Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 10 December 2018 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 171 195
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24 -27
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 31 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.39% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 3.95% 3.57% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 15
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £370 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +34.55% -31.25%
10th Percentile £299 £246 £226
90th Percentile £631 £440 £379
England median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +36.66% -2.78%

VMware ESXi is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 784 532 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.11% 10.94% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 315 268
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £150 £156 £132
90th Percentile £550 £550 £519
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 44 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.10 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.15 £10.00
90th Percentile £23.05 £21.70 £21.47
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in the West Midlands

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the West Midlands

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the West Midlands

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the West Midlands

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 10 £475 - 1
Birmingham +8 8 £325 +26.83% 3
Worcestershire -2 4 £525 - 4
Solihull 0 3 £350 -11.39% 2
Walsall - 2 £350 -
Staffordshire - 1 £425 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 5
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 30 (96.77%) VMware
2 20 (64.52%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 16 (51.61%) Data Centre
4 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
5 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
6 12 (38.71%) MS Exchange
7 11 (35.48%) vSphere
8 10 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (32.26%) VMware NSX
9 9 (29.03%) VSAN
9 9 (29.03%) vCenter Server
9 9 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (29.03%) vRealize
9 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (25.81%) NetApp
10 8 (25.81%) Private Cloud
11 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (22.58%) HP
12 6 (19.35%) DNS
12 6 (19.35%) MCSE
12 6 (19.35%) McAfee
12 6 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
13 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
13 5 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (16.13%) WSUS
13 5 (16.13%) Migration

VMware ESXi
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 12 (38.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 2 (6.45%) MS Project Server
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) VSAN
2 6 (19.35%) DNS
3 4 (12.90%) DHCP
3 4 (12.90%) iSCSI
4 3 (9.68%) SAN
4 3 (9.68%) SSL
5 2 (6.45%) DKIM
5 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.45%) NAS
5 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.23%) Firewall
6 1 (3.23%) VPN
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Consultant
1 9 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) VMware Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Server Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Expert
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Server Support
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Data Centre
2 8 (25.81%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) EMC VNX
3 2 (6.45%) EMC VNXe
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) PKI
3 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.90%) Linux
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Change Control
3 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Line Management
3 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.68%) Business Development
4 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
4 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) BCP
5 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Coaching
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (19.35%) MCSE
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (9.68%) VCP6
5 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) vSphere
3 10 (32.26%) VMware NSX
4 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (12.90%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (9.68%) XenApp
7 2 (6.45%) Firmware
7 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
7 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
8 1 (3.23%) vCloud
8 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) vCenter Server
1 9 (29.03%) vRealize
2 6 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (16.13%) WSUS
4 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Nessus
5 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) VMware
2 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.81%) NetApp
4 7 (22.58%) HP
5 6 (19.35%) McAfee
6 3 (9.68%) Citrix
6 3 (9.68%) Dell
6 3 (9.68%) EMC
7 2 (6.45%) Adobe
7 2 (6.45%) Asigra
7 2 (6.45%) IBM
7 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.45%) Sophos
7 2 (6.45%) Tripwire
8 1 (3.23%) Apple
8 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.23%) Veeam