Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 10 December 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.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 170 192
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 -26
Contract jobs citing vSphere 39 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.41% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 4.97% 3.76% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 13
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £399 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% -0.31% +8.84%
10th Percentile £289 £306 £282
90th Percentile £628 £507 £485
England median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £12.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.96% -
England median hourly rate £38.63 £25.33 £27.50
% change year-on-year +52.53% -7.90% +14.58%

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 784 532 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.11% 10.94% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 315 268
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £150 £156 £132
90th Percentile £550 £550 £519
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 44 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.10 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.15 £10.00
90th Percentile £23.05 £21.70 £21.47
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the West Midlands

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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 vSphere in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in the West Midlands

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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 vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Coventry +5 15 £475 - 2
Birmingham +5 12 £438 +4.48% 4
Warwickshire +16 6 £225 -53.13%
Shropshire -55 3 £325 -15.58%
Worcestershire - 2 £363 - 2
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere 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 vSphere.

1 39 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (48.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (33.33%) Windows
3 13 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 12 (30.77%) VMware NSX
4 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 12 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
5 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
5 11 (28.21%) VSAN
5 11 (28.21%) vRealize
5 11 (28.21%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (25.64%) Mockito
6 10 (25.64%) BDD
6 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
6 10 (25.64%) SonarQube
6 10 (25.64%) Spring Boot
6 10 (25.64%) PowerMock
6 10 (25.64%) Apache Camel
6 10 (25.64%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 10 (25.64%) Citrix
6 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
6 10 (25.64%) SOAP
6 10 (25.64%) Web Services
6 10 (25.64%) Java
6 10 (25.64%) J2EE
6 10 (25.64%) JUnit
6 10 (25.64%) DbUnit
6 10 (25.64%) RESTful
6 10 (25.64%) Amazon EC2

vSphere
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 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
2 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (25.64%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.56%) Office 365
4 1 (2.56%) PaaS
4 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) VSAN
2 5 (12.82%) DNS
3 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.69%) DHCP
4 3 (7.69%) VLAN
5 2 (5.13%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) SAN
5 2 (5.13%) WLAN
6 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.56%) VoIP
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) DbUnit
1 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
1 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
1 10 (25.64%) jMock
1 10 (25.64%) JUnit
1 10 (25.64%) Maven
1 10 (25.64%) Mockito
1 10 (25.64%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 6 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Consultant
2 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) VMware Consultant
3 9 (23.08%) Java Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.69%) VMware Architect
6 3 (7.69%) VMware Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Apache Camel
1 10 (25.64%) J2EE
1 10 (25.64%) PowerMock
1 10 (25.64%) RESTful
1 10 (25.64%) SOAP
1 10 (25.64%) Spring Boot
1 10 (25.64%) Web Services
2 9 (23.08%) Spring
3 7 (17.95%) Hibernate
3 7 (17.95%) JPA
4 4 (10.26%) WSH
5 2 (5.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (20.51%) Private Cloud
3 5 (12.82%) NHS
4 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.69%) Clustering
5 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.69%) Solaris
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.56%) Linux
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (25.64%) BDD
1 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (25.64%) Kanban
1 10 (25.64%) Scrum
1 10 (25.64%) TDD
1 10 (25.64%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (12.82%) Open Source
5 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.26%) Patch Management
6 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Security Patching
6 3 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.82%) VBScript
3 2 (5.13%) Java 8
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) MCITP
3 5 (12.82%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (10.26%) PMO
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (30.77%) VMware NSX
3 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
3 11 (28.21%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (25.64%) XenApp
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Server
6 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) vRealize
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) WSUS
4 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.56%) SCCM
4 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (25.64%) Citrix
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) IBM
5 3 (7.69%) CommVault
5 3 (7.69%) F5
5 3 (7.69%) NetApp
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle
6 2 (5.13%) Dell
6 2 (5.13%) Veeam
7 1 (2.56%) Avaya
7 1 (2.56%) BT
7 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Huawei
7 1 (2.56%) Juniper
7 1 (2.56%) Mitel
7 1 (2.56%) Sophos