The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 158 140 131
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 5 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.48% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 1.29% 3.90% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £400 £375 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £335 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £19.82 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +108.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +260.00%
VMware ESXi
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
387 461 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.45% 12.21% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 240 150
Median daily rate £375 £310 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 52 51
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi across the North West region.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi across the North West region.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Merseyside -5 3 £450 +50.00% 1
Manchester -14 1 £363 -9.37%
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (21.43%) vSphere
5 3 (21.43%) Capacity Management
5 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Firmware
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
5 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 2 (14.29%) SCCM
6 2 (14.29%) SCOM
6 2 (14.29%) NAS
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (14.29%) SAN
6 2 (14.29%) CCNP
6 2 (14.29%) CCNA
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) Dell

VMware ESXi
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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) ISDN
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) NAS
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) WLAN
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Virtualisation Specialist
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Management
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
2 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CISM
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Firmware
2 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOrch
1 2 (14.29%) vMotion
2 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) PlateSpin
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat