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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 204 233 214
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -19
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 42 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 4.25% 2.52% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 15
Average daily rate £338 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £364
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
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
988 1189 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.54% 12.46% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 591 465
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 121 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 16 £378 -3.20% 1
Berkshire +15 9 £325 +8.33% 2
Surrey -3 7 £185 -19.78%
Buckinghamshire +8 4 £338 +50.00%
Kent - 4 £450 - 1
West Sussex +6 1 £300 -18.64%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 77 (100.00%) VMware
2 63 (81.82%) Windows
3 48 (62.34%) Microsoft
3 48 (62.34%) Active Directory
4 45 (58.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (51.95%) Windows Server
6 33 (42.86%) DNS
7 28 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (35.06%) SQL
9 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (32.47%) Citrix
11 23 (29.87%) SAN
11 23 (29.87%) DHCP
12 22 (28.57%) vSphere
13 20 (25.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (23.38%) MS Exchange
15 17 (22.08%) Unix
15 17 (22.08%) Data Centre
15 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (20.78%) Oracle
16 16 (20.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
17 15 (19.48%) IIS
17 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
17 15 (19.48%) Linux
17 15 (19.48%) Firewall
18 14 (18.18%) Finance
18 14 (18.18%) HP
18 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
19 13 (16.88%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (23.38%) MS Exchange
2 15 (19.48%) IIS
3 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.30%) Apache
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (42.86%) DNS
2 23 (29.87%) DHCP
2 23 (29.87%) SAN
3 15 (19.48%) Firewall
4 11 (14.29%) LAN
4 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 10 (12.99%) IPv4
5 10 (12.99%) IPv6
6 9 (11.69%) WAN
7 5 (6.49%) iSCSI
8 4 (5.19%) Internet
8 4 (5.19%) LDAP
8 4 (5.19%) NetScaler
8 4 (5.19%) VLAN
9 3 (3.90%) Broadband
9 3 (3.90%) NAS
9 3 (3.90%) SMTP
9 3 (3.90%) SNMP
9 3 (3.90%) VPN
10 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (12.99%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (2.60%) PVCS
3 1 (1.30%) StarTeam
General
1 14 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.49%) Electronics
3 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.49%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (16.88%) Analyst
2 10 (12.99%) VMware Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Administrator
4 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
6 6 (7.79%) Consultant
6 6 (7.79%) Designer
6 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Designer
6 6 (7.79%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (6.49%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (5.19%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) VMware Specialist
8 4 (5.19%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) Web Services
3 3 (3.90%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.30%) COM
4 1 (1.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.08%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.69%) Clustering
3 8 (10.39%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.19%) HACMP
7 3 (3.90%) AS400
7 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (3.90%) EqualLogic
7 3 (3.90%) LPAR
8 2 (2.60%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
8 2 (2.60%) Grid Computing
8 2 (2.60%) HP Storage
8 2 (2.60%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (1.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (81.82%) Windows
2 40 (51.95%) Windows Server
3 28 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (25.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (22.08%) Unix
6 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (19.48%) Linux
8 7 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 6 (7.79%) AIX
10 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
11 4 (5.19%) Solaris
12 3 (3.90%) VMS
12 3 (3.90%) Windows 2000
13 2 (2.60%) SUSE
13 2 (2.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.69%) Change Management
1 9 (11.69%) Workflow
2 7 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.79%) ITIL
4 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (6.49%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (6.49%) High Availability
4 5 (6.49%) Migration
4 5 (6.49%) Programme Management
4 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.19%) Change Control
5 4 (5.19%) Data Migration
5 4 (5.19%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (3.90%) Application Packaging
6 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.90%) Project Management
6 3 (3.90%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.60%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) Perl
2 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.79%) VB
4 5 (6.49%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.19%) AWK
5 4 (5.19%) sed
6 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.60%) Korn
8 1 (1.30%) Java
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 11 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.79%) MCSE
6 4 (5.19%) VCP5
7 3 (3.90%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.60%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.60%) CCA
8 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.60%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.60%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (2.60%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.30%) CCNA
9 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.30%) ISEB
9 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.30%) MCP
9 1 (1.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 48 (62.34%) Active Directory
2 45 (58.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (28.57%) vSphere
4 13 (16.88%) XenApp
5 7 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
7 5 (6.49%) XenServer
8 4 (5.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (5.19%) Veritas File System
9 3 (3.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (3.90%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (3.90%) ISA Server
9 3 (3.90%) NFS
9 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
9 3 (3.90%) vCloud
10 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.60%) Samba
10 2 (2.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) SCCM
1 12 (15.58%) WSUS
2 10 (12.99%) SCOM
3 8 (10.39%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.19%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (5.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (5.19%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (3.90%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.90%) Unicenter
6 2 (2.60%) EdgeSight
6 2 (2.60%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.60%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.30%) vMotion
Vendors
1 77 (100.00%) VMware
2 48 (62.34%) Microsoft
3 25 (32.47%) Citrix
4 16 (20.78%) Oracle
5 14 (18.18%) HP
6 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
7 11 (14.29%) Cisco
8 10 (12.99%) IBM
8 10 (12.99%) Symantec
9 9 (11.69%) EMC
10 7 (9.09%) 3PAR
10 7 (9.09%) Dell
11 6 (7.79%) Veritas
12 5 (6.49%) Intel Security
12 5 (6.49%) NetApp
12 5 (6.49%) SAP
13 3 (3.90%) AppSense
13 3 (3.90%) arcserve
13 3 (3.90%) Brocade
13 3 (3.90%) CA