Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 67 44
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 191 130 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.00% 2.80% 3.61%
As % of the Vendors category 9.19% 6.45% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 72 87
West Midlands median daily rate £373 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.17% -25.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £210 £210 £213
90th Percentile £546 £467 £569
England median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -28.57%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.05 £9.00
90th Percentile £37.20 £31.00 £24.35
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%

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 2,078 2,016 2,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.52% 43.50% 47.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,252 1,158 1,289
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £244 £213 £220
90th Percentile £578 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 90 82
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -4.15% -2.19%
10th Percentile £10.07 £10.57 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.05 £31.17 £25.90
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +9.11%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 -11 68 £375 +25.00% 12
Shropshire -3 20 £250 -28.57% 7
Coventry +7 18 £400 +30.61% 13
Warwickshire +4 18 £375 - 2
Solihull +2 18 £350 +191.67% 4
Staffordshire +6 12 £375 +56.25% 13
Worcestershire 0 11 £176 -38.96% 4
Wolverhampton - 4 £375 - 1
Herefordshire +3 2 £150 -47.83%
Walsall - 2 £363 - 2
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 104 (54.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (51.31%) Windows
3 70 (36.65%) Microsoft
4 69 (36.13%) Windows Server
5 66 (34.55%) Active Directory
6 51 (26.70%) Amazon AWS
7 45 (23.56%) Linux
8 44 (23.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 38 (19.90%) Hyper-V
10 37 (19.37%) Cisco
11 36 (18.85%) MS Exchange
11 36 (18.85%) ITIL
11 36 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (17.28%) Data Centre
13 32 (16.75%) PowerShell
13 32 (16.75%) Citrix
14 31 (16.23%) SQL Server
14 31 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 30 (15.71%) DNS
16 29 (15.18%) VMware ESXi
17 28 (14.66%) Jenkins
17 28 (14.66%) Git (software)
17 28 (14.66%) SQL
18 26 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (13.09%) Web Services
20 24 (12.57%) Java
21 23 (12.04%) Oracle
21 23 (12.04%) Scrum
21 23 (12.04%) Maven

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 36 (18.85%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.33%) Apache
4 13 (6.81%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.19%) IIS
6 6 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.62%) JBoss
7 5 (2.62%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.09%) Confluence
8 4 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.09%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.57%) Apache ServiceMix
9 3 (1.57%) Apache Synapse
9 3 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.57%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.57%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.57%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 3 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.05%) CMS
10 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.05%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.05%) RoboHelp
3 2 (1.05%) Snagit
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.52%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 51 (26.70%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (23.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (12.04%) Office 365
4 22 (11.52%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (7.33%) IaaS
6 10 (5.24%) PaaS
7 6 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (2.09%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (2.09%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.09%) GitHub
9 4 (2.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.57%) G Suite
11 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.05%) SaaS
12 1 (0.52%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.71%) DNS
2 18 (9.42%) SAN
3 16 (8.38%) Firewall
4 13 (6.81%) LAN
5 12 (6.28%) DHCP
5 12 (6.28%) WAN
6 11 (5.76%) VPN
7 10 (5.24%) NetScaler
8 9 (4.71%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.14%) HTTP
9 6 (3.14%) Internet
9 6 (3.14%) SSL
10 5 (2.62%) DDNS
10 5 (2.62%) NAS
10 5 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (2.62%) Telnet
10 5 (2.62%) VSAN
11 4 (2.09%) Network Security
11 4 (2.09%) OpenFlow
11 4 (2.09%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.76%) MySQL
3 9 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.57%) JasperReports
6 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.05%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.05%) DB2
7 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (14.66%) Git (software)
1 28 (14.66%) Jenkins
2 23 (12.04%) Maven
3 21 (10.99%) JUnit
3 21 (10.99%) SonarQube
4 17 (8.90%) DbUnit
4 17 (8.90%) jMock
4 17 (8.90%) Mockito
5 7 (3.66%) Subversion
6 6 (3.14%) JIRA
6 6 (3.14%) MSI
7 5 (2.62%) WiX
8 4 (2.09%) Ant
8 4 (2.09%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.09%) git-flow
8 4 (2.09%) GitLab
8 4 (2.09%) Liquibase
8 4 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.05%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.05%) MSBuild
General
1 14 (7.33%) Finance
2 4 (2.09%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.09%) Retail
3 3 (1.57%) Automotive
3 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.05%) Back Office
4 2 (1.05%) French Language
4 2 (1.05%) German Language
4 2 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (20.94%) Architect
2 29 (15.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (11.52%) Developer
4 19 (9.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 17 (8.90%) Consultant
5 17 (8.90%) Java Developer
6 14 (7.33%) Support Engineer
7 13 (6.81%) Cloud Architect
8 12 (6.28%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (6.28%) Technical Architect
8 12 (6.28%) Technical Engineer
9 11 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (5.76%) Server Engineer
10 10 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (5.24%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (4.19%) Administrator
11 8 (4.19%) VMware Architect
12 7 (3.66%) AWS Architect
13 6 (3.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.09%) Web Services
2 20 (10.47%) Apache Camel
3 19 (9.95%) SOAP
4 18 (9.42%) J2EE
5 17 (8.90%) PowerMock
5 17 (8.90%) RESTful
6 11 (5.76%) Spring
7 9 (4.71%) JSON
8 8 (4.19%) REST
9 7 (3.66%) CSS
9 7 (3.66%) HTML
9 7 (3.66%) Middleware
9 7 (3.66%) Spring Boot
9 7 (3.66%) XML
10 6 (3.14%) .NET
10 6 (3.14%) Angular 2
10 6 (3.14%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (2.62%) Dapper ORM
11 5 (2.62%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.28%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.33%) Private Cloud
3 11 (5.76%) Clustering
4 9 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.71%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.14%) PKI
7 5 (2.62%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.62%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Licensing
8 4 (2.09%) NHS
9 3 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.57%) TM Forum
10 2 (1.05%) AS400
10 2 (1.05%) Cyberattack
10 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 98 (51.31%) Windows
2 69 (36.13%) Windows Server
3 45 (23.56%) Linux
4 36 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (9.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (6.81%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.76%) Windows XP
9 10 (5.24%) Unix
9 10 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.19%) CentOS
11 5 (2.62%) Solaris
11 5 (2.62%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.62%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.09%) HPUX
13 3 (1.57%) AIX
13 3 (1.57%) Debian
13 3 (1.57%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (18.85%) ITIL
2 26 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (12.04%) Scrum
4 19 (9.95%) Migration
5 18 (9.42%) Service Management
6 17 (8.90%) BDD
6 17 (8.90%) Kanban
6 17 (8.90%) TDD
6 17 (8.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 16 (8.38%) E-Commerce
8 12 (6.28%) DevOps
8 12 (6.28%) Open Source
9 11 (5.76%) Project Management
10 10 (5.24%) Service Delivery
11 9 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.19%) Asset Management
12 8 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (4.19%) Change Management
12 8 (4.19%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.75%) PowerShell
2 28 (14.66%) SQL
3 24 (12.57%) Java
4 8 (4.19%) Bash Shell
4 8 (4.19%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.19%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.62%) C#
6 4 (2.09%) Groovy
6 4 (2.09%) PHP
7 3 (1.57%) Python
7 3 (1.57%) VB
8 2 (1.05%) Perl
8 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.52%) Korn
9 1 (0.52%) Ruby
9 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.85%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.19%) CCNA
6 7 (3.66%) Degree
6 7 (3.66%) MCSE
7 5 (2.62%) CCNP
7 5 (2.62%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.57%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.57%) CCIE
8 3 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.05%) CEH
9 2 (1.05%) CISM
9 2 (1.05%) CISSP
9 2 (1.05%) GIAC
9 2 (1.05%) ISEB
9 2 (1.05%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.71%) SLA
2 4 (2.09%) GDPR
3 3 (1.57%) PMO
3 3 (1.57%) QA
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (54.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (34.55%) Active Directory
3 38 (19.90%) Hyper-V
4 29 (15.18%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (12.04%) vSphere
6 13 (6.81%) VMware NSX
7 12 (6.28%) XenApp
8 11 (5.76%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (5.24%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (4.19%) XenServer
11 7 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (3.14%) Docker
12 6 (3.14%) Squid
12 6 (3.14%) vCloud
13 4 (2.09%) Postfix
13 4 (2.09%) VirtualBox
13 4 (2.09%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (2.09%) XenDesktop
14 3 (1.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (9.42%) SCCM
2 13 (6.81%) Puppet
3 12 (6.28%) WSUS
4 11 (5.76%) Ansible
5 10 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (4.19%) vCenter Server
7 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (3.66%) vRealize
8 6 (3.14%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.62%) AirWatch
9 5 (2.62%) Kibana
9 5 (2.62%) SCOM
10 4 (2.09%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (2.09%) logstash
10 4 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (2.09%) Rancher
10 4 (2.09%) Rsyslog
10 4 (2.09%) Sysdig
10 4 (2.09%) Terraform
10 4 (2.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (36.65%) Microsoft
2 37 (19.37%) Cisco
3 32 (16.75%) Citrix
4 23 (12.04%) Oracle
5 21 (10.99%) Red Hat
6 16 (8.38%) HP
7 14 (7.33%) NetApp
8 12 (6.28%) IBM
9 11 (5.76%) Google
10 10 (5.24%) EMC
11 9 (4.71%) SolarWinds
12 8 (4.19%) Dell
12 8 (4.19%) Juniper
12 8 (4.19%) McAfee
13 5 (2.62%) F5
13 5 (2.62%) Splunk
13 5 (2.62%) Symantec
14 4 (2.09%) Adobe
14 4 (2.09%) Aruba
14 4 (2.09%) Sonatype