Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 39 37
Rank change year-on-year -18 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware 3459 4680 4791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.66% 4.76% 4.56%
As % of the Vendors category 8.54% 10.53% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2164 3049 3029
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 198 297
England median hourly rate £19.83 £26.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.46% +16.67% +4.65%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.50 £12.83
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £48.20
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £26.25 £21.98
% change year-on-year -23.81% +19.45% +1.62%

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 40508 44440 45597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.86% 45.16% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25385 27448 27408
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1569 1961
England median hourly rate £17.31 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.67 £10.22 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -32 1399 £425 - 170
South East -7 891 £375 -6.25% 79
North of England -24 396 £330 - 84
Midlands +15 314 £325 -13.33% 74
East of England -9 253 £350 +4.48% 42
South West -22 202 £338 +7.57% 31
West Midlands +18 201 £336 -10.33% 40
North West -14 184 £314 -10.36% 46
Yorkshire -23 153 £375 +2.74% 31
East Midlands +1 112 £325 -13.91% 34
North East -26 59 £315 +1.61% 7
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 2165 (62.59%) Windows
2 1773 (51.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1402 (40.53%) Active Directory
4 1240 (35.85%) Windows Server
5 1215 (35.13%) Microsoft
6 1052 (30.41%) Linux
7 775 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 746 (21.57%) Citrix
9 731 (21.13%) Cisco
10 637 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 612 (17.69%) Firewall
12 592 (17.11%) PowerShell
13 588 (17.00%) Security Cleared
14 544 (15.73%) DNS
15 532 (15.38%) SAN
16 531 (15.35%) Hyper-V
17 504 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
18 500 (14.46%) Office 365
19 493 (14.25%) ITIL
20 481 (13.91%) Data Centre
21 478 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
22 471 (13.62%) vSphere
23 467 (13.50%) Finance
24 462 (13.36%) SCCM
25 455 (13.15%) VMware ESXi
26 452 (13.07%) MS Exchange
27 441 (12.75%) HP
28 440 (12.72%) SC Cleared
29 417 (12.06%) DevOps
30 407 (11.77%) SQL

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
1 452 (13.07%) MS Exchange
2 191 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 182 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 174 (5.03%) Skype for Business
5 173 (5.00%) IIS
6 154 (4.45%) Apache
7 149 (4.31%) OpenStack
8 145 (4.19%) Tomcat
9 97 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 67 (1.94%) JBoss
11 61 (1.76%) Confluence
12 60 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
13 58 (1.68%) nginx
14 37 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
14 37 (1.07%) WebLogic
15 34 (0.98%) WebSphere
16 33 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
17 28 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 25 (0.72%) iPlanet
19 24 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 244 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.12%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.12%) Snagit
8 3 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.058%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.029%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.029%) HipChat
10 1 (0.029%) Revit
10 1 (0.029%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.029%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 23 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.17%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.14%) Eikon
6 4 (0.12%) Bankmaster
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.12%) RMDS
7 3 (0.087%) Magento
8 2 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.058%) Primavera
8 2 (0.058%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.029%) Maximo
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.029%) Relativity
9 1 (0.029%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.029%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 504 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
2 500 (14.46%) Office 365
3 478 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 186 (5.38%) IaaS
5 106 (3.06%) PaaS
6 63 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 61 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
8 45 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 42 (1.21%) SaaS
10 31 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (0.66%) GitHub
12 22 (0.64%) Amazon S3
12 22 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 21 (0.61%) Google App Engine
14 20 (0.58%) OneDrive
15 16 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
15 16 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
15 16 (0.46%) Mimecast
16 15 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 612 (17.69%) Firewall
2 544 (15.73%) DNS
3 532 (15.38%) SAN
4 379 (10.96%) DHCP
5 352 (10.18%) WAN
6 350 (10.12%) LAN
7 325 (9.40%) TCP/IP
8 186 (5.38%) VPN
9 144 (4.16%) NAS
10 121 (3.50%) SSL
11 108 (3.12%) HTTP
12 106 (3.06%) VoIP
13 97 (2.80%) VLAN
14 94 (2.72%) LDAP
15 93 (2.69%) NetScaler
16 90 (2.60%) Skype
17 71 (2.05%) Wireless
18 68 (1.97%) Network Security
19 66 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
20 64 (1.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 89 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
3 77 (2.23%) MySQL
4 76 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 73 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 73 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 41 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
8 39 (1.13%) Hadoop
9 34 (0.98%) Big Data
9 34 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 31 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
11 25 (0.72%) Relational Database
12 23 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
13 22 (0.64%) DB2
13 22 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
13 22 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 216 (6.24%) Jenkins
2 184 (5.32%) Git (software)
3 83 (2.40%) JIRA
4 69 (1.99%) Maven
5 54 (1.56%) Ant
6 50 (1.45%) MSI
6 50 (1.45%) Vagrant
7 46 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 37 (1.07%) Bitbucket
9 35 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 34 (0.98%) Subversion
11 33 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 27 (0.78%) TeamCity
13 25 (0.72%) Selenium
13 25 (0.72%) SonarQube
14 22 (0.64%) JUnit
15 19 (0.55%) GitLab
15 19 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
15 19 (0.55%) SoapUI
15 19 (0.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 467 (13.50%) Finance
2 218 (6.30%) Banking
3 130 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 59 (1.71%) Retail
5 58 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 44 (1.27%) Legal
7 38 (1.10%) Marketing
8 32 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 29 (0.84%) Law
10 27 (0.78%) Electronics
11 26 (0.75%) Advertising
12 25 (0.72%) Publishing
13 18 (0.52%) Back Office
14 13 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.38%) French Language
15 12 (0.35%) Local Government
16 9 (0.26%) Automotive
17 8 (0.23%) Front Office
18 7 (0.20%) Games
18 7 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 490 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 329 (9.51%) Analyst
3 324 (9.37%) Architect
4 270 (7.81%) VMware Engineer
5 255 (7.37%) Administrator
5 255 (7.37%) Support Engineer
6 212 (6.13%) Consultant
7 206 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 203 (5.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 193 (5.58%) Windows Engineer
10 184 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
11 164 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
12 145 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
13 123 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
14 118 (3.41%) Support Analyst
15 117 (3.38%) Network Engineer
16 107 (3.09%) Server Engineer
17 97 (2.80%) Desktop Support
18 94 (2.72%) Linux Administrator
19 93 (2.69%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (3.38%) Web Services
2 88 (2.54%) .NET
3 62 (1.79%) Middleware
4 51 (1.47%) J2EE
4 51 (1.47%) REST
5 47 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
6 30 (0.87%) MCollective
7 29 (0.84%) CSS
8 27 (0.78%) HTML
8 27 (0.78%) SOAP
9 22 (0.64%) LAPP Stack
10 21 (0.61%) RESTful
11 20 (0.58%) Node.js
11 20 (0.58%) Sensu
11 20 (0.58%) WSH
11 20 (0.58%) XML
12 18 (0.52%) JSON
12 18 (0.52%) LAMP
13 17 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
13 17 (0.49%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 481 (13.91%) Data Centre
2 156 (4.51%) Clustering
3 115 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (2.92%) PKI
5 95 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 91 (2.63%) Replication
7 67 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 65 (1.88%) Private Cloud
9 64 (1.85%) Public Cloud
10 63 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 52 (1.50%) Blackberry
12 47 (1.36%) Fat Client
12 47 (1.36%) Thin Client
13 43 (1.24%) EMC VNX
14 33 (0.95%) NHS
15 32 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
16 31 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
17 29 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
18 26 (0.75%) Client/Server
19 22 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2165 (62.59%) Windows
2 1240 (35.85%) Windows Server
3 1052 (30.41%) Linux
4 775 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 637 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 342 (9.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 337 (9.74%) Windows 7
8 296 (8.56%) Unix
9 272 (7.86%) Windows 10
10 233 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 177 (5.12%) CentOS
12 114 (3.30%) Solaris
13 112 (3.24%) Ubuntu
14 92 (2.66%) Windows 8
15 90 (2.60%) AIX
16 57 (1.65%) SUSE
17 35 (1.01%) Windows Vista
18 34 (0.98%) Android
19 32 (0.93%) HPUX
20 29 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (14.25%) ITIL
2 417 (12.06%) DevOps
3 394 (11.39%) Migration
4 322 (9.31%) Agile Software Development
5 221 (6.39%) Configuration Management
6 152 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
7 146 (4.22%) High Availability
8 144 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 136 (3.93%) Change Management
10 131 (3.79%) Load Balancing
11 125 (3.61%) Open Source
12 123 (3.56%) Service Management
13 111 (3.21%) Project Management
14 109 (3.15%) Incident Management
15 102 (2.95%) Continuous Delivery
16 99 (2.86%) Scrum
17 94 (2.72%) Problem Management
18 87 (2.52%) TOGAF
19 86 (2.49%) Service Delivery
20 84 (2.43%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 592 (17.11%) PowerShell
2 407 (11.77%) SQL
3 234 (6.76%) Python
4 212 (6.13%) Java
5 193 (5.58%) Bash Shell
6 102 (2.95%) Perl
7 98 (2.83%) Ruby
8 96 (2.78%) VBScript
9 59 (1.71%) C
9 59 (1.71%) Shell Script
10 55 (1.59%) JavaScript
11 41 (1.19%) Groovy
12 40 (1.16%) Go
13 31 (0.90%) PHP
14 28 (0.81%) Korn
15 23 (0.66%) C#
15 23 (0.66%) VB
16 17 (0.49%) C++
16 17 (0.49%) F#
17 16 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 588 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 440 (12.72%) SC Cleared
3 283 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 193 (5.58%) MCSE
5 189 (5.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 184 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
7 127 (3.67%) DV Cleared
8 115 (3.32%) Degree
9 113 (3.27%) CCNA
10 90 (2.60%) MCSA
11 87 (2.52%) CCNP
12 60 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 49 (1.42%) MCP
14 46 (1.33%) MCITP
15 40 (1.16%) RHCE
16 39 (1.13%) CCIE
17 34 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
17 34 (0.98%) DBS Check
18 33 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
19 28 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.58%) SLA
2 37 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.04%) QA
4 33 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 32 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
6 21 (0.61%) GDPR
7 10 (0.29%) PMO
8 7 (0.20%) AS 2805
8 7 (0.20%) ISO 8583
8 7 (0.20%) RMADS
9 4 (0.12%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.087%) GMP
10 3 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.058%) HL7
11 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.058%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.058%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.029%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.029%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.029%) SEPA
System Software
1 1773 (51.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1402 (40.53%) Active Directory
3 531 (15.35%) Hyper-V
4 471 (13.62%) vSphere
5 455 (13.15%) VMware ESXi
6 258 (7.46%) XenApp
7 170 (4.91%) XenDesktop
8 155 (4.48%) Docker
9 146 (4.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 144 (4.16%) Virtual Machines
11 133 (3.85%) VMware NSX
12 110 (3.18%) vCloud
13 93 (2.69%) XenServer
14 82 (2.37%) KVM
15 74 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
16 52 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
17 42 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
18 41 (1.19%) Xen
19 39 (1.13%) Terminal Services
20 35 (1.01%) NFS
Systems Management
1 462 (13.36%) SCCM
2 343 (9.92%) Puppet
3 275 (7.95%) Ansible
4 162 (4.68%) vCenter Server
5 156 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
6 139 (4.02%) SCOM
7 103 (2.98%) NetBackup
8 94 (2.72%) vRealize
9 86 (2.49%) Terraform
10 74 (2.14%) Kubernetes
11 66 (1.91%) WSUS
12 59 (1.71%) Nagios
12 59 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
13 53 (1.53%) Backup Exec
14 48 (1.39%) PowerCLI
14 48 (1.39%) WMI
15 46 (1.33%) AirWatch
16 45 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
17 44 (1.27%) Salt
18 39 (1.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1215 (35.13%) Microsoft
2 746 (21.57%) Citrix
3 731 (21.13%) Cisco
4 441 (12.75%) HP
5 336 (9.71%) Red Hat
6 268 (7.75%) NetApp
7 245 (7.08%) Oracle
8 175 (5.06%) EMC
9 166 (4.80%) Dell
10 130 (3.76%) Symantec
11 128 (3.70%) F5
12 120 (3.47%) IBM
12 120 (3.47%) Juniper
13 111 (3.21%) Veeam
14 104 (3.01%) McAfee
15 88 (2.54%) CheckPoint
16 85 (2.46%) SolarWinds
17 78 (2.25%) Veritas
18 71 (2.05%) 3PAR
18 71 (2.05%) AppSense