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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 30 January 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 64 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 44 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.03% 1.25% 1.43%
As % of the System Software category 18.26% 17.93% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £404 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £29.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 - £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 - £29.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -6.97%
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
241 145 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.14% 6.96% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 62 44
Average daily rate £275 £345 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 33 36
Average hourly rate £16.41 £14.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £21.80 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Birmingham +10 18 £300 +50.00% 19
Worcestershire +2 6 £225 -18.18% 1
Coventry +2 4 £250 -32.43% 3
Herefordshire +1 3 £170 - 1
Shropshire -8 3 £275 - 4
Walsall - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 £350 - 2
Warwickshire -5 1 £213 +1.19% 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure.

1 80 (100.00%) VMware
2 60 (75.00%) Windows
3 47 (58.75%) Active Directory
4 38 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (46.25%) Microsoft
6 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (35.00%) Citrix
8 22 (27.50%) ITIL
8 22 (27.50%) XenApp
8 22 (27.50%) vSphere
9 21 (26.25%) SAN
10 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (23.75%) Windows 7
12 17 (21.25%) MS Exchange
12 17 (21.25%) Linux
13 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 15 (18.75%) SQL
14 15 (18.75%) DHCP
15 14 (17.50%) DNS
16 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
17 12 (15.00%) Hyper-V
17 12 (15.00%) XenDesktop
18 11 (13.75%) MS Office
18 11 (13.75%) MCSE
18 11 (13.75%) Migration
18 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (12.50%) Windows XP
19 10 (12.50%) UNIX
19 10 (12.50%) SCCM
20 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (21.25%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.50%) Apache
4 4 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.25%) IIS
7 1 (1.25%) CICS
7 1 (1.25%) TPMS
7 1 (1.25%) nginx
7 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.25%) Lync
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Office
2 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.25%) SAN
2 15 (18.75%) DHCP
3 14 (17.50%) DNS
4 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.00%) WAN
5 8 (10.00%) LAN
6 6 (7.50%) VLAN
6 6 (7.50%) NAS
6 6 (7.50%) Firewall
6 6 (7.50%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.75%) VoIP
8 2 (2.50%) Network Security
8 2 (2.50%) VPN
9 1 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.25%) Internet
9 1 (1.25%) OSPF
9 1 (1.25%) BGP
9 1 (1.25%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.25%) Informix
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) DB2
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.25%) Hudson
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Automotive
3 4 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (17.50%) 3rd Line Support
1 14 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.50%) Analyst
2 10 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 10 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 7 (8.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.00%) Support Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Citrix Support
7 3 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) Support Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (1.25%) LAMP
2 1 (1.25%) JMS
2 1 (1.25%) EJB
2 1 (1.25%) SOAP
2 1 (1.25%) J2EE
2 1 (1.25%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.25%) PDA
3 3 (3.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Replication
4 1 (1.25%) Social Media
4 1 (1.25%) Open Source
4 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 60 (75.00%) Windows
2 38 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (23.75%) Windows 7
6 17 (21.25%) Linux
7 10 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 10 (12.50%) UNIX
8 7 (8.75%) Windows Vista
9 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.00%) Solaris
9 4 (5.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.50%) HPUX
11 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.25%) Debian
12 1 (1.25%) VMS
12 1 (1.25%) CentOS
12 1 (1.25%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) ITIL
2 11 (13.75%) Migration
3 9 (11.25%) Change Management
4 6 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.00%) PLM
6 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.00%) Validation
6 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (3.75%) Workflow
7 3 (3.75%) Process Management
7 3 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.75%) Document Management
8 2 (2.50%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.75%) VB
3 3 (3.75%) VBA
4 2 (2.50%) C
5 1 (1.25%) Python
5 1 (1.25%) Perl
5 1 (1.25%) PHP
5 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.75%) MCSE
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.25%) CCA
4 5 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (6.25%) MCITP
5 4 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (5.00%) MCTS
5 4 (5.00%) CCEA
5 4 (5.00%) MCP
6 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) CCNP
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.25%) RHCE
7 1 (1.25%) MCSA
7 1 (1.25%) CCNA
7 1 (1.25%) CCIE
7 1 (1.25%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.25%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (58.75%) Active Directory
2 22 (27.50%) XenApp
2 22 (27.50%) vSphere
3 12 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (15.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (7.50%) VMware Server
4 6 (7.50%) XenServer
5 4 (5.00%) NFS
6 2 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.50%) KVM
7 1 (1.25%) Firmware
7 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.25%) Samba
7 1 (1.25%) Postfix
7 1 (1.25%) Xen
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) SCOM
3 5 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.50%) Puppet
4 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.50%) SCSM
5 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.25%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.25%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.25%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 80 (100.00%) VMware
2 37 (46.25%) Microsoft
3 28 (35.00%) Citrix
4 9 (11.25%) HP
4 9 (11.25%) Cisco
5 8 (10.00%) NetApp
5 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.50%) Oracle
6 6 (7.50%) Symantec
7 5 (6.25%) Dell
8 4 (5.00%) AppSense
8 4 (5.00%) IBM
8 4 (5.00%) SAP
9 2 (2.50%) Brocade
10 1 (1.25%) Meraki
10 1 (1.25%) McAfee
10 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.25%) Siemens
10 1 (1.25%) Juniper
10 1 (1.25%) Sybase
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