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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 376 383 326
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -57
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 274 245 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.44% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 4.78% 4.56% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 155 165
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.64 £19.00 £24.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.21 £29.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £25.63
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.92%

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
5727 5375 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 9.67% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 3008 2659
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 623 594
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £32.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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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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 +11 257 £375 +7.14% 70
South East +23 92 £350 +7.69% 10
London -8 88 £425 +3.03% 27
Hampshire +12 41 £398 +18.65% 2
East of England +27 30 £338 -15.62% 6
City of London 0 21 £444 -6.57% 10
North West -28 18 £303 +0.83% 4
Essex - 18 £375 -
Surrey +5 17 £290 -22.66%
Buckinghamshire -2 13 £369 -
Scotland -6 13 £291 -16.18% 2
Winchester - 13 £388 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 11 £388 -
Berkshire -4 11 £373 +15.95% 6
Basingstoke +4 10 £425 +28.78%
South West -23 9 £225 -30.76% 5
Hertfordshire +5 7 £310 -22.50% 5
Yorkshire -28 7 £425 +40.49% 12
Kent +8 6 £363 -23.68%
Glasgow +7 6 £375 +53.84%
Hook +6 6 £379 -0.06%
West Midlands -4 6 £400 +58.41% 4
Reading -7 5 £395 +22.95% 4
Manchester -21 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire -22 5 £456 +49.59% 5
Merseyside - 5 - -
Dorset - 5 - -
Bournemouth - 5 - -
Brentwood - 5 £225 -
Edinburgh - 5 £291 - 2

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 534 (100.00%) VMware
2 406 (76.03%) Windows
3 294 (55.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 253 (47.38%) Active Directory
5 239 (44.76%) Microsoft
6 222 (41.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 179 (33.52%) Citrix
8 167 (31.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 148 (27.72%) vSphere
10 146 (27.34%) SAN
11 130 (24.34%) Cisco
11 130 (24.34%) Linux
12 125 (23.41%) DNS
13 123 (23.03%) HP
14 122 (22.85%) Windows Server 2012
15 110 (20.60%) MS Exchange
16 104 (19.48%) Finance
17 94 (17.60%) ITIL
17 94 (17.60%) PowerShell
18 92 (17.23%) SQL
19 88 (16.48%) Migration
20 84 (15.73%) Firewall
20 84 (15.73%) UNIX
20 84 (15.73%) Data Centre
21 83 (15.54%) SQL Server
22 82 (15.36%) XenApp
23 81 (15.17%) IIS
24 79 (14.79%) Red Hat
25 71 (13.30%) DHCP
26 67 (12.55%) MS Excel

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 110 (20.60%) MS Exchange
2 81 (15.17%) IIS
3 53 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (6.55%) SharePoint
5 31 (5.81%) Apache
6 27 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (4.87%) Lync
8 25 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (3.75%) Tomcat
11 14 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.50%) Node.js
14 7 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.75%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.75%) nginx
15 4 (0.75%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
16 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 67 (12.55%) MS Excel
2 49 (9.18%) MS Office
3 10 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.12%) MS Project
5 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.19%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.00%) Office 365
3 15 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.12%) IaaS
5 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (27.34%) SAN
2 125 (23.41%) DNS
3 84 (15.73%) Firewall
4 71 (13.30%) DHCP
5 62 (11.61%) TCP/IP
5 62 (11.61%) LAN
5 62 (11.61%) WAN
6 46 (8.61%) NAS
7 34 (6.37%) iSCSI
8 28 (5.24%) Internet
9 21 (3.93%) VPN
10 18 (3.37%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (2.62%) NetScaler
12 13 (2.43%) IPv4
12 13 (2.43%) IPv6
13 12 (2.25%) HTTP
13 12 (2.25%) LDAP
14 10 (1.87%) Wireless
14 10 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (1.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (3.18%) Oracle Database
5 16 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.43%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
8 9 (1.69%) MySQL
9 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (0.37%) Sybase IQ
12 2 (0.37%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.81%) Hudson
3 9 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.31%) JIRA
5 6 (1.12%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.75%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.75%) MSI
7 3 (0.56%) WinRunner
7 3 (0.56%) TestDirector
7 3 (0.56%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.56%) FishEye
8 2 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.37%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.37%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.37%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.37%) Subversion
9 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
General
1 104 (19.48%) Finance
2 33 (6.18%) Banking
3 17 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.87%) Back Office
5 9 (1.69%) Legal
6 8 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.94%) Advertising
9 4 (0.75%) Law
10 3 (0.56%) Automotive
10 3 (0.56%) Retail
10 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.37%) Marketing
11 2 (0.37%) French Language
11 2 (0.37%) Billing
11 2 (0.37%) Games
11 2 (0.37%) Electronics
11 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (16.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (12.17%) Analyst
3 57 (10.67%) Architect
4 47 (8.80%) Consultant
5 41 (7.68%) Administrator
6 37 (6.93%) Support Engineer
7 31 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
8 26 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (4.49%) Server Engineer
10 22 (4.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 21 (3.93%) Infrastructure Architect
12 17 (3.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.00%) Support Analyst
13 16 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (2.25%) Security Analyst
16 12 (2.25%) Wintel Engineer
16 12 (2.25%) Linux Engineer
16 12 (2.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.93%) Web Services
2 20 (3.75%) Middleware
3 10 (1.87%) .NET
4 9 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (1.31%) Application Packaging
6 5 (0.94%) WCF
7 3 (0.56%) jQuery
7 3 (0.56%) Ajax
7 3 (0.56%) CSS
7 3 (0.56%) XML
7 3 (0.56%) HTML
8 2 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.37%) SOAP
8 2 (0.37%) J2EE
8 2 (0.37%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.37%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.37%) REST
9 1 (0.19%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 84 (15.73%) Data Centre
2 57 (10.67%) Clustering
3 34 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.56%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.81%) EqualLogic
6 13 (2.43%) Celerra
6 13 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.43%) CLARiiON
6 13 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.06%) Replication
8 9 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.50%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.50%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.50%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.12%) Informatics
11 5 (0.94%) HACMP
11 5 (0.94%) AS400
11 5 (0.94%) NHS
12 4 (0.75%) PKI
12 4 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 406 (76.03%) Windows
2 222 (41.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 167 (31.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 130 (24.34%) Linux
5 122 (22.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (15.73%) UNIX
7 57 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (7.87%) Windows XP
9 35 (6.55%) Windows 7
10 32 (5.99%) Solaris
11 21 (3.93%) AIX
12 11 (2.06%) SUSE
12 11 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (1.87%) CentOS
14 6 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.12%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.94%) VMS
15 5 (0.94%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.94%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (17.60%) ITIL
2 88 (16.48%) Migration
3 42 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (7.49%) Change Management
5 34 (6.37%) Configuration Management
6 26 (4.87%) Data Migration
7 23 (4.31%) Performance Analysis
8 20 (3.75%) DevOps
8 20 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (3.56%) Requirements Analysis
9 19 (3.56%) Load Balancing
9 19 (3.56%) Project Management
10 18 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
10 18 (3.37%) Patch Management
11 17 (3.18%) Workflow
11 17 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (2.81%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (2.81%) Cyber Security
13 14 (2.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (17.60%) PowerShell
2 92 (17.23%) SQL
3 40 (7.49%) Perl
4 22 (4.12%) Shell Script
5 18 (3.37%) VBScript
6 17 (3.18%) Java
6 17 (3.18%) Bash Shell
7 16 (3.00%) VB
8 11 (2.06%) C
9 9 (1.69%) Python
10 8 (1.50%) C#
11 5 (0.94%) Ruby
12 3 (0.56%) AWK
12 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.56%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.56%) C-shell
12 3 (0.56%) sed
13 2 (0.37%) Go
13 2 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 58 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 52 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (7.87%) MCSE
4 36 (6.74%) SC Cleared
5 34 (6.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 30 (5.62%) Degree
7 17 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.62%) MCP
9 13 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (2.25%) MCSA
11 11 (2.06%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.87%) MCITP
12 10 (1.87%) ISTQB
13 9 (1.69%) CCNP
13 9 (1.69%) CCNA
14 8 (1.50%) VCP5
15 7 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (1.31%) ISEB
16 6 (1.12%) CCIE
17 5 (0.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.99%) SLA
2 12 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.12%) QA
4 4 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 294 (55.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 253 (47.38%) Active Directory
3 148 (27.72%) vSphere
4 82 (15.36%) XenApp
5 62 (11.61%) Hyper-V
6 56 (10.49%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (9.18%) XenDesktop
8 17 (3.18%) NFS
8 17 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (2.81%) Docker
10 14 (2.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (2.06%) vCloud
12 9 (1.69%) VMware Server
13 8 (1.50%) DFS Replication
13 8 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (1.50%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.31%) ISA Server
14 7 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 6 (1.12%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 55 (10.30%) SCCM
2 28 (5.24%) Puppet
3 25 (4.68%) SCOM
4 24 (4.49%) NetBackup
5 17 (3.18%) Tivoli
6 16 (3.00%) Nagios
7 14 (2.62%) Backup Exec
7 14 (2.62%) Icinga
8 13 (2.43%) WSUS
9 12 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
10 11 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.87%) Opsview
12 9 (1.69%) Oracle ZFS
12 9 (1.69%) HP SIM
12 9 (1.69%) BladeLogic
13 8 (1.50%) Capistrano
13 8 (1.50%) ARCserve
13 8 (1.50%) Unicenter
13 8 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 534 (100.00%) VMware
2 239 (44.76%) Microsoft
3 179 (33.52%) Citrix
4 130 (24.34%) Cisco
5 123 (23.03%) HP
6 79 (14.79%) Red Hat
7 64 (11.99%) EMC
8 61 (11.42%) Oracle
9 56 (10.49%) NetApp
10 53 (9.93%) IBM
11 47 (8.80%) Symantec
12 32 (5.99%) Dell
13 22 (4.12%) Brocade
13 22 (4.12%) SolarWinds
13 22 (4.12%) 3PAR
14 19 (3.56%) Veritas
15 18 (3.37%) McAfee
16 14 (2.62%) CA
16 14 (2.62%) Dell Compellent
17 13 (2.43%) CheckPoint
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