Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 41 71
Rank change year-on-year +5 +30 -22
Contract jobs citing VMware 222 233 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.80% 4.51% 2.78%
As % of the Vendors category 10.69% 10.04% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 164 80
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £210 £213 £183
90th Percentile £550 £575 £482
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.50 £22.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.64% +54.77% +20.98%
10th Percentile £48.75 £12.65 £10.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £30.10 £21.50
England median hourly rate £25.50 £27.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +42.11% -24.00%

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 2,076 2,321 1,908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.87% 44.89% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,262 1,342 1,137
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £235 £229
90th Percentile £600 £575 £553
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 134 80
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -8.80% +25.89%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.78 £10.48
90th Percentile £44.56 £29.68 £45.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%

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 19 July 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
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 19 July 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 +3 57 £383 +4.79% 44
Coventry +11 55 £381 -15.28% 13
Dudley +4 21 £210 +40.00% 3
Worcestershire -2 20 £525 +199.15% 12
Staffordshire +15 17 £370 -1.33% 17
Warwickshire +13 17 £338 -10.00% 6
Shropshire -21 11 £525 -4.55% 5
Herefordshire +9 6 £330 - 1
Solihull -12 2 - - 10
Wolverhampton +6 1 £290 -22.67% 3
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 149 (67.12%) Windows
2 121 (54.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (40.99%) Microsoft
4 67 (30.18%) Windows Server
5 64 (28.83%) Active Directory
6 63 (28.38%) Cisco
6 63 (28.38%) Linux
7 62 (27.93%) Amazon AWS
8 58 (26.13%) Citrix
9 55 (24.77%) Data Centre
10 54 (24.32%) VMware ESXi
11 45 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 44 (19.82%) Firewall
13 43 (19.37%) Security Cleared
14 39 (17.57%) Office 365
15 36 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 35 (15.77%) ITIL
17 34 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
18 33 (14.86%) XenApp
18 33 (14.86%) Oracle
19 32 (14.41%) vSphere
20 31 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
21 29 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
22 28 (12.61%) SCCM
23 27 (12.16%) DNS
24 26 (11.71%) MCSE
24 26 (11.71%) Red Hat
24 26 (11.71%) Configuration Management
24 26 (11.71%) Hyper-V
25 25 (11.26%) PowerShell

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 13 (5.86%) IIS
2 12 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.95%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.50%) Apache
4 10 (4.50%) Jetty
4 10 (4.50%) Mongrel
4 10 (4.50%) nginx
4 10 (4.50%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.50%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.15%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.35%) CMS
6 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.45%) Site Server
Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.05%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 62 (27.93%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (17.57%) Office 365
3 31 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (6.31%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (5.86%) IaaS
6 12 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (4.95%) Google App Engine
8 10 (4.50%) PaaS
9 4 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (1.80%) GitHub
10 3 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.35%) Mimecast
10 3 (1.35%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.35%) SaaS
10 3 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.90%) Serverless
12 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 44 (19.82%) Firewall
2 27 (12.16%) DNS
3 22 (9.91%) DHCP
4 21 (9.46%) WAN
5 16 (7.21%) SSL
6 15 (6.76%) TCP/IP
6 15 (6.76%) VPN
7 13 (5.86%) IPsec
8 12 (5.41%) FTP
8 12 (5.41%) SAN
9 11 (4.95%) HTTP
10 10 (4.50%) LAN
10 10 (4.50%) Unified Communications
11 8 (3.60%) Cisco Firepower
11 8 (3.60%) Internet
12 7 (3.15%) NetScaler
12 7 (3.15%) Skype
13 6 (2.70%) DMZ
14 5 (2.25%) Wireless
15 4 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.90%) Big Data
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.45%) MySQL
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (7.21%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.50%) Travis CI
3 2 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) MSI
4 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (10.81%) Finance
2 12 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.50%) Military
4 7 (3.15%) Retail
5 5 (2.25%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.35%) Legal
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.45%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (19.37%) Architect
2 32 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (11.71%) Analyst
4 22 (9.91%) Technical Architect
5 21 (9.46%) Server Engineer
6 20 (9.01%) Wintel Engineer
7 16 (7.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 16 (7.21%) Systems Engineer
8 13 (5.86%) Network Engineer
8 13 (5.86%) VMware Engineer
9 12 (5.41%) Senior Server Engineer
10 10 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (3.60%) Administrator
12 8 (3.60%) VMware Architect
13 7 (3.15%) AWS Architect
13 7 (3.15%) Operations Analyst
13 7 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 6 (2.70%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.31%) .NET
2 10 (4.50%) Servlets
3 9 (4.05%) J2EE
4 4 (1.80%) .NET Core
5 2 (0.90%) Web Services
6 1 (0.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (24.77%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (4.50%) CMDB
5 8 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.60%) Private Cloud
6 7 (3.15%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.80%) Clustering
7 4 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.35%) FMCG
8 3 (1.35%) Replication
8 3 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.90%) User Experience
9 2 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.45%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.45%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 149 (67.12%) Windows
2 67 (30.18%) Windows Server
3 63 (28.38%) Linux
4 45 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (11.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (9.46%) Solaris
9 13 (5.86%) Windows 10
10 12 (5.41%) Unix
11 4 (1.80%) CentOS
11 4 (1.80%) HPUX
12 2 (0.90%) AIX
12 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (15.77%) ITIL
3 26 (11.71%) Configuration Management
4 24 (10.81%) Migration
5 19 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (8.11%) DevOps
6 18 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (8.11%) Service Management
7 16 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (7.21%) Data Centre Operations
8 15 (6.76%) Change Management
8 15 (6.76%) Mentoring
9 14 (6.31%) Open Source
9 14 (6.31%) Service Delivery
9 14 (6.31%) Virtual Environments
10 12 (5.41%) ITSM
10 12 (5.41%) Systems Engineering
11 11 (4.95%) TOGAF
12 10 (4.50%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (4.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.26%) PowerShell
2 18 (8.11%) Java
2 18 (8.11%) SQL
3 8 (3.60%) Python
4 4 (1.80%) C
5 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.90%) Perl
6 2 (0.90%) PHP
6 2 (0.90%) Ruby
6 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (19.37%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (11.71%) MCSE
4 25 (11.26%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (9.91%) DV Cleared
6 19 (8.56%) CCNA
7 17 (7.66%) MCSA
8 15 (6.76%) SC Cleared
9 14 (6.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (6.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (5.86%) HNC
11 11 (4.95%) Degree
12 10 (4.50%) VCP6
13 5 (2.25%) HND
14 4 (1.80%) CCIE
14 4 (1.80%) CCIE Collaboration
14 4 (1.80%) DBS Check
14 4 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.35%) ISEB
16 2 (0.90%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.15%) SLA
2 6 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.80%) NCSC
4 3 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.35%) NIST
4 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 2 (0.90%) PMO
6 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.45%) GPG13
System Software
1 121 (54.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (28.83%) Active Directory
3 54 (24.32%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (14.86%) XenApp
5 32 (14.41%) vSphere
6 26 (11.71%) Hyper-V
7 13 (5.86%) Docker
8 11 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (4.95%) Xen
8 11 (4.95%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.80%) vCloud
10 4 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.35%) VMware NSX
11 3 (1.35%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.90%) Samba
12 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (12.61%) SCCM
2 14 (6.31%) Puppet
3 11 (4.95%) SCOM
4 10 (4.50%) Terraform
5 8 (3.60%) vRealize
6 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (2.70%) Ansible
7 6 (2.70%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.25%) Netcool
8 5 (2.25%) WSUS
9 4 (1.80%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.80%) OpenView
9 4 (1.80%) QRadar
10 3 (1.35%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.35%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.35%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 91 (40.99%) Microsoft
2 63 (28.38%) Cisco
3 58 (26.13%) Citrix
4 33 (14.86%) Oracle
5 26 (11.71%) Red Hat
6 25 (11.26%) NetApp
7 15 (6.76%) HP
8 14 (6.31%) Google
9 13 (5.86%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.41%) F5
10 12 (5.41%) IBM
10 12 (5.41%) SolarWinds
11 10 (4.50%) EMC
12 9 (4.05%) Forcepoint
13 8 (3.60%) Veeam
14 7 (3.15%) BMC
15 6 (2.70%) Blue Coat
15 6 (2.70%) Intel
15 6 (2.70%) Remedy
16 5 (2.25%) Symantec