Period
to 21 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

VMware
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 63 52
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11 -13
Contract jobs citing VMware 213 163 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.60% 3.00% 3.24%
As % of the Vendors category 10.47% 6.53% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 78 72
West Midlands median daily rate £336 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.46% +4.84% +2.48%
10th Percentile £175 £212 £167
90th Percentile £506 £488 £512
England median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% -20.45%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.90 £12.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £26.00 £24.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +13.33%

VMware is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,034 2,496 2,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.89% 45.98% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,214 1,352 1,119
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £563 £555
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 91 113
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -8.23% +1.22%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.60 £10.53
90th Percentile £48.75 £26.00 £33.71
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.75
% change year-on-year +0.72% -2.09% +7.55%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the West Midlands

VMware
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in the West Midlands

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in the West Midlands

VMware
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in the West Midlands

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the West Midlands

VMware
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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 -7 69 £375 +15.38% 19
Shropshire +21 34 £385 -14.44% 3
Coventry +22 19 £425 +38.78% 10
Solihull +8 17 £350 -17.65%
Worcestershire +3 14 £223 -15.64% 7
Warwickshire +3 13 £475 +33.80% 13
Staffordshire +12 11 £229 - 10
Dudley 0 7 £260 -
Herefordshire +3 5 £150 -57.14%
Wolverhampton 0 5 - - 4
Wednesbury - 2 - -
Smethwick - 1 £295 -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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.

1 138 (64.79%) Windows
2 129 (60.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (41.78%) Microsoft
4 79 (37.09%) Windows Server
5 71 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 58 (27.23%) Linux
7 45 (21.13%) Migration
8 43 (20.19%) Windows 7
9 42 (19.72%) Data Centre
10 40 (18.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (18.78%) PowerShell
10 40 (18.78%) SCCM
11 39 (18.31%) Microsoft Office
11 39 (18.31%) ITIL
12 38 (17.84%) Cisco
13 37 (17.37%) MS Exchange
14 36 (16.90%) Citrix
15 35 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 35 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
16 32 (15.02%) SQL
17 31 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (14.55%) Windows 10
18 30 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
19 28 (13.15%) Jenkins
20 27 (12.68%) Office 365
20 27 (12.68%) DNS
20 27 (12.68%) Microsoft App-V
21 26 (12.21%) Git (software)
21 26 (12.21%) VMware ESXi
22 25 (11.74%) Continuous Integration

VMware
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 37 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.92%) Apache
3 15 (7.04%) Tomcat
4 13 (6.10%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.63%) Confluence
6 11 (5.16%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.88%) CMS
10 4 (1.88%) IIS
10 4 (1.88%) nginx
10 4 (1.88%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.41%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.94%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.94%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
12 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (18.31%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.88%) Acrobat
3 4 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.88%) RoboHelp
3 4 (1.88%) Snagit
4 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (12.68%) Office 365
4 21 (9.86%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (3.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (3.76%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (3.76%) Amazon S3
5 8 (3.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.35%) IaaS
7 4 (1.88%) PaaS
8 3 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.41%) GitHub
8 3 (1.41%) SaaS
9 2 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.94%) G Suite
10 1 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.47%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.47%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.47%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.68%) DNS
2 21 (9.86%) Firewall
3 18 (8.45%) SAN
4 16 (7.51%) LAN
5 14 (6.57%) VPN
6 12 (5.63%) WAN
7 11 (5.16%) DHCP
7 11 (5.16%) HTTP
8 8 (3.76%) OpenLDAP
8 8 (3.76%) OpenVPN
8 8 (3.76%) SSH
8 8 (3.76%) SSL
9 7 (3.29%) NetScaler
10 6 (2.82%) Internet
10 6 (2.82%) TCP/IP
11 5 (2.35%) Telnet
12 3 (1.41%) BIG-IP
12 3 (1.41%) Network Security
12 3 (1.41%) VoIP
12 3 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.23%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (3.76%) MySQL
5 7 (3.29%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.41%) JasperReports
7 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.47%) DB2
9 1 (0.47%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.47%) MS Access
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 28 (13.15%) Jenkins
2 26 (12.21%) Git (software)
3 23 (10.80%) MSI
4 22 (10.33%) Maven
5 21 (9.86%) JUnit
5 21 (9.86%) SonarQube
6 13 (6.10%) DbUnit
6 13 (6.10%) jMock
6 13 (6.10%) Mockito
7 12 (5.63%) JIRA
8 11 (5.16%) Bitbucket
9 9 (4.23%) Ant
10 8 (3.76%) Liquibase
10 8 (3.76%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.88%) Subversion
11 4 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.41%) git-flow
12 3 (1.41%) GitLab
12 3 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (5.16%) Finance
2 7 (3.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.94%) Back Office
4 2 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) French Language
5 1 (0.47%) German Language
5 1 (0.47%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (9.39%) Architect
1 20 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (7.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 15 (7.04%) Support Engineer
3 15 (7.04%) Technical Engineer
4 14 (6.57%) Administrator
5 13 (6.10%) Analyst
5 13 (6.10%) Consultant
5 13 (6.10%) Developer
5 13 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (5.63%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (4.69%) Application Integration Engineer
7 10 (4.69%) Applications Engineer
7 10 (4.69%) Applications Packager
7 10 (4.69%) Integration Engineer
7 10 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.23%) Network Engineer
9 8 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.39%) WSH
2 15 (7.04%) Apache Camel
3 14 (6.57%) Web Services
4 13 (6.10%) J2EE
4 13 (6.10%) PowerMock
4 13 (6.10%) RESTful
4 13 (6.10%) SOAP
5 11 (5.16%) REST
6 10 (4.69%) Spring
7 8 (3.76%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (3.76%) MCollective
8 6 (2.82%) XML
9 5 (2.35%) CSS
9 5 (2.35%) HTML
9 5 (2.35%) JSON
10 4 (1.88%) Java EE
10 4 (1.88%) Servlets
10 4 (1.88%) Spring Boot
11 3 (1.41%) CORBA
11 3 (1.41%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.72%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.69%) Fat Client
2 10 (4.69%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (4.23%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.76%) PKI
5 7 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.29%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.35%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.35%) Clustering
6 5 (2.35%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.94%) AS400
9 2 (0.94%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.94%) SCADA
9 2 (0.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 138 (64.79%) Windows
2 79 (37.09%) Windows Server
3 58 (27.23%) Linux
4 43 (20.19%) Windows 7
5 40 (18.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (14.55%) Windows 10
8 19 (8.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (6.10%) CentOS
9 13 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (4.23%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.29%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.82%) Unix
13 4 (1.88%) Debian
14 3 (1.41%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.41%) Solaris
15 2 (0.94%) Android
15 2 (0.94%) HPUX
15 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.13%) Migration
2 39 (18.31%) ITIL
3 31 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (11.27%) Release Management
5 24 (11.27%) Service Management
6 22 (10.33%) Scrum
7 20 (9.39%) Application Packaging
8 18 (8.45%) Application Discovery
8 18 (8.45%) Load Balancing
9 16 (7.51%) DevOps
10 13 (6.10%) BDD
10 13 (6.10%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.10%) Kanban
10 13 (6.10%) TDD
10 13 (6.10%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 12 (5.63%) Configuration Management
11 12 (5.63%) Incident Management
11 12 (5.63%) Problem Management
11 12 (5.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.78%) PowerShell
2 32 (15.02%) SQL
3 25 (11.74%) Java
4 20 (9.39%) VBScript
5 13 (6.10%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.76%) Groovy
7 6 (2.82%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.88%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.94%) VB
10 1 (0.47%) C
10 1 (0.47%) C#
10 1 (0.47%) Go
10 1 (0.47%) Korn
10 1 (0.47%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) Python
10 1 (0.47%) Ruby
10 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.10%) CCNP
5 12 (5.63%) CCNA
5 12 (5.63%) MCSE
6 10 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.29%) CCIE
8 6 (2.82%) RHCE
9 4 (1.88%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.41%) Degree
10 3 (1.41%) MCITP
10 3 (1.41%) MCSA
10 3 (1.41%) VCP5
10 3 (1.41%) VCP6
11 2 (0.94%) CEH
11 2 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.33%) QA
2 15 (7.04%) SLA
3 3 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
5 1 (0.47%) GCP
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 129 (60.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 27 (12.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 26 (12.21%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (10.33%) Hyper-V
5 22 (10.33%) vSphere
6 19 (8.92%) Virtual Servers
7 18 (8.45%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (6.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 12 (5.63%) XenApp
10 11 (5.16%) vCloud
11 10 (4.69%) Docker
12 8 (3.76%) Postfix
12 8 (3.76%) Squid
12 8 (3.76%) XenDesktop
13 7 (3.29%) VirtualBox
14 6 (2.82%) Terminal Services
15 5 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (1.88%) VMware NSX
16 4 (1.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (18.78%) SCCM
2 25 (11.74%) WSUS
3 20 (9.39%) WMI
4 17 (7.98%) Ansible
5 14 (6.57%) Puppet
6 11 (5.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (5.16%) Terraform
7 10 (4.69%) Kubernetes
8 9 (4.23%) Backup Exec
9 8 (3.76%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (3.76%) Kibana
9 8 (3.76%) logstash
9 8 (3.76%) Rancher
9 8 (3.76%) Rsyslog
9 8 (3.76%) Sysdig
9 8 (3.76%) ZABBIX
10 7 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (2.82%) SCOM
11 6 (2.82%) vCenter Server
12 5 (2.35%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 89 (41.78%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.84%) Cisco
3 36 (16.90%) Citrix
4 23 (10.80%) NetApp
5 21 (9.86%) HP
6 19 (8.92%) Oracle
6 19 (8.92%) Red Hat
7 16 (7.51%) Symantec
8 14 (6.57%) McAfee
9 13 (6.10%) IBM
10 12 (5.63%) Dell
11 10 (4.69%) F5
12 9 (4.23%) EMC
13 8 (3.76%) Sonatype
14 7 (3.29%) Google
15 6 (2.82%) Adobe
15 6 (2.82%) Veeam
16 5 (2.35%) Wyse
17 4 (1.88%) CheckPoint
17 4 (1.88%) SolarWinds