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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 200 198 173
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -25
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 59 38 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.42% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 5.21% 3.71% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 38
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£355 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £340
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £24.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.81 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -23.06%
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
1133 1023 1122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.27% 11.26% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 498 558
Average daily rate £365 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £162 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.87% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 130 178
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.63 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -15.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +13 27 £399 +15.59% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £295 -1.66%
Surrey -2 9 £275 -8.33% 1
Berkshire +4 5 £275 -38.88% 2
West Sussex -9 4 £225 +7.14% 1
Kent - 4 £475 - 2
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 105 (100.00%) VMware
2 81 (77.14%) Windows
3 60 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 46 (43.81%) SAN
6 44 (41.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (40.95%) Active Directory
7 43 (40.95%) Microsoft
8 35 (33.33%) vSphere
9 33 (31.43%) Security Cleared
10 29 (27.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (26.67%) Citrix
12 27 (25.71%) Cisco
12 27 (25.71%) SQL
13 25 (23.81%) Linux
13 25 (23.81%) HP
14 24 (22.86%) Data Centre
15 21 (20.00%) SC Cleared
16 20 (19.05%) Clustering
17 19 (18.10%) Migration
18 18 (17.14%) MS Office
19 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
19 17 (16.19%) EMC
19 17 (16.19%) MS Exchange
19 17 (16.19%) XenApp
20 16 (15.24%) ITIL
20 16 (15.24%) MS Excel
20 16 (15.24%) Red Hat
21 15 (14.29%) MCSE
21 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 17 (16.19%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (12.38%) IIS
4 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (6.67%) Apache
7 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.90%) nginx
10 1 (0.95%) Lync
10 1 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (17.14%) MS Office
2 16 (15.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (43.81%) SAN
2 13 (12.38%) NAS
3 12 (11.43%) DNS
4 8 (7.62%) Firewall
5 6 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.71%) LAN
5 6 (5.71%) WAN
6 5 (4.76%) DHCP
7 4 (3.81%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (3.81%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.86%) Wireless
8 3 (2.86%) IPsec
8 3 (2.86%) VLAN
8 3 (2.86%) Broadband
9 2 (1.90%) Internet
9 2 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.95%) DAB
10 1 (0.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.86%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.90%) Hudson
3 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.90%) WinRunner
3 2 (1.90%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.90%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.90%) Subversion
4 1 (0.95%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.95%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (11.43%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Banking
2 4 (3.81%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.95%) Online Betting
3 1 (0.95%) Games
3 1 (0.95%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (17.14%) Analyst
3 12 (11.43%) Architect
3 12 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (10.48%) Test Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Systems Support
8 6 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Systems Support Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Administrator
9 5 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Linux Support
9 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) Ajax
1 3 (2.86%) Application Packaging
1 3 (2.86%) Software Packaging
1 3 (2.86%) jQuery
1 3 (2.86%) HTML
1 3 (2.86%) CSS
2 2 (1.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 20 (19.05%) Clustering
3 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Informatics
5 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.86%) HACMP
5 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.86%) LPAR
6 2 (1.90%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.90%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.90%) PDA
6 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.90%) Celerra
6 2 (1.90%) Replication
6 2 (1.90%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.95%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 81 (77.14%) Windows
2 60 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (41.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (27.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (23.81%) Linux
6 12 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (10.48%) UNIX
8 7 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.67%) Windows 2000
8 7 (6.67%) AIX
8 7 (6.67%) Solaris
9 5 (4.76%) VMS
9 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.86%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.90%) SUSE
11 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.90%) CentOS
12 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.10%) Migration
2 16 (15.24%) ITIL
3 14 (13.33%) Change Management
4 13 (12.38%) Test Scripting
4 13 (12.38%) Data Migration
5 10 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 10 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.57%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (5.71%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.71%) Test Automation
7 6 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.76%) Change Control
8 5 (4.76%) Patch Management
8 5 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.81%) Coaching
9 4 (3.81%) Server Building
9 4 (3.81%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.81%) Test Strategy
9 4 (3.81%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.71%) SQL
2 13 (12.38%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 8 (7.62%) Perl
5 3 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.86%) C
5 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.86%) AWK
5 3 (2.86%) VBScript
5 3 (2.86%) VB
5 3 (2.86%) sed
Qualifications
1 33 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.29%) MCSE
3 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (11.43%) Degree
5 11 (10.48%) ISTQB
6 9 (8.57%) MCP
6 9 (8.57%) ISEB
6 9 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (6.67%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.67%) MCITP
8 5 (4.76%) MCSA
9 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.90%) MCTS
10 2 (1.90%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.95%) VCP5
11 1 (0.95%) CCNA
11 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (40.95%) Active Directory
3 35 (33.33%) vSphere
4 17 (16.19%) XenApp
5 10 (9.52%) Hyper-V
6 7 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (4.76%) Veritas File System
7 5 (4.76%) Postfix
8 4 (3.81%) DFS Replication
9 3 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.90%) Firmware
10 2 (1.90%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.90%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (7.62%) SCCM
3 6 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (5.71%) HP SIM
3 6 (5.71%) WSUS
4 5 (4.76%) Icinga
4 5 (4.76%) Nagios
4 5 (4.76%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.81%) ARCserve
5 4 (3.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.81%) Netcool
6 3 (2.86%) Unicenter
6 3 (2.86%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.90%) Plesk
7 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 105 (100.00%) VMware
2 43 (40.95%) Microsoft
3 28 (26.67%) Citrix
4 27 (25.71%) Cisco
5 25 (23.81%) HP
6 17 (16.19%) EMC
7 16 (15.24%) Red Hat
8 15 (14.29%) NetApp
9 14 (13.33%) McAfee
10 13 (12.38%) Symantec
11 12 (11.43%) Veritas
11 12 (11.43%) IBM
12 10 (9.52%) 3PAR
13 7 (6.67%) Brocade
13 7 (6.67%) Dell
14 6 (5.71%) Oracle
15 5 (4.76%) SolarWinds
16 4 (3.81%) CA
17 3 (2.86%) Lumension
18 2 (1.90%) Dell Compellent
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