Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 November 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.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 159 198
Rank change year-on-year -23 +39 -50
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 19 65 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.95% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 3.07% 9.49% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 24
North West median daily rate £325 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £100 £159 £223
90th Percentile £475 £555 £475
England median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +7.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
North West median hourly rate - £20.73 -
England median hourly rate £47.83 £33.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +41.72% -7.53% +92.11%

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 619 685 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.79% 10.05% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 386 461
North West median daily rate £385 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £125 £143 £163
90th Percentile £551 £508 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 77 108
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.18
90th Percentile £39.30 £21.60 £25.43
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the North West

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the North West

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the North West

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Manchester +6 8 £325 +42.08%
Cheshire -14 6 £425 -10.53%
Cumbria - 3 £450 -
Lancashire +6 2 £100 -76.19%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 North West region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) VMware
3 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
4 14 (73.68%) DNS
4 14 (73.68%) Windows Server
5 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (52.63%) DHCP
8 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (36.84%) SAN
9 7 (36.84%) Firewall
9 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
9 7 (36.84%) ITIL
10 6 (31.58%) HP
10 6 (31.58%) CCNA
10 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
10 6 (31.58%) NAS
10 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
11 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
11 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
11 5 (26.32%) Change Management
11 5 (26.32%) IIS
12 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
12 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
12 4 (21.05%) ADSL
12 4 (21.05%) ISDN
12 4 (21.05%) LAN
12 4 (21.05%) WAN

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (26.32%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) DNS
2 10 (52.63%) DHCP
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) SAN
4 6 (31.58%) NAS
5 4 (21.05%) ADSL
5 4 (21.05%) ISDN
5 4 (21.05%) Junos
5 4 (21.05%) LAN
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 4 (21.05%) VLAN
5 4 (21.05%) WAN
6 3 (15.79%) FTP
7 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.26%) HTTP
7 1 (5.26%) IPsec
7 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (5.26%) SSH
7 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) WAN Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows Server
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.26%) Linux
8 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (15.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (10.53%) Line Management
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.53%) Security Hardening
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CCNA
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) JNCIA
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.79%) CCIE
4 3 (15.79%) CCNP
4 3 (15.79%) MCITP
4 3 (15.79%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
1 2 (10.53%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) Juniper
5 3 (15.79%) Apple
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) AppDynamics
7 1 (5.26%) Aruba
7 1 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) Lotus
7 1 (5.26%) Lumension
7 1 (5.26%) McAfee
7 1 (5.26%) Meraki
7 1 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec