Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 67 47
Rank change year-on-year +25 -20 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware 229 123 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.43% 2.81% 3.72%
As % of the Vendors category 9.79% 6.48% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 82 132
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -25.00% +8.84%
10th Percentile £212 £185 £213
90th Percentile £575 £481 £569
England median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.50 £14.22 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.32% +20.98% -44.05%
10th Percentile £14.25 £10.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £30.18 £21.50 £24.88
England median hourly rate £27.00 £19.66 £25.00
% change year-on-year +37.33% -21.36% +11.11%

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 2,339 1,897 2,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.22% 43.26% 48.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,358 1,127 1,563
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £234 £225 £225
90th Percentile £580 £553 £525
England median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 81 84
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.99 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +25.85% -18.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £9.52
90th Percentile £29.75 £45.00 £25.08
England median hourly rate £17.54 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.18% -2.86% -

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +2 63 £365 +12.31% 22
Shropshire +6 39 £550 +20.22% 5
Coventry -2 31 £443 +10.63% 9
Solihull +5 22 £363 +202.08% 4
Warwickshire +8 15 £375 -6.25% 5
Staffordshire +1 15 £375 +68.54% 5
Worcestershire -8 5 £174 -7.81% 5
Herefordshire +10 4 - -
Dudley - 4 £150 - 1
Walsall +1 3 £375 +94.81%
Wolverhampton -4 3 £375 +233.33% 2
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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.

1 138 (60.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 124 (54.15%) Windows
3 76 (33.19%) Microsoft
3 76 (33.19%) Windows Server
4 70 (30.57%) Active Directory
5 65 (28.38%) Amazon AWS
6 52 (22.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 48 (20.96%) Hyper-V
7 48 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (20.52%) Linux
9 46 (20.09%) MS Exchange
9 46 (20.09%) Cisco
9 46 (20.09%) Data Centre
10 44 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (18.34%) ITIL
12 41 (17.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (17.47%) vSphere
14 38 (16.59%) VMware ESXi
15 36 (15.72%) NetApp
16 35 (15.28%) SCCM
17 33 (14.41%) PowerShell
17 33 (14.41%) Citrix
18 31 (13.54%) SQL Server
19 30 (13.10%) Office 365
20 29 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
21 28 (12.23%) Service Delivery
22 27 (11.79%) Web Services
22 27 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
23 26 (11.35%) Project Management
24 25 (10.92%) SAN

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 46 (20.09%) MS Exchange
2 29 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.37%) Apache
4 9 (3.93%) IIS
5 6 (2.62%) Documentum
5 6 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.62%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.62%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.18%) Confluence
6 5 (2.18%) nginx
6 5 (2.18%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.18%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.75%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.31%) JBoss
9 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.87%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.87%) Site Server
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.44%) Jetty
10 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.31%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 65 (28.38%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (22.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (13.10%) Office 365
4 18 (7.86%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (7.42%) IaaS
6 11 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (4.37%) PaaS
8 4 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.31%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.31%) SaaS
9 3 (1.31%) Serverless
9 3 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.87%) G Suite
10 2 (0.87%) Slack
10 2 (0.87%) Trello
11 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.92%) SAN
2 24 (10.48%) DNS
3 21 (9.17%) Firewall
4 13 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.24%) DHCP
6 11 (4.80%) WAN
7 10 (4.37%) VSAN
8 9 (3.93%) SSL
9 8 (3.49%) LAN
10 7 (3.06%) NAS
11 6 (2.62%) SNMP
12 5 (2.18%) DDNS
12 5 (2.18%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.18%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.18%) Skype
13 4 (1.75%) OpenFlow
13 4 (1.75%) VLAN
13 4 (1.75%) VPN
13 4 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.18%) MySQL
3 5 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.87%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.44%) Big Data
7 1 (0.44%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.44%) DB2
7 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (10.04%) Git (software)
1 23 (10.04%) Jenkins
2 18 (7.86%) Maven
3 14 (6.11%) DbUnit
3 14 (6.11%) jMock
3 14 (6.11%) JUnit
3 14 (6.11%) Mockito
3 14 (6.11%) SonarQube
4 9 (3.93%) MSI
4 9 (3.93%) Subversion
5 7 (3.06%) JIRA
6 6 (2.62%) WiX
7 5 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.75%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.31%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.31%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.31%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.87%) Ant
10 2 (0.87%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (6.11%) Finance
2 8 (3.49%) Automotive
2 8 (3.49%) Retail
3 5 (2.18%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.44%) Banking
5 1 (0.44%) French Language
5 1 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (24.02%) Architect
2 42 (18.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (12.66%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (10.92%) AWS Architect
5 24 (10.48%) VMware Architect
6 22 (9.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 20 (8.73%) Developer
8 18 (7.86%) Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (7.42%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 17 (7.42%) Support Engineer
10 16 (6.99%) Consultant
11 15 (6.55%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (5.68%) Administrator
12 13 (5.68%) Analyst
12 13 (5.68%) Java Developer
13 12 (5.24%) VMware Engineer
14 11 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
14 11 (4.80%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
15 10 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 9 (3.93%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.79%) Web Services
2 23 (10.04%) Middleware
3 16 (6.99%) SOAP
4 15 (6.55%) Apache Camel
4 15 (6.55%) J2EE
5 14 (6.11%) PowerMock
5 14 (6.11%) RESTful
6 12 (5.24%) Spring Boot
7 10 (4.37%) Spring
8 7 (3.06%) .NET
9 6 (2.62%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.62%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (2.62%) CSS
9 6 (2.62%) Entity Framework
9 6 (2.62%) HTML
9 6 (2.62%) MFC
9 6 (2.62%) NHibernate
9 6 (2.62%) WCF
9 6 (2.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (20.09%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.11%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.24%) Private Cloud
4 11 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.80%) Clustering
5 7 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.62%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.62%) NHS
6 6 (2.62%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (2.18%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.75%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.31%) Fintech
10 2 (0.87%) User Experience
10 2 (0.87%) Wiki
11 1 (0.44%) CMDB
11 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.44%) FMCG
11 1 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 124 (54.15%) Windows
2 76 (33.19%) Windows Server
3 47 (20.52%) Linux
4 44 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (17.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (7.42%) Windows 7
7 16 (6.99%) Windows 10
8 13 (5.68%) Unix
8 13 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.62%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.31%) CentOS
11 3 (1.31%) Solaris
11 3 (1.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.31%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.87%) AIX
12 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.96%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (18.34%) ITIL
3 28 (12.23%) Service Delivery
4 26 (11.35%) Project Management
5 22 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (9.61%) Technical Architecture
5 22 (9.61%) Virtual Environments
6 20 (8.73%) Business Analysis
6 20 (8.73%) TDD
7 19 (8.30%) Capacity Planning
7 19 (8.30%) Scrum
8 18 (7.86%) Migration
9 17 (7.42%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 15 (6.55%) IT Strategy
11 14 (6.11%) BDD
11 14 (6.11%) E-Commerce
11 14 (6.11%) Kanban
12 11 (4.80%) Configuration Management
12 11 (4.80%) DevOps
13 10 (4.37%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.41%) PowerShell
2 25 (10.92%) SQL
3 24 (10.48%) Java
4 7 (3.06%) C#
4 7 (3.06%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.62%) Python
6 5 (2.18%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.18%) VBScript
7 4 (1.75%) PHP
8 3 (1.31%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.31%) Perl
9 2 (0.87%) VB
10 1 (0.44%) C
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (9.17%) Security Cleared
3 20 (8.73%) MCSE
4 14 (6.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.80%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.49%) CCNA
8 7 (3.06%) AWS Certification
9 6 (2.62%) Degree
9 6 (2.62%) MCITP
10 5 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (2.18%) MCSA
11 3 (1.31%) CCNP
11 3 (1.31%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.31%) MCP
11 3 (1.31%) RHCE
12 2 (0.87%) CCIE
12 2 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.49%) GDPR
2 5 (2.18%) PMO
2 5 (2.18%) SLA
3 4 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 138 (60.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (30.57%) Active Directory
3 48 (20.96%) Hyper-V
4 40 (17.47%) vSphere
5 38 (16.59%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (8.30%) VMware NSX
6 19 (8.30%) XenApp
7 12 (5.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (4.37%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (3.06%) NFS
9 7 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (2.18%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.75%) vCloud
11 4 (1.75%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.75%) XenServer
12 3 (1.31%) Docker
12 3 (1.31%) Firmware
12 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (15.28%) SCCM
2 15 (6.55%) vCenter Server
3 12 (5.24%) vRealize
4 11 (4.80%) WSUS
5 10 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (3.06%) Ansible
7 7 (3.06%) SCOM
8 6 (2.62%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (2.62%) Puppet
9 5 (2.18%) Nagios
10 4 (1.75%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (1.75%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.75%) SafeCom
11 3 (1.31%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (1.31%) Rundeck
11 3 (1.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 76 (33.19%) Microsoft
2 46 (20.09%) Cisco
3 36 (15.72%) NetApp
4 33 (14.41%) Citrix
5 17 (7.42%) HP
6 16 (6.99%) Oracle
7 12 (5.24%) McAfee
8 11 (4.80%) Dell
8 11 (4.80%) IBM
8 11 (4.80%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.37%) Juniper
10 8 (3.49%) EMC
10 8 (3.49%) Google
11 6 (2.62%) Pega
11 6 (2.62%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.62%) Symantec
12 5 (2.18%) Aruba
12 5 (2.18%) CommVault
13 4 (1.75%) F5
13 4 (1.75%) Veritas