The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESXi
Rank 51 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 9 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.39% 1.83% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 12.00% 12.50% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £15.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -30.55%
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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 North East region.

System Software Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
75 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.59% 14.66% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 8
Average daily rate £300 £307 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +155.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £217 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 15
Average hourly rate £21.82 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.62% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.50 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.41 £20.70 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) vSphere
3 11 (64.71%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) SAN
4 10 (58.82%) Service Management
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 9 (52.94%) Incident Management
5 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (52.94%) WAN
5 9 (52.94%) ITIL
5 9 (52.94%) EMC
5 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 9 (52.94%) 3PAR
6 8 (47.06%) Network Management
6 8 (47.06%) WhatsUp Gold
6 8 (47.06%) F5
6 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
6 8 (47.06%) Juniper
6 8 (47.06%) McAfee
6 8 (47.06%) Service Delivery
6 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
6 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (47.06%) Network Security
6 8 (47.06%) JSP 440
6 8 (47.06%) TippingPoint
7 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
2 9 (52.94%) LAN
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (47.06%) Network Security
4 7 (41.18%) DNS
4 7 (41.18%) SSL
4 7 (41.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (41.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (41.18%) Junos
5 2 (11.76%) NAS
5 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
5 2 (11.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.88%) Military
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Server Support
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Network Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Network Support
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Cryptography
2 4 (23.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (58.82%) Service Management
3 9 (52.94%) Incident Management
3 9 (52.94%) ITIL
4 8 (47.06%) Network Management
4 8 (47.06%) Service Delivery
5 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
5 7 (41.18%) Network Design
6 5 (29.41%) Time Management
7 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) JSP 440
2 6 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) vSphere
2 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
3 7 (41.18%) VMware ESX
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Server
5 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (11.76%) HP SIM
4 1 (5.88%) Netcool
4 1 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) EMC
2 9 (52.94%) 3PAR
3 8 (47.06%) F5
3 8 (47.06%) Juniper
3 8 (47.06%) McAfee
3 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
3 8 (47.06%) TippingPoint
4 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.88%) Crossbeam
6 1 (5.88%) Riverbed