The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 April 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 ESX Server
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 136 121
Rank change year-on-year +27 -15  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.035% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.83% 0.35% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £120 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -76.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -1.11% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +90.47% -30.00%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 219 284 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.23% 9.90% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 149 147
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £187 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 53
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in the West Midlands

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX 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 27 April 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
Solihull - 2 £120 -
Birmingham +3 1 £225 -55.00% 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
VMware ESX
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (52.63%) Windows
4 9 (47.37%) SAN
4 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
5 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
5 8 (42.11%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 8 (42.11%) HP
6 7 (36.84%) Dell
6 7 (36.84%) Citrix
6 7 (36.84%) IBM
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) ITIL
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) Veeam
7 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (31.58%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (31.58%) Change Management
7 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
7 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
7 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
8 5 (26.32%) Migration
8 5 (26.32%) Oracle
8 5 (26.32%) Linux
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
8 5 (26.32%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (26.32%) Office 365
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012

VMware ESX
Co-occurring 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 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) Network Security
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) 3G
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Electronics
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.79%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Technical Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Architect
4 2 (10.53%) IT Assistant
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support Assistant
4 2 (10.53%) Support Assistant
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Architect
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.79%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) HPUX
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Change Management
2 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
2 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
2 6 (31.58%) Technical Analysis
3 5 (26.32%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Escalation Management
4 4 (21.05%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) Coaching
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.26%) Server Building
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) RHCE
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
3 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (26.32%) XenApp
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.26%) Firmware
6 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.26%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) HP
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix
3 7 (36.84%) Dell
3 7 (36.84%) IBM
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Veeam
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) EMC
6 2 (10.53%) Clearswift
6 2 (10.53%) Sophos
6 2 (10.53%) Veritas
7 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.26%) Brocade
7 1 (5.26%) Kaspersky
7 1 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.26%) SAP