The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 Manchester 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 85 73 79
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 2 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.10% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 1.48% 1.22% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate £400 - £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% -6.25%
System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
135 82 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.83% 8.48% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 20 39
Average daily rate £308 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.03% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £331 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +3.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESX
North West

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
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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
2 5 (71.43%) Backup Exec
2 5 (71.43%) Symantec
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Juniper
2 5 (71.43%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Middleware
4 2 (28.57%) Hitachi
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Consultant
1 5 (71.43%) Support Consultant
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Symantec
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) Hitachi
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix