Period
to 22 April 2018

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 6 months to 22 April 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.

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

VMware
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 63 51
Rank change year-on-year -34 -12 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware 184 222 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.61% 3.62% 3.83%
As % of the Vendors category 6.87% 8.81% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 186 200
City of London median daily rate £425 £421 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +2.12% +10.00%
10th Percentile £211 £263 £274
90th Percentile £600 £569 £539
Central London median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +17.55% -10.47%
10th Percentile £15.50 £21.67 £18.50
90th Percentile £30.65 £23.00 £25.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.34 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.74% +17.55% -7.07%

VMware is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,679 2,520 2,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.05% 41.05% 40.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,016 1,848 1,981
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £276 £286 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 34 36
City of London median hourly rate £19.13 £16.58 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -24.86% +23.47%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £12.63
90th Percentile £31.00 £35.25 £36.79
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +25.00% -25.02% +19.84%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 22 April 2018.

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

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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 City of London region with a requirement for VMware.

1 124 (67.39%) Windows
2 103 (55.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (44.02%) Active Directory
4 79 (42.93%) Microsoft
5 61 (33.15%) Citrix
6 58 (31.52%) Windows Server
7 49 (26.63%) Linux
8 47 (25.54%) Finance
9 46 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 46 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 44 (23.91%) Office 365
11 39 (21.20%) vSphere
12 37 (20.11%) SCCM
13 36 (19.57%) VMware ESXi
14 34 (18.48%) Cisco
15 32 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 32 (17.39%) Windows 10
16 30 (16.30%) Hyper-V
16 30 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (15.22%) Windows 7
17 28 (15.22%) ITIL
18 25 (13.59%) SAN
19 24 (13.04%) Migration
20 23 (12.50%) MS Exchange
20 23 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
20 23 (12.50%) XenApp
21 22 (11.96%) HP
22 20 (10.87%) SQL
22 20 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 20 (10.87%) DevOps

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 23 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.15%) IIS
3 11 (5.98%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.80%) Apache
4 7 (3.80%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.63%) Moodle
7 3 (1.63%) nginx
7 3 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.09%) Confluence
8 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.54%) Drupal
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.54%) Jetty
9 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.09%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 46 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (23.91%) Office 365
3 23 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (7.61%) IaaS
5 11 (5.98%) PaaS
6 6 (3.26%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (2.72%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.63%) SaaS
8 3 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.09%) GitHub
9 2 (1.09%) npm
9 2 (1.09%) Route 53
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.54%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.59%) SAN
2 13 (7.07%) DNS
2 13 (7.07%) Firewall
3 12 (6.52%) NetScaler
4 11 (5.98%) VPN
5 10 (5.43%) DHCP
5 10 (5.43%) LAN
5 10 (5.43%) Skype
5 10 (5.43%) WAN
6 9 (4.89%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.35%) HTTP
7 8 (4.35%) iSCSI
7 8 (4.35%) NAS
8 7 (3.80%) Internet
8 7 (3.80%) SSL
9 6 (3.26%) VSAN
10 3 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.63%) MPLS
10 3 (1.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.35%) MySQL
3 6 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.72%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.54%) DB2
8 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.54%) HBase
8 1 (0.54%) IDOL
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.17%) JIRA
2 3 (1.63%) AdminStudio
2 3 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.63%) Maven
2 3 (1.63%) MSI
2 3 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.63%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.09%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.54%) Ant
4 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.54%) Gradle
4 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) Zephyr
General
1 47 (25.54%) Finance
2 16 (8.70%) Banking
3 7 (3.80%) Law
3 7 (3.80%) Publishing
4 6 (3.26%) Legal
5 3 (1.63%) Back Office
6 2 (1.09%) Advertising
6 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Military
7 1 (0.54%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (7.61%) Analyst
2 14 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
3 13 (7.07%) Administrator
4 12 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (6.52%) Desktop Support
4 12 (6.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 12 (6.52%) VMware Engineer
5 11 (5.98%) Architect
5 11 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (5.43%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (3.80%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (3.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (3.26%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.72%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.35%) LDAP
2 6 (3.26%) Web Services
3 5 (2.72%) .NET
4 3 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.63%) Middleware
4 3 (1.63%) XML
5 2 (1.09%) HTML
5 2 (1.09%) Node.js
5 2 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.54%) JRuby
6 1 (0.54%) LAMP
6 1 (0.54%) REST
6 1 (0.54%) Servlets
6 1 (0.54%) SOAP
6 1 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.80%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.17%) HP Superdome
5 4 (2.17%) iPhone
5 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Licensing
5 4 (2.17%) PKI
5 4 (2.17%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.17%) Replication
6 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.63%) VLE
7 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.54%) Fintech
8 1 (0.54%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 124 (67.39%) Windows
2 58 (31.52%) Windows Server
3 49 (26.63%) Linux
4 32 (17.39%) Windows 10
4 32 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (15.22%) Windows 7
7 20 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (9.24%) Unix
9 7 (3.80%) Solaris
9 7 (3.80%) Ubuntu
10 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.63%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.63%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.09%) CentOS
12 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.54%) AIX
13 1 (0.54%) Debian
13 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.22%) ITIL
2 24 (13.04%) Migration
3 20 (10.87%) DevOps
4 19 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.52%) Configuration Management
5 12 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.98%) Change Control
7 10 (5.43%) Incident Management
7 10 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (4.89%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.35%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.80%) Application Virtualisation
10 7 (3.80%) CRM
10 7 (3.80%) Information Security
10 7 (3.80%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (3.80%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.26%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (3.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.87%) SQL
3 15 (8.15%) Python
4 11 (5.98%) VBScript
5 10 (5.43%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.43%) Java
6 8 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.72%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.72%) Perl
8 3 (1.63%) PHP
8 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.63%) VB
9 2 (1.09%) Korn
10 1 (0.54%) AppleScript
10 1 (0.54%) C
10 1 (0.54%) C#
10 1 (0.54%) C++
10 1 (0.54%) Go
10 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (6.52%) Degree
4 8 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.80%) MCP
5 7 (3.80%) MCSE
5 7 (3.80%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.26%) CCNA
6 6 (3.26%) CCNP
7 4 (2.17%) MCSA
7 4 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.63%) CISSP
8 3 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.63%) VCP6
9 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.09%) MCITP
10 1 (0.54%) MCTS
10 1 (0.54%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) GDPR
3 2 (1.09%) GCP
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.09%) QA
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 103 (55.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (44.02%) Active Directory
3 39 (21.20%) vSphere
4 36 (19.57%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (16.30%) Hyper-V
6 23 (12.50%) XenApp
7 19 (10.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (9.24%) XenDesktop
9 11 (5.98%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (4.35%) Docker
10 8 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (4.35%) VMware NSX
10 8 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (3.80%) vCloud
12 6 (3.26%) BitLocker
12 6 (3.26%) KVM
13 5 (2.72%) NFS
14 4 (2.17%) Firmware
14 4 (2.17%) Xen
15 3 (1.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (20.11%) SCCM
2 19 (10.33%) Ansible
3 12 (6.52%) Puppet
3 12 (6.52%) vCenter Server
4 11 (5.98%) vRealize
5 10 (5.43%) Backup Exec
5 10 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (5.43%) SCOM
6 6 (3.26%) vMotion
7 5 (2.72%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.72%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (2.17%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.17%) PowerCLI
9 3 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.63%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.63%) Nessus
9 3 (1.63%) QRadar
9 3 (1.63%) Terraform
9 3 (1.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (1.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (42.93%) Microsoft
2 61 (33.15%) Citrix
3 34 (18.48%) Cisco
4 22 (11.96%) HP
5 18 (9.78%) Red Hat
6 13 (7.07%) EMC
7 11 (5.98%) 3PAR
7 11 (5.98%) Ivanti
7 11 (5.98%) Veeam
8 10 (5.43%) CheckPoint
8 10 (5.43%) Dell
8 10 (5.43%) NetApp
9 7 (3.80%) Oracle
9 7 (3.80%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.72%) BMC
10 5 (2.72%) SaltStack
10 5 (2.72%) Splunk
11 4 (2.17%) Altiris
11 4 (2.17%) Sophos
11 4 (2.17%) Veritas