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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 127 129 131
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 10 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.10% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 3.37% 0.98% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £350 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £350 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +59.09%
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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
297 305 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.34% 10.31% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 133 103
Average daily rate £300 £293 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -19.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £449 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 59 64
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £11.27 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.56 £26.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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
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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
Cheshire - 4 £265 - 2
Manchester -10 3 £255 - 7
Merseyside - - - -
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England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 37 (92.50%) Windows
3 30 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 21 (52.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 20 (50.00%) SAN
8 18 (45.00%) Firewall
9 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
9 15 (37.50%) Linux
10 14 (35.00%) Cisco
10 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (32.50%) MCSE
11 13 (32.50%) Degree
12 12 (30.00%) Backup Exec
12 12 (30.00%) IIS
12 12 (30.00%) Symantec
12 12 (30.00%) Juniper
13 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
14 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
15 9 (22.50%) DNS
15 9 (22.50%) VCP5
16 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
16 8 (20.00%) DHCP
16 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
16 8 (20.00%) UNIX
16 8 (20.00%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (30.00%) IIS
2 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
3 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (12.50%) Lync
6 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) SAN
2 18 (45.00%) Firewall
3 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (22.50%) DNS
5 8 (20.00%) DHCP
6 7 (17.50%) LAN
6 7 (17.50%) WAN
7 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (5.00%) VLAN
7 2 (5.00%) Internet
7 2 (5.00%) DSL
7 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (5.00%) VPN
8 1 (2.50%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Consultant
1 7 (17.50%) Support Consultant
1 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
1 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Wintel Support
4 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.00%) IT Support
5 2 (5.00%) Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 30 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (37.50%) Linux
5 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (12.50%) Migration
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.00%) Time Management
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (32.50%) MCSE
3 13 (32.50%) Degree
4 9 (22.50%) VCP5
5 5 (12.50%) MCITP
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (7.50%) CCNA
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.50%) PMP
8 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.00%) XenApp
4 2 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.50%) VMFS
5 1 (2.50%) vCloud
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.00%) Cisco
4 12 (30.00%) Symantec
4 12 (30.00%) Juniper
5 6 (15.00%) HP
5 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark
6 4 (10.00%) EMC
7 3 (7.50%) Citrix
8 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.00%) Adobe
9 1 (2.50%) IBM
9 1 (2.50%) Dell
9 1 (2.50%) CA
9 1 (2.50%) NetApp