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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 68 76 75
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 18 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.46% 0.21% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 16.82% 3.13% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £295 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.87 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-45.94% -0.90%
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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
107 64 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.70% 6.60% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 23 23
Average daily rate £295 £295 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Average hourly rate £14.87 £13.88 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.13% +38.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £16.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 December 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
2 21 (95.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
4 16 (72.73%) vSphere
5 13 (59.09%) IBM
5 13 (59.09%) MS Exchange
5 13 (59.09%) NetBackup
5 13 (59.09%) Symantec
6 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
7 11 (50.00%) EMC
7 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (50.00%) NAS
7 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (50.00%) SCCM
7 11 (50.00%) SCOM
7 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (40.91%) IIS
9 8 (36.36%) SAN
9 8 (36.36%) Internet
10 7 (31.82%) Lotus
10 7 (31.82%) DNS
10 7 (31.82%) DHCP
10 7 (31.82%) Lotus Domino
11 5 (22.73%) ITIL
11 5 (22.73%) VPN
11 5 (22.73%) Citrix
11 5 (22.73%) Remedy

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) MS Exchange
2 11 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (40.91%) IIS
4 7 (31.82%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 2 (9.09%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) NAS
2 8 (36.36%) SAN
2 8 (36.36%) Internet
3 7 (31.82%) DNS
3 7 (31.82%) DHCP
4 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
5 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
5 3 (13.64%) SMTP
5 3 (13.64%) SSL
5 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.64%) FTP
5 3 (13.64%) RTSP
5 3 (13.64%) Firewall
6 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MSI
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Administrator
1 7 (31.82%) Exchange Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall Support
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Regular Expression
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) PDA
2 2 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) CentOS
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Software Deployment
2 3 (13.64%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) Release Management
4 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) MCSA
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) HIPAA
1 3 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
1 21 (95.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (72.73%) vSphere
3 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (59.09%) NetBackup
2 11 (50.00%) SCCM
2 11 (50.00%) SCOM
3 3 (13.64%) Tivoli
4 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 13 (59.09%) IBM
3 13 (59.09%) Symantec
4 11 (50.00%) EMC
5 7 (31.82%) Lotus
6 5 (22.73%) Citrix
6 5 (22.73%) Remedy
7 4 (18.18%) HP
7 4 (18.18%) NetApp
8 3 (13.64%) Imperva
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco
9 2 (9.09%) BMC
9 2 (9.09%) Dell
10 1 (4.55%) Red Hat