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 23 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.

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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 35 55 37
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware 86 53 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.98% 2.54% 4.01%
As % of the Vendors category 8.17% 5.34% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 24
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£300 £288 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £181 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £424 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.01% -6.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 13
Average hourly rate £20.03 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.32 £17.25 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £22.15 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.32%
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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
1052 992 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.73% 47.60% 48.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 485 354
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 56 104
Average hourly rate £16.41 £17.48 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £27.20 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 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 +16 36 £300 +41.17% 26
Worcestershire +3 8 £225 -18.18% 3
Coventry +3 7 £240 -35.13% 6
Shropshire -5 6 £198 -21.00% 3
Wolverhampton +4 4 £325 - 5
Herefordshire -4 4 £425 -
Warwickshire -2 3 £213 +1.19% 3
Staffordshire +14 2 £163 - 6
Walsall - 2 - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
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VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 128 (70.72%) Windows
2 83 (45.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (44.20%) Active Directory
4 79 (43.65%) Microsoft
5 75 (41.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (31.49%) Citrix
7 51 (28.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (25.97%) SAN
9 46 (25.41%) Linux
10 40 (22.10%) ITIL
10 40 (22.10%) MS Exchange
11 39 (21.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (18.78%) DHCP
13 33 (18.23%) XenApp
14 32 (17.68%) DNS
15 31 (17.13%) UNIX
16 30 (16.57%) Security Cleared
17 29 (16.02%) SQL
18 28 (15.47%) TCP/IP
18 28 (15.47%) Windows 7
18 28 (15.47%) vSphere
19 27 (14.92%) HP
20 25 (13.81%) SCCM
21 24 (13.26%) Cisco
22 21 (11.60%) MS Office
23 20 (11.05%) Red Hat
23 20 (11.05%) Hyper-V
24 19 (10.50%) Migration
24 19 (10.50%) NetBackup
25 18 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 40 (22.10%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (4.97%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.87%) Apache
5 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.76%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.66%) IIS
8 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.55%) JBoss
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.55%) CICS
9 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.55%) CMS
9 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.55%) TPMS
9 1 (0.55%) nginx
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (11.60%) MS Office
2 11 (6.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) CATIA
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.21%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (25.97%) SAN
2 34 (18.78%) DHCP
3 32 (17.68%) DNS
4 28 (15.47%) TCP/IP
5 14 (7.73%) Firewall
5 14 (7.73%) NAS
6 12 (6.63%) LAN
7 9 (4.97%) WAN
8 8 (4.42%) NetScaler
8 8 (4.42%) VLAN
9 5 (2.76%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.66%) VoIP
10 3 (1.66%) WLAN
11 2 (1.10%) VPN
11 2 (1.10%) Cisco ICM
11 2 (1.10%) Wireless
11 2 (1.10%) Network Security
12 1 (0.55%) Wireless Security
12 1 (0.55%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.66%) MySQL
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.55%) DB2
4 1 (0.55%) Informix
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.55%) Hudson
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 10 (5.52%) Finance
2 8 (4.42%) Banking
3 5 (2.76%) Automotive
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
4 2 (1.10%) Retail
4 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (17.13%) 3rd Line Support
2 25 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (12.15%) Server Engineer
4 20 (11.05%) Support Engineer
5 18 (9.94%) Analyst
6 13 (7.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (7.18%) Administrator
7 11 (6.08%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.97%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (4.97%) Server Support
8 9 (4.97%) Senior Server Engineer
8 9 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.42%) Architect
10 7 (3.87%) Consultant
10 7 (3.87%) Windows Administrator
10 7 (3.87%) VMware Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.31%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.76%) Middleware
1 5 (2.76%) Web Services
2 2 (1.10%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.10%) .NET
3 1 (0.55%) J2EE
3 1 (0.55%) EJB
3 1 (0.55%) SOAP
3 1 (0.55%) LAMP
3 1 (0.55%) JNI
3 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.55%) JMS
3 1 (0.55%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.42%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.31%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.31%) Clustering
2 6 (3.31%) PDA
2 6 (3.31%) Open Source
3 5 (2.76%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.66%) Wiki
5 3 (1.66%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.55%) AS400
7 1 (0.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) PKI
7 1 (0.55%) NHS
7 1 (0.55%) iSeries
7 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.55%) Social Media
7 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 128 (70.72%) Windows
2 75 (41.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (28.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 46 (25.41%) Linux
5 39 (21.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (17.13%) UNIX
7 28 (15.47%) Windows 7
8 15 (8.29%) Solaris
9 11 (6.08%) Windows XP
10 10 (5.52%) HPUX
11 6 (3.31%) Windows Vista
12 5 (2.76%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.66%) AIX
14 3 (1.66%) SUSE
15 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.10%) ITIL
2 19 (10.50%) Migration
3 11 (6.08%) Change Management
4 9 (4.97%) Configuration Management
5 8 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (4.42%) Workflow
6 7 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (3.31%) DevOps
7 6 (3.31%) Scrum
7 6 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.31%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.21%) PLM
8 4 (2.21%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.21%) Validation
8 4 (2.21%) Data Security
8 4 (2.21%) Project Management
8 4 (2.21%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.21%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (2.21%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.21%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.02%) SQL
2 8 (4.42%) PHP
2 8 (4.42%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.87%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.31%) VB
5 5 (2.76%) VBA
6 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.66%) Korn
7 2 (1.10%) C
8 1 (0.55%) Java
8 1 (0.55%) Perl
8 1 (0.55%) VBScript
8 1 (0.55%) Python
8 1 (0.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.18%) MCSE
5 11 (6.08%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.97%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.87%) MCITP
8 5 (2.76%) CCNP
8 5 (2.76%) CCA
8 5 (2.76%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.21%) MCP
9 4 (2.21%) CCEA
9 4 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.21%) MCTS
10 3 (1.66%) Degree
10 3 (1.66%) EMC Certification
10 3 (1.66%) CCNA
10 3 (1.66%) MCSA
11 1 (0.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) SLA
1 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (45.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (44.20%) Active Directory
3 33 (18.23%) XenApp
4 28 (15.47%) vSphere
5 20 (11.05%) Hyper-V
6 18 (9.94%) XenDesktop
7 11 (6.08%) XenServer
8 9 (4.97%) VMware Server
9 7 (3.87%) VMware ESX
10 4 (2.21%) NFS
11 3 (1.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (1.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.10%) KVM
12 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (1.10%) Firmware
12 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.55%) Samba
13 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (13.81%) SCCM
2 19 (10.50%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.97%) SCOM
4 7 (3.87%) Puppet
5 6 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.76%) Ansible
7 4 (2.21%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.66%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (1.66%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (1.10%) Salt
9 2 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.10%) SCSM
10 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.55%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.55%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 79 (43.65%) Microsoft
2 57 (31.49%) Citrix
3 27 (14.92%) HP
4 24 (13.26%) Cisco
5 20 (11.05%) Red Hat
6 14 (7.73%) EMC
6 14 (7.73%) NetApp
7 13 (7.18%) Dell
8 10 (5.52%) IBM
8 10 (5.52%) Oracle
9 8 (4.42%) SAP
10 7 (3.87%) Symantec
11 5 (2.76%) Sun
12 4 (2.21%) AppSense
12 4 (2.21%) Veritas
13 3 (1.66%) Brocade
14 2 (1.10%) Fortinet
14 2 (1.10%) Meraki
14 2 (1.10%) McAfee
14 2 (1.10%) Juniper
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