The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
North West / Manchester
Rank - - 90
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - - 0.49%
As % of the System Software category - - 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £358
% change year-on-year -4.64% -2.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  

VMware ESX is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 127 164 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 9.72% 9.14% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 82 51
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £169 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £55.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in Manchester

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Manchester

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Manchester

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Server Building
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (80.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Motorola
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Thin Client

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) IPv4
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Motorola
3 1 (20.00%) Sophos