Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 62 67
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 -20
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,400 3,721 3,506
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.80% 3.82% 3.45%
As % of the Vendors category 8.89% 8.98% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,623 2,456 2,318
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £225 £210 £209
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 180 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% +4.35%
10th Percentile £16.20 £14.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.75 £20.02
% change year-on-year +10.92% +48.60% -6.88%

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 26,996 41,428 42,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.80% 42.56% 41.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,218 25,779 26,303
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £263 £240
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,241 1,441 1,433
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +4.35%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.91 £10.80
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.33%

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +5 2,163 £400 -3.03% 979
UK excluding London +3 1,648 £400 - 806
London -10 691 £425 -5.56% 231
South East -3 462 £425 +3.03% 196
North of England +25 385 £375 - 219
South West -1 283 £475 +15.85% 114
North West +31 197 £395 +5.27% 114
Midlands -1 191 £350 -5.41% 128
Yorkshire +16 150 £375 - 69
East of England +6 147 £325 -18.75% 92
Scotland +4 141 £425 +6.25% 27
West Midlands +3 124 £358 -0.69% 86
East Midlands -1 66 £316 -27.30% 41
Work from Home -2 41 £445 -1.11% 48
North East +28 40 £375 -1.96% 36
Wales -1 33 £394 -4.55% 33
Northern Ireland +21 11 £384 +28.13%

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1,552 (64.67%) Windows
2 1,334 (55.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 997 (41.54%) Active Directory
4 989 (41.21%) Windows Server
5 879 (36.63%) Microsoft
6 594 (24.75%) Azure
7 567 (23.63%) PowerShell
8 553 (23.04%) Security Cleared
9 548 (22.83%) Linux
10 542 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 521 (21.71%) Citrix
12 515 (21.46%) Office 365
13 511 (21.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 485 (20.21%) Cisco
15 432 (18.00%) DNS
16 403 (16.79%) SC Cleared
17 397 (16.54%) Data Centre
18 395 (16.46%) vSphere
19 391 (16.29%) Firewall
20 389 (16.21%) AWS
21 383 (15.96%) Windows Server 2016
22 378 (15.75%) Hyper-V
23 367 (15.29%) SCCM
24 359 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
25 343 (14.29%) Migration
25 343 (14.29%) DHCP
26 341 (14.21%) ITIL
27 328 (13.67%) VMware ESXi
28 321 (13.38%) SQL
29 319 (13.29%) Windows 10

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
1 231 (9.63%) MS Exchange
2 134 (5.58%) SharePoint
3 104 (4.33%) Skype for Business
4 90 (3.75%) IIS
5 67 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 65 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 54 (2.25%) Tomcat
8 53 (2.21%) Apache
9 42 (1.75%) nginx
10 39 (1.63%) OpenStack
11 34 (1.42%) WebSphere
12 28 (1.17%) Jetty
12 28 (1.17%) Mongrel
13 25 (1.04%) Confluence
14 13 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 8 (0.33%) IBM Notes
18 7 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.29%) Documentum
Applications
1 115 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.042%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.042%) Houdini
7 1 (0.042%) Maya
7 1 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.17%) Line 500
4 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.042%) assyst
7 1 (0.042%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.042%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.042%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 594 (24.75%) Azure
2 515 (21.46%) Office 365
3 389 (16.21%) AWS
4 129 (5.38%) IaaS
5 92 (3.83%) PaaS
6 73 (3.04%) GCP
7 68 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 59 (2.46%) SaaS
9 50 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
10 35 (1.46%) OneDrive
11 34 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (1.17%) Google App Engine
12 28 (1.17%) Mimecast
13 26 (1.08%) GitHub
14 20 (0.83%) OpenShift
15 18 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 14 (0.58%) G Suite
17 9 (0.38%) Power Platform
17 9 (0.38%) Yammer
18 8 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 432 (18.00%) DNS
2 391 (16.29%) Firewall
3 343 (14.29%) DHCP
4 315 (13.13%) SAN
5 213 (8.88%) WAN
6 204 (8.50%) LAN
7 181 (7.54%) TCP/IP
8 135 (5.63%) VPN
9 107 (4.46%) NetScaler
10 99 (4.13%) Skype
11 85 (3.54%) VLAN
12 71 (2.96%) VSAN
13 64 (2.67%) IPsec
14 59 (2.46%) Network Security
15 57 (2.38%) VoIP
15 57 (2.38%) Wireless
16 54 (2.25%) BGP
17 53 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
18 51 (2.13%) MPLS
19 50 (2.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.08%) MySQL
3 39 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (1.46%) MongoDB
5 34 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
6 33 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (1.29%) Oracle Database
8 28 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
10 24 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.54%) Relational Database
13 10 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.33%) Big Data
16 7 (0.29%) Power BI
17 5 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
17 5 (0.21%) SAP HANA
17 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 126 (5.25%) Jenkins
2 82 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 76 (3.17%) JIRA
4 37 (1.54%) Bitbucket
5 33 (1.38%) GitLab
6 28 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (1.17%) Travis CI
7 20 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (0.75%) Vagrant
9 17 (0.71%) MSI
10 16 (0.67%) InstallShield
10 16 (0.67%) Selenium
10 16 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (0.50%) SonarQube
11 12 (0.50%) Subversion
12 11 (0.46%) AdminStudio
12 11 (0.46%) JUnit
12 11 (0.46%) Maven
12 11 (0.46%) Mockito
13 9 (0.38%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 238 (9.92%) Finance
2 150 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 68 (2.83%) Banking
4 57 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 56 (2.33%) Retail
6 27 (1.13%) Law
7 22 (0.92%) Local Government
7 22 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 21 (0.88%) Back Office
9 18 (0.75%) Marketing
10 15 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.58%) Legal
11 14 (0.58%) Military
12 13 (0.54%) Publishing
13 10 (0.42%) Electronics
14 9 (0.38%) Advertising
15 7 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.21%) Police
17 4 (0.17%) Automotive
17 4 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 447 (18.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 219 (9.13%) Architect
3 181 (7.54%) Support Engineer
4 170 (7.08%) VMware Engineer
5 160 (6.67%) Consultant
6 145 (6.04%) Analyst
7 121 (5.04%) Server Engineer
8 115 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
9 113 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 112 (4.67%) Network Engineer
11 89 (3.71%) Administrator
12 88 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
13 81 (3.38%) Wintel Engineer
14 74 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
14 74 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
15 73 (3.04%) IT Engineer
16 71 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
17 69 (2.88%) Citrix Engineer
18 64 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
19 62 (2.58%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.50%) .NET
2 53 (2.21%) XML
3 37 (1.54%) J2EE
4 36 (1.50%) Web Services
5 33 (1.38%) Middleware
6 28 (1.17%) Servlets
7 27 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
7 27 (1.13%) REST
8 26 (1.08%) LDAP
9 24 (1.00%) RESTful
10 21 (0.88%) 802.1X
11 17 (0.71%) Node.js
12 13 (0.54%) SOAP
13 12 (0.50%) Apache Cordova
13 12 (0.50%) Flutter
13 12 (0.50%) JSON
13 12 (0.50%) SAPUI5
14 10 (0.42%) HTML
14 10 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
15 9 (0.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 397 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 159 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (3.21%) Clustering
4 72 (3.00%) PKI
5 69 (2.88%) Replication
6 68 (2.83%) Public Cloud
7 61 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 53 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
9 45 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 44 (1.83%) Private Cloud
11 34 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
12 26 (1.08%) EMC VNX
12 26 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (0.96%) Fat Client
13 23 (0.96%) Thin Client
14 22 (0.92%) NHS
15 19 (0.79%) CMDB
16 18 (0.75%) Hedge funds
16 18 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 16 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,552 (64.67%) Windows
2 989 (41.21%) Windows Server
3 548 (22.83%) Linux
4 511 (21.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 383 (15.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 359 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 319 (13.29%) Windows 10
8 193 (8.04%) Windows 7
9 127 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 108 (4.50%) Unix
11 98 (4.08%) Windows Server 2019
12 74 (3.08%) CentOS
13 68 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 51 (2.13%) Android
15 49 (2.04%) Ubuntu
16 46 (1.92%) Solaris
17 42 (1.75%) VMS
18 33 (1.38%) Windows 8
19 32 (1.33%) Apple iOS
20 19 (0.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 542 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 343 (14.29%) Migration
3 341 (14.21%) ITIL
4 225 (9.38%) DevOps
5 207 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
6 202 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
7 145 (6.04%) Configuration Management
8 131 (5.46%) High Availability
9 104 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 98 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
11 97 (4.04%) Change Management
12 95 (3.96%) Service Management
13 80 (3.33%) Project Delivery
14 77 (3.21%) Project Management
15 68 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
16 66 (2.75%) Load Balancing
17 65 (2.71%) Problem Management
18 63 (2.63%) Server Management
19 61 (2.54%) Incident Management
20 59 (2.46%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 567 (23.63%) PowerShell
2 321 (13.38%) SQL
3 160 (6.67%) Python
4 87 (3.63%) Bash Shell
5 75 (3.13%) Java
6 50 (2.08%) Perl
7 49 (2.04%) VBScript
8 37 (1.54%) VB
9 34 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 31 (1.29%) C
11 25 (1.04%) JavaScript
12 17 (0.71%) PHP
13 15 (0.63%) C++
14 13 (0.54%) Apple Swift
14 13 (0.54%) C#
15 12 (0.50%) Dart
15 12 (0.50%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.42%) Go
16 10 (0.42%) Ruby
16 10 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 553 (23.04%) Security Cleared
2 403 (16.79%) SC Cleared
3 197 (8.21%) DV Cleared
4 188 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 139 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
6 138 (5.75%) MCSE
7 120 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 94 (3.92%) CCNA
9 70 (2.92%) Degree
10 69 (2.88%) Citrix Certification
11 66 (2.75%) CCNP
12 59 (2.46%) MCSA
13 34 (1.42%) CCA
14 29 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.13%) MCP
16 24 (1.00%) CCIE
17 21 (0.88%) CISSP
18 19 (0.79%) MCITP
19 17 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
20 16 (0.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (5.46%) SLA
2 33 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.21%) QA
4 24 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.58%) GDPR
6 12 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (0.50%) NIST
7 8 (0.33%) NCSC
7 8 (0.33%) PMO
7 8 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.17%) COBIT
10 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.17%) RMADS
11 2 (0.083%) HL7
11 2 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.042%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1,334 (55.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 997 (41.54%) Active Directory
3 395 (16.46%) vSphere
4 378 (15.75%) Hyper-V
5 328 (13.67%) VMware ESXi
6 218 (9.08%) XenApp
7 213 (8.88%) VMware NSX
8 132 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
8 132 (5.50%) XenDesktop
9 130 (5.42%) Docker
10 75 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 72 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
12 43 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 43 (1.79%) vCloud
13 41 (1.71%) NFS
14 34 (1.42%) Xen
15 31 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
16 28 (1.17%) Terminal Services
16 28 (1.17%) VMware Server
17 26 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 367 (15.29%) SCCM
2 217 (9.04%) Ansible
3 187 (7.79%) vCenter Server
4 146 (6.08%) Puppet
5 140 (5.83%) vRealize
6 117 (4.88%) SCOM
7 98 (4.08%) WSUS
8 81 (3.38%) PowerCLI
9 77 (3.21%) NetBackup
10 74 (3.08%) Terraform
11 69 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
12 63 (2.63%) Kubernetes
12 63 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
13 57 (2.38%) AirWatch
14 44 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
15 34 (1.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 33 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
16 33 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
17 29 (1.21%) Backup Exec
18 25 (1.04%) vMotion
Vendors
1 879 (36.63%) Microsoft
2 521 (21.71%) Citrix
3 485 (20.21%) Cisco
4 178 (7.42%) NetApp
5 163 (6.79%) Dell
6 155 (6.46%) HP
7 154 (6.42%) Oracle
8 140 (5.83%) EMC
9 133 (5.54%) Red Hat
10 101 (4.21%) McAfee
11 88 (3.67%) Veeam
12 73 (3.04%) Juniper
12 73 (3.04%) Symantec
13 65 (2.71%) Palo Alto
14 62 (2.58%) Google
15 61 (2.54%) IBM
16 60 (2.50%) Ivanti
17 56 (2.33%) SolarWinds
18 55 (2.29%) CheckPoint
19 52 (2.17%) F5