The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 118 108 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 4.52% 1.48% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£253 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.85% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +59.09%
VMware ESX
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
221 203 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.60% 9.62% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 90 50
Average daily rate £300 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £163 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £26.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Bromwich - 5 £248 -
Birmingham -3 3 £301 -14.14% 1
Solihull - 1 £200 -
Walsall - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Citrix
3 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (66.67%) XenApp
5 7 (58.33%) XenServer
5 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (58.33%) Windows 8
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (16.67%) Migration
9 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
9 2 (16.67%) HP
9 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 2 (16.67%) MS Office
9 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (8.33%) Symantec
10 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
10 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (8.33%) RHCE
10 1 (8.33%) Juniper
10 1 (8.33%) SAN
10 1 (8.33%) NetApp

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior UNIX Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 8
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (8.33%) UNIX
7 1 (8.33%) HPUX
7 1 (8.33%) Linux
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) RHCE
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 8 (66.67%) XenApp
3 7 (58.33%) XenServer
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Dell