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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 214 219 219
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 36 13 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.15% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.91% 1.17% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 17
Average daily rate
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£349 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.49% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £267 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £424 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £22.50
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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 1110 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.75% 12.91% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 505 387
Average daily rate £350 £325 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 164 159
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.10 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.70 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 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
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 24 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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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 -5 12 £260 -19.06% 3
Surrey -5 7 £328 +11.48% 3
Kent 0 6 £469 +4.16%
Buckinghamshire -2 5 - -
Berkshire - 4 £440 - 2
East Sussex -9 1 £275 +25.00%
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 -
West Sussex - - - - 4
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VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 (88.57%) VMware
2 56 (80.00%) Windows
3 44 (62.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (52.86%) Cisco
5 36 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 32 (45.71%) vSphere
7 29 (41.43%) Active Directory
7 29 (41.43%) HP
8 28 (40.00%) SAN
8 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (37.14%) Citrix
9 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
10 24 (34.29%) Microsoft
10 24 (34.29%) LAN
10 24 (34.29%) WAN
11 22 (31.43%) Firewall
12 17 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (24.29%) XenApp
13 16 (22.86%) TCP/IP
14 15 (21.43%) CCNA
15 14 (20.00%) EMC
15 14 (20.00%) ITIL
15 14 (20.00%) Juniper
16 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
16 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
16 13 (18.57%) DV Cleared
17 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (17.14%) VMware ESX
17 12 (17.14%) MS Excel
17 12 (17.14%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 9 (12.86%) IIS
2 6 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.86%) Apache
4 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.86%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.43%) MS Project
3 7 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 28 (40.00%) SAN
2 24 (34.29%) LAN
2 24 (34.29%) WAN
3 22 (31.43%) Firewall
4 16 (22.86%) TCP/IP
5 11 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (14.29%) DNS
7 8 (11.43%) VLAN
8 7 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (10.00%) Network Security
8 7 (10.00%) OSPF
8 7 (10.00%) DHCP
9 6 (8.57%) Internet
10 5 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (7.14%) NAS
11 4 (5.71%) VPN
12 2 (2.86%) SSL
12 2 (2.86%) MPLS
12 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
12 2 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.43%) MSI
2 1 (1.43%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (7.14%) Advertising
1 5 (7.14%) Back Office
1 5 (7.14%) Billing
2 4 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) French Language
3 1 (1.43%) German Language
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Publishing
3 1 (1.43%) Military
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Consultant
5 5 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.71%) Administrator
6 4 (5.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Systems Support
8 2 (2.86%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) SAML
2 1 (1.43%) JSF
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Clustering
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.29%) Open Source
4 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.43%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.43%) iPad
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.43%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) iPhone
5 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 56 (80.00%) Windows
2 44 (62.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
5 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.14%) Windows XP
6 10 (14.29%) Linux
7 7 (10.00%) Windows 2000
8 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (7.14%) UNIX
10 2 (2.86%) SUSE
11 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.43%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.43%) openSUSE
11 1 (1.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
2 8 (11.43%) Network Management
3 6 (8.57%) Incident Management
3 6 (8.57%) Time Management
3 6 (8.57%) Service Management
4 5 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 5 (7.14%) Migration
5 4 (5.71%) Network Architecture
5 4 (5.71%) Validation
5 4 (5.71%) Change Management
5 4 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.71%) Integration Testing
6 3 (4.29%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.29%) Workflow
6 3 (4.29%) Network Design
6 3 (4.29%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.29%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) VBScript
2 5 (7.14%) VB
3 3 (4.29%) Java
3 3 (4.29%) Perl
4 2 (2.86%) PHP
4 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.43%) C
5 1 (1.43%) Python
5 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (21.43%) CCNA
4 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
4 13 (18.57%) DV Cleared
5 12 (17.14%) CCNP
6 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (7.14%) MCSE
7 5 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.86%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.86%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.86%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.86%) MCTS
8 2 (2.86%) MCITP
8 2 (2.86%) CCDA
8 2 (2.86%) VCP5
8 2 (2.86%) VCP4
8 2 (2.86%) VCAP
9 1 (1.43%) VTSP
9 1 (1.43%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
1 6 (8.57%) JSP 440
2 3 (4.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.86%) SLA
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (45.71%) vSphere
3 29 (41.43%) Active Directory
4 17 (24.29%) XenApp
5 12 (17.14%) VMware ESX
6 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.71%) Terminal Services
8 3 (4.29%) MetaFrame
8 3 (4.29%) ISA Server
8 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.86%) XenServer
9 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (2.86%) Shibboleth
10 1 (1.43%) vCloud
10 1 (1.43%) KVM
10 1 (1.43%) NFS
10 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) SCCM
2 5 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 5 (7.14%) WSUS
3 4 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.29%) BladeLogic
4 3 (4.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.86%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.86%) SCOM
5 2 (2.86%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.43%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 62 (88.57%) VMware
2 37 (52.86%) Cisco
3 29 (41.43%) HP
4 26 (37.14%) Citrix
5 24 (34.29%) Microsoft
6 14 (20.00%) EMC
6 14 (20.00%) Juniper
7 9 (12.86%) NetApp
8 8 (11.43%) Dell
9 7 (10.00%) Red Hat
9 7 (10.00%) 3PAR
10 6 (8.57%) Brocade
11 4 (5.71%) Oracle
11 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
11 4 (5.71%) Symantec
11 4 (5.71%) McAfee
11 4 (5.71%) Intel
12 3 (4.29%) IBM
12 3 (4.29%) Blue Coat
12 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds