Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 60 63
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,413 2,038 3,305
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.38% 3.80% 3.74%
As % of the Vendors category 8.34% 8.95% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 1,445 2,200
10th Percentile £258 £221 £206
25th Percentile £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £413 £420
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% -1.79% +7.69%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £513
90th Percentile £588 £576 £575
UK median daily rate £438 £414 £413
% change year-on-year +5.68% +0.36% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 58 130
10th Percentile £14.19 £15.55 £14.00
25th Percentile £24.50 £16.50 £16.06
Median hourly rate £50.00 £31.00 £28.00
Median % change year-on-year +61.29% +10.71% +20.43%
75th Percentile £60.13 £44.88 £47.40
90th Percentile £64.50 £47.93 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £52.00 £38.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year +36.13% +9.14% +45.83%

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 16,948 22,773 37,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.59% 42.47% 41.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,979 14,480 23,703
10th Percentile £263 £220 £263
25th Percentile £363 £353 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £458
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.64% +1.67%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 954 1,208
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.57 £10.88
25th Percentile £14.38 £14.39 £12.89
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.40%
75th Percentile £43.75 £28.75 £34.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% +2.94%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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 11 April 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 -25 495 £463 +8.82% 164
South East +17 323 £450 +5.88% 134
North of England -14 179 £400 +6.31% 161
Midlands +3 135 £350 - 118
South West -11 102 £396 -16.66% 76
West Midlands +1 94 £350 -6.67% 70
Yorkshire +3 83 £411 +9.67% 51
North West -26 78 £368 -8.13% 92
East of England +4 74 £363 +11.54% 49
East Midlands +7 41 £343 +11.84% 48
North East +14 17 £400 +6.67% 18
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 872 (61.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 760 (53.79%) Windows
3 531 (37.58%) Microsoft
4 530 (37.51%) Active Directory
5 483 (34.18%) Azure
6 438 (31.00%) Windows Server
7 374 (26.47%) Linux
8 373 (26.40%) Security Cleared
9 302 (21.37%) AWS
10 283 (20.03%) PowerShell
11 273 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 256 (18.12%) VMware ESXi
13 254 (17.98%) DNS
14 253 (17.91%) Microsoft 365
15 252 (17.83%) Cisco
16 250 (17.69%) Firewall
17 244 (17.27%) SC Cleared
18 225 (15.92%) Citrix
19 222 (15.71%) Migration
20 213 (15.07%) DevOps
21 202 (14.30%) Data Centre
22 201 (14.23%) ITIL
22 201 (14.23%) Hyper-V
23 194 (13.73%) Finance
24 185 (13.09%) Ansible
25 176 (12.46%) vSphere
26 170 (12.03%) SCCM
27 164 (11.61%) SQL
28 163 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
29 159 (11.25%) WAN

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
1 106 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 92 (6.51%) MS Exchange
3 46 (3.26%) IIS
4 34 (2.41%) Skype for Business
5 30 (2.12%) Apache
6 29 (2.05%) Confluence
7 26 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 23 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.42%) OpenStack
10 19 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.78%) nginx
13 10 (0.71%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.50%) Apache ServiceMix
14 7 (0.50%) Documentum
14 7 (0.50%) IBM Domino
14 7 (0.50%) MS Project Server
15 6 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 116 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 36 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.71%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.50%) Magento
1 7 (0.50%) Shopify
2 6 (0.42%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.071%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.071%) Maximo
5 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.071%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 483 (34.18%) Azure
2 302 (21.37%) AWS
3 253 (17.91%) Microsoft 365
4 93 (6.58%) IaaS
5 87 (6.16%) GCP
6 82 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 67 (4.74%) PaaS
8 66 (4.67%) SaaS
9 52 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (1.77%) GitHub
11 23 (1.63%) OneDrive
12 22 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 22 (1.56%) Mimecast
13 17 (1.20%) Serverless
14 14 (0.99%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.92%) Yammer
16 12 (0.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
17 11 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 254 (17.98%) DNS
2 250 (17.69%) Firewall
3 159 (11.25%) WAN
4 154 (10.90%) DHCP
5 151 (10.69%) SAN
6 147 (10.40%) LAN
7 103 (7.29%) VPN
8 93 (6.58%) TCP/IP
9 70 (4.95%) VSAN
10 62 (4.39%) VLAN
11 60 (4.25%) Network Security
12 44 (3.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 44 (3.11%) Skype
13 43 (3.04%) NAS
13 43 (3.04%) Wireless
14 37 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
15 32 (2.26%) SSL
15 32 (2.26%) VoIP
16 31 (2.19%) NetScaler
16 31 (2.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.56%) MySQL
3 19 (1.34%) Oracle Database
3 19 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 16 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (0.85%) Big Data
7 12 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (0.85%) GIS
8 11 (0.78%) DB2
9 8 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (0.57%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.28%) HBase
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 60 (4.25%) JIRA
2 48 (3.40%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.04%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.99%) GitLab
4 14 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.71%) MSI
8 9 (0.64%) Hudson
8 9 (0.64%) SonarQube
9 7 (0.50%) JUnit
9 7 (0.50%) Subversion
9 7 (0.50%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.42%) Gatling
10 6 (0.42%) IntelliJ
10 6 (0.42%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.42%) PyCharm
10 6 (0.42%) Visual Studio Code
11 5 (0.35%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 194 (13.73%) Finance
2 109 (7.71%) Public Sector
3 66 (4.67%) Banking
4 43 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.34%) Law
6 18 (1.27%) Legal
7 17 (1.20%) Marketing
8 16 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.06%) Retail
10 12 (0.85%) Electronics
10 12 (0.85%) Publishing
11 9 (0.64%) Back Office
12 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.35%) Front Office
13 5 (0.35%) International Banking
14 4 (0.28%) Advertising
14 4 (0.28%) French Language
14 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.28%) Police
15 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 247 (17.48%) Architect
2 225 (15.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 143 (10.12%) VMware Engineer
4 99 (7.01%) Consultant
5 84 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 73 (5.17%) Network Engineer
7 69 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
8 65 (4.60%) Cloud Engineer
8 65 (4.60%) Support Engineer
9 63 (4.46%) Windows Engineer
10 62 (4.39%) Analyst
11 56 (3.96%) Administrator
12 54 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
13 49 (3.47%) Technical Architect
14 45 (3.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 40 (2.83%) VMware Architect
16 39 (2.76%) Azure Engineer
16 39 (2.76%) Server Engineer
16 39 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
17 38 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.26%) Middleware
2 28 (1.98%) Web Services
3 24 (1.70%) 802.1X
3 24 (1.70%) Node.js
4 20 (1.42%) .NET
4 20 (1.42%) REST
5 16 (1.13%) WebSphere MQ
5 16 (1.13%) XML
6 14 (0.99%) LDAP
7 12 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (0.85%) JSON
8 11 (0.78%) Kafka
9 10 (0.71%) HTML
9 10 (0.71%) YAML
10 9 (0.64%) CSS
10 9 (0.64%) CSS3
10 9 (0.64%) React
10 9 (0.64%) SOAP
10 9 (0.64%) Swagger
11 8 (0.57%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 202 (14.30%) Data Centre
2 90 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.45%) Clustering
4 70 (4.95%) Public Cloud
5 66 (4.67%) Private Cloud
6 48 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 46 (3.26%) Management Information System
8 35 (2.48%) PKI
9 32 (2.26%) Cloud Native
9 32 (2.26%) Replication
10 29 (2.05%) EMC VNX
11 21 (1.49%) CMDB
12 18 (1.27%) NHS
12 18 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (0.92%) Fat Client
13 13 (0.92%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
15 9 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (0.64%) User Experience
16 8 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 760 (53.79%) Windows
2 438 (31.00%) Windows Server
3 374 (26.47%) Linux
4 163 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 126 (8.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 122 (8.63%) Windows 10
8 112 (7.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 93 (6.58%) Unix
10 79 (5.59%) Windows Server 2019
11 49 (3.47%) Windows 7
12 37 (2.62%) Solaris
13 28 (1.98%) CentOS
14 24 (1.70%) Windows XP
15 23 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (1.56%) Ubuntu
17 20 (1.42%) Android
18 18 (1.27%) Apple iOS
19 16 (1.13%) AIX
19 16 (1.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (19.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 222 (15.71%) Migration
3 213 (15.07%) DevOps
4 201 (14.23%) ITIL
5 137 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (6.37%) Project Management
7 86 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 83 (5.87%) Configuration Management
9 79 (5.59%) Change Management
10 78 (5.52%) Infrastructure as Code
11 69 (4.88%) Project Delivery
12 67 (4.74%) Problem-Solving
13 61 (4.32%) Load Balancing
14 60 (4.25%) Network Design
15 58 (4.10%) Service Management
16 54 (3.82%) High Availability
17 49 (3.47%) Storage Management
18 47 (3.33%) Problem Management
19 46 (3.26%) Service Delivery
19 46 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 283 (20.03%) PowerShell
2 164 (11.61%) SQL
3 106 (7.50%) Python
4 59 (4.18%) Bash Shell
5 47 (3.33%) Java
6 31 (2.19%) Shell Script
7 30 (2.12%) Go
7 30 (2.12%) JavaScript
8 29 (2.05%) Perl
9 23 (1.63%) C
10 19 (1.34%) VB
11 18 (1.27%) Ruby
11 18 (1.27%) VBScript
12 14 (0.99%) TypeScript
13 13 (0.92%) PHP
14 12 (0.85%) C#
15 6 (0.42%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.35%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.28%) AWK
18 3 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 373 (26.40%) Security Cleared
2 244 (17.27%) SC Cleared
3 106 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 104 (7.36%) DV Cleared
6 78 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 67 (4.74%) CCNA
8 65 (4.60%) Degree
9 62 (4.39%) CCNP
10 54 (3.82%) MCSE
11 31 (2.19%) MCSA
12 22 (1.56%) VCP6
13 20 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (1.27%) CISSP
14 18 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
14 18 (1.27%) VCAP
15 15 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.06%) RHCE
16 13 (0.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.67%) SLA
2 18 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.06%) GDPR
4 12 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.71%) NIST
7 9 (0.64%) QA
8 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.35%) COBIT
10 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.21%) NCSC
12 2 (0.14%) SEPA
13 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.071%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.071%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.071%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.071%) PMO
System Software
1 872 (61.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 530 (37.51%) Active Directory
3 256 (18.12%) VMware ESXi
4 201 (14.23%) Hyper-V
5 176 (12.46%) vSphere
6 151 (10.69%) VMware NSX
7 91 (6.44%) Docker
8 79 (5.59%) Virtual Machines
9 63 (4.46%) XenApp
10 43 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 27 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (1.84%) XenDesktop
14 25 (1.77%) NFS
15 21 (1.49%) vCloud
16 19 (1.34%) VMware Server
17 13 (0.92%) Firmware
18 12 (0.85%) Xen
19 11 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 11 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 185 (13.09%) Ansible
2 170 (12.03%) SCCM
3 138 (9.77%) Terraform
4 127 (8.99%) vRealize
5 114 (8.07%) vCenter Server
6 113 (8.00%) Kubernetes
7 87 (6.16%) Puppet
8 65 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
9 58 (4.10%) Microsoft Intune
10 47 (3.33%) SCOM
10 47 (3.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 39 (2.76%) NetBackup
12 36 (2.55%) Microsoft Clustering
13 29 (2.05%) PowerCLI
14 28 (1.98%) WSUS
15 20 (1.42%) AirWatch
16 17 (1.20%) IBM BigFix
16 17 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
16 17 (1.20%) Salt
16 17 (1.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 531 (37.58%) Microsoft
2 252 (17.83%) Cisco
3 225 (15.92%) Citrix
4 137 (9.70%) Red Hat
5 132 (9.34%) Dell
6 124 (8.78%) Oracle
7 116 (8.21%) HP
8 86 (6.09%) EMC
9 83 (5.87%) IBM
10 65 (4.60%) Google
11 61 (4.32%) NetApp
12 54 (3.82%) Veeam
13 52 (3.68%) F5
13 52 (3.68%) SolarWinds
14 43 (3.04%) Veritas
15 40 (2.83%) McAfee
16 39 (2.76%) Juniper
17 36 (2.55%) Palo Alto
18 30 (2.12%) Symantec
19 29 (2.05%) SAP