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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 98 84
Rank change year-on-year +5 -14  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 28 48 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.60% 1.42%
As % of the System Software category 11.20% 14.72% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 23
Median daily rate £225 £340 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.82% -4.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year - +11.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.22 £11.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.97% -57.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £11.15 £26.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.86 £12.35 £27.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% -9.33%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 250 326 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 12.03% 10.84% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 181 101
Median daily rate £375 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +19.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 37
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.72% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £17.50 £27.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands

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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

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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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +12 11 £388 +34.78% 10
Staffordshire +6 5 £220 - 4
Shropshire +15 3 - - 3
Wolverhampton 0 2 £113 -
Warwickshire +4 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 53 (100.00%) VMware
2 45 (84.91%) Windows
3 29 (54.72%) Windows Server
4 27 (50.94%) Active Directory
5 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
6 17 (32.08%) SCCM
6 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (30.19%) Hyper-V
7 16 (30.19%) Data Centre
8 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (24.53%) SAN
10 12 (22.64%) Cisco
10 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
11 11 (20.75%) Office 365
12 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
13 8 (15.09%) NetApp
13 8 (15.09%) SQL
13 8 (15.09%) Migration
13 8 (15.09%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
14 7 (13.21%) ITIL
14 7 (13.21%) DHCP
14 7 (13.21%) DNS
14 7 (13.21%) Software Deployment
15 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
15 6 (11.32%) IBM
15 6 (11.32%) HP
16 5 (9.43%) Dell

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 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.89%) Confluence
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.89%) IIS
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) SAN
2 7 (13.21%) DHCP
2 7 (13.21%) DNS
3 5 (9.43%) Firewall
4 4 (7.55%) LAN
4 4 (7.55%) NAS
5 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.77%) VPN
5 2 (3.77%) WAN
6 1 (1.89%) 3G
6 1 (1.89%) DMZ
6 1 (1.89%) Internet
6 1 (1.89%) Intranet
6 1 (1.89%) Network Security
6 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.89%) SSL
6 1 (1.89%) VLAN
6 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.89%) OLAP
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) InstallShield
1 4 (7.55%) MSI
2 1 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Back Office
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (9.43%) Architect
3 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support
3 4 (7.55%) Server Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Software Packager
3 4 (7.55%) Technical Architect
4 3 (5.66%) Administrator
4 3 (5.66%) Analyst
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (3.77%) Data Architect
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.89%) CSS
2 1 (1.89%) DHTML
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) MDX
2 1 (1.89%) WAP
2 1 (1.89%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.55%) Fat Client
3 4 (7.55%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.66%) HP Storage
5 2 (3.77%) Clustering
5 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.89%) NHS
6 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (84.91%) Windows
2 29 (54.72%) Windows Server
3 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
5 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.43%) Linux
7 4 (7.55%) Unix
8 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.77%) HPUX
9 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.89%) Android
10 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Migration
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Software Deployment
3 5 (9.43%) Change Management
3 5 (9.43%) Line Management
4 4 (7.55%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.77%) Change Control
6 2 (3.77%) Coaching
6 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.77%) DevOps
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.77%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.55%) MCSE
3 3 (5.66%) CCNA
4 2 (3.77%) CCNP
4 2 (3.77%) MCSA
4 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) VCP6
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MCITP
5 1 (1.89%) NCDA
5 1 (1.89%) NCIE
5 1 (1.89%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
1 1 (1.89%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (50.94%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) Hyper-V
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.55%) Terminal Services
5 4 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (7.55%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (7.55%) vSphere
5 4 (7.55%) XenApp
6 3 (5.66%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.89%) Docker
7 1 (1.89%) Firmware
7 1 (1.89%) UAG
7 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) WSUS
3 4 (7.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (7.55%) SafeCom
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Puppet
4 2 (3.77%) SCOM
4 2 (3.77%) vMotion
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.89%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.89%) Terraform
5 1 (1.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.64%) Cisco
4 8 (15.09%) NetApp
5 6 (11.32%) HP
5 6 (11.32%) IBM
6 5 (9.43%) Dell
6 5 (9.43%) EMC
6 5 (9.43%) Symantec
7 4 (7.55%) Citrix
7 4 (7.55%) McAfee
7 4 (7.55%) Oracle
7 4 (7.55%) Wyse
8 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.77%) F5
8 2 (3.77%) Meraki
8 2 (3.77%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.89%) Informatica
9 1 (1.89%) Juniper
9 1 (1.89%) Sophos