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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 81 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 11 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.44% 0.92%
As % of the System Software category 7.59% 3.85% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +35.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £300 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-45.94% -1.78%
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
145 130 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.33% 11.37% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 55 48
Average daily rate £351 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.52% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £360 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 December 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 - - - -
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (64.29%) EMC
4 9 (64.29%) Citrix
4 9 (64.29%) SAN
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 9 (64.29%) UNIX
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
6 7 (50.00%) NAS
6 7 (50.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (50.00%) Clustering
6 7 (50.00%) Migration
6 7 (50.00%) Replication
6 7 (50.00%) IIS
6 7 (50.00%) Solaris
6 7 (50.00%) Terminal Services
6 7 (50.00%) Celerra
6 7 (50.00%) iSCSI
6 7 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (42.86%) Change Control
8 4 (28.57%) Firewall
8 4 (28.57%) Linux
9 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 3 (21.43%) LAN
9 3 (21.43%) WAN
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) SAN
2 7 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 7 (50.00%) NAS
2 7 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) SSL
5 2 (14.29%) VLAN
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Server Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Server Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall Support
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Regular Expression
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Replication
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
1 7 (50.00%) Celerra
2 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) UNIX
3 7 (50.00%) Solaris
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (7.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 6 (42.86%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.14%) HIPAA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 7 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 7 (50.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) EMC
2 9 (64.29%) Citrix
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Imperva
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) Remedy
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat