The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Dell products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Dell over the 3 months to 25 June 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 Dell, Inc.

Dell
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 121 108
Rank change year-on-year +12 -13  
Contract jobs citing Dell 7 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.64% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 1.32% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 6
Median daily rate £400 £240 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% +37.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £298 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £10.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% -42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.26 £10.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £10.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year -34.02% +17.56%  

Dell is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 904 1434 1107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 45.04% 48.07% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 786 648
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 73
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Dell
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Dell as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Dell in the West Midlands

Dell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Dell in the West Midlands

Dell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Dell in the West Midlands

Dell
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Dell within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire +12 3 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - - 5
Birmingham +13 1 £400 +21.21% 3
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Dell
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Dell 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Dell.

1 15 (53.57%) Migration
2 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) HP
3 13 (46.43%) SAN
4 12 (42.86%) ITIL
5 11 (39.29%) IBM
5 11 (39.29%) VMware
5 11 (39.29%) Change Management
5 11 (39.29%) Incident Management
5 11 (39.29%) Problem Management
5 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (35.71%) Network Security
7 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (32.14%) EMC
7 9 (32.14%) Linux
7 9 (32.14%) Escalation Management
7 9 (32.14%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 7 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (21.43%) 3PAR
10 6 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (21.43%) Boomi
10 6 (21.43%) Citrix
10 6 (21.43%) NetApp
11 5 (17.86%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (17.86%) SLA

Dell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Boomi
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) SAN
2 10 (35.71%) Network Security
3 3 (10.71%) DHCP
3 3 (10.71%) DNS
4 2 (7.14%) 3G
4 2 (7.14%) Internet
4 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.57%) BGP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.57%) DMZ
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall
5 1 (3.57%) Intranet
5 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.57%) IPsec
5 1 (3.57%) OSPF
5 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) VLAN
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) DataStage
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Electronics
3 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 4 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Technical Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Storage Architect
4 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) HP Storage Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Integration Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Salesforce Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) SAP Integration Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) REST
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
1 3 (10.71%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) CLARiiON
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (10.71%) HP Storage
3 3 (10.71%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) CESG
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) Unix
6 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) Android
7 1 (3.57%) HPUX
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Migration
2 12 (42.86%) ITIL
3 11 (39.29%) Change Management
3 11 (39.29%) Incident Management
3 11 (39.29%) Problem Management
4 9 (32.14%) Customer Requirements
4 9 (32.14%) Escalation Management
5 6 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (17.86%) Product Management
6 5 (17.86%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (17.86%) Workflow
7 4 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (10.71%) ETL
8 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (7.14%) Break/Fix
9 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Dell Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCDP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
3 1 (3.57%) JNCIP
3 1 (3.57%) MOS
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (17.86%) SRDF
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.57%) vSphere
6 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) HP
2 11 (39.29%) IBM
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) EMC
4 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) 3PAR
5 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 6 (21.43%) NetApp
6 5 (17.86%) Brocade
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle
6 5 (17.86%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco
7 4 (14.29%) Informatica
8 2 (7.14%) SAP
8 2 (7.14%) Veritas
9 1 (3.57%) Avaya
9 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.57%) Juniper
9 1 (3.57%) Lotus
9 1 (3.57%) Symantec