The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 65 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.45% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 4.35% 3.57% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£301 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £24.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.23% +47.72%
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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 Birmingham region.

System Software Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
69 84 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.94% 12.63% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 15
Average daily rate £300 £270 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £16.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VMware ESX
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix