The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 95 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 49 33 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.56% 1.37% 2.09%
As % of the System Software category 15.22% 15.71% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 28
Median daily rate £325 £388 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £600 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.02% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £37.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +71.42%
VMware Infrastructure
England

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

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
322 210 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.22% 8.72% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 110 91
Median daily rate £375 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 55
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.43 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.83 £28.62 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -10 15 £300 -36.84% 7
Worcestershire +6 11 £299 +19.50% 1
Shropshire - 9 £325 -
Coventry -9 7 £325 +6.38%
Warwickshire -3 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 3
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 92 (100.00%) VMware
2 55 (59.78%) Windows
3 39 (42.39%) Linux
4 35 (38.04%) Active Directory
5 33 (35.87%) Windows Server
6 27 (29.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
8 25 (27.17%) Microsoft
9 23 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 23 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 22 (23.91%) Unix
11 20 (21.74%) DNS
11 20 (21.74%) Red Hat
12 18 (19.57%) MS Excel
12 18 (19.57%) SQL
13 17 (18.48%) MS Exchange
14 16 (17.39%) DHCP
14 16 (17.39%) Citrix
14 16 (17.39%) SAN
14 16 (17.39%) vSphere
15 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
16 14 (15.22%) SCCM
17 13 (14.13%) MS Office
17 13 (14.13%) IBM
17 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (13.04%) WAN
18 12 (13.04%) Cisco
19 11 (11.96%) Oracle
20 10 (10.87%) SharePoint

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (18.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.70%) IIS
4 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.43%) Confluence
5 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.43%) Skype for Business
6 4 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.35%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.26%) Apache
7 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.09%) CMS
9 1 (1.09%) Jetty
9 1 (1.09%) nginx
9 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.13%) MS Office
3 8 (8.70%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) ENOVIA
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.17%) IaaS
3 2 (2.17%) Office 365
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.09%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.74%) DNS
2 16 (17.39%) DHCP
2 16 (17.39%) SAN
3 12 (13.04%) WAN
4 9 (9.78%) Firewall
5 8 (8.70%) LAN
6 7 (7.61%) VLAN
7 6 (6.52%) Internet
8 5 (5.43%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (5.43%) MPLS
8 5 (5.43%) NAS
8 5 (5.43%) SSL
8 5 (5.43%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.35%) Network Security
10 3 (3.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (3.26%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.26%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.26%) VPN
11 2 (2.17%) DMVPN
11 2 (2.17%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.09%) Big Data
5 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (1.09%) Ant
3 1 (1.09%) Gradle
3 1 (1.09%) JUnit
3 1 (1.09%) Maven
3 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.09%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.09%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.43%) Finance
1 5 (5.43%) Retail
2 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.17%) Back Office
3 2 (2.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Legal
3 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) VMware Engineer
2 11 (11.96%) Architect
3 10 (10.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Administrator
7 5 (5.43%) Build Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) VMware Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) XML
2 4 (4.35%) Web Services
3 3 (3.26%) HTML
4 2 (2.17%) .NET
5 1 (1.09%) J2EE
5 1 (1.09%) JSON
5 1 (1.09%) REST
5 1 (1.09%) Servlets
5 1 (1.09%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.61%) Performance Metrics
3 6 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.43%) Replication
5 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.35%) PDA
5 4 (4.35%) VCE vBlock
5 4 (4.35%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.26%) Statistics
7 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.09%) CMDB
8 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.09%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.09%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) PKI
8 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (59.78%) Windows
2 39 (42.39%) Linux
3 33 (35.87%) Windows Server
4 27 (29.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (23.91%) Unix
6 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (8.70%) CentOS
9 7 (7.61%) AIX
10 4 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.35%) SUSE
11 3 (3.26%) Solaris
11 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
11 3 (3.26%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.17%) HPUX
13 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.78%) DevOps
2 8 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (7.61%) ITIL
3 7 (7.61%) Project Management
3 7 (7.61%) TOGAF
4 6 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (6.52%) Migration
5 5 (5.43%) MODAF
5 5 (5.43%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.43%) System Testing
5 5 (5.43%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (4.35%) Patch Management
6 4 (4.35%) Performance Testing
6 4 (4.35%) PLM
6 4 (4.35%) Web Development
7 3 (3.26%) Line Management
7 3 (3.26%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.26%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) SQL
2 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.61%) Java
4 4 (4.35%) Korn
5 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.26%) Python
5 3 (3.26%) VB
6 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.17%) Tcl
7 1 (1.09%) C#
7 1 (1.09%) Perl
7 1 (1.09%) PHP
7 1 (1.09%) Ruby
7 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (7.61%) MCSE
4 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.35%) CCIE
5 4 (4.35%) CCNP
5 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.35%) LPIC
5 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.26%) VCP5
7 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.17%) CCDA
7 2 (2.17%) CCDP
7 2 (2.17%) CCNA
7 2 (2.17%) Degree
7 2 (2.17%) MCSA
8 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (38.04%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.39%) vSphere
3 9 (9.78%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (9.78%) XenApp
4 8 (8.70%) Firmware
4 8 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.52%) VMware ESX
6 5 (5.43%) VMware Server
6 5 (5.43%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.43%) XenServer
7 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.17%) NFS
8 2 (2.17%) vCloud
8 2 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.09%) Docker
9 1 (1.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) SCCM
2 9 (9.78%) NetBackup
3 8 (8.70%) SCOM
4 7 (7.61%) Puppet
5 6 (6.52%) Backup Exec
6 4 (4.35%) Terraform
6 4 (4.35%) vMotion
6 4 (4.35%) WSUS
7 3 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (3.26%) Simpana
8 2 (2.17%) Ansible
8 2 (2.17%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (2.17%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 92 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (27.17%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.74%) Red Hat
4 16 (17.39%) Citrix
5 13 (14.13%) IBM
6 12 (13.04%) Cisco
7 11 (11.96%) Oracle
8 9 (9.78%) NetApp
9 8 (8.70%) Dell
9 8 (8.70%) HP
10 6 (6.52%) EMC
10 6 (6.52%) Juniper
10 6 (6.52%) Veeam
11 5 (5.43%) CheckPoint
11 5 (5.43%) Sophos
12 4 (4.35%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (4.35%) Intel Security
12 4 (4.35%) Lotus
12 4 (4.35%) Symantec
13 3 (3.26%) CommVault