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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 127 99 117
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 21 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.59% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 6.12% 7.18% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 11
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£325 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £24.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.23% +47.72%
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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
343 181 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.37% 8.18% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 99 138
Average daily rate £325 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 27
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 -9 5 - - 2
Bristol -13 3 £365 +12.30% 1
Devon -20 2 £315 -29.60% 1
Dorset - - - - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 36 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (86.11%) Windows
3 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 19 (52.78%) Security Cleared
6 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (41.67%) DV Cleared
7 15 (41.67%) Citrix
7 15 (41.67%) Symantec
8 14 (38.89%) XenDesktop
9 13 (36.11%) SCCM
9 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (33.33%) XenApp
10 12 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 11 (30.56%) McAfee
11 11 (30.56%) Sophos
11 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
12 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
12 10 (27.78%) Configuration Management
12 10 (27.78%) Service Delivery
12 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (27.78%) ClearCase
13 9 (25.00%) VBScript
13 9 (25.00%) DNS
13 9 (25.00%) SCOM
13 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (22.22%) ITIL
14 8 (22.22%) NetBackup
15 7 (19.44%) Backup Exec

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (8.33%) Lync
5 2 (5.56%) Apache
5 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) DNS
2 7 (19.44%) DHCP
3 2 (5.56%) FTP
3 2 (5.56%) SAN
3 2 (5.56%) VLAN
4 1 (2.78%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) DTS
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) ClearCase
2 2 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Administrator
2 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Server Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (19.44%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) CentOS
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Configuration Management
1 10 (27.78%) Service Delivery
1 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
2 9 (25.00%) VBScript
3 2 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) DV Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) MCP
5 1 (2.78%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) SLA
2 3 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (38.89%) XenDesktop
3 12 (33.33%) XenApp
4 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (19.44%) vSphere
5 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.56%) Sendmail
5 2 (5.56%) Samba
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) SCCM
2 9 (25.00%) SCOM
3 8 (22.22%) NetBackup
4 7 (19.44%) Backup Exec
4 7 (19.44%) HP SIM
4 7 (19.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (2.78%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 15 (41.67%) Citrix
3 15 (41.67%) Symantec
4 11 (30.56%) McAfee
4 11 (30.56%) Sophos
5 7 (19.44%) HP
6 6 (16.67%) Altiris
7 2 (5.56%) AppSense
7 2 (5.56%) JBoss
7 2 (5.56%) NetApp
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.78%) Sun
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