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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 49 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing VMware 82 94 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.46% 3.95% 5.37%
As % of the Vendors category 7.47% 7.85% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 53
Average daily rate
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£373 £308 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.13% +3.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £174 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £357 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £18.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £20.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -17.89%
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
1097 1198 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.31% 50.38% 48.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 551 364
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 94 78
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.75 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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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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 -2 26 £350 +20.68% 15
Coventry +11 19 £358 +10.00% 6
Staffordshire +1 8 £413 +61.76% 11
Worcestershire -8 6 £400 +26.98% 1
Shropshire 0 5 £400 +26.98% 1
Wolverhampton +5 4 £225 - 1
Warwickshire -5 4 £650 +185.71% 5
Herefordshire - 3 £388 -
West Bromwich - 2 £130 -
Walsall - 1 £425 -
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 132 (76.30%) Windows
2 83 (47.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (42.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (42.20%) Active Directory
5 54 (31.21%) SAN
6 53 (30.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (30.06%) Microsoft
8 47 (27.17%) Citrix
9 43 (24.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (19.65%) MS Exchange
11 30 (17.34%) DNS
11 30 (17.34%) Cisco
12 28 (16.18%) ITIL
13 26 (15.03%) Linux
13 26 (15.03%) SQL Server
14 25 (14.45%) HP
15 24 (13.87%) Firewall
15 24 (13.87%) Data Centre
15 24 (13.87%) vSphere
16 23 (13.29%) Finance
17 21 (12.14%) SQL
18 20 (11.56%) UNIX
18 20 (11.56%) DHCP
19 18 (10.40%) Migration
19 18 (10.40%) SCCM
20 17 (9.83%) XenApp
20 17 (9.83%) Windows XP
20 17 (9.83%) NetApp
21 16 (9.25%) Symantec
22 15 (8.67%) IIS

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 34 (19.65%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.67%) IIS
3 10 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.20%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.16%) Lync
8 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.58%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (8.67%) MS Office
2 14 (8.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.31%) Office 365
3 1 (0.58%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (31.21%) SAN
2 30 (17.34%) DNS
3 24 (13.87%) Firewall
4 20 (11.56%) DHCP
5 14 (8.09%) TCP/IP
6 13 (7.51%) WAN
6 13 (7.51%) LAN
7 12 (6.94%) NAS
8 7 (4.05%) Internet
9 6 (3.47%) VPN
10 5 (2.89%) VoIP
10 5 (2.89%) Intranet
10 5 (2.89%) Wireless
10 5 (2.89%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.31%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.73%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.16%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.16%) Cisco ICM
13 2 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.31%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.58%) Juju
General
1 23 (13.29%) Finance
2 8 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.47%) Banking
4 4 (2.31%) Retail
5 3 (1.73%) Back Office
5 3 (1.73%) Automotive
5 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (12.72%) Server Engineer
2 17 (9.83%) Windows Server Engineer
3 16 (9.25%) Support Engineer
3 16 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.67%) Consultant
5 14 (8.09%) Architect
5 14 (8.09%) Analyst
5 14 (8.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (7.51%) Infrastructure Manager
6 13 (7.51%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (6.94%) Project Manager
7 12 (6.94%) Administrator
8 9 (5.20%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (3.47%) VMware Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (2.89%) Infrastructure Architect
12 4 (2.31%) Help Desk Support
12 4 (2.31%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.31%) .NET
2 1 (0.58%) Web Services
2 1 (0.58%) XML
2 1 (0.58%) VXML
2 1 (0.58%) XMPP
2 1 (0.58%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.87%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.62%) Clustering
3 5 (2.89%) NHS
3 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.73%) FMCG
5 3 (1.73%) HP Superdome
6 2 (1.16%) CMDB
6 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.16%) PKI
7 1 (0.58%) PDA
7 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Wiki
7 1 (0.58%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 132 (76.30%) Windows
2 74 (42.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (30.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (24.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (15.03%) Linux
6 20 (11.56%) UNIX
7 17 (9.83%) Windows XP
8 11 (6.36%) Windows 2000
8 11 (6.36%) Solaris
8 11 (6.36%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.62%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.47%) HPUX
11 5 (2.89%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.58%) CentOS
13 1 (0.58%) Android
13 1 (0.58%) AIX
13 1 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.18%) ITIL
2 18 (10.40%) Migration
3 8 (4.62%) Patch Management
4 7 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (3.47%) Change Management
6 5 (2.89%) Project Management
6 5 (2.89%) Data Security
6 5 (2.89%) Software Delivery
6 5 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (2.89%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (2.31%) Server Building
7 4 (2.31%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.31%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (2.31%) Service Management
7 4 (2.31%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.31%) TOGAF
8 3 (1.73%) Resource Management
8 3 (1.73%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.73%) Information Security
8 3 (1.73%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.14%) SQL
2 12 (6.94%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.05%) VB
4 5 (2.89%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.31%) VBScript
6 2 (1.16%) VBA
7 1 (0.58%) C
7 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.36%) MCSE
2 11 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (5.20%) MCITP
5 6 (3.47%) CCNP
5 6 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.89%) Degree
6 5 (2.89%) CCNA
6 5 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.73%) CCDA
7 3 (1.73%) CCDP
7 3 (1.73%) CCIE
8 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.58%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.58%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.58%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 83 (47.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (42.20%) Active Directory
3 24 (13.87%) vSphere
4 17 (9.83%) XenApp
5 13 (7.51%) Hyper-V
6 11 (6.36%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.47%) vCloud
8 5 (2.89%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (2.89%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.73%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.58%) XenServer
10 1 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.58%) Docker
10 1 (0.58%) LXC
Systems Management
1 18 (10.40%) SCCM
2 11 (6.36%) NetBackup
3 10 (5.78%) SCOM
4 8 (4.62%) Backup Exec
5 7 (4.05%) Tivoli
6 6 (3.47%) Unicenter
7 5 (2.89%) Puppet
8 3 (1.73%) WSUS
9 2 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.16%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.58%) SCSM
10 1 (0.58%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.58%) vMotion
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (30.06%) Microsoft
2 47 (27.17%) Citrix
3 30 (17.34%) Cisco
4 25 (14.45%) HP
5 17 (9.83%) NetApp
6 16 (9.25%) Symantec
7 10 (5.78%) Veeam
8 9 (5.20%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.62%) Juniper
9 8 (4.62%) CA
9 8 (4.62%) Dell
10 7 (4.05%) IBM
10 7 (4.05%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.47%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.89%) EMC
12 5 (2.89%) Veritas
12 5 (2.89%) Oracle
13 4 (2.31%) Adobe
14 2 (1.16%) Remedy
14 2 (1.16%) Sophos
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