Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 135 96
Rank change year-on-year +48 -39 -7
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 104 85 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.17% 1.37% 1.55%
As % of the System Software category 19.55% 15.45% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 40
West Midlands median daily rate £355 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.58% +1.54% +3.59%
10th Percentile £207 £200 £212
90th Percentile £488 £478 £489
England median daily rate £385 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.67% +29.31% -47.27%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.63 £12.85
90th Percentile £21.00 £23.88 £18.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -12.50% +39.13%

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 532 550 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.10% 8.85% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 285 209
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £161 £130 £149
90th Percentile £561 £513 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 62 75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.28% -11.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £21.35 £30.53
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +17 29 £394 +7.88% 7
Shropshire +15 29 £385 +14.07% 1
Wolverhampton +5 7 £113 -70.00%
Staffordshire +10 6 £230 +15.00% 2
Coventry +18 5 £450 +44.00% 6
Dudley - 5 £268 -
Solihull +7 4 £413 -2.94% 5
Warwickshire 0 3 £475 -3.55% 5
Herefordshire +2 2 - -
Worcestershire -1 1 £215 -10.42% 1
Walsall - 1 £193 -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 104 (100.00%) VMware
2 77 (74.04%) Windows
3 50 (48.08%) Microsoft
4 38 (36.54%) SCCM
5 34 (32.69%) Active Directory
6 33 (31.73%) Migration
7 32 (30.77%) Data Centre
8 31 (29.81%) Windows Server
8 31 (29.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (25.96%) Microsoft Office
10 26 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 25 (24.04%) PowerShell
12 23 (22.12%) Windows 10
13 22 (21.15%) Release Management
13 22 (21.15%) MSI
14 20 (19.23%) VBScript
14 20 (19.23%) WSH
14 20 (19.23%) MS Exchange
14 20 (19.23%) WMI
14 20 (19.23%) QA
15 19 (18.27%) Linux
15 19 (18.27%) Cisco
16 18 (17.31%) Application Packaging
16 18 (17.31%) Application Discovery
17 17 (16.35%) Firewall
17 17 (16.35%) NetApp
17 17 (16.35%) Symantec
18 16 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
19 15 (14.42%) McAfee
19 15 (14.42%) Hyper-V

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 20 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (7.69%) Apache
4 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.77%) nginx
6 5 (4.81%) Confluence
6 5 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (4.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.85%) CMS
8 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.96%) IIS
10 1 (0.96%) Jetty
10 1 (0.96%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.96%) Oracle 10gAS
10 1 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (25.96%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.85%) Acrobat
2 4 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.85%) RoboHelp
2 4 (3.85%) Snagit
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (11.54%) Office 365
2 11 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.88%) IaaS
4 3 (2.88%) PaaS
4 3 (2.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.96%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.96%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.35%) Firewall
2 10 (9.62%) SAN
3 9 (8.65%) LAN
4 8 (7.69%) DNS
4 8 (7.69%) VPN
4 8 (7.69%) WAN
5 7 (6.73%) SSL
6 5 (4.81%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (3.85%) DHCP
8 3 (2.88%) BIG-IP
8 3 (2.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (2.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.92%) Network Security
9 2 (1.92%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.96%) DWDM
10 1 (0.96%) HTTP
10 1 (0.96%) Internet
10 1 (0.96%) Telnet
10 1 (0.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.92%) MySQL
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.96%) MS Access
4 1 (0.96%) OLAP
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (21.15%) MSI
2 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.77%) Maven
4 5 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (4.81%) Bitbucket
4 5 (4.81%) DbUnit
4 5 (4.81%) JIRA
4 5 (4.81%) jMock
4 5 (4.81%) JUnit
4 5 (4.81%) Mockito
4 5 (4.81%) SonarQube
4 5 (4.81%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.96%) Ant
6 1 (0.96%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.96%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.96%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.77%) Finance
2 5 (4.81%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.96%) Back Office
3 1 (0.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (9.62%) Application Integration Engineer
1 10 (9.62%) Applications Engineer
1 10 (9.62%) Applications Packager
1 10 (9.62%) Integration Engineer
2 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (7.69%) Analyst
3 8 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) Architect
5 6 (5.77%) Data Centre Analyst
5 6 (5.77%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
5 6 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.77%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (5.77%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.81%) Data Analyst
6 5 (4.81%) Lead DevOps
6 5 (4.81%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) WSH
2 5 (4.81%) Apache Camel
2 5 (4.81%) CSS
2 5 (4.81%) HTML
2 5 (4.81%) J2EE
2 5 (4.81%) PowerMock
2 5 (4.81%) RESTful
2 5 (4.81%) SOAP
2 5 (4.81%) Spring
2 5 (4.81%) Web Services
3 4 (3.85%) Spring Boot
4 3 (2.88%) JSON
5 1 (0.96%) .NET
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) DHTML
5 1 (0.96%) Java EE
5 1 (0.96%) JRuby
5 1 (0.96%) MDX
5 1 (0.96%) Servlets
5 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.58%) Fat Client
2 11 (10.58%) Thin Client
3 10 (9.62%) Blackberry
4 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.92%) SCADA
7 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 77 (74.04%) Windows
2 31 (29.81%) Windows Server
3 26 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 23 (22.12%) Windows 10
5 19 (18.27%) Linux
6 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.77%) Unix
7 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.88%) Android
9 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.88%) CentOS
9 3 (2.88%) Debian
10 1 (0.96%) Fedora
10 1 (0.96%) HPUX
10 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.73%) Migration
2 22 (21.15%) Release Management
3 18 (17.31%) Application Discovery
3 18 (17.31%) Application Packaging
4 12 (11.54%) Software Deployment
5 11 (10.58%) ITIL
5 11 (10.58%) Mobile Device Management
6 10 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
8 8 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.73%) Data Centre Operations
9 7 (6.73%) High Availability
9 7 (6.73%) Line Management
9 7 (6.73%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.77%) DevOps
10 6 (5.77%) Integration Testing
10 6 (5.77%) Network Management
10 6 (5.77%) Open Source
10 6 (5.77%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.04%) PowerShell
2 20 (19.23%) VBScript
3 11 (10.58%) Java
4 10 (9.62%) SQL
5 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.96%) C
6 1 (0.96%) Go
6 1 (0.96%) Perl
6 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.96%) Python
6 1 (0.96%) Ruby
6 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (6.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (5.77%) CCIE
2 6 (5.77%) CCNP
2 6 (5.77%) MCSE
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.77%) RHCE
2 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.88%) CCNA
5 2 (1.92%) CCIE Security
5 2 (1.92%) CEH
5 2 (1.92%) CISM
5 2 (1.92%) CISSP
5 2 (1.92%) Degree
5 2 (1.92%) GCIA
5 2 (1.92%) GIAC
5 2 (1.92%) GSEC
6 1 (0.96%) MCITP
6 1 (0.96%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.23%) QA
2 4 (3.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.96%) GCP
3 1 (0.96%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (32.69%) Active Directory
2 31 (29.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (14.42%) Hyper-V
4 14 (13.46%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (11.54%) vSphere
6 10 (9.62%) Terminal Services
6 10 (9.62%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (6.73%) XenApp
10 5 (4.81%) VirtualBox
11 4 (3.85%) XenDesktop
12 3 (2.88%) vCloud
12 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (2.88%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.92%) Snort
14 1 (0.96%) KVM
14 1 (0.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (36.54%) SCCM
2 20 (19.23%) WMI
3 16 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (13.46%) WSUS
5 10 (9.62%) SafeCom
6 6 (5.77%) Ansible
7 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
7 5 (4.81%) Nagios
7 5 (4.81%) Terraform
8 3 (2.88%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.92%) SCOM
10 1 (0.96%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.96%) Puppet
10 1 (0.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 104 (100.00%) VMware
2 50 (48.08%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.27%) Cisco
4 17 (16.35%) NetApp
4 17 (16.35%) Symantec
5 15 (14.42%) McAfee
6 13 (12.50%) Citrix
7 10 (9.62%) IBM
7 10 (9.62%) Wyse
8 8 (7.69%) Oracle
9 7 (6.73%) HP
9 7 (6.73%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.77%) Dell
10 6 (5.77%) F5
11 5 (4.81%) Atlassian
12 4 (3.85%) Adobe
12 4 (3.85%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.85%) Meraki
13 2 (1.92%) ArcSight
13 2 (1.92%) Lancope