Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 158 198
Rank change year-on-year +7 +40 -39
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 42 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 6.30% 1.83% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 11
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £315 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -11.89% -7.74%
10th Percentile £312 £172 £170
90th Percentile £620 £431 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 - £20.50
10th Percentile £14.58 - £20.25
90th Percentile £20.13 - £20.75
England median hourly rate £47.00 £48.51 £22.75
% change year-on-year -3.11% +113.23% -39.33%

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 667 491 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.15% 11.38% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 323 329
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £151 £155 £170
90th Percentile £575 £538 £510
England median daily rate £450 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 30 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +9.35% -13.33%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.25 £18.20 £22.38
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.40% -5.30%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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
Solihull 0 10 £350 +34.62%
Coventry - 10 £475 -
Birmingham -16 8 £344 +37.50% 1
Staffordshire - 6 £425 - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £323 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £375 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 39 (92.86%) VMware
2 28 (66.67%) Windows
3 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 17 (40.48%) Data Centre
5 16 (38.10%) MS Exchange
6 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (35.71%) vCenter Server
7 11 (26.19%) WSUS
8 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (21.43%) vSphere
9 9 (21.43%) vRealize
9 9 (21.43%) VSAN
9 9 (21.43%) VMware NSX
10 8 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (19.05%) Migration
10 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (19.05%) Private Cloud
11 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
11 7 (16.67%) SCCM
11 7 (16.67%) Finance
11 7 (16.67%) NetApp
11 7 (16.67%) Linux
12 6 (14.29%) HP
12 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (14.29%) McAfee

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 16 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 10 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.14%) IIS
5 2 (4.76%) MS Project Server
6 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.29%) IaaS
3 4 (9.52%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) VSAN
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
3 4 (9.52%) DHCP
3 4 (9.52%) SSL
4 3 (7.14%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) SAN
5 2 (4.76%) DKIM
5 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
5 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.76%) WAN
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (2.38%) LAN
6 1 (2.38%) Skype
6 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MSI
1 4 (9.52%) WiX
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Automotive
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Consultant
3 7 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
4 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (9.52%) UI Developer
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) VMware Expert
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) VMware Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Network Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Support Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
1 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
1 4 (9.52%) Angular 2
1 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
1 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (9.52%) CSS
1 4 (9.52%) Dapper ORM
1 4 (9.52%) Entity Framework
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
1 4 (9.52%) MFC
1 4 (9.52%) NHibernate
1 4 (9.52%) WCF
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
1 4 (9.52%) WPF
2 1 (2.38%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (40.48%) Data Centre
2 8 (19.05%) Private Cloud
3 4 (9.52%) Clustering
3 4 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.76%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.76%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (4.76%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (16.67%) Linux
6 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
8 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.38%) CentOS
9 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (19.05%) Migration
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (7.14%) Change Control
5 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Line Management
5 3 (7.14%) Release Management
6 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.76%) Change Management
6 2 (4.76%) Coaching
6 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.76%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.76%) Server Building
6 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.38%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.38%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) C#
1 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (7.14%) MCSE
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.38%) CCIE
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) CCNP
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.43%) VMware NSX
3 9 (21.43%) vSphere
4 8 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 4 (9.52%) Firmware
6 4 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (7.14%) DFS Replication
7 3 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (4.76%) vCloud
8 2 (4.76%) XenApp
8 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (35.71%) vCenter Server
2 11 (26.19%) WSUS
3 9 (21.43%) vRealize
4 7 (16.67%) SCCM
5 6 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (9.52%) Backup Exec
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (7.14%) SCOM
7 3 (7.14%) SCVMM
8 2 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (4.76%) Nessus
8 2 (4.76%) PowerCLI
8 2 (4.76%) SCDPM
8 2 (4.76%) SCOrch
8 2 (4.76%) SCSM
9 1 (2.38%) EdgeSight
9 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 39 (92.86%) VMware
2 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.67%) NetApp
4 6 (14.29%) HP
4 6 (14.29%) McAfee
5 5 (11.90%) EMC
6 4 (9.52%) Citrix
6 4 (9.52%) Dell
7 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco
8 2 (4.76%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.76%) Adobe
8 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.76%) Juniper
8 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.76%) Sophos
8 2 (4.76%) Tripwire
9 1 (2.38%) Apple
9 1 (2.38%) NVIDIA
9 1 (2.38%) Symantec