Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 639 576 540
Rank change year-on-year -63 -36 -31
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 216 254 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.30% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 192 271
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £286 £263 £240
90th Percentile £538 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
England median hourly rate £42.27 £23.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.76% -26.98% -21.25%
10th Percentile £18.85 £12.19 £20.75
90th Percentile £47.70 £73.75 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +83.76% -26.98% -21.25%

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 90,130 83,280 96,753
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,670 54,321 63,745
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,911 2,672 2,863
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -62 112 £425 -5.56% 14
South East -34 51 £413 +8.55% 17
North of England -21 20 £350 - 11
Midlands -7 14 £350 +16.67% 2
East of England -8 12 £364 +25.52% 3
West Midlands -15 12 £350 +16.67% 1
North West -8 8 £425 +32.81% 4
South West -4 7 - - 5
North East 0 6 £309 +11.35% 1
Yorkshire -31 6 £331 -5.36% 6
East Midlands -2 2 £203 -46.00% 1
VMware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 216 (100.00%) VMware
2 143 (66.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (54.17%) Windows
4 83 (38.43%) Windows Server
5 76 (35.19%) Active Directory
6 61 (28.24%) vSphere
7 54 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 53 (24.54%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (21.30%) Citrix
10 40 (18.52%) Linux
11 38 (17.59%) PowerShell
12 36 (16.67%) ITIL
12 36 (16.67%) Finance
13 35 (16.20%) HP
14 33 (15.28%) Migration
15 32 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
15 32 (14.81%) XenApp
15 32 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (13.89%) Data Centre
16 30 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
16 30 (13.89%) DNS
17 28 (12.96%) Firewall
17 28 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (12.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 27 (12.50%) Security Cleared
18 27 (12.50%) Cisco
18 27 (12.50%) vCenter Server
19 26 (12.04%) SAN
20 25 (11.57%) DHCP
21 24 (11.11%) VMware NSX

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 (6.02%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.09%) IIS
3 9 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.17%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.78%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.85%) K2 blackpearl
7 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.46%) Apache
8 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.46%) Jetty
8 1 (0.46%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.46%) nginx
8 1 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (6.94%) Office 365
4 6 (2.78%) IaaS
5 4 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.39%) PaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.93%) SaaS
8 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.89%) DNS
2 28 (12.96%) Firewall
3 26 (12.04%) SAN
4 25 (11.57%) DHCP
5 8 (3.70%) LAN
5 8 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.70%) WAN
6 7 (3.24%) VSAN
7 6 (2.78%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.31%) NAS
8 5 (2.31%) Skype
8 5 (2.31%) VPN
9 4 (1.85%) HTTP
9 4 (1.85%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.39%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.93%) SMTP
11 2 (0.93%) SSL
11 2 (0.93%) VoIP
11 2 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.31%) Blockchain
3 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.46%) MySQL
5 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (3.24%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.39%) JIRA
3 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.46%) Gradle
4 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.46%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (6.48%) Banking
3 3 (1.39%) Law
3 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.93%) Back Office
4 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.93%) Local Government
4 2 (0.93%) Marketing
4 2 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.31%) LDAP
2 4 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.46%) J2EE
3 1 (0.46%) Servlets
3 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.09%) Clustering
3 10 (4.63%) Replication
4 9 (4.17%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.24%) PKI
6 5 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.31%) Fintech
6 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.85%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.93%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.46%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 117 (54.17%) Windows
2 83 (38.43%) Windows Server
3 40 (18.52%) Linux
4 32 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (5.56%) CentOS
7 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.78%) SUSE
10 4 (1.85%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.39%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.39%) Unix
12 1 (0.46%) AIX
12 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.67%) ITIL
2 33 (15.28%) Migration
3 20 (9.26%) DevOps
4 13 (6.02%) Change Management
5 12 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
6 10 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
7 8 (3.70%) Time Management
8 7 (3.24%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (3.24%) High Availability
8 7 (3.24%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (2.78%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (2.78%) Load Balancing
9 6 (2.78%) Network Virtualisation
9 6 (2.78%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (2.78%) Runbook
9 6 (2.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 5 (2.31%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.59%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.87%) SQL
3 8 (3.70%) Python
4 4 (1.85%) Java
4 4 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.39%) VBScript
6 2 (0.93%) Perl
6 2 (0.93%) PHP
6 2 (0.93%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) C++
7 1 (0.46%) Go
7 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (12.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 27 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 18 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.63%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.63%) VCAP
6 7 (3.24%) Degree
7 6 (2.78%) CCNP
7 6 (2.78%) MCSA
7 6 (2.78%) VCP6
8 5 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.31%) MCSE
8 5 (2.31%) VCDX
9 4 (1.85%) CCNA
10 3 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.39%) MCITP
10 3 (1.39%) MCP
11 2 (0.93%) CCA
11 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 143 (66.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (35.19%) Active Directory
3 61 (28.24%) vSphere
4 53 (24.54%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (14.81%) XenApp
6 24 (11.11%) VMware NSX
7 16 (7.41%) Hyper-V
7 16 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (7.41%) XenDesktop
8 9 (4.17%) vCloud
9 5 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.39%) Firmware
11 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.39%) NFS
11 3 (1.39%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.39%) XenServer
12 2 (0.93%) Docker
12 2 (0.93%) KVM
12 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (12.50%) vCenter Server
2 18 (8.33%) SCCM
2 18 (8.33%) vRealize
3 16 (7.41%) Puppet
4 14 (6.48%) Ansible
5 12 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (4.17%) SCOM
7 8 (3.70%) Terraform
7 8 (3.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 8 (3.70%) WSUS
8 6 (2.78%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.31%) vMotion
10 4 (1.85%) PowerCLI
10 4 (1.85%) Salt
11 3 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.39%) Netcool
11 3 (1.39%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.93%) Control-M
12 2 (0.93%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 216 (100.00%) VMware
2 54 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 46 (21.30%) Citrix
4 35 (16.20%) HP
5 27 (12.50%) Cisco
6 17 (7.87%) EMC
7 16 (7.41%) Dell
7 16 (7.41%) NetApp
8 14 (6.48%) 3PAR
9 10 (4.63%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.17%) Splunk
11 8 (3.70%) Veeam
12 7 (3.24%) Atlassian
12 7 (3.24%) Ivanti
13 5 (2.31%) McAfee
13 5 (2.31%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.31%) Veritas
14 4 (1.85%) Juniper
14 4 (1.85%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.85%) Synology