The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 West Midlands 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 Dell, Inc.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell
Rank 93 62 100
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +38
Contract jobs citing Dell 29 40 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.18% 2.01% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 2.41% 4.38% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 1
Average daily rate
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£340 £200 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £313
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1203 914 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.00% 46.00% 47.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 401 462
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 71 80
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +22.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.23 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £28.15 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 July 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 31 July 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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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 +4 18 £340 +7.93% 2
Shropshire -6 3 - -
Coventry - 2 £250 -
Warwickshire -7 1 £200 -
Solihull - 1 £200 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
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England

Dell
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 20 (60.61%) SAN
3 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 19 (57.58%) VMware
5 18 (54.55%) Citrix
6 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (45.45%) XenApp
7 15 (45.45%) SCCM
7 15 (45.45%) DHCP
7 15 (45.45%) MS Exchange
7 15 (45.45%) MS Office
7 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (45.45%) Blackberry
8 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (42.42%) VLAN
9 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (39.39%) PDA
9 13 (39.39%) XenServer
9 13 (39.39%) XenDesktop
9 13 (39.39%) NAS
9 13 (39.39%) DNS
10 11 (33.33%) HP
10 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 6 (18.18%) VMware Server
11 6 (18.18%) FalconStor
11 6 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (18.18%) Dot Hill
11 6 (18.18%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) ColdFusion
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (45.45%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) SAN
2 15 (45.45%) DHCP
3 14 (42.42%) VLAN
4 13 (39.39%) NAS
4 13 (39.39%) DNS
5 6 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (9.09%) Broadband
7 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.03%) LAN
8 1 (3.03%) VoIP
8 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) DataStage
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 11 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (24.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Backup Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Storage Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) SAN Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Support Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Blackberry
2 13 (39.39%) PDA
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
4 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
1 6 (18.18%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.06%) Time Management
3 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
3 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.06%) Project Management
3 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) MCSE
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) XenApp
3 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (39.39%) XenServer
4 13 (39.39%) XenDesktop
5 6 (18.18%) VMware Server
6 2 (6.06%) vSphere
7 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.06%) WSUS
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (57.58%) VMware
3 18 (54.55%) Citrix
4 11 (33.33%) HP
5 6 (18.18%) EMC
5 6 (18.18%) FalconStor
5 6 (18.18%) Dot Hill
6 3 (9.09%) IBM
6 3 (9.09%) Sun
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) BT
7 1 (3.03%) Tableau
7 1 (3.03%) Google
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