Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 45 69
Rank change year-on-year +9 +24 -22
Contract jobs citing VMware 322 301 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.57% 4.74% 3.05%
As % of the Vendors category 13.60% 11.17% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 159 90
South West median daily rate £463 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.35% +19.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £244 £200 £213
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 40 5
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.92 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.18% +67.69% +2.04%
10th Percentile £20.58 £25.93 £18.10
90th Percentile £44.51 £49.50 £53.95
England median hourly rate £33.00 £34.76 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.05% +39.02% -

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 2,368 2,694 1,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.96% 42.41% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,506 1,651 1,210
South West median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £198 £263 £210
90th Percentile £625 £594 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 124 97
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +66.67% +3.11%
10th Percentile £13.10 £11.17 £12.45
90th Percentile £52.42 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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 +9 183 £475 +7.95% 30
Bristol +5 69 £345 -8.00% 42
Gloucestershire -15 22 £475 +24.59% 26
Somerset +7 21 £425 +80.85% 9
Devon -4 15 £363 +113.24% 16
Dorset +5 11 £238 -40.63% 10
VMware
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 176 (54.66%) Windows
2 155 (48.14%) Security Cleared
2 155 (48.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (41.30%) SC Cleared
4 124 (38.51%) Windows Server
5 102 (31.68%) Active Directory
6 98 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 94 (29.19%) PowerShell
8 75 (23.29%) Azure
8 75 (23.29%) Linux
9 73 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 68 (21.12%) vSphere
11 61 (18.94%) Cisco
12 58 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 57 (17.70%) DV Cleared
13 57 (17.70%) Office 365
14 55 (17.08%) SCCM
15 54 (16.77%) ITIL
16 51 (15.84%) Windows 10
17 46 (14.29%) Hyper-V
18 45 (13.98%) Ansible
19 44 (13.66%) AWS
19 44 (13.66%) JIRA
19 44 (13.66%) vCenter Server
20 43 (13.35%) Data Centre
20 43 (13.35%) VMware ESXi
20 43 (13.35%) Citrix
21 42 (13.04%) Firewall
22 41 (12.73%) Migration
22 41 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008

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 37 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (4.35%) Apache
4 14 (4.35%) Confluence
4 14 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.73%) nginx
6 11 (3.42%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.62%) IIS
8 2 (0.62%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.31%) CMS
9 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 75 (23.29%) Azure
2 57 (17.70%) Office 365
3 44 (13.66%) AWS
4 21 (6.52%) OpenShift
5 10 (3.11%) IaaS
5 10 (3.11%) PaaS
6 9 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.86%) SaaS
9 3 (0.93%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.31%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.04%) Firewall
2 33 (10.25%) DNS
3 29 (9.01%) DHCP
3 29 (9.01%) SAN
4 23 (7.14%) Skype
5 13 (4.04%) VPN
6 12 (3.73%) VSAN
7 10 (3.11%) LAN
7 10 (3.11%) Network Security
8 8 (2.48%) Kerberos
8 8 (2.48%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.48%) WAN
9 7 (2.17%) NAS
10 6 (1.86%) SSL
11 5 (1.55%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.24%) BGP
12 4 (1.24%) BIG-IP
12 4 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.24%) NX-OS
12 4 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (3.42%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (0.62%) Big Data
5 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) MySQL
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (13.66%) JIRA
2 28 (8.70%) Bitbucket
3 24 (7.45%) Git (software)
4 23 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.42%) Cucumber
5 11 (3.42%) JUnit
5 11 (3.42%) Maven
5 11 (3.42%) Mockito
5 11 (3.42%) Selenium
6 8 (2.48%) Appium
7 7 (2.17%) GitLab
8 6 (1.86%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (1.24%) Gerrit
9 4 (1.24%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 13 (4.04%) Public Sector
2 12 (3.73%) Finance
3 11 (3.42%) Publishing
4 10 (3.11%) Banking
5 6 (1.86%) Retail
6 5 (1.55%) Law
6 5 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.24%) Marketing
8 3 (0.93%) Electronics
8 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.93%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Avionics
9 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (12.11%) Automation Engineer
3 32 (9.94%) PowerShell Engineer
4 30 (9.32%) Consultant
5 24 (7.45%) Support Engineer
6 18 (5.59%) Architect
6 18 (5.59%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (4.66%) Administrator
7 15 (4.66%) VMware Engineer
8 14 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (4.04%) Analyst
10 12 (3.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (3.73%) Developer
11 11 (3.42%) IT Engineer
11 11 (3.42%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.42%) Server Engineer
12 10 (3.11%) Network Engineer
12 10 (3.11%) Python Engineer
12 10 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.83%) XML
2 17 (5.28%) REST
3 11 (3.42%) JSF
3 11 (3.42%) Spring
3 11 (3.42%) YAML
4 9 (2.80%) Web Services
5 8 (2.48%) RESTful
5 8 (2.48%) SOAP
6 6 (1.86%) SAML
7 5 (1.55%) HTML
7 5 (1.55%) J2EE
8 4 (1.24%) CSS
9 2 (0.62%) Apache NiFi
9 2 (0.62%) LDAP
10 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.31%) JFC
10 1 (0.31%) KML
10 1 (0.31%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.35%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.28%) Replication
3 14 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.04%) Private Cloud
5 12 (3.73%) Clustering
5 12 (3.73%) PKI
6 9 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.55%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.55%) NHS
7 5 (1.55%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 176 (54.66%) Windows
2 124 (38.51%) Windows Server
3 75 (23.29%) Linux
4 73 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (15.84%) Windows 10
6 41 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (9.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (6.52%) Windows 7
9 15 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.11%) Unix
11 9 (2.80%) CentOS
12 8 (2.48%) Solaris
13 1 (0.31%) AIX
13 1 (0.31%) Android
13 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 54 (16.77%) ITIL
3 41 (12.73%) Migration
4 38 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (10.87%) DevOps
6 31 (9.63%) Task Automation
7 27 (8.39%) Application Packaging
7 27 (8.39%) Scrum
8 19 (5.90%) Service Management
8 19 (5.90%) Software Engineering
9 17 (5.28%) Microservices
9 17 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
11 13 (4.04%) Information Security
12 12 (3.73%) Problem Management
12 12 (3.73%) Security Monitoring
12 12 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (3.42%) BDD
13 11 (3.42%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 94 (29.19%) PowerShell
2 38 (11.80%) SQL
3 31 (9.63%) Python
4 16 (4.97%) Java
5 14 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.73%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.80%) Perl
8 6 (1.86%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.55%) C
10 3 (0.93%) VBScript
11 2 (0.62%) PHP
12 1 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 155 (48.14%) Security Cleared
2 133 (41.30%) SC Cleared
3 57 (17.70%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (4.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (4.35%) MCSE
7 13 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.17%) CCNA
8 7 (2.17%) CCNP
9 6 (1.86%) CCENT
10 5 (1.55%) MCSA
11 4 (1.24%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.24%) MCP
11 4 (1.24%) RHCSA
11 4 (1.24%) VCP6
12 3 (0.93%) CISM
12 3 (0.93%) CISSP
12 3 (0.93%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.93%) Degree
12 3 (0.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.66%) SLA
2 10 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.24%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.24%) NCSC
4 4 (1.24%) RMADS
5 2 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 155 (48.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (31.68%) Active Directory
3 68 (21.12%) vSphere
4 46 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 43 (13.35%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (11.49%) VMware NSX
7 32 (9.94%) Docker
8 23 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (5.28%) LXC
10 14 (4.35%) XenDesktop
11 13 (4.04%) XenApp
12 11 (3.42%) Gluster
12 11 (3.42%) GlusterFS
12 11 (3.42%) NFS
13 7 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.86%) VirtualBox
15 5 (1.55%) DFS Replication
15 5 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (1.24%) KVM
17 3 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 55 (17.08%) SCCM
2 45 (13.98%) Ansible
3 44 (13.66%) vCenter Server
4 39 (12.11%) PowerCLI
5 32 (9.94%) Kubernetes
6 13 (4.04%) SCOM
7 10 (3.11%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (2.48%) vRealize
9 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (2.17%) WSUS
10 6 (1.86%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.86%) Puppet
11 5 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.55%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 5 (1.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 4 (1.24%) Mesos
12 4 (1.24%) Nagios
12 4 (1.24%) Salt
12 4 (1.24%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 98 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 61 (18.94%) Cisco
3 43 (13.35%) Citrix
4 31 (9.63%) Oracle
5 30 (9.32%) Red Hat
6 16 (4.97%) Dell
7 15 (4.66%) HP
7 15 (4.66%) Veeam
8 11 (3.42%) Palo Alto
9 9 (2.80%) IBM
10 8 (2.48%) 3PAR
10 8 (2.48%) ForgeRock
10 8 (2.48%) NetIQ
10 8 (2.48%) Nimble Storage
10 8 (2.48%) Sophos
11 7 (2.17%) Atlassian
11 7 (2.17%) F5
12 6 (1.86%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.86%) McAfee
12 6 (1.86%) Symantec