Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 39 37
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware 3775 5031 5161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.67% 4.75% 4.49%
As % of the Vendors category 8.60% 10.48% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2359 3270 3216
UK median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £184 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 224 315
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £26.25 £21.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +19.45% +1.62%
10th Percentile £11.35 £13.50 £12.88
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £24.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year -25.25% +15.12% +6.17%

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 43891 48012 49887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 45.31% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27261 29317 29425
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1471 1723 2124
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.69% +6.03%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -18 3459 £375 -6.25% 485
UK excluding London -15 2311 £350 - 329
London -32 1399 £425 - 175
South East -7 891 £375 -6.25% 85
North of England -24 396 £330 - 80
Midlands +15 314 £325 -13.33% 72
East of England -9 253 £350 +4.48% 42
South West -22 202 £338 +7.57% 31
West Midlands +18 201 £336 -10.33% 40
North West -14 184 £314 -10.36% 45
Scotland -13 179 £400 +23.08% 10
Yorkshire -23 153 £375 +2.74% 29
East Midlands +1 112 £325 -13.91% 32
Wales +19 81 £340 -15.00% 8
North East -26 59 £315 +1.61% 6
Northern Ireland -51 8 £325 +66.67% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 2326 (61.62%) Windows
2 1926 (51.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1553 (41.14%) Active Directory
4 1361 (36.05%) Microsoft
5 1336 (35.39%) Windows Server
6 1143 (30.28%) Linux
7 852 (22.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 822 (21.77%) Citrix
9 793 (21.01%) Cisco
10 697 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 676 (17.91%) Firewall
12 651 (17.25%) PowerShell
13 628 (16.64%) Security Cleared
14 594 (15.74%) Hyper-V
15 593 (15.71%) ITIL
16 577 (15.28%) DNS
17 571 (15.13%) SAN
18 542 (14.36%) vSphere
18 542 (14.36%) Office 365
19 516 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
20 513 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
21 510 (13.51%) SCCM
22 505 (13.38%) Data Centre
23 504 (13.35%) MS Exchange
24 503 (13.32%) Finance
25 492 (13.03%) VMware ESXi
26 487 (12.90%) HP
27 468 (12.40%) SC Cleared
28 456 (12.08%) SQL
29 451 (11.95%) 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
1 504 (13.35%) MS Exchange
2 216 (5.72%) SharePoint
3 197 (5.22%) IIS
4 196 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 185 (4.90%) Skype for Business
6 167 (4.42%) Apache
7 151 (4.00%) OpenStack
7 151 (4.00%) Tomcat
8 105 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 79 (2.09%) JBoss
10 62 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
11 61 (1.62%) Confluence
12 59 (1.56%) nginx
13 51 (1.35%) WebSphere
14 39 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
15 37 (0.98%) WebLogic
16 34 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
17 33 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
18 30 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 25 (0.66%) iPlanet
Applications
1 254 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.11%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.11%) Snagit
8 3 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.053%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.026%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.026%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.026%) HipChat
10 1 (0.026%) Revit
10 1 (0.026%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.026%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 23 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.13%) Eikon
6 4 (0.11%) Bankmaster
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.11%) RMDS
7 3 (0.079%) Magento
8 2 (0.053%) Primavera
8 2 (0.053%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.026%) Maximo
9 1 (0.026%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.026%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.026%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.026%) SAP EWM
9 1 (0.026%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.026%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 542 (14.36%) Office 365
2 516 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
3 513 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 186 (4.93%) IaaS
5 108 (2.86%) PaaS
6 70 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
7 62 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
8 55 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 42 (1.11%) SaaS
10 32 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
11 27 (0.72%) OpenShift
12 23 (0.61%) GitHub
13 22 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 22 (0.58%) Google App Engine
13 22 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 20 (0.53%) OneDrive
15 19 (0.50%) Mimecast
16 17 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 16 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
17 16 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 676 (17.91%) Firewall
2 577 (15.28%) DNS
3 571 (15.13%) SAN
4 411 (10.89%) DHCP
5 367 (9.72%) WAN
6 365 (9.67%) LAN
7 350 (9.27%) TCP/IP
8 210 (5.56%) VPN
9 147 (3.89%) NAS
10 122 (3.23%) SSL
11 115 (3.05%) VLAN
12 113 (2.99%) VoIP
13 110 (2.91%) HTTP
14 105 (2.78%) NetScaler
15 97 (2.57%) Skype
16 96 (2.54%) LDAP
17 78 (2.07%) Network Security
17 78 (2.07%) Wireless
18 74 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
19 64 (1.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 95 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
3 86 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 83 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 80 (2.12%) MySQL
5 80 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 52 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 41 (1.09%) Hadoop
7 41 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 39 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 36 (0.95%) Big Data
10 35 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 31 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 26 (0.69%) Relational Database
13 23 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
13 23 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (0.58%) DB2
14 22 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
15 21 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 232 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 196 (5.19%) Git (software)
3 83 (2.20%) JIRA
4 69 (1.83%) Maven
5 54 (1.43%) Ant
6 50 (1.32%) MSI
6 50 (1.32%) Vagrant
7 46 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
8 41 (1.09%) SoapUI
9 37 (0.98%) Bitbucket
10 36 (0.95%) Subversion
11 35 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 30 (0.79%) TeamCity
14 29 (0.77%) Selenium
15 28 (0.74%) GitLab
16 25 (0.66%) Artifactory
16 25 (0.66%) SonarQube
17 23 (0.61%) JUnit
18 20 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
General
1 503 (13.32%) Finance
2 221 (5.85%) Banking
3 140 (3.71%) Telecoms
4 68 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 59 (1.56%) Retail
6 47 (1.25%) Legal
7 38 (1.01%) Marketing
8 32 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 32 (0.85%) Law
9 27 (0.72%) Electronics
10 26 (0.69%) Advertising
11 25 (0.66%) Publishing
12 18 (0.48%) Back Office
13 14 (0.37%) French Language
14 13 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.32%) Local Government
16 9 (0.24%) Automotive
17 8 (0.21%) Front Office
18 7 (0.19%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 538 (14.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 370 (9.80%) Analyst
3 343 (9.09%) Architect
4 287 (7.60%) Support Engineer
5 273 (7.23%) Administrator
5 273 (7.23%) VMware Engineer
6 234 (6.20%) Consultant
7 219 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 210 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 198 (5.25%) Windows Engineer
10 187 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
11 177 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
12 146 (3.87%) Linux Engineer
13 134 (3.55%) Network Engineer
14 130 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
15 122 (3.23%) Support Analyst
16 116 (3.07%) Server Engineer
17 111 (2.94%) Desktop Support
18 104 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
19 98 (2.60%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (3.13%) Web Services
2 93 (2.46%) .NET
3 65 (1.72%) Middleware
4 52 (1.38%) J2EE
5 51 (1.35%) REST
6 50 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
7 49 (1.30%) SOAP
8 42 (1.11%) XML
9 31 (0.82%) CSS
10 30 (0.79%) MCollective
11 29 (0.77%) HTML
12 26 (0.69%) RESTful
13 25 (0.66%) XSLT
14 22 (0.58%) IBM Integration Bus
14 22 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
14 22 (0.58%) Node.js
15 20 (0.53%) Sensu
15 20 (0.53%) WSH
16 19 (0.50%) LAMP
17 18 (0.48%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 505 (13.38%) Data Centre
2 166 (4.40%) Clustering
3 138 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 110 (2.91%) PKI
5 105 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 95 (2.52%) Replication
7 72 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 72 (1.91%) Private Cloud
8 70 (1.85%) Computer Science
9 64 (1.70%) Public Cloud
10 58 (1.54%) Blackberry
11 56 (1.48%) EMC VNX
12 50 (1.32%) NHS
13 47 (1.25%) Fat Client
13 47 (1.25%) Thin Client
14 38 (1.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 32 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
15 32 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
16 29 (0.77%) Client/Server
17 26 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2326 (61.62%) Windows
2 1336 (35.39%) Windows Server
3 1143 (30.28%) Linux
4 852 (22.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 697 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 387 (10.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 370 (9.80%) Windows 7
8 306 (8.11%) Unix
9 295 (7.81%) Windows 10
10 248 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 181 (4.79%) CentOS
12 120 (3.18%) Solaris
13 113 (2.99%) Ubuntu
14 105 (2.78%) Windows 8
15 101 (2.68%) AIX
16 58 (1.54%) SUSE
17 35 (0.93%) Windows Vista
18 34 (0.90%) Android
19 32 (0.85%) HPUX
20 29 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (15.71%) ITIL
2 450 (11.92%) DevOps
2 450 (11.92%) Migration
3 358 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
4 247 (6.54%) Configuration Management
5 176 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
6 163 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 157 (4.16%) High Availability
8 150 (3.97%) Change Management
8 150 (3.97%) Load Balancing
9 146 (3.87%) Service Management
10 145 (3.84%) Project Management
11 137 (3.63%) Open Source
12 121 (3.21%) Incident Management
13 120 (3.18%) Service Delivery
14 119 (3.15%) Continuous Delivery
15 107 (2.83%) Scrum
16 96 (2.54%) Problem Management
17 93 (2.46%) PRINCE2
18 89 (2.36%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 651 (17.25%) PowerShell
2 456 (12.08%) SQL
3 257 (6.81%) Python
4 226 (5.99%) Java
5 212 (5.62%) Bash Shell
6 117 (3.10%) Ruby
7 114 (3.02%) Perl
8 102 (2.70%) VBScript
9 65 (1.72%) C
10 64 (1.70%) Shell Script
11 62 (1.64%) JavaScript
12 44 (1.17%) Go
13 41 (1.09%) C++
13 41 (1.09%) Groovy
14 31 (0.82%) PHP
15 28 (0.74%) Korn
16 26 (0.69%) C#
17 24 (0.64%) VB
18 17 (0.45%) F#
18 17 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 628 (16.64%) Security Cleared
2 468 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 305 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 210 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 207 (5.48%) MCSE
6 204 (5.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 137 (3.63%) Degree
8 131 (3.47%) CCNA
9 130 (3.44%) DV Cleared
10 103 (2.73%) MCSA
11 97 (2.57%) CCNP
12 61 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
13 53 (1.40%) MCP
14 49 (1.30%) MCITP
15 40 (1.06%) CCIE
15 40 (1.06%) RHCE
16 38 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
17 35 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
17 35 (0.93%) DBS Check
18 33 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (3.74%) SLA
2 63 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 40 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (1.01%) QA
5 33 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.56%) GDPR
7 18 (0.48%) HL7
8 11 (0.29%) PMO
9 7 (0.19%) AS 2805
9 7 (0.19%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.19%) RMADS
10 5 (0.13%) COBIT
11 4 (0.11%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.079%) GMP
12 3 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.053%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.053%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.053%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.026%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 1926 (51.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1553 (41.14%) Active Directory
3 594 (15.74%) Hyper-V
4 542 (14.36%) vSphere
5 492 (13.03%) VMware ESXi
6 279 (7.39%) XenApp
7 181 (4.79%) XenDesktop
8 175 (4.64%) Docker
9 163 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
10 154 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
11 147 (3.89%) VMware NSX
12 112 (2.97%) vCloud
13 101 (2.68%) XenServer
14 83 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
15 82 (2.17%) KVM
16 61 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
17 43 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
18 42 (1.11%) Xen
19 39 (1.03%) Terminal Services
20 35 (0.93%) NFS
Systems Management
1 510 (13.51%) SCCM
2 368 (9.75%) Puppet
3 313 (8.29%) Ansible
4 176 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
5 174 (4.61%) vCenter Server
6 167 (4.42%) SCOM
7 107 (2.83%) NetBackup
8 98 (2.60%) vRealize
9 88 (2.33%) WSUS
10 86 (2.28%) Terraform
11 83 (2.20%) Kubernetes
12 75 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
13 61 (1.62%) Backup Exec
14 59 (1.56%) Nagios
15 52 (1.38%) AirWatch
16 48 (1.27%) PowerCLI
16 48 (1.27%) WMI
17 47 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
18 46 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
19 44 (1.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 1361 (36.05%) Microsoft
2 822 (21.77%) Citrix
3 793 (21.01%) Cisco
4 487 (12.90%) HP
5 356 (9.43%) Red Hat
6 289 (7.66%) NetApp
7 261 (6.91%) Oracle
8 202 (5.35%) EMC
9 184 (4.87%) Dell
10 151 (4.00%) Symantec
11 142 (3.76%) IBM
12 136 (3.60%) F5
13 127 (3.36%) Juniper
14 119 (3.15%) Veeam
15 112 (2.97%) McAfee
16 106 (2.81%) CheckPoint
17 89 (2.36%) SolarWinds
18 83 (2.20%) Veritas
19 76 (2.01%) AppSense
20 75 (1.99%) 3PAR