The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESXi skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 61 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.31% 0.97% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 2.60% 9.38% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £197 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.20% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.17 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+29.64% -30.76%
System Software Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
77 32 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.77% 10.32% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 12 23
Average daily rate £263 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £301 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.13 £11.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.17% +38.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in the North East

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (50.00%) DFS Replication
5 4 (50.00%) vSphere
5 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (50.00%) Military
5 4 (50.00%) SAN
5 4 (50.00%) HP
5 4 (50.00%) DHCP
5 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (37.50%) MCSE
6 3 (37.50%) MCSA
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (12.50%) SMTP
3 1 (12.50%) X.400
General
1 4 (50.00%) Military
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) MCSA
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCITP
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 4 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Netcool
1 3 (37.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec