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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 32 49
Rank change year-on-year -32 +17  
Contract jobs citing VMware 52 109 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.34% 3.98% 3.37%
As % of the Vendors category 5.69% 8.21% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 44
Median daily rate £300 £480 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +47.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £515 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -30.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.20 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £22.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

VMware is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 914 1328 1296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.12% 48.54% 50.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 671 676
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 104
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing VMware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 25 £313 -11.97% 8
Staffordshire +6 7 £240 -25.00% 5
Warwickshire +2 4 £463 - 5
Coventry -12 4 £325 -10.34% 3
Shropshire +10 2 £400 -20.00% 3
Solihull +3 2 £120 -73.33% 2
Worcestershire 0 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £288 -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 81 (58.70%) Windows
2 57 (41.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 45 (32.61%) Windows Server
5 43 (31.16%) Microsoft
6 29 (21.01%) Data Centre
7 28 (20.29%) Citrix
7 28 (20.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (18.12%) Linux
9 23 (16.67%) Hyper-V
10 22 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (15.22%) VMware ESX
11 21 (15.22%) ITIL
11 21 (15.22%) Cisco
12 20 (14.49%) Office 365
13 19 (13.77%) SAN
14 18 (13.04%) DNS
14 18 (13.04%) SQL
14 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
14 18 (13.04%) Firewall
14 18 (13.04%) Migration
14 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (10.87%) Windows 7
16 15 (10.87%) Change Management
16 15 (10.87%) NetApp
16 15 (10.87%) MS Excel
16 15 (10.87%) MS Exchange
17 14 (10.14%) XenApp
17 14 (10.14%) 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 15 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.14%) OpenStack
3 11 (7.97%) IIS
4 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.72%) Apache
9 1 (0.72%) Confluence
9 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.72%) Liferay
9 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.42%) MS Office
3 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (14.49%) Office 365
3 16 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (10.14%) IaaS
5 4 (2.90%) PaaS
6 3 (2.17%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.77%) SAN
2 18 (13.04%) DNS
2 18 (13.04%) Firewall
3 10 (7.25%) DHCP
3 10 (7.25%) LAN
3 10 (7.25%) WAN
4 8 (5.80%) Network Security
5 7 (5.07%) VPN
6 4 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.17%) HTTP
7 3 (2.17%) NAS
7 3 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.17%) SSH
8 2 (1.45%) Internet
8 2 (1.45%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.45%) Wireless
9 1 (0.72%) DMZ
9 1 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.72%) DB2
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.62%) InstallShield
1 5 (3.62%) MSI
2 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (8.70%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.80%) Retail
4 7 (5.07%) Electronics
5 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.72%) Local Government
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (14.49%) Architect
2 16 (11.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (7.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (7.25%) Analyst
5 10 (7.25%) Consultant
6 8 (5.80%) Administrator
6 8 (5.80%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.80%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.07%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Security Architect
9 5 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.62%) Developer
9 5 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Software Packager
9 5 (3.62%) VMware Architect
9 5 (3.62%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.62%) .NET
2 3 (2.17%) JSON
3 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.45%) REST
4 1 (0.72%) Middleware
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (0.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.01%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.90%) HP Storage
4 4 (2.90%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) Clustering
6 2 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.45%) iSeries
6 2 (1.45%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) DataPower
7 1 (0.72%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 81 (58.70%) Windows
2 45 (32.61%) Windows Server
3 25 (18.12%) Linux
4 22 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (10.87%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.52%) Unix
8 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.90%) HPUX
9 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.90%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.45%) AIX
10 2 (1.45%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.72%) Android
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.22%) ITIL
2 18 (13.04%) Migration
3 15 (10.87%) Change Management
4 11 (7.97%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.07%) DevOps
6 7 (5.07%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (5.07%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (3.62%) Escalation Management
8 5 (3.62%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.90%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (2.90%) Service Management
9 4 (2.90%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.90%) UML
9 4 (2.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.04%) SQL
2 9 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.17%) C
3 3 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (0.72%) Ruby
4 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (8.70%) Degree
2 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.52%) MCSE
3 9 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.07%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.35%) CCNP
7 5 (3.62%) CCNA
7 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.17%) RHCE
9 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.45%) MCSA
10 1 (0.72%) CCA
10 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.72%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.72%) PMP
10 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.72%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.42%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (41.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 23 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 21 (15.22%) VMware ESX
5 14 (10.14%) XenApp
6 9 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (6.52%) vSphere
7 6 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.62%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.90%) Docker
10 2 (1.45%) vCloud
10 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.45%) XenServer
11 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.72%) Firmware
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) SCCM
2 7 (5.07%) Puppet
3 5 (3.62%) SCOM
4 4 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.45%) vMotion
6 2 (1.45%) vRealize
7 1 (0.72%) Ansible
7 1 (0.72%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.72%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.72%) Terraform
7 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 43 (31.16%) Microsoft
2 28 (20.29%) Citrix
3 21 (15.22%) Cisco
4 15 (10.87%) NetApp
5 13 (9.42%) HP
6 12 (8.70%) IBM
7 11 (7.97%) Dell
7 11 (7.97%) Oracle
8 7 (5.07%) EMC
8 7 (5.07%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.07%) Veeam
9 6 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.35%) Veritas
10 4 (2.90%) Brocade
11 3 (2.17%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.17%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.45%) CommVault
12 2 (1.45%) CyberArk
12 2 (1.45%) F5
12 2 (1.45%) Kronos
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