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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 363 313 289
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -24
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 227 268 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.55% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 4.64% 5.67% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 163 143
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £348
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 20
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%

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
4895 4726 4233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2440 1966
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 550 754
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -86 184 £375 +3.44% 60
London -42 94 £400 - 28
Scotland +21 32 £350 -17.64% 5
South East -37 31 £335 +28.84% 10
East of England -2 16 £180 -50.34% 4
North West -2 12 £500 +81.81% 2
Milton Keynes - 12 £175 -
Buckinghamshire - 12 £175 -
Hampshire -24 11 £448 +70.47% 4
Yorkshire -4 10 £283 -14.39% 7
City of London -13 10 £410 +0.36% 5
West Yorkshire +5 9 £283 -14.39% 5
Hertfordshire +5 8 - - 1
North East -8 8 £300 -6.97% 1
Essex -4 7 £180 -57.64%
South Wales - 7 £450 - 1
Wales - 7 £450 - 1
East Midlands +7 6 £400 +4.91% 1
Leeds -8 6 £355 +20.33% 3
South West -28 5 £475 +72.72% 5
Watford - 5 - -
Derbyshire +24 4 £400 +13.96%
Manchester -3 4 £325 +18.18%
Berkshire -3 4 £300 -11.76% 2
Glasgow -3 4 £225 -47.05% 3
Derby +11 3 £400 +13.96%
Bristol -3 3 £475 +1.06% 2
Brentwood -5 3 £180 -57.64%
Edinburgh - 3 £500 - 2
Surrey -13 2 £230 -8.00% 2

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 499 (99.01%) VMware
2 396 (78.57%) Windows
3 314 (62.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 273 (54.17%) Active Directory
5 242 (48.02%) Microsoft
6 209 (41.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 191 (37.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 189 (37.50%) Citrix
9 150 (29.76%) SAN
10 134 (26.59%) Linux
11 130 (25.79%) Clustering
12 124 (24.60%) MS Exchange
13 111 (22.02%) DNS
13 111 (22.02%) Finance
14 109 (21.63%) HP
15 101 (20.04%) SQL Server
16 100 (19.84%) vSphere
16 100 (19.84%) Windows Server 2012
17 91 (18.06%) SQL
18 89 (17.66%) Security Cleared
19 87 (17.26%) Cisco
20 83 (16.47%) DHCP
21 82 (16.27%) UNIX
22 79 (15.67%) Firewall
22 79 (15.67%) SC Cleared
23 78 (15.48%) MS Excel
24 77 (15.28%) NAS
25 70 (13.89%) IIS
26 69 (13.69%) IBM
27 68 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 124 (24.60%) MS Exchange
2 70 (13.89%) IIS
3 58 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 31 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (5.75%) WebLogic
7 27 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 26 (5.16%) SharePoint
9 16 (3.17%) Apache
10 14 (2.78%) WebSphere
11 13 (2.58%) Lync
12 11 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (2.18%) Tomcat
13 8 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2000
13 8 (1.59%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (1.39%) JBoss
15 6 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (1.19%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 78 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 39 (7.74%) MS Office
3 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.40%) Maximo
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.59%) SaaS
4 3 (0.60%) Office 365
5 2 (0.40%) PaaS
5 2 (0.40%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 150 (29.76%) SAN
2 111 (22.02%) DNS
3 83 (16.47%) DHCP
4 79 (15.67%) Firewall
5 77 (15.28%) NAS
6 50 (9.92%) TCP/IP
7 40 (7.94%) iSCSI
8 34 (6.75%) WAN
9 29 (5.75%) Internet
10 26 (5.16%) Fibre Channel
11 25 (4.96%) LAN
11 25 (4.96%) VPN
12 17 (3.37%) Network Security
13 16 (3.17%) IPsec
14 13 (2.58%) FTP
14 13 (2.58%) SSL
15 11 (2.18%) VoIP
15 11 (2.18%) SMTP
15 11 (2.18%) BIG-IP
16 10 (1.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (20.04%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (2.78%) MySQL
6 13 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (2.18%) Oracle Exadata
8 10 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (1.98%) Oracle OWB
8 10 (1.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 9 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.99%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.60%) MS Access
14 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (3.17%) MSI
2 13 (2.58%) WinRunner
2 13 (2.58%) TestDirector
2 13 (2.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (1.19%) JIRA
5 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 111 (22.02%) Finance
2 22 (4.37%) Banking
3 17 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.39%) Back Office
5 7 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.19%) Legal
7 5 (0.99%) Military
7 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.60%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) French Language
9 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.40%) Advertising
9 2 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (14.29%) Analyst
2 53 (10.52%) Administrator
3 43 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (7.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 33 (6.55%) Architect
6 28 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
7 26 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
8 25 (4.96%) Consultant
9 23 (4.56%) Wintel Engineer
10 22 (4.37%) VMware Engineer
11 21 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 21 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (3.97%) Server Engineer
13 17 (3.37%) Support Engineer
13 17 (3.37%) Technical Leader
13 17 (3.37%) Citrix Engineer
14 15 (2.98%) Windows Systems Administrator
15 13 (2.58%) Test Engineer
16 12 (2.38%) Support Analyst
16 12 (2.38%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.97%) Middleware
2 11 (2.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (2.18%) CSS
3 10 (1.98%) Ajax
3 10 (1.98%) jQuery
3 10 (1.98%) HTML
4 8 (1.59%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.39%) Web Services
6 6 (1.19%) .NET
6 6 (1.19%) LAMP
7 5 (0.99%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.60%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.40%) YAML
9 2 (0.40%) Flash
10 1 (0.20%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 130 (25.79%) Clustering
2 43 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (7.74%) Replication
4 18 (3.57%) PDA
4 18 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.58%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.79%) HACMP
8 9 (1.79%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.79%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.59%) Open Source
9 8 (1.59%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.39%) Celerra
11 5 (0.99%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.99%) Wiki
12 4 (0.79%) AS400
12 4 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.60%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 396 (78.57%) Windows
2 209 (41.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 191 (37.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 134 (26.59%) Linux
5 100 (19.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (16.27%) UNIX
7 65 (12.90%) Windows XP
8 48 (9.52%) Windows 7
9 34 (6.75%) AIX
10 30 (5.95%) Windows 2000
11 29 (5.75%) Solaris
12 27 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
14 18 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 17 (3.37%) Windows NT
16 11 (2.18%) Windows 8
17 7 (1.39%) CentOS
18 5 (0.99%) SUSE
18 5 (0.99%) HPUX
19 4 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (13.49%) Configuration Management
2 66 (13.10%) Disaster Recovery
3 61 (12.10%) ITIL
4 45 (8.93%) Migration
5 38 (7.54%) Change Management
6 26 (5.16%) DevOps
7 25 (4.96%) High Availability
7 25 (4.96%) Change Control
8 23 (4.56%) Test Scripting
9 21 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
9 21 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
10 20 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
10 20 (3.97%) Project Management
11 17 (3.37%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (3.37%) Asset Management
12 16 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
12 16 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (2.78%) Test Automation
13 14 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (18.06%) SQL
2 58 (11.51%) PowerShell
3 37 (7.34%) Perl
4 22 (4.37%) VB
5 21 (4.17%) Python
6 19 (3.77%) Ruby
7 18 (3.57%) VBScript
7 18 (3.57%) Java
8 15 (2.98%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.58%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.98%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.98%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.39%) C
12 4 (0.79%) C#
12 4 (0.79%) PHP
13 2 (0.40%) C++
14 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.20%) REXX
14 1 (0.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 89 (17.66%) Security Cleared
2 79 (15.67%) SC Cleared
3 68 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (12.90%) MCSE
5 41 (8.13%) Degree
6 27 (5.36%) MCITP
7 22 (4.37%) MCSA
8 21 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (2.98%) MCP
9 15 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.98%) ISTQB
10 14 (2.78%) DV Cleared
10 14 (2.78%) CCNA
11 13 (2.58%) MCTS
12 8 (1.59%) RHCE
12 8 (1.59%) ISEB
13 6 (1.19%) RHCT
13 6 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.79%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.35%) SLA
2 13 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.79%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 314 (62.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 273 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 100 (19.84%) vSphere
4 64 (12.70%) XenApp
5 52 (10.32%) Hyper-V
6 42 (8.33%) Terminal Services
7 40 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (6.15%) XenDesktop
9 24 (4.76%) NFS
10 21 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
10 21 (4.17%) vCloud
11 15 (2.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 14 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (2.38%) ISA Server
13 12 (2.38%) PowerHA
14 8 (1.59%) XenServer
14 8 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (1.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 7 (1.39%) VMware Server
16 6 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 64 (12.70%) SCCM
2 46 (9.13%) SCOM
3 42 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 32 (6.35%) Backup Exec
5 24 (4.76%) Puppet
6 21 (4.17%) BladeLogic
7 19 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
7 19 (3.77%) HP SIM
8 18 (3.57%) Tivoli
9 17 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (3.37%) SELinux
10 14 (2.78%) Netcool
11 13 (2.58%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 12 (2.38%) WSUS
13 11 (2.18%) Nagios
13 11 (2.18%) ARCserve
13 11 (2.18%) MIMEsweeper
13 11 (2.18%) MAILsweeper
14 9 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 499 (99.01%) VMware
2 242 (48.02%) Microsoft
3 189 (37.50%) Citrix
4 109 (21.63%) HP
5 87 (17.26%) Cisco
6 69 (13.69%) IBM
7 65 (12.90%) NetApp
7 65 (12.90%) EMC
8 58 (11.51%) Oracle
9 51 (10.12%) Symantec
10 50 (9.92%) Red Hat
11 34 (6.75%) Dell
12 31 (6.15%) McAfee
13 30 (5.95%) Veritas
14 23 (4.56%) F5
15 20 (3.97%) Intel
16 18 (3.57%) 3PAR
16 18 (3.57%) BMC
17 17 (3.37%) CheckPoint
18 12 (2.38%) Juniper
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