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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 132 129 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -37
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 14 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.53% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 4.78% 4.88% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 9
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£280 £371 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.57% -9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £297 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £480 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.42% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.81 £24.13
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -17.88%
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
293 328 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.33% 10.92% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 195 128
Average daily rate £325 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £195 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £432 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 42 28
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £37.80 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 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
Bristol - 6 £280 - 1
Dorset +2 4 - -
Devon - 3 £225 -
Wiltshire -3 1 £350 +14.28% 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (66.67%) Citrix
5 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (47.62%) MS Office
7 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
7 9 (42.86%) XenApp
8 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
8 8 (38.10%) Symantec
9 7 (33.33%) Cisco
9 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
10 6 (28.57%) vSphere
10 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
10 6 (28.57%) Clustering
10 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
11 5 (23.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (23.81%) DNS
11 5 (23.81%) ITIL
11 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
11 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
11 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
12 4 (19.05%) Lync
12 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (19.05%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (19.05%) Lync
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.52%) IIS
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) VPN
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) Internet
4 2 (9.52%) DHCP
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Principle Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
1 3 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 6 (28.57%) Clustering
2 3 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 3 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
5 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (19.05%) Linux
8 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
9 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (14.29%) Data Security
3 3 (14.29%) Data Management
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Web Development
3 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
2 3 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.76%) MCT
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
1 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 21 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (42.86%) XenApp
4 6 (28.57%) vSphere
4 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
6 3 (14.29%) BitLocker
6 3 (14.29%) Firmware
6 3 (14.29%) ISA Server
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (9.52%) Xen
7 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
7 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (4.76%) vCloud
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
1 4 (19.05%) SCOM
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
3 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
4 1 (4.76%) MOM
4 1 (4.76%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 14 (66.67%) Citrix
4 8 (38.10%) Symantec
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
7 3 (14.29%) Wyse
7 3 (14.29%) AppSense
7 3 (14.29%) CA
8 1 (4.76%) Veritas
8 1 (4.76%) IBM
8 1 (4.76%) Sophos
8 1 (4.76%) Acronis
8 1 (4.76%) F5