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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 208 203 173
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -30
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 30 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.38% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 2.76% 3.31% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £254 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £523 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -54.54%
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
1088 967 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.66% 11.62% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 439 364
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 135 171
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.48 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 January 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 30 January 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
Buckinghamshire - 12 £175 - 1
Hampshire -25 10 £425 +45.92% 4
Berkshire +1 4 £300 -11.76% 4
Surrey -6 2 £230 -15.59%
West Sussex - 2 £369 -
Kent - - - - 3
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 102 (100.00%) VMware
2 82 (80.39%) Windows
3 60 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (55.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (53.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 52 (50.98%) Active Directory
6 52 (50.98%) Microsoft
7 37 (36.27%) MS Excel
8 33 (32.35%) Clustering
9 32 (31.37%) Citrix
9 32 (31.37%) Security Cleared
9 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (27.45%) SAN
10 28 (27.45%) Windows 2000
10 28 (27.45%) SC Cleared
11 26 (25.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (24.51%) MCSE
13 24 (23.53%) SQL
13 24 (23.53%) Finance
14 23 (22.55%) IIS
14 23 (22.55%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (21.57%) NAS
16 21 (20.59%) Linux
16 21 (20.59%) DNS
16 21 (20.59%) SLA
17 20 (19.61%) HP
18 19 (18.63%) ITIL
19 17 (16.67%) Windows XP
19 17 (16.67%) MS Exchange
20 16 (15.69%) Windows NT

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (22.55%) IIS
2 17 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.82%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (8.82%) WebLogic
3 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (5.88%) K2 blackpearl
5 6 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.96%) Lync
7 2 (1.96%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.98%) Apache
8 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.98%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (36.27%) MS Excel
2 16 (15.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Maximo
2 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.98%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) SaaS
1 2 (1.96%) PaaS
1 2 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.45%) SAN
2 22 (21.57%) NAS
3 21 (20.59%) DNS
4 15 (14.71%) Firewall
5 13 (12.75%) Internet
6 12 (11.76%) DHCP
7 7 (6.86%) LAN
7 7 (6.86%) WAN
8 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.90%) DAB
9 5 (4.90%) Broadband
9 5 (4.90%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.96%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.98%) Wireless
11 1 (0.98%) MPLS
11 1 (0.98%) SNMP
11 1 (0.98%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.98%) SMTP
11 1 (0.98%) VoIP
11 1 (0.98%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle OWB
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.84%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.98%) MySQL
8 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.96%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.98%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.98%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 24 (23.53%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.86%) Banking
4 6 (5.88%) Back Office
5 5 (4.90%) Military
6 2 (1.96%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.98%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.98%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Administrator
1 18 (17.65%) Analyst
2 15 (14.71%) Windows Administrator
3 11 (10.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 11 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (6.86%) Developer
4 7 (6.86%) Oracle Developer
4 7 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) Wintel Administrator
6 4 (3.92%) Architect
6 4 (3.92%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (2.94%) Consultant
7 3 (2.94%) Support Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (2.94%) Server Support
7 3 (2.94%) Test Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (2.94%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) CSS
1 9 (8.82%) HTML
1 9 (8.82%) jQuery
1 9 (8.82%) Ajax
2 2 (1.96%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.96%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.98%) Middleware
3 1 (0.98%) Web Services
3 1 (0.98%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (32.35%) Clustering
2 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.84%) Mainframe
4 7 (6.86%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.92%) Replication
5 4 (3.92%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.98%) CMDB
7 1 (0.98%) PDA
7 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 82 (80.39%) Windows
2 60 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (55.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (27.45%) Windows 2000
6 21 (20.59%) Linux
7 17 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 16 (15.69%) Windows NT
8 16 (15.69%) UNIX
8 16 (15.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (10.78%) Windows 7
10 9 (8.82%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (7.84%) Solaris
12 7 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.96%) AIX
14 1 (0.98%) VMS
14 1 (0.98%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (18.63%) ITIL
3 14 (13.73%) Change Management
4 13 (12.75%) Configuration Management
5 10 (9.80%) Project Management
6 9 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.84%) Migration
7 8 (7.84%) Workflow
8 7 (6.86%) Test Scripting
8 7 (6.86%) Change Control
9 6 (5.88%) Integration Testing
10 5 (4.90%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (3.92%) Data Migration
12 3 (2.94%) Service Delivery
12 3 (2.94%) System Testing
12 3 (2.94%) Incident Management
12 3 (2.94%) Release Management
12 3 (2.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.53%) SQL
2 12 (11.76%) Perl
3 10 (9.80%) Shell Script
4 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.82%) PL/SQL
5 8 (7.84%) VB
6 7 (6.86%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.90%) VBScript
8 3 (2.94%) Java
8 3 (2.94%) PHP
9 2 (1.96%) C
9 2 (1.96%) Python
10 1 (0.98%) C#
10 1 (0.98%) C++
10 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (31.37%) Security Cleared
2 28 (27.45%) SC Cleared
3 26 (25.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (24.51%) MCSE
5 15 (14.71%) Degree
6 5 (4.90%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.92%) ISEB
8 3 (2.94%) MCSA
8 3 (2.94%) MCP
9 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.98%) CCA
10 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.98%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.98%) HP APS
10 1 (0.98%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.98%) MCITP
10 1 (0.98%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (53.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (50.98%) Active Directory
3 16 (15.69%) Terminal Services
3 16 (15.69%) vSphere
4 11 (10.78%) ISA Server
5 10 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (9.80%) XenApp
6 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (3.92%) DFS Replication
7 4 (3.92%) vCloud
7 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.96%) Xen
9 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.96%) NFS
9 2 (1.96%) Firmware
9 2 (1.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.98%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) SCOM
2 15 (14.71%) BladeLogic
3 9 (8.82%) Backup Exec
4 7 (6.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (6.86%) NetBackup
4 7 (6.86%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (5.88%) Tivoli
6 4 (3.92%) HP SIM
6 4 (3.92%) Puppet
6 4 (3.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 4 (3.92%) SCCM
6 4 (3.92%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (3.92%) ARCserve
6 4 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.94%) Unicenter
7 3 (2.94%) WSUS
8 2 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.98%) MOM
9 1 (0.98%) Netcool
Vendors
1 102 (100.00%) VMware
2 52 (50.98%) Microsoft
3 32 (31.37%) Citrix
4 20 (19.61%) HP
5 16 (15.69%) Cisco
5 16 (15.69%) Intel
6 13 (12.75%) Symantec
7 11 (10.78%) Oracle
7 11 (10.78%) McAfee
8 9 (8.82%) IBM
9 8 (7.84%) Veritas
9 8 (7.84%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.88%) Dell
11 5 (4.90%) CheckPoint
11 5 (4.90%) Sun
11 5 (4.90%) Crossbeam
11 5 (4.90%) F5
12 4 (3.92%) Acronis
12 4 (3.92%) CA
12 4 (3.92%) Sophos
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