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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
England / North West
Rank 131 150 135
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 6 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.078% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 2.27% 0.86% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
Median daily rate £281 £310 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.27% -38.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+39.84% -16.57%

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
264 349 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.18% 9.12% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 181 120
Median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 58 55
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
- -1.68%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +35 3 £275 +12.24%
Lancashire +14 1 £263 -30.00%
Manchester - 1 - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (64.71%) DNS
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
5 7 (41.18%) SAN
5 7 (41.18%) SCCM
6 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
6 6 (35.29%) Citrix
6 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
6 6 (35.29%) Firewall
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco
6 6 (35.29%) Server Building
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 5 (29.41%) DHCP
7 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
7 5 (29.41%) Dell
7 5 (29.41%) SCOM
8 4 (23.53%) XenApp
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (23.53%) Migration
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (23.53%) AppSense
8 4 (23.53%) VLAN
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (23.53%) Service Management

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 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) DNS
2 7 (41.18%) SAN
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) DHCP
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) SMTP
5 4 (23.53%) VLAN
6 3 (17.65%) NAS
6 3 (17.65%) Network Security
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
7 2 (11.76%) IPv4
7 2 (11.76%) SSL
7 2 (11.76%) VPN
7 2 (11.76%) WAN
7 2 (11.76%) Wireless
8 1 (5.88%) BGP
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (5.88%) IPsec
8 1 (5.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Designer
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) IT Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Enterprise Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Senior IT Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Technician
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Digital Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
1 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
2 4 (23.53%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) AS400
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.88%) PKI
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Server Building
2 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (23.53%) Service Design
3 4 (23.53%) Service Management
3 4 (23.53%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (11.76%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Biometrics
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
1 3 (17.65%) VBScript
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VB
2 2 (11.76%) VB6
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (23.53%) XenApp
4 3 (17.65%) vSphere
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (11.76%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) SCOM
3 2 (11.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (11.76%) MOM
3 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (11.76%) WSUS
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) Dell
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) AppSense
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
5 3 (17.65%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) Apple
6 2 (11.76%) Motorola
6 2 (11.76%) NetApp
6 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.76%) Sophos
6 2 (11.76%) Symantec
6 2 (11.76%) Veeam
7 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
7 1 (5.88%) F5
7 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.88%) Lumension