The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Chester 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.24% - -
As % of the System Software category 13.64% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £337 £308
% change year-on-year
-9.49% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +56.06%
System Software Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
22 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.42% 17.20% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate £230 £358 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.66% +98.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £40.57 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
VMware ESX
Cheshire

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Chester

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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%) IIS
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) DHCP
1 9 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 5 (55.56%) SAN
5 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 4 (44.44%) Migration
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (33.33%) Lync
6 3 (33.33%) Clustering
6 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
6 3 (33.33%) Replication
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (33.33%) HP
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (33.33%) Tomcat

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 9 (100.00%) IIS
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (33.33%) Lync
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) DHCP
1 9 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) SAN
3 4 (44.44%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PMP
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft