Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 84 52
Rank change year-on-year -1 -32 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,358 1,285 1,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.99% 3.00% 3.96%
As % of the Vendors category 7.54% 7.20% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 881 1,268
London median daily rate £441 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.18% +9.68%
10th Percentile £241 £240 £268
90th Percentile £600 £600 £594
England median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 13
London median hourly rate £25.00 £47.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.27% +149.55% -16.78%
10th Percentile £14.80 £14.15 £17.05
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £44.20
England median hourly rate £27.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +45.95% -26.00% +9.51%

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 18,013 17,840 19,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.61% 41.65% 42.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,184 11,994 12,886
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £276 £263
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 244 231
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +11.43% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £41.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% -1.43%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -14 259 £425 -4.49% 87
South London -23 96 £550 +37.50% 12
West London -12 86 £424 -5.83% 54
East London -2 32 £475 +80.09% 28
North London -5 6 £325 -31.58% 5
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 810 (59.65%) Windows
2 791 (58.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 526 (38.73%) Active Directory
4 468 (34.46%) Microsoft
5 448 (32.99%) Windows Server
6 376 (27.69%) Linux
7 325 (23.93%) Cisco
8 303 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
9 301 (22.16%) Microsoft Azure
9 301 (22.16%) Finance
10 281 (20.69%) Citrix
11 242 (17.82%) SCCM
12 238 (17.53%) PowerShell
12 238 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 237 (17.45%) vSphere
13 237 (17.45%) Office 365
14 234 (17.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 230 (16.94%) ITIL
16 223 (16.42%) Firewall
16 223 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
17 208 (15.32%) DNS
18 207 (15.24%) VMware ESXi
19 201 (14.80%) Migration
20 199 (14.65%) Data Centre
21 192 (14.14%) SAN
22 189 (13.92%) Hyper-V
23 186 (13.70%) SQL
24 180 (13.25%) Security Cleared
25 175 (12.89%) SQL Server
26 174 (12.81%) MS Exchange

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
1 174 (12.81%) MS Exchange
2 81 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (5.45%) Apache
4 63 (4.64%) IIS
5 57 (4.20%) Tomcat
6 49 (3.61%) SharePoint
7 48 (3.53%) Skype for Business
8 43 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 40 (2.95%) OpenStack
10 26 (1.91%) nginx
11 23 (1.69%) Confluence
12 19 (1.40%) WebSphere
13 17 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (1.18%) Jetty
15 15 (1.10%) JBoss
16 12 (0.88%) Mongrel
17 10 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
18 7 (0.52%) CMS
18 7 (0.52%) IBM Notes
19 6 (0.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 101 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.074%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.074%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.15%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.074%) Eikon
3 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.074%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.074%) RMDS
3 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 303 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
2 301 (22.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 237 (17.45%) Office 365
4 51 (3.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 51 (3.76%) IaaS
5 47 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 35 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
8 34 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (2.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 26 (1.91%) PaaS
11 23 (1.69%) SaaS
12 17 (1.25%) Serverless
13 16 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (1.18%) Datadog
14 15 (1.10%) Mimecast
15 14 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.81%) Sumo Logic
17 10 (0.74%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 223 (16.42%) Firewall
2 208 (15.32%) DNS
3 192 (14.14%) SAN
4 144 (10.60%) DHCP
5 126 (9.28%) VPN
6 113 (8.32%) WAN
7 105 (7.73%) LAN
8 74 (5.45%) NAS
9 67 (4.93%) TCP/IP
10 46 (3.39%) NetScaler
11 44 (3.24%) VoIP
12 43 (3.17%) Skype
13 42 (3.09%) HTTP
14 40 (2.95%) MPLS
15 38 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
15 38 (2.80%) iSCSI
16 37 (2.72%) VLAN
17 35 (2.58%) Internet
18 34 (2.50%) BGP
19 33 (2.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (2.14%) MySQL
5 26 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
6 23 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (1.10%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (0.88%) DB2
10 12 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.66%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.59%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.52%) Big Data
13 7 (0.52%) Blockchain
14 6 (0.44%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 121 (8.91%) Jenkins
2 79 (5.82%) Git (software)
3 42 (3.09%) Maven
4 37 (2.72%) JIRA
5 36 (2.65%) Vagrant
6 33 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 31 (2.28%) JUnit
7 31 (2.28%) SonarQube
8 26 (1.91%) Travis CI
9 20 (1.47%) Ant
9 20 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 19 (1.40%) DbUnit
10 19 (1.40%) jMock
10 19 (1.40%) Mockito
11 18 (1.33%) MSI
12 16 (1.18%) AdminStudio
13 15 (1.10%) Gradle
14 13 (0.96%) TeamCity
15 11 (0.81%) MSBuild
16 10 (0.74%) Bitbucket
General
1 301 (22.16%) Finance
2 116 (8.54%) Banking
3 33 (2.43%) Law
4 27 (1.99%) Retail
5 21 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.40%) Publishing
7 18 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.25%) Legal
9 12 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.74%) Advertising
10 10 (0.74%) Back Office
11 9 (0.66%) Games
12 7 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.44%) Front Office
13 6 (0.44%) Marketing
14 5 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.29%) Local Government
16 3 (0.22%) International Banking
17 2 (0.15%) French Language
17 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 125 (9.20%) Architect
3 120 (8.84%) VMware Engineer
4 118 (8.69%) Analyst
5 110 (8.10%) Consultant
6 91 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 86 (6.33%) Network Engineer
8 80 (5.89%) Support Engineer
9 66 (4.86%) Administrator
10 61 (4.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 58 (4.27%) Windows Engineer
12 50 (3.68%) Linux Engineer
12 50 (3.68%) Support Analyst
13 44 (3.24%) AWS Engineer
13 44 (3.24%) Desktop Support
13 44 (3.24%) Infrastructure Architect
13 44 (3.24%) Systems Administrator
14 42 (3.09%) Server Engineer
15 39 (2.87%) 3rd Line Support
15 39 (2.87%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.79%) Web Services
2 53 (3.90%) Middleware
3 43 (3.17%) Elastic Stack
4 37 (2.72%) REST
5 35 (2.58%) .NET
6 33 (2.43%) J2EE
7 28 (2.06%) XML
8 24 (1.77%) SOAP
9 23 (1.69%) LDAP
10 20 (1.47%) LAMP
11 19 (1.40%) Apache Camel
11 19 (1.40%) PowerMock
11 19 (1.40%) RESTful
12 15 (1.10%) Spring
13 12 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
13 12 (0.88%) Servlets
14 11 (0.81%) JRuby
15 10 (0.74%) JSON
15 10 (0.74%) SailPoint
16 9 (0.66%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 199 (14.65%) Data Centre
2 94 (6.92%) Clustering
3 85 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.20%) Private Cloud
5 53 (3.90%) Replication
6 37 (2.72%) Public Cloud
7 29 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (1.99%) PKI
9 26 (1.91%) Fat Client
9 26 (1.91%) Thin Client
10 25 (1.84%) Blackberry
10 25 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (1.47%) Computer Science
12 20 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
13 18 (1.33%) CLARiiON
13 18 (1.33%) User Experience
14 14 (1.03%) iPhone
15 13 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
16 12 (0.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 810 (59.65%) Windows
2 448 (32.99%) Windows Server
3 376 (27.69%) Linux
4 234 (17.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 223 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 170 (12.52%) Windows 10
7 145 (10.68%) Windows 7
8 117 (8.62%) Unix
9 104 (7.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 90 (6.63%) CentOS
11 64 (4.71%) Ubuntu
12 49 (3.61%) Solaris
13 48 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 27 (1.99%) Windows 8
15 23 (1.69%) DC/OS
15 23 (1.69%) Mac OS
16 21 (1.55%) AIX
17 19 (1.40%) Apple iOS
18 17 (1.25%) Android
19 16 (1.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 230 (16.94%) ITIL
3 201 (14.80%) Migration
4 168 (12.37%) DevOps
5 126 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
6 124 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
7 101 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
8 95 (7.00%) Configuration Management
9 67 (4.93%) Continuous Delivery
10 63 (4.64%) Virtual Environments
11 62 (4.57%) Load Balancing
12 61 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
12 61 (4.49%) Server Management
13 58 (4.27%) Service Management
14 51 (3.76%) Open Source
15 49 (3.61%) Project Management
16 47 (3.46%) Storage Management
17 44 (3.24%) PRINCE2
18 43 (3.17%) Deployment Automation
19 42 (3.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 238 (17.53%) PowerShell
2 186 (13.70%) SQL
3 133 (9.79%) Python
4 82 (6.04%) Bash Shell
5 79 (5.82%) Java
6 66 (4.86%) Perl
7 44 (3.24%) VBScript
8 36 (2.65%) Ruby
9 29 (2.14%) C
10 28 (2.06%) JavaScript
11 24 (1.77%) Go
12 22 (1.62%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.18%) VB
14 15 (1.10%) C#
15 10 (0.74%) Groovy
16 7 (0.52%) PHP
17 6 (0.44%) AppleScript
17 6 (0.44%) AWK
18 5 (0.37%) C++
19 4 (0.29%) sed
Qualifications
1 180 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 126 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 105 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 97 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (4.93%) MCSE
6 58 (4.27%) CCNA
7 57 (4.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 56 (4.12%) Degree
9 54 (3.98%) CCNP
10 45 (3.31%) DV Cleared
11 26 (1.91%) MCITP
12 25 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (1.69%) MCSA
14 17 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (1.18%) Novell Certification
16 15 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 15 (1.10%) VCAP
17 13 (0.96%) CCIE
18 12 (0.88%) MCP
19 10 (0.74%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.79%) SLA
2 18 (1.33%) QA
3 15 (1.10%) GCP
4 12 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.37%) GDPR
7 5 (0.37%) PMO
8 4 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.15%) COBIT
10 2 (0.15%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.15%) FISMA
10 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.074%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.074%) RMADS
11 1 (0.074%) Solvency II
System Software
1 791 (58.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 526 (38.73%) Active Directory
3 237 (17.45%) vSphere
4 207 (15.24%) VMware ESXi
5 189 (13.92%) Hyper-V
6 99 (7.29%) XenApp
7 98 (7.22%) Docker
7 98 (7.22%) XenDesktop
8 88 (6.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 77 (5.67%) VMware NSX
10 66 (4.86%) Virtual Machines
11 52 (3.83%) NFS
12 39 (2.87%) vCloud
13 38 (2.80%) VirtualBox
14 34 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
15 26 (1.91%) VMware Workstation
16 24 (1.77%) Xen
17 22 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
18 19 (1.40%) KVM
19 14 (1.03%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 242 (17.82%) SCCM
2 164 (12.08%) Ansible
3 145 (10.68%) Puppet
4 117 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
5 82 (6.04%) vCenter Server
6 79 (5.82%) Terraform
7 68 (5.01%) SCOM
8 60 (4.42%) Kubernetes
9 43 (3.17%) AirWatch
10 39 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
10 39 (2.87%) NetBackup
11 37 (2.72%) WSUS
12 36 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
13 35 (2.58%) Packer
14 31 (2.28%) Salt
14 31 (2.28%) vRealize
15 30 (2.21%) Nagios
16 29 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 28 (2.06%) ZABBIX
18 26 (1.91%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 468 (34.46%) Microsoft
2 325 (23.93%) Cisco
3 281 (20.69%) Citrix
4 142 (10.46%) NetApp
5 133 (9.79%) HP
6 123 (9.06%) EMC
7 110 (8.10%) Red Hat
8 99 (7.29%) Splunk
9 76 (5.60%) Oracle
10 74 (5.45%) Dell
11 69 (5.08%) Ivanti
12 61 (4.49%) F5
13 58 (4.27%) Google
14 57 (4.20%) Veeam
15 52 (3.83%) IBM
16 46 (3.39%) Juniper
17 45 (3.31%) CheckPoint
18 41 (3.02%) ServiceNow
19 40 (2.95%) Symantec
20 39 (2.87%) SolarWinds