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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 125 102 118
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +16
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 23 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.86% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 6.69% 7.69% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 3
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£230 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £373
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
344 338 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.37% 11.18% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 153 73
Average daily rate £300 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £396 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 47
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.26 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £43.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +12 6 £230 -16.36% 1
Merseyside -11 5 - -
Manchester -17 5 £188 -37.50% 5
Cheshire -16 3 - - 2
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 39 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (87.18%) Windows
3 33 (84.62%) Active Directory
4 25 (64.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (58.97%) Citrix
6 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
7 18 (46.15%) Firewall
8 17 (43.59%) IIS
9 16 (41.03%) SQL Server
10 15 (38.46%) Cisco
10 15 (38.46%) SAN
10 15 (38.46%) Migration
11 14 (35.90%) Hyper-V
11 14 (35.90%) CheckPoint
12 13 (33.33%) WAN
12 13 (33.33%) SQL
12 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (30.77%) DNS
14 11 (28.21%) Oracle
14 11 (28.21%) XenApp
14 11 (28.21%) Clustering
15 10 (25.64%) SolarWinds
15 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
15 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (25.64%) EMC
16 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
16 9 (23.08%) Replication
17 8 (20.51%) Disaster Recovery
17 8 (20.51%) Wireless
17 8 (20.51%) Business Continuity

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (43.59%) IIS
2 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) Lync
3 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Project
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) Firewall
2 15 (38.46%) SAN
3 13 (33.33%) WAN
4 12 (30.77%) DNS
5 8 (20.51%) Wireless
5 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (20.51%) VPLS
5 8 (20.51%) iSCSI
5 8 (20.51%) NAS
5 8 (20.51%) DHCP
5 8 (20.51%) Internet
5 8 (20.51%) EIGRP
5 8 (20.51%) DMZ
5 8 (20.51%) MPLS
5 8 (20.51%) OSPF
5 8 (20.51%) BGP
5 8 (20.51%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 5 (12.82%) LAN
8 3 (7.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (41.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MSI
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Law
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Architect
2 11 (28.21%) Technical Architect
3 8 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Lead Technical Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.56%) PC Support
7 1 (2.56%) PC Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Clustering
2 9 (23.08%) Replication
3 8 (20.51%) Celerra
4 1 (2.56%) DTV
4 1 (2.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (87.18%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (20.51%) UNIX
4 8 (20.51%) Solaris
5 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (20.51%) Business Continuity
2 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.95%) Change Control
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
5 3 (7.69%) ERP
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (7.69%) MCP
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.13%) PMP
2 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 25 (64.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (35.90%) Hyper-V
4 11 (28.21%) XenApp
5 8 (20.51%) Terminal Services
5 8 (20.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
8 2 (5.13%) XenServer
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.13%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.13%) WSUS
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (58.97%) Citrix
3 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 15 (38.46%) Cisco
5 14 (35.90%) CheckPoint
6 11 (28.21%) Oracle
7 10 (25.64%) SolarWinds
7 10 (25.64%) EMC
8 8 (20.51%) Nortel
9 7 (17.95%) HP
10 6 (15.38%) IBM
11 4 (10.26%) Brocade
11 4 (10.26%) Juniper
11 4 (10.26%) Avaya
12 3 (7.69%) McAfee
13 2 (5.13%) Clearswift
13 2 (5.13%) Lotus
14 1 (2.56%) SAP
14 1 (2.56%) Dell
14 1 (2.56%) Veeam