The table below looks at the statistics for VMware GSX 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 GSX over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware GSX Server
Rank 591 566 560
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware GSX 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the System Software category 0.019% 0.077% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
5242 5201 4496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.16% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2678 2109
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 622 757
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

VMware GSX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VMware GSX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware GSX
Daily Rate Trend

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

VMware GSX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware GSX
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VMware GSX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware GSX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware GSX 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 GSX.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Intel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) CommVault
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) MOM
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008

VMware GSX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware GSX 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 GSX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) MOM
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (100.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Intel
1 1 (100.00%) CommVault
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) VMware