Period
to 17 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

VMware
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 33 42
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware 71 71 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.49% 5.06% 3.76%
As % of the Vendors category 10.53% 10.41% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 18
Birmingham median daily rate £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +4.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £213 £243 £135
90th Percentile £501 £479 £534
West Midlands median daily rate £336 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +3.46% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £17.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.14% -32.69%
10th Percentile £18.25 £12.99 £15.75
90th Percentile £20.75 £24.65 £23.65
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% -20.45%

VMware is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Birmingham.

All Vendors
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 674 682 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 42.58% 48.64% 49.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 387 338
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £209
90th Percentile £550 £575 £518
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.42 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.34% +7.41% -26.03%
10th Percentile £8.58 £10.60 £10.31
90th Percentile £21.00 £21.18 £35.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.17% -3.33% -3.23%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in Birmingham

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Birmingham

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Birmingham

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for VMware.

1 35 (49.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (43.66%) Windows
3 25 (35.21%) Linux
4 24 (33.80%) Windows Server
5 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
5 23 (32.39%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (30.99%) Scrum
7 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
7 21 (29.58%) Java
7 21 (29.58%) JUnit
7 21 (29.58%) Maven
7 21 (29.58%) Git (software)
7 21 (29.58%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (29.58%) SonarQube
7 21 (29.58%) Jenkins
8 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (21.13%) vSphere
9 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
9 15 (21.13%) Apache
9 15 (21.13%) Office 365
9 15 (21.13%) Apache Camel
10 14 (19.72%) Data Centre
10 14 (19.72%) Tomcat
10 14 (19.72%) DNS
10 14 (19.72%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (18.31%) Cisco
11 13 (18.31%) SOAP
11 13 (18.31%) Web Services

VMware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (21.13%) Apache
2 14 (19.72%) Tomcat
3 8 (11.27%) Confluence
3 8 (11.27%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.82%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (2.82%) IIS
6 2 (2.82%) JBoss
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.82%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.82%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.39%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (29.58%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (21.13%) Office 365
4 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (11.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (11.27%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (11.27%) Amazon S3
5 8 (11.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) DNS
2 9 (12.68%) SAN
3 8 (11.27%) Firewall
3 8 (11.27%) HTTP
3 8 (11.27%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (11.27%) OpenVPN
3 8 (11.27%) SSH
4 4 (5.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (5.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (2.82%) DHCP
5 2 (2.82%) Internet
5 2 (2.82%) LAN
5 2 (2.82%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (2.82%) SSL
5 2 (2.82%) WAN
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.41%) DWDM
6 1 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.41%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (11.27%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.23%) JasperReports
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (29.58%) Git (software)
1 21 (29.58%) Jenkins
1 21 (29.58%) JUnit
1 21 (29.58%) Maven
1 21 (29.58%) SonarQube
2 13 (18.31%) DbUnit
2 13 (18.31%) jMock
2 13 (18.31%) Mockito
3 8 (11.27%) Ant
3 8 (11.27%) Bitbucket
3 8 (11.27%) JIRA
3 8 (11.27%) Liquibase
3 8 (11.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.82%) MSI
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Banking
2 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (16.90%) Developer
2 12 (16.90%) Java Developer
3 8 (11.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Administrator
5 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Java Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) DBA
8 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) Apache Camel
2 13 (18.31%) J2EE
2 13 (18.31%) PowerMock
2 13 (18.31%) RESTful
2 13 (18.31%) SOAP
2 13 (18.31%) Web Services
3 11 (15.49%) REST
4 10 (14.08%) Spring
5 8 (11.27%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (11.27%) MCollective
6 6 (8.45%) XML
7 4 (5.63%) Java EE
7 4 (5.63%) Spring Boot
8 3 (4.23%) CORBA
8 3 (4.23%) EJB
8 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
8 3 (4.23%) JDBC
8 3 (4.23%) JPA
8 3 (4.23%) Spring MVC
8 3 (4.23%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.68%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (7.04%) PKI
4 2 (2.82%) AS400
4 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.66%) Windows
2 25 (35.21%) Linux
3 24 (33.80%) Windows Server
4 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.08%) CentOS
6 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
8 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.23%) Debian
10 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.82%) Unix
12 1 (1.41%) AIX
12 1 (1.41%) HPUX
12 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
1 22 (30.99%) Scrum
2 13 (18.31%) BDD
2 13 (18.31%) Kanban
2 13 (18.31%) TDD
2 13 (18.31%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 12 (16.90%) Load Balancing
4 11 (15.49%) E-Commerce
5 10 (14.08%) DevOps
5 10 (14.08%) ITIL
5 10 (14.08%) Service Management
6 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.27%) Coaching
7 8 (11.27%) Configuration Management
7 8 (11.27%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (8.45%) Open Source
9 5 (7.04%) Migration
10 4 (5.63%) Change Management
10 4 (5.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) Java
2 13 (18.31%) SQL
3 12 (16.90%) Bash Shell
4 8 (11.27%) Groovy
5 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) Korn
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) MCSE
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.23%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.82%) CCNA
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.82%) RHCE
6 1 (1.41%) CCNP
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PMP
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.41%) VCP5
6 1 (1.41%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) COBIT
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (49.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
3 15 (21.13%) vSphere
4 11 (15.49%) vCloud
5 10 (14.08%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (12.68%) Docker
7 8 (11.27%) Postfix
7 8 (11.27%) Squid
8 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
8 7 (9.86%) XenApp
9 5 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (5.63%) VMware NSX
10 4 (5.63%) XenDesktop
11 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
12 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Ansible
1 9 (12.68%) Kubernetes
1 9 (12.68%) Puppet
2 8 (11.27%) Docker Swarm
2 8 (11.27%) Kibana
2 8 (11.27%) logstash
2 8 (11.27%) Rancher
2 8 (11.27%) Rsyslog
2 8 (11.27%) Sysdig
2 8 (11.27%) Terraform
2 8 (11.27%) ZABBIX
3 6 (8.45%) SCCM
4 5 (7.04%) WSUS
5 3 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.82%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.82%) SCOM
6 2 (2.82%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.41%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.41%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.31%) Cisco
3 10 (14.08%) Citrix
3 10 (14.08%) NetApp
4 8 (11.27%) Sonatype
5 6 (8.45%) EMC
5 6 (8.45%) F5
5 6 (8.45%) IBM
5 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.04%) Dell
6 5 (7.04%) Oracle
7 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.63%) Symantec
7 4 (5.63%) Veeam
8 3 (4.23%) HP
9 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.82%) McAfee
9 2 (2.82%) TIBCO