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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESXi
Rank 137 123 123
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 11 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.17% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 3.20% 1.48% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£306 £281 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.82 £9.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.57% -62.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.82 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% -11.11%
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
344 338 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.37% 11.18% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 153 73
Average daily rate £300 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £396 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 47
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.26 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £43.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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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
Manchester - 4 £263 - 5
Merseyside -11 3 - -
Cheshire -13 1 - - 1
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (92.00%) Windows
3 22 (88.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
5 14 (56.00%) Citrix
5 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (36.00%) ITIL
8 8 (32.00%) LAN
8 8 (32.00%) WAN
8 8 (32.00%) SCCM
8 8 (32.00%) XenApp
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (28.00%) Firewall
9 7 (28.00%) Cisco
9 7 (28.00%) SAN
9 7 (28.00%) NetApp
10 6 (24.00%) DNS
10 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
10 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
11 5 (20.00%) SSL
11 5 (20.00%) CCNA
11 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 4 (16.00%) NAS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) Lync
3 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) LAN
1 8 (32.00%) WAN
2 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 7 (28.00%) SAN
3 6 (24.00%) DNS
4 5 (20.00%) SSL
5 4 (16.00%) NAS
5 4 (16.00%) HTTP
5 4 (16.00%) SMTP
6 3 (12.00%) VLAN
6 3 (12.00%) DHCP
6 3 (12.00%) FTP
6 3 (12.00%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (8.00%) NX-OS
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (4.00%) SSH
8 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
8 1 (4.00%) VPLS
8 1 (4.00%) LDAP
8 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (8.00%) Law
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Support
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Replication
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (8.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.00%) CESG
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.00%) Windows NT
6 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Android
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
7 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) Change Control
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (20.00%) CCNA
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.00%) MCP
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (8.00%) NCIE
4 2 (8.00%) MCSE
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (88.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (32.00%) XenApp
4 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
5 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (12.00%) NFS
6 3 (12.00%) XenServer
7 1 (4.00%) Samba
7 1 (4.00%) vSphere
7 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
7 1 (4.00%) Firmware
7 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
7 1 (4.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) AirWatch
2 2 (8.00%) MOM
2 2 (8.00%) OpenView
2 2 (8.00%) BladeLogic
2 2 (8.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) Nagios
3 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.00%) Opsview
3 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (56.00%) Citrix
4 7 (28.00%) Cisco
4 7 (28.00%) NetApp
5 4 (16.00%) HP
6 3 (12.00%) Veeam
7 2 (8.00%) Veritas
7 2 (8.00%) Lotus
7 2 (8.00%) EMC
8 1 (4.00%) AppSense
8 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.00%) Dell
8 1 (4.00%) F5
8 1 (4.00%) ArcSight