The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 113 105 104
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.10% 0.090%
As % of the System Software category 3.24% 0.95% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
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£261 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
- +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +56.06%
System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
216 210 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.77% 10.56% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 99 69
Average daily rate £300 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 41 31
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £24.50 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 1 £301 - 1
Solihull - 1 £200 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (75.00%) XenApp
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) XenServer
4 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (25.00%) HP
7 2 (25.00%) MS Office
7 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (12.50%) SCCM
8 1 (12.50%) SCOM
8 1 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (12.50%) vSphere
8 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
8 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (12.50%) ITIL
8 1 (12.50%) UNIX

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Support
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior UNIX Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (12.50%) UNIX
7 1 (12.50%) HPUX
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) XenApp
3 5 (62.50%) XenServer
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
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