Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 40 29
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware 888 860 1,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.26% 5.12% 6.34%
As % of the Vendors category 11.37% 10.82% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 495 679
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £200 £175 £252
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 44
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -31.97% +38.68%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.24 £14.33
90th Percentile £57.50 £42.48 £49.84
England median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -16.00% +8.70%

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 7,811 7,949 7,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.26% 47.32% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,522 4,617 4,512
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £243 £241 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £572
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 326 388
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.31 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +14.46% -15.97%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.50 £47.21
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -2 337 £415 +3.75% 82
Thames Valley +4 318 £400 +21.21% 84
Berkshire -9 159 £400 +23.08% 50
Buckinghamshire +19 118 £388 +2.65% 21
Surrey +11 112 £325 -10.34% 39
West Sussex +3 58 £413 +37.50% 8
Oxfordshire -8 41 £438 +34.62% 13
East Sussex +16 36 £400 - 4
Kent -7 16 £338 +3.85% 7
Middlesex - 3 £320 -
Sussex - 2 £400 -
Home Counties 0 1 - -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 557 (62.73%) Windows
2 490 (55.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 403 (45.38%) Active Directory
4 344 (38.74%) Microsoft
5 318 (35.81%) Windows Server
6 232 (26.13%) Linux
7 230 (25.90%) Citrix
8 211 (23.76%) Security Cleared
9 183 (20.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 178 (20.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 176 (19.82%) SCCM
12 166 (18.69%) ITIL
13 162 (18.24%) SC Cleared
14 157 (17.68%) Firewall
15 153 (17.23%) vSphere
16 152 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
17 151 (17.00%) Cisco
18 146 (16.44%) Hyper-V
19 139 (15.65%) PowerShell
20 138 (15.54%) Migration
21 136 (15.32%) Finance
22 135 (15.20%) DNS
23 132 (14.86%) SQL
24 124 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
25 122 (13.74%) Office 365
25 122 (13.74%) SAN
26 119 (13.40%) VMware ESXi
27 117 (13.18%) Data Centre
28 107 (12.05%) Windows 10
29 104 (11.71%) Oracle

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 90 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 70 (7.88%) SharePoint
3 38 (4.28%) IIS
4 30 (3.38%) Apache
5 27 (3.04%) Skype for Business
6 24 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.69%) JBoss
8 15 (1.69%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.79%) Confluence
11 7 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.56%) nginx
13 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 53 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
1 12 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 178 (20.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (13.74%) Office 365
3 77 (8.67%) IaaS
4 68 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
5 54 (6.08%) PaaS
6 25 (2.82%) SaaS
7 19 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.35%) Yammer
10 10 (1.13%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.79%) Akamai
11 7 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.45%) Datadog
14 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 157 (17.68%) Firewall
2 135 (15.20%) DNS
3 122 (13.74%) SAN
4 86 (9.68%) DHCP
5 83 (9.35%) LAN
6 77 (8.67%) WAN
7 69 (7.77%) TCP/IP
8 51 (5.74%) NetScaler
9 48 (5.41%) iSCSI
10 35 (3.94%) VLAN
10 35 (3.94%) VPN
11 29 (3.27%) VoIP
12 26 (2.93%) Skype
13 25 (2.82%) NAS
14 24 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
16 18 (2.03%) Internet
17 17 (1.91%) Network Security
18 16 (1.80%) Unified Communications
18 16 (1.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.60%) Oracle Database
3 23 (2.59%) MySQL
4 15 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.01%) Power BI
7 9 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.68%) DB2
10 5 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.45%) Redis
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (5.29%) Jenkins
2 39 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.82%) JIRA
4 9 (1.01%) MSI
4 9 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (0.68%) Toad
7 5 (0.56%) Selenium
8 4 (0.45%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.34%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.34%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.23%) DbUnit
10 2 (0.23%) GitLab
10 2 (0.23%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.23%) jMock
10 2 (0.23%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.23%) Mockito
10 2 (0.23%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 136 (15.32%) Finance
2 23 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 15 (1.69%) Banking
3 15 (1.69%) Retail
4 14 (1.58%) Law
5 7 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.79%) Military
6 6 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.56%) Advertising
7 5 (0.56%) Automotive
8 4 (0.45%) Back Office
9 3 (0.34%) Publishing
10 2 (0.23%) French Language
10 2 (0.23%) Legal
10 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.11%) Marketing
11 1 (0.11%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.11%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 154 (17.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 125 (14.08%) Architect
3 75 (8.45%) Analyst
4 63 (7.09%) VMware Engineer
5 59 (6.64%) Infrastructure Architect
6 54 (6.08%) Support Engineer
7 51 (5.74%) Consultant
8 42 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 37 (4.17%) Administrator
10 32 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 31 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 31 (3.49%) Wintel Engineer
12 30 (3.38%) IT Engineer
13 29 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
14 26 (2.93%) Project Manager
14 26 (2.93%) Windows Engineer
15 25 (2.82%) Desktop Support
15 25 (2.82%) Support Analyst
15 25 (2.82%) Technical Architect
16 24 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (5.74%) Middleware
2 19 (2.14%) .NET
3 16 (1.80%) LDAP
4 11 (1.24%) SOAP
5 10 (1.13%) RESTful
6 9 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (1.01%) Web Services
7 8 (0.90%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.56%) Kafka
9 5 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.45%) COM
10 4 (0.45%) Sensu
11 3 (0.34%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.34%) Entity Framework
11 3 (0.34%) J2EE
11 3 (0.34%) Spring
11 3 (0.34%) WCF
12 2 (0.23%) PowerMock
12 2 (0.23%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 117 (13.18%) Data Centre
2 71 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.29%) Clustering
4 36 (4.05%) PKI
5 34 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.36%) Fat Client
7 21 (2.36%) Thin Client
8 16 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.58%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.35%) Replication
11 10 (1.13%) iSeries
12 9 (1.01%) CMDB
13 8 (0.90%) AS400
14 7 (0.79%) FlexPod
15 6 (0.68%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.68%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 5 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 557 (62.73%) Windows
2 318 (35.81%) Windows Server
3 232 (26.13%) Linux
4 152 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 124 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 107 (12.05%) Windows 10
7 102 (11.49%) Unix
8 71 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 70 (7.88%) Windows 7
10 38 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (3.27%) Solaris
12 26 (2.93%) AIX
13 22 (2.48%) Android
13 22 (2.48%) CentOS
14 20 (2.25%) Apple iOS
15 18 (2.03%) Windows XP
16 15 (1.69%) Windows 8
17 13 (1.46%) Data ONTAP
18 7 (0.79%) Debian
18 7 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (20.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 166 (18.69%) ITIL
3 138 (15.54%) Migration
4 65 (7.32%) DevOps
5 60 (6.76%) Service Management
6 57 (6.42%) Change Management
7 55 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 45 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (5.07%) Configuration Management
9 44 (4.95%) Incident Management
10 42 (4.73%) Project Management
11 40 (4.50%) High Availability
11 40 (4.50%) Problem-Solving
12 35 (3.94%) Data Protection
13 34 (3.83%) Application Packaging
14 33 (3.72%) Network Design
15 31 (3.49%) Patch Management
15 31 (3.49%) Service Delivery
16 30 (3.38%) Task Automation
17 29 (3.27%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 139 (15.65%) PowerShell
2 132 (14.86%) SQL
3 32 (3.60%) Perl
4 24 (2.70%) Python
5 15 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 15 (1.69%) Java
6 12 (1.35%) VBScript
7 11 (1.24%) VB
8 9 (1.01%) Ruby
9 8 (0.90%) C#
10 7 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.68%) PHP
12 5 (0.56%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.45%) C
14 2 (0.23%) F#
14 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.11%) AWK
15 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.11%) Korn
15 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (23.76%) Security Cleared
2 162 (18.24%) SC Cleared
3 76 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (8.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 62 (6.98%) DV Cleared
6 47 (5.29%) MCSE
7 38 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (3.49%) Citrix Certification
9 24 (2.70%) CCNP
10 22 (2.48%) CCNA
10 22 (2.48%) VCP6
11 19 (2.14%) CCA
12 18 (2.03%) Degree
13 17 (1.91%) MCSA
14 14 (1.58%) MCITP
15 13 (1.46%) NCDA
15 13 (1.46%) NCSIE
16 11 (1.24%) VCAP
17 10 (1.13%) MCP
18 7 (0.79%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.80%) SLA
2 12 (1.35%) PCI DSS
2 12 (1.35%) QA
3 10 (1.13%) GDPR
4 6 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.34%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.23%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 490 (55.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 403 (45.38%) Active Directory
3 153 (17.23%) vSphere
4 146 (16.44%) Hyper-V
5 119 (13.40%) VMware ESXi
6 78 (8.78%) XenApp
7 74 (8.33%) XenDesktop
8 52 (5.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 45 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (3.72%) XenServer
11 29 (3.27%) NFS
12 28 (3.15%) VMware NSX
13 27 (3.04%) vCloud
14 19 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
15 18 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
16 16 (1.80%) DFS Replication
17 15 (1.69%) Docker
18 14 (1.58%) Firmware
18 14 (1.58%) KVM
18 14 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 176 (19.82%) SCCM
2 62 (6.98%) Puppet
3 47 (5.29%) SCOM
4 45 (5.07%) Ansible
5 41 (4.62%) vRealize
6 40 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (3.60%) McAfee ePO
8 29 (3.27%) vCenter Server
9 22 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
10 21 (2.36%) Red Hat Satellite
11 20 (2.25%) NetBackup
11 20 (2.25%) Terraform
12 19 (2.14%) SCVMM
13 18 (2.03%) Data Guard
13 18 (2.03%) WSUS
14 13 (1.46%) AirWatch
14 13 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 11 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
15 11 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 11 (1.24%) SELinux
Vendors
1 344 (38.74%) Microsoft
2 230 (25.90%) Citrix
3 151 (17.00%) Cisco
4 104 (11.71%) Oracle
5 93 (10.47%) NetApp
6 91 (10.25%) HP
7 77 (8.67%) Red Hat
8 54 (6.08%) McAfee
9 44 (4.95%) Dell
10 42 (4.73%) CheckPoint
11 39 (4.39%) IBM
11 39 (4.39%) SolarWinds
12 38 (4.28%) EMC
12 38 (4.28%) Juniper
13 31 (3.49%) Veeam
14 30 (3.38%) 3PAR
15 25 (2.82%) Remedy
16 23 (2.59%) Palo Alto
16 23 (2.59%) ServiceNow
16 23 (2.59%) Veritas