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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 95 80 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.29% 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.94% 6.90% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £373
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%
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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
136 87 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.02% 7.15% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 40 17
Average daily rate £300 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £135 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £385 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.73 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £16.00 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco
4 6 (66.67%) Linux
4 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
5 5 (55.56%) SAN
5 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (44.44%) Project Management
6 4 (44.44%) Firewall
6 4 (44.44%) ITIL
6 4 (44.44%) Nagios
7 3 (33.33%) Internet
7 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 3 (33.33%) VPN
7 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (33.33%) BGP
7 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 3 (33.33%) OSPF
7 3 (33.33%) Open Source
7 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 2 (22.22%) vSphere
8 2 (22.22%) Games
8 2 (22.22%) Degree
8 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (22.22%) FWSM
8 2 (22.22%) HSRP
8 2 (22.22%) Information Security
8 2 (22.22%) VRRP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 3 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) FWSM
4 2 (22.22%) HSRP
4 2 (22.22%) VRRP
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) LDAP
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) NAS
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (22.22%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 3 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) CLARiiON
2 1 (11.11%) Symmetrix
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) IBM XIV
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) CCSP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) NFS
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 1 (11.11%) vCloud
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) Cacti
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (11.11%) Opsview
2 1 (11.11%) Graphite
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) EMC
6 1 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (11.11%) McAfee
6 1 (11.11%) Sophos
6 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 1 (11.11%) F5