Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 19 October 2018 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 45 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,428 2,245 3,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.43% 4.30% 5.17%
As % of the Vendors category 10.20% 9.76% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,446 1,367 2,021
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% +2.90%
10th Percentile £201 £175 £205
90th Percentile £538 £513 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £393
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.46% +9.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 125 182
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £19.66 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.33% -26.50% +23.70%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.23 £43.00 £45.90
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +33.75% -27.27% +22.22%

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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 23,808 23,004 27,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.39% 44.05% 46.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,915 13,428 16,139
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £224
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,306 1,111 1,399
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year -0.47% +2.28% -2.23%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the UK excluding London

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in the UK excluding London

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in the UK excluding London

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in the UK excluding London

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the UK excluding London

VMware
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
South East -6 868 £400 +6.67% 206
North of England -14 419 £363 +7.81% 263
Midlands +2 329 £360 +10.77% 139
South West +12 293 £350 - 112
East of England +4 266 £356 +1.79% 103
West Midlands -2 228 £365 +12.31% 87
North West -7 227 £350 +7.69% 131
Scotland -1 202 £325 -16.93% 28
Yorkshire -7 154 £353 -11.88% 111
East Midlands +5 95 £325 - 51
North East -19 38 £375 +19.24% 21
Wales -40 36 £391 +20.38% 18
Northern Ireland +41 16 £325 -5.80% 6
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VMware.

1 1,535 (63.22%) Windows
2 1,355 (55.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,072 (44.15%) Active Directory
4 931 (38.34%) Microsoft
5 922 (37.97%) Windows Server
6 691 (28.46%) Linux
7 558 (22.98%) Citrix
8 512 (21.09%) Cisco
9 493 (20.30%) Security Cleared
10 471 (19.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 470 (19.36%) Microsoft Azure
12 435 (17.92%) PowerShell
13 427 (17.59%) DNS
14 423 (17.42%) Firewall
15 420 (17.30%) ITIL
16 408 (16.80%) Office 365
17 407 (16.76%) Hyper-V
18 403 (16.60%) Windows Server 2012
19 400 (16.47%) SCCM
20 385 (15.86%) vSphere
21 369 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
22 364 (14.99%) VMware ESXi
23 362 (14.91%) SC Cleared
24 347 (14.29%) SQL
25 326 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
26 318 (13.10%) SAN
27 300 (12.36%) Data Centre
28 298 (12.27%) DHCP
29 296 (12.19%) Migration
30 284 (11.70%) MS Exchange

VMware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 284 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 129 (5.31%) SharePoint
3 120 (4.94%) IIS
4 107 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 100 (4.12%) Apache
6 96 (3.95%) Skype for Business
7 66 (2.72%) Tomcat
8 59 (2.43%) OpenStack
9 58 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 52 (2.14%) nginx
11 48 (1.98%) Confluence
12 40 (1.65%) JBoss
13 32 (1.32%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
15 19 (0.78%) Tuxedo
16 15 (0.62%) Jetty
16 15 (0.62%) Mongrel
17 13 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (0.54%) IBM Notes
17 13 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 145 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.21%) Windchill
7 1 (0.041%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.041%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.041%) Houdini
7 1 (0.041%) Maya
7 1 (0.041%) Mingle
7 1 (0.041%) NUKE
7 1 (0.041%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.041%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.082%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.082%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.041%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.041%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.041%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.041%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 470 (19.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 408 (16.80%) Office 365
3 326 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
4 140 (5.77%) IaaS
5 104 (4.28%) PaaS
6 52 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 47 (1.94%) SaaS
8 46 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 29 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (0.82%) OpenShift
12 15 (0.62%) Google App Engine
13 11 (0.45%) Yammer
14 9 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (0.37%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.37%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 427 (17.59%) DNS
2 423 (17.42%) Firewall
3 318 (13.10%) SAN
4 298 (12.27%) DHCP
5 228 (9.39%) LAN
6 217 (8.94%) WAN
7 215 (8.86%) TCP/IP
8 116 (4.78%) VPN
9 104 (4.28%) NAS
10 82 (3.38%) NetScaler
11 80 (3.29%) Skype
12 75 (3.09%) VLAN
13 64 (2.64%) iSCSI
13 64 (2.64%) VoIP
13 64 (2.64%) Wireless
14 63 (2.59%) SSL
15 56 (2.31%) Network Security
16 54 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
17 49 (2.02%) BGP
18 48 (1.98%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 67 (2.76%) MySQL
2 67 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
3 60 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 44 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 39 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 35 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (1.32%) Hadoop
8 25 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
10 20 (0.82%) Relational Database
11 18 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (0.66%) Big Data
13 14 (0.58%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.37%) DB2
14 9 (0.37%) Power BI
15 8 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 154 (6.34%) Jenkins
2 125 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 67 (2.76%) JIRA
4 48 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 41 (1.69%) Vagrant
6 38 (1.57%) Artifactory
7 36 (1.48%) HP UFT
7 36 (1.48%) Maven
8 35 (1.44%) MSI
9 28 (1.15%) WinRunner
10 26 (1.07%) JUnit
11 25 (1.03%) Travis CI
12 24 (0.99%) Selenium
12 24 (0.99%) Subversion
13 23 (0.95%) DbUnit
13 23 (0.95%) GitLab
14 21 (0.86%) SonarQube
15 20 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
16 19 (0.78%) jMock
16 19 (0.78%) Mockito
General
1 260 (10.71%) Finance
2 68 (2.80%) Retail
3 62 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 48 (1.98%) Banking
5 39 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 20 (0.82%) Back Office
7 14 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 14 (0.58%) Law
8 12 (0.49%) Marketing
9 11 (0.45%) Automotive
9 11 (0.45%) Publishing
10 8 (0.33%) Legal
11 6 (0.25%) French Language
11 6 (0.25%) Military
12 5 (0.21%) Advertising
12 5 (0.21%) Electronics
13 4 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.16%) Local Government
13 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 394 (16.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 262 (10.79%) Architect
3 244 (10.05%) Analyst
4 171 (7.04%) Support Engineer
5 128 (5.27%) Administrator
6 127 (5.23%) Consultant
7 123 (5.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 123 (5.07%) VMware Engineer
8 112 (4.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 107 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
10 91 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
11 88 (3.62%) Server Engineer
12 80 (3.29%) Windows Engineer
13 78 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
14 76 (3.13%) Network Engineer
15 70 (2.88%) Desktop Support
16 69 (2.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 65 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
17 65 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
18 63 (2.59%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (5.85%) Middleware
2 66 (2.72%) Web Services
3 64 (2.64%) .NET
4 47 (1.94%) LDAP
5 34 (1.40%) J2EE
6 32 (1.32%) RESTful
7 30 (1.24%) SOAP
8 25 (1.03%) Spring
9 23 (0.95%) Apache Camel
10 22 (0.91%) LAMP
11 20 (0.82%) Servlets
12 19 (0.78%) LAPP Stack
12 19 (0.78%) PowerMock
12 19 (0.78%) REST
12 19 (0.78%) XML
13 18 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
14 17 (0.70%) HTML
15 14 (0.58%) JSON
15 14 (0.58%) Spring Boot
16 13 (0.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 300 (12.36%) Data Centre
2 165 (6.80%) Clustering
3 134 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (3.34%) PKI
5 73 (3.01%) Fat Client
5 73 (3.01%) Thin Client
6 70 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 61 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (1.69%) Private Cloud
8 41 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 39 (1.61%) Computer Science
10 31 (1.28%) Replication
11 29 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.11%) PDA
13 23 (0.95%) Blackberry
13 23 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
14 22 (0.91%) EMC VNX
15 20 (0.82%) Client/Server
16 19 (0.78%) NHS
17 16 (0.66%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1,535 (63.22%) Windows
2 922 (37.97%) Windows Server
3 691 (28.46%) Linux
4 403 (16.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 369 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 263 (10.83%) Windows 7
7 247 (10.17%) Windows 10
8 197 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 191 (7.87%) Unix
10 164 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 77 (3.17%) Solaris
12 73 (3.01%) AIX
13 63 (2.59%) CentOS
14 49 (2.02%) Windows XP
15 37 (1.52%) Windows 8
16 36 (1.48%) Data ONTAP
17 28 (1.15%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.78%) Android
18 19 (0.78%) Apple iOS
19 16 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (19.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 420 (17.30%) ITIL
3 296 (12.19%) Migration
4 248 (10.21%) Agile Software Development
5 226 (9.31%) DevOps
6 152 (6.26%) Change Management
7 146 (6.01%) Problem-Solving
8 138 (5.68%) Service Management
9 128 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 125 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
11 122 (5.02%) Configuration Management
12 107 (4.41%) Project Management
13 95 (3.91%) Service Delivery
14 85 (3.50%) Load Balancing
15 81 (3.34%) Scrum
16 77 (3.17%) Incident Management
17 75 (3.09%) High Availability
18 73 (3.01%) Test Automation
19 70 (2.88%) Network Design
20 68 (2.80%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 435 (17.92%) PowerShell
2 347 (14.29%) SQL
3 144 (5.93%) Python
4 135 (5.56%) Java
5 101 (4.16%) Perl
6 72 (2.97%) Bash Shell
7 71 (2.92%) JavaScript
8 58 (2.39%) Shell Script
9 54 (2.22%) Ruby
10 49 (2.02%) VBScript
11 40 (1.65%) C
12 33 (1.36%) VB
13 24 (0.99%) PHP
14 22 (0.91%) C#
15 10 (0.41%) C++
16 9 (0.37%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.33%) F#
18 7 (0.29%) Bourne shell
19 6 (0.25%) Korn
19 6 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 493 (20.30%) Security Cleared
2 362 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 201 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 160 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
5 148 (6.10%) MCSE
6 124 (5.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 109 (4.49%) DV Cleared
8 97 (4.00%) CCNA
9 83 (3.42%) CCNP
10 76 (3.13%) Degree
11 75 (3.09%) MCSA
12 35 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
13 32 (1.32%) MCITP
14 30 (1.24%) ISTQB
15 27 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.11%) MCP
16 25 (1.03%) CCIE
17 24 (0.99%) CCA
17 24 (0.99%) VCP6
18 21 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.10%) SLA
2 26 (1.07%) GDPR
3 24 (0.99%) QA
4 17 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.70%) PMO
5 11 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.21%) RMADS
7 4 (0.16%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.12%) COBIT
8 3 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.041%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.041%) ECSS
9 1 (0.041%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.041%) GPG13
9 1 (0.041%) GxP
9 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,355 (55.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,072 (44.15%) Active Directory
3 407 (16.76%) Hyper-V
4 385 (15.86%) vSphere
5 364 (14.99%) VMware ESXi
6 229 (9.43%) XenApp
7 153 (6.30%) XenDesktop
8 120 (4.94%) VMware NSX
9 113 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
10 109 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 99 (4.08%) Virtual Desktop
12 78 (3.21%) Docker
13 68 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
14 55 (2.27%) XenServer
15 52 (2.14%) NFS
16 46 (1.89%) Xen
17 43 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
18 39 (1.61%) vCloud
19 28 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
20 27 (1.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 400 (16.47%) SCCM
2 211 (8.69%) Puppet
3 158 (6.51%) vCenter Server
4 148 (6.10%) Ansible
5 117 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
6 101 (4.16%) SCOM
6 101 (4.16%) vRealize
7 86 (3.54%) WSUS
8 70 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
9 69 (2.84%) NetBackup
10 67 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 54 (2.22%) Terraform
12 42 (1.73%) Nagios
12 42 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
13 41 (1.69%) Kubernetes
14 36 (1.48%) Backup Exec
15 35 (1.44%) HP ALM
15 35 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
16 31 (1.28%) PowerCLI
17 27 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 931 (38.34%) Microsoft
2 558 (22.98%) Citrix
3 512 (21.09%) Cisco
4 269 (11.08%) NetApp
5 260 (10.71%) Oracle
6 259 (10.67%) HP
7 214 (8.81%) Red Hat
8 115 (4.74%) EMC
9 112 (4.61%) McAfee
10 102 (4.20%) IBM
11 90 (3.71%) Veritas
12 86 (3.54%) Dell
13 82 (3.38%) CheckPoint
13 82 (3.38%) Juniper
14 70 (2.88%) Google
15 66 (2.72%) Ivanti
16 64 (2.64%) SolarWinds
16 64 (2.64%) Veeam
17 55 (2.27%) F5
18 53 (2.18%) Symantec