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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 219 214 178
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -36
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 44 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.31% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 3.58% 2.79% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 25
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £379 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +16.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
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
1229 1041 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.08% 10.99% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 474 421
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 139 179
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +1.58%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +4 20 £358 -11.85% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £223 -
Berkshire -13 6 £350 +6.06% 1
Oxfordshire -14 6 £230 - 3
Surrey +2 5 £300 -25.00% 1
West Sussex - 2 £338 - 1
Isle of Wight - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 85 (100.00%) VMware
2 64 (75.29%) Windows
3 53 (62.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 42 (49.41%) Microsoft
5 42 (49.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (36.47%) Active Directory
7 25 (29.41%) SQL
7 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (27.06%) SAN
10 20 (23.53%) Clustering
10 20 (23.53%) MS Excel
10 20 (23.53%) vSphere
11 19 (22.35%) IIS
11 19 (22.35%) HP
12 18 (21.18%) Linux
13 17 (20.00%) Citrix
13 17 (20.00%) Cisco
13 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
14 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (18.82%) MCSE
14 16 (18.82%) Finance
15 15 (17.65%) NAS
16 14 (16.47%) Migration
16 14 (16.47%) Change Management
16 14 (16.47%) Configuration Management
17 13 (15.29%) McAfee
17 13 (15.29%) ITIL
17 13 (15.29%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 19 (22.35%) IIS
2 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.88%) Apache
6 4 (4.71%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.71%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (3.53%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.53%) Lync
8 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.35%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.06%) SAN
2 15 (17.65%) NAS
3 11 (12.94%) DNS
4 10 (11.76%) Firewall
5 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (5.88%) Internet
6 5 (5.88%) DAB
7 4 (4.71%) LAN
7 4 (4.71%) WAN
8 3 (3.53%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.53%) Broadband
8 3 (3.53%) DHCP
9 2 (2.35%) SMTP
9 2 (2.35%) IPsec
9 2 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.35%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.35%) WinRunner
4 2 (2.35%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.35%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.18%) Hudson
5 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Military
3 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.35%) Back Office
4 2 (2.35%) Online Betting
4 2 (2.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Analyst
2 14 (16.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 10 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (9.41%) Administrator
5 7 (8.24%) Windows Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Support
8 4 (4.71%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Support
8 4 (4.71%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) CSS
1 4 (4.71%) HTML
1 4 (4.71%) jQuery
1 4 (4.71%) Ajax
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.35%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.53%) Clustering
2 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.71%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.71%) Replication
3 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.35%) Celerra
4 2 (2.35%) PDA
4 2 (2.35%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.35%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 64 (75.29%) Windows
2 53 (62.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (49.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (21.18%) Linux
6 11 (12.94%) Windows XP
6 11 (12.94%) Windows 2000
7 10 (11.76%) UNIX
8 9 (10.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (9.41%) Windows NT
9 8 (9.41%) Solaris
10 7 (8.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
12 4 (4.71%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (2.35%) AIX
13 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
13 2 (2.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) Migration
1 14 (16.47%) Change Management
1 14 (16.47%) Configuration Management
2 13 (15.29%) ITIL
3 11 (12.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (11.76%) Data Migration
5 8 (9.41%) Project Management
6 7 (8.24%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.24%) Change Control
7 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
8 5 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.71%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.53%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.53%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) SQL
2 13 (15.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.71%) Perl
3 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.53%) VB
4 3 (3.53%) C
5 2 (2.35%) PHP
6 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (18.82%) MCSE
4 9 (10.59%) Degree
5 8 (9.41%) DV Cleared
6 7 (8.24%) ISTQB
7 5 (5.88%) ISEB
7 5 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (4.71%) MCP
9 3 (3.53%) MCITP
9 3 (3.53%) MCSA
10 2 (2.35%) MCTS
10 2 (2.35%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.18%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (36.47%) Active Directory
3 20 (23.53%) vSphere
4 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.88%) Terminal Services
5 5 (5.88%) ISA Server
6 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.71%) XenApp
7 3 (3.53%) Postfix
7 3 (3.53%) DFS Replication
7 3 (3.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.35%) Firmware
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.18%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.18%) UAG
9 1 (1.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (8.24%) SCOM
2 7 (8.24%) BladeLogic
3 6 (7.06%) Tivoli
4 5 (5.88%) Nagios
4 5 (5.88%) ARCserve
4 5 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (5.88%) Icinga
5 4 (4.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 4 (4.71%) HP SIM
5 4 (4.71%) SCCM
6 3 (3.53%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (3.53%) Netcool
6 3 (3.53%) Unicenter
7 2 (2.35%) cPanel
7 2 (2.35%) Webmin
7 2 (2.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (2.35%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.35%) WSUS
7 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 85 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (49.41%) Microsoft
3 19 (22.35%) HP
4 17 (20.00%) Citrix
4 17 (20.00%) Cisco
5 13 (15.29%) McAfee
6 9 (10.59%) Red Hat
7 8 (9.41%) Dell
8 7 (8.24%) IBM
9 6 (7.06%) Intel
9 6 (7.06%) NetApp
9 6 (7.06%) Veritas
9 6 (7.06%) Oracle
10 5 (5.88%) F5
10 5 (5.88%) Crossbeam
10 5 (5.88%) CheckPoint
10 5 (5.88%) CA
10 5 (5.88%) EMC
10 5 (5.88%) Sun
11 4 (4.71%) Brocade
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Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Up to £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £480 per day
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