Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 143 156
Rank change year-on-year +28 +13 -7
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 10 53 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 1.15% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 3.24% 7.74% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 45 25
Median daily rate £438 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -1.75%
10th Percentile £298 £210 £313
90th Percentile £450 £538 £433
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £17.25
England median hourly rate £39.50 £47.00 £45.17
% change year-on-year -15.96% +4.06% +29.04%

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 309 685 588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.33% 14.80% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 420 322
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £135 £190 £163
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 83
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.78 £10.60
90th Percentile £35.00 £20.83 £26.20
Median hourly rate £18.60 £16.95 £16.22
% change year-on-year +9.73% +4.53% +1.34%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the West Midlands

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the West Midlands

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in the West Midlands.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +20 4 - -
Herefordshire -5 4 £450 +5.88%
Warwickshire +16 1 £310 -6.77%
Staffordshire +11 1 £305 +43.53%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) SCCM
3 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (50.00%) DHCP
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) User Experience
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (40.00%) Dell
4 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (40.00%) Clustering
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (40.00%) DFS Replication
4 4 (40.00%) ArcSight
4 4 (40.00%) WSUS
4 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) SCOM
5 3 (30.00%) SCVMM
5 3 (30.00%) Data Protection

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%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) VSAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) IPv4
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) SMS
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Mitel Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Architect
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) User Experience
2 4 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (10.00%) CCTV
4 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (10.00%) Technology Roadmap
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) DFS Replication
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (30.00%) vSphere
5 2 (20.00%) vCloud
5 2 (20.00%) VMware NSX
6 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (10.00%) XenApp
6 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (40.00%) WSUS
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (30.00%) SCDPM
3 3 (30.00%) SCOM
3 3 (30.00%) SCSM
3 3 (30.00%) SCVMM
4 2 (20.00%) vRealize
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) ArcSight
2 4 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Veeam
4 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) Mitel
4 1 (10.00%) Okta
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle