Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 70 67 57
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,275 1,183 2,549
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.26% 3.39% 3.89%
As % of the Vendors category 8.47% 8.14% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,640 736 1,728
10th Percentile £231 £235 £239
25th Percentile £352 £344 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £435 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.90% +8.75% -
75th Percentile £575 £527 £500
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +6.32% +8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 60 88
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.35 £15.77
25th Percentile £21.00 £31.19 £18.50
Median hourly rate £39.50 £46.50 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.05% +50.00% +6.90%
75th Percentile £63.00 £61.25 £45.03
90th Percentile £69.05 £64.50 £53.23
UK median hourly rate £43.19 £51.50 £36.10
% change year-on-year -16.14% +42.66% +24.48%

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 26,865 14,532 28,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.46% 41.61% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,204 9,438 18,028
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
25th Percentile £405 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.43% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £625 £570 £556
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +10.81% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 827 510 1,121
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.31 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.06 £14.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.24 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -13.92% +25.59% +5.71%
75th Percentile £40.44 £46.69 £33.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £58.88 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year -19.19% +32.35% +6.86%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +8 907 £500 +11.11% 287
South East -10 495 £488 +8.33% 170
North of England +21 249 £394 -1.56% 211
Midlands +6 208 £363 +3.57% 137
South West -18 179 £425 - 78
North West +26 149 £425 +13.33% 124
East of England +1 121 £425 +13.33% 66
West Midlands -22 113 £305 -12.86% 83
East Midlands +23 94 £380 +12.59% 53
Yorkshire -1 86 £350 -15.15% 72
North East +1 15 £250 -23.08% 15
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 1,386 (60.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,321 (58.07%) Windows
3 975 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 867 (38.11%) Microsoft
5 746 (32.79%) Windows Server
6 677 (29.76%) Azure
7 588 (25.85%) Linux
8 556 (24.44%) Security Cleared
9 503 (22.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 480 (21.10%) Microsoft 365
11 473 (20.79%) Cisco
12 463 (20.35%) Firewall
13 453 (19.91%) PowerShell
14 415 (18.24%) DNS
15 412 (18.11%) ITIL
16 409 (17.98%) Social Skills
17 403 (17.71%) AWS
18 381 (16.75%) SC Cleared
19 370 (16.26%) Migration
20 360 (15.82%) Data Centre
21 358 (15.74%) Citrix
22 319 (14.02%) Ansible
23 312 (13.71%) SCCM
24 310 (13.63%) Hyper-V
25 294 (12.92%) SQL
26 292 (12.84%) DevOps
27 291 (12.79%) Finance
28 272 (11.96%) vSphere
29 257 (11.30%) DHCP
30 253 (11.12%) Windows 10

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
1 141 (6.20%) MS Exchange
2 121 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 73 (3.21%) OpenStack
4 66 (2.90%) IIS
5 48 (2.11%) Confluence
6 43 (1.89%) nginx
7 36 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 30 (1.32%) Apache
9 30 (1.32%) Skype for Business
10 29 (1.27%) ArcGIS
11 21 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (0.75%) Traefik
13 15 (0.66%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.35%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
17 5 (0.22%) Site Server
18 4 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
18 4 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 136 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.088%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.13%) Eikon
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.13%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 3 (0.13%) RMDS
4 2 (0.088%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.088%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.044%) assyst
5 1 (0.044%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.044%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.044%) Magento
5 1 (0.044%) Maximo
5 1 (0.044%) Shopify
5 1 (0.044%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 677 (29.76%) Azure
2 480 (21.10%) Microsoft 365
3 403 (17.71%) AWS
4 151 (6.64%) IaaS
5 142 (6.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 128 (5.63%) GCP
7 119 (5.23%) PaaS
8 97 (4.26%) SaaS
9 52 (2.29%) Nutanix
10 51 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
11 44 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
12 43 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
13 33 (1.45%) GitHub
14 32 (1.41%) OneDrive
15 30 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (1.10%) Mimecast
16 25 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 19 (0.84%) Serverless
18 18 (0.79%) OpenShift
19 13 (0.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 463 (20.35%) Firewall
2 415 (18.24%) DNS
3 257 (11.30%) DHCP
4 234 (10.29%) WAN
5 195 (8.57%) VPN
6 193 (8.48%) SAN
7 186 (8.18%) LAN
8 153 (6.73%) TCP/IP
9 93 (4.09%) Network Security
10 92 (4.04%) VSAN
11 80 (3.52%) VLAN
12 76 (3.34%) NetScaler
13 63 (2.77%) SD-WAN
14 60 (2.64%) SSL
14 60 (2.64%) Wireless
15 58 (2.55%) VoIP
16 56 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
17 48 (2.11%) Internet
17 48 (2.11%) IPsec
18 47 (2.07%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 44 (1.93%) MySQL
3 42 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 32 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 30 (1.32%) SQL Server 2019
8 26 (1.14%) Oracle Database
9 25 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (1.05%) MongoDB
11 19 (0.84%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.75%) DB2
13 16 (0.70%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (0.66%) Couchbase
15 13 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.57%) GIS
15 13 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 113 (4.97%) Jenkins
2 96 (4.22%) Git (software)
3 74 (3.25%) JIRA
4 62 (2.73%) GitLab
5 29 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 24 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 21 (0.92%) Bitbucket
8 15 (0.66%) Subversion
9 11 (0.48%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.44%) MSI
11 9 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.35%) Artifactory
12 8 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.31%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.31%) InstallShield
14 6 (0.26%) GoCD
14 6 (0.26%) Robot Framework
14 6 (0.26%) Selenium
15 5 (0.22%) ER Studio
15 5 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 409 (17.98%) Social Skills
2 291 (12.79%) Finance
3 159 (6.99%) Public Sector
4 127 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
5 94 (4.13%) Banking
6 82 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 38 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
8 37 (1.63%) Retail
9 35 (1.54%) Presentation Skills
10 31 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
11 29 (1.27%) Games
12 27 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
13 26 (1.14%) Legal
14 24 (1.05%) Back Office
15 15 (0.66%) Law
15 15 (0.66%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.57%) Local Government
17 12 (0.53%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.31%) Marketing
19 6 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 401 (17.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 312 (13.71%) Architect
3 161 (7.08%) Support Engineer
4 144 (6.33%) Consultant
5 142 (6.24%) VMware Engineer
6 130 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 118 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 109 (4.79%) Network Engineer
9 104 (4.57%) Analyst
10 97 (4.26%) Administrator
11 91 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 88 (3.87%) Windows Engineer
13 86 (3.78%) Server Engineer
14 80 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
15 77 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
16 72 (3.16%) IT Engineer
17 69 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
17 69 (3.03%) Security Engineer
18 68 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
19 58 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.76%) LDAP
2 38 (1.67%) OAuth
3 31 (1.36%) Middleware
4 28 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
5 26 (1.14%) .NET
6 25 (1.10%) Kafka
7 24 (1.05%) JSON
8 23 (1.01%) XML
8 23 (1.01%) YAML
9 22 (0.97%) OAuth2
10 20 (0.88%) REST
10 20 (0.88%) Web Services
11 18 (0.79%) Node.js
12 17 (0.75%) cloud-init
12 17 (0.75%) XMPP
13 14 (0.62%) gRPC
13 14 (0.62%) JWT
13 14 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (0.57%) SAML
15 9 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 360 (15.82%) Data Centre
2 119 (5.23%) Clustering
3 104 (4.57%) PKI
4 99 (4.35%) Private Cloud
5 90 (3.96%) Replication
6 81 (3.56%) Public Cloud
7 50 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 48 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
8 48 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 45 (1.98%) NHS
10 30 (1.32%) Cloud Native
11 27 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
12 23 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 21 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
14 20 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 19 (0.84%) CMDB
15 19 (0.84%) Hedge funds
16 16 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
17 14 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1,321 (58.07%) Windows
2 746 (32.79%) Windows Server
3 588 (25.85%) Linux
4 253 (11.12%) Windows 10
5 210 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 186 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 168 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 163 (7.16%) Windows Server 2016
9 156 (6.86%) Windows Server 2019
10 104 (4.57%) Unix
11 85 (3.74%) CentOS
12 80 (3.52%) Windows 7
13 48 (2.11%) Ubuntu
14 34 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (1.36%) Mac OS
16 27 (1.19%) Apple iOS
17 26 (1.14%) Solaris
18 24 (1.05%) Android
19 21 (0.92%) Debian
19 21 (0.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (22.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 412 (18.11%) ITIL
3 370 (16.26%) Migration
4 292 (12.84%) DevOps
5 251 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
7 171 (7.52%) CI/CD
8 148 (6.51%) Change Management
9 145 (6.37%) Project Delivery
10 119 (5.23%) Project Management
11 117 (5.14%) Configuration Management
11 117 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
12 107 (4.70%) Cybersecurity
13 99 (4.35%) Service Delivery
14 93 (4.09%) Data Protection
15 92 (4.04%) Load Balancing
15 92 (4.04%) Service Management
16 79 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
17 78 (3.43%) Server Management
18 75 (3.30%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 453 (19.91%) PowerShell
2 294 (12.92%) SQL
3 230 (10.11%) Python
4 157 (6.90%) Bash
5 56 (2.46%) Perl
6 55 (2.42%) C
7 46 (2.02%) Ruby
7 46 (2.02%) VBScript
8 45 (1.98%) Shell Script
8 45 (1.98%) VB
9 44 (1.93%) Java
10 36 (1.58%) Go
11 27 (1.19%) C#
12 25 (1.10%) PHP
13 24 (1.05%) JavaScript
14 21 (0.92%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.48%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.40%) VBA
17 7 (0.31%) R
18 6 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 556 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 381 (16.75%) SC Cleared
3 200 (8.79%) DV Cleared
4 147 (6.46%) Cisco Certification
5 130 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 100 (4.40%) Degree
7 87 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 82 (3.60%) CCNA
9 77 (3.38%) MCSE
10 58 (2.55%) CCNP
11 43 (1.89%) MCSA
12 37 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (1.05%) CISSP
13 24 (1.05%) MCP
13 24 (1.05%) PMP
14 23 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
15 19 (0.84%) MCITP
16 18 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
16 18 (0.79%) CCIE
16 18 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (5.27%) SLA
2 43 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.71%) NCSC
4 26 (1.14%) GDPR
4 26 (1.14%) QA
5 13 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.35%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.31%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.31%) NIST
10 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.18%) GRC
11 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.13%) GxP
12 3 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.13%) PMO
13 2 (0.088%) HL7
System Software
1 1,386 (60.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 975 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 310 (13.63%) Hyper-V
4 272 (11.96%) vSphere
5 252 (11.08%) VMware ESXi
6 169 (7.43%) VMware NSX
7 143 (6.29%) Docker
8 98 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
9 80 (3.52%) vCloud
10 76 (3.34%) Virtual Servers
11 64 (2.81%) XenApp
12 50 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 45 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
14 41 (1.80%) XenDesktop
15 37 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
16 34 (1.49%) NFS
17 31 (1.36%) Firmware
18 26 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 24 (1.05%) BitLocker
20 17 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 319 (14.02%) Ansible
2 312 (13.71%) SCCM
3 210 (9.23%) Terraform
4 158 (6.95%) Kubernetes
5 147 (6.46%) vCenter Server
6 129 (5.67%) Microsoft Intune
7 109 (4.79%) vRealize
8 98 (4.31%) Puppet
9 84 (3.69%) Microsoft Clustering
10 60 (2.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 58 (2.55%) WSUS
12 56 (2.46%) Prometheus
13 55 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
14 53 (2.33%) ZABBIX
15 45 (1.98%) SCOM
16 44 (1.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 41 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
18 39 (1.71%) Packer
19 38 (1.67%) HAProxy
20 35 (1.54%) Consul
Vendors
1 867 (38.11%) Microsoft
2 473 (20.79%) Cisco
3 358 (15.74%) Citrix
4 207 (9.10%) Red Hat
5 174 (7.65%) Oracle
6 154 (6.77%) Dell
6 154 (6.77%) HP
7 111 (4.88%) Veeam
8 94 (4.13%) CheckPoint
9 80 (3.52%) NetApp
10 79 (3.47%) SolarWinds
11 78 (3.43%) Juniper
12 74 (3.25%) IBM
13 73 (3.21%) Splunk
14 67 (2.95%) ServiceNow
15 66 (2.90%) Palo Alto
16 54 (2.37%) F5
16 54 (2.37%) McAfee
17 49 (2.15%) CA
18 48 (2.11%) Ivanti