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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
North West / Manchester
Rank 85 107 90
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.052% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.82% 0.57% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £345 £465 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +43.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -

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
142 174 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.30% 9.06% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 82 52
Median daily rate £350 £325 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.75% -

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (81.25%) DNS
3 11 (68.75%) DHCP
3 11 (68.75%) Oracle
3 11 (68.75%) Server Building
4 10 (62.50%) VLAN
4 10 (62.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (62.50%) Oracle Database
5 8 (50.00%) SMTP
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (18.75%) EMC
9 3 (18.75%) Citrix
9 3 (18.75%) SAN
9 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
9 3 (18.75%) Intel Security
9 3 (18.75%) Clearswift
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
10 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (12.50%) Customer-Centric Approach
10 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
10 2 (12.50%) Apple

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (81.25%) DNS
3 11 (68.75%) DHCP
4 10 (62.50%) VLAN
5 8 (50.00%) SMTP
6 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
7 2 (12.50%) IPv4
7 2 (12.50%) LAN
7 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 2 (12.50%) SSL
7 2 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) Oracle Database
2 10 (62.50%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Designer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Designer
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Senior IT Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Server Building
2 2 (12.50%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Clearswift
5 3 (18.75%) EMC
5 3 (18.75%) Intel Security
6 2 (12.50%) Apple
6 2 (12.50%) Dell
6 2 (12.50%) Motorola
6 2 (12.50%) Sophos
7 1 (6.25%) F5
7 1 (6.25%) Lotus
7 1 (6.25%) Sun