Period
to 11 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 11 December 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
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 85 53
Rank change year-on-year 0 -32 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,416 1,441 1,916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.01% 3.03% 4.31%
As % of the Vendors category 7.51% 7.51% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,020 959 1,282
London median daily rate £441 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.99% -5.76% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £206 £265
90th Percentile £607 £588 £588
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 39
London median hourly rate £23.48 £47.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +59.43% +20.60%
10th Percentile £14.80 £14.79 £17.05
90th Percentile £47.21 £53.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £29.11 £20.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year +43.19% -18.69% +11.11%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18,867 19,195 19,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.06% 40.42% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,810 13,075 12,683
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 300 293
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.14 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in London

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in London

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in London

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in London

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in London

VMware
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the London region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Central London +11 283 £416 -2.06% 88
West London +11 86 £413 +17.86% 42
South London -16 83 £525 +31.25% 17
East London -20 29 £450 +111.76% 19
North London -8 9 £388 -16.22% 10
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 London region with a requirement for VMware.

1 838 (59.18%) Windows
2 829 (58.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 527 (37.22%) Active Directory
4 480 (33.90%) Microsoft
5 471 (33.26%) Windows Server
6 390 (27.54%) Linux
7 334 (23.59%) Amazon AWS
8 322 (22.74%) Citrix
9 319 (22.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 295 (20.83%) Cisco
11 292 (20.62%) Finance
12 276 (19.49%) PowerShell
12 276 (19.49%) Office 365
13 248 (17.51%) vSphere
14 246 (17.37%) SCCM
15 242 (17.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 230 (16.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 216 (15.25%) ITIL
18 215 (15.18%) Firewall
19 208 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
20 206 (14.55%) Migration
21 200 (14.12%) Hyper-V
22 199 (14.05%) Data Centre
23 194 (13.70%) DNS
24 183 (12.92%) Windows 10
25 180 (12.71%) MS Exchange
26 177 (12.50%) DevOps
27 172 (12.15%) VMware ESXi
28 165 (11.65%) SQL
28 165 (11.65%) Windows 7

VMware
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 180 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 68 (4.80%) Apache
3 66 (4.66%) IIS
4 61 (4.31%) Tomcat
5 58 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 58 (4.10%) SharePoint
6 57 (4.03%) OpenStack
7 56 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 41 (2.90%) WebSphere
9 33 (2.33%) nginx
10 32 (2.26%) Skype for Business
11 29 (2.05%) Jetty
12 28 (1.98%) Mongrel
13 27 (1.91%) JBoss
14 22 (1.55%) WebLogic
15 20 (1.41%) Confluence
16 15 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
17 11 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
18 9 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 111 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.071%) HipChat
6 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.071%) Eikon
3 1 (0.071%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.071%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 334 (23.59%) Amazon AWS
2 319 (22.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 276 (19.49%) Office 365
4 82 (5.79%) IaaS
5 74 (5.23%) Amazon EC2
6 62 (4.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 48 (3.39%) PaaS
8 42 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
9 38 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 36 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 33 (2.33%) SaaS
12 19 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (1.20%) Google App Engine
15 16 (1.13%) Amazon S3
16 14 (0.99%) Mimecast
17 11 (0.78%) Sumo Logic
18 10 (0.71%) Datadog
18 10 (0.71%) G Suite
19 9 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 215 (15.18%) Firewall
2 194 (13.70%) DNS
3 162 (11.44%) SAN
4 135 (9.53%) WAN
5 130 (9.18%) VPN
6 126 (8.90%) DHCP
7 118 (8.33%) LAN
8 82 (5.79%) TCP/IP
9 58 (4.10%) VLAN
10 50 (3.53%) HTTP
11 46 (3.25%) SSL
11 46 (3.25%) VSAN
12 42 (2.97%) Internet
12 42 (2.97%) Skype
13 38 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
14 37 (2.61%) NAS
15 34 (2.40%) IPsec
16 32 (2.26%) Network Security
16 32 (2.26%) SSH
16 32 (2.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.48%) MySQL
5 20 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.71%) Big Data
9 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.56%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.49%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.49%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.21%) DB2
13 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 154 (10.88%) Jenkins
2 103 (7.27%) Git (software)
3 67 (4.73%) Maven
4 59 (4.17%) SonarQube
5 53 (3.74%) JUnit
6 43 (3.04%) DbUnit
6 43 (3.04%) jMock
6 43 (3.04%) Mockito
7 37 (2.61%) Travis CI
8 29 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 24 (1.69%) Vagrant
10 23 (1.62%) Ant
11 21 (1.48%) JIRA
12 18 (1.27%) TeamCity
13 17 (1.20%) Bitbucket
13 17 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (0.99%) GitLab
14 14 (0.99%) Gradle
15 13 (0.92%) CruiseControl
15 13 (0.92%) MSBuild
General
1 292 (20.62%) Finance
2 100 (7.06%) Banking
3 55 (3.88%) Law
4 43 (3.04%) Retail
5 36 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.48%) Legal
8 20 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.13%) Publishing
10 10 (0.71%) Advertising
11 8 (0.56%) Billing
11 8 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.49%) Marketing
13 5 (0.35%) Local Government
13 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.21%) French Language
16 2 (0.14%) Electronics
16 2 (0.14%) Games
17 1 (0.071%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 205 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 169 (11.94%) Architect
3 137 (9.68%) VMware Engineer
4 123 (8.69%) Analyst
5 105 (7.42%) Consultant
6 92 (6.50%) Support Engineer
6 92 (6.50%) Windows Engineer
7 90 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
8 81 (5.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 75 (5.30%) Network Engineer
10 73 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
11 62 (4.38%) Developer
12 59 (4.17%) Administrator
13 58 (4.10%) Citrix Engineer
14 53 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
15 52 (3.67%) Support Analyst
16 51 (3.60%) Server Engineer
16 51 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
17 48 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 48 (3.39%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (6.36%) Web Services
2 64 (4.52%) J2EE
3 50 (3.53%) RESTful
4 45 (3.18%) SOAP
5 44 (3.11%) Apache Camel
6 43 (3.04%) Middleware
6 43 (3.04%) PowerMock
7 39 (2.75%) Spring
8 34 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
9 33 (2.33%) Spring Boot
10 29 (2.05%) .NET
11 28 (1.98%) Servlets
12 26 (1.84%) REST
13 16 (1.13%) LDAP
14 15 (1.06%) JSON
15 13 (0.92%) JRuby
15 13 (0.92%) LAMP
16 11 (0.78%) AngularJS
17 10 (0.71%) XML
18 9 (0.64%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 199 (14.05%) Data Centre
2 80 (5.65%) Clustering
3 62 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (2.40%) Public Cloud
5 33 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 27 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (1.84%) Blackberry
8 24 (1.69%) Private Cloud
8 24 (1.69%) User Experience
9 23 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 21 (1.48%) PKI
10 21 (1.48%) Replication
10 21 (1.48%) Thin Client
11 20 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (1.41%) iPhone
12 15 (1.06%) CLARiiON
13 14 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 838 (59.18%) Windows
2 471 (33.26%) Windows Server
3 390 (27.54%) Linux
4 230 (16.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 208 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 183 (12.92%) Windows 10
7 165 (11.65%) Windows 7
8 130 (9.18%) Unix
9 87 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 66 (4.66%) CentOS
11 55 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 52 (3.67%) Ubuntu
13 44 (3.11%) Windows 8
14 34 (2.40%) Android
15 32 (2.26%) Solaris
16 27 (1.91%) Mac OS
17 21 (1.48%) Apple iOS
18 18 (1.27%) Debian
19 15 (1.06%) Fedora
20 11 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (17.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 216 (15.25%) ITIL
3 206 (14.55%) Migration
4 177 (12.50%) DevOps
5 146 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
6 115 (8.12%) Configuration Management
7 110 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
8 99 (6.99%) Open Source
9 63 (4.45%) Scrum
10 60 (4.24%) Service Management
11 58 (4.10%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 55 (3.88%) E-Commerce
13 50 (3.53%) Load Balancing
13 50 (3.53%) TDD
14 49 (3.46%) Continuous Delivery
15 48 (3.39%) Kanban
16 45 (3.18%) BDD
16 45 (3.18%) Continuous Improvement
16 45 (3.18%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 276 (19.49%) PowerShell
2 165 (11.65%) SQL
3 131 (9.25%) Java
4 121 (8.55%) Python
5 106 (7.49%) Bash Shell
6 56 (3.95%) Perl
7 42 (2.97%) JavaScript
8 41 (2.90%) Go
9 38 (2.68%) Ruby
10 37 (2.61%) VBScript
11 20 (1.41%) C#
12 19 (1.34%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.06%) VB
14 12 (0.85%) C
15 10 (0.71%) Groovy
15 10 (0.71%) VBA
16 9 (0.64%) AWK
17 8 (0.56%) Scala
18 5 (0.35%) C++
19 4 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 118 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 112 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 91 (6.43%) SC Cleared
4 70 (4.94%) MCSE
5 68 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 58 (4.10%) Degree
8 46 (3.25%) CCNA
9 31 (2.19%) MCSA
10 26 (1.84%) MCITP
11 24 (1.69%) CCNP
12 22 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 20 (1.41%) VCAP
14 19 (1.34%) MCP
15 18 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.20%) DV Cleared
17 15 (1.06%) Novell Certification
18 14 (0.99%) CCIE
18 14 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 11 (0.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.19%) SLA
2 24 (1.69%) QA
3 15 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.56%) GDPR
5 7 (0.49%) FedRAMP
6 5 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.21%) PMO
8 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.14%) FISMA
9 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.071%) HL7
10 1 (0.071%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (0.071%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 829 (58.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 527 (37.22%) Active Directory
3 248 (17.51%) vSphere
4 200 (14.12%) Hyper-V
5 172 (12.15%) VMware ESXi
6 125 (8.83%) XenDesktop
7 111 (7.84%) Docker
8 102 (7.20%) XenApp
9 59 (4.17%) VMware NSX
10 54 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 46 (3.25%) Xen
12 44 (3.11%) vCloud
13 40 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
14 37 (2.61%) NFS
15 29 (2.05%) VirtualBox
16 28 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
17 25 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
18 24 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
19 19 (1.34%) KVM
20 17 (1.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 246 (17.37%) SCCM
2 151 (10.66%) Puppet
3 145 (10.24%) Ansible
4 94 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
5 88 (6.21%) Kubernetes
6 81 (5.72%) Terraform
7 60 (4.24%) SCOM
8 57 (4.03%) vCenter Server
9 41 (2.90%) Packer
10 40 (2.82%) Nagios
11 37 (2.61%) NetBackup
12 34 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
12 34 (2.40%) WSUS
13 33 (2.33%) vRealize
14 31 (2.19%) AirWatch
15 30 (2.12%) Docker Swarm
16 29 (2.05%) Salt
17 28 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
18 27 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 26 (1.84%) Kibana
Vendors
1 480 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 322 (22.74%) Citrix
3 295 (20.83%) Cisco
4 127 (8.97%) HP
5 98 (6.92%) NetApp
6 91 (6.43%) Red Hat
7 75 (5.30%) Oracle
8 74 (5.23%) Google
9 70 (4.94%) EMC
10 65 (4.59%) Dell
11 63 (4.45%) Splunk
12 60 (4.24%) Ivanti
13 55 (3.88%) Veeam
14 43 (3.04%) IBM
15 42 (2.97%) Symantec
16 39 (2.75%) SolarWinds
16 39 (2.75%) Wyse
17 37 (2.61%) CheckPoint
17 37 (2.61%) McAfee
18 29 (2.05%) ServiceNow