Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 62 59
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,883 3,678 3,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.73% 3.89% 3.65%
As % of the Vendors category 8.63% 9.24% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,861 2,366 2,110
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £231 £209 £190
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 166 136
England median hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.94% +32.50% -27.27%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.63 £47.00 £49.38
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +49.06% +32.50% -27.27%

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 33,407 39,821 39,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.23% 42.12% 43.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,219 24,966 24,827
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,240 1,508 1,288
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +0.06% +2.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.02 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.08 £45.87 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.83% -0.47% +2.94%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -27 906 £425 -5.56% 307
South East +1 748 £400 - 300
North of England +15 413 £363 - 300
South West +5 369 £425 +18.47% 152
Midlands +9 264 £355 -1.39% 159
North West +14 221 £363 +3.57% 171
West Midlands +9 181 £370 +2.42% 82
East of England -4 178 £375 +7.14% 103
Yorkshire +17 169 £350 -3.11% 97
East Midlands +18 82 £343 +5.38% 77
North East +1 23 £350 -8.20% 32
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,900 (65.90%) Windows
2 1,592 (55.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,301 (45.13%) Active Directory
4 1,187 (41.17%) Windows Server
5 1,120 (38.85%) Microsoft
6 769 (26.67%) Azure
7 708 (24.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 680 (23.59%) Office 365
9 676 (23.45%) Cisco
10 670 (23.24%) Linux
11 654 (22.68%) Citrix
12 587 (20.36%) PowerShell
13 572 (19.84%) Security Cleared
14 540 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 529 (18.35%) SCCM
16 528 (18.31%) AWS
17 527 (18.28%) DNS
18 526 (18.24%) Hyper-V
19 487 (16.89%) ITIL
20 483 (16.75%) Firewall
21 465 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
22 454 (15.75%) vSphere
23 453 (15.71%) Migration
23 453 (15.71%) VMware ESXi
24 406 (14.08%) Data Centre
25 388 (13.46%) SQL
26 384 (13.32%) SC Cleared
27 374 (12.97%) DHCP
28 372 (12.90%) Windows 10
29 369 (12.80%) Finance

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
1 329 (11.41%) MS Exchange
2 220 (7.63%) SharePoint
3 160 (5.55%) Skype for Business
4 117 (4.06%) IIS
5 113 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 93 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 70 (2.43%) OpenStack
8 57 (1.98%) Confluence
9 55 (1.91%) Tomcat
10 45 (1.56%) Apache
11 41 (1.42%) nginx
12 24 (0.83%) WebSphere
13 17 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (0.52%) JBoss
15 14 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
16 12 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
17 11 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
18 10 (0.35%) Jetty
18 10 (0.35%) Mattermost
18 10 (0.35%) Mongrel
Applications
1 153 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.14%) CATIA
7 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.035%) Houdini
8 1 (0.035%) Maya
8 1 (0.035%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 22 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.10%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.069%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.035%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.035%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.035%) RMDS
8 1 (0.035%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.035%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 769 (26.67%) Azure
2 680 (23.59%) Office 365
3 528 (18.31%) AWS
4 155 (5.38%) IaaS
5 140 (4.86%) PaaS
6 111 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 89 (3.09%) SaaS
8 73 (2.53%) OpenShift
9 71 (2.46%) GCP
10 57 (1.98%) GitHub
11 56 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
12 38 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (1.04%) Mimecast
14 27 (0.94%) OneDrive
15 24 (0.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 22 (0.76%) Apigee
17 19 (0.66%) Yammer
18 13 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
19 11 (0.38%) Google App Engine
19 11 (0.38%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 527 (18.28%) DNS
2 483 (16.75%) Firewall
3 374 (12.97%) DHCP
4 329 (11.41%) SAN
5 262 (9.09%) WAN
6 247 (8.57%) LAN
7 189 (6.56%) TCP/IP
8 181 (6.28%) VPN
9 164 (5.69%) Skype
10 98 (3.40%) VLAN
11 96 (3.33%) NetScaler
12 94 (3.26%) NAS
13 91 (3.16%) Network Security
14 90 (3.12%) Cisco ASA
15 88 (3.05%) VSAN
16 78 (2.71%) Wireless
17 64 (2.22%) Internet
18 53 (1.84%) VoIP
19 51 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
19 51 (1.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.15%) MySQL
3 52 (1.80%) Oracle Database
3 52 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 34 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
7 24 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (0.76%) Big Data
9 17 (0.59%) SQL Server 2017
10 16 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (0.49%) DB2
12 14 (0.49%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.42%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.38%) MariaDB
14 11 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 163 (5.65%) Jenkins
2 135 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 84 (2.91%) JIRA
4 39 (1.35%) Maven
5 37 (1.28%) MSI
6 34 (1.18%) GitLab
7 32 (1.11%) JUnit
8 31 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (1.04%) Mockito
9 30 (1.04%) SonarQube
10 24 (0.83%) Bitbucket
11 23 (0.80%) InstallShield
12 22 (0.76%) DbUnit
13 21 (0.73%) jMock
13 21 (0.73%) Selenium
13 21 (0.73%) Visual Studio
14 19 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
15 16 (0.55%) Cucumber
15 16 (0.55%) Hudson
16 15 (0.52%) Gerrit
General
1 369 (12.80%) Finance
2 118 (4.09%) Public Sector
3 100 (3.47%) Banking
4 80 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 69 (2.39%) Retail
6 39 (1.35%) Publishing
7 38 (1.32%) Law
8 35 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 27 (0.94%) Legal
10 26 (0.90%) Police
11 24 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 23 (0.80%) Back Office
13 20 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.45%) Marketing
15 11 (0.38%) Advertising
16 10 (0.35%) Automotive
16 10 (0.35%) Military
17 9 (0.31%) Games
17 9 (0.31%) Local Government
18 8 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 582 (20.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 315 (10.93%) Architect
3 212 (7.35%) Analyst
4 198 (6.87%) Support Engineer
5 182 (6.31%) VMware Engineer
6 165 (5.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 159 (5.52%) Consultant
8 158 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
9 156 (5.41%) Administrator
10 151 (5.24%) Server Engineer
11 123 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
12 115 (3.99%) Network Engineer
13 97 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
14 92 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
15 89 (3.09%) Infrastructure Support
16 88 (3.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 86 (2.98%) Wintel Engineer
18 79 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
18 79 (2.74%) Support Analyst
19 74 (2.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (3.30%) Web Services
2 47 (1.63%) RESTful
3 45 (1.56%) LDAP
4 42 (1.46%) J2EE
4 42 (1.46%) Middleware
5 37 (1.28%) .NET
6 31 (1.08%) Spring
7 29 (1.01%) SOAP
8 26 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
9 24 (0.83%) Node.js
10 22 (0.76%) Apache Camel
11 21 (0.73%) PowerMock
11 21 (0.73%) SAML
11 21 (0.73%) XML
12 20 (0.69%) REST
13 19 (0.66%) JSON
14 18 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
15 16 (0.55%) 802.1X
16 15 (0.52%) HTML
17 14 (0.49%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 406 (14.08%) Data Centre
2 136 (4.72%) Clustering
3 131 (4.54%) Public Cloud
4 126 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 115 (3.99%) Management Information System
6 101 (3.50%) Replication
7 60 (2.08%) PKI
8 53 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 53 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
9 44 (1.53%) Private Cloud
10 42 (1.46%) Fat Client
10 42 (1.46%) Thin Client
11 38 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
11 38 (1.32%) NHS
12 37 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (1.18%) Driving Licence
14 31 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
14 31 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
15 23 (0.80%) User Experience
16 20 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,900 (65.90%) Windows
2 1,187 (41.17%) Windows Server
3 670 (23.24%) Linux
4 540 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 465 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 372 (12.90%) Windows 10
7 216 (7.49%) Windows 7
8 194 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 153 (5.31%) Unix
10 135 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 86 (2.98%) CentOS
12 69 (2.39%) Solaris
13 63 (2.19%) Ubuntu
14 42 (1.46%) Windows 8
15 40 (1.39%) Android
16 30 (1.04%) VMS
17 26 (0.90%) AIX
17 26 (0.90%) Windows XP
18 21 (0.73%) Mac OS
19 17 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (24.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 487 (16.89%) ITIL
3 453 (15.71%) Migration
4 276 (9.57%) DevOps
5 239 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
6 210 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
7 161 (5.58%) Configuration Management
8 158 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 139 (4.82%) Change Management
10 131 (4.54%) Project Management
11 110 (3.82%) Service Management
12 93 (3.23%) Project Delivery
12 93 (3.23%) Service Delivery
13 90 (3.12%) PRINCE2
14 88 (3.05%) Information Security
15 86 (2.98%) High Availability
16 81 (2.81%) Problem Management
17 78 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
18 77 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
19 75 (2.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 587 (20.36%) PowerShell
2 388 (13.46%) SQL
3 184 (6.38%) Python
4 136 (4.72%) Java
5 115 (3.99%) Bash Shell
6 68 (2.36%) Perl
7 48 (1.66%) VBScript
8 42 (1.46%) C
9 41 (1.42%) Ruby
10 39 (1.35%) JavaScript
11 31 (1.08%) VB
12 30 (1.04%) Go
13 26 (0.90%) Shell Script
14 21 (0.73%) C#
15 11 (0.38%) Dart
16 10 (0.35%) Apple Swift
16 10 (0.35%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.31%) PHP
18 6 (0.21%) C++
18 6 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 572 (19.84%) Security Cleared
2 384 (13.32%) SC Cleared
3 234 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 204 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
5 202 (7.01%) DV Cleared
6 149 (5.17%) MCSE
7 141 (4.89%) CCNA
8 135 (4.68%) Degree
9 115 (3.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 87 (3.02%) CCNP
11 84 (2.91%) MCSA
12 72 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
13 50 (1.73%) MCP
14 47 (1.63%) CCA
15 37 (1.28%) MCITP
16 36 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
17 32 (1.11%) CCIE
18 22 (0.76%) CCENT
19 20 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
19 20 (0.69%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.61%) SLA
2 56 (1.94%) QA
3 41 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.69%) GDPR
5 18 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.31%) PMO
9 8 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (0.28%) NCSC
10 7 (0.24%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.24%) NIST
11 5 (0.17%) COBIT
12 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.14%) RMADS
13 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 2 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.035%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1,592 (55.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,301 (45.13%) Active Directory
3 526 (18.24%) Hyper-V
4 454 (15.75%) vSphere
5 453 (15.71%) VMware ESXi
6 248 (8.60%) XenApp
7 197 (6.83%) XenDesktop
8 186 (6.45%) Docker
9 149 (5.17%) VMware NSX
10 133 (4.61%) Virtual Machines
11 86 (2.98%) vCloud
12 66 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 60 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
14 58 (2.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 46 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
16 39 (1.35%) NFS
17 38 (1.32%) DFS Replication
18 35 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
19 30 (1.04%) Firmware
19 30 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 529 (18.35%) SCCM
2 223 (7.73%) Ansible
3 198 (6.87%) vCenter Server
4 143 (4.96%) Puppet
5 141 (4.89%) SCOM
6 138 (4.79%) Kubernetes
7 123 (4.27%) vRealize
8 105 (3.64%) WSUS
9 77 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
10 75 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
11 73 (2.53%) Terraform
12 66 (2.29%) NetBackup
13 45 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
14 44 (1.53%) Backup Exec
15 42 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
16 37 (1.28%) vMotion
17 34 (1.18%) AirWatch
18 31 (1.08%) Nagios
19 28 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
20 27 (0.94%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,120 (38.85%) Microsoft
2 676 (23.45%) Cisco
3 654 (22.68%) Citrix
4 262 (9.09%) HP
5 236 (8.19%) NetApp
6 215 (7.46%) EMC
7 203 (7.04%) Dell
8 191 (6.63%) Red Hat
9 178 (6.17%) Oracle
10 92 (3.19%) Veeam
11 78 (2.71%) F5
12 75 (2.60%) McAfee
13 71 (2.46%) IBM
14 70 (2.43%) Google
15 68 (2.36%) Ivanti
16 66 (2.29%) Juniper
16 66 (2.29%) SolarWinds
17 65 (2.25%) Meraki
18 62 (2.15%) Symantec
19 58 (2.01%) Veritas