Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 56 63
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,156 2,585 3,478
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.42% 3.93% 3.82%
As % of the Vendors category 8.18% 9.13% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 1,782 2,316
Median daily rate £430 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -0.62% +7.33%
10th Percentile £239 £240 £200
90th Percentile £588 £580 £575
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 91 164
Median hourly rate £48.50 £33.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.97% +23.36% +11.46%
10th Percentile £17.56 £16.15 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.55 £53.75 £49.93
UK median hourly rate £54.00 £38.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year +39.35% +33.62% +20.83%

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 14,124 28,311 38,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.78% 43.03% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,108 18,235 24,264
Median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 1,128 1,352
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.99% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.35 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.39 £47.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £17.43
% change year-on-year +28.34% +7.32% +2.50%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 -18 409 £450 +9.09% 157
South East +22 308 £450 +5.88% 133
South West +9 120 £400 -12.33% 65
North of England -36 105 £413 +13.01% 151
Midlands -9 93 £350 - 81
West Midlands +5 70 £350 -4.11% 51
East of England -5 51 £375 +7.14% 35
North West -33 48 £356 -5.00% 89
Yorkshire -32 45 £430 +22.86% 50
East Midlands -9 23 £350 +7.69% 28
North East +14 12 £350 -6.67% 12
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 717 (62.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 646 (55.88%) Windows
3 437 (37.80%) Active Directory
4 428 (37.02%) Microsoft
5 376 (32.53%) Security Cleared
6 355 (30.71%) Windows Server
7 330 (28.55%) Linux
8 329 (28.46%) Azure
9 264 (22.84%) Cisco
10 253 (21.89%) SC Cleared
11 238 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 231 (19.98%) DNS
13 230 (19.90%) PowerShell
14 226 (19.55%) Firewall
15 209 (18.08%) VMware ESXi
16 192 (16.61%) AWS
17 190 (16.44%) vSphere
18 182 (15.74%) DevOps
19 175 (15.14%) Citrix
20 166 (14.36%) Office 365
21 163 (14.10%) VMware NSX
22 162 (14.01%) Ansible
23 160 (13.84%) DHCP
23 160 (13.84%) Migration
24 155 (13.41%) Finance
25 151 (13.06%) Windows Server 2012
26 144 (12.46%) Data Centre
27 141 (12.20%) Windows 10
28 136 (11.76%) SCCM
29 135 (11.68%) Agile Software Development

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 85 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 63 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 58 (5.02%) IIS
4 27 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (2.25%) Apache
6 25 (2.16%) Confluence
6 25 (2.16%) Skype for Business
7 24 (2.08%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (1.38%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.21%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.12%) ArcGIS
11 12 (1.04%) JBoss
12 10 (0.87%) nginx
13 5 (0.43%) Documentum
13 5 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.35%) CMS
14 4 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 87 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (3.72%) MS Visio
3 36 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.087%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.087%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.087%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.087%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 329 (28.46%) Azure
2 192 (16.61%) AWS
3 166 (14.36%) Office 365
4 69 (5.97%) IaaS
5 51 (4.41%) GCP
6 49 (4.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 44 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (3.55%) SaaS
9 37 (3.20%) PaaS
10 25 (2.16%) GitHub
11 18 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (1.47%) Mimecast
13 11 (0.95%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.87%) Amazon ECS
15 8 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.52%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 6 (0.52%) Azure Stack
16 6 (0.52%) Serverless
17 5 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
17 5 (0.43%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 231 (19.98%) DNS
2 226 (19.55%) Firewall
3 160 (13.84%) DHCP
4 132 (11.42%) SAN
5 122 (10.55%) WAN
6 108 (9.34%) LAN
7 78 (6.75%) TCP/IP
8 77 (6.66%) VPN
9 73 (6.31%) VSAN
10 64 (5.54%) VLAN
11 42 (3.63%) Network Security
12 35 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 35 (3.03%) VoIP
13 34 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (2.85%) HTTP
15 31 (2.68%) SNMP
16 28 (2.42%) Skype
16 28 (2.42%) SMTP
16 28 (2.42%) Wireless
17 27 (2.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.56%) MongoDB
2 18 (1.56%) MySQL
3 13 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.87%) DB2
7 9 (0.78%) GIS
8 7 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.52%) Big Data
9 6 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.35%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (5.02%) Jenkins
2 56 (4.84%) JIRA
3 53 (4.58%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (1.82%) GitLab
5 14 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (0.95%) SonarQube
6 11 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.87%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.87%) Subversion
8 8 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.61%) Maven
10 6 (0.52%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.52%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.43%) Gatling
11 5 (0.43%) IntelliJ
11 5 (0.43%) JUnit
11 5 (0.43%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.43%) PyCharm
11 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 155 (13.41%) Finance
2 88 (7.61%) Public Sector
3 49 (4.24%) Banking
4 34 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.73%) Law
5 20 (1.73%) Retail
6 18 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.47%) Electronics
7 17 (1.47%) Marketing
8 13 (1.12%) Publishing
9 11 (0.95%) Legal
10 8 (0.69%) Back Office
10 8 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.61%) Front Office
12 5 (0.43%) Advertising
13 4 (0.35%) Automotive
13 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.26%) International Banking
14 3 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 204 (17.65%) Architect
2 197 (17.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 128 (11.07%) VMware Engineer
4 96 (8.30%) Consultant
5 66 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
6 57 (4.93%) Infrastructure Architect
6 57 (4.93%) Network Engineer
7 54 (4.67%) Support Engineer
8 53 (4.58%) VMware Architect
9 52 (4.50%) Administrator
9 52 (4.50%) Analyst
10 51 (4.41%) Windows Engineer
11 47 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
11 47 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
12 46 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 45 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 43 (3.72%) Technical Architect
15 39 (3.37%) Wintel Engineer
16 34 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
16 34 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.03%) REST
2 28 (2.42%) Middleware
3 25 (2.16%) Web Services
4 24 (2.08%) LDAP
5 23 (1.99%) 802.1X
5 23 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
6 21 (1.82%) Swagger
7 20 (1.73%) .NET
7 20 (1.73%) gRPC
8 16 (1.38%) Node.js
9 12 (1.04%) Kafka
9 12 (1.04%) RESTful
10 10 (0.87%) .NET Core
10 10 (0.87%) HTML
10 10 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (0.78%) CSS
11 9 (0.78%) CSS3
11 9 (0.78%) HTML5
11 9 (0.78%) React
11 9 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 144 (12.46%) Data Centre
2 74 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.28%) Private Cloud
4 48 (4.15%) Clustering
5 36 (3.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 35 (3.03%) Public Cloud
7 34 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.85%) Replication
9 29 (2.51%) PKI
10 21 (1.82%) EMC VNX
11 19 (1.64%) NHS
12 16 (1.38%) CMDB
12 16 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.12%) Cloud Native
14 12 (1.04%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.04%) Thin Client
15 11 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
15 11 (0.95%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.69%) User Experience
17 7 (0.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 646 (55.88%) Windows
2 355 (30.71%) Windows Server
3 330 (28.55%) Linux
4 151 (13.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 141 (12.20%) Windows 10
6 125 (10.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 103 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 93 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 88 (7.61%) Unix
10 81 (7.01%) Windows Server 2019
11 58 (5.02%) CentOS
12 52 (4.50%) Windows 7
13 40 (3.46%) Ubuntu
14 29 (2.51%) Solaris
15 21 (1.82%) Windows XP
16 16 (1.38%) Android
17 15 (1.30%) Apple iOS
18 12 (1.04%) Mac OS
18 12 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (0.95%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 182 (15.74%) DevOps
3 160 (13.84%) Migration
4 135 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (11.59%) ITIL
6 70 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 68 (5.88%) Change Management
8 64 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 63 (5.45%) Infrastructure as Code
10 55 (4.76%) Load Balancing
11 53 (4.58%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (4.50%) Project Delivery
13 51 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (4.41%) High Availability
14 44 (3.81%) Converged Infrastructure
14 44 (3.81%) Patch Management
15 43 (3.72%) Problem Management
15 43 (3.72%) Project Management
16 40 (3.46%) Service Management
17 39 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 230 (19.90%) PowerShell
2 109 (9.43%) SQL
3 106 (9.17%) Python
4 58 (5.02%) Bash Shell
5 40 (3.46%) C
6 37 (3.20%) Perl
7 27 (2.34%) Go
8 24 (2.08%) VB
9 23 (1.99%) C#
10 22 (1.90%) JavaScript
11 21 (1.82%) Java
12 19 (1.64%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.21%) Ruby
14 13 (1.12%) VBScript
15 8 (0.69%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.61%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.61%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.43%) C++
18 4 (0.35%) Korn
18 4 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 376 (32.53%) Security Cleared
2 253 (21.89%) SC Cleared
3 127 (10.99%) DV Cleared
4 96 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 72 (6.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 64 (5.54%) CCNA
8 54 (4.67%) CCNP
9 52 (4.50%) Degree
10 42 (3.63%) MCSE
11 25 (2.16%) MCSA
12 23 (1.99%) VCAP
13 16 (1.38%) CCIE
14 15 (1.30%) RHCE
15 14 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.21%) VCP6
16 12 (1.04%) VCDX
17 11 (0.95%) CISSP
17 11 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
18 10 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.58%) SLA
2 12 (1.04%) NIST
3 9 (0.78%) JSP 440
4 8 (0.69%) GDPR
4 8 (0.69%) NCSC
5 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.61%) QA
5 7 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.26%) COBIT
8 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.26%) RMADS
9 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.087%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.087%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.087%) PMO
10 1 (0.087%) SEPA
System Software
1 717 (62.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 437 (37.80%) Active Directory
3 209 (18.08%) VMware ESXi
4 190 (16.44%) vSphere
5 163 (14.10%) VMware NSX
6 123 (10.64%) Hyper-V
7 103 (8.91%) Docker
8 66 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
9 49 (4.24%) XenApp
10 33 (2.85%) NFS
11 30 (2.60%) XenDesktop
12 24 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
13 22 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
13 22 (1.90%) vCloud
14 16 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (1.30%) Firmware
16 13 (1.12%) VMFS
17 12 (1.04%) VMware Server
18 11 (0.95%) KVM
18 11 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 162 (14.01%) Ansible
2 136 (11.76%) SCCM
3 120 (10.38%) Kubernetes
4 118 (10.21%) Terraform
5 113 (9.78%) vCenter Server
6 88 (7.61%) vRealize
7 78 (6.75%) Puppet
8 53 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
9 50 (4.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 44 (3.81%) SCOM
11 36 (3.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 31 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
13 27 (2.34%) WSUS
14 23 (1.99%) NetBackup
15 22 (1.90%) PowerCLI
16 21 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
17 17 (1.47%) Packer
17 17 (1.47%) Prometheus
18 15 (1.30%) vMotion
19 13 (1.12%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 428 (37.02%) Microsoft
2 264 (22.84%) Cisco
3 175 (15.14%) Citrix
4 135 (11.68%) Dell
5 108 (9.34%) Red Hat
6 92 (7.96%) HP
7 88 (7.61%) Oracle
8 73 (6.31%) EMC
9 61 (5.28%) Veeam
10 55 (4.76%) NetApp
11 53 (4.58%) SolarWinds
12 51 (4.41%) F5
12 51 (4.41%) Juniper
13 49 (4.24%) IBM
14 42 (3.63%) Palo Alto
15 41 (3.55%) Splunk
16 36 (3.11%) CheckPoint
16 36 (3.11%) Google
17 25 (2.16%) Atlassian
17 25 (2.16%) Ivanti