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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 155 139 130
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 8 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.33% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.86% 3.34% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £400 £350 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £19.82 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +108.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £19.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.11% -0.92%
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
429 359 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.85% 9.76% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 167 157
Median daily rate £400 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 67 64
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £20.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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 -3 3 £250 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £425 -
Cheshire -12 1 £250 -44.44%
Manchester -18 1 - -
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (23.08%) vSphere
5 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
5 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (23.08%) Capacity Management
5 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) SCCM
5 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
5 3 (23.08%) Firmware
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) CCNP
6 2 (15.38%) CCNA
6 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) Dell
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (15.38%) ISDN
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (15.38%) WLAN
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) DHCP

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 (15.38%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) ISDN
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) NAS
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
1 2 (15.38%) VoIP
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) WLAN
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Virtualisation Specialist
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Capacity Management
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CISM
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Firmware
2 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 2 (15.38%) SCOrch
2 2 (15.38%) vMotion
3 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) PlateSpin
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat