Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 76 65 56
Rank change year-on-year -11 -9 +9
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,674 1,476 2,870
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.08% 3.54% 3.95%
As % of the Vendors category 7.90% 8.29% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,885 910 1,908
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
25th Percentile £359 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £430 £400
Median % change year-on-year +7.56% +7.50% -
75th Percentile £575 £525 £500
90th Percentile £650 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 73 109
10th Percentile £12.25 £17.47 £16.12
25th Percentile £21.50 £31.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate £43.19 £50.00 £38.20
Median % change year-on-year -13.62% +30.89% +31.72%
75th Percentile £63.00 £64.50 £47.83
90th Percentile £69.05 £66.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.60 £39.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.64% +32.50% +13.21%

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 33,868 17,806 31,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.03% 42.66% 42.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,215 11,376 19,826
10th Percentile £267 £250 £220
25th Percentile £406 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.27% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £613 £563 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 928 617 1,276
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.77
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.68 £14.31
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +28.34% +7.41%
75th Percentile £43.97 £46.50 £35.13
90th Percentile £62.15 £60.55 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.20% +17.14% +6.06%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for VMware in the UK

VMware
Top 18 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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -2 2,236 £471 +9.59% 957
UK excluding London -1 1,390 £425 - 737
London -2 900 £510 +13.33% 285
Work from Home -39 556 £475 +5.56% 147
South East -11 487 £488 +8.33% 176
North of England +20 240 £380 -5.00% 199
Midlands +8 207 £356 +1.79% 147
South West -18 176 £425 - 73
North West +27 141 £420 +15.86% 112
East of England +4 119 £425 +13.33% 73
West Midlands -10 115 £310 -11.43% 92
East Midlands +20 91 £380 +12.59% 54
Yorkshire -2 86 £353 -14.55% 70
Scotland -62 83 £421 -0.88% 32
Wales +15 73 £427 +22.00% 26
North East +1 14 £230 -29.23% 17
Northern Ireland +2 9 £201 - 12
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 1,595 (59.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,524 (56.99%) Windows
3 1,090 (40.76%) Active Directory
4 985 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 844 (31.56%) Windows Server
6 806 (30.14%) Azure
7 691 (25.84%) Linux
8 629 (23.52%) Security Cleared
9 578 (21.62%) Firewall
10 572 (21.39%) Microsoft 365
11 554 (20.72%) Cisco
12 527 (19.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 500 (18.70%) PowerShell
14 481 (17.99%) Social Skills
15 475 (17.76%) AWS
16 468 (17.50%) DNS
17 461 (17.24%) ITIL
18 452 (16.90%) SC Cleared
19 441 (16.49%) Migration
20 427 (15.97%) Citrix
21 407 (15.22%) Data Centre
22 378 (14.14%) Ansible
23 376 (14.06%) Hyper-V
24 333 (12.45%) vSphere
25 332 (12.42%) SQL
26 331 (12.38%) Finance
27 326 (12.19%) SCCM
28 320 (11.97%) DevOps
29 309 (11.56%) VMware ESXi
30 289 (10.81%) Agile Software Development

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
1 175 (6.54%) MS Exchange
2 134 (5.01%) SharePoint
3 79 (2.95%) IIS
3 79 (2.95%) OpenStack
4 50 (1.87%) Confluence
5 45 (1.68%) Apache
6 42 (1.57%) nginx
7 40 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 34 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 30 (1.12%) Skype for Business
10 29 (1.08%) ArcGIS
11 25 (0.93%) Tomcat
12 22 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
13 15 (0.56%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (0.52%) Traefik
15 8 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
17 6 (0.22%) WordPress
18 5 (0.19%) Site Server
Applications
1 154 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.075%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.30%) Sentinel
4 7 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.11%) Eikon
7 3 (0.11%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
7 3 (0.11%) RMDS
8 2 (0.075%) assyst
8 2 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.037%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.037%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.037%) Magento
9 1 (0.037%) Maximo
9 1 (0.037%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.037%) Shopify
9 1 (0.037%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 806 (30.14%) Azure
2 572 (21.39%) Microsoft 365
3 475 (17.76%) AWS
4 183 (6.84%) IaaS
5 176 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 149 (5.57%) GCP
7 136 (5.09%) PaaS
8 110 (4.11%) SaaS
9 62 (2.32%) Nutanix
10 53 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
11 50 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 47 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
13 36 (1.35%) OneDrive
14 35 (1.31%) GitHub
15 28 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 28 (1.05%) OpenShift
16 27 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (0.97%) Mimecast
18 20 (0.75%) Serverless
19 17 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 578 (21.62%) Firewall
2 468 (17.50%) DNS
3 287 (10.73%) DHCP
4 279 (10.43%) WAN
5 263 (9.84%) SAN
6 225 (8.41%) LAN
7 214 (8.00%) VPN
8 180 (6.73%) TCP/IP
9 129 (4.82%) Network Security
10 113 (4.23%) VSAN
11 96 (3.59%) VLAN
12 91 (3.40%) NetScaler
13 81 (3.03%) SD-WAN
14 77 (2.88%) Wireless
15 74 (2.77%) SSL
16 68 (2.54%) VoIP
17 65 (2.43%) IPsec
17 65 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
18 63 (2.36%) BGP
19 62 (2.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.17%) MySQL
3 42 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
6 33 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 32 (1.20%) SQL Server 2019
8 29 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 28 (1.05%) MongoDB
10 26 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
11 21 (0.79%) DB2
12 19 (0.71%) NoSQL
13 18 (0.67%) Hadoop
14 16 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (0.56%) Couchbase
16 13 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.49%) GIS
17 12 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
18 11 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 123 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 96 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 88 (3.29%) JIRA
4 67 (2.51%) GitLab
5 43 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 24 (0.90%) Bitbucket
7 23 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 15 (0.56%) TeamCity
9 13 (0.49%) Subversion
10 11 (0.41%) MSI
11 9 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.30%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.26%) GoCD
13 7 (0.26%) InstallShield
13 7 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.22%) CppUnit
14 6 (0.22%) JMeter
14 6 (0.22%) PVCS
14 6 (0.22%) Robot Framework
14 6 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 481 (17.99%) Social Skills
2 331 (12.38%) Finance
3 212 (7.93%) Public Sector
4 144 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 104 (3.89%) Banking
6 102 (3.81%) Telecoms
7 48 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
8 45 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
9 39 (1.46%) Influencing Skills
10 37 (1.38%) Retail
11 32 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
12 29 (1.08%) Games
13 27 (1.01%) Back Office
14 25 (0.93%) Legal
15 20 (0.75%) Law
16 17 (0.64%) Local Government
16 17 (0.64%) Manufacturing
17 14 (0.52%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.26%) Advertising
18 7 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 428 (16.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 379 (14.17%) Architect
3 218 (8.15%) Consultant
4 172 (6.43%) Support Engineer
5 166 (6.21%) VMware Engineer
6 147 (5.50%) Infrastructure Architect
7 139 (5.20%) Network Engineer
8 124 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 119 (4.45%) Administrator
10 116 (4.34%) Analyst
11 112 (4.19%) Server Engineer
12 101 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
13 89 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
14 87 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
15 83 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support
16 74 (2.77%) IT Engineer
17 70 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
18 69 (2.58%) Security Engineer
19 67 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
20 66 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (1.65%) LDAP
2 43 (1.61%) .NET
3 42 (1.57%) OAuth
4 36 (1.35%) Middleware
5 28 (1.05%) JSON
5 28 (1.05%) YAML
6 27 (1.01%) Kafka
7 26 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
7 26 (0.97%) OAuth2
8 24 (0.90%) Web Services
9 23 (0.86%) XML
10 21 (0.79%) REST
11 20 (0.75%) Node.js
12 17 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (0.64%) XMPP
13 15 (0.56%) SAML
14 14 (0.52%) cloud-init
14 14 (0.52%) gRPC
14 14 (0.52%) JWT
15 12 (0.45%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 407 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 147 (5.50%) Clustering
3 112 (4.19%) Private Cloud
4 108 (4.04%) Public Cloud
5 102 (3.81%) PKI
6 98 (3.66%) Replication
7 60 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
7 60 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 53 (1.98%) NHS
9 49 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 42 (1.57%) Cloud Native
11 34 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
12 27 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 26 (0.97%) Virtual Team
14 25 (0.93%) CMDB
15 23 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
17 18 (0.67%) Driving Licence
17 18 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
18 17 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,524 (56.99%) Windows
2 844 (31.56%) Windows Server
3 691 (25.84%) Linux
4 283 (10.58%) Windows 10
5 232 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 222 (8.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 188 (7.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 185 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 181 (6.77%) Windows Server 2019
10 148 (5.53%) Unix
11 92 (3.44%) Windows 7
12 84 (3.14%) CentOS
13 52 (1.94%) Ubuntu
14 37 (1.38%) Apple iOS
14 37 (1.38%) Mac OS
14 37 (1.38%) VMS
15 36 (1.35%) Android
16 32 (1.20%) Solaris
16 32 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (0.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (19.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 461 (17.24%) ITIL
3 441 (16.49%) Migration
4 320 (11.97%) DevOps
5 289 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 234 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
7 197 (7.37%) CI/CD
8 168 (6.28%) Change Management
9 159 (5.95%) Project Delivery
10 150 (5.61%) Project Management
11 141 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 129 (4.82%) Service Delivery
13 126 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
14 123 (4.60%) Configuration Management
15 119 (4.45%) Load Balancing
16 110 (4.11%) Infrastructure as Code
17 108 (4.04%) Data Protection
18 100 (3.74%) Service Management
19 84 (3.14%) ITSM
20 80 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 500 (18.70%) PowerShell
2 332 (12.42%) SQL
3 261 (9.76%) Python
4 162 (6.06%) Bash
5 63 (2.36%) Java
5 63 (2.36%) Perl
6 60 (2.24%) C
7 56 (2.09%) Shell Script
8 48 (1.80%) VB
8 48 (1.80%) VBScript
9 44 (1.65%) Ruby
10 37 (1.38%) Go
11 30 (1.12%) JavaScript
12 28 (1.05%) C#
12 28 (1.05%) PHP
13 22 (0.82%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.34%) Groovy
15 9 (0.34%) VBA
16 7 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 629 (23.52%) Security Cleared
2 452 (16.90%) SC Cleared
3 200 (7.48%) DV Cleared
4 177 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
5 142 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 113 (4.23%) Degree
7 102 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 91 (3.40%) CCNA
9 84 (3.14%) CCNP
10 83 (3.10%) MCSE
11 49 (1.83%) MCSA
12 44 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
13 37 (1.38%) CCIE
14 32 (1.20%) PMP
15 29 (1.08%) CISSP
16 26 (0.97%) MCP
17 24 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
17 24 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
18 21 (0.79%) VCAP
19 20 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.49%) SLA
2 47 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (1.50%) NCSC
4 31 (1.16%) QA
5 27 (1.01%) GDPR
6 17 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.41%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.26%) ISO 22301
11 7 (0.26%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.26%) NIST
12 6 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.22%) PMO
13 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.15%) GRC
13 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 1,595 (59.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,090 (40.76%) Active Directory
3 376 (14.06%) Hyper-V
4 333 (12.45%) vSphere
5 309 (11.56%) VMware ESXi
6 230 (8.60%) VMware NSX
7 163 (6.10%) Docker
8 129 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
9 88 (3.29%) vCloud
10 84 (3.14%) XenApp
11 82 (3.07%) Virtual Servers
12 57 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 57 (2.13%) XenDesktop
13 53 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
14 45 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
15 44 (1.65%) NFS
16 32 (1.20%) Firmware
16 32 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 28 (1.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 27 (1.01%) KVM
Systems Management
1 378 (14.14%) Ansible
2 326 (12.19%) SCCM
3 249 (9.31%) Terraform
4 184 (6.88%) vCenter Server
5 180 (6.73%) Kubernetes
6 148 (5.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 139 (5.20%) vRealize
8 102 (3.81%) Puppet
9 86 (3.22%) Microsoft Clustering
10 69 (2.58%) WSUS
11 65 (2.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 64 (2.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 58 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
14 56 (2.09%) Prometheus
15 54 (2.02%) VxRail
16 53 (1.98%) ZABBIX
17 49 (1.83%) SCOM
18 42 (1.57%) NetBackup
18 42 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
19 41 (1.53%) Packer
Vendors
1 985 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 554 (20.72%) Cisco
3 427 (15.97%) Citrix
4 249 (9.31%) Red Hat
5 211 (7.89%) Oracle
6 197 (7.37%) HP
7 193 (7.22%) Dell
8 136 (5.09%) Veeam
9 107 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 107 (4.00%) Juniper
9 107 (4.00%) NetApp
10 93 (3.48%) Palo Alto
11 89 (3.33%) Splunk
12 87 (3.25%) IBM
13 86 (3.22%) SolarWinds
14 81 (3.03%) ServiceNow
15 73 (2.73%) F5
16 71 (2.66%) EMC
17 69 (2.58%) McAfee
18 57 (2.13%) Google