The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 461 426 492
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +66
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 146 148 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 2.66% 2.95% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 88 49
Average daily rate
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£348 £321 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.32% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Average hourly rate £31.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £23.25 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.00%

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
5495 5010 4844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.49% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3060 2653 2331
Average daily rate £340 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £198
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 674 566 600
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.00 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 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 -36 141 £349 +10.35% 62
London -26 56 £373 +3.47% 25
South East +18 45 £288 -7.25% 14
City of London +12 17 £330 -10.20% 6
Hampshire -3 17 £260 -21.21% 3
East Midlands +10 13 £433 +73.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +18 10 £450 +80.00%
Nottingham +15 10 £450 +80.00%
Surrey +3 7 £300 +33.33% 2
Kent +1 7 £450 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire +4 6 - - 1
Portsmouth 0 5 £260 -16.80% 1
Yorkshire -1 5 £305 +10.90% 3
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
West Midlands -9 4 £306 -23.43% 2
North West -3 3 - - 9
Wiltshire -6 3 - - 1
East of England -35 3 £325 +57.57% 2
South West -43 3 - - 4
Birmingham - 3 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 - 1
Berkshire +11 2 £375 - 4
West Yorkshire -11 2 £305 +10.90% 1
West Sussex - 2 £188 - 3
East Yorkshire - 2 £240 - 2
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Warrington - 2 - - 1
New Malden - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 £325 - 1
Hull - 2 £240 - 2

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 244 (86.22%) VMware
2 206 (72.79%) Windows
3 155 (54.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 129 (45.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 122 (43.11%) SAN
6 121 (42.76%) Active Directory
7 118 (41.70%) HP
8 103 (36.40%) Cisco
9 100 (35.34%) vSphere
10 95 (33.57%) Microsoft
11 88 (31.10%) Citrix
12 86 (30.39%) Firewall
13 85 (30.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 70 (24.73%) ITIL
15 69 (24.38%) DNS
16 67 (23.67%) Security Cleared
17 61 (21.55%) Hyper-V
18 60 (21.20%) Linux
19 56 (19.79%) Windows Server 2012
20 54 (19.08%) WAN
20 54 (19.08%) MS Exchange
20 54 (19.08%) EMC
21 53 (18.73%) LAN
22 50 (17.67%) TCP/IP
23 48 (16.96%) VMware ESX
24 47 (16.61%) XenApp
25 43 (15.19%) SC Cleared
26 41 (14.49%) MS Excel
27 40 (14.13%) DHCP
27 40 (14.13%) Cisco Certification

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 54 (19.08%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 24 (8.48%) IIS
4 23 (8.13%) SharePoint
5 16 (5.65%) Lync
6 13 (4.59%) Apache
7 12 (4.24%) Tomcat
8 9 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.41%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.41%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 41 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 26 (9.19%) MS Office
3 13 (4.59%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.47%) MS Project
5 4 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Maximo
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.06%) Office 365
4 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 122 (43.11%) SAN
2 86 (30.39%) Firewall
3 69 (24.38%) DNS
4 54 (19.08%) WAN
5 53 (18.73%) LAN
6 50 (17.67%) TCP/IP
7 40 (14.13%) DHCP
8 29 (10.25%) Network Security
9 26 (9.19%) NAS
9 26 (9.19%) VPN
10 22 (7.77%) VLAN
10 22 (7.77%) Wireless
11 20 (7.07%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (6.01%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (6.01%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (4.24%) Nortel Contivity
13 12 (4.24%) MPLS
14 11 (3.89%) OSPF
14 11 (3.89%) SSL
14 11 (3.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.77%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.41%) MySQL
3 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) DTS
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.41%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.35%) MSI
4 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 26 (9.19%) Finance
2 10 (3.53%) Banking
3 9 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.77%) Back Office
4 5 (1.77%) Advertising
4 5 (1.77%) Billing
5 4 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.06%) Retail
6 3 (1.06%) Military
6 3 (1.06%) Marketing
7 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
8 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (13.78%) Network Engineer
2 33 (11.66%) Consultant
3 30 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (7.77%) Support Engineer
5 21 (7.42%) Administrator
6 20 (7.07%) Systems Engineer
7 16 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (5.30%) Server Engineer
9 13 (4.59%) VMware Consultant
10 12 (4.24%) VMware Specialist
10 12 (4.24%) VMware Engineer
11 11 (3.89%) Analyst
12 10 (3.53%) Architect
12 10 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (3.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 10 (3.53%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (3.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 9 (3.18%) Developer
14 7 (2.47%) Support Analyst
15 6 (2.12%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.65%) Web Services
2 5 (1.77%) XML
2 5 (1.77%) .NET
2 5 (1.77%) JSON
3 4 (1.41%) XMPP
3 4 (1.41%) SAML
4 3 (1.06%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.71%) HTML
5 2 (0.71%) WCF
5 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (0.71%) JSF
5 2 (0.71%) Ajax
5 2 (0.71%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.71%) CSS
6 1 (0.35%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.95%) Replication
2 24 (8.48%) Clustering
3 13 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.89%) Open Source
5 9 (3.18%) Cryptography
5 9 (3.18%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.77%) Firmware
7 5 (1.77%) CLARiiON
7 5 (1.77%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.77%) PKI
8 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.71%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.35%) iPad
11 1 (0.35%) Online Games
11 1 (0.35%) FMCG
11 1 (0.35%) iPhone
11 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 206 (72.79%) Windows
2 129 (45.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (30.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (21.20%) Linux
5 56 (19.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (12.72%) Windows 7
7 33 (11.66%) Windows XP
8 28 (9.89%) UNIX
8 28 (9.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (4.24%) SUSE
10 8 (2.83%) Windows 2000
11 7 (2.47%) Solaris
12 6 (2.12%) AIX
13 4 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.71%) CentOS
14 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.71%) openSUSE
14 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.73%) ITIL
2 24 (8.48%) Load Balancing
3 23 (8.13%) Service Management
4 21 (7.42%) Service Delivery
5 18 (6.36%) Change Management
5 18 (6.36%) Migration
5 18 (6.36%) Network Management
6 17 (6.01%) Incident Management
7 15 (5.30%) Change Control
7 15 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (4.95%) Time Management
9 12 (4.24%) Data Management
9 12 (4.24%) Configuration Management
10 11 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (3.89%) DevOps
11 9 (3.18%) Network Design
11 9 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (2.47%) Asset Management
12 7 (2.47%) Risk Management
12 7 (2.47%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.78%) SQL
2 32 (11.31%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.95%) Perl
4 10 (3.53%) Java
5 9 (3.18%) C
6 8 (2.83%) VBScript
7 7 (2.47%) VB
7 7 (2.47%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.77%) PHP
8 5 (1.77%) Python
9 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.06%) Ruby
10 2 (0.71%) Korn
10 2 (0.71%) C-shell
10 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.71%) C#
10 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 67 (23.67%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.19%) SC Cleared
3 40 (14.13%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (12.01%) CCNA
5 32 (11.31%) CCNP
6 25 (8.83%) DV Cleared
7 24 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (6.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (4.95%) MCSE
10 13 (4.59%) CCIE
10 13 (4.59%) Degree
11 7 (2.47%) MCTS
11 7 (2.47%) MCITP
11 7 (2.47%) MCSA
12 6 (2.12%) CCA
12 6 (2.12%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (2.12%) VCP5
13 4 (1.41%) VCP4
13 4 (1.41%) VCAP
13 4 (1.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.65%) QA
1 16 (5.65%) JSP 440
2 7 (2.47%) SLA
3 6 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.77%) COBIT
5 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 155 (54.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (42.76%) Active Directory
3 100 (35.34%) vSphere
4 61 (21.55%) Hyper-V
5 48 (16.96%) VMware ESX
6 47 (16.61%) XenApp
7 13 (4.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 12 (4.24%) ProxySG
9 11 (3.89%) XenServer
9 11 (3.89%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.18%) Xen
11 8 (2.83%) NFS
11 8 (2.83%) UAG
12 7 (2.47%) KVM
13 6 (2.12%) DFS Replication
13 6 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.41%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.41%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.41%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 31 (10.95%) SCCM
2 22 (7.77%) SCOM
3 19 (6.71%) Backup Exec
4 13 (4.59%) Puppet
4 13 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (3.89%) NetBackup
5 11 (3.89%) WSUS
6 10 (3.53%) WhatsUp Gold
7 9 (3.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (2.83%) Nagios
8 8 (2.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (2.83%) HP SIM
9 7 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (2.12%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 6 (2.12%) SCOrch
11 5 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.77%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.41%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 244 (86.22%) VMware
2 118 (41.70%) HP
3 103 (36.40%) Cisco
4 95 (33.57%) Microsoft
5 88 (31.10%) Citrix
6 54 (19.08%) EMC
7 34 (12.01%) Juniper
8 31 (10.95%) NetApp
9 29 (10.25%) Red Hat
9 29 (10.25%) CheckPoint
10 24 (8.48%) Symantec
11 23 (8.13%) IBM
12 20 (7.07%) 3PAR
13 19 (6.71%) Dell
14 17 (6.01%) Blue Coat
15 15 (5.30%) McAfee
16 14 (4.95%) F5
17 12 (4.24%) Nortel
17 12 (4.24%) Oracle
18 10 (3.53%) Brocade
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