The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Dell products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Dell over the 3 months to 31 August 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.

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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dell
Rank 105 89 82
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing Dell 14 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 1.06% 1.25%
As % of the Vendors category 1.31% 2.13% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +14.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £185 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £352 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £223
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +23.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £14.70 £20.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £18.45 £17.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £22.05 £25.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.43 £22.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.99% +0.84%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1068 1266 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 42.58% 49.92% 44.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 613 455
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 100 57
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £28.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Dell
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Dell Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Dell
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Dell Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Dell
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Dell across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Dell Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Dell
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Dell Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Dell
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Dell within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire -8 8 £400 +17.64%
Birmingham +3 1 - - 3
Coventry -3 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £120 -
Walsall - 1 £475 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
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England

Dell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Dell 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 Dell.

1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) SAN
2 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (28.00%) HP
3 7 (28.00%) MS Office
3 7 (28.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
4 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (24.00%) DNS
4 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (20.00%) CA
5 5 (20.00%) ARCserve
5 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (20.00%) FalconStor
5 5 (20.00%) Capacity Management
5 5 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (20.00%) Brocade
5 5 (20.00%) Dell Compellent
6 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (16.00%) Change Management
6 4 (16.00%) SMTP
6 4 (16.00%) SLA
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco
6 4 (16.00%) Sun
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL

Dell
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Dell 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 Dell. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) SAN
2 6 (24.00%) DNS
3 5 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (16.00%) SMTP
4 4 (16.00%) SNMP
4 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) 3G
6 1 (4.00%) Firewall
6 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.00%) VLAN
6 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (8.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support
4 3 (12.00%) Data Centre Technician
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Server Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) SOAP
1 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Statistics
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) PDA
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Solaris
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (4.00%) VMS
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.00%) Use Case
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) OO
6 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) ITSM
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C#
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.00%) PHP
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) VBScript
1 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (4.00%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) MCSE
1 3 (12.00%) MCITP
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.00%) XenServer
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (20.00%) ARCserve
3 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM
4 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) HP
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) Brocade
3 5 (20.00%) FalconStor
3 5 (20.00%) Dell Compellent
3 5 (20.00%) CA
4 4 (16.00%) Compaq
4 4 (16.00%) Sun
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) NetApp
5 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (4.00%) Motorola
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Intel