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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.59% 0.21% -
As % of the System Software category 5.88% 2.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £245 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -

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
51 77 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.02% 8.27% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 27
Median daily rate £325 £310 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £245 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 £275 -
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix
5 4 (50.00%) SAN
5 4 (50.00%) DNS
6 3 (37.50%) HP
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
6 3 (37.50%) VBScript
6 3 (37.50%) Service Management
6 3 (37.50%) Migration
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (37.50%) AppSense
6 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
6 3 (37.50%) SCCM
6 3 (37.50%) SCOM
6 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (37.50%) NAS
6 3 (37.50%) XenApp
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (37.50%) Office 365
6 3 (37.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
6 3 (37.50%) Service Design
6 3 (37.50%) Two-Factor Authentication

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (12.50%) IPsec
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) VSAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Architect
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
1 3 (37.50%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (37.50%) Service Design
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (37.50%) VBScript
2 2 (25.00%) VB
2 2 (25.00%) VB6
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) VMware GSX
5 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 2 (25.00%) MOM
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (12.50%) SCOrch
3 1 (12.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) AppSense
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Lumension
5 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam