Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 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 VMware, Inc.

VMware
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 63 62
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,632 1,043 3,241
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 3.54% 3.72%
As % of the Vendors category 7.98% 7.99% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,852 622 2,084
10th Percentile £263 £220 £225
25th Percentile £355 £321 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £429 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.02% +7.13% -
75th Percentile £545 £510 £500
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 40 126
10th Percentile £16.45 £16.15 £15.23
25th Percentile £25.50 £26.88 £20.23
Median hourly rate £42.81 £39.75 £34.50
Median % change year-on-year +7.70% +15.22% +27.78%
75th Percentile £53.06 £48.87 £46.24
90th Percentile £73.90 £64.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.22 £39.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +5.68% +48.57% -2.78%

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 32,977 13,047 36,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.70% 44.31% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,314 8,405 23,390
10th Percentile £285 £263 £241
25th Percentile £400 £364 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £694 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 918 383 1,335
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.88 £14.59 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.30% +10.26% +14.71%
75th Percentile £43.00 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £54.80 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.95
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.42% +11.58%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in the UK

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware.

Daily rate trend for VMware in the UK

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware in the UK

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware.

Hourly rate trend for VMware in the UK

VMware
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 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 +2 2,193 £450 +3.45% 909
UK excluding London -1 1,326 £425 - 724
London +2 890 £500 +14.29% 226
Work from Home -19 636 £475 +11.76% 134
South East -6 460 £450 - 166
North of England +4 254 £400 - 217
Midlands +10 189 £375 -9.09% 138
South West -20 151 £400 -11.11% 87
East of England +9 131 £375 -8.70% 72
North West +7 121 £425 +21.43% 127
Scotland -41 117 £450 +5.88% 26
Yorkshire +5 111 £375 -16.67% 67
West Midlands -8 106 £390 -5.45% 93
East Midlands +21 82 £363 -0.68% 45
Wales -1 29 £375 +30.43% 13
North East -2 21 £375 +25.00% 23
Northern Ireland +3 10 £263 - 5

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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 1,585 (60.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,461 (55.51%) Windows
3 1,040 (39.51%) Active Directory
4 848 (32.22%) Microsoft
5 840 (31.91%) Azure
6 814 (30.93%) Windows Server
7 673 (25.57%) Linux
8 600 (22.80%) Security Cleared
9 556 (21.12%) Microsoft 365
10 528 (20.06%) PowerShell
11 518 (19.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 495 (18.81%) AWS
13 484 (18.39%) Social Skills
14 482 (18.31%) Cisco
15 465 (17.67%) SC Cleared
16 456 (17.33%) ITIL
17 454 (17.25%) Citrix
18 447 (16.98%) Firewall
19 422 (16.03%) DNS
20 405 (15.39%) Ansible
21 381 (14.48%) Migration
22 370 (14.06%) Data Centre
23 363 (13.79%) vSphere
24 361 (13.72%) Hyper-V
25 360 (13.68%) VMware ESXi
26 331 (12.58%) Finance
27 325 (12.35%) SAN
28 323 (12.27%) DevOps
29 310 (11.78%) SCCM
30 303 (11.51%) SQL

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
1 169 (6.42%) MS Exchange
2 162 (6.16%) SharePoint
3 65 (2.47%) IIS
4 57 (2.17%) OpenStack
5 48 (1.82%) Apache
6 45 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 44 (1.67%) Confluence
8 37 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 31 (1.18%) WebSphere
10 25 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 25 (0.95%) nginx
10 25 (0.95%) Skype for Business
11 15 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.38%) ArcGIS
13 10 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.30%) Documentum
14 8 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 115 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
1 15 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.11%) Magento
5 3 (0.11%) Shopify
6 2 (0.076%) assyst
6 2 (0.076%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.038%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.038%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.038%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 840 (31.91%) Azure
2 556 (21.12%) Microsoft 365
3 495 (18.81%) AWS
4 179 (6.80%) IaaS
5 155 (5.89%) GCP
6 141 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 139 (5.28%) PaaS
8 66 (2.51%) SaaS
9 62 (2.36%) GitHub
9 62 (2.36%) Mimecast
10 40 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
11 36 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
12 32 (1.22%) OneDrive
12 32 (1.22%) OpenShift
13 31 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 25 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 23 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 23 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
16 22 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
17 19 (0.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 447 (16.98%) Firewall
2 422 (16.03%) DNS
3 325 (12.35%) SAN
4 271 (10.30%) DHCP
5 254 (9.65%) WAN
6 208 (7.90%) LAN
7 194 (7.37%) VPN
8 184 (6.99%) TCP/IP
9 128 (4.86%) VSAN
10 109 (4.14%) Network Security
11 82 (3.12%) NAS
12 79 (3.00%) VLAN
13 69 (2.62%) SSL
14 67 (2.55%) NetScaler
15 64 (2.43%) Internet
16 61 (2.32%) SD-WAN
17 58 (2.20%) Wireless
18 57 (2.17%) BGP
18 57 (2.17%) VoIP
19 55 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.20%) MySQL
3 40 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 40 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 28 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 27 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (0.91%) Big Data
8 23 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 21 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (0.80%) SQL Server 2019
10 17 (0.65%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.57%) DB2
12 12 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.38%) GIS
13 10 (0.38%) SQL Server 2017
14 9 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
14 9 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 111 (4.22%) Git (software)
2 99 (3.76%) Jenkins
3 63 (2.39%) JIRA
4 40 (1.52%) GitLab
5 31 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 23 (0.87%) Bitbucket
7 14 (0.53%) Subversion
8 13 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.42%) Gradle
9 11 (0.42%) MSI
9 11 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (0.38%) CppUnit
10 10 (0.38%) PVCS
10 10 (0.38%) Travis CI
11 9 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.30%) fastlane
12 8 (0.30%) Flyway
13 7 (0.27%) ER Studio
13 7 (0.27%) GoCD
General
1 484 (18.39%) Social Skills
2 331 (12.58%) Finance
3 144 (5.47%) Public Sector
4 132 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 103 (3.91%) Banking
6 82 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 49 (1.86%) Documentation Skills
8 42 (1.60%) Retail
9 38 (1.44%) Presentation Skills
10 30 (1.14%) Law
11 29 (1.10%) Organisational Skills
12 22 (0.84%) Legal
13 20 (0.76%) Marketing
14 19 (0.72%) Influencing Skills
15 17 (0.65%) Back Office
15 17 (0.65%) German Language
16 15 (0.57%) Games
17 12 (0.46%) Dutch Language
17 12 (0.46%) Local Government
18 11 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 422 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 371 (14.10%) Architect
3 220 (8.36%) Consultant
4 171 (6.50%) VMware Engineer
5 143 (5.43%) Support Engineer
6 136 (5.17%) Network Engineer
7 122 (4.64%) Analyst
8 116 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
9 101 (3.84%) DevOps Engineer
10 99 (3.76%) Administrator
11 98 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 93 (3.53%) Windows Engineer
13 89 (3.38%) Cloud Engineer
14 88 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
15 82 (3.12%) Server Engineer
16 80 (3.04%) VMware Consultant
17 77 (2.93%) Technical Architect
18 76 (2.89%) Azure Engineer
18 76 (2.89%) IT Engineer
19 72 (2.74%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.58%) JSON
2 65 (2.47%) Middleware
3 57 (2.17%) LDAP
4 51 (1.94%) Web Services
5 45 (1.71%) .NET
6 43 (1.63%) YAML
7 35 (1.33%) XML
8 33 (1.25%) J2EE
9 26 (0.99%) Node.js
10 24 (0.91%) REST
11 22 (0.84%) Kafka
12 18 (0.68%) OAuth
12 18 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
12 18 (0.68%) SAML
13 13 (0.49%) LAMP
14 12 (0.46%) JMS
14 12 (0.46%) OAuth2
14 12 (0.46%) SOAP
15 11 (0.42%) Spring
16 10 (0.38%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 370 (14.06%) Data Centre
2 104 (3.95%) Clustering
3 96 (3.65%) Public Cloud
4 88 (3.34%) Private Cloud
5 78 (2.96%) PKI
6 75 (2.85%) Replication
7 64 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
8 59 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
9 47 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 30 (1.14%) NHS
12 29 (1.10%) Cloud Native
12 29 (1.10%) Virtual Team
13 20 (0.76%) CMDB
14 19 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (0.68%) Mobile App
16 15 (0.57%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.57%) Fat Client
16 15 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,461 (55.51%) Windows
2 814 (30.93%) Windows Server
3 673 (25.57%) Linux
4 242 (9.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 213 (8.09%) Windows Server 2016
6 211 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 200 (7.60%) Windows 10
8 189 (7.18%) Windows Server 2019
9 172 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 131 (4.98%) Unix
11 86 (3.27%) Windows 7
12 63 (2.39%) CentOS
13 51 (1.94%) Solaris
14 42 (1.60%) VMS
15 40 (1.52%) Ubuntu
16 26 (0.99%) Android
17 24 (0.91%) Apple iOS
17 24 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
18 22 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
19 21 (0.80%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (19.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 456 (17.33%) ITIL
3 381 (14.48%) Migration
4 323 (12.27%) DevOps
5 298 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
6 189 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
7 162 (6.16%) Configuration Management
8 132 (5.02%) Project Management
9 131 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 129 (4.90%) Project Delivery
11 109 (4.14%) Change Management
12 106 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
13 102 (3.88%) Service Delivery
14 97 (3.69%) Infrastructure as Code
14 97 (3.69%) Service Management
15 96 (3.65%) Data Protection
16 82 (3.12%) Stakeholder Management
17 81 (3.08%) Load Balancing
18 75 (2.85%) High Availability
19 73 (2.77%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 528 (20.06%) PowerShell
2 303 (11.51%) SQL
3 285 (10.83%) Python
4 137 (5.21%) Bash Shell
5 121 (4.60%) Java
6 65 (2.47%) Perl
7 50 (1.90%) C
8 45 (1.71%) Ruby
8 45 (1.71%) Shell Script
9 40 (1.52%) VBScript
10 36 (1.37%) PHP
10 36 (1.37%) VB
11 33 (1.25%) Go
12 26 (0.99%) JavaScript
13 15 (0.57%) C++
14 13 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.42%) Groovy
16 10 (0.38%) Embedded C
16 10 (0.38%) Embedded C++
17 8 (0.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 600 (22.80%) Security Cleared
2 465 (17.67%) SC Cleared
3 175 (6.65%) Cisco Certification
4 140 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 130 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 123 (4.67%) Degree
7 119 (4.52%) DV Cleared
8 93 (3.53%) CCNA
9 92 (3.50%) MCSE
10 81 (3.08%) CCNP
11 55 (2.09%) MCSA
12 34 (1.29%) TOGAF Certification
13 31 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (1.10%) MCP
15 24 (0.91%) CCIE
15 24 (0.91%) PMP
16 23 (0.87%) VCAP
17 22 (0.84%) CISSP
18 21 (0.80%) MCITP
19 20 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.61%) SLA
2 50 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (0.99%) NCSC
4 25 (0.95%) QA
5 22 (0.84%) GDPR
6 13 (0.49%) NIST
7 12 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.34%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.19%) COBIT
11 5 (0.19%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.19%) ISO 22301
12 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.076%) FISMA
13 2 (0.076%) GRC
13 2 (0.076%) PMO
System Software
1 1,585 (60.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,040 (39.51%) Active Directory
3 363 (13.79%) vSphere
4 361 (13.72%) Hyper-V
5 360 (13.68%) VMware ESXi
6 230 (8.74%) VMware NSX
7 127 (4.83%) Virtual Machines
8 124 (4.71%) XenApp
9 111 (4.22%) Docker
10 75 (2.85%) XenDesktop
11 56 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 52 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
13 49 (1.86%) NFS
14 43 (1.63%) vCloud
14 43 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
15 42 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
16 28 (1.06%) KVM
17 24 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 21 (0.80%) Firmware
19 20 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 405 (15.39%) Ansible
2 310 (11.78%) SCCM
3 234 (8.89%) Terraform
4 209 (7.94%) vRealize
5 172 (6.53%) Puppet
5 172 (6.53%) vCenter Server
6 125 (4.75%) Kubernetes
7 120 (4.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 107 (4.07%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 75 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
10 68 (2.58%) WSUS
11 65 (2.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 56 (2.13%) SCOM
13 47 (1.79%) NetBackup
14 46 (1.75%) PowerCLI
15 42 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
16 37 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
17 31 (1.18%) Prometheus
17 31 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
18 30 (1.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 848 (32.22%) Microsoft
2 482 (18.31%) Cisco
3 454 (17.25%) Citrix
4 243 (9.23%) HP
5 238 (9.04%) Red Hat
6 231 (8.78%) Oracle
7 229 (8.70%) Dell
8 158 (6.00%) NetApp
9 127 (4.83%) EMC
10 124 (4.71%) Veeam
11 95 (3.61%) IBM
12 94 (3.57%) CheckPoint
13 90 (3.42%) Juniper
14 87 (3.31%) SolarWinds
15 86 (3.27%) Google
16 81 (3.08%) F5
17 64 (2.43%) Palo Alto
18 62 (2.36%) SAP
19 58 (2.20%) McAfee
19 58 (2.20%) ServiceNow