Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 33 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 874 921 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.31% 5.66% 5.79%
As % of the Vendors category 11.44% 11.73% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 547 697
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +12.86%
10th Percentile £213 £202 £226
90th Percentile £538 £530 £538
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 53
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -39.02% +36.67%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.24 £16.10
90th Percentile £49.45 £43.00 £49.46
England median hourly rate £27.00 £19.66 £27.25
% change year-on-year +37.33% -27.85% +21.11%

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 7,640 7,854 8,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.44% 48.27% 47.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,423 4,474 4,732
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £224
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 339 414
South East median hourly rate £16.58 £17.48 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.15% +10.28% -11.94%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £47.73
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -2.86%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 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
Thames Valley -6 317 £400 +14.29% 83
Hampshire -4 314 £415 +1.84% 54
Berkshire -6 150 £398 +13.57% 49
Surrey +7 145 £335 -4.96% 29
Buckinghamshire +11 131 £395 -0.63% 16
West Sussex -11 50 £413 +12.63% 15
Oxfordshire -21 36 £430 +14.53% 18
Kent -12 24 £335 -0.74% 10
East Sussex -1 7 £525 +32.91% 7
Middlesex - 6 £463 - 1
Sussex - 2 £400 -
Home Counties -1 1 - -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 South East region with a requirement for VMware.

1 543 (62.13%) Windows
2 501 (57.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 382 (43.71%) Active Directory
4 336 (38.44%) Microsoft
5 308 (35.24%) Windows Server
6 263 (30.09%) Linux
7 227 (25.97%) Citrix
8 196 (22.43%) Security Cleared
9 178 (20.37%) ITIL
10 164 (18.76%) Microsoft Azure
11 155 (17.73%) Firewall
12 154 (17.62%) vSphere
13 153 (17.51%) Hyper-V
13 153 (17.51%) Cisco
14 152 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 151 (17.28%) SC Cleared
16 150 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 140 (16.02%) SQL
18 136 (15.56%) SCCM
19 134 (15.33%) Office 365
20 131 (14.99%) VMware ESXi
21 129 (14.76%) PowerShell
22 127 (14.53%) Oracle
22 127 (14.53%) DNS
23 126 (14.42%) Migration
24 124 (14.19%) SAN
25 122 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
26 120 (13.73%) Finance
27 115 (13.16%) NetApp
28 110 (12.59%) Unix

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 81 (9.27%) MS Exchange
2 67 (7.67%) SharePoint
3 43 (4.92%) IIS
4 39 (4.46%) Skype for Business
5 30 (3.43%) Apache
6 27 (3.09%) OpenStack
7 23 (2.63%) JBoss
8 21 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.92%) WildFly
12 7 (0.80%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.57%) Confluence
14 5 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 67 (7.67%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.37%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 164 (18.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (15.33%) Office 365
3 74 (8.47%) IaaS
4 68 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
5 62 (7.09%) PaaS
6 27 (3.09%) SaaS
7 14 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.26%) Yammer
10 7 (0.80%) Akamai
11 6 (0.69%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.57%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.57%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.23%) NuGet
16 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.11%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 155 (17.73%) Firewall
2 127 (14.53%) DNS
3 124 (14.19%) SAN
4 92 (10.53%) LAN
5 85 (9.73%) WAN
6 71 (8.12%) DHCP
7 69 (7.89%) TCP/IP
8 50 (5.72%) NetScaler
9 42 (4.81%) iSCSI
10 34 (3.89%) VLAN
11 32 (3.66%) Skype
11 32 (3.66%) VPN
12 23 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (2.63%) NAS
13 20 (2.29%) Fibre Channel
13 20 (2.29%) Wireless
14 19 (2.17%) Internet
14 19 (2.17%) Network Security
15 18 (2.06%) VoIP
16 14 (1.60%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.23%) Oracle Database
3 25 (2.86%) MySQL
4 20 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 15 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (1.37%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.03%) Power BI
10 8 (0.92%) DB2
11 7 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.69%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.46%) Redis
14 4 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (5.03%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.46%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.03%) MSI
4 9 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (1.03%) Selenium
5 7 (0.80%) Eclipse
5 7 (0.80%) HP UFT
5 7 (0.80%) JIRA
5 7 (0.80%) SoapUI
5 7 (0.80%) SpecFlow
6 6 (0.69%) Toad
7 5 (0.57%) Ant
7 5 (0.57%) TestNG
8 4 (0.46%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.46%) Maven
8 4 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.34%) GitLab
9 3 (0.34%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 120 (13.73%) Finance
2 28 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.52%) Banking
4 16 (1.83%) Retail
5 13 (1.49%) Back Office
5 13 (1.49%) Law
6 7 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.57%) Advertising
8 5 (0.57%) French Language
8 5 (0.57%) Military
9 4 (0.46%) Automotive
10 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.34%) Legal
10 3 (0.34%) Publishing
11 2 (0.23%) Marketing
11 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Local Government
12 1 (0.11%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (14.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 118 (13.50%) Architect
3 93 (10.64%) Analyst
4 65 (7.44%) Infrastructure Architect
5 56 (6.41%) VMware Engineer
6 53 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 41 (4.69%) Consultant
8 40 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 32 (3.66%) Project Manager
10 30 (3.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 29 (3.32%) Administrator
11 29 (3.32%) Desktop Support
12 28 (3.20%) Windows Engineer
13 26 (2.97%) Support Analyst
13 26 (2.97%) Wintel Engineer
14 25 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
14 25 (2.86%) Network Engineer
14 25 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
15 24 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (2.52%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.86%) Middleware
2 26 (2.97%) .NET
3 25 (2.86%) Web Services
4 22 (2.52%) LDAP
5 9 (1.03%) RESTful
5 9 (1.03%) SOAP
6 8 (0.92%) XML
7 7 (0.80%) JSON
8 6 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.69%) Servlets
9 5 (0.57%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.57%) Kafka
9 5 (0.57%) Sensu
10 4 (0.46%) POSIX
10 4 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.46%) XSLT
11 3 (0.34%) CSS
11 3 (0.34%) J2EE
11 3 (0.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 99 (11.33%) Data Centre
2 54 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.69%) Clustering
4 33 (3.78%) PKI
5 31 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (3.20%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.63%) Fat Client
7 23 (2.63%) Thin Client
8 17 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.60%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.37%) iSeries
11 9 (1.03%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.03%) Replication
12 8 (0.92%) AS400
13 7 (0.80%) FlexPod
13 7 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.69%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.69%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.57%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 543 (62.13%) Windows
2 308 (35.24%) Windows Server
3 263 (30.09%) Linux
4 150 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 122 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 110 (12.59%) Unix
7 101 (11.56%) Windows 10
8 84 (9.61%) Windows 7
9 81 (9.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (4.35%) Solaris
12 27 (3.09%) AIX
13 22 (2.52%) CentOS
14 18 (2.06%) Windows XP
15 17 (1.95%) Data ONTAP
16 15 (1.72%) Windows 8
17 9 (1.03%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.80%) Debian
19 6 (0.69%) Windows Vista
20 5 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (20.37%) ITIL
2 152 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 126 (14.42%) Migration
4 73 (8.35%) Change Management
5 64 (7.32%) DevOps
5 64 (7.32%) Service Management
6 57 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 55 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (6.06%) Incident Management
9 46 (5.26%) Configuration Management
10 45 (5.15%) Network Design
11 41 (4.69%) Project Management
12 38 (4.35%) Service Delivery
13 37 (4.23%) Application Packaging
14 34 (3.89%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (3.78%) High Availability
16 29 (3.32%) ITIL V3
16 29 (3.32%) Scrum
17 27 (3.09%) Capacity Management
17 27 (3.09%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 140 (16.02%) SQL
2 129 (14.76%) PowerShell
3 40 (4.58%) Perl
4 39 (4.46%) Java
5 36 (4.12%) Python
6 23 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.49%) VBScript
8 11 (1.26%) Ruby
9 9 (1.03%) C
10 8 (0.92%) C++
10 8 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.92%) VB
11 7 (0.80%) C#
11 7 (0.80%) F#
11 7 (0.80%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.69%) PHP
13 4 (0.46%) AWK
13 4 (0.46%) Bourne shell
13 4 (0.46%) Korn
14 3 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 196 (22.43%) Security Cleared
2 151 (17.28%) SC Cleared
3 64 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (6.86%) DV Cleared
5 59 (6.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 41 (4.69%) MCSE
7 39 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
9 24 (2.75%) CCNP
10 23 (2.63%) CCNA
11 21 (2.40%) VCP6
12 19 (2.17%) CCA
13 16 (1.83%) Degree
14 13 (1.49%) NCDA
14 13 (1.49%) NCSIE
15 12 (1.37%) MCSA
16 11 (1.26%) MCITP
17 10 (1.14%) RHCE
18 9 (1.03%) ISEB
18 9 (1.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.17%) SLA
2 15 (1.72%) GDPR
3 10 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.14%) QA
4 8 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.34%) COBIT
5 3 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.34%) ISO 22301
5 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.23%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) ECSS
7 1 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.11%) GPG13
7 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 501 (57.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 382 (43.71%) Active Directory
3 154 (17.62%) vSphere
4 153 (17.51%) Hyper-V
5 131 (14.99%) VMware ESXi
6 85 (9.73%) XenApp
7 77 (8.81%) XenDesktop
8 53 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 52 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 32 (3.66%) NFS
12 31 (3.55%) XenServer
13 27 (3.09%) vCloud
14 26 (2.97%) VMware NSX
15 23 (2.63%) Docker
16 20 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
17 16 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
18 15 (1.72%) DFS Replication
19 13 (1.49%) KVM
20 12 (1.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 136 (15.56%) SCCM
2 57 (6.52%) Puppet
3 42 (4.81%) Ansible
3 42 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (4.58%) vRealize
5 39 (4.46%) SCOM
6 36 (4.12%) vCenter Server
7 30 (3.43%) NetBackup
8 23 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
9 22 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
10 21 (2.40%) Data Guard
11 16 (1.83%) WSUS
12 15 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
13 13 (1.49%) Backup Exec
13 13 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
14 12 (1.37%) Kubernetes
14 12 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 12 (1.37%) SCVMM
15 10 (1.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 336 (38.44%) Microsoft
2 227 (25.97%) Citrix
3 153 (17.51%) Cisco
4 127 (14.53%) Oracle
5 115 (13.16%) NetApp
6 105 (12.01%) HP
7 92 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 44 (5.03%) McAfee
9 42 (4.81%) CheckPoint
9 42 (4.81%) EMC
10 41 (4.69%) Juniper
11 39 (4.46%) IBM
12 36 (4.12%) Veritas
13 34 (3.89%) Dell
14 27 (3.09%) SolarWinds
15 25 (2.86%) 3PAR
15 25 (2.86%) Veeam
16 21 (2.40%) F5
17 20 (2.29%) Remedy
17 20 (2.29%) Symantec