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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 131 107 118
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 23 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.91% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 5.54% 9.03% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 1
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£230 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £305 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.81 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -23.06%
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
415 310 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.16% 10.09% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 146 84
Average daily rate £300 £270 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £369 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 47 62
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -21.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 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
Merseyside -11 7 - -
Cheshire -19 5 £375 +20.96%
Manchester -20 3 £175 -41.66% 5
Lancashire - 3 £230 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 43 (100.00%) VMware
2 39 (90.70%) Windows
3 38 (88.37%) Active Directory
4 30 (69.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (58.14%) Citrix
5 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
6 21 (48.84%) IIS
7 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (44.19%) Firewall
8 17 (39.53%) Migration
9 16 (37.21%) SQL
9 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
9 16 (37.21%) DNS
10 15 (34.88%) Clustering
11 14 (32.56%) Hyper-V
12 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (27.91%) SAN
13 12 (27.91%) WAN
14 11 (25.58%) Cisco
14 11 (25.58%) Oracle
14 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
14 11 (25.58%) Replication
14 11 (25.58%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (25.58%) Data Centre
15 10 (23.26%) XenApp
15 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
15 10 (23.26%) EMC
16 9 (20.93%) ITIL
16 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
16 9 (20.93%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 21 (48.84%) IIS
2 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.65%) Lync
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Project
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (44.19%) Firewall
2 16 (37.21%) DNS
3 12 (27.91%) WAN
3 12 (27.91%) SAN
4 9 (20.93%) DHCP
5 8 (18.60%) DMZ
5 8 (18.60%) Internet
5 8 (18.60%) MPLS
5 8 (18.60%) OSPF
5 8 (18.60%) BGP
5 8 (18.60%) EIGRP
5 8 (18.60%) Wireless
5 8 (18.60%) VPLS
5 8 (18.60%) iSCSI
5 8 (18.60%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (18.60%) NAS
5 8 (18.60%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (13.95%) FTP
6 6 (13.95%) HTTP
6 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MSI
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Law
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Architect
2 9 (20.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.33%) Administrator
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) PC Support
7 1 (2.33%) PC Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Clustering
2 11 (25.58%) Data Centre
2 11 (25.58%) Replication
3 8 (18.60%) EMC VNX
3 8 (18.60%) Celerra
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Life Science
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (90.70%) Windows
2 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (18.60%) UNIX
4 8 (18.60%) Solaris
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Migration
2 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (18.60%) Business Continuity
3 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
4 7 (16.28%) Change Control
5 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (13.95%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.98%) ERP
7 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.65%) Project Management
8 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.33%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) MCP
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (13.95%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (13.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.65%) PMP
2 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.33%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (88.37%) Active Directory
2 30 (69.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (32.56%) Hyper-V
4 11 (25.58%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (23.26%) XenApp
6 8 (18.60%) Terminal Services
6 8 (18.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (6.98%) XenDesktop
8 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (4.65%) XenServer
9 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.98%) SCOrch
3 3 (6.98%) SCOM
4 2 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.65%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.65%) WSUS
5 1 (2.33%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (58.14%) Citrix
3 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
3 11 (25.58%) Oracle
3 11 (25.58%) Cisco
4 10 (23.26%) EMC
5 9 (20.93%) SolarWinds
6 8 (18.60%) Nortel
7 6 (13.95%) HP
8 5 (11.63%) IBM
9 4 (9.30%) Avaya
10 3 (6.98%) McAfee
10 3 (6.98%) Dell
10 3 (6.98%) Veeam
11 2 (4.65%) Lotus
11 2 (4.65%) Clearswift
12 1 (2.33%) Brocade
12 1 (2.33%) Acronis
12 1 (2.33%) SAP
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