The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 of the System Software category 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 64 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 54 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.25% 2.19% 1.77%
As % of the System Software category 25.35% 20.38% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 20
Average daily rate
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£308 £275 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.02% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £170 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +16.21%
System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
213 211 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.86% 10.73% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 99 70
Average daily rate £300 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 37 33
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £25.00 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
VMware Infrastructure
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
Worcestershire +7 17 £315 +88.05% 2
Birmingham -7 14 £220 -31.25% 12
Solihull +4 6 £238 -19.49% 1
Coventry - 6 £275 - 5
Wolverhampton +3 2 £350 +115.38% 1
Warwickshire -13 1 £210 -28.08% 1
Shropshire - 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 86 (100.00%) VMware
2 65 (75.58%) Windows
3 50 (58.14%) Active Directory
3 50 (58.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (48.84%) Citrix
6 35 (40.70%) Microsoft
7 28 (32.56%) XenApp
8 22 (25.58%) SCCM
9 21 (24.42%) XenDesktop
9 21 (24.42%) DNS
10 20 (23.26%) DHCP
11 19 (22.09%) MS Exchange
11 19 (22.09%) SAN
12 18 (20.93%) vSphere
13 17 (19.77%) Migration
14 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
15 15 (17.44%) Hyper-V
15 15 (17.44%) Windows 7
15 15 (17.44%) ITIL
16 14 (16.28%) MS Office
16 14 (16.28%) HP
17 13 (15.12%) Dell
17 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
18 12 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
18 12 (13.95%) NAS
18 12 (13.95%) XenServer
19 11 (12.79%) Blackberry
20 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
20 10 (11.63%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 19 (22.09%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.81%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.16%) Apache
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.16%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Office
2 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.42%) DNS
2 20 (23.26%) DHCP
3 19 (22.09%) SAN
4 12 (13.95%) NAS
5 10 (11.63%) VLAN
6 9 (10.47%) NetScaler
7 8 (9.30%) WAN
8 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
9 6 (6.98%) Firewall
9 6 (6.98%) LAN
10 4 (4.65%) Wireless
11 3 (3.49%) ISDN
11 3 (3.49%) SSL
11 3 (3.49%) VPN
11 3 (3.49%) LDAP
11 3 (3.49%) Wireshark
12 1 (1.16%) VoIP
12 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.16%) Hudson
General
1 3 (3.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Banking
2 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) Support Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (13.95%) Consultant
4 9 (10.47%) Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Support Specialist
5 7 (8.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Administrator
6 6 (6.98%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Applications Support
7 5 (5.81%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Applications Support Technician
8 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Technician
8 4 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Support Technician
8 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) XML
2 1 (1.16%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.16%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Blackberry
2 10 (11.63%) PDA
3 7 (8.14%) Clustering
4 3 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.33%) NHS
6 1 (1.16%) FMCG
6 1 (1.16%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 65 (75.58%) Windows
2 50 (58.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (17.44%) Windows 7
5 10 (11.63%) UNIX
5 10 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (9.30%) Linux
6 8 (9.30%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.65%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.49%) HPUX
10 2 (2.33%) Windows NT
10 2 (2.33%) Solaris
10 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) Migration
2 15 (17.44%) ITIL
3 9 (10.47%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (4.65%) Workflow
6 3 (3.49%) Project Management
6 3 (3.49%) Change Management
6 3 (3.49%) Identity Management
6 3 (3.49%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.33%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.33%) Change Control
7 2 (2.33%) Fund Management
7 2 (2.33%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.33%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.33%) Service Management
7 2 (2.33%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.33%) CRM
7 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.33%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
1 6 (6.98%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
2 5 (5.81%) C
3 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.33%) VBA
5 1 (1.16%) Perl
5 1 (1.16%) Korn
5 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.30%) MCSE
4 5 (5.81%) MCITP
5 4 (4.65%) MCP
6 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (58.14%) Active Directory
2 28 (32.56%) XenApp
3 21 (24.42%) XenDesktop
4 18 (20.93%) vSphere
5 15 (17.44%) Hyper-V
6 12 (13.95%) XenServer
7 5 (5.81%) VMware Server
8 3 (3.49%) VMware ESX
8 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.16%) Samba
9 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (25.58%) SCCM
2 6 (6.98%) SCOM
3 4 (4.65%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.49%) CA SiteMinder
4 3 (3.49%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.33%) WSUS
5 2 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 86 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (48.84%) Citrix
3 35 (40.70%) Microsoft
4 14 (16.28%) HP
5 13 (15.12%) Dell
6 7 (8.14%) NetApp
7 6 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.98%) Cisco
8 4 (4.65%) CA
9 3 (3.49%) Juniper
9 3 (3.49%) Symantec
9 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.33%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.33%) Nimsoft
10 2 (2.33%) Spiceworks
10 2 (2.33%) Meru Networks
10 2 (2.33%) Sophos
10 2 (2.33%) Apple
10 2 (2.33%) Avaya
10 2 (2.33%) EMC
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