Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 190 158
Rank change year-on-year +28 -32 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 21 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 3.97% 4.01% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 13
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% - +32.78%
10th Percentile £231 £282 £260
90th Percentile £490 £478 £450
England median daily rate £375 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £24.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.96% - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +32.65% -10.91%

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 529 548 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.12% 8.88% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 284 210
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.36% +14.62% +8.33%
10th Percentile £161 £130 £145
90th Percentile £563 £513 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 62 75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.28% -11.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £21.35 £30.53
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +1 10 £419 +4.69%
Shropshire +19 3 £385 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £480 - 1
Coventry +18 1 - -
Staffordshire +9 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere 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 vSphere.

1 20 (95.24%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (52.38%) Windows
4 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
6 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 6 (28.57%) ITIL
8 5 (23.81%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) J2EE
8 5 (23.81%) JUnit
8 5 (23.81%) SOAP
8 5 (23.81%) Web Services
8 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
8 5 (23.81%) Citrix
8 5 (23.81%) Scrum
8 5 (23.81%) Finance
8 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
8 5 (23.81%) jMock
8 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (23.81%) Kanban
8 5 (23.81%) Spring
8 5 (23.81%) Maven
8 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) TDD
8 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) RESTful
8 5 (23.81%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (23.81%) DbUnit

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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 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 2 (9.52%) WordPress
5 1 (4.76%) Apache
5 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
3 2 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) DbUnit
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
1 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
1 5 (23.81%) jMock
1 5 (23.81%) JUnit
1 5 (23.81%) Maven
1 5 (23.81%) Mockito
1 5 (23.81%) SonarQube
2 3 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Agile Developer
1 4 (19.05%) Agile Java Developer
1 4 (19.05%) Architect
1 4 (19.05%) Developer
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Lead Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Apache Camel
1 5 (23.81%) J2EE
1 5 (23.81%) PowerMock
1 5 (23.81%) RESTful
1 5 (23.81%) SOAP
1 5 (23.81%) Spring
1 5 (23.81%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.76%) Java EE
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) BDD
2 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
2 5 (23.81%) Kanban
2 5 (23.81%) Scrum
2 5 (23.81%) TDD
2 5 (23.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Network Design
4 3 (14.29%) Open Source
4 3 (14.29%) Runbook
4 3 (14.29%) Security Patching
5 2 (9.52%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) MCSE
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.76%) HNC
5 1 (4.76%) HND
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (19.05%) XenApp
4 3 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) NetApp
5 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) CommVault
5 3 (14.29%) EMC
5 3 (14.29%) F5
5 3 (14.29%) Veeam
6 2 (9.52%) SAP
6 2 (9.52%) Sophos
6 2 (9.52%) Sun
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Intel
7 1 (4.76%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) McAfee