Period
to 20 October 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 20 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 Infrastructure (VI3)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 92 123
Rank change year-on-year +14 +31 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 141 99 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.79% 2.14% 1.43%
As % of the System Software category 18.95% 18.82% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 45 50
West Midlands median daily rate £448 £315 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.06% -7.01% +2.65%
10th Percentile £271 £202 £199
90th Percentile £597 £483 £476
England median daily rate £420 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +6.33% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £14.36 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.37% +14.86% -52.83%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.63 £10.65
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.00 £22.75
England median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +35.00% -28.57% -6.67%

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 744 526 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.74% 11.36% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 329 322
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +2.65% +16.15%
10th Percentile £150 £180 £158
90th Percentile £575 £569 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 40 55
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.28 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +9.83% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.25 £21.10 £19.20
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Shropshire -36 35 £575 +49.35%
Coventry +11 27 £463 -30.19% 8
Birmingham 0 27 £388 -1.59% 19
Solihull +4 10 £350 -15.15% 3
Dudley +5 6 £150 -43.93%
Staffordshire -6 6 £293 +39.29% 2
Herefordshire -11 5 - - 1
Warwickshire +10 3 £338 -42.75% 6
Worcestershire -5 1 - - 6
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 2
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 141 (100.00%) VMware
2 84 (59.57%) Windows
3 53 (37.59%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (34.75%) Windows Server
5 43 (30.50%) Microsoft
6 42 (29.79%) Active Directory
6 42 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (26.24%) Linux
8 33 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 32 (22.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 32 (22.70%) ITIL
10 28 (19.86%) Service Delivery
10 28 (19.86%) Data Centre
11 27 (19.15%) Hyper-V
11 27 (19.15%) Cisco
12 26 (18.44%) vSphere
13 25 (17.73%) Project Management
14 24 (17.02%) SQL Server
15 22 (15.60%) Java
15 22 (15.60%) SCCM
15 22 (15.60%) Virtual Environments
16 21 (14.89%) Jenkins
16 21 (14.89%) Git (software)
16 21 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (14.89%) Technical Architecture
16 21 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (14.89%) NetApp
16 21 (14.89%) Middleware
17 20 (14.18%) Oracle
17 20 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008

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 16 (11.35%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.09%) Apache
2 10 (7.09%) Confluence
3 8 (5.67%) nginx
4 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.26%) Documentum
6 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.13%) IIS
7 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.42%) Site Server
7 2 (1.42%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) ENOVIA
1 2 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 53 (37.59%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (13.48%) Office 365
4 18 (12.77%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.26%) IaaS
7 4 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (2.13%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.13%) Serverless
9 2 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.42%) SaaS
9 2 (1.42%) Slack
9 2 (1.42%) Trello
10 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.35%) DNS
1 16 (11.35%) Firewall
2 12 (8.51%) SAN
3 8 (5.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (4.96%) DHCP
5 6 (4.26%) SSL
6 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.55%) WAN
7 4 (2.84%) Unified Communications
7 4 (2.84%) VSAN
8 3 (2.13%) IP Telephony
8 3 (2.13%) LAN
8 3 (2.13%) NAS
8 3 (2.13%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.13%) VoIP
9 2 (1.42%) HTTP
9 2 (1.42%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.42%) VPN
9 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 10 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (14.89%) Git (software)
1 21 (14.89%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.22%) Maven
3 11 (7.80%) DbUnit
3 11 (7.80%) jMock
3 11 (7.80%) JUnit
3 11 (7.80%) Mockito
3 11 (7.80%) SonarQube
4 10 (7.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (7.09%) JIRA
4 10 (7.09%) Subversion
5 8 (5.67%) Bitbucket
5 8 (5.67%) ClearCase
5 8 (5.67%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.13%) MSI
7 2 (1.42%) Ant
7 2 (1.42%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.42%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.42%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (9.22%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Retail
3 6 (4.26%) Automotive
4 4 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (24.11%) Architect
2 28 (19.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (14.89%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (14.18%) VMware Architect
5 19 (13.48%) AWS Architect
6 15 (10.64%) AWS Solutions Architect
6 15 (10.64%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (9.93%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (9.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 12 (8.51%) Consultant
10 11 (7.80%) Developer
10 11 (7.80%) Support Engineer
11 9 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (6.38%) Java Developer
12 8 (5.67%) VMware Engineer
13 6 (4.26%) Analyst
13 6 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
14 5 (3.55%) Administrator
14 5 (3.55%) Technical Architect
14 5 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.89%) Middleware
2 15 (10.64%) Web Services
3 11 (7.80%) Apache Camel
3 11 (7.80%) J2EE
3 11 (7.80%) PowerMock
3 11 (7.80%) RESTful
3 11 (7.80%) SOAP
3 11 (7.80%) Spring Boot
4 9 (6.38%) Spring
5 7 (4.96%) Hibernate
5 7 (4.96%) JPA
6 2 (1.42%) JSON
6 2 (1.42%) Node.js
7 1 (0.71%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.86%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.09%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.67%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.67%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.96%) NHS
5 6 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.55%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.55%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.84%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.84%) Fintech
7 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.13%) PKI
8 3 (2.13%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.42%) User Experience
9 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 84 (59.57%) Windows
2 49 (34.75%) Windows Server
3 37 (26.24%) Linux
4 20 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (12.77%) Windows 7
6 17 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (7.09%) Unix
7 10 (7.09%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.26%) Solaris
8 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.55%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 32 (22.70%) ITIL
3 28 (19.86%) Service Delivery
4 25 (17.73%) Project Management
5 22 (15.60%) Virtual Environments
6 21 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (14.89%) Technical Architecture
7 19 (13.48%) Business Analysis
8 17 (12.06%) Migration
8 17 (12.06%) Scrum
8 17 (12.06%) TDD
9 14 (9.93%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 13 (9.22%) IT Strategy
11 11 (7.80%) BDD
11 11 (7.80%) Kanban
12 10 (7.09%) Configuration Management
12 10 (7.09%) Continuous Deployment
12 10 (7.09%) DevOps
12 10 (7.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.60%) Java
2 19 (13.48%) SQL
3 15 (10.64%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (0.71%) C
5 1 (0.71%) C#
5 1 (0.71%) C++
5 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.71%) Perl
5 1 (0.71%) PHP
5 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (10.64%) MCSE
2 15 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.55%) CCNA
5 5 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (3.55%) MCP
6 4 (2.84%) MCSA
7 3 (2.13%) AWS Certification
7 3 (2.13%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.13%) MCITP
7 3 (2.13%) RHCE
8 2 (1.42%) CCNP
9 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.71%) Degree
9 1 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) PMO
2 2 (1.42%) GDPR
2 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.42%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 27 (19.15%) Hyper-V
3 26 (18.44%) vSphere
4 14 (9.93%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (7.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (6.38%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (5.67%) Terminal Services
7 8 (5.67%) XenApp
8 7 (4.96%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (3.55%) VMware NSX
10 4 (2.84%) NFS
10 4 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.84%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.13%) Docker
11 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.42%) Firmware
12 2 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.71%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (15.60%) SCCM
2 11 (7.80%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (7.09%) Ansible
3 10 (7.09%) WSUS
4 8 (5.67%) Nagios
4 8 (5.67%) Rundeck
4 8 (5.67%) Terraform
5 6 (4.26%) SafeCom
6 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (3.55%) vCenter Server
6 5 (3.55%) vRealize
7 4 (2.84%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (2.13%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.13%) SCOM
8 3 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.42%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.42%) Puppet
9 2 (1.42%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 141 (100.00%) VMware
2 43 (30.50%) Microsoft
3 27 (19.15%) Cisco
4 21 (14.89%) NetApp
5 20 (14.18%) Oracle
6 19 (13.48%) Citrix
7 14 (9.93%) IBM
8 13 (9.22%) HP
9 9 (6.38%) Wyse
10 8 (5.67%) Atlassian
11 7 (4.96%) McAfee
12 6 (4.26%) Pega
13 5 (3.55%) Dell
13 5 (3.55%) Symantec
14 4 (2.84%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.84%) PlateSpin
14 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
15 3 (2.13%) 3PAR
15 3 (2.13%) BeyondTrust
15 3 (2.13%) SolarWinds