The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 143 96 115
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +19
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 1.02% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 1.27% 9.20% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £438 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-45.94% -1.78%
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
316 261 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.67% 11.06% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 118 121
Average daily rate £365 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 53 47
Average hourly rate £22.69 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the South West region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the South West region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Gloucestershire -23 2 £678 +108.54%
Bristol -15 1 £450 -4.25%
Wiltshire -18 1 £355 +77.50% 2
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 2
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (80.77%) Windows
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
5 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
6 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (34.62%) Linux
8 8 (30.77%) Citrix
8 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (26.92%) SCCM
9 7 (26.92%) SCOM
9 7 (26.92%) DNS
9 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (23.08%) vSphere
10 6 (23.08%) ITIL
10 6 (23.08%) Symantec
10 6 (23.08%) XenApp
10 6 (23.08%) Clustering
10 6 (23.08%) Backup Exec
11 5 (19.23%) Migration
11 5 (19.23%) XenDesktop
11 5 (19.23%) McAfee
11 5 (19.23%) DHCP
12 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (11.54%) Lync
6 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (7.69%) IIS
6 2 (7.69%) JBoss
6 2 (7.69%) Apache
6 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (3.85%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) FTP
3 2 (7.69%) VLAN
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) ClearCase
1 2 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) WinRunner
2 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Administrator
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Support
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) Ajax
1 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) CESG
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) PDA
3 1 (3.85%) Wiki
3 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (34.62%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) CentOS
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.85%) AIX
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Network Management
6 1 (3.85%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.85%) MCTS
5 1 (3.85%) MCITP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
2 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) XenApp
3 6 (23.08%) vSphere
4 5 (19.23%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.69%) Sendmail
5 2 (7.69%) Samba
6 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) SCCM
1 7 (26.92%) SCOM
2 6 (23.08%) Backup Exec
3 4 (15.38%) NetBackup
3 4 (15.38%) HP SIM
3 4 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (11.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (3.85%) Netcool
6 1 (3.85%) Nagios
6 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) Symantec
5 5 (19.23%) McAfee
6 4 (15.38%) HP
7 3 (11.54%) Sophos
7 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
8 2 (7.69%) Altiris
8 2 (7.69%) NetApp
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco
9 1 (3.85%) Oracle
9 1 (3.85%) Veritas