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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 124 140 117
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 20 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.22% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 6.13% 2.36% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 7
Average daily rate £350 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £355 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £589 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £358 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
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
326 297 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.84% 9.30% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 141 97
Average daily rate £335 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 39
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £10.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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
Wiltshire +7 11 £363 +2.11%
Bristol 0 5 £235 -50.52%
Dorset - 3 - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (82.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (82.76%) Windows
3 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
3 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (68.97%) Windows Server
4 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
6 15 (51.72%) vSphere
6 15 (51.72%) PowerShell
7 14 (48.28%) ITIL
8 12 (41.38%) MS Exchange
8 12 (41.38%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (34.48%) DNS
9 10 (34.48%) Cisco
9 10 (34.48%) XenApp
9 10 (34.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (31.03%) Migration
10 9 (31.03%) NetApp
10 9 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
11 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (27.59%) Symantec
11 8 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (27.59%) DHCP
11 8 (27.59%) Citrix
11 8 (27.59%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 12 (41.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (13.79%) Lync
5 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.45%) IIS
6 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 8 (27.59%) DHCP
3 6 (20.69%) Firewall
4 5 (17.24%) LAN
4 5 (17.24%) WAN
5 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
5 4 (13.79%) NAS
5 4 (13.79%) SAN
6 3 (10.34%) VPN
7 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.45%) MPLS
8 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.45%) Skype
8 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.45%) VLAN
8 1 (3.45%) VoIP
8 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) DTS
General
1 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Server Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Server Support
2 4 (13.79%) Server Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) IT Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Senior IT Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
1 3 (10.34%) WCF
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Fat Client
2 5 (17.24%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.90%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows Server
2 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
6 7 (24.14%) Linux
7 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) Migration
3 8 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.79%) Data Security
4 4 (13.79%) Patch Management
4 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
4 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Web Development
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
2 4 (13.79%) Perl
2 4 (13.79%) VBScript
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (27.59%) MCSA
2 8 (27.59%) MCSE
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) CCNP
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (82.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
3 15 (51.72%) vSphere
4 12 (41.38%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (34.48%) XenApp
6 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (6.90%) BitLocker
8 2 (6.90%) vCloud
9 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (3.45%) Firmware
9 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
9 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
9 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) WSUS
2 4 (13.79%) SCCM
3 2 (6.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.90%) vMotion
4 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) Cisco
4 9 (31.03%) NetApp
5 8 (27.59%) Citrix
5 8 (27.59%) Symantec
6 6 (20.69%) Sophos
7 4 (13.79%) AppSense
7 4 (13.79%) CA
7 4 (13.79%) Wyse
8 3 (10.34%) HP
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle
8 3 (10.34%) Sun
8 3 (10.34%) Websense
9 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
9 2 (6.90%) EMC
9 2 (6.90%) Polycom
10 1 (3.45%) Google
10 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
10 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds