Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 59 52
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware 201 199 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.20% 3.20% 3.22%
As % of the Vendors category 9.39% 6.83% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 104 84
West Midlands median daily rate £336 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.33% +25.00% -0.83%
10th Percentile £178 £211 £168
90th Percentile £481 £513 £476
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.75 £16.59 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.08% -5.21% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.18 £13.15
90th Percentile £28.50 £24.83 £23.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.53% +17.78% +4.65%

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 2140 2912 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.67% 46.87% 44.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1271 1575 1107
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 93 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -8.37% +2.10%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £47.05 £24.95 £33.34
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

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 18 November 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
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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +2 60 £363 -2.03% 8
Shropshire +2 33 £425 -5.56% 5
Coventry +28 17 £425 +36.00% 6
Solihull +6 14 £320 -24.71% 5
Worcestershire +6 14 £208 -30.75% 1
Warwickshire -3 8 £419 -2.62% 5
Herefordshire +7 7 £255 -43.33%
Wolverhampton +4 7 £113 -74.29%
Dudley +2 7 £260 -
Staffordshire +2 7 £230 -28.13% 6
Wednesbury - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 £193 -
Smethwick - 1 £295 -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 138 (68.66%) Windows
2 104 (51.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (39.80%) Microsoft
4 77 (38.31%) Windows Server
5 76 (37.81%) Active Directory
6 50 (24.88%) Data Centre
7 42 (20.90%) MS Exchange
7 42 (20.90%) Migration
8 40 (19.90%) SCCM
9 39 (19.40%) Windows 7
9 39 (19.40%) Cisco
10 37 (18.41%) Linux
11 36 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (17.41%) Microsoft Office
13 34 (16.92%) Microsoft App-V
13 34 (16.92%) PowerShell
13 34 (16.92%) Windows 10
14 33 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 32 (15.92%) Firewall
15 32 (15.92%) Citrix
16 29 (14.43%) ITIL
17 28 (13.93%) Office 365
18 26 (12.94%) NetApp
19 25 (12.44%) DNS
20 24 (11.94%) LAN
20 24 (11.94%) MSI
20 24 (11.94%) Hyper-V
20 24 (11.94%) Security Cleared
21 23 (11.44%) Release Management
21 23 (11.44%) Microsoft Azure

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 42 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.97%) Apache
2 14 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.47%) Confluence
3 13 (6.47%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (4.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (3.98%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (2.99%) nginx
9 5 (2.49%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.99%) CMS
10 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.99%) IIS
11 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (1.00%) WordPress
13 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 35 (17.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.99%) Acrobat
2 4 (1.99%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.99%) RoboHelp
2 4 (1.99%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.93%) Office 365
2 23 (11.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.47%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (2.99%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (2.99%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.99%) IaaS
6 4 (1.99%) PaaS
6 4 (1.99%) SaaS
7 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.50%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.50%) GitHub
8 1 (0.50%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.92%) Firewall
2 25 (12.44%) DNS
3 24 (11.94%) LAN
4 20 (9.95%) SAN
5 19 (9.45%) WAN
6 17 (8.46%) VPN
7 13 (6.47%) HTTP
8 12 (5.97%) SSL
9 6 (2.99%) OpenLDAP
9 6 (2.99%) OpenVPN
9 6 (2.99%) SSH
9 6 (2.99%) VoIP
10 5 (2.49%) DHCP
10 5 (2.49%) HTTPS
10 5 (2.49%) Megaco
10 5 (2.49%) Network Security
10 5 (2.49%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (2.49%) RTCP
10 5 (2.49%) RTP
10 5 (2.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.49%) MySQL
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.50%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.50%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.50%) MS Access
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.50%) Power BI
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (11.94%) MSI
2 19 (9.45%) Jenkins
3 14 (6.97%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.47%) JIRA
5 12 (5.97%) Bitbucket
5 12 (5.97%) Maven
6 11 (5.47%) JUnit
6 11 (5.47%) SonarQube
7 7 (3.48%) Ant
8 6 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.99%) Liquibase
8 6 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (2.99%) Vagrant
9 5 (2.49%) DbUnit
9 5 (2.49%) jMock
9 5 (2.49%) Mockito
10 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.00%) Subversion
12 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (8.46%) Finance
2 11 (5.47%) Retail
3 8 (3.98%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.99%) Banking
5 5 (2.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) French Language
6 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (8.96%) Administrator
3 17 (8.46%) Architect
4 15 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (6.97%) Analyst
5 14 (6.97%) Network Engineer
6 13 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.47%) Applications Engineer
8 10 (4.98%) Application Integration Engineer
8 10 (4.98%) Applications Packager
8 10 (4.98%) Integration Engineer
9 9 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.48%) Consultant
9 9 (4.48%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.48%) IT Manager
11 7 (3.48%) IT Support
12 6 (2.99%) Data Centre Analyst
12 6 (2.99%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.95%) WSH
2 7 (3.48%) REST
3 6 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (2.99%) MCollective
4 5 (2.49%) Apache Camel
4 5 (2.49%) CSS
4 5 (2.49%) HTML
4 5 (2.49%) J2EE
4 5 (2.49%) PowerMock
4 5 (2.49%) RESTful
4 5 (2.49%) SOAP
4 5 (2.49%) Spring
4 5 (2.49%) Web Services
5 4 (1.99%) Spring Boot
6 3 (1.49%) JSON
7 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.50%) Java EE
7 1 (0.50%) JRuby
7 1 (0.50%) MDX
7 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (24.88%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.47%) Fat Client
2 11 (5.47%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.98%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.99%) Cyber Attack
6 4 (1.99%) PKI
7 3 (1.49%) Clustering
8 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.00%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.00%) NHS
8 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Replication
8 2 (1.00%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.00%) SCADA
8 2 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 138 (68.66%) Windows
2 77 (38.31%) Windows Server
3 39 (19.40%) Windows 7
4 37 (18.41%) Linux
5 36 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (16.92%) Windows 10
7 33 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.48%) CentOS
8 9 (4.48%) Unix
8 9 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.99%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.49%) Android
12 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.49%) Debian
13 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.50%) Fedora
14 1 (0.50%) HPUX
14 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.90%) Migration
2 29 (14.43%) ITIL
3 23 (11.44%) Release Management
4 19 (9.45%) Application Packaging
5 18 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (8.96%) Application Discovery
6 17 (8.46%) Service Management
7 14 (6.97%) DevOps
7 14 (6.97%) Incident Management
7 14 (6.97%) Load Balancing
8 13 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (5.97%) Configuration Management
9 12 (5.97%) Scrum
9 12 (5.97%) Software Deployment
10 11 (5.47%) E-Commerce
10 11 (5.47%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (5.47%) Presales
10 11 (5.47%) Service Delivery
11 9 (4.48%) Problem Management
12 8 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.92%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.45%) SQL
2 21 (10.45%) VBScript
3 17 (8.46%) Java
4 7 (3.48%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.99%) Groovy
6 4 (1.99%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.00%) Perl
8 1 (0.50%) C
8 1 (0.50%) Go
8 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.50%) Python
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.50%) VB
8 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.46%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.97%) CCNP
4 14 (6.97%) MCSE
5 13 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (5.97%) CCNA
7 8 (3.98%) Degree
8 7 (3.48%) CCIE
9 6 (2.99%) MCSA
9 6 (2.99%) RHCE
10 4 (1.99%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.99%) VCP6
11 3 (1.49%) MCP
11 3 (1.49%) VCP5
12 2 (1.00%) CCA
12 2 (1.00%) CISSP
12 2 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.95%) QA
2 11 (5.47%) SLA
3 3 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.50%) GCP
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) Solvency II
System Software
1 104 (51.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (37.81%) Active Directory
3 34 (16.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (11.94%) Hyper-V
5 20 (9.95%) vSphere
6 16 (7.96%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (7.46%) XenApp
8 14 (6.97%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (5.47%) Terminal Services
11 10 (4.98%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (4.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (4.48%) vCloud
13 7 (3.48%) XenDesktop
14 6 (2.99%) Docker
14 6 (2.99%) Postfix
14 6 (2.99%) Squid
15 5 (2.49%) VirtualBox
15 5 (2.49%) VMware NSX
16 2 (1.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 40 (19.90%) SCCM
2 20 (9.95%) WMI
3 19 (9.45%) WSUS
4 16 (7.96%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (6.97%) Ansible
6 12 (5.97%) Terraform
7 10 (4.98%) Backup Exec
7 10 (4.98%) SafeCom
8 8 (3.98%) Puppet
9 6 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (2.99%) Kibana
9 6 (2.99%) Kubernetes
9 6 (2.99%) logstash
9 6 (2.99%) Rancher
9 6 (2.99%) Rsyslog
9 6 (2.99%) SCOM
9 6 (2.99%) Sysdig
9 6 (2.99%) ZABBIX
10 5 (2.49%) Nagios
10 5 (2.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 80 (39.80%) Microsoft
2 39 (19.40%) Cisco
3 32 (15.92%) Citrix
4 26 (12.94%) NetApp
5 19 (9.45%) McAfee
5 19 (9.45%) Symantec
6 15 (7.46%) HP
7 13 (6.47%) IBM
8 10 (4.98%) Wyse
9 9 (4.48%) F5
10 8 (3.98%) Dell
10 8 (3.98%) Juniper
10 8 (3.98%) Oracle
10 8 (3.98%) Red Hat
11 7 (3.48%) CheckPoint
11 7 (3.48%) EMC
11 7 (3.48%) Veeam
12 6 (2.99%) Atlassian
12 6 (2.99%) Sonatype
13 5 (2.49%) Mitel