The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 23 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 Yorkshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 107 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 5 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.22% 0.52% 1.02%
As % of the System Software category 2.44% 4.56% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 15
Average daily rate
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£263 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £335 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £335 £301
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +56.06%
System Software Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
205 241 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 8.84% 11.35% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 92 91
Average daily rate £288 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 47
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +92.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £32.66 £26.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the Yorkshire region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Yorkshire region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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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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
West Yorkshire -8 3 £305 +1.66% 3
North Yorkshire - 1 £263 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £225 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing VMware ESX 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 ESX.

1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (52.63%) vSphere
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) SAN
5 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 8 (42.11%) Replication
6 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 7 (36.84%) Dell
6 7 (36.84%) Linux
6 7 (36.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (31.58%) VCAP
7 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
7 6 (31.58%) ITIL
8 5 (26.32%) Citrix
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
8 5 (26.32%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (21.05%) Content Management
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) Firewall
9 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (21.05%) DNS
9 4 (21.05%) HP
10 3 (15.79%) DHCP
10 3 (15.79%) SQL
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing VMware ESX 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 ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.53%) CMS
2 2 (10.53%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) VPN
3 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) DSL
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Storage Administrator
1 6 (31.58%) VMWare Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (5.26%) UNIX
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (21.05%) Content Management
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
7 1 (5.26%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Time Management
7 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Workflow
7 1 (5.26%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (31.58%) VCAP
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) MCITP
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (52.63%) vSphere
3 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.26%) Xen
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
4 7 (36.84%) Dell
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix
6 4 (21.05%) HP
7 3 (15.79%) NetApp
8 2 (10.53%) BMC
8 2 (10.53%) Symantec
8 2 (10.53%) Remedy
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle
9 1 (5.26%) EMC
9 1 (5.26%) IBM
9 1 (5.26%) Adobe
9 1 (5.26%) Sophos
9 1 (5.26%) Red Hat