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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 32 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.90% 2.16% -
As % of the System Software category 14.58% 36.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £340
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -9.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.81 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -23.06%
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 Merseyside region.

System Software Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
48 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.01% 5.95% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 5
Average daily rate £300 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £358 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Liverpool -9 4 - -
Bootle - 1 - -
Wirral - 1 - -
VMware ESX
North West

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) IIS
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) DNS
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) Clustering
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (50.00%) Patch Management
4 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (50.00%) SSL
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) MCP
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) SMTP
4 6 (50.00%) DHCP
4 6 (50.00%) FTP
4 6 (50.00%) HTTP
5 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
6 4 (33.33%) Migration
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (33.33%) LAN

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) DNS
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) SSL
3 6 (50.00%) SMTP
3 6 (50.00%) DHCP
3 6 (50.00%) FTP
3 6 (50.00%) HTTP
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) MCP
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) PMP
2 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Acronis
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos