Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 45 31
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,498 2,316 2,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.46% 4.32% 5.19%
As % of the Vendors category 10.23% 9.95% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,516 1,391 1,863
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £199 £175 £200
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 110 166
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.23 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.50 £43.00 £45.98
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +61.63% -14.00% +11.11%

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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 24,416 23,267 26,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.56% 43.39% 46.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,344 13,791 15,323
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,285 1,098 1,367
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.90 £45.00 £44.20
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 0 899 £400 +6.67% 234
North of England -4 487 £369 +13.46% 213
Midlands -5 336 £360 +9.92% 138
South West +9 299 £375 +11.11% 109
North West +4 254 £369 +18.47% 129
East of England -1 232 £364 +3.93% 88
West Midlands -10 212 £360 +6.67% 72
Yorkshire -1 197 £350 -12.50% 68
Scotland -11 184 £355 -11.25% 23
East Midlands 0 118 £340 +4.62% 65
Wales -35 46 £389 +11.07% 20
North East -23 36 £389 +23.81% 16
Northern Ireland +40 16 £325 - 4
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,575 (63.05%) Windows
2 1,326 (53.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,094 (43.80%) Active Directory
4 966 (38.67%) Windows Server
5 915 (36.63%) Microsoft
6 687 (27.50%) Linux
7 531 (21.26%) Citrix
8 517 (20.70%) Security Cleared
9 500 (20.02%) Cisco
9 500 (20.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 438 (17.53%) PowerShell
11 427 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 422 (16.89%) SCCM
13 418 (16.73%) Firewall
14 411 (16.45%) DNS
15 410 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 409 (16.37%) Office 365
17 403 (16.13%) vSphere
18 395 (15.81%) Hyper-V
19 389 (15.57%) SC Cleared
20 384 (15.37%) ITIL
21 362 (14.49%) VMware ESXi
22 332 (13.29%) SQL
23 329 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
24 326 (13.05%) Data Centre
25 321 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
26 308 (12.33%) SAN
27 301 (12.05%) Migration
28 279 (11.17%) Oracle
29 274 (10.97%) DHCP

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
1 274 (10.97%) MS Exchange
2 126 (5.04%) SharePoint
3 111 (4.44%) IIS
4 106 (4.24%) Apache
5 94 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 73 (2.92%) Tomcat
7 67 (2.68%) Skype for Business
8 66 (2.64%) nginx
9 64 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 54 (2.16%) Confluence
11 50 (2.00%) WebSphere
12 46 (1.84%) OpenStack
13 29 (1.16%) JBoss
14 26 (1.04%) Jetty
14 26 (1.04%) Mongrel
15 21 (0.84%) Tuxedo
16 19 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 13 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
17 13 (0.52%) IBM Notes
18 12 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 132 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.040%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.040%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.040%) HipChat
6 1 (0.040%) Houdini
6 1 (0.040%) Maya
6 1 (0.040%) Mingle
6 1 (0.040%) NUKE
6 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.040%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.20%) HFM
4 5 (0.20%) Maximo
5 3 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.080%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.080%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.040%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.040%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.040%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.040%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 427 (17.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 409 (16.37%) Office 365
3 321 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
4 142 (5.68%) IaaS
5 98 (3.92%) PaaS
6 65 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 62 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
8 47 (1.88%) SaaS
9 42 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
10 35 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 27 (1.08%) Google App Engine
12 19 (0.76%) OpenShift
13 18 (0.72%) OneDrive
14 15 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.44%) Yammer
16 8 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
17 7 (0.28%) G Suite
17 7 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 418 (16.73%) Firewall
2 411 (16.45%) DNS
3 308 (12.33%) SAN
4 274 (10.97%) DHCP
5 243 (9.73%) LAN
6 227 (9.09%) WAN
7 212 (8.49%) TCP/IP
8 129 (5.16%) VPN
9 103 (4.12%) NAS
10 83 (3.32%) SSL
11 75 (3.00%) NetScaler
12 65 (2.60%) VoIP
13 64 (2.56%) iSCSI
13 64 (2.56%) Skype
14 59 (2.36%) VLAN
15 57 (2.28%) Wireless
16 56 (2.24%) IPsec
17 53 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
18 51 (2.04%) VSAN
19 48 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
3 57 (2.28%) MySQL
4 49 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 46 (1.84%) MongoDB
6 35 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (1.08%) Hadoop
9 20 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (0.64%) Big Data
11 16 (0.64%) Relational Database
12 14 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 14 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (0.36%) Power BI
14 8 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.24%) DB2
16 5 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 174 (6.97%) Jenkins
2 132 (5.28%) Git (software)
3 81 (3.24%) JIRA
4 47 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 43 (1.72%) Artifactory
6 35 (1.40%) Vagrant
7 34 (1.36%) MSI
8 31 (1.24%) Subversion
8 31 (1.24%) Travis CI
9 30 (1.20%) Maven
10 27 (1.08%) GitLab
11 26 (1.04%) JUnit
12 21 (0.84%) DbUnit
13 19 (0.76%) SonarQube
14 17 (0.68%) jMock
14 17 (0.68%) Mockito
15 16 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
16 15 (0.60%) HP UFT
16 15 (0.60%) Wise Package Studio
17 13 (0.52%) WinRunner
General
1 270 (10.81%) Finance
2 69 (2.76%) Retail
3 58 (2.32%) Telecoms
4 49 (1.96%) Banking
5 35 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 24 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 19 (0.76%) Back Office
8 16 (0.64%) Law
9 13 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 13 (0.52%) Military
10 12 (0.48%) Marketing
11 11 (0.44%) Publishing
12 9 (0.36%) Billing
13 8 (0.32%) Automotive
14 6 (0.24%) Electronics
15 5 (0.20%) Advertising
15 5 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.16%) French Language
16 4 (0.16%) Local Government
17 2 (0.080%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 416 (16.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 288 (11.53%) Architect
3 201 (8.05%) Analyst
4 176 (7.05%) Support Engineer
5 159 (6.37%) VMware Engineer
6 148 (5.92%) Consultant
7 143 (5.72%) Administrator
8 123 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
9 114 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 108 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 96 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
12 93 (3.72%) Server Engineer
13 83 (3.32%) Windows Engineer
14 73 (2.92%) IT Engineer
15 71 (2.84%) Network Engineer
16 70 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 69 (2.76%) 3rd Line Support
18 65 (2.60%) Wintel Engineer
19 64 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
19 64 (2.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (5.16%) Middleware
2 67 (2.68%) .NET
3 62 (2.48%) Web Services
4 44 (1.76%) J2EE
5 42 (1.68%) SOAP
6 40 (1.60%) LDAP
7 37 (1.48%) RESTful
8 29 (1.16%) Spring
9 26 (1.04%) Servlets
10 25 (1.00%) REST
11 21 (0.84%) Apache Camel
12 20 (0.80%) LAMP
13 18 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
13 18 (0.72%) XML
14 17 (0.68%) HTML
14 17 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
14 17 (0.68%) PowerMock
15 14 (0.56%) CSS
16 13 (0.52%) .NET Framework
16 13 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 326 (13.05%) Data Centre
2 159 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (5.40%) Clustering
4 87 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 74 (2.96%) PKI
6 55 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (2.04%) Fat Client
7 51 (2.04%) Thin Client
8 37 (1.48%) Public Cloud
9 36 (1.44%) Private Cloud
10 33 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
11 32 (1.28%) Replication
12 24 (0.96%) Blackberry
13 20 (0.80%) EMC VNX
14 19 (0.76%) NHS
15 18 (0.72%) iSeries
16 17 (0.68%) Client/Server
16 17 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
17 16 (0.64%) CMDB
17 16 (0.64%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,575 (63.05%) Windows
2 966 (38.67%) Windows Server
3 687 (27.50%) Linux
4 410 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 329 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 257 (10.29%) Windows 10
7 225 (9.01%) Windows 7
8 205 (8.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 188 (7.53%) Unix
10 125 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 81 (3.24%) Solaris
12 64 (2.56%) CentOS
13 54 (2.16%) AIX
14 50 (2.00%) Windows XP
15 39 (1.56%) Windows 8
16 37 (1.48%) Data ONTAP
17 30 (1.20%) Apple iOS
18 28 (1.12%) Android
19 25 (1.00%) Ubuntu
20 14 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (20.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 384 (15.37%) ITIL
3 301 (12.05%) Migration
4 260 (10.41%) DevOps
5 248 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
6 161 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
7 143 (5.72%) Configuration Management
8 140 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 130 (5.20%) Service Management
10 125 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 123 (4.92%) Change Management
12 96 (3.84%) Project Management
13 77 (3.08%) Service Delivery
14 74 (2.96%) Test Automation
15 73 (2.92%) Load Balancing
16 66 (2.64%) Change Control
16 66 (2.64%) Scrum
17 65 (2.60%) Incident Management
18 64 (2.56%) High Availability
18 64 (2.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 438 (17.53%) PowerShell
2 332 (13.29%) SQL
3 128 (5.12%) Python
4 116 (4.64%) Java
5 98 (3.92%) Perl
6 76 (3.04%) Bash Shell
7 75 (3.00%) JavaScript
8 62 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 53 (2.12%) Ruby
10 45 (1.80%) VBScript
11 37 (1.48%) VB
12 32 (1.28%) C
13 27 (1.08%) C#
14 9 (0.36%) Korn
14 9 (0.36%) PHP
15 6 (0.24%) ABAP
16 5 (0.20%) Java 8
17 4 (0.16%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.16%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.080%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 517 (20.70%) Security Cleared
2 389 (15.57%) SC Cleared
3 210 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 167 (6.69%) MCSE
5 152 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
6 140 (5.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 123 (4.92%) DV Cleared
8 90 (3.60%) CCNA
9 87 (3.48%) Degree
10 85 (3.40%) CCNP
11 82 (3.28%) MCSA
12 42 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
13 34 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (1.32%) MCITP
14 33 (1.32%) MCP
15 29 (1.16%) VCP6
16 28 (1.12%) CCIE
17 26 (1.04%) CCA
18 24 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
19 19 (0.76%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.44%) SLA
2 29 (1.16%) QA
3 18 (0.72%) PMO
4 17 (0.68%) GDPR
5 14 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.16%) COBIT
9 4 (0.16%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.040%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.040%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.040%) GPG13
11 1 (0.040%) GxP
11 1 (0.040%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.040%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,326 (53.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,094 (43.80%) Active Directory
3 403 (16.13%) vSphere
4 395 (15.81%) Hyper-V
5 362 (14.49%) VMware ESXi
6 214 (8.57%) XenApp
7 139 (5.56%) XenDesktop
8 124 (4.96%) VMware NSX
9 115 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
10 101 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 72 (2.88%) Docker
12 70 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
13 67 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
14 54 (2.16%) Xen
15 52 (2.08%) NFS
16 50 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
17 44 (1.76%) XenServer
18 39 (1.56%) vCloud
19 34 (1.36%) Firmware
19 34 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 422 (16.89%) SCCM
2 235 (9.41%) Puppet
3 168 (6.73%) vCenter Server
4 146 (5.84%) Ansible
5 116 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
5 116 (4.64%) SCOM
6 102 (4.08%) vRealize
7 73 (2.92%) WSUS
8 70 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
9 64 (2.56%) NetBackup
10 61 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
11 57 (2.28%) Terraform
12 44 (1.76%) Nagios
13 41 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
14 39 (1.56%) Kubernetes
15 35 (1.40%) PowerCLI
16 34 (1.36%) vMotion
17 33 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
18 26 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 25 (1.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 915 (36.63%) Microsoft
2 531 (21.26%) Citrix
3 500 (20.02%) Cisco
4 279 (11.17%) Oracle
5 249 (9.97%) NetApp
6 242 (9.69%) Red Hat
7 225 (9.01%) HP
8 115 (4.60%) EMC
8 115 (4.60%) IBM
9 108 (4.32%) McAfee
10 101 (4.04%) Dell
11 88 (3.52%) Google
12 83 (3.32%) Veeam
13 81 (3.24%) CheckPoint
14 80 (3.20%) SolarWinds
15 79 (3.16%) Juniper
16 66 (2.64%) Atlassian
17 65 (2.60%) Veritas
18 57 (2.28%) F5
19 51 (2.04%) 3PAR