Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 119 77
Rank change year-on-year +34 -42 +59
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 71 92 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.28% 1.85% 2.45%
As % of the System Software category 13.87% 12.17% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 46 79
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £194 £185 £258
90th Percentile £543 £488 £563
England median daily rate £410 £425 £382
% change year-on-year -3.53% +11.26% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.25 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.63% -6.90% -58.57%
10th Percentile £21.68 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £26.23 £23.65 £20.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year -14.29% +38.61% +1.00%

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 512 756 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.42% 15.17% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 427 291
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.38% +10.59%
10th Percentile £150 £161 £150
90th Percentile £575 £544 £575
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 50 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.38 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.07% +13.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.25 £8.88
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.53 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.88% +0.89%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 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
Birmingham +3 15 £263 -30.00% 12
Dudley 0 14 £300 +20.00% 1
Coventry 0 9 £550 +23.60% 6
Herefordshire 0 9 £520 +54.07% 6
Warwickshire +16 8 £338 -32.50% 7
Staffordshire +16 4 £138 -61.81% 18
Worcestershire +15 4 £368 +41.35% 8
Shropshire +43 2 £250 -45.95% 1
Solihull +3 1 - - 10
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £225 - 2
Stourbridge - 1 £350 -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 71 (100.00%) VMware
2 40 (56.34%) Windows
3 38 (53.52%) Cisco
4 28 (39.44%) Data Centre
5 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
5 24 (33.80%) Active Directory
6 21 (29.58%) Linux
6 21 (29.58%) Hyper-V
7 20 (28.17%) Firewall
7 20 (28.17%) Windows Server
8 17 (23.94%) Dell
9 16 (22.54%) Citrix
9 16 (22.54%) Oracle
10 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
11 14 (19.72%) Azure
11 14 (19.72%) vSphere
12 13 (18.31%) Migration
12 13 (18.31%) WAN
12 13 (18.31%) Office 365
12 13 (18.31%) XenApp
13 12 (16.90%) Data Centre Operations
14 11 (15.49%) VLAN
14 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (15.49%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (15.49%) SLA
14 11 (15.49%) NetApp
14 11 (15.49%) ITIL
15 10 (14.08%) DHCP
15 10 (14.08%) LAN
15 10 (14.08%) Disaster Recovery

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 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
1 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) Zimbra
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.72%) Azure
2 13 (18.31%) Office 365
3 10 (14.08%) AWS
4 6 (8.45%) PaaS
5 5 (7.04%) IaaS
6 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.82%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.82%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.82%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.82%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.41%) G Suite
7 1 (1.41%) GCP
7 1 (1.41%) GitHub
7 1 (1.41%) SaaS
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.17%) Firewall
2 13 (18.31%) WAN
3 11 (15.49%) VLAN
4 10 (14.08%) DHCP
4 10 (14.08%) LAN
4 10 (14.08%) Unified Communications
5 9 (12.68%) DNS
5 9 (12.68%) SAN
6 8 (11.27%) VPN
7 5 (7.04%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (5.63%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (4.23%) BGP
9 3 (4.23%) NAS
9 3 (4.23%) Network Security
9 3 (4.23%) OSPF
9 3 (4.23%) Skype
9 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.23%) Wireless
10 2 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Blockchain
2 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.82%) Power BI
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.41%) MaxDB
3 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
1 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
4 1 (1.41%) Military
4 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Architect
2 9 (12.68%) Author
2 9 (12.68%) Citrix Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Technical Author
3 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.63%) Consultant
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (5.63%) IT Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Citrix Support
6 3 (4.23%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) Ajax
2 1 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) LDAP
2 1 (1.41%) Node.js
2 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (39.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (4.23%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.82%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.82%) PMI
3 2 (2.82%) Tandem
3 2 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) CCTV
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) Robotics
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (56.34%) Windows
2 21 (29.58%) Linux
3 20 (28.17%) Windows Server
4 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (5.63%) Solaris
9 3 (4.23%) CentOS
9 3 (4.23%) Unix
10 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.41%) Debian
11 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) Migration
2 12 (16.90%) Data Centre Operations
3 11 (15.49%) ITIL
4 10 (14.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (12.68%) Server Virtualisation
6 8 (11.27%) Service Management
7 6 (8.45%) Change Management
8 5 (7.04%) High Availability
9 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.63%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.63%) ITIL V3
9 4 (5.63%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.23%) Network Design
10 3 (4.23%) Project Management
10 3 (4.23%) Scrum
10 3 (4.23%) SOA
10 3 (4.23%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.23%) SQL
3 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.82%) Java
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) C#
4 1 (1.41%) Go
4 1 (1.41%) PHP
4 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.45%) MCSE
4 6 (8.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (7.04%) CCNA
6 4 (5.63%) CCNP
7 3 (4.23%) MCSA
7 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.82%) CISSP
8 2 (2.82%) MCSD
8 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.41%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.41%) CCDP
9 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.41%) Degree
9 1 (1.41%) MCP
9 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) SLA
2 9 (12.68%) QA
3 2 (2.82%) GDPR
3 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 24 (33.80%) Active Directory
2 21 (29.58%) Hyper-V
3 14 (19.72%) vSphere
4 13 (18.31%) XenApp
5 11 (15.49%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (8.45%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.82%) Docker
8 2 (2.82%) vCloud
8 2 (2.82%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.41%) UAG
9 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (4.23%) Terraform
3 2 (2.82%) Ansible
3 2 (2.82%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.82%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.82%) Nagios
3 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.82%) Puppet
3 2 (2.82%) WSUS
4 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.41%) SCOM
4 1 (1.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 71 (100.00%) VMware
2 38 (53.52%) Cisco
3 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
4 17 (23.94%) Dell
5 16 (22.54%) Citrix
5 16 (22.54%) Oracle
6 11 (15.49%) NetApp
7 9 (12.68%) Red Hat
8 6 (8.45%) HP
8 6 (8.45%) Veeam
9 5 (7.04%) Juniper
10 4 (5.63%) Google
10 4 (5.63%) IBM
10 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.23%) EMC
11 3 (4.23%) McAfee
11 3 (4.23%) Remedy
11 3 (4.23%) SonicWALL
11 3 (4.23%) Splunk
12 2 (2.82%) Sophos