The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 460 459
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 143 198 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 148 137
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £458 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £16.17 £32.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.46% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £25.20 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.00 £43.00 £46.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £32.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year -45.31% -27.68%  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -12 141 £400 +14.28% 27
London -5 70 £456 +21.66% 10
South East +13 35 £375 +36.36% 6
Berkshire +13 12 £363 +31.81% 2
East of England +2 12 £283 -16.91% 2
Hampshire +13 10 £380 +33.33% 2
City of London -4 9 £463 +27.58% 2
Yorkshire +21 8 £350 -17.64% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 8 £202 -
South West -4 8 £325 - 2
Reading +22 6 £315 -18.18%
Leeds +7 5 £444 +10.93% 2
West Yorkshire +6 5 £444 +10.93% 2
East Midlands -5 5 £375 +11.11% 1
Hook - 5 £375 -
Cambridge +6 4 £198 -
Dorset - 4 £363 -
North West +20 3 £320 +6.66% 2
Surrey +9 3 £353 +3.67% 2
South Yorkshire +7 3 £325 -40.90%
Milton Keynes -13 3 £300 +71.42%
Buckinghamshire -13 3 £300 +71.42%
Kent - 3 £338 -
Windsor - 3 £575 -
Leatherhead +20 2 £353 +0.71%
Manchester +16 2 £365 +62.22% 1
West Sussex +16 2 £410 +110.25%
West Midlands +15 2 £293 -18.18% 2
Swindon +3 2 £325 -3.70% 1
Watford -2 2 £298 -

VMware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 235 (100.00%) VMware
2 147 (62.55%) Windows
3 127 (54.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 96 (40.85%) Active Directory
5 84 (35.74%) Windows Server
6 66 (28.09%) PowerShell
7 53 (22.55%) Cisco
8 51 (21.70%) Linux
8 51 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (21.28%) Microsoft
10 49 (20.85%) vSphere
11 48 (20.43%) VMware ESXi
12 43 (18.30%) Citrix
12 43 (18.30%) SAN
12 43 (18.30%) Finance
13 42 (17.87%) Data Centre
14 39 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (14.04%) DNS
16 30 (12.77%) Banking
17 29 (12.34%) Firewall
17 29 (12.34%) vCenter Server
18 27 (11.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 27 (11.49%) Migration
19 26 (11.06%) EMC
19 26 (11.06%) Security Cleared
19 26 (11.06%) Hyper-V
20 25 (10.64%) vRealize
21 24 (10.21%) vCloud
21 24 (10.21%) HP
22 23 (9.79%) MS Exchange

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 23 (9.79%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.55%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.13%) IIS
7 3 (1.28%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.85%) Apache
8 2 (0.85%) Documentum
8 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.43%) JBoss
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.85%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.85%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.85%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.40%) Office 365
4 4 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.28%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.43%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.43%) IaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.30%) SAN
2 33 (14.04%) DNS
3 29 (12.34%) Firewall
4 21 (8.94%) DHCP
5 18 (7.66%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.81%) LAN
7 14 (5.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (4.68%) WAN
9 10 (4.26%) HTTP
10 8 (3.40%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (3.40%) SMTP
10 8 (3.40%) VSAN
11 7 (2.98%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.98%) SSL
12 6 (2.55%) LDAP
12 6 (2.55%) Skype
13 5 (2.13%) Internet
13 5 (2.13%) VoIP
14 4 (1.70%) VPN
14 4 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.55%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.55%) MySQL
2 6 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.85%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.28%) Subversion
3 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.85%) JIRA
3 2 (0.85%) MSI
4 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.43%) Maven
4 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (18.30%) Finance
2 30 (12.77%) Banking
3 15 (6.38%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.13%) Electronics
6 5 (2.13%) Marketing
7 3 (1.28%) Back Office
7 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.28%) Law
7 3 (1.28%) Retail
8 2 (0.85%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.28%) .NET
1 3 (1.28%) J2EE
1 3 (1.28%) REST
2 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.85%) Java EE
2 2 (0.85%) Middleware
2 2 (0.85%) SOAP
3 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.43%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.87%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.96%) Clustering
2 14 (5.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 11 (4.68%) EMC VNX
4 7 (2.98%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.98%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.13%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (2.13%) Replication
7 3 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.85%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.85%) User Experience
9 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 147 (62.55%) Windows
2 84 (35.74%) Windows Server
3 51 (21.70%) Linux
3 51 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (8.94%) Unix
6 20 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.53%) CentOS
9 12 (5.11%) Windows 7
10 8 (3.40%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.13%) Android
11 5 (2.13%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (1.28%) Solaris
12 3 (1.28%) SUSE
12 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.43%) HPUX
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.49%) Migration
2 18 (7.66%) ITIL
3 16 (6.81%) DevOps
4 15 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (5.96%) Configuration Management
6 12 (5.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 11 (4.68%) Converged Infrastructure
7 11 (4.68%) Server Building
7 11 (4.68%) Virtual Environments
8 9 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (3.83%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.40%) Change Control
9 8 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (2.98%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (2.55%) Change Management
11 6 (2.55%) High Availability
11 6 (2.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 6 (2.55%) Investment Management
11 6 (2.55%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (2.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (28.09%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.23%) Python
3 16 (6.81%) SQL
4 8 (3.40%) VB
5 5 (2.13%) C
5 5 (2.13%) C#
5 5 (2.13%) VBScript
6 4 (1.70%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.28%) Perl
7 3 (1.28%) Ruby
8 2 (0.85%) Java
8 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.43%) C++
9 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (11.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 26 (11.06%) Security Cleared
3 19 (8.09%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.83%) MCSE
7 7 (2.98%) MCP
8 6 (2.55%) CCNA
8 6 (2.55%) CCNP
8 6 (2.55%) Degree
9 4 (1.70%) CCIE
9 4 (1.70%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.70%) VCAP
10 3 (1.28%) CCA
10 3 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.28%) VCP6
11 2 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.85%) MCITP
11 2 (0.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 127 (54.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (40.85%) Active Directory
3 49 (20.85%) vSphere
4 48 (20.43%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (11.06%) Hyper-V
6 24 (10.21%) vCloud
7 19 (8.09%) XenApp
8 14 (5.96%) XenDesktop
9 13 (5.53%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (3.83%) VMware Server
11 5 (2.13%) Docker
12 4 (1.70%) SRDF
13 2 (0.85%) KVM
13 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.85%) XenServer
14 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (12.34%) vCenter Server
2 25 (10.64%) vRealize
3 17 (7.23%) SCCM
4 16 (6.81%) Ansible
5 15 (6.38%) PowerCLI
6 11 (4.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (4.68%) Puppet
6 11 (4.68%) WSUS
7 10 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (4.26%) vMotion
8 7 (2.98%) AirWatch
9 6 (2.55%) NetBackup
10 5 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.28%) EMC VPLEX
11 3 (1.28%) Nagios
12 2 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.85%) SCOM
12 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 235 (100.00%) VMware
2 53 (22.55%) Cisco
3 50 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 43 (18.30%) Citrix
5 26 (11.06%) EMC
6 24 (10.21%) HP
7 16 (6.81%) Red Hat
8 12 (5.11%) Dell
9 10 (4.26%) NetApp
9 10 (4.26%) Symantec
10 7 (2.98%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.55%) McAfee
11 6 (2.55%) MobileIron
11 6 (2.55%) SaltStack
12 5 (2.13%) F5
12 5 (2.13%) IBM
12 5 (2.13%) Oracle
12 5 (2.13%) SAP
12 5 (2.13%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.70%) Veritas
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