The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 66 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.36% 0.87% -
As % of the System Software category 3.95% 6.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-45.94% +22.22%
VMware ESX
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
76 117 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.23% 12.77% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 30
Average daily rate £320 £265 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -28.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £324 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 17
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £13.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.42 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the Cheshire region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Cheshire region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Knutsford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) IIS
4 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
4 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
4 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
4 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (54.55%) SAN
4 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (45.45%) Clustering
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
6 4 (36.36%) UNIX
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 4 (36.36%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) DHCP
7 3 (27.27%) HP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region 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 7 (63.64%) IIS
2 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (18.18%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
1 6 (54.55%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (9.09%) Legato
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Cyber-Ark
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) EMC
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) Dell