Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 34 30
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 860 877 1,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.11% 5.49% 5.96%
As % of the Vendors category 10.86% 11.26% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 505 795
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £237 £219 £230
90th Percentile £530 £538 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 29 57
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -26.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £13.20 £12.24 £14.55
90th Percentile £49.65 £45.00 £47.90
England median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -28.00% +9.51%

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 7,920 7,790 8,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.10% 48.79% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,569 4,304 5,303
South East median daily rate £425 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.37% +4.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 359 408
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.24% -0.50%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.16% -0.71%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Hampshire +4 358 £423 +3.80% 59
Thames Valley -21 258 £425 +15.65% 79
Surrey -3 145 £348 -0.71% 35
Berkshire -30 122 £395 +12.86% 52
Buckinghamshire -10 96 £425 +6.25% 16
West Sussex -15 43 £413 +10.00% 7
Oxfordshire -5 40 £425 +6.25% 11
Kent -3 27 £336 -2.18% 5
Middlesex +10 7 £450 +11.11% 3
East Sussex -3 6 £554 +40.19% 6
Sussex - 5 £350 -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 558 (64.88%) Windows
2 516 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 377 (43.84%) Active Directory
4 357 (41.51%) Microsoft
5 320 (37.21%) Windows Server
6 265 (30.81%) Linux
7 244 (28.37%) Security Cleared
8 220 (25.58%) Citrix
9 196 (22.79%) SC Cleared
10 166 (19.30%) vSphere
11 165 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 164 (19.07%) Cisco
13 160 (18.60%) ITIL
14 156 (18.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 145 (16.86%) Hyper-V
16 144 (16.74%) Microsoft Azure
17 142 (16.51%) SCCM
18 140 (16.28%) Oracle
19 139 (16.16%) Firewall
20 127 (14.77%) VMware ESXi
21 124 (14.42%) Windows Server 2008
21 124 (14.42%) SQL
22 123 (14.30%) DNS
23 120 (13.95%) Office 365
24 119 (13.84%) Unix
25 118 (13.72%) HP
26 115 (13.37%) Red Hat
26 115 (13.37%) SAN
27 114 (13.26%) NetApp
28 113 (13.14%) Migration

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 78 (9.07%) SharePoint
2 76 (8.84%) MS Exchange
3 43 (5.00%) IIS
4 39 (4.53%) Skype for Business
5 31 (3.60%) OpenStack
6 25 (2.91%) Apache
7 18 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (1.74%) JBoss
9 13 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.05%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.93%) WildFly
12 6 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.58%) Confluence
13 5 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.58%) K2 blackpearl
14 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 74 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.12%) RMDS
3 1 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 144 (16.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (13.95%) Office 365
3 68 (7.91%) IaaS
4 62 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
5 58 (6.74%) PaaS
6 29 (3.37%) SaaS
7 15 (1.74%) Yammer
8 14 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.70%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.58%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.23%) NuGet
13 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.12%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 139 (16.16%) Firewall
2 123 (14.30%) DNS
3 115 (13.37%) SAN
4 89 (10.35%) LAN
5 84 (9.77%) WAN
6 68 (7.91%) DHCP
7 50 (5.81%) TCP/IP
8 42 (4.88%) VLAN
9 40 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
10 39 (4.53%) NetScaler
11 33 (3.84%) Skype
11 33 (3.84%) VPN
12 26 (3.02%) BGP
13 24 (2.79%) OSPF
13 24 (2.79%) Wireless
14 23 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (2.67%) iSCSI
14 23 (2.67%) PuTTY
14 23 (2.67%) WinSCP
15 22 (2.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.40%) Oracle Database
3 35 (4.07%) Oracle Database 10g
4 34 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 27 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 17 (1.98%) MySQL
7 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.05%) DB2
8 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.70%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.58%) Power BI
10 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (4.19%) Jenkins
2 33 (3.84%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.91%) Oracle APEX
3 25 (2.91%) Selenium
4 24 (2.79%) SoapUI
5 23 (2.67%) Eclipse
5 23 (2.67%) HP UFT
5 23 (2.67%) SpecFlow
6 21 (2.44%) Ant
6 21 (2.44%) TestNG
7 20 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 19 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.93%) JIRA
10 5 (0.58%) MSI
10 5 (0.58%) Subversion
11 4 (0.47%) JMeter
11 4 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.35%) SilkTest
12 3 (0.35%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 106 (12.33%) Finance
2 29 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.56%) Banking
4 17 (1.98%) Retail
5 13 (1.51%) Back Office
6 9 (1.05%) Military
7 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.58%) Advertising
8 5 (0.58%) French Language
9 4 (0.47%) Automotive
9 4 (0.47%) Law
10 3 (0.35%) Publishing
11 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.23%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Marketing
11 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 124 (14.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 117 (13.60%) Architect
3 106 (12.33%) Analyst
4 57 (6.63%) Infrastructure Architect
5 53 (6.16%) VMware Engineer
6 49 (5.70%) Support Engineer
7 43 (5.00%) Consultant
8 36 (4.19%) Network Engineer
8 36 (4.19%) Project Manager
9 33 (3.84%) Administrator
9 33 (3.84%) Windows Engineer
10 32 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 32 (3.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 29 (3.37%) Wintel Engineer
12 27 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support
12 27 (3.14%) Desktop Support
12 27 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
12 27 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (2.79%) Network Architect
14 23 (2.67%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.00%) Middleware
1 43 (5.00%) Web Services
2 34 (3.95%) .NET
3 19 (2.21%) LDAP
4 9 (1.05%) JSON
5 7 (0.81%) SOAP
5 7 (0.81%) XML
6 6 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (0.70%) RESTful
6 6 (0.70%) Servlets
7 5 (0.58%) Web Services Management
8 4 (0.47%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.47%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.47%) Kafka
8 4 (0.47%) POSIX
8 4 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.47%) Sensu
8 4 (0.47%) XSLT
9 2 (0.23%) Node.js
9 2 (0.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 100 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.12%) PKI
4 38 (4.42%) Clustering
5 30 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (3.37%) Fat Client
6 29 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.37%) Thin Client
7 16 (1.86%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.28%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.16%) iSeries
11 9 (1.05%) Replication
12 8 (0.93%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.81%) CMDB
13 7 (0.81%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.70%) AS400
14 6 (0.70%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 558 (64.88%) Windows
2 320 (37.21%) Windows Server
3 265 (30.81%) Linux
4 165 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 124 (14.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (13.84%) Unix
7 97 (11.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 77 (8.95%) Windows 10
8 77 (8.95%) Windows 7
9 51 (5.93%) Solaris
10 46 (5.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (5.23%) AIX
12 25 (2.91%) CentOS
13 18 (2.09%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.93%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.93%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.81%) Debian
16 4 (0.47%) SUSE
16 4 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (18.60%) ITIL
2 156 (18.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 113 (13.14%) Migration
4 79 (9.19%) DevOps
5 76 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (8.14%) Change Management
7 59 (6.86%) Service Management
8 54 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 51 (5.93%) Incident Management
10 48 (5.58%) Service Delivery
11 43 (5.00%) Configuration Management
12 40 (4.65%) Project Management
13 36 (4.19%) High Availability
13 36 (4.19%) Network Design
13 36 (4.19%) Scrum
14 35 (4.07%) Test Automation
15 29 (3.37%) Collaborative Working
16 27 (3.14%) Application Packaging
17 26 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (3.02%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 124 (14.42%) SQL
2 101 (11.74%) PowerShell
3 55 (6.40%) Java
4 41 (4.77%) Python
5 31 (3.60%) Perl
6 27 (3.14%) Bash Shell
7 23 (2.67%) F#
8 17 (1.98%) C
9 15 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.40%) Ruby
11 11 (1.28%) C#
12 8 (0.93%) C++
12 8 (0.93%) VB
13 7 (0.81%) AWK
13 7 (0.81%) Bourne shell
13 7 (0.81%) Korn
14 5 (0.58%) VBScript
15 4 (0.47%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.47%) PHP
16 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 244 (28.37%) Security Cleared
2 196 (22.79%) SC Cleared
3 57 (6.63%) DV Cleared
4 45 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (3.95%) MCSE
7 32 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (3.14%) ISEB
8 27 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 21 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
11 19 (2.21%) Degree
12 18 (2.09%) CCNP
13 17 (1.98%) CCA
14 16 (1.86%) MCP
15 15 (1.74%) CCNA
15 15 (1.74%) RHCE
16 11 (1.28%) MCSA
17 9 (1.05%) CCIE
17 9 (1.05%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.02%) SLA
2 12 (1.40%) GDPR
3 7 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.70%) QA
5 3 (0.35%) COBIT
5 3 (0.35%) RMADS
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.23%) PMO
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) ECSS
7 1 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.12%) GCP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 516 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 377 (43.84%) Active Directory
3 166 (19.30%) vSphere
4 145 (16.86%) Hyper-V
5 127 (14.77%) VMware ESXi
6 80 (9.30%) XenApp
7 72 (8.37%) XenDesktop
8 44 (5.12%) Virtual Machines
9 41 (4.77%) Virtual Desktop
10 39 (4.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 38 (4.42%) XenServer
12 32 (3.72%) VMware NSX
13 28 (3.26%) Docker
14 23 (2.67%) VMware Workstation
15 19 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
15 19 (2.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 18 (2.09%) DFS Replication
17 16 (1.86%) vCloud
18 14 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
19 13 (1.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 142 (16.51%) SCCM
2 52 (6.05%) Puppet
3 50 (5.81%) SCOM
4 39 (4.53%) vCenter Server
5 38 (4.42%) Ansible
6 32 (3.72%) vRealize
7 31 (3.60%) WSUS
8 30 (3.49%) NetBackup
9 29 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (2.67%) HP ALM
11 20 (2.33%) Data Guard
12 19 (2.21%) Backup Exec
12 19 (2.21%) Red Hat Satellite
13 18 (2.09%) Kubernetes
14 15 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
15 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
16 11 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
17 10 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 9 (1.05%) Nessus
18 9 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 357 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 220 (25.58%) Citrix
3 164 (19.07%) Cisco
4 140 (16.28%) Oracle
5 118 (13.72%) HP
6 115 (13.37%) Red Hat
7 114 (13.26%) NetApp
8 46 (5.35%) EMC
9 45 (5.23%) McAfee
10 41 (4.77%) IBM
10 41 (4.77%) Veritas
11 37 (4.30%) Juniper
12 34 (3.95%) CheckPoint
13 32 (3.72%) Palo Alto
14 30 (3.49%) Veeam
15 25 (2.91%) Software AG
15 25 (2.91%) webMethods
16 24 (2.79%) SolarWinds
17 23 (2.67%) Infoblox
17 23 (2.67%) Sophos