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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 156 131 125
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 2 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 0.65% 4.10% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate £245 £500 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £364
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
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
306 244 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.07% 7.46% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 90 129
Average daily rate £340 £360 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £219 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 58
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.28% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.54 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 February 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 - 2 £245 - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 8 (57.14%) Citrix
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
7 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
7 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
8 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (21.43%) vSphere
8 3 (21.43%) Firewall
8 3 (21.43%) Migration
8 3 (21.43%) SAN
9 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
9 2 (14.29%) HP
9 2 (14.29%) EMC
9 2 (14.29%) Linux
9 2 (14.29%) IBM
9 2 (14.29%) WAN
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
10 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) HACMP
2 1 (7.14%) LPAR
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
1 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) PowerHA
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) EMC
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Intel
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) PlateSpin