Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 19 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

VMware
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 62 47
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware 312 308 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.86% 3.16% 3.45%
As % of the Vendors category 8.70% 6.72% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 173 152
Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £184 £220 £213
90th Percentile £475 £550 £488
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 12 29
Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £16.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.23% -5.93% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.38 £13.20
90th Percentile £28.75 £24.37 £26.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.53% +17.78% +5.88%

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 the Midlands.

All Vendors
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3586 4585 3693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 44.39% 47.05% 43.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2172 2587 1898
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £220
90th Percentile £560 £555 £538
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 172 250
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% -5.36%
10th Percentile £10.01 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.88 £33.70 £33.28
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the Midlands

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in the Midlands

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in the Midlands

VMware
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 in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in the Midlands

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the Midlands

VMware
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 within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 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 +13 199 £338 -10.00% 40
East Midlands +1 112 £325 -13.91% 32
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for VMware.

1 227 (72.76%) Windows
2 150 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (43.27%) Windows Server
4 125 (40.06%) Microsoft
5 116 (37.18%) Active Directory
6 81 (25.96%) Cisco
7 66 (21.15%) Data Centre
8 63 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (20.19%) ITIL
9 62 (19.87%) MS Exchange
9 62 (19.87%) SCCM
10 59 (18.91%) Citrix
11 57 (18.27%) SAN
11 57 (18.27%) Hyper-V
12 56 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 56 (17.95%) Firewall
13 55 (17.63%) Linux
14 49 (15.71%) Migration
14 49 (15.71%) Windows 7
15 47 (15.06%) LAN
16 46 (14.74%) PowerShell
17 45 (14.42%) WAN
18 43 (13.78%) Microsoft Office
18 43 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
18 43 (13.78%) Office 365
18 43 (13.78%) Windows 10
19 41 (13.14%) DNS
20 40 (12.82%) NetApp
21 37 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
22 35 (11.22%) HP

VMware
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 62 (19.87%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.73%) Apache
3 19 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (6.09%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (4.49%) Tomcat
5 13 (4.17%) Confluence
6 12 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.88%) Skype for Business
8 8 (2.56%) JBoss
9 7 (2.24%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.92%) iPlanet
10 6 (1.92%) nginx
10 6 (1.92%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.60%) IIS
12 4 (1.28%) CMS
12 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 43 (13.78%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.28%) Acrobat
4 4 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.28%) RoboHelp
4 4 (1.28%) Snagit
5 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 43 (13.78%) Office 365
2 26 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (1.92%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.28%) IaaS
5 4 (1.28%) PaaS
5 4 (1.28%) SaaS
6 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.32%) GitHub
8 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (18.27%) SAN
2 56 (17.95%) Firewall
3 47 (15.06%) LAN
4 45 (14.42%) WAN
5 41 (13.14%) DNS
6 20 (6.41%) TCP/IP
7 19 (6.09%) VPN
8 17 (5.45%) DHCP
9 13 (4.17%) HTTP
10 12 (3.85%) SSL
10 12 (3.85%) Unified Communications
11 11 (3.53%) NAS
12 9 (2.88%) VoIP
13 7 (2.24%) Network Security
13 7 (2.24%) VLAN
14 6 (1.92%) OpenLDAP
14 6 (1.92%) OpenVPN
14 6 (1.92%) SSH
15 5 (1.60%) HTTPS
15 5 (1.60%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.92%) MySQL
5 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.64%) DB2
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.32%) MS Access
8 1 (0.32%) OLAP
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (7.69%) MSI
2 21 (6.73%) Jenkins
3 17 (5.45%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.17%) JIRA
5 12 (3.85%) Bitbucket
5 12 (3.85%) Maven
6 11 (3.53%) JUnit
6 11 (3.53%) SonarQube
7 7 (2.24%) Ant
8 6 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.92%) Liquibase
8 6 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.92%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.60%) DbUnit
9 5 (1.60%) jMock
9 5 (1.60%) Mockito
9 5 (1.60%) Subversion
9 5 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.96%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.32%) git-flow
General
1 21 (6.73%) Finance
2 10 (3.21%) Retail
3 9 (2.88%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.24%) Automotive
5 6 (1.92%) Banking
6 5 (1.60%) Marketing
7 4 (1.28%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (14.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (8.97%) Administrator
3 25 (8.01%) Analyst
4 22 (7.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 21 (6.73%) Architect
6 20 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
7 19 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (6.09%) Wintel Engineer
8 16 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.13%) Support Engineer
9 15 (4.81%) Network Engineer
10 14 (4.49%) Consultant
11 13 (4.17%) IT Support
12 11 (3.53%) Applications Engineer
12 11 (3.53%) Applications Packager
13 10 (3.21%) Application Integration Engineer
13 10 (3.21%) Integration Engineer
13 10 (3.21%) VMware Engineer
14 9 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 9 (2.88%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.41%) WSH
2 11 (3.53%) J2EE
3 7 (2.24%) REST
4 6 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (1.92%) MCollective
5 5 (1.60%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.60%) CSS
5 5 (1.60%) HTML
5 5 (1.60%) PowerMock
5 5 (1.60%) RESTful
5 5 (1.60%) SOAP
5 5 (1.60%) Spring
5 5 (1.60%) Web Services
6 4 (1.28%) Spring Boot
7 3 (0.96%) .NET
7 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.96%) JSON
8 2 (0.64%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.64%) jQuery
8 2 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 66 (21.15%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.45%) Clustering
2 17 (5.45%) Fat Client
2 17 (5.45%) Thin Client
3 10 (3.21%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (1.92%) NHS
6 5 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.60%) PKI
7 4 (1.28%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (1.28%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.28%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 227 (72.76%) Windows
2 135 (43.27%) Windows Server
3 63 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (17.63%) Linux
6 49 (15.71%) Windows 7
7 43 (13.78%) Windows 10
8 18 (5.77%) Unix
9 14 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.53%) Windows 8
11 10 (3.21%) CentOS
11 10 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.56%) AIX
13 7 (2.24%) HPUX
13 7 (2.24%) Solaris
14 5 (1.60%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.28%) SUSE
15 4 (1.28%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.96%) Android
16 3 (0.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.19%) ITIL
2 49 (15.71%) Migration
3 29 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (7.37%) DevOps
4 23 (7.37%) Release Management
5 22 (7.05%) High Availability
6 20 (6.41%) Application Packaging
6 20 (6.41%) Project Management
7 19 (6.09%) Load Balancing
8 18 (5.77%) Application Discovery
8 18 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (5.45%) Incident Management
9 17 (5.45%) Service Management
10 14 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (4.49%) E-Commerce
11 13 (4.17%) Server Building
12 12 (3.85%) ERP
12 12 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
12 12 (3.85%) Presales
12 12 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.74%) PowerShell
2 34 (10.90%) SQL
3 22 (7.05%) VBScript
4 17 (5.45%) Java
5 9 (2.88%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.92%) Groovy
7 4 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.28%) Perl
8 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.64%) C#
9 2 (0.64%) C-shell
9 2 (0.64%) Korn
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) Go
10 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.32%) Python
10 1 (0.32%) Ruby
10 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) VB
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (10.90%) Security Cleared
3 33 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (10.26%) MCSE
4 32 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 21 (6.73%) CCNA
7 19 (6.09%) CCNP
7 19 (6.09%) Degree
8 15 (4.81%) MCSA
9 14 (4.49%) CCIE
10 8 (2.56%) VCAP
11 6 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.92%) RHCE
12 4 (1.28%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.28%) VCP6
13 3 (0.96%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.96%) MCITP
13 3 (0.96%) MCP
13 3 (0.96%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.41%) QA
2 16 (5.13%) SLA
3 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) GCP
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 150 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (37.18%) Active Directory
3 57 (18.27%) Hyper-V
4 34 (10.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 32 (10.26%) vSphere
6 22 (7.05%) XenApp
7 18 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (4.49%) Terminal Services
8 14 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (4.49%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (3.85%) Docker
10 10 (3.21%) vCloud
10 10 (3.21%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (2.56%) KVM
12 8 (2.56%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.92%) Postfix
13 6 (1.92%) Squid
13 6 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (1.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 62 (19.87%) SCCM
2 20 (6.41%) WMI
3 19 (6.09%) WSUS
4 16 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (4.49%) Ansible
6 13 (4.17%) SCOM
7 12 (3.85%) Terraform
8 10 (3.21%) Backup Exec
8 10 (3.21%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (3.21%) SafeCom
9 9 (2.88%) Puppet
10 6 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (1.92%) Kibana
10 6 (1.92%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.92%) logstash
10 6 (1.92%) Rancher
10 6 (1.92%) Rsyslog
10 6 (1.92%) SCVMM
10 6 (1.92%) Sysdig
10 6 (1.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 125 (40.06%) Microsoft
2 81 (25.96%) Cisco
3 59 (18.91%) Citrix
4 40 (12.82%) NetApp
5 35 (11.22%) HP
6 21 (6.73%) McAfee
7 20 (6.41%) Symantec
8 17 (5.45%) Red Hat
9 16 (5.13%) Oracle
10 15 (4.81%) IBM
11 14 (4.49%) F5
12 13 (4.17%) Dell
13 12 (3.85%) CheckPoint
14 10 (3.21%) EMC
14 10 (3.21%) Wyse
15 9 (2.88%) Atlassian
15 9 (2.88%) Sun
15 9 (2.88%) Veeam
16 8 (2.56%) Juniper
17 7 (2.24%) 3PAR