Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 59 63
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,119 3,223 3,990
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.51% 3.82% 3.85%
As % of the Vendors category 8.01% 8.94% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 2,090 2,608
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £243 £231 £210
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 134 179
Median hourly rate £35.25 £39.34 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.39% +48.44% +32.50%
10th Percentile £19.45 £15.91 £13.39
90th Percentile £62.23 £53.75 £47.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% +27.78% +42.11%

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 13,973 36,044 43,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.89% 42.67% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,402 22,607 26,654
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £253 £239 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +0.24% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 1,418 1,680
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.73 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.77% +13.30% -0.51%
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.17 £10.80
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.72 £45.25
Median hourly rate £26.25 £18.11 £16.50
% change year-on-year +44.97% +9.74% -1.81%

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020. 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 -6 928 £425 +6.25% 498
UK excluding London +1 667 £425 +9.68% 423
London -7 319 £450 +4.65% 98
South East +20 259 £450 +12.50% 112
Work from Home -6 187 £425 -5.56% 53
South West +13 133 £430 +1.18% 71
North of England -27 94 £400 +10.34% 118
Scotland +9 83 £425 +21.43% 17
Midlands -30 51 £350 -1.41% 70
North West -35 44 £325 -11.86% 70
Yorkshire -1 42 £450 +26.32% 38
West Midlands -20 41 £340 -8.11% 48
East of England -1 40 £379 +1.00% 27
East Midlands -11 9 £350 +2.19% 22
North East +21 8 £300 -14.29% 10
Wales -18 6 £375 -14.53% 5
Northern Ireland +5 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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.

1 711 (63.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 660 (58.98%) Windows
3 433 (38.70%) Active Directory
4 397 (35.48%) Security Cleared
5 396 (35.39%) Microsoft
6 358 (31.99%) Windows Server
7 288 (25.74%) Linux
8 277 (24.75%) Azure
9 273 (24.40%) SC Cleared
10 245 (21.89%) PowerShell
11 241 (21.54%) Cisco
12 209 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 203 (18.14%) vSphere
14 193 (17.25%) DNS
15 190 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
16 182 (16.26%) Firewall
17 173 (15.46%) DevOps
18 169 (15.10%) Migration
18 169 (15.10%) Citrix
18 169 (15.10%) VMware NSX
19 165 (14.75%) Windows 10
20 160 (14.30%) Data Centre
21 159 (14.21%) Ansible
22 153 (13.67%) Office 365
23 151 (13.49%) Windows Server 2012
24 144 (12.87%) DHCP
25 142 (12.69%) Windows Server 2016
26 140 (12.51%) Agile Software Development
27 135 (12.06%) SAN
28 132 (11.80%) AWS

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 62 (5.54%) MS Exchange
2 41 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 40 (3.57%) IIS
4 36 (3.22%) Skype for Business
5 28 (2.50%) Confluence
5 28 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (2.41%) Apache
7 26 (2.32%) OpenStack
8 24 (2.14%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.34%) ArcGIS
10 14 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.98%) JBoss
11 11 (0.98%) nginx
12 8 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.45%) GeoServer
13 5 (0.45%) SAS
13 5 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.36%) CMS
14 4 (0.36%) GlassFish
Applications
1 67 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (3.22%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (1.34%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.089%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.089%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.18%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.089%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.089%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.089%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.089%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.089%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 277 (24.75%) Azure
2 153 (13.67%) Office 365
3 132 (11.80%) AWS
4 65 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 60 (5.36%) IaaS
6 37 (3.31%) GitHub
7 35 (3.13%) GCP
8 31 (2.77%) PaaS
9 28 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (2.41%) SaaS
11 14 (1.25%) OneDrive
12 11 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.98%) Mimecast
13 10 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.89%) Azure Stack
14 7 (0.63%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.54%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.45%) Power Automate
16 5 (0.45%) Serverless
17 4 (0.36%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 193 (17.25%) DNS
2 182 (16.26%) Firewall
3 144 (12.87%) DHCP
4 135 (12.06%) SAN
5 114 (10.19%) WAN
6 97 (8.67%) LAN
7 73 (6.52%) VSAN
8 71 (6.34%) TCP/IP
9 64 (5.72%) VPN
10 57 (5.09%) VLAN
11 48 (4.29%) Skype
12 41 (3.66%) Network Security
13 37 (3.31%) Reverse Proxy
13 37 (3.31%) SNMP
14 36 (3.22%) VoIP
15 29 (2.59%) iSCSI
16 28 (2.50%) HTTP
16 28 (2.50%) OSPF
17 27 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
18 26 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.97%) GIS
3 17 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 17 (1.52%) MySQL
4 13 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (0.98%) QGIS
6 10 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.80%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.71%) Geospatial Data
8 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (0.54%) Apache Accumulo
10 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2019
10 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 76 (6.79%) Jenkins
2 70 (6.26%) JIRA
3 57 (5.09%) Git (software)
4 32 (2.86%) GitLab
5 31 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (1.70%) Bitbucket
7 14 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (1.25%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.80%) Subversion
9 8 (0.71%) Maven
10 7 (0.63%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.54%) MSI
11 6 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.27%) DbUnit
13 3 (0.27%) jMock
13 3 (0.27%) JUnit
13 3 (0.27%) Mockito
13 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 127 (11.35%) Finance
2 72 (6.43%) Public Sector
3 32 (2.86%) Banking
4 31 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.16%) Electronics
6 13 (1.16%) Marketing
7 12 (1.07%) Retail
8 8 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.63%) Advertising
9 7 (0.63%) Publishing
10 6 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.54%) Law
11 5 (0.45%) Front Office
12 4 (0.36%) Police
13 3 (0.27%) Back Office
13 3 (0.27%) French Language
13 3 (0.27%) International Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 194 (17.34%) Architect
2 166 (14.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 118 (10.55%) VMware Engineer
4 94 (8.40%) Consultant
5 64 (5.72%) VMware Architect
6 63 (5.63%) Cloud Architect
7 53 (4.74%) Administrator
8 52 (4.65%) Analyst
8 52 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
9 45 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
9 45 (4.02%) Windows Engineer
10 42 (3.75%) Network Engineer
10 42 (3.75%) Support Engineer
10 42 (3.75%) Wintel Engineer
11 38 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
12 36 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 35 (3.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 34 (3.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 34 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
15 33 (2.95%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.50%) REST
2 27 (2.41%) .NET
2 27 (2.41%) 802.1X
2 27 (2.41%) LDAP
3 21 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
3 21 (1.88%) RESTful
4 20 (1.79%) gRPC
4 20 (1.79%) Swagger
4 20 (1.79%) Web Services
5 17 (1.52%) JSON
5 17 (1.52%) XML
6 12 (1.07%) Kafka
7 11 (0.98%) PostGIS
8 10 (0.89%) Middleware
9 8 (0.71%) CSS
9 8 (0.71%) HTML
9 8 (0.71%) Spring
10 7 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (0.54%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.54%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 160 (14.30%) Data Centre
2 62 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.11%) Private Cloud
4 43 (3.84%) PKI
5 42 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 41 (3.66%) Replication
7 33 (2.95%) Clustering
7 33 (2.95%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.70%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.34%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.34%) Fat Client
11 15 (1.34%) Thin Client
12 13 (1.16%) NHS
13 11 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.80%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.71%) CMDB
16 7 (0.63%) User Experience
16 7 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 660 (58.98%) Windows
2 358 (31.99%) Windows Server
3 288 (25.74%) Linux
4 165 (14.75%) Windows 10
5 151 (13.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (12.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 103 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 102 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 78 (6.97%) Windows Server 2019
10 77 (6.88%) CentOS
10 77 (6.88%) Unix
11 50 (4.47%) Windows 7
12 32 (2.86%) Ubuntu
13 31 (2.77%) Solaris
14 19 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (1.25%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.98%) AIX
16 11 (0.98%) Android
17 10 (0.89%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 173 (15.46%) DevOps
3 169 (15.10%) Migration
4 140 (12.51%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (11.53%) ITIL
6 80 (7.15%) Configuration Management
7 65 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 61 (5.45%) High Availability
8 61 (5.45%) Infrastructure as Code
9 56 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
11 52 (4.65%) Change Management
12 48 (4.29%) Load Balancing
12 48 (4.29%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (3.49%) Service Management
14 38 (3.40%) Continuous Deployment
14 38 (3.40%) Strategic Roadmap
15 37 (3.31%) Storage Management
16 36 (3.22%) Patch Management
16 36 (3.22%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 245 (21.89%) PowerShell
2 119 (10.63%) Python
3 78 (6.97%) SQL
4 58 (5.18%) Bash Shell
5 53 (4.74%) Perl
6 43 (3.84%) C
7 37 (3.31%) Java
8 34 (3.04%) C#
9 23 (2.06%) VB
10 21 (1.88%) Go
11 15 (1.34%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.25%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.07%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.89%) VBScript
15 9 (0.80%) Korn
16 8 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.54%) PHP
17 6 (0.54%) Ruby
18 5 (0.45%) C++
19 2 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 397 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 273 (24.40%) SC Cleared
3 126 (11.26%) DV Cleared
4 85 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 82 (7.33%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (5.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 46 (4.11%) CCNP
8 44 (3.93%) CCNA
9 40 (3.57%) Degree
10 35 (3.13%) MCSE
11 22 (1.97%) CCIE
12 20 (1.79%) MCSA
13 19 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.70%) VCAP
14 14 (1.25%) CISSP
15 11 (0.98%) VCP6
16 10 (0.89%) RHCE
17 9 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
18 8 (0.71%) CCDA
18 8 (0.71%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.49%) SLA
2 15 (1.34%) JSP 440
3 14 (1.25%) NCSC
4 10 (0.89%) NIST
5 9 (0.80%) QA
6 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.36%) COBIT
7 4 (0.36%) GDPR
7 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.27%) RMADS
8 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.089%) GAMP
10 1 (0.089%) GMP
10 1 (0.089%) GxP
10 1 (0.089%) PMO
System Software
1 711 (63.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 433 (38.70%) Active Directory
3 203 (18.14%) vSphere
4 190 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
5 169 (15.10%) VMware NSX
6 116 (10.37%) Hyper-V
7 93 (8.31%) Docker
8 56 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
9 55 (4.92%) XenApp
10 37 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 34 (3.04%) XenDesktop
12 27 (2.41%) Virtual Desktop
13 23 (2.06%) NFS
14 22 (1.97%) vCloud
15 21 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
16 14 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
17 13 (1.16%) Firmware
18 12 (1.07%) KVM
19 11 (0.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 10 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 159 (14.21%) Ansible
2 121 (10.81%) SCCM
3 93 (8.31%) Kubernetes
4 92 (8.22%) vCenter Server
5 87 (7.77%) Terraform
6 77 (6.88%) Puppet
7 67 (5.99%) vRealize
8 53 (4.74%) SCOM
9 50 (4.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 49 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
11 33 (2.95%) WSUS
12 28 (2.50%) Packer
13 24 (2.14%) Prometheus
14 23 (2.06%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 22 (1.97%) PowerCLI
16 20 (1.79%) Grafana
17 19 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
17 19 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
18 17 (1.52%) ZABBIX
19 16 (1.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 396 (35.39%) Microsoft
2 241 (21.54%) Cisco
3 169 (15.10%) Citrix
4 113 (10.10%) Dell
5 104 (9.29%) Oracle
6 92 (8.22%) HP
7 82 (7.33%) Red Hat
8 73 (6.52%) EMC
9 70 (6.26%) NetApp
10 59 (5.27%) Veeam
11 54 (4.83%) F5
11 54 (4.83%) Juniper
12 47 (4.20%) McAfee
12 47 (4.20%) Splunk
13 45 (4.02%) SolarWinds
14 41 (3.66%) CheckPoint
14 41 (3.66%) Palo Alto
15 37 (3.31%) Ivanti
16 34 (3.04%) Atlassian
17 33 (2.95%) IBM