Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 55 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,468 2,837 3,768
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.54% 3.96% 3.82%
As % of the Vendors category 8.30% 9.20% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,085 1,926 2,498
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £200
90th Percentile £587 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 111 190
Median hourly rate £54.00 £39.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +34.48% +20.83%
10th Percentile £21.76 £16.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £66.03 £55.00 £49.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +15.38% +25.88%

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 17,686 30,843 41,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.65% 43.01% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,195 19,624 25,961
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 1,268 1,486
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.34% +7.41% +2.41%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.71 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.78 £50.00 £47.09
Median hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.24% +6.06% +3.13%

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 -9 1,169 £430 +7.50% 592
UK excluding London -1 815 £413 +3.13% 487
London -16 417 £450 +9.09% 131
Work from Home -13 333 £450 -5.26% 75
South East +21 308 £450 +5.88% 133
Scotland +25 121 £425 - 14
South West +8 120 £400 -12.33% 56
North of England -42 107 £406 +11.30% 159
Midlands -10 95 £350 - 78
West Midlands +5 72 £350 -4.11% 53
East of England -4 52 £375 +7.14% 29
North West -33 50 £350 -6.67% 93
Yorkshire -29 45 £430 +22.86% 52
East Midlands -11 23 £350 +7.69% 25
North East +11 12 £350 -6.67% 14
Wales -21 12 £375 -16.67% 16
Northern Ireland +1 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 913 (62.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 806 (54.90%) Windows
3 562 (38.28%) Active Directory
4 529 (36.04%) Microsoft
5 501 (34.13%) Security Cleared
6 439 (29.90%) Windows Server
7 424 (28.88%) Linux
8 407 (27.72%) Azure
9 358 (24.39%) SC Cleared
10 327 (22.28%) Cisco
11 301 (20.50%) PowerShell
12 275 (18.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 261 (17.78%) Firewall
14 256 (17.44%) DNS
15 250 (17.03%) VMware ESXi
16 246 (16.76%) Citrix
17 240 (16.35%) vSphere
18 235 (16.01%) DevOps
19 233 (15.87%) AWS
20 224 (15.26%) VMware NSX
21 215 (14.65%) Ansible
22 212 (14.44%) Data Centre
23 197 (13.42%) Office 365
24 195 (13.28%) Migration
25 191 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
26 178 (12.13%) SAN
27 175 (11.92%) Dell
27 175 (11.92%) DHCP
28 174 (11.85%) Windows 10
29 171 (11.65%) 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
1 101 (6.88%) MS Exchange
2 82 (5.59%) SharePoint
3 75 (5.11%) IIS
4 32 (2.18%) Apache
5 31 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.84%) OpenStack
6 27 (1.84%) Skype for Business
7 26 (1.77%) Confluence
8 19 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (0.95%) nginx
10 14 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.89%) ArcGIS
12 12 (0.82%) JBoss
13 11 (0.75%) Documentum
14 7 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.27%) CMS
16 4 (0.27%) GlassFish
Applications
1 91 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (3.20%) MS Visio
3 37 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.89%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.068%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.068%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.068%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.068%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.068%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 407 (27.72%) Azure
2 233 (15.87%) AWS
3 197 (13.42%) Office 365
4 74 (5.04%) IaaS
5 63 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 63 (4.29%) GCP
6 48 (3.27%) PaaS
7 47 (3.20%) SaaS
8 44 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (2.18%) GitHub
10 20 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (1.16%) Mimecast
12 16 (1.09%) OneDrive
12 16 (1.09%) OpenShift
13 14 (0.95%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (0.75%) Azure Stack
15 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 261 (17.78%) Firewall
2 256 (17.44%) DNS
3 178 (12.13%) SAN
4 175 (11.92%) DHCP
5 148 (10.08%) WAN
6 131 (8.92%) LAN
7 104 (7.08%) VSAN
8 87 (5.93%) VPN
9 86 (5.86%) TCP/IP
10 68 (4.63%) VLAN
11 55 (3.75%) Network Security
12 38 (2.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 38 (2.59%) SNMP
13 36 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (2.45%) Fibre Channel
13 36 (2.45%) VoIP
14 34 (2.32%) HTTP
14 34 (2.32%) SSL
15 33 (2.25%) Skype
16 30 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.50%) MySQL
3 18 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 18 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (0.75%) DB2
7 10 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (0.61%) GIS
8 9 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.41%) Big Data
11 6 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.27%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 70 (4.77%) Jenkins
2 63 (4.29%) JIRA
3 61 (4.16%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.98%) GitLab
5 27 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (0.89%) TeamCity
8 11 (0.75%) Bitbucket
8 11 (0.75%) SonarQube
9 10 (0.68%) Subversion
10 8 (0.54%) Maven
10 8 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.48%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.41%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.41%) Gatling
12 6 (0.41%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.41%) JUnit
12 6 (0.41%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio Code
12 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 169 (11.51%) Finance
2 133 (9.06%) Public Sector
3 49 (3.34%) Banking
4 35 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.63%) Law
6 22 (1.50%) Retail
7 19 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.16%) Electronics
8 17 (1.16%) Marketing
9 13 (0.89%) Publishing
10 11 (0.75%) Legal
11 8 (0.54%) Back Office
11 8 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.48%) Advertising
12 7 (0.48%) Front Office
13 6 (0.41%) Military
14 4 (0.27%) Automotive
14 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 268 (18.26%) Architect
2 217 (14.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 167 (11.38%) VMware Engineer
4 131 (8.92%) Consultant
5 88 (5.99%) Cloud Architect
6 79 (5.38%) VMware Architect
7 75 (5.11%) Windows Engineer
8 70 (4.77%) Infrastructure Architect
9 69 (4.70%) Cloud Engineer
10 68 (4.63%) DevOps Engineer
11 61 (4.16%) Network Engineer
11 61 (4.16%) Support Engineer
12 60 (4.09%) Administrator
13 59 (4.02%) Analyst
14 58 (3.95%) Technical Architect
15 48 (3.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 47 (3.20%) Wintel Engineer
17 46 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
18 40 (2.72%) VMware Consultant
19 39 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.79%) REST
2 36 (2.45%) Middleware
3 33 (2.25%) 802.1X
4 30 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
5 29 (1.98%) LDAP
6 26 (1.77%) Swagger
6 26 (1.77%) Web Services
7 24 (1.63%) .NET
7 24 (1.63%) gRPC
8 18 (1.23%) Node.js
8 18 (1.23%) XML
9 16 (1.09%) RESTful
10 15 (1.02%) HTML
11 14 (0.95%) Kafka
11 14 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
12 13 (0.89%) CSS
13 12 (0.82%) .NET Core
13 12 (0.82%) JSON
14 10 (0.68%) React
15 9 (0.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 212 (14.44%) Data Centre
2 95 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (5.11%) Private Cloud
4 59 (4.02%) Clustering
5 43 (2.93%) Public Cloud
6 39 (2.66%) EMC VNX
6 39 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 39 (2.66%) PKI
7 37 (2.52%) Replication
8 35 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.70%) NHS
10 22 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.29%) Cloud Native
12 18 (1.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 17 (1.16%) CMDB
14 13 (0.89%) Fat Client
14 13 (0.89%) Thin Client
15 12 (0.82%) User Experience
15 12 (0.82%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 806 (54.90%) Windows
2 439 (29.90%) Windows Server
3 424 (28.88%) Linux
4 191 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 174 (11.85%) Windows 10
6 143 (9.74%) Windows Server 2016
7 133 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 118 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 115 (7.83%) Unix
10 93 (6.34%) Windows Server 2019
11 79 (5.38%) CentOS
12 56 (3.81%) Windows 7
13 43 (2.93%) Ubuntu
14 33 (2.25%) Solaris
15 27 (1.84%) Windows XP
16 17 (1.16%) Android
17 16 (1.09%) Apple iOS
18 15 (1.02%) Mac OS
18 15 (1.02%) VMS
19 14 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (18.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 235 (16.01%) DevOps
3 195 (13.28%) Migration
4 171 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (10.83%) ITIL
6 97 (6.61%) Configuration Management
7 89 (6.06%) Infrastructure as Code
8 84 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 82 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
10 74 (5.04%) Change Management
11 72 (4.90%) Project Delivery
12 67 (4.56%) Load Balancing
13 63 (4.29%) High Availability
14 58 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (3.88%) Patch Management
16 52 (3.54%) Cybersecurity
17 51 (3.47%) Converged Infrastructure
18 48 (3.27%) Project Management
18 48 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 48 (3.27%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 301 (20.50%) PowerShell
2 137 (9.33%) Python
3 134 (9.13%) SQL
4 93 (6.34%) Bash Shell
5 50 (3.41%) Perl
6 43 (2.93%) C
7 39 (2.66%) JavaScript
8 33 (2.25%) Go
9 29 (1.98%) C#
10 27 (1.84%) Java
11 26 (1.77%) VB
12 25 (1.70%) Ruby
13 20 (1.36%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.95%) VBScript
15 13 (0.89%) PHP
16 12 (0.82%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.61%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.48%) TypeScript
19 5 (0.34%) C++
19 5 (0.34%) Korn
Qualifications
1 501 (34.13%) Security Cleared
2 358 (24.39%) SC Cleared
3 151 (10.29%) DV Cleared
4 113 (7.70%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 87 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 79 (5.38%) CCNA
8 68 (4.63%) CCNP
9 55 (3.75%) Degree
10 50 (3.41%) MCSE
11 29 (1.98%) VCAP
12 28 (1.91%) MCSA
13 19 (1.29%) VCP6
14 17 (1.16%) CCIE
15 16 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.09%) RHCE
16 12 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.82%) VCDX
17 11 (0.75%) MCITP
17 11 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.02%) SLA
2 15 (1.02%) JSP 440
3 13 (0.89%) NCSC
4 12 (0.82%) NIST
5 10 (0.68%) QA
6 8 (0.54%) GDPR
7 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.20%) RMADS
11 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.14%) GMP
12 1 (0.068%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.068%) PMO
System Software
1 913 (62.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 562 (38.28%) Active Directory
3 250 (17.03%) VMware ESXi
4 240 (16.35%) vSphere
5 224 (15.26%) VMware NSX
6 152 (10.35%) Hyper-V
7 131 (8.92%) Docker
8 78 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
9 63 (4.29%) XenApp
10 46 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 42 (2.86%) XenDesktop
12 35 (2.38%) vCloud
13 33 (2.25%) NFS
14 29 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
15 17 (1.16%) Firmware
15 17 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
16 13 (0.89%) KVM
16 13 (0.89%) VMFS
16 13 (0.89%) VMware Server
17 12 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 215 (14.65%) Ansible
2 163 (11.10%) SCCM
3 152 (10.35%) Kubernetes
4 139 (9.47%) Terraform
5 137 (9.33%) vCenter Server
6 114 (7.77%) vRealize
7 99 (6.74%) Puppet
8 74 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
9 63 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 53 (3.61%) SCOM
11 46 (3.13%) PowerCLI
12 39 (2.66%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 37 (2.52%) Microsoft Clustering
14 36 (2.45%) NetBackup
15 35 (2.38%) WSUS
16 26 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
17 25 (1.70%) Grafana
18 24 (1.63%) AirWatch
19 23 (1.57%) Prometheus
20 21 (1.43%) Packer
Vendors
1 529 (36.04%) Microsoft
2 327 (22.28%) Cisco
3 246 (16.76%) Citrix
4 175 (11.92%) Dell
5 127 (8.65%) Red Hat
6 119 (8.11%) HP
7 110 (7.49%) EMC
8 105 (7.15%) Oracle
9 76 (5.18%) NetApp
10 65 (4.43%) Veeam
11 62 (4.22%) F5
11 62 (4.22%) Juniper
12 59 (4.02%) Ivanti
13 56 (3.81%) SolarWinds
14 54 (3.68%) IBM
15 51 (3.47%) Palo Alto
16 49 (3.34%) Splunk
17 46 (3.13%) Google
18 39 (2.66%) CheckPoint
19 38 (2.59%) 3PAR