Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 731 899 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.42% 5.39% 5.31%
As % of the Vendors category 10.86% 11.64% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 540 529
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £231 £210 £198
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 32
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% +8.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £15.23 £14.80 £12.24
90th Percentile £82.50 £60.00 £42.93
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.63% +35.00% -23.08%

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 6,729 7,721 8,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.91% 46.31% 48.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,879 4,483 4,663
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.67% +4.50%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £240
90th Percentile £600 £582 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 312 343
South East median hourly rate £19.71 £16.18 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.85% -4.85% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £71.40 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +8.57% +0.72% +5.30%

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 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +1 295 £420 -1.18% 72
Thames Valley +4 273 £425 +6.25% 108
Berkshire +2 160 £450 +13.92% 54
Buckinghamshire 0 94 £420 +8.39% 34
Surrey +2 69 £445 +36.92% 50
West Sussex +1 41 £355 -13.94% 17
East Sussex +3 23 £370 -1.60% 9
Kent +9 20 £350 +3.70% 27
Oxfordshire +9 19 £175 -60.00% 20
Middlesex +10 4 £238 -47.22%
Sussex -4 1 - -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 493 (67.44%) Windows
2 435 (59.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 330 (45.14%) Active Directory
4 312 (42.68%) Windows Server
5 304 (41.59%) Microsoft
6 229 (31.33%) Azure
7 215 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 177 (24.21%) Citrix
9 173 (23.67%) Office 365
9 173 (23.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 165 (22.57%) DNS
11 162 (22.16%) Hyper-V
12 158 (21.61%) Cisco
13 152 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 144 (19.70%) Firewall
15 141 (19.29%) AWS
16 139 (19.02%) PowerShell
16 139 (19.02%) SC Cleared
17 138 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
18 123 (16.83%) SCCM
19 121 (16.55%) ITIL
20 117 (16.01%) Linux
21 105 (14.36%) Migration
21 105 (14.36%) SQL
22 103 (14.09%) VMware ESXi
23 98 (13.41%) DHCP
24 97 (13.27%) Windows 10
25 92 (12.59%) MS Exchange
26 91 (12.45%) Data Centre
27 88 (12.04%) vSphere

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 92 (12.59%) MS Exchange
2 77 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 60 (8.21%) Skype for Business
4 31 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (3.83%) IIS
7 21 (2.87%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.96%) Apache
9 7 (0.96%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.82%) Confluence
11 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.41%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.41%) nginx
13 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.14%) TPMS
Applications
1 40 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 229 (31.33%) Azure
2 173 (23.67%) Office 365
3 141 (19.29%) AWS
4 69 (9.44%) IaaS
5 62 (8.48%) PaaS
6 33 (4.51%) SaaS
7 25 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (2.19%) Yammer
9 13 (1.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 12 (1.64%) GitHub
11 6 (0.82%) GCP
11 6 (0.82%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.68%) Heroku
13 4 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.55%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.55%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.55%) Serverless
14 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.41%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 165 (22.57%) DNS
2 144 (19.70%) Firewall
3 98 (13.41%) DHCP
4 80 (10.94%) SAN
5 72 (9.85%) WAN
6 64 (8.76%) LAN
6 64 (8.76%) TCP/IP
7 54 (7.39%) Skype
8 42 (5.75%) VLAN
9 41 (5.61%) VPN
10 32 (4.38%) Cisco ASA
10 32 (4.38%) NetScaler
11 26 (3.56%) Internet
12 24 (3.28%) Wireless
13 16 (2.19%) NAS
14 15 (2.05%) Reverse Proxy
14 15 (2.05%) VSAN
15 13 (1.78%) MPLS
16 12 (1.64%) iSCSI
16 12 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.56%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.37%) MySQL
7 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.68%) DB2
10 5 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
10 5 (0.68%) Ingres
10 5 (0.68%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.55%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (2.87%) MSI
2 16 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.05%) InstallShield
3 15 (2.05%) JIRA
4 13 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.50%) AdminStudio
6 10 (1.37%) Selenium
7 7 (0.96%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.68%) Artifactory
8 5 (0.68%) Subversion
8 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.55%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.55%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.41%) Ant
10 3 (0.41%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.41%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 66 (9.03%) Finance
2 27 (3.69%) Public Sector
3 23 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.78%) Law
5 12 (1.64%) Legal
6 9 (1.23%) Back Office
7 6 (0.82%) Billing
7 6 (0.82%) Retail
8 5 (0.68%) Advertising
9 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.55%) Publishing
10 3 (0.41%) Local Government
10 3 (0.41%) Marketing
10 3 (0.41%) Military
11 2 (0.27%) Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 145 (19.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 111 (15.18%) Architect
3 52 (7.11%) Analyst
4 49 (6.70%) Consultant
5 43 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 41 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
7 33 (4.51%) Administrator
7 33 (4.51%) VMware Engineer
8 30 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
9 28 (3.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 27 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
11 26 (3.56%) Network Engineer
12 25 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
13 24 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
14 23 (3.15%) Server Engineer
15 21 (2.87%) Infrastructure Support
15 21 (2.87%) Support Analyst
16 20 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
17 19 (2.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 19 (2.60%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.69%) Web Services
2 18 (2.46%) Oracle Fusion
3 17 (2.33%) Middleware
4 14 (1.92%) LDAP
5 10 (1.37%) .NET
6 8 (1.09%) 802.1X
7 7 (0.96%) JSON
7 7 (0.96%) OAuth
7 7 (0.96%) SAML
8 6 (0.82%) OpenID
9 5 (0.68%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.55%) JMS
10 4 (0.55%) Node.js
10 4 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (0.55%) SOAP
10 4 (0.55%) Spring
11 3 (0.41%) Apache Camel
11 3 (0.41%) PowerMock
11 3 (0.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.45%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.29%) Public Cloud
3 42 (5.75%) Clustering
4 34 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.51%) Management Information System
6 32 (4.38%) Fat Client
6 32 (4.38%) Replication
6 32 (4.38%) Thin Client
7 26 (3.56%) Private Cloud
8 20 (2.74%) PKI
9 15 (2.05%) NHS
10 14 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
11 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Licensing
12 11 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (1.37%) Smart Meter
14 9 (1.23%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.09%) User Experience
16 6 (0.82%) Smartphone
17 5 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 493 (67.44%) Windows
2 312 (42.68%) Windows Server
3 152 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 138 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (16.01%) Linux
6 97 (13.27%) Windows 10
7 44 (6.02%) Windows 7
8 29 (3.97%) Unix
8 29 (3.97%) Windows 8
9 28 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (3.01%) Windows XP
12 18 (2.46%) VMS
13 13 (1.78%) Windows Vista
14 12 (1.64%) CentOS
15 9 (1.23%) AIX
16 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.41%) Android
17 3 (0.41%) Debian
17 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (23.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 121 (16.55%) ITIL
3 105 (14.36%) Migration
4 60 (8.21%) DevOps
5 50 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (6.84%) Project Management
6 48 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (5.20%) Test Automation
9 37 (5.06%) Change Management
9 37 (5.06%) Information Security
10 35 (4.79%) Configuration Management
10 35 (4.79%) Decision-Making
11 29 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (3.83%) Network Virtualisation
13 27 (3.69%) PRINCE2
14 26 (3.56%) Technical Leadership
15 25 (3.42%) Desktop Virtualisation
16 24 (3.28%) Service Delivery
16 24 (3.28%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (19.02%) PowerShell
2 105 (14.36%) SQL
3 30 (4.10%) Python
4 28 (3.83%) Java
5 25 (3.42%) Bash Shell
6 19 (2.60%) Perl
7 15 (2.05%) Ruby
7 15 (2.05%) VBScript
8 10 (1.37%) C
8 10 (1.37%) C#
9 8 (1.09%) Go
10 7 (0.96%) VB
11 6 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.68%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.41%) F#
13 3 (0.41%) Korn
13 3 (0.41%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.14%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.14%) Dart
Qualifications
1 215 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 139 (19.02%) SC Cleared
3 78 (10.67%) DV Cleared
4 68 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 61 (8.34%) CCNA
7 43 (5.88%) Degree
8 39 (5.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 37 (5.06%) MCSE
10 29 (3.97%) Citrix Certification
11 23 (3.15%) CCA
12 18 (2.46%) MCSA
13 14 (1.92%) CCNP
13 14 (1.92%) MCITP
14 13 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 11 (1.50%) MCP
16 9 (1.23%) CBAP
16 9 (1.23%) IIBA
16 9 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
17 8 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.20%) QA
2 23 (3.15%) SLA
3 15 (2.05%) GDPR
4 13 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.55%) NCSC
7 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 435 (59.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 330 (45.14%) Active Directory
3 162 (22.16%) Hyper-V
4 103 (14.09%) VMware ESXi
5 88 (12.04%) vSphere
6 71 (9.71%) XenApp
7 61 (8.34%) XenDesktop
8 53 (7.25%) vCloud
9 38 (5.20%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (4.38%) Docker
11 31 (4.24%) VMware NSX
12 25 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 21 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
14 19 (2.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 18 (2.46%) DFS Replication
16 17 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
17 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
19 8 (1.09%) VMware Server
20 7 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 123 (16.83%) SCCM
2 47 (6.43%) SCOM
3 42 (5.75%) vCenter Server
4 35 (4.79%) Ansible
5 32 (4.38%) vRealize
5 32 (4.38%) WSUS
6 26 (3.56%) Puppet
7 16 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (2.05%) Kubernetes
8 15 (2.05%) Terraform
9 12 (1.64%) SCVMM
10 11 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (1.37%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.37%) NetBackup
11 10 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (1.23%) Nessus
12 9 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (0.96%) vMotion
Vendors
1 304 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 177 (24.21%) Citrix
3 158 (21.61%) Cisco
4 65 (8.89%) HP
5 63 (8.62%) Oracle
6 49 (6.70%) NetApp
7 46 (6.29%) Dell
8 43 (5.88%) EMC
9 29 (3.97%) F5
10 27 (3.69%) Red Hat
11 22 (3.01%) Splunk
12 21 (2.87%) Meraki
12 21 (2.87%) SolarWinds
13 19 (2.60%) Juniper
13 19 (2.60%) McAfee
14 17 (2.33%) Ivanti
14 17 (2.33%) Symantec
15 16 (2.19%) IBM
16 14 (1.92%) CyberArk
17 13 (1.78%) Adobe