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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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 67 63 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,402 1,800 1,358
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.35% 3.47% 3.70%
As % of the Vendors category 8.32% 8.48% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,760 1,246 950
10th Percentile £300 £261 £221
25th Percentile £385 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £484 £435 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.21% +2.35% -
75th Percentile £600 £525 £500
90th Percentile £675 £600 £585
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 34 33
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.15 £14.01
25th Percentile £20.00 £27.56 £20.77
Median hourly rate £40.50 £45.50 £33.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.99% +37.88% +38.95%
75th Percentile £57.08 £52.81 £47.83
90th Percentile £68.85 £55.50 £49.63
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.18 £45.00
% change year-on-year -0.40% +0.40% +60.71%

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 28,878 21,216 15,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.29% 40.94% 42.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,913 13,855 10,071
10th Percentile £295 £285 £250
25th Percentile £418 £396 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £640 £588 £575
90th Percentile £744 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £463
% change year-on-year +6.06% +7.03% +1.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 755 665 525
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.17 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.52 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.58% +2.74% +1.60%
75th Percentile £47.73 £40.75 £32.58
90th Percentile £67.44 £55.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +4.28%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +11 975 £525 +10.53% 168
South East 0 494 £475 +8.94% 129
North of England -11 303 £425 +6.25% 173
South West +18 202 £500 +25.00% 97
Midlands -20 161 £425 +19.30% 106
Yorkshire -10 150 £411 +1.47% 75
North West -11 135 £425 +6.25% 79
East of England -14 114 £425 +11.84% 49
West Midlands -30 101 £400 +6.67% 73
East Midlands +1 60 £440 +37.50% 33
North East -6 19 £325 -18.75% 19
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1,505 (62.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,360 (56.62%) Windows
3 957 (39.84%) Microsoft
4 953 (39.68%) Active Directory
5 890 (37.05%) Azure
6 781 (32.51%) Windows Server
7 716 (29.81%) Linux
8 582 (24.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 562 (23.40%) Security Cleared
10 554 (23.06%) Microsoft 365
11 507 (21.11%) Firewall
12 487 (20.27%) AWS
13 482 (20.07%) Cisco
14 466 (19.40%) DNS
15 460 (19.15%) Social Skills
16 456 (18.98%) SC Cleared
17 450 (18.73%) PowerShell
18 415 (17.28%) Data Centre
19 408 (16.99%) Citrix
20 395 (16.44%) Finance
21 380 (15.82%) SQL
22 376 (15.65%) vSphere
23 371 (15.45%) Migration
24 360 (14.99%) Hyper-V
25 356 (14.82%) ITIL
26 354 (14.74%) SCCM
27 344 (14.32%) Ansible
28 308 (12.82%) DevOps
29 299 (12.45%) Agile
30 295 (12.28%) SQL Server

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
1 162 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 138 (5.75%) MS Exchange
3 79 (3.29%) IIS
4 70 (2.91%) OpenStack
5 49 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (1.83%) Confluence
6 44 (1.83%) nginx
7 38 (1.58%) WebSphere
8 36 (1.50%) Skype for Business
9 32 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 31 (1.29%) Traefik
11 21 (0.87%) Mule
12 17 (0.71%) Apache
13 13 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (0.50%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.42%) Drupal
16 8 (0.33%) WordPress
17 6 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
18 5 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 132 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.042%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.37%) Markit EDM
1 9 (0.37%) thinkFolio
2 8 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.29%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 7 (0.29%) RMDS
4 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.083%) Eikon
6 2 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.083%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.083%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.042%) assyst
7 1 (0.042%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.042%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.042%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.042%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 890 (37.05%) Azure
2 554 (23.06%) Microsoft 365
3 487 (20.27%) AWS
4 217 (9.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 154 (6.41%) IaaS
6 148 (6.16%) SaaS
7 141 (5.87%) GCP
8 140 (5.83%) PaaS
9 61 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
10 57 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 55 (2.29%) GitHub
12 54 (2.25%) Azure DevOps
13 52 (2.16%) OpenShift
14 48 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 48 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 43 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
16 35 (1.46%) Nutanix
16 35 (1.46%) OneDrive
17 34 (1.42%) Power Platform
18 28 (1.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 507 (21.11%) Firewall
2 466 (19.40%) DNS
3 291 (12.11%) DHCP
4 221 (9.20%) SAN
5 211 (8.78%) WAN
6 192 (7.99%) TCP/IP
7 166 (6.91%) LAN
8 156 (6.49%) VPN
9 114 (4.75%) Network Security
10 81 (3.37%) VSAN
11 77 (3.21%) NAS
12 74 (3.08%) Wireless
13 69 (2.87%) VoIP
14 58 (2.41%) MPLS
15 57 (2.37%) VLAN
16 56 (2.33%) SSL
17 52 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
18 47 (1.96%) IPsec
18 47 (1.96%) SD-WAN
19 44 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.62%) DB2
2 63 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
3 59 (2.46%) MySQL
4 31 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
5 27 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 26 (1.08%) MongoDB
7 21 (0.87%) Hadoop
8 20 (0.83%) Big Data
8 20 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (0.79%) MariaDB
9 19 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (0.75%) Relational Database
11 16 (0.67%) Power BI
11 16 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
12 12 (0.50%) Redis
13 11 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (0.42%) Couchbase
14 10 (0.42%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 122 (5.08%) Jenkins
2 101 (4.20%) GitLab
3 99 (4.12%) Git (software)
4 66 (2.75%) JIRA
5 20 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 19 (0.79%) Subversion
7 17 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.58%) Artifactory
8 14 (0.58%) Visual Studio Code
9 13 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (0.46%) Bitbucket
10 11 (0.46%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.29%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.21%) JUnit
12 5 (0.21%) Maven
12 5 (0.21%) Serena SBM
13 4 (0.17%) DbUnit
13 4 (0.17%) jMock
13 4 (0.17%) Mockito
General
1 460 (19.15%) Social Skills
2 395 (16.44%) Finance
3 159 (6.62%) Public Sector
4 138 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
5 98 (4.08%) Banking
6 74 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 46 (1.92%) Presentation Skills
8 39 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
9 37 (1.54%) Influencing Skills
9 37 (1.54%) Retail
10 29 (1.21%) Organisational Skills
11 28 (1.17%) Law
12 24 (1.00%) Games
13 21 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.79%) Legal
14 19 (0.79%) Manufacturing
15 13 (0.54%) Marketing
16 11 (0.46%) Automotive
17 9 (0.37%) Electronics
17 9 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 492 (20.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 317 (13.20%) Architect
3 167 (6.95%) Support Engineer
4 155 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 141 (5.87%) VMware Engineer
6 139 (5.79%) Analyst
7 135 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 130 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 112 (4.66%) Cloud Engineer
10 105 (4.37%) Project Manager
11 103 (4.29%) Consultant
12 102 (4.25%) IT Engineer
13 101 (4.20%) Network Engineer
14 73 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
15 70 (2.91%) Server Engineer
16 67 (2.79%) IT Support
17 65 (2.71%) Linux Engineer
17 65 (2.71%) Wintel Engineer
18 62 (2.58%) Administrator
19 60 (2.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.75%) .NET
2 41 (1.71%) Middleware
3 39 (1.62%) cloud-init
4 36 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
4 36 (1.50%) RESTful
5 29 (1.21%) Kafka
5 29 (1.21%) LDAP
6 28 (1.17%) OAuth
7 24 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 22 (0.92%) JSON
8 22 (0.92%) REST
8 22 (0.92%) Web Services
9 21 (0.87%) XML
10 17 (0.71%) OAuth2
11 16 (0.67%) .NET Framework
11 16 (0.67%) SOAP
12 15 (0.62%) HTML
13 13 (0.54%) ARM Templates
14 12 (0.50%) Regular Expression
14 12 (0.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 415 (17.28%) Data Centre
2 196 (8.16%) Clustering
3 176 (7.33%) PKI
4 118 (4.91%) Replication
5 107 (4.45%) Private Cloud
6 101 (4.20%) Public Cloud
7 65 (2.71%) Management Information System
8 57 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 41 (1.71%) NHS
9 41 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
11 36 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
12 31 (1.29%) Cloud Native
12 31 (1.29%) CMDB
13 22 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
14 20 (0.83%) Smartphone
15 19 (0.79%) User Experience
16 18 (0.75%) Fat Client
16 18 (0.75%) Thin Client
17 16 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,360 (56.62%) Windows
2 781 (32.51%) Windows Server
3 716 (29.81%) Linux
4 249 (10.37%) Windows 10
5 234 (9.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 220 (9.16%) Unix
7 216 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 155 (6.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 154 (6.41%) Windows Server 2019
10 138 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 92 (3.83%) CentOS
12 73 (3.04%) Windows 7
13 68 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 47 (1.96%) Ubuntu
15 43 (1.79%) Solaris
16 30 (1.25%) AIX
17 23 (0.96%) HPUX
18 22 (0.92%) Android
18 22 (0.92%) Mac OS
19 21 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (24.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 371 (15.45%) Migration
3 356 (14.82%) ITIL
4 308 (12.82%) DevOps
5 299 (12.45%) Agile
6 198 (8.24%) Change Management
6 198 (8.24%) Project Delivery
7 192 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
8 177 (7.37%) Project Management
9 157 (6.54%) CI/CD
10 140 (5.83%) Configuration Management
11 129 (5.37%) High Availability
12 125 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 123 (5.12%) Service Management
14 122 (5.08%) Load Balancing
15 121 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
16 113 (4.70%) Incident Management
17 104 (4.33%) Infrastructure as Code
18 102 (4.25%) Service Delivery
19 99 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 450 (18.73%) PowerShell
2 380 (15.82%) SQL
3 265 (11.03%) Python
4 134 (5.58%) Bash
5 93 (3.87%) Java
6 77 (3.21%) Go
7 48 (2.00%) Ruby
8 39 (1.62%) Perl
9 37 (1.54%) VBScript
10 36 (1.50%) C
11 33 (1.37%) C#
12 32 (1.33%) JavaScript
13 28 (1.17%) Scala
14 26 (1.08%) Shell Script
15 22 (0.92%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.50%) VB
17 10 (0.42%) PHP
18 9 (0.37%) C++
19 6 (0.25%) PL/SQL
20 3 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 562 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 456 (18.98%) SC Cleared
3 181 (7.54%) DV Cleared
4 121 (5.04%) Degree
5 103 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 99 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
7 78 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 63 (2.62%) MCSE
9 55 (2.29%) CCNA
10 54 (2.25%) MCSA
11 50 (2.08%) CCNP
12 34 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (1.37%) PMP
14 31 (1.29%) TOGAF Certification
15 27 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
15 27 (1.12%) MCP
16 21 (0.87%) CCIE
16 21 (0.87%) RHCE
17 20 (0.83%) VCAP
18 18 (0.75%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (6.08%) SLA
2 74 (3.08%) QA
3 51 (2.12%) GDPR
4 49 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 42 (1.75%) NCSC
6 22 (0.92%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (0.50%) NIST
9 10 (0.42%) COBIT
9 10 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.33%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.17%) GRC
13 4 (0.17%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.17%) OASIS TOSCA
14 3 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,505 (62.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 953 (39.68%) Active Directory
3 376 (15.65%) vSphere
4 360 (14.99%) Hyper-V
5 290 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
6 200 (8.33%) Docker
7 179 (7.45%) VMware NSX
8 137 (5.70%) Virtual Machines
9 116 (4.83%) XenApp
10 69 (2.87%) XenDesktop
11 61 (2.54%) vCloud
12 48 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
12 48 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
13 46 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
14 44 (1.83%) Firmware
15 35 (1.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 32 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
17 26 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 23 (0.96%) NFS
19 22 (0.92%) KVM
Systems Management
1 354 (14.74%) SCCM
2 344 (14.32%) Ansible
3 268 (11.16%) Terraform
4 231 (9.62%) Kubernetes
5 179 (7.45%) vCenter Server
6 171 (7.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 140 (5.83%) Puppet
8 131 (5.45%) vRealize
9 91 (3.79%) Packer
10 86 (3.58%) Microsoft Clustering
11 83 (3.46%) Prometheus
12 72 (3.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 71 (2.96%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 67 (2.79%) SCOM
15 61 (2.54%) WSUS
16 56 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
17 55 (2.29%) ZABBIX
18 46 (1.92%) Consul
19 44 (1.83%) NetBackup
20 43 (1.79%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 957 (39.84%) Microsoft
2 482 (20.07%) Cisco
3 408 (16.99%) Citrix
4 239 (9.95%) Oracle
5 238 (9.91%) Red Hat
6 162 (6.74%) Dell
7 159 (6.62%) HP
8 113 (4.70%) NetApp
9 109 (4.54%) IBM
10 100 (4.16%) SolarWinds
11 93 (3.87%) Splunk
12 92 (3.83%) Veeam
13 83 (3.46%) CheckPoint
13 83 (3.46%) Google
14 81 (3.37%) ServiceNow
15 76 (3.16%) Juniper
16 72 (3.00%) F5
17 67 (2.79%) Veritas
18 61 (2.54%) McAfee
19 60 (2.50%) Palo Alto