Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 40 59
Rank change year-on-year -10 +19 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 215 199 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.18% 4.14% 3.15%
As % of the Vendors category 8.93% 9.22% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 111 99
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £209 £178 £209
90th Percentile £588 £481 £515
England median daily rate £405 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.75 £16.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.42% -11.08% -5.21%
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £28.50 £24.83
England median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +35.00% -23.81% +16.67%

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 2,408 2,158 2,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.84% 44.89% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,375 1,274 1,552
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £207 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 94 90
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +5.17% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.83 £10.23
90th Percentile £29.85 £46.83 £25.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -8 55 £360 +2.86% 33
Coventry +23 54 £380 -7.88% 6
Shropshire -42 37 £575 +35.29% 3
Staffordshire +3 20 £360 +71.43% 10
Solihull +2 12 £350 +9.38% 5
Warwickshire +14 10 £250 -40.30% 4
Herefordshire -12 7 - -
Walsall +3 2 £272 +41.23%
Dudley +1 2 - -
Worcestershire -15 2 £550 +164.74% 10
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 134 (62.33%) Windows
2 125 (58.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (40.93%) Windows Server
4 78 (36.28%) Active Directory
5 68 (31.63%) Microsoft
6 58 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
7 56 (26.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 51 (23.72%) Linux
9 44 (20.47%) Cisco
9 44 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
10 38 (17.67%) SQL Server
10 38 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (16.74%) Data Centre
12 35 (16.28%) SCCM
13 34 (15.81%) vSphere
14 33 (15.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 32 (14.88%) Oracle
15 32 (14.88%) ITIL
16 31 (14.42%) MS Exchange
17 30 (13.95%) Hyper-V
18 29 (13.49%) VMware ESXi
18 29 (13.49%) Citrix
18 29 (13.49%) Migration
19 28 (13.02%) Windows Server 2008
20 27 (12.56%) Firewall
21 25 (11.63%) DNS
21 25 (11.63%) Java
21 25 (11.63%) PowerShell
21 25 (11.63%) Office 365
22 23 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification

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 31 (14.42%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.65%) Apache
3 10 (4.65%) Confluence
4 8 (3.72%) nginx
5 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.86%) Documentum
6 4 (1.86%) IIS
7 3 (1.40%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.93%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.47%) Site Server
Applications
1 16 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) ENOVIA
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (11.63%) Office 365
4 15 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (4.65%) IaaS
6 7 (3.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.33%) PaaS
7 5 (2.33%) SaaS
8 4 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.93%) Serverless
10 2 (0.93%) Slack
10 2 (0.93%) Trello
11 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.56%) Firewall
2 25 (11.63%) DNS
3 17 (7.91%) DHCP
4 15 (6.98%) SAN
5 13 (6.05%) WAN
6 11 (5.12%) LAN
6 11 (5.12%) VSAN
7 10 (4.65%) SSL
8 9 (4.19%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.72%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (2.79%) Internet
11 5 (2.33%) Unified Communications
11 5 (2.33%) VLAN
11 5 (2.33%) VPN
11 5 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.86%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.86%) NAS
12 4 (1.86%) WLAN
13 3 (1.40%) IP Telephony
14 2 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.05%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.93%) Big Data
8 1 (0.47%) MySQL
8 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (8.37%) Git (software)
1 18 (8.37%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (4.65%) JIRA
2 10 (4.65%) Maven
2 10 (4.65%) Subversion
3 8 (3.72%) Bitbucket
3 8 (3.72%) ClearCase
3 8 (3.72%) DbUnit
3 8 (3.72%) jMock
3 8 (3.72%) JUnit
3 8 (3.72%) Mockito
3 8 (3.72%) SonarQube
3 8 (3.72%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.40%) MSI
6 2 (0.93%) Ant
6 2 (0.93%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (10.23%) Finance
2 17 (7.91%) Retail
3 5 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.86%) Automotive
4 4 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.47%) Military
5 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (23.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (21.86%) Architect
3 22 (10.23%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (10.23%) VMware Engineer
4 21 (9.77%) VMware Architect
5 20 (9.30%) Consultant
6 19 (8.84%) Support Engineer
7 17 (7.91%) AWS Architect
8 15 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (6.51%) Analyst
9 14 (6.51%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 14 (6.51%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 13 (6.05%) Server Engineer
11 12 (5.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (5.12%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (4.65%) VMware Consultant
14 9 (4.19%) Migration Engineer
14 9 (4.19%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.91%) Middleware
1 17 (7.91%) Web Services
2 13 (6.05%) SOAP
3 8 (3.72%) Apache Camel
3 8 (3.72%) J2EE
3 8 (3.72%) PowerMock
3 8 (3.72%) RESTful
3 8 (3.72%) Spring Boot
4 7 (3.26%) Spring
5 5 (2.33%) .NET
5 5 (2.33%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.33%) Java EE
5 5 (2.33%) JPA
5 5 (2.33%) REST
5 5 (2.33%) XML
6 4 (1.86%) WSH
7 2 (0.93%) JSON
7 2 (0.93%) Node.js
8 1 (0.47%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.74%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.65%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.72%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.72%) FMCG
5 8 (3.72%) NHS
5 8 (3.72%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.72%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.79%) Clustering
6 6 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.33%) Fintech
7 5 (2.33%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.86%) DataPower
9 3 (1.40%) PKI
9 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.93%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.93%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 134 (62.33%) Windows
2 88 (40.93%) Windows Server
3 51 (23.72%) Linux
4 33 (15.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (13.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (9.77%) Windows 7
7 19 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (6.51%) Windows 10
9 13 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (4.19%) Unix
11 7 (3.26%) Solaris
11 7 (3.26%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.33%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.47%) CentOS
14 1 (0.47%) OS/2
14 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (14.88%) ITIL
4 29 (13.49%) Migration
5 23 (10.70%) Project Management
6 22 (10.23%) Service Delivery
7 18 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (7.91%) Technical Architecture
8 17 (7.91%) Virtual Environments
9 16 (7.44%) TDD
10 15 (6.98%) Change Management
11 14 (6.51%) Business Analysis
12 12 (5.58%) Scrum
13 11 (5.12%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (5.12%) IT Strategy
14 10 (4.65%) Asset Management
14 10 (4.65%) Configuration Management
14 10 (4.65%) Continuous Deployment
14 10 (4.65%) DevOps
14 10 (4.65%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.63%) Java
1 25 (11.63%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.23%) SQL
3 5 (2.33%) VBScript
4 3 (1.40%) Python
5 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 18 (8.37%) MCSE
4 15 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.19%) MCITP
7 6 (2.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (2.79%) MCP
8 5 (2.33%) CCNP
9 4 (1.86%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.40%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.40%) CCDP
10 3 (1.40%) CCNA
10 3 (1.40%) Degree
10 3 (1.40%) MCSA
11 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.47%) CCIE
12 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) PMO
2 6 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) GDPR
System Software
1 125 (58.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (36.28%) Active Directory
3 34 (15.81%) vSphere
4 30 (13.95%) Hyper-V
5 29 (13.49%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (7.44%) VMware NSX
7 15 (6.98%) XenApp
8 11 (5.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (5.12%) VMware Workstation
9 10 (4.65%) Terminal Services
10 6 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (2.79%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.86%) Firmware
11 4 (1.86%) NFS
11 4 (1.86%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.86%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.93%) Docker
12 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (16.28%) SCCM
2 16 (7.44%) WSUS
3 13 (6.05%) vRealize
4 11 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (4.65%) Ansible
6 9 (4.19%) vCenter Server
7 8 (3.72%) Nagios
7 8 (3.72%) Rundeck
7 8 (3.72%) SafeCom
7 8 (3.72%) Terraform
8 5 (2.33%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.40%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.40%) Nessus
10 3 (1.40%) SCOM
10 3 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 68 (31.63%) Microsoft
2 44 (20.47%) Cisco
3 32 (14.88%) Oracle
4 29 (13.49%) Citrix
5 23 (10.70%) NetApp
6 18 (8.37%) HP
7 15 (6.98%) IBM
8 12 (5.58%) Red Hat
9 11 (5.12%) Wyse
10 9 (4.19%) McAfee
11 8 (3.72%) Atlassian
11 8 (3.72%) PlateSpin
11 8 (3.72%) Symantec
12 5 (2.33%) CommVault
12 5 (2.33%) Dell
12 5 (2.33%) EMC
12 5 (2.33%) Google
13 4 (1.86%) Apple
13 4 (1.86%) Intel
13 4 (1.86%) Pega