Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 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.

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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 43 42
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +29
Contract jobs citing VMware 80 209 218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.92% 4.55% 4.43%
As % of the Vendors category 7.88% 10.24% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 141 155
Median daily rate £450 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +1.37% +21.67%
10th Percentile £302 £210 £194
90th Percentile £587 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.70 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.74% -12.59% +12.50%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.51 £27.00
% change year-on-year +1.42% +27.81% +20.00%

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 1,015 2,042 2,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 49.71% 44.41% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 1,185 1,288
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £249
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £452 £466 £450
% change year-on-year -2.85% +3.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 71 111
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -4.73%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.00 £10.31
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.25 £29.50
Median hourly rate £20.11 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +8.57% -

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VMware as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for VMware in the West Midlands

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware in the West Midlands

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 29 May 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 -1 21 £350 -6.67% 5
Herefordshire -1 13 £510 +54.55%
Warwickshire +5 8 £325 -2.99%
Worcestershire +9 5 £700 +33.33% 7
Staffordshire -1 5 £340 -8.11% 5
Dudley -1 5 £320 +52.38%
Coventry -7 3 £550 +22.22% 4
Shropshire +31 1 £425 - 1
Solihull +9 1 £375 - 6
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £135 -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 47 (58.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 40 (50.00%) Cisco
4 33 (41.25%) Hyper-V
5 32 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 32 (40.00%) Windows
6 31 (38.75%) Oracle
7 29 (36.25%) DV Cleared
8 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
9 23 (28.75%) Unified Communications
10 18 (22.50%) Dell
10 18 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (20.00%) TOGAF
11 16 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
12 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2016
12 14 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (16.25%) Veeam
13 13 (16.25%) QA
13 13 (16.25%) CCNP
13 13 (16.25%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (15.00%) SLA
14 12 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (15.00%) Azure
14 12 (15.00%) Skype for Business
15 11 (13.75%) Skype
15 11 (13.75%) Enterprise Architecture
15 11 (13.75%) VoIP
15 11 (13.75%) WAN

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 12 (15.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) Azure
2 7 (8.75%) Office 365
3 6 (7.50%) AWS
4 3 (3.75%) IaaS
4 3 (3.75%) PaaS
5 2 (2.50%) GCP
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.25%) GitHub
6 1 (1.25%) SaaS
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.75%) Unified Communications
2 12 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
3 11 (13.75%) Skype
3 11 (13.75%) VoIP
3 11 (13.75%) WAN
4 9 (11.25%) LAN
5 7 (8.75%) Firewall
5 7 (8.75%) SAN
6 5 (6.25%) DNS
7 4 (5.00%) DHCP
7 4 (5.00%) Wireless
8 3 (3.75%) Internet
9 2 (2.50%) BGP
9 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.50%) OSPF
9 2 (2.50%) VSAN
10 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.25%) HSRP
10 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.25%) MaxDB
3 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.25%) JIRA
1 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 7 (8.75%) Public Sector
1 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.75%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Electronics
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Local Government
4 1 (1.25%) Military
4 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 14 (17.50%) Architect
2 13 (16.25%) Author
2 13 (16.25%) Technical Author
3 11 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 7 (8.75%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Citrix Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Content Designer
7 4 (5.00%) Designer
7 4 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Principal Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Principal Technical Architect
8 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.25%) Node.js
1 1 (1.25%) ONVIF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.00%) Replication
3 3 (3.75%) CCTV
3 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.75%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.25%) FMCG
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Windows
2 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
2 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2016
3 10 (12.50%) Linux
4 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.75%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.50%) VMS
6 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.25%) CentOS
7 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.25%) Solaris
7 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 13 (16.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (13.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (13.75%) Server Virtualisation
4 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
5 8 (10.00%) ITIL
6 7 (8.75%) Migration
6 7 (8.75%) Project Management
7 6 (7.50%) Change Management
8 5 (6.25%) SOA
9 4 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
9 4 (5.00%) Project Delivery
10 3 (3.75%) Business Continuity
10 3 (3.75%) Matrix Organization
10 3 (3.75%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.25%) C#
2 1 (1.25%) Go
2 1 (1.25%) Java
2 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.25%) Python
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (36.25%) DV Cleared
3 18 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (16.25%) CCNP
6 11 (13.75%) CISSP
7 10 (12.50%) CCIE
7 10 (12.50%) CCIE Collaboration
8 6 (7.50%) MCSA
8 6 (7.50%) MCSE
9 5 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.75%) CCNA
11 3 (3.75%) Degree
11 3 (3.75%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (2.50%) AWS Certification
12 2 (2.50%) MCP
13 1 (1.25%) HNC
13 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) QA
2 12 (15.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (58.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (41.25%) Hyper-V
3 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (12.50%) vSphere
5 7 (8.75%) XenApp
6 6 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (6.25%) VMware NSX
8 4 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (5.00%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.50%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.50%) vCloud
9 2 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (1.25%) Docker
10 1 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.25%) UAG
10 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) SCCM
2 3 (3.75%) vRealize
3 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.50%) TeMIP
4 1 (1.25%) Ansible
4 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Nagios
4 1 (1.25%) Netcool
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.25%) SCOM
4 1 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.25%) Terraform
4 1 (1.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 44 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (50.00%) Cisco
3 31 (38.75%) Oracle
4 18 (22.50%) Dell
5 13 (16.25%) Veeam
6 10 (12.50%) Citrix
7 5 (6.25%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.75%) HP
9 2 (2.50%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.50%) EMC
9 2 (2.50%) F5
9 2 (2.50%) Google
9 2 (2.50%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.50%) Remedy
9 2 (2.50%) SAP
9 2 (2.50%) Verint
10 1 (1.25%) AppDynamics
10 1 (1.25%) New Relic
10 1 (1.25%) Okta