Period
to 21 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 590 600 605
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -27
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 179 273 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 192 184
England median daily rate £380 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -5.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £259 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £625
UK median daily rate £380 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% -5.88% +29.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
England median hourly rate £39.25 £47.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.49% +168.57% -45.31%
10th Percentile £27.63 £25.24 £12.14
90th Percentile £51.08 £132.60 £108.75
UK median hourly rate £39.25 £47.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.49% +168.57% -45.31%

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 71,345 90,197 90,042
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.79% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,276 60,335 59,976
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,587 2,769 2,670
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.22% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.47 £18.67
% change year-on-year +6.71% -1.08% +3.74%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 +4 47 £413 -2.94% 15
North of England +46 39 £363 +7.41% 3
South East +11 34 £416 +6.73% 10
Yorkshire +37 20 £363 +7.41% 2
South West +15 20 £423 - 1
Midlands +40 19 £370 +2.78% 3
East of England +36 19 £363 -13.69% 3
North West +30 17 £383 +2.00% 1
West Midlands +33 15 £370 +2.78% 2
East Midlands +27 4 £453 +38.70% 1
North East +20 2 £350 +75.00%
VMware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 179 (100.00%) VMware
2 108 (60.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (53.07%) Windows
4 71 (39.66%) Windows Server
4 71 (39.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 67 (37.43%) Active Directory
6 47 (26.26%) vSphere
7 46 (25.70%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (24.58%) Linux
9 37 (20.67%) PowerShell
10 36 (20.11%) Microsoft
11 33 (18.44%) Migration
12 32 (17.88%) Security Cleared
12 32 (17.88%) vCenter Server
13 31 (17.32%) SAN
14 30 (16.76%) DNS
14 30 (16.76%) vRealize
15 27 (15.08%) VSAN
16 26 (14.53%) VMware NSX
16 26 (14.53%) SC Cleared
16 26 (14.53%) Azure
17 25 (13.97%) AWS
18 24 (13.41%) Cisco
18 24 (13.41%) Data Centre
19 23 (12.85%) Windows Server 2012
19 23 (12.85%) MS Exchange
20 22 (12.29%) DHCP
21 21 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
21 21 (11.73%) SCCM
22 20 (11.17%) Office 365

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 23 (12.85%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.23%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.68%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.68%) IIS
4 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.12%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.56%) Apache
6 1 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.56%) Confluence
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.53%) Azure
2 25 (13.97%) AWS
3 20 (11.17%) Office 365
4 15 (8.38%) IaaS
5 3 (1.68%) PaaS
5 3 (1.68%) SaaS
6 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.12%) GCP
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.56%) GitHub
7 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.32%) SAN
2 30 (16.76%) DNS
3 27 (15.08%) VSAN
4 22 (12.29%) DHCP
5 19 (10.61%) Firewall
6 9 (5.03%) iSCSI
6 9 (5.03%) NAS
7 8 (4.47%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.47%) WAN
8 7 (3.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (3.91%) VPN
9 6 (3.35%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (3.35%) LAN
10 5 (2.79%) VLAN
11 4 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.68%) Internet
12 3 (1.68%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (1.12%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.79%) MySQL
3 4 (2.23%) Big Data
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (3.35%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.12%) GitLab
4 1 (0.56%) Hudson
4 1 (0.56%) JIRA
4 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (7.26%) Retail
2 12 (6.70%) Finance
3 6 (3.35%) Banking
3 6 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.79%) Marketing
5 4 (2.23%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.23%) REST
2 2 (1.12%) .NET
2 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (1.12%) JSON
2 2 (1.12%) WCF
3 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.56%) FFmpeg
3 1 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.56%) JSP
3 1 (0.56%) Middleware
3 1 (0.56%) Node.js
3 1 (0.56%) RESTful
3 1 (0.56%) ServiceStack
3 1 (0.56%) Servlets
3 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.41%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.06%) Clustering
3 8 (4.47%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (4.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.35%) FMCG
4 6 (3.35%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.79%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.79%) EMC VMAX
5 5 (2.79%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.79%) Replication
5 5 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.23%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.56%) PKI
9 1 (0.56%) SCADA
9 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 95 (53.07%) Windows
2 71 (39.66%) Windows Server
3 44 (24.58%) Linux
4 23 (12.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (6.70%) Unix
8 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.35%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.79%) CentOS
11 4 (2.23%) SUSE
11 4 (2.23%) VMS
11 4 (2.23%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.12%) Solaris
12 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.56%) AIX
13 1 (0.56%) Android
13 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (39.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (18.44%) Migration
3 18 (10.06%) ITIL
4 14 (7.82%) DevOps
5 13 (7.26%) High Availability
6 10 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.03%) Server Building
8 7 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (2.79%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (2.79%) Change Management
10 5 (2.79%) Data Transformation
10 5 (2.79%) Network Architecture
10 5 (2.79%) Network Design
10 5 (2.79%) SIEM
10 5 (2.79%) Time Management
11 4 (2.23%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.23%) Data Cleansing
11 4 (2.23%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.67%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.61%) SQL
3 10 (5.59%) Python
4 7 (3.91%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.23%) VBScript
6 2 (1.12%) Perl
7 1 (0.56%) C
7 1 (0.56%) Java
7 1 (0.56%) Ruby
7 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (17.88%) Security Cleared
2 26 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (5.59%) Degree
5 9 (5.03%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.79%) MCSA
8 4 (2.23%) MCP
8 4 (2.23%) VCP6
9 3 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.12%) CCNA
10 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.12%) MCSE
10 2 (1.12%) VCDX
11 1 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.56%) RHCE
11 1 (0.56%) VCAP
11 1 (0.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) GDPR
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 108 (60.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (37.43%) Active Directory
3 47 (26.26%) vSphere
4 46 (25.70%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (14.53%) VMware NSX
6 19 (10.61%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (10.06%) Hyper-V
8 15 (8.38%) vCloud
9 11 (6.15%) XenApp
10 9 (5.03%) Docker
10 9 (5.03%) XenDesktop
11 7 (3.91%) NFS
11 7 (3.91%) VMFS
12 4 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (1.12%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.56%) KVM
15 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (17.88%) vCenter Server
2 30 (16.76%) vRealize
3 21 (11.73%) SCCM
4 10 (5.59%) vMotion
5 9 (5.03%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.47%) Ansible
6 8 (4.47%) SCOM
6 8 (4.47%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 7 (3.91%) Puppet
8 6 (3.35%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.79%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.23%) EMC VPLEX
10 4 (2.23%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (1.68%) PowerCLI
11 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.68%) WSUS
12 2 (1.12%) Prometheus
12 2 (1.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 179 (100.00%) VMware
2 36 (20.11%) Microsoft
3 24 (13.41%) Cisco
4 17 (9.50%) Citrix
4 17 (9.50%) HP
5 16 (8.94%) NetApp
6 13 (7.26%) Red Hat
7 11 (6.15%) McAfee
8 10 (5.59%) EMC
9 6 (3.35%) Veeam
10 5 (2.79%) Dell
10 5 (2.79%) Oracle
10 5 (2.79%) Veritas
11 4 (2.23%) Brocade
12 3 (1.68%) IBM
12 3 (1.68%) Ivanti
12 3 (1.68%) Lotus
12 3 (1.68%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.12%) Mercator
13 2 (1.12%) SAP