Period
to 17 January 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Dell products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Dell over the 6 months to 17 January 2021 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 Dell, Inc.

Dell
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 327 431
Rank change year-on-year +32 +104 +73
Contract jobs citing Dell 329 547 550
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.75% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 1.90% 1.75% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 307 358
Median daily rate £425 £370 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -11.90% +29.23%
10th Percentile £266 £150 £173
90th Percentile £600 £575 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £430
% change year-on-year +8.00% -12.79% +37.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 50 47
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.76% +16.67% +7.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £14.36 £12.90
90th Percentile £39.70 £48.75 £47.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +56.63% +18.57% +4.14%

Dell 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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 17,283 31,302 41,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.67% 42.96% 41.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,938 19,929 26,151
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.97%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £250
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 1,291 1,502
Median hourly rate £24.25 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.68% +6.87% +2.93%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £61.25 £50.00 £47.09
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% +6.06% +1.91%

Dell
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Dell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Dell in the UK

Dell
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Dell.

Daily rate trend for Dell in the UK

Dell
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Dell over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Dell in the UK

Dell
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Dell.

Hourly rate trend for Dell in the UK

Dell
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Dell over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Dell in the UK

Dell
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Dell within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 2021. 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
England +47 265 £425 +14.86% 85
UK excluding London +73 189 £405 +8.00% 63
South East +131 109 £450 +12.50% 14
London +17 87 £413 +11.49% 36
Work from Home -120 73 £403 +23.85% 10
South West +76 25 £363 +11.54% 2
Scotland +49 20 £373 +58.51% 4
North of England +33 19 £425 +33.33% 14
North West +28 10 £425 +165.63% 8
East of England +54 8 £213 -36.94% 7
West Midlands +28 8 £431 -2.54% 7
Midlands +25 8 £431 +1.47% 12
Yorkshire +26 7 £450 +26.76% 4
North East +37 2 £400 +41.73% 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Dell 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 with a requirement for Dell.

1 173 (52.58%) VMware
2 131 (39.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (37.69%) Windows
4 120 (36.47%) Cisco
5 116 (35.26%) Security Cleared
6 99 (30.09%) Linux
7 92 (27.96%) SC Cleared
8 89 (27.05%) Microsoft
9 84 (25.53%) EMC
10 82 (24.92%) HP
11 80 (24.32%) Active Directory
12 76 (23.10%) Firewall
13 71 (21.58%) VMware ESXi
14 69 (20.97%) vSphere
14 69 (20.97%) Windows Server
14 69 (20.97%) VMware NSX
15 66 (20.06%) Azure
16 64 (19.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 60 (18.24%) Ansible
17 60 (18.24%) Data Centre
18 58 (17.63%) Converged Infrastructure
19 55 (16.72%) VSAN
20 52 (15.81%) vCenter Server
21 51 (15.50%) vRealize
21 51 (15.50%) PowerShell
22 49 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
23 48 (14.59%) DNS
23 48 (14.59%) ITIL
23 48 (14.59%) DevOps
24 47 (14.29%) Boomi

Dell
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (4.86%) WebSphere
2 14 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.95%) Confluence
3 13 (3.95%) OpenStack
4 10 (3.04%) Apache ServiceMix
4 10 (3.04%) JBoss
4 10 (3.04%) Red Hat Fuse
5 7 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.82%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.52%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.22%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.91%) nginx
10 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.61%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.30%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.30%) Mendix
11 1 (0.30%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 26 (7.90%) MS Visio
2 17 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Lawson
2 5 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.91%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 66 (20.06%) Azure
2 47 (14.29%) Boomi
3 34 (10.33%) Office 365
4 29 (8.81%) IaaS
5 27 (8.21%) AWS
6 26 (7.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (4.86%) GitHub
8 11 (3.34%) Apigee
8 11 (3.34%) PaaS
8 11 (3.34%) SuccessFactors
9 9 (2.74%) SaaS
10 5 (1.52%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.52%) Power Automate
10 5 (1.52%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.91%) Cohesity
11 3 (0.91%) GCP
11 3 (0.91%) Logic Apps
12 2 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (23.10%) Firewall
2 55 (16.72%) VSAN
3 48 (14.59%) DNS
4 41 (12.46%) WAN
5 38 (11.55%) DHCP
6 30 (9.12%) SAN
7 28 (8.51%) VLAN
8 25 (7.60%) LAN
9 20 (6.08%) NetScaler
10 19 (5.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (5.78%) Network Security
11 17 (5.17%) SNMP
12 15 (4.56%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (4.56%) Fibre Channel
12 15 (4.56%) iSCSI
13 14 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (3.65%) Ethernet
14 12 (3.65%) HTTP
14 12 (3.65%) Unified Communications
14 12 (3.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.74%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.43%) Big Data
3 8 (2.43%) HBase
4 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (1.22%) Power BI
6 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.61%) DB2
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.30%) Informix
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 35 (10.64%) Jenkins
2 32 (9.73%) Git (software)
3 31 (9.42%) JIRA
4 15 (4.56%) GitLab
5 14 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (3.04%) JUnit
6 10 (3.04%) SonarQube
7 9 (2.74%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.91%) Postman
11 3 (0.91%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.61%) RStudio
13 1 (0.30%) Serena SBM
13 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 32 (9.73%) Public Sector
2 18 (5.47%) Finance
3 6 (1.82%) Banking
4 5 (1.52%) Publishing
5 4 (1.22%) Back Office
5 4 (1.22%) Front Office
6 3 (0.91%) Marketing
6 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Local Government
7 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (13.37%) Architect
3 36 (10.94%) Cloud Engineer
4 33 (10.03%) VMware Engineer
5 28 (8.51%) Network Engineer
6 23 (6.99%) Consultant
6 23 (6.99%) Developer
7 14 (4.26%) Analyst
8 13 (3.95%) Administrator
9 12 (3.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 11 (3.34%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.34%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.04%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (3.04%) Cloud Architect
11 10 (3.04%) Java Developer
12 9 (2.74%) Data Centre Engineer
12 9 (2.74%) Desktop Support
12 9 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (2.74%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.64%) RESTful
2 26 (7.90%) XML
3 25 (7.60%) JSON
4 24 (7.29%) REST
5 23 (6.99%) Middleware
6 18 (5.47%) SOAP
7 17 (5.17%) Web Services
8 15 (4.56%) Apache Camel
8 15 (4.56%) Swagger
9 14 (4.26%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (4.26%) gRPC
10 11 (3.34%) Oracle Fusion
10 11 (3.34%) XML Schema
11 10 (3.04%) IBM Integration Bus
11 10 (3.04%) JSON Schema
11 10 (3.04%) Spring
11 10 (3.04%) Spring Boot
11 10 (3.04%) WSDL
12 5 (1.52%) MSMQ
12 5 (1.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.24%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (3.04%) Private Cloud
5 9 (2.74%) Clustering
5 9 (2.74%) EMC VMAX
5 9 (2.74%) EMC VNX
6 8 (2.43%) Replication
7 6 (1.82%) CMDB
8 5 (1.52%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.52%) HP Storage
8 5 (1.52%) HP StoreVirtual
8 5 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (1.22%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.22%) NHS
10 3 (0.91%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 124 (37.69%) Windows
2 99 (30.09%) Linux
3 69 (20.97%) Windows Server
4 39 (11.85%) Windows 10
5 31 (9.42%) CentOS
5 31 (9.42%) Ubuntu
6 30 (9.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (8.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (7.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (5.78%) Unix
10 11 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (3.34%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (3.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.22%) AIX
13 4 (1.22%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.22%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.91%) Android
14 3 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (19.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 58 (17.63%) Converged Infrastructure
3 49 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (14.59%) DevOps
4 48 (14.59%) ITIL
5 36 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (8.51%) Configuration Management
6 28 (8.51%) Migration
7 27 (8.21%) Microservices
8 25 (7.60%) Continuous Deployment
9 23 (6.99%) Load Balancing
9 23 (6.99%) Project Delivery
9 23 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (6.69%) Change Management
11 17 (5.17%) Infrastructure as Code
12 16 (4.86%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (4.86%) High Availability
12 16 (4.86%) Mobile Device Management
12 16 (4.86%) Scrum
12 16 (4.86%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.50%) PowerShell
2 40 (12.16%) Python
3 27 (8.21%) Bash Shell
4 22 (6.69%) Java
5 18 (5.47%) C#
6 15 (4.56%) SQL
7 14 (4.26%) Go
8 12 (3.65%) Perl
9 11 (3.34%) Groovy
10 10 (3.04%) C
11 6 (1.82%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.61%) VBScript
14 1 (0.30%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.30%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 116 (35.26%) Security Cleared
2 92 (27.96%) SC Cleared
3 30 (9.12%) DV Cleared
4 23 (6.99%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (6.08%) CCNA
6 19 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (5.47%) CCNP
8 17 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (4.26%) MCSE
10 10 (3.04%) CCIE
10 10 (3.04%) Degree
11 8 (2.43%) MCSA
12 6 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.52%) CCDA
13 5 (1.52%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.52%) RHCE
14 4 (1.22%) CISSP
14 4 (1.22%) ISTQB
14 4 (1.22%) MCP
15 3 (0.91%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.17%) SLA
2 6 (1.82%) QA
3 4 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.91%) GDPR
4 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.61%) NIST
6 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
System Software
1 131 (39.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (24.32%) Active Directory
3 71 (21.58%) VMware ESXi
4 69 (20.97%) VMware NSX
4 69 (20.97%) vSphere
5 37 (11.25%) Docker
6 27 (8.21%) NFS
7 21 (6.38%) Hyper-V
8 17 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (4.56%) vCloud
10 13 (3.95%) XenApp
11 9 (2.74%) VMFS
11 9 (2.74%) XenDesktop
12 8 (2.43%) HDFS
13 5 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (1.52%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 3 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 60 (18.24%) Ansible
2 52 (15.81%) vCenter Server
3 51 (15.50%) vRealize
4 37 (11.25%) Kubernetes
4 37 (11.25%) Terraform
5 30 (9.12%) Puppet
6 21 (6.38%) Prometheus
7 17 (5.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (4.56%) Packer
9 15 (4.56%) SCCM
10 14 (4.26%) Grafana
10 14 (4.26%) ZABBIX
11 13 (3.95%) PowerCLI
12 10 (3.04%) Avamar
12 10 (3.04%) vMotion
13 8 (2.43%) Nessus
13 8 (2.43%) NetBackup
13 8 (2.43%) WSUS
14 6 (1.82%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 173 (52.58%) VMware
2 120 (36.47%) Cisco
3 89 (27.05%) Microsoft
4 84 (25.53%) EMC
5 82 (24.92%) HP
6 46 (13.98%) Citrix
7 37 (11.25%) Juniper
8 36 (10.94%) NetApp
8 36 (10.94%) Oracle
9 33 (10.03%) Red Hat
10 30 (9.12%) Palo Alto
11 24 (7.29%) Atlassian
12 23 (6.99%) IBM
13 20 (6.08%) CheckPoint
13 20 (6.08%) MuleSoft
13 20 (6.08%) Splunk
13 20 (6.08%) Veeam
14 18 (5.47%) webMethods
15 16 (4.86%) Talend
15 16 (4.86%) TIBCO