Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 53 44
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 +17
Contract jobs citing VMware 190 213 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.83% 4.17% 4.12%
As % of the Vendors category 10.32% 8.82% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 145 111
West Midlands median daily rate £368 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +12.31% -13.33%
10th Percentile £210 £209 £178
90th Percentile £570 £588 £481
England median daily rate £400 £407 £375
% change year-on-year -1.78% +8.60% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £18.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.35% +25.42% -11.08%
10th Percentile £21.25 £11.82 £11.00
90th Percentile £58.13 £47.50 £28.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.84% +33.75% -22.33%

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 1,841 2,414 2,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.79% 47.24% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,156 1,375 1,267
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £210 £231 £208
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% +2.26% +6.90%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.87 £10.80
90th Percentile £44.77 £29.80 £47.05
England median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +10.34% +0.72% +5.30%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 45 £370 +2.78% 34
Coventry +2 40 £375 -1.32% 4
Staffordshire +20 21 £370 +2.78% 17
Warwickshire +11 20 £389 +55.50% 8
Dudley +4 16 £300 - 5
Shropshire +26 15 £250 -56.52% 2
Worcestershire +9 11 £450 -18.18% 7
Herefordshire +6 3 £325 - 6
Wolverhampton - 2 £258 - 4
Solihull -7 1 - - 8
Stourbridge - 1 £350 -
Halesowen - 1 - -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 124 (65.26%) Windows
2 92 (48.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (42.63%) Active Directory
4 62 (32.63%) Microsoft
5 57 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 53 (27.89%) Cisco
7 50 (26.32%) Data Centre
8 44 (23.16%) AWS
9 42 (22.11%) Linux
9 42 (22.11%) Migration
10 40 (21.05%) vSphere
10 40 (21.05%) Office 365
11 39 (20.53%) Firewall
12 38 (20.00%) Azure
13 35 (18.42%) Security Cleared
14 34 (17.89%) VMware ESXi
14 34 (17.89%) Citrix
15 33 (17.37%) DNS
16 32 (16.84%) ITIL
17 30 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
18 29 (15.26%) Oracle
18 29 (15.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 28 (14.74%) Hyper-V
20 27 (14.21%) PowerShell
20 27 (14.21%) WAN
21 26 (13.68%) DHCP
22 22 (11.58%) SharePoint
22 22 (11.58%) VPN
23 21 (11.05%) Red Hat
24 20 (10.53%) 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 22 (11.58%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.95%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.21%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.58%) IIS
4 3 (1.58%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.05%) Apache
5 2 (1.05%) Jetty
5 2 (1.05%) Mongrel
5 2 (1.05%) nginx
5 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) Confluence
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.53%) Zimbra
Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.58%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.53%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 44 (23.16%) AWS
2 40 (21.05%) Office 365
3 38 (20.00%) Azure
4 11 (5.79%) IaaS
5 9 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (4.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.21%) OneDrive
7 7 (3.68%) Mimecast
7 7 (3.68%) PaaS
8 5 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (2.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 5 (2.63%) GCP
8 5 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.58%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.58%) Google App Engine
9 3 (1.58%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.58%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.58%) SaaS
10 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (20.53%) Firewall
2 33 (17.37%) DNS
3 27 (14.21%) WAN
4 26 (13.68%) DHCP
5 22 (11.58%) VPN
6 20 (10.53%) SAN
7 14 (7.37%) TCP/IP
8 13 (6.84%) LAN
9 12 (6.32%) VLAN
10 11 (5.79%) Skype
11 10 (5.26%) Cisco Firepower
11 10 (5.26%) Internet
12 7 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (3.68%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (3.68%) NAS
12 7 (3.68%) SSL
13 6 (3.16%) Unified Communications
14 5 (2.63%) BGP
14 5 (2.63%) DMZ
14 5 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.11%) Blockchain
4 3 (1.58%) Power BI
4 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (1.05%) MySQL
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
6 1 (0.53%) DB2
6 1 (0.53%) OLTP
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.05%) GitLab
2 2 (1.05%) JIRA
2 2 (1.05%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.53%) DbUnit
3 1 (0.53%) jMock
3 1 (0.53%) JUnit
3 1 (0.53%) Maven
3 1 (0.53%) Mockito
3 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (8.42%) Finance
2 13 (6.84%) Retail
3 11 (5.79%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.58%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.58%) German Language
5 3 (1.58%) Legal
5 3 (1.58%) Military
6 2 (1.05%) Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (21.05%) Architect
2 26 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (11.05%) Analyst
4 15 (7.89%) Administrator
4 15 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (7.37%) Server Engineer
5 14 (7.37%) VMware Engineer
6 12 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (5.79%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.26%) IT Engineer
8 10 (5.26%) Network Engineer
8 10 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.21%) IT Administrator
10 8 (4.21%) IT Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.16%) Web Services
2 3 (1.58%) J2EE
3 2 (1.05%) .NET
3 2 (1.05%) JSON
3 2 (1.05%) Servlets
4 1 (0.53%) Ajax
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.53%) HTML
4 1 (0.53%) LDAP
4 1 (0.53%) Middleware
4 1 (0.53%) PowerMock
4 1 (0.53%) RESTful
4 1 (0.53%) SOAP
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (4.74%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.16%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.63%) FMCG
8 4 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.58%) Robotics
9 3 (1.58%) Tandem
10 2 (1.05%) Clustering
10 2 (1.05%) CMDB
10 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.05%) NHS
10 2 (1.05%) PMI
10 2 (1.05%) Replication
11 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 124 (65.26%) Windows
2 57 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 42 (22.11%) Linux
4 30 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (8.95%) Windows 10
7 16 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (6.32%) Unix
10 11 (5.79%) Solaris
11 5 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.11%) CentOS
13 3 (1.58%) Windows 7
14 2 (1.05%) AIX
14 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.05%) HPUX
15 1 (0.53%) Debian
15 1 (0.53%) SUSE
15 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.11%) Migration
2 32 (16.84%) ITIL
3 29 (15.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (8.95%) TOGAF
5 14 (7.37%) Change Management
5 14 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (6.84%) Data Centre Operations
7 12 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.32%) Service Management
8 10 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.21%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.21%) ITIL V3
9 8 (4.21%) Virtual Environments
10 7 (3.68%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 7 (3.68%) High Availability
10 7 (3.68%) Project Management
10 7 (3.68%) Software Delivery
11 6 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.16%) DevOps
11 6 (3.16%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.21%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.00%) SQL
3 9 (4.74%) Java
4 3 (1.58%) Python
5 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.05%) C
5 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.95%) DV Cleared
3 16 (8.42%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.74%) MCSE
7 8 (4.21%) Degree
7 8 (4.21%) MCSA
8 6 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.63%) CCNA
10 4 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.11%) CCIE
10 4 (2.11%) CCIE Collaboration
10 4 (2.11%) CISSP
10 4 (2.11%) MCSD
11 3 (1.58%) CCDP
11 3 (1.58%) CCNP
11 3 (1.58%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.58%) ISEB
12 2 (1.05%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (2.11%) NIST
3 3 (1.58%) GDPR
3 3 (1.58%) SLA
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (1.05%) PMO
5 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (48.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (42.63%) Active Directory
3 40 (21.05%) vSphere
4 34 (17.89%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (14.74%) Hyper-V
6 20 (10.53%) XenApp
7 6 (3.16%) vCloud
8 5 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.11%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.58%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.58%) Xen
11 2 (1.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.05%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.05%) PowerDNS
11 2 (1.05%) Squid
12 1 (0.53%) Docker
12 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (10.53%) SCCM
2 12 (6.32%) WSUS
3 10 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (3.68%) Avamar
4 7 (3.68%) SCOM
4 7 (3.68%) Terraform
5 6 (3.16%) Netcool
5 6 (3.16%) OpenView
6 5 (2.63%) QRadar
7 4 (2.11%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.11%) FortiGate
7 4 (2.11%) Puppet
7 4 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.11%) vRealize
8 3 (1.58%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.58%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (32.63%) Microsoft
2 53 (27.89%) Cisco
3 34 (17.89%) Citrix
4 29 (15.26%) Oracle
5 21 (11.05%) Red Hat
6 18 (9.47%) NetApp
7 15 (7.89%) IBM
7 15 (7.89%) Veeam
8 12 (6.32%) HP
9 9 (4.74%) Forcepoint
10 8 (4.21%) EMC
10 8 (4.21%) F5
10 8 (4.21%) Google
10 8 (4.21%) Remedy
10 8 (4.21%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.68%) Blue Coat
11 7 (3.68%) BMC
12 6 (3.16%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.16%) CommVault
12 6 (3.16%) Juniper