Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 57 40
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,991 3,775 5,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.84% 3.67% 4.74%
As % of the Vendors category 9.10% 8.59% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,574 2,364 3,265
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £210 £183 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 153 223
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -23.08% +18.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £11.30 £13.50
90th Percentile £49.83 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +42.11% -22.45% +13.95%

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 43,834 43,946 48,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.18% 42.71% 45.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,151 27,277 29,399
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.87% +4.50%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,681 1,476 1,729
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.26% +5.79% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.52% - -5.71%

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 16 November 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 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the UK

VMware
Top 16 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 16 November 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 -4 3,675 £400 +6.67% 1,170
UK excluding London -1 2,478 £375 +7.14% 874
London +8 1,435 £440 +3.53% 353
South East +1 899 £400 +6.67% 211
North of England -6 464 £369 +12.60% 250
Midlands 0 332 £360 +10.77% 142
South West +7 273 £375 +11.11% 105
East of England +3 255 £364 +3.93% 111
North West +1 246 £375 +19.52% 129
West Midlands -7 217 £360 +9.09% 80
Scotland -4 199 £350 -11.95% 34
Yorkshire +5 185 £338 -10.00% 108
East Midlands +8 109 £340 +4.62% 62
Wales -46 41 £395 +16.18% 21
North East -27 33 £400 +26.98% 13
Northern Ireland +36 16 £325 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 2,448 (61.34%) Windows
2 2,221 (55.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,681 (42.12%) Active Directory
4 1,455 (36.46%) Microsoft
5 1,444 (36.18%) Windows Server
6 1,099 (27.54%) Linux
7 878 (22.00%) Citrix
8 844 (21.15%) Cisco
9 792 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
10 769 (19.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 746 (18.69%) PowerShell
12 700 (17.54%) Office 365
13 681 (17.06%) SCCM
14 679 (17.01%) Amazon AWS
15 670 (16.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 653 (16.36%) vSphere
17 639 (16.01%) ITIL
18 638 (15.99%) Firewall
18 638 (15.99%) Security Cleared
19 623 (15.61%) DNS
20 620 (15.53%) Hyper-V
21 579 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
22 577 (14.46%) Finance
23 564 (14.13%) VMware ESXi
24 528 (13.23%) Migration
25 524 (13.13%) Data Centre
26 519 (13.00%) SQL
27 498 (12.48%) SAN
28 492 (12.33%) MS Exchange
29 477 (11.95%) SC Cleared

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
1 492 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 190 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 184 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 180 (4.51%) IIS
5 165 (4.13%) Apache
6 126 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 120 (3.01%) Tomcat
8 116 (2.91%) Skype for Business
9 107 (2.68%) OpenStack
10 86 (2.15%) nginx
11 73 (1.83%) WebSphere
12 71 (1.78%) Confluence
13 63 (1.58%) JBoss
14 45 (1.13%) Jetty
15 44 (1.10%) Mongrel
16 34 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
17 33 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
18 20 (0.50%) WebLogic
19 19 (0.48%) Tuxedo
20 18 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 258 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.050%) HipChat
6 2 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.050%) Windchill
7 1 (0.025%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.025%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.025%) Houdini
7 1 (0.025%) Maya
7 1 (0.025%) Mingle
7 1 (0.025%) NUKE
7 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.025%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 20 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.075%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.075%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.050%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.050%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.050%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.050%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.050%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.025%) Eikon
6 1 (0.025%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.025%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.025%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.025%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.025%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.025%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 792 (19.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 700 (17.54%) Office 365
3 679 (17.01%) Amazon AWS
4 228 (5.71%) IaaS
5 149 (3.73%) PaaS
6 121 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 118 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
8 88 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
9 78 (1.95%) SaaS
10 73 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
11 61 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 34 (0.85%) Google App Engine
13 29 (0.73%) Mimecast
13 29 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 27 (0.68%) OpenShift
15 26 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 23 (0.58%) OneDrive
17 21 (0.53%) Amazon S3
18 18 (0.45%) G Suite
19 15 (0.38%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 638 (15.99%) Firewall
2 623 (15.61%) DNS
3 498 (12.48%) SAN
4 422 (10.57%) DHCP
5 358 (8.97%) WAN
6 355 (8.90%) LAN
7 288 (7.22%) TCP/IP
8 261 (6.54%) VPN
9 151 (3.78%) NAS
10 125 (3.13%) VLAN
11 116 (2.91%) SSL
12 113 (2.83%) Skype
13 102 (2.56%) NetScaler
14 98 (2.46%) VSAN
15 97 (2.43%) VoIP
16 92 (2.31%) Wireless
17 91 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
18 89 (2.23%) iSCSI
19 86 (2.15%) Internet
20 85 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 101 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
3 86 (2.15%) MySQL
4 62 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 59 (1.48%) MongoDB
5 59 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 58 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 34 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (0.80%) Hadoop
9 28 (0.70%) Relational Database
10 27 (0.68%) Big Data
10 27 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
11 26 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
12 24 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (0.48%) NoSQL
14 15 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (0.33%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 316 (7.92%) Jenkins
2 229 (5.74%) Git (software)
3 100 (2.51%) JIRA
4 90 (2.26%) Maven
5 78 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 73 (1.83%) JUnit
7 68 (1.70%) SonarQube
8 62 (1.55%) Vagrant
9 61 (1.53%) Travis CI
10 58 (1.45%) DbUnit
11 53 (1.33%) jMock
11 53 (1.33%) Mockito
12 45 (1.13%) MSI
13 38 (0.95%) Artifactory
14 36 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
15 34 (0.85%) GitLab
16 31 (0.78%) Ant
16 31 (0.78%) Subversion
17 28 (0.70%) TeamCity
18 26 (0.65%) Bitbucket
General
1 577 (14.46%) Finance
2 166 (4.16%) Banking
3 119 (2.98%) Retail
4 98 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 67 (1.68%) Law
6 46 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 33 (0.83%) Publishing
9 26 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 23 (0.58%) Legal
11 21 (0.53%) Marketing
12 18 (0.45%) Advertising
12 18 (0.45%) Back Office
13 14 (0.35%) Billing
14 11 (0.28%) Automotive
15 10 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.23%) French Language
17 8 (0.20%) Local Government
17 8 (0.20%) Military
18 7 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 639 (16.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 451 (11.30%) Architect
3 352 (8.82%) Analyst
4 287 (7.19%) VMware Engineer
5 260 (6.51%) Consultant
5 260 (6.51%) Support Engineer
6 202 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 194 (4.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 183 (4.59%) Administrator
9 169 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
10 161 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
11 148 (3.71%) Network Engineer
12 147 (3.68%) Server Engineer
13 138 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support
14 131 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
15 127 (3.18%) Desktop Support
16 125 (3.13%) Support Analyst
17 117 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
18 108 (2.71%) IT Engineer
19 107 (2.68%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (4.69%) Middleware
2 155 (3.88%) Web Services
3 103 (2.58%) J2EE
4 101 (2.53%) .NET
5 76 (1.90%) RESTful
6 74 (1.85%) SOAP
7 73 (1.83%) LDAP
8 61 (1.53%) Spring
9 58 (1.45%) Apache Camel
10 55 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
11 53 (1.33%) PowerMock
12 50 (1.25%) REST
13 45 (1.13%) Servlets
14 38 (0.95%) Spring Boot
15 33 (0.83%) LAMP
16 32 (0.80%) XML
17 26 (0.65%) JSON
18 25 (0.63%) HTML
18 25 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
19 22 (0.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 524 (13.13%) Data Centre
2 236 (5.91%) Clustering
3 214 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 95 (2.38%) PKI
6 84 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
7 83 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 83 (2.08%) Thin Client
8 80 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 74 (1.85%) Computer Science
10 71 (1.78%) Private Cloud
11 65 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
12 59 (1.48%) Replication
13 58 (1.45%) Blackberry
14 38 (0.95%) User Experience
15 34 (0.85%) iPhone
16 31 (0.78%) EMC VNX
17 28 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
18 27 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
19 26 (0.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,448 (61.34%) Windows
2 1,444 (36.18%) Windows Server
3 1,099 (27.54%) Linux
4 670 (16.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 579 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 449 (11.25%) Windows 10
7 427 (10.70%) Windows 7
8 340 (8.52%) Unix
9 295 (7.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 210 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 133 (3.33%) CentOS
11 133 (3.33%) Solaris
12 92 (2.31%) Windows 8
13 77 (1.93%) AIX
13 77 (1.93%) Ubuntu
14 60 (1.50%) Android
14 60 (1.50%) Windows XP
15 52 (1.30%) Apple iOS
16 43 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
17 35 (0.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 769 (19.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 639 (16.01%) ITIL
3 528 (13.23%) Migration
4 427 (10.70%) DevOps
5 395 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
6 270 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
7 258 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
8 245 (6.14%) Configuration Management
9 190 (4.76%) Service Management
10 183 (4.59%) Change Management
11 182 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 145 (3.63%) Open Source
13 132 (3.31%) Project Management
14 124 (3.11%) Load Balancing
15 121 (3.03%) Service Delivery
16 120 (3.01%) Scrum
17 118 (2.96%) Test Automation
18 111 (2.78%) High Availability
19 106 (2.66%) Server Management
20 104 (2.61%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 746 (18.69%) PowerShell
2 519 (13.00%) SQL
3 255 (6.39%) Python
4 236 (5.91%) Java
5 183 (4.59%) Bash Shell
6 173 (4.33%) Perl
7 122 (3.06%) JavaScript
8 89 (2.23%) Ruby
9 83 (2.08%) VBScript
10 76 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 59 (1.48%) C
12 52 (1.30%) VB
13 42 (1.05%) C#
14 41 (1.03%) Go
15 17 (0.43%) PHP
16 12 (0.30%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.28%) AWK
17 11 (0.28%) Groovy
17 11 (0.28%) VBA
18 10 (0.25%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 638 (15.99%) Security Cleared
2 477 (11.95%) SC Cleared
3 337 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 243 (6.09%) MCSE
5 232 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
6 201 (5.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 148 (3.71%) Degree
8 144 (3.61%) CCNA
9 135 (3.38%) DV Cleared
10 117 (2.93%) MCSA
11 112 (2.81%) CCNP
12 69 (1.73%) MCITP
13 55 (1.38%) MCP
14 54 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 49 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
16 41 (1.03%) CCIE
17 38 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 37 (0.93%) VCAP
19 35 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
20 30 (0.75%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (2.38%) SLA
2 52 (1.30%) QA
3 30 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.68%) GDPR
5 25 (0.63%) PMO
6 16 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
9 7 (0.18%) FedRAMP
9 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.10%) COBIT
11 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.10%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.10%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.075%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.050%) FISMA
13 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.025%) FIPS 140-2
14 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 2,221 (55.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,681 (42.12%) Active Directory
3 653 (16.36%) vSphere
4 620 (15.53%) Hyper-V
5 564 (14.13%) VMware ESXi
6 330 (8.27%) XenApp
7 273 (6.84%) XenDesktop
8 184 (4.61%) VMware NSX
9 178 (4.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 173 (4.33%) Docker
11 151 (3.78%) Virtual Machines
12 110 (2.76%) Virtual Desktop
13 101 (2.53%) NFS
14 97 (2.43%) Virtual Servers
15 93 (2.33%) Xen
16 90 (2.26%) vCloud
17 76 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
18 70 (1.75%) XenServer
19 48 (1.20%) Firmware
20 43 (1.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 681 (17.06%) SCCM
2 368 (9.22%) Puppet
3 304 (7.62%) Ansible
4 232 (5.81%) vCenter Server
5 223 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
6 164 (4.11%) SCOM
7 139 (3.48%) vRealize
8 128 (3.21%) Terraform
9 125 (3.13%) WSUS
10 121 (3.03%) Kubernetes
11 114 (2.86%) NetBackup
12 96 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
13 91 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
14 78 (1.95%) Nagios
15 66 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
16 60 (1.50%) Backup Exec
16 60 (1.50%) Packer
17 57 (1.43%) AirWatch
18 56 (1.40%) PowerCLI
19 49 (1.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,455 (36.46%) Microsoft
2 878 (22.00%) Citrix
3 844 (21.15%) Cisco
4 383 (9.60%) NetApp
5 367 (9.20%) HP
6 347 (8.69%) Oracle
7 328 (8.22%) Red Hat
8 208 (5.21%) EMC
9 170 (4.26%) McAfee
10 159 (3.98%) Dell
11 158 (3.96%) Google
12 155 (3.88%) IBM
13 135 (3.38%) Veeam
14 124 (3.11%) CheckPoint
15 122 (3.06%) Ivanti
16 116 (2.91%) SolarWinds
16 116 (2.91%) Splunk
17 110 (2.76%) Juniper
18 109 (2.73%) Symantec
19 106 (2.66%) Veritas