Period
to 17 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 42 33
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 731 842 907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.02% 5.12% 5.62%
As % of the Vendors category 10.41% 10.97% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 481 517
South East median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £231 £231 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £529
England median daily rate £400 £413 £385
% change year-on-year -3.03% +7.14% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 53 34
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £27.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.11% +8.00% -39.76%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.60 £12.24
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.57 £43.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +29.63% +37.33% -25.81%

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 7,022 7,676 7,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.25% 46.69% 48.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,166 4,434 4,424
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £239
90th Percentile £608 £585 £556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 347 343
South East median hourly rate £19.71 £16.66 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.31% -4.69% +0.17%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £48.20 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -5 294 £400 -5.21% 94
Thames Valley +8 273 £450 +5.88% 98
Berkshire +2 140 £475 +18.75% 51
Buckinghamshire +9 107 £450 +5.88% 22
Surrey -8 73 £375 +11.94% 65
West Sussex +7 40 £386 -6.36% 21
Oxfordshire +19 26 £188 -55.88% 25
Kent +4 26 £363 +9.85% 26
East Sussex +7 17 £433 -16.83% 13
Middlesex +4 4 £238 -47.22% 1
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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.

1 489 (66.89%) Windows
2 423 (57.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 329 (45.01%) Active Directory
4 307 (42.00%) Microsoft
5 291 (39.81%) Windows Server
6 249 (34.06%) Azure
7 200 (27.36%) Security Cleared
8 183 (25.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 179 (24.49%) Citrix
10 178 (24.35%) Hyper-V
11 169 (23.12%) Cisco
12 165 (22.57%) DNS
13 162 (22.16%) Office 365
14 149 (20.38%) Firewall
15 147 (20.11%) ITIL
16 143 (19.56%) PowerShell
17 140 (19.15%) AWS
18 135 (18.47%) SC Cleared
19 129 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
19 129 (17.65%) Linux
20 128 (17.51%) Windows Server 2012
21 127 (17.37%) SCCM
22 126 (17.24%) Migration
23 112 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
24 109 (14.91%) SQL
25 103 (14.09%) vSphere
25 103 (14.09%) Windows 10
26 99 (13.54%) MS Exchange
27 97 (13.27%) DHCP
28 84 (11.49%) 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 99 (13.54%) MS Exchange
2 73 (9.99%) SharePoint
3 63 (8.62%) Skype for Business
4 34 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (3.56%) IIS
7 15 (2.05%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.64%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.37%) Apache
10 7 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.82%) Confluence
11 6 (0.82%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.55%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 41 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) CA PPM
1 3 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 249 (34.06%) Azure
2 162 (22.16%) Office 365
3 140 (19.15%) AWS
4 74 (10.12%) IaaS
5 66 (9.03%) PaaS
6 39 (5.34%) SaaS
7 32 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (2.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 15 (2.05%) Yammer
10 14 (1.92%) OpenShift
11 9 (1.23%) GitHub
12 6 (0.82%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.68%) GCP
13 5 (0.68%) Heroku
13 5 (0.68%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.55%) Serverless
15 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 165 (22.57%) DNS
2 149 (20.38%) Firewall
3 97 (13.27%) DHCP
4 80 (10.94%) SAN
4 80 (10.94%) WAN
5 65 (8.89%) LAN
6 55 (7.52%) Skype
6 55 (7.52%) TCP/IP
7 45 (6.16%) VPN
8 43 (5.88%) VLAN
9 37 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (4.65%) NetScaler
11 24 (3.28%) Internet
12 21 (2.87%) Wireless
13 18 (2.46%) VSAN
14 17 (2.33%) iSCSI
15 13 (1.78%) MPLS
15 13 (1.78%) NAS
15 13 (1.78%) Network Security
16 11 (1.50%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.10%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.92%) MySQL
4 12 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.09%) MariaDB
8 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.82%) DB2
9 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
10 5 (0.68%) Ingres
10 5 (0.68%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 21 (2.87%) MSI
2 20 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.19%) JIRA
5 14 (1.92%) InstallShield
6 10 (1.37%) AdminStudio
6 10 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.09%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.96%) Subversion
9 6 (0.82%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.82%) SonarQube
10 5 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.55%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.55%) Hudson
11 4 (0.55%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.55%) Selenium
12 3 (0.41%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.41%) Mockito
General
1 69 (9.44%) Finance
2 33 (4.51%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.28%) Public Sector
4 13 (1.78%) Law
5 12 (1.64%) Legal
6 7 (0.96%) Back Office
6 7 (0.96%) Publishing
6 7 (0.96%) Retail
7 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.55%) Billing
9 4 (0.55%) Electronics
9 4 (0.55%) Marketing
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Banking
10 3 (0.41%) Military
11 2 (0.27%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 159 (21.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 121 (16.55%) Architect
3 58 (7.93%) Analyst
4 47 (6.43%) Consultant
5 41 (5.61%) Support Engineer
5 41 (5.61%) VMware Engineer
6 37 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
7 30 (4.10%) Administrator
7 30 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
8 29 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
9 28 (3.83%) Network Engineer
10 27 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 26 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (3.42%) Technical Architect
13 24 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support
14 23 (3.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 23 (3.15%) Wintel Engineer
15 22 (3.01%) Support Analyst
16 21 (2.87%) Azure Engineer
16 21 (2.87%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.56%) Web Services
2 21 (2.87%) Middleware
3 17 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 16 (2.19%) LDAP
5 9 (1.23%) .NET
5 9 (1.23%) JSON
6 7 (0.96%) OAuth
6 7 (0.96%) SAML
7 6 (0.82%) OpenID
7 6 (0.82%) RESTful
8 5 (0.68%) J2EE
9 4 (0.55%) JMS
9 4 (0.55%) LAMP
9 4 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.55%) SOAP
9 4 (0.55%) Spring
9 4 (0.55%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.41%) Node.js
10 3 (0.41%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.49%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.29%) Clustering
3 40 (5.47%) Public Cloud
4 33 (4.51%) Fat Client
4 33 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 33 (4.51%) Thin Client
5 32 (4.38%) Replication
6 31 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.87%) PKI
8 16 (2.19%) NHS
9 13 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
9 13 (1.78%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Licensing
10 10 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.09%) Mainframe
12 8 (1.09%) User Experience
13 7 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 489 (66.89%) Windows
2 291 (39.81%) Windows Server
3 129 (17.65%) Linux
4 128 (17.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 112 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (14.09%) Windows 10
7 40 (5.47%) Windows 7
8 36 (4.92%) Unix
9 35 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (2.87%) Windows 8
12 18 (2.46%) Windows XP
13 14 (1.92%) CentOS
14 13 (1.78%) AIX
15 12 (1.64%) VMS
16 10 (1.37%) Ubuntu
16 10 (1.37%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.96%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.82%) Solaris
18 6 (0.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (25.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 147 (20.11%) ITIL
3 126 (17.24%) Migration
4 72 (9.85%) DevOps
5 57 (7.80%) Project Management
6 52 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 51 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (5.47%) Information Security
9 38 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (4.79%) Test Automation
11 33 (4.51%) PRINCE2
12 32 (4.38%) Configuration Management
13 29 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 27 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (3.56%) Change Management
15 26 (3.56%) Decision-Making
16 24 (3.28%) Server Virtualisation
17 23 (3.15%) Application Packaging
17 23 (3.15%) Desktop Virtualisation
17 23 (3.15%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 143 (19.56%) PowerShell
2 109 (14.91%) SQL
3 33 (4.51%) Java
4 30 (4.10%) Python
5 28 (3.83%) Bash Shell
6 18 (2.46%) Perl
7 16 (2.19%) VBScript
8 15 (2.05%) Ruby
9 8 (1.09%) Go
9 8 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.96%) C#
10 7 (0.96%) Korn
11 6 (0.82%) C
12 5 (0.68%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.55%) VB
14 2 (0.27%) F#
15 1 (0.14%) C++
15 1 (0.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 200 (27.36%) Security Cleared
2 135 (18.47%) SC Cleared
3 72 (9.85%) DV Cleared
3 72 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (9.58%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (8.21%) CCNA
6 43 (5.88%) MCSE
7 40 (5.47%) Degree
8 39 (5.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (3.42%) Citrix Certification
10 24 (3.28%) CCNP
11 20 (2.74%) CCA
12 19 (2.60%) MCSA
13 18 (2.46%) MCITP
14 14 (1.92%) MCP
15 12 (1.64%) TOGAF Certification
16 11 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (1.09%) ISTQB
18 8 (1.09%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.65%) QA
2 23 (3.15%) SLA
3 14 (1.92%) GDPR
4 8 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.55%) NCSC
5 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.41%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 423 (57.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 329 (45.01%) Active Directory
3 178 (24.35%) Hyper-V
4 129 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
5 103 (14.09%) vSphere
6 61 (8.34%) XenApp
7 54 (7.39%) XenDesktop
8 45 (6.16%) vCloud
9 35 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (4.65%) Docker
11 30 (4.10%) VMware NSX
12 26 (3.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 21 (2.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 20 (2.74%) DFS Replication
15 17 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
17 7 (0.96%) NFS
17 7 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.96%) VMware Server
18 6 (0.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 127 (17.37%) SCCM
2 55 (7.52%) SCOM
3 49 (6.70%) vCenter Server
4 40 (5.47%) Ansible
5 33 (4.51%) vRealize
6 26 (3.56%) WSUS
7 25 (3.42%) Puppet
8 22 (3.01%) SCVMM
9 16 (2.19%) Kubernetes
10 15 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
10 15 (2.05%) NetBackup
10 15 (2.05%) Terraform
11 14 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 13 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (1.50%) Tivoli
14 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (1.37%) vMotion
15 9 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 8 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 307 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 179 (24.49%) Citrix
3 169 (23.12%) Cisco
4 76 (10.40%) Oracle
5 65 (8.89%) HP
6 57 (7.80%) NetApp
7 44 (6.02%) Dell
8 40 (5.47%) Red Hat
9 37 (5.06%) EMC
10 25 (3.42%) F5
11 23 (3.15%) IBM
12 22 (3.01%) Meraki
13 20 (2.74%) Juniper
13 20 (2.74%) Splunk
14 18 (2.46%) SolarWinds
14 18 (2.46%) Veeam
15 17 (2.33%) Google
16 16 (2.19%) Ivanti
17 14 (1.92%) CyberArk
17 14 (1.92%) McAfee