The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 116 97 111
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 26 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.85% 0.65% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 8.10% 7.00% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £415 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.67% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £318 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £456 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
- +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +56.06%
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
321 200 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.56% 9.34% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 113 124
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £199 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 23
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.72 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £24.88 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
VMware ESX
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Gloucestershire -10 10 £300 - 2
Wiltshire 0 7 £306 -12.50% 1
Devon -11 2 £315 -29.60%
Bristol -21 2 £345 +6.15% 2
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 35 (87.50%) Windows
3 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (45.00%) Security Cleared
6 17 (42.50%) Citrix
7 15 (37.50%) Symantec
7 15 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 15 (37.50%) XenDesktop
8 14 (35.00%) DV Cleared
9 13 (32.50%) XenApp
10 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (30.00%) SCCM
11 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (27.50%) vSphere
11 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
12 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
12 10 (25.00%) McAfee
12 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (25.00%) Sophos
13 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
13 9 (22.50%) DNS
13 9 (22.50%) Linux
13 9 (22.50%) ClearCase
13 9 (22.50%) VBScript
13 9 (22.50%) ITIL
13 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
14 8 (20.00%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) Lync
5 2 (5.00%) Apache
5 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) DNS
2 7 (17.50%) DHCP
3 4 (10.00%) SAN
4 3 (7.50%) Firewall
5 2 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (5.00%) NAS
5 2 (5.00%) VLAN
5 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.00%) FTP
5 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) DTS
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) ClearCase
2 2 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Administrator
3 8 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Design Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.50%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 19 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (22.50%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) CentOS
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.00%) UNIX
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
3 6 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (7.50%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.50%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 9 (22.50%) VBScript
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (35.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) MCP
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 20 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 13 (32.50%) XenApp
4 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (27.50%) vSphere
5 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.50%) vCloud
7 2 (5.00%) Sendmail
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (5.00%) Samba
7 2 (5.00%) NFS
8 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) SCCM
2 8 (20.00%) SCOM
2 8 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 7 (17.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (17.50%) HP SIM
3 7 (17.50%) Backup Exec
4 6 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (42.50%) Citrix
4 15 (37.50%) Symantec
5 10 (25.00%) McAfee
5 10 (25.00%) Sophos
6 7 (17.50%) HP
7 5 (12.50%) Altiris
8 2 (5.00%) AppSense
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle
8 2 (5.00%) JBoss
8 2 (5.00%) NetApp
8 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.00%) Sun
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