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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 79 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.18% 0.60% -
As % of the System Software category 2.22% 5.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £25.63
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.92%
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
90 92 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.12% 11.07% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 43 23
Average daily rate £300 £280 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 28
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.17 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -45.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £8.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 September 2015. 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
Chester - 2 £500 -
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (85.71%) HP
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) Migration
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) PMP
4 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (14.29%) MS Project
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) HP
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat