Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 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 Infrastructure (VI3)
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 139 101
Rank change year-on-year +37 -38 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 152 139 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.84% 1.43% 1.75%
As % of the System Software category 15.57% 14.66% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 88 82
Midlands median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -
10th Percentile £217 £212 £225
90th Percentile £488 £471 £499
England median daily rate £385 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 6
Midlands median hourly rate £14.75 £18.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.33% +5.63% -35.45%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £21.30 £23.88 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -6.67% +30.43%

VMware Infrastructure 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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 976 948 785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.83% 9.72% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 519 343
Midlands median daily rate £360 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £170 £140 £146
90th Percentile £538 £519 £486
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 103 159
Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% - -
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.00 £10.08
90th Percentile £27.50 £20.89 £25.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +39 106 £385 +15.36% 33
East Midlands -10 45 £350 - 27
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Midlands region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 152 (100.00%) VMware
2 112 (73.68%) Windows
3 66 (43.42%) Microsoft
4 52 (34.21%) Windows Server
5 49 (32.24%) Active Directory
6 47 (30.92%) SCCM
7 44 (28.95%) Data Centre
8 41 (26.97%) Cisco
9 38 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 33 (21.71%) Migration
11 31 (20.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (20.39%) Linux
11 31 (20.39%) MS Exchange
11 31 (20.39%) Windows 7
12 30 (19.74%) Microsoft Office
12 30 (19.74%) Firewall
13 28 (18.42%) Citrix
13 28 (18.42%) PowerShell
13 28 (18.42%) Windows 10
14 27 (17.76%) ITIL
15 26 (17.11%) SAN
16 25 (16.45%) NetApp
17 24 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (14.47%) MSI
18 22 (14.47%) Release Management
19 21 (13.82%) VBScript
20 20 (13.16%) WSH
20 20 (13.16%) WMI
20 20 (13.16%) QA
20 20 (13.16%) High Availability

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 31 (20.39%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.18%) Apache
3 14 (9.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (6.58%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.92%) JBoss
5 9 (5.92%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.61%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (3.95%) iPlanet
7 6 (3.95%) nginx
7 6 (3.95%) WebLogic
8 5 (3.29%) Confluence
8 5 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (3.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.63%) CMS
9 4 (2.63%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.97%) MQSeries
10 3 (1.97%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 30 (19.74%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.63%) Acrobat
4 4 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.63%) RoboHelp
4 4 (2.63%) Snagit
5 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.87%) Office 365
4 11 (7.24%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.97%) IaaS
5 3 (1.97%) PaaS
5 3 (1.97%) SaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.74%) Firewall
2 26 (17.11%) SAN
3 18 (11.84%) WAN
4 17 (11.18%) LAN
5 15 (9.87%) DNS
6 12 (7.89%) TCP/IP
7 10 (6.58%) DHCP
7 10 (6.58%) VPN
8 9 (5.92%) NAS
9 7 (4.61%) SSL
9 7 (4.61%) Unified Communications
10 5 (3.29%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (3.29%) VLAN
11 4 (2.63%) Network Security
12 3 (1.97%) BIG-IP
12 3 (1.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (1.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (1.97%) LDAP
13 2 (1.32%) Converged Networks
13 2 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.63%) MySQL
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.32%) DB2
7 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.66%) Big Data
8 1 (0.66%) MS Access
8 1 (0.66%) OLAP
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (14.47%) MSI
2 13 (8.55%) Jenkins
3 12 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.26%) Maven
5 7 (4.61%) DbUnit
5 7 (4.61%) jMock
5 7 (4.61%) JUnit
5 7 (4.61%) Mockito
5 7 (4.61%) SonarQube
6 5 (3.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (3.29%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.29%) JIRA
6 5 (3.29%) Subversion
6 5 (3.29%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.63%) Burp Suite
7 4 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.66%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.26%) Finance
2 7 (4.61%) Automotive
3 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.97%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (9.21%) Analyst
3 12 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (7.24%) Applications Packager
4 11 (7.24%) Architect
5 10 (6.58%) Application Integration Engineer
5 10 (6.58%) Applications Engineer
5 10 (6.58%) Integration Engineer
6 9 (5.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (5.92%) IT Support
6 9 (5.92%) Network Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Administrator
9 6 (3.95%) Consultant
9 6 (3.95%) Data Centre Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.16%) WSH
2 13 (8.55%) J2EE
3 8 (5.26%) Apache Camel
4 7 (4.61%) PowerMock
4 7 (4.61%) RESTful
4 7 (4.61%) SOAP
4 7 (4.61%) Web Services
5 6 (3.95%) Spring
6 5 (3.29%) CSS
6 5 (3.29%) HTML
7 4 (2.63%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.97%) JSON
9 2 (1.32%) Middleware
9 2 (1.32%) REST
9 2 (1.32%) XML
10 1 (0.66%) .NET
10 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.66%) DHTML
10 1 (0.66%) Servlets
10 1 (0.66%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.21%) Clustering
3 13 (8.55%) Fat Client
3 13 (8.55%) Thin Client
4 10 (6.58%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.63%) NHS
7 2 (1.32%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) SCADA
7 2 (1.32%) Wiki
8 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 112 (73.68%) Windows
2 52 (34.21%) Windows Server
3 31 (20.39%) Linux
3 31 (20.39%) Windows 7
4 28 (18.42%) Windows 10
5 17 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (9.87%) Unix
7 8 (5.26%) AIX
7 8 (5.26%) Solaris
7 8 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.61%) HPUX
8 7 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.63%) SUSE
9 4 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.97%) Android
10 3 (1.97%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.97%) CentOS
10 3 (1.97%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) Migration
2 27 (17.76%) ITIL
3 24 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (14.47%) Release Management
5 20 (13.16%) High Availability
6 19 (12.50%) Application Packaging
7 18 (11.84%) Application Discovery
8 12 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (7.89%) Load Balancing
8 12 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
8 12 (7.89%) Project Management
8 12 (7.89%) Software Deployment
9 10 (6.58%) Asset Management
10 9 (5.92%) DevOps
10 9 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.92%) Incident Management
10 9 (5.92%) PRINCE2
11 8 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
11 8 (5.26%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.42%) PowerShell
2 21 (13.82%) VBScript
3 15 (9.87%) SQL
4 13 (8.55%) Java
5 4 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.97%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.97%) Perl
7 2 (1.32%) C-shell
7 2 (1.32%) Korn
7 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.66%) C
8 1 (0.66%) Go
8 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.66%) Python
8 1 (0.66%) Ruby
8 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (11.18%) MCSE
3 15 (9.87%) Security Cleared
4 13 (8.55%) CCIE
4 13 (8.55%) Degree
4 13 (8.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (7.24%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.26%) CCNA
6 8 (5.26%) CCNP
6 8 (5.26%) VCAP
7 6 (3.95%) RHCE
8 3 (1.97%) MCSA
9 2 (1.32%) CEH
9 2 (1.32%) CISSP
9 2 (1.32%) GCIA
9 2 (1.32%) GIAC
9 2 (1.32%) GSEC
9 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.16%) QA
2 5 (3.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.66%) GCP
3 1 (0.66%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (32.24%) Active Directory
2 38 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 31 (20.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (11.18%) vSphere
5 13 (8.55%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (7.89%) XenApp
7 10 (6.58%) Terminal Services
7 10 (6.58%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (5.92%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (4.61%) KVM
10 6 (3.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (3.29%) VirtualBox
11 5 (3.29%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (1.97%) vCloud
12 3 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.97%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.32%) Snort
14 1 (0.66%) Samba
Systems Management
1 47 (30.92%) SCCM
2 20 (13.16%) WMI
3 16 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (9.21%) WSUS
5 10 (6.58%) SafeCom
6 6 (3.95%) Ansible
7 5 (3.29%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.29%) Nagios
7 5 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.29%) SCOM
7 5 (3.29%) SCVMM
7 5 (3.29%) Terraform
8 3 (1.97%) OpenView
8 3 (1.97%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 152 (100.00%) VMware
2 66 (43.42%) Microsoft
3 41 (26.97%) Cisco
4 28 (18.42%) Citrix
5 25 (16.45%) NetApp
6 19 (12.50%) Oracle
7 17 (11.18%) Symantec
8 16 (10.53%) HP
8 16 (10.53%) McAfee
9 14 (9.21%) Red Hat
10 13 (8.55%) IBM
11 12 (7.89%) F5
12 10 (6.58%) Wyse
13 9 (5.92%) Atlassian
14 8 (5.26%) Dell
15 7 (4.61%) Sun
16 6 (3.95%) PlateSpin
16 6 (3.95%) Veritas
17 4 (2.63%) Meraki
17 4 (2.63%) Qualys