Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 653 539 580
Rank change year-on-year -114 +41 -78
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 192 294 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 210 181
England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £530 £494 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 22
England median hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.77% -30.11% +118.82%
10th Percentile £11.63 £19.75 £29.83
90th Percentile £57.13 £50.00 £59.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £33.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -31.82% -27.47% +116.67%

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 87,749 84,604 93,304
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.77% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,840 55,711 60,381
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,580 2,902 3,571
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.94
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -78 98 £425 +13.33% 13
South East -46 45 £375 +15.38% 14
North of England +40 20 £375 +4.17% 5
South West +9 15 £425 +41.67% 4
Yorkshire +4 9 £369 -1.67% 1
North West +10 8 £438 +83.25% 4
East of England -17 8 £425 +49.12% 12
Midlands -9 7 £288 -2.13% 3
West Midlands +4 4 £369 +22.92% 1
North East +48 3 £309 +12.36%
East Midlands -2 3 £280 +1.82% 2
VMware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 192 (100.00%) VMware
2 101 (52.60%) Windows
3 83 (43.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (32.29%) Windows Server
5 61 (31.77%) Active Directory
6 58 (30.21%) Microsoft
7 56 (29.17%) Linux
8 53 (27.60%) vSphere
9 45 (23.44%) VMware ESXi
10 44 (22.92%) PowerShell
11 43 (22.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 42 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 40 (20.83%) Citrix
14 38 (19.79%) Cisco
15 32 (16.67%) Data Centre
15 32 (16.67%) HP
16 31 (16.15%) Amazon AWS
17 26 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (13.54%) Finance
17 26 (13.54%) DNS
18 24 (12.50%) ITIL
19 23 (11.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 23 (11.98%) Security Cleared
20 22 (11.46%) SAN
20 22 (11.46%) vCloud
20 22 (11.46%) vCenter Server
21 21 (10.94%) NetApp
22 20 (10.42%) DevOps
23 19 (9.90%) XenApp
23 19 (9.90%) vRealize

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 9 (4.69%) OpenStack
2 8 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.65%) nginx
4 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.60%) IIS
5 5 (2.60%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (2.08%) Drupal
6 4 (2.08%) WordPress
7 2 (1.04%) Apache
7 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.52%) ArchestrA
8 1 (0.52%) Confluence
8 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.52%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.52%) Jetty
8 1 (0.52%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.15%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (8.85%) Office 365
4 4 (2.08%) IaaS
5 3 (1.56%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.52%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Route 53
6 1 (0.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Serverless
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.54%) DNS
2 22 (11.46%) SAN
3 18 (9.38%) DHCP
4 16 (8.33%) Firewall
5 11 (5.73%) TCP/IP
6 10 (5.21%) WAN
7 8 (4.17%) iSCSI
7 8 (4.17%) LAN
8 7 (3.65%) HTTP
8 7 (3.65%) SSL
8 7 (3.65%) VPN
9 6 (3.13%) NetScaler
9 6 (3.13%) VSAN
10 5 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.60%) MPLS
10 5 (2.60%) OSPF
10 5 (2.60%) VoIP
11 4 (2.08%) PBX
11 4 (2.08%) WLAN
12 3 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.69%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.13%) MySQL
4 4 (2.08%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.04%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.56%) Chocolatey
4 2 (1.04%) Ant
4 2 (1.04%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.04%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.52%) GitLab
5 1 (0.52%) JIRA
5 1 (0.52%) Maven
5 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.52%) Subversion
5 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.52%) Travis CI
General
1 26 (13.54%) Finance
2 14 (7.29%) Banking
3 8 (4.17%) Retail
4 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.60%) Games
6 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (1.04%) REST
2 2 (1.04%) Web Services
2 2 (1.04%) XML
3 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.52%) CSS
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) J2EE
3 1 (0.52%) LAMP
3 1 (0.52%) LDAP
3 1 (0.52%) OAuth
3 1 (0.52%) SAML
3 1 (0.52%) Sensu
3 1 (0.52%) Servlets
3 1 (0.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.60%) FlexPod
3 5 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.60%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.08%) Online Games
4 4 (2.08%) PKI
4 4 (2.08%) Replication
4 4 (2.08%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.56%) Clustering
5 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.04%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 101 (52.60%) Windows
2 62 (32.29%) Windows Server
3 56 (29.17%) Linux
4 43 (22.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (5.21%) Unix
9 8 (4.17%) CentOS
9 8 (4.17%) Ubuntu
10 7 (3.65%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.08%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.56%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.04%) Solaris
14 1 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.52%) Debian
14 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.50%) ITIL
2 20 (10.42%) DevOps
3 17 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (5.73%) Capacity Management
6 10 (5.21%) Change Management
6 10 (5.21%) Migration
7 9 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (4.69%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.17%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.65%) Open Source
9 7 (3.65%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.13%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.13%) Runbook
11 5 (2.60%) CRM
11 5 (2.60%) Information Security
11 5 (2.60%) Load Balancing
11 5 (2.60%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.92%) PowerShell
2 18 (9.38%) SQL
3 8 (4.17%) Python
4 7 (3.65%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.60%) Java
6 3 (1.56%) Go
6 3 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.56%) VBScript
7 2 (1.04%) C
7 2 (1.04%) C#
7 2 (1.04%) Ruby
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (11.98%) Security Cleared
1 23 (11.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.25%) MCSE
5 11 (5.73%) VCP6
6 10 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.60%) CCNA
7 5 (2.60%) CCNP
8 4 (2.08%) CCSE
8 4 (2.08%) CISA
8 4 (2.08%) CISMP
8 4 (2.08%) CISSP
8 4 (2.08%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.08%) MCTS
9 3 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.56%) Degree
9 3 (1.56%) MCP
9 3 (1.56%) MCSA
10 2 (1.04%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.60%) SLA
2 4 (2.08%) GDPR
3 2 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (43.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (31.77%) Active Directory
3 53 (27.60%) vSphere
4 45 (23.44%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (11.46%) vCloud
6 19 (9.90%) XenApp
7 16 (8.33%) Hyper-V
8 10 (5.21%) NFS
8 10 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (4.69%) VMware NSX
10 5 (2.60%) Docker
10 5 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.60%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.56%) XenServer
12 2 (1.04%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.52%) KVM
13 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (11.46%) vCenter Server
2 19 (9.90%) vRealize
3 18 (9.38%) Ansible
4 16 (8.33%) PowerCLI
5 15 (7.81%) SCCM
6 12 (6.25%) Puppet
7 7 (3.65%) SCOM
8 6 (3.13%) Terraform
9 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (2.08%) Kubernetes
10 4 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (2.08%) WSUS
11 3 (1.56%) NetBackup
12 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
12 2 (1.04%) BladeLogic
12 2 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (1.04%) Nessus
13 1 (0.52%) Consul
Vendors
1 192 (100.00%) VMware
2 58 (30.21%) Microsoft
3 40 (20.83%) Citrix
4 38 (19.79%) Cisco
5 32 (16.67%) HP
6 21 (10.94%) NetApp
7 12 (6.25%) Dell
8 10 (5.21%) EMC
9 9 (4.69%) Veeam
10 8 (4.17%) Juniper
10 8 (4.17%) SaltStack
11 7 (3.65%) F5
11 7 (3.65%) Oracle
11 7 (3.65%) Palo Alto
11 7 (3.65%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.13%) McAfee
12 6 (3.13%) Mercator
12 6 (3.13%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.60%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.60%) CommVault