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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 46 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 13 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.20% 0.16% -
As % of the System Software category 17.81% 1.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £338 £255 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -

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
73 84 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.35% 13.13% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 32 32
Median daily rate £306 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.96 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.88 £42.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 8 (47.06%) ITIL
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) SAN
4 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (41.18%) HP
5 7 (41.18%) IBM
6 6 (35.29%) Linux
6 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
6 6 (35.29%) Citrix
6 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
6 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 6 (35.29%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (29.41%) XenApp
7 5 (29.41%) Veeam
7 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (29.41%) Office 365
7 5 (29.41%) Unix
8 4 (23.53%) HPUX
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 4 (23.53%) NetApp
8 4 (23.53%) Dell
8 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
8 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
8 4 (23.53%) Telecoms

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
2 3 (17.65%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Electronics
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) SAN Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Unix Architect
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) HP Storage
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (29.41%) Unix
4 4 (23.53%) HPUX
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
3 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) Escalation Management
5 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Server Building
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) RHCE
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
2 6 (35.29%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (29.41%) XenApp
4 2 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) HP
3 7 (41.18%) IBM
4 6 (35.29%) Citrix
5 5 (29.41%) Veeam
6 4 (23.53%) Dell
6 4 (23.53%) NetApp
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) Brocade
7 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
8 2 (11.76%) EMC
9 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
9 1 (5.88%) SAP
9 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.88%) Symantec
9 1 (5.88%) Veritas