Period
to 24 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 24 March 2019 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.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 134 135
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +19
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 9 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.31% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 2.18% 4.85% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 8
Manchester median daily rate £213 £331 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.85% +13.25% -30.36%
10th Percentile £203 £229 £113
90th Percentile £234 £388 £354
North West median daily rate £288 £325 £318
% change year-on-year -11.54% +2.36% -15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £14.75
North West median hourly rate - - £14.75

VMware ESXi is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 413 330 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.28% 11.43% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 210 179
Manchester median daily rate £450 £418 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +19.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £175 £140 £144
90th Percentile £613 £575 £512
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +9.38% +9.59% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 19
Manchester median hourly rate £15.32 £17.43 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.13% +29.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.34 £11.62 £10.20
90th Percentile £26.24 £32.00 £18.80
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.43 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.47% +7.74% -4.69%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in Manchester

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Manchester

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Manchester

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 24 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 2 - -
VMware ESXi
North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) vSphere
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (77.78%) Veeam
3 7 (77.78%) ITIL
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) LAN
3 7 (77.78%) Information Security
3 7 (77.78%) Office 365
3 7 (77.78%) Windows 10
4 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (55.56%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (55.56%) Meraki
6 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 3 (33.33%) Cisco
7 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
8 2 (22.22%) Firewall
8 2 (22.22%) Degree
8 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
9 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
9 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
9 1 (11.11%) vCloud
9 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
9 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 4 (44.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365 Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (22.22%) IT Technician
3 2 (22.22%) Support Technician
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows 10
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) vSphere
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Veeam
3 5 (55.56%) Meraki
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds