Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 191 154
Rank change year-on-year +20 -37 +9
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 16 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.33% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 3.01% 3.70% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 9
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.82% -31.25% +48.84%
10th Percentile £239 £202 £296
90th Percentile £440 £371 £455
England median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +7.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £21.00
England median hourly rate £47.83 £33.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +41.72% -7.53% +92.11%

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 531 541 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.06% 8.83% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 280 208
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +16.28% +7.50%
10th Percentile £161 £132 £145
90th Percentile £560 £513 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 62 77
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.28% -11.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £21.35 £33.55
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 November 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 November 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 +1 5 £256 +2.50% 1
Solihull - 4 £400 -
Shropshire +20 1 - -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (43.75%) Backup Exec
4 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (37.50%) SAN
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
5 6 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (37.50%) Migration
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (31.25%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) WSUS
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (31.25%) CCNP
6 5 (31.25%) Symantec
6 5 (31.25%) McAfee
7 4 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) CCIE
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (25.00%) Release Management
7 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (25.00%) Office 365

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 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Network Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Android
6 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Server Building
3 1 (6.25%) Server Patching
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) CCIE
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (31.25%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Backup Exec
2 5 (31.25%) WSUS
3 4 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (12.50%) vCenter Server
5 1 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (6.25%) SCCM
5 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) McAfee
3 5 (31.25%) Symantec
4 4 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) AppSense
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Radware
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam