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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 358 267 301
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +34
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 253 347 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 4.83% 6.67% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 199 142
Average daily rate
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£359 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 20
Average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% -5.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-45.94% -1.78%

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
5242 5201 4496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.16% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2678 2109
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 622 757
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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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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 -109 219 £355 -2.06% 64
London -59 86 £375 -6.25% 19
South East -40 54 £345 +25.45% 12
Scotland +12 26 £354 -16.69% 3
Yorkshire +8 23 £283 -4.23% 9
West Yorkshire +5 22 £283 -4.23% 5
North West -8 20 £363 +31.81% 7
Leeds +1 17 £350 +18.64% 4
Hampshire -28 17 £400 +29.97% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 16 £225 -36.61% 2
Milton Keynes -3 11 £225 -40.00% 2
Manchester -6 11 £325 +18.18% 3
City of London -24 11 £475 +16.27% 4
East of England -37 11 £175 -56.25% 5
Surrey -12 10 £320 +28.00%
North East -22 10 £300 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +8 8 £400 +10.34%
Berkshire -7 7 £300 -9.77% 3
South Wales -8 7 £450 +36.36% 1
Wales -15 7 £450 +36.36% 1
Essex -21 7 £175 -58.82%
Derbyshire +15 5 £400 +13.96%
Derby +10 4 £400 +13.96%
Watford +4 4 - -
Andover -4 4 £400 -
Hertfordshire -4 4 - -
South West -47 4 £450 +38.46% 6
Slough - 4 £300 - 2
Brentwood -3 3 £175 -58.82%
Bridgend - 3 £450 -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 518 (99.23%) VMware
2 415 (79.50%) Windows
3 308 (59.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 283 (54.21%) Active Directory
5 247 (47.32%) Microsoft
6 218 (41.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 216 (41.38%) Citrix
8 189 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 144 (27.59%) SAN
10 142 (27.20%) Linux
11 131 (25.10%) MS Exchange
12 128 (24.52%) Clustering
13 117 (22.41%) DNS
14 114 (21.84%) vSphere
15 112 (21.46%) HP
15 112 (21.46%) SQL Server
16 105 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 97 (18.58%) Finance
18 93 (17.82%) SQL
19 91 (17.43%) XenApp
19 91 (17.43%) Security Cleared
20 85 (16.28%) Firewall
21 84 (16.09%) UNIX
22 83 (15.90%) DHCP
23 82 (15.71%) MS Excel
23 82 (15.71%) Cisco
24 78 (14.94%) SC Cleared
25 75 (14.37%) Microsoft Certification
26 70 (13.41%) IIS
27 69 (13.22%) ITIL

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 131 (25.10%) MS Exchange
2 70 (13.41%) IIS
3 66 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 35 (6.70%) WebLogic
6 33 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 32 (6.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 29 (5.56%) SharePoint
9 28 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (3.26%) WebSphere
11 16 (3.07%) Apache
12 13 (2.49%) Lync
13 11 (2.11%) Tomcat
13 11 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (1.72%) JBoss
15 8 (1.53%) Lotus Domino
15 8 (1.53%) Oracle Application Server
16 7 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
17 6 (1.15%) NetWeaver
17 6 (1.15%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 82 (15.71%) MS Excel
2 36 (6.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.38%) Maximo
3 1 (0.19%) assyst
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.34%) SaaS
4 3 (0.57%) Office 365
5 2 (0.38%) IaaS
5 2 (0.38%) PaaS
5 2 (0.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 144 (27.59%) SAN
2 117 (22.41%) DNS
3 85 (16.28%) Firewall
4 83 (15.90%) DHCP
5 69 (13.22%) NAS
6 44 (8.43%) TCP/IP
7 37 (7.09%) WAN
8 36 (6.90%) iSCSI
9 29 (5.56%) Internet
10 27 (5.17%) LAN
11 26 (4.98%) VPN
12 25 (4.79%) Fibre Channel
13 16 (3.07%) Network Security
14 14 (2.68%) FTP
14 14 (2.68%) NetScaler
15 13 (2.49%) SSL
15 13 (2.49%) IPsec
16 12 (2.30%) VLAN
16 12 (2.30%) SMTP
17 7 (1.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (21.46%) SQL Server
2 48 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (4.02%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (2.87%) MySQL
6 14 (2.68%) Oracle Exadata
7 10 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (1.92%) Oracle OWB
7 10 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 9 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.96%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.57%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 17 (3.26%) MSI
2 13 (2.49%) WinRunner
2 13 (2.49%) TestDirector
2 13 (2.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.15%) JIRA
6 2 (0.38%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.38%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.38%) Subversion
7 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 97 (18.58%) Finance
2 33 (6.32%) Banking
3 21 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.34%) Back Office
7 5 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.96%) Military
8 4 (0.77%) Legal
8 4 (0.77%) Front Office
8 4 (0.77%) Advertising
9 3 (0.57%) Publishing
9 3 (0.57%) Retail
10 2 (0.38%) French Language
10 2 (0.38%) Games
10 2 (0.38%) Law
10 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 61 (11.69%) Analyst
1 61 (11.69%) Administrator
2 53 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (6.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 33 (6.32%) Systems Administrator
5 28 (5.36%) Architect
6 27 (5.17%) VMware Engineer
7 26 (4.98%) Consultant
7 26 (4.98%) Windows Administrator
8 24 (4.60%) Wintel Engineer
9 22 (4.21%) Citrix Engineer
10 21 (4.02%) Server Engineer
11 20 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (3.45%) Support Engineer
12 18 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
13 17 (3.26%) Technical Leader
14 15 (2.87%) Test Engineer
15 14 (2.68%) Windows Systems Administrator
15 14 (2.68%) Wintel Administrator
16 13 (2.49%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.36%) Middleware
2 14 (2.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (2.30%) CSS
4 11 (2.11%) Application Packaging
5 10 (1.92%) Ajax
5 10 (1.92%) jQuery
5 10 (1.92%) Web Services
5 10 (1.92%) HTML
6 9 (1.72%) .NET
7 7 (1.34%) LAMP
8 5 (0.96%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.57%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.38%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.38%) YAML
11 1 (0.19%) Flash
11 1 (0.19%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 128 (24.52%) Clustering
2 43 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (7.09%) Replication
4 21 (4.02%) Blackberry
5 18 (3.45%) PDA
6 16 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.68%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.30%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.11%) Thin Client
9 11 (2.11%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.72%) Open Source
10 9 (1.72%) HACMP
11 7 (1.34%) Celerra
12 6 (1.15%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.96%) Wiki
13 5 (0.96%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.77%) EqualLogic
14 4 (0.77%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.77%) AS400
15 3 (0.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 415 (79.50%) Windows
2 218 (41.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 189 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 142 (27.20%) Linux
5 105 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (16.09%) UNIX
7 64 (12.26%) Windows XP
8 51 (9.77%) Windows 7
9 33 (6.32%) AIX
10 32 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (5.94%) Solaris
12 27 (5.17%) Windows 2000
13 24 (4.60%) Oracle Linux
14 18 (3.45%) Windows 8
15 16 (3.07%) Windows 2000 Server
16 14 (2.68%) Windows NT
17 9 (1.72%) CentOS
18 7 (1.34%) SUSE
19 6 (1.15%) HPUX
20 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (13.22%) ITIL
1 69 (13.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 60 (11.49%) Configuration Management
3 45 (8.62%) Migration
4 37 (7.09%) Change Management
5 27 (5.17%) DevOps
6 26 (4.98%) High Availability
7 24 (4.60%) Change Control
8 22 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
9 21 (4.02%) Requirements Analysis
10 20 (3.83%) Project Management
10 20 (3.83%) Test Scripting
11 17 (3.26%) Performance Testing
11 17 (3.26%) Capacity Management
11 17 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (3.07%) Service Delivery
12 16 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (2.87%) Service Management
13 15 (2.87%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (2.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 93 (17.82%) SQL
2 65 (12.45%) PowerShell
3 37 (7.09%) Perl
4 30 (5.75%) VB
5 25 (4.79%) Python
6 20 (3.83%) VBScript
6 20 (3.83%) Ruby
7 19 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 18 (3.45%) Java
9 16 (3.07%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.92%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.34%) C
12 6 (1.15%) C#
13 4 (0.77%) PHP
14 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.38%) C++
15 2 (0.38%) REXX
15 2 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 91 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 78 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 75 (14.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (13.03%) MCSE
5 42 (8.05%) Degree
6 28 (5.36%) MCITP
7 25 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (4.21%) MCSA
9 14 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (2.49%) CCNA
10 13 (2.49%) MCTS
10 13 (2.49%) ISTQB
10 13 (2.49%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.92%) MCP
12 9 (1.72%) RHCE
13 6 (1.15%) RHCT
13 6 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.15%) ISEB
14 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.13%) SLA
2 13 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.77%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.38%) QA
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 308 (59.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 283 (54.21%) Active Directory
3 114 (21.84%) vSphere
4 91 (17.43%) XenApp
5 49 (9.39%) Hyper-V
6 45 (8.62%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (8.43%) XenDesktop
8 39 (7.47%) Terminal Services
9 26 (4.98%) Oracle RAC
9 26 (4.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 25 (4.79%) vCloud
11 17 (3.26%) NFS
12 13 (2.49%) ISA Server
12 13 (2.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (2.49%) XenServer
13 9 (1.72%) PowerHA
13 9 (1.72%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (1.34%) KVM
14 7 (1.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 66 (12.64%) SCCM
2 51 (9.77%) SCOM
3 45 (8.62%) NetBackup
4 38 (7.28%) Backup Exec
5 25 (4.79%) Puppet
6 22 (4.21%) HP SIM
6 22 (4.21%) BladeLogic
7 18 (3.45%) SELinux
8 17 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (3.07%) Tivoli
10 15 (2.87%) Netcool
10 15 (2.87%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 13 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (2.30%) WSUS
12 12 (2.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (1.92%) MIMEsweeper
13 10 (1.92%) MAILsweeper
13 10 (1.92%) ARCserve
14 9 (1.72%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 518 (99.23%) VMware
2 247 (47.32%) Microsoft
3 216 (41.38%) Citrix
4 112 (21.46%) HP
5 82 (15.71%) Cisco
6 65 (12.45%) IBM
7 63 (12.07%) EMC
8 61 (11.69%) Red Hat
9 59 (11.30%) NetApp
9 59 (11.30%) Oracle
10 57 (10.92%) Symantec
11 35 (6.70%) Dell
12 31 (5.94%) Veritas
13 30 (5.75%) McAfee
14 20 (3.83%) Intel
15 19 (3.64%) F5
16 17 (3.26%) BMC
17 16 (3.07%) CheckPoint
18 15 (2.87%) Sophos
19 12 (2.30%) Juniper
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £0.00 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 450-550 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Aberdeen
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago