Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 28 31
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware 856 1,005 1,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.11% 6.45% 5.57%
As % of the Vendors category 10.86% 13.16% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 647 684
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £263 £214
90th Percentile £538 £575 £537
England median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 46
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.67% +44.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.25 £13.75
90th Percentile £35.60 £54.32 £56.58
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 7,884 7,636 8,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.04% 49.01% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,596 4,341 4,974
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £234 £238 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 391 454
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.36 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -18.11% +17.19%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £43.83 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +7.66%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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
Thames Valley -4 349 £390 +11.43% 104
Hampshire -6 315 £425 -2.86% 62
Berkshire -11 169 £400 +14.29% 55
Buckinghamshire +8 115 £424 +6.60% 38
Surrey -63 69 £345 -8.00% 38
Oxfordshire +19 63 £325 +4.00% 11
Kent +3 58 £350 +7.69% 14
West Sussex +6 33 £300 -23.81% 10
East Sussex +1 12 £500 +81.82% 10
Home Counties - 3 - -
Sussex +1 1 - -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 573 (66.94%) Windows
2 432 (50.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 391 (45.68%) Active Directory
4 357 (41.71%) Microsoft
5 307 (35.86%) Windows Server
6 253 (29.56%) Linux
7 242 (28.27%) Security Cleared
8 235 (27.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 202 (23.60%) Cisco
10 182 (21.26%) Firewall
11 179 (20.91%) SC Cleared
12 159 (18.57%) PowerShell
13 158 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 158 (18.46%) Citrix
14 153 (17.87%) Hyper-V
15 145 (16.94%) ITIL
16 140 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
17 118 (13.79%) DNS
18 115 (13.43%) Office 365
18 115 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
19 114 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
19 114 (13.32%) SQL
20 112 (13.08%) vSphere
21 111 (12.97%) HP
22 110 (12.85%) IaaS
23 101 (11.80%) NetApp
24 98 (11.45%) SCCM
25 97 (11.33%) SQL Server
26 95 (11.10%) Finance
27 91 (10.63%) DevOps

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 87 (10.16%) MS Exchange
2 70 (8.18%) IIS
3 53 (6.19%) OpenStack
4 47 (5.49%) Skype for Business
5 44 (5.14%) SharePoint
6 37 (4.32%) Apache
7 31 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (2.57%) Tomcat
10 20 (2.34%) JBoss
11 18 (2.10%) Confluence
12 7 (0.82%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.35%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 58 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 140 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (13.43%) Office 365
3 110 (12.85%) IaaS
4 79 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
5 75 (8.76%) PaaS
6 19 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.40%) SaaS
8 10 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.93%) G Suite
10 7 (0.82%) npm
10 7 (0.82%) Slack
10 7 (0.82%) Trello
11 5 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.35%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.23%) Yammer
14 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 182 (21.26%) Firewall
2 118 (13.79%) DNS
3 78 (9.11%) DHCP
4 77 (9.00%) SAN
5 74 (8.64%) WAN
6 73 (8.53%) TCP/IP
7 56 (6.54%) LAN
8 46 (5.37%) VPN
9 37 (4.32%) VoIP
10 34 (3.97%) VLAN
11 31 (3.62%) NetScaler
12 28 (3.27%) Remote Desktop
13 25 (2.92%) Wireless
14 24 (2.80%) Network Security
15 23 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (2.57%) iSCSI
16 22 (2.57%) Software-Defined Networking
17 17 (1.99%) OSPF
18 16 (1.87%) BGP
19 15 (1.75%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.15%) Oracle Database
3 23 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 23 (2.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 22 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.05%) MySQL
9 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.70%) DB2
12 6 (0.70%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (0.58%) OLAP
13 5 (0.58%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 62 (7.24%) Git (software)
2 54 (6.31%) Jenkins
3 29 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (2.92%) Eclipse
5 24 (2.80%) JIRA
6 19 (2.22%) MSI
6 19 (2.22%) TeamCity
7 18 (2.10%) Maven
7 18 (2.10%) Oracle APEX
8 17 (1.99%) NuGet
8 17 (1.99%) Visual Studio
9 16 (1.87%) Selenium
9 16 (1.87%) SoapUI
10 15 (1.75%) Ant
10 15 (1.75%) TestNG
11 14 (1.64%) HP UFT
11 14 (1.64%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.05%) LoadRunner
General
1 95 (11.10%) Finance
2 41 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.22%) Banking
4 12 (1.40%) Retail
5 8 (0.93%) Publishing
6 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.47%) Back Office
8 3 (0.35%) Military
9 2 (0.23%) Electronics
9 2 (0.23%) Marketing
9 2 (0.23%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.12%) French Language
10 1 (0.12%) Legal
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 131 (15.30%) Architect
2 88 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 66 (7.71%) Analyst
4 62 (7.24%) Support Engineer
5 53 (6.19%) Windows Engineer
6 45 (5.26%) Consultant
7 37 (4.32%) VMware Engineer
8 35 (4.09%) Technical Architect
9 34 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support
9 34 (3.97%) Network Engineer
10 33 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 31 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
11 31 (3.62%) Network Architect
11 31 (3.62%) Server Engineer
12 30 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
13 29 (3.39%) Wintel Engineer
14 28 (3.27%) Project Manager
15 26 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
15 26 (3.04%) Infrastructure Architect
16 25 (2.92%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.61%) .NET
2 35 (4.09%) Web Services
3 22 (2.57%) LDAP
3 22 (2.57%) Middleware
4 19 (2.22%) REST
5 9 (1.05%) .NET Core
6 8 (0.93%) .NET Framework
6 8 (0.93%) CSS
7 7 (0.82%) JSON
7 7 (0.82%) pytest
8 6 (0.70%) HTML
8 6 (0.70%) SOAP
8 6 (0.70%) WAP
9 5 (0.58%) Angular 2
9 5 (0.58%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.58%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (0.58%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.70%) Data Centre
2 49 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.92%) Clustering
5 19 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 18 (2.10%) PKI
6 18 (2.10%) Replication
7 17 (1.99%) Private Cloud
7 17 (1.99%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.64%) FlexPod
9 12 (1.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 11 (1.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 10 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.05%) Computer Science
13 8 (0.93%) BYOD
13 8 (0.93%) CMDB
14 6 (0.70%) EMC VNX
15 5 (0.58%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.58%) SWIFT
15 5 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 573 (66.94%) Windows
2 307 (35.86%) Windows Server
3 253 (29.56%) Linux
4 235 (27.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 158 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 85 (9.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 75 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (6.07%) Unix
9 51 (5.96%) Windows 7
10 50 (5.84%) Windows 10
11 28 (3.27%) Windows Vista
12 24 (2.80%) Solaris
13 23 (2.69%) AIX
14 18 (2.10%) Data ONTAP
15 16 (1.87%) Windows 8
16 9 (1.05%) Debian
17 7 (0.82%) CentOS
18 6 (0.70%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.58%) Apple iOS
19 5 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (16.94%) ITIL
2 91 (10.63%) DevOps
3 76 (8.88%) Change Management
4 70 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (7.94%) Migration
6 58 (6.78%) Service Management
7 48 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 39 (4.56%) TOGAF
10 38 (4.44%) ITIL V3
11 37 (4.32%) Network Virtualisation
11 37 (4.32%) Problem Management
12 35 (4.09%) Configuration Management
12 35 (4.09%) Test Automation
13 33 (3.86%) Collaborative Working
13 33 (3.86%) Incident Management
14 32 (3.74%) Project Management
15 30 (3.50%) Service Delivery
16 24 (2.80%) Microservices
16 24 (2.80%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 159 (18.57%) PowerShell
2 114 (13.32%) SQL
3 43 (5.02%) Java
4 33 (3.86%) Python
5 27 (3.15%) Bash Shell
6 24 (2.80%) Shell Script
7 19 (2.22%) C#
7 19 (2.22%) Perl
8 14 (1.64%) F#
9 12 (1.40%) Ruby
10 11 (1.29%) C
11 10 (1.17%) C++
11 10 (1.17%) CQL
12 9 (1.05%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.82%) Groovy
14 6 (0.70%) VB
15 5 (0.58%) VBScript
16 4 (0.47%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.35%) Bourne shell
18 2 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 242 (28.27%) Security Cleared
2 179 (20.91%) SC Cleared
3 114 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (9.70%) MCSE
5 76 (8.88%) DV Cleared
6 51 (5.96%) MCSA
7 45 (5.26%) MCP
8 42 (4.91%) MCITP
9 41 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (3.04%) CCNA
11 25 (2.92%) CCNP
12 16 (1.87%) Degree
13 10 (1.17%) JNCIS
14 9 (1.05%) CCDP
14 9 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.93%) ISTQB
16 7 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
17 6 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.56%) SLA
2 17 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.87%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.70%) QA
6 4 (0.47%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.12%) GCP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 432 (50.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 391 (45.68%) Active Directory
3 153 (17.87%) Hyper-V
4 115 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
5 112 (13.08%) vSphere
6 39 (4.56%) Virtual Machines
6 39 (4.56%) XenDesktop
6 39 (4.56%) XenServer
7 38 (4.44%) XenApp
8 28 (3.27%) Docker
9 24 (2.80%) VMware NSX
10 21 (2.45%) NFS
11 18 (2.10%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (1.87%) vCloud
13 15 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.93%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
17 6 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 5 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 98 (11.45%) SCCM
2 65 (7.59%) Puppet
3 49 (5.72%) SCOM
4 32 (3.74%) Ansible
5 29 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (3.04%) Nessus
7 21 (2.45%) vCenter Server
8 19 (2.22%) AirWatch
9 18 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 17 (1.99%) Backup Exec
10 17 (1.99%) vRealize
11 16 (1.87%) HP ALM
12 14 (1.64%) Kubernetes
13 13 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
14 12 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
15 10 (1.17%) Cobbler
15 10 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
15 10 (1.17%) Opsview
15 10 (1.17%) SCSM
16 9 (1.05%) SELinux
Vendors
1 357 (41.71%) Microsoft
2 202 (23.60%) Cisco
3 158 (18.46%) Citrix
4 111 (12.97%) HP
5 101 (11.80%) NetApp
6 84 (9.81%) Red Hat
7 82 (9.58%) Oracle
8 57 (6.66%) SolarWinds
9 44 (5.14%) Ivanti
10 39 (4.56%) EMC
10 39 (4.56%) McAfee
11 35 (4.09%) Shavlik
12 32 (3.74%) Palo Alto
13 29 (3.39%) Veeam
14 27 (3.15%) Symantec
15 24 (2.80%) Juniper
15 24 (2.80%) Lumension
16 22 (2.57%) CheckPoint
17 21 (2.45%) F5
18 17 (1.99%) Brocade