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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 35 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.95% 1.32% -
As % of the System Software category 11.90% 8.70% -
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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.41% 15.23% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £223 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 3
Average hourly rate £34.06 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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
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 18 April 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) IIS
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (16.67%) Lync
6 1 (16.67%) PowerHA
6 1 (16.67%) Replication
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Tomcat

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (16.67%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat