Period
to 9 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

VMware
UK > England
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 57 40
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,644 3,473 4,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.82% 3.68% 4.76%
As % of the Vendors category 9.03% 8.66% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,363 2,178 2,980
England median daily rate £403 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £181 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 122 190
England median hourly rate £29.11 £20.33 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.19% -18.69% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.08 £47.83 £48.08
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +60.47% -14.00% +11.11%

VMware is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40,357 40,120 43,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.27% 42.54% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,424 25,309 26,852
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £245
90th Percentile £635 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,475 1,307 1,565
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.09 £45.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in England

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in England

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in England

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in England

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in England

VMware
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 9 December 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 +1 1,391 £439 +9.28% 288
South East 0 896 £400 +6.67% 225
North of England 0 482 £375 +15.38% 207
Midlands -5 331 £360 +10.34% 138
South West +6 297 £375 +11.11% 106
North West +6 251 £375 +20.48% 111
East of England -6 230 £365 +4.29% 91
West Midlands -14 209 £360 +6.67% 74
Yorkshire +4 197 £350 -12.50% 77
East Midlands 0 116 £340 +4.62% 63
North East -30 34 £393 +25.00% 19
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for VMware.

1 2,286 (62.73%) Windows
2 2,014 (55.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,513 (41.52%) Active Directory
4 1,383 (37.95%) Windows Server
5 1,314 (36.06%) Microsoft
6 1,007 (27.63%) Linux
7 786 (21.57%) Citrix
8 764 (20.97%) Cisco
9 714 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 703 (19.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 666 (18.28%) PowerShell
12 634 (17.40%) Office 365
13 625 (17.15%) SCCM
14 623 (17.10%) Amazon AWS
15 609 (16.71%) vSphere
16 597 (16.38%) Security Cleared
17 594 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
18 593 (16.27%) Firewall
19 583 (16.00%) ITIL
20 559 (15.34%) DNS
20 559 (15.34%) Hyper-V
21 514 (14.11%) Finance
22 513 (14.08%) Data Centre
23 501 (13.75%) VMware ESXi
24 499 (13.69%) Windows Server 2008
25 490 (13.45%) Migration
26 463 (12.71%) SQL
27 457 (12.54%) SAN
28 451 (12.38%) SC Cleared
29 438 (12.02%) MS Exchange

VMware
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
1 438 (12.02%) MS Exchange
2 169 (4.64%) SharePoint
3 165 (4.53%) IIS
4 158 (4.34%) Apache
5 147 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 118 (3.24%) Tomcat
7 110 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 104 (2.85%) OpenStack
9 94 (2.58%) Skype for Business
10 84 (2.31%) nginx
11 82 (2.25%) WebSphere
12 69 (1.89%) Confluence
13 56 (1.54%) JBoss
14 46 (1.26%) Jetty
15 45 (1.23%) Mongrel
16 28 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
17 24 (0.66%) WebLogic
18 21 (0.58%) Tuxedo
19 20 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
20 19 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 233 (6.39%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.055%) HipChat
5 2 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.027%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.027%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.027%) Houdini
6 1 (0.027%) Maya
6 1 (0.027%) NUKE
6 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.027%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 20 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.14%) HFM
4 5 (0.14%) Maximo
5 3 (0.082%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.082%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.055%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.055%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.055%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.027%) Eikon
7 1 (0.027%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.027%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.027%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.027%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.027%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 714 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 634 (17.40%) Office 365
3 623 (17.10%) Amazon AWS
4 200 (5.49%) IaaS
5 142 (3.90%) PaaS
6 121 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
7 113 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 81 (2.22%) SaaS
9 79 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
10 71 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
11 53 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 35 (0.96%) Google App Engine
13 24 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 23 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 21 (0.58%) Mimecast
16 20 (0.55%) OpenShift
17 18 (0.49%) Amazon S3
17 18 (0.49%) G Suite
18 16 (0.44%) OneDrive
19 13 (0.36%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 593 (16.27%) Firewall
2 559 (15.34%) DNS
3 457 (12.54%) SAN
4 363 (9.96%) DHCP
5 354 (9.71%) WAN
6 353 (9.69%) LAN
7 278 (7.63%) TCP/IP
8 251 (6.89%) VPN
9 136 (3.73%) NAS
10 117 (3.21%) SSL
11 110 (3.02%) VLAN
12 100 (2.74%) Skype
13 97 (2.66%) NetScaler
14 89 (2.44%) VoIP
15 84 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
15 84 (2.31%) iSCSI
15 84 (2.31%) Wireless
16 83 (2.28%) Internet
17 81 (2.22%) HTTP
18 80 (2.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 86 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
3 79 (2.17%) MySQL
4 55 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 48 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 44 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 29 (0.80%) Hadoop
9 27 (0.74%) Big Data
9 27 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 26 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 24 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (0.63%) Relational Database
13 22 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
14 20 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (0.44%) NoSQL
16 10 (0.27%) Power BI
16 10 (0.27%) RDBMS
17 9 (0.25%) DB2
17 9 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 297 (8.15%) Jenkins
2 223 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 95 (2.61%) JIRA
4 90 (2.47%) Maven
5 75 (2.06%) SonarQube
6 74 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 71 (1.95%) JUnit
8 61 (1.67%) DbUnit
9 58 (1.59%) Travis CI
10 57 (1.56%) jMock
10 57 (1.56%) Mockito
11 52 (1.43%) Vagrant
12 36 (0.99%) MSI
13 35 (0.96%) Artifactory
14 32 (0.88%) GitLab
15 28 (0.77%) Ant
15 28 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
16 25 (0.69%) Bitbucket
17 21 (0.58%) AdminStudio
17 21 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 514 (14.11%) Finance
2 133 (3.65%) Banking
3 111 (3.05%) Retail
4 87 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 70 (1.92%) Law
6 43 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 39 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.74%) Publishing
9 23 (0.63%) Legal
10 22 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.52%) Marketing
12 17 (0.47%) Back Office
13 16 (0.44%) Billing
14 15 (0.41%) Advertising
15 14 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.36%) Military
17 10 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.25%) Local Government
19 8 (0.22%) Automotive
19 8 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 592 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 436 (11.96%) Architect
3 293 (8.04%) Analyst
4 279 (7.66%) VMware Engineer
5 245 (6.72%) Support Engineer
6 240 (6.59%) Consultant
7 186 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 184 (5.05%) Administrator
9 181 (4.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 160 (4.39%) Infrastructure Architect
11 158 (4.34%) Windows Engineer
12 137 (3.76%) Network Engineer
12 137 (3.76%) Server Engineer
13 133 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
14 124 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
15 107 (2.94%) Support Analyst
16 102 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
17 98 (2.69%) Infrastructure Support
17 98 (2.69%) Linux Engineer
18 96 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (4.69%) Middleware
2 147 (4.03%) Web Services
3 97 (2.66%) J2EE
4 87 (2.39%) .NET
5 84 (2.31%) RESTful
6 83 (2.28%) SOAP
7 62 (1.70%) Apache Camel
8 60 (1.65%) Spring
9 57 (1.56%) PowerMock
10 51 (1.40%) REST
11 49 (1.34%) LDAP
12 47 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
13 45 (1.23%) Servlets
14 44 (1.21%) Spring Boot
15 33 (0.91%) LAMP
16 26 (0.71%) XML
17 21 (0.58%) JSON
17 21 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
18 20 (0.55%) 802.1X
19 19 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 513 (14.08%) Data Centre
2 210 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 204 (5.60%) Clustering
4 104 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 91 (2.50%) PKI
6 82 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
7 72 (1.98%) Fat Client
7 72 (1.98%) Thin Client
8 69 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 62 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 62 (1.70%) Private Cloud
10 51 (1.40%) Replication
11 50 (1.37%) Blackberry
12 36 (0.99%) User Experience
13 30 (0.82%) iPhone
13 30 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
14 26 (0.71%) NHS
15 25 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
16 22 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2,286 (62.73%) Windows
2 1,383 (37.95%) Windows Server
3 1,007 (27.63%) Linux
4 594 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 499 (13.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 423 (11.61%) Windows 10
7 356 (9.77%) Windows 7
8 311 (8.53%) Unix
9 270 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 166 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 128 (3.51%) CentOS
12 103 (2.83%) Solaris
13 82 (2.25%) Windows 8
14 73 (2.00%) Ubuntu
15 62 (1.70%) Android
16 57 (1.56%) Windows XP
17 50 (1.37%) Apple iOS
18 48 (1.32%) AIX
19 43 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
20 30 (0.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (19.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 583 (16.00%) ITIL
3 490 (13.45%) Migration
4 388 (10.65%) DevOps
5 360 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
6 251 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
7 245 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
8 240 (6.59%) Configuration Management
9 184 (5.05%) Service Management
10 174 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 145 (3.98%) Open Source
12 142 (3.90%) Change Management
13 118 (3.24%) Load Balancing
14 115 (3.16%) Project Management
15 112 (3.07%) Scrum
16 103 (2.83%) Change Control
17 101 (2.77%) Service Delivery
18 96 (2.63%) Patch Management
19 94 (2.58%) High Availability
19 94 (2.58%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 666 (18.28%) PowerShell
2 463 (12.71%) SQL
3 226 (6.20%) Java
4 218 (5.98%) Python
5 171 (4.69%) Bash Shell
6 137 (3.76%) Perl
7 105 (2.88%) JavaScript
8 90 (2.47%) Ruby
9 77 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 74 (2.03%) VBScript
11 46 (1.26%) C#
12 44 (1.21%) VB
13 42 (1.15%) C
14 41 (1.13%) Go
15 14 (0.38%) PHP
16 11 (0.30%) AWK
16 11 (0.30%) VBA
17 10 (0.27%) Groovy
17 10 (0.27%) Korn
18 8 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 597 (16.38%) Security Cleared
2 451 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 297 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 215 (5.90%) MCSE
5 207 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 195 (5.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 140 (3.84%) DV Cleared
8 134 (3.68%) Degree
9 126 (3.46%) CCNA
10 111 (3.05%) MCSA
11 97 (2.66%) CCNP
12 53 (1.45%) MCITP
13 52 (1.43%) MCP
14 51 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
15 44 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
16 37 (1.02%) CCIE
16 37 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
17 34 (0.93%) VCP6
18 33 (0.91%) VCAP
19 30 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (2.36%) SLA
2 50 (1.37%) QA
3 28 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.63%) GDPR
5 22 (0.60%) PMO
6 16 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
9 7 (0.19%) FedRAMP
10 5 (0.14%) COBIT
10 5 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.11%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.11%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.082%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.055%) FISMA
13 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.027%) FIPS 140-2
14 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 2,014 (55.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,513 (41.52%) Active Directory
3 609 (16.71%) vSphere
4 559 (15.34%) Hyper-V
5 501 (13.75%) VMware ESXi
6 286 (7.85%) XenApp
7 254 (6.97%) XenDesktop
8 163 (4.47%) Docker
9 154 (4.23%) VMware NSX
10 146 (4.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 143 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
12 90 (2.47%) Xen
13 88 (2.41%) NFS
14 84 (2.31%) vCloud
15 83 (2.28%) Virtual Servers
16 81 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
17 68 (1.87%) VMware Workstation
18 56 (1.54%) XenServer
19 42 (1.15%) Firmware
20 41 (1.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 625 (17.15%) SCCM
2 352 (9.66%) Puppet
3 258 (7.08%) Ansible
4 211 (5.79%) vCenter Server
5 202 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
6 166 (4.56%) SCOM
7 128 (3.51%) Terraform
8 120 (3.29%) vRealize
9 118 (3.24%) Kubernetes
10 100 (2.74%) WSUS
11 94 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
12 93 (2.55%) NetBackup
13 80 (2.20%) Nagios
14 69 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
15 58 (1.59%) Packer
16 57 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
17 54 (1.48%) AirWatch
18 52 (1.43%) PowerCLI
19 45 (1.23%) Salt
20 43 (1.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,314 (36.06%) Microsoft
2 786 (21.57%) Citrix
3 764 (20.97%) Cisco
4 336 (9.22%) Oracle
5 333 (9.14%) NetApp
6 331 (9.08%) HP
7 315 (8.64%) Red Hat
8 176 (4.83%) EMC
9 156 (4.28%) Dell
10 155 (4.25%) IBM
11 151 (4.14%) Google
12 130 (3.57%) Veeam
13 129 (3.54%) McAfee
14 113 (3.10%) SolarWinds
15 110 (3.02%) CheckPoint
16 95 (2.61%) Ivanti
17 93 (2.55%) Juniper
18 92 (2.52%) Splunk
19 85 (2.33%) Symantec
20 81 (2.22%) Atlassian