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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 365 384 315
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -69
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 284 235 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 5.10% 4.46% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 143 173
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Average hourly rate £34.25 £19.00 £26.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.26% -28.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.77 £24.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.88 £29.30 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+31.73% +0.97%

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
5573 5273 5039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 9.65% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3199 2915 2566
Average daily rate £350 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 613 618
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -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 4 August 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
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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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 +22 269 £388 +10.71% 54
London -4 90 £425 -5.55% 19
South East +14 81 £350 +6.06% 10
Hampshire +13 35 £425 +22.74% 4
City of London -7 26 £425 -5.55% 2
North West -28 24 £350 +16.66% 1
East of England +6 21 £338 +18.42% 4
Surrey +3 18 £290 -10.76%
East Midlands +4 16 £418 +21.72%
Derbyshire - 15 £418 -
Derby - 14 £422 -
Buckinghamshire +7 13 £369 -
South West -16 13 £225 -33.33% 11
Essex - 13 £375 -
Scotland -3 12 £293 -15.82% 2
Milton Keynes +8 11 £388 -
West Midlands +10 10 £414 +58.27% 5
Basingstoke +1 10 £425 +28.78%
Merseyside -7 8 - -
Hook +4 7 £422 +11.32%
Kent +2 7 £375 -6.25%
Croydon -10 7 £325 -12.75%
West Yorkshire -20 7 £400 +31.14% 3
Manchester -21 7 £163 -45.83% 1
Yorkshire -23 7 £400 +40.96% 4
Glasgow +7 6 £375 +11.11% 1
Berkshire -4 6 £320 +0.78% 5
Coventry - 6 - - 1
Dorset - 6 - -
Bournemouth - 6 - -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 510 (100.00%) VMware
2 399 (78.24%) Windows
3 286 (56.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 249 (48.82%) Active Directory
5 225 (44.12%) Microsoft
6 223 (43.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 186 (36.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 181 (35.49%) Citrix
9 146 (28.63%) SAN
10 134 (26.27%) Cisco
10 134 (26.27%) vSphere
11 126 (24.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 117 (22.94%) DNS
13 116 (22.75%) Linux
14 115 (22.55%) HP
15 104 (20.39%) Finance
16 101 (19.80%) MS Exchange
17 97 (19.02%) Migration
18 92 (18.04%) SQL
19 90 (17.65%) IIS
20 89 (17.45%) SQL Server
20 89 (17.45%) PowerShell
21 87 (17.06%) UNIX
22 85 (16.67%) ITIL
22 85 (16.67%) XenApp
23 82 (16.08%) Data Centre
24 79 (15.49%) Red Hat
25 75 (14.71%) Firewall
25 75 (14.71%) Hyper-V
26 71 (13.92%) Clustering

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 90 (17.65%) IIS
3 52 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (6.86%) SharePoint
5 28 (5.49%) Apache
6 27 (5.29%) Lync
7 24 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (3.33%) Tomcat
11 14 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.18%) Node.js
13 6 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.78%) nginx
15 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 63 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 44 (8.63%) MS Office
3 9 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.18%) MS Project
5 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.20%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.16%) Office 365
4 6 (1.18%) IaaS
5 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.39%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 146 (28.63%) SAN
2 117 (22.94%) DNS
3 75 (14.71%) Firewall
4 66 (12.94%) DHCP
5 61 (11.96%) WAN
6 58 (11.37%) TCP/IP
7 53 (10.39%) LAN
8 47 (9.22%) NAS
9 36 (7.06%) iSCSI
10 34 (6.67%) Internet
11 27 (5.29%) Fibre Channel
12 15 (2.94%) VPN
13 14 (2.75%) Wireless
13 14 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (2.35%) EIGRP
14 12 (2.35%) OSPF
14 12 (2.35%) BGP
15 11 (2.16%) MPLS
16 10 (1.96%) LDAP
17 9 (1.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (4.31%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (1.96%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.76%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (1.37%) MySQL
8 7 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.20%) Redis
12 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.35%) Hudson
3 9 (1.76%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.37%) WinRunner
4 7 (1.37%) TestDirector
4 7 (1.37%) HP UFT
4 7 (1.37%) JIRA
4 7 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.98%) ClearCase
5 5 (0.98%) MSI
5 5 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.78%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.59%) Subversion
7 3 (0.59%) FishEye
8 2 (0.39%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.39%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.39%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 104 (20.39%) Finance
2 35 (6.86%) Banking
3 22 (4.31%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.96%) Back Office
5 9 (1.76%) Legal
6 8 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.78%) Marketing
8 4 (0.78%) Law
9 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.59%) Electronics
9 3 (0.59%) Retail
9 3 (0.59%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.39%) Games
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 87 (17.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (13.73%) Architect
3 58 (11.37%) Analyst
4 42 (8.24%) Consultant
5 34 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 30 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 30 (5.88%) Administrator
7 26 (5.10%) Infrastructure Architect
7 26 (5.10%) Server Engineer
8 22 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (4.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 17 (3.33%) Technical Architect
10 17 (3.33%) Support Analyst
10 17 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (2.55%) Wintel Engineer
12 13 (2.55%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (2.35%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (2.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.35%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.73%) Middleware
2 18 (3.53%) Web Services
3 10 (1.96%) .NET
4 9 (1.76%) Application Packaging
4 9 (1.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.98%) WCF
6 4 (0.78%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.59%) Ajax
7 3 (0.59%) HTML
7 3 (0.59%) CSS
7 3 (0.59%) XML
7 3 (0.59%) jQuery
8 2 (0.39%) REST
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.39%) SOAP
8 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.39%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.20%) J2EE
9 1 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 82 (16.08%) Data Centre
2 71 (13.92%) Clustering
3 39 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.12%) Celerra
5 19 (3.73%) Replication
5 19 (3.73%) Blackberry
6 15 (2.94%) EqualLogic
7 14 (2.75%) CLARiiON
8 13 (2.55%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.35%) EMC VNX
10 10 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.57%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.57%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.57%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.37%) PDA
13 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.98%) Informatics
14 5 (0.98%) PKI
14 5 (0.98%) NHS
15 4 (0.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 399 (78.24%) Windows
2 223 (43.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 186 (36.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 126 (24.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (22.75%) Linux
6 87 (17.06%) UNIX
7 53 (10.39%) Windows XP
8 46 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (7.65%) Solaris
10 37 (7.25%) Windows 7
11 25 (4.90%) AIX
12 11 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (1.76%) SUSE
13 9 (1.76%) Windows 2000
14 8 (1.57%) CentOS
15 6 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.98%) VMS
17 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.59%) Android
18 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (19.02%) Migration
2 85 (16.67%) ITIL
3 48 (9.41%) Configuration Management
4 46 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (6.67%) Change Management
6 26 (5.10%) Data Migration
7 23 (4.51%) Performance Analysis
8 22 (4.31%) Requirements Analysis
9 21 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
11 18 (3.53%) Mentoring
11 18 (3.53%) Load Balancing
12 17 (3.33%) DevOps
12 17 (3.33%) Change Control
13 16 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (2.94%) Project Management
14 15 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (2.75%) Test Scripting
15 14 (2.75%) Patch Management
16 13 (2.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 92 (18.04%) SQL
2 89 (17.45%) PowerShell
3 33 (6.47%) Perl
4 20 (3.92%) VB
5 19 (3.73%) Shell Script
6 18 (3.53%) VBScript
7 12 (2.35%) Java
8 11 (2.16%) C
8 11 (2.16%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.76%) Python
10 8 (1.57%) C#
11 5 (0.98%) Ruby
12 4 (0.78%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.59%) AWK
13 3 (0.59%) REXX
13 3 (0.59%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.59%) C-shell
13 3 (0.59%) sed
14 2 (0.39%) Go
Qualifications
1 66 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (9.22%) MCSE
4 45 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 29 (5.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (5.10%) Degree
7 17 (3.33%) MCSA
8 16 (3.14%) MCITP
9 14 (2.75%) ISTQB
9 14 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (2.55%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.55%) MCP
11 10 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.57%) MCTS
13 7 (1.37%) ISEB
13 7 (1.37%) CCNP
13 7 (1.37%) VCP5
13 7 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (1.18%) CCNA
15 5 (0.98%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.06%) SLA
2 9 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.98%) QA
4 4 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 286 (56.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 249 (48.82%) Active Directory
3 134 (26.27%) vSphere
4 85 (16.67%) XenApp
5 75 (14.71%) Hyper-V
6 50 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (8.63%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (2.94%) Terminal Services
10 13 (2.55%) NFS
11 12 (2.35%) Docker
12 11 (2.16%) vCloud
13 9 (1.76%) VMware Server
13 9 (1.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 8 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (1.37%) ISA Server
15 7 (1.37%) DFS Replication
15 7 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 6 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 56 (10.98%) SCCM
2 26 (5.10%) Puppet
3 24 (4.71%) SCOM
4 19 (3.73%) NetBackup
5 17 (3.33%) Tivoli
6 15 (2.94%) Nagios
6 15 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (2.75%) Icinga
8 12 (2.35%) Backup Exec
8 12 (2.35%) WSUS
8 12 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (2.16%) ARCserve
9 11 (2.16%) HP SIM
10 10 (1.96%) Unicenter
11 9 (1.76%) Netcool
11 9 (1.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (1.76%) BladeLogic
12 8 (1.57%) vMotion
12 8 (1.57%) Oracle ZFS
13 7 (1.37%) Opsview
Vendors
1 510 (100.00%) VMware
2 225 (44.12%) Microsoft
3 181 (35.49%) Citrix
4 134 (26.27%) Cisco
5 115 (22.55%) HP
6 79 (15.49%) Red Hat
7 71 (13.92%) EMC
8 59 (11.57%) Oracle
9 51 (10.00%) NetApp
10 45 (8.82%) IBM
11 42 (8.24%) Symantec
12 34 (6.67%) Dell
13 27 (5.29%) SolarWinds
14 24 (4.71%) Veritas
15 22 (4.31%) McAfee
15 22 (4.31%) 3PAR
16 21 (4.12%) CheckPoint
17 19 (3.73%) Brocade
18 17 (3.33%) CA
19 13 (2.55%) BMC
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh or Herefordshire + Remote Working
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £250 - £290/day + Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago