Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 620 585 582
Rank change year-on-year -35 -3 -44
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 253 269 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 190 228
England median daily rate £400 £414 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +23.05% -10.33%
10th Percentile £300 £267 £224
90th Percentile £525 £625 £488
UK median daily rate £410 £414 £338
% change year-on-year -0.91% +22.59% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
England median hourly rate £44.63 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.04% -46.15% -12.16%
10th Percentile £27.62 £12.14 £24.35
90th Percentile £47.88 £108.75 £37.95
UK median hourly rate £44.63 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +155.04% -46.15% +2.99%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,320 86,581 93,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.87% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,457 57,357 61,708
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,836 2,565 2,977
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

VMware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured VMware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
London -8 138 £425 -5.56% 11
South East -16 55 £383 -4.38% 8
North of England -19 24 £300 -14.29% 9
Midlands -14 21 £360 +6.67% 2
West Midlands -4 19 £360 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire -13 13 £319 -8.93% 2
East of England -8 12 £420 +44.83% 1
North West -15 6 £375 -21.05% 7
North East +6 5 £200 -25.93%
East Midlands -4 2 £203 -46.00%
South West -39 2 - - 10
VMware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, VMware Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring VMware Engineer in the job title.

1 253 (100.00%) VMware
2 162 (64.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (54.94%) Windows
4 92 (36.36%) vSphere
5 90 (35.57%) Windows Server
6 89 (35.18%) Active Directory
7 82 (32.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 69 (27.27%) Finance
9 66 (26.09%) Microsoft
10 64 (25.30%) Citrix
11 56 (22.13%) VMware ESXi
12 51 (20.16%) PowerShell
13 45 (17.79%) Migration
14 43 (17.00%) XenDesktop
14 43 (17.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 42 (16.60%) Linux
16 37 (14.62%) Cisco
17 36 (14.23%) ITIL
18 35 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
18 35 (13.83%) Data Centre
19 31 (12.25%) SCCM
20 29 (11.46%) DNS
20 29 (11.46%) Firewall
21 28 (11.07%) HP
22 26 (10.28%) vRealize
22 26 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
23 25 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
23 25 (9.88%) Dell
23 25 (9.88%) DHCP
23 25 (9.88%) NetApp

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 18 (7.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (2.37%) OpenStack
2 6 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (1.98%) IIS
4 3 (1.19%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.79%) Apache
5 2 (0.79%) Jetty
5 2 (0.79%) Mongrel
5 2 (0.79%) nginx
5 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.53%) Office 365
4 7 (2.77%) IaaS
5 4 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.79%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.79%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.46%) DNS
1 29 (11.46%) Firewall
2 25 (9.88%) DHCP
3 19 (7.51%) SAN
3 19 (7.51%) VSAN
4 16 (6.32%) iSCSI
5 15 (5.93%) VLAN
6 12 (4.74%) VPN
7 9 (3.56%) LAN
7 9 (3.56%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.56%) WAN
8 5 (1.98%) NAS
8 5 (1.98%) VoIP
9 4 (1.58%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.58%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.58%) SSL
10 3 (1.19%) Internet
10 3 (1.19%) IPsec
10 3 (1.19%) Network Security
10 3 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.79%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.37%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.79%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.40%) Gradle
3 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 69 (27.27%) Finance
2 21 (8.30%) Banking
3 10 (3.95%) Retail
4 6 (2.37%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.37%) .NET
2 4 (1.58%) OAuth
2 4 (1.58%) SAML
3 2 (0.79%) J2EE
3 2 (0.79%) LDAP
3 2 (0.79%) Servlets
4 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.40%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.83%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.11%) Clustering
3 8 (3.16%) Replication
4 7 (2.77%) Private Cloud
4 7 (2.77%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.37%) Fintech
5 6 (2.37%) FMCG
6 4 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.58%) PKI
7 3 (1.19%) CMDB
7 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.79%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.40%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.40%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 139 (54.94%) Windows
2 90 (35.57%) Windows Server
3 42 (16.60%) Linux
4 35 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 16 (6.32%) CentOS
8 14 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.37%) SUSE
10 6 (2.37%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.58%) Android
11 4 (1.58%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.58%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (1.58%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.19%) Unix
13 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (32.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (17.79%) Migration
3 36 (14.23%) ITIL
4 18 (7.11%) DevOps
5 17 (6.72%) Virtual Environments
6 14 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (5.53%) Configuration Management
7 12 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (4.35%) Functional Testing
8 11 (4.35%) Patch Management
8 11 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (3.95%) Capacity Management
9 10 (3.95%) Change Management
9 10 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (3.16%) Change Control
11 7 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (2.77%) Open Source
12 6 (2.37%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (2.37%) Re-Platforming
12 6 (2.37%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.16%) PowerShell
2 19 (7.51%) SQL
3 7 (2.77%) Java
4 4 (1.58%) Python
5 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.79%) Perl
5 2 (0.79%) Ruby
6 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.40%) C++
6 1 (0.40%) Go
6 1 (0.40%) PHP
6 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (17.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 19 (7.51%) VCAP
3 18 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (6.32%) Security Cleared
4 16 (6.32%) VCP6
5 14 (5.53%) MCSE
5 14 (5.53%) VCDX
6 9 (3.56%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.16%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.37%) MCSA
9 5 (1.98%) Degree
10 4 (1.58%) NCDA
10 4 (1.58%) NCSIE
11 3 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.19%) MCITP
12 2 (0.79%) CCA
12 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.79%) MCP
13 1 (0.40%) CCNA
13 1 (0.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.35%) QA
2 4 (1.58%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 162 (64.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (36.36%) vSphere
3 89 (35.18%) Active Directory
4 56 (22.13%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (17.00%) XenDesktop
6 24 (9.49%) XenApp
7 23 (9.09%) vCloud
8 20 (7.91%) VMware NSX
9 18 (7.11%) NFS
10 16 (6.32%) Hyper-V
11 13 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (4.74%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (3.16%) Firmware
14 5 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (1.19%) XenServer
17 2 (0.79%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 2 (0.79%) Xen
18 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (12.25%) SCCM
2 26 (10.28%) vRealize
3 25 (9.88%) vCenter Server
4 14 (5.53%) Puppet
5 12 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (3.95%) Ansible
7 7 (2.77%) Salt
7 7 (2.77%) SCOM
8 6 (2.37%) PowerCLI
9 5 (1.98%) Terraform
10 4 (1.58%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.58%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (1.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 4 (1.58%) WSUS
11 3 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.19%) Netcool
11 3 (1.19%) vMotion
Vendors
1 253 (100.00%) VMware
2 66 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 64 (25.30%) Citrix
4 37 (14.62%) Cisco
5 28 (11.07%) HP
6 25 (9.88%) Dell
6 25 (9.88%) NetApp
7 12 (4.74%) EMC
8 11 (4.35%) 3PAR
8 11 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.95%) Sun
10 8 (3.16%) Splunk
11 6 (2.37%) Nimble Storage
11 6 (2.37%) Veeam
12 5 (1.98%) McAfee
13 4 (1.58%) IBM
13 4 (1.58%) Juniper
14 3 (1.19%) CommVault
14 3 (1.19%) Forcepoint
14 3 (1.19%) Veritas