The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 351 341 300
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -41
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 259 229 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 4.93% 5.23% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 128 204
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.08% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 10
Average hourly rate £95.25 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+323.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £16.15 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.05 £22.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +2.27%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5258 4380 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.16% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2115 2310
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 625 569
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 17 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -12 246 £400 +14.28% 84
London -9 130 £410 +9.33% 31
South East -32 36 £400 +14.28% 13
City of London -2 33 £400 - 6
East of England -26 23 £425 +21.42% 5
Croydon - 17 £438 -
North West -10 15 £310 +18.09% 4
South West -28 15 £400 +3.35% 17
Yorkshire -1 14 £325 +19.37% 11
Hampshire +7 12 £400 - 4
Scotland -12 11 £294 -11.39% 1
Berkshire -19 11 £440 +32.33% 6
Essex - 11 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire -19 9 £325 +33.19% 9
Renfrewshire +3 8 £329 -1.71%
Cambridgeshire -21 7 £338 -3.57% 2
Lancashire - 7 £288 -
Leeds -13 6 £363 +3.57% 8
Cheshire -9 5 - - 2
Chester -12 5 - -
North East -23 5 £239 - 1
Buckinghamshire -27 5 £300 +50.00%
Dorset - 5 £421 - 3
Bournemouth - 5 £421 - 1
Suffolk -1 4 £338 -
Gloucestershire -4 4 £328 -16.77% 1
Surrey -8 4 £264 -21.26% 1
Bracknell -8 4 £300 - 1
West Midlands -20 4 £400 +52.38% 1
Milton Keynes -20 4 - -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 502 (94.72%) VMware
2 400 (75.47%) Windows
3 319 (60.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 220 (41.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 202 (38.11%) Active Directory
6 199 (37.55%) Microsoft
7 182 (34.34%) Linux
8 176 (33.21%) Citrix
8 176 (33.21%) SAN
9 170 (32.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 133 (25.09%) DNS
11 132 (24.91%) HP
12 123 (23.21%) Cisco
13 122 (23.02%) vSphere
14 117 (22.08%) MS Exchange
15 114 (21.51%) Oracle
16 112 (21.13%) ITIL
17 105 (19.81%) SQL
18 100 (18.87%) UNIX
19 97 (18.30%) Finance
20 94 (17.74%) Clustering
21 91 (17.17%) DHCP
22 89 (16.79%) NetApp
22 89 (16.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 77 (14.53%) PowerShell
23 77 (14.53%) Security Cleared
24 76 (14.34%) SQL Server
25 75 (14.15%) MS Excel
26 74 (13.96%) Firewall
26 74 (13.96%) Disaster Recovery

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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
1 117 (22.08%) MS Exchange
2 63 (11.89%) IIS
3 61 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (8.30%) SharePoint
5 41 (7.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 40 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (3.40%) Apache
9 16 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (3.02%) Lync
10 15 (2.83%) Tomcat
11 12 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (2.08%) WebLogic
12 11 (2.08%) Documentum
13 8 (1.51%) Oracle Application Server
14 7 (1.32%) CMS
14 7 (1.32%) Confluence
14 7 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.75%) Node.js
15 4 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 75 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.23%) MS Office
3 4 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) MS Project
4 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.57%) Magento
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.32%) Office 365
3 4 (0.75%) SaaS
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 176 (33.21%) SAN
2 133 (25.09%) DNS
3 91 (17.17%) DHCP
4 74 (13.96%) Firewall
5 53 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 46 (8.68%) WAN
7 45 (8.49%) LAN
8 44 (8.30%) NAS
9 26 (4.91%) SMTP
9 26 (4.91%) VPN
10 25 (4.72%) iSCSI
11 19 (3.58%) Fibre Channel
12 18 (3.40%) VoIP
13 17 (3.21%) VLAN
14 16 (3.02%) NetScaler
15 13 (2.45%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (2.26%) Network Security
16 12 (2.26%) OSPF
17 11 (2.08%) Wireless
17 11 (2.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.34%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.04%) Oracle Database
3 26 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (1.89%) MySQL
8 7 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.13%) EDRMS
9 6 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (1.13%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.13%) SAP HANA
10 5 (0.94%) Big Data
10 5 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (0.94%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.75%) MS Access
11 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (1.70%) Hudson
1 9 (1.70%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.13%) Bitbucket
2 6 (1.13%) ClearQuest
3 5 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.75%) Subversion
4 4 (0.75%) Maven
4 4 (0.75%) Ant
4 4 (0.75%) WinRunner
4 4 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.57%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.57%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.57%) JIRA
6 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.38%) Toad
7 1 (0.19%) JUnit
7 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.19%) MSBuild
General
1 97 (18.30%) Finance
2 32 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 30 (5.66%) Banking
4 12 (2.26%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.89%) Back Office
6 9 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.32%) Legal
8 5 (0.94%) Marketing
8 5 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.75%) Publishing
9 4 (0.75%) Military
10 3 (0.57%) Advertising
10 3 (0.57%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Retail
12 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (13.02%) Architect
2 64 (12.08%) Administrator
3 58 (10.94%) Analyst
4 53 (10.00%) Consultant
5 40 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 39 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
8 33 (6.23%) Support Engineer
9 32 (6.04%) Systems Administrator
10 30 (5.66%) Wintel Engineer
11 24 (4.53%) Server Engineer
12 19 (3.58%) Capacity Analyst
12 19 (3.58%) Capacity Management Analyst
13 17 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
14 16 (3.02%) Developer
14 16 (3.02%) Support Analyst
15 15 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
15 15 (2.83%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 14 (2.64%) Citrix Engineer
16 14 (2.64%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.30%) Middleware
2 20 (3.77%) J2EE
3 19 (3.58%) Oracle Fusion
4 17 (3.21%) Web Services
5 15 (2.83%) .NET
6 8 (1.51%) CSS
7 5 (0.94%) jQuery
7 5 (0.94%) HTML
7 5 (0.94%) Ajax
8 3 (0.57%) ADO
9 2 (0.38%) LAMP
10 1 (0.19%) Xerces
10 1 (0.19%) Xalan
10 1 (0.19%) XMPP
10 1 (0.19%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.19%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.19%) XML
10 1 (0.19%) CORBA
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 94 (17.74%) Clustering
2 38 (7.17%) Blackberry
3 35 (6.60%) Replication
4 20 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.58%) CLARiiON
6 16 (3.02%) AS400
7 14 (2.64%) Thin Client
7 14 (2.64%) Fat Client
8 12 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.26%) Firmware
8 12 (2.26%) EqualLogic
9 11 (2.08%) iSeries
10 9 (1.70%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.51%) HACMP
12 6 (1.13%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.94%) NHS
13 5 (0.94%) Wiki
13 5 (0.94%) Social Network
13 5 (0.94%) FlexPod
14 4 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 400 (75.47%) Windows
2 220 (41.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 182 (34.34%) Linux
4 170 (32.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 100 (18.87%) UNIX
6 89 (16.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 71 (13.40%) Solaris
8 56 (10.57%) AIX
9 50 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (8.87%) Windows 7
11 29 (5.47%) Windows XP
12 21 (3.96%) HPUX
13 20 (3.77%) SUSE
14 16 (3.02%) Windows 2000
15 15 (2.83%) Windows 2000 Server
16 14 (2.64%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (2.45%) VMS
18 12 (2.26%) CentOS
19 11 (2.08%) Windows 8
20 5 (0.94%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (21.13%) ITIL
2 74 (13.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 56 (10.57%) Migration
4 43 (8.11%) Change Control
5 38 (7.17%) Capacity Management
6 31 (5.85%) Configuration Management
7 29 (5.47%) Change Management
8 28 (5.28%) Service Delivery
8 28 (5.28%) Capacity Planning
9 24 (4.53%) Project Management
10 23 (4.34%) Service Management
10 23 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
12 19 (3.58%) Server Monitoring
12 19 (3.58%) Release Management
13 18 (3.40%) Enterprise Architecture
13 18 (3.40%) Requirements Analysis
14 17 (3.21%) MODAF
14 17 (3.21%) Zachman Framework
14 17 (3.21%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 105 (19.81%) SQL
2 77 (14.53%) PowerShell
3 49 (9.25%) VB
4 32 (6.04%) Perl
5 25 (4.72%) Java
6 20 (3.77%) C
7 16 (3.02%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.08%) Ruby
8 11 (2.08%) VBScript
8 11 (2.08%) Python
8 11 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.51%) Korn
10 6 (1.13%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.94%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.94%) sed
11 5 (0.94%) AWK
12 4 (0.75%) PHP
13 3 (0.57%) C#
14 2 (0.38%) C-shell
15 1 (0.19%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 77 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 65 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (11.70%) MCSE
4 56 (10.57%) SC Cleared
5 45 (8.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (4.91%) DV Cleared
7 23 (4.34%) Degree
8 21 (3.96%) MCITP
9 18 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (3.02%) MCSA
11 15 (2.83%) OCP
11 15 (2.83%) Oracle Certification
12 13 (2.45%) OCA
12 13 (2.45%) CCNA
13 11 (2.08%) VCAP
14 10 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.70%) MCP
16 8 (1.51%) MCTS
17 6 (1.13%) RHCE
17 6 (1.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.17%) SLA
2 9 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.38%) QA
4 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 319 (60.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 202 (38.11%) Active Directory
3 122 (23.02%) vSphere
4 74 (13.96%) VMware ESXi
5 72 (13.58%) XenApp
6 36 (6.79%) Hyper-V
7 29 (5.47%) XenDesktop
8 24 (4.53%) ISA Server
8 24 (4.53%) Oracle RAC
8 24 (4.53%) vCloud
9 23 (4.34%) NFS
10 20 (3.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 17 (3.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (2.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 13 (2.45%) XenServer
13 13 (2.45%) Xen
14 9 (1.70%) KVM
14 9 (1.70%) PowerHA
15 8 (1.51%) VMware Server
15 8 (1.51%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 42 (7.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 36 (6.79%) Tivoli
3 31 (5.85%) NetBackup
3 31 (5.85%) SCCM
4 23 (4.34%) SCOM
4 23 (4.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 20 (3.77%) Backup Exec
6 19 (3.58%) MAILsweeper
7 17 (3.21%) BladeLogic
8 16 (3.02%) HP SIM
9 12 (2.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 11 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (2.08%) Nagios
10 11 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 9 (1.70%) WSUS
12 8 (1.51%) Puppet
13 7 (1.32%) OpenNMS
13 7 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (1.32%) Cacti
Vendors
1 502 (94.72%) VMware
2 199 (37.55%) Microsoft
3 176 (33.21%) Citrix
4 132 (24.91%) HP
5 123 (23.21%) Cisco
6 114 (21.51%) Oracle
7 89 (16.79%) NetApp
8 72 (13.58%) Red Hat
9 70 (13.21%) Symantec
10 69 (13.02%) EMC
11 60 (11.32%) IBM
12 33 (6.23%) Veritas
13 32 (6.04%) Dell
14 24 (4.53%) BMC
14 24 (4.53%) Open Text
15 22 (4.15%) Sun
16 20 (3.77%) Websense
17 18 (3.40%) AppSense
17 18 (3.40%) RightFax
18 17 (3.21%) Clearswift
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