Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 64 57
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 -21
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,978 3,207 3,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.59% 3.50% 3.68%
As % of the Vendors category 8.48% 8.47% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,929 2,105 2,027
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £559 £575
UK median daily rate £418 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +7.05% -2.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 139 132
England median hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +27.06% -22.02%
10th Percentile £15.52 £14.20 £11.78
90th Percentile £48.70 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £34.51 £27.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +27.81% +25.58% -22.69%

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 35,107 37,881 37,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.29% 41.39% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,050 23,613 22,914
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £603
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,191 1,383 1,273
England median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% +1.45% -4.17%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year +8.74% +0.63% -6.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +1 1,118 £450 +5.26% 89
South East -2 702 £400 -3.50% 63
South West +12 351 £425 +30.77% 32
North of England +2 346 £390 +11.43% 91
Midlands +12 306 £370 +2.07% 45
West Midlands +4 211 £370 -1.33% 27
North West +18 191 £380 +1.33% 59
East of England -14 156 £425 +27.82% 29
Yorkshire +22 135 £400 +6.67% 31
East Midlands +36 95 £325 +6.56% 18
North East -45 20 £275 -8.33% 1
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1,814 (60.91%) Windows
2 1,595 (53.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,273 (42.75%) Active Directory
4 1,181 (39.66%) Microsoft
5 1,051 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 733 (24.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 693 (23.27%) Cisco
8 692 (23.24%) Linux
9 679 (22.80%) Citrix
10 668 (22.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 639 (21.46%) Office 365
12 597 (20.05%) Amazon AWS
13 547 (18.37%) Security Cleared
13 547 (18.37%) PowerShell
14 535 (17.97%) DNS
15 528 (17.73%) SCCM
16 491 (16.49%) ITIL
17 478 (16.05%) Windows Server 2012
18 477 (16.02%) Hyper-V
19 467 (15.68%) Firewall
20 458 (15.38%) Data Centre
21 457 (15.35%) VMware ESXi
22 453 (15.21%) Migration
23 451 (15.14%) vSphere
24 421 (14.14%) Finance
25 384 (12.89%) SQL
26 376 (12.63%) SQL Server
27 365 (12.26%) DHCP
27 365 (12.26%) SAN
28 361 (12.12%) SC Cleared

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
1 306 (10.28%) MS Exchange
2 193 (6.48%) SharePoint
3 165 (5.54%) IIS
4 153 (5.14%) Skype for Business
5 102 (3.43%) Tomcat
6 92 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 86 (2.89%) Apache
8 83 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 83 (2.79%) OpenStack
9 76 (2.55%) nginx
10 61 (2.05%) Confluence
11 47 (1.58%) WebSphere
12 32 (1.07%) Jetty
12 32 (1.07%) Mongrel
13 22 (0.74%) JBoss
14 18 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 13 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
17 10 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 154 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.13%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.13%) Relativity
6 2 (0.067%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.034%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 733 (24.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 639 (21.46%) Office 365
3 597 (20.05%) Amazon AWS
4 133 (4.47%) IaaS
5 117 (3.93%) PaaS
6 103 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 86 (2.89%) OpenShift
8 78 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
8 78 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 67 (2.25%) SaaS
10 39 (1.31%) GitHub
11 37 (1.24%) Apigee
11 37 (1.24%) Google App Engine
12 36 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (0.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 21 (0.71%) Mimecast
15 17 (0.57%) OneDrive
16 16 (0.54%) Azure Stack
17 14 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
18 10 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 535 (17.97%) DNS
2 467 (15.68%) Firewall
3 365 (12.26%) DHCP
3 365 (12.26%) SAN
4 286 (9.60%) WAN
5 254 (8.53%) LAN
6 187 (6.28%) TCP/IP
7 183 (6.15%) VPN
8 143 (4.80%) Skype
9 95 (3.19%) NetScaler
10 88 (2.96%) VLAN
11 82 (2.75%) NAS
12 81 (2.72%) SSL
13 80 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
13 80 (2.69%) VSAN
13 80 (2.69%) Wireless
14 79 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
15 74 (2.48%) Network Security
16 69 (2.32%) HTTP
17 57 (1.91%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 73 (2.45%) MySQL
3 69 (2.32%) Oracle Database
4 44 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 39 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 38 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 32 (1.07%) Hadoop
8 26 (0.87%) Big Data
8 26 (0.87%) RDBMS
9 24 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 20 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.57%) MariaDB
12 16 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (0.54%) DB2
13 14 (0.47%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.34%) MongoDB
14 10 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 190 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 159 (5.34%) Git (software)
3 83 (2.79%) JIRA
4 55 (1.85%) Maven
5 43 (1.44%) JUnit
6 40 (1.34%) SonarQube
7 39 (1.31%) DbUnit
8 38 (1.28%) jMock
8 38 (1.28%) Mockito
8 38 (1.28%) MSI
9 35 (1.18%) Bitbucket
10 30 (1.01%) Travis CI
11 24 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 19 (0.64%) AdminStudio
14 16 (0.54%) InstallShield
15 15 (0.50%) Hudson
15 15 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (0.47%) TeamCity
17 12 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 421 (14.14%) Finance
2 144 (4.84%) Banking
3 119 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 63 (2.12%) Retail
5 47 (1.58%) Law
6 31 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 30 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.01%) Publishing
8 23 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 22 (0.74%) Legal
10 20 (0.67%) Marketing
11 19 (0.64%) Military
12 18 (0.60%) Back Office
13 16 (0.54%) Electronics
14 11 (0.37%) Advertising
15 7 (0.24%) Front Office
15 7 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.20%) Billing
16 6 (0.20%) Games
16 6 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 532 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 415 (13.94%) Architect
3 215 (7.22%) Analyst
4 193 (6.48%) Consultant
5 185 (6.21%) Support Engineer
6 178 (5.98%) VMware Engineer
7 162 (5.44%) Windows Engineer
8 144 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 138 (4.63%) DevOps Engineer
10 135 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support
11 126 (4.23%) Server Engineer
12 120 (4.03%) Administrator
12 120 (4.03%) Network Engineer
13 108 (3.63%) Technical Architect
14 106 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
15 103 (3.46%) Infrastructure Architect
16 98 (3.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 93 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
18 91 (3.06%) Wintel Engineer
19 88 (2.96%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (3.12%) Web Services
2 88 (2.96%) J2EE
3 84 (2.82%) Middleware
4 70 (2.35%) .NET
5 58 (1.95%) LDAP
6 56 (1.88%) RESTful
7 44 (1.48%) Spring
8 41 (1.38%) Apache Camel
8 41 (1.38%) SOAP
9 38 (1.28%) PowerMock
9 38 (1.28%) Servlets
10 28 (0.94%) REST
11 24 (0.81%) XML
12 23 (0.77%) Spring Boot
13 17 (0.57%) 802.1X
14 16 (0.54%) Spine.js
15 15 (0.50%) LAMP
16 13 (0.44%) HTML
16 13 (0.44%) Software Packaging
17 12 (0.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 458 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 146 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (4.13%) Clustering
4 110 (3.69%) Public Cloud
5 102 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 85 (2.85%) Replication
7 83 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 69 (2.32%) Private Cloud
9 67 (2.25%) PKI
10 56 (1.88%) Fat Client
10 56 (1.88%) Thin Client
11 46 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
12 34 (1.14%) Blackberry
13 31 (1.04%) EMC VNX
13 31 (1.04%) NHS
14 30 (1.01%) Driving Licence
14 30 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
15 26 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
16 23 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
17 22 (0.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1,814 (60.91%) Windows
2 1,051 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 692 (23.24%) Linux
4 478 (16.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 358 (12.02%) Windows 10
6 354 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 234 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 197 (6.62%) Windows 7
9 181 (6.08%) Unix
10 114 (3.83%) Solaris
11 102 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 75 (2.52%) CentOS
13 46 (1.54%) AIX
14 44 (1.48%) Ubuntu
15 39 (1.31%) Windows 8
16 37 (1.24%) Android
17 30 (1.01%) Apple iOS
18 24 (0.81%) Windows XP
19 15 (0.50%) Mac OS
20 14 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (22.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 491 (16.49%) ITIL
3 453 (15.21%) Migration
4 330 (11.08%) DevOps
5 289 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
6 214 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
7 160 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 158 (5.31%) Configuration Management
9 136 (4.57%) Project Management
10 122 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
11 106 (3.56%) Open Source
11 106 (3.56%) Service Management
12 103 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 99 (3.32%) High Availability
14 96 (3.22%) Change Management
15 90 (3.02%) Information Security
16 89 (2.99%) TOGAF
17 87 (2.92%) Load Balancing
17 87 (2.92%) Service Delivery
18 85 (2.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 547 (18.37%) PowerShell
2 384 (12.89%) SQL
3 201 (6.75%) Java
4 155 (5.20%) Python
5 96 (3.22%) Bash Shell
6 86 (2.89%) Perl
7 47 (1.58%) JavaScript
8 45 (1.51%) VBScript
9 43 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 42 (1.41%) Ruby
11 35 (1.18%) C
12 29 (0.97%) VB
13 22 (0.74%) C#
14 17 (0.57%) PHP
15 15 (0.50%) Go
16 11 (0.37%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.27%) Korn
17 8 (0.27%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.24%) AWK
19 3 (0.10%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 547 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 361 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 284 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 260 (8.73%) Cisco Certification
5 201 (6.75%) MCSE
6 177 (5.94%) DV Cleared
7 172 (5.78%) CCNA
8 164 (5.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 120 (4.03%) CCNP
9 120 (4.03%) MCSA
10 96 (3.22%) Degree
11 55 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (1.41%) MCP
13 33 (1.11%) VCP6
14 31 (1.04%) MCITP
15 30 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
16 29 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
16 29 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
17 26 (0.87%) CCA
18 23 (0.77%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (2.72%) SLA
2 44 (1.48%) QA
3 41 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.84%) GDPR
5 23 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.34%) NCSC
7 10 (0.34%) PMO
8 9 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.20%) COBIT
10 5 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.17%) HL7
11 4 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.067%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.067%) GAMP
13 2 (0.067%) GPG13
System Software
1 1,595 (53.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,273 (42.75%) Active Directory
3 477 (16.02%) Hyper-V
4 457 (15.35%) VMware ESXi
5 451 (15.14%) vSphere
6 234 (7.86%) XenApp
7 185 (6.21%) Docker
8 177 (5.94%) XenDesktop
9 148 (4.97%) VMware NSX
10 110 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
11 84 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 70 (2.35%) vCloud
13 68 (2.28%) Virtual Servers
14 61 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
15 54 (1.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 52 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
17 46 (1.54%) Xen
18 43 (1.44%) KVM
19 33 (1.11%) NFS
20 31 (1.04%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 528 (17.73%) SCCM
2 234 (7.86%) Ansible
3 187 (6.28%) Puppet
4 186 (6.25%) vCenter Server
5 149 (5.00%) Kubernetes
6 135 (4.53%) SCOM
7 115 (3.86%) vRealize
8 90 (3.02%) WSUS
9 80 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
10 77 (2.59%) Terraform
11 65 (2.18%) NetBackup
12 59 (1.98%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 52 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
14 50 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
15 46 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
16 42 (1.41%) AirWatch
16 42 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
17 40 (1.34%) vMotion
18 37 (1.24%) Backup Exec
19 35 (1.18%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1,181 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 693 (23.27%) Cisco
3 679 (22.80%) Citrix
4 275 (9.23%) Oracle
5 266 (8.93%) HP
6 239 (8.03%) Red Hat
7 221 (7.42%) Dell
8 212 (7.12%) NetApp
9 203 (6.82%) EMC
10 93 (3.12%) F5
11 91 (3.06%) Google
12 88 (2.96%) IBM
13 83 (2.79%) Veeam
14 79 (2.65%) Symantec
15 77 (2.59%) Juniper
16 70 (2.35%) Ivanti
17 69 (2.32%) McAfee
18 68 (2.28%) CheckPoint
19 63 (2.12%) SolarWinds
20 56 (1.88%) Meraki