Period
to 18 July 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware over the 6 months to 18 July 2018 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 VMware, Inc.

VMware
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 56 36
Rank change year-on-year -8 -20 0
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,667 3,412 5,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.54% 3.59% 4.73%
As % of the Vendors category 8.47% 8.20% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,419 2,222 3,487
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £220
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +0.69% - +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 136 210
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -23.08% +15.56%
10th Percentile £14.18 £11.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £16.90 £27.25
% change year-on-year +59.74% -37.97% +23.86%

VMware 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 43,273 41,632 49,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 43.81% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,825 25,422 30,101
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,585 1,431 1,619
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.07 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% -6.54% +2.94%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the UK

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in the UK

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in the UK

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in the UK

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the UK

VMware
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 VMware within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. 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 -6 3,332 £400 - 986
UK excluding London 0 2,325 £365 +0.69% 722
London -4 1,299 £438 +2.94% 314
South East -9 850 £413 +3.13% 213
North of England -1 428 £350 - 210
Midlands +13 306 £363 +15.08% 101
Scotland +12 249 £285 -27.85% 28
South West +5 240 £345 -1.43% 59
West Midlands +25 231 £375 +25.00% 69
East of England +5 214 £338 - 89
North West -17 190 £375 +7.14% 113
Yorkshire -15 147 £375 -11.76% 84
North East +33 91 £300 -7.69% 13
East Midlands -16 74 £315 -3.08% 32
Wales -36 40 £421 +50.45% 18
Northern Ireland +11 4 £238 -27.04% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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 VMware.

1 2,293 (62.53%) Windows
2 2,160 (58.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,613 (43.99%) Active Directory
4 1,433 (39.08%) Microsoft
5 1,411 (38.48%) Windows Server
6 956 (26.07%) Linux
7 943 (25.72%) Citrix
8 847 (23.10%) Cisco
9 790 (21.54%) Security Cleared
10 732 (19.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 708 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 671 (18.30%) DNS
13 669 (18.24%) ITIL
14 665 (18.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 634 (17.29%) SCCM
16 610 (16.63%) vSphere
17 608 (16.58%) PowerShell
18 604 (16.47%) Hyper-V
19 600 (16.36%) SC Cleared
20 596 (16.25%) Office 365
21 584 (15.93%) Firewall
22 582 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
23 537 (14.64%) Amazon AWS
24 528 (14.40%) SAN
25 522 (14.24%) SQL
26 512 (13.96%) Finance
27 508 (13.85%) DHCP
28 483 (13.17%) Data Centre
29 460 (12.54%) HP
30 444 (12.11%) Migration

VMware
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
1 421 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 242 (6.60%) IIS
3 195 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 167 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 159 (4.34%) Skype for Business
6 148 (4.04%) Apache
7 103 (2.81%) OpenStack
8 95 (2.59%) Tomcat
9 81 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 52 (1.42%) nginx
11 47 (1.28%) JBoss
11 47 (1.28%) WebSphere
12 37 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
13 36 (0.98%) Confluence
14 32 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
15 27 (0.74%) Jetty
16 22 (0.60%) Mongrel
17 13 (0.35%) IBM Notes
17 13 (0.35%) WildFly
18 12 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 222 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.14%) Windchill
7 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.055%) Mingle
9 1 (0.027%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.027%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.027%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.027%) HipChat
9 1 (0.027%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 10 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.16%) RMDS
3 4 (0.11%) ENOVIA
3 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.082%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.055%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.055%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.055%) Relativity
5 2 (0.055%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.027%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.027%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.027%) Magento
6 1 (0.027%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.027%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.027%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 732 (19.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 596 (16.25%) Office 365
3 537 (14.64%) Amazon AWS
4 142 (3.87%) IaaS
5 115 (3.14%) PaaS
6 86 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 82 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 71 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 63 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
10 62 (1.69%) SaaS
11 56 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 23 (0.63%) Mimecast
13 23 (0.63%) Yammer
14 21 (0.57%) Google App Engine
14 21 (0.57%) Serverless
15 20 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
15 20 (0.55%) OpenShift
16 18 (0.49%) Datadog
17 15 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 671 (18.30%) DNS
2 584 (15.93%) Firewall
3 528 (14.40%) SAN
4 508 (13.85%) DHCP
5 331 (9.03%) WAN
6 321 (8.75%) LAN
7 237 (6.46%) TCP/IP
8 226 (6.16%) VPN
9 155 (4.23%) NetScaler
10 137 (3.74%) NAS
11 121 (3.30%) VoIP
12 117 (3.19%) Skype
12 117 (3.19%) VLAN
13 109 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
14 95 (2.59%) SSL
15 91 (2.48%) BGP
16 90 (2.45%) Wireless
17 87 (2.37%) IPsec
18 83 (2.26%) HTTP
19 82 (2.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 92 (2.51%) MySQL
3 84 (2.29%) Oracle Database
4 75 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
5 71 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 64 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 51 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 40 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 40 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 34 (0.93%) MongoDB
10 33 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
11 28 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (0.76%) NoSQL
12 26 (0.71%) Relational Database
13 24 (0.65%) Big Data
14 22 (0.60%) Hadoop
15 21 (0.57%) DB2
16 16 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (0.44%) RDBMS
17 15 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 222 (6.05%) Jenkins
2 161 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 67 (1.83%) HP UFT
4 66 (1.80%) JIRA
5 59 (1.61%) Vagrant
6 56 (1.53%) Maven
7 50 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 49 (1.34%) Ant
9 48 (1.31%) MSI
9 48 (1.31%) Travis CI
10 47 (1.28%) Selenium
11 40 (1.09%) JUnit
11 40 (1.09%) WinRunner
12 38 (1.04%) SonarQube
13 37 (1.01%) Subversion
14 32 (0.87%) DbUnit
15 30 (0.82%) jMock
15 30 (0.82%) Mockito
15 30 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
15 30 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 512 (13.96%) Finance
2 151 (4.12%) Banking
3 76 (2.07%) Retail
4 73 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 41 (1.12%) Law
6 38 (1.04%) Legal
6 38 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 33 (0.90%) Publishing
8 29 (0.79%) Back Office
9 20 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.41%) Advertising
12 13 (0.35%) Automotive
12 13 (0.35%) Local Government
13 11 (0.30%) Games
14 10 (0.27%) Marketing
14 10 (0.27%) Military
15 9 (0.25%) French Language
16 6 (0.16%) Front Office
17 5 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 543 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 378 (10.31%) Analyst
2 378 (10.31%) Architect
3 275 (7.50%) Support Engineer
4 224 (6.11%) Consultant
5 221 (6.03%) VMware Engineer
6 210 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 192 (5.24%) Administrator
8 174 (4.75%) Network Engineer
9 158 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
10 152 (4.15%) Windows Engineer
11 139 (3.79%) Infrastructure Architect
12 134 (3.65%) Server Engineer
13 132 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
14 127 (3.46%) Systems Administrator
15 111 (3.03%) Desktop Support
16 109 (2.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 103 (2.81%) Linux Engineer
18 96 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
19 94 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (4.15%) Web Services
2 142 (3.87%) Middleware
3 106 (2.89%) .NET
4 60 (1.64%) LDAP
5 58 (1.58%) J2EE
6 51 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
7 49 (1.34%) XML
8 47 (1.28%) REST
8 47 (1.28%) SOAP
9 37 (1.01%) RESTful
10 35 (0.95%) Spring
11 33 (0.90%) Apache Camel
12 30 (0.82%) PowerMock
13 29 (0.79%) LAMP
14 28 (0.76%) JSON
15 27 (0.74%) Servlets
16 24 (0.65%) HTML
17 22 (0.60%) 802.1X
18 19 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
18 19 (0.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 483 (13.17%) Data Centre
2 239 (6.52%) Clustering
3 205 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (3.44%) PKI
5 106 (2.89%) Fat Client
5 106 (2.89%) Thin Client
6 94 (2.56%) Private Cloud
7 93 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 88 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
9 86 (2.35%) Replication
10 70 (1.91%) Computer Science
11 59 (1.61%) Public Cloud
12 49 (1.34%) Blackberry
13 41 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
14 37 (1.01%) PDA
15 33 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
16 32 (0.87%) EMC VNX
17 30 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
18 29 (0.79%) Client/Server
19 24 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2,293 (62.53%) Windows
2 1,411 (38.48%) Windows Server
3 956 (26.07%) Linux
4 708 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 665 (18.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 414 (11.29%) Windows 7
7 380 (10.36%) Windows 10
8 316 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 270 (7.36%) Unix
10 262 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 144 (3.93%) CentOS
12 122 (3.33%) AIX
13 113 (3.08%) Solaris
14 87 (2.37%) Ubuntu
15 82 (2.24%) Windows 8
16 65 (1.77%) Windows XP
17 31 (0.85%) Debian
18 28 (0.76%) Apple iOS
19 23 (0.63%) DC/OS
20 22 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (18.24%) ITIL
2 444 (12.11%) Migration
3 357 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
4 348 (9.49%) DevOps
5 231 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
6 226 (6.16%) Change Management
7 216 (5.89%) Configuration Management
7 216 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
8 169 (4.61%) Project Management
9 164 (4.47%) Service Management
10 150 (4.09%) Service Delivery
11 149 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 147 (4.01%) Load Balancing
13 129 (3.52%) High Availability
14 124 (3.38%) Scrum
15 118 (3.22%) Virtual Environments
16 115 (3.14%) Test Automation
17 113 (3.08%) Incident Management
18 94 (2.56%) PRINCE2
19 92 (2.51%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 608 (16.58%) PowerShell
2 522 (14.24%) SQL
3 254 (6.93%) Python
4 211 (5.75%) Java
5 127 (3.46%) Bash Shell
6 118 (3.22%) Perl
7 84 (2.29%) VBScript
8 83 (2.26%) Shell Script
9 73 (1.99%) C
9 73 (1.99%) Ruby
10 63 (1.72%) JavaScript
11 43 (1.17%) VB
12 37 (1.01%) PHP
13 33 (0.90%) C#
14 27 (0.74%) F#
15 23 (0.63%) Go
16 21 (0.57%) C++
17 20 (0.55%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.35%) Bourne shell
19 12 (0.33%) AWK
Qualifications
1 790 (21.54%) Security Cleared
2 600 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 332 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 249 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
5 222 (6.05%) MCSE
6 168 (4.58%) Degree
7 156 (4.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 138 (3.76%) DV Cleared
9 135 (3.68%) CCNA
10 127 (3.46%) CCNP
11 118 (3.22%) MCSA
12 70 (1.91%) MCITP
13 67 (1.83%) MCP
14 60 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
15 57 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
16 52 (1.42%) ISTQB
17 38 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
18 34 (0.93%) CCIE
18 34 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 33 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (3.60%) SLA
2 38 (1.04%) QA
3 33 (0.90%) GDPR
4 31 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 31 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.52%) GCP
7 16 (0.44%) PMO
8 8 (0.22%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.22%) RMADS
9 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.14%) COBIT
10 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.082%) GxP
12 3 (0.082%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.055%) FISMA
13 2 (0.055%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.027%) ECSS
System Software
1 2,160 (58.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,613 (43.99%) Active Directory
3 610 (16.63%) vSphere
4 604 (16.47%) Hyper-V
5 582 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
6 397 (10.83%) XenApp
7 289 (7.88%) XenDesktop
8 203 (5.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 191 (5.21%) VMware NSX
10 165 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
11 139 (3.79%) Docker
12 124 (3.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 115 (3.14%) XenServer
14 77 (2.10%) NFS
15 71 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
16 69 (1.88%) Xen
17 68 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
18 57 (1.55%) vCloud
19 53 (1.45%) VirtualBox
20 35 (0.95%) KVM
Systems Management
1 634 (17.29%) SCCM
2 284 (7.74%) Puppet
3 272 (7.42%) Ansible
4 217 (5.92%) vCenter Server
5 192 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
6 156 (4.25%) SCOM
7 136 (3.71%) WSUS
8 115 (3.14%) vRealize
9 108 (2.95%) Terraform
10 98 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
11 97 (2.65%) NetBackup
12 88 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
13 74 (2.02%) Kubernetes
14 73 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 69 (1.88%) Backup Exec
16 65 (1.77%) AirWatch
17 63 (1.72%) HP ALM
18 53 (1.45%) Packer
19 50 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
20 49 (1.34%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 1,433 (39.08%) Microsoft
2 943 (25.72%) Citrix
3 847 (23.10%) Cisco
4 460 (12.54%) HP
5 352 (9.60%) NetApp
6 314 (8.56%) Red Hat
7 299 (8.15%) Oracle
8 252 (6.87%) EMC
9 239 (6.52%) Ivanti
10 164 (4.47%) McAfee
11 163 (4.45%) Dell
12 147 (4.01%) Splunk
13 139 (3.79%) IBM
13 139 (3.79%) Veeam
14 137 (3.74%) Veritas
15 132 (3.60%) SolarWinds
16 128 (3.49%) Juniper
17 120 (3.27%) CheckPoint
18 110 (3.00%) Symantec
19 109 (2.97%) F5