The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

VMware Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 508 463 429
Rank change year-on-year -45 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 97 187 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.36% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 134 137
Median daily rate £375 £371 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +6.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £253 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +300.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £50.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -27.00% +300.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

VMware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured VMware Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Engineer in the UK

VMware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Engineer in the UK

VMware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Engineer in the UK

VMware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Engineer in the UK

VMware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Engineer in the UK

VMware Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 94 £375 +3.44% 22
London +10 45 £400 +5.26% 9
South East -29 21 £308 -9.55% 1
City of London +1 10 £350 -14.63% 2
Berkshire -2 9 £308 -8.88%
East of England -5 9 £363 +11.53% 2
Yorkshire +15 8 £525 +39.07% 4
West Yorkshire +17 7 £550 +44.73% 3
Leeds +8 7 £550 +44.73% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £325 +20.37% 2
Scotland +27 3 £450 -10.00% 1
North West +23 3 £365 -2.66% 3
Edinburgh +20 3 £450 -18.18%
Manchester +20 3 £365 +7.35% 3
Cambridge +8 3 £275 -
Reading +5 3 £300 -14.42%
Hampshire +3 3 £450 +28.57% 1
East Midlands -6 3 £420 +29.23% 1
South West -10 3 £238 -36.66% 1
Kent +11 2 £295 -9.23%
Slough +2 2 £385 +7.31%
Surrey +1 2 £75 -77.01%
North East -7 2 £278 -34.70%
Oxfordshire -10 2 £419 +109.37%
New Malden -10 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £295 -
Northampton - 2 £420 -
Ipswich - 2 £239 -
Exeter - 2 £175 -
Brighton - 2 - -

VMware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, VMware Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring VMware Engineer in the job title.

1 270 (100.00%) VMware
2 179 (66.30%) Windows
3 140 (51.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 106 (39.26%) Active Directory
5 100 (37.04%) Windows Server
6 65 (24.07%) vSphere
7 63 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (22.59%) Microsoft
9 59 (21.85%) PowerShell
9 59 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (21.48%) Cisco
11 57 (21.11%) Citrix
12 53 (19.63%) Linux
13 44 (16.30%) Security Cleared
14 42 (15.56%) Data Centre
14 42 (15.56%) HP
14 42 (15.56%) SAN
15 40 (14.81%) SC Cleared
16 35 (12.96%) Migration
16 35 (12.96%) Finance
16 35 (12.96%) DNS
17 34 (12.59%) MS Exchange
18 32 (11.85%) EMC
18 32 (11.85%) VMware ESX
19 30 (11.11%) Firewall
20 27 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
20 27 (10.00%) Unix
20 27 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
21 24 (8.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
21 24 (8.89%) SQL Server

VMware Engineer Skill Set
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 34 (12.59%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.70%) IIS
6 8 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.96%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.11%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.74%) Apache
8 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.74%) Confluence
8 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.04%) Office 365
3 12 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.48%) IaaS
4 4 (1.48%) PaaS
5 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.56%) SAN
2 35 (12.96%) DNS
3 30 (11.11%) Firewall
4 19 (7.04%) DHCP
5 15 (5.56%) LAN
6 14 (5.19%) WAN
7 13 (4.81%) NAS
7 13 (4.81%) VLAN
8 11 (4.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (4.07%) LDAP
9 10 (3.70%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (3.33%) SMTP
10 9 (3.33%) VoIP
11 7 (2.59%) Skype
12 6 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.22%) PCoIP
12 6 (2.22%) VPN
13 5 (1.85%) Internet
14 4 (1.48%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.11%) MySQL
5 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) Big Data
6 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.48%) JIRA
3 3 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.74%) MSI
4 2 (0.74%) Subversion
5 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.37%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (12.96%) Finance
2 11 (4.07%) Banking
3 10 (3.70%) Retail
4 6 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.85%) Law
5 5 (1.85%) Local Government
6 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.74%) Electronics
8 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.74%) Legal
8 2 (0.74%) Marketing
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (1.48%) MSMQ
2 4 (1.48%) REST
3 3 (1.11%) .NET
4 2 (0.74%) J2EE
4 2 (0.74%) Java EE
4 2 (0.74%) LAMP
4 2 (0.74%) Middleware
4 2 (0.74%) SOAP
4 2 (0.74%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) RESTful
5 1 (0.37%) WAP
5 1 (0.37%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.37%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 24 (8.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 16 (5.93%) EMC VNX
4 8 (2.96%) Clustering
4 8 (2.96%) EMC VMAX
5 6 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.11%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.11%) Replication
7 3 (1.11%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.74%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.74%) NHS
8 2 (0.74%) STB
8 2 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 179 (66.30%) Windows
2 100 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 63 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (19.63%) Linux
6 27 (10.00%) Unix
6 27 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (7.78%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (3.70%) Solaris
9 9 (3.33%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.96%) CentOS
10 8 (2.96%) SUSE
11 6 (2.22%) Android
11 6 (2.22%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.37%) CatOS
12 1 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.37%) Debian
12 1 (0.37%) HPUX
12 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (12.96%) Migration
2 23 (8.52%) ITIL
3 20 (7.41%) DevOps
4 17 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (4.81%) Configuration Management
6 10 (3.70%) Change Management
6 10 (3.70%) Server Building
7 9 (3.33%) Converged Infrastructure
7 9 (3.33%) Incident Management
8 8 (2.96%) High Availability
8 8 (2.96%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 7 (2.59%) Load Balancing
9 7 (2.59%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (2.22%) Change Control
10 6 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (2.22%) Data Centre Operations
10 6 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (1.85%) Application Discovery
11 5 (1.85%) SDLC
11 5 (1.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 59 (21.85%) PowerShell
2 23 (8.52%) SQL
3 11 (4.07%) C
4 10 (3.70%) Python
4 10 (3.70%) VB
4 10 (3.70%) VBScript
5 7 (2.59%) Java
6 4 (1.48%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.48%) C#
7 3 (1.11%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.74%) Ruby
9 1 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 40 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.07%) MCSE
7 9 (3.33%) Degree
8 5 (1.85%) CCNA
8 5 (1.85%) MCP
9 4 (1.48%) CCNP
9 4 (1.48%) MCITP
10 3 (1.11%) CCA
10 3 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.11%) VCAP
11 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.74%) MCSA
11 2 (0.74%) MCTS
11 2 (0.74%) VCP6
12 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.48%) SLA
2 3 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 140 (51.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (39.26%) Active Directory
3 65 (24.07%) vSphere
4 32 (11.85%) VMware ESX
5 27 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (7.78%) Hyper-V
6 21 (7.78%) XenApp
7 10 (3.70%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (2.59%) vCloud
9 7 (2.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.85%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.11%) Docker
12 3 (1.11%) KVM
12 3 (1.11%) XenServer
13 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.74%) NFS
13 2 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (8.52%) vRealize
2 20 (7.41%) SCCM
3 11 (4.07%) AirWatch
3 11 (4.07%) Ansible
3 11 (4.07%) Puppet
3 11 (4.07%) WSUS
4 9 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.33%) PowerCLI
5 8 (2.96%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.59%) vMotion
7 6 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.11%) SCOM
10 2 (0.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 2 (0.74%) Nagios
10 2 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 270 (100.00%) VMware
2 61 (22.59%) Microsoft
3 58 (21.48%) Cisco
4 57 (21.11%) Citrix
5 42 (15.56%) HP
6 32 (11.85%) EMC
7 13 (4.81%) Red Hat
8 12 (4.44%) NetApp
9 11 (4.07%) Symantec
10 8 (2.96%) Avaya
10 8 (2.96%) Dell
11 6 (2.22%) 3PAR
11 6 (2.22%) MobileIron
12 5 (1.85%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.48%) Brocade
13 4 (1.48%) CommVault
13 4 (1.48%) Oracle
13 4 (1.48%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.11%) F5
15 2 (0.74%) Splunk
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