The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 491 423 422
Rank change year-on-year -68 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 101 207 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.42% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 156 143
Median daily rate £400 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.72% +3.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -5.35% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +32.72% -31.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40564 48955 48044
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.22% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26483 32336 29576
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1322 1392 1925
Median hourly rate £18.26 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

VMware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured VMware Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Engineer in England

VMware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Engineer in England

VMware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Engineer in England over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Engineer in England

VMware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Engineer in England

VMware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Engineer in England over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Engineer in England

VMware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 45 £425 +11.84% 8
South East -24 26 £338 +10.20% 5
East of England -6 11 £363 +10.68% 1
Yorkshire +18 5 £500 +31.57% 2
South West +1 5 £300 -7.69% 1
East Midlands -1 4 £420 +24.44%
North West +23 3 £320 -13.80% 3
North East +13 2 £278 -15.90%
West Midlands +23 1 £300 -25.00% 2
VMware Engineer
UK

VMware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, VMware Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring VMware Engineer in the job title.

1 246 (100.00%) VMware
2 168 (68.29%) Windows
3 134 (54.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 100 (40.65%) Windows Server
5 96 (39.02%) Active Directory
6 62 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (23.58%) Microsoft
8 57 (23.17%) Cisco
8 57 (23.17%) PowerShell
9 56 (22.76%) vSphere
10 55 (22.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (20.73%) Citrix
12 46 (18.70%) Linux
13 42 (17.07%) Data Centre
14 41 (16.67%) Finance
15 40 (16.26%) SAN
16 38 (15.45%) HP
17 37 (15.04%) MS Exchange
17 37 (15.04%) Security Cleared
18 34 (13.82%) Migration
19 32 (13.01%) SC Cleared
20 31 (12.60%) EMC
21 30 (12.20%) vCenter Server
22 28 (11.38%) DNS
23 27 (10.98%) Unix
23 27 (10.98%) Firewall
23 27 (10.98%) VMware ESX
24 26 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
25 24 (9.76%) Hyper-V
25 24 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 37 (15.04%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (4.47%) IIS
6 7 (2.85%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.85%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.22%) Apache
8 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.81%) Confluence
8 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) JBoss
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.41%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (0.41%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.54%) Office 365
2 17 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.41%) PaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (16.26%) SAN
2 28 (11.38%) DNS
3 27 (10.98%) Firewall
4 18 (7.32%) DHCP
5 14 (5.69%) LAN
6 12 (4.88%) WAN
7 11 (4.47%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (4.07%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.66%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (3.66%) NAS
9 9 (3.66%) SMTP
10 7 (2.85%) Skype
11 6 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.44%) Internet
11 6 (2.44%) LDAP
11 6 (2.44%) PCoIP
12 5 (2.03%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.03%) VLAN
13 4 (1.63%) HTTP
13 4 (1.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.22%) MySQL
4 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.41%) Big Data
6 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.63%) JIRA
3 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.22%) Subversion
4 2 (0.81%) MSI
5 1 (0.41%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.41%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.41%) Maven
5 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (16.67%) Finance
2 18 (7.32%) Banking
3 10 (4.07%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.85%) Retail
5 5 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.63%) Law
6 4 (1.63%) Local Government
7 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.81%) Electronics
8 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.81%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (1.63%) .NET
2 4 (1.63%) MSMQ
2 4 (1.63%) REST
3 3 (1.22%) Middleware
4 2 (0.81%) LAMP
4 2 (0.81%) SOAP
4 2 (0.81%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.41%) HTML
5 1 (0.41%) J2EE
5 1 (0.41%) RESTful
5 1 (0.41%) WAP
5 1 (0.41%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.41%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 13 (5.28%) EMC VNX
4 11 (4.47%) Clustering
5 9 (3.66%) EMC VMAX
6 7 (2.85%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.44%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.63%) Replication
9 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.81%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.81%) STB
9 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.81%) User Experience
10 1 (0.41%) Fintech
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 168 (68.29%) Windows
2 100 (40.65%) Windows Server
3 62 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (22.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (18.70%) Linux
6 27 (10.98%) Unix
7 26 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (7.32%) Windows 7
9 12 (4.88%) CentOS
10 10 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.85%) SUSE
11 7 (2.85%) Windows 10
12 6 (2.44%) Android
13 5 (2.03%) Solaris
13 5 (2.03%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.81%) Debian
15 1 (0.41%) CatOS
15 1 (0.41%) HPUX
15 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (13.82%) Migration
2 21 (8.54%) ITIL
3 19 (7.72%) DevOps
4 15 (6.10%) Configuration Management
5 13 (5.28%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (4.47%) Converged Infrastructure
7 10 (4.07%) Server Building
8 9 (3.66%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 8 (3.25%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 7 (2.85%) Change Management
10 7 (2.85%) High Availability
10 7 (2.85%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (2.03%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (2.03%) Change Control
12 5 (2.03%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (2.03%) Data Centre Operations
12 5 (2.03%) Load Balancing
12 5 (2.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.17%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.32%) SQL
3 15 (6.10%) Python
4 10 (4.07%) VB
5 9 (3.66%) C
6 7 (2.85%) VBScript
7 5 (2.03%) C#
8 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.22%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.81%) Ruby
10 1 (0.41%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) Perl
10 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (15.04%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.88%) MCSE
7 9 (3.66%) Degree
8 6 (2.44%) CCNA
8 6 (2.44%) CCNP
9 5 (2.03%) MCP
10 3 (1.22%) CCA
10 3 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.22%) MCITP
11 2 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.81%) MCSA
11 2 (0.81%) MCTS
12 1 (0.41%) CCDP
12 1 (0.41%) CCIE
12 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.41%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.03%) SLA
2 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 134 (54.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (39.02%) Active Directory
3 56 (22.76%) vSphere
4 27 (10.98%) VMware ESX
5 24 (9.76%) Hyper-V
6 22 (8.94%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (8.54%) XenApp
8 14 (5.69%) XenDesktop
9 11 (4.47%) vCloud
9 11 (4.47%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (3.25%) VMware Server
11 5 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (1.22%) KVM
13 3 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.81%) Docker
14 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.81%) SRDF
14 2 (0.81%) Xen
15 1 (0.41%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 30 (12.20%) vCenter Server
2 20 (8.13%) vRealize
3 18 (7.32%) SCCM
4 12 (4.88%) Puppet
5 11 (4.47%) Ansible
5 11 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.47%) WSUS
6 10 (4.07%) PowerCLI
7 9 (3.66%) AirWatch
7 9 (3.66%) vMotion
8 8 (3.25%) NetBackup
9 6 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.63%) Nagios
12 3 (1.22%) EMC VPLEX
12 3 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (1.22%) SCOM
13 2 (0.81%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 246 (100.00%) VMware
2 58 (23.58%) Microsoft
3 57 (23.17%) Cisco
4 51 (20.73%) Citrix
5 38 (15.45%) HP
6 31 (12.60%) EMC
7 18 (7.32%) Red Hat
8 11 (4.47%) Symantec
9 9 (3.66%) Dell
10 7 (2.85%) NetApp
11 6 (2.44%) MobileIron
12 5 (2.03%) 3PAR
12 5 (2.03%) Oracle
13 4 (1.63%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.63%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.63%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.22%) AppSense
14 3 (1.22%) F5
14 3 (1.22%) Intel Security
14 3 (1.22%) Palo Alto
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