Period
to 9 July 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 9 July 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 43 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 282 723 878
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.65% 4.77% 5.12%
As % of the Vendors category 9.45% 10.17% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 513 507
Median daily rate £425 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £208 £225 £254
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 49
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.34% -32.58% +8.00%
10th Percentile £14.04 £14.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £34.50 £51.38 £49.05
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -7.41% +35.00%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,984 7,110 8,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.25% 46.92% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,770 4,206 4,599
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £606 £578
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 324 337
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.67 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.40 £54.63 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.52
% change year-on-year +10.53% +8.45% +1.15%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VMware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware in the South East.

Daily rate trend for VMware in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware in the South East over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for VMware in the South East

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware in the South East over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VMware in the South East

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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 within the South East region over the 6 months to 9 July 2020. 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 +6 141 £464 +15.94% 32
Thames Valley +5 96 £400 -3.03% 20
Berkshire +27 71 £400 -7.30% 12
Surrey +17 26 £211 -45.48% 13
Buckinghamshire -17 20 £420 - 5
Kent -3 9 £236 -30.00% 11
West Sussex 0 6 £425 +3.03% 12
Oxfordshire +9 5 £400 +50.94% 3
East Sussex +22 2 - - 4
Middlesex +17 1 £300 -29.41%
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for VMware.

1 210 (74.47%) Windows
2 183 (64.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (48.94%) Active Directory
4 124 (43.97%) Windows Server
5 108 (38.30%) Microsoft
6 90 (31.91%) PowerShell
7 87 (30.85%) Security Cleared
8 80 (28.37%) Linux
9 66 (23.40%) Firewall
9 66 (23.40%) Azure
10 64 (22.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 63 (22.34%) DNS
12 62 (21.99%) vSphere
13 61 (21.63%) Windows Server 2016
14 60 (21.28%) Hyper-V
15 59 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 57 (20.21%) SC Cleared
17 56 (19.86%) Office 365
18 54 (19.15%) Cisco
19 52 (18.44%) Data Centre
20 49 (17.38%) ITIL
21 48 (17.02%) DHCP
22 44 (15.60%) Citrix
23 42 (14.89%) Migration
24 41 (14.54%) VMware ESXi
24 41 (14.54%) Windows Server 2008
25 40 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
25 40 (14.18%) SQL
25 40 (14.18%) Ansible
26 39 (13.83%) DevOps

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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 28 (9.93%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 20 (7.09%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.55%) IIS
5 8 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.48%) Confluence
7 6 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.06%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.06%) JBoss
9 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.35%) Apache
11 1 (0.35%) Documentum
11 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.35%) nginx
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.71%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (23.40%) Azure
2 56 (19.86%) Office 365
3 33 (11.70%) AWS
4 15 (5.32%) IaaS
5 12 (4.26%) GitHub
6 10 (3.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (2.84%) PaaS
8 7 (2.48%) Yammer
9 5 (1.77%) SaaS
10 4 (1.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.71%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.71%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 66 (23.40%) Firewall
2 63 (22.34%) DNS
3 48 (17.02%) DHCP
4 36 (12.77%) WAN
5 30 (10.64%) Skype
6 28 (9.93%) SAN
7 25 (8.87%) TCP/IP
8 19 (6.74%) VLAN
9 17 (6.03%) LAN
9 17 (6.03%) SNMP
10 14 (4.96%) BGP
11 12 (4.26%) PBX
11 12 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
11 12 (4.26%) VSAN
12 11 (3.90%) iSCSI
12 11 (3.90%) OSPF
12 11 (3.90%) VoIP
12 11 (3.90%) VPN
13 10 (3.55%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (3.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.48%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2019
5 3 (1.06%) MySQL
5 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.35%) PolyBase
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (8.87%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.16%) JIRA
3 21 (7.45%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (3.90%) GitLab
4 11 (3.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (2.84%) Vagrant
6 7 (2.48%) MSI
6 7 (2.48%) Subversion
7 6 (2.13%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.06%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.06%) ClearQuest
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.71%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.71%) Selenium
9 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.35%) Ant
10 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.35%) TestNG
General
1 10 (3.55%) Finance
2 8 (2.84%) Public Sector
2 8 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.48%) Retail
4 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.06%) Police
5 2 (0.71%) Military
5 2 (0.71%) Publishing
6 1 (0.35%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.35%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (18.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (14.54%) Architect
3 23 (8.16%) Analyst
4 19 (6.74%) VMware Engineer
5 18 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 17 (6.03%) Administrator
7 16 (5.67%) Consultant
7 16 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (4.96%) Wintel Engineer
9 13 (4.61%) IT Engineer
9 13 (4.61%) Network Engineer
9 13 (4.61%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.61%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (3.90%) Storage Engineer
11 10 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (3.19%) Automation Engineer
12 9 (3.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 8 (2.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 8 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.67%) Middleware
2 15 (5.32%) .NET
3 12 (4.26%) LDAP
4 9 (3.19%) REST
5 8 (2.84%) RESTful
6 7 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (2.48%) gRPC
6 7 (2.48%) Swagger
7 4 (1.42%) 802.1X
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.71%) Flash
9 2 (0.71%) JSON
9 2 (0.71%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.71%) Web Services
9 2 (0.71%) YAML
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Cordova
10 1 (0.35%) Flutter
10 1 (0.35%) Node.js
10 1 (0.35%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 52 (18.44%) Data Centre
2 31 (10.99%) PKI
3 29 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (8.87%) Clustering
5 18 (6.38%) Replication
6 16 (5.67%) Client/Server
6 16 (5.67%) Private Cloud
7 14 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (4.26%) Management Information System
8 12 (4.26%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.77%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.77%) NHS
10 4 (1.42%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.42%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.42%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.06%) CMDB
11 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.71%) Biotechnology
12 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 210 (74.47%) Windows
2 124 (43.97%) Windows Server
3 80 (28.37%) Linux
4 61 (21.63%) Windows Server 2016
5 59 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (14.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (13.12%) Windows 10
8 23 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (7.80%) Windows 7
10 21 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (7.45%) Windows Server 2019
11 14 (4.96%) Unix
12 13 (4.61%) CentOS
13 7 (2.48%) Android
13 7 (2.48%) Apple iOS
14 6 (2.13%) AIX
14 6 (2.13%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.77%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.42%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 49 (17.38%) ITIL
3 42 (14.89%) Migration
4 39 (13.83%) DevOps
5 33 (11.70%) High Availability
6 27 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (8.87%) Configuration Management
9 21 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (7.45%) Infrastructure as Code
10 19 (6.74%) Service Management
11 17 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (5.32%) Change Control
13 14 (4.96%) Validation
14 13 (4.61%) Network Design
14 13 (4.61%) Service Delivery
14 13 (4.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 12 (4.26%) Load Balancing
15 12 (4.26%) Network Virtualisation
15 12 (4.26%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 90 (31.91%) PowerShell
2 40 (14.18%) SQL
3 32 (11.35%) Python
4 16 (5.67%) Bash Shell
5 12 (4.26%) Perl
6 8 (2.84%) C#
7 7 (2.48%) Go
8 6 (2.13%) VBScript
9 4 (1.42%) VB
10 3 (1.06%) Java
10 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.06%) Korn
11 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.35%) C
12 1 (0.35%) C++
12 1 (0.35%) F#
12 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.35%) PHP
12 1 (0.35%) Ruby
12 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (30.85%) Security Cleared
2 57 (20.21%) SC Cleared
3 40 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (8.51%) DV Cleared
5 22 (7.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (5.67%) MCSE
8 13 (4.61%) CCNP
9 12 (4.26%) Degree
9 12 (4.26%) MCSA
10 11 (3.90%) CCNA
11 6 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.77%) MCITP
13 4 (1.42%) MCP
13 4 (1.42%) VCAP
13 4 (1.42%) VCP6
14 3 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (1.06%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.06%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.19%) SLA
2 5 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.06%) GPG13
3 3 (1.06%) QA
4 2 (0.71%) NCSC
5 1 (0.35%) GDPR
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 183 (64.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 138 (48.94%) Active Directory
3 62 (21.99%) vSphere
4 60 (21.28%) Hyper-V
5 41 (14.54%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (10.64%) VMware NSX
7 16 (5.67%) Docker
8 15 (5.32%) XenApp
9 11 (3.90%) vCloud
9 11 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (3.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (2.48%) NFS
12 6 (2.13%) KVM
12 6 (2.13%) UAG
13 5 (1.77%) XenDesktop
14 4 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.42%) Samba
14 4 (1.42%) Terminal Server
15 3 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (14.18%) Ansible
2 31 (10.99%) vRealize
3 28 (9.93%) SCCM
4 24 (8.51%) vCenter Server
5 21 (7.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 19 (6.74%) Puppet
7 17 (6.03%) Kubernetes
7 17 (6.03%) Terraform
8 15 (5.32%) Failover Clustering
8 15 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (4.96%) SCOM
10 13 (4.61%) ZABBIX
11 11 (3.90%) Packer
11 11 (3.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 11 (3.90%) WSUS
12 10 (3.55%) Grafana
13 8 (2.84%) AirWatch
14 7 (2.48%) Prometheus
14 7 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 6 (2.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 108 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 54 (19.15%) Cisco
3 44 (15.60%) Citrix
4 28 (9.93%) Oracle
5 19 (6.74%) Dell
5 19 (6.74%) McAfee
6 18 (6.38%) EMC
7 16 (5.67%) HP
7 16 (5.67%) NetApp
7 16 (5.67%) Red Hat
8 15 (5.32%) IBM
9 14 (4.96%) Juniper
10 12 (4.26%) Sonus
11 11 (3.90%) Atlassian
11 11 (3.90%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.90%) Splunk
12 10 (3.55%) F5
13 9 (3.19%) 3PAR
13 9 (3.19%) Symantec
14 8 (2.84%) Apple