The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 56 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware 65 88 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.73% 4.80% 3.28%
As % of the Vendors category 5.34% 9.82% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 33
Average daily rate £265 £273 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £146 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £418 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 9
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £16.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £27.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1218 896 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.22% 48.91% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 389 446
Average daily rate £350 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 114 97
Average hourly rate £16.75 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
VMware
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -14 17 £240 -26.15% 13
Worcestershire +9 9 £310 +93.75% 6
Staffordshire -2 6 £255 -15.00% 4
Warwickshire -11 6 £325 +30.00% 3
Coventry -14 5 £425 +30.76% 8
Shropshire -4 3 - -
Solihull - 3 - -
Herefordshire -1 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
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England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 84 (71.19%) Windows
2 61 (51.69%) Active Directory
3 52 (44.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (36.44%) Citrix
6 41 (34.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (22.03%) Microsoft
8 25 (21.19%) XenApp
9 22 (18.64%) Linux
10 21 (17.80%) Windows 7
11 20 (16.95%) MS Exchange
11 20 (16.95%) SAN
12 18 (15.25%) LAN
12 18 (15.25%) SharePoint
12 18 (15.25%) vSphere
13 16 (13.56%) WAN
13 16 (13.56%) SCCM
14 15 (12.71%) UNIX
14 15 (12.71%) ITIL
15 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (11.86%) HP
16 12 (10.17%) Migration
16 12 (10.17%) Cisco
16 12 (10.17%) NetApp
16 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (9.32%) Windows XP
17 11 (9.32%) MCSE
17 11 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
18 10 (8.47%) XenDesktop

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 20 (16.95%) MS Exchange
2 18 (15.25%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.69%) IIS
6 2 (1.69%) Lync
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.85%) Apache
7 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) SAN
2 18 (15.25%) LAN
3 16 (13.56%) WAN
4 8 (6.78%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.93%) DNS
5 7 (5.93%) NAS
6 6 (5.08%) DHCP
6 6 (5.08%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.39%) Firewall
8 2 (1.69%) VPN
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.85%) Wireless
9 1 (0.85%) HTTP
9 1 (0.85%) SSL
9 1 (0.85%) Intranet
9 1 (0.85%) VLAN
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (6.78%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) French Language
4 1 (0.85%) German Language
4 1 (0.85%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (17.80%) 3rd Line Support
2 17 (14.41%) Support Engineer
2 17 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) Architect
4 12 (10.17%) Analyst
4 12 (10.17%) Consultant
5 11 (9.32%) Administrator
6 10 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Technical Architect
7 9 (7.63%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (5.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.08%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.24%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Capacity Management Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Architect
10 4 (3.39%) Capacity Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.39%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) Middleware
2 1 (0.85%) Web Services
2 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) FlexPod
2 5 (4.24%) Clustering
3 4 (3.39%) NHS
4 2 (1.69%) Statistics
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) AS400
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
5 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.85%) Blog
5 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.85%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 84 (71.19%) Windows
2 50 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (34.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (18.64%) Linux
5 21 (17.80%) Windows 7
6 15 (12.71%) UNIX
7 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (9.32%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.08%) HPUX
10 4 (3.39%) AIX
11 3 (2.54%) Solaris
12 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.85%) SUSE
13 1 (0.85%) zOS
13 1 (0.85%) VMS
13 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.71%) ITIL
2 12 (10.17%) Migration
3 6 (5.08%) Incident Management
4 5 (4.24%) PRINCE2
5 4 (3.39%) Capacity Management
5 4 (3.39%) Network Design
5 4 (3.39%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.39%) Project Management
6 3 (2.54%) Workflow
6 3 (2.54%) TOGAF
6 3 (2.54%) Change Control
7 2 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.69%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.69%) Programme Management
7 2 (1.69%) Change Management
7 2 (1.69%) Service Management
7 2 (1.69%) Six Sigma
7 2 (1.69%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.63%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.93%) SQL
3 4 (3.39%) VBA
3 4 (3.39%) Java
4 3 (2.54%) C
4 3 (2.54%) VBScript
5 2 (1.69%) Perl
6 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.85%) Korn
6 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.32%) MCSE
2 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.93%) MCITP
4 5 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.39%) MCP
6 2 (1.69%) CCEE
6 2 (1.69%) CCIA
6 2 (1.69%) NCDA
6 2 (1.69%) NCIE
6 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.85%) CCIE
7 1 (0.85%) CCNP
7 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.85%) OCP
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (51.69%) Active Directory
2 52 (44.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (21.19%) XenApp
4 18 (15.25%) vSphere
5 10 (8.47%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.93%) Hyper-V
7 6 (5.08%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.69%) XenServer
8 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.85%) IAG
9 1 (0.85%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (13.56%) SCCM
2 4 (3.39%) SCOM
3 3 (2.54%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.69%) MOM
4 2 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.85%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.85%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 43 (36.44%) Citrix
2 26 (22.03%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.86%) HP
4 12 (10.17%) Cisco
4 12 (10.17%) NetApp
5 7 (5.93%) IBM
6 6 (5.08%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.24%) 3PAR
8 4 (3.39%) Avaya
8 4 (3.39%) Mercator
9 3 (2.54%) Symantec
9 3 (2.54%) Oracle
10 2 (1.69%) Nimsoft
10 2 (1.69%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.69%) AppSense
11 1 (0.85%) McAfee
11 1 (0.85%) EMC
11 1 (0.85%) Apple
11 1 (0.85%) CA
11 1 (0.85%) LANDesk
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