Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 47 37
Rank change year-on-year -17 -10 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,507 3,842 4,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.47% 4.14% 4.52%
As % of the Vendors category 8.29% 9.30% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,291 2,497 3,140
UK median daily rate £388 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +1.94% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £214
90th Percentile £559 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £366
% change year-on-year +3.57% -4.44% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 162 211
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.12% -13.46% +16.85%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.92 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.09 £21.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -0.75% -10.53% +5.56%

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 42,284 41,305 46,647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.80% 44.55% 43.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,442 25,346 28,064
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,452 1,485 1,685
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.39 £10.02
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.29 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -22 3,148 £400 - 1,118
UK excluding London -5 2,217 £363 +3.57% 839
London -27 1,247 £425 - 338
South East -10 838 £400 - 224
North of England -23 390 £333 -5.00% 252
Midlands +5 287 £350 +7.69% 128
Scotland 0 246 £323 -9.15% 40
East of England +1 201 £320 -12.33% 83
South West -11 196 £306 -2.00% 93
West Midlands +23 188 £370 +23.33% 67
North West -20 172 £350 +6.06% 141
Yorkshire -36 133 £375 - 90
East Midlands -8 101 £340 +2.64% 61
North East +22 85 £290 +5.45% 21
Wales +3 69 £375 +36.36% 15
Northern Ireland -14 4 £238 -15.18% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 2,218 (63.24%) Windows
2 1,936 (55.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,550 (44.20%) Active Directory
4 1,379 (39.32%) Microsoft
5 1,310 (37.35%) Windows Server
6 912 (26.01%) Linux
7 884 (25.21%) Citrix
8 789 (22.50%) Cisco
9 775 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 741 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 731 (20.84%) Security Cleared
12 648 (18.48%) PowerShell
13 625 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 616 (17.56%) ITIL
14 616 (17.56%) DNS
15 604 (17.22%) vSphere
16 571 (16.28%) Hyper-V
17 563 (16.05%) Firewall
18 545 (15.54%) SC Cleared
19 536 (15.28%) SCCM
20 527 (15.03%) VMware ESXi
21 517 (14.74%) Office 365
22 489 (13.94%) Finance
23 487 (13.89%) SAN
24 483 (13.77%) HP
25 476 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
26 464 (13.23%) DHCP
27 432 (12.32%) SQL
28 426 (12.15%) Data Centre
29 413 (11.78%) MS Exchange

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
1 413 (11.78%) MS Exchange
2 261 (7.44%) IIS
3 175 (4.99%) SharePoint
4 169 (4.82%) Skype for Business
5 144 (4.11%) Apache
6 138 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 113 (3.22%) OpenStack
8 106 (3.02%) Tomcat
9 96 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 58 (1.65%) nginx
11 53 (1.51%) WebSphere
12 48 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
13 46 (1.31%) Confluence
14 41 (1.17%) JBoss
15 32 (0.91%) Jetty
16 27 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
17 23 (0.66%) Mongrel
18 14 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
19 13 (0.37%) IBM Notes
20 12 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 232 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.057%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.057%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.057%) Snagit
8 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.029%) HipChat
8 1 (0.029%) Mingle
8 1 (0.029%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (0.51%) RMDS
2 14 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.31%) Temenos T24
4 10 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.26%) Magento
6 8 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.086%) Bankmaster
8 3 (0.086%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.057%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.057%) Relativity
10 1 (0.029%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.029%) OPENHousing
10 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.029%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.029%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 625 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 517 (14.74%) Office 365
3 476 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
4 187 (5.33%) IaaS
5 142 (4.05%) PaaS
6 76 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
7 71 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 57 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 47 (1.34%) SaaS
11 44 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 29 (0.83%) Google App Engine
13 28 (0.80%) OpenShift
14 23 (0.66%) G Suite
15 22 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (0.60%) Amazon S3
17 20 (0.57%) Mimecast
17 20 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 18 (0.51%) NuGet
19 17 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 616 (17.56%) DNS
2 563 (16.05%) Firewall
3 487 (13.89%) SAN
4 464 (13.23%) DHCP
5 321 (9.15%) WAN
6 304 (8.67%) LAN
7 286 (8.16%) TCP/IP
8 230 (6.56%) VPN
9 153 (4.36%) NetScaler
10 122 (3.48%) VoIP
11 114 (3.25%) NAS
12 111 (3.17%) Skype
13 105 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
14 102 (2.91%) SSL
14 102 (2.91%) VLAN
15 100 (2.85%) Internet
16 90 (2.57%) iSCSI
17 89 (2.54%) HTTP
18 85 (2.42%) IPsec
19 75 (2.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.05%) MySQL
3 81 (2.31%) Oracle Database
4 77 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
7 45 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 43 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 42 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 42 (1.20%) Relational Database
10 34 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
11 33 (0.94%) Hadoop
12 32 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 30 (0.86%) NoSQL
14 26 (0.74%) Big Data
15 24 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
15 24 (0.68%) DB2
16 18 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
18 14 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 253 (7.21%) Jenkins
2 215 (6.13%) Git (software)
3 84 (2.40%) JIRA
4 77 (2.20%) Maven
5 60 (1.71%) Ant
6 57 (1.63%) Subversion
7 47 (1.34%) HP UFT
7 47 (1.34%) MSI
7 47 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (1.25%) Vagrant
9 42 (1.20%) TeamCity
10 40 (1.14%) JUnit
10 40 (1.14%) SonarQube
11 37 (1.06%) Eclipse
12 35 (1.00%) Selenium
13 31 (0.88%) SoapUI
13 31 (0.88%) Travis CI
14 29 (0.83%) DbUnit
14 29 (0.83%) jMock
14 29 (0.83%) Mockito
General
1 489 (13.94%) Finance
2 149 (4.25%) Banking
3 90 (2.57%) Telecoms
4 79 (2.25%) Retail
5 40 (1.14%) Legal
6 39 (1.11%) Publishing
7 33 (0.94%) Law
8 22 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 22 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.48%) French Language
10 14 (0.40%) Back Office
10 14 (0.40%) Local Government
10 14 (0.40%) Military
11 13 (0.37%) Games
11 13 (0.37%) Marketing
12 10 (0.29%) Advertising
13 8 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.17%) Billing
15 5 (0.14%) Electronics
15 5 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 486 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 373 (10.64%) Architect
3 330 (9.41%) Analyst
4 271 (7.73%) Support Engineer
5 213 (6.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 183 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
7 182 (5.19%) VMware Engineer
8 181 (5.16%) Consultant
9 177 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
10 168 (4.79%) Administrator
11 137 (3.91%) Network Engineer
12 135 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
13 124 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
14 122 (3.48%) Server Engineer
15 121 (3.45%) Desktop Support
16 113 (3.22%) Systems Administrator
17 110 (3.14%) Linux Engineer
18 102 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
19 99 (2.82%) Infrastructure Support
20 96 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (4.42%) Web Services
2 114 (3.25%) .NET
3 62 (1.77%) Middleware
4 61 (1.74%) LDAP
5 57 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
6 49 (1.40%) J2EE
7 44 (1.25%) SOAP
8 43 (1.23%) REST
8 43 (1.23%) XML
9 32 (0.91%) Apache Camel
10 31 (0.88%) RESTful
10 31 (0.88%) Spring
11 30 (0.86%) LAMP
12 29 (0.83%) PowerMock
13 27 (0.77%) 802.1X
14 26 (0.74%) LEMP Stack
14 26 (0.74%) Servlets
15 24 (0.68%) .NET Framework
15 24 (0.68%) HTML
15 24 (0.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 426 (12.15%) Data Centre
2 190 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 179 (5.10%) Clustering
4 118 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 117 (3.34%) PKI
6 102 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
7 90 (2.57%) Replication
8 72 (2.05%) Computer Science
9 63 (1.80%) Private Cloud
10 56 (1.60%) Fat Client
10 56 (1.60%) Public Cloud
10 56 (1.60%) Thin Client
11 48 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 41 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
13 39 (1.11%) EMC VNX
13 39 (1.11%) Virtual Team
14 38 (1.08%) Blackberry
15 30 (0.86%) NHS
16 27 (0.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 25 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2,218 (63.24%) Windows
2 1,310 (37.35%) Windows Server
3 912 (26.01%) Linux
4 775 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 741 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 368 (10.49%) Windows 7
7 344 (9.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 303 (8.64%) Windows 10
9 274 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 206 (5.87%) Unix
11 153 (4.36%) CentOS
12 101 (2.88%) Solaris
13 98 (2.79%) AIX
14 87 (2.48%) Ubuntu
15 86 (2.45%) Windows 8
16 57 (1.63%) Windows XP
17 32 (0.91%) Data ONTAP
18 31 (0.88%) Debian
19 28 (0.80%) Windows 2000
19 28 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (17.56%) ITIL
2 391 (11.15%) Migration
3 365 (10.41%) DevOps
4 359 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
5 252 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
6 218 (6.22%) Configuration Management
7 203 (5.79%) Change Management
8 197 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
9 178 (5.08%) Service Management
10 157 (4.48%) Project Management
11 154 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
12 131 (3.74%) Scrum
13 127 (3.62%) Problem Management
14 123 (3.51%) Service Delivery
15 118 (3.36%) High Availability
16 114 (3.25%) Load Balancing
17 113 (3.22%) Incident Management
18 107 (3.05%) Open Source
19 102 (2.91%) ITIL V3
20 97 (2.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 648 (18.48%) PowerShell
2 432 (12.32%) SQL
3 248 (7.07%) Python
4 217 (6.19%) Java
5 161 (4.59%) Bash Shell
6 100 (2.85%) Perl
7 95 (2.71%) Ruby
8 88 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 74 (2.11%) VBScript
10 64 (1.82%) C
11 57 (1.63%) JavaScript
12 48 (1.37%) C#
13 31 (0.88%) PHP
14 30 (0.86%) C++
15 28 (0.80%) VB
16 26 (0.74%) F#
17 23 (0.66%) T-SQL
18 19 (0.54%) Go
19 18 (0.51%) Groovy
20 10 (0.29%) CQL
Qualifications
1 731 (20.84%) Security Cleared
2 545 (15.54%) SC Cleared
3 328 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 210 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
5 209 (5.96%) MCSE
6 159 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 148 (4.22%) DV Cleared
8 145 (4.13%) Degree
9 125 (3.56%) MCSA
10 123 (3.51%) CCNA
11 108 (3.08%) CCNP
12 89 (2.54%) MCP
13 76 (2.17%) MCITP
14 66 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
15 58 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
16 38 (1.08%) ISTQB
17 32 (0.91%) DBS Check
18 30 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
19 27 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 26 (0.74%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.54%) SLA
2 42 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 36 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 32 (0.91%) QA
6 28 (0.80%) GDPR
7 16 (0.46%) PMO
8 11 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.29%) GCP
10 9 (0.26%) RMADS
11 6 (0.17%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.14%) COBIT
13 4 (0.11%) PA-DSS
14 3 (0.086%) GMP
14 3 (0.086%) GxP
14 3 (0.086%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.057%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 2 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,936 (55.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,550 (44.20%) Active Directory
3 604 (17.22%) vSphere
4 571 (16.28%) Hyper-V
5 527 (15.03%) VMware ESXi
6 364 (10.38%) XenApp
7 246 (7.01%) XenDesktop
8 164 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 163 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
10 148 (4.22%) VMware NSX
11 142 (4.05%) Docker
12 112 (3.19%) XenServer
13 83 (2.37%) VMware Workstation
14 82 (2.34%) NFS
15 69 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
16 68 (1.94%) vCloud
17 65 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
18 60 (1.71%) Xen
19 44 (1.25%) BitLocker
20 43 (1.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 536 (15.28%) SCCM
2 298 (8.50%) Puppet
3 278 (7.93%) Ansible
4 182 (5.19%) vCenter Server
5 180 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
6 154 (4.39%) SCOM
7 108 (3.08%) vRealize
8 97 (2.77%) WSUS
9 87 (2.48%) Terraform
10 79 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
11 70 (2.00%) Backup Exec
12 67 (1.91%) Kubernetes
13 61 (1.74%) AirWatch
13 61 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
14 58 (1.65%) Nagios
15 57 (1.63%) HP ALM
16 55 (1.57%) NetBackup
17 48 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 46 (1.31%) Nessus
18 46 (1.31%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1,379 (39.32%) Microsoft
2 884 (25.21%) Citrix
3 789 (22.50%) Cisco
4 483 (13.77%) HP
5 309 (8.81%) NetApp
5 309 (8.81%) Red Hat
6 245 (6.99%) Oracle
7 218 (6.22%) Ivanti
8 191 (5.45%) EMC
9 176 (5.02%) Dell
10 158 (4.51%) SolarWinds
11 144 (4.11%) IBM
12 133 (3.79%) Veeam
13 125 (3.56%) CheckPoint
14 124 (3.54%) McAfee
15 106 (3.02%) Splunk
16 105 (2.99%) Juniper
17 104 (2.97%) F5
18 102 (2.91%) Google
18 102 (2.91%) Symantec