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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 83 80 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.36% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 3.20% 3.20% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -54.54%
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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
125 125 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.00% 11.29% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 58 29
Average daily rate £360 £230 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -26.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £328 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) Citrix
4 8 (66.67%) SAN
4 8 (66.67%) EMC
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (66.67%) UNIX
4 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
5 7 (58.33%) NAS
5 7 (58.33%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (58.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (58.33%) iSCSI
5 7 (58.33%) Clustering
5 7 (58.33%) Celerra
5 7 (58.33%) IIS
5 7 (58.33%) Solaris
5 7 (58.33%) Terminal Services
5 7 (58.33%) Migration
5 7 (58.33%) Replication
6 6 (50.00%) Change Control
7 3 (25.00%) Firewall
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 2 (16.67%) LAN
8 2 (16.67%) WAN

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (58.33%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) SAN
2 7 (58.33%) NAS
2 7 (58.33%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (58.33%) iSCSI
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Server Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Server Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Regular Expression
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Clustering
1 7 (58.33%) Celerra
1 7 (58.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) UNIX
3 7 (58.33%) Solaris
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Migration
2 6 (50.00%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) HIPAA
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (58.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (58.33%) Terminal Services
4 2 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Citrix
3 8 (66.67%) EMC
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Imperva
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco