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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 118 134 138
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 17 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 4.94% 3.27% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 9
Average daily rate £350 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £379
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +93.54%
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
344 306 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.74% 9.89% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 147 190
Average daily rate £350 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.06 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.22% +43.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £32.50 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +4 10 £388 +38.39% 1
Wiltshire +1 4 £250 -33.33% 2
Gloucestershire +2 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 28 (75.68%) Windows
3 26 (70.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
5 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
6 17 (45.95%) MS Exchange
6 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
7 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (40.54%) ITIL
7 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (40.54%) PowerShell
7 15 (40.54%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (37.84%) Migration
8 14 (37.84%) DNS
9 13 (35.14%) Cisco
9 13 (35.14%) vSphere
9 13 (35.14%) XenDesktop
9 13 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (29.73%) Skype for Business
11 11 (29.73%) XenApp
11 11 (29.73%) DHCP
12 10 (27.03%) NetApp
12 10 (27.03%) Wyse
12 10 (27.03%) Thin Client
12 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
12 10 (27.03%) Fat Client
12 10 (27.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (45.95%) MS Exchange
2 13 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (29.73%) Skype for Business
5 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) DNS
2 11 (29.73%) DHCP
3 8 (21.62%) LAN
3 8 (21.62%) WAN
4 5 (13.51%) Firewall
4 5 (13.51%) IP Telephony
4 5 (13.51%) VPN
5 4 (10.81%) Skype
6 3 (8.11%) NAS
6 3 (8.11%) SAN
6 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.70%) VLAN
7 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) DTS
General
1 4 (10.81%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Analyst
1 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Support
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Server Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Server Support
3 5 (13.51%) Server Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) IT Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) VMware Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior IT Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Subject Matter Expert
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Data Centre
1 10 (27.03%) Fat Client
1 10 (27.03%) Thin Client
2 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (75.68%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
4 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.11%) Linux
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) ITIL
2 14 (37.84%) Migration
3 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.81%) Application Virtualisation
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (21.62%) MCSA
2 8 (21.62%) MCSE
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 26 (70.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
3 15 (40.54%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (35.14%) vSphere
4 13 (35.14%) XenDesktop
5 11 (29.73%) XenApp
6 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (5.41%) BitLocker
8 2 (5.41%) Firmware
8 2 (5.41%) vCloud
9 1 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) WSUS
3 2 (5.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.41%) vMotion
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco
4 10 (27.03%) NetApp
4 10 (27.03%) Wyse
5 9 (24.32%) AppSense
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle
6 6 (16.22%) Sophos
7 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
7 5 (13.51%) Symantec
8 4 (10.81%) CA
8 4 (10.81%) HP
8 4 (10.81%) Sun
9 3 (8.11%) Dell
9 3 (8.11%) EMC
9 3 (8.11%) Forcepoint
9 3 (8.11%) Intel Security
10 2 (5.41%) Citrix
10 2 (5.41%) Polycom
11 1 (2.70%) Google
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