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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 86 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.16% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 2.97% 2.13% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
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£255 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +59.09%
VMware ESX
North West

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
101 94 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.42% 7.74% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 33
Average daily rate £275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.08 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.65% -22.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £26.00 £26.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - - - - 1
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
3 16 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (73.68%) SAN
5 14 (73.68%) Firewall
5 14 (73.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (63.16%) Degree
7 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
7 12 (63.16%) Backup Exec
7 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (63.16%) Juniper
7 12 (63.16%) Symantec
7 12 (63.16%) Cisco
7 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
8 11 (57.89%) MCSE
9 9 (47.37%) VCP5
10 5 (26.32%) Linux
11 4 (21.05%) UNIX
12 3 (15.79%) LAN
12 3 (15.79%) WAN
12 3 (15.79%) Citrix
12 3 (15.79%) MCITP
13 2 (10.53%) VLAN
13 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (10.53%) Banking
13 2 (10.53%) XenApp
13 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) SAN
1 14 (73.68%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) VLAN
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 7 (36.84%) Support Consultant
1 7 (36.84%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Wintel Support
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) UNIX
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (63.16%) Degree
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (57.89%) MCSE
4 9 (47.37%) VCP5
5 3 (15.79%) MCITP
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (63.16%) Juniper
2 12 (63.16%) Symantec
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint