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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 391 349 308
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -41
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 206 234 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 4.11% 4.93% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 149 124
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £95.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.42% +245.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £22.50

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
5012 4743 4336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.35% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2792 2323 2057
Average daily rate £385 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 550 715
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.43 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 March 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 March 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 -60 167 £390 -2.50% 58
London -52 71 £425 +4.42% 18
South East -8 35 £350 -12.50% 12
Scotland +25 28 £350 -17.64% 1
Hampshire -15 20 £390 -4.00% 4
East of England -5 19 £375 -11.76% 3
North West -5 19 £350 +14.75% 4
Hertfordshire +22 13 £375 +10.29% 1
East Midlands +1 9 £436 +5.75% 1
City of London -8 9 £394 -4.08% 3
Manchester - 8 £475 - 3
South West -21 7 £378 +4.13% 7
South Wales - 7 £450 -
Wales - 7 £450 -
Watford - 7 - -
Glasgow +2 6 £225 -47.05% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £223 - 3
Milton Keynes - 6 £223 - 3
Essex +3 5 £180 -57.64% 1
Leeds -7 5 £360 - 8
Yorkshire -8 5 £360 +4.34% 10
Farnborough -11 5 £413 +34.14% 1
West Yorkshire -14 5 £360 +4.34% 9
Derbyshire - 5 £436 -
Lancashire -13 4 £200 -34.42% 1
Stevenage - 4 - -
Derby - 4 £436 -
Edinburgh - 4 £500 -
Wiltshire -1 3 £355 +9.23%
Surrey -4 3 £313 -24.24% 2

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 480 (99.17%) VMware
2 381 (78.72%) Windows
3 299 (61.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 261 (53.93%) Active Directory
5 241 (49.79%) Microsoft
6 193 (39.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 187 (38.64%) Citrix
8 185 (38.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 152 (31.40%) SAN
10 123 (25.41%) Clustering
11 119 (24.59%) Linux
12 115 (23.76%) MS Exchange
13 110 (22.73%) SQL Server
14 107 (22.11%) HP
15 105 (21.69%) DNS
15 105 (21.69%) SQL
16 99 (20.45%) Finance
16 99 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
17 98 (20.25%) Cisco
18 95 (19.63%) Security Cleared
19 91 (18.80%) vSphere
20 88 (18.18%) Firewall
21 87 (17.98%) UNIX
22 83 (17.15%) SC Cleared
23 81 (16.74%) NAS
23 81 (16.74%) Configuration Management
24 80 (16.53%) DHCP
25 73 (15.08%) IIS
26 72 (14.88%) Windows XP
27 68 (14.05%) MS Excel

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 115 (23.76%) MS Exchange
2 73 (15.08%) IIS
3 55 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (7.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 29 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 25 (5.17%) SharePoint
7 25 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (4.55%) WebLogic
9 18 (3.72%) Apache
10 11 (2.27%) Tomcat
11 10 (2.07%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2000
12 8 (1.65%) Lotus Domino
13 7 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (1.24%) Oracle Application Server
15 5 (1.03%) JBoss
15 5 (1.03%) Lync
16 4 (0.83%) K2 blackpearl
16 4 (0.83%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 68 (14.05%) MS Excel
2 39 (8.06%) MS Office
3 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.21%) Maximo
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (0.83%) Office 365
2 4 (0.83%) SaaS
3 3 (0.62%) PaaS
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.41%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 152 (31.40%) SAN
2 105 (21.69%) DNS
3 88 (18.18%) Firewall
4 81 (16.74%) NAS
5 80 (16.53%) DHCP
6 49 (10.12%) TCP/IP
7 45 (9.30%) iSCSI
8 39 (8.06%) WAN
9 35 (7.23%) Internet
10 34 (7.02%) Fibre Channel
11 28 (5.79%) LAN
12 27 (5.58%) VPN
13 17 (3.51%) IPsec
14 15 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (3.10%) Network Security
15 13 (2.69%) FTP
16 12 (2.48%) SSL
17 11 (2.27%) Wireless
17 11 (2.27%) BIG-IP
17 11 (2.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (4.75%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (2.27%) MySQL
7 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.45%) Oracle OWB
7 7 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
7 7 (1.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 6 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.62%) MS Access
10 3 (0.62%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 20 (4.13%) WinRunner
1 20 (4.13%) TestDirector
1 20 (4.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (2.69%) MSI
3 12 (2.48%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (1.24%) JIRA
6 4 (0.83%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.41%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 99 (20.45%) Finance
2 21 (4.34%) Manufacturing
2 21 (4.34%) Banking
3 14 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.24%) Legal
5 5 (1.03%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.03%) Military
6 4 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.83%) Back Office
7 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.41%) Law
8 2 (0.41%) Games
8 2 (0.41%) Advertising
8 2 (0.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
9 1 (0.21%) German Language
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (14.88%) Analyst
2 53 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (9.09%) Architect
4 41 (8.47%) Administrator
5 36 (7.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 27 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (4.96%) Consultant
7 24 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
8 22 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
9 21 (4.34%) Technical Leader
9 21 (4.34%) Server Engineer
10 20 (4.13%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.93%) Wintel Engineer
12 18 (3.72%) Technical Architect
12 18 (3.72%) VMware Engineer
13 17 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
13 17 (3.51%) Support Analyst
14 15 (3.10%) Test Engineer
15 13 (2.69%) Citrix Engineer
16 11 (2.27%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.51%) Middleware
2 8 (1.65%) CSS
3 7 (1.45%) Web Services
3 7 (1.45%) HTML
3 7 (1.45%) .NET
3 7 (1.45%) Ajax
3 7 (1.45%) Application Packaging
3 7 (1.45%) jQuery
3 7 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (1.03%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.03%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.03%) LAMP
5 2 (0.41%) Flash
6 1 (0.21%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 123 (25.41%) Clustering
2 49 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (9.92%) Replication
4 25 (5.17%) PDA
5 16 (3.31%) Blackberry
6 15 (3.10%) Celerra
7 12 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.65%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.45%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.45%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.45%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.45%) Open Source
10 7 (1.45%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.03%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.03%) Wiki
12 4 (0.83%) HACMP
13 3 (0.62%) AS400
13 3 (0.62%) iSeries
14 2 (0.41%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 381 (78.72%) Windows
2 193 (39.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 185 (38.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 119 (24.59%) Linux
5 99 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (17.98%) UNIX
7 72 (14.88%) Windows XP
8 49 (10.12%) Windows 7
9 38 (7.85%) Solaris
10 37 (7.64%) AIX
11 30 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (4.75%) Windows 2000
13 15 (3.10%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (2.89%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (2.69%) Windows NT
16 7 (1.45%) HPUX
16 7 (1.45%) CentOS
16 7 (1.45%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.62%) SUSE
18 2 (0.41%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (16.74%) Configuration Management
2 55 (11.36%) ITIL
3 54 (11.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 54 (11.16%) Migration
4 43 (8.88%) Change Management
5 31 (6.40%) Change Control
6 22 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 22 (4.55%) Project Management
7 21 (4.34%) Requirements Analysis
7 21 (4.34%) Test Automation
7 21 (4.34%) DevOps
8 20 (4.13%) Capacity Planning
8 20 (4.13%) Software Testing
9 19 (3.93%) Asset Management
9 19 (3.93%) Service Delivery
9 19 (3.93%) Performance Monitoring
10 18 (3.72%) Mentoring
10 18 (3.72%) High Availability
11 17 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 105 (21.69%) SQL
2 56 (11.57%) PowerShell
3 28 (5.79%) Perl
4 17 (3.51%) Java
4 17 (3.51%) VB
5 15 (3.10%) Python
6 14 (2.89%) Ruby
7 12 (2.48%) VBScript
8 11 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.86%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.65%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.45%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.03%) C
13 3 (0.62%) C#
13 3 (0.62%) PHP
14 2 (0.41%) REXX
15 1 (0.21%) Tcl
15 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 83 (17.15%) SC Cleared
3 64 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (12.81%) MCSE
5 35 (7.23%) MCITP
6 33 (6.82%) Degree
7 27 (5.58%) MCSA
8 21 (4.34%) ISTQB
9 20 (4.13%) MCTS
9 20 (4.13%) VCP4
10 19 (3.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (3.51%) DV Cleared
12 16 (3.31%) MCP
13 14 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (2.48%) CCNA
15 7 (1.45%) RHCE
16 6 (1.24%) RHCT
17 5 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (1.03%) ISEB
18 4 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.23%) SLA
2 5 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.83%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.41%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 299 (61.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 261 (53.93%) Active Directory
3 91 (18.80%) vSphere
4 68 (14.05%) Hyper-V
5 59 (12.19%) XenApp
6 40 (8.26%) Terminal Services
7 32 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (4.55%) XenDesktop
8 22 (4.55%) NFS
9 15 (3.10%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (3.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 15 (3.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 14 (2.89%) vCloud
11 10 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.65%) ISA Server
12 8 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (1.45%) VMware Server
13 7 (1.45%) PowerHA
14 6 (1.24%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 56 (11.57%) SCCM
2 39 (8.06%) NetBackup
3 36 (7.44%) SCOM
4 29 (5.99%) Backup Exec
5 27 (5.58%) McAfee ePO
6 21 (4.34%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (4.34%) Netcool
7 20 (4.13%) Puppet
8 17 (3.51%) Tivoli
9 16 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (3.31%) HP SIM
10 15 (3.10%) BladeLogic
11 14 (2.89%) Nagios
11 14 (2.89%) ARCserve
11 14 (2.89%) SELinux
12 12 (2.48%) MIMEsweeper
12 12 (2.48%) MAILsweeper
13 9 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (1.86%) WSUS
13 9 (1.86%) Icinga
Vendors
1 480 (99.17%) VMware
2 241 (49.79%) Microsoft
3 187 (38.64%) Citrix
4 107 (22.11%) HP
5 98 (20.25%) Cisco
6 68 (14.05%) EMC
7 63 (13.02%) NetApp
8 57 (11.78%) Oracle
9 54 (11.16%) IBM
10 53 (10.95%) Red Hat
11 46 (9.50%) Symantec
12 39 (8.06%) McAfee
13 33 (6.82%) Veritas
14 29 (5.99%) Dell
15 23 (4.75%) F5
16 22 (4.55%) CheckPoint
17 18 (3.72%) 3PAR
18 13 (2.69%) SolarWinds
18 13 (2.69%) Intel
19 10 (2.07%) BMC
London
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Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
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Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
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Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
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