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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 138 94 116
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +22
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 9 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.92% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 2.57% 9.62% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 10
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£363 £378 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +1.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £210 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-45.94% +22.22%
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
350 208 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.34% 9.58% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 103 132
Average daily rate £350 £285 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 38
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +12.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £27.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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
Wiltshire -16 3 £355 -25.26%
Bristol - 3 £365 - 2
Gloucestershire -23 2 £475 +50.79% 1
Devon - - - - 4
Dorset - - - - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (84.38%) Windows
3 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
6 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (40.63%) DV Cleared
7 13 (40.63%) SCCM
7 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (34.38%) SCOM
8 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
8 11 (34.38%) Symantec
9 9 (28.13%) McAfee
9 9 (28.13%) Sophos
9 9 (28.13%) Configuration Management
9 9 (28.13%) DNS
9 9 (28.13%) Citrix
9 9 (28.13%) ITIL
9 9 (28.13%) XenApp
10 8 (25.00%) XenDesktop
10 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (25.00%) ClearCase
10 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
11 7 (21.88%) NetBackup
11 7 (21.88%) DHCP
11 7 (21.88%) HP
11 7 (21.88%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.38%) Lync
5 2 (6.25%) JBoss
5 2 (6.25%) Apache
5 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
6 1 (3.13%) IIS
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (3.13%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) DNS
2 7 (21.88%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) FTP
3 2 (6.25%) VLAN
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Administrator
2 8 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Server Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.13%) Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) Ajax
1 1 (3.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.88%) Linux
6 2 (6.25%) CentOS
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
1 9 (28.13%) Configuration Management
2 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Security Architecture
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Workflow
4 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) VBScript
1 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 13 (40.63%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) SLA
2 3 (9.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) XenApp
3 8 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (18.75%) vSphere
5 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (6.25%) Sendmail
6 2 (6.25%) Samba
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) SCCM
2 11 (34.38%) SCOM
3 7 (21.88%) HP SIM
3 7 (21.88%) NetBackup
3 7 (21.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (18.75%) Backup Exec
5 4 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (34.38%) Symantec
4 9 (28.13%) McAfee
4 9 (28.13%) Sophos
4 9 (28.13%) Citrix
5 7 (21.88%) HP
6 6 (18.75%) Altiris
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle