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 3 months to 27 June 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.

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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 52 41
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11  
Contract jobs citing VMware 67 101 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.24% 3.33% 3.61%
As % of the Vendors category 7.15% 6.92% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 62 52
Median daily rate £293 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £358 £330
% change year-on-year +3.49% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
Median hourly rate £13.36 £12.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -35.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.11 £19.30 £27.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £28.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -39.47% +29.54%  

VMware is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 937 1460 1090
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 45.33% 48.15% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 804 633
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 72
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing VMware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 27 June 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 +10 22 £325 +4.00% 17
Worcestershire +3 6 £189 -47.20% 3
Staffordshire +5 5 £220 -46.66% 7
Shropshire 0 5 £515 +1.98% 5
Solihull +14 4 £250 -44.44% 5
Warwickshire +2 2 - - 7
Coventry +2 2 £400 +8.10% 4
Wolverhampton 0 2 £113 -
Herefordshire - 2 £360 - 1
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 89 (70.63%) Windows
2 57 (45.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 55 (43.65%) Active Directory
4 35 (27.78%) Data Centre
5 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
6 30 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 25 (19.84%) Citrix
10 24 (19.05%) Cisco
10 24 (19.05%) Migration
11 23 (18.25%) Hyper-V
12 20 (15.87%) Firewall
12 20 (15.87%) DNS
13 19 (15.08%) SQL Server
13 19 (15.08%) SCCM
14 18 (14.29%) LAN
14 18 (14.29%) SAN
14 18 (14.29%) NetApp
15 17 (13.49%) ITIL
15 17 (13.49%) Degree
16 16 (12.70%) Finance
16 16 (12.70%) WAN
17 15 (11.90%) Linux
18 14 (11.11%) SQL
18 14 (11.11%) Office 365
19 13 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
19 13 (10.32%) VMware ESXi
19 13 (10.32%) Windows 7

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 28 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.56%) IIS
3 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.59%) Confluence
5 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.11%) Office 365
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.59%) IaaS
4 2 (1.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.87%) DNS
1 20 (15.87%) Firewall
2 18 (14.29%) LAN
2 18 (14.29%) SAN
3 16 (12.70%) WAN
4 12 (9.52%) VPN
5 8 (6.35%) DHCP
6 6 (4.76%) Network Security
7 4 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.17%) NAS
7 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.17%) VoIP
8 3 (2.38%) HTTP
8 3 (2.38%) HTTPS
8 3 (2.38%) Megaco
8 3 (2.38%) RTCP
8 3 (2.38%) RTP
8 3 (2.38%) SSH
9 2 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.79%) DB2
3 1 (0.79%) OLAP
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MSI
2 4 (3.17%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.59%) JIRA
3 2 (1.59%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (12.70%) Finance
2 10 (7.94%) Retail
3 9 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.97%) Electronics
5 3 (2.38%) Banking
5 3 (2.38%) Marketing
6 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (11.11%) Architect
3 11 (8.73%) Administrator
4 10 (7.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.35%) Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.76%) Consultant
8 6 (4.76%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.76%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Data Centre Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Active Directory Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Office 365 Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Software Packager
10 4 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) .NET
1 2 (1.59%) Web Services
2 1 (0.79%) Akka
2 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.79%) CSS
2 1 (0.79%) DHTML
2 1 (0.79%) HTML
2 1 (0.79%) JSON
2 1 (0.79%) MDX
2 1 (0.79%) Node.js
2 1 (0.79%) Play Framework
2 1 (0.79%) REST
2 1 (0.79%) spray
2 1 (0.79%) Spring
2 1 (0.79%) Symfony
2 1 (0.79%) WAP
2 1 (0.79%) XHTML
2 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.17%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.17%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.17%) HP Storage
4 4 (3.17%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.59%) Clustering
5 2 (1.59%) iSeries
5 2 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) CMDB
6 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) iPad
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (70.63%) Windows
2 57 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 30 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (11.90%) Linux
6 13 (10.32%) Windows 7
6 13 (10.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.56%) Unix
8 4 (3.17%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.59%) HPUX
10 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.05%) Migration
2 17 (13.49%) ITIL
3 12 (9.52%) Change Management
4 10 (7.94%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 7 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 6 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.76%) ERP
6 6 (4.76%) Hardware Maintenance
6 6 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 6 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.97%) Line Management
7 5 (3.97%) Presales
7 5 (3.97%) Security Management
7 5 (3.97%) Security Patching
7 5 (3.97%) Service Management
7 5 (3.97%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.11%) SQL
2 8 (6.35%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.38%) C
4 2 (1.59%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.59%) VBScript
5 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.79%) Java
5 1 (0.79%) Perl
5 1 (0.79%) PHP
5 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.79%) Scala
5 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (13.49%) Degree
2 10 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.97%) CCNP
5 5 (3.97%) MCSE
5 5 (3.97%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.17%) CCNA
7 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) MCSA
7 2 (1.59%) VCP6
8 1 (0.79%) CCA
8 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.79%) NCDA
8 1 (0.79%) NCIE
8 1 (0.79%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) Solvency II
System Software
1 57 (45.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (43.65%) Active Directory
3 23 (18.25%) Hyper-V
4 13 (10.32%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (8.73%) vSphere
6 10 (7.94%) XenApp
7 9 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (3.97%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (3.17%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.59%) Docker
12 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.79%) Firmware
13 1 (0.79%) Samba
13 1 (0.79%) UAG
13 1 (0.79%) vCloud
13 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (15.08%) SCCM
2 7 (5.56%) vCenter Server
3 5 (3.97%) Puppet
3 5 (3.97%) SCOM
3 5 (3.97%) WSUS
4 4 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.17%) SafeCom
5 3 (2.38%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.59%) Ansible
6 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.59%) Terraform
6 2 (1.59%) vMotion
6 2 (1.59%) vRealize
7 1 (0.79%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.79%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 25 (19.84%) Citrix
3 24 (19.05%) Cisco
4 18 (14.29%) NetApp
5 10 (7.94%) EMC
6 9 (7.14%) Dell
6 9 (7.14%) Oracle
7 8 (6.35%) IBM
8 7 (5.56%) HP
9 6 (4.76%) CommVault
9 6 (4.76%) Symantec
10 5 (3.97%) Veritas
11 4 (3.17%) Juniper
11 4 (3.17%) McAfee
11 4 (3.17%) Veeam
11 4 (3.17%) Wyse
12 3 (2.38%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.38%) F5
12 3 (2.38%) Mitel
13 2 (1.59%) Red Hat