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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESXi
England / North West
Rank 126 153 124
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -29
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 5 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.13% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 1.84% 1.54% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
Median daily rate £250 £329 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.95% -15.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £254 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £404 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-12.26% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £45.50 £13.65
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +233.33%

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
272 325 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.46% 8.56% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 159 105
Median daily rate £350 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £186 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 53 57
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +12 3 £125 - 1
Cheshire +28 2 £275 +17.02%
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) NetApp
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) VB6
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (28.57%) WSUS
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) SCOM
5 2 (28.57%) NAS
5 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 2 (28.57%) MOM
5 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (28.57%) VMware GSX
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
5 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange

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 (28.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) NAS
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) VB6
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
3 2 (28.57%) VMware GSX
4 1 (14.29%) KVM
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) MOM
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Veritas