Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 57 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 -19 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,866 3,605 4,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.76% 3.64% 4.68%
As % of the Vendors category 8.95% 8.40% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,500 2,274 3,332
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £208 £185 £220
90th Percentile £575 £559 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 150 219
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £26.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -24.74% +20.80%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £49.27 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £17.77 £26.50
% change year-on-year +51.94% -32.94% +23.26%

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 43,179 42,916 48,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.02% 43.31% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,779 26,418 29,466
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,653 1,408 1,672
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.45 £46.92 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.82 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.90% -3.89% +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -8 3,563 £413 +9.85% 1,119
UK excluding London -1 2,370 £375 +7.14% 816
London +6 1,438 £450 +5.88% 357
South East -11 844 £408 +8.67% 236
North of England -14 420 £350 - 198
Midlands +4 316 £370 +13.85% 123
South West +14 275 £345 -1.43% 111
East of England +13 262 £350 -6.67% 94
West Midlands +2 223 £375 +20.00% 74
North West -8 223 £350 - 110
Scotland +12 208 £323 -18.35% 33
Yorkshire -21 141 £375 -6.25% 72
East Midlands -1 88 £325 -0.76% 49
North East -17 56 £333 +5.56% 16
Wales -45 31 £375 +15.38% 19
Northern Ireland +37 15 £325 -2.99% 1
Channel Islands -2 1 £175 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 2,387 (61.74%) Windows
2 2,258 (58.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,637 (42.34%) Active Directory
4 1,483 (38.36%) Microsoft
5 1,414 (36.58%) Windows Server
6 1,083 (28.01%) Linux
7 935 (24.19%) Citrix
8 819 (21.18%) Cisco
9 789 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 717 (18.55%) Security Cleared
11 696 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 689 (17.82%) ITIL
13 673 (17.41%) PowerShell
13 673 (17.41%) SCCM
14 660 (17.07%) DNS
15 655 (16.94%) Office 365
16 653 (16.89%) Firewall
17 642 (16.61%) Amazon AWS
18 631 (16.32%) vSphere
18 631 (16.32%) Windows Server 2012
19 628 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
20 604 (15.62%) Hyper-V
20 604 (15.62%) VMware ESXi
21 579 (14.98%) Finance
22 539 (13.94%) SC Cleared
23 534 (13.81%) SQL
24 515 (13.32%) SAN
25 513 (13.27%) Data Centre
26 512 (13.24%) Migration
27 478 (12.36%) MS Exchange

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
1 478 (12.36%) MS Exchange
2 211 (5.46%) IIS
3 201 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 190 (4.91%) SharePoint
5 181 (4.68%) Apache
6 150 (3.88%) Skype for Business
7 129 (3.34%) Tomcat
8 121 (3.13%) OpenStack
9 95 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 83 (2.15%) nginx
11 71 (1.84%) WebSphere
12 63 (1.63%) Confluence
13 59 (1.53%) JBoss
14 47 (1.22%) Jetty
15 45 (1.16%) Mongrel
16 36 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
17 33 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
18 19 (0.49%) Tuxedo
19 18 (0.47%) IBM Notes
20 16 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 265 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.13%) Windchill
7 3 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.026%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.026%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.026%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.026%) HipChat
8 1 (0.026%) Houdini
8 1 (0.026%) Maya
8 1 (0.026%) Mingle
8 1 (0.026%) NUKE
8 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.026%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 14 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.078%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.052%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.052%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.052%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.026%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.026%) Eikon
6 1 (0.026%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.026%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.026%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.026%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.026%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 789 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 655 (16.94%) Office 365
3 642 (16.61%) Amazon AWS
4 169 (4.37%) IaaS
5 115 (2.97%) PaaS
6 99 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 96 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
8 85 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 80 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
10 77 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
11 69 (1.78%) SaaS
12 33 (0.85%) Google App Engine
13 30 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 28 (0.72%) Mimecast
15 22 (0.57%) Yammer
16 20 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 19 (0.49%) OpenShift
18 18 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (0.47%) Serverless
19 17 (0.44%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 660 (17.07%) DNS
2 653 (16.89%) Firewall
3 515 (13.32%) SAN
4 468 (12.11%) DHCP
5 344 (8.90%) WAN
6 338 (8.74%) LAN
7 278 (7.19%) TCP/IP
8 238 (6.16%) VPN
9 166 (4.29%) NAS
10 155 (4.01%) NetScaler
11 129 (3.34%) VLAN
12 127 (3.29%) Skype
13 108 (2.79%) VoIP
14 97 (2.51%) SSL
15 89 (2.30%) HTTP
15 89 (2.30%) Wireless
16 88 (2.28%) iSCSI
17 83 (2.15%) IPsec
18 81 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
19 79 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 434 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 107 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
3 100 (2.59%) MySQL
4 75 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 68 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 67 (1.73%) Oracle Database
7 47 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 47 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
8 40 (1.03%) MongoDB
9 29 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 25 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (0.65%) Hadoop
11 24 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 22 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
13 21 (0.54%) DB2
14 19 (0.49%) Big Data
14 19 (0.49%) NoSQL
15 17 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
17 14 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 294 (7.60%) Jenkins
2 223 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 95 (2.46%) Maven
4 90 (2.33%) JIRA
5 78 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 76 (1.97%) Vagrant
7 66 (1.71%) JUnit
8 65 (1.68%) Travis CI
9 64 (1.66%) SonarQube
10 51 (1.32%) DbUnit
11 49 (1.27%) Ant
12 46 (1.19%) jMock
12 46 (1.19%) Mockito
13 41 (1.06%) HP UFT
14 40 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
14 40 (1.03%) Subversion
15 39 (1.01%) MSI
16 36 (0.93%) Artifactory
17 33 (0.85%) TeamCity
18 31 (0.80%) Selenium
General
1 579 (14.98%) Finance
2 167 (4.32%) Banking
3 102 (2.64%) Retail
4 85 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 53 (1.37%) Law
6 49 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 28 (0.72%) Back Office
8 27 (0.70%) Legal
9 24 (0.62%) Publishing
10 23 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 22 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.47%) Marketing
13 14 (0.36%) Advertising
14 12 (0.31%) Automotive
15 10 (0.26%) Games
15 10 (0.26%) Military
16 8 (0.21%) French Language
16 8 (0.21%) Local Government
16 8 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 587 (15.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 414 (10.71%) Architect
3 365 (9.44%) Analyst
4 275 (7.11%) Support Engineer
5 248 (6.41%) Consultant
6 245 (6.34%) VMware Engineer
7 198 (5.12%) Administrator
8 196 (5.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 189 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
10 154 (3.98%) Network Engineer
10 154 (3.98%) Windows Engineer
11 151 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
12 149 (3.85%) Server Engineer
13 140 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
14 138 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
15 129 (3.34%) Desktop Support
16 114 (2.95%) Linux Engineer
17 113 (2.92%) Support Analyst
17 113 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
18 108 (2.79%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (5.12%) Middleware
2 150 (3.88%) Web Services
3 101 (2.61%) .NET
4 89 (2.30%) J2EE
5 67 (1.73%) LDAP
6 65 (1.68%) RESTful
7 64 (1.66%) SOAP
8 59 (1.53%) REST
9 57 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
10 51 (1.32%) Apache Camel
11 50 (1.29%) Servlets
12 49 (1.27%) Spring
13 46 (1.19%) PowerMock
14 40 (1.03%) XML
15 39 (1.01%) LAMP
16 32 (0.83%) JSON
17 27 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
18 26 (0.67%) Spring Boot
19 21 (0.54%) HTML
20 20 (0.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 513 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 280 (7.24%) Clustering
3 207 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 130 (3.36%) PKI
5 118 (3.05%) Fat Client
5 118 (3.05%) Thin Client
6 96 (2.48%) Private Cloud
7 86 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 85 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
9 83 (2.15%) Replication
10 80 (2.07%) Computer Science
11 72 (1.86%) Public Cloud
12 56 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
13 49 (1.27%) Blackberry
14 42 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
15 39 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
16 34 (0.88%) User Experience
17 32 (0.83%) iPhone
18 31 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
19 30 (0.78%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2,387 (61.74%) Windows
2 1,414 (36.58%) Windows Server
3 1,083 (28.01%) Linux
4 631 (16.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 628 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 441 (11.41%) Windows 10
7 436 (11.28%) Windows 7
8 335 (8.67%) Unix
9 287 (7.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 222 (5.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 163 (4.22%) CentOS
12 136 (3.52%) Solaris
13 102 (2.64%) AIX
14 87 (2.25%) Windows 8
15 85 (2.20%) Ubuntu
16 66 (1.71%) Windows XP
17 46 (1.19%) Android
18 42 (1.09%) Debian
19 41 (1.06%) Apple iOS
19 41 (1.06%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 689 (17.82%) ITIL
3 512 (13.24%) Migration
4 389 (10.06%) DevOps
5 377 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
6 277 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
7 253 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
8 246 (6.36%) Configuration Management
9 201 (5.20%) Change Management
10 195 (5.04%) Service Management
11 190 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 154 (3.98%) Load Balancing
13 149 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
14 147 (3.80%) Project Management
14 147 (3.80%) Service Delivery
15 129 (3.34%) Scrum
16 124 (3.21%) Open Source
17 122 (3.16%) High Availability
18 113 (2.92%) Network Design
19 104 (2.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 673 (17.41%) PowerShell
2 534 (13.81%) SQL
3 257 (6.65%) Python
4 252 (6.52%) Java
5 164 (4.24%) Perl
6 155 (4.01%) Bash Shell
7 98 (2.53%) Ruby
8 96 (2.48%) JavaScript
9 82 (2.12%) VBScript
10 79 (2.04%) Shell Script
11 72 (1.86%) C
12 49 (1.27%) VB
13 43 (1.11%) C#
14 38 (0.98%) Go
15 30 (0.78%) PHP
16 15 (0.39%) C++
17 13 (0.34%) Bourne shell
18 11 (0.28%) AWK
18 11 (0.28%) Groovy
19 10 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 717 (18.55%) Security Cleared
2 539 (13.94%) SC Cleared
3 324 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 239 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
5 209 (5.41%) MCSE
6 163 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 160 (4.14%) Degree
8 145 (3.75%) CCNA
9 141 (3.65%) DV Cleared
10 113 (2.92%) CCNP
11 102 (2.64%) MCSA
12 58 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
13 53 (1.37%) MCITP
14 50 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 50 (1.29%) MCP
15 38 (0.98%) CCIE
15 38 (0.98%) ISTQB
16 37 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
17 35 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 30 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (3.16%) SLA
2 46 (1.19%) QA
3 32 (0.83%) GDPR
4 31 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 19 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.44%) PMO
8 8 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
8 8 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.18%) RMADS
10 4 (0.10%) COBIT
10 4 (0.10%) FedRAMP
10 4 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.10%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.052%) FISMA
11 2 (0.052%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.026%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2,258 (58.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,637 (42.34%) Active Directory
3 631 (16.32%) vSphere
4 604 (15.62%) Hyper-V
4 604 (15.62%) VMware ESXi
5 374 (9.67%) XenApp
6 314 (8.12%) XenDesktop
7 194 (5.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 191 (4.94%) VMware NSX
9 168 (4.35%) Docker
10 164 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
11 139 (3.60%) Virtual Desktop
12 104 (2.69%) XenServer
13 88 (2.28%) NFS
14 86 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
15 76 (1.97%) Xen
16 73 (1.89%) vCloud
17 68 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
18 59 (1.53%) VirtualBox
19 40 (1.03%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 673 (17.41%) SCCM
2 349 (9.03%) Puppet
3 281 (7.27%) Ansible
4 247 (6.39%) vCenter Server
5 230 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
6 185 (4.79%) SCOM
7 135 (3.49%) Terraform
8 134 (3.47%) WSUS
9 120 (3.10%) Microsoft Clustering
10 112 (2.90%) vRealize
11 104 (2.69%) NetBackup
12 102 (2.64%) Kubernetes
13 92 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
14 80 (2.07%) Nagios
15 71 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
15 71 (1.84%) Packer
16 66 (1.71%) AirWatch
16 66 (1.71%) Backup Exec
17 61 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 56 (1.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,483 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 935 (24.19%) Citrix
3 819 (21.18%) Cisco
4 414 (10.71%) HP
5 413 (10.68%) NetApp
6 325 (8.41%) Oracle
7 311 (8.04%) Red Hat
8 231 (5.98%) EMC
9 179 (4.63%) McAfee
10 173 (4.47%) Ivanti
11 162 (4.19%) Dell
12 150 (3.88%) IBM
13 149 (3.85%) Splunk
14 144 (3.72%) Veeam
15 132 (3.41%) CheckPoint
16 130 (3.36%) Juniper
17 129 (3.34%) Veritas
18 128 (3.31%) Symantec
19 123 (3.18%) Google
20 106 (2.74%) SolarWinds