The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 52 57 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.79% 0.16% -
As % of the System Software category 9.26% 1.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £358
% change year-on-year -4.64% -2.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  

VMware ESX is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 54 77 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 8.50% 11.94% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 31
Median daily rate £306 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £189 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -21.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.38 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £33.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in Birmingham

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESX in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Birmingham

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESX in Birmingham

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Birmingham

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) HP
5 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 7 (43.75%) SAN
5 7 (43.75%) ITIL
5 7 (43.75%) IBM
5 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
6 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) Citrix
7 5 (31.25%) Dell
7 5 (31.25%) Unix
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
7 5 (31.25%) Office 365
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (31.25%) XenApp
7 5 (31.25%) Veeam
7 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
8 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle

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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) 3G
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) SAN Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Unix Architect
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) SAN Storage Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) HP Storage
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Unix
4 4 (25.00%) HPUX
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Coaching
4 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (12.50%) Escalation Management
5 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) RHCE
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
3 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (31.25%) XenApp
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) HP
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) IBM
4 6 (37.50%) Citrix
5 5 (31.25%) Dell
5 5 (31.25%) Veeam
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
7 3 (18.75%) Brocade
7 3 (18.75%) NetApp
7 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 2 (12.50%) EMC
9 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
9 1 (6.25%) Cisco
9 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky
9 1 (6.25%) SAP
9 1 (6.25%) Veritas