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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 376 310 299
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 241 288 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.54% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 4.53% 5.63% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 161 216
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +32.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.63 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+22.92% +23.49%

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
5325 5115 4873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.61% 9.62% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3003 2634 2354
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 581 607
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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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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 -41 222 £350 - 61
London +19 110 £413 +7.84% 26
South East -24 45 £330 -0.75% 13
City of London +17 24 £463 +7.24% 14
South West -21 23 £338 -18.67% 5
Hampshire -11 19 £336 -10.33% 1
North West +5 16 £300 +20.00% 5
Scotland -16 14 £348 +6.92%
Berkshire 0 11 £321 -8.21% 8
Surrey -8 9 £375 +50.00%
Gloucestershire -20 9 £300 -
Manchester -5 8 £300 +20.00% 4
West Midlands -7 8 £255 -27.14% 3
Wiltshire -9 7 £388 +10.71% 2
East Midlands +6 6 £350 +16.66% 2
Yorkshire -10 6 £303 +0.83% 4
East of England -45 6 £285 -1.72% 2
West Yorkshire -7 5 £305 +1.66% 2
Cheshire - 5 £265 - 1
Reading +16 4 £321 - 3
Leeds +6 4 £305 -12.85% 2
Kent -2 4 £475 -
West Bromwich - 4 £248 - 2
Nottingham +13 3 £350 - 2
Nottinghamshire +8 3 £350 - 2
Leicestershire +5 3 - -
Leicester -1 3 - -
Bristol -17 3 £365 +12.30% 3
Hertfordshire -21 3 £400 +23.07% 1
North East -21 3 £350 +27.27% 1

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 467 (99.57%) VMware
2 380 (81.02%) Windows
3 280 (59.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 236 (50.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 217 (46.27%) Microsoft
6 213 (45.42%) Active Directory
7 186 (39.66%) Citrix
8 170 (36.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 151 (32.20%) SAN
10 130 (27.72%) MS Exchange
11 120 (25.59%) Linux
12 105 (22.39%) vSphere
13 104 (22.17%) HP
14 100 (21.32%) DNS
15 93 (19.83%) Clustering
16 92 (19.62%) SQL Server
17 91 (19.40%) XenApp
18 84 (17.91%) ITIL
18 84 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification
19 83 (17.70%) Security Cleared
20 81 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
21 79 (16.84%) SQL
22 75 (15.99%) Cisco
23 74 (15.78%) PowerShell
24 72 (15.35%) DHCP
24 72 (15.35%) Exchange Server 2010
25 71 (15.14%) MCSE
25 71 (15.14%) Firewall
26 70 (14.93%) UNIX
27 68 (14.50%) Disaster Recovery

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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
1 130 (27.72%) MS Exchange
2 72 (15.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (13.01%) IIS
4 54 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 44 (9.38%) SharePoint
6 36 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 27 (5.76%) Lync
8 22 (4.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 22 (4.69%) WebLogic
9 20 (4.26%) Apache
9 20 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (3.84%) Tomcat
11 12 (2.56%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.71%) Oracle Application Server
12 8 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 34 (7.25%) MS Office
3 5 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.56%) Office 365
1 12 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.49%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (32.20%) SAN
2 100 (21.32%) DNS
3 72 (15.35%) DHCP
4 71 (15.14%) Firewall
5 43 (9.17%) TCP/IP
6 42 (8.96%) WAN
7 40 (8.53%) LAN
8 27 (5.76%) VPN
9 22 (4.69%) iSCSI
9 22 (4.69%) NAS
10 12 (2.56%) VLAN
11 11 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (2.13%) Internet
12 10 (2.13%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.71%) VoIP
13 8 (1.71%) DMZ
13 8 (1.71%) SMTP
14 7 (1.49%) SSL
15 5 (1.07%) LDAP
15 5 (1.07%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.90%) Oracle Database
4 18 (3.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.92%) MySQL
8 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (2.13%) ClearCase
2 7 (1.49%) WinRunner
2 7 (1.49%) TestDirector
2 7 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (1.07%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.64%) Hudson
5 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.64%) MSI
5 3 (0.64%) Subversion
6 2 (0.43%) Maven
6 2 (0.43%) JIRA
6 2 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.43%) Ant
7 1 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.21%) Toad
7 1 (0.21%) JUnit
7 1 (0.21%) JMeter
7 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
General
1 66 (14.07%) Finance
2 32 (6.82%) Banking
3 24 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.49%) Front Office
4 7 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.85%) Retail
7 3 (0.64%) Games
7 3 (0.64%) Legal
7 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.64%) Back Office
8 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.43%) Advertising
8 2 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Military
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (13.65%) Analyst
2 49 (10.45%) Administrator
3 48 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (8.10%) Architect
4 38 (8.10%) Consultant
5 35 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
6 24 (5.12%) Wintel Engineer
7 23 (4.90%) Support Engineer
8 22 (4.69%) VMware Engineer
9 21 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
9 21 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 20 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
11 19 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (3.41%) Citrix Engineer
12 16 (3.41%) Support Analyst
13 14 (2.99%) Server Engineer
14 13 (2.77%) Wintel Support
15 12 (2.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
15 12 (2.56%) Server Analyst
16 11 (2.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.87%) Middleware
2 15 (3.20%) Web Services
3 9 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (1.92%) Application Packaging
4 8 (1.71%) CSS
5 5 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.85%) Ajax
6 4 (0.85%) jQuery
6 4 (0.85%) LAMP
6 4 (0.85%) HTML
6 4 (0.85%) .NET
6 4 (0.85%) J2EE
7 2 (0.43%) YAML
8 1 (0.21%) CORBA
8 1 (0.21%) SOAP
8 1 (0.21%) wxWidgets
8 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.21%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 93 (19.83%) Clustering
2 33 (7.04%) Replication
3 25 (5.33%) Blackberry
4 19 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.84%) Fat Client
5 18 (3.84%) Thin Client
6 14 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.56%) Open Source
8 7 (1.49%) PDA
9 6 (1.28%) PKI
9 6 (1.28%) AS400
9 6 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.07%) Firmware
10 5 (1.07%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.85%) HACMP
11 4 (0.85%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.64%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.64%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 380 (81.02%) Windows
2 236 (50.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 170 (36.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 120 (25.59%) Linux
5 81 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (14.93%) UNIX
7 49 (10.45%) Windows 7
8 47 (10.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 36 (7.68%) Windows XP
10 34 (7.25%) AIX
11 28 (5.97%) Solaris
12 25 (5.33%) Windows 2000
13 22 (4.69%) Windows 8
14 15 (3.20%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (2.99%) Oracle Linux
15 14 (2.99%) SELinux
16 12 (2.56%) HPUX
17 11 (2.35%) SUSE
18 6 (1.28%) Windows NT
19 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (17.91%) ITIL
2 68 (14.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 44 (9.38%) Migration
4 35 (7.46%) Configuration Management
5 29 (6.18%) Service Delivery
6 28 (5.97%) Change Management
7 24 (5.12%) Service Management
8 20 (4.26%) Change Control
9 19 (4.05%) DevOps
10 17 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (3.62%) Performance Testing
11 16 (3.41%) Capacity Management
11 16 (3.41%) High Availability
12 14 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (2.77%) Release Management
13 13 (2.77%) Test Scripting
14 11 (2.35%) Project Management
14 11 (2.35%) Incident Management
14 11 (2.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (16.84%) SQL
2 74 (15.78%) PowerShell
3 29 (6.18%) VB
4 24 (5.12%) VBScript
5 21 (4.48%) Perl
6 19 (4.05%) Ruby
7 16 (3.41%) Java
8 15 (3.20%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.99%) Python
10 10 (2.13%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.92%) C
12 5 (1.07%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.07%) C#
12 5 (1.07%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.85%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.64%) PHP
14 3 (0.64%) C++
15 2 (0.43%) C-shell
16 1 (0.21%) REXX
16 1 (0.21%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 84 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (17.70%) Security Cleared
3 71 (15.14%) MCSE
4 61 (13.01%) SC Cleared
4 61 (13.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 42 (8.96%) Degree
6 26 (5.54%) MCITP
7 25 (5.33%) DV Cleared
8 20 (4.26%) MCSA
9 18 (3.84%) VCP5
10 14 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (2.35%) MCTS
12 10 (2.13%) ISTQB
12 10 (2.13%) MCP
12 10 (2.13%) CCNA
13 8 (1.71%) RHCE
14 6 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.28%) VCAP
15 5 (1.07%) ISEB
15 5 (1.07%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.40%) SLA
2 12 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 280 (59.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 213 (45.42%) Active Directory
3 105 (22.39%) vSphere
4 91 (19.40%) XenApp
5 53 (11.30%) Hyper-V
6 49 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (8.10%) XenDesktop
8 27 (5.76%) Oracle RAC
9 26 (5.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 20 (4.26%) vCloud
11 17 (3.62%) XenServer
12 16 (3.41%) NFS
13 14 (2.99%) Terminal Services
14 12 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (2.35%) ISA Server
16 9 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (1.71%) UAG
17 8 (1.71%) KVM
18 7 (1.49%) RHEV
18 7 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (8.96%) SCCM
2 37 (7.89%) Backup Exec
3 29 (6.18%) NetBackup
4 27 (5.76%) SCOM
5 25 (5.33%) BladeLogic
6 18 (3.84%) Puppet
7 17 (3.62%) HP SIM
8 14 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (2.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 11 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 9 (1.92%) Netcool
13 8 (1.71%) WMI
13 8 (1.71%) Tivoli
13 8 (1.71%) Nagios
13 8 (1.71%) MAILsweeper
13 8 (1.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 7 (1.49%) Icinga
Vendors
1 467 (99.57%) VMware
2 217 (46.27%) Microsoft
3 186 (39.66%) Citrix
4 104 (22.17%) HP
5 75 (15.99%) Cisco
6 67 (14.29%) Symantec
7 66 (14.07%) Oracle
8 64 (13.65%) NetApp
9 51 (10.87%) Red Hat
10 44 (9.38%) EMC
11 42 (8.96%) IBM
12 23 (4.90%) Dell
13 22 (4.69%) McAfee
14 20 (4.26%) Veritas
14 20 (4.26%) Juniper
15 19 (4.05%) BMC
16 16 (3.41%) Sophos
17 15 (3.20%) SAP
18 14 (2.99%) Intel
19 11 (2.35%) AppSense
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Rate: £270 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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West London
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Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Rate: £245 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
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London
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Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
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