The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 124 110 126
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 14 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 3.63% 2.99% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate £310 £263 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.09% +26.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £275 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £334
% change year-on-year
+9.85% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +12.50%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
386 234 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.96% 9.55% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 75 89
Average daily rate £260 £254 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -18.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £207 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 51 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £11.45 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESX
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Lancashire - 7 £288 -
Cheshire -4 4 - - 2
Manchester -14 2 £400 - 2
Merseyside +1 1 £375 +36.36%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (88.00%) Windows
3 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (52.00%) Citrix
6 13 (52.00%) SAN
6 13 (52.00%) Firewall
7 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (44.00%) IIS
9 10 (40.00%) LAN
9 10 (40.00%) WAN
10 9 (36.00%) Clustering
10 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
10 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
11 8 (32.00%) SharePoint
11 8 (32.00%) SQL
12 7 (28.00%) Oracle
12 7 (28.00%) Siebel
12 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
12 7 (28.00%) Open Text
12 7 (28.00%) Informatica
12 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (28.00%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (28.00%) IronPort
13 6 (24.00%) Change Control
13 6 (24.00%) Cisco
13 6 (24.00%) Linux
14 5 (20.00%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (44.00%) IIS
2 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (32.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.00%) SAS
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) SAN
1 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) LAN
2 10 (40.00%) WAN
3 5 (20.00%) DNS
4 4 (16.00%) DHCP
4 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) QlikView
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Support Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Clustering
2 4 (16.00%) Wiki
3 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.00%) UNIX
7 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.00%) MVS
9 1 (4.00%) AIX
9 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (4.00%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Change Control
2 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) JCL
4 1 (4.00%) REXX
4 1 (4.00%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (20.00%) XenApp
5 3 (12.00%) XenServer
5 3 (12.00%) vSphere
6 2 (8.00%) vCloud
7 1 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (4.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (52.00%) Citrix
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 7 (28.00%) Siebel
4 7 (28.00%) IronPort
4 7 (28.00%) Open Text
4 7 (28.00%) Informatica
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco
6 5 (20.00%) Juniper
6 5 (20.00%) HP
6 5 (20.00%) Symantec
7 4 (16.00%) Business Objects
8 2 (8.00%) Hitachi
9 1 (4.00%) NetApp
9 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.00%) CA
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