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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 353 341 325
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 273 275 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 5.01% 5.43% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 161 178
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.20% +89.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +51.51%

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
5445 5060 4837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.47% 9.58% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3030 2680 2353
Average daily rate £338 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 551 583
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £31.82 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +8 254 £375 +7.14% 67
London +41 137 £425 +13.33% 21
South East -17 54 £350 +0.35% 20
City of London +10 26 £450 +5.88% 11
Hampshire +4 26 £346 -7.66% 4
South West -15 21 £325 -25.71% 6
Scotland -14 15 £360 +8.59% 1
West Midlands -11 11 £258 -26.42% 1
North West +4 10 £300 -14.28% 6
Berkshire +4 10 £325 -7.14% 6
Gloucestershire -8 9 £300 -
Surrey +1 8 £425 +28.78% 3
East Midlands -1 8 £400 +60.00%
Yorkshire -5 8 £300 +14.28% 7
East of England -48 7 £400 +45.45% 4
West Yorkshire 0 6 £305 +1.66% 6
Hertfordshire -22 6 £400 +23.07% 2
Farnborough 0 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes -11 5 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -16 5 - - 2
Wiltshire -16 5 - - 3
West Bromwich - 5 £248 -
Leeds +2 4 £305 - 4
Kent -4 4 £475 -
Cheshire - 4 £265 - 2
Portsmouth - 4 £260 - 1
Reading +10 3 £321 - 2
Birmingham -7 3 £301 -14.14%
Manchester -8 3 £255 - 4
Bristol -16 3 £365 +12.30% 1

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 483 (99.79%) VMware
2 392 (80.99%) Windows
3 291 (60.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 240 (49.59%) Active Directory
5 238 (49.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 233 (48.14%) Microsoft
7 199 (41.12%) Citrix
8 180 (37.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 146 (30.17%) SAN
10 142 (29.34%) MS Exchange
11 118 (24.38%) HP
12 117 (24.17%) Linux
13 114 (23.55%) DNS
14 108 (22.31%) XenApp
15 102 (21.07%) SQL Server
15 102 (21.07%) Clustering
16 100 (20.66%) vSphere
17 89 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 87 (17.98%) DHCP
19 86 (17.77%) Security Cleared
19 86 (17.77%) Windows Server 2012
20 81 (16.74%) ITIL
21 80 (16.53%) PowerShell
21 80 (16.53%) Exchange Server 2010
22 78 (16.12%) SQL
23 77 (15.91%) MS Excel
24 76 (15.70%) Firewall
25 75 (15.50%) MCSE
26 74 (15.29%) Cisco
27 72 (14.88%) UNIX

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 142 (29.34%) MS Exchange
2 80 (16.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (12.40%) IIS
4 56 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 44 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 40 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 26 (5.37%) WebLogic
7 26 (5.37%) Lync
8 22 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (4.55%) Apache
9 20 (4.13%) Tomcat
10 19 (3.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (3.51%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.24%) Oracle Application Server
14 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.62%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 77 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 39 (8.06%) MS Office
3 6 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (2.48%) Office 365
3 8 (1.65%) SaaS
4 3 (0.62%) IaaS
5 2 (0.41%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 146 (30.17%) SAN
2 114 (23.55%) DNS
3 87 (17.98%) DHCP
4 76 (15.70%) Firewall
5 41 (8.47%) TCP/IP
6 37 (7.64%) WAN
7 33 (6.82%) LAN
8 27 (5.58%) iSCSI
8 27 (5.58%) NAS
9 26 (5.37%) VPN
10 20 (4.13%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (2.69%) VLAN
12 12 (2.48%) Internet
12 12 (2.48%) NetScaler
13 9 (1.86%) VoIP
14 8 (1.65%) SMTP
15 7 (1.45%) SSL
16 5 (1.03%) Network Security
17 4 (0.83%) Unified Communications
17 4 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (21.07%) SQL Server
2 48 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (3.93%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.51%) MySQL
6 13 (2.69%) Oracle Exadata
7 11 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (2.07%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.83%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.62%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 10 (2.07%) ClearCase
2 6 (1.24%) MSI
2 6 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.03%) JIRA
3 5 (1.03%) WinRunner
3 5 (1.03%) TestDirector
3 5 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.83%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.62%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.41%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.41%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.41%) Subversion
7 1 (0.21%) Maven
7 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.21%) Hudson
7 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 68 (14.05%) Finance
2 34 (7.02%) Banking
3 21 (4.34%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.86%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.45%) Front Office
7 6 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.03%) Back Office
9 4 (0.83%) Advertising
9 4 (0.83%) Retail
10 3 (0.62%) Games
10 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.41%) Publishing
11 2 (0.41%) Legal
11 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Marketing
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 64 (13.22%) Analyst
2 51 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (9.50%) Administrator
4 39 (8.06%) Architect
5 36 (7.44%) Systems Administrator
6 34 (7.02%) Consultant
7 26 (5.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 22 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 22 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
9 20 (4.13%) Support Engineer
9 20 (4.13%) Wintel Engineer
10 19 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.31%) Server Engineer
12 16 (3.31%) Citrix Engineer
13 15 (3.10%) Support Analyst
14 13 (2.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
15 12 (2.48%) Server Analyst
16 11 (2.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 11 (2.27%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.71%) Middleware
2 14 (2.89%) Web Services
3 13 (2.69%) Application Packaging
4 12 (2.48%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (1.65%) LAMP
6 5 (1.03%) .NET
6 5 (1.03%) CSS
6 5 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.83%) J2EE
8 3 (0.62%) HTML
8 3 (0.62%) Ajax
8 3 (0.62%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.62%) jQuery
9 2 (0.41%) YAML
9 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (21.07%) Clustering
2 36 (7.44%) Replication
3 26 (5.37%) Blackberry
4 25 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.31%) Fat Client
6 16 (3.31%) Thin Client
7 15 (3.10%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.27%) Open Source
9 7 (1.45%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.24%) HACMP
11 5 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.03%) PKI
11 5 (1.03%) PDA
12 4 (0.83%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.83%) AS400
12 4 (0.83%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.83%) Wiki
13 3 (0.62%) Firmware
14 2 (0.41%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 392 (80.99%) Windows
2 238 (49.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 180 (37.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 117 (24.17%) Linux
5 86 (17.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (14.88%) UNIX
7 49 (10.12%) Windows 7
8 44 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 41 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (6.20%) Windows 2000
11 27 (5.58%) AIX
12 26 (5.37%) Solaris
13 25 (5.17%) Windows 8
14 18 (3.72%) SELinux
15 15 (3.10%) Oracle Linux
15 15 (3.10%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (2.07%) HPUX
17 9 (1.86%) SUSE
18 8 (1.65%) Windows NT
19 5 (1.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (16.74%) ITIL
2 65 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 44 (9.09%) Migration
4 35 (7.23%) Configuration Management
5 30 (6.20%) Change Management
6 26 (5.37%) Service Delivery
6 26 (5.37%) DevOps
7 25 (5.17%) Service Management
8 21 (4.34%) High Availability
9 19 (3.93%) Capacity Management
10 17 (3.51%) Change Control
11 16 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
11 16 (3.31%) Performance Testing
11 16 (3.31%) Incident Management
12 15 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (2.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
14 13 (2.69%) Test Scripting
15 12 (2.48%) SOA
15 12 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 80 (16.53%) PowerShell
2 78 (16.12%) SQL
3 37 (7.64%) VB
4 26 (5.37%) VBScript
5 23 (4.75%) Perl
6 21 (4.34%) Ruby
7 19 (3.93%) Java
8 17 (3.51%) Shell Script
9 15 (3.10%) Python
10 12 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.65%) C
12 4 (0.83%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.83%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.62%) C#
13 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.41%) REXX
14 2 (0.41%) Tcl
14 2 (0.41%) C++
14 2 (0.41%) PHP
15 1 (0.21%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 89 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (17.77%) Security Cleared
3 75 (15.50%) MCSE
4 66 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 59 (12.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 48 (9.92%) Degree
7 27 (5.58%) MCITP
8 22 (4.55%) DV Cleared
9 21 (4.34%) MCSA
10 18 (3.72%) VCP5
11 17 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (3.31%) CCNA
13 13 (2.69%) RHCE
14 11 (2.27%) MCP
15 9 (1.86%) MCTS
16 8 (1.65%) ISTQB
16 8 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (1.45%) ISEB
17 7 (1.45%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.40%) SLA
2 11 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) QA
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 291 (60.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 240 (49.59%) Active Directory
3 108 (22.31%) XenApp
4 100 (20.66%) vSphere
5 53 (10.95%) Hyper-V
6 48 (9.92%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (8.47%) XenDesktop
8 29 (5.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 26 (5.37%) Oracle RAC
10 24 (4.96%) vCloud
11 21 (4.34%) NFS
12 20 (4.13%) Terminal Services
13 18 (3.72%) XenServer
14 14 (2.89%) ISA Server
15 11 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (1.45%) UAG
17 6 (1.24%) PowerHA
17 6 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (1.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 51 (10.54%) Backup Exec
2 47 (9.71%) SCCM
3 34 (7.02%) NetBackup
4 31 (6.40%) SCOM
5 25 (5.17%) Puppet
6 20 (4.13%) HP SIM
7 19 (3.93%) BladeLogic
8 18 (3.72%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (3.51%) MAILsweeper
10 15 (3.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 13 (2.69%) MIMEsweeper
12 12 (2.48%) ARCserve
13 10 (2.07%) WSUS
13 10 (2.07%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 10 (2.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (1.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 8 (1.65%) WMI
15 8 (1.65%) Nagios
Vendors
1 483 (99.79%) VMware
2 233 (48.14%) Microsoft
3 199 (41.12%) Citrix
4 118 (24.38%) HP
5 74 (15.29%) Cisco
6 70 (14.46%) Symantec
7 67 (13.84%) NetApp
8 62 (12.81%) Oracle
9 55 (11.36%) Red Hat
10 46 (9.50%) IBM
11 41 (8.47%) EMC
12 24 (4.96%) Dell
13 23 (4.75%) Juniper
13 23 (4.75%) Sophos
14 21 (4.34%) Veritas
15 20 (4.13%) McAfee
16 17 (3.51%) Intel
17 16 (3.31%) BMC
18 15 (3.10%) SAP
19 10 (2.07%) Business Objects
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