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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 118 112 122
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 21 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.75% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 7.45% 7.09% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £265 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £375 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-45.94% +3.77%
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
282 296 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.97% 10.62% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 124 127
Average daily rate £305 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 61 47
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% +44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.48 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -8 11 £325 +18.18% 2
Merseyside -3 5 - - 1
Cheshire +4 3 £425 +60.37%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 36 (100.00%) VMware
2 33 (91.67%) Windows
3 26 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
5 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
6 21 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (47.22%) SAN
7 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (41.67%) Clustering
8 15 (41.67%) IIS
9 14 (38.89%) UNIX
10 13 (36.11%) Linux
10 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
10 13 (36.11%) EMC
11 12 (33.33%) Hyper-V
12 11 (30.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (30.56%) Citrix
12 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
13 9 (25.00%) Firewall
13 9 (25.00%) Migration
14 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (19.44%) Replication
15 7 (19.44%) NAS
15 7 (19.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 7 (19.44%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (19.44%) Celerra
15 7 (19.44%) iSCSI
15 7 (19.44%) Terminal Services
15 7 (19.44%) Solaris
16 6 (16.67%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (41.67%) IIS
2 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
3 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) SAN
2 9 (25.00%) Firewall
3 7 (19.44%) NAS
3 7 (19.44%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (19.44%) iSCSI
4 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 6 (16.67%) DNS
5 5 (13.89%) LAN
5 5 (13.89%) WAN
6 4 (11.11%) SSL
7 3 (8.33%) DHCP
8 2 (5.56%) FTP
8 2 (5.56%) HTTP
8 2 (5.56%) SMTP
8 2 (5.56%) VLAN
8 2 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
1 6 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Administrator
2 4 (11.11%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (8.33%) Server Specialist
3 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall Support
5 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Clustering
2 7 (19.44%) Replication
2 7 (19.44%) Celerra
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (91.67%) Windows
2 21 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (38.89%) UNIX
5 13 (36.11%) Linux
6 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (19.44%) Solaris
8 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (16.67%) Change Control
2 6 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) Matrix Management
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
3 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (16.67%) MCSE
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (5.56%) MCITP
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) VCP5
5 1 (2.78%) PMP
5 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.78%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 12 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (19.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 7 (19.44%) Terminal Services
5 3 (8.33%) XenApp
6 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
2 1 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Legato
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) EMC
4 11 (30.56%) Citrix
5 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco
7 4 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (8.33%) Juniper
8 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.56%) Oracle
9 2 (5.56%) HP
9 2 (5.56%) IBM
9 2 (5.56%) Symantec
9 2 (5.56%) Imperva
10 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.78%) Brocade
10 1 (2.78%) AppSense
10 1 (2.78%) Remedy
10 1 (2.78%) Dell
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