The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 32 36 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware 115 80 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.78% 4.07% 3.02%
As % of the Vendors category 9.66% 8.75% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 47 37
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.25 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.18% +20.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.35 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1191 914 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.54% 46.47% 48.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 390 471
Average daily rate £325 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 70 81
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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England

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 32 £300 -6.25% 19
Worcestershire +9 30 £300 - 5
Coventry - 13 £325 - 9
Solihull +4 6 £238 -19.49% 1
Warwickshire -13 4 £228 -31.06% 2
Wolverhampton +4 3 £338 +107.69% 3
Staffordshire 0 3 £223 +27.14% 4
Shropshire 0 2 £315 - 3
Walsall -4 2 - -
Herefordshire - - - -
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England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 133 (73.48%) Windows
2 99 (54.70%) Active Directory
3 86 (47.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (46.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (40.33%) Citrix
6 64 (35.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (32.60%) Microsoft
8 47 (25.97%) MS Exchange
9 46 (25.41%) XenApp
10 45 (24.86%) SAN
11 32 (17.68%) ITIL
12 31 (17.13%) SCCM
12 31 (17.13%) Windows 7
13 28 (15.47%) vSphere
13 28 (15.47%) Security Cleared
14 27 (14.92%) HP
15 26 (14.36%) DNS
15 26 (14.36%) Linux
16 25 (13.81%) DHCP
16 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 23 (12.71%) XenDesktop
18 22 (12.15%) LAN
19 21 (11.60%) Migration
20 20 (11.05%) NetApp
20 20 (11.05%) SharePoint
20 20 (11.05%) MS Office
20 20 (11.05%) SC Cleared
20 20 (11.05%) Hyper-V
21 19 (10.50%) XenServer
21 19 (10.50%) NAS

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 47 (25.97%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.05%) SharePoint
3 19 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.31%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.10%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.10%) IIS
8 2 (1.10%) Lync
9 1 (0.55%) nginx
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.55%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (11.05%) MS Office
2 10 (5.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.55%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (24.86%) SAN
2 26 (14.36%) DNS
3 25 (13.81%) DHCP
4 22 (12.15%) LAN
5 19 (10.50%) NAS
5 19 (10.50%) TCP/IP
6 18 (9.94%) WAN
7 15 (8.29%) VLAN
8 13 (7.18%) Firewall
9 9 (4.97%) NetScaler
10 8 (4.42%) VoIP
11 7 (3.87%) VPN
12 5 (2.76%) Wireless
12 5 (2.76%) WLAN
13 3 (1.66%) Wireshark
13 3 (1.66%) LDAP
13 3 (1.66%) ISDN
13 3 (1.66%) SSL
14 2 (1.10%) MPLS
14 2 (1.10%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.66%) MySQL
5 2 (1.10%) DataStage
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.55%) Hudson
2 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 8 (4.42%) Finance
2 5 (2.76%) Back Office
3 3 (1.66%) Banking
4 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (18.78%) 3rd Line Support
2 25 (13.81%) Support Engineer
3 23 (12.71%) Analyst
3 23 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (9.94%) Administrator
5 17 (9.39%) Consultant
6 14 (7.73%) Support Analyst
7 13 (7.18%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Wintel Engineer
9 9 (4.97%) Architect
10 7 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 7 (3.87%) UNIX Administrator
10 7 (3.87%) Server Support
10 7 (3.87%) Support Specialist
11 6 (3.31%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.31%) Server Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) Citrix Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.31%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.66%) XML
2 2 (1.10%) Middleware
3 1 (0.55%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.55%) LAMP
3 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.18%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.63%) PDA
3 7 (3.87%) Clustering
4 4 (2.21%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.10%) NHS
6 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.55%) Open Source
7 1 (0.55%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.55%) Statistics
7 1 (0.55%) SCADA
7 1 (0.55%) FMCG
7 1 (0.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 133 (73.48%) Windows
2 84 (46.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (35.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (17.13%) Windows 7
5 26 (14.36%) Linux
6 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (10.50%) UNIX
8 17 (9.39%) Windows XP
9 11 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (6.08%) HPUX
10 7 (3.87%) AIX
11 6 (3.31%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.21%) Solaris
12 4 (2.21%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.10%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.55%) Android
15 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.68%) ITIL
2 21 (11.60%) Migration
3 9 (4.97%) Incident Management
3 9 (4.97%) PRINCE2
4 6 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (2.76%) Workflow
5 5 (2.76%) Project Management
6 3 (1.66%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (1.66%) Change Control
6 3 (1.66%) Business Transformation
6 3 (1.66%) TOGAF
6 3 (1.66%) Identity Management
6 3 (1.66%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.66%) Change Management
6 3 (1.66%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.10%) CRM
7 2 (1.10%) Six Sigma
7 2 (1.10%) Service Management
7 2 (1.10%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.39%) SQL
2 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.76%) T-SQL
3 5 (2.76%) C
4 3 (1.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.10%) VBA
5 2 (1.10%) Java
5 2 (1.10%) R
5 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.55%) Korn
6 1 (0.55%) Ruby
6 1 (0.55%) Perl
6 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.18%) MCSE
5 7 (3.87%) MCITP
6 5 (2.76%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.21%) MCP
7 4 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.66%) CCNP
8 3 (1.66%) CCNA
9 2 (1.10%) VCP4
10 1 (0.55%) MCTS
10 1 (0.55%) MCSA
10 1 (0.55%) RHCE
10 1 (0.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) SLA
1 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (54.70%) Active Directory
2 86 (47.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (25.41%) XenApp
4 28 (15.47%) vSphere
5 23 (12.71%) XenDesktop
6 20 (11.05%) Hyper-V
7 19 (10.50%) XenServer
8 10 (5.52%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (2.76%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.66%) Xen
10 3 (1.66%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.10%) NFS
11 2 (1.10%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (17.13%) SCCM
2 12 (6.63%) SCOM
3 5 (2.76%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.21%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.66%) CA SiteMinder
6 2 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.10%) WSUS
6 2 (1.10%) Puppet
7 1 (0.55%) Salt
7 1 (0.55%) Ansible
7 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (40.33%) Citrix
2 59 (32.60%) Microsoft
3 27 (14.92%) HP
4 20 (11.05%) NetApp
5 18 (9.94%) Cisco
5 18 (9.94%) Dell
6 14 (7.73%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.42%) Oracle
8 5 (2.76%) 3PAR
8 5 (2.76%) CA
8 5 (2.76%) Avaya
8 5 (2.76%) EMC
9 4 (2.21%) Symantec
9 4 (2.21%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.66%) Apple
10 3 (1.66%) Juniper
11 2 (1.10%) Compaq
11 2 (1.10%) Nortel
11 2 (1.10%) Sophos
11 2 (1.10%) Blue Coat
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