Period
to 26 June 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 June 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 West
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 46 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 -19
Contract jobs citing VMware 344 217 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.66% 4.24% 4.17%
As % of the Vendors category 13.58% 11.60% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 132 138
South West median daily rate £425 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% - -10.96%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £188
90th Percentile £575 £506 £538
England median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 12
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% +38.24% +58.14%
10th Percentile £20.61 £30.50 £22.75
90th Percentile £49.13 £47.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +7.41% +25.58% -21.10%

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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,533 1,871 2,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.71% 36.56% 41.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,525 1,066 1,338
South West median daily rate £440 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £250 £223 £213
90th Percentile £625 £555 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.26% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 113 109
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £25.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.00% -35.90% +52.94%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.00 £50.50
England median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.74% +2.94% -5.56%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the South West

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in the South West

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the South West over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in the South West

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in the South West

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the South West over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the South West

VMware
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 26 June 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
Wiltshire +20 173 £450 +9.09% 10
Gloucestershire +16 55 £515 +87.27% 3
Bristol -20 52 £375 -1.96% 7
Somerset +6 24 £250 +8.70% 4
Dorset +6 17 £313 +25.00% 4
Devon -13 16 £180 -46.67% 2
Cornwall +4 5 £260 -
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 West region with a requirement for VMware.

1 226 (65.70%) Windows
2 172 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (44.48%) Windows Server
4 146 (42.44%) Security Cleared
4 146 (42.44%) Active Directory
5 127 (36.92%) Cisco
6 117 (34.01%) Microsoft
7 94 (27.33%) PowerShell
8 92 (26.74%) Linux
9 82 (23.84%) SC Cleared
10 81 (23.55%) SCCM
11 74 (21.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 73 (21.22%) DV Cleared
12 73 (21.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 72 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
14 70 (20.35%) Cisco Certification
15 67 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
16 63 (18.31%) Data Centre
17 62 (18.02%) DevOps
17 62 (18.02%) VMware ESXi
18 59 (17.15%) Firewall
19 58 (16.86%) Amazon AWS
20 55 (15.99%) vCenter Server
21 54 (15.70%) DNS
22 53 (15.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 53 (15.41%) Windows 10
23 51 (14.83%) Hyper-V
24 50 (14.53%) ITIL
25 49 (14.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 48 (13.95%) SAN

VMware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 31 (9.01%) Confluence
2 27 (7.85%) MS Exchange
3 24 (6.98%) IIS
4 21 (6.10%) Tomcat
5 19 (5.52%) nginx
6 15 (4.36%) OpenStack
6 15 (4.36%) SharePoint
7 13 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (2.91%) JBoss
9 8 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (2.03%) Skype for Business
11 5 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 67 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (16.86%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (12.21%) OpenShift
4 41 (11.92%) Office 365
5 26 (7.56%) Apigee
6 14 (4.07%) IaaS
7 12 (3.49%) PaaS
8 11 (3.20%) Azure Stack
9 9 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.87%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.29%) GitHub
12 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) SaaS
12 1 (0.29%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (17.15%) Firewall
2 54 (15.70%) DNS
3 48 (13.95%) SAN
4 36 (10.47%) WAN
5 35 (10.17%) LAN
6 29 (8.43%) BGP
7 27 (7.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 27 (7.85%) DHCP
8 25 (7.27%) OSPF
9 17 (4.94%) Cisco IOS
10 16 (4.65%) DMVPN
10 16 (4.65%) Multicast
10 16 (4.65%) VXLAN
11 12 (3.49%) WLAN
12 11 (3.20%) Wireless
13 10 (2.91%) VSAN
14 9 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (2.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 9 (2.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (2.62%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (13.37%) Git (software)
2 32 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.56%) JIRA
4 23 (6.69%) Bitbucket
5 15 (4.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (2.33%) Maven
7 6 (1.74%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.58%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.58%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.58%) jMock
8 2 (0.58%) JUnit
8 2 (0.58%) Mockito
8 2 (0.58%) MSI
8 2 (0.58%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.29%) Subversion
9 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 36 (10.47%) Finance
2 9 (2.62%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.74%) Electronics
3 6 (1.74%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.74%) Marketing
4 2 (0.58%) Military
5 1 (0.29%) Banking
5 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 68 (19.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (9.88%) Architect
3 32 (9.30%) Network Engineer
4 24 (6.98%) Consultant
5 22 (6.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (5.81%) Support Engineer
6 20 (5.81%) Technical Architect
7 19 (5.52%) Administrator
8 18 (5.23%) Wintel Engineer
9 17 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
10 16 (4.65%) VMware Engineer
11 15 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (4.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 11 (3.20%) Senior Network Engineer
13 11 (3.20%) Server Engineer
14 10 (2.91%) PowerShell Engineer
14 10 (2.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (2.62%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.65%) Spine.js
2 13 (3.78%) Middleware
2 13 (3.78%) REST
3 12 (3.49%) J2EE
4 11 (3.20%) .NET
5 5 (1.45%) Web Services
6 3 (0.87%) HTML
6 3 (0.87%) KML
6 3 (0.87%) XMPP
7 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.58%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.58%) Django
7 2 (0.58%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.58%) PowerMock
7 2 (0.58%) RESTful
7 2 (0.58%) SOAP
7 2 (0.58%) WCF
8 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.29%) Ember.js
8 1 (0.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.78%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (3.78%) PKI
2 13 (3.78%) Public Cloud
3 12 (3.49%) Replication
4 8 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 8 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.03%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.16%) NHS
9 3 (0.87%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.87%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 226 (65.70%) Windows
2 153 (44.48%) Windows Server
3 92 (26.74%) Linux
4 73 (21.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (15.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (15.41%) Windows 10
6 40 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (9.01%) Windows 7
8 18 (5.23%) Unix
9 16 (4.65%) Solaris
10 13 (3.78%) CentOS
11 3 (0.87%) AIX
11 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.29%) Android
13 1 (0.29%) VMS
13 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (21.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 72 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (18.02%) DevOps
4 50 (14.53%) ITIL
5 37 (10.76%) Migration
6 35 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (9.88%) NsoIT
8 30 (8.72%) Infrastructure Automation
9 24 (6.98%) Computer Science
9 24 (6.98%) Load Balancing
9 24 (6.98%) Network Virtualisation
9 24 (6.98%) Software Engineering
10 22 (6.40%) Deployment Automation
10 22 (6.40%) Project Management
11 20 (5.81%) Reverse Engineering
11 20 (5.81%) Service Management
12 19 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (5.23%) Configuration Management
13 18 (5.23%) Network Architecture
14 17 (4.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 94 (27.33%) PowerShell
2 36 (10.47%) Java
3 30 (8.72%) SQL
4 17 (4.94%) Python
5 14 (4.07%) Shell Script
6 10 (2.91%) C
6 10 (2.91%) C#
7 6 (1.74%) VBScript
8 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.29%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) Ruby
9 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 146 (42.44%) Security Cleared
2 82 (23.84%) SC Cleared
3 73 (21.22%) DV Cleared
4 70 (20.35%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (14.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 38 (11.05%) CCNP
7 37 (10.76%) CCNA
8 36 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (9.88%) MCSE
10 30 (8.72%) MCSA
11 9 (2.62%) OCA
11 9 (2.62%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (2.33%) CCENT
13 7 (2.03%) Chartered Engineer
14 6 (1.74%) Degree
15 5 (1.45%) CISSP
16 4 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (1.16%) ISSAP
16 4 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.33%) SLA
2 6 (1.74%) COBIT
2 6 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (1.16%) NCSC
3 4 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.58%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) GPG13
5 1 (0.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 172 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (42.44%) Active Directory
3 62 (18.02%) VMware ESXi
4 51 (14.83%) Hyper-V
5 36 (10.47%) vSphere
6 34 (9.88%) Docker
6 34 (9.88%) VMware NSX
7 19 (5.52%) XenApp
8 13 (3.78%) XenDesktop
9 12 (3.49%) LXC
10 9 (2.62%) Firmware
11 8 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.16%) BitLocker
14 4 (1.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (1.16%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 81 (23.55%) SCCM
2 55 (15.99%) vCenter Server
3 43 (12.50%) Ansible
4 39 (11.34%) Kubernetes
5 29 (8.43%) SCOM
6 22 (6.40%) PowerCLI
7 17 (4.94%) vRealize
7 17 (4.94%) WSUS
8 15 (4.36%) Puppet
9 7 (2.03%) SCVMM
10 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (1.74%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.16%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.58%) systemd
13 2 (0.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
14 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 127 (36.92%) Cisco
2 117 (34.01%) Microsoft
3 45 (13.08%) Red Hat
4 40 (11.63%) Citrix
5 31 (9.01%) HP
6 27 (7.85%) Atlassian
7 24 (6.98%) Oracle
8 16 (4.65%) F5
8 16 (4.65%) ServiceNow
9 11 (3.20%) Dell
9 11 (3.20%) NetApp
9 11 (3.20%) SolarWinds
10 10 (2.91%) Dynatrace
10 10 (2.91%) McAfee
10 10 (2.91%) Micro Focus
11 9 (2.62%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.33%) Fortinet
13 7 (2.03%) Gemalto
13 7 (2.03%) Veeam
13 7 (2.03%) Wyse