Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 19 June 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 Infrastructure (VI3)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 118 111
Rank change year-on-year +45 -7 -23
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 131 57 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.68% 1.31% 1.59%
As % of the System Software category 21.94% 12.61% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 36 36
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £300 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -14.89% +6.82%
10th Percentile £275 £200 £253
90th Percentile £575 £473 £488
England median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £16.11 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.75% +5.62% -42.45%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.05 £10.73
90th Percentile £27.33 £37.50 £23.60
England median hourly rate £27.00 £21.13 £36.50
% change year-on-year +27.80% -42.12% +14.06%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 597 452 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.20% 10.42% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 294 273
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +16.92%
10th Percentile £170 £127 £159
90th Percentile £575 £534 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 35 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £19.20 £24.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% -1.56%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
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 VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
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 VMware Infrastructure within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. 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
Birmingham -10 36 £425 +11.48% 19
Shropshire +5 25 £550 +37.50% 4
Solihull - 22 £350 - 3
Coventry -2 14 £375 +15.38%
Warwickshire +2 7 £375 - 3
Staffordshire -4 6 £375 +68.54% 3
Dudley - 4 £150 - 1
Worcestershire -5 3 £260 - 5
Walsall - 2 £363 -
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton -1 1 £375 +233.33% 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 131 (100.00%) VMware
2 64 (48.85%) Windows
3 56 (42.75%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (29.77%) Windows Server
6 38 (29.01%) Linux
7 34 (25.95%) Active Directory
8 31 (23.66%) Cisco
9 30 (22.90%) Microsoft
9 30 (22.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (21.37%) vSphere
11 26 (19.85%) Git (software)
11 26 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (19.85%) Jenkins
12 25 (19.08%) Java
13 24 (18.32%) ITIL
14 23 (17.56%) Web Services
14 23 (17.56%) Scrum
15 22 (16.79%) TDD
15 22 (16.79%) Maven
15 22 (16.79%) MS Exchange
15 22 (16.79%) Hyper-V
16 21 (16.03%) Amazon EC2
16 21 (16.03%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 21 (16.03%) NetApp
17 20 (15.27%) SOAP
17 20 (15.27%) SQL
17 20 (15.27%) PowerShell
18 19 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012

VMware Infrastructure
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 22 (16.79%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.87%) Apache
3 8 (6.11%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.34%) IIS
5 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.58%) OpenStack
6 5 (3.82%) Confluence
6 5 (3.82%) nginx
7 4 (3.05%) Documentum
7 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.05%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.29%) JBoss
8 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.53%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.53%) Site Server
10 1 (0.76%) Jetty
10 1 (0.76%) Moodle
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.76%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.76%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 56 (42.75%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (22.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (16.03%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (11.45%) Office 365
5 9 (6.87%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.82%) IaaS
7 4 (3.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.29%) G Suite
9 2 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.53%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.53%) SaaS
9 2 (1.53%) Serverless
9 2 (1.53%) Slack
9 2 (1.53%) Trello
9 2 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.76%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.21%) Firewall
2 14 (10.69%) SAN
3 13 (9.92%) DNS
4 11 (8.40%) WAN
5 8 (6.11%) DHCP
5 8 (6.11%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.34%) VPN
7 5 (3.82%) LAN
7 5 (3.82%) SNMP
7 5 (3.82%) SSL
8 4 (3.05%) OpenFlow
8 4 (3.05%) Skype
8 4 (3.05%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.05%) VoIP
8 4 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.29%) 802.11
9 3 (2.29%) Internet
9 3 (2.29%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.29%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (2.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.58%) MySQL
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.29%) JasperReports
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.53%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.53%) DB2
6 2 (1.53%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Big Data
7 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (19.85%) Git (software)
1 26 (19.85%) Jenkins
2 22 (16.79%) Maven
3 18 (13.74%) DbUnit
3 18 (13.74%) jMock
3 18 (13.74%) JUnit
3 18 (13.74%) Mockito
3 18 (13.74%) SonarQube
4 8 (6.11%) Subversion
5 7 (5.34%) JIRA
6 5 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (3.05%) MSBuild
7 4 (3.05%) MSI
8 3 (2.29%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.29%) ClearCase
8 3 (2.29%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.53%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (6.11%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Automotive
3 5 (3.82%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.82%) Retail
4 2 (1.53%) Back Office
4 2 (1.53%) French Language
4 2 (1.53%) German Language
4 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (29.01%) Architect
2 18 (13.74%) Developer
3 17 (12.98%) Java Developer
4 16 (12.21%) AWS Architect
4 16 (12.21%) Infrastructure Architect
4 16 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (11.45%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (11.45%) VMware Architect
6 11 (8.40%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (6.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.11%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (6.11%) Technical Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Lead Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Administrator
10 6 (4.58%) Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.56%) Web Services
2 20 (15.27%) SOAP
3 19 (14.50%) Apache Camel
3 19 (14.50%) J2EE
4 18 (13.74%) PowerMock
4 18 (13.74%) RESTful
5 15 (11.45%) Middleware
6 12 (9.16%) Spring
7 10 (7.63%) Spring Boot
8 6 (4.58%) XML
9 5 (3.82%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.82%) JPA
10 4 (3.05%) OpenDaylight
10 4 (3.05%) Servlets
11 3 (2.29%) CORBA
11 3 (2.29%) EJB
11 3 (2.29%) JDBC
11 3 (2.29%) JMS
11 3 (2.29%) JSP
11 3 (2.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.82%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.82%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.05%) NHS
5 3 (2.29%) Clustering
5 3 (2.29%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.29%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.53%) Fintech
6 2 (1.53%) User Experience
6 2 (1.53%) Wiki
7 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.76%) BYOD
7 1 (0.76%) CMDB
7 1 (0.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 64 (48.85%) Windows
2 39 (29.77%) Windows Server
3 38 (29.01%) Linux
4 19 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (11.45%) Windows 7
6 10 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (7.63%) Unix
6 10 (7.63%) Windows 10
7 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.82%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.05%) CentOS
9 4 (3.05%) HPUX
9 4 (3.05%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.29%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.53%) AIX
11 2 (1.53%) Debian
11 2 (1.53%) Solaris
11 2 (1.53%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (18.32%) ITIL
4 23 (17.56%) Scrum
5 22 (16.79%) TDD
6 21 (16.03%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 19 (14.50%) Service Delivery
8 18 (13.74%) BDD
8 18 (13.74%) Kanban
8 18 (13.74%) Project Management
9 16 (12.21%) Virtual Environments
10 15 (11.45%) E-Commerce
10 15 (11.45%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (10.69%) Business Analysis
12 11 (8.40%) DevOps
12 11 (8.40%) IT Strategy
12 11 (8.40%) Migration
13 8 (6.11%) Case Management
13 8 (6.11%) Network Design
13 8 (6.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.08%) Java
2 20 (15.27%) PowerShell
2 20 (15.27%) SQL
3 6 (4.58%) Python
4 5 (3.82%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.05%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.05%) PHP
6 3 (2.29%) Perl
6 3 (2.29%) VB
7 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.76%) C#
8 1 (0.76%) C++
8 1 (0.76%) Korn
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (9.16%) MCSE
5 10 (7.63%) CCNA
6 8 (6.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.82%) CCNP
9 4 (3.05%) AWS Certification
9 4 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (3.05%) MCSA
10 3 (2.29%) Degree
10 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.29%) RHCE
11 2 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.53%) MCITP
12 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.76%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) SLA
2 3 (2.29%) PMO
3 1 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 34 (25.95%) Active Directory
2 28 (21.37%) vSphere
3 22 (16.79%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.40%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (6.87%) VMware NSX
6 7 (5.34%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (3.05%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (3.05%) XenApp
9 3 (2.29%) Docker
9 3 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.29%) NFS
9 3 (2.29%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.29%) Xen
9 3 (2.29%) XenServer
10 2 (1.53%) Firmware
10 2 (1.53%) KVM
10 2 (1.53%) Samba
10 2 (1.53%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (12.21%) SCCM
2 11 (8.40%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.11%) WSUS
4 6 (4.58%) Ansible
5 5 (3.82%) Nagios
5 5 (3.82%) Puppet
6 4 (3.05%) AirWatch
6 4 (3.05%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (3.05%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.29%) Rundeck
7 3 (2.29%) Terraform
8 2 (1.53%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.53%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.53%) SafeCom
8 2 (1.53%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.53%) vRealize
8 2 (1.53%) WMI
9 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 131 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (23.66%) Cisco
3 30 (22.90%) Microsoft
4 21 (16.03%) NetApp
5 16 (12.21%) Citrix
5 16 (12.21%) HP
6 14 (10.69%) Oracle
7 10 (7.63%) IBM
7 10 (7.63%) Red Hat
8 9 (6.87%) Dell
8 9 (6.87%) Google
8 9 (6.87%) Juniper
9 7 (5.34%) McAfee
10 6 (4.58%) Symantec
11 4 (3.05%) Aruba
11 4 (3.05%) F5
11 4 (3.05%) Palo Alto
11 4 (3.05%) Pega
11 4 (3.05%) Veritas
12 3 (2.29%) BeyondTrust