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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 34 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware 119 68 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.64% 3.22% 2.99%
As % of the Vendors category 9.30% 7.37% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 47 33
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £207 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £428 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £23.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.63 £23.40 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +18.12%
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
1280 923 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.88% 43.64% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 478 526
Average daily rate £350 £340 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 54 97
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 September 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
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 September 2014.

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 September 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
Birmingham +3 45 £310 +3.41% 15
Worcestershire +6 23 £280 -6.66%
Wolverhampton +4 10 £325 +38.29% 1
Coventry -1 10 £300 +106.89% 8
West Bromwich - 6 £248 -
Staffordshire -1 4 £190 -41.53% 3
Warwickshire -15 4 £378 +25.92% 5
Shropshire -7 3 - - 4
Solihull +5 2 £250 -42.52% 4
Walsall - 2 - -
Herefordshire -4 1 - - 2
Dudley - 1 £120 -
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 158 (73.83%) Windows
2 109 (50.93%) Active Directory
3 102 (47.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 101 (47.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (37.38%) Citrix
6 76 (35.51%) Microsoft
7 72 (33.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (28.50%) SAN
9 59 (27.57%) MS Exchange
10 52 (24.30%) XenApp
11 46 (21.50%) Linux
12 42 (19.63%) Windows 7
13 36 (16.82%) ITIL
13 36 (16.82%) DNS
14 35 (16.36%) DHCP
14 35 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (15.89%) UNIX
16 32 (14.95%) XenDesktop
16 32 (14.95%) vSphere
16 32 (14.95%) SCCM
17 31 (14.49%) Security Cleared
18 29 (13.55%) HP
19 28 (13.08%) SQL
20 27 (12.62%) Migration
20 27 (12.62%) MS Office
20 27 (12.62%) TCP/IP
20 27 (12.62%) Red Hat
21 25 (11.68%) XenServer
22 24 (11.21%) Hyper-V
22 24 (11.21%) Dell

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 59 (27.57%) MS Exchange
2 24 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (8.88%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (2.34%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.34%) Apache
7 3 (1.40%) IIS
8 2 (0.93%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.93%) Lync
9 1 (0.47%) TPMS
9 1 (0.47%) nginx
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.47%) CICS
9 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 27 (12.62%) MS Office
2 13 (6.07%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.93%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (1.87%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.47%) Movex
3 1 (0.47%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.27%) Office 365
2 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (28.50%) SAN
2 36 (16.82%) DNS
3 35 (16.36%) DHCP
4 27 (12.62%) TCP/IP
5 22 (10.28%) NAS
6 21 (9.81%) LAN
7 19 (8.88%) VLAN
8 17 (7.94%) WAN
9 16 (7.48%) Firewall
10 14 (6.54%) NetScaler
11 11 (5.14%) VoIP
12 7 (3.27%) WLAN
13 6 (2.80%) VPN
14 4 (1.87%) Wireless
15 3 (1.40%) iSCSI
15 3 (1.40%) ISDN
15 3 (1.40%) LDAP
15 3 (1.40%) Wireshark
15 3 (1.40%) SSL
16 2 (0.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.80%) MySQL
3 6 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.93%) DataStage
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) DB2
5 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.47%) Informix
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) Hudson
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 8 (3.74%) Finance
2 5 (2.34%) Automotive
2 5 (2.34%) Back Office
3 4 (1.87%) Banking
4 2 (0.93%) Retail
4 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (17.76%) 3rd Line Support
2 28 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (12.62%) Support Engineer
4 23 (10.75%) Administrator
4 23 (10.75%) Analyst
5 17 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 16 (7.48%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (6.54%) Consultant
8 11 (5.14%) Support Specialist
8 11 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (4.67%) Server Support
9 10 (4.67%) Architect
9 10 (4.67%) Server Engineer
10 9 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 9 (4.21%) Windows Administrator
10 9 (4.21%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (3.74%) UNIX Administrator
12 7 (3.27%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.80%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.27%) Middleware
2 3 (1.40%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.40%) Web Services
2 3 (1.40%) XML
3 1 (0.47%) JavaBeans
3 1 (0.47%) .NET
3 1 (0.47%) EJB
3 1 (0.47%) LAMP
3 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.94%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.01%) PDA
3 10 (4.67%) Clustering
4 6 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.40%) Open Source
7 2 (0.93%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.47%) AS400
8 1 (0.47%) FMCG
8 1 (0.47%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.47%) SCADA
8 1 (0.47%) Wiki
8 1 (0.47%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 158 (73.83%) Windows
2 101 (47.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (33.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 46 (21.50%) Linux
5 42 (19.63%) Windows 7
6 35 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (15.89%) UNIX
8 20 (9.35%) Windows XP
9 15 (7.01%) HPUX
10 14 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (4.67%) Solaris
12 9 (4.21%) Windows 8
13 8 (3.74%) AIX
14 7 (3.27%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.93%) Windows NT
17 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.47%) SUSE
17 1 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.82%) ITIL
2 27 (12.62%) Migration
3 14 (6.54%) Incident Management
4 11 (5.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (3.27%) Workflow
7 6 (2.80%) PRINCE2
7 6 (2.80%) Configuration Management
7 6 (2.80%) Project Management
8 5 (2.34%) Service Delivery
9 4 (1.87%) Change Management
9 4 (1.87%) Validation
9 4 (1.87%) Scrum
9 4 (1.87%) PLM
9 4 (1.87%) DevOps
10 3 (1.40%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (1.40%) Business Transformation
10 3 (1.40%) Identity Management
10 3 (1.40%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.08%) SQL
2 11 (5.14%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.80%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.34%) VB
5 4 (1.87%) VBA
5 4 (1.87%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.40%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.40%) PHP
7 2 (0.93%) C
7 2 (0.93%) Java
7 2 (0.93%) R
8 1 (0.47%) VBScript
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 31 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.07%) MCSE
5 8 (3.74%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.34%) MCITP
7 5 (2.34%) CCNA
7 5 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.87%) MCP
8 4 (1.87%) CCNP
8 4 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.93%) VCP4
9 2 (0.93%) MCSA
10 1 (0.47%) RHCE
10 1 (0.47%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 109 (50.93%) Active Directory
2 102 (47.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (24.30%) XenApp
4 32 (14.95%) XenDesktop
4 32 (14.95%) vSphere
5 25 (11.68%) XenServer
6 24 (11.21%) Hyper-V
7 12 (5.61%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.21%) VMware Server
9 8 (3.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (2.80%) NFS
10 6 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.87%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.40%) Xen
13 2 (0.93%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.47%) Samba
14 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.47%) VMFS
14 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (14.95%) SCCM
2 13 (6.07%) NetBackup
3 9 (4.21%) SCOM
4 5 (2.34%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.34%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.87%) Puppet
6 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.40%) Ansible
6 3 (1.40%) CA SiteMinder
7 2 (0.93%) WSUS
7 2 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.93%) Salt
8 1 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.47%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 80 (37.38%) Citrix
2 76 (35.51%) Microsoft
3 29 (13.55%) HP
4 27 (12.62%) Red Hat
5 24 (11.21%) Dell
6 22 (10.28%) Cisco
7 21 (9.81%) NetApp
8 15 (7.01%) Oracle
9 8 (3.74%) IBM
9 8 (3.74%) Symantec
10 7 (3.27%) EMC
11 5 (2.34%) Avaya
11 5 (2.34%) CA
12 4 (1.87%) SAP
13 3 (1.40%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.40%) Juniper
14 2 (0.93%) Nortel
14 2 (0.93%) Compaq
14 2 (0.93%) SonicWALL
14 2 (0.93%) Meru Networks
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