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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 198 161 205
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +44
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 50 71 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.81% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 4.66% 6.55% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 21
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£325 £333 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.92% +55.30%
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
1073 1084 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.55% 12.39% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 538 384
Average daily rate £325 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 125 132
Average hourly rate £15.94 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £10.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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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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 -9 22 £330 -8.65% 2
Berkshire +4 11 £321 -8.21% 3
Surrey -13 9 £375 +50.00% 2
Kent -4 4 £475 -
Buckinghamshire -11 4 - -
West Sussex 0 2 £168 -50.37% 3
East Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 87 (100.00%) VMware
2 75 (86.21%) Windows
3 65 (74.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (60.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (56.32%) Microsoft
6 37 (42.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (41.38%) Active Directory
8 34 (39.08%) Citrix
8 34 (39.08%) Security Cleared
9 28 (32.18%) Clustering
10 27 (31.03%) SC Cleared
11 23 (26.44%) MS Exchange
11 23 (26.44%) MS Excel
12 19 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (20.69%) Linux
13 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (20.69%) XenApp
14 17 (19.54%) VMware ESXi
14 17 (19.54%) Finance
14 17 (19.54%) Windows 2000
15 16 (18.39%) vSphere
16 15 (17.24%) MCSE
16 15 (17.24%) SAN
16 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (14.94%) MS Office
17 13 (14.94%) Cisco
18 12 (13.79%) HP
18 12 (13.79%) IIS
18 12 (13.79%) Windows 2000 Server

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (26.44%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (13.79%) IIS
4 11 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (11.49%) Lync
6 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
8 5 (5.75%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (5.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (4.60%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (4.60%) WebLogic
9 4 (4.60%) Apache
9 4 (4.60%) Tomcat
10 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (2.30%) K2 blackpearl
12 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (1.15%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 23 (26.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.94%) MS Office
3 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) IaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.24%) SAN
2 11 (12.64%) Firewall
3 9 (10.34%) DNS
3 9 (10.34%) DHCP
4 8 (9.20%) NAS
5 7 (8.05%) iSCSI
6 6 (6.90%) Internet
7 5 (5.75%) NetScaler
8 4 (4.60%) VPN
8 4 (4.60%) NetScreen
8 4 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.60%) LDAP
8 4 (4.60%) Broadband
8 4 (4.60%) SSL
9 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.30%) DMZ
10 2 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.15%) VoIP
11 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.15%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.15%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.15%) Hudson
3 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Toad
3 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) Back Office
4 3 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.45%) Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Military
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (17.24%) Analyst
2 12 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (12.64%) Server Analyst
4 8 (9.20%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (9.20%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Architect
6 6 (6.90%) Administrator
7 5 (5.75%) Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.60%) Developer
8 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.60%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Server Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) HTML
1 4 (4.60%) CSS
1 4 (4.60%) Ajax
1 4 (4.60%) jQuery
2 3 (3.45%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.30%) Web Services
3 2 (2.30%) YAML
4 1 (1.15%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (32.18%) Clustering
2 8 (9.20%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.45%) PKI
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) SecurID
5 1 (1.15%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.15%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 75 (86.21%) Windows
2 53 (60.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (42.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (20.69%) Linux
6 17 (19.54%) Windows 2000
7 12 (13.79%) Windows 2000 Server
8 10 (11.49%) UNIX
9 9 (10.34%) Windows XP
10 8 (9.20%) Windows NT
10 8 (9.20%) Solaris
10 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
11 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (4.60%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (3.45%) AIX
13 3 (3.45%) HPUX
13 3 (3.45%) OpenVMS
14 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (11.49%) ITIL
3 7 (8.05%) Change Management
4 6 (6.90%) Change Control
4 6 (6.90%) Migration
5 5 (5.75%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.75%) Integration Testing
5 5 (5.75%) Test Scripting
6 4 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.60%) BCP
6 4 (4.60%) Workflow
6 4 (4.60%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (3.45%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.30%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.30%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.30%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (2.30%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.30%) DevOps
8 2 (2.30%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) SQL
2 6 (6.90%) Perl
2 6 (6.90%) VB
3 5 (5.75%) VBScript
4 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.60%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.60%) C
4 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.30%) Ruby
5 2 (2.30%) Python
5 2 (2.30%) C++
5 2 (2.30%) Java
5 2 (2.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (39.08%) Security Cleared
2 27 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (17.24%) MCSE
5 9 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (10.34%) Degree
6 8 (9.20%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.60%) MCTS
7 4 (4.60%) MCP
7 4 (4.60%) VCP5
8 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.45%) MCSA
8 3 (3.45%) CCNA
8 3 (3.45%) ISEB
8 3 (3.45%) MCITP
8 3 (3.45%) ISTQB
8 3 (3.45%) VCP4
8 3 (3.45%) VCAP
9 1 (1.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) SLA
2 5 (5.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (74.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (41.38%) Active Directory
3 18 (20.69%) XenApp
4 17 (19.54%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (18.39%) vSphere
6 10 (11.49%) Hyper-V
7 9 (10.34%) Terminal Services
8 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (6.90%) NFS
10 5 (5.75%) ISA Server
10 5 (5.75%) XenDesktop
10 5 (5.75%) UAG
11 4 (4.60%) vCloud
11 4 (4.60%) XenServer
12 3 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (3.45%) Veritas File System
12 3 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (2.30%) Xen
14 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) SCOM
2 7 (8.05%) SCCM
2 7 (8.05%) NetBackup
2 7 (8.05%) Backup Exec
3 6 (6.90%) BladeLogic
3 6 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.75%) ARCserve
5 3 (3.45%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.45%) WSUS
5 3 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (3.45%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.30%) Puppet
6 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.30%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 87 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (56.32%) Microsoft
3 34 (39.08%) Citrix
4 13 (14.94%) Cisco
5 12 (13.79%) HP
6 10 (11.49%) NetApp
7 9 (10.34%) Intel
7 9 (10.34%) Symantec
8 8 (9.20%) Veritas
9 7 (8.05%) IBM
9 7 (8.05%) Oracle
10 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
11 5 (5.75%) EMC
11 5 (5.75%) Juniper
12 4 (4.60%) Brocade
13 3 (3.45%) Hitachi
13 3 (3.45%) Sophos
13 3 (3.45%) Acronis
13 3 (3.45%) Sun
14 2 (2.30%) Dell
Hampshire
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago