Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 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
England > London
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 94 82
Rank change year-on-year -27 -12 +9
Contract jobs citing VMware 456 747 1,341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.27% 2.66% 3.06%
As % of the Vendors category 6.00% 6.79% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 531 948
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +10.09%
10th Percentile £278 £213 £207
90th Percentile £588 £613 £613
England median daily rate £425 £403 £415
% change year-on-year +5.59% -3.01% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 35
Median hourly rate £47.00 £38.76 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.27% +49.06% -30.67%
10th Percentile £44.15 £17.63 £15.76
90th Percentile £73.75 £49.38 £47.09
England median hourly rate £52.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +73.33% +11.11% +22.73%

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 7,602 10,995 17,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.81% 39.19% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,080 7,615 11,749
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £306 £255 £288
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 191 269
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £19.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +5.79% -3.17%
10th Percentile £13.72 £12.44 £12.70
90th Percentile £68.00 £48.75 £38.70
Median hourly rate £22.38 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.65% +6.86% +0.72%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in London

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware in London.

Daily rate trend for VMware in London

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware in London over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware in London

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware in London.

Hourly rate trend for VMware in London

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware in London over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 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
Central London +16 74 £475 +15.15% 48
West London +35 23 £475 +18.75% 24
South London +19 13 £343 -31.47% 12
East London +15 9 £400 +15.94% 10
North London +4 1 £263 -12.50% 3
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 London region with a requirement for VMware.

1 284 (62.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 251 (55.04%) Windows
3 182 (39.91%) Microsoft
4 179 (39.25%) Azure
5 157 (34.43%) Active Directory
6 152 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 134 (29.39%) Linux
8 124 (27.19%) AWS
9 116 (25.44%) PowerShell
10 102 (22.37%) Finance
11 101 (22.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 89 (19.52%) vSphere
13 85 (18.64%) Cisco
13 85 (18.64%) Citrix
14 83 (18.20%) VMware ESXi
15 80 (17.54%) DNS
15 80 (17.54%) Firewall
16 79 (17.32%) Microsoft 365
17 76 (16.67%) Migration
18 74 (16.23%) Ansible
19 65 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
19 65 (14.25%) Data Centre
19 65 (14.25%) Windows Server 2016
20 63 (13.82%) Security Cleared
21 59 (12.94%) Windows Server 2008
21 59 (12.94%) ITIL
22 58 (12.72%) SCCM
23 56 (12.28%) DevOps
24 54 (11.84%) Windows 10
24 54 (11.84%) WAN

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 29 (6.36%) MS Exchange
1 29 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.73%) IIS
3 15 (3.29%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.07%) Confluence
4 14 (3.07%) Skype for Business
5 13 (2.85%) ArcGIS
6 11 (2.41%) Apache
6 11 (2.41%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.54%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.88%) Mule
10 4 (0.88%) nginx
10 4 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.66%) JBoss
12 2 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.44%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.44%) SAS
12 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.85%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 179 (39.25%) Azure
2 124 (27.19%) AWS
3 79 (17.32%) Microsoft 365
4 49 (10.75%) GCP
5 43 (9.43%) IaaS
6 33 (7.24%) PaaS
7 27 (5.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (5.92%) SaaS
8 25 (5.48%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (4.17%) GitHub
10 14 (3.07%) Mimecast
11 8 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.54%) OneDrive
13 5 (1.10%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (1.10%) Power Automate
14 4 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.66%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 80 (17.54%) DNS
1 80 (17.54%) Firewall
2 54 (11.84%) WAN
3 52 (11.40%) DHCP
4 50 (10.96%) LAN
5 43 (9.43%) VPN
6 39 (8.55%) TCP/IP
7 38 (8.33%) SAN
8 22 (4.82%) Network Security
9 19 (4.17%) Wireless
10 18 (3.95%) VSAN
11 16 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
11 16 (3.51%) VLAN
12 15 (3.29%) Skype
13 13 (2.85%) MPLS
13 13 (2.85%) VoIP
14 12 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (2.63%) iSCSI
15 11 (2.41%) Multicast
15 11 (2.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.97%) DB2
2 9 (1.97%) GIS
2 9 (1.97%) Hadoop
3 8 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.54%) Big Data
5 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.10%) MySQL
7 4 (0.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.88%) HBase
7 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.44%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 31 (6.80%) Jenkins
2 18 (3.95%) JIRA
3 16 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.19%) GitLab
5 6 (1.32%) Hudson
5 6 (1.32%) SonarQube
5 6 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.10%) Subversion
6 5 (1.10%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.88%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.88%) Serena SBM
8 3 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.44%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.44%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.44%) JUnit
9 2 (0.44%) MSI
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.44%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 102 (22.37%) Finance
2 51 (11.18%) Banking
3 26 (5.70%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.63%) Legal
6 11 (2.41%) Law
7 9 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.75%) Electronics
8 8 (1.75%) Marketing
9 6 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.10%) International Banking
10 5 (1.10%) Retail
11 4 (0.88%) Advertising
11 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.66%) Back Office
12 3 (0.66%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.44%) Billing
13 2 (0.44%) Publishing
14 1 (0.22%) Games
14 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 80 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 78 (17.11%) Architect
3 61 (13.38%) VMware Engineer
4 36 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
5 30 (6.58%) Consultant
6 27 (5.92%) Infrastructure Architect
7 26 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 25 (5.48%) Administrator
9 24 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (4.61%) Cloud Architect
11 20 (4.39%) Azure Engineer
12 19 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.95%) Support Engineer
14 17 (3.73%) Citrix Engineer
14 17 (3.73%) VMware Architect
15 15 (3.29%) Cloud Engineer
15 15 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
16 13 (2.85%) Analyst
16 13 (2.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.29%) REST
2 13 (2.85%) Middleware
3 10 (2.19%) .NET
3 10 (2.19%) Swagger
4 9 (1.97%) gRPC
4 9 (1.97%) Node.js
4 9 (1.97%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (1.75%) LDAP
5 8 (1.75%) Web Services
6 7 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (1.32%) .NET Core
7 6 (1.32%) Kafka
7 6 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.10%) CSS
8 5 (1.10%) CSS3
8 5 (1.10%) HTML
8 5 (1.10%) HTML5
8 5 (1.10%) React
9 4 (0.88%) YAML
10 3 (0.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.25%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.80%) Private Cloud
3 28 (6.14%) Public Cloud
4 27 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (5.70%) Clustering
6 17 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.73%) Replication
7 14 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.19%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (1.97%) NHS
10 8 (1.75%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.32%) PKI
11 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.10%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.10%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.88%) CMDB
14 3 (0.66%) Blog
14 3 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 3 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 251 (55.04%) Windows
2 152 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 134 (29.39%) Linux
4 65 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (14.25%) Windows Server 2016
5 59 (12.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (11.84%) Windows 10
7 45 (9.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (8.11%) Windows Server 2019
9 31 (6.80%) Windows 7
10 25 (5.48%) Unix
11 13 (2.85%) CentOS
11 13 (2.85%) Solaris
12 10 (2.19%) Android
13 9 (1.97%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.32%) VMS
14 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (1.10%) AIX
15 5 (1.10%) HPUX
15 5 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (22.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 76 (16.67%) Migration
3 59 (12.94%) ITIL
4 56 (12.28%) DevOps
5 37 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (7.46%) Configuration Management
7 32 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (6.36%) Project Delivery
9 27 (5.92%) High Availability
10 23 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (4.82%) Infrastructure as Code
12 21 (4.61%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (4.39%) Change Management
13 20 (4.39%) Incident Management
13 20 (4.39%) Load Balancing
13 20 (4.39%) Problem Management
14 18 (3.95%) Project Management
14 18 (3.95%) Software Engineering
15 17 (3.73%) Patch Management
15 17 (3.73%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 116 (25.44%) PowerShell
2 52 (11.40%) Python
3 39 (8.55%) SQL
4 24 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 21 (4.61%) Java
6 20 (4.39%) VB
7 17 (3.73%) Go
8 14 (3.07%) JavaScript
9 13 (2.85%) C
10 12 (2.63%) Perl
11 11 (2.41%) C#
12 10 (2.19%) Ruby
13 8 (1.75%) VBScript
14 5 (1.10%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.66%) R
16 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.44%) Groovy
18 1 (0.22%) Korn
18 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (6.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (4.61%) Degree
6 21 (4.61%) DV Cleared
7 15 (3.29%) MCSE
8 14 (3.07%) VCAP
9 13 (2.85%) CCNA
10 12 (2.63%) MCSA
10 12 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
11 11 (2.41%) VCP6
12 10 (2.19%) VCDX
13 9 (1.97%) RHCA
14 7 (1.54%) CCNP
15 6 (1.32%) CCIE
15 6 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (1.10%) CISSP
17 4 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.51%) SLA
2 9 (1.97%) GDPR
3 8 (1.75%) NIST
4 7 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.66%) QA
7 2 (0.44%) COBIT
7 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.44%) SEPA
8 1 (0.22%) GMP
8 1 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.22%) NCSC
System Software
1 284 (62.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (34.43%) Active Directory
3 89 (19.52%) vSphere
4 83 (18.20%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (11.40%) Hyper-V
6 43 (9.43%) VMware NSX
7 41 (8.99%) Docker
8 22 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (3.07%) KVM
9 14 (3.07%) Xen
9 14 (3.07%) XenApp
10 13 (2.85%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (2.41%) vCloud
12 10 (2.19%) NFS
13 9 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (1.75%) XenDesktop
15 7 (1.54%) Terminal Server
16 6 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (1.32%) VMware Server
17 5 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 74 (16.23%) Ansible
2 58 (12.72%) SCCM
3 53 (11.62%) Kubernetes
4 52 (11.40%) Terraform
5 36 (7.89%) Puppet
6 29 (6.36%) vRealize
6 29 (6.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 27 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (5.04%) vCenter Server
9 21 (4.61%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (4.61%) SCOM
10 16 (3.51%) PowerCLI
11 13 (2.85%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (2.41%) Salt
12 11 (2.41%) Tivoli
13 9 (1.97%) AirWatch
14 8 (1.75%) Packer
15 7 (1.54%) WSUS
16 6 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 182 (39.91%) Microsoft
2 85 (18.64%) Cisco
2 85 (18.64%) Citrix
3 42 (9.21%) Red Hat
4 41 (8.99%) Dell
5 39 (8.55%) IBM
6 36 (7.89%) HP
6 36 (7.89%) Oracle
7 34 (7.46%) EMC
8 26 (5.70%) Google
9 25 (5.48%) F5
10 24 (5.26%) SolarWinds
11 17 (3.73%) NetApp
11 17 (3.73%) Sophos
12 16 (3.51%) Palo Alto
12 16 (3.51%) Symantec
13 14 (3.07%) Lumension
14 13 (2.85%) BMC
14 13 (2.85%) ESRI
15 12 (2.63%) CheckPoint