Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 46 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7 -20
Contract jobs citing VMware 369 279 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.70% 4.44% 3.58%
As % of the Vendors category 13.85% 11.23% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 136 117
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +11.11% +6.30%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £185
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
England median daily rate £400 £407 £375
% change year-on-year -1.78% +8.60% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 14
South West median hourly rate £26.00 £45.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.22% +32.35% +38.78%
10th Percentile £19.25 £31.70 £18.33
90th Percentile £44.00 £48.00 £49.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.84% +33.75% -22.33%

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 2,664 2,484 2,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.16% 39.53% 40.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,697 1,512 1,365
South West median daily rate £438 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +8.97% +5.41%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £202
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 131 106
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £41.53 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +32.90% +45.35%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.18 £12.69
90th Percentile £52.63 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +10.34% +0.72% +5.30%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 0 172 £469 +10.29% 30
Bristol +5 77 £350 -6.67% 27
Gloucestershire +9 43 £515 +58.46% 14
Somerset +9 37 £250 +14.94% 12
Devon +1 21 £363 +3.57% 15
Dorset +12 16 £329 -17.75% 26
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 229 (62.06%) Windows
2 198 (53.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (45.80%) Active Directory
4 166 (44.99%) Windows Server
5 158 (42.82%) Security Cleared
6 131 (35.50%) Microsoft
7 115 (31.17%) Linux
8 110 (29.81%) PowerShell
9 104 (28.18%) SCCM
10 103 (27.91%) SC Cleared
11 92 (24.93%) Azure
12 83 (22.49%) Office 365
12 83 (22.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 75 (20.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 72 (19.51%) Cisco
15 69 (18.70%) Citrix
16 68 (18.43%) ITIL
16 68 (18.43%) VMware ESXi
17 65 (17.62%) Hyper-V
17 65 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
18 62 (16.80%) DV Cleared
19 60 (16.26%) Windows 10
20 59 (15.99%) AWS
21 57 (15.45%) vSphere
21 57 (15.45%) DNS
22 55 (14.91%) Migration
23 52 (14.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 50 (13.55%) MS Exchange
25 49 (13.28%) Red Hat
25 49 (13.28%) vCenter Server

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 50 (13.55%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 24 (6.50%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.42%) Confluence
4 19 (5.15%) Tomcat
5 18 (4.88%) Skype for Business
6 17 (4.61%) nginx
7 12 (3.25%) Apache
8 9 (2.44%) IIS
9 8 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.36%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.08%) JBoss
13 3 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.54%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
15 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 92 (24.93%) Azure
2 83 (22.49%) Office 365
3 59 (15.99%) AWS
4 34 (9.21%) OpenShift
5 13 (3.52%) IaaS
5 13 (3.52%) PaaS
6 9 (2.44%) Apigee
7 8 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (2.17%) SaaS
8 7 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.36%) Azure Stack
10 4 (1.08%) GCP
11 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.54%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 57 (15.45%) DNS
2 46 (12.47%) DHCP
3 42 (11.38%) SAN
4 38 (10.30%) Firewall
5 31 (8.40%) Skype
6 20 (5.42%) LAN
7 17 (4.61%) WAN
8 16 (4.34%) VSAN
9 15 (4.07%) Network Security
10 10 (2.71%) BGP
10 10 (2.71%) VPN
11 9 (2.44%) NetScaler
11 9 (2.44%) Software-Defined Networking
12 8 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (2.17%) NAS
12 8 (2.17%) NX-OS
12 8 (2.17%) OSPF
12 8 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.17%) Big Data
3 8 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (10.30%) Jenkins
2 28 (7.59%) JIRA
3 24 (6.50%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.52%) Maven
5 11 (2.98%) Cucumber
5 11 (2.98%) JUnit
5 11 (2.98%) Mockito
5 11 (2.98%) Selenium
6 10 (2.71%) Bitbucket
6 10 (2.71%) Gerrit
7 8 (2.17%) Appium
8 7 (1.90%) GitLab
9 5 (1.36%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.27%) MSI
11 1 (0.27%) TestRail
11 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
11 1 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (5.42%) Finance
2 14 (3.79%) Public Sector
3 12 (3.25%) Publishing
4 7 (1.90%) Law
5 5 (1.36%) Retail
6 3 (0.81%) Banking
6 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.54%) Marketing
7 2 (0.54%) Military
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (21.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (9.49%) Architect
3 26 (7.05%) Consultant
4 23 (6.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 23 (6.23%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.23%) Windows Engineer
5 21 (5.69%) Administrator
6 20 (5.42%) VMware Engineer
7 19 (5.15%) Network Engineer
8 18 (4.88%) Server Engineer
9 16 (4.34%) Wintel Engineer
10 15 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (4.07%) Analyst
11 13 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (3.52%) Windows Server Engineer
12 12 (3.25%) Automation Engineer
12 12 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.25%) VMware Consultant
13 11 (2.98%) Desktop Support
13 11 (2.98%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.52%) XML
2 11 (2.98%) JSF
2 11 (2.98%) Spring
2 11 (2.98%) Web Services
2 11 (2.98%) YAML
3 9 (2.44%) J2EE
4 8 (2.17%) RESTful
4 8 (2.17%) SOAP
5 5 (1.36%) Middleware
5 5 (1.36%) REST
6 4 (1.08%) CSS
6 4 (1.08%) HTML
7 3 (0.81%) .NET
8 2 (0.54%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.54%) JFC
8 2 (0.54%) LDAP
8 2 (0.54%) SAML
9 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.01%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.15%) Clustering
2 19 (5.15%) Replication
3 18 (4.88%) Public Cloud
4 17 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.07%) PKI
6 7 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.90%) NHS
7 6 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.36%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.36%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (0.81%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.54%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 229 (62.06%) Windows
2 166 (44.99%) Windows Server
3 115 (31.17%) Linux
4 75 (20.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (16.26%) Windows 10
7 52 (14.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (9.76%) Windows 7
9 22 (5.96%) Unix
9 22 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (4.07%) Solaris
11 10 (2.71%) CentOS
12 2 (0.54%) AIX
12 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.27%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (22.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 68 (18.43%) ITIL
3 55 (14.91%) Migration
4 46 (12.47%) DevOps
5 38 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (5.69%) Service Management
7 21 (5.69%) Task Automation
8 19 (5.15%) Scrum
9 18 (4.88%) Information Security
9 18 (4.88%) Security Monitoring
10 17 (4.61%) Computer Science
10 17 (4.61%) Microservices
11 16 (4.34%) Project Management
12 15 (4.07%) Project Delivery
13 14 (3.79%) Decision-Making
13 14 (3.79%) Kanban
14 13 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (3.52%) Load Balancing
14 13 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (29.81%) PowerShell
2 47 (12.74%) SQL
3 24 (6.50%) Java
4 13 (3.52%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.52%) Python
4 13 (3.52%) VBScript
5 12 (3.25%) C
6 9 (2.44%) Perl
7 7 (1.90%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 158 (42.82%) Security Cleared
2 103 (27.91%) SC Cleared
3 62 (16.80%) DV Cleared
4 23 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (4.61%) MCSE
7 16 (4.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (3.52%) CCNP
9 12 (3.25%) CCENT
10 11 (2.98%) MCP
11 9 (2.44%) CCNA
11 9 (2.44%) MCSA
12 8 (2.17%) Degree
13 5 (1.36%) RHCSA
14 4 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
15 3 (0.81%) CISM
15 3 (0.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 3 (0.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.79%) SLA
2 8 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.08%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.08%) NCSC
3 4 (1.08%) RMADS
4 2 (0.54%) COBIT
4 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 198 (53.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 169 (45.80%) Active Directory
3 68 (18.43%) VMware ESXi
4 65 (17.62%) Hyper-V
5 57 (15.45%) vSphere
6 44 (11.92%) Docker
7 35 (9.49%) VMware NSX
8 30 (8.13%) XenApp
9 29 (7.86%) XenDesktop
10 18 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (4.61%) LXC
12 12 (3.25%) Gluster
12 12 (3.25%) GlusterFS
12 12 (3.25%) NFS
13 8 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (1.90%) Firmware
14 7 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (1.63%) BitLocker
15 6 (1.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 6 (1.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 104 (28.18%) SCCM
2 49 (13.28%) vCenter Server
3 44 (11.92%) Ansible
4 41 (11.11%) Kubernetes
5 20 (5.42%) SCOM
5 20 (5.42%) vRealize
6 15 (4.07%) PowerCLI
7 13 (3.52%) Puppet
7 13 (3.52%) WSUS
8 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (1.90%) AirWatch
10 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (1.90%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.90%) SCVMM
11 5 (1.36%) Marathon
11 5 (1.36%) Mesos
11 5 (1.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 5 (1.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 131 (35.50%) Microsoft
2 72 (19.51%) Cisco
3 69 (18.70%) Citrix
4 49 (13.28%) Red Hat
5 32 (8.67%) HP
6 19 (5.15%) Oracle
7 17 (4.61%) Dell
8 14 (3.79%) Veeam
9 12 (3.25%) Atlassian
9 12 (3.25%) F5
9 12 (3.25%) NetApp
9 12 (3.25%) ServiceNow
10 11 (2.98%) McAfee
10 11 (2.98%) Sophos
11 9 (2.44%) Ivanti
12 8 (2.17%) ForgeRock
12 8 (2.17%) NetIQ
13 7 (1.90%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.90%) Sony
14 6 (1.63%) Symantec