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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 120 125 121
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 16 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.14% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 5.13% 1.23% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £250 £249
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.63 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+22.92% +23.49%
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
312 326 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.95% 11.26% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 122 119
Average daily rate £275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 72 68
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% +52.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -5 8 £300 +20.00% 4
Cheshire - 5 £265 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 39 (92.86%) Windows
3 32 (76.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
7 22 (52.38%) SAN
8 21 (50.00%) Firewall
8 21 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (47.62%) Hyper-V
10 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
10 15 (35.71%) Linux
10 15 (35.71%) IIS
11 14 (33.33%) Cisco
11 14 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (30.95%) MCSE
12 13 (30.95%) Degree
13 12 (28.57%) Backup Exec
13 12 (28.57%) Symantec
13 12 (28.57%) Juniper
14 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
14 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (23.81%) LAN
15 10 (23.81%) WAN
16 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
16 9 (21.43%) DNS
16 9 (21.43%) VCP5
17 8 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
17 8 (19.05%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 15 (35.71%) IIS
2 14 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
4 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (11.90%) Lync
6 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (52.38%) SAN
2 21 (50.00%) Firewall
3 10 (23.81%) LAN
3 10 (23.81%) WAN
4 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 9 (21.43%) DNS
5 8 (19.05%) DHCP
6 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.76%) VPN
6 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.76%) VLAN
6 2 (4.76%) Internet
6 2 (4.76%) DSL
7 1 (2.38%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) QlikView
General
1 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Consultant
1 7 (16.67%) Support Consultant
1 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 6 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Wintel Support
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) IT Support
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) Replication
2 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) e-Health
3 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (92.86%) Windows
2 32 (76.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (35.71%) Linux
5 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (19.05%) UNIX
7 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (11.90%) Migration
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 3 (7.14%) Change Management
4 3 (7.14%) Change Control
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Time Management
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.38%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Shell Script
2 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (30.95%) MCSE
3 13 (30.95%) Degree
4 9 (21.43%) VCP5
5 5 (11.90%) MCITP
6 3 (7.14%) CCNA
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.38%) PMP
8 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
1 3 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (47.62%) Hyper-V
3 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.38%) vCloud
6 1 (2.38%) VMFS
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.38%) WSUS
3 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) Cisco
4 12 (28.57%) Juniper
4 12 (28.57%) Symantec
5 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 6 (14.29%) HP
5 6 (14.29%) Citrix
6 4 (9.52%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (7.14%) IronPort
7 3 (7.14%) EMC
7 3 (7.14%) Siebel
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle
7 3 (7.14%) Open Text
7 3 (7.14%) Informatica
8 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.76%) Adobe
9 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.38%) NetApp
9 1 (2.38%) CA