Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 130 116
Rank change year-on-year +68 -14 -29
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 129 68 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.78% 1.25% 1.43%
As % of the System Software category 25.00% 15.25% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 40 30
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +4.84% +2.90%
10th Percentile £253 £210 £161
90th Percentile £531 £488 £425
England median daily rate £381 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -4.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +42.86% -36.36%
10th Percentile £12.50 £25.00 £13.45
90th Percentile £21.00 £25.00 £18.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year -5.66% -10.92% +23.96%

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 516 446 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.14% 8.22% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 245 182
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £154 £121 £150
90th Percentile £542 £517 £493
England median daily rate £443 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +7.27% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 49 74
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +9.26% +3.85%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.80 £21.47 £31.29
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +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 21 January 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
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 21 January 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 +5 35 £425 +30.77% 11
Shropshire +19 26 £385 -16.76% 2
Coventry +19 12 £481 +60.42% 6
Solihull +12 10 £363 -14.71%
Warwickshire +11 10 £475 -3.55% 8
Staffordshire +12 8 £229 +11.59% 6
Wolverhampton 0 5 - - 4
Dudley - 5 £268 -
Worcestershire -1 3 £230 -4.17% 5
Herefordshire +2 2 - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 129 (100.00%) VMware
2 85 (65.89%) Windows
3 55 (42.64%) Microsoft
4 40 (31.01%) Windows Server
5 38 (29.46%) Active Directory
5 38 (29.46%) Migration
6 34 (26.36%) Linux
7 33 (25.58%) SCCM
8 31 (24.03%) PowerShell
8 31 (24.03%) Microsoft Office
9 30 (23.26%) Windows 7
10 28 (21.71%) Data Centre
11 25 (19.38%) Windows 10
11 25 (19.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 24 (18.60%) MS Exchange
13 23 (17.83%) Release Management
14 22 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
14 22 (17.05%) Citrix
14 22 (17.05%) MSI
15 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (16.28%) vSphere
16 20 (15.50%) WMI
16 20 (15.50%) QA
16 20 (15.50%) WSH
16 20 (15.50%) VBScript
17 19 (14.73%) SQL
17 19 (14.73%) Application Packaging
17 19 (14.73%) Virtual Servers
18 18 (13.95%) Application Discovery
18 18 (13.95%) ITIL

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 24 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.53%) Apache
3 8 (6.20%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.43%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.10%) CMS
6 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.10%) nginx
7 3 (2.33%) Confluence
7 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.33%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.55%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.55%) JBoss
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.55%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.78%) IIS
9 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (24.03%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.10%) Acrobat
3 4 (3.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.10%) RoboHelp
3 4 (3.10%) Snagit
4 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (10.08%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (7.75%) Office 365
5 5 (3.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.33%) IaaS
6 3 (2.33%) PaaS
6 3 (2.33%) SaaS
7 2 (1.55%) G Suite
8 1 (0.78%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.78%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.40%) Firewall
2 12 (9.30%) DNS
2 12 (9.30%) VPN
3 11 (8.53%) SAN
4 9 (6.98%) DHCP
5 8 (6.20%) LAN
5 8 (6.20%) WAN
6 5 (3.88%) SSL
6 5 (3.88%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.10%) Internet
7 4 (3.10%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.33%) BIG-IP
8 3 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (2.33%) Telnet
9 2 (1.55%) 802.11
9 2 (1.55%) VLAN
9 2 (1.55%) VoIP
9 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.43%) MySQL
3 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.33%) JasperReports
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) DB2
7 1 (0.78%) MS Access
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (17.05%) MSI
2 17 (13.18%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.85%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.85%) Maven
4 13 (10.08%) DbUnit
4 13 (10.08%) jMock
4 13 (10.08%) JUnit
4 13 (10.08%) Mockito
4 13 (10.08%) SonarQube
5 4 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.33%) JIRA
6 3 (2.33%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.78%) Ant
7 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.78%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.78%) Subversion
7 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (7.75%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.55%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.78%) French Language
4 1 (0.78%) German Language
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (13.18%) Architect
2 12 (9.30%) Developer
2 12 (9.30%) Java Developer
3 11 (8.53%) Technical Engineer
4 10 (7.75%) Application Integration Engineer
4 10 (7.75%) Applications Engineer
4 10 (7.75%) Applications Packager
4 10 (7.75%) Integration Engineer
4 10 (7.75%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.20%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (5.43%) Administrator
7 7 (5.43%) Analyst
8 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Agile Developer
8 6 (4.65%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (4.65%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
8 6 (4.65%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) WSH
2 15 (11.63%) Apache Camel
3 13 (10.08%) J2EE
3 13 (10.08%) PowerMock
3 13 (10.08%) RESTful
3 13 (10.08%) SOAP
3 13 (10.08%) Web Services
4 10 (7.75%) Spring
5 6 (4.65%) XML
6 4 (3.10%) CSS
6 4 (3.10%) HTML
6 4 (3.10%) Java EE
6 4 (3.10%) Servlets
6 4 (3.10%) Spring Boot
7 3 (2.33%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.33%) JDBC
7 3 (2.33%) JPA
7 3 (2.33%) JSON
7 3 (2.33%) REST
7 3 (2.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.71%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.20%) Fat Client
2 8 (6.20%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.65%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.88%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.33%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) SCADA
6 2 (1.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 85 (65.89%) Windows
2 40 (31.01%) Windows Server
3 34 (26.36%) Linux
4 30 (23.26%) Windows 7
5 25 (19.38%) Windows 10
6 15 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (5.43%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.88%) CentOS
10 5 (3.88%) Unix
10 5 (3.88%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.10%) Debian
12 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.33%) Solaris
13 2 (1.55%) Android
13 2 (1.55%) HPUX
13 2 (1.55%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.46%) Migration
2 23 (17.83%) Release Management
3 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (14.73%) Application Packaging
5 18 (13.95%) Application Discovery
5 18 (13.95%) ITIL
6 14 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (10.08%) BDD
7 13 (10.08%) E-Commerce
7 13 (10.08%) Kanban
7 13 (10.08%) Scrum
7 13 (10.08%) TDD
7 13 (10.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 10 (7.75%) Service Management
9 9 (6.98%) Data Centre Operations
10 8 (6.20%) Asset Management
10 8 (6.20%) Incident Management
10 8 (6.20%) Open Source
11 7 (5.43%) Load Balancing
11 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.03%) PowerShell
2 20 (15.50%) VBScript
3 19 (14.73%) SQL
4 17 (13.18%) Java
5 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.55%) VB
8 1 (0.78%) C
8 1 (0.78%) Go
8 1 (0.78%) Korn
8 1 (0.78%) Perl
8 1 (0.78%) PHP
8 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.78%) Python
8 1 (0.78%) Ruby
8 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.98%) MCSE
2 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.20%) CCNP
3 8 (6.20%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.65%) CCIE
4 6 (4.65%) CCNA
4 6 (4.65%) RHCE
4 6 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.33%) Degree
6 3 (2.33%) MCITP
7 2 (1.55%) CCIE Security
7 2 (1.55%) CEH
7 2 (1.55%) CISM
7 2 (1.55%) CISSP
7 2 (1.55%) GCIA
7 2 (1.55%) GIAC
7 2 (1.55%) GSEC
7 2 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.50%) QA
2 9 (6.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) GCP
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (29.46%) Active Directory
2 25 (19.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (16.28%) vSphere
4 19 (14.73%) Virtual Servers
5 16 (12.40%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (7.75%) Hyper-V
8 8 (6.20%) XenApp
9 7 (5.43%) VirtualBox
10 6 (4.65%) XenDesktop
11 5 (3.88%) Terminal Services
11 5 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (3.88%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (2.33%) KVM
12 3 (2.33%) vCloud
12 3 (2.33%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.55%) Snort
13 2 (1.55%) XenServer
14 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (25.58%) SCCM
2 20 (15.50%) WMI
3 16 (12.40%) WSUS
4 11 (8.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (4.65%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.88%) SafeCom
7 4 (3.10%) Ansible
8 3 (2.33%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.33%) Nagios
8 3 (2.33%) Terraform
8 3 (2.33%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.55%) SCOM
10 1 (0.78%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.78%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.78%) Puppet
10 1 (0.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 129 (100.00%) VMware
2 55 (42.64%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.05%) Citrix
4 16 (12.40%) Cisco
5 15 (11.63%) NetApp
5 15 (11.63%) Oracle
5 15 (11.63%) Red Hat
6 14 (10.85%) Symantec
7 12 (9.30%) HP
8 10 (7.75%) Dell
8 10 (7.75%) McAfee
9 8 (6.20%) F5
10 7 (5.43%) Google
10 7 (5.43%) IBM
11 5 (3.88%) Wyse
12 4 (3.10%) Adobe
12 4 (3.10%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
13 3 (2.33%) EMC
14 2 (1.55%) SolarWinds