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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware
England / South East
Rank 36 24 32
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8  
Contract jobs citing VMware 375 625 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.84% 6.83% 5.45%
As % of the Vendors category 9.85% 13.97% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 431 292
Median daily rate £425 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £228 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 40
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +68.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.33 £37.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% -2.22%  

VMware is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3808 4473 4455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.14% 48.88% 45.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2090 2659 2327
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 201 220
Median hourly rate £15.50 £30.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.33% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.25 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing VMware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 164 £450 +17.26% 31
Berkshire -5 74 £330 -5.71% 23
Surrey -28 47 £350 - 25
Buckinghamshire -14 40 £463 +17.46% 9
Oxfordshire -16 16 £300 +33.33% 5
Kent +5 13 £338 -19.54% 1
West Sussex +3 10 £421 +20.35% 5
East Sussex +7 5 £275 -12.69% 1
Middlesex 0 5 £550 +37.50%
VMware
England

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for VMware.

1 559 (60.43%) Windows
2 461 (49.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 347 (37.51%) Linux
4 310 (33.51%) Microsoft
5 305 (32.97%) Active Directory
6 275 (29.73%) Security Cleared
7 271 (29.30%) Windows Server
8 220 (23.78%) SC Cleared
9 215 (23.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 201 (21.73%) Cisco
11 188 (20.32%) ITIL
12 181 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 160 (17.30%) Citrix
14 156 (16.86%) Firewall
14 156 (16.86%) vSphere
15 150 (16.22%) Data Centre
16 128 (13.84%) SAN
17 127 (13.73%) PowerShell
18 123 (13.30%) Red Hat
19 120 (12.97%) IaaS
20 118 (12.76%) HP
21 116 (12.54%) SQL
22 111 (12.00%) DNS
23 110 (11.89%) Unix
24 104 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 99 (10.70%) Service Management
26 97 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
26 97 (10.49%) Hyper-V
27 93 (10.05%) Finance
28 90 (9.73%) MS Exchange

VMware
Top Related 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 90 (9.73%) MS Exchange
2 54 (5.84%) Skype for Business
3 53 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (3.24%) IIS
4 30 (3.24%) SharePoint
5 28 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (2.81%) Apache
7 19 (2.05%) JBoss
8 18 (1.95%) OpenStack
9 16 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.41%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.30%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.65%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.32%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.32%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.32%) Mule
16 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 65 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 58 (6.27%) MS Office
3 4 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.43%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.32%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 120 (12.97%) IaaS
2 86 (9.30%) PaaS
3 79 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 74 (8.00%) Office 365
5 44 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (1.73%) SaaS
7 6 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.32%) G Suite
9 3 (0.32%) Mailgun
10 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.22%) IBM PureFlex
10 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 156 (16.86%) Firewall
2 128 (13.84%) SAN
3 111 (12.00%) DNS
4 83 (8.97%) TCP/IP
5 73 (7.89%) WAN
6 67 (7.24%) LAN
7 51 (5.51%) VPN
8 49 (5.30%) DHCP
9 41 (4.43%) NAS
10 36 (3.89%) Cisco Nexus
11 29 (3.14%) Skype
12 28 (3.03%) NetScaler
12 28 (3.03%) VoIP
13 27 (2.92%) MPLS
14 25 (2.70%) SSL
14 25 (2.70%) VLAN
15 24 (2.59%) HTTP
16 20 (2.16%) LDAP
16 20 (2.16%) Network Security
17 19 (2.05%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (3.24%) Oracle Database
4 28 (3.03%) MySQL
5 25 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (2.27%) DB2
6 21 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.97%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.97%) Oracle OWB
11 8 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.76%) IBM BigInsights
12 7 (0.76%) Neo4j
13 6 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.65%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 50 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 25 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (1.73%) Oracle APEX
5 13 (1.41%) HP UFT
6 12 (1.30%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.97%) Selenium
7 9 (0.97%) Toad
8 7 (0.76%) JIRA
8 7 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.65%) Maven
9 6 (0.65%) MSI
9 6 (0.65%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.65%) Subversion
9 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.54%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.43%) Ant
11 4 (0.43%) NeoLoad
11 4 (0.43%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 93 (10.05%) Finance
2 41 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.27%) Law
4 17 (1.84%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.51%) Electronics
6 13 (1.41%) Marketing
7 12 (1.30%) Legal
8 11 (1.19%) Back Office
9 10 (1.08%) Local Government
10 9 (0.97%) Advertising
10 9 (0.97%) Retail
11 8 (0.86%) Banking
12 7 (0.76%) Military
13 3 (0.32%) Billing
14 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.22%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (9.73%) Architect
2 87 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 69 (7.46%) Support Engineer
4 60 (6.49%) Analyst
4 60 (6.49%) VMware Engineer
5 55 (5.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 55 (5.95%) Administrator
5 55 (5.95%) Consultant
6 46 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
7 45 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
8 41 (4.43%) Server Engineer
9 38 (4.11%) Wintel Engineer
10 37 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
11 35 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
12 31 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
13 29 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 28 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
15 27 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
16 26 (2.81%) Linux Administrator
17 25 (2.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.35%) SOAP
2 26 (2.81%) Middleware
3 25 (2.70%) RESTful
3 25 (2.70%) Web Services
3 25 (2.70%) XML
4 14 (1.51%) REST
5 11 (1.19%) .NET
6 10 (1.08%) HTML
7 8 (0.86%) LAMP
8 7 (0.76%) HTML5
9 6 (0.65%) CSS
10 5 (0.54%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.43%) Java EE
11 4 (0.43%) JAXB
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.43%) SAML
12 3 (0.32%) ADO
12 3 (0.32%) CGI
12 3 (0.32%) Classic ASP
12 3 (0.32%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 150 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.86%) EMC VNX
3 41 (4.43%) EMC VMAX
4 39 (4.22%) Clustering
5 38 (4.11%) Management Information System
6 30 (3.24%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 26 (2.81%) CMDB
8 19 (2.05%) PKI
9 17 (1.84%) Mainframe
10 16 (1.73%) Fat Client
10 16 (1.73%) Thin Client
11 14 (1.51%) IBM Mainframe
11 14 (1.51%) iSeries
12 13 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (1.41%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.19%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.19%) FlexPod
14 10 (1.08%) Replication
15 9 (0.97%) AS400
15 9 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 559 (60.43%) Windows
2 347 (37.51%) Linux
3 271 (29.30%) Windows Server
4 215 (23.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 181 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 110 (11.89%) Unix
7 104 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 97 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 79 (8.54%) Windows 7
10 45 (4.86%) CentOS
11 44 (4.76%) Solaris
12 31 (3.35%) AIX
13 29 (3.14%) Windows 10
14 11 (1.19%) Android
14 11 (1.19%) SUSE
15 8 (0.86%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.86%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.65%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (20.32%) ITIL
2 99 (10.70%) Service Management
3 84 (9.08%) Migration
4 80 (8.65%) DevOps
5 67 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 45 (4.86%) Change Management
8 43 (4.65%) Project Management
9 39 (4.22%) Incident Management
10 38 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (3.78%) Scrum
12 31 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
13 30 (3.24%) Converged Infrastructure
13 30 (3.24%) User Stories
14 26 (2.81%) High Availability
14 26 (2.81%) Virtual Environments
14 26 (2.81%) Workflow
15 25 (2.70%) ITIL V3
16 23 (2.49%) Performance Monitoring
16 23 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (13.73%) PowerShell
2 116 (12.54%) SQL
3 54 (5.84%) Java
4 45 (4.86%) Python
5 31 (3.35%) VBScript
6 27 (2.92%) Bash Shell
6 27 (2.92%) Shell Script
7 25 (2.70%) Ruby
8 16 (1.73%) C
9 15 (1.62%) Perl
10 14 (1.51%) PHP
11 12 (1.30%) VB
12 10 (1.08%) F#
13 9 (0.97%) C#
14 8 (0.86%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.76%) Korn
16 6 (0.65%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.43%) C++
18 2 (0.22%) Bourne shell
18 2 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 275 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 220 (23.78%) SC Cleared
3 74 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (5.08%) DV Cleared
5 44 (4.76%) MCSA
6 41 (4.43%) MCSE
6 41 (4.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (3.68%) CCNP
8 31 (3.35%) CCNA
9 30 (3.24%) MCITP
10 28 (3.03%) Degree
11 24 (2.59%) MCP
12 13 (1.41%) ISEB
13 10 (1.08%) Avaya Certification
13 10 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.76%) RHCE
14 7 (0.76%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.65%) CISSP
15 6 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 17 (1.84%) SLA
3 14 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.54%) QA
5 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.22%) GDPR
6 2 (0.22%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) GPG13
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) ISO19770
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 461 (49.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 305 (32.97%) Active Directory
3 156 (16.86%) vSphere
4 97 (10.49%) Hyper-V
5 72 (7.78%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (5.95%) VMware ESX
7 42 (4.54%) XenDesktop
8 40 (4.32%) XenApp
9 33 (3.57%) vCloud
10 32 (3.46%) XenServer
11 27 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
12 22 (2.38%) Docker
13 19 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
14 17 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
15 13 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
17 9 (0.97%) Terminal Services
18 8 (0.86%) Firmware
19 7 (0.76%) UAG
19 7 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 86 (9.30%) Puppet
2 66 (7.14%) SCCM
3 39 (4.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 34 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (3.14%) SCOM
5 29 (3.14%) vRealize
6 25 (2.70%) WSUS
7 20 (2.16%) Ansible
7 20 (2.16%) Nagios
8 17 (1.84%) AirWatch
8 17 (1.84%) NetBackup
9 15 (1.62%) Tivoli
10 14 (1.51%) Backup Exec
10 14 (1.51%) EMC NetWorker
10 14 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (1.30%) Nessus
12 11 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
14 9 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 310 (33.51%) Microsoft
2 201 (21.73%) Cisco
3 160 (17.30%) Citrix
4 123 (13.30%) Red Hat
5 118 (12.76%) HP
6 82 (8.86%) EMC
7 81 (8.76%) NetApp
8 66 (7.14%) Oracle
9 56 (6.05%) IBM
10 42 (4.54%) CA
11 35 (3.78%) Symantec
12 32 (3.46%) Dell
13 28 (3.03%) CheckPoint
13 28 (3.03%) Intel Security
14 24 (2.59%) SolarWinds
15 23 (2.49%) SAP
16 21 (2.27%) Juniper
17 19 (2.05%) F5
17 19 (2.05%) Splunk
18 18 (1.95%) Veritas
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