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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell
Rank 94 83 105
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Contract jobs citing Dell 27 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 1.25% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 2.07% 2.78% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £218 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% +117.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £223 £313
% change year-on-year
+23.59% -28.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £17.69 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £25.63 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.84% +55.17%
Dell
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
1303 935 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.43% 44.93% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 464 521
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 59 94
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.35 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham -8 3 - - 2
Coventry -8 2 £250 -
Solihull - 1 £200 - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
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England

Dell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 22 (57.89%) SAN
4 21 (55.26%) VMware
5 20 (52.63%) Citrix
5 20 (52.63%) SCCM
6 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (44.74%) XenApp
7 17 (44.74%) DHCP
7 17 (44.74%) MS Exchange
7 17 (44.74%) MS Office
7 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (44.74%) Blackberry
8 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (42.11%) VLAN
9 15 (39.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (39.47%) PDA
9 15 (39.47%) XenServer
9 15 (39.47%) XenDesktop
9 15 (39.47%) NAS
9 15 (39.47%) DNS
10 14 (36.84%) HP
11 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
11 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
12 9 (23.68%) Migration
13 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
13 8 (21.05%) VMware Server
14 6 (15.79%) FalconStor
14 6 (15.79%) Fibre Channel

Dell
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 17 (44.74%) MS Exchange
2 15 (39.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (44.74%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 22 (57.89%) SAN
2 17 (44.74%) DHCP
3 16 (42.11%) VLAN
4 15 (39.47%) NAS
4 15 (39.47%) DNS
5 6 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (7.89%) Broadband
7 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.63%) LAN
8 1 (2.63%) VoIP
8 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) DataStage
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Support Engineer
1 13 (34.21%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (26.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Backup Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) SAN Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (44.74%) Blackberry
2 15 (39.47%) PDA
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 6 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Migration
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (5.26%) Information Assurance
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.26%) Time Management
4 2 (5.26%) Project Management
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) VB
2 2 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) MCSE
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 17 (44.74%) XenApp
3 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (39.47%) XenServer
4 15 (39.47%) XenDesktop
5 8 (21.05%) VMware Server
6 2 (5.26%) vSphere
7 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (52.63%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) WSUS
2 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.63%) WMI
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.63%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (55.26%) VMware
3 20 (52.63%) Citrix
4 14 (36.84%) HP
5 6 (15.79%) FalconStor
5 6 (15.79%) Dot Hill
5 6 (15.79%) EMC
6 3 (7.89%) Sun
6 3 (7.89%) IBM
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Avaya
7 1 (2.63%) Juniper
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) BT
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Google
7 1 (2.63%) Tableau