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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 119 96 107
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 23 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.58% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 6.69% 6.84% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 12
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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 £300 £318 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £456 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.63 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+22.92% +23.49%
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
344 190 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.84% 8.51% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 105 128
Average daily rate £325 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 27
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.30 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 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 22 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 -17 9 £300 -
Wiltshire -6 7 £388 +10.71% 2
Bristol -17 3 £365 +12.30% 1
Devon -11 2 £315 -29.60%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 33 (86.84%) Windows
3 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (39.47%) DV Cleared
7 15 (39.47%) Citrix
7 15 (39.47%) Symantec
8 14 (36.84%) XenDesktop
9 13 (34.21%) SCCM
9 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (31.58%) XenApp
10 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
10 12 (31.58%) MS Exchange
11 11 (28.95%) McAfee
11 11 (28.95%) Sophos
12 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
12 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
12 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (26.32%) ClearCase
12 10 (26.32%) Unit Testing
13 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (23.68%) SCOM
13 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (23.68%) vSphere
13 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (23.68%) VBScript
13 9 (23.68%) DNS
14 8 (21.05%) NetBackup

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 12 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) Lync
5 2 (5.26%) Apache
5 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) DHCP
3 2 (5.26%) SAN
3 2 (5.26%) FTP
3 2 (5.26%) VLAN
4 1 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) DTS
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) ClearCase
2 2 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Administrator
1 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Server Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Active Directory Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Wintel Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 33 (86.84%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (21.05%) Linux
6 2 (5.26%) CentOS
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.63%) UNIX
7 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
1 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
1 10 (26.32%) Unit Testing
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 6 (15.79%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.63%) Project Management
5 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.68%) VBScript
3 2 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (39.47%) DV Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) VCP5
5 1 (2.63%) MCSE
5 1 (2.63%) MCP
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) SLA
2 3 (7.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (36.84%) XenDesktop
3 12 (31.58%) XenApp
4 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (23.68%) vSphere
5 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.26%) Samba
6 2 (5.26%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.63%) vCloud
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (34.21%) SCCM
2 9 (23.68%) SCOM
3 8 (21.05%) NetBackup
4 7 (18.42%) Backup Exec
4 7 (18.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (18.42%) HP SIM
5 6 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (7.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (2.63%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 15 (39.47%) Citrix
3 15 (39.47%) Symantec
4 11 (28.95%) McAfee
4 11 (28.95%) Sophos
5 7 (18.42%) HP
6 6 (15.79%) Altiris
7 2 (5.26%) AppSense
7 2 (5.26%) NetApp
7 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.26%) JBoss
8 1 (2.63%) Sun
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