Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 165 163
Rank change year-on-year +47 -2 +37
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 56 42 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.31% 0.83% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 9.32% 6.25% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 8
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% -3.50%
10th Percentile £210 £312 £180
90th Percentile £541 £620 £458
England median daily rate £415 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.75% +0.50% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.25 -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £45.46 £48.51
% change year-on-year +3.39% -6.29% +113.23%

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 601 672 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.05% 13.26% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 360 321
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £175 £155 £161
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 109 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.75 £14.78 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.56% +3.97% +9.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.60
90th Percentile £20.88 £28.25 £20.20
England median hourly rate £16.62 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.70% +3.13% +0.47%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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
Dudley - 17 £210 -
Birmingham +14 12 £390 +13.45% 4
Worcestershire - 12 £488 - 2
Warwickshire +17 9 £325 -
Herefordshire +15 3 £428 +32.56%
Staffordshire +5 1 £250 -41.18%
Solihull 0 1 - -
Coventry -7 1 £375 -21.05% 2
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 53 (94.64%) VMware
2 45 (80.36%) Windows
3 37 (66.07%) Microsoft
4 36 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (55.36%) Citrix
6 28 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 25 (44.64%) Linux
8 23 (41.07%) vSphere
9 22 (39.29%) Data Centre
9 22 (39.29%) XenApp
9 22 (39.29%) Firewall
10 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
10 21 (37.50%) Cisco
10 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (35.71%) Red Hat
11 20 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (33.93%) Security Cleared
13 18 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (32.14%) NetApp
14 17 (30.36%) MCSE
15 16 (28.57%) PowerShell
16 15 (26.79%) DV Cleared
16 15 (26.79%) ITIL
17 14 (25.00%) CCNA
17 14 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
18 13 (23.21%) HNC
19 12 (21.43%) DNS
19 12 (21.43%) Data Centre Operations
20 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills

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 11 (19.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Office 365
2 5 (8.93%) Azure
3 4 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (7.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 4 (7.14%) Mimecast
3 4 (7.14%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.79%) AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 22 (39.29%) Firewall
2 12 (21.43%) DNS
3 8 (14.29%) DHCP
4 4 (7.14%) Internet
4 4 (7.14%) IP Telephony
4 4 (7.14%) LAN
4 4 (7.14%) Unified Communications
4 4 (7.14%) VPN
4 4 (7.14%) WAN
5 3 (5.36%) SAN
6 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.71%) Military
3 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (21.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (19.64%) Server Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Administrator
5 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Server Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Commissioning Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) IT Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.14%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) IT Administrator
8 3 (5.36%) IT Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Unix Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Data Centre
2 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.29%) CMDB
4 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
5 5 (8.93%) Public Cloud
6 4 (7.14%) Private Cloud
6 4 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (5.36%) Clustering
7 3 (5.36%) User Experience
8 1 (1.79%) PKI
8 1 (1.79%) Replication
8 1 (1.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 45 (80.36%) Windows
2 28 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 25 (44.64%) Linux
4 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.50%) Unix
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.36%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.57%) AIX
9 2 (3.57%) HPUX
10 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) ITIL
2 12 (21.43%) Data Centre Operations
3 11 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (16.07%) Virtual Environments
5 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 7 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
7 6 (10.71%) Business Development
7 6 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (8.93%) ITSM
8 5 (8.93%) Service Management
9 4 (7.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 3 (5.36%) Application Virtualisation
10 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
11 2 (3.57%) BCP
11 2 (3.57%) Change Management
11 2 (3.57%) Customer-Centricity
11 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.86%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) Security Cleared
2 18 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (30.36%) MCSE
4 15 (26.79%) DV Cleared
5 14 (25.00%) CCNA
5 14 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (23.21%) HNC
7 11 (19.64%) MCSA
8 6 (10.71%) VCP6
8 6 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (8.93%) Degree
9 5 (8.93%) HND
10 4 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (7.14%) NIST
2 3 (5.36%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (41.07%) vSphere
3 22 (39.29%) XenApp
4 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 7 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
8 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) WSUS
2 5 (8.93%) Avamar
2 5 (8.93%) Netcool
2 5 (8.93%) OpenView
3 4 (7.14%) AirWatch
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (7.14%) SCCM
4 3 (5.36%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (5.36%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (3.57%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.57%) SCOM
5 2 (3.57%) SCSM
6 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.79%) QRadar
6 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (94.64%) VMware
2 37 (66.07%) Microsoft
3 31 (55.36%) Citrix
4 21 (37.50%) Cisco
5 20 (35.71%) Red Hat
6 18 (32.14%) NetApp
7 9 (16.07%) HP
8 7 (12.50%) EMC
8 7 (12.50%) Veeam
9 5 (8.93%) BMC
9 5 (8.93%) IBM
9 5 (8.93%) Oracle
9 5 (8.93%) Remedy
9 5 (8.93%) SolarWinds
10 4 (7.14%) Forcepoint
10 4 (7.14%) Motorola
11 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.79%) CommVault
12 1 (1.79%) Dell
12 1 (1.79%) Symantec