The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 394 371 317
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -54
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 220 231 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.42% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 4.06% 4.47% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 147 160
Average daily rate
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£350 £377 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.03% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £257 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
- -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £95.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.50% +323.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5417 5166 4554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.71% 9.48% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2680 2197
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 610 631
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
England -22 198 £350 -10.25% 50
London -40 68 £363 -9.37% 16
South East +3 51 £323 -19.37% 4
Hampshire +15 24 £354 -12.85%
East of England +15 24 £398 -0.62% 7
North West -16 23 £230 -25.80% 4
Scotland +4 17 £363 +36.79% 1
Hertfordshire - 14 £375 - 2
East Midlands +5 11 £435 +24.28% 1
South West 0 10 £290 -27.50% 5
Farnborough -1 10 £350 -18.12%
City of London -14 10 £381 +0.32% 7
Manchester -7 9 £413 +3.12% 4
Croydon -10 9 £350 -20.00% 1
Surrey +5 8 £306 +2.08% 2
Lancashire +5 8 £220 -23.47%
Blackpool - 8 £220 -
Hook - 8 £360 -
Berkshire -9 7 £350 -21.34% 1
West Yorkshire -14 7 £375 +15.38% 4
Yorkshire -17 7 £375 +15.38% 5
Edinburgh +9 6 £331 +145.37%
Renfrewshire -3 6 £388 +19.78%
Erskine -4 6 £388 +19.78%
Oxfordshire -13 6 £230 -
Derbyshire - 6 £436 - 1
Bristol +9 5 £280 -20.00% 2
Essex +2 5 £420 -1.17% 2
Leeds -18 5 £375 +3.44% 2
Oxford - 5 £230 -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 434 (99.31%) VMware
2 359 (82.15%) Windows
3 273 (62.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 225 (51.49%) Microsoft
5 220 (50.34%) Active Directory
6 210 (48.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 179 (40.96%) Citrix
8 177 (40.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 134 (30.66%) SAN
10 114 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 106 (24.26%) SQL
11 106 (24.26%) MS Exchange
12 103 (23.57%) Cisco
13 99 (22.65%) HP
14 98 (22.43%) DNS
15 97 (22.20%) Finance
16 95 (21.74%) Clustering
17 86 (19.68%) vSphere
18 85 (19.45%) Hyper-V
19 83 (18.99%) Linux
20 79 (18.08%) Migration
21 78 (17.85%) SQL Server
21 78 (17.85%) Security Cleared
22 69 (15.79%) Firewall
23 68 (15.56%) IIS
24 66 (15.10%) SC Cleared
25 64 (14.65%) PowerShell
25 64 (14.65%) Configuration Management
26 63 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
26 63 (14.42%) Windows 7

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 106 (24.26%) MS Exchange
2 68 (15.56%) IIS
3 43 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (8.24%) SharePoint
5 28 (6.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 27 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (3.66%) Apache
10 15 (3.43%) Lync
11 10 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2000
13 7 (1.60%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 59 (13.50%) MS Excel
2 37 (8.47%) MS Office
3 5 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.92%) MS Project
5 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.97%) Office 365
2 10 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.69%) IaaS
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.23%) GitHub
6 1 (0.23%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (30.66%) SAN
2 98 (22.43%) DNS
3 69 (15.79%) Firewall
4 60 (13.73%) DHCP
5 53 (12.13%) NAS
6 46 (10.53%) WAN
6 46 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 39 (8.92%) LAN
8 37 (8.47%) iSCSI
9 27 (6.18%) Internet
10 25 (5.72%) Fibre Channel
11 21 (4.81%) VPN
12 18 (4.12%) IPsec
13 14 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (2.97%) VoIP
15 12 (2.75%) EIGRP
15 12 (2.75%) BGP
15 12 (2.75%) OSPF
16 11 (2.52%) MPLS
17 10 (2.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (17.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.29%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.69%) MS Access
8 2 (0.46%) MySQL
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 21 (4.81%) WinRunner
1 21 (4.81%) TestDirector
1 21 (4.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (2.29%) MSI
3 9 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.60%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.46%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.46%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.46%) Subversion
6 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.46%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.23%) Hudson
7 1 (0.23%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.23%) JIRA
7 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
General
1 97 (22.20%) Finance
2 16 (3.66%) Banking
3 13 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.29%) Legal
6 5 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.69%) Law
7 3 (0.69%) Back Office
8 2 (0.46%) Games
8 2 (0.46%) Military
8 2 (0.46%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.46%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 75 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 61 (13.96%) Analyst
3 47 (10.76%) Architect
4 26 (5.95%) Server Engineer
4 26 (5.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 25 (5.72%) Administrator
5 25 (5.72%) Consultant
5 25 (5.72%) Support Engineer
6 23 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
8 18 (4.12%) Support Analyst
8 18 (4.12%) Technical Architect
8 18 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (4.12%) Test Engineer
9 17 (3.89%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (3.43%) VMware Engineer
10 15 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (2.97%) Citrix Engineer
12 12 (2.75%) Test Analyst
12 12 (2.75%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.83%) Web Services
2 7 (1.60%) .NET
3 6 (1.37%) Middleware
4 4 (0.92%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.69%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.69%) XML
6 2 (0.46%) Flash
6 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.46%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.23%) REST
7 1 (0.23%) Ajax
7 1 (0.23%) jQuery
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.23%) CSS
7 1 (0.23%) J2EE
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.23%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 95 (21.74%) Clustering
2 37 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.86%) Replication
4 24 (5.49%) PDA
5 15 (3.43%) Celerra
5 15 (3.43%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.60%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.60%) EqualLogic
7 7 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.37%) CLARiiON
8 6 (1.37%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.37%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.14%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.92%) Open Source
10 4 (0.92%) Taxonomies
10 4 (0.92%) IBM XIV
11 3 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 359 (82.15%) Windows
2 210 (48.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 177 (40.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 114 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (18.99%) Linux
6 63 (14.42%) Windows 7
7 60 (13.73%) Windows XP
8 57 (13.04%) UNIX
9 35 (8.01%) AIX
10 30 (6.86%) Solaris
11 29 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (2.75%) Windows 2000
13 11 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.60%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.92%) HPUX
16 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.69%) CentOS
17 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (18.08%) Migration
2 64 (14.65%) Configuration Management
3 48 (10.98%) ITIL
4 47 (10.76%) Change Management
5 41 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (6.18%) Test Scripting
7 26 (5.95%) Change Control
8 24 (5.49%) Test Automation
9 21 (4.81%) Software Testing
10 20 (4.58%) Mentoring
11 17 (3.89%) Performance Monitoring
11 17 (3.89%) Data Migration
11 17 (3.89%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (3.43%) Project Management
14 13 (2.97%) Asset Management
14 13 (2.97%) Service Delivery
14 13 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (2.52%) Workflow
15 11 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 106 (24.26%) SQL
2 64 (14.65%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.52%) Perl
4 10 (2.29%) VBScript
5 9 (2.06%) VB
5 9 (2.06%) Java
6 7 (1.60%) Ruby
6 7 (1.60%) Python
7 6 (1.37%) C
8 5 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.69%) Bourne shell
9 3 (0.69%) C-shell
9 3 (0.69%) REXX
9 3 (0.69%) C#
10 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.46%) Tcl
10 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.46%) R
11 1 (0.23%) Go
11 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (17.85%) Security Cleared
2 66 (15.10%) SC Cleared
3 63 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (13.27%) MCSE
5 30 (6.86%) MCSA
6 29 (6.64%) MCITP
7 25 (5.72%) ISTQB
8 24 (5.49%) Degree
9 21 (4.81%) MCP
9 21 (4.81%) MCTS
10 17 (3.89%) DV Cleared
11 16 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (1.60%) ISEB
13 7 (1.60%) CCNA
14 4 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.92%) MCSM
15 3 (0.69%) CCNP
16 2 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.72%) SLA
2 5 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
System Software
1 273 (62.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 220 (50.34%) Active Directory
3 86 (19.68%) vSphere
4 85 (19.45%) Hyper-V
5 52 (11.90%) XenApp
6 36 (8.24%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (5.95%) XenDesktop
7 26 (5.95%) Terminal Services
8 19 (4.35%) NFS
9 11 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 11 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (2.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 8 (1.83%) VMware Server
11 8 (1.83%) vCloud
12 7 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.37%) ISA Server
13 6 (1.37%) XenServer
14 5 (1.14%) BitLocker
14 5 (1.14%) Xen
14 5 (1.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 51 (11.67%) SCCM
2 29 (6.64%) McAfee ePO
3 22 (5.03%) Netcool
4 21 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (3.89%) NetBackup
6 15 (3.43%) Nagios
7 14 (3.20%) Tivoli
8 13 (2.97%) SCOM
9 12 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.52%) WSUS
10 11 (2.52%) ARCserve
10 11 (2.52%) Backup Exec
10 11 (2.52%) Icinga
11 10 (2.29%) HP SIM
11 10 (2.29%) BladeLogic
12 8 (1.83%) Puppet
12 8 (1.83%) vMotion
13 7 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 6 (1.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 6 (1.37%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 434 (99.31%) VMware
2 225 (51.49%) Microsoft
3 179 (40.96%) Citrix
4 103 (23.57%) Cisco
5 99 (22.65%) HP
6 60 (13.73%) NetApp
7 52 (11.90%) EMC
8 43 (9.84%) Oracle
9 42 (9.61%) McAfee
10 40 (9.15%) Red Hat
11 39 (8.92%) IBM
12 33 (7.55%) Veritas
13 27 (6.18%) Dell
13 27 (6.18%) 3PAR
14 23 (5.26%) Symantec
15 22 (5.03%) CheckPoint
16 18 (4.12%) F5
17 17 (3.89%) Brocade
18 13 (2.97%) SolarWinds
19 12 (2.75%) CA
Coventry
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Rate: Attractive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Ipsus Technologies Ltd
Rate: Negotiable depending on expereince
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500pd - £550pd
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago