Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 170 198
Rank change year-on-year +2 +28 -44
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 35 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 4.69% 3.01% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 17
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +30.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £299 £239 £188
90th Percentile £624 £440 £375
England median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.89% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% +87.50% -29.41%

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 746 532 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.67% 11.50% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 333 328
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +16.92%
10th Percentile £150 £166 £152
90th Percentile £575 £568 £511
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 43 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.78 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% +9.35% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £26.20 £21.00 £19.28
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.48% +6.35% -1.56%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -
Solihull +1 9 £350 -12.50% 1
Birmingham +3 7 £350 +36.59% 4
Staffordshire - 3 £425 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
Walsall - 1 £375 -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 33 (94.29%) VMware
2 22 (62.86%) Windows
3 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
4 15 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (28.57%) vCenter Server
7 10 (28.57%) VMware NSX
7 10 (28.57%) vSphere
7 10 (28.57%) WSUS
7 10 (28.57%) Migration
8 9 (25.71%) VSAN
8 9 (25.71%) vRealize
9 8 (22.86%) Private Cloud
9 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (22.86%) HP
9 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (20.00%) NetApp
10 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (17.14%) DNS
11 6 (17.14%) Linux
12 5 (14.29%) ITIL
12 5 (14.29%) DHCP
12 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (11.43%) EMC

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 14 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.57%) IIS
5 2 (5.71%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) IaaS
3 2 (5.71%) Office 365
4 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) VSAN
2 6 (17.14%) DNS
3 5 (14.29%) DHCP
4 4 (11.43%) iSCSI
4 4 (11.43%) SAN
4 4 (11.43%) SSL
5 2 (5.71%) DKIM
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall
5 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.71%) NAS
5 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MSI
1 1 (2.86%) WiX
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Consultant
3 8 (22.86%) VMware Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) VMware Expert
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.86%) Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Server Support
7 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.86%) Angular 2
1 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (2.86%) CSS
1 1 (2.86%) Dapper ORM
1 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) MFC
1 1 (2.86%) NHibernate
1 1 (2.86%) WCF
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
1 1 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.86%) Private Cloud
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.71%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (5.71%) PKI
4 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.14%) Linux
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.86%) CentOS
8 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (28.57%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Release Management
5 2 (5.71%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.71%) BCP
5 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.71%) Change Control
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Line Management
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.57%) MCSE
4 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) GDPR
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (28.57%) VMware NSX
3 10 (28.57%) vSphere
4 4 (11.43%) Firmware
4 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (8.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (8.57%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (8.57%) XenApp
5 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.71%) DFS Replication
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (5.71%) vCloud
6 2 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) vCenter Server
1 10 (28.57%) WSUS
2 9 (25.71%) vRealize
3 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
3 4 (11.43%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (8.57%) SCCM
5 2 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (5.71%) Nessus
5 2 (5.71%) PowerCLI
5 2 (5.71%) SCOM
5 2 (5.71%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.86%) EdgeSight
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.86%) SCDPM
6 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.86%) SCSM
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) VMware
2 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) HP
4 7 (20.00%) NetApp
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix
5 4 (11.43%) EMC
5 4 (11.43%) McAfee
6 3 (8.57%) Dell
7 2 (5.71%) 3PAR
7 2 (5.71%) Adobe
7 2 (5.71%) Asigra
7 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.71%) IBM
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.71%) Sophos
7 2 (5.71%) Tripwire
8 1 (2.86%) Apple
8 1 (2.86%) Symantec