The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 3 months to 24 June 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

VMware
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 55 41
Rank change year-on-year -28 -14  
Contract jobs citing VMware 86 129 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.63% 3.81% 4.31%
As % of the Vendors category 6.95% 9.44% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 109 188
Median daily rate £430 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% +22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £279 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £360 £330
% change year-on-year +3.05% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 14
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £28.88 £22.00
% change year-on-year -41.12% +31.25%  

VMware is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1238 1367 2468
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.91% 40.41% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 1052 1838
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 67
Median hourly rate £21.40 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.92 £26.00 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VMware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the City of London

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in the City of London

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in the City of London

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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 City of London region with a requirement for VMware.

1 102 (52.04%) Windows
2 94 (47.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (46.43%) Active Directory
4 68 (34.69%) Windows Server
5 63 (32.14%) Citrix
6 58 (29.59%) Microsoft
7 55 (28.06%) Linux
8 54 (27.55%) Finance
9 47 (23.98%) PowerShell
10 38 (19.39%) Amazon AWS
10 38 (19.39%) Data Centre
11 37 (18.88%) Cisco
12 35 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
13 34 (17.35%) SAN
13 34 (17.35%) DevOps
14 32 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 31 (15.82%) vSphere
15 31 (15.82%) Puppet
15 31 (15.82%) DNS
15 31 (15.82%) Firewall
16 29 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (14.29%) Migration
18 27 (13.78%) SCCM
18 27 (13.78%) Ansible
19 26 (13.27%) Unix
20 25 (12.76%) Office 365
21 24 (12.24%) Hyper-V
21 24 (12.24%) HP
22 22 (11.22%) WAN

VMware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 19 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.65%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.08%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.02%) Apache
7 2 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.02%) IIS
7 2 (1.02%) nginx
8 1 (0.51%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.51%) Confluence
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.51%) SAS
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.02%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.39%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (12.76%) Office 365
4 9 (4.59%) IaaS
5 8 (4.08%) SaaS
6 7 (3.57%) GitHub
6 7 (3.57%) PaaS
7 5 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.53%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.51%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.35%) SAN
2 31 (15.82%) DNS
2 31 (15.82%) Firewall
3 22 (11.22%) WAN
4 19 (9.69%) DHCP
5 17 (8.67%) TCP/IP
6 16 (8.16%) LAN
6 16 (8.16%) VPN
7 12 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (6.12%) NAS
8 11 (5.61%) Internet
9 10 (5.10%) VLAN
10 7 (3.57%) LDAP
10 7 (3.57%) SMTP
10 7 (3.57%) SSL
11 6 (3.06%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (3.06%) MPLS
12 5 (2.55%) IPsec
12 5 (2.55%) Network Security
12 5 (2.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.57%) MySQL
3 6 (3.06%) Big Data
4 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.53%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.04%) MSI
2 4 (2.04%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.53%) Subversion
4 2 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.51%) GoCD
5 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.51%) JIRA
5 1 (0.51%) JUnit
5 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.51%) WiX
General
1 54 (27.55%) Finance
2 22 (11.22%) Banking
3 10 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.53%) Electronics
5 3 (1.53%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.53%) Legal
5 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.53%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Back Office
6 2 (1.02%) Law
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) French Language
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 25 (12.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (12.24%) Architect
3 22 (11.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (9.18%) VMware Engineer
5 16 (8.16%) Consultant
6 14 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 14 (7.14%) Analyst
7 13 (6.63%) Administrator
7 13 (6.63%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (6.12%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Network Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) Citrix Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (3.57%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.06%) LAMP
2 3 (1.53%) OpenID
2 3 (1.53%) SAML
3 2 (1.02%) .NET
3 2 (1.02%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (1.02%) Middleware
4 1 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.51%) OAuth
4 1 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.51%) RESTful
4 1 (0.51%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Sensu
4 1 (0.51%) Spring
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.39%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.10%) Clustering
3 7 (3.57%) Replication
4 5 (2.55%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.04%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.04%) PKI
6 3 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.02%) AS400
7 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.02%) BYOD
7 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.02%) iSeries
7 2 (1.02%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 102 (52.04%) Windows
2 68 (34.69%) Windows Server
3 55 (28.06%) Linux
4 32 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (13.27%) Unix
6 16 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (6.12%) CentOS
8 11 (5.61%) Windows 10
9 10 (5.10%) Ubuntu
10 9 (4.59%) Windows 7
11 8 (4.08%) Solaris
12 5 (2.55%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.04%) AIX
14 3 (1.53%) SUSE
15 2 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.35%) DevOps
2 29 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (14.29%) Migration
4 20 (10.20%) ITIL
5 19 (9.69%) E-Commerce
6 17 (8.67%) High Availability
7 10 (5.10%) Service Management
8 9 (4.59%) Asset Management
8 9 (4.59%) Server Virtualisation
9 8 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (3.57%) Server Building
10 7 (3.57%) TOGAF
11 6 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.06%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 6 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (3.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.98%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.71%) Python
3 20 (10.20%) SQL
4 19 (9.69%) Bash Shell
5 11 (5.61%) Perl
6 9 (4.59%) Ruby
7 7 (3.57%) Korn
8 6 (3.06%) VBScript
9 5 (2.55%) Java
9 5 (2.55%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.02%) C
10 2 (1.02%) C#
10 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (6.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.61%) MCSE
4 9 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.55%) CCNP
5 5 (2.55%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.04%) CCNA
6 4 (2.04%) MCSA
7 3 (1.53%) Degree
7 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.53%) VCP6
8 2 (1.02%) CCA
8 2 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) CCIE
9 1 (0.51%) CCSE
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.51%) MCP
9 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.53%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) COBIT
3 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) GPG13
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (47.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (46.43%) Active Directory
3 31 (15.82%) vSphere
4 24 (12.24%) Hyper-V
5 21 (10.71%) XenDesktop
6 19 (9.69%) Docker
7 18 (9.18%) XenApp
8 15 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (4.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (4.59%) vCloud
10 5 (2.55%) DFS Replication
11 4 (2.04%) BitLocker
11 4 (2.04%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (2.04%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.53%) XenServer
13 2 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (15.82%) Puppet
2 27 (13.78%) Ansible
2 27 (13.78%) SCCM
3 19 (9.69%) vCenter Server
4 13 (6.63%) SCOM
5 10 (5.10%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (4.08%) Backup Exec
7 7 (3.57%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.57%) Terraform
8 6 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.55%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (2.04%) Cobbler
10 4 (2.04%) Graphite
10 4 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (2.04%) Salt
11 3 (1.53%) AppManager
11 3 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.53%) Nagios
11 3 (1.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (32.14%) Citrix
2 58 (29.59%) Microsoft
3 37 (18.88%) Cisco
4 24 (12.24%) HP
5 17 (8.67%) CheckPoint
6 15 (7.65%) NetApp
7 14 (7.14%) EMC
7 14 (7.14%) ServiceNow
8 12 (6.12%) IBM
9 11 (5.61%) Oracle
9 11 (5.61%) Symantec
10 10 (5.10%) Dell
11 8 (4.08%) AppSense
11 8 (4.08%) Veeam
12 7 (3.57%) F5
12 7 (3.57%) Palo Alto
12 7 (3.57%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.06%) Bloomberg
14 5 (2.55%) Altiris
14 5 (2.55%) SAP
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