Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 566 550
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16 -35
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 269 318 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 239 225
England median daily rate £425 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £250
90th Percentile £625 £488 £474
UK median daily rate £425 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +28.79% -12.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
England median hourly rate £17.50 £32.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.31% -24.26% +69.00%
10th Percentile £12.14 £21.93 £25.93
90th Percentile £108.75 £36.50 £48.45
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £32.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year -45.31% -7.91% +39.00%

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 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -16 137 £463 +23.33% 9
South East +1 64 £400 +45.45% 6
South West +19 23 £425 +41.67%
North of England +48 21 £350 -2.78% 3
East of England -12 19 £290 +13.73% 1
Yorkshire +16 16 £350 -2.78%
Midlands +6 10 £338 +22.73% 3
West Midlands +17 5 £300 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +5 5 £375 +27.66% 1
North West +19 4 £475 +18.75% 2
North East +64 1 £270 -1.82% 1
VMware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 269 (100.00%) VMware
2 126 (46.84%) Windows
2 126 (46.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (30.11%) Active Directory
4 77 (28.62%) Linux
5 70 (26.02%) Windows Server
6 63 (23.42%) Microsoft
7 57 (21.19%) vSphere
8 56 (20.82%) PowerShell
9 55 (20.45%) Cisco
10 45 (16.73%) Citrix
10 45 (16.73%) VMware ESXi
11 44 (16.36%) Data Centre
12 43 (15.99%) Amazon AWS
13 42 (15.61%) Finance
14 41 (15.24%) Security Cleared
14 41 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 38 (14.13%) vCloud
16 37 (13.75%) SC Cleared
16 37 (13.75%) Ansible
17 36 (13.38%) SAN
17 36 (13.38%) vCenter Server
18 35 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
19 34 (12.64%) DevOps
20 33 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
21 31 (11.52%) DNS
21 31 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
22 28 (10.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 28 (10.41%) HP
23 27 (10.04%) Banking

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 13 (4.83%) OpenStack
2 12 (4.46%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.60%) nginx
5 4 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.49%) Drupal
5 4 (1.49%) IIS
5 4 (1.49%) WordPress
6 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.74%) Documentum
7 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.37%) Confluence
8 1 (0.37%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.37%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.99%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (7.06%) Office 365
4 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.12%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.74%) IaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.38%) SAN
2 31 (11.52%) DNS
3 26 (9.67%) TCP/IP
4 21 (7.81%) DHCP
5 20 (7.43%) Firewall
6 18 (6.69%) HTTP
6 18 (6.69%) SSL
7 17 (6.32%) LAN
7 17 (6.32%) WAN
8 11 (4.09%) VSAN
9 10 (3.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (2.60%) VPN
11 6 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.23%) OSPF
11 6 (2.23%) VoIP
12 5 (1.86%) MPLS
13 4 (1.49%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.49%) LDAP
13 4 (1.49%) PBX
13 4 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.55%) MongoDB
2 22 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (6.69%) MySQL
4 7 (2.60%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.49%) Big Data
6 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.74%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (3.72%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.72%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.49%) Ant
2 4 (1.49%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.12%) Chocolatey
4 2 (0.74%) CircleCI
4 2 (0.74%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.37%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.37%) GitLab
5 1 (0.37%) JIRA
5 1 (0.37%) Maven
5 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.37%) Subversion
5 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (15.61%) Finance
2 27 (10.04%) Banking
3 15 (5.58%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.35%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.97%) Electronics
5 8 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.97%) Marketing
6 6 (2.23%) Retail
7 4 (1.49%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Military
8 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.60%) .NET
2 4 (1.49%) REST
3 2 (0.74%) Web Services
3 2 (0.74%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.37%) CSS
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) LAMP
4 1 (0.37%) OAuth
4 1 (0.37%) SAML
4 1 (0.37%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.72%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (2.60%) Public Cloud
3 7 (2.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 6 (2.23%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.86%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.49%) Online Games
6 4 (1.49%) PKI
6 4 (1.49%) Replication
6 4 (1.49%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.12%) BYOD
7 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.74%) Clustering
8 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.74%) NHS
8 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 126 (46.84%) Windows
2 77 (28.62%) Linux
3 70 (26.02%) Windows Server
4 41 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (10.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (7.81%) Unix
8 19 (7.06%) Ubuntu
9 11 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.72%) Windows 7
11 9 (3.35%) CentOS
12 5 (1.86%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.74%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.74%) Solaris
15 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.37%) Debian
15 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.64%) DevOps
2 31 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (8.92%) Continuous Delivery
3 24 (8.92%) Migration
4 23 (8.55%) ITIL
5 18 (6.69%) Virtual Environments
6 13 (4.83%) Configuration Management
7 11 (4.09%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (4.09%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 10 (3.72%) Change Management
9 9 (3.35%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.35%) Investment Management
10 8 (2.97%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (2.97%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (2.97%) Open Source
10 8 (2.97%) Programme Management
10 8 (2.97%) Runbook
11 7 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.82%) PowerShell
2 17 (6.32%) SQL
3 16 (5.95%) Python
4 9 (3.35%) Java
5 8 (2.97%) Go
6 6 (2.23%) C
7 5 (1.86%) Ruby
8 4 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.12%) VBScript
10 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.74%) C#
10 2 (0.74%) Perl
11 1 (0.37%) C++
11 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 37 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (5.20%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.60%) VCP6
7 6 (2.23%) CCNP
7 6 (2.23%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.86%) CCNA
8 5 (1.86%) MCSE
9 4 (1.49%) CCIE
9 4 (1.49%) CCSE
9 4 (1.49%) CISA
9 4 (1.49%) CISMP
9 4 (1.49%) CISSP
9 4 (1.49%) Degree
9 4 (1.49%) MCTS
10 3 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.12%) MCP
11 2 (0.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.86%) SLA
2 4 (1.49%) GDPR
3 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 126 (46.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (30.11%) Active Directory
3 57 (21.19%) vSphere
4 45 (16.73%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (14.13%) vCloud
6 21 (7.81%) XenApp
7 19 (7.06%) VMware NSX
8 17 (6.32%) Hyper-V
9 16 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.86%) NFS
11 4 (1.49%) Docker
11 4 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.12%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.12%) XenServer
13 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.37%) KVM
14 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (13.75%) Ansible
2 36 (13.38%) vCenter Server
3 26 (9.67%) vRealize
4 17 (6.32%) PowerCLI
5 14 (5.20%) Puppet
5 14 (5.20%) SCCM
6 11 (4.09%) Terraform
7 7 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.60%) SCOM
8 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (2.23%) Salt
9 4 (1.49%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.12%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.12%) vMotion
11 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.74%) WSUS
11 2 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 269 (100.00%) VMware
2 63 (23.42%) Microsoft
3 55 (20.45%) Cisco
4 45 (16.73%) Citrix
5 28 (10.41%) HP
6 22 (8.18%) NetApp
6 22 (8.18%) SaltStack
7 12 (4.46%) EMC
8 11 (4.09%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.72%) F5
10 9 (3.35%) Dell
11 8 (2.97%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.97%) McAfee
11 8 (2.97%) Oracle
11 8 (2.97%) SAP
12 7 (2.60%) Juniper
12 7 (2.60%) Mercator
12 7 (2.60%) Palo Alto
12 7 (2.60%) Veeam
13 5 (1.86%) SolarWinds