Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 119 117
Rank change year-on-year +31 -2 -38
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 104 57 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.16% 1.25% 1.34%
As % of the System Software category 20.88% 14.36% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 39 24
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £300 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -21.05% +24.59%
10th Percentile £258 £208 £300
90th Percentile £550 £454 £494
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £31.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.27% +77.46% -31.73%
10th Percentile £14.85 £18.90 £12.23
90th Percentile £27.55 £42.50 £23.83
England median hourly rate £27.25 £22.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +21.11% -41.56% +40.00%

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 498 397 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.36% 8.71% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 240 215
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +1.45% +6.15%
10th Percentile £154 £115 £150
90th Percentile £575 £501 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.43 £10.02
90th Percentile £36.50 £21.48 £26.25
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.59%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -9 35 £438 +34.62% 11
Solihull +15 16 £363 -14.71% 4
Coventry +12 13 £375 +20.00% 9
Warwickshire +5 13 £375 - 1
Shropshire -15 7 £550 +57.14% 3
Staffordshire 0 6 £375 +56.25% 7
Worcestershire -4 2 £260 - 4
Walsall - 2 £363 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £375 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 104 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (47.12%) Windows
3 39 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 38 (36.54%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (30.77%) Linux
5 32 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (28.85%) Active Directory
7 27 (25.96%) Microsoft
8 21 (20.19%) Cisco
9 20 (19.23%) Java
9 20 (19.23%) Web Services
9 20 (19.23%) vSphere
9 20 (19.23%) Git (software)
9 20 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (19.23%) Jenkins
9 20 (19.23%) Apache Camel
10 19 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (18.27%) SOAP
10 19 (18.27%) Maven
10 19 (18.27%) Scrum
11 18 (17.31%) Oracle
11 18 (17.31%) J2EE
11 18 (17.31%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (17.31%) PowerShell
12 17 (16.35%) Kanban
12 17 (16.35%) jMock
12 17 (16.35%) RESTful
12 17 (16.35%) DbUnit
12 17 (16.35%) BDD
12 17 (16.35%) Mockito

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 17 (16.35%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.62%) Apache
3 9 (8.65%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.81%) IIS
4 5 (4.81%) JBoss
4 5 (4.81%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.85%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.88%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (2.88%) Apache Synapse
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.88%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.88%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 3 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.92%) CMS
7 2 (1.92%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.92%) nginx
7 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.96%) Jetty
8 1 (0.96%) Moodle
Applications
1 13 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.92%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.92%) RoboHelp
3 2 (1.92%) Snagit
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.96%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 38 (36.54%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (18.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (17.31%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.81%) Office 365
6 3 (2.88%) G Suite
6 3 (2.88%) IaaS
7 2 (1.92%) PaaS
7 2 (1.92%) SaaS
8 1 (0.96%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.46%) DNS
2 12 (11.54%) Firewall
3 11 (10.58%) VPN
4 10 (9.62%) DHCP
4 10 (9.62%) SAN
4 10 (9.62%) WAN
5 6 (5.77%) LAN
5 6 (5.77%) NetScaler
5 6 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.81%) SSL
7 4 (3.85%) Internet
7 4 (3.85%) OpenFlow
7 4 (3.85%) SNMP
7 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.88%) 802.11
8 3 (2.88%) Skype
8 3 (2.88%) Telnet
9 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.92%) VoIP
9 2 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.58%) MySQL
3 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.88%) JasperReports
5 2 (1.92%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.92%) DB2
5 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.96%) Big Data
6 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (19.23%) Git (software)
1 20 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 19 (18.27%) Maven
3 17 (16.35%) DbUnit
3 17 (16.35%) jMock
3 17 (16.35%) JUnit
3 17 (16.35%) Mockito
3 17 (16.35%) SonarQube
4 3 (2.88%) Subversion
5 2 (1.92%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.92%) JIRA
5 2 (1.92%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.96%) MSI
6 1 (0.96%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (6.73%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Retail
3 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Automotive
4 2 (1.92%) Back Office
4 2 (1.92%) French Language
4 2 (1.92%) German Language
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (28.85%) Architect
2 17 (16.35%) Developer
2 17 (16.35%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.58%) Cloud Architect
4 10 (9.62%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (8.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.73%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Technical Architect
6 7 (6.73%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) AWS Architect
7 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Lead Architect
8 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Technical Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.81%) VMware Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) Apache Camel
1 20 (19.23%) Web Services
2 19 (18.27%) SOAP
3 18 (17.31%) J2EE
4 17 (16.35%) PowerMock
4 17 (16.35%) RESTful
5 11 (10.58%) Spring
6 7 (6.73%) Spring Boot
6 7 (6.73%) XML
7 5 (4.81%) JSON
7 5 (4.81%) Middleware
8 4 (3.85%) OpenDaylight
8 4 (3.85%) REST
8 4 (3.85%) Servlets
9 3 (2.88%) 802.1X
9 3 (2.88%) EJB
9 3 (2.88%) JPA
9 3 (2.88%) Kafka
9 3 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.88%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.42%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.81%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.81%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.85%) NHS
5 3 (2.88%) Clustering
5 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.88%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.88%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.88%) TM Forum
6 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.92%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.92%) SCADA
6 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.92%) Wiki
7 1 (0.96%) BYOD
7 1 (0.96%) CMDB
7 1 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (47.12%) Windows
2 39 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 32 (30.77%) Linux
4 13 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (8.65%) Windows 7
7 8 (7.69%) Unix
7 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.73%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.81%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.85%) CentOS
10 4 (3.85%) HPUX
10 4 (3.85%) Solaris
11 3 (2.88%) Debian
11 3 (2.88%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.88%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.92%) AIX
12 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (18.27%) Scrum
4 17 (16.35%) BDD
4 17 (16.35%) Kanban
4 17 (16.35%) TDD
4 17 (16.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 16 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 16 (15.38%) ITIL
6 12 (11.54%) Open Source
7 9 (8.65%) Migration
8 8 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.69%) Service Management
9 7 (6.73%) Project Management
9 7 (6.73%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.73%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (5.77%) Asset Management
10 6 (5.77%) DevOps
11 5 (4.81%) Problem Management
11 5 (4.81%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.23%) Java
2 18 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 16 (15.38%) SQL
4 4 (3.85%) PHP
4 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.88%) Python
5 3 (2.88%) VB
6 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.92%) Perl
6 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.96%) Korn
7 1 (0.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.65%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.69%) CCNA
4 7 (6.73%) MCSE
4 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.81%) CCNP
7 4 (3.85%) Degree
8 3 (2.88%) CCIE
8 3 (2.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.92%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.92%) CCIE Security
9 2 (1.92%) CEH
9 2 (1.92%) CISM
9 2 (1.92%) CISSP
9 2 (1.92%) GCIA
9 2 (1.92%) GIAC
9 2 (1.92%) GSEC
9 2 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.23%) vSphere
3 13 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (9.62%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (7.69%) VMware NSX
7 4 (3.85%) VirtualBox
8 3 (2.88%) NFS
8 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.88%) Xen
8 3 (2.88%) XenApp
8 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.88%) XenServer
9 2 (1.92%) KVM
9 2 (1.92%) Samba
9 2 (1.92%) Snort
9 2 (1.92%) Squid
9 2 (1.92%) Varnish
9 2 (1.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (7.69%) WSUS
2 5 (4.81%) AirWatch
2 5 (4.81%) SCCM
3 3 (2.88%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.88%) Puppet
3 3 (2.88%) SCOM
4 2 (1.92%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.92%) Nagios
4 2 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.92%) vRealize
4 2 (1.92%) WMI
5 1 (0.96%) Ansible
5 1 (0.96%) Automic
5 1 (0.96%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.96%) Kibana
5 1 (0.96%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.96%) Salt
5 1 (0.96%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 104 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (25.96%) Microsoft
3 21 (20.19%) Cisco
4 18 (17.31%) Oracle
5 16 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 14 (13.46%) Citrix
7 13 (12.50%) HP
8 11 (10.58%) Google
9 8 (7.69%) Dell
9 8 (7.69%) Juniper
10 7 (6.73%) IBM
10 7 (6.73%) NetApp
11 6 (5.77%) McAfee
12 5 (4.81%) F5
12 5 (4.81%) Splunk
13 4 (3.85%) Aruba
13 4 (3.85%) EMC
14 3 (2.88%) Symantec
14 3 (2.88%) TIBCO
14 3 (2.88%) Veritas