Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 37 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware 462 837 840
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.69% 5.30% 5.02%
As % of the Vendors category 9.57% 11.31% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 573 467
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £217 £215 £224
90th Percentile £560 £575 £538
England median daily rate £400 £413 £388
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 22
Median hourly rate £33.00 £45.00 £25.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +75.59% -37.49%
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.00 £15.03
90th Percentile £47.12 £61.50 £50.01
England median hourly rate £33.00 £34.51 £24.50
% change year-on-year -4.38% +40.86% +6.52%

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 4,828 7,398 7,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.02% 46.82% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,732 4,325 4,441
Median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £454 £450
% change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 312 291
Median hourly rate £17.08 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.52% -5.71% +12.90%
10th Percentile £11.73 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.90 £46.44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.60 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.95% +0.57% +0.63%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VMware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware in the South East.

Daily rate trend for VMware in the South East

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware in the South East over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware in the South East

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for VMware in the South East

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware in the South East over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VMware in the South East

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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 29 March 2020. 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 -2 188 £425 +6.25% 48
Thames Valley +4 174 £400 -3.90% 82
Berkshire +16 117 £400 -5.88% 42
Surrey +23 55 £389 -15.49% 39
Buckinghamshire -11 46 £410 -2.38% 13
West Sussex -4 18 £394 -4.55% 10
Kent -9 14 £325 +13.04% 11
East Sussex +1 12 £335 -10.90% 3
Oxfordshire -8 11 £225 -41.94% 27
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 328 (71.00%) Windows
2 282 (61.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 227 (49.13%) Active Directory
4 225 (48.70%) Windows Server
5 179 (38.74%) Microsoft
6 136 (29.44%) Security Cleared
7 119 (25.76%) PowerShell
8 114 (24.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 111 (24.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 108 (23.38%) Citrix
11 107 (23.16%) DNS
11 107 (23.16%) Azure
12 104 (22.51%) Cisco
13 97 (21.00%) Office 365
14 95 (20.56%) Firewall
15 93 (20.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 90 (19.48%) Hyper-V
17 86 (18.61%) Data Centre
18 83 (17.97%) Linux
19 82 (17.75%) DHCP
19 82 (17.75%) Windows Server 2016
20 80 (17.32%) SC Cleared
21 73 (15.80%) SCCM
22 71 (15.37%) SQL
22 71 (15.37%) vSphere
23 70 (15.15%) ITIL
24 64 (13.85%) AWS
25 61 (13.20%) Migration
26 59 (12.77%) SQL Server
27 57 (12.34%) Windows 10

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 56 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 33 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 31 (6.71%) Skype for Business
4 18 (3.90%) IIS
4 18 (3.90%) OpenStack
5 15 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.87%) Apache
6 4 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.43%) Documentum
7 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.43%) nginx
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 107 (23.16%) Azure
2 97 (21.00%) Office 365
3 64 (13.85%) AWS
4 21 (4.55%) IaaS
5 20 (4.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (2.81%) SaaS
7 12 (2.60%) PaaS
8 9 (1.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 9 (1.95%) Yammer
9 7 (1.52%) GitHub
10 4 (0.87%) GCP
11 3 (0.65%) Akamai
11 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.43%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.43%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 107 (23.16%) DNS
2 95 (20.56%) Firewall
3 82 (17.75%) DHCP
4 53 (11.47%) SAN
5 49 (10.61%) WAN
6 44 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 37 (8.01%) LAN
8 33 (7.14%) Skype
9 24 (5.19%) VLAN
10 21 (4.55%) VPN
10 21 (4.55%) Wireless
11 19 (4.11%) BGP
12 17 (3.68%) IPsec
12 17 (3.68%) NetScaler
12 17 (3.68%) VoIP
13 11 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (2.38%) iSCSI
13 11 (2.38%) MPLS
14 10 (2.16%) SNMP
15 9 (1.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.81%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.43%) MySQL
8 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 17 (3.68%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.25%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.81%) JIRA
4 11 (2.38%) MSI
5 10 (2.16%) Selenium
5 10 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (1.73%) Subversion
6 8 (1.73%) Vagrant
7 7 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.65%) GitLab
8 3 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.43%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.43%) Ant
9 2 (0.43%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.43%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.43%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.43%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (4.33%) Finance
1 20 (4.33%) Public Sector
2 18 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.16%) Retail
4 6 (1.30%) Marketing
5 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.08%) Publishing
6 4 (0.87%) Back Office
6 4 (0.87%) Electronics
6 4 (0.87%) Military
7 2 (0.43%) Law
7 2 (0.43%) Police
8 1 (0.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Local Government
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (21.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 68 (14.72%) Architect
3 35 (7.58%) Analyst
4 33 (7.14%) Consultant
5 29 (6.28%) Support Engineer
5 29 (6.28%) VMware Engineer
6 28 (6.06%) Network Engineer
7 23 (4.98%) Infrastructure Architect
8 22 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
9 21 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 17 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (3.68%) Administrator
10 17 (3.68%) Wintel Engineer
11 14 (3.03%) Citrix Engineer
11 14 (3.03%) IT Engineer
12 13 (2.81%) Cloud Architect
12 13 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (2.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.98%) Middleware
2 11 (2.38%) LDAP
3 10 (2.16%) .NET
3 10 (2.16%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.16%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (1.52%) Web Services
5 6 (1.30%) RESTful
6 5 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.87%) REST
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (0.43%) Flutter
8 2 (0.43%) gRPC
8 2 (0.43%) JSON
8 2 (0.43%) Kafka
8 2 (0.43%) Node.js
8 2 (0.43%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.43%) SAPUI5
8 2 (0.43%) Swagger
9 1 (0.22%) CSS
9 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 86 (18.61%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (8.01%) PKI
4 28 (6.06%) Clustering
5 18 (3.90%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.68%) Private Cloud
7 15 (3.25%) Replication
8 14 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.95%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.95%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.30%) NHS
11 6 (1.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 5 (1.08%) Cloud Native
12 5 (1.08%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.08%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 328 (71.00%) Windows
2 225 (48.70%) Windows Server
3 111 (24.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 93 (20.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (17.97%) Linux
6 82 (17.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 57 (12.34%) Windows 10
8 47 (10.17%) Windows 7
9 22 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (4.11%) Windows Server 2019
11 18 (3.90%) Windows 8
12 15 (3.25%) VMS
13 13 (2.81%) Windows XP
14 12 (2.60%) Ubuntu
15 10 (2.16%) CentOS
15 10 (2.16%) Windows Vista
16 8 (1.73%) Android
16 8 (1.73%) Unix
17 6 (1.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (24.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 70 (15.15%) ITIL
3 61 (13.20%) Migration
4 51 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (8.01%) DevOps
6 31 (6.71%) Configuration Management
7 28 (6.06%) High Availability
8 25 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 23 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (4.33%) Service Management
10 20 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (4.11%) Incident Management
11 19 (4.11%) Network Design
11 19 (4.11%) Network Virtualisation
11 19 (4.11%) Service Delivery
11 19 (4.11%) Test Automation
12 17 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (3.68%) Change Management
12 17 (3.68%) Customer Requirements
13 16 (3.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (25.76%) PowerShell
2 71 (15.37%) SQL
3 33 (7.14%) Python
4 18 (3.90%) Perl
5 15 (3.25%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.16%) VBScript
7 9 (1.95%) VB
8 5 (1.08%) Java
9 4 (0.87%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.65%) C#
10 3 (0.65%) Ruby
11 2 (0.43%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.43%) C
11 2 (0.43%) Dart
11 2 (0.43%) F#
11 2 (0.43%) Go
11 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 136 (29.44%) Security Cleared
2 80 (17.32%) SC Cleared
3 55 (11.90%) DV Cleared
4 45 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (5.41%) CCNA
6 25 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (4.98%) MCSE
8 20 (4.33%) CCNP
9 17 (3.68%) Degree
10 16 (3.46%) MCSA
11 12 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.95%) CCA
12 9 (1.95%) VCAP
13 7 (1.52%) MCP
14 6 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.30%) MCITP
15 4 (0.87%) VCP6
16 3 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
16 3 (0.65%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.25%) SLA
2 9 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.52%) GDPR
3 7 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.52%) QA
4 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) NIST
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 282 (61.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 227 (49.13%) Active Directory
3 90 (19.48%) Hyper-V
4 71 (15.37%) vSphere
5 48 (10.39%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (9.52%) XenApp
7 30 (6.49%) VMware NSX
7 30 (6.49%) XenDesktop
8 24 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (4.98%) vCloud
10 16 (3.46%) Docker
11 15 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (2.81%) NFS
12 13 (2.81%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (1.95%) KVM
14 9 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (1.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (1.08%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 73 (15.80%) SCCM
2 41 (8.87%) Ansible
3 34 (7.36%) vCenter Server
4 31 (6.71%) vRealize
5 21 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 19 (4.11%) WSUS
7 18 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (3.68%) Puppet
8 17 (3.68%) SCOM
9 14 (3.03%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 12 (2.60%) AirWatch
11 11 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
12 10 (2.16%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (2.16%) EMC NetWorker
12 10 (2.16%) NetBackup
12 10 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 10 (2.16%) Terraform
13 9 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (1.73%) Backup Exec
14 8 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 179 (38.74%) Microsoft
2 108 (23.38%) Citrix
3 104 (22.51%) Cisco
4 35 (7.58%) Oracle
5 32 (6.93%) Dell
6 30 (6.49%) HP
7 25 (5.41%) Juniper
7 25 (5.41%) McAfee
7 25 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 22 (4.76%) EMC
9 21 (4.55%) NetApp
10 17 (3.68%) SolarWinds
11 16 (3.46%) CheckPoint
11 16 (3.46%) F5
12 13 (2.81%) IBM
13 12 (2.60%) Symantec
14 10 (2.16%) Lumension
15 9 (1.95%) Veeam
16 8 (1.73%) Apple
16 8 (1.73%) Remedy