Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 30 30
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware 887 1038 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.27% 6.24% 5.73%
As % of the Vendors category 10.96% 12.92% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 702 713
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £198 £250 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £488
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 53
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +60.42% +10.34%
10th Percentile £12.24 £15.55 £13.90
90th Percentile £42.93 £49.46 £51.30
England median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.53% +17.78% +4.65%

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 8091 8036 9168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.08% 48.33% 47.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4651 4621 5123
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £238 £224 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £533
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 398 432
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -13.51% +19.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.00 £44.88
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the South East

VMware
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 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in the South East

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in the South East

VMware
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 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in the South East

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the South East

VMware
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 21 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -11 373 £343 -5.52% 45
Hampshire -1 315 £400 -6.76% 44
Berkshire -17 170 £325 -10.34% 24
Buckinghamshire +13 124 £370 -7.79% 14
Surrey -40 87 £365 -8.75% 18
Oxfordshire +22 77 £375 +15.38% 7
West Sussex +11 50 £338 -3.57% 4
Kent -5 32 £325 - 1
Home Counties +1 9 - -
East Sussex +2 5 £395 -10.99% 4
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for VMware.

1 615 (69.33%) Windows
2 447 (50.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 403 (45.43%) Active Directory
4 342 (38.56%) Windows Server
5 331 (37.32%) Microsoft
6 289 (32.58%) Linux
7 261 (29.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 219 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 202 (22.77%) Security Cleared
10 176 (19.84%) Citrix
11 173 (19.50%) Cisco
12 171 (19.28%) PowerShell
13 165 (18.60%) Firewall
14 158 (17.81%) VMware ESXi
15 151 (17.02%) SC Cleared
16 149 (16.80%) Hyper-V
17 136 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
18 134 (15.11%) HP
19 133 (14.99%) SQL Server
20 132 (14.88%) ITIL
21 131 (14.77%) SQL
22 129 (14.54%) DNS
23 124 (13.98%) vSphere
24 122 (13.75%) Office 365
25 115 (12.97%) SAN
26 106 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
27 98 (11.05%) Finance
28 94 (10.60%) Red Hat
28 94 (10.60%) MS Exchange
29 93 (10.48%) Data Centre

VMware
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 94 (10.60%) MS Exchange
2 66 (7.44%) OpenStack
3 55 (6.20%) IIS
4 50 (5.64%) Skype for Business
5 48 (5.41%) SharePoint
6 35 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (2.93%) JBoss
9 25 (2.82%) Apache
10 22 (2.48%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.24%) WildFly
12 10 (1.13%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.01%) Confluence
13 9 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.45%) Documentum
16 3 (0.34%) IBM Domino
16 3 (0.34%) IBM Notes
17 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 56 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
2 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.23%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Primavera
4 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 136 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (13.75%) Office 365
3 106 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
4 91 (10.26%) IaaS
5 49 (5.52%) PaaS
6 29 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.79%) Slack
8 7 (0.79%) Trello
9 5 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.56%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.56%) SaaS
10 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.34%) HP Helion
10 3 (0.34%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.11%) GitHub
12 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 165 (18.60%) Firewall
2 129 (14.54%) DNS
3 115 (12.97%) SAN
4 85 (9.58%) DHCP
5 79 (8.91%) LAN
6 74 (8.34%) WAN
7 73 (8.23%) TCP/IP
8 41 (4.62%) VPN
9 39 (4.40%) NetScaler
10 32 (3.61%) VLAN
11 31 (3.49%) VoIP
12 30 (3.38%) LDAP
13 25 (2.82%) Network Security
13 25 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
14 19 (2.14%) NAS
15 15 (1.69%) PuTTY
16 14 (1.58%) WinSCP
17 13 (1.47%) HTTP
17 13 (1.47%) Internet
17 13 (1.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 23 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 14 (1.58%) MySQL
8 13 (1.47%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.24%) DB2
9 11 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.56%) OLAP
13 5 (0.56%) OLAP Cube
13 5 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (3.72%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.61%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.14%) MSI
4 17 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
5 16 (1.80%) Selenium
6 15 (1.69%) Eclipse
7 14 (1.58%) Ant
7 14 (1.58%) HP UFT
7 14 (1.58%) SoapUI
7 14 (1.58%) SpecFlow
7 14 (1.58%) TestNG
8 13 (1.47%) JIRA
9 11 (1.24%) GitLab
9 11 (1.24%) LoadRunner
10 10 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (1.13%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.90%) Maven
12 7 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.79%) git-flow
General
1 98 (11.05%) Finance
2 48 (5.41%) Banking
3 43 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.03%) Retail
5 9 (1.01%) Publishing
6 6 (0.68%) Legal
6 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.68%) Military
7 5 (0.56%) Back Office
8 4 (0.45%) Advertising
9 2 (0.23%) Electronics
9 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.23%) Marketing
9 2 (0.23%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.11%) Billing
10 1 (0.11%) French Language
10 1 (0.11%) Local Government
10 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 112 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 108 (12.18%) Architect
3 92 (10.37%) Analyst
4 85 (9.58%) Support Engineer
5 64 (7.22%) Administrator
5 64 (7.22%) VMware Engineer
6 61 (6.88%) Consultant
7 52 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 46 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
9 43 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 41 (4.62%) Windows Engineer
11 34 (3.83%) Infrastructure Architect
12 31 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 30 (3.38%) Infrastructure Support
14 29 (3.27%) Linux Engineer
14 29 (3.27%) Server Engineer
15 28 (3.16%) Designer
15 28 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 28 (3.16%) Solutions Designer
15 28 (3.16%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.19%) Web Services
2 29 (3.27%) .NET
3 27 (3.04%) Middleware
4 10 (1.13%) REST
5 9 (1.01%) X-Windows
6 8 (0.90%) CSS
6 8 (0.90%) SOAP
7 7 (0.79%) JSON
7 7 (0.79%) LAMP
7 7 (0.79%) pytest
8 6 (0.68%) HTML
9 5 (0.56%) Angular 2
9 5 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.56%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (0.56%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.45%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (0.45%) RESTful
10 4 (0.45%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.48%) Data Centre
2 35 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 25 (2.82%) Clustering
6 22 (2.48%) Public Cloud
6 22 (2.48%) Replication
7 18 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 14 (1.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 13 (1.47%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.35%) CMDB
11 12 (1.35%) EMC VNX
11 12 (1.35%) PKI
12 10 (1.13%) Fat Client
12 10 (1.13%) FlexPod
12 10 (1.13%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.01%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.79%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 615 (69.33%) Windows
2 342 (38.56%) Windows Server
3 289 (32.58%) Linux
4 261 (29.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 219 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (9.24%) Unix
7 81 (9.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 69 (7.78%) Windows 7
10 59 (6.65%) Windows 10
11 30 (3.38%) AIX
11 30 (3.38%) Windows 8
12 27 (3.04%) Windows Vista
13 24 (2.71%) Solaris
14 21 (2.37%) CentOS
15 11 (1.24%) Debian
16 9 (1.01%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.01%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.90%) VMS
17 8 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (14.88%) ITIL
2 91 (10.26%) Migration
3 77 (8.68%) DevOps
4 66 (7.44%) Change Management
5 56 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (5.19%) TOGAF
7 43 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 40 (4.51%) Configuration Management
9 38 (4.28%) Problem Management
10 37 (4.17%) Incident Management
11 36 (4.06%) Service Delivery
11 36 (4.06%) Service Management
12 34 (3.83%) Project Management
13 33 (3.72%) Load Balancing
14 32 (3.61%) Virtual Environments
15 28 (3.16%) Patch Management
15 28 (3.16%) Test Automation
16 27 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (2.93%) Collaborative Working
18 22 (2.48%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 171 (19.28%) PowerShell
2 131 (14.77%) SQL
3 41 (4.62%) Python
4 39 (4.40%) Java
5 37 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 31 (3.49%) Perl
7 19 (2.14%) VBScript
8 14 (1.58%) F#
9 13 (1.47%) Ruby
10 12 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.01%) C
11 9 (1.01%) VB
12 8 (0.90%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.90%) Korn
12 8 (0.90%) PHP
13 7 (0.79%) C#
13 7 (0.79%) Groovy
14 5 (0.56%) AWK
14 5 (0.56%) Bourne shell
14 5 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 202 (22.77%) Security Cleared
2 151 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 80 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (6.76%) DV Cleared
5 49 (5.52%) MCSE
6 35 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 32 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (3.16%) CCNA
9 26 (2.93%) Degree
10 17 (1.92%) CCNP
11 16 (1.80%) MCSA
12 14 (1.58%) MCP
13 11 (1.24%) RHCE
14 9 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.01%) MCITP
15 8 (0.90%) ISEB
15 8 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
15 8 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.19%) SLA
2 10 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.79%) GDPR
5 6 (0.68%) QA
6 4 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.45%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.34%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) AS 2805
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 447 (50.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 403 (45.43%) Active Directory
3 158 (17.81%) VMware ESXi
4 149 (16.80%) Hyper-V
5 124 (13.98%) vSphere
6 58 (6.54%) XenDesktop
7 48 (5.41%) XenServer
8 47 (5.30%) XenApp
9 40 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (3.49%) VMware NSX
11 23 (2.59%) Docker
12 22 (2.48%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (1.58%) VMware Server
14 13 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (1.35%) KVM
16 11 (1.24%) vCloud
17 9 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
18 7 (0.79%) NFS
19 6 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 85 (9.58%) SCCM
2 49 (5.52%) NetBackup
3 48 (5.41%) Ansible
4 45 (5.07%) Puppet
5 34 (3.83%) SCOM
5 34 (3.83%) vCenter Server
6 26 (2.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 24 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (2.48%) vRealize
9 16 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
10 15 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (1.47%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.24%) Jamf Pro
12 11 (1.24%) SCVMM
13 10 (1.13%) Backup Exec
13 10 (1.13%) Kubernetes
13 10 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (1.13%) WSUS
14 9 (1.01%) Nagios
14 9 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 331 (37.32%) Microsoft
2 176 (19.84%) Citrix
3 173 (19.50%) Cisco
4 134 (15.11%) HP
5 94 (10.60%) Red Hat
6 84 (9.47%) Oracle
7 74 (8.34%) NetApp
8 53 (5.98%) Symantec
9 46 (5.19%) EMC
10 44 (4.96%) McAfee
11 33 (3.72%) IBM
12 31 (3.49%) Veeam
13 25 (2.82%) Lumension
14 23 (2.59%) F5
15 20 (2.25%) Dell
15 20 (2.25%) SolarWinds
15 20 (2.25%) Veritas
16 14 (1.58%) Brocade
16 14 (1.58%) Splunk
16 14 (1.58%) Sun