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 26 June 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.

VMware
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 33 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing VMware 468 476 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.01% 5.40% 6.51%
As % of the Vendors category 12.18% 11.15% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 324 321
Median daily rate £389 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.73% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £358 £330
% change year-on-year +3.49% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 33 39
Median hourly rate £22.33 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £17.10 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £48.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £28.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -39.47% +29.54%  

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 3843 4270 4485
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.32% 48.43% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2141 2502 2442
Median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £257 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 215 238
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.81 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 0 129 £414 +5.07% 31
Buckinghamshire +24 106 £398 -0.62% 15
Berkshire -7 68 £360 -0.68% 29
Surrey -14 56 £353 -14.54% 27
West Sussex +24 35 £383 +8.51% 11
Kent +14 33 £344 +4.96% 5
Oxfordshire -15 25 £400 +12.67% 7
Home Counties +3 8 - -
Middlesex +9 1 £405 +24.61%
East Sussex -5 1 - - 2
Thames Valley - 1 £450 -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 501 (59.86%) Windows
2 433 (51.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 364 (43.49%) Linux
4 293 (35.01%) Active Directory
5 265 (31.66%) Microsoft
6 250 (29.87%) Windows Server
7 227 (27.12%) Security Cleared
8 196 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 176 (21.03%) SC Cleared
10 170 (20.31%) ITIL
11 169 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 149 (17.80%) Firewall
13 147 (17.56%) Citrix
14 141 (16.85%) Cisco
15 138 (16.49%) PowerShell
16 136 (16.25%) SQL
16 136 (16.25%) Red Hat
17 135 (16.13%) HP
18 128 (15.29%) DevOps
19 127 (15.17%) Unix
20 121 (14.46%) VMware ESXi
21 118 (14.10%) Data Centre
22 111 (13.26%) Migration
23 109 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
24 108 (12.90%) vSphere
25 107 (12.78%) DNS
26 104 (12.43%) SAN
27 98 (11.71%) Oracle
28 95 (11.35%) Hyper-V
29 94 (11.23%) MS Exchange

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 94 (11.23%) MS Exchange
2 66 (7.89%) OpenStack
3 51 (6.09%) Skype for Business
4 45 (5.38%) IIS
5 40 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (3.82%) SharePoint
7 31 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (2.87%) JBoss
9 22 (2.63%) Apache
10 18 (2.15%) Tomcat
11 17 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.08%) WildFly
14 7 (0.84%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.84%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.72%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.60%) FileNet
17 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.48%) Documentum
18 3 (0.36%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 38 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.24%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.12%) Primavera
6 1 (0.12%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 109 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (10.75%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (8.72%) Office 365
4 63 (7.53%) IaaS
5 45 (5.38%) PaaS
6 29 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (1.79%) SaaS
8 7 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.36%) GitHub
10 3 (0.36%) Mailgun
10 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.24%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.12%) G Suite
12 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 149 (17.80%) Firewall
2 107 (12.78%) DNS
3 104 (12.43%) SAN
4 68 (8.12%) TCP/IP
4 68 (8.12%) WAN
5 63 (7.53%) LAN
6 52 (6.21%) DHCP
7 42 (5.02%) VPN
8 27 (3.23%) NetScaler
9 26 (3.11%) LDAP
10 25 (2.99%) SSL
11 24 (2.87%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (2.87%) HTTP
11 24 (2.87%) NAS
12 22 (2.63%) VLAN
13 21 (2.51%) BGP
13 21 (2.51%) MPLS
14 20 (2.39%) Internet
14 20 (2.39%) Network Security
15 19 (2.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.82%) Oracle Database
3 30 (3.58%) MySQL
4 27 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
9 15 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (1.79%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (1.31%) Big Data
12 11 (1.31%) Oracle OWB
12 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.96%) DB2
15 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
16 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (6.57%) Jenkins
2 37 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.15%) Oracle APEX
4 16 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (1.79%) HP UFT
6 14 (1.67%) GitLab
6 14 (1.67%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.55%) Toad
8 12 (1.43%) Selenium
9 11 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (1.19%) Subversion
11 9 (1.08%) Maven
11 9 (1.08%) MSI
11 9 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (1.08%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.84%) JIRA
12 7 (0.84%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.72%) Ant
13 6 (0.72%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (10.16%) Finance
2 46 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.82%) Banking
4 15 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.67%) Electronics
6 13 (1.55%) Marketing
7 9 (1.08%) Retail
8 7 (0.84%) Advertising
9 5 (0.60%) Back Office
9 5 (0.60%) Law
9 5 (0.60%) Local Government
10 4 (0.48%) Legal
10 4 (0.48%) Military
11 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (12.31%) Architect
2 84 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 73 (8.72%) Support Engineer
4 64 (7.65%) Analyst
5 62 (7.41%) Administrator
6 58 (6.93%) Consultant
7 55 (6.57%) VMware Engineer
8 43 (5.14%) DevOps Engineer
8 43 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
9 41 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
10 40 (4.78%) Windows Engineer
11 37 (4.42%) Linux Administrator
12 36 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
13 35 (4.18%) Cloud Engineer
14 33 (3.94%) Technical Architect
15 32 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 31 (3.70%) Server Engineer
17 29 (3.46%) Infrastructure Architect
18 27 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 27 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.66%) Web Services
2 27 (3.23%) Middleware
3 26 (3.11%) RESTful
4 24 (2.87%) SOAP
5 20 (2.39%) .NET
6 19 (2.27%) XML
7 13 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (1.43%) REST
8 12 (1.43%) Sensu
9 7 (0.84%) LAMP
9 7 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.72%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.48%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.48%) CGI
11 4 (0.48%) OAuth2
11 4 (0.48%) SAML
11 4 (0.48%) Spring
12 3 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.36%) Classic ASP
12 3 (0.36%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 118 (14.10%) Data Centre
2 41 (4.90%) Clustering
3 29 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 27 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 25 (2.99%) Private Cloud
6 22 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.51%) EMC VNX
8 16 (1.91%) PKI
9 15 (1.79%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.67%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.55%) Video on Demand
12 12 (1.43%) Replication
13 11 (1.31%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.31%) Mainframe
13 11 (1.31%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (1.19%) EMC VMAX
15 9 (1.08%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.08%) Thin Client
16 8 (0.96%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 501 (59.86%) Windows
2 364 (43.49%) Linux
3 250 (29.87%) Windows Server
4 196 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 169 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 127 (15.17%) Unix
7 80 (9.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 74 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 61 (7.29%) CentOS
10 45 (5.38%) Solaris
10 45 (5.38%) Windows 7
11 38 (4.54%) AIX
12 32 (3.82%) Windows 10
13 14 (1.67%) Windows Vista
14 12 (1.43%) SUSE
15 11 (1.31%) Android
16 10 (1.19%) Windows 8
17 9 (1.08%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.84%) Debian
19 6 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (20.31%) ITIL
2 128 (15.29%) DevOps
3 111 (13.26%) Migration
4 69 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (7.29%) Configuration Management
6 44 (5.26%) Service Management
7 42 (5.02%) Project Management
7 42 (5.02%) Virtual Environments
8 35 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (4.06%) Change Management
9 34 (4.06%) ITIL V3
10 30 (3.58%) Network Design
11 29 (3.46%) Task Automation
11 29 (3.46%) TOGAF
12 26 (3.11%) Open Source
13 25 (2.99%) High Availability
13 25 (2.99%) Test Automation
14 23 (2.75%) Test Scripting
15 22 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (2.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 138 (16.49%) PowerShell
2 136 (16.25%) SQL
3 64 (7.65%) Python
4 45 (5.38%) Perl
5 37 (4.42%) Java
6 32 (3.82%) Bash Shell
7 29 (3.46%) PHP
7 29 (3.46%) Shell Script
8 24 (2.87%) Ruby
9 22 (2.63%) VBScript
10 17 (2.03%) VB
11 12 (1.43%) F#
12 11 (1.31%) C
13 9 (1.08%) Korn
14 7 (0.84%) AWK
14 7 (0.84%) Bourne shell
15 6 (0.72%) C#
15 6 (0.72%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.60%) JCL
17 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 227 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 176 (21.03%) SC Cleared
3 76 (9.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (6.69%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (6.57%) DV Cleared
6 49 (5.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 47 (5.62%) MCSE
8 41 (4.90%) CCNP
9 34 (4.06%) CCNA
10 31 (3.70%) MCSA
11 22 (2.63%) Degree
11 22 (2.63%) MCP
12 20 (2.39%) MCITP
13 19 (2.27%) RHCE
14 13 (1.55%) RHCSA
15 12 (1.43%) ISEB
16 10 (1.19%) Avaya Certification
16 10 (1.19%) CCDP
17 9 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 8 (0.96%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.27%) SLA
2 14 (1.67%) QA
3 11 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.60%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.48%) PMO
7 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.24%) GDPR
8 2 (0.24%) GPG13
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 433 (51.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 293 (35.01%) Active Directory
3 121 (14.46%) VMware ESXi
4 108 (12.90%) vSphere
5 95 (11.35%) Hyper-V
6 35 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (3.82%) XenDesktop
8 27 (3.23%) XenServer
9 25 (2.99%) Docker
10 21 (2.51%) Oracle RAC
10 21 (2.51%) VMware Workstation
11 20 (2.39%) KVM
11 20 (2.39%) vCloud
11 20 (2.39%) Xen
11 20 (2.39%) XenApp
12 17 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (1.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 12 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.84%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 85 (10.16%) Puppet
2 65 (7.77%) Ansible
3 54 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (5.50%) SCCM
5 36 (4.30%) NetBackup
6 30 (3.58%) vCenter Server
6 30 (3.58%) vRealize
7 29 (3.46%) Nagios
8 28 (3.35%) SCOM
9 25 (2.99%) WSUS
10 23 (2.75%) Red Hat Satellite
11 18 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 17 (2.03%) AirWatch
13 15 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 13 (1.55%) Kubernetes
14 13 (1.55%) logstash
15 12 (1.43%) Grafana
15 12 (1.43%) Rundeck
16 10 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
17 9 (1.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 265 (31.66%) Microsoft
2 147 (17.56%) Citrix
3 141 (16.85%) Cisco
4 136 (16.25%) Red Hat
5 135 (16.13%) HP
6 98 (11.71%) Oracle
7 48 (5.73%) NetApp
8 46 (5.50%) EMC
9 42 (5.02%) IBM
9 42 (5.02%) Symantec
10 32 (3.82%) McAfee
11 29 (3.46%) Veritas
12 25 (2.99%) Splunk
12 25 (2.99%) Sun
13 24 (2.87%) SAP
14 23 (2.75%) 3PAR
15 19 (2.27%) CA
15 19 (2.27%) Dell
16 16 (1.91%) CheckPoint
17 15 (1.79%) Juniper
Hook, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £59,726 fixed term contract for 12 Months + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £485.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago