Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 62 65
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 888 2,907 3,557
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.43% 3.63% 3.82%
As % of the Vendors category 7.76% 8.46% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 1,912 2,313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £221 £225 £211
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 98 152
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.63% +37.33%
10th Percentile £18.95 £15.88 £13.50
90th Percentile £63.25 £53.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +42.59% +35.00%

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 11,437 34,350 39,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.12% 42.90% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,058 21,741 24,558
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 1,239 1,474
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.62 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +62.50% +14.29% -

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 -7 318 £450 +3.45% 90
South East +19 230 £425 +6.25% 135
South West +12 120 £450 +5.88% 68
North of England -5 105 £413 +17.86% 118
North West -17 53 £350 -2.78% 78
Midlands -20 51 £425 +14.86% 86
East of England +15 47 £388 +3.33% 31
Yorkshire 0 44 £450 +28.57% 29
West Midlands -9 44 £425 +14.86% 52
North East +28 8 £300 -14.29% 11
East Midlands -10 6 £365 +4.29% 34
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 569 (64.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 537 (60.47%) Windows
3 362 (40.77%) Active Directory
4 319 (35.92%) Microsoft
5 301 (33.90%) Security Cleared
6 291 (32.77%) Windows Server
7 240 (27.03%) Linux
8 220 (24.77%) Azure
9 195 (21.96%) SC Cleared
10 194 (21.85%) Cisco
11 181 (20.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 179 (20.16%) PowerShell
13 171 (19.26%) DNS
14 170 (19.14%) vSphere
15 159 (17.91%) Windows 10
16 155 (17.45%) VMware ESXi
17 152 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
18 144 (16.22%) Citrix
18 144 (16.22%) Firewall
19 142 (15.99%) Windows Server 2016
20 137 (15.43%) DevOps
21 136 (15.32%) Migration
22 135 (15.20%) Ansible
23 130 (14.64%) Office 365
24 124 (13.96%) DHCP
25 118 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
26 113 (12.73%) Finance
27 112 (12.61%) DV Cleared
28 110 (12.39%) ITIL
29 109 (12.27%) AWS

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 58 (6.53%) MS Exchange
2 37 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 35 (3.94%) IIS
4 32 (3.60%) SharePoint
5 28 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (3.04%) Confluence
7 26 (2.93%) OpenStack
7 26 (2.93%) Tomcat
8 18 (2.03%) Apache
8 18 (2.03%) ArcGIS
9 15 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.35%) JBoss
11 9 (1.01%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.68%) nginx
13 5 (0.56%) CMS
13 5 (0.56%) GeoServer
14 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.34%) SAS
15 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.23%) Jetty
Applications
1 53 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.03%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 220 (24.77%) Azure
2 130 (14.64%) Office 365
3 109 (12.27%) AWS
4 49 (5.52%) IaaS
5 40 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 38 (4.28%) GCP
7 35 (3.94%) GitHub
8 29 (3.27%) PaaS
9 24 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (2.48%) SaaS
11 14 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (1.35%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.90%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (0.68%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.56%) Azure Stack
15 5 (0.56%) Datadog
15 5 (0.56%) Serverless
16 3 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 171 (19.26%) DNS
2 144 (16.22%) Firewall
3 124 (13.96%) DHCP
4 105 (11.82%) SAN
5 80 (9.01%) WAN
6 65 (7.32%) LAN
7 60 (6.76%) TCP/IP
8 53 (5.97%) Skype
9 51 (5.74%) VLAN
10 43 (4.84%) VoIP
11 42 (4.73%) VPN
12 40 (4.50%) VSAN
13 34 (3.83%) SNMP
14 32 (3.60%) Network Security
14 32 (3.60%) Reverse Proxy
15 27 (3.04%) OSPF
16 26 (2.93%) iSCSI
17 25 (2.82%) HTTP
18 24 (2.70%) BGP
19 23 (2.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.82%) GIS
3 16 (1.80%) MySQL
4 15 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.46%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.24%) Apache Accumulo
6 11 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.24%) QGIS
7 10 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.90%) Geospatial Data
9 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 76 (8.56%) Jenkins
2 63 (7.09%) JIRA
3 53 (5.97%) Git (software)
4 29 (3.27%) GitLab
5 28 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (2.36%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.46%) Maven
7 13 (1.46%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (1.13%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.90%) DbUnit
10 8 (0.90%) jMock
10 8 (0.90%) JUnit
10 8 (0.90%) Mockito
10 8 (0.90%) Subversion
11 5 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.45%) MSI
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.34%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (12.73%) Finance
2 34 (3.83%) Public Sector
3 27 (3.04%) Banking
4 17 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.24%) Aerospace
6 9 (1.01%) Retail
7 7 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.68%) Law
9 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.56%) Publishing
10 4 (0.45%) Advertising
10 4 (0.45%) Legal
10 4 (0.45%) Police
11 3 (0.34%) Automotive
11 3 (0.34%) Electronics
11 3 (0.34%) Housing Association
11 3 (0.34%) International Banking
11 3 (0.34%) Marketing
11 3 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 142 (15.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 137 (15.43%) Architect
3 80 (9.01%) VMware Engineer
4 70 (7.88%) Consultant
5 52 (5.86%) Administrator
6 44 (4.95%) Analyst
7 42 (4.73%) Infrastructure Architect
8 39 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
8 39 (4.39%) VMware Architect
9 37 (4.17%) Support Engineer
10 36 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
11 33 (3.72%) Wintel Engineer
12 32 (3.60%) Cloud Architect
13 31 (3.49%) Network Engineer
13 31 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
15 29 (3.27%) Windows Engineer
16 28 (3.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 28 (3.15%) Linux Administrator
17 26 (2.93%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.04%) REST
2 24 (2.70%) LDAP
3 21 (2.36%) .NET
4 20 (2.25%) RESTful
5 19 (2.14%) Web Services
6 18 (2.03%) Elastic Stack
7 16 (1.80%) 802.1X
7 16 (1.80%) gRPC
7 16 (1.80%) Swagger
8 15 (1.69%) Kafka
9 11 (1.24%) Apache NiFi
9 11 (1.24%) J2EE
9 11 (1.24%) JSON
9 11 (1.24%) PostGIS
10 10 (1.13%) XML
11 9 (1.01%) Middleware
11 9 (1.01%) SOAP
12 8 (0.90%) Apache Camel
12 8 (0.90%) PowerMock
12 8 (0.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 105 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 52 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.17%) Clustering
3 37 (4.17%) Replication
4 36 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 35 (3.94%) PKI
6 33 (3.72%) Private Cloud
7 27 (3.04%) Public Cloud
8 18 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.69%) NHS
10 14 (1.58%) Fat Client
10 14 (1.58%) Thin Client
11 8 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.79%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.79%) CMDB
12 7 (0.79%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 537 (60.47%) Windows
2 291 (32.77%) Windows Server
3 240 (27.03%) Linux
4 159 (17.91%) Windows 10
5 152 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (15.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 99 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 92 (10.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 74 (8.33%) Unix
10 71 (8.00%) Windows Server 2019
11 62 (6.98%) CentOS
12 53 (5.97%) Windows 7
13 22 (2.48%) Solaris
13 22 (2.48%) Ubuntu
14 21 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.90%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.79%) AIX
18 6 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (20.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 137 (15.43%) DevOps
3 136 (15.32%) Migration
4 118 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (12.39%) ITIL
6 58 (6.53%) Configuration Management
7 57 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 49 (5.52%) High Availability
10 46 (5.18%) Infrastructure as Code
11 44 (4.95%) Change Management
12 41 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (4.17%) Load Balancing
14 36 (4.05%) Continuous Deployment
15 34 (3.83%) Capacity Management
16 33 (3.72%) Patch Management
17 32 (3.60%) Systems Engineering
18 31 (3.49%) Service Management
19 30 (3.38%) Storage Management
20 29 (3.27%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 179 (20.16%) PowerShell
2 105 (11.82%) Python
3 57 (6.42%) SQL
4 47 (5.29%) Perl
5 43 (4.84%) C
6 41 (4.62%) Bash Shell
6 41 (4.62%) Java
7 27 (3.04%) C#
8 25 (2.82%) VB
9 19 (2.14%) Go
10 11 (1.24%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.13%) JavaScript
11 10 (1.13%) Korn
11 10 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.01%) VBScript
13 6 (0.68%) Ruby
14 5 (0.56%) PHP
15 2 (0.23%) C++
15 2 (0.23%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 301 (33.90%) Security Cleared
2 195 (21.96%) SC Cleared
3 112 (12.61%) DV Cleared
4 80 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 72 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (5.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 40 (4.50%) CCNP
8 32 (3.60%) Degree
9 28 (3.15%) CCNA
10 27 (3.04%) MCSE
11 25 (2.82%) CCIE
12 20 (2.25%) CISSP
13 17 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.58%) MCSA
15 13 (1.46%) VCAP
16 12 (1.35%) CCIE Collaboration
17 8 (0.90%) VCP6
18 7 (0.79%) RHCE
18 7 (0.79%) VCDX
19 6 (0.68%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.27%) SLA
2 8 (0.90%) NIST
2 8 (0.90%) QA
3 7 (0.79%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.68%) NCSC
5 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.45%) GDPR
7 3 (0.34%) COBIT
7 3 (0.34%) GPG13
7 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.23%) AICPA
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 569 (64.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 362 (40.77%) Active Directory
3 170 (19.14%) vSphere
4 155 (17.45%) VMware ESXi
5 107 (12.05%) VMware NSX
6 101 (11.37%) Hyper-V
7 87 (9.80%) Docker
8 47 (5.29%) XenApp
9 35 (3.94%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (3.72%) XenDesktop
11 30 (3.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (2.25%) NFS
13 19 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
14 15 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (1.35%) vCloud
17 11 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 11 (1.24%) Firmware
17 11 (1.24%) Xen
18 9 (1.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 135 (15.20%) Ansible
2 94 (10.59%) SCCM
3 80 (9.01%) Kubernetes
4 73 (8.22%) Puppet
5 64 (7.21%) Terraform
6 62 (6.98%) vCenter Server
7 50 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (5.18%) SCOM
9 42 (4.73%) Microsoft Intune
10 41 (4.62%) vRealize
11 26 (2.93%) Packer
12 25 (2.82%) WSUS
13 21 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
13 21 (2.36%) Prometheus
14 16 (1.80%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 15 (1.69%) Grafana
15 15 (1.69%) ZABBIX
16 14 (1.58%) vMotion
17 13 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
18 11 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 319 (35.92%) Microsoft
2 194 (21.85%) Cisco
3 144 (16.22%) Citrix
4 105 (11.82%) Oracle
5 83 (9.35%) Red Hat
6 76 (8.56%) Dell
7 72 (8.11%) HP
8 61 (6.87%) NetApp
9 58 (6.53%) EMC
10 47 (5.29%) Veeam
11 45 (5.07%) Splunk
12 44 (4.95%) Juniper
13 43 (4.84%) F5
13 43 (4.84%) SolarWinds
14 34 (3.83%) McAfee
15 31 (3.49%) CheckPoint
16 30 (3.38%) Atlassian
17 28 (3.15%) ESRI
17 28 (3.15%) IBM
18 24 (2.70%) Sophos