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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 436 398 350
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -48
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 196 218 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 3.88% 4.25% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 129 143
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £358 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 - £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.32 - £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50

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
5049 5124 4728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.82% 9.93% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2984 2792 2371
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 593 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 170 £388 +3.33% 38
London -9 70 £431 +7.81% 19
South East +12 41 £344 -1.78% 7
Scotland -15 25 £305 -12.85% 2
South West +17 20 £350 -17.64% 3
Erskine -8 18 £305 -13.85% 1
Renfrewshire -10 18 £305 -12.85% 1
Hampshire +10 16 £378 -3.20% 1
Derbyshire -1 15 £389 -2.81%
East Midlands -1 15 £389 -2.81%
Derby +2 14 £389 -2.81%
City of London +52 12 £475 +10.14% 6
Wiltshire +5 11 £363 +2.11%
Leeds -4 10 £413 +14.58% 2
West Yorkshire -6 10 £413 +14.58% 2
Yorkshire -12 10 £413 +14.58% 3
East of England -5 9 £375 +35.13% 2
Swindon - 9 £381 -
Berkshire +11 8 £325 +18.72% 2
Surrey +3 7 £185 -19.78% 3
Edinburgh -7 6 - -
Bristol +3 5 £235 -50.52% 1
Winchester - 5 £400 -
Reigate - 5 £185 - 3
Bedfordshire +9 4 £463 -
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £338 +92.85%
Kent - 4 £450 - 1
Basingstoke - 4 £338 -
Slough +9 3 £353 +17.50%
Bedford +6 3 £463 -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 422 (99.53%) VMware
2 311 (73.35%) Windows
3 238 (56.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 231 (54.48%) Active Directory
5 219 (51.65%) Microsoft
6 168 (39.62%) Windows Server
7 158 (37.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 147 (34.67%) Citrix
9 138 (32.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 133 (31.37%) Linux
11 106 (25.00%) DNS
12 103 (24.29%) vSphere
13 98 (23.11%) SQL
14 97 (22.88%) Unix
15 88 (20.75%) SAN
16 80 (18.87%) Data Centre
17 78 (18.40%) Windows XP
18 77 (18.16%) Windows 7
19 73 (17.22%) MS Exchange
20 71 (16.75%) Clustering
20 71 (16.75%) Change Management
21 69 (16.27%) Microsoft Certification
22 68 (16.04%) Windows Server 2012
23 67 (15.80%) MCSE
24 66 (15.57%) HP
24 66 (15.57%) Hyper-V
24 66 (15.57%) XenApp
25 65 (15.33%) PowerShell
25 65 (15.33%) DHCP
26 64 (15.09%) Veritas

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 73 (17.22%) MS Exchange
2 43 (10.14%) Apache
3 41 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (8.49%) Tomcat
5 25 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (5.90%) IIS
6 18 (4.25%) SharePoint
7 16 (3.77%) OpenStack
8 14 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (3.30%) Node.js
9 10 (2.36%) Skype for Business
10 9 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.94%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.94%) JBoss
11 4 (0.94%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.47%) MQSeries
Applications
1 44 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.30%) Office 365
2 13 (3.07%) IaaS
3 10 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.47%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (25.00%) DNS
2 88 (20.75%) SAN
3 65 (15.33%) DHCP
4 64 (15.09%) Firewall
5 39 (9.20%) LAN
6 35 (8.25%) WAN
7 28 (6.60%) TCP/IP
8 27 (6.37%) VPN
9 22 (5.19%) NAS
10 21 (4.95%) NetScaler
11 18 (4.25%) Internet
11 18 (4.25%) iSCSI
12 17 (4.01%) VLAN
13 16 (3.77%) LDAP
14 14 (3.30%) IPv4
14 14 (3.30%) IPv6
15 13 (3.07%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (2.59%) FWSM
16 11 (2.59%) SSL
17 9 (2.12%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.72%) MongoDB
3 14 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.83%) MySQL
4 12 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.18%) Informix
8 5 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.94%) DB2
9 4 (0.94%) SAP HANA
9 4 (0.94%) Sybase IQ
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.47%) Redis
12 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.24%) DTS
Development Applications
1 46 (10.85%) HP UFT
1 46 (10.85%) TestDirector
1 46 (10.85%) WinRunner
2 20 (4.72%) Hudson
2 20 (4.72%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.25%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.47%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.47%) JIRA
6 2 (0.47%) PVCS
6 2 (0.47%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) StarTeam
General
1 64 (15.09%) Finance
2 28 (6.60%) Banking
3 20 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.36%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.12%) Games
5 9 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.18%) Advertising
6 5 (1.18%) Electronics
6 5 (1.18%) Marketing
7 4 (0.94%) Automotive
7 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.71%) French Language
8 3 (0.71%) Front Office
9 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) German Language
9 2 (0.47%) Legal
9 2 (0.47%) Local Government
9 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (14.86%) Analyst
2 56 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (9.67%) Architect
3 41 (9.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 40 (9.43%) VMware Engineer
5 34 (8.02%) Administrator
6 30 (7.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 30 (7.08%) Test Analyst
6 30 (7.08%) Windows Engineer
7 29 (6.84%) Systems Administrator
8 28 (6.60%) Support Engineer
9 23 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
10 22 (5.19%) Consultant
11 21 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (4.72%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
13 18 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (4.01%) Citrix Engineer
14 17 (4.01%) Server Engineer
15 15 (3.54%) Network Engineer
16 14 (3.30%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.37%) Web Services
2 11 (2.59%) .NET
3 5 (1.18%) J2EE
4 4 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.71%) JSON
5 3 (0.71%) LAMP
5 3 (0.71%) Middleware
5 3 (0.71%) RESTful
5 3 (0.71%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.71%) WCF
6 2 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.24%) COM
7 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.24%) Spring
7 1 (0.24%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 80 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 71 (16.75%) Clustering
3 55 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (9.91%) PDA
5 11 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.59%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (2.12%) HACMP
7 8 (1.89%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.42%) EMC VMAX
8 6 (1.42%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.18%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.94%) EMC VNX
10 4 (0.94%) EqualLogic
10 4 (0.94%) LPAR
10 4 (0.94%) Replication
10 4 (0.94%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 311 (73.35%) Windows
2 168 (39.62%) Windows Server
3 158 (37.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 138 (32.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 133 (31.37%) Linux
6 97 (22.88%) Unix
7 78 (18.40%) Windows XP
8 77 (18.16%) Windows 7
9 68 (16.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 59 (13.92%) AIX
11 53 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (3.77%) Solaris
13 6 (1.42%) CentOS
13 6 (1.42%) SUSE
13 6 (1.42%) Windows 10
13 6 (1.42%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.94%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.71%) HPUX
15 3 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.75%) Change Management
2 57 (13.44%) ITIL
3 51 (12.03%) DevOps
4 46 (10.85%) Software Testing
4 46 (10.85%) Test Automation
5 41 (9.67%) Configuration Management
6 40 (9.43%) Test Scripting
7 37 (8.73%) High Availability
8 35 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (8.25%) Migration
9 28 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (6.13%) Mentoring
12 22 (5.19%) Requirements Analysis
12 22 (5.19%) Security Management
13 19 (4.48%) Security Patching
14 18 (4.25%) Project Management
15 17 (4.01%) Capacity Planning
15 17 (4.01%) Patch Management
16 15 (3.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (23.11%) SQL
2 65 (15.33%) PowerShell
3 47 (11.08%) Java
4 31 (7.31%) Perl
5 24 (5.66%) Bash Shell
6 19 (4.48%) Shell Script
7 17 (4.01%) Ruby
8 13 (3.07%) Python
8 13 (3.07%) VBScript
9 9 (2.12%) VB
10 4 (0.94%) AWK
10 4 (0.94%) Korn
10 4 (0.94%) sed
11 3 (0.71%) C#
11 3 (0.71%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.24%) C++
13 1 (0.24%) C-shell
13 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 69 (16.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (15.80%) MCSE
3 62 (14.62%) Security Cleared
4 57 (13.44%) MCSA
5 48 (11.32%) MCITP
5 48 (11.32%) MCTS
6 46 (10.85%) SC Cleared
7 39 (9.20%) ISTQB
8 38 (8.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (3.54%) CCNA
11 13 (3.07%) Degree
12 10 (2.36%) CCNP
13 9 (2.12%) VCP5
14 5 (1.18%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.94%) ISEB
15 4 (0.94%) MCP
15 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.71%) CCA
16 3 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.30%) SLA
2 7 (1.65%) QA
3 5 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 238 (56.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 231 (54.48%) Active Directory
3 103 (24.29%) vSphere
4 66 (15.57%) Hyper-V
4 66 (15.57%) XenApp
5 39 (9.20%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (8.49%) XenDesktop
7 26 (6.13%) NFS
8 18 (4.25%) Docker
9 16 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (2.59%) XenServer
11 10 (2.36%) vCloud
12 8 (1.89%) Samba
12 8 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (1.42%) VMware Server
14 5 (1.18%) PowerHA
14 5 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.94%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 55 (12.97%) Puppet
2 52 (12.26%) SCCM
3 47 (11.08%) McAfee ePO
4 46 (10.85%) HP Quality Center
4 46 (10.85%) Netcool
5 32 (7.55%) Nagios
6 29 (6.84%) SCOM
7 25 (5.90%) Icinga
8 24 (5.66%) WSUS
9 16 (3.77%) Backup Exec
9 16 (3.77%) NetBackup
9 16 (3.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 13 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (2.83%) FreeIPA
11 12 (2.83%) SELinux
12 11 (2.59%) Opsview
13 9 (2.12%) Tivoli
13 9 (2.12%) vMotion
14 8 (1.89%) Capistrano
14 8 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 422 (99.53%) VMware
2 219 (51.65%) Microsoft
3 147 (34.67%) Citrix
4 66 (15.57%) HP
5 64 (15.09%) Red Hat
5 64 (15.09%) Veritas
6 63 (14.86%) Cisco
7 52 (12.26%) Intel Security
8 42 (9.91%) Oracle
9 38 (8.96%) NetApp
10 36 (8.49%) EMC
11 28 (6.60%) IBM
12 26 (6.13%) Symantec
13 19 (4.48%) AppSense
14 15 (3.54%) Dell
15 13 (3.07%) CheckPoint
15 13 (3.07%) F5
16 12 (2.83%) Brocade
17 11 (2.59%) SAP
18 10 (2.36%) Juniper
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