The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 23 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 Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 28 26 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware 32 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.62% 5.78% 3.27%
As % of the Vendors category 9.47% 11.40% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +4.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.75%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
338 307 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.77% 50.66% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 137 143
Average daily rate £320 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £218 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 20
Average hourly rate £11.85 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £28.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
VMware
West Midlands

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VMware 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.

1 37 (75.51%) Windows
2 27 (55.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (48.98%) Active Directory
4 23 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (34.69%) Citrix
6 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
7 13 (26.53%) MS Exchange
8 12 (24.49%) DNS
8 12 (24.49%) HP
9 10 (20.41%) DHCP
9 10 (20.41%) NetApp
9 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
9 10 (20.41%) XenApp
10 9 (18.37%) SAN
10 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (18.37%) Hyper-V
10 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (16.33%) vSphere
11 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
11 8 (16.33%) SQL
11 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
11 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
11 8 (16.33%) SCCM
12 7 (14.29%) Migration
12 7 (14.29%) Linux
12 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 6 (12.24%) VPN
13 6 (12.24%) WAN
13 6 (12.24%) MCSE

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VMware 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (26.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.08%) Lync
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) DNS
2 10 (20.41%) DHCP
3 9 (18.37%) SAN
4 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (12.24%) VPN
5 6 (12.24%) WAN
6 5 (10.20%) Wireless
6 5 (10.20%) LAN
7 2 (4.08%) VoIP
7 2 (4.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MSI
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) 3rd Line Support
1 10 (20.41%) Administrator
2 9 (18.37%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (16.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Consultant
6 5 (10.20%) Support Technician
6 5 (10.20%) Applications Support
6 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Applications Support Technician
7 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Technician
7 4 (8.16%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) HPUX Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (6.12%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Clustering
2 1 (2.04%) FMCG
2 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (75.51%) Windows
2 27 (55.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (14.29%) Linux
7 5 (10.20%) UNIX
7 5 (10.20%) Windows XP
7 5 (10.20%) AIX
8 4 (8.16%) HPUX
8 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
10 2 (4.08%) Solaris
10 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
10 2 (4.08%) Windows NT
11 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
11 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (8.16%) ITIL
3 3 (6.12%) Project Management
3 3 (6.12%) Workflow
3 3 (6.12%) Business Transformation
4 2 (4.08%) Change Management
4 2 (4.08%) Fund Management
4 2 (4.08%) Wealth Management
5 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.04%) Change Control
5 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.04%) Low Latency
5 1 (2.04%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.08%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.24%) MCITP
4 6 (12.24%) MCSE
5 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.12%) MCP
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.04%) MCTS
System Software
1 24 (48.98%) Active Directory
2 23 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.41%) XenApp
4 9 (18.37%) Hyper-V
5 8 (16.33%) vSphere
6 3 (6.12%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.08%) ProxySG
7 2 (4.08%) XenServer
7 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.04%) IAG
8 1 (2.04%) UAG
8 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.12%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.08%) SCOM
4 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.04%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
1 17 (34.69%) Citrix
2 12 (24.49%) HP
3 10 (20.41%) NetApp
4 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.16%) Symantec
5 3 (6.12%) Apple
6 2 (4.08%) Avaya
6 2 (4.08%) Juniper
6 2 (4.08%) Compaq
6 2 (4.08%) EMC
6 2 (4.08%) Nortel
6 2 (4.08%) Sophos
6 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.08%) SonicWALL
6 2 (4.08%) Meru Networks
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco
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