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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 184 211 169
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -42
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 77 40 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.43% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 6.77% 3.90% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 37
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £218 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £432 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+2.88% +0.97%
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
1138 1026 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.94% 11.16% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 519 554
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 £225 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 124 156
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 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 31 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 +12 33 £425 +28.78% 3
Surrey +4 17 £293 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 13 £369 -
Kent -1 6 £375 -6.25%
Berkshire +2 5 £320 -0.38% 4
West Sussex -7 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 129 (100.00%) VMware
2 91 (70.54%) Windows
3 67 (51.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (49.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (44.19%) Microsoft
6 54 (41.86%) SAN
7 48 (37.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 43 (33.33%) Cisco
8 43 (33.33%) vSphere
9 38 (29.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (27.91%) Security Cleared
11 32 (24.81%) Citrix
11 32 (24.81%) SQL
12 31 (24.03%) HP
13 29 (22.48%) Linux
14 28 (21.71%) MS Exchange
15 25 (19.38%) IIS
16 24 (18.60%) ITIL
16 24 (18.60%) SC Cleared
16 24 (18.60%) Clustering
17 23 (17.83%) PowerShell
17 23 (17.83%) Red Hat
17 23 (17.83%) Data Centre
18 22 (17.05%) Migration
18 22 (17.05%) SQL Server
19 20 (15.50%) EMC
20 19 (14.73%) NetApp
20 19 (14.73%) Disaster Recovery
20 19 (14.73%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 28 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 25 (19.38%) IIS
3 17 (13.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.98%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.20%) Apache
5 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.65%) Lync
7 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.33%) nginx
7 3 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 17 (13.18%) MS Office
2 15 (11.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (41.86%) SAN
2 15 (11.63%) NAS
3 12 (9.30%) DNS
3 12 (9.30%) Firewall
4 8 (6.20%) Internet
5 7 (5.43%) LAN
5 7 (5.43%) WAN
6 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.65%) Intranet
6 6 (4.65%) iSCSI
7 5 (3.88%) Wireless
7 5 (3.88%) DHCP
8 4 (3.10%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.33%) Broadband
9 3 (2.33%) IPsec
9 3 (2.33%) VLAN
10 2 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.78%) DAB
11 1 (0.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (3.10%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.55%) Hudson
4 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.55%) WinRunner
4 2 (1.55%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.55%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.55%) Subversion
5 1 (0.78%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.78%) ClearCase
General
1 13 (10.08%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Banking
3 3 (2.33%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.78%) Online Betting
4 1 (0.78%) Automotive
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (19.38%) Analyst
2 22 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (12.40%) Architect
4 13 (10.08%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (10.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 11 (8.53%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.75%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (6.20%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Linux Support
8 7 (5.43%) Linux Support Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (5.43%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Systems Support
9 6 (4.65%) Project Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) Middleware
1 5 (3.88%) Application Packaging
2 4 (3.10%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.33%) jQuery
3 3 (2.33%) Ajax
3 3 (2.33%) HTML
3 3 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.60%) Clustering
2 23 (17.83%) Data Centre
3 14 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.10%) Informatics
6 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.33%) HACMP
6 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.33%) Replication
6 3 (2.33%) LPAR
7 2 (1.55%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.55%) PDA
7 2 (1.55%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.55%) Celerra
7 2 (1.55%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.55%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.55%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.78%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 91 (70.54%) Windows
2 64 (49.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (37.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (29.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (22.48%) Linux
6 12 (9.30%) UNIX
6 12 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (7.75%) Solaris
8 8 (6.20%) Windows XP
9 7 (5.43%) AIX
10 5 (3.88%) VMS
10 5 (3.88%) Windows 2000
10 5 (3.88%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.88%) SUSE
11 3 (2.33%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (2.33%) CentOS
12 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.60%) ITIL
2 22 (17.05%) Migration
3 19 (14.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (10.08%) Data Migration
5 12 (9.30%) Change Management
5 12 (9.30%) Performance Analysis
6 11 (8.53%) Test Scripting
7 9 (6.98%) Load Balancing
7 9 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 9 (6.98%) Performance Management
8 8 (6.20%) Integration Testing
8 8 (6.20%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.43%) Change Control
10 6 (4.65%) Problem Management
11 5 (3.88%) Test Automation
12 4 (3.10%) Automated Testing
12 4 (3.10%) Knowledge Management
12 4 (3.10%) Server Building
12 4 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (3.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.81%) SQL
2 23 (17.83%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.08%) Shell Script
4 11 (8.53%) Perl
5 5 (3.88%) VB
6 3 (2.33%) sed
6 3 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.33%) C
6 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.33%) AWK
6 3 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 16 (12.40%) MCSE
3 16 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.53%) Degree
5 9 (6.98%) ISTQB
6 8 (6.20%) MCITP
7 7 (5.43%) ISEB
7 7 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.65%) MCSA
8 6 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (4.65%) MCP
9 4 (3.10%) VCP5
10 3 (2.33%) VCP4
11 2 (1.55%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.55%) MCTS
11 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.78%) CCNA
12 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.30%) SLA
2 5 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (51.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 43 (33.33%) vSphere
3 19 (14.73%) XenApp
4 10 (7.75%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (4.65%) DFS Replication
6 6 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (3.88%) Veritas File System
7 5 (3.88%) Postfix
8 4 (3.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.33%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.55%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) SCCM
2 8 (6.20%) NetBackup
2 8 (6.20%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (6.20%) HP SIM
3 7 (5.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.88%) Nagios
4 5 (3.88%) ARCserve
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (3.88%) WSUS
4 5 (3.88%) Puppet
4 5 (3.88%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (3.88%) Icinga
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (3.10%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (3.10%) Unicenter
5 4 (3.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (3.10%) Netcool
5 4 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.33%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.33%) Plesk
Vendors
1 129 (100.00%) VMware
2 57 (44.19%) Microsoft
3 43 (33.33%) Cisco
4 32 (24.81%) Citrix
5 31 (24.03%) HP
6 23 (17.83%) Red Hat
7 20 (15.50%) EMC
8 19 (14.73%) NetApp
9 16 (12.40%) Symantec
10 12 (9.30%) McAfee
10 12 (9.30%) Veritas
10 12 (9.30%) IBM
11 10 (7.75%) 3PAR
12 9 (6.98%) Oracle
13 8 (6.20%) Brocade
14 7 (5.43%) Dell
15 5 (3.88%) CA
15 5 (3.88%) SolarWinds
16 4 (3.10%) Lumension
16 4 (3.10%) CheckPoint
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