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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
England / West Midlands
Rank 89 87 72
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 29 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.26% 1.60% 1.97%
As % of the System Software category 13.88% 18.86% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 25
Median daily rate £313 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £310 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.54% -15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -46.51% +43.33%  

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 209 228 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.08% 8.46% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 105 122
Median daily rate £413 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.56% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £201 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 59
Median hourly rate £15.93 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.46% -8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £26.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 +3 17 £368 -3.28% 2
Staffordshire +6 5 £240 -36.84% 3
Warwickshire -4 3 - - 2
Shropshire +25 2 £400 -20.00% 1
Coventry -9 1 £325 -7.14% 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 56 (100.00%) VMware
2 32 (57.14%) Windows
3 25 (44.64%) Active Directory
4 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
5 18 (32.14%) Data Centre
5 18 (32.14%) Windows Server
6 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
7 13 (23.21%) ITIL
7 13 (23.21%) SAN
8 12 (21.43%) VMware ESX
9 11 (19.64%) SCCM
9 11 (19.64%) Linux
10 10 (17.86%) Cisco
10 10 (17.86%) DNS
10 10 (17.86%) HP
10 10 (17.86%) Citrix
10 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (17.86%) Office 365
11 9 (16.07%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (16.07%) IBM
11 9 (16.07%) SQL
11 9 (16.07%) Change Management
11 9 (16.07%) Migration
12 8 (14.29%) Oracle
12 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 8 (14.29%) Dell
12 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
13 7 (12.50%) Network Security

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related 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 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.79%) Liferay
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Office 365
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.36%) IaaS
5 2 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) SAN
2 10 (17.86%) DNS
3 7 (12.50%) DHCP
3 7 (12.50%) Network Security
4 3 (5.36%) LAN
4 3 (5.36%) NAS
4 3 (5.36%) Wireless
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.57%) Firewall
5 2 (3.57%) HTTP
5 2 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) 3G
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.79%) Internet
6 1 (1.79%) Intranet
6 1 (1.79%) SNMP
6 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.79%) VLAN
6 1 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) InstallShield
1 5 (8.93%) MSI
2 1 (1.79%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.93%) Electronics
3 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Architect
2 7 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 5 (8.93%) Software Packager
4 4 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
4 4 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.36%) Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Architect
6 2 (3.57%) AIX Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Data Centre Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.57%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) JSON
1 2 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.14%) HP Storage
5 3 (5.36%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.57%) Clustering
7 1 (1.79%) DataPower
7 1 (1.79%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 18 (32.14%) Windows Server
3 11 (19.64%) Linux
4 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.50%) Unix
6 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.57%) AIX
10 1 (1.79%) HPUX
10 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) ITIL
2 9 (16.07%) Change Management
2 9 (16.07%) Migration
3 6 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (10.71%) Incident Management
3 6 (10.71%) Problem Management
3 6 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (8.93%) DevOps
4 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.14%) Escalation Management
5 4 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.36%) Line Management
6 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (3.57%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.50%) MCSE
3 5 (8.93%) Degree
3 5 (8.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.36%) CCNA
5 3 (5.36%) CCNP
5 3 (5.36%) MCSA
6 2 (3.57%) MCITP
6 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.79%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (44.64%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
3 12 (21.43%) VMware ESX
4 9 (16.07%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (10.71%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (10.71%) XenApp
6 3 (5.36%) Docker
6 3 (5.36%) vSphere
7 1 (1.79%) Firmware
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) Puppet
3 3 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.57%) vMotion
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.79%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) SCOM
5 1 (1.79%) Terraform
5 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.79%) vRealize
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.86%) Cisco
3 10 (17.86%) Citrix
3 10 (17.86%) HP
4 9 (16.07%) IBM
5 8 (14.29%) Dell
5 8 (14.29%) Oracle
6 6 (10.71%) EMC
7 4 (7.14%) NetApp
7 4 (7.14%) Veritas
8 3 (5.36%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.57%) Veeam
10 1 (1.79%) Brocade
10 1 (1.79%) Capita
10 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.79%) Intel
10 1 (1.79%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.79%) Kaspersky
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