The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 67 62
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.49% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.30% 5.56% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £375 £188 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -46.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £25.54 £26.75
% change year-on-year +11.60% -4.53%  

VMware ESXi 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 77 72 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 12.54% 8.85% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 34
Median daily rate £400 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Median hourly rate £14.22 £13.75 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.29 £31.05 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in Birmingham

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Birmingham

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) HP
4 6 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (50.00%) SAN
5 5 (50.00%) Dell
5 5 (50.00%) IBM
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
6 4 (40.00%) Oracle
6 4 (40.00%) Change Management
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (30.00%) Network Security
7 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (30.00%) Retail
7 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
7 3 (30.00%) Unix

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring 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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) 3G
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) FTP
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Intranet
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) RIP
3 1 (10.00%) SSH
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) TACACS
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Unix Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) SAN Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) HP Storage
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) HPUX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Escalation Management
4 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) HP
3 5 (50.00%) Dell
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) EMC
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (10.00%) Brocade
7 1 (10.00%) Citrix
7 1 (10.00%) Kaspersky
7 1 (10.00%) NetApp
7 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (10.00%) Veritas