Period
to 15 June 2019

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 15 June 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 48 48
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -15
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,113 2,228 2,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.36% 4.24% 4.26%
As % of the Vendors category 10.09% 9.91% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,360 1,393 1,334
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +1.37% -1.35%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £420 £391 £400
% change year-on-year +7.35% -2.19% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 100 96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £27.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.04% +50.00% -36.28%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.92 £49.38
UK median hourly rate £32.76 £27.00 £22.17
% change year-on-year +21.31% +21.80% -19.39%

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 20,943 22,487 22,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.23% 42.77% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,503 13,240 12,821
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £233 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,013 1,130 1,167
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% -8.33%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.47 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -5.41%

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 15 June 2019.

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 15 June 2019.

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 15 June 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
South East +2 719 £400 -3.61% 74
South West +12 346 £425 +30.77% 34
North of England +1 340 £385 +10.00% 82
Midlands +13 305 £370 - 39
West Midlands +2 209 £370 -1.33% 29
North West +15 186 £380 -3.80% 49
Scotland -5 174 £400 +40.35% 14
East of England -19 155 £425 +30.77% 26
Yorkshire +15 135 £400 +6.67% 31
East Midlands +31 96 £343 +0.74% 10
Wales +20 66 £425 +8.28% 3
North East -50 19 £275 -8.33% 2
Northern Ireland +8 7 £300 +26.32%
Channel Islands -4 5 £400 +128.57%
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VMware.

1 1,312 (62.09%) Windows
2 1,125 (53.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 874 (41.36%) Active Directory
4 820 (38.81%) Microsoft
5 780 (36.91%) Windows Server
6 522 (24.70%) Linux
7 519 (24.56%) Cisco
8 507 (23.99%) Security Cleared
8 507 (23.99%) Microsoft Azure
9 463 (21.91%) Citrix
10 454 (21.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 376 (17.79%) ITIL
12 375 (17.75%) Amazon AWS
13 372 (17.61%) Hyper-V
14 369 (17.46%) Office 365
15 364 (17.23%) DNS
16 357 (16.90%) Firewall
17 354 (16.75%) Data Centre
18 353 (16.71%) SCCM
19 350 (16.56%) PowerShell
20 336 (15.90%) SC Cleared
21 330 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
22 325 (15.38%) vSphere
22 325 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
23 310 (14.67%) Migration
24 303 (14.34%) SQL
25 295 (13.96%) SQL Server
26 258 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
27 248 (11.74%) SAN
28 242 (11.45%) 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
1 190 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 132 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 125 (5.92%) IIS
4 94 (4.45%) Skype for Business
5 67 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 65 (3.08%) Tomcat
7 64 (3.03%) Apache
8 47 (2.22%) nginx
8 47 (2.22%) OpenStack
9 44 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 42 (1.99%) Confluence
11 31 (1.47%) WebSphere
12 28 (1.33%) JBoss
13 19 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.85%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.76%) Jetty
15 16 (0.76%) Mongrel
16 13 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
17 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
18 8 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 94 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.095%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 507 (23.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 375 (17.75%) Amazon AWS
3 369 (17.46%) Office 365
4 105 (4.97%) IaaS
5 89 (4.21%) PaaS
6 65 (3.08%) OpenShift
7 63 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 44 (2.08%) SaaS
9 34 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 31 (1.47%) GitHub
11 29 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
11 29 (1.37%) Apigee
12 24 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 17 (0.80%) Google App Engine
15 13 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (0.57%) Azure Stack
16 12 (0.57%) Mimecast
16 12 (0.57%) OneDrive
16 12 (0.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 364 (17.23%) DNS
2 357 (16.90%) Firewall
3 248 (11.74%) SAN
4 242 (11.45%) DHCP
5 180 (8.52%) WAN
6 161 (7.62%) LAN
7 108 (5.11%) TCP/IP
8 106 (5.02%) VPN
9 98 (4.64%) Skype
10 67 (3.17%) VLAN
11 66 (3.12%) Cisco ASA
12 65 (3.08%) NetScaler
13 63 (2.98%) Cisco Nexus
14 55 (2.60%) VSAN
15 52 (2.46%) SSL
16 50 (2.37%) Network Security
17 48 (2.27%) Wireless
18 47 (2.22%) NAS
19 46 (2.18%) Internet
20 43 (2.04%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (13.96%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 39 (1.85%) MySQL
4 36 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 21 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
8 19 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (0.80%) Hadoop
9 17 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (0.62%) Ingres
10 13 (0.62%) MariaDB
10 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.57%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.38%) Big Data
13 8 (0.38%) DB2
14 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (0.28%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 102 (4.83%) Jenkins
2 94 (4.45%) Git (software)
3 57 (2.70%) JIRA
4 36 (1.70%) Bitbucket
5 26 (1.23%) MSI
6 23 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (0.95%) Travis CI
8 17 (0.80%) Maven
9 16 (0.76%) AdminStudio
10 15 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (0.66%) InstallShield
12 13 (0.62%) Subversion
13 9 (0.43%) Hudson
14 8 (0.38%) GitLab
14 8 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.33%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.33%) Visual Studio
16 6 (0.28%) Gerrit
16 6 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 184 (8.71%) Finance
2 98 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 42 (1.99%) Retail
4 36 (1.70%) Banking
5 22 (1.04%) Military
6 19 (0.90%) Back Office
6 19 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 15 (0.71%) Electronics
7 15 (0.71%) Marketing
7 15 (0.71%) Publishing
8 14 (0.66%) Law
9 11 (0.52%) Legal
10 9 (0.43%) French Language
10 9 (0.43%) German Language
11 8 (0.38%) Advertising
12 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.28%) Games
13 6 (0.28%) Local Government
14 5 (0.24%) Billing
15 4 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 383 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 324 (15.33%) Architect
3 143 (6.77%) Consultant
4 134 (6.34%) Analyst
5 130 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 126 (5.96%) VMware Engineer
7 98 (4.64%) Network Engineer
8 87 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 87 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
9 86 (4.07%) Technical Architect
10 84 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 82 (3.88%) Administrator
12 81 (3.83%) Windows Engineer
13 76 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
13 76 (3.60%) Infrastructure Architect
13 76 (3.60%) Server Engineer
13 76 (3.60%) Wintel Engineer
14 65 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
15 63 (2.98%) IT Support
16 57 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (4.26%) Middleware
2 63 (2.98%) .NET
3 45 (2.13%) Web Services
4 38 (1.80%) J2EE
5 25 (1.18%) LDAP
5 25 (1.18%) REST
6 18 (0.85%) 802.1X
6 18 (0.85%) RESTful
6 18 (0.85%) Servlets
7 16 (0.76%) Spine.js
8 13 (0.62%) LAMP
8 13 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
9 12 (0.57%) HTML
10 11 (0.52%) Spring
11 10 (0.47%) SOAP
12 8 (0.38%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.33%) Apache Camel
13 7 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
13 7 (0.33%) LEMP Stack
13 7 (0.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 354 (16.75%) Data Centre
2 123 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.50%) Clustering
4 75 (3.55%) Public Cloud
5 70 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 69 (3.27%) PKI
7 66 (3.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 56 (2.65%) Private Cloud
9 55 (2.60%) Replication
10 48 (2.27%) Fat Client
10 48 (2.27%) Thin Client
11 31 (1.47%) Driving Licence
12 27 (1.28%) EMC VNX
13 25 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (1.14%) NHS
15 21 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
16 20 (0.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 19 (0.90%) CMDB
18 16 (0.76%) Mainframe
19 15 (0.71%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,312 (62.09%) Windows
2 780 (36.91%) Windows Server
3 522 (24.70%) Linux
4 330 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 258 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 217 (10.27%) Windows 10
7 154 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 134 (6.34%) Windows 7
9 117 (5.54%) Unix
10 96 (4.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 82 (3.88%) Solaris
12 63 (2.98%) CentOS
13 38 (1.80%) AIX
14 31 (1.47%) Android
15 29 (1.37%) Windows 8
16 27 (1.28%) Ubuntu
17 23 (1.09%) Apple iOS
18 18 (0.85%) SUSE
19 17 (0.80%) Windows XP
20 11 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (21.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 376 (17.79%) ITIL
3 310 (14.67%) Migration
4 230 (10.88%) DevOps
5 199 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
6 156 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
7 129 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 109 (5.16%) Configuration Management
9 99 (4.69%) Project Management
10 96 (4.54%) TOGAF
11 86 (4.07%) Service Management
12 83 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 79 (3.74%) Change Management
14 78 (3.69%) High Availability
15 71 (3.36%) Load Balancing
15 71 (3.36%) Service Delivery
16 70 (3.31%) PRINCE2
17 62 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
18 61 (2.89%) Network Virtualisation
19 55 (2.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 350 (16.56%) PowerShell
2 303 (14.34%) SQL
3 110 (5.21%) Java
4 93 (4.40%) Python
5 50 (2.37%) Bash Shell
6 48 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 34 (1.61%) VBScript
8 33 (1.56%) Perl
9 32 (1.51%) Ruby
10 27 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 26 (1.23%) C#
12 23 (1.09%) C
13 22 (1.04%) VB
14 9 (0.43%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.38%) Korn
16 7 (0.33%) PHP
17 3 (0.14%) Go
18 1 (0.047%) ABAP
18 1 (0.047%) ES6
18 1 (0.047%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 507 (23.99%) Security Cleared
2 336 (15.90%) SC Cleared
3 222 (10.51%) Cisco Certification
4 221 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 173 (8.19%) DV Cleared
6 170 (8.05%) MCSE
7 147 (6.96%) CCNA
8 138 (6.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 98 (4.64%) MCSA
10 96 (4.54%) CCNP
11 69 (3.27%) Degree
12 38 (1.80%) MCP
13 35 (1.66%) VCP6
14 32 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
15 23 (1.09%) MCITP
16 20 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
17 19 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
18 16 (0.76%) CCA
18 16 (0.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.64%) SLA
2 35 (1.66%) QA
3 28 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.04%) GDPR
5 17 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.47%) NCSC
7 8 (0.38%) PMO
8 6 (0.28%) COBIT
8 6 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.24%) HL7
9 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.14%) NIST
12 2 (0.095%) GPG13
12 2 (0.095%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.095%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,125 (53.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 874 (41.36%) Active Directory
3 372 (17.61%) Hyper-V
4 325 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 325 (15.38%) vSphere
5 161 (7.62%) XenApp
6 128 (6.06%) VMware NSX
7 126 (5.96%) Docker
8 123 (5.82%) XenDesktop
9 98 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
10 85 (4.02%) Virtual Servers
11 69 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 40 (1.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 39 (1.85%) vCloud
14 31 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 25 (1.18%) Xen
16 24 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
17 23 (1.09%) NFS
17 23 (1.09%) VMware Server
18 22 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 353 (16.71%) SCCM
2 146 (6.91%) vCenter Server
3 141 (6.67%) Ansible
4 128 (6.06%) SCOM
5 108 (5.11%) Puppet
6 102 (4.83%) Kubernetes
7 92 (4.35%) vRealize
8 63 (2.98%) WSUS
9 53 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
10 41 (1.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 40 (1.89%) NetBackup
12 37 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
13 35 (1.66%) SCVMM
14 33 (1.56%) Terraform
15 32 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
16 30 (1.42%) PowerCLI
17 29 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
18 21 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 19 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
20 16 (0.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 820 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 519 (24.56%) Cisco
3 463 (21.91%) Citrix
4 230 (10.88%) Oracle
5 187 (8.85%) HP
6 184 (8.71%) Red Hat
7 135 (6.39%) Dell
8 132 (6.25%) NetApp
9 121 (5.73%) EMC
10 75 (3.55%) IBM
11 67 (3.17%) Veeam
12 64 (3.03%) CheckPoint
13 63 (2.98%) F5
14 54 (2.56%) Google
15 53 (2.51%) Juniper
16 49 (2.32%) SolarWinds
17 48 (2.27%) McAfee
18 43 (2.04%) Symantec
19 37 (1.75%) BMC
20 36 (1.70%) Atlassian