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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 123 122 119
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.12% 0.083%
As % of the System Software category 4.69% 1.21% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Median daily rate £250 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £269 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £365 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.72% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £34.50 £14.87
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +132.08%
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
213 247 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.79% 9.64% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 101 79
Median daily rate £325 £300 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 76
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.36 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £18.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 10 £250 -13.79%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) Veeam
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) Office 365
5 5 (41.67%) XenApp
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) DHCP
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) SAN
7 3 (25.00%) NetApp
8 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 2 (16.67%) Firmware
8 2 (16.67%) RHCE
8 2 (16.67%) Migration
8 2 (16.67%) Unix
8 2 (16.67%) HPUX
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) MS Office

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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) SAN Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Support
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SAN Storage Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) SAN Storage Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) HPUX
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Coaching
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Server Building
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) RHCE
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) XenApp
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) Firmware
4 2 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (16.67%) PowerCLI
1 2 (16.67%) vMotion
2 1 (8.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Veeam
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) NetApp
6 2 (16.67%) Brocade
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (8.33%) SAP
7 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (8.33%) Symantec