Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 42 40
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 222 736 848
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.21% 5.13% 5.13%
As % of the Vendors category 11.74% 10.58% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 491 496
Median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £195 £238 £233
90th Percentile £534 £588 £538
England median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 53
Median hourly rate £32.50 £41.21 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.14% +52.63% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.97 £14.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £35.00 £82.50 £48.57
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +29.63% +42.11%

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 1,891 6,954 7,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 52.90% 48.49% 46.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,130 4,126 4,476
Median daily rate £461 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £610 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 316 354
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.72 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.10% +19.52% -4.35%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.03 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.30 £69.38 £47.83
Median hourly rate £32.25 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +61.25% +14.29% -

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

VMware
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

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware in the South East

VMware
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

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

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 September 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 +7 110 £450 +12.50% 38
Thames Valley +18 76 £425 -5.56% 34
Buckinghamshire -2 36 £463 +2.78% 9
Berkshire +12 33 £425 -8.60% 10
Surrey +30 17 £210 -44.00% 14
West Sussex +16 11 £385 -0.32% 8
Oxfordshire +32 7 £325 +62.50% 15
Kent +10 5 £343 -10.46% 8
Middlesex +10 1 £300 +26.32%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 147 (66.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 143 (64.41%) Windows
3 99 (44.59%) Security Cleared
4 95 (42.79%) Active Directory
5 87 (39.19%) Microsoft
6 75 (33.78%) Linux
7 71 (31.98%) SC Cleared
8 67 (30.18%) vSphere
9 66 (29.73%) Windows Server
10 52 (23.42%) PowerShell
10 52 (23.42%) DNS
11 50 (22.52%) Firewall
12 43 (19.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 41 (18.47%) Cisco
14 40 (18.02%) Azure
15 38 (17.12%) DHCP
16 37 (16.67%) Ansible
16 37 (16.67%) VMware NSX
17 36 (16.22%) Citrix
18 34 (15.32%) Data Centre
19 33 (14.86%) DevOps
19 33 (14.86%) SCCM
19 33 (14.86%) ITIL
20 32 (14.41%) Windows 10
21 31 (13.96%) Windows Server 2016
22 30 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 30 (13.51%) Unix
23 29 (13.06%) WAN
23 29 (13.06%) Kubernetes
24 28 (12.61%) Docker

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 21 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.86%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.50%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.05%) IIS
5 7 (3.15%) Confluence
5 7 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.25%) JBoss
7 4 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.80%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.35%) Apache
8 3 (1.35%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.90%) nginx
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.90%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.02%) Azure
2 26 (11.71%) Office 365
3 25 (11.26%) AWS
4 19 (8.56%) IaaS
5 16 (7.21%) GitHub
6 10 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (3.15%) PaaS
8 4 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.90%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.90%) Yammer
11 1 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.45%) Datadog
11 1 (0.45%) GCP
11 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 52 (23.42%) DNS
2 50 (22.52%) Firewall
3 38 (17.12%) DHCP
4 29 (13.06%) WAN
5 23 (10.36%) VLAN
6 20 (9.01%) VSAN
7 18 (8.11%) SAN
8 16 (7.21%) LAN
8 16 (7.21%) Reverse Proxy
9 15 (6.76%) Skype
9 15 (6.76%) TCP/IP
10 14 (6.31%) iSCSI
11 13 (5.86%) VPN
12 11 (4.95%) SNMP
13 10 (4.50%) DMZ
13 10 (4.50%) Internet
14 9 (4.05%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (4.05%) Network Security
15 8 (3.60%) BGP
15 8 (3.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2019
3 4 (1.80%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.80%) MySQL
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.45%) Redis
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (12.61%) JIRA
2 20 (9.01%) Jenkins
3 19 (8.56%) Git (software)
4 16 (7.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (7.21%) GitLab
5 7 (3.15%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.90%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.90%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.90%) Subversion
6 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (5.86%) Finance
2 7 (3.15%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.70%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.35%) Publishing
5 2 (0.90%) Banking
5 2 (0.90%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.45%) Automotive
6 1 (0.45%) Front Office
6 1 (0.45%) Police
Job Titles
1 45 (20.27%) Architect
2 35 (15.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (9.46%) VMware Engineer
4 20 (9.01%) VMware Architect
5 18 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 18 (8.11%) Wintel Engineer
6 16 (7.21%) Administrator
6 16 (7.21%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (6.76%) Cloud Architect
8 13 (5.86%) Consultant
9 11 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (4.50%) Analyst
11 9 (4.05%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (3.60%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (3.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.60%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.60%) Senior Architect
12 8 (3.60%) Storage Engineer
13 7 (3.15%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.86%) REST
2 10 (4.50%) RESTful
3 9 (4.05%) .NET
3 9 (4.05%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (4.05%) gRPC
3 9 (4.05%) Swagger
4 7 (3.15%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.80%) LDAP
5 4 (1.80%) Middleware
6 2 (0.90%) Flash
6 2 (0.90%) YAML
7 1 (0.45%) JSON
7 1 (0.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.32%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.11%) PKI
3 17 (7.66%) Management Information System
4 16 (7.21%) Client/Server
5 13 (5.86%) Public Cloud
6 12 (5.41%) Replication
7 10 (4.50%) Clustering
8 9 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (3.60%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.70%) Fat Client
10 6 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (2.70%) Thin Client
11 5 (2.25%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (1.35%) CMDB
14 2 (0.90%) EMC VNX
14 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.90%) Machine to Machine
15 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 143 (64.41%) Windows
2 75 (33.78%) Linux
3 66 (29.73%) Windows Server
4 32 (14.41%) Windows 10
5 31 (13.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 30 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (13.51%) Unix
7 23 (10.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (8.11%) CentOS
9 14 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (5.41%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (4.05%) Solaris
12 6 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (2.25%) AIX
13 5 (2.25%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.25%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.80%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (1.80%) Windows 7
15 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (14.86%) DevOps
2 33 (14.86%) ITIL
3 28 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (11.71%) Migration
5 23 (10.36%) Configuration Management
6 19 (8.56%) High Availability
6 19 (8.56%) Infrastructure as Code
7 17 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (7.21%) Continuous Deployment
8 16 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (6.76%) Service Management
10 13 (5.86%) Strategic Roadmap
11 12 (5.41%) Capacity Management
12 11 (4.95%) Patch Management
13 10 (4.50%) Change Control
13 10 (4.50%) Load Balancing
13 10 (4.50%) Microservices
13 10 (4.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.42%) PowerShell
2 27 (12.16%) Python
3 18 (8.11%) SQL
4 16 (7.21%) Perl
5 13 (5.86%) C
6 10 (4.50%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.05%) C#
7 9 (4.05%) Go
8 3 (1.35%) Korn
9 2 (0.90%) PHP
9 2 (0.90%) Ruby
9 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.90%) VB
9 2 (0.90%) VBScript
10 1 (0.45%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 99 (44.59%) Security Cleared
2 71 (31.98%) SC Cleared
3 23 (10.36%) DV Cleared
4 22 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (7.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (4.95%) Degree
7 10 (4.50%) MCSE
8 7 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.25%) CCNA
10 4 (1.80%) CCNP
10 4 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.80%) VCP6
11 2 (0.90%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.90%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.90%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.90%) OCP
11 2 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.45%) VCAP
12 1 (0.45%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.86%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.35%) GPG13
4 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.90%) NCSC
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 147 (66.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (42.79%) Active Directory
3 67 (30.18%) vSphere
4 37 (16.67%) VMware NSX
5 28 (12.61%) Docker
6 27 (12.16%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (9.91%) Hyper-V
8 11 (4.95%) NFS
9 9 (4.05%) Firmware
10 7 (3.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (2.70%) vCloud
11 6 (2.70%) XenApp
12 4 (1.80%) Samba
13 3 (1.35%) KVM
13 3 (1.35%) Terminal Server
13 3 (1.35%) UAG
13 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.90%) GFS2
Systems Management
1 37 (16.67%) Ansible
2 33 (14.86%) SCCM
3 29 (13.06%) Kubernetes
4 23 (10.36%) vRealize
5 20 (9.01%) Puppet
5 20 (9.01%) SCOM
6 19 (8.56%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (8.56%) Terraform
7 16 (7.21%) Packer
7 16 (7.21%) vCenter Server
8 14 (6.31%) Prometheus
9 9 (4.05%) Grafana
9 9 (4.05%) WSUS
9 9 (4.05%) ZABBIX
10 8 (3.60%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (2.25%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (1.80%) Tivoli
13 4 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 87 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 41 (18.47%) Cisco
3 36 (16.22%) Citrix
4 21 (9.46%) EMC
5 20 (9.01%) Dell
5 20 (9.01%) Splunk
6 19 (8.56%) Juniper
7 18 (8.11%) NetApp
8 17 (7.66%) Red Hat
9 16 (7.21%) Atlassian
10 14 (6.31%) McAfee
11 13 (5.86%) F5
12 12 (5.41%) IBM
13 10 (4.50%) Oracle
13 10 (4.50%) ServiceNow
14 9 (4.05%) HP
14 9 (4.05%) SolarWinds
14 9 (4.05%) Symantec
15 8 (3.60%) Palo Alto
16 7 (3.15%) CheckPoint