Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 371 286 401
Rank change year-on-year -85 +115 +89
Contract jobs citing Dell 451 323 561
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.86% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 1.54% 2.00% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 231 332
10th Percentile £173 £181 £153
25th Percentile £311 £263 £267
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £430 £378
Median % change year-on-year -4.07% +13.91% +7.86%
75th Percentile £513 £538 £525
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £447 £363
% change year-on-year -10.51% +23.31% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 33
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.94 £13.00
25th Percentile £17.50 £14.66 £16.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.48% +10.00% -11.39%
75th Percentile £50.00 £40.51 £43.75
90th Percentile £55.65 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year +18.74% -2.59% -0.27%

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 29,254 16,190 38,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.34% 43.15% 42.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,777 10,301 24,340
10th Percentile £298 £255 £250
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £455
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £563
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 824 562 1,343
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.76 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.49 £14.28 £13.28
Median hourly rate £19.10 £20.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -4.50% +6.95% +6.86%
75th Percentile £42.04 £35.94 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.99 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +8.51% +6.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Dell in the UK

Dell
Top 17 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 25 July 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 -68 360 £413 -7.51% 132
UK excluding London -53 240 £400 -10.51% 100
Work from Home -163 127 £450 -5.26% 16
London -100 124 £435 +3.26% 37
South East -7 85 £425 -1.16% 23
South West +16 41 £400 -0.12% 18
North of England -11 36 £400 +60.00% 18
Midlands -78 34 £381 -26.68% 21
Scotland -57 27 £436 +34.15% 2
North West -17 25 £375 +46.34% 9
West Midlands -55 22 £426 -22.15% 15
Wales +1 13 £530 +6.00% 1
East of England -20 13 £240 -16.52% 15
East Midlands -30 12 £225 -55.00% 6
Yorkshire -15 8 £400 +60.00% 7
Northern Ireland +1 4 £500 +257.14% 2
North East -1 3 £338 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 199 (44.12%) VMware
2 174 (38.58%) Windows
3 127 (28.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 113 (25.06%) HP
5 112 (24.83%) Microsoft
6 111 (24.61%) Social Skills
7 110 (24.39%) Security Cleared
8 101 (22.39%) Active Directory
9 95 (21.06%) Azure
10 92 (20.40%) ITIL
11 81 (17.96%) Cisco
12 78 (17.29%) Windows Server
13 77 (17.07%) SC Cleared
14 76 (16.85%) Data Centre
15 75 (16.63%) Firewall
16 71 (15.74%) Boomi
17 70 (15.52%) VMware ESXi
18 66 (14.63%) Linux
19 65 (14.41%) SAN
20 64 (14.19%) vSphere
21 63 (13.97%) PowerShell
22 60 (13.30%) DNS
23 59 (13.08%) SQL
24 57 (12.64%) EMC
24 57 (12.64%) Windows 10
25 56 (12.42%) Microsoft 365
26 54 (11.97%) vCenter Server
26 54 (11.97%) SCCM
27 52 (11.53%) Migration
28 50 (11.09%) DHCP

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 43 (9.53%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.10%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.00%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.55%) Confluence
4 7 (1.55%) IIS
5 6 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.67%) Apache
7 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.67%) SAS
7 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.44%) JBoss
8 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.44%) Site Server
9 1 (0.22%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Qpid
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
Applications
1 25 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.88%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.89%) UltiPro
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Primavera
4 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 95 (21.06%) Azure
2 71 (15.74%) Boomi
3 56 (12.42%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (8.87%) AWS
5 36 (7.98%) SaaS
6 33 (7.32%) PaaS
7 32 (7.10%) IaaS
8 24 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (2.44%) Mimecast
10 10 (2.22%) Azure Key Vault
10 10 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (2.00%) iPaaS
12 8 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (1.55%) GitHub
13 7 (1.55%) Power Platform
14 6 (1.33%) GCP
15 5 (1.11%) Cohesity
15 5 (1.11%) Collibra
15 5 (1.11%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.89%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 75 (16.63%) Firewall
2 65 (14.41%) SAN
3 60 (13.30%) DNS
4 50 (11.09%) DHCP
5 40 (8.87%) VSAN
6 38 (8.43%) TCP/IP
7 27 (5.99%) VPN
8 25 (5.54%) WAN
9 19 (4.21%) NAS
10 17 (3.77%) LAN
11 16 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (2.66%) HTTP
13 11 (2.44%) Internet
14 10 (2.22%) Network Security
15 9 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
17 7 (1.55%) Ethernet
17 7 (1.55%) NetScaler
18 6 (1.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (2.44%) Tableau
3 10 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.77%) Data Lake
5 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.33%) Star Schema
7 5 (1.11%) MySQL
8 3 (0.67%) Big Data
8 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.67%) Power BI
8 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (3.55%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.44%) JIRA
3 9 (2.00%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.11%) GitLab
6 4 (0.89%) Artifactory
6 4 (0.89%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.89%) JMeter
6 4 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.89%) Rational Quality Manager
6 4 (0.89%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (0.89%) Selenium
6 4 (0.89%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.67%) git-flow
7 3 (0.67%) JUnit
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.22%) Postman
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 111 (24.61%) Social Skills
2 47 (10.42%) Finance
3 26 (5.76%) Public Sector
4 23 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.99%) Banking
6 8 (1.77%) Marketing
7 6 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (0.89%) Electronics
9 4 (0.89%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.67%) Automotive
10 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.67%) Law
11 2 (0.44%) Billing
11 2 (0.44%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.44%) Retail
12 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 40 (8.87%) Architect
2 38 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (7.32%) Consultant
3 33 (7.32%) Support Engineer
4 32 (7.10%) Analyst
5 29 (6.43%) Administrator
6 28 (6.21%) Network Engineer
7 27 (5.99%) Developer
8 21 (4.66%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 19 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (3.99%) IT Engineer
10 18 (3.99%) VMware Engineer
11 17 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 17 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
12 16 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.33%) Server Engineer
14 13 (2.88%) Desktop Support
14 13 (2.88%) VMware Consultant
15 12 (2.66%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.20%) XML
2 36 (7.98%) JSON
3 22 (4.88%) Web Services
4 12 (2.66%) Node.js
5 11 (2.44%) REST
6 9 (2.00%) .NET
7 6 (1.33%) Flash
7 6 (1.33%) SOAP
8 5 (1.11%) Middleware
9 4 (0.89%) .NET Core
9 4 (0.89%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.89%) EDI
10 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.67%) hapi
10 3 (0.67%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.67%) JMS
10 3 (0.67%) jQuery
11 2 (0.44%) Kafka
11 2 (0.44%) LDAP
11 2 (0.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 76 (16.85%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.10%) Clustering
3 13 (2.88%) EMC VNX
4 12 (2.66%) Replication
4 12 (2.66%) User Experience
5 11 (2.44%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.55%) iPhone
8 5 (1.11%) CMDB
8 5 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.89%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.89%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.89%) Fibre Optics
9 4 (0.89%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.89%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 174 (38.58%) Windows
2 78 (17.29%) Windows Server
3 66 (14.63%) Linux
4 57 (12.64%) Windows 10
5 34 (7.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 30 (6.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.21%) Windows Server 2019
8 16 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (3.55%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.22%) Unix
10 9 (2.00%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.00%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.77%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.33%) Android
12 6 (1.33%) CentOS
13 4 (0.89%) AIX
13 4 (0.89%) Solaris
13 4 (0.89%) VMS
14 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (20.40%) ITIL
2 52 (11.53%) Migration
3 49 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 35 (7.76%) DevOps
6 30 (6.65%) Configuration Management
7 29 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (6.43%) Service Management
8 26 (5.76%) Storage Management
9 25 (5.54%) Scrum
10 23 (5.10%) Data Protection
10 23 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (4.66%) Change Management
12 19 (4.21%) ITIL V3
13 17 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (3.77%) Infrastructure as Code
13 17 (3.77%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (3.55%) Converged Infrastructure
15 15 (3.33%) Break/Fix
15 15 (3.33%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 63 (13.97%) PowerShell
2 59 (13.08%) SQL
3 33 (7.32%) Python
4 25 (5.54%) Java
5 22 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.66%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.22%) Ruby
8 9 (2.00%) Perl
8 9 (2.00%) PHP
9 6 (1.33%) Ada
9 6 (1.33%) Groovy
10 4 (0.89%) Go
11 2 (0.44%) C
11 2 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.22%) ABAP
12 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 110 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 77 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.99%) DV Cleared
4 25 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (3.10%) CCNP
8 13 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.88%) MCSA
9 11 (2.44%) CCNA
10 10 (2.22%) Degree
10 10 (2.22%) MCSE
11 7 (1.55%) MCITP
11 7 (1.55%) MCP
12 6 (1.33%) SAFe Agilist
12 6 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (1.11%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.89%) HND
14 4 (0.89%) JNCIP
14 4 (0.89%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.21%) SLA
2 7 (1.55%) QA
3 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.67%) GDPR
4 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.44%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.22%) BS25999
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) GRC
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.22%) ITGC
6 1 (0.22%) NIST
6 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
System Software
1 127 (28.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (22.39%) Active Directory
3 70 (15.52%) VMware ESXi
4 64 (14.19%) vSphere
5 44 (9.76%) Hyper-V
6 36 (7.98%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (7.32%) VMware NSX
8 14 (3.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (2.88%) vCloud
10 12 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (2.22%) DFS Replication
12 10 (2.22%) Docker
12 10 (2.22%) XenApp
13 7 (1.55%) BitLocker
14 6 (1.33%) Firmware
15 5 (1.11%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.89%) ProxySG
17 3 (0.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 3 (0.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 54 (11.97%) SCCM
1 54 (11.97%) vCenter Server
2 46 (10.20%) Ansible
3 44 (9.76%) vRealize
4 26 (5.76%) Terraform
5 22 (4.88%) WSUS
6 20 (4.43%) SCVMM
7 17 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 16 (3.55%) Kubernetes
9 13 (2.88%) Failover Clustering
9 13 (2.88%) PowerCLI
10 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (2.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 10 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (2.22%) NetBackup
11 10 (2.22%) SCDPM
11 10 (2.22%) SCOM
11 10 (2.22%) SCSM
12 9 (2.00%) Avamar
12 9 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 199 (44.12%) VMware
2 113 (25.06%) HP
3 112 (24.83%) Microsoft
4 81 (17.96%) Cisco
5 57 (12.64%) EMC
6 37 (8.20%) Oracle
7 31 (6.87%) Citrix
7 31 (6.87%) Juniper
8 25 (5.54%) IBM
9 24 (5.32%) NetApp
10 23 (5.10%) F5
11 22 (4.88%) Veeam
12 21 (4.66%) Red Hat
13 19 (4.21%) SolarWinds
14 16 (3.55%) Informatica
14 16 (3.55%) ServiceNow
15 15 (3.33%) Brocade
16 14 (3.10%) McAfee
16 14 (3.10%) MuleSoft
17 13 (2.88%) Veritas