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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 360 378 306
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -72
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 267 224 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.41% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 4.94% 4.29% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 135 165
Average daily rate
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£361 £338 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -11.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £242 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £317 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.49% -15.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £14.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £23.90 £30.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+35.48% -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
5405 5227 4461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.82% 9.65% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3047 2818 2143
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 641 609
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -3.12%

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 May 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 28 May 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 +18 252 £358 +2.30% 59
London +26 100 £388 -2.51% 22
South East -3 54 £315 -8.69% 14
North West -15 23 £230 -23.33% 5
Hampshire +12 22 £358 -7.29% 4
City of London +9 21 £388 +14.81% 9
East of England +17 20 £420 +13.89% 3
East Midlands +10 19 £422 +20.53%
Derbyshire - 16 £422 -
Derby - 15 £422 -
Croydon -4 14 £350 -20.00%
South West +9 12 £280 -21.12% 5
Scotland -3 12 £420 +58.49% 2
Surrey +18 10 £300 +3.44% 3
West Midlands +1 10 £375 - 6
Farnborough +4 9 £350 -18.12%
West Yorkshire -10 9 £385 +6.20% 2
Yorkshire -21 9 £385 +18.46% 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £375 - 1
Berkshire +5 8 £313 -29.77% 4
Hook 0 7 £361 +61.64%
Bristol +8 6 £280 -20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 6 £425 +15.25%
Merseyside -9 6 - -
West Sussex - 6 £263 - 1
Coventry - 6 £425 - 1
Lancashire +12 5 £230 -16.36%
Edinburgh +8 5 £300 +122.22% 2
Chester -2 5 £375 +20.96%
Cheshire -9 5 £375 +20.96% 2

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 469 (99.36%) VMware
2 392 (83.05%) Windows
3 266 (56.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 249 (52.75%) Active Directory
5 225 (47.67%) Microsoft
5 225 (47.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 193 (40.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 179 (37.92%) Citrix
8 145 (30.72%) SAN
9 119 (25.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 115 (24.36%) HP
11 112 (23.73%) Cisco
12 111 (23.52%) MS Exchange
13 110 (23.31%) DNS
14 109 (23.09%) Finance
15 101 (21.40%) SQL
16 96 (20.34%) vSphere
17 86 (18.22%) SQL Server
17 86 (18.22%) Linux
17 86 (18.22%) Migration
17 86 (18.22%) Clustering
18 83 (17.58%) Security Cleared
19 80 (16.95%) Hyper-V
20 77 (16.31%) Data Centre
21 76 (16.10%) PowerShell
22 75 (15.89%) IIS
23 65 (13.77%) DHCP
23 65 (13.77%) Configuration Management
23 65 (13.77%) SC Cleared
24 63 (13.35%) Firewall

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 111 (23.52%) MS Exchange
2 75 (15.89%) IIS
3 54 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (8.69%) SharePoint
5 31 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 27 (5.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 25 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (4.45%) Lync
9 20 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (3.81%) Apache
11 13 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.91%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2000
13 6 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.85%) Node.js
15 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.42%) nginx
16 2 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 61 (12.92%) MS Excel
2 39 (8.26%) MS Office
3 6 (1.27%) MS Project
4 5 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Hyperion Enterprise
1 4 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.21%) TeleForm
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.54%) Office 365
4 6 (1.27%) IaaS
5 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.42%) SaaS
6 2 (0.42%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 145 (30.72%) SAN
2 110 (23.31%) DNS
3 65 (13.77%) DHCP
4 63 (13.35%) Firewall
5 54 (11.44%) TCP/IP
6 51 (10.81%) WAN
7 50 (10.59%) NAS
8 44 (9.32%) LAN
9 33 (6.99%) iSCSI
10 27 (5.72%) Internet
11 22 (4.66%) VPN
12 21 (4.45%) Fibre Channel
13 14 (2.97%) IPsec
14 13 (2.75%) OSPF
14 13 (2.75%) BGP
14 13 (2.75%) EIGRP
14 13 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (2.54%) MPLS
15 12 (2.54%) VoIP
16 11 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (18.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (2.54%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.64%) MS Access
6 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.42%) MySQL
8 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 16 (3.39%) WinRunner
1 16 (3.39%) TestDirector
1 16 (3.39%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (1.91%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.69%) MSI
4 7 (1.48%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.06%) Hudson
6 4 (0.85%) JIRA
6 4 (0.85%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.64%) Subversion
7 3 (0.64%) FishEye
7 3 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.42%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.42%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.42%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
General
1 109 (23.09%) Finance
2 22 (4.66%) Banking
3 20 (4.24%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.12%) Legal
5 8 (1.69%) Back Office
6 7 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.06%) Law
8 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Billing
9 2 (0.42%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.42%) Games
9 2 (0.42%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 82 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (12.50%) Analyst
3 55 (11.65%) Architect
4 30 (6.36%) Support Engineer
4 30 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support
5 28 (5.93%) Consultant
5 28 (5.93%) Administrator
6 27 (5.72%) Server Engineer
7 21 (4.45%) Wintel Engineer
7 21 (4.45%) Systems Administrator
7 21 (4.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 20 (4.24%) Support Analyst
9 17 (3.60%) Technical Architect
9 17 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
9 17 (3.60%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (3.18%) Technical Leader
11 13 (2.75%) Test Analyst
11 13 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (2.54%) Test Engineer
13 11 (2.33%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.12%) Web Services
2 7 (1.48%) Middleware
3 6 (1.27%) .NET
4 5 (1.06%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.85%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.64%) XML
7 2 (0.42%) REST
7 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.42%) Flash
8 1 (0.21%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.21%) HTML
8 1 (0.21%) J2EE
8 1 (0.21%) CSS
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.21%) jQuery
8 1 (0.21%) Ajax
8 1 (0.21%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 86 (18.22%) Clustering
2 77 (16.31%) Data Centre
3 40 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.51%) Replication
5 22 (4.66%) Blackberry
6 16 (3.39%) PDA
7 14 (2.97%) Celerra
8 10 (2.12%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.69%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.69%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.48%) CLARiiON
10 7 (1.48%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.48%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.06%) AS400
11 5 (1.06%) EqualLogic
12 4 (0.85%) IBM XIV
12 4 (0.85%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.85%) CMDB
12 4 (0.85%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 392 (83.05%) Windows
2 225 (47.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 193 (40.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 119 (25.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (18.22%) Linux
6 63 (13.35%) UNIX
7 60 (12.71%) Windows XP
8 55 (11.65%) Windows 7
9 36 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (7.42%) AIX
11 25 (5.30%) Solaris
12 12 (2.54%) Windows 2000
13 10 (2.12%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (1.06%) Windows NT
14 5 (1.06%) HPUX
14 5 (1.06%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.85%) SUSE
16 3 (0.64%) CentOS
16 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.22%) Migration
2 65 (13.77%) Configuration Management
3 58 (12.29%) ITIL
4 42 (8.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (8.05%) Change Management
6 24 (5.08%) Mentoring
7 23 (4.87%) Change Control
7 23 (4.87%) Test Scripting
8 21 (4.45%) Capacity Planning
9 20 (4.24%) Server Building
10 19 (4.03%) Test Automation
10 19 (4.03%) Requirements Analysis
10 19 (4.03%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (3.60%) Project Management
13 16 (3.39%) Software Testing
14 15 (3.18%) Service Delivery
14 15 (3.18%) Patch Management
15 13 (2.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 101 (21.40%) SQL
2 76 (16.10%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.97%) Perl
4 13 (2.75%) VB
5 12 (2.54%) VBScript
6 11 (2.33%) Java
7 9 (1.91%) Python
8 8 (1.69%) C
9 6 (1.27%) Ruby
9 6 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.64%) REXX
10 3 (0.64%) Bourne shell
10 3 (0.64%) C-shell
11 2 (0.42%) R
11 2 (0.42%) Go
11 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.42%) Tcl
11 2 (0.42%) C#
11 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 65 (13.77%) SC Cleared
3 61 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (11.65%) MCSE
5 27 (5.72%) MCITP
6 26 (5.51%) MCSA
7 23 (4.87%) Degree
7 23 (4.87%) MCP
8 22 (4.66%) ISTQB
9 21 (4.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (3.81%) DV Cleared
11 17 (3.60%) MCTS
12 12 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.48%) ISEB
13 7 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.06%) CCNP
15 5 (1.06%) CCNA
16 4 (0.85%) MCSM
16 4 (0.85%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.57%) SLA
2 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 266 (56.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 249 (52.75%) Active Directory
3 96 (20.34%) vSphere
4 80 (16.95%) Hyper-V
5 59 (12.50%) XenApp
6 41 (8.69%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (5.30%) XenDesktop
8 22 (4.66%) NFS
8 22 (4.66%) Terminal Services
9 13 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (2.12%) VMware Server
10 10 (2.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 9 (1.91%) vCloud
12 8 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (1.48%) DFS Replication
14 6 (1.27%) Docker
14 6 (1.27%) XenServer
14 6 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (1.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 55 (11.65%) SCCM
2 26 (5.51%) McAfee ePO
3 23 (4.87%) SCOM
4 18 (3.81%) NetBackup
5 17 (3.60%) Nagios
5 17 (3.60%) Netcool
6 16 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (3.18%) Tivoli
7 15 (3.18%) ARCserve
7 15 (3.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (3.18%) WSUS
8 13 (2.75%) Icinga
9 12 (2.54%) BladeLogic
10 11 (2.33%) Puppet
11 10 (2.12%) vMotion
11 10 (2.12%) HP SIM
11 10 (2.12%) Backup Exec
12 8 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (1.69%) Unicenter
13 6 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 469 (99.36%) VMware
2 225 (47.67%) Microsoft
3 179 (37.92%) Citrix
4 115 (24.36%) HP
5 112 (23.73%) Cisco
6 58 (12.29%) NetApp
7 56 (11.86%) Red Hat
7 56 (11.86%) EMC
8 48 (10.17%) Oracle
9 42 (8.90%) IBM
10 36 (7.63%) McAfee
11 28 (5.93%) Symantec
11 28 (5.93%) Veritas
12 26 (5.51%) Dell
12 26 (5.51%) 3PAR
13 22 (4.66%) SolarWinds
14 20 (4.24%) CheckPoint
15 19 (4.03%) Brocade
16 18 (3.81%) F5
16 18 (3.81%) CA
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RecruitX
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Winchester
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Hampshire
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Hampshire
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Hampshire
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London
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Rate: £351 - £500 per day
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Rate: £200 - £325 per day
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Surrey
Computer Futures
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Bristol
Austin Fraser Limited
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Reigate
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