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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 133 145 125
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -20
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 19 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.43% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 5.59% 3.77% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
Median daily rate £250 £303 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.35% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £221 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £490 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.73 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £36.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-42.41% +14.28%
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
340 478 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.76% 11.39% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 262 184
Median daily rate £375 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 49 57
Median hourly rate £14.34 £14.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £23.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +3 15 £229 - 2
Lancashire +13 1 - -
Merseyside +3 1 £350 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (90.63%) Windows
3 26 (81.25%) Active Directory
4 20 (62.50%) Firewall
5 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 18 (56.25%) Windows Server
6 17 (53.13%) SQL
7 16 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 16 (50.00%) Citrix
8 12 (37.50%) Intel Security
8 12 (37.50%) EMC
8 12 (37.50%) Cisco
8 12 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (31.25%) DNS
9 10 (31.25%) Clearswift
9 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
10 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (28.13%) Oracle
10 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 8 (25.00%) ITIL
11 8 (25.00%) DHCP
12 7 (21.88%) SAN
12 7 (21.88%) Finance
12 7 (21.88%) Migration
12 7 (21.88%) VLAN
13 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (18.75%) SCCM

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 16 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) IIS
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) Apache
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.25%) FileNet
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (62.50%) Firewall
2 10 (31.25%) DNS
3 8 (25.00%) DHCP
4 7 (21.88%) SAN
4 7 (21.88%) VLAN
5 4 (12.50%) LAN
5 4 (12.50%) SMTP
5 4 (12.50%) WAN
6 3 (9.38%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
7 2 (6.25%) Internet
7 2 (6.25%) VPN
8 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Designer
3 4 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) IT Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Operations Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Storage Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) Tandem
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (90.63%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.38%) Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Server Building
3 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) People Management
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.13%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) VB
2 3 (9.38%) VBScript
3 2 (6.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) MCSE
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCSA
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.25%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.75%) vSphere
4 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Server
4 2 (6.25%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.13%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.13%) vCloud
5 1 (3.13%) Xen
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 6 (18.75%) SCOM
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.25%) SCOrch
4 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.13%) BladeLogic
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 16 (50.00%) Citrix
4 12 (37.50%) Cisco
4 12 (37.50%) EMC
4 12 (37.50%) Intel Security
5 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 10 (31.25%) Clearswift
6 9 (28.13%) Oracle
7 5 (15.63%) HP
8 4 (12.50%) Dell
9 2 (6.25%) Canon
9 2 (6.25%) Ektron
9 2 (6.25%) Genesys
9 2 (6.25%) IBM
9 2 (6.25%) Informatica
9 2 (6.25%) Symantec
10 1 (3.13%) F5
10 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.13%) Sun