Period
to 24 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 64 55
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 -19
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,314 3,545 3,372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.65% 3.54% 3.68%
As % of the Vendors category 8.62% 8.53% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,133 2,330 2,210
UK median daily rate £418 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% -2.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £210
90th Percentile £580 £550 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £365
% change year-on-year +9.59% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 150 143
UK median hourly rate £34.51 £27.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.81% +25.58% -22.69%
10th Percentile £14.62 £14.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £27.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.04% +50.00% -35.71%

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 38,435 41,567 40,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.29% 41.46% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,877 25,730 24,685
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,347 1,526 1,423
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% +0.63% -6.00%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.75 £10.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% -8.33%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +2 2,978 £425 +6.25% 348
UK excluding London -3 2,124 £400 +9.59% 288
London +1 1,118 £450 +5.26% 85
South East -2 702 £400 -3.50% 63
South West +12 351 £425 +30.77% 30
North of England +2 346 £390 +11.43% 93
Midlands +12 306 £370 +2.07% 46
West Midlands +4 211 £370 -1.33% 27
Scotland -4 192 £375 +31.58% 20
North West +18 191 £380 +1.33% 59
East of England -14 156 £425 +27.82% 31
Yorkshire +22 135 £400 +6.67% 33
East Midlands +36 95 £325 +6.56% 19
Wales +22 64 £425 +4.94% 5
North East -45 20 £275 -8.33% 1
Northern Ireland +15 6 £300 +26.32%
Channel Islands -3 5 £400 +128.57%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 2,036 (61.44%) Windows
2 1,776 (53.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,422 (42.91%) Active Directory
4 1,303 (39.32%) Microsoft
5 1,171 (35.33%) Windows Server
6 801 (24.17%) Linux
7 798 (24.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 771 (23.26%) Cisco
9 744 (22.45%) Citrix
10 724 (21.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 680 (20.52%) Office 365
12 623 (18.80%) PowerShell
13 621 (18.74%) Amazon AWS
14 610 (18.41%) Security Cleared
15 581 (17.53%) DNS
16 571 (17.23%) SCCM
17 538 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
18 534 (16.11%) ITIL
19 528 (15.93%) Hyper-V
20 508 (15.33%) Firewall
21 507 (15.30%) Migration
22 504 (15.21%) Data Centre
23 497 (15.00%) vSphere
24 491 (14.82%) VMware ESXi
25 458 (13.82%) Finance
26 432 (13.04%) SQL
27 419 (12.64%) SC Cleared
28 418 (12.61%) SQL Server
29 411 (12.40%) Windows 10
30 403 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 331 (9.99%) MS Exchange
2 201 (6.07%) SharePoint
3 191 (5.76%) IIS
4 164 (4.95%) Skype for Business
5 106 (3.20%) Tomcat
6 99 (2.99%) Apache
7 98 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 90 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 86 (2.60%) OpenStack
10 76 (2.29%) nginx
11 75 (2.26%) Confluence
12 50 (1.51%) WebSphere
13 34 (1.03%) JBoss
14 32 (0.97%) Jetty
14 32 (0.97%) Mongrel
15 18 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 18 (0.54%) WebLogic
16 14 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
18 10 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 175 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.12%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.12%) Relativity
6 2 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.030%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 798 (24.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 680 (20.52%) Office 365
3 621 (18.74%) Amazon AWS
4 138 (4.16%) IaaS
5 120 (3.62%) PaaS
6 114 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 86 (2.60%) OpenShift
8 78 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
8 78 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 68 (2.05%) SaaS
10 49 (1.48%) GitHub
11 44 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
12 40 (1.21%) Apigee
13 37 (1.12%) Google App Engine
14 27 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 23 (0.69%) Mimecast
16 19 (0.57%) OneDrive
17 16 (0.48%) Azure Stack
18 14 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
19 11 (0.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 581 (17.53%) DNS
2 508 (15.33%) Firewall
3 396 (11.95%) DHCP
4 389 (11.74%) SAN
5 312 (9.41%) WAN
6 280 (8.45%) LAN
7 199 (6.00%) TCP/IP
8 197 (5.94%) VPN
9 155 (4.68%) Skype
10 106 (3.20%) NetScaler
11 90 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
12 89 (2.69%) VLAN
13 88 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
14 87 (2.63%) NAS
15 86 (2.60%) SSL
16 83 (2.50%) VSAN
17 82 (2.47%) Wireless
18 81 (2.44%) Network Security
19 71 (2.14%) Internet
20 69 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 75 (2.26%) Oracle Database
3 74 (2.23%) MySQL
4 48 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 42 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
7 40 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (0.97%) Hadoop
9 30 (0.91%) RDBMS
10 26 (0.78%) Big Data
11 24 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
12 22 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (0.51%) MariaDB
15 16 (0.48%) DB2
16 15 (0.45%) Ingres
17 14 (0.42%) NoSQL
18 11 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
19 10 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 201 (6.07%) Jenkins
2 176 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 97 (2.93%) JIRA
4 56 (1.69%) Maven
5 48 (1.45%) Bitbucket
6 44 (1.33%) JUnit
7 41 (1.24%) SonarQube
8 40 (1.21%) DbUnit
9 38 (1.15%) jMock
9 38 (1.15%) Mockito
9 38 (1.15%) MSI
10 35 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 35 (1.06%) Travis CI
11 27 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 19 (0.57%) AdminStudio
12 19 (0.57%) Hudson
13 16 (0.48%) InstallShield
14 15 (0.45%) Subversion
14 15 (0.45%) TeamCity
14 15 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 458 (13.82%) Finance
2 159 (4.80%) Banking
3 126 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 64 (1.93%) Retail
5 49 (1.48%) Law
6 31 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 30 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 30 (0.91%) Publishing
8 25 (0.75%) Back Office
9 23 (0.69%) Legal
9 23 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.63%) Military
11 20 (0.60%) Marketing
12 16 (0.48%) Electronics
13 11 (0.33%) Advertising
13 11 (0.33%) German Language
13 11 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.27%) French Language
14 9 (0.27%) Front Office
15 8 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 580 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 456 (13.76%) Architect
3 238 (7.18%) Analyst
4 212 (6.40%) Consultant
5 211 (6.37%) Support Engineer
6 191 (5.76%) VMware Engineer
7 175 (5.28%) Windows Engineer
8 153 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 145 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
10 144 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
11 134 (4.04%) Network Engineer
12 133 (4.01%) Server Engineer
13 130 (3.92%) Administrator
14 118 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
15 116 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
16 113 (3.41%) Wintel Engineer
17 110 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
18 109 (3.29%) Technical Architect
19 104 (3.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 95 (2.87%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (3.14%) Web Services
2 101 (3.05%) Middleware
3 88 (2.66%) J2EE
4 79 (2.38%) .NET
5 60 (1.81%) LDAP
5 60 (1.81%) RESTful
6 45 (1.36%) SOAP
6 45 (1.36%) Spring
7 42 (1.27%) Apache Camel
8 38 (1.15%) PowerMock
8 38 (1.15%) Servlets
9 34 (1.03%) REST
10 25 (0.75%) XML
11 23 (0.69%) Spring Boot
12 17 (0.51%) 802.1X
12 17 (0.51%) Spine.js
13 15 (0.45%) LAMP
14 14 (0.42%) HTML
15 13 (0.39%) Software Packaging
15 13 (0.39%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 504 (15.21%) Data Centre
2 169 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 143 (4.32%) Clustering
4 115 (3.47%) Public Cloud
5 104 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 92 (2.78%) Replication
7 88 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 74 (2.23%) PKI
9 71 (2.14%) Private Cloud
10 62 (1.87%) Fat Client
10 62 (1.87%) Thin Client
11 53 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
12 44 (1.33%) EMC VNX
13 42 (1.27%) Blackberry
14 34 (1.03%) Driving Licence
15 31 (0.94%) NHS
16 30 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
16 30 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
17 24 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
18 23 (0.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 2,036 (61.44%) Windows
2 1,171 (35.33%) Windows Server
3 801 (24.17%) Linux
4 538 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 411 (12.40%) Windows 10
6 403 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 257 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 245 (7.39%) Windows 7
9 197 (5.94%) Unix
10 118 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 116 (3.50%) Solaris
12 87 (2.63%) CentOS
13 54 (1.63%) AIX
14 52 (1.57%) Windows 8
15 45 (1.36%) Ubuntu
16 43 (1.30%) Android
17 34 (1.03%) Apple iOS
18 25 (0.75%) Windows XP
19 24 (0.72%) SUSE
20 21 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (21.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 534 (16.11%) ITIL
3 507 (15.30%) Migration
4 363 (10.95%) DevOps
5 324 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
6 248 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
7 178 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 175 (5.28%) Configuration Management
9 145 (4.38%) Project Management
10 131 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
11 117 (3.53%) Service Management
12 113 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 109 (3.29%) Change Management
14 108 (3.26%) TOGAF
15 107 (3.23%) Open Source
16 104 (3.14%) High Availability
17 103 (3.11%) Load Balancing
18 98 (2.96%) Service Delivery
19 96 (2.90%) Information Security
20 90 (2.72%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 623 (18.80%) PowerShell
2 432 (13.04%) SQL
3 204 (6.16%) Java
4 188 (5.67%) Python
5 114 (3.44%) Bash Shell
6 88 (2.66%) Perl
7 57 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 54 (1.63%) Ruby
9 49 (1.48%) VBScript
10 48 (1.45%) Shell Script
11 35 (1.06%) C
12 33 (1.00%) VB
13 28 (0.84%) C#
14 17 (0.51%) PHP
15 15 (0.45%) Go
16 14 (0.42%) T-SQL
17 12 (0.36%) Korn
18 8 (0.24%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.21%) AWK
20 3 (0.091%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 610 (18.41%) Security Cleared
2 419 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 297 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 286 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
5 210 (6.34%) MCSE
6 191 (5.76%) CCNA
7 185 (5.58%) DV Cleared
8 178 (5.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 133 (4.01%) CCNP
10 127 (3.83%) MCSA
11 105 (3.17%) Degree
12 58 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
13 43 (1.30%) MCP
14 38 (1.15%) VCP6
15 35 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
16 32 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
16 32 (0.97%) MCITP
17 30 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
18 28 (0.84%) CCA
19 26 (0.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.02%) SLA
2 50 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (1.39%) QA
4 26 (0.78%) GDPR
5 25 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.33%) PMO
8 10 (0.30%) NCSC
9 7 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.18%) COBIT
11 5 (0.15%) HL7
12 4 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.091%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.091%) NIST
14 2 (0.060%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.060%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,776 (53.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,422 (42.91%) Active Directory
3 528 (15.93%) Hyper-V
4 497 (15.00%) vSphere
5 491 (14.82%) VMware ESXi
6 251 (7.57%) XenApp
7 209 (6.31%) Docker
8 199 (6.00%) XenDesktop
9 184 (5.55%) VMware NSX
10 128 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
11 104 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
12 94 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
13 77 (2.32%) vCloud
14 66 (1.99%) VMware Workstation
15 57 (1.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 52 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
17 46 (1.39%) Xen
18 45 (1.36%) KVM
19 33 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 33 (1.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 571 (17.23%) SCCM
2 255 (7.69%) Ansible
3 212 (6.40%) Puppet
4 199 (6.00%) vCenter Server
5 173 (5.22%) Kubernetes
6 149 (4.50%) SCOM
7 120 (3.62%) vRealize
8 94 (2.84%) WSUS
9 93 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
10 79 (2.38%) Terraform
11 68 (2.05%) NetBackup
12 61 (1.84%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 58 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
14 53 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
15 46 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
16 44 (1.33%) AirWatch
17 42 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
18 40 (1.21%) SCVMM
18 40 (1.21%) vMotion
19 39 (1.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,303 (39.32%) Microsoft
2 771 (23.26%) Cisco
3 744 (22.45%) Citrix
4 298 (8.99%) Oracle
5 288 (8.69%) HP
6 279 (8.42%) Red Hat
7 248 (7.48%) Dell
8 243 (7.33%) EMC
9 235 (7.09%) NetApp
10 107 (3.23%) Veeam
11 105 (3.17%) F5
12 101 (3.05%) IBM
13 93 (2.81%) Google
14 88 (2.66%) Juniper
15 87 (2.63%) McAfee
16 86 (2.60%) Symantec
17 80 (2.41%) Ivanti
18 76 (2.29%) CheckPoint
19 67 (2.02%) Meraki
20 63 (1.90%) SolarWinds