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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 149 133 127
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.079% 0.28% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 3.73% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate £235 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £13.65 £22.59
% change year-on-year
+131.17% -39.56%
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
311 241 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.18% 7.45% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 91 122
Average daily rate £325 £350 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +30.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £221 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 47 57
Average hourly rate £16.67 £14.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.07% -47.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.29 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire -8 2 £235 -40.88%
Manchester -19 1 - - 2
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) SCCM
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) vSphere
6 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (20.00%) NAS
6 2 (20.00%) Puppet
6 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (20.00%) Gradle
6 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (20.00%) SCVMM
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Maven
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) Ant
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) Replication
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) NAS
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Ant
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Gradle
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Project Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Architect
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (20.00%) vMotion
3 1 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) PlateSpin
3 1 (10.00%) Veeam
3 1 (10.00%) Veritas