginx
8 1 (1.18%) Lync
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (41.18%) SAN
2 12 (14.12%) DNS
2 12 (14.12%) NAS
3 7 (8.24%) Firewall
4 5 (5.88%) LAN
4 5 (5.88%) WAN
5 4 (4.71%) DHCP
5 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.71%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.53%) IPsec
7 2 (2.35%) Wireless
7 2 (2.35%) SMTP
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.35%) VLAN
7 2 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.18%) Internet
8 1 (1.18%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (3.53%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (2.35%) WinRunner
3 2 (2.35%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) Hudson
4 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Back Office
2 2 (2.35%) Military
2 2 (2.35%) Online Betting
3 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 19 (22.35%) Analyst
2 13 (15.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.24%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Architect
5 6 (7.06%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Systems Support Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Systems Support
7 4 (4.71%) Technical Support
7 4 (4.71%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) Application Packaging
1 3 (3.53%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.18%) Ajax
2 1 (1.18%) jQuery
2 1 (1.18%) CSS
2 1 (1.18%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Clustering
2 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.71%) Replication
4 4 (4.71%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.35%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.35%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.35%) Celerra
5 2 (2.35%) Informatics
5 2 (2.35%) PDA
5 2 (2.35%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 69 (81.18%) Windows
2 52 (61.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (50.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.29%) Linux
6 12 (14.12%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.24%) Windows 7
7 7 (8.24%) Windows 2000
8 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.71%) Solaris
10 3 (3.53%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (3.53%) Windows NT
10 3 (3.53%) UNIX
11 2 (2.35%) AIX
11 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.35%) CentOS
12 1 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) Migration
1 15 (17.65%) ITIL
2 11 (12.94%) Data Migration
3 10 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 9 (10.59%) Change Management
5 8 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.24%) Integration Testing
7 6 (7.06%) Change Control
8 5 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.71%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.71%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.53%) Software Distribution
10 3 (3.53%) Automated Testing
10 3 (3.53%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) SQL
2 16 (18.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.53%) VB
4 2 (2.35%) VBScript
4 2 (2.35%) C
5 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.18%) Perl
5 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (37.65%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.88%) SC Cleared
3 13 (15.29%) MCSE
3 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (12.94%) Degree
5 9 (10.59%) ISTQB
6 8 (9.41%) MCP
6 8 (9.41%) DV Cleared
7 7 (8.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (8.24%) ISEB
8 6 (7.06%) MCITP
9 4 (4.71%) MCSA
10 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.35%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.35%) MCTS
11 1 (1.18%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (56.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (44.71%) Active Directory
3 30 (35.29%) vSphere
4 10 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.06%) XenApp
6 5 (5.88%) Postfix
7 4 (4.71%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.35%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.35%) Firmware
9 2 (2.35%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.18%) UAG
10 1 (1.18%) VMware GSX
10 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (8.24%) Tivoli
3 6 (7.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (7.06%) SCCM
3 6 (7.06%) HP SIM
4 5 (5.88%) WSUS
4 5 (5.88%) Nagios
4 5 (5.88%) ARCserve
4 5 (5.88%) Icinga
5 4 (4.71%) Netcool
5 4 (4.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (4.71%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (4.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (3.53%) SCOM
6 3 (3.53%) Unicenter
6 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.35%) cPanel
7 2 (2.35%) Webmin
7 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 85 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (49.41%) Microsoft
3 24 (28.24%) HP
4 21 (24.71%) Cisco
5 17 (20.00%) Citrix
6 16 (18.82%) McAfee
7 13 (15.29%) NetApp
8 9 (10.59%) EMC
9 7 (8.24%) IBM
9 7 (8.24%) Red Hat
10 6 (7.06%) Veritas
10 6 (7.06%) Dell
10 6 (7.06%) Brocade
11 5 (5.88%) CA
12 4 (4.71%) 3PAR
13 3 (3.53%) Lumension
14 2 (2.35%) Websense
14 2 (2.35%) Symantec
14 2 (2.35%) Oracle
14 2 (2.35%) Intel
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