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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 129 111
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.11% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 5.83% 1.55% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £394 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £359
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +5.18%

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
206 193 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.55% 7.37% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 83 105
Median daily rate £394 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £168 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 66
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.96 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.02% -38.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £18.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 8 £450 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Solihull - 1 £120 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (63.64%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (50.00%) SAN
5 10 (45.45%) HP
5 10 (45.45%) ITIL
6 9 (40.91%) IBM
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 9 (40.91%) Hyper-V
7 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
7 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
7 8 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
8 7 (31.82%) Dell
8 7 (31.82%) Citrix
8 7 (31.82%) Linux
9 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 6 (27.27%) Change Management
9 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
9 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
9 6 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (27.27%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (27.27%) Veeam
9 6 (27.27%) Problem Management
10 5 (22.73%) Network Security
10 5 (22.73%) XenApp
10 5 (22.73%) Office 365
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (22.73%) Network Security
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) 3G
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) Intranet
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 4 (18.18%) Electronics
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) SAN Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Unix Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Wintel Architect
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) SAN Storage Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Wintel Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) HP Storage
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 5 (22.73%) Unix
5 4 (18.18%) HPUX
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (27.27%) Change Management
2 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 6 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Analysis
3 5 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (22.73%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) Escalation Management
4 4 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (13.64%) Coaching
5 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.09%) Server Building
6 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
1 3 (13.64%) RHCE
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (40.91%) Hyper-V
3 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 8 (36.36%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (22.73%) XenApp
5 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.55%) Firmware
6 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (4.55%) vMotion
2 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (45.45%) HP
3 9 (40.91%) IBM
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 7 (31.82%) Dell
5 6 (27.27%) Veeam
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle
7 4 (18.18%) NetApp
8 3 (13.64%) Brocade
8 3 (13.64%) EMC
8 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco
9 2 (9.09%) Veritas
10 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
10 1 (4.55%) Clearswift
10 1 (4.55%) Kaspersky
10 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 1 (4.55%) Sophos
10 1 (4.55%) Symantec