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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 134 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 22 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 6.34% 3.61% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 4
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£230 £310 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +18.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £400 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £345
% change year-on-year
-8.67% +11.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%
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
347 388 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.98% 12.26% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 151 74
Average daily rate £325 £261 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.40% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £136 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 79 53
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.47 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £43.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +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
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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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
Lancashire +2 8 £220 -23.47%
Manchester 0 8 £475 +18.75% 1
Merseyside -14 5 - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (88.57%) Windows
3 28 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 26 (74.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
6 20 (57.14%) Citrix
7 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
7 18 (51.43%) Firewall
8 17 (48.57%) IIS
9 14 (40.00%) SAN
9 14 (40.00%) Cisco
9 14 (40.00%) Hyper-V
9 14 (40.00%) Clustering
10 13 (37.14%) Migration
10 13 (37.14%) Oracle
10 13 (37.14%) WAN
11 12 (34.29%) SQL
11 12 (34.29%) CheckPoint
12 11 (31.43%) EMC
13 10 (28.57%) UNIX
13 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
13 10 (28.57%) Solaris
13 10 (28.57%) Terminal Services
13 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (28.57%) Replication
13 10 (28.57%) Celerra
13 10 (28.57%) NAS
13 10 (28.57%) XenApp
13 10 (28.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 10 (28.57%) SolarWinds

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (48.57%) IIS
2 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) Firewall
2 14 (40.00%) SAN
3 13 (37.14%) WAN
4 10 (28.57%) iSCSI
4 10 (28.57%) NAS
4 10 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (22.86%) DNS
5 8 (22.86%) Wireless
5 8 (22.86%) VPLS
5 8 (22.86%) DMZ
5 8 (22.86%) Internet
5 8 (22.86%) MPLS
5 8 (22.86%) OSPF
5 8 (22.86%) BGP
5 8 (22.86%) EIGRP
6 6 (17.14%) SSL
7 5 (14.29%) LAN
8 4 (11.43%) SMTP
8 4 (11.43%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Architect
2 11 (31.43%) Technical Architect
3 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Server Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall Support
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Network Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.86%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Clustering
2 10 (28.57%) Replication
2 10 (28.57%) Celerra
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Solaris
2 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (28.57%) UNIX
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Migration
2 8 (22.86%) Business Continuity
2 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
2 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (22.86%) Change Control
3 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) ERP
4 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Time Management
4 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (8.57%) MCP
2 2 (5.71%) CCNA
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.86%) HIPAA
System Software
1 28 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (74.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (28.57%) XenApp
4 10 (28.57%) Terminal Services
4 10 (28.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (8.57%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
3 20 (57.14%) Citrix
4 14 (40.00%) Cisco
5 13 (37.14%) Oracle
6 12 (34.29%) CheckPoint
7 11 (31.43%) EMC
8 10 (28.57%) SolarWinds
9 8 (22.86%) Nortel
10 4 (11.43%) HP
10 4 (11.43%) IBM
10 4 (11.43%) Avaya
10 4 (11.43%) Juniper
10 4 (11.43%) Brocade
11 2 (5.71%) Imperva
12 1 (2.86%) AppSense
12 1 (2.86%) Remedy
12 1 (2.86%) SAP