Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 38 36
Rank change year-on-year -18 -2 +9
Contract jobs citing VMware 3568 4957 5260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.63% 4.68% 4.61%
As % of the Vendors category 8.41% 10.43% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2249 3311 3255
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £185 £219 £208
90th Percentile £558 £563 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £338
% change year-on-year -3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 217 334
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.53% +20.45% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.50 £12.88
90th Percentile £49.27 £47.31 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £26.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -32.30% +22.09% +7.34%

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 42448 47545 49981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.23% 44.87% 43.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26127 29188 29395
UK median daily rate £429 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.69% +3.44% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1398 1651 2211
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.80% +2.94% +3.03%

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 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 -16 3312 £375 -6.19% 418
UK excluding London -16 2244 £350 -3.45% 301
London -39 1276 £425 - 132
South East +1 918 £375 -6.25% 96
North of England -19 416 £350 +7.69% 93
Midlands +7 280 £325 -18.75% 41
East of England -13 211 £375 - 38
South West -22 211 £350 - 18
North West -7 206 £350 -3.11% 56
West Midlands +11 169 £313 -21.88% 33
Yorkshire -23 147 £400 - 30
Scotland -25 146 £395 +17.91% 10
East Midlands +2 110 £328 -16.03% 7
North East -23 63 £315 +7.60% 7
Wales +2 61 £325 -13.33% 5
Northern Ireland -58 11 £335 +71.79%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware.

1 2132 (59.75%) Windows
2 1858 (52.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1411 (39.55%) Active Directory
4 1240 (34.75%) Microsoft
5 1182 (33.13%) Windows Server
6 1144 (32.06%) Linux
7 784 (21.97%) Citrix
8 728 (20.40%) Cisco
9 714 (20.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 639 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 633 (17.74%) Firewall
12 581 (16.28%) Security Cleared
13 574 (16.09%) DNS
14 564 (15.81%) PowerShell
15 548 (15.36%) ITIL
16 546 (15.30%) SAN
17 545 (15.27%) Data Centre
18 499 (13.99%) Hyper-V
18 499 (13.99%) MS Exchange
19 477 (13.37%) DevOps
20 474 (13.28%) Migration
21 473 (13.26%) Finance
22 464 (13.00%) vSphere
23 463 (12.98%) Office 365
24 460 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
25 448 (12.56%) SC Cleared
26 447 (12.53%) SCCM
27 437 (12.25%) SQL
28 436 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
29 429 (12.02%) SQL Server

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
1 499 (13.99%) MS Exchange
2 219 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 196 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 182 (5.10%) IIS
5 174 (4.88%) Apache
6 167 (4.68%) OpenStack
7 161 (4.51%) Skype for Business
8 156 (4.37%) Tomcat
9 105 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 86 (2.41%) JBoss
11 69 (1.93%) Confluence
12 59 (1.65%) WebSphere
13 51 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
13 51 (1.43%) nginx
14 42 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
15 38 (1.07%) WebLogic
16 35 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
17 33 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 32 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
19 25 (0.70%) iPlanet
Applications
1 226 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 27 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.084%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.056%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.056%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.056%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.056%) HipChat
8 2 (0.056%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.028%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.028%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.028%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 21 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.14%) Eikon
5 4 (0.11%) Maximo
5 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.084%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.056%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.056%) Primavera
7 2 (0.056%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.056%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.028%) Relativity
8 1 (0.028%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.028%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.028%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.028%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.028%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.028%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 463 (12.98%) Office 365
2 460 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
3 436 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 136 (3.81%) IaaS
5 99 (2.77%) PaaS
6 66 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
7 63 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
8 48 (1.35%) SaaS
9 45 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 36 (1.01%) OpenShift
11 35 (0.98%) GitHub
12 32 (0.90%) Amazon S3
13 24 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 22 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
14 22 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
15 21 (0.59%) OneDrive
16 20 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
17 19 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 16 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
19 14 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 633 (17.74%) Firewall
2 574 (16.09%) DNS
3 546 (15.30%) SAN
4 381 (10.68%) DHCP
5 340 (9.53%) WAN
6 337 (9.45%) TCP/IP
7 336 (9.42%) LAN
8 201 (5.63%) VPN
9 141 (3.95%) NAS
10 119 (3.34%) HTTP
11 118 (3.31%) SSL
12 107 (3.00%) LDAP
12 107 (3.00%) NetScaler
13 103 (2.89%) VLAN
14 82 (2.30%) VoIP
15 81 (2.27%) Network Security
16 79 (2.21%) Skype
16 79 (2.21%) Wireless
17 76 (2.13%) Internet
18 67 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
3 89 (2.49%) MongoDB
4 75 (2.10%) MySQL
4 75 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 66 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (1.09%) Oracle Database
7 38 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 36 (1.01%) Big Data
8 36 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 36 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
9 31 (0.87%) NoSQL
10 29 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 25 (0.70%) Relational Database
12 22 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
12 22 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
12 22 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 20 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 238 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 208 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 91 (2.55%) JIRA
4 67 (1.88%) Vagrant
5 61 (1.71%) Maven
6 49 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 47 (1.32%) Bitbucket
8 45 (1.26%) GitLab
9 42 (1.18%) Ant
10 36 (1.01%) SoapUI
11 34 (0.95%) MSI
11 34 (0.95%) Selenium
12 32 (0.90%) Subversion
13 29 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 29 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (0.76%) JUnit
15 26 (0.73%) TeamCity
16 24 (0.67%) Artifactory
17 23 (0.64%) SonarQube
18 18 (0.50%) Liquibase
General
1 473 (13.26%) Finance
2 220 (6.17%) Banking
3 122 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 66 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 48 (1.35%) Legal
6 47 (1.32%) Retail
7 44 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 40 (1.12%) Law
9 36 (1.01%) Marketing
10 26 (0.73%) Electronics
11 23 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.56%) Advertising
13 18 (0.50%) Back Office
14 15 (0.42%) Publishing
15 12 (0.34%) Local Government
16 11 (0.31%) French Language
17 10 (0.28%) Automotive
18 8 (0.22%) Front Office
19 7 (0.20%) Aerospace
19 7 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 481 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 376 (10.54%) Architect
3 354 (9.92%) Analyst
4 312 (8.74%) Administrator
5 277 (7.76%) VMware Engineer
6 265 (7.43%) Support Engineer
7 225 (6.31%) Consultant
8 223 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
9 207 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
10 185 (5.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 173 (4.85%) Windows Engineer
12 151 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
13 144 (4.04%) Linux Engineer
14 124 (3.48%) Linux Administrator
15 121 (3.39%) Network Engineer
16 119 (3.34%) Infrastructure Architect
17 118 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
18 107 (3.00%) Server Engineer
19 106 (2.97%) Support Analyst
20 100 (2.80%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (3.42%) Web Services
2 79 (2.21%) .NET
3 78 (2.19%) Middleware
4 68 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
5 51 (1.43%) J2EE
6 45 (1.26%) REST
7 44 (1.23%) SOAP
8 41 (1.15%) Sensu
9 40 (1.12%) XML
10 34 (0.95%) RESTful
11 32 (0.90%) MCollective
12 29 (0.81%) Node.js
13 25 (0.70%) XSLT
14 22 (0.62%) IBM Integration Bus
15 21 (0.59%) LAPP Stack
16 20 (0.56%) LAMP
17 18 (0.50%) HTML
18 17 (0.48%) CSS
19 15 (0.42%) Spring
20 14 (0.39%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 545 (15.27%) Data Centre
2 158 (4.43%) Clustering
3 127 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 102 (2.86%) PKI
5 85 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 84 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 76 (2.13%) Replication
8 74 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
9 72 (2.02%) Computer Science
10 64 (1.79%) EMC VNX
10 64 (1.79%) Public Cloud
11 51 (1.43%) Blackberry
12 48 (1.35%) Fat Client
12 48 (1.35%) Thin Client
13 40 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 39 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 34 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
15 34 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
16 29 (0.81%) NHS
17 27 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2132 (59.75%) Windows
2 1182 (33.13%) Windows Server
3 1144 (32.06%) Linux
4 714 (20.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 639 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 353 (9.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 346 (9.70%) Windows 7
8 342 (9.59%) Unix
9 256 (7.17%) Windows 10
10 237 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 198 (5.55%) CentOS
12 129 (3.62%) Solaris
12 129 (3.62%) Ubuntu
13 115 (3.22%) AIX
14 95 (2.66%) Windows 8
15 72 (2.02%) SUSE
16 35 (0.98%) HPUX
17 32 (0.90%) Android
18 31 (0.87%) Windows XP
19 29 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (15.36%) ITIL
2 477 (13.37%) DevOps
3 474 (13.28%) Migration
4 362 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
5 249 (6.98%) Configuration Management
6 157 (4.40%) Project Management
7 154 (4.32%) Load Balancing
8 150 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
9 148 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 141 (3.95%) Change Management
11 140 (3.92%) High Availability
12 131 (3.67%) Service Management
13 120 (3.36%) Open Source
14 109 (3.05%) Scrum
15 100 (2.80%) Service Delivery
16 99 (2.77%) TOGAF
17 96 (2.69%) Problem Management
18 93 (2.61%) Continuous Delivery
19 90 (2.52%) Incident Management
19 90 (2.52%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 564 (15.81%) PowerShell
2 437 (12.25%) SQL
3 294 (8.24%) Python
4 229 (6.42%) Java
5 212 (5.94%) Bash Shell
6 151 (4.23%) Perl
7 141 (3.95%) Ruby
8 83 (2.33%) VBScript
9 81 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 54 (1.51%) JavaScript
11 49 (1.37%) C
11 49 (1.37%) Go
11 49 (1.37%) Groovy
12 42 (1.18%) PHP
13 29 (0.81%) Korn
14 28 (0.78%) VB
15 24 (0.67%) C++
16 16 (0.45%) C#
17 13 (0.36%) F#
18 11 (0.31%) AWK
Qualifications
1 581 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 448 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 278 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 228 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
5 199 (5.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 190 (5.33%) MCSE
7 131 (3.67%) CCNA
8 129 (3.62%) Degree
9 123 (3.45%) DV Cleared
10 115 (3.22%) CCNP
11 86 (2.41%) MCSA
12 52 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
13 48 (1.35%) MCITP
14 47 (1.32%) CCIE
14 47 (1.32%) MCP
15 38 (1.07%) RHCE
16 36 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
17 32 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 31 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
19 28 (0.78%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (3.56%) SLA
2 59 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 36 (1.01%) QA
4 35 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.50%) HL7
7 10 (0.28%) GDPR
8 8 (0.22%) PMO
9 7 (0.20%) COBIT
10 6 (0.17%) RMADS
10 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.11%) AS 2805
11 4 (0.11%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.084%) GPG13
13 2 (0.056%) Def Stans
13 2 (0.056%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.028%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.028%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1858 (52.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1411 (39.55%) Active Directory
3 499 (13.99%) Hyper-V
4 464 (13.00%) vSphere
5 416 (11.66%) VMware ESXi
6 258 (7.23%) XenApp
7 205 (5.75%) Docker
8 188 (5.27%) XenDesktop
9 174 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
10 159 (4.46%) VMware NSX
11 119 (3.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 103 (2.89%) vCloud
13 95 (2.66%) XenServer
14 88 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
15 82 (2.30%) KVM
16 58 (1.63%) Xen
17 50 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
18 44 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
19 31 (0.87%) Squid
19 31 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 447 (12.53%) SCCM
2 381 (10.68%) Puppet
3 327 (9.16%) Ansible
4 180 (5.04%) vCenter Server
5 164 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
6 148 (4.15%) SCOM
7 112 (3.14%) NetBackup
8 99 (2.77%) Kubernetes
9 98 (2.75%) vRealize
10 92 (2.58%) Terraform
11 90 (2.52%) WSUS
12 74 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
13 64 (1.79%) Nagios
14 55 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
15 48 (1.35%) Backup Exec
16 47 (1.32%) PowerCLI
17 44 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 42 (1.18%) AirWatch
18 42 (1.18%) logstash
18 42 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1240 (34.75%) Microsoft
2 784 (21.97%) Citrix
3 728 (20.40%) Cisco
4 415 (11.63%) HP
5 378 (10.59%) Red Hat
6 281 (7.88%) Oracle
7 252 (7.06%) NetApp
8 231 (6.47%) EMC
9 159 (4.46%) Dell
9 159 (4.46%) Symantec
10 148 (4.15%) IBM
11 122 (3.42%) Veeam
12 114 (3.20%) F5
13 109 (3.05%) CheckPoint
13 109 (3.05%) Juniper
14 99 (2.77%) McAfee
15 93 (2.61%) Veritas
16 75 (2.10%) 3PAR
17 72 (2.02%) AppSense
18 68 (1.91%) Apple