Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

VMware Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 337 297 294
Rank change year-on-year -40 -3 +30
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 50 61 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.38% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.41% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 50 82
South East median daily rate £413 £380 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +38.18% -19.71%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £200
90th Percentile £459 £495 £438
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
South East median hourly rate £34.51 £31.51 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +0.04% -13.70%
10th Percentile £23.00 £16.01 £26.85
90th Percentile £46.14 £46.38 £33.75
England median hourly rate £42.27 £36.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +15.79% +15.87% -21.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,179 15,038 17,779
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.62% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,561 8,651 10,733
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £230
90th Percentile £585 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 722 787
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

VMware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured VMware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Engineer in the South East

VMware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Engineer in the South East

VMware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Engineer in the South East

VMware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Engineer in the South East

VMware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Engineer in the South East

VMware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Hampshire -6 18 £325 -21.50% 5
Thames Valley -15 15 £425 +28.30% 5
West Sussex +7 9 £413 +0.61% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £425 +41.67% 3
Surrey -21 7 £335 -4.96% 1
Oxfordshire +2 6 £425 +6.25% 2
Kent +9 1 - -
Berkshire -30 1 £475 +48.44%
VMware Engineer
England

VMware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, VMware Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring VMware Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) VMware
2 40 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (62.00%) Windows
4 25 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 24 (48.00%) Active Directory
6 21 (42.00%) vSphere
7 16 (32.00%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (28.00%) Citrix
9 11 (22.00%) XenApp
9 11 (22.00%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (20.00%) Finance
10 10 (20.00%) Migration
11 9 (18.00%) ITIL
11 9 (18.00%) XenDesktop
11 9 (18.00%) vRealize
12 8 (16.00%) VMware NSX
12 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
12 8 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
14 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
14 6 (12.00%) Time Management
14 6 (12.00%) VSAN
15 5 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
15 5 (10.00%) SCCM
16 4 (8.00%) Data Security
16 4 (8.00%) Cisco
16 4 (8.00%) Linux
16 4 (8.00%) Atlassian
16 4 (8.00%) K2 blackpearl

VMware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (8.00%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) VSAN
2 3 (6.00%) DHCP
2 3 (6.00%) DNS
2 3 (6.00%) LAN
2 3 (6.00%) SAN
2 3 (6.00%) WAN
3 2 (4.00%) Firewall
3 2 (4.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.00%) NAS
4 1 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) EMC Centera
4 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Windows
2 25 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.00%) Linux
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Migration
2 9 (18.00%) ITIL
3 6 (12.00%) Time Management
4 5 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (8.00%) Data Security
6 2 (4.00%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.00%) Change Control
6 2 (4.00%) Change Management
6 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.00%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (2.00%) High Availability
7 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.00%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.00%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 1 (2.00%) Server Building
7 1 (2.00%) Software Architecture
7 1 (2.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) C++
3 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) VCP6
3 3 (6.00%) MCSE
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) CCA
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) MCP
5 1 (2.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.00%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (48.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (42.00%) vSphere
4 16 (32.00%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (22.00%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (22.00%) XenApp
6 9 (18.00%) XenDesktop
7 8 (16.00%) VMware NSX
8 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (4.00%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) vRealize
2 5 (10.00%) SCCM
3 3 (6.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.00%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (2.00%) Nessus
5 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.00%) ThinApp
5 1 (2.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (28.00%) Citrix
3 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (8.00%) Cisco
4 4 (8.00%) Synology
5 3 (6.00%) EMC
6 2 (4.00%) Brocade
6 2 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) McAfee
6 2 (4.00%) Veritas
7 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.00%) F5
7 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.00%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.00%) Shavlik
7 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds