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 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 119 116 110
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.33% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 4.71% 3.05% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
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£500 £288 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% +57.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £298 £348
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
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
255 295 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.11% 10.84% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 127 120
Average daily rate £338 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £394 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 57 65
Average hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.79 £42.38 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 -6 4 £325 +18.18%
Cheshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 30 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (86.67%) Windows
3 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
4 17 (56.67%) SAN
4 17 (56.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (50.00%) Clustering
6 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (43.33%) IIS
8 12 (40.00%) EMC
8 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
9 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (33.33%) Citrix
10 10 (33.33%) Migration
11 9 (30.00%) Firewall
12 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
12 8 (26.67%) UNIX
13 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
13 7 (23.33%) DNS
13 7 (23.33%) Solaris
13 7 (23.33%) Replication
13 7 (23.33%) Terminal Services
13 7 (23.33%) NAS
13 7 (23.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 7 (23.33%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (23.33%) Celerra
13 7 (23.33%) iSCSI
14 6 (20.00%) Change Control
14 6 (20.00%) Linux
14 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 13 (43.33%) IIS
2 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.00%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) SAN
2 9 (30.00%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (23.33%) DNS
3 7 (23.33%) iSCSI
3 7 (23.33%) NAS
3 7 (23.33%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (16.67%) LAN
4 5 (16.67%) WAN
4 5 (16.67%) DHCP
5 4 (13.33%) SSL
6 2 (6.67%) FTP
6 2 (6.67%) HTTP
6 2 (6.67%) SMTP
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Server Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Firewall Support
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (6.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Clustering
2 7 (23.33%) Replication
2 7 (23.33%) Celerra
3 1 (3.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) UNIX
5 7 (23.33%) Solaris
6 6 (20.00%) Linux
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL
3 2 (6.67%) ERP
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.33%) Matrix Management
4 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VBScript
2 1 (3.33%) VB
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) MCSE
1 2 (6.67%) CCNA
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) PMP
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) HIPAA
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (56.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (23.33%) Terminal Services
4 7 (23.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (10.00%) XenApp
6 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) Legato
3 1 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (40.00%) EMC
4 10 (33.33%) Citrix
5 6 (20.00%) Cisco
6 5 (16.67%) IBM
6 5 (16.67%) HP
6 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 4 (13.33%) Juniper
7 4 (13.33%) Brocade
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle
8 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.67%) Imperva
9 1 (3.33%) AppSense
9 1 (3.33%) Remedy
9 1 (3.33%) Dell