The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 125 126 131
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 7 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.15% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.49% 1.23% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£281 - £263
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 - £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 - £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +100.00%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
281 325 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.29% 12.00% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 124 109
Average daily rate £277 £300 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £417 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 71 61
Average hourly rate £15.01 £23.75 £19.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.11 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
VMware ESXi
England

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
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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
Cheshire - 5 £138 -
Merseyside +2 1 £425 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (62.50%) Sophos
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix
4 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (62.50%) SonicWALL
4 5 (62.50%) Draytek
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (12.50%) e-Health
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
6 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (12.50%) NAS
6 1 (12.50%) VMFS
6 1 (12.50%) F5

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) DMZ
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (12.50%) ADSL
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMFS
3 1 (12.50%) vCloud
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) SonicWALL
2 5 (62.50%) Draytek
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Sophos
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet