Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 88 79
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 +42
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 48 114 131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.27% 2.45% 2.66%
As % of the System Software category 14.33% 16.15% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 68 96
Median daily rate £450 £340 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -20.00% +41.67%
10th Percentile £307 £206 £258
90th Percentile £547 £550 £568
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.74% -1.67% -42.86%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +29.63% +20.00%

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 335 706 568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.87% 15.20% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 428 313
Median daily rate £425 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.59% +1.94%
10th Percentile £135 £189 £157
90th Percentile £584 £550 £562
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 80
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £11.57 £10.78 £10.18
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.08 £27.25
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.60 £16.22
% change year-on-year +11.45% +2.37% +1.34%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the West Midlands.

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 25 May 2020. 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
Herefordshire 0 13 £510 +54.55%
Birmingham +6 11 £390 -2.50% 3
Warwickshire +11 5 £318 -6.62% 1
Dudley -1 5 £320 +52.38%
Worcestershire +28 3 £368 +88.46% 3
Coventry +4 3 £550 +19.57% 2
Staffordshire +1 1 - - 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 48 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (56.25%) Cisco
3 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
4 21 (43.75%) Windows
4 21 (43.75%) Hyper-V
5 19 (39.58%) Oracle
6 18 (37.50%) Dell
6 18 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 16 (33.33%) Unified Communications
8 15 (31.25%) DV Cleared
8 15 (31.25%) Data Centre
9 13 (27.08%) QA
9 13 (27.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (25.00%) SLA
11 11 (22.92%) Linux
11 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
11 11 (22.92%) Server Virtualisation
12 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
13 8 (16.67%) Citrix
13 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (16.67%) Azure
14 7 (14.58%) XenApp
14 7 (14.58%) Veeam
14 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2016
14 7 (14.58%) Firewall
15 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
15 6 (12.50%) Change Management
15 6 (12.50%) Migration
15 6 (12.50%) ITIL
15 6 (12.50%) vSphere

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 5 (10.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Azure
2 5 (10.42%) AWS
3 3 (6.25%) IaaS
3 3 (6.25%) Office 365
3 3 (6.25%) PaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (2.08%) GCP
4 1 (2.08%) GitHub
4 1 (2.08%) SaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 7 (14.58%) Firewall
3 5 (10.42%) WAN
4 4 (8.33%) SAN
5 3 (6.25%) DHCP
5 3 (6.25%) DNS
5 3 (6.25%) LAN
5 3 (6.25%) Wireless
6 2 (4.17%) BGP
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (4.17%) HSRP
6 2 (4.17%) Internet
6 2 (4.17%) Network Security
6 2 (4.17%) OSPF
6 2 (4.17%) VLAN
6 2 (4.17%) VPN
6 2 (4.17%) VSAN
7 1 (2.08%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (2.08%) MaxDB
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Selenium
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Local Government
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.08%) Police
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Author
1 13 (27.08%) Technical Author
2 5 (10.42%) Analyst
2 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Citrix Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Content Designer
3 4 (8.33%) Designer
3 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Consultant
4 3 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (4.17%) Architect
5 2 (4.17%) IT Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.08%) Node.js
1 1 (2.08%) ONVIF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) CCTV
3 2 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.08%) CentOS
6 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Solaris
6 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.08%) Unix
6 1 (2.08%) VMS
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (22.92%) Server Virtualisation
3 6 (12.50%) Change Management
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL
3 6 (12.50%) Migration
4 5 (10.42%) SOA
5 4 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (6.25%) DevOps
6 3 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.25%) Project Delivery
6 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) High Availability
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.17%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Network Management
7 2 (4.17%) Service Management
7 2 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.08%) C#
2 1 (2.08%) Go
2 1 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.25%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) CCNA
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.25%) CCNP
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.17%) AWS Certification
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) MCSA
5 2 (4.17%) MCSE
5 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.08%) HNC
6 1 (2.08%) MCP
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) QA
2 12 (25.00%) SLA
3 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 21 (43.75%) Hyper-V
2 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.58%) XenApp
4 6 (12.50%) vSphere
5 5 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (6.25%) VMware NSX
7 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 2 (4.17%) vCloud
8 2 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (2.08%) Docker
9 1 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
9 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.08%) UAG
9 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
1 3 (6.25%) vRealize
2 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.17%) Nagios
2 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.08%) Ansible
3 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) TeMIP
3 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (56.25%) Cisco
3 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
4 19 (39.58%) Oracle
5 18 (37.50%) Dell
6 8 (16.67%) Citrix
7 7 (14.58%) Veeam
8 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 3 (6.25%) HP
10 2 (4.17%) EMC
10 2 (4.17%) Juniper
10 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
11 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.08%) AppDynamics
11 1 (2.08%) Aruba
11 1 (2.08%) F5
11 1 (2.08%) New Relic
11 1 (2.08%) Splunk
11 1 (2.08%) T-Plan
11 1 (2.08%) Verint