Period
to 18 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 47 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 -15
Contract jobs citing VMware 70 138 186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.38% 4.18% 3.82%
As % of the Vendors category 9.55% 8.90% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 99 128
Median daily rate £350 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -1.35% +13.85%
10th Percentile £226 £211 £198
90th Percentile £443 £530 £550
England median daily rate £430 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +7.50% -0.62% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 13
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +67.74% -18.42%
10th Percentile £25.40 £21.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £45.80 £49.00 £43.65
England median hourly rate £48.50 £33.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +46.97% +23.36% +11.46%

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 733 1,550 2,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.87% 46.98% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 979 1,289
Median daily rate £400 £440 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £215 £213 £225
90th Percentile £540 £600 £575
England median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 80 103
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.85 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.56% - +5.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.45 £10.88
90th Percentile £42.37 £25.15 £29.05
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.43
% change year-on-year +22.99% +7.32% +2.50%

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 18 January 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +31 30 £350 -2.78% 20
Warwickshire +6 9 £334 -19.82% 4
Coventry +26 7 £294 -41.25% 8
Staffordshire -5 6 £325 -12.16% 5
Worcestershire +1 5 £395 -7.06% 5
Dudley +1 2 £420 +40.00% 2
Solihull +11 1 £140 - 1
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 35 (50.00%) Windows
2 27 (38.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (35.71%) Azure
4 22 (31.43%) Active Directory
5 21 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (30.00%) Linux
6 19 (27.14%) Public Sector
7 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
8 17 (24.29%) ITIL
9 15 (21.43%) Firewall
10 14 (20.00%) Windows Server
11 13 (18.57%) Oracle
11 13 (18.57%) DNS
11 13 (18.57%) vSphere
12 12 (17.14%) Project Management
12 12 (17.14%) Citrix
13 11 (15.71%) Cisco
13 11 (15.71%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (15.71%) DevOps
13 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure as Code
13 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 10 (14.29%) Office 365
14 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (14.29%) LAN
14 10 (14.29%) WAN
14 10 (14.29%) SAN
15 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
15 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
15 9 (12.86%) DV Cleared
16 8 (11.43%) SCCM

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 4 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.86%) JBoss
2 2 (2.86%) SAS
2 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.43%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) Confluence
3 1 (1.43%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 25 (35.71%) Azure
2 10 (14.29%) Office 365
3 7 (10.00%) AWS
4 5 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.86%) GCP
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) Firewall
2 13 (18.57%) DNS
3 10 (14.29%) LAN
3 10 (14.29%) SAN
3 10 (14.29%) WAN
4 8 (11.43%) BGP
4 8 (11.43%) OSPF
5 6 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (8.57%) EIGRP
5 6 (8.57%) VoIP
6 5 (7.14%) DMVPN
7 4 (5.71%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (5.71%) DHCP
7 4 (5.71%) VPN
8 2 (2.86%) 802.11
8 2 (2.86%) FTP
8 2 (2.86%) Internet
8 2 (2.86%) Network Security
8 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.86%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.86%) DB2
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (1.43%) OLTP
4 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.43%) Ant
3 1 (1.43%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.43%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.43%) Hudson
3 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
3 1 (1.43%) Maven
3 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.43%) Subversion
3 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (27.14%) Public Sector
2 7 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Military
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Police
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Architect
2 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 8 (11.43%) Network Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Administrator
6 4 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) IT Support
7 3 (4.29%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (4.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) XML
2 3 (4.29%) SOAP
2 3 (4.29%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.86%) Java EE
3 2 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (1.43%) .NET
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
4 1 (1.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Replication
2 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.86%) CMDB
4 2 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.43%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.43%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.43%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) PMI
5 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (50.00%) Windows
2 21 (30.00%) Linux
3 14 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.00%) Unix
5 7 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.29%) AIX
8 3 (4.29%) CentOS
8 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.86%) zOS
10 1 (1.43%) SUSE
10 1 (1.43%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) ITIL
2 12 (17.14%) Project Management
3 11 (15.71%) DevOps
3 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure as Code
3 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (8.57%) Change Management
5 5 (7.14%) Cryptography
6 4 (5.71%) Migration
6 4 (5.71%) SOA
6 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.71%) Storage Management
7 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.29%) SDLC
7 3 (4.29%) Software Distribution
7 3 (4.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.29%) Validation
8 2 (2.86%) Functional Testing
8 2 (2.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.57%) Python
3 4 (5.71%) SQL
4 3 (4.29%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.43%) C
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.86%) DV Cleared
2 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) CCNP
3 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.14%) CCIE
4 5 (7.14%) CCNA
5 4 (5.71%) CCDA
6 3 (4.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (4.29%) MCSE
6 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.86%) CCIE Collaboration
7 2 (2.86%) Degree
8 1 (1.43%) CAPM
8 1 (1.43%) CCIE Security
8 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.43%) MCSA
8 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (38.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (31.43%) Active Directory
3 13 (18.57%) vSphere
4 11 (15.71%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (11.43%) Hyper-V
6 7 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (7.14%) XenApp
8 3 (4.29%) VMware NSX
8 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.43%) Docker
10 1 (1.43%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.29%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.86%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.86%) Ansible
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.86%) SCOM
5 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.43%) Puppet
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.43%) Terraform
5 1 (1.43%) vRealize
5 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.57%) Oracle
3 12 (17.14%) Citrix
4 11 (15.71%) Cisco
5 8 (11.43%) Juniper
6 7 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (8.57%) Dell
8 5 (7.14%) IBM
8 5 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.14%) Splunk
8 5 (7.14%) Veeam
9 4 (5.71%) Google
10 3 (4.29%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.29%) Wyse
11 2 (2.86%) Ab Initio
11 2 (2.86%) Apple
11 2 (2.86%) FireEye
11 2 (2.86%) HP
11 2 (2.86%) Snow
11 2 (2.86%) Zscaler