Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 56 36
Rank change year-on-year -7 -20 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,327 3,170 4,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.52% 3.63% 4.71%
As % of the Vendors category 8.44% 8.28% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,191 2,057 3,259
England median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 129 184
England median hourly rate £27.00 £19.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.33% -21.36% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.63 £26.00
% change year-on-year +30.89% -20.66% +15.56%

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 39,442 38,283 45,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.69% 43.79% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,638 23,554 28,038
England median daily rate £450 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,441 1,303 1,494
England median hourly rate £17.54 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.18% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.35 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -8 1,300 £438 +2.94% 296
South East -7 848 £413 +3.13% 209
North of England -7 427 £350 - 205
Midlands +11 303 £363 +16.94% 102
South West +5 237 £338 -3.57% 63
West Midlands +27 228 £375 +25.00% 67
East of England +8 217 £335 -4.29% 89
North West -23 192 £385 +10.00% 107
Yorkshire -16 142 £375 -11.76% 83
North East +29 93 £300 -7.55% 15
East Midlands -21 74 £305 -6.15% 34
South Coast - 1 £500 -
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 2,079 (62.49%) Windows
2 1,957 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,419 (42.65%) Active Directory
4 1,294 (38.89%) Windows Server
5 1,277 (38.38%) Microsoft
6 908 (27.29%) Linux
7 789 (23.72%) Citrix
8 772 (23.20%) Cisco
9 691 (20.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 673 (20.23%) Security Cleared
11 627 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 616 (18.52%) ITIL
13 611 (18.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 571 (17.16%) vSphere
15 557 (16.74%) SCCM
16 552 (16.59%) DNS
17 547 (16.44%) Firewall
18 545 (16.38%) PowerShell
19 533 (16.02%) Hyper-V
20 530 (15.93%) Office 365
21 515 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
22 498 (14.97%) VMware ESXi
23 496 (14.91%) SAN
24 494 (14.85%) SC Cleared
25 465 (13.98%) Finance
26 461 (13.86%) Data Centre
27 455 (13.68%) SQL
28 415 (12.47%) Migration
29 410 (12.32%) HP
30 403 (12.11%) DHCP

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
1 386 (11.60%) MS Exchange
2 233 (7.00%) IIS
3 172 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 158 (4.75%) SharePoint
5 142 (4.27%) Apache
6 134 (4.03%) Skype for Business
7 95 (2.86%) Tomcat
8 91 (2.74%) OpenStack
9 78 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 52 (1.56%) nginx
11 46 (1.38%) WebSphere
12 43 (1.29%) JBoss
13 37 (1.11%) Confluence
14 36 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
15 34 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
16 27 (0.81%) Jetty
17 22 (0.66%) Mongrel
18 13 (0.39%) IBM Notes
18 13 (0.39%) WildFly
19 12 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 214 (6.43%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.15%) Windchill
6 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.030%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.030%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.030%) HipChat
7 1 (0.030%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.21%) RMDS
3 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.12%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.090%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.090%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.060%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.060%) Relativity
6 2 (0.060%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.030%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.030%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.030%) Magento
7 1 (0.030%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 691 (20.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 530 (15.93%) Office 365
3 515 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
4 143 (4.30%) IaaS
5 114 (3.43%) PaaS
6 84 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 81 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 66 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 62 (1.86%) SaaS
10 59 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
11 54 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 23 (0.69%) Yammer
14 21 (0.63%) Google App Engine
14 21 (0.63%) Mimecast
14 21 (0.63%) Serverless
15 20 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
16 18 (0.54%) OpenShift
17 16 (0.48%) Datadog
18 15 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 552 (16.59%) DNS
2 547 (16.44%) Firewall
3 496 (14.91%) SAN
4 403 (12.11%) DHCP
5 303 (9.11%) WAN
6 290 (8.72%) LAN
7 223 (6.70%) TCP/IP
8 217 (6.52%) VPN
9 140 (4.21%) NetScaler
10 128 (3.85%) NAS
11 118 (3.55%) VoIP
12 110 (3.31%) Skype
13 108 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
13 108 (3.25%) VLAN
14 94 (2.83%) SSL
15 86 (2.58%) BGP
16 85 (2.55%) HTTP
16 85 (2.55%) Wireless
17 84 (2.52%) IPsec
18 83 (2.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 92 (2.77%) MySQL
3 75 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 69 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
5 66 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 60 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 50 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 38 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
10 31 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 28 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 27 (0.81%) Hadoop
12 27 (0.81%) NoSQL
12 27 (0.81%) Relational Database
13 26 (0.78%) Big Data
13 26 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (0.60%) DB2
15 16 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (0.48%) RDBMS
16 15 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 216 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 154 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 67 (2.01%) JIRA
4 56 (1.68%) Vagrant
5 51 (1.53%) Maven
6 48 (1.44%) Ant
6 48 (1.44%) Travis CI
7 46 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 45 (1.35%) Selenium
9 38 (1.14%) JUnit
10 37 (1.11%) MSI
10 37 (1.11%) SonarQube
11 30 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (0.87%) DbUnit
13 28 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
13 28 (0.84%) Subversion
14 27 (0.81%) Eclipse
14 27 (0.81%) HP UFT
14 27 (0.81%) jMock
14 27 (0.81%) Mockito
General
1 465 (13.98%) Finance
2 136 (4.09%) Banking
3 75 (2.25%) Retail
4 71 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 39 (1.17%) Law
6 34 (1.02%) Legal
7 32 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 30 (0.90%) Publishing
9 27 (0.81%) Back Office
10 21 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.45%) Advertising
13 13 (0.39%) Automotive
13 13 (0.39%) Local Government
14 11 (0.33%) Games
15 10 (0.30%) French Language
15 10 (0.30%) Military
16 9 (0.27%) Marketing
17 6 (0.18%) Billing
17 6 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 513 (15.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 360 (10.82%) Architect
3 325 (9.77%) Analyst
4 244 (7.33%) Support Engineer
5 216 (6.49%) VMware Engineer
6 206 (6.19%) Consultant
7 199 (5.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 185 (5.56%) Administrator
9 167 (5.02%) Network Engineer
10 153 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
11 147 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
12 133 (4.00%) Server Engineer
13 132 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
14 125 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
15 123 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
16 105 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
17 102 (3.07%) Desktop Support
18 89 (2.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 89 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
19 85 (2.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (4.48%) Web Services
2 138 (4.15%) Middleware
3 102 (3.07%) .NET
4 61 (1.83%) LDAP
5 55 (1.65%) J2EE
6 51 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
7 49 (1.47%) REST
8 45 (1.35%) XML
9 43 (1.29%) SOAP
10 34 (1.02%) RESTful
11 32 (0.96%) Spring
12 30 (0.90%) Apache Camel
13 28 (0.84%) JSON
13 28 (0.84%) LAMP
14 27 (0.81%) PowerMock
14 27 (0.81%) Servlets
15 24 (0.72%) HTML
16 19 (0.57%) LEMP Stack
17 18 (0.54%) .NET Framework
17 18 (0.54%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 461 (13.86%) Data Centre
2 196 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (5.59%) Clustering
4 110 (3.31%) PKI
5 90 (2.71%) Private Cloud
6 84 (2.52%) Fat Client
6 84 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 84 (2.52%) Thin Client
7 82 (2.46%) Replication
8 80 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
9 61 (1.83%) Public Cloud
10 52 (1.56%) Computer Science
11 42 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
12 31 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
13 30 (0.90%) Blackberry
14 29 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 28 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
16 23 (0.69%) EMC VNX
16 23 (0.69%) iPhone
17 22 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2,079 (62.49%) Windows
2 1,294 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 908 (27.29%) Linux
4 627 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 611 (18.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 334 (10.04%) Windows 10
7 304 (9.14%) Windows 7
8 295 (8.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 256 (7.69%) Unix
10 204 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 146 (4.39%) CentOS
12 104 (3.13%) Solaris
13 88 (2.65%) Ubuntu
14 81 (2.43%) AIX
15 54 (1.62%) Windows 8
15 54 (1.62%) Windows XP
16 31 (0.93%) Debian
17 28 (0.84%) Apple iOS
18 23 (0.69%) Android
18 23 (0.69%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (18.52%) ITIL
2 415 (12.47%) Migration
3 336 (10.10%) DevOps
4 335 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
5 208 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 207 (6.22%) Configuration Management
7 204 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
8 172 (5.17%) Change Management
9 162 (4.87%) Project Management
9 162 (4.87%) Service Management
10 141 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 141 (4.24%) Service Delivery
11 125 (3.76%) Load Balancing
12 115 (3.46%) Scrum
13 114 (3.43%) High Availability
14 112 (3.37%) Incident Management
15 110 (3.31%) Virtual Environments
16 92 (2.77%) Open Source
17 86 (2.58%) Network Design
17 86 (2.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 545 (16.38%) PowerShell
2 455 (13.68%) SQL
3 245 (7.36%) Python
4 202 (6.07%) Java
5 124 (3.73%) Bash Shell
6 113 (3.40%) Perl
7 81 (2.43%) Shell Script
8 75 (2.25%) VBScript
9 71 (2.13%) C
9 71 (2.13%) Ruby
10 58 (1.74%) JavaScript
11 36 (1.08%) PHP
12 31 (0.93%) C#
13 30 (0.90%) VB
14 25 (0.75%) F#
15 24 (0.72%) Go
16 20 (0.60%) C++
17 14 (0.42%) Bourne shell
18 12 (0.36%) AWK
18 12 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 673 (20.23%) Security Cleared
2 494 (14.85%) SC Cleared
3 299 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 240 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
5 205 (6.16%) MCSE
6 138 (4.15%) Degree
6 138 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 136 (4.09%) DV Cleared
8 128 (3.85%) CCNA
9 121 (3.64%) CCNP
10 102 (3.07%) MCSA
11 63 (1.89%) MCP
12 61 (1.83%) MCITP
13 53 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
14 42 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
15 34 (1.02%) CCIE
16 32 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 29 (0.87%) RHCE
18 28 (0.84%) DBS Check
18 28 (0.84%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.73%) SLA
2 38 (1.14%) QA
3 34 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.93%) GDPR
5 28 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.54%) GCP
7 14 (0.42%) PMO
8 8 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.24%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.24%) RMADS
9 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.15%) COBIT
11 4 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.090%) GxP
12 3 (0.090%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.060%) FISMA
13 2 (0.060%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.030%) ECSS
System Software
1 1,957 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,419 (42.65%) Active Directory
3 571 (17.16%) vSphere
4 533 (16.02%) Hyper-V
5 498 (14.97%) VMware ESXi
6 330 (9.92%) XenApp
7 236 (7.09%) XenDesktop
8 176 (5.29%) VMware NSX
9 168 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 160 (4.81%) Virtual Machines
11 134 (4.03%) Docker
12 88 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
13 85 (2.55%) XenServer
14 68 (2.04%) NFS
15 67 (2.01%) Xen
16 66 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
16 66 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
17 54 (1.62%) vCloud
18 51 (1.53%) VirtualBox
19 36 (1.08%) KVM
Systems Management
1 557 (16.74%) SCCM
2 271 (8.15%) Puppet
3 258 (7.75%) Ansible
4 192 (5.77%) vCenter Server
5 182 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
6 145 (4.36%) SCOM
7 124 (3.73%) WSUS
8 107 (3.22%) Terraform
9 92 (2.77%) Microsoft Clustering
10 90 (2.71%) vRealize
11 85 (2.55%) NetBackup
12 71 (2.13%) Kubernetes
13 63 (1.89%) AirWatch
13 63 (1.89%) Backup Exec
14 48 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
15 46 (1.38%) Packer
16 45 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
16 45 (1.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 44 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 42 (1.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,277 (38.38%) Microsoft
2 789 (23.72%) Citrix
3 772 (23.20%) Cisco
4 410 (12.32%) HP
5 327 (9.83%) NetApp
6 299 (8.99%) Red Hat
7 276 (8.30%) Oracle
8 233 (7.00%) EMC
9 164 (4.93%) Ivanti
10 149 (4.48%) Dell
11 135 (4.06%) Splunk
12 132 (3.97%) IBM
13 128 (3.85%) Veeam
14 123 (3.70%) SolarWinds
15 112 (3.37%) Juniper
16 110 (3.31%) McAfee
17 103 (3.10%) CheckPoint
17 103 (3.10%) F5
18 99 (2.98%) Google
19 95 (2.86%) Symantec