Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware 284 721 893
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 7.38% 5.47% 5.41%
As % of the Vendors category 14.19% 11.08% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 457 549
Median daily rate £425 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.72% +0.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £212 £231 £212
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.62% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +29.03% +24.00%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% +27.78% +35.00%

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 2,001 6,505 7,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 52.03% 49.32% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,174 3,744 4,387
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
England median daily rate £472 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 338 306
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +21.21% -4.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.30 £10.25
90th Percentile £57.17 £72.15 £50.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +84.21% +8.57% +0.72%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +10 156 £484 +14.50% 50
Thames Valley +9 79 £390 -8.24% 42
Berkshire +1 34 £403 -10.44% 23
Buckinghamshire +4 33 £435 +1.16% 9
West Sussex +24 21 £375 +5.63% 13
Surrey +17 17 £375 -16.67% 21
Oxfordshire +30 12 £253 +44.29% 10
Kent +14 4 £475 +39.19% 9
East Sussex +15 3 £255 -31.08% 4
Middlesex +2 1 £300 +26.32%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 201 (70.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 181 (63.73%) Windows
3 142 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 140 (49.30%) Security Cleared
5 116 (40.85%) Microsoft
6 101 (35.56%) Windows Server
7 92 (32.39%) Linux
8 87 (30.63%) vSphere
9 78 (27.46%) SC Cleared
10 75 (26.41%) Firewall
11 74 (26.06%) DNS
12 70 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
12 70 (24.65%) DevOps
13 67 (23.59%) PowerShell
14 66 (23.24%) Cisco
15 62 (21.83%) DV Cleared
16 61 (21.48%) DHCP
17 57 (20.07%) VMware NSX
18 54 (19.01%) Dell
19 53 (18.66%) Azure
20 52 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 50 (17.61%) Ansible
21 50 (17.61%) VMware ESXi
22 49 (17.25%) Migration
23 48 (16.90%) vRealize
24 43 (15.14%) Data Centre
25 41 (14.44%) Terraform
26 39 (13.73%) Docker
27 38 (13.38%) Kubernetes
28 37 (13.03%) Citrix

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 20 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.58%) IIS
2 13 (4.58%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.46%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.11%) Apache
5 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.76%) Confluence
7 4 (1.41%) Documentum
7 4 (1.41%) JBoss
7 4 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.70%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.35%) nginx
9 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 32 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (8.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Infor M3
1 3 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 53 (18.66%) Azure
2 36 (12.68%) IaaS
3 26 (9.15%) AWS
4 22 (7.75%) Office 365
5 21 (7.39%) GitHub
6 11 (3.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.11%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 6 (2.11%) SaaS
9 4 (1.41%) PaaS
10 2 (0.70%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.70%) GCP
10 2 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.35%) Datadog
11 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (26.41%) Firewall
2 74 (26.06%) DNS
3 61 (21.48%) DHCP
4 34 (11.97%) VSAN
5 32 (11.27%) WAN
6 28 (9.86%) VLAN
7 23 (8.10%) LAN
7 23 (8.10%) SAN
8 22 (7.75%) Reverse Proxy
9 17 (5.99%) SNMP
9 17 (5.99%) TCP/IP
9 17 (5.99%) VPN
10 16 (5.63%) iSCSI
11 12 (4.23%) Network Security
12 11 (3.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (3.52%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (3.17%) SMTP
15 8 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (2.82%) DMZ
15 8 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2019
3 4 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.06%) MySQL
5 2 (0.70%) MS Access
5 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.35%) Redis
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (12.32%) JIRA
2 27 (9.51%) Jenkins
3 22 (7.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (7.39%) Git (software)
4 21 (7.39%) GitLab
5 7 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.76%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.70%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.35%) MSI
8 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.35%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (4.23%) Finance
2 9 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.46%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.06%) Publishing
5 2 (0.70%) Banking
5 2 (0.70%) Digital Economy
5 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.35%) Automotive
6 1 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 60 (21.13%) Architect
2 42 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 35 (12.32%) VMware Engineer
4 25 (8.80%) Wintel Engineer
5 24 (8.45%) Administrator
6 23 (8.10%) VMware Architect
7 22 (7.75%) Cloud Architect
8 21 (7.39%) Support Engineer
9 20 (7.04%) Cloud Engineer
10 19 (6.69%) Infrastructure Architect
11 18 (6.34%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (4.93%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (4.58%) Analyst
13 13 (4.58%) Consultant
13 13 (4.58%) Network Engineer
14 12 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (3.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 10 (3.52%) Security Architect
16 10 (3.52%) VMWare Administrator
17 9 (3.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.28%) REST
2 13 (4.58%) gRPC
2 13 (4.58%) Swagger
3 11 (3.87%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (3.87%) RESTful
4 10 (3.52%) .NET
4 10 (3.52%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.76%) LDAP
6 4 (1.41%) Middleware
7 2 (0.70%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.70%) Kafka
7 2 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.70%) Web Services
8 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.35%) CSS3
8 1 (0.35%) HTML5
8 1 (0.35%) Node.js
8 1 (0.35%) React
8 1 (0.35%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.14%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.69%) PKI
3 17 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.99%) Private Cloud
4 14 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.58%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.82%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.82%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.11%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.11%) Clustering
9 6 (2.11%) Replication
10 5 (1.76%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.06%) CMDB
11 3 (1.06%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.06%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.70%) Machine to Machine
12 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 181 (63.73%) Windows
2 101 (35.56%) Windows Server
3 92 (32.39%) Linux
4 35 (12.32%) Windows Server 2016
5 34 (11.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (11.27%) Unix
6 32 (11.27%) Windows 10
7 30 (10.56%) CentOS
8 19 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (6.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (5.63%) Ubuntu
10 14 (4.93%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (3.52%) Solaris
12 6 (2.11%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.76%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (1.06%) AIX
16 2 (0.70%) Android
16 2 (0.70%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
1 70 (24.65%) DevOps
2 52 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 49 (17.25%) Migration
4 36 (12.68%) ITIL
5 32 (11.27%) Configuration Management
5 32 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (10.21%) Converged Infrastructure
6 29 (10.21%) Infrastructure as Code
7 23 (8.10%) Load Balancing
8 22 (7.75%) High Availability
9 21 (7.39%) Continuous Deployment
10 16 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (5.63%) Network Design
10 16 (5.63%) Service Management
11 15 (5.28%) Scrum
12 14 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (4.93%) Project Delivery
13 13 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (4.58%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (23.59%) PowerShell
2 30 (10.56%) Python
3 29 (10.21%) SQL
4 16 (5.63%) Bash Shell
5 15 (5.28%) C
5 15 (5.28%) Perl
6 13 (4.58%) C#
7 11 (3.87%) Go
8 5 (1.76%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.70%) C++
9 2 (0.70%) PHP
9 2 (0.70%) Ruby
9 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.35%) AWK
10 1 (0.35%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.35%) Korn
10 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 140 (49.30%) Security Cleared
2 78 (27.46%) SC Cleared
3 62 (21.83%) DV Cleared
4 27 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (5.63%) Degree
7 13 (4.58%) CCNA
8 10 (3.52%) MCSE
9 8 (2.82%) CCNP
10 7 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.41%) VCP6
13 2 (0.70%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.70%) CISSP
13 2 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.70%) MCSA
13 2 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.70%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.51%) SLA
2 5 (1.76%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.70%) NIST
4 2 (0.70%) QA
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 201 (70.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 142 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 87 (30.63%) vSphere
4 57 (20.07%) VMware NSX
5 50 (17.61%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (13.73%) Docker
7 25 (8.80%) NFS
8 24 (8.45%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (5.99%) Hyper-V
10 13 (4.58%) Firmware
11 10 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (3.17%) VMFS
13 7 (2.46%) vCloud
14 4 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (1.41%) XenApp
15 3 (1.06%) KVM
15 3 (1.06%) UAG
15 3 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (1.06%) VMware Server
15 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (17.61%) Ansible
2 48 (16.90%) vRealize
3 41 (14.44%) Terraform
4 38 (13.38%) Kubernetes
5 33 (11.62%) SCCM
5 33 (11.62%) vCenter Server
6 26 (9.15%) Puppet
7 23 (8.10%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (7.75%) SCOM
9 21 (7.39%) Packer
10 18 (6.34%) Prometheus
11 12 (4.23%) vMotion
12 11 (3.87%) Grafana
12 11 (3.87%) ZABBIX
13 8 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (2.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 7 (2.46%) WSUS
15 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (2.11%) NetBackup
16 5 (1.76%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 116 (40.85%) Microsoft
2 66 (23.24%) Cisco
3 54 (19.01%) Dell
4 37 (13.03%) Citrix
5 30 (10.56%) EMC
6 24 (8.45%) HP
7 21 (7.39%) Atlassian
7 21 (7.39%) NetApp
8 20 (7.04%) Juniper
9 19 (6.69%) Oracle
9 19 (6.69%) Splunk
10 16 (5.63%) McAfee
10 16 (5.63%) Palo Alto
11 15 (5.28%) Red Hat
12 14 (4.93%) Veeam
13 11 (3.87%) F5
14 10 (3.52%) IBM
15 9 (3.17%) CheckPoint
15 9 (3.17%) Fortinet
16 8 (2.82%) ServiceNow