Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 62 129
Rank change year-on-year -47 +67 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 85 129 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.77% 2.77% 1.24%
As % of the System Software category 11.72% 25.00% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 75 40
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +19.23% +4.84%
10th Percentile £173 £253 £210
90th Percentile £550 £531 £488
England median daily rate £425 £382 £400
% change year-on-year +11.26% -4.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £18.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.03% -26.00% +42.86%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -5.66% -11.67%

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 725 516 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.09% 11.08% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 292 245
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +9.68%
10th Percentile £155 £154 £121
90th Percentile £544 £542 £517
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 43 49
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.08% +9.26%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.55 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.53 £21.80 £21.47
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -8 21 £375 -11.76% 15
Coventry 0 20 £445 -7.53% 8
Shropshire -62 12 £553 +43.51%
Staffordshire -10 7 £360 +57.38% 7
Herefordshire -12 7 - -
Solihull +3 3 - - 5
Warwickshire -1 3 £500 +5.26% 3
Dudley +3 1 - -
Worcestershire -7 1 £325 +41.30% 9
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 2
Walsall - 1 £169 -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 85 (100.00%) VMware
2 52 (61.18%) Windows
3 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 35 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 30 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 28 (32.94%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (28.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (27.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (24.71%) Cisco
11 20 (23.53%) Hyper-V
12 19 (22.35%) Oracle
13 16 (18.82%) Linux
14 15 (17.65%) ITIL
14 15 (17.65%) DNS
14 15 (17.65%) Migration
15 14 (16.47%) Firewall
15 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
16 13 (15.29%) Java
16 13 (15.29%) IBM
16 13 (15.29%) Office 365
16 13 (15.29%) Oracle Database
16 13 (15.29%) Data Centre
17 12 (14.12%) Hybrid Cloud
17 12 (14.12%) Amazon EC2
17 12 (14.12%) Solaris
17 12 (14.12%) Finance
18 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
19 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
19 10 (11.76%) Continuous Integration

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 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.71%) Apache
2 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.53%) Confluence
3 3 (3.53%) nginx
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.18%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (32.94%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (28.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (15.29%) Office 365
4 12 (14.12%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.53%) IaaS
7 2 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) DNS
2 14 (16.47%) Firewall
3 9 (10.59%) WAN
4 8 (9.41%) SAN
5 7 (8.24%) DHCP
6 6 (7.06%) LAN
6 6 (7.06%) VPN
7 5 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (3.53%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.53%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.53%) NAS
8 3 (3.53%) SSL
8 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.35%) VoIP
9 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.35%) WLAN
10 1 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.29%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.71%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 10 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.24%) DbUnit
2 7 (8.24%) jMock
2 7 (8.24%) JUnit
2 7 (8.24%) Maven
2 7 (8.24%) Mockito
2 7 (8.24%) SonarQube
3 3 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.53%) Bitbucket
3 3 (3.53%) ClearCase
3 3 (3.53%) JIRA
3 3 (3.53%) Subversion
3 3 (3.53%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Retail
3 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Architect
1 20 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (10.59%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (9.41%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (9.41%) VMware Engineer
3 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Developer
4 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) AWS Architect
5 6 (7.06%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.06%) VMware Architect
6 5 (5.88%) AWS Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Migration Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) Web Services
2 7 (8.24%) Apache Camel
2 7 (8.24%) J2EE
2 7 (8.24%) Middleware
2 7 (8.24%) PowerMock
2 7 (8.24%) RESTful
2 7 (8.24%) SOAP
2 7 (8.24%) Spring Boot
3 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
3 6 (7.06%) JPA
3 6 (7.06%) Spring
4 4 (4.71%) JSON
5 2 (2.35%) REST
5 2 (2.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Data Centre
2 12 (14.12%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.06%) Fintech
4 5 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.71%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.71%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.71%) NHS
5 4 (4.71%) PKI
5 4 (4.71%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.71%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.71%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.35%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.35%) FMCG
7 2 (2.35%) Replication
8 1 (1.18%) CMDB
8 1 (1.18%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (61.18%) Windows
2 30 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 16 (18.82%) Linux
4 12 (14.12%) Solaris
5 9 (10.59%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.71%) AIX
9 3 (3.53%) Unix
9 3 (3.53%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.18%) CentOS
11 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.65%) ITIL
3 15 (17.65%) Migration
4 10 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (10.59%) Scrum
6 7 (8.24%) BDD
6 7 (8.24%) Change Management
6 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.24%) Kanban
6 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
6 7 (8.24%) TDD
6 7 (8.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 5 (5.88%) Coaching
7 5 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 5 (5.88%) DevOps
7 5 (5.88%) Line Management
7 5 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.88%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) Java
2 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.41%) SQL
4 3 (3.53%) Python
5 2 (2.35%) Java 8
5 2 (2.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (9.41%) MCSE
3 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.71%) CCNP
6 3 (3.53%) CCDP
6 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.53%) MCP
7 2 (2.35%) MCITP
7 2 (2.35%) MCSA
7 2 (2.35%) Sun Certification
8 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.18%) CCNA
8 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.35%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 20 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 10 (11.76%) vSphere
4 8 (9.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (7.06%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (5.88%) Terminal Services
6 5 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.88%) VMware NSX
7 3 (3.53%) XenApp
7 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.18%) Firmware
8 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) SCCM
2 7 (8.24%) WSUS
3 4 (4.71%) SafeCom
3 4 (4.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (4.71%) Terraform
4 3 (3.53%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.53%) Ansible
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.53%) Nagios
4 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.53%) Rundeck
4 3 (3.53%) vRealize
5 2 (2.35%) SCOM
5 2 (2.35%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.35%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.18%) Puppet
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.18%) SCSM
6 1 (1.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 85 (100.00%) VMware
2 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 21 (24.71%) Cisco
4 19 (22.35%) Oracle
5 13 (15.29%) IBM
6 9 (10.59%) Citrix
7 7 (8.24%) Wyse
8 6 (7.06%) HP
9 5 (5.88%) PlateSpin
10 4 (4.71%) Altiris
10 4 (4.71%) Intel
10 4 (4.71%) NetApp
11 3 (3.53%) Atlassian
11 3 (3.53%) BT
11 3 (3.53%) CommVault
11 3 (3.53%) Fujitsu
12 2 (2.35%) Google
12 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.35%) Symantec
12 2 (2.35%) Veeam