Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 171 166
Rank change year-on-year +40 -5 +35
Contract jobs citing vSphere 38 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.69% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 6.60% 4.58% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 15
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +7.14% -3.75%
10th Percentile £227 £269 £231
90th Percentile £475 £631 £490
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.50 - £12.75
10th Percentile £21.25 - £12.63
90th Percentile £23.75 - £12.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.13 £30.00
% change year-on-year +51.32% -22.90% -7.69%

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 576 764 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.87% 15.08% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 409 322
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £150 £158 £161
90th Percentile £588 £575 £561
England median daily rate £460 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +1.66% +6.47% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 96 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% +5.52% +7.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.55
90th Percentile £21.90 £28.25 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +4.76%

vSphere
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 18 November 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 18 November 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
Dudley - 14 £300 -
Worcestershire +10 10 £450 +38.46% 1
Coventry +3 4 £400 -23.81%
Birmingham -5 4 £475 +8.57% 5
Warwickshire -4 2 £440 +95.56% 2
Shropshire +49 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (89.47%) Windows
3 23 (60.53%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (47.37%) Linux
5 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 18 (47.37%) Citrix
6 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
7 15 (39.47%) DNS
7 15 (39.47%) XenApp
7 15 (39.47%) Data Centre
7 15 (39.47%) Windows Server
8 14 (36.84%) NetApp
9 13 (34.21%) Cisco
10 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
10 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
10 12 (31.58%) Data Centre Operations
10 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (26.32%) Firewall
12 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
12 10 (26.32%) Veeam
12 10 (26.32%) WSUS
12 10 (26.32%) Management Information System
13 9 (23.68%) Migration
13 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
14 7 (18.42%) SAN
15 5 (13.16%) SolarWinds
15 5 (13.16%) 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 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (13.16%) AWS
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (7.89%) Azure
3 3 (7.89%) Office 365
4 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) DNS
2 10 (26.32%) Firewall
3 7 (18.42%) SAN
4 5 (13.16%) DHCP
5 4 (10.53%) NAS
6 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.63%) Internet
7 1 (2.63%) MPLS
7 1 (2.63%) Network Security
7 1 (2.63%) VPN
7 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) DbUnit
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) jMock
1 1 (2.63%) JUnit
1 1 (2.63%) Maven
1 1 (2.63%) Mockito
1 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Administrator
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Citrix Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) IT Administrator
2 6 (15.79%) IT Systems Administrator
2 6 (15.79%) Server Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) IT Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Migration Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Applications Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix Support
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Ajax
1 1 (2.63%) Apache Camel
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) J2EE
1 1 (2.63%) LDAP
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
1 1 (2.63%) PowerMock
1 1 (2.63%) RESTful
1 1 (2.63%) SOAP
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
1 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Data Centre
2 10 (26.32%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) CCTV
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Linux
3 15 (39.47%) Windows Server
4 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.53%) Solaris
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.63%) CentOS
8 1 (2.63%) Debian
8 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.63%) Unix
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Data Centre Operations
2 9 (23.68%) Migration
3 4 (10.53%) Change Management
3 4 (10.53%) Service Management
4 3 (7.89%) High Availability
4 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.63%) BDD
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.63%) IT Strategy
6 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.63%) Practice Management
6 1 (2.63%) Presales
6 1 (2.63%) Scrum
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Engineering
6 1 (2.63%) TDD
6 1 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) MCSA
4 2 (5.26%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) HNC
5 1 (2.63%) HND
5 1 (2.63%) MCP
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (60.53%) VMware ESXi
2 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 15 (39.47%) XenApp
5 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) WSUS
2 4 (10.53%) QRadar
2 4 (10.53%) vRealize
3 2 (5.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.63%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (47.37%) Citrix
3 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 14 (36.84%) NetApp
5 13 (34.21%) Cisco
6 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
7 10 (26.32%) Veeam
8 5 (13.16%) CommVault
8 5 (13.16%) SolarWinds
9 4 (10.53%) PlateSpin
10 2 (5.26%) HP
10 2 (5.26%) Oracle
11 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.63%) BMC
11 1 (2.63%) Dell
11 1 (2.63%) IBM
11 1 (2.63%) McAfee
11 1 (2.63%) Nimsoft
11 1 (2.63%) Sophos
11 1 (2.63%) Veritas