Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 66 64
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,158 912 2,923
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.40% 3.46% 3.57%
As % of the Vendors category 8.43% 7.88% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,527 557 1,903
10th Percentile £263 £213 £225
25th Percentile £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
75th Percentile £550 £510 £500
90th Percentile £616 £588 £583
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 35 89
10th Percentile £14.50 £17.25 £15.87
25th Percentile £25.25 £29.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate £43.19 £40.00 £34.51
Median % change year-on-year +7.98% +15.91% +30.23%
75th Percentile £55.50 £47.83 £46.58
90th Percentile £76.00 £64.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.19 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.98% +14.29% +32.08%

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 25,610 11,573 34,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.33% 43.93% 42.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,962 7,600 22,124
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
25th Percentile £400 £371 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £559
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 350 1,175
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +9.13%
75th Percentile £42.17 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.75 £51.17
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.34 £19.18
% change year-on-year -4.11% +6.02% +12.82%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in England

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware in England.

Daily rate trend for VMware in England

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware in England over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware in England

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware in England.

Hourly rate trend for VMware in England

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware in England over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021. 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 +12 876 £500 +17.65% 199
South East -3 455 £450 +5.88% 176
North of England +18 257 £413 +1.54% 214
Midlands +5 180 £375 -9.09% 150
South West -19 149 £375 -16.67% 94
East of England +6 125 £360 -11.98% 77
North West +4 121 £425 +21.43% 121
Yorkshire +17 114 £380 -15.56% 74
West Midlands -12 97 £398 -3.64% 95
East Midlands +17 82 £356 -2.40% 55
North East -2 21 £400 +23.08% 19
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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 1,311 (60.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,225 (56.77%) Windows
3 888 (41.15%) Active Directory
4 711 (32.95%) Microsoft
5 701 (32.48%) Azure
6 681 (31.56%) Windows Server
7 532 (24.65%) Linux
8 490 (22.71%) Security Cleared
9 471 (21.83%) Microsoft 365
10 446 (20.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 444 (20.57%) PowerShell
12 419 (19.42%) AWS
13 414 (19.18%) Cisco
14 386 (17.89%) Social Skills
15 385 (17.84%) ITIL
16 379 (17.56%) Citrix
17 378 (17.52%) SC Cleared
18 367 (17.01%) Firewall
19 345 (15.99%) DNS
20 324 (15.01%) Ansible
21 315 (14.60%) Hyper-V
22 296 (13.72%) Finance
23 288 (13.35%) vSphere
23 288 (13.35%) Data Centre
24 283 (13.11%) VMware ESXi
25 279 (12.93%) DevOps
26 273 (12.65%) Migration
27 261 (12.09%) SCCM
28 256 (11.86%) SAN
29 234 (10.84%) Agile Software Development

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
1 137 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 123 (5.70%) SharePoint
3 47 (2.18%) IIS
4 43 (1.99%) Confluence
5 42 (1.95%) OpenStack
6 38 (1.76%) Apache
7 37 (1.71%) Tomcat
8 34 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 25 (1.16%) WebSphere
10 22 (1.02%) nginx
11 19 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (0.79%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (0.56%) MS Project Server
14 10 (0.46%) ArcGIS
15 9 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.37%) Documentum
17 7 (0.32%) Jetty
17 7 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 108 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.19%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.093%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.046%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.046%) Magento
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.046%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.046%) Shopify
5 1 (0.046%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.046%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 701 (32.48%) Azure
2 471 (21.83%) Microsoft 365
3 419 (19.42%) AWS
4 160 (7.41%) IaaS
5 129 (5.98%) PaaS
6 127 (5.89%) GCP
7 111 (5.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 65 (3.01%) SaaS
9 56 (2.59%) Mimecast
10 55 (2.55%) GitHub
11 37 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
12 33 (1.53%) OpenShift
13 29 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
14 25 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
14 25 (1.16%) OneDrive
15 23 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 22 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
17 20 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 20 (0.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 16 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 367 (17.01%) Firewall
2 345 (15.99%) DNS
3 256 (11.86%) SAN
4 222 (10.29%) DHCP
5 204 (9.45%) WAN
6 163 (7.55%) VPN
7 156 (7.23%) LAN
8 148 (6.86%) TCP/IP
9 93 (4.31%) VSAN
10 83 (3.85%) Network Security
11 67 (3.10%) NAS
12 61 (2.83%) SSL
13 60 (2.78%) VLAN
14 59 (2.73%) Wireless
15 57 (2.64%) SD-WAN
16 53 (2.46%) NetScaler
17 52 (2.41%) VoIP
18 51 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
19 50 (2.32%) Internet
20 42 (1.95%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.50%) MySQL
3 34 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 32 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
6 25 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.07%) Big Data
7 23 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 18 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (0.70%) Hadoop
9 15 (0.70%) SQL Server 2019
10 14 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.46%) DB2
12 10 (0.46%) GIS
13 8 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.37%) SAP HANA
13 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
13 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 96 (4.45%) Git (software)
2 81 (3.75%) Jenkins
3 62 (2.87%) JIRA
4 27 (1.25%) GitLab
5 25 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 23 (1.07%) Bitbucket
7 14 (0.65%) Subversion
8 10 (0.46%) Gradle
8 10 (0.46%) MSI
8 10 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.46%) Travis CI
9 9 (0.42%) CppUnit
9 9 (0.42%) PVCS
9 9 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (0.32%) ER Studio
10 7 (0.32%) fastlane
10 7 (0.32%) Flyway
10 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.28%) Maven
General
1 386 (17.89%) Social Skills
2 296 (13.72%) Finance
3 120 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 92 (4.26%) Banking
5 88 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 42 (1.95%) Documentation Skills
8 38 (1.76%) Retail
9 34 (1.58%) Presentation Skills
10 24 (1.11%) Law
11 23 (1.07%) Marketing
12 21 (0.97%) Legal
12 21 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
13 14 (0.65%) Influencing Skills
14 12 (0.56%) Games
14 12 (0.56%) Local Government
15 11 (0.51%) Back Office
15 11 (0.51%) Electronics
15 11 (0.51%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 368 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 305 (14.13%) Architect
3 155 (7.18%) VMware Engineer
4 143 (6.63%) Consultant
5 133 (6.16%) Support Engineer
6 110 (5.10%) Analyst
7 109 (5.05%) Infrastructure Architect
7 109 (5.05%) Network Engineer
8 87 (4.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 82 (3.80%) Administrator
10 80 (3.71%) Windows Engineer
11 78 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 78 (3.61%) Server Engineer
12 75 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
13 74 (3.43%) Cloud Engineer
14 69 (3.20%) IT Engineer
15 65 (3.01%) Azure Engineer
16 63 (2.92%) Technical Architect
17 58 (2.69%) Project Manager
18 55 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (2.92%) JSON
2 58 (2.69%) Middleware
3 50 (2.32%) LDAP
4 42 (1.95%) Web Services
5 40 (1.85%) YAML
6 33 (1.53%) XML
7 23 (1.07%) .NET
8 21 (0.97%) Kafka
8 21 (0.97%) Node.js
9 19 (0.88%) REST
10 18 (0.83%) J2EE
11 16 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
12 15 (0.70%) SAML
13 14 (0.65%) OAuth
14 13 (0.60%) LAMP
15 11 (0.51%) Spring Boot
16 10 (0.46%) OAuth2
16 10 (0.46%) SOAP
16 10 (0.46%) Spring
16 10 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 288 (13.35%) Data Centre
2 86 (3.99%) Clustering
3 76 (3.52%) Public Cloud
4 73 (3.38%) Private Cloud
5 68 (3.15%) PKI
6 59 (2.73%) Data Protection Act
7 55 (2.55%) Replication
8 38 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 33 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
10 28 (1.30%) Cloud Native
10 28 (1.30%) NHS
11 25 (1.16%) Management Information System
11 25 (1.16%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.65%) Fat Client
13 14 (0.65%) Thin Client
14 12 (0.56%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,225 (56.77%) Windows
2 681 (31.56%) Windows Server
3 532 (24.65%) Linux
4 199 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 176 (8.16%) Windows Server 2016
6 167 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 155 (7.18%) Windows Server 2019
8 152 (7.04%) Windows 10
9 127 (5.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 99 (4.59%) Unix
11 59 (2.73%) Windows 7
12 57 (2.64%) CentOS
13 40 (1.85%) Solaris
14 30 (1.39%) Ubuntu
14 30 (1.39%) VMS
15 24 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (1.07%) Android
17 20 (0.93%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.65%) AIX
18 14 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (20.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 385 (17.84%) ITIL
3 279 (12.93%) DevOps
4 273 (12.65%) Migration
5 234 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
6 136 (6.30%) Configuration Management
7 132 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
8 106 (4.91%) Project Delivery
9 105 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 101 (4.68%) Project Management
11 93 (4.31%) Cybersecurity
12 87 (4.03%) Service Management
13 86 (3.99%) Data Protection
14 83 (3.85%) Change Management
15 80 (3.71%) Service Delivery
16 78 (3.61%) Infrastructure as Code
17 69 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
18 60 (2.78%) High Availability
19 59 (2.73%) Network Architecture
19 59 (2.73%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 444 (20.57%) PowerShell
2 231 (10.70%) SQL
3 218 (10.10%) Python
4 122 (5.65%) Bash Shell
5 84 (3.89%) Java
6 54 (2.50%) Perl
7 41 (1.90%) C
7 41 (1.90%) Shell Script
8 39 (1.81%) Ruby
9 33 (1.53%) PHP
10 31 (1.44%) VBScript
11 29 (1.34%) VB
12 25 (1.16%) Go
13 17 (0.79%) JavaScript
14 12 (0.56%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.51%) C++
16 10 (0.46%) Groovy
17 9 (0.42%) Embedded C
17 9 (0.42%) Embedded C++
18 8 (0.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 490 (22.71%) Security Cleared
2 378 (17.52%) SC Cleared
3 146 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
4 112 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 107 (4.96%) DV Cleared
6 94 (4.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 89 (4.12%) Degree
8 84 (3.89%) CCNA
9 70 (3.24%) MCSE
10 59 (2.73%) CCNP
11 38 (1.76%) MCSA
12 29 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
13 28 (1.30%) MCP
14 24 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.97%) PMP
16 20 (0.93%) CISSP
17 18 (0.83%) CCIE
17 18 (0.83%) MCITP
17 18 (0.83%) PMI Certification
17 18 (0.83%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.75%) SLA
2 49 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.11%) GDPR
4 21 (0.97%) NCSC
4 21 (0.97%) QA
5 11 (0.51%) NIST
5 11 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.28%) COBIT
9 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.093%) DICOM
12 2 (0.093%) PMO
13 1 (0.046%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 1,311 (60.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 888 (41.15%) Active Directory
3 315 (14.60%) Hyper-V
4 288 (13.35%) vSphere
5 283 (13.11%) VMware ESXi
6 147 (6.81%) VMware NSX
7 116 (5.38%) XenApp
8 100 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
9 95 (4.40%) Docker
10 57 (2.64%) XenDesktop
11 43 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
12 41 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
13 39 (1.81%) NFS
14 37 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
15 34 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
16 33 (1.53%) vCloud
17 21 (0.97%) KVM
18 20 (0.93%) Firmware
18 20 (0.93%) Xen
19 15 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 324 (15.01%) Ansible
2 261 (12.09%) SCCM
3 188 (8.71%) Terraform
4 152 (7.04%) vRealize
5 150 (6.95%) Puppet
6 119 (5.51%) vCenter Server
7 95 (4.40%) Kubernetes
8 83 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
9 69 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
10 62 (2.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 57 (2.64%) WSUS
12 50 (2.32%) SCOM
13 48 (2.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 41 (1.90%) PowerCLI
15 38 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
16 32 (1.48%) NetBackup
17 30 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
18 24 (1.11%) ZABBIX
19 23 (1.07%) Prometheus
19 23 (1.07%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 711 (32.95%) Microsoft
2 414 (19.18%) Cisco
3 379 (17.56%) Citrix
4 215 (9.96%) HP
5 196 (9.08%) Red Hat
6 180 (8.34%) Oracle
7 174 (8.06%) Dell
8 103 (4.77%) NetApp
9 89 (4.12%) Veeam
10 88 (4.08%) EMC
11 83 (3.85%) SolarWinds
12 82 (3.80%) CheckPoint
13 81 (3.75%) IBM
13 81 (3.75%) Juniper
14 73 (3.38%) Google
15 61 (2.83%) F5
16 49 (2.27%) Palo Alto
17 48 (2.22%) Fortinet
18 47 (2.18%) McAfee
19 44 (2.04%) 3PAR