Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 91 54
Rank change year-on-year +15 -37 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,469 1,305 1,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.18% 2.90% 4.13%
As % of the Vendors category 7.99% 7.10% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,057 868 1,233
London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £228 £213 £275
90th Percentile £621 £600 £600
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 32
London median hourly rate £22.50 £47.83 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.96% +66.37% +25.93%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.13 £17.10
90th Percentile £45.87 £55.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +32.50% -27.27% +22.22%

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 18,374 18,392 18,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.79% 40.81% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,436 12,473 12,614
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 257 276
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +11.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.71 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +21 290 £425 -4.23% 108
South London -9 97 £525 +31.25% 22
West London +10 89 £325 -20.73% 58
East London -3 31 £475 +162.07% 29
North London -11 6 £325 -31.58% 7
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 883 (60.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 861 (58.61%) Windows
3 548 (37.30%) Active Directory
4 509 (34.65%) Microsoft
5 482 (32.81%) Windows Server
6 391 (26.62%) Linux
7 332 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
8 330 (22.46%) Amazon AWS
9 322 (21.92%) Citrix
10 317 (21.58%) Cisco
10 317 (21.58%) Finance
11 267 (18.18%) vSphere
11 267 (18.18%) Office 365
12 260 (17.70%) PowerShell
13 259 (17.63%) SCCM
14 250 (17.02%) ITIL
15 249 (16.95%) Windows Server 2012
16 241 (16.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 238 (16.20%) Windows Server 2008
18 220 (14.98%) Hyper-V
19 219 (14.91%) VMware ESXi
20 215 (14.64%) Firewall
21 212 (14.43%) DNS
22 209 (14.23%) Data Centre
23 204 (13.89%) Migration
24 200 (13.61%) Windows 10
25 194 (13.21%) MS Exchange
26 184 (12.53%) SAN
27 175 (11.91%) SQL
28 169 (11.50%) 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
1 194 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 87 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (4.08%) IIS
4 59 (4.02%) Apache
5 55 (3.74%) SharePoint
6 51 (3.47%) OpenStack
7 49 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 49 (3.34%) Tomcat
8 41 (2.79%) Skype for Business
9 24 (1.63%) WebSphere
10 20 (1.36%) Confluence
10 20 (1.36%) nginx
11 18 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (1.16%) JBoss
13 15 (1.02%) Jetty
14 14 (0.95%) Mongrel
15 11 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.54%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.41%) Drupal
18 5 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 120 (8.17%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.068%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.068%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (0.14%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.068%) Eikon
3 1 (0.068%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 332 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 330 (22.46%) Amazon AWS
3 267 (18.18%) Office 365
4 73 (4.97%) IaaS
5 51 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
6 47 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
7 44 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 43 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 43 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
9 36 (2.45%) PaaS
10 28 (1.91%) SaaS
11 21 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 18 (1.23%) Mimecast
13 15 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.75%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.75%) Sumo Logic
15 10 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (0.68%) Datadog
15 10 (0.68%) G Suite
16 9 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 215 (14.64%) Firewall
2 212 (14.43%) DNS
3 184 (12.53%) SAN
4 142 (9.67%) DHCP
5 137 (9.33%) VPN
6 132 (8.99%) WAN
7 117 (7.96%) LAN
8 61 (4.15%) TCP/IP
9 59 (4.02%) NAS
10 53 (3.61%) VLAN
11 44 (3.00%) VoIP
12 42 (2.86%) Skype
13 41 (2.79%) VSAN
14 39 (2.65%) NetScaler
15 38 (2.59%) HTTP
16 36 (2.45%) Internet
17 33 (2.25%) BGP
17 33 (2.25%) MPLS
18 32 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
19 31 (2.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.50%) MySQL
5 20 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 17 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (0.75%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (0.54%) Big Data
12 8 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.48%) DB2
13 7 (0.48%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.48%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.41%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.34%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 133 (9.05%) Jenkins
2 98 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 57 (3.88%) Maven
4 49 (3.34%) SonarQube
5 44 (3.00%) JUnit
6 34 (2.31%) DbUnit
6 34 (2.31%) jMock
6 34 (2.31%) Mockito
7 32 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 27 (1.84%) Vagrant
9 26 (1.77%) Travis CI
10 23 (1.57%) JIRA
11 22 (1.50%) Ant
12 20 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (1.09%) Gradle
14 14 (0.95%) Bitbucket
14 14 (0.95%) TeamCity
15 13 (0.88%) CruiseControl
15 13 (0.88%) MSBuild
16 12 (0.82%) AdminStudio
General
1 317 (21.58%) Finance
2 120 (8.17%) Banking
3 48 (3.27%) Law
4 43 (2.93%) Retail
5 35 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.23%) Publishing
8 16 (1.09%) Legal
9 13 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.82%) Advertising
11 8 (0.54%) Back Office
12 7 (0.48%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.48%) Marketing
13 5 (0.34%) Billing
13 5 (0.34%) Games
13 5 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.27%) Front Office
14 4 (0.27%) International Banking
14 4 (0.27%) Local Government
15 3 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 203 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 164 (11.16%) Architect
3 143 (9.73%) VMware Engineer
4 126 (8.58%) Analyst
5 105 (7.15%) Consultant
6 96 (6.54%) Support Engineer
7 87 (5.92%) Network Engineer
8 81 (5.51%) Windows Engineer
9 77 (5.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 76 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 65 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
12 60 (4.08%) Server Engineer
12 60 (4.08%) Support Analyst
13 56 (3.81%) Citrix Engineer
13 56 (3.81%) Desktop Support
14 55 (3.74%) Developer
15 54 (3.68%) Administrator
16 52 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
17 50 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
18 47 (3.20%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (5.72%) Web Services
2 58 (3.95%) Middleware
3 53 (3.61%) J2EE
4 41 (2.79%) RESTful
5 38 (2.59%) Elastic Stack
5 38 (2.59%) SOAP
6 34 (2.31%) Apache Camel
6 34 (2.31%) PowerMock
6 34 (2.31%) REST
7 30 (2.04%) .NET
7 30 (2.04%) Spring
8 21 (1.43%) LDAP
8 21 (1.43%) Spring Boot
9 19 (1.29%) JSON
10 18 (1.23%) XML
11 14 (0.95%) Servlets
12 13 (0.88%) JRuby
12 13 (0.88%) LAMP
13 12 (0.82%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.61%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 209 (14.23%) Data Centre
2 96 (6.54%) Clustering
3 75 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (3.68%) Private Cloud
5 44 (3.00%) Replication
6 37 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 34 (2.31%) Blackberry
8 30 (2.04%) Fat Client
8 30 (2.04%) Thin Client
9 29 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
10 27 (1.84%) Computer Science
10 27 (1.84%) PKI
11 24 (1.63%) User Experience
12 23 (1.57%) CLARiiON
13 21 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
14 20 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
16 17 (1.16%) iPhone
17 16 (1.09%) Management Information System
18 12 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 861 (58.61%) Windows
2 482 (32.81%) Windows Server
3 391 (26.62%) Linux
4 249 (16.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 238 (16.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 200 (13.61%) Windows 10
7 169 (11.50%) Windows 7
8 142 (9.67%) Unix
9 88 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 79 (5.38%) CentOS
11 58 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 51 (3.47%) Solaris
13 43 (2.93%) Ubuntu
14 39 (2.65%) Windows 8
15 34 (2.31%) Android
16 33 (2.25%) Mac OS
17 26 (1.77%) Apple iOS
18 18 (1.23%) Debian
19 15 (1.02%) AIX
19 15 (1.02%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (17.02%) ITIL
2 241 (16.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 204 (13.89%) Migration
4 157 (10.69%) DevOps
5 141 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
6 134 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
7 106 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
8 96 (6.54%) Configuration Management
9 76 (5.17%) Open Source
10 68 (4.63%) Virtual Environments
11 65 (4.42%) Continuous Delivery
12 64 (4.36%) Server Management
13 60 (4.08%) Service Management
14 57 (3.88%) Load Balancing
15 55 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
16 52 (3.54%) Patch Management
16 52 (3.54%) Scrum
17 51 (3.47%) E-Commerce
18 49 (3.34%) Storage Management
19 47 (3.20%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 260 (17.70%) PowerShell
2 175 (11.91%) SQL
3 106 (7.22%) Python
4 99 (6.74%) Java
5 80 (5.45%) Bash Shell
6 62 (4.22%) Perl
7 43 (2.93%) JavaScript
8 40 (2.72%) VBScript
9 37 (2.52%) Ruby
10 30 (2.04%) Go
11 29 (1.97%) C
12 23 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.36%) C#
14 14 (0.95%) VB
15 11 (0.75%) Groovy
16 7 (0.48%) AppleScript
16 7 (0.48%) Scala
16 7 (0.48%) VBA
17 5 (0.34%) PHP
18 4 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (11.10%) Security Cleared
2 119 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 110 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 75 (5.11%) MCSE
5 72 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (4.90%) Degree
5 72 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 47 (3.20%) CCNA
7 40 (2.72%) DV Cleared
8 31 (2.11%) CCNP
9 29 (1.97%) MCITP
9 29 (1.97%) MCSA
10 24 (1.63%) VCAP
11 22 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (1.43%) Novell Certification
13 19 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 16 (1.09%) MCP
15 14 (0.95%) CCIE
15 14 (0.95%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.74%) SLA
2 24 (1.63%) QA
3 14 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.48%) FedRAMP
5 6 (0.41%) GDPR
6 5 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.27%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) FISMA
8 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.068%) COBIT
9 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 1 (0.068%) OASIS TOSCA
9 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
System Software
1 883 (60.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 548 (37.30%) Active Directory
3 267 (18.18%) vSphere
4 220 (14.98%) Hyper-V
5 219 (14.91%) VMware ESXi
6 117 (7.96%) XenDesktop
7 105 (7.15%) XenApp
8 90 (6.13%) Docker
9 76 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 70 (4.77%) VMware NSX
11 49 (3.34%) NFS
12 48 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
13 44 (3.00%) vCloud
14 39 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
15 33 (2.25%) VirtualBox
16 32 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
17 30 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
18 19 (1.29%) Xen
19 17 (1.16%) BitLocker
20 16 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 259 (17.63%) SCCM
2 138 (9.39%) Ansible
3 134 (9.12%) Puppet
4 105 (7.15%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (5.38%) vCenter Server
6 75 (5.11%) Terraform
7 72 (4.90%) SCOM
8 60 (4.08%) Kubernetes
9 40 (2.72%) Microsoft Clustering
10 39 (2.65%) AirWatch
10 39 (2.65%) WSUS
11 38 (2.59%) Packer
12 37 (2.52%) Nagios
12 37 (2.52%) NetBackup
13 31 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 31 (2.11%) vRealize
14 30 (2.04%) Salt
15 28 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
15 28 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
16 25 (1.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 509 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 322 (21.92%) Citrix
3 317 (21.58%) Cisco
4 139 (9.46%) NetApp
5 134 (9.12%) HP
6 111 (7.56%) EMC
7 94 (6.40%) Red Hat
8 84 (5.72%) Splunk
9 74 (5.04%) Ivanti
10 70 (4.77%) Dell
11 68 (4.63%) Oracle
12 58 (3.95%) Veeam
13 55 (3.74%) Google
13 55 (3.74%) Symantec
14 51 (3.47%) IBM
14 51 (3.47%) McAfee
15 43 (2.93%) SolarWinds
16 40 (2.72%) ServiceNow
17 39 (2.65%) CheckPoint
18 38 (2.59%) Wyse