Period
to 17 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 17 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 645 540 571
Rank change year-on-year -105 +31 -62
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 191 299 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 216 186
England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £244
90th Percentile £538 £494 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 23
England median hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.77% -28.57% +114.12%
10th Percentile £11.63 £19.75 £29.83
90th Percentile £57.13 £50.00 £59.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year -30.77% -28.57% +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 87,524 85,696 92,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,725 56,452 59,910
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,539 2,913 3,545
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%

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 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 17 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 17 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 -64 99 £438 +16.67% 18
South East -42 47 £388 +19.23% 12
North of England +35 16 £375 +4.17% 8
South West +4 15 £425 +41.67% 2
Yorkshire +12 9 £369 +0.34% 2
East of England -30 8 £425 +49.12% 10
Midlands -10 7 £288 +4.55% 3
North West +13 6 £438 +83.25% 4
West Midlands -11 4 £369 +39.81% 2
East Midlands -1 3 £280 +1.82% 1
North East +51 1 £270 -1.82% 2
VMware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 191 (100.00%) VMware
2 101 (52.88%) Windows
3 82 (42.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (32.98%) Windows Server
5 58 (30.37%) Active Directory
6 56 (29.32%) Linux
6 56 (29.32%) Microsoft
7 50 (26.18%) vSphere
8 43 (22.51%) VMware ESXi
9 41 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (21.47%) PowerShell
10 39 (20.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (19.90%) Cisco
11 38 (19.90%) Citrix
12 31 (16.23%) Data Centre
13 30 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
14 29 (15.18%) HP
15 26 (13.61%) Finance
15 26 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
16 24 (12.57%) DNS
16 24 (12.57%) ITIL
17 23 (12.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 23 (12.04%) vCloud
18 22 (11.52%) Security Cleared
19 21 (10.99%) SAN
19 21 (10.99%) NetApp
19 21 (10.99%) DevOps
20 20 (10.47%) vCenter Server
20 20 (10.47%) SC Cleared
21 19 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification

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 (4.71%) OpenStack
2 8 (4.19%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.66%) nginx
4 6 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.62%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (2.09%) Drupal
6 4 (2.09%) IIS
6 4 (2.09%) WordPress
7 2 (1.05%) Apache
7 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.05%) 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 (2.09%) 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
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.42%) Office 365
4 4 (2.09%) IaaS
5 3 (1.57%) 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%) Cloud Computing
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%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.57%) DNS
2 21 (10.99%) SAN
3 16 (8.38%) DHCP
3 16 (8.38%) Firewall
4 12 (6.28%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.76%) WAN
6 9 (4.71%) LAN
7 8 (4.19%) HTTP
7 8 (4.19%) iSCSI
7 8 (4.19%) SSL
8 7 (3.66%) VPN
9 6 (3.14%) VSAN
10 5 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.62%) MPLS
10 5 (2.62%) OSPF
10 5 (2.62%) VoIP
11 4 (2.09%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.09%) PBX
11 4 (2.09%) WLAN
12 3 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (5.24%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.66%) MySQL
4 4 (2.09%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.05%) 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 7 (3.66%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.57%) Chocolatey
4 2 (1.05%) Ant
4 2 (1.05%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.05%) 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 (13.61%) Finance
2 14 (7.33%) Banking
3 7 (3.66%) Retail
3 7 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.62%) Games
5 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.19%) .NET
2 2 (1.05%) REST
2 2 (1.05%) Web Services
2 2 (1.05%) 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%) OAuth
3 1 (0.52%) SAML
3 1 (0.52%) Sensu
3 1 (0.52%) Servlets
3 1 (0.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.19%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.62%) FlexPod
3 5 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (2.62%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.62%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.09%) Online Games
4 4 (2.09%) Replication
4 4 (2.09%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.57%) Clustering
5 3 (1.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.57%) PKI
5 3 (1.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.05%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.52%) BYOD
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 101 (52.88%) Windows
2 63 (32.98%) Windows Server
3 56 (29.32%) Linux
4 41 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (20.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (5.76%) Unix
8 9 (4.71%) Ubuntu
9 8 (4.19%) CentOS
9 8 (4.19%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.09%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.57%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.05%) Solaris
13 1 (0.52%) Android
13 1 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.52%) Debian
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.57%) ITIL
2 21 (10.99%) DevOps
3 18 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (6.28%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (5.76%) Migration
6 10 (5.24%) Capacity Management
6 10 (5.24%) Change Management
6 10 (5.24%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (5.24%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (4.19%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.19%) Incident Management
8 7 (3.66%) Open Source
8 7 (3.66%) Runbook
9 6 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.14%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.62%) Information Security
10 5 (2.62%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.62%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.47%) PowerShell
2 17 (8.90%) SQL
3 8 (4.19%) Python
4 7 (3.66%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.62%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.62%) Java
6 3 (1.57%) Go
6 3 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.57%) VBScript
7 2 (1.05%) C
7 2 (1.05%) C#
7 2 (1.05%) Ruby
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (12.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 22 (11.52%) Security Cleared
3 20 (10.47%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.28%) MCSE
6 11 (5.76%) VCP6
7 10 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.62%) CCNA
8 5 (2.62%) CCNP
9 4 (2.09%) CCSE
9 4 (2.09%) CISA
9 4 (2.09%) CISMP
9 4 (2.09%) CISSP
9 4 (2.09%) MCTS
10 3 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.57%) Degree
10 3 (1.57%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.57%) MCP
10 3 (1.57%) MCSA
11 2 (1.05%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.62%) SLA
2 4 (2.09%) GDPR
3 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (42.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (30.37%) Active Directory
3 50 (26.18%) vSphere
4 43 (22.51%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (12.04%) vCloud
6 17 (8.90%) XenApp
7 16 (8.38%) Hyper-V
8 10 (5.24%) NFS
8 10 (5.24%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (4.19%) VMware NSX
10 5 (2.62%) Docker
10 5 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.57%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.57%) XenServer
12 2 (1.05%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.52%) KVM
13 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (10.47%) vCenter Server
2 19 (9.95%) vRealize
3 18 (9.42%) Ansible
4 15 (7.85%) PowerCLI
4 15 (7.85%) SCCM
5 11 (5.76%) Puppet
6 7 (3.66%) SCOM
7 6 (3.14%) Terraform
8 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (2.09%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.09%) Kubernetes
9 4 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.57%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.57%) WSUS
11 2 (1.05%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (1.05%) Nessus
11 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 191 (100.00%) VMware
2 56 (29.32%) Microsoft
3 38 (19.90%) Cisco
3 38 (19.90%) Citrix
4 29 (15.18%) HP
5 21 (10.99%) NetApp
6 12 (6.28%) Dell
7 11 (5.76%) EMC
8 9 (4.71%) SaltStack
8 9 (4.71%) Veeam
9 8 (4.19%) Juniper
10 7 (3.66%) F5
10 7 (3.66%) Oracle
10 7 (3.66%) Palo Alto
10 7 (3.66%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.14%) McAfee
11 6 (3.14%) Mercator
11 6 (3.14%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.62%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.62%) CommVault