Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 43 33
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware 790 835 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.10% 4.98% 5.65%
As % of the Vendors category 10.89% 10.76% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 452 530
South East median daily rate £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 27
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.21% -5.45% -26.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £62.63 £49.04 £51.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 7,254 7,763 7,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.81% 46.32% 49.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,274 4,418 4,255
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £250
90th Percentile £605 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 291 376
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +12.90% -12.54%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.40 £9.31
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.69 £47.65
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -6.67%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -4 325 £413 -0.30% 29
Thames Valley +4 251 £425 - 27
Berkshire -6 129 £428 +0.76% 15
Surrey +22 88 £460 +22.67% 11
Buckinghamshire +5 86 £435 -0.57% 6
Kent +3 46 £313 -10.71% 5
West Sussex +19 42 £413 +17.86% 6
Oxfordshire +32 36 £363 - 6
East Sussex +8 35 £376 -24.80% 1
Middlesex +10 1 £425 -10.53%
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 467 (59.11%) Windows
2 419 (53.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 342 (43.29%) Active Directory
4 325 (41.14%) Microsoft
5 252 (31.90%) Windows Server
6 241 (30.51%) Citrix
7 231 (29.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 216 (27.34%) Security Cleared
9 179 (22.66%) Linux
10 166 (21.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 164 (20.76%) SC Cleared
12 157 (19.87%) SCCM
13 145 (18.35%) DNS
14 144 (18.23%) Hyper-V
15 140 (17.72%) ITIL
16 132 (16.71%) Cisco
17 128 (16.20%) Firewall
18 126 (15.95%) vSphere
19 123 (15.57%) Office 365
20 121 (15.32%) Migration
21 120 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
22 114 (14.43%) VMware ESXi
23 112 (14.18%) Data Centre
24 109 (13.80%) PowerShell
25 107 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
25 107 (13.54%) SQL
26 104 (13.16%) SAN
27 101 (12.78%) SQL Server
28 91 (11.52%) DHCP
29 82 (10.38%) Finance

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 81 (10.25%) MS Exchange
2 69 (8.73%) SharePoint
3 41 (5.19%) Skype for Business
4 31 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (3.80%) IIS
6 20 (2.53%) Apache
7 18 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.90%) OpenStack
8 15 (1.90%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.39%) Confluence
10 9 (1.14%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.01%) nginx
12 7 (0.89%) lighttpd
12 7 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.76%) IBM Domino
13 6 (0.76%) JBoss
13 6 (0.76%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 231 (29.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (15.57%) Office 365
3 120 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (7.59%) IaaS
5 44 (5.57%) PaaS
6 34 (4.30%) SaaS
7 29 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 13 (1.65%) OpenShift
10 12 (1.52%) Yammer
11 10 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.89%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.63%) Datadog
15 5 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.38%) GitHub
17 3 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 145 (18.35%) DNS
2 128 (16.20%) Firewall
3 104 (13.16%) SAN
4 91 (11.52%) DHCP
5 57 (7.22%) WAN
6 46 (5.82%) VLAN
7 45 (5.70%) LAN
8 42 (5.32%) NetScaler
9 39 (4.94%) iSCSI
9 39 (4.94%) Skype
10 38 (4.81%) TCP/IP
11 36 (4.56%) VPN
12 33 (4.18%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (4.05%) Fibre Channel
14 30 (3.80%) VSAN
15 20 (2.53%) Network Security
15 20 (2.53%) Unified Communications
16 18 (2.28%) IP Telephony
16 18 (2.28%) VoIP
17 14 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.56%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.28%) MySQL
4 15 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.27%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.76%) Big Data
10 5 (0.63%) DTS
11 4 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.51%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (4.18%) JIRA
2 24 (3.04%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.66%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (1.01%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.63%) Subversion
7 4 (0.51%) Maven
7 4 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.38%) Selenium
8 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.25%) DbUnit
9 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.25%) jMock
9 2 (0.25%) JUnit
9 2 (0.25%) Mockito
9 2 (0.25%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.25%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 82 (10.38%) Finance
2 37 (4.68%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.14%) Military
3 9 (1.14%) Publishing
4 7 (0.89%) Legal
5 6 (0.76%) Back Office
6 5 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 5 (0.63%) Automotive
7 4 (0.51%) French Language
7 4 (0.51%) German Language
7 4 (0.51%) Local Government
7 4 (0.51%) Retail
8 3 (0.38%) Advertising
8 3 (0.38%) Electronics
8 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.38%) Marketing
9 2 (0.25%) Banking
9 2 (0.25%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.13%) Games
10 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 162 (20.51%) Architect
2 136 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 65 (8.23%) Analyst
4 61 (7.72%) VMware Engineer
5 58 (7.34%) Consultant
6 56 (7.09%) Technical Architect
7 46 (5.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 41 (5.19%) Support Engineer
9 39 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
10 34 (4.30%) Network Engineer
11 31 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support
11 31 (3.92%) IT Support
11 31 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (3.67%) Administrator
13 27 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 26 (3.29%) IT Engineer
15 25 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 25 (3.16%) Windows Engineer
15 25 (3.16%) Wintel Engineer
16 24 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.68%) Middleware
2 22 (2.78%) .NET
3 19 (2.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 16 (2.03%) Web Services
5 8 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.01%) HTML
5 8 (1.01%) LDAP
5 8 (1.01%) LEMP Stack
5 8 (1.01%) WAP
6 7 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (0.89%) LAMP
6 7 (0.89%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (0.76%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.76%) REST
7 6 (0.76%) RESTful
7 6 (0.76%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.51%) Apache Camel
8 4 (0.51%) COM
8 4 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 71 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (5.06%) PKI
4 37 (4.68%) Clustering
5 29 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 26 (3.29%) Public Cloud
7 25 (3.16%) Fat Client
7 25 (3.16%) Thin Client
8 23 (2.91%) Replication
9 20 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (2.28%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.14%) CMDB
12 8 (1.01%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.89%) BYOD
13 7 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.76%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.63%) EMC VNX
15 5 (0.63%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 467 (59.11%) Windows
2 252 (31.90%) Windows Server
3 179 (22.66%) Linux
4 107 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (10.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (8.73%) Windows 10
7 60 (7.59%) Unix
8 34 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (3.29%) Windows 7
11 19 (2.41%) Android
12 18 (2.28%) Apple iOS
13 15 (1.90%) CentOS
14 12 (1.52%) AIX
15 9 (1.14%) Solaris
16 8 (1.01%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.89%) SUSE
18 5 (0.63%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.63%) VMS
19 4 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (21.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 140 (17.72%) ITIL
3 121 (15.32%) Migration
4 74 (9.37%) DevOps
5 56 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
6 53 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (4.81%) Service Management
9 37 (4.68%) Project Management
10 34 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (4.18%) Technical Leadership
12 28 (3.54%) Change Management
12 28 (3.54%) Configuration Management
13 27 (3.42%) Network Design
13 27 (3.42%) TOGAF
14 26 (3.29%) PRINCE2
14 26 (3.29%) Test Automation
15 25 (3.16%) High Availability
15 25 (3.16%) Server Building
15 25 (3.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 109 (13.80%) PowerShell
2 107 (13.54%) SQL
3 26 (3.29%) Java
4 21 (2.66%) Perl
5 18 (2.28%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.15%) Python
7 15 (1.90%) Bash Shell
8 14 (1.77%) Ruby
9 12 (1.52%) C#
10 11 (1.39%) VBScript
11 4 (0.51%) Korn
11 4 (0.51%) VB
12 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.25%) C
13 2 (0.25%) PHP
14 1 (0.13%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 216 (27.34%) Security Cleared
2 164 (20.76%) SC Cleared
3 72 (9.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (7.59%) DV Cleared
5 59 (7.47%) MCSE
6 55 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 36 (4.56%) CCNA
9 29 (3.67%) Degree
10 25 (3.16%) CCNP
11 17 (2.15%) TOGAF Certification
12 16 (2.03%) MCSA
13 15 (1.90%) MCITP
14 14 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
15 12 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.52%) MCP
16 10 (1.27%) CCA
16 10 (1.27%) VCP6
17 8 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
18 7 (0.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.15%) SLA
2 16 (2.03%) GDPR
3 14 (1.77%) QA
4 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.51%) PMO
4 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 419 (53.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 342 (43.29%) Active Directory
3 144 (18.23%) Hyper-V
4 126 (15.95%) vSphere
5 114 (14.43%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 74 (9.37%) XenApp
8 51 (6.46%) Virtual Machines
9 45 (5.70%) VMware NSX
10 37 (4.68%) Docker
11 32 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
12 30 (3.80%) XenServer
13 24 (3.04%) vCloud
14 22 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
15 18 (2.28%) KVM
15 18 (2.28%) NFS
16 10 (1.27%) DFS Replication
17 8 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (1.01%) Xen
18 7 (0.89%) Samba
Systems Management
1 157 (19.87%) SCCM
2 57 (7.22%) Ansible
3 49 (6.20%) vCenter Server
4 48 (6.08%) SCOM
5 43 (5.44%) vRealize
6 30 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 27 (3.42%) NetBackup
7 27 (3.42%) Puppet
8 23 (2.91%) Failover Clustering
9 22 (2.78%) Terraform
10 21 (2.66%) Kubernetes
11 18 (2.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 17 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (2.03%) Packer
14 15 (1.90%) SCVMM
14 15 (1.90%) WSUS
15 14 (1.77%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 13 (1.65%) AirWatch
17 11 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
18 10 (1.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 325 (41.14%) Microsoft
2 241 (30.51%) Citrix
3 132 (16.71%) Cisco
4 80 (10.13%) Oracle
5 69 (8.73%) Dell
6 57 (7.22%) HP
7 49 (6.20%) Red Hat
8 42 (5.32%) EMC
9 41 (5.19%) Juniper
10 38 (4.81%) NetApp
11 35 (4.43%) CheckPoint
12 33 (4.18%) McAfee
13 27 (3.42%) Veeam
14 26 (3.29%) SolarWinds
15 23 (2.91%) CA
16 21 (2.66%) IBM
17 20 (2.53%) Splunk
18 18 (2.28%) BMC
18 18 (2.28%) EqualLogic
19 17 (2.15%) Symantec