The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 200 212 229
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 43 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 3.85% 1.73% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 8
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£325 £308 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £403 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 - £22.50
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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
1116 1096 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.16% 12.58% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 529 400
Average daily rate £347 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 136 157
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.70 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £37.50 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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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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 -2 13 £260 -21.21% 3
Kent +2 7 £450 +10.76%
Surrey +1 7 £300 +33.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 6 - -
Berkshire +20 4 £400 - 6
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £188 - 1
East Sussex -10 1 £275 +25.00% 1
Middlesex - - - -
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VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 62 (86.11%) VMware
2 60 (83.33%) Windows
3 48 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (56.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (55.56%) Cisco
6 37 (51.39%) vSphere
7 34 (47.22%) HP
8 32 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (43.06%) SAN
10 29 (40.28%) Active Directory
10 29 (40.28%) Security Cleared
11 28 (38.89%) Citrix
12 27 (37.50%) WAN
12 27 (37.50%) LAN
13 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
13 22 (30.56%) Firewall
14 18 (25.00%) TCP/IP
15 17 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (23.61%) DV Cleared
15 17 (23.61%) XenApp
16 16 (22.22%) CCNA
16 16 (22.22%) Juniper
17 15 (20.83%) VMware ESX
17 15 (20.83%) ITIL
17 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
18 14 (19.44%) Windows 7
18 14 (19.44%) EMC
19 13 (18.06%) CCNP
19 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
19 13 (18.06%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (15.28%) IIS
2 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.56%) Apache
3 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.78%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.72%) MS Visio
3 6 (8.33%) MS Project
4 4 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 31 (43.06%) SAN
2 27 (37.50%) WAN
2 27 (37.50%) LAN
3 22 (30.56%) Firewall
4 18 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (18.06%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (13.89%) DNS
6 10 (13.89%) VLAN
7 9 (12.50%) Network Security
7 9 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (12.50%) OSPF
8 8 (11.11%) DHCP
9 7 (9.72%) NAS
9 7 (9.72%) Internet
10 5 (6.94%) VPN
11 4 (5.56%) LDAP
11 4 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (4.17%) iSCSI
12 3 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (2.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.39%) MSI
2 1 (1.39%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (6.94%) Billing
1 5 (6.94%) Back Office
1 5 (6.94%) Advertising
2 4 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Consultant
5 5 (6.94%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Administrator
6 4 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.78%) Systems Support
8 2 (2.78%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Wintel Specialist
8 2 (2.78%) VMware Specialist
8 2 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) SAML
3 1 (1.39%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Clustering
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) Open Source
3 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) iPhone
5 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.39%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (83.33%) Windows
2 48 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (19.44%) Windows 7
5 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
6 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (15.28%) Linux
8 8 (11.11%) Windows 2000
9 7 (9.72%) UNIX
10 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.78%) SUSE
11 2 (2.78%) Solaris
12 1 (1.39%) openSUSE
12 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) ITIL
2 10 (13.89%) Service Delivery
3 9 (12.50%) Network Management
4 8 (11.11%) Service Management
4 8 (11.11%) Time Management
5 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 5 (6.94%) Asset Management
7 5 (6.94%) Migration
8 4 (5.56%) Change Management
8 4 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.17%) Network Design
9 3 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (4.17%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.17%) Network Architecture
9 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.17%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) SQL
2 6 (8.33%) VBScript
2 6 (8.33%) VB
3 3 (4.17%) Java
3 3 (4.17%) Perl
4 2 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.39%) C
5 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (40.28%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (23.61%) DV Cleared
3 16 (22.22%) CCNA
4 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 13 (18.06%) CCNP
6 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (6.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.94%) MCSE
8 2 (2.78%) CCDA
8 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.78%) VCAP
8 2 (2.78%) VCP4
8 2 (2.78%) VCP5
8 2 (2.78%) MCTS
8 2 (2.78%) MCITP
8 2 (2.78%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.78%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.78%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.39%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) QA
2 6 (8.33%) JSP 440
3 3 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.78%) SLA
4 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (56.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (51.39%) vSphere
3 29 (40.28%) Active Directory
4 17 (23.61%) XenApp
5 15 (20.83%) VMware ESX
6 12 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.56%) Terminal Services
8 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 3 (4.17%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (2.78%) Shibboleth
9 2 (2.78%) XenServer
10 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.39%) KVM
10 1 (1.39%) vCloud
10 1 (1.39%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.39%) NFS
10 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 6 (8.33%) SCCM
3 5 (6.94%) WSUS
4 4 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (5.56%) Tivoli
5 3 (4.17%) BladeLogic
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.78%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.78%) SCOM
7 1 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.39%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.39%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 62 (86.11%) VMware
2 40 (55.56%) Cisco
3 34 (47.22%) HP
4 28 (38.89%) Citrix
5 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
6 16 (22.22%) Juniper
7 14 (19.44%) EMC
8 12 (16.67%) NetApp
9 10 (13.89%) Brocade
10 9 (12.50%) 3PAR
11 8 (11.11%) Dell
12 6 (8.33%) Red Hat
13 5 (6.94%) Intel
13 5 (6.94%) IBM
13 5 (6.94%) CheckPoint
14 4 (5.56%) Symantec
14 4 (5.56%) McAfee
14 4 (5.56%) Oracle
15 3 (4.17%) Blue Coat
15 3 (4.17%) SolarWinds
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