Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 42 42
Rank change year-on-year -16 0 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,353 4,245 4,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.63% 4.69% 4.22%
As % of the Vendors category 8.58% 10.42% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,117 2,739 2,604
England median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £185 £224 £213
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 175 245
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.50 £12.85
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.46 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +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 39,059 40,744 41,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.28% 45.05% 42.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,885 25,215 25,002
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £585
UK median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,268 1,486 1,784
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.38 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -33 1,378 £400 -6.43% 416
South East -9 889 £375 -6.25% 224
North of England -31 354 £325 -7.14% 233
Midlands +22 345 £325 -7.14% 128
East of England -6 225 £350 +3.70% 83
West Midlands +20 216 £336 +3.46% 76
North West -13 178 £319 -8.93% 126
South West -24 163 £325 +8.33% 106
East Midlands +12 129 £325 -13.91% 52
Yorkshire -39 124 £375 +7.14% 86
North East -14 52 £300 -4.76% 21
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VMware.

1 2,152 (64.18%) Windows
2 1,723 (51.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,423 (42.44%) Active Directory
4 1,275 (38.03%) Microsoft
5 1,192 (35.55%) Windows Server
6 957 (28.54%) Linux
7 790 (23.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 776 (23.14%) Citrix
9 706 (21.06%) Cisco
10 663 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 604 (18.01%) PowerShell
12 576 (17.18%) Firewall
13 542 (16.16%) Security Cleared
14 530 (15.81%) ITIL
15 529 (15.78%) Hyper-V
16 525 (15.66%) Office 365
17 520 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
18 518 (15.45%) DNS
19 501 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
20 480 (14.32%) vSphere
21 470 (14.02%) SAN
22 458 (13.66%) SCCM
23 450 (13.42%) VMware ESXi
24 449 (13.39%) Finance
25 440 (13.12%) MS Exchange
26 415 (12.38%) HP
27 397 (11.84%) Data Centre
28 394 (11.75%) SQL
28 394 (11.75%) SC Cleared
29 385 (11.48%) DevOps

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
1 440 (13.12%) MS Exchange
2 201 (5.99%) Skype for Business
3 193 (5.76%) SharePoint
4 183 (5.46%) IIS
5 153 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 150 (4.47%) Apache
7 137 (4.09%) Tomcat
8 121 (3.61%) OpenStack
9 88 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 70 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
11 69 (2.06%) Confluence
12 60 (1.79%) JBoss
13 59 (1.76%) nginx
14 33 (0.98%) WebSphere
15 25 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
16 20 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
17 19 (0.57%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 17 (0.51%) Jetty
19 14 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 286 (8.53%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.12%) RoboHelp
5 4 (0.12%) Snagit
6 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.030%) HipChat
6 1 (0.030%) Revit
6 1 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.33%) RMDS
2 11 (0.33%) Temenos T24
3 9 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 8 (0.24%) Magento
5 7 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.15%) Eikon
8 4 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.089%) Bankmaster
9 3 (0.089%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.030%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.030%) SAP SRM
11 1 (0.030%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.030%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 525 (15.66%) Office 365
2 520 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 501 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
4 194 (5.79%) IaaS
5 128 (3.82%) PaaS
6 73 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
7 56 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 42 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 41 (1.22%) SaaS
10 35 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
11 28 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 27 (0.81%) Amazon S3
13 25 (0.75%) OneDrive
14 22 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
15 21 (0.63%) G Suite
15 21 (0.63%) Mimecast
16 19 (0.57%) Google App Engine
17 18 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
18 15 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 576 (17.18%) Firewall
2 518 (15.45%) DNS
3 470 (14.02%) SAN
4 374 (11.15%) DHCP
5 326 (9.72%) TCP/IP
6 311 (9.28%) WAN
7 305 (9.10%) LAN
8 189 (5.64%) VPN
9 128 (3.82%) NAS
10 115 (3.43%) VoIP
11 107 (3.19%) Skype
12 106 (3.16%) SSL
13 100 (2.98%) NetScaler
14 93 (2.77%) VLAN
15 82 (2.45%) HTTP
15 82 (2.45%) iSCSI
16 79 (2.36%) LDAP
17 64 (1.91%) Wireless
18 62 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
18 62 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 360 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 108 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
3 77 (2.30%) MySQL
4 68 (2.03%) MongoDB
5 66 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 63 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 61 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 37 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 37 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
10 33 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
11 32 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
12 29 (0.86%) Big Data
13 26 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
14 25 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 24 (0.72%) DB2
16 21 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
18 16 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 16 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 236 (7.04%) Jenkins
2 217 (6.47%) Git (software)
3 92 (2.74%) JIRA
4 87 (2.59%) Maven
5 62 (1.85%) Ant
6 53 (1.58%) MSI
7 49 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
8 43 (1.28%) SonarQube
9 42 (1.25%) Subversion
9 42 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (1.22%) Bitbucket
11 40 (1.19%) JUnit
12 36 (1.07%) TeamCity
13 33 (0.98%) Vagrant
14 28 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 26 (0.78%) Eclipse
16 22 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
16 22 (0.66%) Selenium
17 21 (0.63%) DbUnit
17 21 (0.63%) Mockito
General
1 449 (13.39%) Finance
2 166 (4.95%) Banking
3 115 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 64 (1.91%) Retail
5 40 (1.19%) Legal
6 35 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.01%) Publishing
8 25 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 24 (0.72%) Advertising
9 24 (0.72%) Marketing
10 23 (0.69%) Back Office
10 23 (0.69%) French Language
11 15 (0.45%) Electronics
11 15 (0.45%) Law
12 13 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.36%) Local Government
14 9 (0.27%) Automotive
15 8 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.21%) Games
17 5 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 467 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 321 (9.57%) Architect
3 312 (9.31%) Analyst
4 249 (7.43%) Support Engineer
5 215 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 208 (6.20%) Consultant
7 204 (6.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 191 (5.70%) Administrator
8 191 (5.70%) VMware Engineer
9 175 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
10 154 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
11 130 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
12 121 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
13 118 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
14 109 (3.25%) Server Engineer
15 108 (3.22%) Network Engineer
16 106 (3.16%) Support Analyst
17 104 (3.10%) Desktop Support
18 99 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support
19 97 (2.89%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (3.91%) Web Services
2 102 (3.04%) .NET
3 62 (1.85%) Middleware
4 61 (1.82%) REST
5 51 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
6 48 (1.43%) J2EE
7 30 (0.89%) SOAP
7 30 (0.89%) XML
8 28 (0.84%) CSS
9 27 (0.81%) MCollective
9 27 (0.81%) RESTful
10 24 (0.72%) Apache Camel
10 24 (0.72%) HTML
11 23 (0.69%) LAPP Stack
12 22 (0.66%) LAMP
13 21 (0.63%) PowerMock
13 21 (0.63%) Spring
14 20 (0.60%) WSH
14 20 (0.60%) X-Windows
15 19 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 397 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 151 (4.50%) Clustering
3 131 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 117 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 97 (2.89%) Replication
6 85 (2.54%) PKI
7 70 (2.09%) Public Cloud
8 62 (1.85%) Private Cloud
9 58 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 48 (1.43%) EMC VNX
11 44 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
12 40 (1.19%) Blackberry
13 39 (1.16%) Fat Client
13 39 (1.16%) Thin Client
14 34 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
15 28 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
16 25 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 22 (0.66%) NHS
18 21 (0.63%) CMDB
19 20 (0.60%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2,152 (64.18%) Windows
2 1,192 (35.55%) Windows Server
3 957 (28.54%) Linux
4 790 (23.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 663 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 343 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 339 (10.11%) Windows 7
8 264 (7.87%) Windows 10
9 245 (7.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 216 (6.44%) Unix
11 141 (4.21%) CentOS
12 84 (2.51%) Solaris
13 81 (2.42%) Windows 8
14 72 (2.15%) Ubuntu
15 68 (2.03%) AIX
16 37 (1.10%) Windows Vista
17 36 (1.07%) Data ONTAP
18 33 (0.98%) Windows XP
19 29 (0.86%) Apple iOS
20 28 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (15.81%) ITIL
2 385 (11.48%) DevOps
3 329 (9.81%) Migration
4 319 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (5.52%) Configuration Management
6 174 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
7 151 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 148 (4.41%) Change Management
9 135 (4.03%) Service Management
10 131 (3.91%) Scrum
11 124 (3.70%) Problem Management
12 119 (3.55%) Project Management
13 116 (3.46%) High Availability
14 113 (3.37%) Load Balancing
15 107 (3.19%) Continuous Delivery
16 104 (3.10%) Incident Management
16 104 (3.10%) Open Source
17 97 (2.89%) Information Security
18 92 (2.74%) Service Delivery
19 90 (2.68%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 604 (18.01%) PowerShell
2 394 (11.75%) SQL
3 215 (6.41%) Java
4 202 (6.02%) Python
5 180 (5.37%) Bash Shell
6 103 (3.07%) VBScript
7 85 (2.54%) Perl
8 78 (2.33%) Ruby
9 67 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 60 (1.79%) C
11 55 (1.64%) JavaScript
12 42 (1.25%) Groovy
13 40 (1.19%) C#
14 29 (0.86%) PHP
15 24 (0.72%) C++
16 21 (0.63%) VB
17 19 (0.57%) Go
17 19 (0.57%) T-SQL
18 15 (0.45%) F#
19 11 (0.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 542 (16.16%) Security Cleared
2 394 (11.75%) SC Cleared
3 317 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 209 (6.23%) MCSE
5 181 (5.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 175 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
7 136 (4.06%) DV Cleared
8 110 (3.28%) CCNA
9 109 (3.25%) Degree
10 105 (3.13%) MCSA
11 85 (2.54%) CCNP
12 73 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
13 63 (1.88%) MCITP
14 57 (1.70%) MCP
15 39 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
16 34 (1.01%) RHCE
17 33 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
17 33 (0.98%) DBS Check
18 29 (0.86%) CCIE
19 24 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (3.58%) SLA
2 48 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 35 (1.04%) QA
5 25 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
6 24 (0.72%) GDPR
7 14 (0.42%) PMO
8 12 (0.36%) RMADS
9 9 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.18%) AS 2805
10 6 (0.18%) ISO 8583
11 4 (0.12%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.089%) GMP
12 3 (0.089%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.089%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.060%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.060%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,723 (51.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,423 (42.44%) Active Directory
3 529 (15.78%) Hyper-V
4 480 (14.32%) vSphere
5 450 (13.42%) VMware ESXi
6 285 (8.50%) XenApp
7 180 (5.37%) XenDesktop
8 157 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
9 147 (4.38%) Docker
10 145 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 111 (3.31%) VMware NSX
12 100 (2.98%) XenServer
13 98 (2.92%) vCloud
14 70 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
15 61 (1.82%) NFS
16 54 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
17 47 (1.40%) KVM
18 39 (1.16%) BitLocker
19 36 (1.07%) Terminal Services
19 36 (1.07%) Xen
Systems Management
1 458 (13.66%) SCCM
2 303 (9.04%) Puppet
3 237 (7.07%) Ansible
4 147 (4.38%) SCOM
5 143 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
6 130 (3.88%) vCenter Server
7 82 (2.45%) vRealize
8 80 (2.39%) Terraform
9 78 (2.33%) WSUS
10 76 (2.27%) NetBackup
11 75 (2.24%) Kubernetes
12 63 (1.88%) Backup Exec
13 60 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
14 50 (1.49%) Nagios
15 48 (1.43%) WMI
16 47 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
16 47 (1.40%) ZABBIX
17 45 (1.34%) PowerCLI
18 44 (1.31%) AirWatch
19 37 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1,275 (38.03%) Microsoft
2 776 (23.14%) Citrix
3 706 (21.06%) Cisco
4 415 (12.38%) HP
5 305 (9.10%) Red Hat
6 296 (8.83%) NetApp
7 217 (6.47%) Oracle
8 162 (4.83%) Dell
9 159 (4.74%) EMC
10 139 (4.15%) IBM
11 121 (3.61%) Symantec
12 117 (3.49%) SolarWinds
13 115 (3.43%) Ivanti
14 113 (3.37%) F5
14 113 (3.37%) Juniper
15 110 (3.28%) McAfee
16 107 (3.19%) Veeam
17 94 (2.80%) CheckPoint
18 75 (2.24%) 3PAR
18 75 (2.24%) Palo Alto