Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 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 West
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 33 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware 123 365 269
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 6.55% 5.73% 4.58%
As % of the Vendors category 14.73% 13.80% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 190 145
Median daily rate £450 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +23.19% -1.43%
10th Percentile £167 £238 £213
90th Percentile £650 £578 £524
England median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 36
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.42% -49.47% +36.23%
10th Percentile £31.40 £19.37 £30.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £41.63 £48.04
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +29.63% +42.11%

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 835 2,644 2,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 44.46% 41.54% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 1,621 1,358
Median daily rate £463 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +6.67% +5.77%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 125 132
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £18.04 £15.50 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £32.25 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +61.25% +14.29% -

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing VMware as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for VMware in the South West

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware in the South West over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware in the South West

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Hourly rate trend for VMware in the South West

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware in the South West over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

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 21 September 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
Wiltshire +5 51 £450 - 11
Gloucestershire +22 28 £590 +14.56% 6
Somerset +4 23 £450 +80.00% 7
Bristol +10 18 £330 -5.71% 21
Dorset +6 2 £400 +33.33% 7
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 West region with a requirement for VMware.

1 90 (73.17%) Security Cleared
2 71 (57.72%) Windows
3 65 (52.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (43.90%) Active Directory
5 52 (42.28%) SC Cleared
6 45 (36.59%) Windows Server
7 42 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (30.89%) DV Cleared
9 33 (26.83%) VMware ESXi
10 32 (26.02%) Linux
11 29 (23.58%) Java
11 29 (23.58%) Cisco
11 29 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (22.76%) Microsoft
13 27 (21.95%) Python
14 26 (21.14%) DNS
15 24 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 23 (18.70%) PowerShell
17 21 (17.07%) Jenkins
18 20 (16.26%) Ansible
18 20 (16.26%) Azure
18 20 (16.26%) Scrum
19 19 (15.45%) Oracle
19 19 (15.45%) vSphere
19 19 (15.45%) PKI
19 19 (15.45%) Data Centre
20 18 (14.63%) Windows 10
20 18 (14.63%) Hyper-V
20 18 (14.63%) Veeam
20 18 (14.63%) SQL 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 15 (12.20%) Confluence
2 9 (7.32%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.69%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.07%) GeoServer
5 2 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.63%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.26%) Azure
2 13 (10.57%) AWS
3 7 (5.69%) Office 365
4 6 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.44%) Azure Stack
6 2 (1.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.63%) Datadog
6 2 (1.63%) GCP
6 2 (1.63%) Heroku
6 2 (1.63%) PaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.14%) DNS
2 15 (12.20%) Firewall
3 12 (9.76%) DHCP
3 12 (9.76%) SAN
4 10 (8.13%) LAN
4 10 (8.13%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.13%) WAN
5 9 (7.32%) VSAN
6 8 (6.50%) Ethernet
7 7 (5.69%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (4.88%) Software-Defined Networking
8 6 (4.88%) SSL
9 5 (4.07%) OSPF
9 5 (4.07%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (4.07%) VoIP
9 5 (4.07%) VPN
10 4 (3.25%) HTTP
10 4 (3.25%) NetScreen
10 4 (3.25%) SMTP
10 4 (3.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.57%) Apache Accumulo
2 13 (10.57%) Hadoop
3 11 (8.94%) GIS
3 11 (8.94%) QGIS
4 8 (6.50%) Geospatial Data
5 6 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.07%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.44%) Spatial Data
8 2 (1.63%) MySQL
8 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (17.07%) Jenkins
2 15 (12.20%) JIRA
3 14 (11.38%) Bitbucket
4 10 (8.13%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.88%) DbUnit
5 6 (4.88%) jMock
5 6 (4.88%) JUnit
5 6 (4.88%) Maven
5 6 (4.88%) Mockito
5 6 (4.88%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.63%) CF BOSH
6 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (10.57%) Aerospace
2 4 (3.25%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Public Sector
3 1 (0.81%) Military
3 1 (0.81%) Police
3 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (16.26%) Administrator
2 19 (15.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (13.01%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (12.20%) Linux Administrator
5 14 (11.38%) Integration Engineer
5 14 (11.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 13 (10.57%) Architect
6 13 (10.57%) Systems Administration Leader
6 13 (10.57%) Systems Engineer
6 13 (10.57%) VMware Engineer
7 11 (8.94%) Consultant
7 11 (8.94%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Analyst
8 8 (6.50%) VMware Architect
9 7 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Service Analyst
11 5 (4.07%) Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (4.07%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.57%) Apache NiFi
1 13 (10.57%) Kafka
1 13 (10.57%) Web Services
2 11 (8.94%) PostGIS
3 6 (4.88%) J2EE
3 6 (4.88%) JSON
3 6 (4.88%) PowerMock
3 6 (4.88%) SOAP
4 5 (4.07%) Apache Camel
4 5 (4.07%) REST
4 5 (4.07%) RESTful
5 4 (3.25%) Spring
5 4 (3.25%) XML
6 3 (2.44%) Middleware
7 2 (1.63%) Flash
7 2 (1.63%) OAuth
7 2 (1.63%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.63%) SailPoint
7 2 (1.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Data Centre
1 19 (15.45%) PKI
2 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.32%) Private Cloud
4 8 (6.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (5.69%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.25%) Clustering
7 3 (2.44%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.44%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.63%) Replication
9 1 (0.81%) Derivative
9 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.81%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 71 (57.72%) Windows
2 45 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 42 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (26.02%) Linux
5 18 (14.63%) Windows 10
6 16 (13.01%) CentOS
7 15 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (5.69%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.44%) Unix
12 2 (1.63%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.81%) HPUX
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (16.26%) Scrum
4 17 (13.82%) DevOps
5 14 (11.38%) Technical Leadership
6 13 (10.57%) Incident Management
6 13 (10.57%) Open Source
7 12 (9.76%) Load Balancing
8 9 (7.32%) High Availability
8 9 (7.32%) Migration
9 8 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.50%) ITIL
9 8 (6.50%) TDD
10 7 (5.69%) Critical Thinking
10 7 (5.69%) Service Management
11 6 (4.88%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 6 (4.88%) Workshop Facilitation
12 5 (4.07%) ETL
12 5 (4.07%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.58%) Java
2 27 (21.95%) Python
3 23 (18.70%) PowerShell
4 15 (12.20%) Bash Shell
5 14 (11.38%) Perl
6 5 (4.07%) C#
7 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (73.17%) Security Cleared
2 52 (42.28%) SC Cleared
3 38 (30.89%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.69%) CCNP
5 7 (5.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (4.88%) CCNA
6 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.25%) MCSE
8 3 (2.44%) CCIE
8 3 (2.44%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (1.63%) CISSP
9 2 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.63%) MCSA
10 1 (0.81%) CCDA
10 1 (0.81%) CCDP
10 1 (0.81%) OCA
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.81%) RHCA
10 1 (0.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) NCSC
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
System Software
1 65 (52.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (43.90%) Active Directory
3 33 (26.83%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (15.45%) vSphere
5 18 (14.63%) Hyper-V
6 15 (12.20%) VMware NSX
7 13 (10.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 13 (10.57%) Docker
8 11 (8.94%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (6.50%) XenApp
10 5 (4.07%) GeoWebCache
10 5 (4.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (2.44%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (16.26%) Ansible
2 12 (9.76%) vCenter Server
3 9 (7.32%) SCCM
4 7 (5.69%) Puppet
4 7 (5.69%) vRealize
5 4 (3.25%) Terraform
6 3 (2.44%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 3 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.44%) SCOM
6 3 (2.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (1.63%) Cacti
7 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.63%) Ganglia
7 2 (1.63%) Graphite
7 2 (1.63%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.63%) logstash
7 2 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.63%) Nagios
7 2 (1.63%) WSUS
8 1 (0.81%) vMotion
Vendors
1 29 (23.58%) Cisco
2 28 (22.76%) Microsoft
3 19 (15.45%) Oracle
4 18 (14.63%) Red Hat
4 18 (14.63%) Veeam
5 14 (11.38%) Citrix
6 10 (8.13%) ESRI
6 10 (8.13%) F5
6 10 (8.13%) Juniper
7 8 (6.50%) SolarWinds
8 7 (5.69%) HP
9 6 (4.88%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.88%) Splunk
10 5 (4.07%) 3PAR
10 5 (4.07%) Aruba
11 4 (3.25%) CA
11 4 (3.25%) Dell
11 4 (3.25%) Gemalto
11 4 (3.25%) Infoblox
11 4 (3.25%) NetIQ