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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 46 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing VMware 77 132 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.12% 5.11% 3.94%
As % of the Vendors category 7.25% 10.20% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 73 55
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £165 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -6.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.25 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-3.37% -4.73%
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
1062 1294 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.07% 50.06% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 630 466
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 97 54
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.85 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -9 27 £300 - 14
Worcestershire -5 13 £398 +32.50% 2
Warwickshire +10 10 £425 +19.29% 2
Coventry -6 5 £270 -10.00% 10
Staffordshire -12 5 £200 +5.26% 5
Herefordshire - 4 £380 -
Shropshire -7 2 £275 - 1
Walsall +4 1 £475 - 1
Wolverhampton -5 1 £250 -23.07% 1
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 139 (75.54%) Windows
2 81 (44.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (42.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (39.67%) Active Directory
5 61 (33.15%) Microsoft
6 52 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (27.72%) SAN
8 50 (27.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (25.54%) Citrix
10 39 (21.20%) Cisco
11 37 (20.11%) MS Exchange
12 32 (17.39%) Firewall
13 31 (16.85%) Linux
14 29 (15.76%) DNS
15 27 (14.67%) UNIX
15 27 (14.67%) SQL Server
16 26 (14.13%) ITIL
17 23 (12.50%) HP
18 22 (11.96%) Finance
18 22 (11.96%) Data Centre
19 21 (11.41%) MS Excel
20 20 (10.87%) NetApp
20 20 (10.87%) SQL
20 20 (10.87%) DHCP
20 20 (10.87%) Migration
21 18 (9.78%) vSphere
22 16 (8.70%) SCCM
22 16 (8.70%) VMware ESX
22 16 (8.70%) PowerShell
22 16 (8.70%) XenApp

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 37 (20.11%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (6.52%) IIS
4 10 (5.43%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.72%) Lync
7 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.54%) Apache
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.26%) Office 365
3 4 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.09%) Yammer
5 1 (0.54%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (27.72%) SAN
2 32 (17.39%) Firewall
3 29 (15.76%) DNS
4 20 (10.87%) DHCP
5 14 (7.61%) TCP/IP
5 14 (7.61%) LAN
6 12 (6.52%) WAN
7 10 (5.43%) VPN
7 10 (5.43%) NAS
8 6 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (3.26%) Wireless
8 6 (3.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (2.72%) Internet
10 4 (2.17%) MPLS
10 4 (2.17%) Network Security
10 4 (2.17%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.63%) VLAN
11 3 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.17%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.17%) MySQL
2 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Subversion
1 4 (2.17%) TeamCity
1 4 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.54%) MSI
3 1 (0.54%) Juju
General
1 22 (11.96%) Finance
2 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.72%) Banking
3 4 (2.17%) Retail
3 4 (2.17%) Back Office
4 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.09%) Automotive
5 2 (1.09%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.54%) Local Government
6 1 (0.54%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 22 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (11.41%) Support Engineer
4 18 (9.78%) Windows Server Engineer
5 17 (9.24%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (8.70%) Architect
6 16 (8.70%) Consultant
7 14 (7.61%) Project Manager
7 14 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (7.07%) Administrator
8 13 (7.07%) Infrastructure Manager
9 12 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (6.52%) Analyst
10 8 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 5 (2.72%) Network Engineer
12 5 (2.72%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (2.72%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.72%) Network Architect
13 4 (2.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.72%) XML
2 4 (2.17%) XSLT
3 3 (1.63%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.09%) .NET
5 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.35%) Clustering
3 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.17%) NHS
5 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.63%) FMCG
5 3 (1.63%) HP Superdome
6 2 (1.09%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.09%) CMDB
6 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.09%) PKI
7 1 (0.54%) PDA
7 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.54%) Wiki
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 139 (75.54%) Windows
2 78 (42.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (27.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (16.85%) Linux
6 27 (14.67%) UNIX
7 15 (8.15%) Windows 7
8 12 (6.52%) Solaris
9 9 (4.89%) Windows XP
10 8 (4.35%) Windows 2000
10 8 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.72%) HPUX
12 4 (2.17%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.63%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.09%) AIX
15 1 (0.54%) VMS
15 1 (0.54%) CentOS
15 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.13%) ITIL
2 20 (10.87%) Migration
3 15 (8.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (4.89%) Project Management
5 8 (4.35%) Patch Management
6 7 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (2.72%) Data Protection
7 5 (2.72%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (2.72%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (2.72%) Software Delivery
7 5 (2.72%) Change Management
8 4 (2.17%) TOGAF
8 4 (2.17%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.17%) Data Security
8 4 (2.17%) Business Continuity
8 4 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (1.63%) Change Control
9 3 (1.63%) Configuration Management
9 3 (1.63%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.63%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.87%) SQL
2 16 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.72%) VB
5 4 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.09%) VBScript
6 2 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (8.15%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (7.07%) MCSE
4 10 (5.43%) CCNP
4 10 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.43%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.35%) MCITP
6 7 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.72%) CCNA
7 5 (2.72%) CCIE
7 5 (2.72%) Degree
8 4 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.17%) MCP
8 4 (2.17%) MCSA
8 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.63%) CCDA
9 3 (1.63%) CCDP
10 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 81 (44.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (39.67%) Active Directory
3 18 (9.78%) vSphere
4 16 (8.70%) VMware ESX
4 16 (8.70%) XenApp
5 15 (8.15%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.35%) vCloud
7 7 (3.80%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.17%) VirtualBox
9 4 (2.17%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.09%) IAG
10 2 (1.09%) UAG
10 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.54%) Docker
11 1 (0.54%) LXC
11 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (8.70%) SCCM
2 12 (6.52%) SCOM
3 11 (5.98%) NetBackup
4 10 (5.43%) Backup Exec
5 9 (4.89%) Tivoli
6 6 (3.26%) Unicenter
6 6 (3.26%) Puppet
7 4 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.63%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.09%) WSUS
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.54%) OpenView
10 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.54%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (33.15%) Microsoft
2 47 (25.54%) Citrix
3 39 (21.20%) Cisco
4 23 (12.50%) HP
5 20 (10.87%) NetApp
6 12 (6.52%) Oracle
7 10 (5.43%) Juniper
7 10 (5.43%) Symantec
8 9 (4.89%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.35%) CA
9 8 (4.35%) Veeam
10 7 (3.80%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.80%) IBM
10 7 (3.80%) Dell
10 7 (3.80%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.72%) Veritas
12 4 (2.17%) EMC
13 3 (1.63%) ArcSight
14 2 (1.09%) Meraki
14 2 (1.09%) Spiceworks
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