Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a VMware Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 619 566 567
Rank change year-on-year -53 +1 -56
Contract jobs requiring a VMware Engineer 271 344 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 258 238
UK median daily rate £425 £333 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.82% -11.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £250
90th Percentile £625 £488 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £313 £365
% change year-on-year +20.00% -14.38% +21.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 17
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £32.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.78% -13.51% +48.00%
10th Percentile £12.87 £21.93 £16.75
90th Percentile £118.75 £36.50 £46.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -24.60% -3.08% +30.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

VMware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured VMware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Engineer in the UK

VMware Engineer
Top 15 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -32 268 £425 +26.87% 26
UK excluding London -22 134 £375 +20.00% 15
London -41 134 £465 +24.00% 11
South East -3 64 £400 +45.45% 4
South West +16 24 £425 +47.83%
North of England +55 21 £350 -2.78% 3
East of England -6 19 £290 +13.73% 3
Yorkshire +18 16 £350 -2.78% 1
Midlands +4 11 £300 - 5
West Midlands +8 6 £294 -2.08% 2
East Midlands -5 5 £375 +27.66% 3
North West +4 4 £475 +18.75% 2
North East +66 1 £270 -1.82%
Wales +18 1 £275 -21.43%
Scotland -21 1 - -

VMware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 271 (100.00%) VMware
2 129 (47.60%) Windows
2 129 (47.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (29.89%) Active Directory
4 80 (29.52%) Linux
5 71 (26.20%) Windows Server
6 66 (24.35%) Microsoft
7 59 (21.77%) vSphere
7 59 (21.77%) PowerShell
8 55 (20.30%) Cisco
9 47 (17.34%) Citrix
10 46 (16.97%) VMware ESXi
11 44 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
11 44 (16.24%) Data Centre
12 43 (15.87%) Finance
13 42 (15.50%) Security Cleared
13 42 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (14.02%) SC Cleared
14 38 (14.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 37 (13.65%) vCloud
16 36 (13.28%) Ansible
16 36 (13.28%) vCenter Server
17 35 (12.92%) DevOps
18 34 (12.55%) SAN
19 33 (12.18%) DNS
19 33 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
20 32 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
21 28 (10.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 28 (10.33%) HP
22 27 (9.96%) Banking

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 12 (4.43%) MS Exchange
1 12 (4.43%) OpenStack
2 9 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.95%) nginx
4 5 (1.85%) IIS
5 4 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.48%) Drupal
5 4 (1.48%) WordPress
6 3 (1.11%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.74%) Documentum
7 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.37%) ArchestrA
8 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.37%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (7.01%) Office 365
4 4 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.48%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.11%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.74%) IaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.37%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Route 53
7 1 (0.37%) Serverless
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.55%) SAN
2 33 (12.18%) DNS
3 26 (9.59%) TCP/IP
4 22 (8.12%) Firewall
5 21 (7.75%) DHCP
6 18 (6.64%) HTTP
6 18 (6.64%) SSL
7 17 (6.27%) WAN
8 16 (5.90%) LAN
9 12 (4.43%) VSAN
10 10 (3.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (2.95%) VPN
12 7 (2.58%) VoIP
13 6 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.21%) OSPF
14 5 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (1.85%) MPLS
14 5 (1.85%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.85%) PBX
15 4 (1.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.12%) MongoDB
2 21 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.27%) MySQL
4 8 (2.95%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.48%) Big Data
6 3 (1.11%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.74%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.48%) Ant
3 4 (1.48%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.11%) Chocolatey
5 2 (0.74%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.74%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.37%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.37%) GitLab
6 1 (0.37%) JIRA
6 1 (0.37%) Maven
6 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.37%) Subversion
6 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
General
1 43 (15.87%) Finance
2 27 (9.96%) Banking
3 16 (5.90%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.32%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.32%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.95%) Electronics
5 8 (2.95%) Marketing
6 6 (2.21%) Retail
7 4 (1.48%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Military
8 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.95%) .NET
2 4 (1.48%) REST
3 2 (0.74%) Web Services
3 2 (0.74%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.37%) CSS
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) J2EE
4 1 (0.37%) LAMP
4 1 (0.37%) OAuth
4 1 (0.37%) SAML
4 1 (0.37%) Sensu
4 1 (0.37%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.24%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (2.95%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 6 (2.21%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.85%) FlexPod
6 5 (1.85%) PKI
6 5 (1.85%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.48%) Online Games
7 4 (1.48%) Replication
8 3 (1.11%) BYOD
8 3 (1.11%) Clustering
8 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.74%) NHS
10 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 129 (47.60%) Windows
2 80 (29.52%) Linux
3 71 (26.20%) Windows Server
4 42 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (14.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (9.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (7.75%) Unix
8 19 (7.01%) Ubuntu
9 11 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.69%) CentOS
11 9 (3.32%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.48%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.48%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.74%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.74%) Solaris
14 1 (0.37%) Android
14 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.37%) Debian
14 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (12.92%) DevOps
2 32 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (8.86%) ITIL
3 24 (8.86%) Migration
4 23 (8.49%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (6.64%) Virtual Environments
6 15 (5.54%) Configuration Management
7 12 (4.43%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.06%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (4.06%) Change Management
8 11 (4.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 10 (3.69%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (3.32%) Investment Management
10 9 (3.32%) Open Source
10 9 (3.32%) Programme Management
11 8 (2.95%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (2.95%) Converged Infrastructure
11 8 (2.95%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (2.95%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 59 (21.77%) PowerShell
2 18 (6.64%) SQL
3 15 (5.54%) Python
4 10 (3.69%) Java
5 8 (2.95%) Go
6 6 (2.21%) C
7 5 (1.85%) Ruby
8 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.48%) VBScript
9 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.11%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.74%) C#
10 2 (0.74%) Perl
11 1 (0.37%) C++
11 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (15.50%) Security Cleared
2 38 (14.02%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.58%) VCP6
7 6 (2.21%) CCNA
7 6 (2.21%) CCNP
7 6 (2.21%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.85%) MCSE
8 5 (1.85%) MCTS
9 4 (1.48%) CCIE
9 4 (1.48%) CCSE
9 4 (1.48%) CISA
9 4 (1.48%) CISMP
9 4 (1.48%) CISSP
9 4 (1.48%) Degree
10 3 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.11%) MCP
10 3 (1.11%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.85%) SLA
2 4 (1.48%) GDPR
3 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 129 (47.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (29.89%) Active Directory
3 59 (21.77%) vSphere
4 46 (16.97%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (13.65%) vCloud
6 22 (8.12%) XenApp
7 20 (7.38%) VMware NSX
8 16 (5.90%) Hyper-V
8 16 (5.90%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.85%) Docker
9 5 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.85%) NFS
10 4 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.48%) XenServer
11 3 (1.11%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.11%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.37%) KVM
12 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (13.28%) Ansible
1 36 (13.28%) vCenter Server
2 26 (9.59%) vRealize
3 17 (6.27%) PowerCLI
4 15 (5.54%) Puppet
5 13 (4.80%) SCCM
6 10 (3.69%) Terraform
7 8 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.58%) SCOM
9 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.85%) Salt
10 5 (1.85%) WSUS
11 4 (1.48%) AirWatch
12 3 (1.11%) Kubernetes
12 3 (1.11%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.74%) vMotion
13 2 (0.74%) yum
13 2 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 271 (100.00%) VMware
2 66 (24.35%) Microsoft
3 55 (20.30%) Cisco
4 47 (17.34%) Citrix
5 28 (10.33%) HP
6 21 (7.75%) NetApp
6 21 (7.75%) SaltStack
7 12 (4.43%) EMC
8 11 (4.06%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.69%) Dell
9 10 (3.69%) F5
10 9 (3.32%) McAfee
11 8 (2.95%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.95%) Juniper
11 8 (2.95%) Oracle
11 8 (2.95%) SAP
11 8 (2.95%) Veeam
12 7 (2.58%) Mercator
12 7 (2.58%) Palo Alto
13 6 (2.21%) Google