Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 48 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware 226 167 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.40% 3.69% 3.36%
As % of the Vendors category 9.39% 8.28% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 99 121
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -21.88% +8.11%
10th Percentile £213 £183 £213
90th Percentile £586 £488 £513
England median daily rate £413 £381 £400
% change year-on-year +8.20% -4.69% +13.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.75 £14.22 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.01% -20.48% -0.69%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.93 £10.85
90th Percentile £29.65 £21.53 £24.83
England median hourly rate £27.00 £19.66 £26.50
% change year-on-year +37.33% -25.81% +17.78%

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 2,406 2,017 2,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.86% 44.61% 47.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,363 1,193 1,617
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £230 £214 £220
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.06% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 98 83
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.82 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +13.00% -15.15%
10th Percentile £10.87 £11.00 £10.05
90th Percentile £27.88 £48.25 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -12 57 £350 +7.69% 26
Shropshire -15 47 £550 +18.28% 6
Coventry +10 42 £475 +22.58% 11
Solihull +3 18 £350 +7.69% 6
Staffordshire +2 15 £360 +63.64% 3
Warwickshire +7 10 £275 -29.03% 8
Dudley +8 6 £150 -45.45% 1
Herefordshire -7 4 - - 1
Worcestershire -18 2 £550 +166.67% 3
Walsall 0 1 £375 +94.81% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 3
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 141 (62.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 131 (57.96%) Windows
3 81 (35.84%) Windows Server
4 73 (32.30%) Microsoft
5 71 (31.42%) Active Directory
5 71 (31.42%) Amazon AWS
6 56 (24.78%) Linux
7 48 (21.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 45 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (19.03%) Hyper-V
10 42 (18.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (18.58%) Data Centre
10 42 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 41 (18.14%) Cisco
12 40 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (17.70%) vSphere
13 38 (16.81%) ITIL
13 38 (16.81%) SQL Server
13 38 (16.81%) MS Exchange
14 35 (15.49%) VMware ESXi
15 33 (14.60%) Citrix
15 33 (14.60%) NetApp
16 32 (14.16%) SCCM
17 31 (13.72%) Migration
18 30 (13.27%) Service Delivery
18 30 (13.27%) Project Management
18 30 (13.27%) Office 365
19 29 (12.83%) Java
20 28 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
20 28 (12.39%) DNS

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 38 (16.81%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.31%) Apache
4 10 (4.42%) Confluence
5 9 (3.98%) nginx
6 7 (3.10%) IIS
7 6 (2.65%) Documentum
8 5 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.21%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.77%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.33%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.88%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.88%) JBoss
11 2 (0.88%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.88%) Site Server
11 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) ENOVIA
1 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (31.42%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (21.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (13.27%) Office 365
4 14 (6.19%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (5.31%) IaaS
6 9 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.21%) PaaS
7 5 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.33%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.33%) SaaS
9 3 (1.33%) Serverless
10 2 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.88%) Slack
10 2 (0.88%) Trello
11 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.39%) DNS
2 25 (11.06%) Firewall
3 21 (9.29%) SAN
4 16 (7.08%) DHCP
5 12 (5.31%) SSL
6 11 (4.87%) VSAN
7 10 (4.42%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.98%) WAN
9 8 (3.54%) Reverse Proxy
10 7 (3.10%) NAS
11 6 (2.65%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.21%) LAN
12 5 (2.21%) SNMP
12 5 (2.21%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.77%) NetScaler
13 4 (1.77%) VLAN
14 3 (1.33%) DDNS
14 3 (1.33%) OpenFlow
14 3 (1.33%) Skype
14 3 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.42%) Oracle Database
2 10 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.77%) MySQL
5 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.88%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (9.29%) Git (software)
1 21 (9.29%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.75%) Maven
3 12 (5.31%) JIRA
3 12 (5.31%) Subversion
4 10 (4.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (3.98%) DbUnit
5 9 (3.98%) jMock
5 9 (3.98%) JUnit
5 9 (3.98%) Mockito
5 9 (3.98%) SonarQube
6 8 (3.54%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.54%) ClearCase
6 8 (3.54%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.21%) MSI
8 4 (1.77%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.88%) Ant
9 2 (0.88%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.88%) WiX
General
1 19 (8.41%) Finance
2 12 (5.31%) Retail
3 6 (2.65%) Automotive
4 5 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (25.22%) Architect
2 36 (15.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (13.27%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (11.95%) AWS Architect
5 26 (11.50%) VMware Architect
6 24 (10.62%) Consultant
7 20 (8.85%) Infrastructure Architect
8 19 (8.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (8.41%) Support Engineer
9 18 (7.96%) AWS Solutions Architect
10 17 (7.52%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
11 15 (6.64%) VMware Engineer
12 13 (5.75%) Administrator
12 13 (5.75%) Analyst
12 13 (5.75%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 11 (4.87%) Developer
14 10 (4.42%) Server Engineer
14 10 (4.42%) VMware Consultant
15 9 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 9 (3.98%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.62%) Middleware
2 17 (7.52%) Web Services
3 11 (4.87%) SOAP
4 9 (3.98%) Apache Camel
4 9 (3.98%) J2EE
4 9 (3.98%) PowerMock
4 9 (3.98%) RESTful
4 9 (3.98%) Spring Boot
5 7 (3.10%) .NET
5 7 (3.10%) Spring
6 6 (2.65%) JSON
7 5 (2.21%) Java EE
8 4 (1.77%) WSH
9 3 (1.33%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.33%) JPA
9 3 (1.33%) LDAP
9 3 (1.33%) OpenDaylight
10 2 (0.88%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.88%) Ajax
10 2 (0.88%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.58%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.31%) Clustering
4 10 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.42%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.10%) Fat Client
5 7 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.10%) NHS
5 7 (3.10%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.65%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (2.21%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.77%) DataPower
8 4 (1.77%) FMCG
9 3 (1.33%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.33%) Fintech
9 3 (1.33%) PKI
10 2 (0.88%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.88%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 131 (57.96%) Windows
2 81 (35.84%) Windows Server
3 56 (24.78%) Linux
4 42 (18.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (8.85%) Windows 7
7 16 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (6.64%) Windows 10
9 11 (4.87%) Unix
10 8 (3.54%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.77%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.33%) CentOS
13 3 (1.33%) Solaris
13 3 (1.33%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.88%) Debian
14 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 38 (16.81%) ITIL
4 31 (13.72%) Migration
5 30 (13.27%) Project Management
5 30 (13.27%) Service Delivery
6 25 (11.06%) Virtual Environments
7 24 (10.62%) Technical Architecture
8 22 (9.73%) Business Analysis
9 21 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (7.52%) Scrum
11 15 (6.64%) TDD
12 14 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (6.19%) IT Strategy
13 13 (5.75%) DevOps
14 12 (5.31%) Continuous Deployment
14 12 (5.31%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 11 (4.87%) Configuration Management
15 11 (4.87%) Mobile Device Management
15 11 (4.87%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.83%) Java
2 27 (11.95%) PowerShell
3 25 (11.06%) SQL
4 5 (2.21%) Python
4 5 (2.21%) VBScript
5 4 (1.77%) PHP
5 4 (1.77%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.33%) C#
6 3 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.33%) Perl
7 1 (0.44%) C
7 1 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (8.85%) MCSE
3 19 (8.41%) Security Cleared
4 14 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (4.87%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.54%) MCITP
8 5 (2.21%) AWS Certification
8 5 (2.21%) CCNA
8 5 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.21%) MCSA
9 4 (1.77%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.77%) MCP
10 3 (1.33%) CCNP
10 3 (1.33%) RHCE
11 2 (0.88%) CCIE
11 2 (0.88%) Degree
12 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.54%) GDPR
2 6 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.21%) PMO
4 2 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 141 (62.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (31.42%) Active Directory
3 43 (19.03%) Hyper-V
4 40 (17.70%) vSphere
5 35 (15.49%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (8.41%) VMware NSX
6 19 (8.41%) XenApp
7 10 (4.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (3.54%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (3.10%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (2.65%) NFS
10 6 (2.65%) Terminal Services
11 5 (2.21%) VMware Server
11 5 (2.21%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.77%) Firmware
13 3 (1.33%) Docker
13 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.33%) XenServer
14 2 (0.88%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 32 (14.16%) SCCM
2 14 (6.19%) WSUS
3 13 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (5.31%) vRealize
5 11 (4.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (4.87%) vCenter Server
6 10 (4.42%) Ansible
6 10 (4.42%) Nagios
7 8 (3.54%) Rundeck
7 8 (3.54%) Terraform
8 7 (3.10%) SCOM
9 5 (2.21%) Backup Exec
9 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.21%) SafeCom
10 4 (1.77%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.77%) Puppet
11 3 (1.33%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.33%) Nessus
12 2 (0.88%) MOM
Vendors
1 73 (32.30%) Microsoft
2 41 (18.14%) Cisco
3 33 (14.60%) Citrix
3 33 (14.60%) NetApp
4 23 (10.18%) Oracle
5 18 (7.96%) HP
6 13 (5.75%) IBM
7 9 (3.98%) Dell
7 9 (3.98%) McAfee
8 8 (3.54%) Atlassian
8 8 (3.54%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.10%) Juniper
9 7 (3.10%) Symantec
9 7 (3.10%) Wyse
10 6 (2.65%) Capita
10 6 (2.65%) EMC
10 6 (2.65%) Pega
10 6 (2.65%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.21%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.21%) PlateSpin