Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 63 62
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,596 3,485 3,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.93% 3.82% 3.63%
As % of the Vendors category 9.01% 9.02% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,720 2,262 2,104
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £240 £200 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 167 107
England median hourly rate £33.49 £33.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.03% +34.00% -
10th Percentile £16.09 £13.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.00 £50.10 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £36.60 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.57% +40.00% -

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 28,824 38,637 38,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.61% 42.31% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,084 24,205 24,647
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £225 £260 £238
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,198 1,383 1,275
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £11.62 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £45.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year +8.57% +0.40% +2.53%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 -14 809 £413 -5.17% 285
South East -3 620 £425 +6.25% 279
North of England +22 443 £363 - 314
South West +12 332 £450 +16.13% 134
North West +9 214 £375 +3.45% 167
Midlands +5 213 £350 -5.41% 149
Yorkshire +19 194 £350 - 110
East of England +2 173 £350 -4.11% 129
West Midlands +14 134 £350 -4.11% 90
East Midlands +2 78 £325 -23.30% 59
North East +22 37 £375 -3.54% 37
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 1,640 (63.17%) Windows
2 1,414 (54.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,108 (42.68%) Active Directory
4 1,030 (39.68%) Windows Server
5 977 (37.63%) Microsoft
6 693 (26.69%) Azure
7 585 (22.53%) Office 365
8 583 (22.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 562 (21.65%) Linux
10 552 (21.26%) Security Cleared
11 549 (21.15%) Citrix
12 543 (20.92%) Cisco
13 531 (20.45%) PowerShell
14 524 (20.18%) DNS
15 485 (18.68%) AWS
16 479 (18.45%) Windows Server 2012
17 467 (17.99%) SCCM
18 432 (16.64%) Firewall
19 421 (16.22%) Hyper-V
20 416 (16.02%) SC Cleared
21 412 (15.87%) vSphere
22 403 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
23 394 (15.18%) DHCP
24 391 (15.06%) Data Centre
25 389 (14.98%) ITIL
26 364 (14.02%) Migration
27 360 (13.87%) SQL
28 333 (12.83%) VMware ESXi
29 324 (12.48%) Windows 10
30 304 (11.71%) SAN

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
1 288 (11.09%) MS Exchange
2 182 (7.01%) SharePoint
3 119 (4.58%) Skype for Business
4 104 (4.01%) IIS
5 94 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 71 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 60 (2.31%) Apache
7 60 (2.31%) Tomcat
8 57 (2.20%) OpenStack
9 44 (1.69%) Confluence
9 44 (1.69%) nginx
10 32 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 26 (1.00%) Jetty
11 26 (1.00%) Mongrel
12 13 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.39%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.39%) Mattermost
15 8 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 151 (5.82%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.15%) CATIA
7 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.039%) Houdini
8 1 (0.039%) Maya
Business Applications
1 22 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.15%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.12%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.12%) Line 500
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.077%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.077%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.039%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.039%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.039%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.039%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 693 (26.69%) Azure
2 585 (22.53%) Office 365
3 485 (18.68%) AWS
4 161 (6.20%) IaaS
5 133 (5.12%) PaaS
6 91 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 89 (3.43%) GCP
8 87 (3.35%) SaaS
9 61 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
10 41 (1.58%) GitHub
11 34 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
12 29 (1.12%) Mimecast
12 29 (1.12%) OpenShift
13 26 (1.00%) Google App Engine
14 24 (0.92%) OneDrive
15 19 (0.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 16 (0.62%) G Suite
16 16 (0.62%) Yammer
17 13 (0.50%) Power Platform
18 10 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 524 (20.18%) DNS
2 432 (16.64%) Firewall
3 394 (15.18%) DHCP
4 304 (11.71%) SAN
5 197 (7.59%) WAN
6 190 (7.32%) LAN
7 188 (7.24%) TCP/IP
8 165 (6.36%) VPN
9 120 (4.62%) Skype
10 94 (3.62%) NetScaler
11 89 (3.43%) VLAN
12 79 (3.04%) VSAN
13 71 (2.73%) NAS
13 71 (2.73%) Network Security
14 70 (2.70%) Wireless
15 66 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
16 65 (2.50%) VoIP
17 55 (2.12%) HTTP
18 53 (2.04%) IPsec
19 52 (2.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.39%) MySQL
3 44 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (1.58%) Oracle Database
5 33 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
5 33 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
7 22 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 22 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (0.50%) Big Data
10 13 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (0.50%) SQL Server 2017
11 12 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (0.46%) Power BI
11 12 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.42%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.35%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 143 (5.51%) Jenkins
2 99 (3.81%) Git (software)
3 98 (3.78%) JIRA
4 42 (1.62%) GitLab
5 38 (1.46%) Bitbucket
6 30 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (1.08%) Maven
7 28 (1.08%) Selenium
8 27 (1.04%) JUnit
8 27 (1.04%) Mockito
9 25 (0.96%) Travis CI
10 24 (0.92%) SonarQube
11 20 (0.77%) MSI
12 19 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (0.69%) InstallShield
14 16 (0.62%) DbUnit
14 16 (0.62%) jMock
15 15 (0.58%) Cucumber
15 15 (0.58%) Visual Studio
16 14 (0.54%) AdminStudio
General
1 285 (10.98%) Finance
2 100 (3.85%) Public Sector
3 81 (3.12%) Retail
4 68 (2.62%) Banking
5 66 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.31%) Law
7 25 (0.96%) Publishing
8 22 (0.85%) Back Office
9 21 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.77%) Legal
11 19 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.65%) Local Government
13 13 (0.50%) Marketing
14 11 (0.42%) Advertising
14 11 (0.42%) Military
15 10 (0.39%) Automotive
16 8 (0.31%) Electronics
16 8 (0.31%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 467 (17.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 287 (11.06%) Architect
3 206 (7.94%) Support Engineer
4 181 (6.97%) Analyst
5 173 (6.66%) VMware Engineer
6 159 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 152 (5.86%) Consultant
8 141 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
9 120 (4.62%) Server Engineer
10 118 (4.55%) Administrator
11 111 (4.28%) Network Engineer
12 95 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
13 87 (3.35%) Wintel Engineer
14 80 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
15 76 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
16 75 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
17 72 (2.77%) Infrastructure Support
18 70 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
19 69 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
20 68 (2.62%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (2.81%) Web Services
2 54 (2.08%) .NET
3 48 (1.85%) J2EE
4 38 (1.46%) Middleware
5 34 (1.31%) LDAP
6 33 (1.27%) RESTful
7 31 (1.19%) XML
8 29 (1.12%) REST
9 27 (1.04%) SOAP
10 26 (1.00%) Node.js
10 26 (1.00%) Servlets
11 25 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
11 25 (0.96%) Spring
12 24 (0.92%) SAML
13 21 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
14 20 (0.77%) 802.1X
15 16 (0.62%) Apache Camel
15 16 (0.62%) PowerMock
16 14 (0.54%) Apache Cordova
16 14 (0.54%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 391 (15.06%) Data Centre
2 135 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 85 (3.27%) Replication
5 75 (2.89%) Clustering
6 73 (2.81%) PKI
7 70 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 61 (2.35%) Private Cloud
9 60 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
10 42 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
10 42 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
11 36 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
12 30 (1.16%) Fat Client
12 30 (1.16%) Thin Client
13 28 (1.08%) NHS
13 28 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
14 23 (0.89%) CMDB
15 21 (0.81%) EMC VNX
15 21 (0.81%) Mobile App
16 17 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,640 (63.17%) Windows
2 1,030 (39.68%) Windows Server
3 562 (21.65%) Linux
4 479 (18.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 403 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 324 (12.48%) Windows 10
7 193 (7.43%) Windows 7
8 124 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 115 (4.43%) Unix
10 94 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 73 (2.81%) CentOS
12 64 (2.47%) Ubuntu
13 51 (1.96%) Android
14 41 (1.58%) VMS
15 39 (1.50%) Windows 8
16 33 (1.27%) Solaris
17 27 (1.04%) Apple iOS
18 25 (0.96%) Mac OS
19 24 (0.92%) Windows XP
20 18 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (22.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 389 (14.98%) ITIL
3 364 (14.02%) Migration
4 225 (8.67%) DevOps
5 211 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
7 152 (5.86%) Configuration Management
8 113 (4.35%) Change Management
9 107 (4.12%) Service Management
10 106 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 102 (3.93%) High Availability
12 100 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
13 99 (3.81%) Project Management
14 92 (3.54%) Project Delivery
15 85 (3.27%) Service Delivery
15 85 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
16 75 (2.89%) Scrum
17 71 (2.73%) Load Balancing
18 66 (2.54%) Information Security
19 65 (2.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 531 (20.45%) PowerShell
2 360 (13.87%) SQL
3 165 (6.36%) Python
4 112 (4.31%) Java
5 94 (3.62%) Bash Shell
6 54 (2.08%) Perl
7 39 (1.50%) C
8 37 (1.43%) VB
9 36 (1.39%) VBScript
10 32 (1.23%) JavaScript
10 32 (1.23%) Ruby
11 23 (0.89%) Go
11 23 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 21 (0.81%) C#
13 14 (0.54%) Apple Swift
13 14 (0.54%) Dart
14 13 (0.50%) Objective-C
15 11 (0.42%) C++
16 6 (0.23%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 552 (21.26%) Security Cleared
2 416 (16.02%) SC Cleared
3 203 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 181 (6.97%) DV Cleared
5 163 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
6 149 (5.74%) MCSE
7 118 (4.55%) CCNA
8 106 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 92 (3.54%) Degree
10 89 (3.43%) Citrix Certification
11 63 (2.43%) MCSA
12 62 (2.39%) CCNP
13 50 (1.93%) CCA
14 29 (1.12%) CCIE
14 29 (1.12%) MCP
15 26 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (0.96%) MCITP
17 18 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
17 18 (0.69%) CCENT
18 17 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (4.82%) SLA
2 43 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (1.54%) QA
4 23 (0.89%) GDPR
5 20 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.39%) NIST
9 7 (0.27%) NCSC
10 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.15%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.15%) PMO
12 4 (0.15%) RMADS
13 3 (0.12%) COBIT
13 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.077%) HL7
System Software
1 1,414 (54.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,108 (42.68%) Active Directory
3 421 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 412 (15.87%) vSphere
5 333 (12.83%) VMware ESXi
6 214 (8.24%) XenApp
7 194 (7.47%) VMware NSX
8 172 (6.63%) XenDesktop
9 145 (5.59%) Docker
10 139 (5.35%) Virtual Machines
11 69 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 58 (2.23%) vCloud
13 57 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
14 45 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
15 43 (1.66%) NFS
16 42 (1.62%) Xen
17 36 (1.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 35 (1.35%) VMware Server
19 31 (1.19%) DFS Replication
20 30 (1.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 467 (17.99%) SCCM
2 194 (7.47%) vCenter Server
3 191 (7.36%) Ansible
4 126 (4.85%) Puppet
4 126 (4.85%) vRealize
5 116 (4.47%) WSUS
6 115 (4.43%) SCOM
7 92 (3.54%) Kubernetes
8 78 (3.00%) NetBackup
8 78 (3.00%) Terraform
9 75 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
10 72 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
11 50 (1.93%) PowerCLI
12 45 (1.73%) AirWatch
13 43 (1.66%) Backup Exec
14 40 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
15 38 (1.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 32 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
17 31 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
18 30 (1.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 977 (37.63%) Microsoft
2 549 (21.15%) Citrix
3 543 (20.92%) Cisco
4 185 (7.13%) NetApp
5 177 (6.82%) Dell
6 172 (6.63%) HP
7 161 (6.20%) EMC
8 151 (5.82%) Oracle
9 134 (5.16%) Red Hat
10 96 (3.70%) McAfee
11 77 (2.97%) Veeam
12 76 (2.93%) Ivanti
13 75 (2.89%) Google
14 70 (2.70%) Juniper
15 66 (2.54%) Symantec
16 63 (2.43%) F5
17 59 (2.27%) IBM
18 58 (2.23%) SolarWinds
19 51 (1.96%) Meraki
19 51 (1.96%) Palo Alto