The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 32 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.44% 1.42% 1.86%
As % of the System Software category 11.11% 8.11% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-45.94% -1.78%
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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 Merseyside region.

System Software Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
36 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.95% 17.54% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 10
Average daily rate £273 £225 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 10
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £16.40 £25.00
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 Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the Merseyside region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Merseyside region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) FTP
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) SSL
4 2 (40.00%) SMTP
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) EMC
5 1 (20.00%) PMP
5 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (80.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) PMP
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) AppSense