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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 186 203 163
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -40
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 91 50 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 0.54% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 7.75% 4.62% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 34 40
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£350 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £25.63
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.92%
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
1174 1082 1089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.68% 11.65% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 554 540
Average daily rate £340 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 136 130
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 September 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 September 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 +21 41 £398 +20.45%
Surrey -1 16 £290 -22.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £369 -
Berkshire -5 11 £373 +15.95% 7
Kent +2 6 £363 -23.68%
West Sussex -15 3 £305 +82.08%
Middlesex - 1 - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 142 (100.00%) VMware
2 102 (71.83%) Windows
3 78 (54.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (48.59%) Microsoft
5 66 (46.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (38.03%) SAN
7 52 (36.62%) vSphere
8 49 (34.51%) Active Directory
9 46 (32.39%) Cisco
10 43 (30.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 42 (29.58%) SQL
12 40 (28.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 37 (26.06%) Citrix
14 34 (23.94%) Linux
15 33 (23.24%) HP
15 33 (23.24%) Security Cleared
16 32 (22.54%) MS Exchange
17 28 (19.72%) ITIL
17 28 (19.72%) Red Hat
18 27 (19.01%) Firewall
19 25 (17.61%) PowerShell
20 24 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 24 (16.90%) IIS
20 24 (16.90%) Data Centre
21 23 (16.20%) XenApp
22 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
23 20 (14.08%) Clustering
23 20 (14.08%) DNS
23 20 (14.08%) NetApp
24 19 (13.38%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 32 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 24 (16.90%) IIS
3 19 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.63%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.23%) Apache
5 6 (4.23%) Lync
6 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.11%) nginx
8 2 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 18 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (38.03%) SAN
2 27 (19.01%) Firewall
3 20 (14.08%) DNS
4 18 (12.68%) TCP/IP
5 16 (11.27%) NAS
6 13 (9.15%) DHCP
6 13 (9.15%) IPv4
6 13 (9.15%) IPv6
7 10 (7.04%) WAN
7 10 (7.04%) iSCSI
8 9 (6.34%) LAN
9 8 (5.63%) Internet
10 7 (4.93%) SNMP
10 7 (4.93%) VLAN
11 6 (4.23%) Wireless
11 6 (4.23%) Intranet
12 4 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.82%) NetScaler
13 3 (2.11%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (9.15%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (2.11%) MySQL
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Oracle APEX
1 3 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.41%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.41%) Hudson
2 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.41%) Subversion
3 1 (0.70%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.70%) PVCS
3 1 (0.70%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (7.75%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Banking
3 3 (2.11%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.70%) Online Betting
4 1 (0.70%) Automotive
4 1 (0.70%) Games
4 1 (0.70%) Back Office
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (19.72%) Analyst
2 20 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (8.45%) Architect
5 11 (7.75%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.34%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) Administrator
8 8 (5.63%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Linux Support
9 7 (4.93%) Linux Support Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 6 (4.23%) Project Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.23%) Designer
10 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Designer
10 6 (4.23%) Monitoring Specialist
11 5 (3.52%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.52%) Middleware
2 4 (2.82%) Web Services
3 3 (2.11%) HTML
3 3 (2.11%) CSS
3 3 (2.11%) Ajax
3 3 (2.11%) Application Packaging
3 3 (2.11%) jQuery
4 2 (1.41%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.90%) Data Centre
2 20 (14.08%) Clustering
3 13 (9.15%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.82%) Informatics
7 3 (2.11%) AS400
7 3 (2.11%) Replication
7 3 (2.11%) HACMP
7 3 (2.11%) LPAR
8 2 (1.41%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.41%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.41%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.41%) Celerra
9 1 (0.70%) Online Games
9 1 (0.70%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 102 (71.83%) Windows
2 66 (46.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (30.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (28.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (23.94%) Linux
6 24 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (9.86%) UNIX
8 10 (7.04%) Solaris
9 5 (3.52%) AIX
9 5 (3.52%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.52%) VMS
9 5 (3.52%) SUSE
10 3 (2.11%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.11%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.11%) CentOS
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.72%) ITIL
2 19 (13.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (13.38%) Migration
3 13 (9.15%) Data Migration
4 12 (8.45%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (8.45%) Change Management
4 12 (8.45%) Performance Analysis
5 10 (7.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (7.04%) Test Scripting
6 9 (6.34%) Load Balancing
6 9 (6.34%) Performance Management
7 8 (5.63%) Integration Testing
7 8 (5.63%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.93%) Change Control
9 6 (4.23%) Dependency Management
9 6 (4.23%) Dashboard Development
10 5 (3.52%) Automated Testing
10 5 (3.52%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (2.82%) Project Management
11 4 (2.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.58%) SQL
2 25 (17.61%) PowerShell
3 18 (12.68%) Perl
4 13 (9.15%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.93%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.82%) VB
7 3 (2.11%) VBScript
7 3 (2.11%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.11%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.11%) sed
7 3 (2.11%) AWK
8 2 (1.41%) C
9 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (23.24%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (9.15%) MCSE
5 12 (8.45%) Degree
6 9 (6.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (4.93%) ISTQB
7 7 (4.93%) ISEB
7 7 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (4.23%) MCP
9 5 (3.52%) MCITP
9 5 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.82%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.82%) VCP5
11 3 (2.11%) VCP4
11 3 (2.11%) MCSA
12 1 (0.70%) CCNA
12 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.70%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) SLA
2 5 (3.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 78 (54.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (36.62%) vSphere
3 49 (34.51%) Active Directory
4 23 (16.20%) XenApp
5 9 (6.34%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (4.93%) DFS Replication
7 6 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.52%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Veritas File System
9 3 (2.11%) Postfix
9 3 (2.11%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.70%) Xen
11 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (7.75%) SCCM
2 9 (6.34%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (5.63%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.23%) WSUS
4 6 (4.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (4.23%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (4.23%) HP SIM
4 6 (4.23%) Puppet
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (3.52%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (3.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.11%) Plesk
7 3 (2.11%) SCOM
7 3 (2.11%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.11%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.11%) Nagios
7 3 (2.11%) Icinga
7 3 (2.11%) cPanel
Vendors
1 142 (100.00%) VMware
2 69 (48.59%) Microsoft
3 46 (32.39%) Cisco
4 37 (26.06%) Citrix
5 33 (23.24%) HP
6 28 (19.72%) Red Hat
7 20 (14.08%) NetApp
8 19 (13.38%) EMC
9 16 (11.27%) Oracle
9 16 (11.27%) Symantec
10 13 (9.15%) IBM
11 12 (8.45%) SolarWinds
12 10 (7.04%) 3PAR
12 10 (7.04%) McAfee
13 9 (6.34%) Veritas
14 7 (4.93%) Dell
14 7 (4.93%) Brocade
15 6 (4.23%) ComArch
16 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
16 4 (2.82%) Radware
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