The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 35 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 18 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.02% 1.05% 1.69%
As % of the System Software category 24.32% 12.24% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -6.97%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

System Software Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
74 49 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.40% 8.60% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 15
Average daily rate £300 £300 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 6
Average hourly rate £26.00 £10.00 £11.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -11.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £9.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £14.60 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Birmingham region.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Birmingham region.

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware Infrastructure.

1 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (74.19%) Windows
3 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
4 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
5 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (32.26%) vSphere
8 9 (29.03%) XenApp
8 9 (29.03%) SAN
8 9 (29.03%) Citrix
8 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (25.81%) SQL
9 8 (25.81%) ITIL
9 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
10 7 (22.58%) Cisco
10 7 (22.58%) NetApp
11 6 (19.35%) Migration
11 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
11 6 (19.35%) MCSE
12 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
12 5 (16.13%) Linux
12 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
12 5 (16.13%) Change Management
12 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
13 4 (12.90%) AppSense
13 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
13 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
13 4 (12.90%) Data Migration

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware Infrastructure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) SAN
2 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.68%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
1 7 (22.58%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix Support
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Server Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Server Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Technician
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Clustering
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
6 5 (16.13%) Linux
6 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.68%) UNIX
7 3 (9.68%) Solaris
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.23%) CentOS
9 1 (3.23%) Fedora
9 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Line Management
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.23%) CAD
6 1 (3.23%) Speech Recognition
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
2 3 (9.68%) VB
2 3 (9.68%) VBA
2 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (19.35%) MCSE
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) CCA
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CCEA
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCTS
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (32.26%) vSphere
3 9 (29.03%) XenApp
4 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
4 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.23%) Firmware
6 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.23%) Xen
6 1 (3.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (3.23%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (29.03%) Citrix
4 7 (22.58%) Cisco
4 7 (22.58%) NetApp
5 4 (12.90%) AppSense
5 4 (12.90%) Symantec
5 4 (12.90%) IBM
5 4 (12.90%) HP
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.23%) EMC
7 1 (3.23%) CommVault
7 1 (3.23%) Siemens
7 1 (3.23%) ProCurve