The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 217 187 218
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +31
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 32 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.44% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 3.12% 3.28% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +100.00%
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1027 1128 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.16% 13.28% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 562 347
Average daily rate £325 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.56% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 156 140
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -4.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.90 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi across the South East region.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi across the South East region.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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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 16 £348 +5.45%
Berkshire +6 5 £375 - 7
Surrey -13 4 £338 +22.72%
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 -
West Sussex -5 2 £188 - 2
Kent 0 1 £400 +4.91% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
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England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 51 (85.00%) VMware
2 48 (80.00%) Windows
3 39 (65.00%) Cisco
4 35 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (55.00%) Active Directory
5 33 (55.00%) HP
6 32 (53.33%) Security Cleared
7 30 (50.00%) vSphere
8 25 (41.67%) SAN
9 22 (36.67%) LAN
9 22 (36.67%) WAN
10 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
11 17 (28.33%) ITIL
11 17 (28.33%) DV Cleared
12 16 (26.67%) Firewall
13 15 (25.00%) MS Excel
13 15 (25.00%) Juniper
13 15 (25.00%) SC Cleared
14 13 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (20.00%) Citrix
15 12 (20.00%) CCNA
15 12 (20.00%) VMware ESX
16 11 (18.33%) EMC
16 11 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
17 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
17 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (15.00%) NetApp

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.67%) Lync
3 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.00%) IIS
3 6 (10.00%) Apache
3 6 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.67%) GlassFish
6 3 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 15 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.67%) MS Project
4 3 (5.00%) MS Office
4 3 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 25 (41.67%) SAN
2 22 (36.67%) LAN
2 22 (36.67%) WAN
3 16 (26.67%) Firewall
4 11 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (10.00%) LDAP
6 6 (10.00%) DNS
6 6 (10.00%) SSL
6 6 (10.00%) OSPF
6 6 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (10.00%) Network Security
7 5 (8.33%) IPsec
7 5 (8.33%) VLAN
7 5 (8.33%) NAS
8 4 (6.67%) VPN
8 4 (6.67%) DHCP
9 3 (5.00%) ADSL
9 3 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (5.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.67%) MSI
2 1 (1.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (6.67%) Billing
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Military
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (15.00%) Network Engineer
1 9 (15.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.33%) Administrator
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Systems Support Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Systems Support
6 3 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) SAML
2 2 (3.33%) JSF
2 2 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Open Source
2 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Replication
3 2 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (1.67%) iPhone
4 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.67%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.67%) iPad
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (80.00%) Windows
2 35 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 9 (15.00%) Linux
4 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.67%) UNIX
7 2 (3.33%) Solaris
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) ITIL
2 6 (10.00%) Service Management
2 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 5 (8.33%) Time Management
3 5 (8.33%) Network Management
3 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 4 (6.67%) Information Security
5 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.33%) Migration
6 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.33%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) Java
2 4 (6.67%) Perl
2 4 (6.67%) PHP
3 3 (5.00%) C
4 2 (3.33%) SQL
5 1 (1.67%) VBScript
5 1 (1.67%) VB
5 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (28.33%) DV Cleared
3 15 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (20.00%) CCNA
6 8 (13.33%) CCNP
7 7 (11.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (6.67%) MCSE
9 4 (6.67%) VCP5
9 4 (6.67%) VCP4
10 3 (5.00%) VCAP
10 3 (5.00%) MCTS
10 3 (5.00%) MCITP
11 1 (1.67%) Degree
11 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.67%) VTSP
11 1 (1.67%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) JSP 440
2 4 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (55.00%) Active Directory
1 33 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (50.00%) vSphere
3 12 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.67%) XenApp
5 4 (6.67%) Shibboleth
5 4 (6.67%) UAG
6 2 (3.33%) XenServer
7 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.67%) vCloud
7 1 (1.67%) KVM
7 1 (1.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Backup Exec
2 7 (11.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (6.67%) WSUS
4 4 (6.67%) SCCM
5 3 (5.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.67%) MOM
7 1 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 51 (85.00%) VMware
2 39 (65.00%) Cisco
3 33 (55.00%) HP
4 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
5 15 (25.00%) Juniper
6 12 (20.00%) Citrix
7 11 (18.33%) EMC
8 9 (15.00%) NetApp
9 7 (11.67%) Brocade
9 7 (11.67%) McAfee
10 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
10 6 (10.00%) Dell
10 6 (10.00%) Oracle
11 5 (8.33%) Blue Coat
11 5 (8.33%) 3PAR
11 5 (8.33%) CheckPoint
12 4 (6.67%) Symantec
13 3 (5.00%) F5
13 3 (5.00%) Hitachi
14 2 (3.33%) IBM