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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 140 127 134
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.27% 2.24% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£370 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -17.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £309 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.03% -3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £8.50 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £22.50
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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
315 268 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.90% 9.54% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 102 112
Average daily rate £300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £183 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £443 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 63 53
Average hourly rate £16.67 £30.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.43% +96.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £11.86 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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 22 October 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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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
Merseyside 0 2 - -
Cheshire +1 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £370 - 3
Cumbria - - - -
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VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) Linux
5 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (50.00%) Citrix
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (50.00%) Sophos
5 6 (50.00%) SonicWALL
5 6 (50.00%) Draytek
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
7 4 (33.33%) Firewall
8 3 (25.00%) SAN
8 3 (25.00%) DNS
8 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 2 (16.67%) Clustering
9 2 (16.67%) SSL
9 2 (16.67%) FTP
9 2 (16.67%) HTTP
9 2 (16.67%) SQL
9 2 (16.67%) IIS
9 2 (16.67%) LAN
9 2 (16.67%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) FTP
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) SMTP
4 2 (16.67%) NAS
5 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) DMZ
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) ADSL
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) vCloud
4 1 (8.33%) VMFS
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (50.00%) Sophos
3 6 (50.00%) SonicWALL
3 6 (50.00%) Draytek
4 2 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) Veeam
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) CA
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet