Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 42 42
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,658 4,479 4,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.64% 4.66% 4.21%
As % of the Vendors category 8.64% 10.31% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,296 2,876 2,847
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £186 £219 £213
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 204 257
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.25 £12.90
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.46 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.33% -4.35% +2.22%

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 42,353 43,431 46,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.12% 45.19% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,741 26,609 27,184
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,393 1,650 1,931
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -17 3,349 £375 -6.25% 1,327
UK excluding London -12 2,227 £350 - 938
London -34 1,381 £400 -5.88% 451
South East -9 878 £375 -6.25% 254
North of England -23 367 £323 -7.86% 240
Midlands +20 342 £325 -7.14% 155
East of England -1 224 £350 +2.19% 115
West Midlands +22 216 £335 +3.08% 88
Scotland -5 194 £400 +23.08% 35
North West -9 183 £325 -7.14% 139
South West -22 160 £325 +8.33% 113
East Midlands +11 126 £325 -13.33% 67
Yorkshire -41 120 £375 +7.14% 84
Wales +23 69 £375 -6.25% 26
North East 0 64 £300 -3.23% 17
Northern Ireland -33 6 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2,340 (63.97%) Windows
2 1,886 (51.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,590 (43.47%) Active Directory
4 1,437 (39.28%) Microsoft
5 1,300 (35.54%) Windows Server
6 1,037 (28.35%) Linux
7 894 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 857 (23.43%) Citrix
9 760 (20.78%) Cisco
10 752 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 696 (19.03%) PowerShell
12 620 (16.95%) ITIL
13 612 (16.73%) Firewall
14 599 (16.38%) Security Cleared
15 590 (16.13%) Hyper-V
16 574 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
17 570 (15.58%) Office 365
18 565 (15.45%) DNS
19 562 (15.36%) vSphere
20 516 (14.11%) SCCM
21 514 (14.05%) VMware ESXi
21 514 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
22 505 (13.81%) SAN
23 501 (13.70%) Finance
24 481 (13.15%) MS Exchange
25 473 (12.93%) HP
26 454 (12.41%) SQL
27 428 (11.70%) SC Cleared
28 421 (11.51%) SQL Server
29 416 (11.37%) DHCP

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
1 481 (13.15%) MS Exchange
2 223 (6.10%) IIS
3 221 (6.04%) SharePoint
4 214 (5.85%) Skype for Business
5 157 (4.29%) Apache
6 156 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 135 (3.69%) Tomcat
8 120 (3.28%) OpenStack
9 98 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 70 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
11 69 (1.89%) Confluence
11 69 (1.89%) JBoss
12 59 (1.61%) nginx
13 47 (1.28%) WebSphere
14 26 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
15 22 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
17 18 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 18 (0.49%) Jetty
17 18 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 287 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.11%) RoboHelp
6 4 (0.11%) Snagit
7 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.027%) HipChat
7 1 (0.027%) Revit
7 1 (0.027%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.36%) RMDS
3 11 (0.30%) Temenos T24
4 10 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.22%) Magento
5 8 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.14%) Eikon
8 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.082%) Bankmaster
9 3 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.055%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.027%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.027%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.027%) SAP SRM
11 1 (0.027%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.027%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 574 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 570 (15.58%) Office 365
3 514 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
4 197 (5.39%) IaaS
5 135 (3.69%) PaaS
6 74 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
7 64 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 52 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 40 (1.09%) SaaS
10 39 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
11 31 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 28 (0.77%) Amazon S3
13 25 (0.68%) OneDrive
14 23 (0.63%) OpenShift
15 22 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
15 22 (0.60%) G Suite
15 22 (0.60%) Mimecast
16 20 (0.55%) Google App Engine
17 18 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 612 (16.73%) Firewall
2 565 (15.45%) DNS
3 505 (13.81%) SAN
4 416 (11.37%) DHCP
5 345 (9.43%) TCP/IP
6 329 (8.99%) WAN
7 313 (8.56%) LAN
8 209 (5.71%) VPN
9 129 (3.53%) NAS
10 124 (3.39%) VoIP
11 115 (3.14%) Skype
12 114 (3.12%) NetScaler
13 109 (2.98%) VLAN
14 99 (2.71%) SSL
15 84 (2.30%) HTTP
16 83 (2.27%) iSCSI
17 76 (2.08%) Internet
18 74 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
19 69 (1.89%) Wireless
20 66 (1.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 108 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
3 84 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 83 (2.27%) MySQL
5 78 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 73 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 68 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 39 (1.07%) Hadoop
10 36 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
11 33 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
11 33 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 32 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 29 (0.79%) Big Data
13 29 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
14 25 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
15 23 (0.63%) DB2
16 22 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
17 21 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
18 19 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 249 (6.81%) Jenkins
2 237 (6.48%) Git (software)
3 92 (2.52%) JIRA
4 88 (2.41%) Maven
5 62 (1.69%) Ant
6 56 (1.53%) MSI
7 50 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 46 (1.26%) Subversion
9 43 (1.18%) SonarQube
9 43 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 42 (1.15%) Bitbucket
11 41 (1.12%) JUnit
12 33 (0.90%) SoapUI
13 32 (0.87%) Vagrant
14 28 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
15 27 (0.74%) Eclipse
15 27 (0.74%) Selenium
16 26 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 25 (0.68%) Artifactory
General
1 501 (13.70%) Finance
2 169 (4.62%) Banking
3 116 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 67 (1.83%) Retail
5 42 (1.15%) Legal
6 38 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 34 (0.93%) Publishing
8 27 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 24 (0.66%) Advertising
9 24 (0.66%) Back Office
9 24 (0.66%) French Language
10 22 (0.60%) Marketing
11 16 (0.44%) Law
12 13 (0.36%) Electronics
13 11 (0.30%) Local Government
14 10 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.25%) Automotive
16 8 (0.22%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.19%) Games
17 7 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 520 (14.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 357 (9.76%) Analyst
3 352 (9.62%) Architect
4 266 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 222 (6.07%) Consultant
6 220 (6.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 218 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 203 (5.55%) Administrator
9 195 (5.33%) VMware Engineer
10 186 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
11 162 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
12 132 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
13 125 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
14 121 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
15 119 (3.25%) Desktop Support
16 116 (3.17%) Network Engineer
16 116 (3.17%) Server Engineer
17 111 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
18 107 (2.93%) Support Analyst
19 100 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (3.64%) Web Services
2 111 (3.03%) .NET
3 79 (2.16%) LDAP
4 62 (1.69%) REST
5 60 (1.64%) Middleware
6 55 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
7 48 (1.31%) J2EE
8 46 (1.26%) SOAP
8 46 (1.26%) XML
9 35 (0.96%) CSS
10 32 (0.87%) RESTful
11 30 (0.82%) HTML
12 27 (0.74%) MCollective
13 24 (0.66%) Apache Camel
14 23 (0.63%) LAMP
14 23 (0.63%) X-Windows
15 21 (0.57%) PowerMock
15 21 (0.57%) Spring
16 20 (0.55%) WSH
17 19 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 412 (11.26%) Data Centre
2 155 (4.24%) Clustering
3 148 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 137 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 102 (2.79%) PKI
5 102 (2.79%) Replication
6 75 (2.05%) Private Cloud
7 71 (1.94%) Public Cloud
8 62 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 60 (1.64%) EMC VNX
10 53 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 45 (1.23%) Blackberry
12 39 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 37 (1.01%) Fat Client
13 37 (1.01%) Thin Client
14 36 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
14 36 (0.98%) NHS
15 30 (0.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 27 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
17 23 (0.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2,340 (63.97%) Windows
2 1,300 (35.54%) Windows Server
3 1,037 (28.35%) Linux
4 894 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 752 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 387 (10.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 372 (10.17%) Windows 7
8 295 (8.06%) Windows 10
9 257 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 221 (6.04%) Unix
11 150 (4.10%) CentOS
12 90 (2.46%) Solaris
13 86 (2.35%) Windows 8
14 76 (2.08%) Ubuntu
15 72 (1.97%) AIX
16 38 (1.04%) Windows Vista
17 36 (0.98%) Data ONTAP
18 33 (0.90%) Windows XP
19 28 (0.77%) Apple iOS
20 27 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (16.95%) ITIL
2 413 (11.29%) DevOps
3 391 (10.69%) Migration
4 357 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (5.99%) Configuration Management
6 207 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
7 169 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 159 (4.35%) Change Management
9 155 (4.24%) Project Management
10 152 (4.16%) Service Management
11 139 (3.80%) Scrum
12 130 (3.55%) Service Delivery
13 129 (3.53%) Problem Management
14 126 (3.44%) Continuous Delivery
15 122 (3.34%) Load Balancing
15 122 (3.34%) Open Source
16 120 (3.28%) High Availability
17 110 (3.01%) Incident Management
18 106 (2.90%) ITIL V3
19 103 (2.82%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 696 (19.03%) PowerShell
2 454 (12.41%) SQL
3 225 (6.15%) Java
4 222 (6.07%) Python
5 188 (5.14%) Bash Shell
6 109 (2.98%) VBScript
7 100 (2.73%) Ruby
8 94 (2.57%) Perl
9 72 (1.97%) Shell Script
10 66 (1.80%) JavaScript
11 64 (1.75%) C
12 46 (1.26%) C#
13 44 (1.20%) C++
14 42 (1.15%) Groovy
15 29 (0.79%) PHP
16 23 (0.63%) Go
17 21 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 21 (0.57%) VB
18 15 (0.41%) F#
19 11 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 599 (16.38%) Security Cleared
2 428 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 341 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 231 (6.31%) MCSE
5 196 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 192 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
7 139 (3.80%) DV Cleared
8 132 (3.61%) Degree
9 121 (3.31%) MCSA
10 120 (3.28%) CCNA
11 95 (2.60%) CCNP
12 75 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
13 69 (1.89%) MCITP
14 66 (1.80%) MCP
15 39 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
16 38 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
17 33 (0.90%) DBS Check
18 30 (0.82%) RHCE
19 28 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
20 27 (0.74%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (3.58%) SLA
2 50 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 39 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 39 (1.07%) QA
5 26 (0.71%) GDPR
6 15 (0.41%) PMO
7 13 (0.36%) RMADS
8 10 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.25%) HL7
10 4 (0.11%) AS 2805
10 4 (0.11%) GCP
10 4 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 4 (0.11%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.082%) COBIT
11 3 (0.082%) GMP
11 3 (0.082%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.082%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,886 (51.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,590 (43.47%) Active Directory
3 590 (16.13%) Hyper-V
4 562 (15.36%) vSphere
5 514 (14.05%) VMware ESXi
6 315 (8.61%) XenApp
7 209 (5.71%) XenDesktop
8 168 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
9 166 (4.54%) Docker
10 162 (4.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 122 (3.34%) VMware NSX
12 99 (2.71%) vCloud
12 99 (2.71%) XenServer
13 78 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
14 66 (1.80%) VMware Workstation
15 63 (1.72%) NFS
16 45 (1.23%) KVM
17 40 (1.09%) BitLocker
18 37 (1.01%) Xen
19 36 (0.98%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 516 (14.11%) SCCM
2 325 (8.88%) Puppet
3 279 (7.63%) Ansible
4 172 (4.70%) SCOM
5 168 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
6 143 (3.91%) vCenter Server
7 94 (2.57%) WSUS
8 85 (2.32%) vRealize
9 83 (2.27%) Terraform
10 82 (2.24%) Kubernetes
11 80 (2.19%) NetBackup
12 78 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
13 75 (2.05%) Backup Exec
14 55 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
15 54 (1.48%) Nagios
16 49 (1.34%) AirWatch
17 48 (1.31%) WMI
18 47 (1.28%) PowerCLI
18 47 (1.28%) ZABBIX
19 39 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,437 (39.28%) Microsoft
2 857 (23.43%) Citrix
3 760 (20.78%) Cisco
4 473 (12.93%) HP
5 317 (8.67%) NetApp
6 313 (8.56%) Red Hat
7 238 (6.51%) Oracle
8 179 (4.89%) Dell
9 169 (4.62%) EMC
10 154 (4.21%) IBM
11 144 (3.94%) Symantec
12 134 (3.66%) Ivanti
13 133 (3.64%) SolarWinds
14 119 (3.25%) CheckPoint
15 116 (3.17%) McAfee
16 114 (3.12%) F5
17 113 (3.09%) Juniper
18 108 (2.95%) Veeam
19 80 (2.19%) 3PAR
19 80 (2.19%) Google