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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 127 117 95
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -22
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 13 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.79% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 4.17% 7.52% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 12
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£225 £333 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.33% -21.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £305 £333
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +0.97%
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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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
312 319 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.73% 10.52% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 177 130
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £210 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 26
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £36.45 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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
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 27 July 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
Dorset - 6 - -
Devon -3 3 £225 -28.57% 2
Wiltshire -4 3 - - 4
Bristol - 1 - - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (86.96%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (52.17%) MS Office
7 11 (47.83%) Citrix
8 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
9 9 (39.13%) Symantec
9 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
10 8 (34.78%) vSphere
10 8 (34.78%) Linux
10 8 (34.78%) Perl
11 7 (30.43%) XenApp
12 6 (26.09%) Banking
12 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
12 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
12 6 (26.09%) Cisco
13 5 (21.74%) C#
13 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
13 5 (21.74%) VBScript
13 5 (21.74%) .NET
13 5 (21.74%) Web Services
13 5 (21.74%) ITIL
13 5 (21.74%) Clustering
13 5 (21.74%) Data Security
13 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
13 5 (21.74%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) Lync
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
3 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) VPN
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
2 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (13.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Back Office
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Applications Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Designer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Principle Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
1 5 (21.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
3 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
3 3 (13.04%) Wiki
3 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
5 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
6 8 (34.78%) Linux
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (13.04%) Solaris
8 3 (13.04%) CentOS
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
1 5 (21.74%) Web Development
1 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
1 5 (21.74%) Data Security
1 5 (21.74%) Patch Management
2 3 (13.04%) Data Management
2 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
2 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Perl
2 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
3 5 (21.74%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) RHCE
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) MCT
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 3 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (34.78%) vSphere
4 7 (30.43%) XenApp
5 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
6 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
7 3 (13.04%) Firmware
7 3 (13.04%) ISA Server
7 3 (13.04%) Samba
7 3 (13.04%) BitLocker
8 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (8.70%) Xen
9 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
1 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.35%) MOM
3 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) Citrix
4 9 (39.13%) Symantec
5 6 (26.09%) Cisco
6 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.04%) Wyse
7 3 (13.04%) AppSense
7 3 (13.04%) Sun
7 3 (13.04%) CA
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.35%) Veritas
8 1 (4.35%) IBM
8 1 (4.35%) Acronis
8 1 (4.35%) F5
8 1 (4.35%) Sophos