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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 399 351 324
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -27
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 207 232 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 4.05% 4.85% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 152 125
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £379 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.92% +20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%
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
5111 4785 4314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.22% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2806 2381 2081
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 564 652
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £34.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 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 27 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 -50 179 £375 -6.25% 72
London -42 74 £400 -3.90% 21
South East -18 41 £316 -20.93% 9
Scotland +9 23 £360 +7.54% 4
East of England +2 23 £375 -11.76% 7
North West -5 20 £290 -6.45% 7
Hampshire -1 19 £358 -11.85% 5
Hertfordshire - 13 £375 - 3
City of London -1 10 £381 -10.29% 9
East Midlands -1 8 £436 +5.75% 1
Manchester -4 8 £475 +18.75% 1
Essex +4 7 £420 -1.17% 1
Edinburgh -2 7 £431 +219.44% 3
South West -8 7 £355 -13.14% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £223 -
Milton Keynes -1 6 £223 -
West Yorkshire -7 6 £368 +13.07% 7
Oxfordshire -11 6 £230 - 2
Yorkshire -21 6 £368 +13.07% 14
Farnborough - 6 £413 - 3
Surrey +7 5 £300 -25.00% 1
Lancashire -5 5 £200 -30.43% 4
Merseyside -12 5 - - 1
Glasgow +1 4 £350 +159.25% 1
Leeds -11 4 £368 +13.07% 6
Berkshire -15 4 £350 +6.06% 1
Staines - 4 £300 - 1
Stevenage - 4 - - 1
Watford - 4 - -
Bristol 0 2 £500 +42.85% 1

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 443 (99.33%) VMware
2 351 (78.70%) Windows
3 286 (64.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 227 (50.90%) Active Directory
5 222 (49.78%) Microsoft
6 190 (42.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 172 (38.57%) Citrix
8 162 (36.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 132 (29.60%) SAN
10 104 (23.32%) Clustering
11 102 (22.87%) Linux
12 101 (22.65%) SQL
13 100 (22.42%) MS Exchange
14 96 (21.52%) SQL Server
15 95 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 94 (21.08%) DNS
16 94 (21.08%) Cisco
17 90 (20.18%) vSphere
18 88 (19.73%) HP
18 88 (19.73%) Finance
19 81 (18.16%) Security Cleared
20 80 (17.94%) Firewall
21 76 (17.04%) IIS
21 76 (17.04%) Hyper-V
22 74 (16.59%) UNIX
23 73 (16.37%) NAS
24 72 (16.14%) Configuration Management
25 70 (15.70%) SC Cleared
26 66 (14.80%) Migration
27 65 (14.57%) DHCP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 100 (22.42%) MS Exchange
2 76 (17.04%) IIS
3 46 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (7.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 29 (6.50%) SharePoint
5 29 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (3.81%) Apache
9 13 (2.91%) WebLogic
10 10 (2.24%) Lync
11 8 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
12 7 (1.57%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.57%) Oracle Application Server
13 6 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.90%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.67%) NetWeaver
17 2 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 57 (12.78%) MS Excel
2 35 (7.85%) MS Office
3 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (1.79%) Office 365
2 7 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) GitHub
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 132 (29.60%) SAN
2 94 (21.08%) DNS
3 80 (17.94%) Firewall
4 73 (16.37%) NAS
5 65 (14.57%) DHCP
6 44 (9.87%) TCP/IP
7 41 (9.19%) WAN
8 38 (8.52%) iSCSI
9 31 (6.95%) LAN
10 30 (6.73%) Internet
11 26 (5.83%) Fibre Channel
12 24 (5.38%) VPN
13 17 (3.81%) IPsec
14 16 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (3.36%) Network Security
16 13 (2.91%) SSL
16 13 (2.91%) FTP
16 13 (2.91%) SMTP
17 11 (2.47%) Wireless
18 10 (2.24%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 16 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.90%) MySQL
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.67%) MS Access
10 2 (0.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (4.48%) WinRunner
1 20 (4.48%) TestDirector
1 20 (4.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (3.14%) MSI
3 11 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.45%) JIRA
7 2 (0.45%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.45%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.22%) Hudson
8 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.22%) Subversion
8 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
General
1 88 (19.73%) Finance
2 17 (3.81%) Banking
3 13 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.35%) Legal
6 5 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.12%) Military
7 4 (0.90%) Law
8 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.67%) Back Office
9 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.45%) Games
9 2 (0.45%) Marketing
9 2 (0.45%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 64 (14.35%) Analyst
2 60 (13.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (9.87%) Architect
4 33 (7.40%) Administrator
5 29 (6.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 25 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (5.38%) Consultant
7 24 (5.38%) Server Engineer
8 23 (5.16%) Support Engineer
9 20 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 18 (4.04%) Support Analyst
10 18 (4.04%) Technical Architect
11 17 (3.81%) Test Engineer
11 17 (3.81%) VMware Engineer
12 16 (3.59%) Windows Administrator
13 15 (3.36%) Wintel Engineer
14 14 (3.14%) Citrix Engineer
14 14 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
15 13 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (2.69%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.69%) Middleware
2 10 (2.24%) Web Services
3 8 (1.79%) .NET
4 5 (1.12%) CSS
4 5 (1.12%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.90%) jQuery
5 4 (0.90%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.90%) Ajax
5 4 (0.90%) HTML
5 4 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.67%) XML
6 3 (0.67%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.45%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.45%) Flash
8 1 (0.22%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (23.32%) Clustering
2 38 (8.52%) Replication
3 36 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.61%) PDA
5 15 (3.36%) Celerra
5 15 (3.36%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.57%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.35%) Open Source
9 6 (1.35%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.12%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.12%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.90%) IBM XIV
11 4 (0.90%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.90%) PKI
12 3 (0.67%) Life Science
12 3 (0.67%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 351 (78.70%) Windows
2 190 (42.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 162 (36.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 102 (22.87%) Linux
5 95 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (16.59%) UNIX
7 59 (13.23%) Windows XP
8 52 (11.66%) Windows 7
9 39 (8.74%) AIX
10 38 (8.52%) Solaris
11 26 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (3.36%) Windows 2000
13 12 (2.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (2.24%) Windows NT
15 8 (1.79%) CentOS
15 8 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (1.57%) HPUX
17 4 (0.90%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
19 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (16.14%) Configuration Management
2 66 (14.80%) Migration
3 48 (10.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 48 (10.76%) ITIL
4 42 (9.42%) Change Management
5 32 (7.17%) Change Control
6 23 (5.16%) Test Scripting
6 23 (5.16%) Test Automation
7 20 (4.48%) Software Testing
8 19 (4.26%) Asset Management
8 19 (4.26%) Project Management
9 18 (4.04%) Mentoring
10 17 (3.81%) Performance Monitoring
11 16 (3.59%) Service Delivery
11 16 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (3.14%) High Availability
12 14 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (2.91%) DevOps
13 13 (2.91%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 101 (22.65%) SQL
2 53 (11.88%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.48%) Perl
4 13 (2.91%) Python
5 11 (2.47%) VB
5 11 (2.47%) Java
6 10 (2.24%) VBScript
6 10 (2.24%) Ruby
7 7 (1.57%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.12%) C
8 5 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.67%) REXX
10 3 (0.67%) Bourne shell
10 3 (0.67%) C-shell
10 3 (0.67%) PHP
11 2 (0.45%) C#
11 2 (0.45%) Tcl
11 2 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 81 (18.16%) Security Cleared
2 70 (15.70%) SC Cleared
3 57 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (11.88%) MCSE
5 28 (6.28%) MCITP
6 27 (6.05%) MCSA
7 22 (4.93%) ISTQB
8 21 (4.71%) Degree
9 20 (4.48%) MCTS
10 18 (4.04%) MCP
11 17 (3.81%) DV Cleared
12 15 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (1.57%) CCNA
15 5 (1.12%) ISEB
15 5 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
17 2 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 1 (0.22%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.90%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.45%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 286 (64.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 227 (50.90%) Active Directory
3 90 (20.18%) vSphere
4 76 (17.04%) Hyper-V
5 47 (10.54%) XenApp
6 35 (7.85%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (7.40%) Terminal Services
8 24 (5.38%) XenDesktop
9 15 (3.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 13 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (2.91%) NFS
11 9 (2.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (2.02%) VMware Server
12 8 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.79%) vCloud
13 7 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (1.57%) ISA Server
14 6 (1.35%) PowerHA
14 6 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (11.88%) SCCM
2 32 (7.17%) NetBackup
3 28 (6.28%) McAfee ePO
4 25 (5.61%) SCOM
5 20 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (4.48%) Netcool
6 16 (3.59%) Tivoli
7 15 (3.36%) Nagios
8 14 (3.14%) Backup Exec
9 13 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.47%) BladeLogic
10 11 (2.47%) HP SIM
10 11 (2.47%) Puppet
10 11 (2.47%) Icinga
11 10 (2.24%) SELinux
11 10 (2.24%) ARCserve
12 9 (2.02%) WSUS
13 8 (1.79%) vMotion
14 6 (1.35%) FreeIPA
14 6 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 443 (99.33%) VMware
2 222 (49.78%) Microsoft
3 172 (38.57%) Citrix
4 94 (21.08%) Cisco
5 88 (19.73%) HP
6 61 (13.68%) EMC
7 54 (12.11%) NetApp
8 50 (11.21%) Oracle
9 49 (10.99%) IBM
10 42 (9.42%) Red Hat
11 39 (8.74%) McAfee
12 31 (6.95%) Veritas
12 31 (6.95%) Symantec
13 26 (5.83%) Dell
14 22 (4.93%) CheckPoint
15 20 (4.48%) 3PAR
15 20 (4.48%) F5
16 13 (2.91%) SolarWinds
17 12 (2.69%) Brocade
17 12 (2.69%) Intel
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £230 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago