Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 15 October 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.

VMware vSphere
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 82 89
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.77% 0.74% 1.03%
As % of the System Software category 5.31% 5.70% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 13
Birmingham median daily rate £444 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.97% +4.69% -
10th Percentile £323 £306 £266
90th Percentile £463 £473 £445
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £388
% change year-on-year +5.96% -2.58% +13.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - £12.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.98% -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £12.63 £24.50
% change year-on-year - -48.47% -

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 207 193 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.46% 12.98% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 139 92
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £143 £206 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.11 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -15.78% -4.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.80 £18.63 £23.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.78 £14.22 £13.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% +9.35% -13.33%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Birmingham

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Birmingham

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
3 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 8 (72.73%) RESTful
3 8 (72.73%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (72.73%) jMock
3 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (72.73%) Kanban
3 8 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (72.73%) DbUnit
3 8 (72.73%) Mockito
3 8 (72.73%) BDD
3 8 (72.73%) Jenkins
3 8 (72.73%) PowerMock
3 8 (72.73%) Apache Camel
3 8 (72.73%) Java
3 8 (72.73%) J2EE
3 8 (72.73%) JUnit
3 8 (72.73%) SOAP
3 8 (72.73%) Web Services
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) TDD
3 8 (72.73%) Maven
3 8 (72.73%) SonarQube
3 8 (72.73%) Spring Boot
3 8 (72.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 7 (63.64%) Spring
4 7 (63.64%) E-Commerce

vSphere
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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (72.73%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365
3 1 (9.09%) PaaS
3 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) DbUnit
1 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
1 8 (72.73%) Jenkins
1 8 (72.73%) jMock
1 8 (72.73%) JUnit
1 8 (72.73%) Maven
1 8 (72.73%) Mockito
1 8 (72.73%) SonarQube
2 1 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
1 8 (72.73%) Java Developer
2 4 (36.36%) J2EE Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Head of IT
4 1 (9.09%) Head of IT Operations
4 1 (9.09%) Head of Operations
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Apache Camel
1 8 (72.73%) J2EE
1 8 (72.73%) PowerMock
1 8 (72.73%) RESTful
1 8 (72.73%) SOAP
1 8 (72.73%) Spring Boot
1 8 (72.73%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) Spring
3 4 (36.36%) Hibernate
3 4 (36.36%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) BDD
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (72.73%) Kanban
1 8 (72.73%) Scrum
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
1 8 (72.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 7 (63.64%) E-Commerce
3 5 (45.45%) Open Source
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
5 1 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (9.09%) Deep Learning
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) PMO
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds