Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 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.

VMware vSphere
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 163 178
Rank change year-on-year -21 +15 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 18 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.55% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 2.41% 5.08% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 2
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +30.77% -23.53%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £233
90th Percentile £463 £469 £418
England median daily rate £438 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.24% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £21.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +26.13% -7.50% +23.08%

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 747 512 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.15% 10.81% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 301 242
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +13.97% +4.62%
10th Percentile £170 £150 £115
90th Percentile £550 £575 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 52
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -6.67% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.27 £10.28
90th Percentile £21.68 £39.20 £21.47
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% -0.88% +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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 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
Birmingham -2 6 £450 +2.86% 4
Coventry - 5 £370 -
Dudley - 3 £250 -
Worcestershire - 3 £400 -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco
4 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
5 6 (33.33%) SonarQube
5 6 (33.33%) Spring Boot
5 6 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 6 (33.33%) Mockito
5 6 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (33.33%) PowerMock
5 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (33.33%) Apache Camel
5 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 6 (33.33%) RESTful
5 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (33.33%) DbUnit
5 6 (33.33%) JPA
5 6 (33.33%) Kanban
5 6 (33.33%) jMock
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (33.33%) Java
5 6 (33.33%) J2EE
5 6 (33.33%) JUnit
5 6 (33.33%) SOAP
5 6 (33.33%) Web Services
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

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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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) DbUnit
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 6 (33.33%) jMock
1 6 (33.33%) JUnit
1 6 (33.33%) Maven
1 6 (33.33%) Mockito
1 6 (33.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
5 2 (11.11%) AWS Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (11.11%) IT Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Apache Camel
1 6 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 6 (33.33%) J2EE
1 6 (33.33%) JPA
1 6 (33.33%) PowerMock
1 6 (33.33%) RESTful
1 6 (33.33%) SOAP
1 6 (33.33%) Spring Boot
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (27.78%) Spring
3 2 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Solaris
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) BDD
1 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (33.33%) Kanban
1 6 (33.33%) Scrum
1 6 (33.33%) TDD
1 6 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Thinking
4 3 (16.67%) Coaching
4 3 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (16.67%) High Availability
4 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (16.67%) Server Building
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) MCSA
3 3 (16.67%) MCSE
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
2 2 (11.11%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 4 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.56%) VMware NSX
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) WSUS
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) F5
3 4 (22.22%) IBM
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (11.11%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) BT
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Mitel