Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 74 113
Rank change year-on-year +2 +39 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 116 129 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.54% 2.63% 1.37%
As % of the System Software category 18.21% 21.29% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 90 37
West Midlands median daily rate £330 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +41.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £210 £260 £182
90th Percentile £530 £575 £472
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.70 £18.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +26.63% -6.79%
10th Percentile £16.35 £12.85 £11.41
90th Percentile £19.05 £27.33 £35.00
England median hourly rate £34.51 £27.00 £20.76
% change year-on-year +27.81% +30.09% -44.65%

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 637 606 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.96% 12.36% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 327 296
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £160 £128
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 95 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% - +7.41%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.60 £10.20
90th Percentile £20.38 £35.00 £19.20
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 24 June 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
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 24 June 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
Coventry +14 29 £450 +20.00% 2
Birmingham -4 23 £425 - 5
Dudley +3 21 £210 +40.00%
Warwickshire +18 12 £325 -13.33%
Staffordshire +13 9 £234 -37.67% 3
Shropshire -34 6 - -
Herefordshire +11 5 £330 - 2
Solihull -16 2 - -
Worcestershire -16 1 £195 -25.00% 2
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 116 (100.00%) VMware
2 75 (64.66%) Windows
3 55 (47.41%) Microsoft
4 48 (41.38%) Linux
5 41 (35.34%) Citrix
6 40 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
7 38 (32.76%) Cisco
7 38 (32.76%) Windows Server
8 35 (30.17%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (26.72%) Active Directory
10 29 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 28 (24.14%) Firewall
12 26 (22.41%) Oracle
12 26 (22.41%) ITIL
13 25 (21.55%) Configuration Management
13 25 (21.55%) XenApp
14 24 (20.69%) vSphere
15 23 (19.83%) NetApp
16 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (18.97%) PowerShell
17 21 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (18.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (18.10%) Red Hat
18 20 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
18 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (16.38%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (16.38%) CCNA
19 19 (16.38%) DNS
20 18 (15.52%) DHCP
20 18 (15.52%) MCSE

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 11 (9.48%) Apache
1 11 (9.48%) IIS
2 10 (8.62%) Jetty
2 10 (8.62%) Mongrel
2 10 (8.62%) nginx
2 10 (8.62%) Tomcat
2 10 (8.62%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.17%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.45%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.72%) CMS
6 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (13.79%) Office 365
3 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (9.48%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (9.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (8.62%) Google App Engine
6 3 (2.59%) PaaS
7 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.72%) IaaS
7 2 (1.72%) Serverless
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.86%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.14%) Firewall
2 19 (16.38%) DNS
3 18 (15.52%) DHCP
4 12 (10.34%) IPsec
5 10 (8.62%) FTP
5 10 (8.62%) HTTP
5 10 (8.62%) SSL
5 10 (8.62%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.90%) WAN
7 6 (5.17%) VPN
8 5 (4.31%) Unified Communications
9 4 (3.45%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.45%) LAN
10 3 (2.59%) Internet
10 3 (2.59%) MPLS
11 2 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (1.72%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.72%) NAS
11 2 (1.72%) SAN
11 2 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.86%) Big Data
4 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.62%) Travis CI
3 2 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (13.79%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.59%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Advertising
5 1 (0.86%) Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Billing
5 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (18.97%) Analyst
2 21 (18.10%) Architect
3 16 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (11.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 13 (11.21%) Wintel Engineer
5 10 (8.62%) AWS Architect
5 10 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (8.62%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.90%) VMware Architect
7 7 (6.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.31%) Azure Architect
10 4 (3.45%) Commissioning Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Systems Integration Engineer
11 3 (2.59%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) .NET
1 10 (8.62%) Servlets
2 9 (7.76%) J2EE
3 4 (3.45%) Middleware
4 2 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.62%) CMDB
4 9 (7.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (6.03%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.45%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.72%) Clustering
7 2 (1.72%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.86%) CCTV
8 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.86%) NHS
8 1 (0.86%) PKI
8 1 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 75 (64.66%) Windows
2 48 (41.38%) Linux
3 38 (32.76%) Windows Server
4 22 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (18.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (13.79%) Solaris
8 9 (7.76%) Unix
9 4 (3.45%) AIX
10 2 (1.72%) CentOS
10 2 (1.72%) HPUX
10 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.41%) ITIL
2 25 (21.55%) Configuration Management
3 18 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (13.79%) Data Centre Operations
5 15 (12.93%) Service Management
5 15 (12.93%) Virtual Environments
6 14 (12.07%) DevOps
6 14 (12.07%) Open Source
6 14 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (12.07%) Service Delivery
7 12 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (10.34%) Migration
8 10 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.62%) ITSM
9 9 (7.76%) Change Management
10 6 (5.17%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (5.17%) Incident Management
11 5 (4.31%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (4.31%) Network Virtualisation
11 5 (4.31%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.97%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.34%) Java
2 12 (10.34%) SQL
3 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.59%) Python
4 2 (1.72%) Perl
4 2 (1.72%) PHP
4 2 (1.72%) Ruby
4 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (16.38%) CCNA
2 19 (16.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (15.52%) MCSE
4 17 (14.66%) MCSA
5 13 (11.21%) HNC
6 10 (8.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (8.62%) Security Cleared
7 8 (6.90%) Degree
8 5 (4.31%) HND
9 4 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.72%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.86%) CCNP
12 1 (0.86%) CEH
12 1 (0.86%) CISSP
12 1 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.31%) SLA
3 3 (2.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.86%) GPG13
4 1 (0.86%) NCSC
4 1 (0.86%) NIST
4 1 (0.86%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (30.17%) VMware ESXi
2 31 (26.72%) Active Directory
3 25 (21.55%) XenApp
4 24 (20.69%) vSphere
5 15 (12.93%) Hyper-V
6 10 (8.62%) Xen
7 8 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (4.31%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.45%) Docker
9 4 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (3.45%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.72%) Samba
10 2 (1.72%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.86%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.86%) Firmware
11 1 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (12.07%) Puppet
2 10 (8.62%) SCCM
3 7 (6.03%) Terraform
4 6 (5.17%) vRealize
5 4 (3.45%) Netcool
5 4 (3.45%) OpenView
6 3 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.59%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.59%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.59%) WSUS
7 2 (1.72%) Ansible
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.72%) SCOM
7 2 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.86%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.86%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.86%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 116 (100.00%) VMware
2 55 (47.41%) Microsoft
3 41 (35.34%) Citrix
4 38 (32.76%) Cisco
5 26 (22.41%) Oracle
6 23 (19.83%) NetApp
7 21 (18.10%) Red Hat
8 12 (10.34%) HP
9 11 (9.48%) Google
10 9 (7.76%) CheckPoint
11 8 (6.90%) EMC
11 8 (6.90%) IBM
12 7 (6.03%) BMC
13 6 (5.17%) SolarWinds
14 5 (4.31%) Fortinet
14 5 (4.31%) Intel
14 5 (4.31%) Remedy
15 4 (3.45%) Dell
15 4 (3.45%) F5
15 4 (3.45%) Motorola