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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 88 80 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 5 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.45% 0.10% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 3.62% 1.10% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +93.54%
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
138 91 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.51% 9.11% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 43 31
Median daily rate £425 £427 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% +58.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £750 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 30
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.42 £33.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.86% -56.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.93 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.76%

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 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester +7 5 £425 -
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (85.71%) Migration
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (42.86%) Clustering
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 3 (42.86%) Project Management
5 3 (42.86%) IIS
5 3 (42.86%) VBScript
5 3 (42.86%) VB
6 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) Internet
6 2 (28.57%) X-Windows
6 2 (28.57%) SAN
6 2 (28.57%) HP
7 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
7 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013

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 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) VB
1 3 (42.86%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) BladeLogic
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) Avaya
5 1 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (14.29%) PlateSpin
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat