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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 42 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware 84 119 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.49% 4.85% 3.97%
As % of the Vendors category 8.06% 9.97% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 65 48
Average daily rate
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£388 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.95% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.50 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £20.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -17.89%
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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
1042 1194 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.31% 48.64% 45.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 562 392
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 85 71
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £10.45 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.63 £28.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 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 29 £350 +16.66% 20
Worcestershire -8 11 £400 +26.98% 5
Coventry +1 10 £341 -2.57% 12
Warwickshire +6 8 £425 +86.81% 3
Staffordshire -8 5 £200 -10.11% 13
Herefordshire - 5 £380 -
Walsall +4 1 £475 -
Shropshire -6 1 £150 -52.53% 4
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England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 144 (76.19%) Windows
2 89 (47.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (42.33%) Active Directory
4 79 (41.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (32.28%) Microsoft
6 54 (28.57%) Citrix
7 53 (28.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (27.51%) SAN
8 52 (27.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (19.05%) DNS
10 35 (18.52%) MS Exchange
10 35 (18.52%) Cisco
11 33 (17.46%) Linux
12 32 (16.93%) ITIL
13 27 (14.29%) Firewall
14 26 (13.76%) SQL Server
15 25 (13.23%) UNIX
15 25 (13.23%) DHCP
16 24 (12.70%) Finance
16 24 (12.70%) Data Centre
17 23 (12.17%) HP
17 23 (12.17%) SQL
18 22 (11.64%) NetApp
18 22 (11.64%) XenApp
19 21 (11.11%) vSphere
19 21 (11.11%) Migration
20 19 (10.05%) MS Excel
20 19 (10.05%) SCCM
21 17 (8.99%) Security Cleared
21 17 (8.99%) Windows 7

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 35 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.94%) IIS
3 12 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.12%) Lync
5 4 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.70%) Office 365
3 3 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.06%) Yammer
5 1 (0.53%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (27.51%) SAN
2 36 (19.05%) DNS
3 27 (14.29%) Firewall
4 25 (13.23%) DHCP
5 13 (6.88%) TCP/IP
6 12 (6.35%) NAS
7 10 (5.29%) WAN
7 10 (5.29%) LAN
8 7 (3.70%) VPN
8 7 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (3.17%) Internet
10 5 (2.65%) Intranet
10 5 (2.65%) Wireless
10 5 (2.65%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.12%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.12%) VoIP
12 3 (1.59%) Network Security
13 2 (1.06%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.53%) MSI
3 1 (0.53%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.53%) Juju
General
1 24 (12.70%) Finance
2 7 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.65%) Banking
4 4 (2.12%) Retail
5 3 (1.59%) Back Office
5 3 (1.59%) Automotive
5 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (12.70%) Server Engineer
2 21 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (10.05%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.05%) Windows Server Engineer
4 17 (8.99%) Architect
5 16 (8.47%) Consultant
5 16 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (7.41%) Administrator
7 13 (6.88%) Project Manager
7 13 (6.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (5.82%) Analyst
10 8 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 7 (3.70%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.17%) VMware Engineer
13 5 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (2.65%) Infrastructure Architect
13 5 (2.65%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.12%) .NET
2 3 (1.59%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.06%) XML
4 1 (0.53%) XSLT
4 1 (0.53%) VXML
4 1 (0.53%) XMPP
4 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.23%) Clustering
3 6 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.65%) NHS
4 5 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.59%) FMCG
6 3 (1.59%) HP Superdome
6 3 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.59%) CMDB
7 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.06%) PKI
7 2 (1.06%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) PDA
8 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 144 (76.19%) Windows
2 79 (41.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (28.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (27.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (17.46%) Linux
6 25 (13.23%) UNIX
7 17 (8.99%) Windows 7
8 13 (6.88%) Windows XP
9 11 (5.82%) Windows 2000
9 11 (5.82%) Solaris
10 9 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.17%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.65%) HPUX
13 2 (1.06%) AIX
13 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.06%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.53%) Android
14 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.53%) CentOS
14 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.93%) ITIL
2 21 (11.11%) Migration
3 9 (4.76%) Patch Management
4 8 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (3.70%) Project Management
6 6 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (2.65%) Data Protection
7 5 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (2.65%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (2.65%) Software Delivery
7 5 (2.65%) Data Security
8 4 (2.12%) Service Management
8 4 (2.12%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.12%) Change Management
8 4 (2.12%) TOGAF
9 3 (1.59%) Business Continuity
9 3 (1.59%) Information Security
9 3 (1.59%) MODAF
9 3 (1.59%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.17%) SQL
2 15 (7.94%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.70%) VB
4 6 (3.17%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.12%) VBScript
6 2 (1.06%) VBA
6 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.53%) C
7 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.88%) SC Cleared
2 13 (6.88%) MCSE
2 13 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.76%) CCNP
5 8 (4.23%) MCITP
6 6 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.65%) CCNA
7 5 (2.65%) CCIE
7 5 (2.65%) Degree
8 4 (2.12%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.12%) MCP
9 3 (1.59%) MCSA
9 3 (1.59%) CCDA
9 3 (1.59%) CCDP
9 3 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.65%) SLA
2 3 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 89 (47.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (42.33%) Active Directory
3 22 (11.64%) XenApp
4 21 (11.11%) vSphere
5 15 (7.94%) Hyper-V
6 13 (6.88%) VMware ESX
7 8 (4.23%) vCloud
8 7 (3.70%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.12%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.06%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.53%) Docker
12 1 (0.53%) LXC
12 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.53%) Xen
12 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (10.05%) SCCM
2 14 (7.41%) SCOM
3 9 (4.76%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.23%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.23%) Tivoli
5 6 (3.17%) Unicenter
5 6 (3.17%) Puppet
6 3 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.06%) WSUS
7 2 (1.06%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.53%) SCSM
8 1 (0.53%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.53%) vMotion
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.53%) OpenView
8 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 61 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 54 (28.57%) Citrix
3 35 (18.52%) Cisco
4 23 (12.17%) HP
5 22 (11.64%) NetApp
6 12 (6.35%) Symantec
7 11 (5.82%) Juniper
8 10 (5.29%) Red Hat
8 10 (5.29%) Veeam
9 8 (4.23%) CA
9 8 (4.23%) Dell
9 8 (4.23%) IBM
10 7 (3.70%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.70%) Oracle
11 6 (3.17%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.65%) Veritas
13 4 (2.12%) EMC
14 3 (1.59%) ArcSight
15 2 (1.06%) Meraki
15 2 (1.06%) Spiceworks
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