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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 467 444 480
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +36
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 126 124 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 2.43% 2.48% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 67 61
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£328 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £32.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £22.50 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £40.00 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +100.00%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5194 5006 4763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.50% 9.81% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2863 2535 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 621 648
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -34 108 £340 +0.59% 37
London +8 49 £375 +2.04% 16
South East -11 32 £325 -1.51% 13
Hampshire -6 16 £348 +5.45%
City of London +14 14 £245 -45.55% 4
Scotland - 14 £302 -
Edinburgh - 9 £300 -
North West +3 8 £281 -
Berkshire +4 5 £375 - 8
Warrington - 5 £138 -
Cheshire - 5 £138 -
Yorkshire 0 4 £346 +23.66% 2
Surrey -11 4 £338 +22.72%
East of England -26 4 £413 +120.00% 4
Reading +11 3 £289 - 3
Leeds +5 3 £305 +8.92%
West Yorkshire +2 3 £305 +9.90%
East Midlands -3 3 £325 +44.44%
West Midlands -12 3 £190 -52.50%
Suffolk -21 3 £400 +77.77%
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 -
Merseyside +4 2 £425 -
West Sussex -5 2 £188 - 2
Liverpool - 2 £425 -
Birmingham - 2 £176 -
Nottinghamshire +10 1 £350 +55.55%
Nottingham +7 1 £350 +55.55%
Kent -2 1 £400 +4.91% 2
Milton Keynes -6 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -13 1 - - 1

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 247 (86.97%) VMware
2 225 (79.23%) Windows
3 164 (57.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 135 (47.54%) Active Directory
5 133 (46.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 118 (41.55%) HP
6 118 (41.55%) SAN
7 106 (37.32%) Cisco
8 102 (35.92%) Microsoft
9 91 (32.04%) vSphere
10 77 (27.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 75 (26.41%) Citrix
12 72 (25.35%) Firewall
13 68 (23.94%) ITIL
13 68 (23.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 67 (23.59%) Linux
14 67 (23.59%) EMC
15 63 (22.18%) Hyper-V
16 55 (19.37%) DNS
17 53 (18.66%) Security Cleared
18 51 (17.96%) MS Exchange
19 49 (17.25%) WAN
20 48 (16.90%) LAN
20 48 (16.90%) MS Excel
20 48 (16.90%) VMware ESX
21 47 (16.55%) TCP/IP
21 47 (16.55%) PowerShell
22 43 (15.14%) SQL
23 38 (13.38%) DHCP
23 38 (13.38%) XenApp

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 51 (17.96%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.51%) SharePoint
3 26 (9.15%) Lync
3 26 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (5.28%) IIS
6 11 (3.87%) Apache
6 11 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.82%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.41%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.70%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.35%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 48 (16.90%) MS Excel
2 23 (8.10%) MS Office
3 14 (4.93%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.82%) MS Project
5 4 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.06%) Office 365
4 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 118 (41.55%) SAN
2 72 (25.35%) Firewall
3 55 (19.37%) DNS
4 49 (17.25%) WAN
5 48 (16.90%) LAN
6 47 (16.55%) TCP/IP
7 38 (13.38%) DHCP
8 30 (10.56%) VPN
9 22 (7.75%) VLAN
10 20 (7.04%) Network Security
11 19 (6.69%) NAS
12 17 (5.99%) MPLS
13 15 (5.28%) IPsec
13 15 (5.28%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (4.93%) Wireless
15 11 (3.87%) Cisco IOS
16 9 (3.17%) Reverse Proxy
16 9 (3.17%) SSL
17 8 (2.82%) NetScaler
18 6 (2.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.82%) MySQL
3 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.35%) DTS
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.06%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.35%) MSI
3 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
General
1 34 (11.97%) Finance
2 10 (3.52%) Banking
3 5 (1.76%) Military
3 5 (1.76%) Marketing
4 4 (1.41%) Billing
4 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.06%) Retail
5 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Legal
6 2 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Games
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (8.80%) Support Engineer
2 25 (8.80%) Administrator
3 23 (8.10%) Systems Engineer
4 21 (7.39%) Network Engineer
5 20 (7.04%) Consultant
6 19 (6.69%) VMware Specialist
7 17 (5.99%) VMware Engineer
7 17 (5.99%) Wintel Engineer
7 17 (5.99%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (5.63%) Analyst
9 14 (4.93%) Developer
9 14 (4.93%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.58%) Architect
11 10 (3.52%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (2.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (2.46%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.34%) Web Services
2 8 (2.82%) XML
2 8 (2.82%) XMPP
3 6 (2.11%) JSON
4 4 (1.41%) SAML
5 2 (0.70%) EDI
5 2 (0.70%) .NET
5 2 (0.70%) SOAP
5 2 (0.70%) REST
5 2 (0.70%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.70%) JSF
6 1 (0.35%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.10%) Clustering
2 20 (7.04%) Replication
3 12 (4.23%) CLARiiON
4 10 (3.52%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.17%) Open Source
6 6 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.76%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.76%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.06%) Firmware
9 3 (1.06%) PKI
9 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.06%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.70%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.70%) Symmetrix
11 1 (0.35%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.35%) e-Health
11 1 (0.35%) CMDB
11 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 225 (79.23%) Windows
2 133 (46.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (27.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (23.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 67 (23.59%) Linux
6 36 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (11.62%) UNIX
8 31 (10.92%) Windows 7
9 24 (8.45%) Windows XP
10 14 (4.93%) SUSE
11 9 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (3.17%) CentOS
11 9 (3.17%) Solaris
12 8 (2.82%) AIX
13 4 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (1.06%) Fedora
15 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.94%) ITIL
2 29 (10.21%) Change Management
3 25 (8.80%) Data Management
4 21 (7.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (6.34%) DevOps
6 17 (5.99%) Service Management
7 14 (4.93%) Service Delivery
7 14 (4.93%) Migration
8 13 (4.58%) Incident Management
9 11 (3.87%) Capacity Management
10 10 (3.52%) Network Management
10 10 (3.52%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.17%) Master Data Management
11 9 (3.17%) Mobile Device Management
11 9 (3.17%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (2.82%) Time Management
13 7 (2.46%) Load Balancing
13 7 (2.46%) Risk Management
13 7 (2.46%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (2.11%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.55%) PowerShell
2 43 (15.14%) SQL
3 14 (4.93%) C
4 12 (4.23%) Perl
5 10 (3.52%) Java
5 10 (3.52%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.17%) Ruby
7 4 (1.41%) Korn
7 4 (1.41%) Python
7 4 (1.41%) C-shell
7 4 (1.41%) PHP
8 3 (1.06%) AWK
8 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.06%) sed
9 2 (0.70%) VBScript
9 2 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (18.66%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 20 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (7.04%) DV Cleared
5 18 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (5.63%) CCNA
7 13 (4.58%) CCNP
8 10 (3.52%) MCSE
9 8 (2.82%) VCP5
10 7 (2.46%) MCTS
10 7 (2.46%) MCITP
11 6 (2.11%) Degree
11 6 (2.11%) MCSA
11 6 (2.11%) CCA
11 6 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.76%) VCP4
12 5 (1.76%) BC Cleared
13 4 (1.41%) VCAP
13 4 (1.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.23%) QA
2 11 (3.87%) JSP 440
3 9 (3.17%) SLA
4 5 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.76%) COBIT
5 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 164 (57.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 135 (47.54%) Active Directory
3 91 (32.04%) vSphere
4 63 (22.18%) Hyper-V
5 48 (16.90%) VMware ESX
6 38 (13.38%) XenApp
7 15 (5.28%) Xen
8 14 (4.93%) XenServer
9 13 (4.58%) KVM
10 10 (3.52%) vCloud
10 10 (3.52%) XenDesktop
11 9 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (2.82%) UAG
13 6 (2.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.41%) NFS
14 4 (1.41%) Shibboleth
15 3 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.70%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.70%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 36 (12.68%) SCCM
2 30 (10.56%) SCOM
3 16 (5.63%) Backup Exec
3 16 (5.63%) WSUS
4 15 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (4.93%) Puppet
6 12 (4.23%) NetBackup
7 10 (3.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (3.52%) HP SIM
8 9 (3.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (2.46%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (2.11%) SCOrch
11 5 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (1.41%) nmon
12 4 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (1.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 3 (1.06%) Foglight
14 2 (0.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 247 (86.97%) VMware
2 118 (41.55%) HP
3 106 (37.32%) Cisco
4 102 (35.92%) Microsoft
5 75 (26.41%) Citrix
6 67 (23.59%) EMC
7 36 (12.68%) NetApp
8 35 (12.32%) Red Hat
9 27 (9.51%) IBM
10 23 (8.10%) Symantec
11 22 (7.75%) Juniper
12 19 (6.69%) Oracle
13 18 (6.34%) Fortinet
14 14 (4.93%) Dell
14 14 (4.93%) CheckPoint
15 13 (4.58%) F5
16 12 (4.23%) McAfee
17 11 (3.87%) 3PAR
18 10 (3.52%) Sophos
19 8 (2.82%) Brocade
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago