Period
to 17 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 64 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 -20 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,448 3,210 4,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.86% 3.48% 4.51%
As % of the Vendors category 9.11% 8.32% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,254 2,052 2,582
England median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £410 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 98 176
England median hourly rate £34.51 £24.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.86% -2.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.20 £14.44
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £49.46
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% -4.00% +8.70%

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 37,847 38,602 39,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.32% 41.79% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,665 24,506 24,739
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,370 1,305 1,469
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.73 £44.80
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -5.56%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +3 1,312 £450 +12.50% 408
South East +6 823 £400 +3.23% 273
North of England +9 463 £375 +18.11% 292
Midlands -4 319 £370 +5.71% 176
South West +23 315 £400 +25.98% 151
North West +9 239 £375 +15.38% 159
East of England -1 212 £375 +7.14% 107
West Midlands -14 198 £360 +2.86% 89
Yorkshire +30 189 £375 - 117
East Midlands +12 121 £425 +25.46% 86
North East -25 35 £389 +38.84% 16
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 2,112 (61.25%) Windows
2 1,897 (55.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,421 (41.21%) Active Directory
4 1,272 (36.89%) Microsoft
5 1,239 (35.93%) Windows Server
6 880 (25.52%) Linux
7 760 (22.04%) Cisco
8 750 (21.75%) Citrix
9 743 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 656 (19.03%) Amazon AWS
11 655 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 642 (18.62%) Office 365
13 633 (18.36%) Security Cleared
14 616 (17.87%) PowerShell
15 574 (16.65%) DNS
16 571 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
17 570 (16.53%) Firewall
18 554 (16.07%) SCCM
19 521 (15.11%) Hyper-V
20 500 (14.50%) vSphere
21 499 (14.47%) Finance
22 498 (14.44%) ITIL
23 488 (14.15%) Data Centre
24 475 (13.78%) SC Cleared
25 473 (13.72%) VMware ESXi
26 465 (13.49%) SAN
27 442 (12.82%) Migration
28 440 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
29 419 (12.15%) Windows 10
30 395 (11.46%) 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
1 367 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 177 (5.13%) IIS
3 161 (4.67%) SharePoint
4 137 (3.97%) Apache
5 107 (3.10%) Tomcat
6 106 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 101 (2.93%) Skype for Business
8 92 (2.67%) OpenStack
9 88 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 82 (2.38%) WebSphere
11 79 (2.29%) nginx
12 66 (1.91%) Confluence
13 49 (1.42%) Jetty
13 49 (1.42%) Mongrel
14 43 (1.25%) JBoss
15 39 (1.13%) WebLogic
16 22 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 18 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
18 17 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
19 16 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 220 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.058%) HipChat
6 2 (0.058%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.029%) Houdini
7 1 (0.029%) Maya
7 1 (0.029%) NUKE
7 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.15%) HFM
4 5 (0.15%) Maximo
5 3 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.087%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.058%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.058%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.029%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.029%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.029%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.029%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.029%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 743 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 656 (19.03%) Amazon AWS
3 642 (18.62%) Office 365
4 180 (5.22%) IaaS
5 134 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
6 129 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 126 (3.65%) PaaS
8 74 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 62 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
10 57 (1.65%) SaaS
11 47 (1.36%) Google App Engine
12 38 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
13 26 (0.75%) OpenShift
14 21 (0.61%) Mimecast
15 18 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (0.41%) Akamai
16 14 (0.41%) OneDrive
16 14 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (0.38%) Amazon S3
17 13 (0.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 574 (16.65%) DNS
2 570 (16.53%) Firewall
3 465 (13.49%) SAN
4 380 (11.02%) DHCP
5 359 (10.41%) WAN
6 336 (9.74%) LAN
7 273 (7.92%) TCP/IP
8 261 (7.57%) VPN
9 117 (3.39%) Skype
10 114 (3.31%) VLAN
11 113 (3.28%) SSL
12 102 (2.96%) NetScaler
13 101 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
14 99 (2.87%) iSCSI
15 95 (2.76%) VSAN
16 93 (2.70%) NAS
17 91 (2.64%) VoIP
18 87 (2.52%) IPsec
19 85 (2.47%) Network Security
20 82 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 76 (2.20%) MySQL
3 70 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 62 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (1.51%) Hadoop
6 42 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 40 (1.16%) Big Data
8 36 (1.04%) Relational Database
9 33 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (0.64%) NoSQL
12 21 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
14 18 (0.52%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
17 11 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
18 8 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
18 8 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
19 7 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 268 (7.77%) Jenkins
2 181 (5.25%) Git (software)
3 93 (2.70%) JIRA
4 85 (2.47%) Maven
5 75 (2.18%) SonarQube
6 69 (2.00%) JUnit
7 66 (1.91%) DbUnit
8 65 (1.89%) jMock
8 65 (1.89%) Mockito
9 59 (1.71%) Travis CI
10 57 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 42 (1.22%) MSI
12 39 (1.13%) Vagrant
13 34 (0.99%) GitLab
14 30 (0.87%) Artifactory
15 25 (0.73%) AdminStudio
16 21 (0.61%) Subversion
17 20 (0.58%) Bitbucket
17 20 (0.58%) TeamCity
18 18 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 499 (14.47%) Finance
2 134 (3.89%) Banking
3 104 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 86 (2.49%) Retail
5 72 (2.09%) Law
6 45 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 36 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.78%) Legal
9 26 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 22 (0.64%) Marketing
11 21 (0.61%) Billing
12 18 (0.52%) Military
12 18 (0.52%) Publishing
13 16 (0.46%) Electronics
14 15 (0.44%) Aerospace
15 14 (0.41%) Back Office
16 10 (0.29%) Advertising
16 10 (0.29%) Local Government
17 7 (0.20%) Automotive
18 6 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 551 (15.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 478 (13.86%) Architect
3 268 (7.77%) Analyst
4 266 (7.71%) VMware Engineer
5 250 (7.25%) Support Engineer
6 197 (5.71%) Consultant
7 183 (5.31%) Windows Engineer
8 172 (4.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 159 (4.61%) Administrator
10 155 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
11 149 (4.32%) Infrastructure Architect
12 144 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
13 138 (4.00%) Network Engineer
14 133 (3.86%) Server Engineer
15 112 (3.25%) Developer
16 108 (3.13%) Technical Architect
17 107 (3.10%) Infrastructure Support
18 105 (3.05%) Support Analyst
19 103 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
20 100 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (4.21%) Web Services
2 130 (3.77%) Middleware
3 117 (3.39%) J2EE
4 103 (2.99%) .NET
5 88 (2.55%) SOAP
6 86 (2.49%) RESTful
7 69 (2.00%) Spring
8 68 (1.97%) Apache Camel
9 65 (1.89%) PowerMock
10 55 (1.60%) Spring Boot
11 52 (1.51%) LDAP
12 51 (1.48%) Servlets
13 41 (1.19%) REST
14 31 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
14 31 (0.90%) LAMP
15 25 (0.73%) 802.1X
15 25 (0.73%) HTML
15 25 (0.73%) XML
16 20 (0.58%) JSON
17 19 (0.55%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 488 (14.15%) Data Centre
2 196 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 147 (4.26%) Clustering
4 100 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 99 (2.87%) PKI
6 85 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 83 (2.41%) Public Cloud
8 68 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
9 64 (1.86%) Private Cloud
10 58 (1.68%) Fat Client
10 58 (1.68%) Thin Client
11 51 (1.48%) Replication
12 46 (1.33%) Blackberry
13 42 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
14 34 (0.99%) EMC VNX
15 31 (0.90%) iPhone
15 31 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
16 28 (0.81%) User Experience
17 24 (0.70%) NHS
18 22 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2,112 (61.25%) Windows
2 1,239 (35.93%) Windows Server
3 880 (25.52%) Linux
4 571 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 440 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 419 (12.15%) Windows 10
7 292 (8.47%) Windows 7
8 245 (7.11%) Unix
9 234 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 135 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 104 (3.02%) CentOS
12 91 (2.64%) Solaris
13 84 (2.44%) Windows 8
14 73 (2.12%) Android
15 64 (1.86%) Ubuntu
16 57 (1.65%) Apple iOS
17 38 (1.10%) AIX
18 34 (0.99%) Windows XP
19 30 (0.87%) Data ONTAP
20 20 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 498 (14.44%) ITIL
3 442 (12.82%) Migration
4 372 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
5 368 (10.67%) DevOps
6 275 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
7 217 (6.29%) Configuration Management
8 210 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
9 161 (4.67%) Service Management
10 160 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 154 (4.47%) Open Source
12 124 (3.60%) Project Management
12 124 (3.60%) Scrum
13 118 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 117 (3.39%) Change Management
15 116 (3.36%) Load Balancing
16 111 (3.22%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 103 (2.99%) High Availability
18 92 (2.67%) Patch Management
19 91 (2.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 616 (17.87%) PowerShell
2 395 (11.46%) SQL
3 239 (6.93%) Java
4 189 (5.48%) Python
5 159 (4.61%) Bash Shell
6 117 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 108 (3.13%) Perl
8 76 (2.20%) Ruby
9 55 (1.60%) VBScript
10 44 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 43 (1.25%) C#
12 42 (1.22%) C
13 32 (0.93%) VB
14 31 (0.90%) Go
15 22 (0.64%) PHP
16 11 (0.32%) AWK
17 9 (0.26%) Korn
18 8 (0.23%) VBA
19 7 (0.20%) ABAP
20 6 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 633 (18.36%) Security Cleared
2 475 (13.78%) SC Cleared
3 276 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 223 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
5 197 (5.71%) MCSE
5 197 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 151 (4.38%) DV Cleared
7 141 (4.09%) Degree
8 132 (3.83%) CCNA
9 113 (3.28%) CCNP
10 103 (2.99%) MCSA
11 55 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
12 47 (1.36%) MCP
13 41 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
14 35 (1.02%) MCITP
15 34 (0.99%) VCP6
16 32 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
17 31 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
18 30 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 29 (0.84%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (2.52%) SLA
2 58 (1.68%) QA
3 28 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.75%) GDPR
5 19 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.41%) PMO
7 12 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.15%) FedRAMP
10 4 (0.12%) COBIT
11 3 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.087%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.087%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.058%) HL7
12 2 (0.058%) OASIS TOSCA
13 1 (0.029%) GxP
13 1 (0.029%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.029%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.029%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,897 (55.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,421 (41.21%) Active Directory
3 521 (15.11%) Hyper-V
4 500 (14.50%) vSphere
5 473 (13.72%) VMware ESXi
6 255 (7.40%) XenApp
6 255 (7.40%) XenDesktop
7 173 (5.02%) Docker
8 150 (4.35%) VMware NSX
9 135 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
10 118 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 89 (2.58%) Xen
12 87 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
13 86 (2.49%) NFS
14 78 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
15 68 (1.97%) vCloud
16 62 (1.80%) XenServer
17 54 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
18 47 (1.36%) KVM
19 40 (1.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 554 (16.07%) SCCM
2 312 (9.05%) Puppet
3 226 (6.55%) vCenter Server
4 214 (6.21%) Ansible
5 156 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
6 129 (3.74%) Kubernetes
7 120 (3.48%) vRealize
8 119 (3.45%) SCOM
9 106 (3.07%) Terraform
10 75 (2.18%) WSUS
11 70 (2.03%) NetBackup
12 66 (1.91%) Nagios
13 65 (1.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 62 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
15 56 (1.62%) AirWatch
16 55 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
17 52 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
18 51 (1.48%) PowerCLI
19 47 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
20 46 (1.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,272 (36.89%) Microsoft
2 760 (22.04%) Cisco
3 750 (21.75%) Citrix
4 311 (9.02%) Oracle
5 265 (7.69%) HP
5 265 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 257 (7.45%) NetApp
7 231 (6.70%) Dell
8 201 (5.83%) EMC
9 157 (4.55%) Google
10 126 (3.65%) McAfee
11 120 (3.48%) IBM
12 114 (3.31%) CheckPoint
13 113 (3.28%) Veeam
14 105 (3.05%) Juniper
14 105 (3.05%) SolarWinds
15 101 (2.93%) Ivanti
16 93 (2.70%) F5
17 88 (2.55%) Splunk
18 84 (2.44%) Symantec