The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 424 418 474
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +56
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 165 126 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 3.14% 2.87% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 79 75
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.29% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £212 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £526 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 4
Average hourly rate £29.17 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.64% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £19.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £37.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.17 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+29.64% -30.76%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
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 £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -76 136 £390 +11.58% 33
London -21 66 £400 - 18
South East -22 32 £325 +1.96% 5
Scotland +20 27 £348 - 1
City of London -24 18 £410 +0.92% 1
Hampshire +20 17 £300 -
Edinburgh - 16 £348 -
Yorkshire -11 15 £400 +33.44% 3
East of England -16 14 £350 +80.64% 2
Berkshire -11 11 £400 - 4
Aberdeen - 11 - -
West Yorkshire -15 8 £363 +86.85% 2
Leeds - 8 £363 - 2
Suffolk - 7 £350 -
South West -17 6 £450 +0.11% 2
Bracknell +3 4 £325 -
Reading -10 4 £475 +17.64% 1
Surrey -15 4 £325 +4.00%
South Yorkshire +1 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £288 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £400 -
Gloucestershire +3 2 £360 -19.91%
Cambridge +2 2 £369 -
Cambridgeshire -10 2 £369 -
Essex -25 2 £425 +119.35% 1
Southampton - 2 - -
Rotherham - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 £325 - 1

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 278 (89.39%) VMware
2 244 (78.46%) Windows
3 178 (57.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 148 (47.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (43.73%) Active Directory
6 129 (41.48%) HP
7 111 (35.69%) SAN
8 108 (34.73%) Cisco
9 95 (30.55%) Microsoft
9 95 (30.55%) vSphere
10 85 (27.33%) ITIL
11 83 (26.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 81 (26.05%) Linux
13 80 (25.72%) DNS
14 73 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 72 (23.15%) VMware ESX
16 69 (22.19%) EMC
17 64 (20.58%) Citrix
17 64 (20.58%) PowerShell
18 63 (20.26%) SQL
18 63 (20.26%) Firewall
19 58 (18.65%) DHCP
20 51 (16.40%) Security Cleared
20 51 (16.40%) SCCM
21 50 (16.08%) SQL Server
22 49 (15.76%) MS Exchange
23 47 (15.11%) UNIX
24 45 (14.47%) TCP/IP
24 45 (14.47%) Clustering
24 45 (14.47%) Hyper-V

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 49 (15.76%) MS Exchange
2 28 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (8.36%) SharePoint
4 25 (8.04%) Lync
5 19 (6.11%) Apache
5 19 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (5.47%) Tomcat
7 13 (4.18%) IIS
8 11 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (3.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.93%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.93%) Oracle Spatial
11 5 (1.61%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.64%) Documentum
13 2 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (0.64%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.64%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.64%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 44 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.82%) MS Office
3 12 (3.86%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.93%) MS Project
5 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.32%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 13 (4.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.64%) Tridion
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 111 (35.69%) SAN
2 80 (25.72%) DNS
3 63 (20.26%) Firewall
4 58 (18.65%) DHCP
5 45 (14.47%) TCP/IP
6 33 (10.61%) VPN
7 30 (9.65%) LAN
7 30 (9.65%) WAN
8 26 (8.36%) NAS
9 25 (8.04%) VLAN
10 18 (5.79%) Wireless
11 15 (4.82%) IPsec
11 15 (4.82%) MPLS
12 13 (4.18%) Network Security
13 11 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (3.22%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (2.89%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (2.89%) LDAP
16 8 (2.57%) NetScaler
16 8 (2.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.18%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.86%) MySQL
4 12 (3.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (3.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.25%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.32%) DTS
10 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 35 (11.25%) Finance
2 8 (2.57%) Banking
2 8 (2.57%) Military
3 5 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.96%) Multimedia
4 3 (0.96%) Legal
4 3 (0.96%) Publishing
5 2 (0.64%) Retail
5 2 (0.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.32%) German Language
6 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Games
6 1 (0.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (12.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (8.68%) Administrator
3 24 (7.72%) Wintel Engineer
4 21 (6.75%) VMware Engineer
4 21 (6.75%) Systems Administrator
5 20 (6.43%) Systems Engineer
6 19 (6.11%) Architect
7 18 (5.79%) Network Engineer
7 18 (5.79%) Support Engineer
8 17 (5.47%) Consultant
8 17 (5.47%) Server Engineer
9 14 (4.50%) Analyst
10 13 (4.18%) VMware Specialist
11 12 (3.86%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (3.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (3.22%) Windows Server Engineer
14 9 (2.89%) Support Analyst
15 8 (2.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 8 (2.57%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.11%) Web Services
2 10 (3.22%) XMPP
3 4 (1.29%) XML
3 4 (1.29%) .NET
4 3 (0.96%) JTAPI
5 2 (0.64%) SOAP
5 2 (0.64%) EDI
5 2 (0.64%) SAML
5 2 (0.64%) Middleware
5 2 (0.64%) JSON
5 2 (0.64%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.64%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.64%) REST
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.32%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.32%) JSF
6 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.47%) Clustering
2 27 (8.68%) CLARiiON
3 20 (6.43%) Replication
4 14 (4.50%) Open Source
5 6 (1.93%) PKI
6 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.29%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.96%) Symmetrix
8 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.64%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.64%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.64%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.64%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.32%) Social Media
10 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.32%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 244 (78.46%) Windows
2 148 (47.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (26.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 81 (26.05%) Linux
5 73 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (15.11%) UNIX
7 40 (12.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (9.97%) Windows 7
9 25 (8.04%) Solaris
10 17 (5.47%) VMS
10 17 (5.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 14 (4.50%) Windows XP
12 12 (3.86%) CentOS
13 11 (3.54%) HPUX
14 10 (3.22%) SUSE
15 6 (1.93%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.61%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.61%) Fedora
16 5 (1.61%) AIX
17 4 (1.29%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (27.33%) ITIL
2 41 (13.18%) Change Management
3 30 (9.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (7.40%) Load Balancing
5 22 (7.07%) Data Management
6 21 (6.75%) Migration
7 14 (4.50%) High Availability
8 12 (3.86%) Project Management
8 12 (3.86%) Problem Management
8 12 (3.86%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (3.54%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (3.54%) Master Data Management
10 10 (3.22%) Service Management
10 10 (3.22%) Asset Management
10 10 (3.22%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (2.89%) Capacity Management
11 9 (2.89%) TOGAF
11 9 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (2.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (20.58%) PowerShell
2 63 (20.26%) SQL
3 20 (6.43%) Perl
4 15 (4.82%) C
5 10 (3.22%) Python
5 10 (3.22%) Ruby
5 10 (3.22%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.25%) Java
7 5 (1.61%) sed
7 5 (1.61%) AWK
7 5 (1.61%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.61%) VBScript
8 4 (1.29%) VB
9 3 (0.96%) PHP
10 2 (0.64%) Korn
10 2 (0.64%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 51 (16.40%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.93%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 27 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (5.79%) DV Cleared
5 18 (5.79%) MCSE
6 10 (3.22%) OCP
6 10 (3.22%) OCA
6 10 (3.22%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (3.22%) MCITP
7 9 (2.89%) CCNA
7 9 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.57%) Degree
9 6 (1.93%) MCSA
9 6 (1.93%) VCP5
10 5 (1.61%) BC Cleared
10 5 (1.61%) Sun Certification
10 5 (1.61%) CCA
10 5 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.96%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.50%) SLA
2 5 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.61%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 178 (57.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 136 (43.73%) Active Directory
3 95 (30.55%) vSphere
4 72 (23.15%) VMware ESX
5 45 (14.47%) Hyper-V
6 33 (10.61%) XenApp
7 18 (5.79%) Xen
7 18 (5.79%) XenServer
8 13 (4.18%) vCloud
9 12 (3.86%) XenDesktop
10 11 (3.54%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (3.22%) KVM
11 10 (3.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 8 (2.57%) NFS
13 7 (2.25%) UAG
14 6 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (1.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 5 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (1.29%) DFS Replication
17 3 (0.96%) Squid
Systems Management
1 51 (16.40%) SCCM
2 37 (11.90%) SCOM
3 15 (4.82%) WSUS
3 15 (4.82%) Puppet
4 12 (3.86%) NetBackup
5 11 (3.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (3.22%) HP SIM
7 8 (2.57%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.93%) Nagios
9 5 (1.61%) Data Guard
9 5 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.61%) Foglight
9 5 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.96%) WhatsUp Gold
11 3 (0.96%) DansGuardian
11 3 (0.96%) Netcool
11 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 278 (89.39%) VMware
2 129 (41.48%) HP
3 108 (34.73%) Cisco
4 95 (30.55%) Microsoft
5 69 (22.19%) EMC
6 64 (20.58%) Citrix
7 41 (13.18%) Red Hat
8 40 (12.86%) NetApp
9 32 (10.29%) Oracle
10 30 (9.65%) F5
11 26 (8.36%) IBM
12 15 (4.82%) Altiris
12 15 (4.82%) Veritas
13 14 (4.50%) BMC
14 13 (4.18%) Remedy
15 12 (3.86%) Sun
16 11 (3.54%) Websense
16 11 (3.54%) Dell
16 11 (3.54%) Juniper
17 10 (3.22%) CheckPoint
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