Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 63 60
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -15
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,791 3,735 3,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.90% 3.81% 3.64%
As % of the Vendors category 9.01% 9.02% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,827 2,396 2,285
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £240 £204 £186
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 199 125
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
10th Percentile £16.09 £13.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £50.30 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +3.33% +41.18% -4.49%

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 30,989 41,386 41,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.34% 42.24% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,192 25,594 26,362
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £220 £256 £230
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,334 1,523 1,390
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +0.40% +2.53%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.75 £10.71
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.40 £45.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the UK

VMware
Top 16 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 27 January 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 +7 2,529 £400 - 1,353
UK excluding London +7 1,934 £400 +3.23% 1,163
London -10 792 £413 -5.44% 287
South East -3 595 £425 +6.25% 291
North of England +23 444 £363 - 334
South West +9 322 £463 +19.35% 135
North West +13 217 £375 - 182
Midlands +3 205 £335 -9.46% 181
Yorkshire +31 192 £350 - 110
East of England +4 166 £350 -8.20% 127
Scotland -1 134 £425 +6.25% 60
West Midlands +8 128 £350 -2.78% 111
East Midlands -3 76 £325 -23.53% 69
Wales +36 63 £450 +15.76% 32
North East +27 37 £375 -3.54% 42
Northern Ireland +6 11 £335 +3.08% 4

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1,764 (63.20%) Windows
2 1,540 (55.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,158 (41.49%) Active Directory
4 1,102 (39.48%) Windows Server
5 1,009 (36.15%) Microsoft
6 705 (25.26%) Azure
7 652 (23.36%) Linux
8 620 (22.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 599 (21.46%) Office 365
10 590 (21.14%) Security Cleared
11 574 (20.57%) Citrix
12 569 (20.39%) PowerShell
13 564 (20.21%) Cisco
14 529 (18.95%) DNS
15 514 (18.42%) AWS
16 500 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
17 482 (17.27%) SCCM
18 452 (16.19%) SC Cleared
19 448 (16.05%) vSphere
20 444 (15.91%) Firewall
21 433 (15.51%) Data Centre
22 431 (15.44%) Hyper-V
23 423 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
24 402 (14.40%) ITIL
25 395 (14.15%) DHCP
26 384 (13.76%) Migration
27 372 (13.33%) SQL
28 360 (12.90%) Windows 10
29 359 (12.86%) VMware ESXi
30 349 (12.50%) SAN

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
1 288 (10.32%) MS Exchange
2 185 (6.63%) SharePoint
3 118 (4.23%) IIS
4 116 (4.16%) Skype for Business
5 94 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 73 (2.62%) Apache
6 73 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 68 (2.44%) Tomcat
8 58 (2.08%) OpenStack
9 55 (1.97%) nginx
10 46 (1.65%) Confluence
11 40 (1.43%) WebSphere
12 34 (1.22%) Jetty
12 34 (1.22%) Mongrel
13 18 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.36%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.36%) Mattermost
16 8 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 150 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 26 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.14%) CATIA
7 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.036%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.036%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.036%) Houdini
8 1 (0.036%) Maya
Business Applications
1 24 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.14%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.11%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.11%) Line 500
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.072%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.072%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.036%) assyst
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.036%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.036%) RMDS
7 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 705 (25.26%) Azure
2 599 (21.46%) Office 365
3 514 (18.42%) AWS
4 167 (5.98%) IaaS
5 133 (4.77%) PaaS
6 97 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 92 (3.30%) GCP
8 84 (3.01%) SaaS
9 69 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
10 44 (1.58%) GitHub
11 38 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
12 33 (1.18%) Google App Engine
13 31 (1.11%) Mimecast
13 31 (1.11%) OneDrive
14 30 (1.07%) OpenShift
15 21 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 16 (0.57%) G Suite
16 16 (0.57%) Yammer
17 13 (0.47%) Power Platform
18 9 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 529 (18.95%) DNS
2 444 (15.91%) Firewall
3 395 (14.15%) DHCP
4 349 (12.50%) SAN
5 209 (7.49%) WAN
6 201 (7.20%) LAN
7 194 (6.95%) TCP/IP
8 170 (6.09%) VPN
9 121 (4.34%) Skype
10 92 (3.30%) NetScaler
11 89 (3.19%) VSAN
12 88 (3.15%) VLAN
13 77 (2.76%) NAS
14 73 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
15 72 (2.58%) Network Security
16 66 (2.36%) IPsec
17 65 (2.33%) HTTP
18 64 (2.29%) VoIP
18 64 (2.29%) Wireless
19 55 (1.97%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.33%) MySQL
3 44 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 32 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
5 32 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 28 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 26 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.50%) SQL Server 2017
12 13 (0.47%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (0.43%) Big Data
13 12 (0.43%) Power BI
13 12 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.36%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 158 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 110 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 104 (3.73%) JIRA
4 45 (1.61%) GitLab
5 39 (1.40%) Bitbucket
6 33 (1.18%) Travis CI
7 30 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (0.97%) Maven
8 27 (0.97%) Selenium
9 26 (0.93%) JUnit
9 26 (0.93%) Mockito
10 24 (0.86%) MSI
11 23 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
11 23 (0.82%) SonarQube
12 22 (0.79%) InstallShield
13 15 (0.54%) DbUnit
13 15 (0.54%) jMock
13 15 (0.54%) Visual Studio
14 14 (0.50%) AdminStudio
14 14 (0.50%) Cucumber
General
1 300 (10.75%) Finance
2 157 (5.63%) Public Sector
3 85 (3.05%) Retail
4 68 (2.44%) Banking
4 68 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.11%) Law
6 25 (0.90%) Back Office
6 25 (0.90%) Publishing
7 21 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 19 (0.68%) Legal
10 18 (0.64%) Local Government
11 14 (0.50%) Military
12 13 (0.47%) Advertising
12 13 (0.47%) Marketing
13 10 (0.36%) Automotive
14 8 (0.29%) Electronics
14 8 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 499 (17.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 296 (10.61%) Architect
3 209 (7.49%) Support Engineer
4 185 (6.63%) VMware Engineer
5 179 (6.41%) Analyst
6 169 (6.06%) Consultant
7 165 (5.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 147 (5.27%) Windows Engineer
9 135 (4.84%) Server Engineer
10 127 (4.55%) Administrator
11 118 (4.23%) Network Engineer
12 97 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
13 91 (3.26%) Wintel Engineer
14 90 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
15 77 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
15 77 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
15 77 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
16 73 (2.62%) Infrastructure Support
16 73 (2.62%) IT Engineer
17 67 (2.40%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (2.58%) Web Services
2 67 (2.40%) .NET
3 54 (1.93%) J2EE
4 44 (1.58%) Middleware
5 39 (1.40%) XML
6 35 (1.25%) RESTful
7 34 (1.22%) Servlets
8 32 (1.15%) LDAP
9 29 (1.04%) REST
10 26 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
10 26 (0.93%) SOAP
11 25 (0.90%) Node.js
11 25 (0.90%) Spring
12 24 (0.86%) SAML
13 22 (0.79%) 802.1X
14 21 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
15 15 (0.54%) Apache Camel
15 15 (0.54%) HTML
15 15 (0.54%) PowerMock
16 14 (0.50%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 433 (15.51%) Data Centre
2 147 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (3.87%) Public Cloud
4 84 (3.01%) Replication
5 78 (2.79%) Clustering
6 76 (2.72%) PKI
7 72 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 64 (2.29%) Private Cloud
9 62 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 46 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
11 43 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 37 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
13 31 (1.11%) NHS
14 30 (1.07%) Fat Client
14 30 (1.07%) Thin Client
15 29 (1.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 28 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
17 26 (0.93%) CMDB
18 23 (0.82%) EMC VNX
19 21 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,764 (63.20%) Windows
2 1,102 (39.48%) Windows Server
3 652 (23.36%) Linux
4 500 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 423 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 360 (12.90%) Windows 10
7 216 (7.74%) Windows 7
8 150 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 131 (4.69%) Unix
10 95 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 82 (2.94%) CentOS
12 64 (2.29%) Ubuntu
13 54 (1.93%) Android
14 46 (1.65%) VMS
15 45 (1.61%) Windows 8
16 38 (1.36%) Solaris
17 31 (1.11%) Apple iOS
18 25 (0.90%) Mac OS
19 21 (0.75%) Windows XP
20 19 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (22.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 402 (14.40%) ITIL
3 384 (13.76%) Migration
4 267 (9.57%) DevOps
5 251 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
6 200 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
7 175 (6.27%) Configuration Management
8 126 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 118 (4.23%) Change Management
9 118 (4.23%) Service Management
10 114 (4.08%) High Availability
11 112 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
12 96 (3.44%) Project Delivery
13 95 (3.40%) Project Management
14 88 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 85 (3.05%) Service Delivery
16 78 (2.79%) Scrum
17 77 (2.76%) Load Balancing
18 73 (2.62%) Kanban
19 72 (2.58%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 569 (20.39%) PowerShell
2 372 (13.33%) SQL
3 191 (6.84%) Python
4 120 (4.30%) Java
5 116 (4.16%) Bash Shell
6 69 (2.47%) Perl
7 46 (1.65%) VBScript
8 42 (1.50%) C
9 38 (1.36%) VB
10 33 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 33 (1.18%) Ruby
11 27 (0.97%) C#
12 23 (0.82%) Shell Script
13 22 (0.79%) Go
14 14 (0.50%) Apple Swift
14 14 (0.50%) Dart
15 13 (0.47%) Objective-C
16 12 (0.43%) C++
17 10 (0.36%) PHP
18 8 (0.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 590 (21.14%) Security Cleared
2 452 (16.19%) SC Cleared
3 214 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 185 (6.63%) DV Cleared
5 172 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
6 155 (5.55%) MCSE
7 126 (4.51%) CCNA
8 114 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 95 (3.40%) Degree
10 81 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
11 68 (2.44%) CCNP
12 65 (2.33%) MCSA
13 45 (1.61%) CCA
14 29 (1.04%) CCIE
14 29 (1.04%) MCP
15 25 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (0.90%) MCITP
16 24 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
16 24 (0.86%) VCAP
17 17 (0.61%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.51%) SLA
2 48 (1.72%) QA
3 45 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.86%) GDPR
5 22 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.39%) NIST
8 7 (0.25%) NCSC
9 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.18%) PMO
10 4 (0.14%) COBIT
10 4 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.14%) RMADS
11 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.072%) HL7
System Software
1 1,540 (55.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,158 (41.49%) Active Directory
3 448 (16.05%) vSphere
4 431 (15.44%) Hyper-V
5 359 (12.86%) VMware ESXi
6 226 (8.10%) VMware NSX
7 219 (7.85%) XenApp
8 173 (6.20%) XenDesktop
9 158 (5.66%) Docker
10 152 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
11 77 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
12 68 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
13 62 (2.22%) vCloud
14 49 (1.76%) Xen
15 47 (1.68%) NFS
16 44 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
17 40 (1.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 34 (1.22%) VMware Server
19 29 (1.04%) DFS Replication
19 29 (1.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 482 (17.27%) SCCM
2 227 (8.13%) Ansible
3 212 (7.60%) vCenter Server
4 151 (5.41%) Puppet
5 139 (4.98%) vRealize
6 120 (4.30%) SCOM
7 117 (4.19%) WSUS
8 89 (3.19%) Kubernetes
9 88 (3.15%) NetBackup
10 82 (2.94%) Terraform
11 79 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
12 73 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
13 64 (2.29%) PowerCLI
14 48 (1.72%) AirWatch
15 44 (1.58%) Backup Exec
16 40 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
17 38 (1.36%) Avamar
18 37 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
19 36 (1.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
20 33 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,009 (36.15%) Microsoft
2 574 (20.57%) Citrix
3 564 (20.21%) Cisco
4 197 (7.06%) HP
5 196 (7.02%) EMC
5 196 (7.02%) NetApp
6 192 (6.88%) Dell
7 161 (5.77%) Red Hat
8 151 (5.41%) Oracle
9 101 (3.62%) McAfee
10 92 (3.30%) Veeam
11 84 (3.01%) Google
12 82 (2.94%) Ivanti
13 73 (2.62%) Juniper
14 71 (2.54%) Symantec
15 61 (2.19%) F5
15 61 (2.19%) IBM
15 61 (2.19%) SolarWinds
16 54 (1.93%) Palo Alto
17 51 (1.83%) Meraki