Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 59 65
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,699 1,440 2,997
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.47% 3.69% 3.62%
As % of the Vendors category 8.48% 8.65% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,171 1,031 1,967
10th Percentile £273 £221 £213
25th Percentile £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £513
90th Percentile £600 £585 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 87
10th Percentile £13.79 £14.01 £15.45
25th Percentile £23.63 £18.75 £18.54
Median hourly rate £47.44 £33.00 £27.00
Median % change year-on-year +43.76% +22.22% +8.00%
75th Percentile £53.38 £47.83 £46.06
90th Percentile £67.30 £49.63 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £47.44 £44.76 £27.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% +65.76% +7.99%

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 20,030 16,644 34,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.86% 42.68% 41.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,052 10,699 21,929
10th Percentile £293 £250 £260
25th Percentile £389 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £468 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +0.65% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £455 £460
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.09% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 595 1,119
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.64 £11.06
25th Percentile £13.44 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% +5.71%
75th Percentile £41.56 £30.00 £36.96
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £18.06
% change year-on-year +5.13% +8.00% +4.36%

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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 -13 601 £475 +11.76% 158
South East +11 384 £436 -1.02% 137
North of England +3 221 £400 - 155
Midlands +5 145 £350 -15.15% 109
South West -19 118 £400 -15.79% 71
East of England +17 106 £360 -0.69% 47
Yorkshire +13 102 £419 +15.52% 59
North West -14 102 £400 - 90
West Midlands -8 101 £355 -21.11% 65
East Midlands +19 43 £339 +4.23% 43
North East +15 15 £400 +6.67% 6
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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 1,052 (61.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 936 (55.09%) Windows
3 643 (37.85%) Active Directory
4 605 (35.61%) Microsoft
5 601 (35.37%) Azure
6 537 (31.61%) Windows Server
7 448 (26.37%) Linux
8 415 (24.43%) Security Cleared
9 401 (23.60%) PowerShell
10 381 (22.42%) AWS
11 328 (19.31%) Social Skills
12 323 (19.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 316 (18.60%) Microsoft 365
14 293 (17.25%) ITIL
15 286 (16.83%) SC Cleared
16 285 (16.77%) DNS
17 283 (16.66%) Citrix
18 272 (16.01%) VMware ESXi
18 272 (16.01%) Hyper-V
19 269 (15.83%) Cisco
20 262 (15.42%) Migration
21 256 (15.07%) Firewall
22 248 (14.60%) Ansible
23 246 (14.48%) Data Centre
24 230 (13.54%) DevOps
24 230 (13.54%) Finance
25 229 (13.48%) vSphere
26 216 (12.71%) SCCM
27 200 (11.77%) SQL
28 199 (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
1 124 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 114 (6.71%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.41%) IIS
4 39 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 37 (2.18%) Confluence
6 35 (2.06%) WebSphere
7 33 (1.94%) Apache
8 32 (1.88%) OpenStack
9 26 (1.53%) Skype for Business
10 17 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 16 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (0.88%) nginx
13 14 (0.82%) MS Project Server
14 10 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.53%) ArcGIS
15 9 (0.53%) IBM Domino
16 8 (0.47%) Documentum
17 7 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
17 7 (0.41%) Jetty
Applications
1 97 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) Magento
1 7 (0.41%) Shopify
2 5 (0.29%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.24%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.059%) Maximo
5 1 (0.059%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.059%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.059%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 601 (35.37%) Azure
2 381 (22.42%) AWS
3 316 (18.60%) Microsoft 365
4 109 (6.42%) IaaS
5 103 (6.06%) GCP
6 91 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 90 (5.30%) PaaS
8 63 (3.71%) SaaS
9 48 (2.83%) GitHub
10 42 (2.47%) Mimecast
11 38 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
12 32 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (1.53%) OpenShift
14 25 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
14 25 (1.47%) OneDrive
15 22 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (1.12%) Serverless
17 17 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
18 16 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 16 (0.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 285 (16.77%) DNS
2 256 (15.07%) Firewall
3 199 (11.71%) SAN
4 178 (10.48%) WAN
5 172 (10.12%) DHCP
6 158 (9.30%) LAN
7 126 (7.42%) VPN
8 121 (7.12%) TCP/IP
9 83 (4.89%) VSAN
10 64 (3.77%) Network Security
11 62 (3.65%) NAS
11 62 (3.65%) VLAN
12 53 (3.12%) Wireless
13 47 (2.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (2.65%) NetScaler
15 43 (2.53%) Skype
16 42 (2.47%) HTTP
17 38 (2.24%) VoIP
18 37 (2.18%) SSL
19 35 (2.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.06%) MySQL
3 25 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
5 20 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.00%) Big Data
7 16 (0.94%) MongoDB
8 14 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (0.71%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.59%) DB2
11 9 (0.53%) GIS
12 8 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.41%) HBase
13 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2017
14 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 79 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 62 (3.65%) JIRA
3 61 (3.59%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (0.82%) Bitbucket
5 14 (0.82%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.77%) GitLab
6 13 (0.77%) SonarQube
7 11 (0.65%) JUnit
8 9 (0.53%) Hudson
8 9 (0.53%) MSI
8 9 (0.53%) Subversion
9 7 (0.41%) ER Studio
9 7 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.41%) Travis CI
10 6 (0.35%) Gatling
10 6 (0.35%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.35%) PyCharm
10 6 (0.35%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 328 (19.31%) Social Skills
2 230 (13.54%) Finance
3 123 (7.24%) Public Sector
4 88 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (4.12%) Banking
6 49 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 37 (2.18%) Documentation Skills
8 23 (1.35%) Marketing
9 20 (1.18%) Legal
10 17 (1.00%) Influencing Skills
10 17 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
10 17 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
11 16 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.88%) Law
13 13 (0.77%) Retail
14 11 (0.65%) Electronics
15 7 (0.41%) Back Office
15 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.41%) Publishing
16 6 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 284 (16.72%) Architect
2 253 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 142 (8.36%) VMware Engineer
4 107 (6.30%) Consultant
5 106 (6.24%) Infrastructure Architect
6 84 (4.94%) Support Engineer
7 80 (4.71%) Analyst
8 79 (4.65%) Network Engineer
9 69 (4.06%) DevOps Engineer
10 67 (3.94%) Cloud Architect
11 65 (3.83%) Cloud Engineer
12 62 (3.65%) Technical Architect
13 56 (3.30%) Windows Engineer
14 54 (3.18%) Administrator
15 53 (3.12%) Server Engineer
15 53 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
16 50 (2.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 47 (2.77%) Project Manager
18 45 (2.65%) VMware Architect
19 44 (2.59%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.65%) Middleware
2 53 (3.12%) JSON
3 35 (2.06%) XML
4 33 (1.94%) LDAP
5 32 (1.88%) Web Services
6 28 (1.65%) YAML
7 27 (1.59%) Node.js
8 25 (1.47%) REST
9 21 (1.24%) .NET
10 17 (1.00%) 802.1X
10 17 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
11 13 (0.77%) Kafka
12 12 (0.71%) HTML
13 11 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
14 10 (0.59%) CSS
14 10 (0.59%) J2EE
14 10 (0.59%) SOAP
15 9 (0.53%) CSS3
15 9 (0.53%) HTML5
15 9 (0.53%) React
Miscellaneous
1 246 (14.48%) Data Centre
2 92 (5.41%) Clustering
3 88 (5.18%) Public Cloud
4 69 (4.06%) Private Cloud
5 49 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 39 (2.30%) Replication
7 35 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 33 (1.94%) PKI
9 30 (1.77%) Cloud Native
10 26 (1.53%) EMC VNX
11 24 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (1.18%) NHS
13 17 (1.00%) CMDB
13 17 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
14 16 (0.94%) Fat Client
14 16 (0.94%) Thin Client
15 14 (0.82%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
18 8 (0.47%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 936 (55.09%) Windows
2 537 (31.61%) Windows Server
3 448 (26.37%) Linux
4 177 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 160 (9.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 139 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 138 (8.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 137 (8.06%) Windows 10
9 119 (7.00%) Windows Server 2019
10 96 (5.65%) Unix
11 48 (2.83%) Solaris
12 47 (2.77%) Windows 7
13 37 (2.18%) CentOS
14 32 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (1.18%) Windows XP
16 17 (1.00%) AIX
16 17 (1.00%) Android
16 17 (1.00%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.94%) VMS
18 14 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (19.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 293 (17.25%) ITIL
3 262 (15.42%) Migration
4 230 (13.54%) DevOps
5 191 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (7.24%) Configuration Management
7 99 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 97 (5.71%) Project Management
9 88 (5.18%) Infrastructure as Code
10 84 (4.94%) Service Management
11 80 (4.71%) Problem-Solving
12 76 (4.47%) Change Management
13 73 (4.30%) Network Design
14 72 (4.24%) Project Delivery
15 64 (3.77%) Storage Management
16 59 (3.47%) High Availability
17 54 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
18 53 (3.12%) Stakeholder Management
19 51 (3.00%) Service Delivery
20 50 (2.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 401 (23.60%) PowerShell
2 200 (11.77%) SQL
3 162 (9.54%) Python
4 76 (4.47%) Java
5 73 (4.30%) Bash Shell
6 40 (2.35%) Shell Script
7 29 (1.71%) JavaScript
7 29 (1.71%) Perl
8 28 (1.65%) Go
9 24 (1.41%) VBScript
10 21 (1.24%) C
10 21 (1.24%) Ruby
11 16 (0.94%) VB
12 15 (0.88%) PHP
13 14 (0.82%) TypeScript
14 13 (0.77%) C#
15 7 (0.41%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.29%) AWK
17 4 (0.24%) Groovy
18 3 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 415 (24.43%) Security Cleared
2 286 (16.83%) SC Cleared
3 116 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 97 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (5.59%) DV Cleared
6 83 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 79 (4.65%) Degree
8 70 (4.12%) MCSE
9 59 (3.47%) CCNA
10 46 (2.71%) CCNP
11 36 (2.12%) MCSA
12 24 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
13 20 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (1.12%) RHCE
15 18 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
16 17 (1.00%) AWS Certification
17 16 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (0.94%) RHCA
17 16 (0.94%) VCP6
18 15 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.18%) SLA
2 30 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.18%) QA
4 17 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.00%) GDPR
5 8 (0.47%) NIST
6 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.29%) COBIT
7 5 (0.29%) NCSC
8 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.12%) Accessibility
10 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.12%) PMO
10 2 (0.12%) SEPA
11 1 (0.059%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.059%) FISMA
11 1 (0.059%) GPG13
11 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1,052 (61.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 643 (37.85%) Active Directory
3 272 (16.01%) Hyper-V
3 272 (16.01%) VMware ESXi
4 229 (13.48%) vSphere
5 132 (7.77%) VMware NSX
6 98 (5.77%) Docker
7 91 (5.36%) XenApp
8 88 (5.18%) Virtual Machines
9 48 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 44 (2.59%) XenDesktop
11 36 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 36 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
12 29 (1.71%) NFS
13 20 (1.18%) vCloud
14 19 (1.12%) VMware Server
15 18 (1.06%) KVM
15 18 (1.06%) Xen
16 17 (1.00%) Firmware
17 16 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 248 (14.60%) Ansible
2 216 (12.71%) SCCM
3 156 (9.18%) Terraform
3 156 (9.18%) vRealize
4 151 (8.89%) Puppet
5 105 (6.18%) vCenter Server
6 99 (5.83%) Kubernetes
7 91 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
8 64 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
9 60 (3.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 52 (3.06%) SCOM
11 46 (2.71%) WSUS
12 41 (2.41%) NetBackup
13 37 (2.18%) Microsoft Clustering
14 36 (2.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 30 (1.77%) PowerCLI
16 19 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
17 18 (1.06%) AirWatch
17 18 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
18 17 (1.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 605 (35.61%) Microsoft
2 283 (16.66%) Citrix
3 269 (15.83%) Cisco
4 169 (9.95%) Red Hat
5 151 (8.89%) Oracle
6 137 (8.06%) Dell
6 137 (8.06%) HP
7 107 (6.30%) EMC
8 96 (5.65%) NetApp
9 86 (5.06%) IBM
10 81 (4.77%) Google
11 65 (3.83%) SolarWinds
12 58 (3.41%) F5
13 56 (3.30%) Veeam
14 49 (2.88%) McAfee
15 48 (2.83%) Juniper
16 42 (2.47%) CheckPoint
17 38 (2.24%) Fortinet
18 34 (2.00%) Veritas
19 33 (1.94%) Symantec