The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 69 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.59% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 4.85% 2.20% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.08% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +2.27%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
103 91 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.17% 12.12% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 29
Average daily rate £270 £253 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -28.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 15 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% +25.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESX
North West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -12 5 - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - -
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (66.67%) DNS
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) DHCP
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) IIS
5 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) XenServer
6 3 (33.33%) Migration
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
7 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
7 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 2 (22.22%) ITIL
7 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (22.22%) Clustering
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (11.11%) SQL
8 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (11.11%) Lync

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (55.56%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Lync
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) DHCP
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) XenServer
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (11.11%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) HP