The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Leeds 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 75 78 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.29% 0.33% 1.60%
As % of the System Software category 3.57% 3.66% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Average daily rate
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£305 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +4.47%
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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
84 82 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.13% 9.12% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 31 36
Average daily rate £200 £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.92% -14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £107 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 21
Average hourly rate £13.60 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.30 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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 22 July 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (66.67%) vSphere
3 5 (55.56%) SAN
3 5 (55.56%) Replication
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) Dell
5 3 (33.33%) NetApp
5 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (33.33%) VCAP
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) DNS

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) IPsec
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Storage Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (33.33%) VCAP
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (66.67%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Dell
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) Remedy
4 2 (22.22%) BMC
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle