Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 44 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware 209 204 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.16% 4.25% 2.72%
As % of the Vendors category 9.33% 9.96% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 128 68
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £345 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +12.65% -6.49%
10th Percentile £200 £174 £212
90th Percentile £538 £513 £479
England median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.03 £14.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.98 £32.75
England median hourly rate £34.51 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.86% -2.00% +8.70%

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 2,241 2,048 2,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.61% 42.70% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,242 1,223 1,308
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +0.13% -
10th Percentile £225 £208 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 83 95
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £15.85 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% +5.67% -8.68%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.24 £10.61
90th Percentile £35.75 £48.75 £29.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Coventry +24 61 £350 -17.65% 11
Birmingham +1 49 £360 -7.10% 23
Staffordshire +5 25 £360 +57.38% 9
Worcestershire -3 18 £525 +199.15% 11
Shropshire -54 17 £538 +90.27% 2
Warwickshire +6 12 £335 -29.47% 8
Herefordshire -9 8 £338 +125.00% 3
Dudley +4 4 £250 -3.85%
Solihull -5 4 - - 8
Walsall - 2 £247 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 2
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 133 (63.64%) Windows
2 92 (44.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (38.28%) Active Directory
4 73 (34.93%) Windows Server
5 70 (33.49%) Microsoft
6 59 (28.23%) Cisco
7 54 (25.84%) Amazon AWS
8 51 (24.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 43 (20.57%) Data Centre
10 41 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
11 40 (19.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (19.14%) Linux
12 39 (18.66%) Firewall
13 37 (17.70%) Oracle
13 37 (17.70%) Security Cleared
14 32 (15.31%) WAN
15 30 (14.35%) Office 365
16 29 (13.88%) Migration
17 27 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (12.44%) SQL Server
18 26 (12.44%) Hybrid Cloud
19 25 (11.96%) SCCM
19 25 (11.96%) Hyper-V
19 25 (11.96%) Citrix
20 23 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (11.00%) SC Cleared
20 23 (11.00%) VMware ESXi
21 22 (10.53%) DNS
21 22 (10.53%) ITIL
22 21 (10.05%) Solaris

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 16 (7.66%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.83%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.39%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.91%) CMS
4 4 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.44%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.96%) Apache
6 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.48%) Confluence
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.48%) IIS
7 1 (0.48%) nginx
7 1 (0.48%) Site Server
7 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (25.84%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (14.35%) Office 365
4 11 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (4.78%) IaaS
6 8 (3.83%) PaaS
7 5 (2.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.91%) SaaS
9 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.96%) GitHub
10 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.66%) Firewall
2 32 (15.31%) WAN
3 22 (10.53%) DNS
4 20 (9.57%) LAN
5 17 (8.13%) SAN
6 16 (7.66%) VPN
7 11 (5.26%) Internet
7 11 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (4.78%) SSL
9 9 (4.31%) DHCP
9 9 (4.31%) DMZ
10 8 (3.83%) Cisco Firepower
11 5 (2.39%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.39%) Unified Communications
11 5 (2.39%) WLAN
12 4 (1.91%) NAS
13 3 (1.44%) IP Telephony
13 3 (1.44%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
13 3 (1.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.22%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.39%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.39%) RDBMS
3 5 (2.39%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.44%) Big Data
5 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.48%) QlikView
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (4.78%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.35%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.87%) DbUnit
3 6 (2.87%) jMock
3 6 (2.87%) JUnit
3 6 (2.87%) Maven
3 6 (2.87%) Mockito
3 6 (2.87%) SonarQube
4 5 (2.39%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.48%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.48%) JIRA
6 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.48%) Subversion
6 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (10.05%) Finance
2 17 (8.13%) Retail
3 9 (4.31%) Military
4 5 (2.39%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.91%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (22.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (21.05%) Architect
3 27 (12.92%) Server Engineer
4 24 (11.48%) VMware Engineer
5 20 (9.57%) Senior Server Engineer
6 18 (8.61%) Technical Architect
6 18 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.70%) Support Engineer
8 13 (6.22%) Analyst
8 13 (6.22%) Cisco Architect
9 12 (5.74%) VMware Architect
10 11 (5.26%) Network Engineer
10 11 (5.26%) Project Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Migration Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Network Architect
11 9 (4.31%) Senior VMware Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.31%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.70%) Web Services
2 11 (5.26%) SOAP
3 7 (3.35%) .NET
3 7 (3.35%) REST
3 7 (3.35%) XML
4 6 (2.87%) Apache Camel
4 6 (2.87%) Hibernate
4 6 (2.87%) J2EE
4 6 (2.87%) JPA
4 6 (2.87%) Middleware
4 6 (2.87%) PowerMock
4 6 (2.87%) RESTful
4 6 (2.87%) Spring Boot
5 5 (2.39%) Java EE
5 5 (2.39%) Spring
6 3 (1.44%) JSON
7 2 (0.96%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.48%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.57%) Data Centre
2 26 (12.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.70%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.26%) FMCG
5 6 (2.87%) Fintech
6 5 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.91%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.91%) DataPower
7 4 (1.91%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.91%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.44%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.44%) NHS
8 3 (1.44%) PKI
8 3 (1.44%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.96%) CMDB
9 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 133 (63.64%) Windows
2 73 (34.93%) Windows Server
3 40 (19.14%) Linux
3 40 (19.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (10.05%) Solaris
6 14 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (6.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (5.74%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.26%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.39%) AIX
10 5 (2.39%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.91%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.96%) CentOS
13 1 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.48%) OS/2
13 1 (0.48%) Unix
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (13.88%) Migration
3 27 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (10.53%) ITIL
5 15 (7.18%) Change Management
6 13 (6.22%) Service Management
7 11 (5.26%) Project Management
7 11 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
8 10 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (4.78%) Patch Management
8 10 (4.78%) TDD
9 9 (4.31%) Business Development
9 9 (4.31%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.31%) Scrum
9 9 (4.31%) Systems Engineering
10 8 (3.83%) Application Discovery
10 8 (3.83%) Configuration Management
10 8 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (3.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.57%) SQL
2 18 (8.61%) Java
3 17 (8.13%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.87%) Python
5 4 (1.91%) C
6 3 (1.44%) Ruby
7 2 (0.96%) Java 8
8 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (9.09%) MCSE
5 14 (6.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.78%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.83%) VCP6
8 6 (2.87%) CCNP
9 5 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (2.39%) CCDP
9 5 (2.39%) MCSA
10 4 (1.91%) CCNA
11 3 (1.44%) Degree
11 3 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.96%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.96%) HNC
12 2 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.96%) MCP
12 2 (0.96%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.87%) PMO
2 4 (1.91%) SLA
3 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (44.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (38.28%) Active Directory
3 25 (11.96%) Hyper-V
4 23 (11.00%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (9.09%) vSphere
6 8 (3.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (3.35%) XenApp
8 6 (2.87%) VMware NSX
8 6 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (2.39%) Docker
9 5 (2.39%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.39%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.96%) Firmware
11 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.96%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.48%) vCloud
12 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 25 (11.96%) SCCM
2 12 (5.74%) WSUS
3 8 (3.83%) vRealize
4 6 (2.87%) SCOM
4 6 (2.87%) vCenter Server
5 5 (2.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.91%) Ansible
6 4 (1.91%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (1.91%) Terraform
7 3 (1.44%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.44%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.44%) SafeCom
7 3 (1.44%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.96%) Puppet
8 2 (0.96%) SCSM
9 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 70 (33.49%) Microsoft
2 59 (28.23%) Cisco
3 37 (17.70%) Oracle
4 25 (11.96%) Citrix
5 16 (7.66%) F5
5 16 (7.66%) IBM
6 15 (7.18%) Red Hat
7 14 (6.70%) CheckPoint
8 13 (6.22%) NetApp
9 12 (5.74%) HP
10 8 (3.83%) Blue Coat
10 8 (3.83%) Forcepoint
10 8 (3.83%) Intel
10 8 (3.83%) PlateSpin
11 6 (2.87%) Veeam
11 6 (2.87%) Wyse
12 5 (2.39%) Altiris
12 5 (2.39%) EMC
12 5 (2.39%) Google
12 5 (2.39%) McAfee