The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Birmingham region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 50 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 14 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.96% 3.13% 1.49%
As % of the System Software category 22.58% 27.94% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 8
Average daily rate
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£220 £320 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £184 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £445 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.74% +16.21%
System Software Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
62 68 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.68% 11.18% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 22
Average daily rate £300 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £203 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.12 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.90 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (81.82%) Windows
3 16 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
6 10 (45.45%) DNS
7 8 (36.36%) Citrix
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 8 (36.36%) HP
7 8 (36.36%) DHCP
7 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
8 6 (27.27%) vSphere
8 6 (27.27%) NetApp
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 5 (22.73%) Migration
9 5 (22.73%) SQL
9 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
9 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
9 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (22.73%) MCITP
10 4 (18.18%) MCSE
10 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
10 4 (18.18%) Wireless
11 3 (13.64%) Project Management
11 3 (13.64%) Workflow
11 3 (13.64%) Finance
11 3 (13.64%) WAN

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) DNS
2 8 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 4 (18.18%) Wireless
4 3 (13.64%) SAN
4 3 (13.64%) VPN
4 3 (13.64%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) LAN
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (22.73%) Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Applications Support
3 4 (18.18%) Applications Support Technician
3 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Support Technician
4 3 (13.64%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Data Migration Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 2 (9.09%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
6 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Workflow
2 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Fund Management
3 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
4 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
1 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (22.73%) MCITP
3 4 (18.18%) MCSE
4 3 (13.64%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 6 (27.27%) vSphere
4 3 (13.64%) XenApp
5 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (4.55%) XenServer
6 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
1 3 (13.64%) SCVMM
2 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) Citrix
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) HP
3 6 (27.27%) NetApp
4 2 (9.09%) Apple
4 2 (9.09%) Symantec
4 2 (9.09%) Sophos
4 2 (9.09%) Compaq
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) Meru Networks
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco