Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 34 29
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware 846 866 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.06% 5.67% 6.02%
As % of the Vendors category 10.81% 11.56% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 527 765
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £242
90th Percentile £525 £575 £533
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 56
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -40.37% +34.17%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.25 £13.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.63 £55.65
England median hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +9.51%

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 7,827 7,493 8,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.81% 49.08% 48.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,479 4,206 5,179
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £253 £232
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 365 433
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +2.28%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.13 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.43 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -2 353 £415 -7.78% 48
Thames Valley -14 277 £425 +17.24% 93
Berkshire -16 135 £425 +25.46% 57
Buckinghamshire -8 111 £425 +6.25% 16
Surrey -31 97 £357 +1.13% 31
Kent +18 56 £350 +3.70% 11
Oxfordshire -6 30 £363 +7.41% 20
West Sussex -7 28 £350 -13.58% 8
East Sussex +10 13 £500 +100.00% 6
Sussex - 5 £350 -
Middlesex -7 4 £475 -0.52% 1
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 533 (63.00%) Windows
2 469 (55.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 364 (43.03%) Microsoft
4 357 (42.20%) Active Directory
5 296 (34.99%) Windows Server
6 281 (33.22%) Security Cleared
7 231 (27.30%) Linux
8 219 (25.89%) SC Cleared
9 200 (23.64%) Cisco
10 197 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 188 (22.22%) Firewall
12 167 (19.74%) Citrix
13 150 (17.73%) ITIL
14 138 (16.31%) Hyper-V
15 130 (15.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 124 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
17 121 (14.30%) PowerShell
18 116 (13.71%) vSphere
19 115 (13.59%) NetApp
19 115 (13.59%) DNS
20 112 (13.24%) SCCM
21 103 (12.17%) HP
22 102 (12.06%) Oracle
22 102 (12.06%) VMware ESXi
23 99 (11.70%) Data Centre
24 97 (11.47%) SQL
25 96 (11.35%) DevOps
26 93 (10.99%) Office 365
26 93 (10.99%) SAN
27 92 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification

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 76 (8.98%) MS Exchange
2 56 (6.62%) IIS
3 55 (6.50%) SharePoint
4 45 (5.32%) Skype for Business
5 31 (3.66%) Apache
6 30 (3.55%) OpenStack
7 15 (1.77%) Confluence
8 12 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.95%) JBoss
11 7 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.59%) K2 blackpearl
13 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.24%) WildFly
16 1 (0.12%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 67 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 124 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (10.99%) Office 365
3 75 (8.87%) IaaS
4 69 (8.16%) PaaS
5 46 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (2.25%) NuGet
7 12 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.30%) SaaS
9 10 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.18%) Yammer
10 8 (0.95%) G Suite
11 7 (0.83%) npm
12 5 (0.59%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.24%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.12%) Datadog
15 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 188 (22.22%) Firewall
2 115 (13.59%) DNS
3 93 (10.99%) SAN
4 75 (8.87%) WAN
5 71 (8.39%) DHCP
6 61 (7.21%) LAN
6 61 (7.21%) TCP/IP
7 47 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
8 41 (4.85%) VLAN
8 41 (4.85%) VPN
9 35 (4.14%) Wireless
10 33 (3.90%) BGP
10 33 (3.90%) NetScaler
11 30 (3.55%) OSPF
12 28 (3.31%) Software-Defined Networking
13 27 (3.19%) iSCSI
14 25 (2.96%) Network Security
15 24 (2.84%) Skype
16 23 (2.72%) PuTTY
16 23 (2.72%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.32%) Oracle Database
3 31 (3.66%) Oracle Database 10g
3 31 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
3 31 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (3.43%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (1.30%) MySQL
8 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (0.71%) Power BI
10 5 (0.59%) Big Data
10 5 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.47%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.24%) DB2
13 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (6.62%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.79%) Jenkins
3 35 (4.14%) Eclipse
4 34 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (2.96%) Oracle APEX
5 25 (2.96%) Selenium
5 25 (2.96%) SoapUI
6 23 (2.72%) Ant
6 23 (2.72%) TestNG
7 22 (2.60%) HP UFT
7 22 (2.60%) SpecFlow
8 20 (2.36%) JIRA
9 19 (2.25%) Visual Studio
10 18 (2.13%) LoadRunner
11 13 (1.54%) MSI
11 13 (1.54%) TeamCity
12 12 (1.42%) Maven
12 12 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.83%) Bower
13 7 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 81 (9.57%) Finance
2 33 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 8 (0.95%) Back Office
3 8 (0.95%) Banking
3 8 (0.95%) Military
4 7 (0.83%) Retail
5 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.24%) Automotive
5 2 (0.24%) Publishing
6 1 (0.12%) Advertising
6 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.12%) Legal
6 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 133 (15.72%) Architect
2 92 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 82 (9.69%) Analyst
4 52 (6.15%) Windows Engineer
5 49 (5.79%) Support Engineer
6 40 (4.73%) VMware Engineer
7 38 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
7 38 (4.49%) Network Architect
8 37 (4.37%) Network Engineer
8 37 (4.37%) Technical Architect
9 35 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 35 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 32 (3.78%) Administrator
10 32 (3.78%) Wintel Engineer
11 31 (3.66%) Project Manager
12 30 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
13 29 (3.43%) Server Engineer
14 26 (3.07%) Consultant
15 25 (2.96%) Cloud Architect
15 25 (2.96%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.56%) .NET
2 33 (3.90%) Web Services
3 15 (1.77%) Middleware
4 12 (1.42%) REST
5 11 (1.30%) .NET Core
6 10 (1.18%) LDAP
7 9 (1.06%) JSON
8 7 (0.83%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.59%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.59%) XML
10 4 (0.47%) Servlets
10 4 (0.47%) Web Services Management
10 4 (0.47%) XSLT
11 3 (0.35%) WAP
12 2 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (0.24%) SOAP
12 2 (0.24%) X-Windows
13 1 (0.12%) LEMP Stack
13 1 (0.12%) Node.js
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 99 (11.70%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.37%) PKI
4 32 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.31%) Clustering
6 18 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.01%) Fat Client
7 17 (2.01%) Thin Client
8 11 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
9 10 (1.18%) CMDB
10 9 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (0.95%) BYOD
11 8 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.95%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.95%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.83%) Replication
13 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.71%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 533 (63.00%) Windows
2 296 (34.99%) Windows Server
3 231 (27.30%) Linux
4 197 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (15.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 72 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 64 (7.57%) Unix
9 59 (6.97%) Windows 7
10 44 (5.20%) Solaris
11 40 (4.73%) Windows 10
12 30 (3.55%) AIX
13 20 (2.36%) Data ONTAP
14 17 (2.01%) Windows Vista
15 15 (1.77%) CentOS
16 7 (0.83%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.71%) Debian
18 4 (0.47%) HPUX
18 4 (0.47%) SUSE
18 4 (0.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (17.73%) ITIL
2 96 (11.35%) DevOps
3 90 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (8.87%) Migration
5 67 (7.92%) Change Management
6 66 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
7 60 (7.09%) Service Management
8 44 (5.20%) Incident Management
9 43 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (5.08%) Test Automation
10 41 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (4.61%) Collaborative Working
12 37 (4.37%) Network Virtualisation
13 36 (4.26%) Configuration Management
13 36 (4.26%) ITIL V3
14 34 (4.02%) Scrum
14 34 (4.02%) TOGAF
15 33 (3.90%) Project Management
15 33 (3.90%) Service Delivery
16 31 (3.66%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (14.30%) PowerShell
2 97 (11.47%) SQL
3 59 (6.97%) Java
4 38 (4.49%) Python
5 31 (3.66%) Shell Script
6 30 (3.55%) Bash Shell
7 25 (2.96%) Perl
8 22 (2.60%) F#
9 20 (2.36%) C#
10 17 (2.01%) C++
11 15 (1.77%) C
12 13 (1.54%) Ruby
13 12 (1.42%) CQL
14 8 (0.95%) Bourne shell
15 5 (0.59%) AWK
15 5 (0.59%) Korn
16 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.24%) VB
16 2 (0.24%) VBScript
17 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 281 (33.22%) Security Cleared
2 219 (25.89%) SC Cleared
3 92 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (9.10%) DV Cleared
5 74 (8.75%) MCSE
6 54 (6.38%) MCSA
7 53 (6.26%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (5.79%) MCP
9 41 (4.85%) MCITP
10 33 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 31 (3.66%) CCNP
12 27 (3.19%) CCNA
13 24 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 23 (2.72%) ISEB
15 20 (2.36%) Degree
16 19 (2.25%) ISEB Practitioner
17 16 (1.89%) JNCIS
18 15 (1.77%) CCDP
18 15 (1.77%) ISTQB
19 13 (1.54%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.55%) SLA
2 14 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.30%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.06%) QA
5 3 (0.35%) GDPR
5 3 (0.35%) RMADS
6 1 (0.12%) ECSS
6 1 (0.12%) GCP
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 469 (55.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 357 (42.20%) Active Directory
3 138 (16.31%) Hyper-V
4 116 (13.71%) vSphere
5 102 (12.06%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (5.91%) XenDesktop
7 48 (5.67%) XenApp
8 43 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
9 42 (4.96%) XenServer
10 33 (3.90%) VMware NSX
11 31 (3.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 25 (2.96%) Docker
13 21 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
14 19 (2.25%) NFS
14 19 (2.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 18 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (1.54%) vCloud
17 11 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
18 10 (1.18%) VirtualBox
19 8 (0.95%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 112 (13.24%) SCCM
2 60 (7.09%) Puppet
3 47 (5.56%) SCOM
4 31 (3.66%) Nessus
5 30 (3.55%) Ansible
6 28 (3.31%) vCenter Server
7 25 (2.96%) Backup Exec
8 23 (2.72%) HP ALM
8 23 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (2.48%) WSUS
10 20 (2.36%) AirWatch
11 18 (2.13%) Kubernetes
12 17 (2.01%) vRealize
13 13 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
13 13 (1.54%) NetBackup
13 13 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 13 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
14 12 (1.42%) Opsview
15 11 (1.30%) SCSM
15 11 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 364 (43.03%) Microsoft
2 200 (23.64%) Cisco
3 167 (19.74%) Citrix
4 115 (13.59%) NetApp
5 103 (12.17%) HP
6 102 (12.06%) Oracle
7 92 (10.87%) Red Hat
8 56 (6.62%) SolarWinds
9 52 (6.15%) Palo Alto
10 47 (5.56%) Ivanti
11 46 (5.44%) EMC
12 40 (4.73%) McAfee
13 37 (4.37%) Juniper
13 37 (4.37%) Veeam
14 36 (4.26%) CheckPoint
14 36 (4.26%) Shavlik
15 29 (3.43%) Veritas
16 25 (2.96%) Symantec
17 23 (2.72%) Software AG
17 23 (2.72%) webMethods