The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VMware 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 VMware over the 3 months to 27 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 42 52 26
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -26
Contract jobs citing VMware 105 66 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.93% 2.81% 5.15%
As % of the Vendors category 7.70% 5.51% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 29 35
Average daily rate
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£363 £265 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.79% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £210 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.72% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.70 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £21.45 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -6.66%
VMware
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
1364 1198 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.01% 50.94% 48.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 577 375
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 88 110
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -11.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VMware
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 across the West Midlands region.

VMware Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

VMware
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 across the West Midlands region.

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

VMware Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

VMware
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 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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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 -1 24 £300 +25.00% 20
Coventry +14 19 £358 -20.55% 3
Herefordshire +2 14 £250 - 2
Staffordshire -4 11 £400 +56.86% 5
Shropshire -4 10 £413 - 5
Warwickshire +1 8 £425 +30.76% 1
Worcestershire +1 7 £155 -50.00%
Wolverhampton +10 5 £225 -
Solihull +5 3 £363 - 3
Walsall - 2 £425 -
West Bromwich - 2 £130 -
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing VMware 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.

1 137 (71.35%) Windows
2 97 (50.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (45.31%) Active Directory
4 76 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 68 (35.42%) Microsoft
6 62 (32.29%) Citrix
7 56 (29.17%) SAN
8 50 (26.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (20.83%) ITIL
11 37 (19.27%) MS Exchange
12 35 (18.23%) Cisco
13 34 (17.71%) vSphere
14 32 (16.67%) DNS
14 32 (16.67%) Linux
15 29 (15.10%) XenApp
15 29 (15.10%) SCCM
16 28 (14.58%) HP
17 26 (13.54%) DHCP
18 25 (13.02%) Finance
19 23 (11.98%) Hyper-V
20 21 (10.94%) Migration
20 21 (10.94%) SQL Server
20 21 (10.94%) NetApp
21 20 (10.42%) Security Cleared
22 19 (9.90%) Firewall
23 18 (9.38%) MS Office
23 18 (9.38%) SQL
23 18 (9.38%) UNIX
23 18 (9.38%) Windows XP

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing VMware 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (19.27%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.73%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.69%) IIS
5 7 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.04%) Lync
9 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.52%) CMS
10 1 (0.52%) JBoss
10 1 (0.52%) Apache
10 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.52%) nginx
10 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (9.38%) MS Office
2 7 (3.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.13%) Office 365
2 4 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 56 (29.17%) SAN
2 32 (16.67%) DNS
3 26 (13.54%) DHCP
4 19 (9.90%) Firewall
5 16 (8.33%) NAS
6 13 (6.77%) WAN
6 13 (6.77%) LAN
7 12 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (3.65%) Internet
10 5 (2.60%) VLAN
10 5 (2.60%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.08%) Cisco ICM
11 4 (2.08%) Intranet
12 3 (1.56%) Wireless
12 3 (1.56%) VoIP
12 3 (1.56%) iSCSI
13 2 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.04%) HTTP
13 2 (1.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.08%) TeamCity
1 4 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) Hudson
3 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) Juju
General
1 25 (13.02%) Finance
2 12 (6.25%) Banking
3 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.56%) Automotive
5 2 (1.04%) Back Office
5 2 (1.04%) Retail
5 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (15.10%) Server Engineer
2 22 (11.46%) 3rd Line Support
3 18 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (8.33%) Analyst
5 16 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
6 14 (7.29%) Administrator
7 13 (6.77%) Architect
8 12 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 10 (5.21%) Consultant
9 10 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.69%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 8 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
12 6 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
13 5 (2.60%) Help Desk Support
13 5 (2.60%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.60%) .NET
2 4 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) XML
3 1 (0.52%) JMS
3 1 (0.52%) VXML
3 1 (0.52%) LAMP
3 1 (0.52%) JNI
3 1 (0.52%) XMPP
3 1 (0.52%) J2EE
3 1 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.69%) Clustering
2 6 (3.13%) NHS
3 5 (2.60%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.08%) PDA
4 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.08%) Open Source
5 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.56%) HP Superdome
5 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.04%) PKI
6 2 (1.04%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.04%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.04%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.04%) Wiki
6 2 (1.04%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.52%) iSeries
7 1 (0.52%) CMDB
7 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.52%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 137 (71.35%) Windows
2 76 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (26.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (16.67%) Linux
6 18 (9.38%) UNIX
6 18 (9.38%) Windows XP
7 17 (8.85%) Windows 7
8 12 (6.25%) Windows 2000
9 8 (4.17%) HPUX
9 8 (4.17%) Solaris
9 8 (4.17%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.60%) Windows Vista
12 4 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.04%) AIX
13 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.04%) SUSE
14 1 (0.52%) Debian
14 1 (0.52%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.83%) ITIL
2 21 (10.94%) Migration
3 11 (5.73%) Change Management
4 7 (3.65%) Data Security
4 7 (3.65%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (3.13%) Project Management
5 6 (3.13%) Workflow
6 5 (2.60%) Configuration Management
6 5 (2.60%) Software Delivery
6 5 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (2.60%) DevOps
6 5 (2.60%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.08%) Data Migration
7 4 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (2.08%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.08%) Service Management
7 4 (2.08%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.38%) SQL
2 7 (3.65%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.60%) PHP
4 4 (2.08%) VBScript
4 4 (2.08%) VB
4 4 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.04%) Korn
6 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.52%) C
6 1 (0.52%) Java
6 1 (0.52%) Perl
6 1 (0.52%) Ruby
6 1 (0.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (7.81%) MCSE
4 14 (7.29%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.77%) MCITP
6 9 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.65%) CCNP
8 6 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.60%) CCNA
9 5 (2.60%) CCA
9 5 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.60%) Degree
9 5 (2.60%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.08%) MCTS
10 4 (2.08%) CCEA
10 4 (2.08%) MCP
11 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.04%) MCSA
11 2 (1.04%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.04%) SLA
1 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 97 (50.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (45.31%) Active Directory
3 34 (17.71%) vSphere
4 29 (15.10%) XenApp
5 23 (11.98%) Hyper-V
6 11 (5.73%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (3.13%) XenServer
7 6 (3.13%) vCloud
8 5 (2.60%) Terminal Server
8 5 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.60%) VMware Server
9 4 (2.08%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.52%) Xen
11 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.52%) Samba
11 1 (0.52%) KVM
11 1 (0.52%) Docker
11 1 (0.52%) LXC
Systems Management
1 29 (15.10%) SCCM
2 11 (5.73%) SCOM
3 10 (5.21%) Puppet
4 9 (4.69%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.08%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (2.08%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (1.56%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.56%) SCSM
7 3 (1.56%) Ansible
8 2 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.04%) WSUS
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.52%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 68 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 62 (32.29%) Citrix
3 35 (18.23%) Cisco
4 28 (14.58%) HP
5 21 (10.94%) NetApp
6 11 (5.73%) Dell
6 11 (5.73%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.21%) Symantec
8 9 (4.69%) EMC
9 7 (3.65%) Veritas
9 7 (3.65%) Veeam
10 6 (3.13%) Juniper
11 5 (2.60%) Oracle
12 4 (2.08%) IBM
12 4 (2.08%) Adobe
13 3 (1.56%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.56%) Brocade
14 2 (1.04%) Fortinet
14 2 (1.04%) Remedy
14 2 (1.04%) AppSense
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