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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 42 52 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware 87 59 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.40% 2.69% 4.22%
As % of the Vendors category 6.72% 5.47% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 29
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £194 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 9
Average hourly rate £25.25 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.48% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.40 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £21.00 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +4.87%
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
1294 1078 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.55% 49.20% 47.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 509 353
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 73 129
Average hourly rate £22.43 £15.85 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.48% -40.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.40 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 25 £300 +32.59% 17
Coventry +12 14 £325 -23.52% 7
Herefordshire +2 12 £165 -
Warwickshire +1 7 £400 +23.07% 6
Staffordshire -6 7 £400 +60.00% 8
Worcestershire +2 6 £155 -47.89% 7
Shropshire -13 5 £425 +70.00% 5
Solihull +6 3 £363 - 4
Wolverhampton +3 2 £325 - 2
Walsall - 1 £425 -
Dudley - - - - 4
Halesowen - - - -
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 123 (68.72%) Windows
2 92 (51.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (44.13%) Active Directory
4 69 (38.55%) Microsoft
5 67 (37.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (32.96%) Citrix
7 45 (25.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (24.02%) ITIL
8 43 (24.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (22.91%) SAN
10 35 (19.55%) Linux
11 33 (18.44%) DNS
11 33 (18.44%) Cisco
11 33 (18.44%) vSphere
12 31 (17.32%) SCCM
12 31 (17.32%) MS Exchange
13 29 (16.20%) DHCP
13 29 (16.20%) XenApp
14 28 (15.64%) HP
15 25 (13.97%) Security Cleared
16 24 (13.41%) SQL
17 20 (11.17%) MS Office
17 20 (11.17%) UNIX
18 19 (10.61%) Finance
18 19 (10.61%) Hyper-V
19 18 (10.06%) Windows 7
19 18 (10.06%) Migration
20 17 (9.50%) Windows XP
21 16 (8.94%) TCP/IP
21 16 (8.94%) NAS

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 31 (17.32%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.15%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.91%) IIS
3 7 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.12%) Lync
7 2 (1.12%) Apache
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.56%) nginx
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.56%) CMS
8 1 (0.56%) JBoss
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (11.17%) MS Office
2 7 (3.91%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) Office 365
2 3 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (22.91%) SAN
2 33 (18.44%) DNS
3 29 (16.20%) DHCP
4 16 (8.94%) TCP/IP
4 16 (8.94%) NAS
5 14 (7.82%) Firewall
6 13 (7.26%) WAN
6 13 (7.26%) LAN
7 8 (4.47%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (3.91%) Internet
9 6 (3.35%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.79%) VLAN
11 4 (2.23%) Intranet
11 4 (2.23%) Cisco ICM
12 3 (1.68%) Wireless
13 2 (1.12%) OSPF
13 2 (1.12%) BGP
13 2 (1.12%) EIGRP
13 2 (1.12%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.12%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.23%) TeamCity
1 4 (2.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) Hudson
3 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 19 (10.61%) Finance
2 10 (5.59%) Banking
3 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.68%) Automotive
5 2 (1.12%) Back Office
5 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (13.97%) 3rd Line Support
1 25 (13.97%) Server Engineer
2 19 (10.61%) Analyst
3 17 (9.50%) Support Engineer
4 16 (8.94%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (7.26%) Administrator
6 12 (6.70%) Support Analyst
7 11 (6.15%) Consultant
7 11 (6.15%) Windows Server Engineer
8 10 (5.59%) Architect
9 9 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.47%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.91%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.91%) VMware Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 6 (3.35%) Server Support
12 6 (3.35%) Senior Server Engineer
13 5 (2.79%) Infrastructure Manager
13 5 (2.79%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.79%) .NET
2 3 (1.68%) Web Services
3 1 (0.56%) JMS
3 1 (0.56%) VXML
3 1 (0.56%) LAMP
3 1 (0.56%) JNI
3 1 (0.56%) XMPP
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.56%) J2EE
3 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.47%) Clustering
2 5 (2.79%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.23%) PDA
3 4 (2.23%) Open Source
4 3 (1.68%) HP Superdome
4 3 (1.68%) NHS
4 3 (1.68%) PKI
4 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.12%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (1.12%) Wiki
5 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.56%) iSeries
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) CMDB
6 1 (0.56%) Social Media
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 123 (68.72%) Windows
2 67 (37.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (25.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (24.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (19.55%) Linux
6 20 (11.17%) UNIX
7 18 (10.06%) Windows 7
8 17 (9.50%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.03%) Windows 2000
9 9 (5.03%) Solaris
10 8 (4.47%) HPUX
10 8 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.91%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.23%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.12%) AIX
14 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.12%) SUSE
15 1 (0.56%) Debian
15 1 (0.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.02%) ITIL
2 18 (10.06%) Migration
3 8 (4.47%) Change Management
4 7 (3.91%) Data Security
4 7 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (3.35%) Problem Management
5 6 (3.35%) Workflow
6 5 (2.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (2.79%) Configuration Management
6 5 (2.79%) Project Management
7 4 (2.23%) Service Management
7 4 (2.23%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.23%) Data Migration
7 4 (2.23%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (2.23%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.23%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (2.23%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (2.23%) DevOps
8 3 (1.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (1.68%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.41%) SQL
2 7 (3.91%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.79%) Shell Script
3 5 (2.79%) PHP
3 5 (2.79%) VB
4 4 (2.23%) VBScript
5 3 (1.68%) C
6 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.12%) Korn
7 1 (0.56%) Ruby
7 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.56%) Java
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.56%) VBA
7 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.38%) SC Cleared
2 15 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.70%) MCSE
4 10 (5.59%) MCITP
5 8 (4.47%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.91%) CCNP
6 7 (3.91%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.79%) CCA
7 5 (2.79%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.23%) CCEA
8 4 (2.23%) CCNA
8 4 (2.23%) MCP
8 4 (2.23%) MCTS
9 3 (1.68%) EMC Certification
10 2 (1.12%) CCSE
10 2 (1.12%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) SLA
1 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 92 (51.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (44.13%) Active Directory
3 33 (18.44%) vSphere
4 29 (16.20%) XenApp
5 19 (10.61%) Hyper-V
6 11 (6.15%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (3.35%) XenServer
8 5 (2.79%) vCloud
8 5 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.79%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.68%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.56%) Xen
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.56%) Samba
11 1 (0.56%) KVM
11 1 (0.56%) iptables
Systems Management
1 31 (17.32%) SCCM
2 13 (7.26%) NetBackup
3 11 (6.15%) SCOM
4 9 (5.03%) Puppet
5 4 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.23%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (2.23%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (2.23%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.68%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.68%) SCSM
6 3 (1.68%) Ansible
7 2 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.56%) WSUS
8 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 69 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 59 (32.96%) Citrix
3 33 (18.44%) Cisco
4 28 (15.64%) HP
5 15 (8.38%) NetApp
6 13 (7.26%) EMC
6 13 (7.26%) Red Hat
7 11 (6.15%) Symantec
8 9 (5.03%) Dell
9 7 (3.91%) Veritas
10 6 (3.35%) Oracle
10 6 (3.35%) Juniper
11 5 (2.79%) IBM
11 5 (2.79%) Veeam
12 4 (2.23%) Brocade
12 4 (2.23%) AppSense
12 4 (2.23%) SAP
12 4 (2.23%) Adobe
13 3 (1.68%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.68%) Fortinet
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £30k - 35k per year + Car Allowance/benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago