Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 203 159
Rank change year-on-year +42 -44 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 10 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.03% 2.20% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 6
West Midlands median daily rate £345 £358 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.50% -7.74% +51.96%
10th Percentile £180 £170 £328
90th Percentile £458 £500 £432
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.38% -
England median hourly rate £48.51 £22.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +113.23% -35.00% +75.00%

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 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 492 635 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.38% 10.46% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 333 250
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £155 £168 £145
90th Percentile £538 £509 £488
England median daily rate £425 £410 £350
% change year-on-year +3.66% +17.14% +6.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 60 86
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.35% -13.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £20.00 £21.73 £30.63
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £16.38
% change year-on-year +1.47% -3.71% +6.16%

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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
Birmingham +12 5 £313 +56.25%
Solihull - 2 £260 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) Office 365
5 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) CCNP
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Symantec
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix

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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) FTP
4 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) RIP
4 1 (10.00%) SSH
4 1 (10.00%) TACACS
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Symantec
3 2 (20.00%) Veeam
4 1 (10.00%) AppSense
4 1 (10.00%) Clearswift
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos