Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 111 116
Rank change year-on-year +41 +5 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 149 61 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.94% 1.40% 1.63%
As % of the System Software category 22.07% 12.27% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 30 54
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £279 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.89% -20.32% -5.41%
10th Percentile £260 £152 £213
90th Percentile £588 £472 £478
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £14.22 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.42% +13.72% -53.70%
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.75 £10.65
90th Percentile £29.65 £21.88 £23.55
England median hourly rate £27.25 £18.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year +49.32% -35.96% -11.63%

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 675 497 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.33% 11.40% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 324 333
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £150 £157 £168
90th Percentile £575 £538 £509
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 31 60
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +9.35% -13.33%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.25 £20.00 £21.73
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.47% -4.44%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -4 37 £575 - 2
Birmingham -7 33 £375 -3.23% 15
Solihull +13 19 £363 -9.38% 4
Coventry +4 19 £450 - 7
Warwickshire +10 6 £375 -36.44% 4
Staffordshire -2 6 £375 +70.45% 3
Dudley - 5 £150 - 1
Herefordshire -5 3 - -
Walsall 0 2 £363 +88.31% 1
Wolverhampton -7 1 £375 +233.33% 1
Worcestershire -9 1 - - 2
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 149 (100.00%) VMware
2 76 (51.01%) Windows
3 62 (41.61%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (34.23%) Windows Server
5 49 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (28.19%) Linux
7 37 (24.83%) Active Directory
8 36 (24.16%) Microsoft Azure
9 35 (23.49%) Microsoft
10 32 (21.48%) Service Delivery
11 31 (20.81%) Data Centre
12 30 (20.13%) Cisco
12 30 (20.13%) ITIL
13 27 (18.12%) Project Management
13 27 (18.12%) vSphere
13 27 (18.12%) Hyper-V
14 25 (16.78%) Middleware
14 25 (16.78%) Java
15 24 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (16.11%) Git (software)
15 24 (16.11%) Jenkins
15 24 (16.11%) Virtual Environments
16 23 (15.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 23 (15.44%) Technical Architecture
16 23 (15.44%) NetApp
17 22 (14.77%) Business Analysis
18 21 (14.09%) Scrum
18 21 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (13.42%) Microsoft Certification
19 20 (13.42%) SQL

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 (11.41%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.05%) Apache
3 9 (6.04%) Confluence
4 8 (5.37%) nginx
5 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.03%) Documentum
6 6 (4.03%) IIS
6 6 (4.03%) OpenStack
7 5 (3.36%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.01%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.01%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.34%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.34%) JBoss
9 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.34%) Site Server
10 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.67%) Moodle
Applications
1 16 (10.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 62 (41.61%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (24.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (12.08%) Office 365
4 16 (10.74%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (7.38%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.03%) IaaS
7 4 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (2.01%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.01%) Serverless
8 3 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.34%) SaaS
9 2 (1.34%) Slack
9 2 (1.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.74%) Firewall
2 14 (9.40%) SAN
3 13 (8.72%) DNS
4 9 (6.04%) WAN
5 7 (4.70%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (4.70%) SSL
6 5 (3.36%) SNMP
6 5 (3.36%) VSAN
7 4 (2.68%) DHCP
7 4 (2.68%) OpenFlow
7 4 (2.68%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.68%) Wireless
8 3 (2.01%) LAN
8 3 (2.01%) Skype
8 3 (2.01%) VoIP
9 2 (1.34%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.34%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.70%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.36%) MySQL
5 3 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.34%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.67%) Big Data
7 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (16.11%) Git (software)
1 24 (16.11%) Jenkins
2 17 (11.41%) Maven
3 13 (8.72%) DbUnit
3 13 (8.72%) jMock
3 13 (8.72%) JUnit
3 13 (8.72%) Mockito
3 13 (8.72%) SonarQube
4 11 (7.38%) JIRA
4 11 (7.38%) Subversion
5 9 (6.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (4.70%) Bitbucket
6 7 (4.70%) ClearCase
6 7 (4.70%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.68%) MSBuild
8 3 (2.01%) MSI
9 2 (1.34%) Ant
9 2 (1.34%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.34%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.37%) Automotive
1 8 (5.37%) Finance
1 8 (5.37%) Retail
2 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (30.87%) Architect
2 25 (16.78%) Solutions Architect
3 24 (16.11%) AWS Architect
4 23 (15.44%) VMware Architect
5 22 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (12.75%) Infrastructure Architect
7 17 (11.41%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (10.74%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 13 (8.72%) Developer
9 13 (8.72%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 12 (8.05%) Consultant
10 12 (8.05%) Java Developer
11 10 (6.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 8 (5.37%) Support Engineer
13 7 (4.70%) Analyst
13 7 (4.70%) Lead Architect
13 7 (4.70%) VMware Engineer
14 6 (4.03%) Cloud Architect
14 6 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
14 6 (4.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.78%) Middleware
2 18 (12.08%) Web Services
3 15 (10.07%) SOAP
4 13 (8.72%) Apache Camel
4 13 (8.72%) J2EE
4 13 (8.72%) PowerMock
4 13 (8.72%) RESTful
5 12 (8.05%) Spring Boot
6 10 (6.71%) Spring
7 4 (2.68%) JSON
7 4 (2.68%) OpenDaylight
8 3 (2.01%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.01%) JPA
9 2 (1.34%) Ajax
9 2 (1.34%) CGI
9 2 (1.34%) LAMP
9 2 (1.34%) Memcached
9 2 (1.34%) Node.js
9 2 (1.34%) REST
9 2 (1.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.81%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.70%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.70%) NHS
3 7 (4.70%) Private Cloud
3 7 (4.70%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.36%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.68%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.01%) Clustering
6 3 (2.01%) Fintech
7 2 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.34%) User Experience
7 2 (1.34%) Wiki
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.67%) CMDB
8 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.67%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 76 (51.01%) Windows
2 51 (34.23%) Windows Server
3 42 (28.19%) Linux
4 21 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (12.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (9.40%) Unix
6 14 (9.40%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.37%) Windows 10
8 7 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.01%) CentOS
10 3 (2.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.34%) Debian
11 2 (1.34%) Solaris
11 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.67%) AIX
12 1 (0.67%) HPUX
12 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.48%) Service Delivery
3 30 (20.13%) ITIL
4 27 (18.12%) Project Management
5 24 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (16.11%) Virtual Environments
6 23 (15.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 23 (15.44%) Technical Architecture
7 22 (14.77%) Business Analysis
8 21 (14.09%) Scrum
9 19 (12.75%) TDD
10 16 (10.74%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 14 (9.40%) IT Strategy
12 13 (8.72%) BDD
12 13 (8.72%) DevOps
12 13 (8.72%) Kanban
13 12 (8.05%) Configuration Management
13 12 (8.05%) E-Commerce
14 11 (7.38%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (7.38%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.78%) Java
2 20 (13.42%) SQL
3 18 (12.08%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.36%) Python
5 4 (2.68%) PHP
5 4 (2.68%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.01%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.01%) Perl
7 1 (0.67%) C
7 1 (0.67%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) C++
7 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (13.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (10.74%) MCSE
2 16 (10.74%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.04%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.03%) CCNA
6 5 (3.36%) AWS Certification
6 5 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.68%) MCP
7 4 (2.68%) MCSA
8 3 (2.01%) CCNP
8 3 (2.01%) MCITP
8 3 (2.01%) RHCE
9 2 (1.34%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.34%) Degree
10 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.36%) PMO
2 3 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 37 (24.83%) Active Directory
2 27 (18.12%) Hyper-V
2 27 (18.12%) vSphere
3 15 (10.07%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (8.72%) VMware NSX
5 9 (6.04%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (4.70%) NFS
6 7 (4.70%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (4.03%) Terminal Services
8 5 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (3.36%) XenApp
9 3 (2.01%) Docker
9 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.34%) Firmware
10 2 (1.34%) Samba
10 2 (1.34%) Squid
10 2 (1.34%) vCloud
10 2 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (12.08%) SCCM
2 13 (8.72%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.71%) Ansible
4 9 (6.04%) Nagios
5 8 (5.37%) WSUS
6 7 (4.70%) Rundeck
6 7 (4.70%) Terraform
7 6 (4.03%) vRealize
8 5 (3.36%) SafeCom
8 5 (3.36%) vCenter Server
9 4 (2.68%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (2.68%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.68%) Puppet
10 2 (1.34%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.34%) PowerCLI
10 2 (1.34%) SCOM
10 2 (1.34%) WMI
10 2 (1.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 149 (100.00%) VMware
2 35 (23.49%) Microsoft
3 30 (20.13%) Cisco
4 23 (15.44%) NetApp
5 18 (12.08%) Oracle
6 16 (10.74%) Citrix
7 13 (8.72%) IBM
8 11 (7.38%) HP
9 10 (6.71%) Juniper
9 10 (6.71%) McAfee
10 8 (5.37%) Red Hat
11 7 (4.70%) Atlassian
11 7 (4.70%) Dell
12 6 (4.03%) Pega
13 5 (3.36%) Symantec
13 5 (3.36%) Wyse
14 4 (2.68%) Aruba
14 4 (2.68%) Google
14 4 (2.68%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.68%) Veritas