Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 63 67
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,622 3,022 3,206
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.76% 3.61% 3.48%
As % of the Vendors category 8.75% 8.48% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,112 2,024 2,132
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £218 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £560
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £395
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.06% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 93 126
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.51 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +31.47% +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.85 £15.37 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.09 £49.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +29.63% +20.00%

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 18,546 35,629 38,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.02% 42.51% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,154 22,452 23,937
Median daily rate £450 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £230 £263 £250
90th Percentile £666 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 1,173 1,356
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.01 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.63% +6.86% -

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020.

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 May 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 -2 539 £425 -5.56% 53
South East -1 333 £423 +2.42% 61
North of England +31 301 £400 +3.83% 75
South West +10 223 £475 +11.76% 41
North West +30 169 £400 +3.90% 45
Midlands -9 115 £425 +14.09% 44
Yorkshire +28 109 £350 -12.50% 20
East of England +22 105 £325 -23.53% 24
West Midlands -4 82 £450 +21.62% 29
East Midlands -5 32 £325 -13.33% 15
North East +21 23 £375 +7.14% 10
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,039 (64.06%) Windows
2 893 (55.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 660 (40.69%) Active Directory
4 646 (39.83%) Windows Server
5 585 (36.07%) Microsoft
6 417 (25.71%) Azure
7 395 (24.35%) Security Cleared
8 379 (23.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 376 (23.18%) Linux
10 367 (22.63%) PowerShell
11 362 (22.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 355 (21.89%) Office 365
13 350 (21.58%) Cisco
14 328 (20.22%) Citrix
15 291 (17.94%) Windows Server 2016
16 269 (16.58%) SC Cleared
17 266 (16.40%) vSphere
18 258 (15.91%) DNS
19 250 (15.41%) Firewall
20 248 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
21 243 (14.98%) Data Centre
22 242 (14.92%) Migration
23 240 (14.80%) ITIL
24 238 (14.67%) AWS
25 236 (14.55%) Hyper-V
26 234 (14.43%) Windows 10
27 233 (14.36%) VMware ESXi
28 218 (13.44%) SCCM
29 204 (12.58%) SAN
30 202 (12.45%) SQL

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
1 149 (9.19%) MS Exchange
2 71 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 60 (3.70%) Skype for Business
4 51 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (3.14%) IIS
5 34 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (1.85%) OpenStack
7 28 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.42%) Confluence
9 16 (0.99%) Apache
10 12 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.68%) nginx
12 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.43%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.37%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.31%) Jetty
16 5 (0.31%) Mongrel
17 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 76 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.062%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.25%) Line 500
3 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.062%) assyst
6 1 (0.062%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 417 (25.71%) Azure
2 355 (21.89%) Office 365
3 238 (14.67%) AWS
4 86 (5.30%) IaaS
5 60 (3.70%) PaaS
6 49 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 45 (2.77%) GCP
8 33 (2.03%) SaaS
9 32 (1.97%) OneDrive
10 24 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (1.36%) Mimecast
12 18 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (0.99%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.68%) G Suite
14 11 (0.68%) GitHub
15 10 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 8 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.43%) Yammer
18 6 (0.37%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 258 (15.91%) DNS
2 250 (15.41%) Firewall
3 204 (12.58%) SAN
4 200 (12.33%) DHCP
5 143 (8.82%) WAN
6 128 (7.89%) LAN
7 96 (5.92%) TCP/IP
8 84 (5.18%) NetScaler
9 79 (4.87%) VPN
10 66 (4.07%) Skype
11 55 (3.39%) VLAN
11 55 (3.39%) VoIP
12 46 (2.84%) Network Security
13 43 (2.65%) BGP
14 41 (2.53%) Wireless
15 34 (2.10%) VSAN
16 33 (2.03%) IPsec
17 32 (1.97%) Internet
18 31 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
18 31 (1.91%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.59%) MySQL
3 34 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (1.97%) MongoDB
6 27 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 21 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.62%) Apache Accumulo
14 10 (0.62%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.55%) Relational Database
16 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.43%) RDBMS
18 6 (0.37%) GIS
19 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 81 (4.99%) Jenkins
2 58 (3.58%) JIRA
3 54 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 38 (2.34%) Bitbucket
5 23 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (0.74%) SonarQube
7 12 (0.74%) Vagrant
8 11 (0.68%) DbUnit
8 11 (0.68%) GitLab
8 11 (0.68%) jMock
8 11 (0.68%) JUnit
8 11 (0.68%) Maven
8 11 (0.68%) Mockito
8 11 (0.68%) Subversion
9 9 (0.55%) IBM UrbanCode
9 9 (0.55%) MSI
10 6 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 164 (10.11%) Finance
2 89 (5.49%) Public Sector
3 54 (3.33%) Banking
4 46 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.10%) Retail
6 20 (1.23%) Local Government
7 18 (1.11%) Law
8 13 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.68%) Back Office
9 11 (0.68%) Marketing
10 10 (0.62%) Aerospace
10 10 (0.62%) Legal
11 9 (0.55%) Military
11 9 (0.55%) Publishing
12 8 (0.49%) Advertising
12 8 (0.49%) Electronics
13 7 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.37%) Police
15 3 (0.18%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 300 (18.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 155 (9.56%) Architect
3 126 (7.77%) VMware Engineer
4 111 (6.84%) Support Engineer
5 101 (6.23%) Consultant
6 96 (5.92%) Analyst
7 85 (5.24%) Network Engineer
8 77 (4.75%) Server Engineer
9 76 (4.69%) Windows Engineer
10 69 (4.25%) Administrator
11 64 (3.95%) Wintel Engineer
12 62 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 62 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
13 56 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
14 50 (3.08%) IT Engineer
14 50 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
15 45 (2.77%) 3rd Line Support
15 45 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
16 43 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 42 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.34%) .NET
2 30 (1.85%) Middleware
3 29 (1.79%) Web Services
3 29 (1.79%) XML
4 27 (1.66%) REST
5 22 (1.36%) LDAP
6 18 (1.11%) RESTful
7 17 (1.05%) J2EE
8 12 (0.74%) Apache NiFi
8 12 (0.74%) SOAP
9 11 (0.68%) Kafka
9 11 (0.68%) PowerMock
10 10 (0.62%) Apache Camel
10 10 (0.62%) JSON
11 9 (0.55%) 802.1X
11 9 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (0.55%) Spring
12 8 (0.49%) Node.js
13 7 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
14 5 (0.31%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 243 (14.98%) Data Centre
2 128 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.95%) Clustering
4 55 (3.39%) PKI
5 46 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 45 (2.77%) Replication
7 43 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (2.28%) Public Cloud
9 35 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
9 35 (2.16%) Private Cloud
10 25 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
11 21 (1.29%) NHS
12 15 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.86%) Fat Client
13 14 (0.86%) Hedge funds
13 14 (0.86%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.80%) User Experience
15 12 (0.74%) CMDB
16 11 (0.68%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,039 (64.06%) Windows
2 646 (39.83%) Windows Server
3 379 (23.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 376 (23.18%) Linux
5 291 (17.94%) Windows Server 2016
6 248 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 234 (14.43%) Windows 10
8 133 (8.20%) Windows 7
9 100 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 89 (5.49%) Unix
11 75 (4.62%) Windows Server 2019
12 49 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 48 (2.96%) CentOS
14 32 (1.97%) Android
15 30 (1.85%) Apple iOS
15 30 (1.85%) Solaris
16 27 (1.66%) Ubuntu
17 24 (1.48%) VMS
18 18 (1.11%) Mac OS
19 15 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (22.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 242 (14.92%) Migration
3 240 (14.80%) ITIL
4 156 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
6 150 (9.25%) DevOps
7 102 (6.29%) High Availability
8 76 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 73 (4.50%) Project Delivery
10 69 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
11 63 (3.88%) Project Management
12 62 (3.82%) Configuration Management
13 57 (3.51%) Change Management
14 53 (3.27%) Service Management
15 51 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 48 (2.96%) Information Security
17 46 (2.84%) SIEM
18 45 (2.77%) Incident Management
18 45 (2.77%) Load Balancing
19 44 (2.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 367 (22.63%) PowerShell
2 202 (12.45%) SQL
3 118 (7.27%) Python
4 61 (3.76%) Bash Shell
4 61 (3.76%) Perl
5 44 (2.71%) Java
6 34 (2.10%) C
7 28 (1.73%) VBScript
8 27 (1.66%) Shell Script
9 22 (1.36%) VB
10 13 (0.80%) JavaScript
11 12 (0.74%) C++
11 12 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.68%) PHP
13 9 (0.55%) C#
14 8 (0.49%) Go
14 8 (0.49%) Korn
15 5 (0.31%) Ruby
15 5 (0.31%) VBA
16 4 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 395 (24.35%) Security Cleared
2 269 (16.58%) SC Cleared
3 145 (8.94%) DV Cleared
4 144 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 112 (6.91%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (5.61%) MCSE
7 88 (5.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 64 (3.95%) CCNA
9 61 (3.76%) CCNP
10 54 (3.33%) Degree
11 51 (3.14%) Citrix Certification
12 39 (2.40%) MCSA
13 29 (1.79%) CCIE
14 27 (1.66%) CISSP
15 20 (1.23%) CCA
15 20 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.99%) MCP
17 15 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
18 11 (0.68%) MCITP
18 11 (0.68%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.50%) SLA
2 21 (1.29%) QA
3 12 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.74%) NIST
4 10 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.37%) NCSC
6 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.25%) GDPR
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.25%) PMO
7 3 (0.18%) AICPA
7 3 (0.18%) COBIT
7 3 (0.18%) GPG13
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.062%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.062%) HL7
9 1 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 893 (55.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 660 (40.69%) Active Directory
3 266 (16.40%) vSphere
4 236 (14.55%) Hyper-V
5 233 (14.36%) VMware ESXi
6 145 (8.94%) VMware NSX
7 135 (8.32%) XenApp
8 83 (5.12%) Docker
9 82 (5.06%) XenDesktop
10 71 (4.38%) Virtual Machines
11 41 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 40 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
13 29 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 29 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
14 28 (1.73%) NFS
15 23 (1.42%) vCloud
16 17 (1.05%) KVM
17 15 (0.92%) VMware Server
18 13 (0.80%) Firmware
19 12 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 218 (13.44%) SCCM
2 161 (9.93%) Ansible
3 131 (8.08%) vCenter Server
4 82 (5.06%) SCOM
5 81 (4.99%) vRealize
6 78 (4.81%) Puppet
7 65 (4.01%) WSUS
8 59 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
9 51 (3.14%) Terraform
10 49 (3.02%) NetBackup
11 48 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
12 44 (2.71%) PowerCLI
13 41 (2.53%) Kubernetes
14 38 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
15 36 (2.22%) AirWatch
16 29 (1.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 23 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
18 21 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
18 21 (1.29%) Rancher
19 20 (1.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 585 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 350 (21.58%) Cisco
3 328 (20.22%) Citrix
4 136 (8.38%) Oracle
5 108 (6.66%) Dell
6 106 (6.54%) HP
6 106 (6.54%) NetApp
7 97 (5.98%) Red Hat
8 85 (5.24%) EMC
9 66 (4.07%) Juniper
10 63 (3.88%) Veeam
11 58 (3.58%) McAfee
12 55 (3.39%) IBM
13 54 (3.33%) Palo Alto
14 49 (3.02%) SolarWinds
15 42 (2.59%) CheckPoint
15 42 (2.59%) F5
16 35 (2.16%) Symantec
17 32 (1.97%) Ivanti
18 29 (1.79%) Google