Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 92 118
Rank change year-on-year +10 +26 -47
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 27 68 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.69% 2.06% 1.81%
As % of the System Software category 11.07% 12.57% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 49
Median daily rate £355 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -25.00% +3.56%
10th Percentile £178 £180 £178
90th Percentile £464 £585 £558
England median daily rate £435 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £24.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +79.63% -27.03%
England median hourly rate £47.00 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +22.08% +2.67% +50.00%

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 244 541 737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.27% 16.40% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 346 433
Median daily rate £375 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.75% +1.63% +8.11%
10th Percentile £125 £145 £163
90th Percentile £500 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 59 64
Median hourly rate £15.13 £15.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.63% +5.73% +7.14%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.83 £10.25
90th Percentile £20.25 £21.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.42 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.05% +2.63% -

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 18 January 2021. 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 +25 8 £340 +29.52% 13
Warwickshire +11 5 £281 -12.11% 1
Coventry +32 3 - - 6
Staffordshire +5 2 £325 +136.36% 3
Dudley +1 2 £420 +40.00% 1
Worcestershire +4 1 £395 +7.48% 2
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 12 (44.44%) ITIL
5 11 (40.74%) Linux
6 10 (37.04%) Cisco
7 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 8 (29.63%) Firewall
8 8 (29.63%) Azure
9 7 (25.93%) DNS
10 6 (22.22%) CCNP
10 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (22.22%) Dell
10 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
10 6 (22.22%) OSPF
10 6 (22.22%) BGP
10 6 (22.22%) LAN
10 6 (22.22%) VoIP
10 6 (22.22%) WAN
10 6 (22.22%) Python
10 6 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (22.22%) Oracle
10 6 (22.22%) Office 365
10 6 (22.22%) Windows 10
11 5 (18.52%) DMVPN
11 5 (18.52%) SolarWinds
11 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
11 5 (18.52%) vSphere
11 5 (18.52%) Splunk

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 1 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (3.70%) SAS
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Azure
2 6 (22.22%) Office 365
3 3 (11.11%) AWS
4 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Firewall
2 7 (25.93%) DNS
3 6 (22.22%) BGP
3 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
3 6 (22.22%) LAN
3 6 (22.22%) OSPF
3 6 (22.22%) VoIP
3 6 (22.22%) WAN
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (18.52%) DMVPN
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (14.81%) DHCP
5 4 (14.81%) VPN
6 3 (11.11%) SAN
7 2 (7.41%) 802.11
7 2 (7.41%) FTP
7 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.70%) IPsec
8 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.70%) Data Lake
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.70%) Ant
2 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Hudson
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Maven
2 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (14.81%) Public Sector
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Military
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Police
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) PMO Lead
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) Java EE
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) IBM XIV
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) PMI
2 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (7.41%) CentOS
7 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
7 2 (7.41%) Unix
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.70%) SUSE
8 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Change Management
2 5 (18.52%) Cryptography
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.11%) Validation
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) Disk Encryption
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Strategic Roadmap
4 2 (7.41%) Ticket Management
5 1 (3.70%) Auto-Scaling
5 1 (3.70%) Business Case
5 1 (3.70%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (3.70%) IT Strategy
5 1 (3.70%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Python
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) CCNP
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (18.52%) CCIE
3 5 (18.52%) CCNA
3 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) CCDA
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (11.11%) MCSE
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (7.41%) CCIE Collaboration
7 1 (3.70%) CAPM
7 1 (3.70%) CCIE Security
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.70%) MCSA
7 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
2 5 (18.52%) vSphere
3 4 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.41%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) Docker
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) AirWatch
2 2 (7.41%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Terraform
3 1 (3.70%) vRealize
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Cisco
4 6 (22.22%) Dell
4 6 (22.22%) Oracle
5 5 (18.52%) Citrix
5 5 (18.52%) Juniper
5 5 (18.52%) SolarWinds
5 5 (18.52%) Splunk
6 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.41%) Apple
7 2 (7.41%) HP
7 2 (7.41%) IBM
7 2 (7.41%) Veeam
8 1 (3.70%) Actifio
8 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
8 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.70%) FireEye
8 1 (3.70%) SAP
8 1 (3.70%) Twitter