The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 119 111 114
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 20 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.64% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 7.14% 5.54% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £265 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-45.94% -1.78%
VMware ESX
England

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 West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
280 325 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.72% 11.48% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 138 132
Average daily rate £325 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £397 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 68 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £42.38 £37.50
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 the North West

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Manchester -6 11 £325 +18.18% 1
Cheshire +1 1 £400 +50.94% 3
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 28 (87.50%) Windows
3 21 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
6 17 (53.13%) SAN
7 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (46.88%) Clustering
9 13 (40.63%) EMC
9 13 (40.63%) IIS
10 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
11 11 (34.38%) UNIX
12 10 (31.25%) Citrix
12 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
13 9 (28.13%) Firewall
13 9 (28.13%) Migration
13 9 (28.13%) Linux
13 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
14 7 (21.88%) Solaris
14 7 (21.88%) Replication
14 7 (21.88%) Terminal Services
14 7 (21.88%) NAS
14 7 (21.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 7 (21.88%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (21.88%) iSCSI
14 7 (21.88%) Celerra
15 6 (18.75%) Change Control
15 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (40.63%) IIS
2 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.38%) Lync
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) SAN
2 9 (28.13%) Firewall
3 7 (21.88%) iSCSI
3 7 (21.88%) NAS
3 7 (21.88%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 5 (15.63%) DNS
5 4 (12.50%) SSL
5 4 (12.50%) LAN
5 4 (12.50%) WAN
6 3 (9.38%) DHCP
7 2 (6.25%) FTP
7 2 (6.25%) HTTP
7 2 (6.25%) SMTP
7 2 (6.25%) VLAN
7 2 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Server Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Administrator
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) Server Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall Support
5 1 (3.13%) Lead Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Clustering
2 7 (21.88%) Replication
2 7 (21.88%) Celerra
3 1 (3.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (34.38%) UNIX
5 9 (28.13%) Linux
6 7 (21.88%) Solaris
7 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) Change Control
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PMP
4 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 7 (21.88%) Terminal Services
4 7 (21.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (9.38%) XenApp
6 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Legato
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (40.63%) EMC
4 10 (31.25%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco
5 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.50%) IBM
6 4 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) Juniper
7 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.38%) Brocade
8 2 (6.25%) Imperva
8 2 (6.25%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle
9 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.13%) Remedy
9 1 (3.13%) AppSense
9 1 (3.13%) Dell