The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 101 94 86
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.32% 0.30% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 3.62% 3.10% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £379
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +93.54%
VMware ESX
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

System Software Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
138 129 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.85% 9.64% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 78 39
Average daily rate £400 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £220 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £414 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 9
Average hourly rate £12.10 £11.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.55% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.05 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.28 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 13 (100.00%) VMware
1 13 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (92.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
2 12 (92.31%) Red Hat
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco
3 9 (69.23%) High Availability
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (61.54%) FWSM
4 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (61.54%) Data Centre
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 8 (61.54%) Windows
5 7 (53.85%) Perl
5 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
5 7 (53.85%) CCNP
5 7 (53.85%) HP
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (53.85%) Bash Shell
6 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
6 6 (46.15%) SAN
6 6 (46.15%) MPLS
6 6 (46.15%) OSPF
6 6 (46.15%) BGP
6 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
6 6 (46.15%) Informix
6 6 (46.15%) RDBMS
6 6 (46.15%) MySQL
6 6 (46.15%) Firewall

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (38.46%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (61.54%) FWSM
3 6 (46.15%) BGP
3 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) MPLS
3 6 (46.15%) OSPF
3 6 (46.15%) SAN
4 5 (38.46%) HSRP
4 5 (38.46%) Internet
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
4 5 (38.46%) VRRP
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) VXLAN
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Informix
1 6 (46.15%) MySQL
1 6 (46.15%) RDBMS
1 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 2 (15.38%) Redis
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Hudson
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
General
1 6 (46.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (7.69%) LAMP
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (30.77%) Clustering
4 3 (23.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (7.69%) CLARiiON
5 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (7.69%) IBM XIV
5 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.69%) Symmetrix
5 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Linux
1 12 (92.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) High Availability
2 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (46.15%) Load Balancing
4 4 (30.77%) DevOps
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (23.08%) SIEM
6 2 (15.38%) Build Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Information Security
7 1 (7.69%) Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Change Management
7 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Bash Shell
1 7 (53.85%) Perl
1 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CCNP
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCIE
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.69%) CCDE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CCSP
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
2 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (15.38%) Cacti
3 2 (15.38%) Graphite
3 2 (15.38%) Nagios
3 2 (15.38%) Opsview
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Red Hat
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco
4 7 (53.85%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) Veritas
6 2 (15.38%) F5
6 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
6 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 1 (7.69%) EMC
7 1 (7.69%) IBM
7 1 (7.69%) Riverbed