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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 216 202 176
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 53 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.44% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 4.28% 3.80% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 31
Average daily rate
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£320 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%
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
1239 1079 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.45% 11.55% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 496 472
Average daily rate £370 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £148 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 152 178
Average hourly rate £18.55 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.88 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +1 25 £350 -6.66% 1
Surrey +6 8 £306 +2.08% 1
Berkshire -10 7 £350 -21.34% 2
Oxfordshire -15 6 £230 -
West Sussex - 5 £263 - 1
Buckinghamshire -14 2 £320 +6.66% 1
Kent -6 1 £450 +14.28%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 82 (100.00%) VMware
2 66 (80.49%) Windows
3 52 (63.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (57.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (52.44%) Microsoft
6 42 (51.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (42.68%) Active Directory
8 31 (37.80%) SAN
9 30 (36.59%) Security Cleared
10 24 (29.27%) vSphere
10 24 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (26.83%) SQL
12 21 (25.61%) HP
12 21 (25.61%) SC Cleared
13 19 (23.17%) MS Excel
14 18 (21.95%) Cisco
15 17 (20.73%) IIS
16 16 (19.51%) Clustering
17 15 (18.29%) Migration
17 15 (18.29%) McAfee
17 15 (18.29%) Citrix
18 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (17.07%) MCSE
18 14 (17.07%) NAS
19 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
19 13 (15.85%) Linux
19 13 (15.85%) Change Management
20 12 (14.63%) Finance
20 12 (14.63%) MS Exchange
20 12 (14.63%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (20.73%) IIS
2 12 (14.63%) MS Exchange
3 10 (12.20%) SharePoint
4 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (8.54%) Apache
6 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.44%) nginx
8 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.22%) Lync
9 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 19 (23.17%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (37.80%) SAN
2 14 (17.07%) NAS
3 8 (9.76%) DNS
4 5 (6.10%) LAN
4 5 (6.10%) WAN
4 5 (6.10%) Firewall
5 3 (3.66%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.66%) DHCP
5 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.44%) SMTP
6 2 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.44%) IPsec
7 1 (1.22%) VLAN
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.22%) Wireless
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.22%) Broadband
7 1 (1.22%) Internet
7 1 (1.22%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.44%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (2.44%) WinRunner
2 2 (2.44%) TestDirector
2 2 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.22%) Subversion
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.22%) Hudson
3 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Military
2 2 (2.44%) Banking
2 2 (2.44%) Back Office
2 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.44%) Online Betting
3 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Analyst
2 16 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (8.54%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Server Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Administrator
7 5 (6.10%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Systems Support
7 5 (6.10%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Systems Support Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (4.88%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) Application Packaging
1 2 (2.44%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.22%) jQuery
2 1 (1.22%) HTML
2 1 (1.22%) CSS
2 1 (1.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Clustering
2 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.88%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.88%) Replication
4 2 (2.44%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.44%) PDA
4 2 (2.44%) Celerra
4 2 (2.44%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.22%) Informatics
5 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (80.49%) Windows
2 52 (63.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (51.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.85%) Linux
6 10 (12.20%) Windows XP
7 9 (10.98%) Windows 2000
8 7 (8.54%) Windows NT
8 7 (8.54%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (7.32%) Windows 7
9 6 (7.32%) UNIX
10 4 (4.88%) Solaris
11 2 (2.44%) AIX
11 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.44%) CentOS
12 1 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) Migration
2 13 (15.85%) Change Management
3 12 (14.63%) ITIL
4 11 (13.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (13.41%) Data Migration
5 10 (12.20%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.54%) Integration Testing
7 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.10%) Test Automation
8 4 (4.88%) Change Control
8 4 (4.88%) Test Strategy
8 4 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.66%) Automated Testing
9 3 (3.66%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (3.66%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (3.66%) Release Management
9 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.83%) SQL
2 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.44%) VB
3 2 (2.44%) C
4 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.22%) Perl
4 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (36.59%) Security Cleared
2 21 (25.61%) SC Cleared
3 14 (17.07%) MCSE
3 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (13.41%) Degree
5 9 (10.98%) ISTQB
5 9 (10.98%) DV Cleared
6 7 (8.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (8.54%) MCP
6 7 (8.54%) ISEB
7 4 (4.88%) MCITP
8 3 (3.66%) MCSA
9 2 (2.44%) MCTS
9 2 (2.44%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (57.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (42.68%) Active Directory
3 24 (29.27%) vSphere
4 9 (10.98%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.10%) Postfix
6 4 (4.88%) Terminal Services
6 4 (4.88%) ISA Server
6 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.66%) DFS Replication
7 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (3.66%) XenApp
8 2 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.44%) Firmware
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.22%) VMware GSX
9 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.22%) Xen
9 1 (1.22%) NFS
9 1 (1.22%) UAG
9 1 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (7.32%) Tivoli
2 6 (7.32%) SCOM
3 5 (6.10%) BladeLogic
3 5 (6.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (6.10%) Nagios
3 5 (6.10%) Icinga
4 4 (4.88%) SCCM
4 4 (4.88%) HP SIM
4 4 (4.88%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (4.88%) ARCserve
4 4 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.66%) Netcool
5 3 (3.66%) WSUS
6 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.44%) Plesk
6 2 (2.44%) Unicenter
6 2 (2.44%) cPanel
Vendors
1 82 (100.00%) VMware
2 43 (52.44%) Microsoft
3 21 (25.61%) HP
4 18 (21.95%) Cisco
5 15 (18.29%) Citrix
5 15 (18.29%) McAfee
6 12 (14.63%) NetApp
7 8 (9.76%) Red Hat
7 8 (9.76%) EMC
8 7 (8.54%) IBM
9 6 (7.32%) Dell
9 6 (7.32%) Veritas
10 5 (6.10%) Intel
10 5 (6.10%) Brocade
11 4 (4.88%) 3PAR
11 4 (4.88%) CA
12 3 (3.66%) Oracle
13 2 (2.44%) Symantec
13 2 (2.44%) Lumension
14 1 (1.22%) F5