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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 368 394 290
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -104
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 262 210 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.40% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 4.74% 4.06% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 130 181
Average daily rate
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£364 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £340
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -9.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.81 £26.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -25.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.81 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -23.06%

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
5533 5171 4839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.91% 9.77% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3149 2818 2370
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 605 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(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
England +11 251 £365 +4.28% 47
London -2 92 £388 -11.42% 14
South East +11 62 £350 +7.69% 12
Hampshire +16 27 £399 +15.59% 2
City of London -4 24 £413 +10.00% 4
North West -20 23 £290 -3.33% 3
East Midlands +6 19 £415 +18.57%
Derbyshire - 17 £415 -
East of England +6 15 £420 +5.00% 4
South West -12 15 £280 -21.12% 3
Derby - 15 £422 -
Croydon -4 11 £325 -22.38% 1
Surrey -5 11 £275 -8.33% 1
West Midlands +7 10 £388 +40.90% 6
West Yorkshire -14 10 £395 +12.05% 4
Yorkshire -17 10 £395 +39.20% 4
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £295 -1.66%
Hook +5 8 £361 +19.85%
Scotland +2 8 £290 +3.57% 1
Leeds -22 8 £375 +6.38% 3
Milton Keynes +2 7 - -
Merseyside -10 7 - -
Coventry - 7 £425 - 1
Farnborough +3 6 £350 -18.12% 1
Hertfordshire -7 6 £310 -22.50% 2
Berkshire +11 5 £275 -38.88% 2
Chester -5 5 £375 +20.96%
Cheshire -8 5 £375 +20.96%
Kent - 5 £450 - 4
Bristol - 5 £285 - 2

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 483 (99.79%) VMware
2 396 (81.82%) Windows
3 265 (54.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 249 (51.45%) Active Directory
5 232 (47.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 222 (45.87%) Microsoft
7 202 (41.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 176 (36.36%) Citrix
9 144 (29.75%) SAN
10 125 (25.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 118 (24.38%) Cisco
12 113 (23.35%) HP
12 113 (23.35%) vSphere
13 111 (22.93%) DNS
14 110 (22.73%) Finance
15 101 (20.87%) MS Exchange
16 99 (20.45%) Linux
17 97 (20.04%) Migration
18 93 (19.21%) SQL
19 91 (18.80%) SQL Server
20 83 (17.15%) IIS
20 83 (17.15%) Data Centre
21 80 (16.53%) Clustering
22 75 (15.50%) UNIX
22 75 (15.50%) PowerShell
23 74 (15.29%) Hyper-V
24 73 (15.08%) XenApp
24 73 (15.08%) Security Cleared
25 72 (14.88%) ITIL
26 69 (14.26%) Red Hat

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 101 (20.87%) MS Exchange
2 83 (17.15%) IIS
3 54 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (7.85%) SharePoint
5 29 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (4.75%) Apache
7 22 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (4.34%) Lync
9 20 (4.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (2.89%) Tomcat
12 13 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.24%) Node.js
13 6 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
15 3 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
15 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 63 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 45 (9.30%) MS Office
3 6 (1.24%) MS Project
3 6 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.21%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.48%) Office 365
4 6 (1.24%) IaaS
5 5 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.41%) SaaS
6 2 (0.41%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 144 (29.75%) SAN
2 111 (22.93%) DNS
3 68 (14.05%) Firewall
4 66 (13.64%) DHCP
5 55 (11.36%) TCP/IP
5 55 (11.36%) WAN
6 48 (9.92%) LAN
7 47 (9.71%) NAS
8 33 (6.82%) iSCSI
9 29 (5.99%) Internet
10 24 (4.96%) Fibre Channel
11 18 (3.72%) VPN
12 15 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (2.69%) OSPF
13 13 (2.69%) BGP
13 13 (2.69%) EIGRP
14 12 (2.48%) Wireless
14 12 (2.48%) MPLS
15 10 (2.07%) LDAP
16 8 (1.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.03%) MySQL
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle Discoverer
9 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (2.69%) WinRunner
1 13 (2.69%) TestDirector
1 13 (2.69%) HP UFT
2 12 (2.48%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.86%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.86%) Hudson
4 7 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.24%) JIRA
6 5 (1.03%) ClearCase
6 5 (1.03%) MSI
6 5 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.62%) FishEye
7 3 (0.62%) Subversion
7 3 (0.62%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.41%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.41%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.41%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
General
1 110 (22.73%) Finance
2 32 (6.61%) Banking
3 23 (4.75%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.86%) Legal
4 9 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.65%) Back Office
6 6 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.83%) Law
7 4 (0.83%) Marketing
7 4 (0.83%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.62%) Electronics
8 3 (0.62%) Games
9 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.41%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (17.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (13.22%) Architect
3 58 (11.98%) Analyst
4 33 (6.82%) Support Engineer
4 33 (6.82%) Administrator
5 31 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
6 30 (6.20%) Consultant
7 28 (5.79%) Server Engineer
8 25 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
9 23 (4.75%) Infrastructure Architect
10 21 (4.34%) Support Analyst
11 19 (3.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 17 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (3.31%) Technical Architect
13 16 (3.31%) Wintel Engineer
14 15 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (3.10%) Test Analyst
15 12 (2.48%) Technical Leader
16 11 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
17 10 (2.07%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.89%) Web Services
2 12 (2.48%) Middleware
3 8 (1.65%) .NET
4 7 (1.45%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.62%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.62%) WCF
5 3 (0.62%) Ajax
5 3 (0.62%) HTML
5 3 (0.62%) CSS
5 3 (0.62%) XML
5 3 (0.62%) jQuery
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.41%) REST
6 2 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.21%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.21%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.21%) Flash
7 1 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 83 (17.15%) Data Centre
2 80 (16.53%) Clustering
3 38 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.55%) Replication
5 20 (4.13%) Blackberry
6 17 (3.51%) Celerra
7 14 (2.89%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.69%) PDA
9 12 (2.48%) EMC VNX
10 10 (2.07%) CLARiiON
11 8 (1.65%) EqualLogic
12 6 (1.24%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.24%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.03%) Informatics
13 5 (1.03%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.83%) HP Storage
14 4 (0.83%) CMDB
14 4 (0.83%) Taxonomies
14 4 (0.83%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 396 (81.82%) Windows
2 232 (47.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 202 (41.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 125 (25.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 99 (20.45%) Linux
6 75 (15.50%) UNIX
7 60 (12.40%) Windows XP
8 49 (10.12%) Windows 7
9 43 (8.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (7.44%) AIX
11 32 (6.61%) Solaris
12 11 (2.27%) Windows 2000
13 10 (2.07%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.24%) CentOS
14 6 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.24%) SUSE
15 5 (1.03%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.03%) Windows NT
15 5 (1.03%) VMS
16 4 (0.83%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (20.04%) Migration
2 72 (14.88%) ITIL
3 55 (11.36%) Configuration Management
4 43 (8.88%) Change Management
5 42 (8.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 22 (4.55%) Data Migration
6 22 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 20 (4.13%) Requirements Analysis
8 19 (3.93%) Patch Management
8 19 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (3.93%) Change Control
9 17 (3.51%) Test Automation
10 16 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
10 16 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (3.31%) Performance Analysis
11 15 (3.10%) Service Delivery
12 14 (2.89%) Project Management
13 13 (2.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 93 (19.21%) SQL
2 75 (15.50%) PowerShell
3 26 (5.37%) Perl
4 16 (3.31%) VB
4 16 (3.31%) Shell Script
5 14 (2.89%) VBScript
6 10 (2.07%) Java
7 9 (1.86%) C
7 9 (1.86%) Python
8 6 (1.24%) Ruby
9 5 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.83%) C#
10 4 (0.83%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.62%) AWK
11 3 (0.62%) REXX
11 3 (0.62%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.62%) C-shell
11 3 (0.62%) sed
12 2 (0.41%) Go
Qualifications
1 73 (15.08%) Security Cleared
2 66 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (11.57%) MCSE
4 53 (10.95%) SC Cleared
5 25 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 24 (4.96%) MCITP
6 24 (4.96%) MCSA
7 22 (4.55%) Degree
8 21 (4.34%) ISTQB
8 21 (4.34%) MCP
9 18 (3.72%) DV Cleared
10 16 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (2.89%) MCTS
12 11 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.86%) ISEB
13 9 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (1.65%) CCNP
15 7 (1.45%) CCNA
16 5 (1.03%) CCIE
17 4 (0.83%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.02%) SLA
2 4 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.62%) QA
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 265 (54.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 249 (51.45%) Active Directory
3 113 (23.35%) vSphere
4 74 (15.29%) Hyper-V
5 73 (15.08%) XenApp
6 41 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (5.99%) XenDesktop
8 19 (3.93%) NFS
9 18 (3.72%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.86%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 9 (1.86%) Docker
12 8 (1.65%) vCloud
13 7 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (1.45%) ISA Server
13 7 (1.45%) Firmware
13 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.45%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.24%) Veritas File System
15 5 (1.03%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 56 (11.57%) SCCM
2 24 (4.96%) SCOM
3 23 (4.75%) McAfee ePO
4 18 (3.72%) Puppet
4 18 (3.72%) NetBackup
5 16 (3.31%) Tivoli
5 16 (3.31%) Nagios
6 15 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (2.89%) Netcool
7 14 (2.89%) Icinga
8 13 (2.69%) BladeLogic
8 13 (2.69%) WSUS
8 13 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (2.48%) Backup Exec
9 12 (2.48%) HP SIM
10 11 (2.27%) ARCserve
11 9 (1.86%) Unicenter
12 8 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (1.65%) vMotion
13 7 (1.45%) Opsview
Vendors
1 483 (99.79%) VMware
2 222 (45.87%) Microsoft
3 176 (36.36%) Citrix
4 118 (24.38%) Cisco
5 113 (23.35%) HP
6 69 (14.26%) Red Hat
7 66 (13.64%) EMC
8 55 (11.36%) Oracle
9 54 (11.16%) NetApp
10 48 (9.92%) IBM
11 40 (8.26%) Symantec
12 32 (6.61%) Dell
13 30 (6.20%) Veritas
14 29 (5.99%) McAfee
15 26 (5.37%) 3PAR
16 24 (4.96%) SolarWinds
17 19 (3.93%) CheckPoint
18 18 (3.72%) Brocade
19 16 (3.31%) BMC
19 16 (3.31%) CA
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £230 to £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago