Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 58 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,634 3,334 4,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.89% 3.65% 4.68%
As % of the Vendors category 9.24% 8.46% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,340 2,093 3,066
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £210 £190 £224
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 134 191
England median hourly rate £26.75 £20.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.75% -25.93% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.59 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £49.63 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +33.75% -27.27% +22.22%

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 39,317 39,399 44,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.04% 43.12% 44.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,632 24,545 27,426
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,477 1,275 1,557
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.03 £45.80 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
% change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +13 1,456 £450 +5.88% 358
South East -6 866 £400 +6.67% 210
North of England -13 417 £363 +8.21% 257
Midlands +2 328 £360 +10.77% 139
South West +12 289 £351 +0.36% 118
East of England +10 264 £356 +1.79% 105
West Midlands 0 227 £361 +11.15% 85
North West -6 227 £350 +7.69% 129
Yorkshire -12 153 £353 -11.88% 108
East Midlands +3 95 £325 - 53
North East -18 37 £381 +21.03% 20
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 2,244 (61.75%) Windows
2 2,082 (57.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,503 (41.36%) Active Directory
4 1,353 (37.23%) Windows Server
5 1,352 (37.20%) Microsoft
6 1,022 (28.12%) Linux
7 805 (22.15%) Citrix
8 789 (21.71%) Cisco
9 770 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 685 (18.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 650 (17.89%) ITIL
12 649 (17.86%) PowerShell
13 629 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
14 619 (17.03%) Office 365
15 618 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
16 610 (16.79%) vSphere
17 609 (16.76%) SCCM
18 595 (16.37%) Firewall
19 587 (16.15%) Security Cleared
20 580 (15.96%) DNS
21 573 (15.77%) Hyper-V
22 546 (15.02%) Windows Server 2008
23 535 (14.72%) Finance
24 529 (14.56%) VMware ESXi
25 491 (13.51%) Data Centre
26 487 (13.40%) SAN
27 472 (12.99%) Migration
28 466 (12.82%) SQL
29 462 (12.71%) MS Exchange
30 420 (11.56%) Windows 10

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
1 462 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 189 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 175 (4.82%) IIS
4 173 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 150 (4.13%) Apache
6 131 (3.60%) Skype for Business
7 110 (3.03%) OpenStack
8 108 (2.97%) Tomcat
9 101 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
10 65 (1.79%) nginx
11 64 (1.76%) Confluence
12 56 (1.54%) JBoss
12 56 (1.54%) WebSphere
13 33 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
14 30 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
14 30 (0.83%) Jetty
15 29 (0.80%) Mongrel
16 19 (0.52%) Tuxedo
17 15 (0.41%) IBM Notes
17 15 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 255 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.14%) Windchill
7 1 (0.028%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.028%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.028%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.028%) HipChat
7 1 (0.028%) Houdini
7 1 (0.028%) Maya
7 1 (0.028%) NUKE
7 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.028%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.083%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.055%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.055%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.055%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.055%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.055%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.028%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.028%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.028%) Eikon
7 1 (0.028%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.028%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.028%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.028%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 770 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 629 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
3 619 (17.03%) Office 365
4 190 (5.23%) IaaS
5 135 (3.71%) PaaS
6 92 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
7 91 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 80 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 76 (2.09%) SaaS
10 71 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 71 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
11 27 (0.74%) Mimecast
12 22 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 22 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 18 (0.50%) Google App Engine
14 17 (0.47%) OpenShift
14 17 (0.47%) Yammer
15 16 (0.44%) G Suite
16 15 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
16 15 (0.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 595 (16.37%) Firewall
2 580 (15.96%) DNS
3 487 (13.40%) SAN
4 389 (10.70%) DHCP
5 337 (9.27%) WAN
6 331 (9.11%) LAN
7 260 (7.15%) TCP/IP
8 245 (6.74%) VPN
9 157 (4.32%) NAS
10 118 (3.25%) NetScaler
10 118 (3.25%) Skype
11 115 (3.16%) VLAN
12 104 (2.86%) VoIP
13 93 (2.56%) Wireless
14 91 (2.50%) iSCSI
15 83 (2.28%) SSL
16 81 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
17 77 (2.12%) BGP
18 75 (2.06%) Network Security
19 73 (2.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 98 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 85 (2.34%) MySQL
4 61 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 55 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 55 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 44 (1.21%) MongoDB
7 40 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
8 37 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 33 (0.91%) Hadoop
10 25 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (0.69%) Relational Database
11 24 (0.66%) Big Data
12 22 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
13 19 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (0.47%) NoSQL
15 16 (0.44%) DB2
16 15 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 268 (7.37%) Jenkins
2 213 (5.86%) Git (software)
3 85 (2.34%) Maven
4 84 (2.31%) JIRA
5 78 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 68 (1.87%) SonarQube
7 66 (1.82%) JUnit
8 60 (1.65%) Vagrant
9 55 (1.51%) DbUnit
10 51 (1.40%) jMock
10 51 (1.40%) Mockito
11 49 (1.35%) Travis CI
12 40 (1.10%) Ant
13 35 (0.96%) MSI
14 33 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
15 28 (0.77%) Artifactory
16 26 (0.72%) Selenium
17 25 (0.69%) Bitbucket
18 23 (0.63%) GitLab
19 21 (0.58%) Gradle
General
1 535 (14.72%) Finance
2 153 (4.21%) Banking
3 110 (3.03%) Retail
4 90 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 61 (1.68%) Law
6 43 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 27 (0.74%) Back Office
7 27 (0.74%) Publishing
8 26 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 23 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 22 (0.61%) Legal
11 19 (0.52%) Marketing
12 16 (0.44%) Advertising
13 11 (0.30%) Automotive
14 9 (0.25%) French Language
14 9 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.22%) Local Government
16 7 (0.19%) Billing
17 6 (0.17%) Electronics
17 6 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 579 (15.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 402 (11.06%) Architect
3 331 (9.11%) Analyst
4 253 (6.96%) VMware Engineer
5 244 (6.71%) Support Engineer
6 222 (6.11%) Consultant
7 190 (5.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 172 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 169 (4.65%) Administrator
10 155 (4.27%) Network Engineer
11 150 (4.13%) Windows Engineer
12 146 (4.02%) Server Engineer
13 142 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
14 132 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
15 121 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
16 119 (3.27%) Desktop Support
17 117 (3.22%) Support Analyst
18 103 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
18 103 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
19 99 (2.72%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (5.48%) Middleware
2 147 (4.05%) Web Services
3 94 (2.59%) .NET
4 85 (2.34%) J2EE
5 71 (1.95%) RESTful
6 65 (1.79%) SOAP
7 62 (1.71%) LDAP
8 55 (1.51%) Apache Camel
9 52 (1.43%) REST
10 51 (1.40%) PowerMock
10 51 (1.40%) Spring
11 48 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
12 34 (0.94%) Servlets
12 34 (0.94%) Spring Boot
13 33 (0.91%) LAMP
14 32 (0.88%) XML
15 31 (0.85%) JSON
16 24 (0.66%) LAPP Stack
17 19 (0.52%) 802.1X
17 19 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 491 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 230 (6.33%) Clustering
3 202 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (2.78%) PKI
5 96 (2.64%) Fat Client
5 96 (2.64%) Thin Client
6 92 (2.53%) Private Cloud
7 82 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 79 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 78 (2.15%) Public Cloud
10 73 (2.01%) Replication
11 64 (1.76%) Computer Science
12 56 (1.54%) Blackberry
12 56 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
13 38 (1.05%) User Experience
14 35 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
15 34 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
16 32 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
17 28 (0.77%) iPhone
18 25 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,244 (61.75%) Windows
2 1,353 (37.23%) Windows Server
3 1,022 (28.12%) Linux
4 618 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 546 (15.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 420 (11.56%) Windows 10
7 367 (10.10%) Windows 7
8 325 (8.94%) Unix
9 255 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 188 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 138 (3.80%) CentOS
12 120 (3.30%) Solaris
13 72 (1.98%) Windows 8
14 64 (1.76%) Ubuntu
15 63 (1.73%) AIX
16 53 (1.46%) Android
16 53 (1.46%) Windows XP
17 44 (1.21%) Apple iOS
18 42 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
19 35 (0.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (18.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 650 (17.89%) ITIL
3 472 (12.99%) Migration
4 356 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
5 353 (9.71%) DevOps
6 245 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
7 233 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
8 210 (5.78%) Configuration Management
9 195 (5.37%) Service Management
10 173 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 159 (4.38%) Change Management
12 136 (3.74%) Load Balancing
13 133 (3.66%) Project Management
14 128 (3.52%) Service Delivery
15 127 (3.49%) Virtual Environments
16 119 (3.27%) Open Source
17 118 (3.25%) Scrum
18 108 (2.97%) High Availability
19 105 (2.89%) Server Management
20 100 (2.75%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 649 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 466 (12.82%) SQL
3 224 (6.16%) Python
4 221 (6.08%) Java
5 153 (4.21%) Perl
6 141 (3.88%) Bash Shell
7 102 (2.81%) JavaScript
8 90 (2.48%) Ruby
9 82 (2.26%) VBScript
10 75 (2.06%) Shell Script
11 66 (1.82%) C
12 42 (1.16%) C#
13 40 (1.10%) VB
14 34 (0.94%) Go
15 27 (0.74%) PHP
16 11 (0.30%) C++
16 11 (0.30%) Groovy
17 10 (0.28%) Bourne shell
18 8 (0.22%) F#
18 8 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 587 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 416 (11.45%) SC Cleared
3 305 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 221 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
5 212 (5.83%) MCSE
6 193 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 147 (4.05%) DV Cleared
8 139 (3.82%) Degree
9 136 (3.74%) CCNA
10 106 (2.92%) CCNP
11 102 (2.81%) MCSA
12 60 (1.65%) MCITP
13 47 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 44 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
15 43 (1.18%) MCP
16 37 (1.02%) CCIE
17 35 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
18 34 (0.94%) VCAP
19 31 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 31 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (2.86%) SLA
2 45 (1.24%) QA
3 31 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.83%) GDPR
5 20 (0.55%) PMO
6 16 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
7 8 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.19%) FedRAMP
9 5 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.14%) RMADS
10 4 (0.11%) COBIT
10 4 (0.11%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.083%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.055%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.055%) FISMA
12 2 (0.055%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.028%) ECSS
System Software
1 2,082 (57.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,503 (41.36%) Active Directory
3 610 (16.79%) vSphere
4 573 (15.77%) Hyper-V
5 529 (14.56%) VMware ESXi
6 306 (8.42%) XenApp
7 259 (7.13%) XenDesktop
8 170 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 162 (4.46%) VMware NSX
10 153 (4.21%) Docker
11 151 (4.16%) Virtual Machines
12 106 (2.92%) Virtual Desktop
13 97 (2.67%) NFS
14 92 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
15 84 (2.31%) vCloud
16 66 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
17 65 (1.79%) XenServer
18 64 (1.76%) Xen
19 41 (1.13%) VirtualBox
20 40 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 609 (16.76%) SCCM
2 321 (8.83%) Puppet
3 254 (6.99%) Ansible
4 223 (6.14%) vCenter Server
5 218 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
6 164 (4.51%) SCOM
7 122 (3.36%) Terraform
8 118 (3.25%) WSUS
9 115 (3.16%) vRealize
10 105 (2.89%) Microsoft Clustering
11 98 (2.70%) NetBackup
12 94 (2.59%) Kubernetes
13 75 (2.06%) Nagios
14 66 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
15 63 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
16 60 (1.65%) AirWatch
17 56 (1.54%) Backup Exec
18 52 (1.43%) Packer
19 49 (1.35%) Salt
20 47 (1.29%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1,352 (37.20%) Microsoft
2 805 (22.15%) Citrix
3 789 (21.71%) Cisco
4 396 (10.90%) NetApp
5 358 (9.85%) HP
6 310 (8.53%) Oracle
7 285 (7.84%) Red Hat
8 214 (5.89%) EMC
9 153 (4.21%) IBM
10 147 (4.05%) Dell
11 132 (3.63%) McAfee
12 122 (3.36%) Google
13 118 (3.25%) Veeam
14 112 (3.08%) CheckPoint
14 112 (3.08%) Splunk
15 107 (2.94%) Ivanti
16 105 (2.89%) Symantec
17 103 (2.83%) Juniper
18 98 (2.70%) SolarWinds
19 87 (2.39%) F5