Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 302 305
Rank change year-on-year -22 +3 +20
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 54 65 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.42% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 47 62
South East median daily rate £390 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +45.45% -21.43%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £255
90th Percentile £454 £486 £386
England median daily rate £404 £415 £335
% change year-on-year -2.71% +23.88% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £13.03 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +264.68% -59.30% -13.51%
10th Percentile £46.25 £12.24 £29.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £13.81 £33.75
England median hourly rate £44.63 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +155.04% -45.31% -13.51%

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 15,535 15,403 16,085
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.67% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,324 9,138 9,638
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £253 £242 £230
90th Percentile £580 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 633 793
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.26
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%

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 18 October 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
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 18 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
Hampshire -17 29 £375 -11.76% 1
West Sussex -3 10 £413 +0.61%
Thames Valley -12 9 £438 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +12 7 £425 - 1
Surrey -27 4 £335 -13.83% 3
Oxfordshire +5 2 £469 +25.00% 1
East Sussex -2 1 - -
VMware Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 54 (100.00%) VMware
2 39 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (59.26%) Windows
4 31 (57.41%) Active Directory
5 30 (55.56%) vSphere
6 24 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 23 (42.59%) Finance
8 21 (38.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (38.89%) Windows Server
8 21 (38.89%) vRealize
9 20 (37.04%) ITIL
10 17 (31.48%) Citrix
11 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
11 16 (29.63%) NFS
11 16 (29.63%) iSCSI
11 16 (29.63%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (29.63%) VCP6
12 14 (25.93%) Cisco
13 12 (22.22%) Migration
13 12 (22.22%) vCloud
13 12 (22.22%) XenApp
14 10 (18.52%) XenDesktop
15 9 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
16 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (14.81%) MCSE
17 7 (12.96%) Virtual Machines
18 6 (11.11%) NetApp
18 6 (11.11%) Payment Gateway
18 6 (11.11%) Capacity Management
18 6 (11.11%) SCCM

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 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) IaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) iSCSI
2 4 (7.41%) VSAN
3 3 (5.56%) DHCP
3 3 (5.56%) DNS
3 3 (5.56%) Network Security
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) Wireless
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.85%) SAN
5 1 (1.85%) SNMP
General
1 23 (42.59%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) LDAP
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) Clustering
2 2 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (59.26%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.41%) Data ONTAP
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) Linux
6 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (37.04%) ITIL
3 12 (22.22%) Migration
4 9 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (11.11%) Capacity Management
6 5 (9.26%) Change Control
7 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
8 3 (5.56%) Change Management
8 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.56%) Time Management
9 2 (3.70%) Analytical Thinking
9 2 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (1.85%) Fault Analysis
10 1 (1.85%) Network Virtualisation
10 1 (1.85%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 1 (1.85%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
10 1 (1.85%) Storage Management
10 1 (1.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 16 (29.63%) VCP6
3 8 (14.81%) MCSE
3 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.41%) NCDA
4 4 (7.41%) NCSIE
5 2 (3.70%) CCA
5 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.85%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (72.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (57.41%) Active Directory
3 30 (55.56%) vSphere
4 16 (29.63%) NFS
4 16 (29.63%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (22.22%) vCloud
5 12 (22.22%) XenApp
6 10 (18.52%) XenDesktop
7 7 (12.96%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (7.41%) Firmware
8 4 (7.41%) VMware NSX
9 2 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (38.89%) vRealize
2 6 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.70%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (31.48%) Citrix
3 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 14 (25.93%) Cisco
5 6 (11.11%) NetApp
6 2 (3.70%) McAfee
6 2 (3.70%) Veritas
7 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.85%) Brocade
7 1 (1.85%) Dell
7 1 (1.85%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (1.85%) EMC
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) Juniper