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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 159 137 123
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 10 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 2.40% 6.13% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 7
Average daily rate £413 £230 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.34% -25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +93.54%
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
416 375 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.34% 9.43% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 153 154
Average daily rate £375 £321 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.86% +22.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £201 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 71 73
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.98 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £20.22 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

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
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 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire -1 5 £425 -
Lancashire -2 4 £356 +61.93%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Finance
4 8 (66.67%) Migration
4 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 5 (41.67%) Citrix
6 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (41.67%) IIS
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL
6 5 (41.67%) Clustering
6 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
7 4 (33.33%) Project Management
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) SCCM
8 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (25.00%) XenApp
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (25.00%) Office 365
8 3 (25.00%) Firewall
8 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (41.67%) IIS
1 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (16.67%) Apache
3 2 (16.67%) FileNet
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Skype
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Expert
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Subject Matter Expert
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Tandem
2 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) People Management
6 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
1 3 (25.00%) VB
1 3 (25.00%) VBScript
2 2 (16.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (16.67%) vSphere
4 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) AppSense
3 2 (16.67%) Ektron
3 2 (16.67%) Genesys
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Informatica
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Wyse
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) PlateSpin
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat