The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 88 84 74
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 6.78% 1.54% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £379 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.92% +20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
118 130 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.27% 10.33% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 51 23
Average daily rate £350 £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 26
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.52 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.05 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
3 16 (84.21%) Citrix
4 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
4 15 (78.95%) UNIX
4 15 (78.95%) Hyper-V
5 14 (73.68%) NAS
5 14 (73.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 14 (73.68%) Fibre Channel
5 14 (73.68%) iSCSI
5 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
5 14 (73.68%) IIS
5 14 (73.68%) Solaris
5 14 (73.68%) EMC
5 14 (73.68%) SAN
5 14 (73.68%) Terminal Services
5 14 (73.68%) Clustering
5 14 (73.68%) Migration
5 14 (73.68%) Replication
5 14 (73.68%) Celerra
6 12 (63.16%) Change Control
7 9 (47.37%) XenApp
7 9 (47.37%) Firewall
7 9 (47.37%) Oracle
8 8 (42.11%) WAN
8 8 (42.11%) Cisco
9 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
9 7 (36.84%) DMZ

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (73.68%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) SAN
1 14 (73.68%) iSCSI
1 14 (73.68%) NAS
1 14 (73.68%) Fibre Channel
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 8 (42.11%) WAN
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (36.84%) Wireless
4 7 (36.84%) VPLS
4 7 (36.84%) DMZ
4 7 (36.84%) Internet
4 7 (36.84%) MPLS
4 7 (36.84%) OSPF
4 7 (36.84%) BGP
4 7 (36.84%) EIGRP
5 2 (10.53%) Network Security
5 2 (10.53%) SSL
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Technical Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Server Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Server Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Firewall Support
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support
6 1 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (73.68%) Replication
1 14 (73.68%) Clustering
1 14 (73.68%) Celerra
2 2 (10.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) UNIX
3 14 (73.68%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Migration
2 12 (63.16%) Change Control
3 7 (36.84%) Business Continuity
3 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
3 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCNA
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.26%) HIPAA
System Software
1 17 (89.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
3 15 (78.95%) Hyper-V
4 14 (73.68%) Terminal Services
4 14 (73.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 9 (47.37%) XenApp
6 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (84.21%) Citrix
3 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
4 14 (73.68%) EMC
5 9 (47.37%) Oracle
6 8 (42.11%) Cisco
7 7 (36.84%) Nortel
7 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
7 7 (36.84%) SolarWinds
8 3 (15.79%) Avaya
9 2 (10.53%) Imperva
10 1 (5.26%) Remedy