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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 131 154 131
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -23
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 23 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 6.55% 3.65% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 8
Median daily rate £346 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.41% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £222 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £485 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.73 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £36.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-43.59% +16.66%
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
351 438 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.91% 9.91% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 239 180
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £204 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 60 66
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.42 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.15 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 15 £248 - 1
Cheshire +10 4 £725 +45.00%
Lancashire +14 1 - -
Merseyside +3 1 £350 -22.22%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 34 (100.00%) VMware
2 30 (88.24%) Windows
3 28 (82.35%) Active Directory
4 19 (55.88%) Firewall
5 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 17 (50.00%) Citrix
7 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
8 15 (44.12%) SQL
9 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
9 14 (41.18%) Cisco
10 13 (38.24%) DNS
11 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (35.29%) Intel Security
11 12 (35.29%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (32.35%) CheckPoint
12 11 (32.35%) EMC
13 10 (29.41%) Clearswift
13 10 (29.41%) Migration
14 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
15 8 (23.53%) DHCP
15 8 (23.53%) SAN
15 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (20.59%) SCCM
16 7 (20.59%) VLAN
16 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (20.59%) Oracle
16 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database
17 6 (17.65%) Server Building
17 6 (17.65%) LAN

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.82%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.94%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (55.88%) Firewall
2 13 (38.24%) DNS
3 8 (23.53%) DHCP
3 8 (23.53%) SAN
4 7 (20.59%) VLAN
5 6 (17.65%) LAN
6 5 (14.71%) WAN
7 4 (11.76%) SMTP
8 3 (8.82%) VPN
9 2 (5.88%) Internet
9 2 (5.88%) Network Security
10 1 (2.94%) BGP
10 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.94%) IPv4
10 1 (2.94%) MPLS
10 1 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (2.94%) SSL
10 1 (2.94%) Wireless
10 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Local Government
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
2 6 (17.65%) Designer
3 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Network Designer
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (2.94%) Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) IT Technician
5 1 (2.94%) Senior IT Technician
5 1 (2.94%) Virtualisation Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Fat Client
1 6 (17.65%) Thin Client
2 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (8.82%) Clustering
4 2 (5.88%) PKI
5 1 (2.94%) Biometrics
5 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Replication
5 1 (2.94%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 30 (88.24%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.88%) Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Migration
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Server Building
3 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (11.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (11.76%) Service Design
4 4 (11.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (8.82%) Service Management
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) CRM
7 1 (2.94%) ERP
7 1 (2.94%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 1 (2.94%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.94%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) VB
2 2 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) CCNA
1 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.82%) MCSE
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.88%) MCSA
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.65%) vSphere
3 6 (17.65%) XenApp
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.94%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.94%) vCloud
6 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.94%) Xen
6 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (20.59%) SCCM
3 6 (17.65%) SCOM
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.88%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 17 (50.00%) Citrix
4 14 (41.18%) Cisco
5 12 (35.29%) Intel Security
6 11 (32.35%) CheckPoint
6 11 (32.35%) EMC
7 10 (29.41%) Clearswift
8 7 (20.59%) Oracle
9 5 (14.71%) Dell
10 4 (11.76%) AppSense
10 4 (11.76%) HP
11 2 (5.88%) Canon
11 2 (5.88%) F5
11 2 (5.88%) Symantec
12 1 (2.94%) Lotus
12 1 (2.94%) Motorola
12 1 (2.94%) NetApp
12 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
12 1 (2.94%) Sophos