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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware
Rank 44 58 32
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -26
Contract jobs citing VMware 82 53 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.57% 2.41% 4.32%
As % of the Vendors category 7.00% 4.94% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 33
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £191 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £411 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.64% -3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £15.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
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
1172 1073 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.96% 48.75% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 508 348
Average daily rate £358 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 60 117
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.48 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £10.00 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £95.55 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +10 32 £300 +11.11% 15
Coventry +7 9 £318 -20.62% 6
Herefordshire +2 8 £130 - 1
Worcestershire +3 6 £225 -18.18% 2
Shropshire -8 6 £116 -53.50% 1
Warwickshire -3 3 £325 -18.75% 4
Staffordshire - 3 £400 - 5
Solihull +9 2 £363 -
Wolverhampton +4 1 £225 - 3
Walsall - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 119 (71.69%) Windows
2 81 (48.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (45.18%) Active Directory
4 69 (41.57%) Microsoft
5 66 (39.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (33.73%) Citrix
7 44 (26.51%) ITIL
8 42 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (22.29%) Linux
10 36 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (20.48%) vSphere
11 34 (20.48%) DNS
12 33 (19.88%) DHCP
13 32 (19.28%) SAN
14 31 (18.67%) XenApp
15 30 (18.07%) MS Exchange
16 29 (17.47%) SCCM
17 27 (16.27%) HP
18 25 (15.06%) TCP/IP
18 25 (15.06%) Cisco
18 25 (15.06%) SQL
18 25 (15.06%) Security Cleared
19 23 (13.86%) MS Office
20 22 (13.25%) Windows 7
21 20 (12.05%) Hyper-V
22 19 (11.45%) UNIX
23 16 (9.64%) Windows XP
23 16 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
23 16 (9.64%) Migration
24 15 (9.04%) NetBackup

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 30 (18.07%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.01%) IIS
6 4 (2.41%) Apache
6 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.60%) nginx
9 1 (0.60%) Lync
9 1 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.60%) JBoss
9 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (13.86%) MS Office
2 7 (4.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) Office 365
2 3 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.48%) DNS
2 33 (19.88%) DHCP
3 32 (19.28%) SAN
4 25 (15.06%) TCP/IP
5 15 (9.04%) LAN
6 13 (7.83%) WAN
6 13 (7.83%) NAS
7 11 (6.63%) Firewall
8 8 (4.82%) NetScaler
9 6 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (3.01%) VLAN
11 4 (2.41%) Internet
11 4 (2.41%) VoIP
11 4 (2.41%) WLAN
12 3 (1.81%) Wireless
12 3 (1.81%) Cisco ICM
13 2 (1.20%) OSPF
13 2 (1.20%) EIGRP
13 2 (1.20%) BGP
13 2 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.81%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.60%) Hudson
3 1 (0.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (7.83%) Finance
2 8 (4.82%) Banking
3 4 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.20%) Retail
4 2 (1.20%) Marketing
4 2 (1.20%) Automotive
5 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (15.06%) 3rd Line Support
2 21 (12.65%) Server Engineer
3 20 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (12.05%) Analyst
4 14 (8.43%) Support Engineer
4 14 (8.43%) Support Analyst
4 14 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (6.63%) Administrator
6 9 (5.42%) Consultant
7 7 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (4.22%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (4.22%) Server Support
7 7 (4.22%) Senior Server Engineer
7 7 (4.22%) Architect
8 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (3.01%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (3.01%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (3.01%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.81%) Web Services
1 3 (1.81%) .NET
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (0.60%) LAMP
2 1 (0.60%) XMPP
2 1 (0.60%) JNI
2 1 (0.60%) JMS
2 1 (0.60%) SOAP
2 1 (0.60%) J2EE
2 1 (0.60%) VXML
2 1 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.41%) Blackberry
1 4 (2.41%) Clustering
1 4 (2.41%) Open Source
2 3 (1.81%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (1.81%) Wiki
2 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.81%) PDA
3 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.20%) NHS
3 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.60%) Social Media
4 1 (0.60%) iSeries
4 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.60%) Replication
4 1 (0.60%) AS400
4 1 (0.60%) PKI
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 119 (71.69%) Windows
2 66 (39.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (22.29%) Linux
5 36 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (13.25%) Windows 7
7 19 (11.45%) UNIX
8 16 (9.64%) Windows XP
9 12 (7.23%) Solaris
10 7 (4.22%) Windows 8
10 7 (4.22%) HPUX
11 5 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.01%) Windows Vista
11 5 (3.01%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.81%) SUSE
13 2 (1.20%) AIX
13 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.60%) CentOS
14 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.51%) ITIL
2 16 (9.64%) Migration
3 8 (4.82%) Change Management
4 6 (3.61%) Problem Management
4 6 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (3.61%) Workflow
5 5 (3.01%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (3.01%) Data Security
5 5 (3.01%) Configuration Management
6 4 (2.41%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (2.41%) DevOps
6 4 (2.41%) Data Migration
7 3 (1.81%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (1.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (1.81%) Scrum
7 3 (1.81%) Process Management
7 3 (1.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.06%) SQL
2 7 (4.22%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.61%) Shell Script
3 6 (3.61%) PHP
4 5 (3.01%) VB
5 3 (1.81%) Korn
5 3 (1.81%) VBScript
5 3 (1.81%) C
6 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.20%) VBA
7 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.60%) Ruby
7 1 (0.60%) Python
7 1 (0.60%) Java
7 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (15.06%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (7.83%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.63%) MCSE
5 9 (5.42%) MCITP
5 9 (5.42%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.82%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.61%) CCNP
8 6 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.01%) CCA
9 5 (3.01%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.41%) CCEA
10 4 (2.41%) MCP
10 4 (2.41%) MCTS
11 3 (1.81%) CCNA
11 3 (1.81%) EMC Certification
12 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.20%) MCSA
12 2 (1.20%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) SLA
1 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (48.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (45.18%) Active Directory
3 34 (20.48%) vSphere
4 31 (18.67%) XenApp
5 20 (12.05%) Hyper-V
6 13 (7.83%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.61%) XenServer
7 6 (3.61%) VMware Server
8 4 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (1.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.81%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.81%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.60%) Postfix
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.60%) Samba
11 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (17.47%) SCCM
2 15 (9.04%) NetBackup
3 11 (6.63%) SCOM
4 5 (3.01%) Puppet
5 4 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.81%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.81%) SCSM
6 3 (1.81%) Ansible
6 3 (1.81%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.60%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.60%) Salt
8 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 56 (33.73%) Citrix
3 27 (16.27%) HP
4 25 (15.06%) Cisco
5 13 (7.83%) NetApp
6 12 (7.23%) Dell
6 12 (7.23%) EMC
6 12 (7.23%) Symantec
7 11 (6.63%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.61%) IBM
9 5 (3.01%) Sun
9 5 (3.01%) Oracle
9 5 (3.01%) SAP
10 4 (2.41%) Veritas
10 4 (2.41%) Adobe
10 4 (2.41%) Brocade
10 4 (2.41%) AppSense
10 4 (2.41%) Veeam
11 3 (1.81%) Meraki
11 3 (1.81%) Fortinet
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