Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 119 110
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 -27
Contract jobs citing VMware 909 316 916
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.58% 2.29% 2.48%
As % of the Vendors category 6.81% 5.70% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 211 612
10th Percentile £300 £275 £238
25th Percentile £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.63%
75th Percentile £585 £520 £530
90th Percentile £675 £588 £614
England median daily rate £463 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +6.32% +8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 26
10th Percentile " £36.05 £19.76
25th Percentile £24.50 £37.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate £40.12 £40.00 £42.31
Median % change year-on-year +0.29% -5.45% +88.02%
75th Percentile £45.97 £43.25 £48.44
90th Percentile £58.50 £44.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £43.19 £39.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.65% +13.57% +32.08%

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 13,357 5,540 14,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.89% 40.16% 39.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,138 3,797 10,005
10th Percentile £338 £300 £269
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £615 £588
90th Percentile £738 £713 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 35 241
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.72 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.00 £15.60
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £44.50 £37.88 £28.00
90th Percentile £58.25 £49.73 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% +6.58% +9.64%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -15 108 £475 +4.97% 83
West London -9 23 £550 +22.22% 28
South London +9 21 £405 -4.71% 12
East London -6 6 £245 -12.50% 24
North London - 6 £400 - 3
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 587 (64.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 472 (51.93%) Windows
3 394 (43.34%) Active Directory
4 354 (38.94%) Azure
5 279 (30.69%) Microsoft
6 255 (28.05%) Linux
7 242 (26.62%) Windows Server
8 219 (24.09%) AWS
9 213 (23.43%) PowerShell
10 212 (23.32%) Finance
11 204 (22.44%) Microsoft 365
12 203 (22.33%) Cisco
13 193 (21.23%) Ansible
14 187 (20.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 181 (19.91%) Citrix
16 175 (19.25%) DNS
17 174 (19.14%) DevOps
18 153 (16.83%) Firewall
19 151 (16.61%) ITIL
20 140 (15.40%) Migration
21 137 (15.07%) Social Skills
22 126 (13.86%) Terraform
23 122 (13.42%) DHCP
24 121 (13.31%) Python
24 121 (13.31%) Security Cleared
25 118 (12.98%) Hyper-V
26 116 (12.76%) SCCM
27 114 (12.54%) vSphere
27 114 (12.54%) Data Centre
27 114 (12.54%) Agile Software Development

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 40 (4.40%) MS Exchange
1 40 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.19%) OpenStack
3 27 (2.97%) Confluence
4 23 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.42%) Apache
6 21 (2.31%) IIS
7 16 (1.76%) nginx
7 16 (1.76%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.66%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.44%) Mattermost
12 4 (0.44%) Traefik
13 3 (0.33%) CMS
14 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 57 (6.27%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 354 (38.94%) Azure
2 219 (24.09%) AWS
3 204 (22.44%) Microsoft 365
4 102 (11.22%) IaaS
5 93 (10.23%) GCP
6 84 (9.24%) PaaS
7 68 (7.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 45 (4.95%) GitHub
9 40 (4.40%) SaaS
10 29 (3.19%) Mimecast
11 21 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (1.87%) OpenShift
15 17 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
17 11 (1.21%) AWS Direct Connect
17 11 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (1.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 175 (19.25%) DNS
2 153 (16.83%) Firewall
3 122 (13.42%) DHCP
4 106 (11.66%) SAN
5 103 (11.33%) WAN
6 78 (8.58%) TCP/IP
7 71 (7.81%) VPN
8 53 (5.83%) LAN
9 43 (4.73%) SD-WAN
10 42 (4.62%) NAS
11 38 (4.18%) Network Security
12 36 (3.96%) SSL
13 26 (2.86%) VLAN
14 25 (2.75%) iSCSI
15 24 (2.64%) NetScaler
16 22 (2.42%) Fibre Channel
17 20 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (2.20%) Internet
17 20 (2.20%) Software-Defined Networking
18 18 (1.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (8.36%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.08%) MySQL
3 20 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 16 (1.76%) MongoDB
5 15 (1.65%) Big Data
5 15 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.43%) SQL Server 2019
8 11 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.99%) DB2
10 9 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.88%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.66%) GIS
13 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 57 (6.27%) Jenkins
2 55 (6.05%) Git (software)
3 37 (4.07%) JIRA
4 22 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (2.09%) GitLab
6 14 (1.54%) Subversion
7 10 (1.10%) Gradle
8 9 (0.99%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.88%) GoCD
9 8 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.77%) fastlane
10 7 (0.77%) Flyway
11 5 (0.55%) Serena SBM
12 4 (0.44%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.44%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.44%) Selenium
12 4 (0.44%) Travis CI
13 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.33%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.33%) Maven
General
1 212 (23.32%) Finance
2 137 (15.07%) Social Skills
3 79 (8.69%) Banking
4 29 (3.19%) Public Sector
4 29 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 28 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (2.42%) Retail
7 19 (2.09%) Games
8 17 (1.87%) Legal
9 13 (1.43%) Law
10 12 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
10 12 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
11 11 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
12 9 (0.99%) Local Government
13 8 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.88%) Marketing
14 7 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.44%) Automotive
15 4 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 160 (17.60%) Architect
2 152 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 60 (6.60%) Consultant
3 60 (6.60%) VMware Engineer
4 58 (6.38%) Analyst
4 58 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
5 52 (5.72%) Support Engineer
6 51 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
7 47 (5.17%) Administrator
7 47 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 43 (4.73%) Technical Architect
9 41 (4.51%) Azure Engineer
10 40 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
11 39 (4.29%) Security Engineer
12 37 (4.07%) Server Engineer
13 36 (3.96%) Network Engineer
13 36 (3.96%) Project Manager
14 35 (3.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 33 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
15 33 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.52%) YAML
2 30 (3.30%) Web Services
3 28 (3.08%) LDAP
4 24 (2.64%) JSON
5 20 (2.20%) OAuth
6 15 (1.65%) Kafka
6 15 (1.65%) Middleware
6 15 (1.65%) Node.js
6 15 (1.65%) OAuth2
7 13 (1.43%) REST
8 8 (0.88%) LAMP
8 8 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (0.77%) JMS
10 6 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.66%) Micronaut
10 6 (0.66%) RxJava
10 6 (0.66%) Spring Boot
10 6 (0.66%) XML
11 5 (0.55%) gRPC
11 5 (0.55%) JWT
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.54%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.28%) Clustering
3 41 (4.51%) Replication
4 39 (4.29%) Public Cloud
5 37 (4.07%) Private Cloud
6 26 (2.86%) PKI
7 24 (2.64%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.98%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.32%) NHS
12 11 (1.21%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.10%) Fat Client
13 10 (1.10%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.77%) iPad
14 7 (0.77%) iPhone
15 6 (0.66%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 472 (51.93%) Windows
2 255 (28.05%) Linux
3 242 (26.62%) Windows Server
4 95 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 76 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (7.81%) Windows 10
7 66 (7.26%) Windows Server 2016
8 63 (6.93%) Windows Server 2019
9 46 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (4.62%) Unix
11 32 (3.52%) CentOS
12 31 (3.41%) Windows 7
13 23 (2.53%) Ubuntu
14 22 (2.42%) Solaris
15 10 (1.10%) VMS
16 9 (0.99%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.88%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.77%) Android
18 7 (0.77%) HPUX
19 5 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (20.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 174 (19.14%) DevOps
3 151 (16.61%) ITIL
4 140 (15.40%) Migration
5 114 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (7.59%) Change Management
6 69 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
7 65 (7.15%) Configuration Management
8 64 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
9 63 (6.93%) Project Delivery
10 60 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 50 (5.50%) Infrastructure as Code
12 45 (4.95%) Service Management
13 44 (4.84%) Load Balancing
14 42 (4.62%) Project Management
15 40 (4.40%) Network Architecture
16 36 (3.96%) Data Protection
17 33 (3.63%) PRINCE2
18 30 (3.30%) ITSM
19 29 (3.19%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 213 (23.43%) PowerShell
2 121 (13.31%) Python
3 106 (11.66%) SQL
4 75 (8.25%) Bash Shell
5 52 (5.72%) Java
6 25 (2.75%) Ruby
7 24 (2.64%) Go
8 22 (2.42%) C
8 22 (2.42%) Perl
9 16 (1.76%) PHP
10 13 (1.43%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.32%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.21%) VB
13 8 (0.88%) Groovy
13 8 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.88%) VBScript
14 6 (0.66%) Java 11
15 4 (0.44%) C#
16 3 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 121 (13.31%) Security Cleared
2 101 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (4.40%) DV Cleared
6 28 (3.08%) Degree
6 28 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (2.97%) MCSE
8 21 (2.31%) CCNA
9 18 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (1.65%) CCNP
10 15 (1.65%) CISSP
11 14 (1.54%) CESG Certified Professional
11 14 (1.54%) MCSA
11 14 (1.54%) PMI Certification
11 14 (1.54%) PMP
12 11 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.10%) MCP
14 9 (0.99%) CCIE
15 8 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.85%) SLA
2 32 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.98%) NCSC
4 17 (1.87%) GDPR
5 10 (1.10%) NIST
5 10 (1.10%) QA
6 9 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.66%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.44%) COBIT
9 4 (0.44%) GRC
9 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.22%) DICOM
11 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.11%) FISMA
12 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.11%) HL7
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 587 (64.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 394 (43.34%) Active Directory
3 118 (12.98%) Hyper-V
4 114 (12.54%) vSphere
5 112 (12.32%) VMware ESXi
6 70 (7.70%) Docker
7 54 (5.94%) VMware NSX
8 44 (4.84%) XenApp
9 32 (3.52%) NFS
10 29 (3.19%) XenDesktop
11 27 (2.97%) vCloud
12 26 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
13 24 (2.64%) Virtual Servers
14 22 (2.42%) VMware Workstation
15 20 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (1.54%) KVM
17 13 (1.43%) Xen
18 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 9 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
20 7 (0.77%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 193 (21.23%) Ansible
2 126 (13.86%) Terraform
3 116 (12.76%) SCCM
4 90 (9.90%) Puppet
5 72 (7.92%) Kubernetes
6 50 (5.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 45 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
8 42 (4.62%) vRealize
9 39 (4.29%) vCenter Server
10 38 (4.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 28 (3.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 27 (2.97%) Prometheus
13 26 (2.86%) PowerCLI
14 25 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
14 25 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
15 21 (2.31%) ZABBIX
16 18 (1.98%) SCOM
17 16 (1.76%) Nagios
18 14 (1.54%) WSUS
19 13 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 279 (30.69%) Microsoft
2 203 (22.33%) Cisco
3 181 (19.91%) Citrix
4 109 (11.99%) Red Hat
5 89 (9.79%) HP
6 77 (8.47%) Oracle
7 73 (8.03%) Dell
8 58 (6.38%) NetApp
9 55 (6.05%) EMC
10 44 (4.84%) SolarWinds
11 41 (4.51%) IBM
12 39 (4.29%) Juniper
13 38 (4.18%) Google
14 35 (3.85%) Splunk
15 33 (3.63%) CheckPoint
15 33 (3.63%) ServiceNow
16 29 (3.19%) F5
17 26 (2.86%) 3PAR
17 26 (2.86%) Palo Alto
18 21 (2.31%) McAfee