Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 61 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,265 3,349 3,721
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.53% 3.67% 3.59%
As % of the Vendors category 8.01% 8.61% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 2,193 2,471
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +1.01%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.31% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 123 161
Median hourly rate £38.55 £34.51 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% +27.81% +50.00%
10th Percentile £20.79 £15.91 £13.81
90th Percentile £56.80 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% -12.04% +60.67%

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 15,801 38,899 43,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.12% 42.67% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,441 24,233 26,729
Median daily rate £473 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.07% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.01% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 1,436 1,596
Median hourly rate £23.36 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.11 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.77
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.33% +1.64%

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 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 -4 1,108 £425 +3.03% 380
UK excluding London 0 786 £401 +0.31% 309
London +1 403 £425 -5.56% 91
South East +7 247 £420 +5.00% 91
South West +1 147 £450 +5.88% 57
North of England +1 144 £400 +10.34% 78
Midlands -17 85 £395 +6.04% 46
Scotland -10 82 £413 +10.00% 13
North West 0 76 £400 +14.29% 47
Work from Home -11 76 £425 +13.33% 22
East of England +17 68 £375 -11.76% 16
West Midlands -6 67 £413 +10.00% 30
Yorkshire +16 58 £450 +16.13% 23
East Midlands -7 17 £338 +1.12% 16
Wales -13 13 £400 -8.57% 6
North East +24 10 £375 +36.36% 8
Northern Ireland +18 2 £500 +66.67% 3

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 827 (65.38%) Windows
2 764 (60.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 594 (46.96%) Active Directory
4 520 (41.11%) Windows Server
5 461 (36.44%) Microsoft
6 375 (29.64%) Security Cleared
7 328 (25.93%) PowerShell
8 317 (25.06%) Linux
9 293 (23.16%) Azure
10 291 (23.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 274 (21.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 266 (21.03%) Citrix
13 259 (20.47%) SC Cleared
14 252 (19.92%) Cisco
14 252 (19.92%) Windows Server 2016
15 242 (19.13%) Office 365
16 234 (18.50%) vSphere
17 232 (18.34%) DNS
18 217 (17.15%) Windows 10
19 201 (15.89%) Firewall
20 194 (15.34%) ITIL
21 190 (15.02%) Migration
21 190 (15.02%) VMware ESXi
22 189 (14.94%) Hyper-V
23 182 (14.39%) Windows Server 2008
24 175 (13.83%) Data Centre
25 170 (13.44%) DHCP
26 161 (12.73%) SAN
27 158 (12.49%) SQL Server
28 152 (12.02%) DevOps

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
1 115 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 58 (4.58%) SharePoint
3 55 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 47 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (3.08%) IIS
6 32 (2.53%) Confluence
7 29 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (2.06%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.50%) OpenStack
10 16 (1.26%) ArcGIS
11 14 (1.11%) Apache
12 7 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.47%) nginx
13 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.40%) GeoServer
14 5 (0.40%) JBoss
14 5 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.32%) Documentum
15 4 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 60 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.26%) Photoshop
3 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.16%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.079%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.079%) Line 500
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.079%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.079%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.079%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 293 (23.16%) Azure
2 242 (19.13%) Office 365
3 133 (10.51%) AWS
4 58 (4.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 54 (4.27%) IaaS
6 35 (2.77%) PaaS
7 30 (2.37%) GCP
8 22 (1.74%) GitHub
9 20 (1.58%) OneDrive
9 20 (1.58%) SaaS
10 18 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (1.34%) Mimecast
12 13 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.95%) OpenShift
14 9 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 7 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 4 (0.32%) Power Platform
16 4 (0.32%) Yammer
17 3 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 232 (18.34%) DNS
2 201 (15.89%) Firewall
3 170 (13.44%) DHCP
4 161 (12.73%) SAN
5 126 (9.96%) WAN
6 96 (7.59%) TCP/IP
7 95 (7.51%) LAN
8 73 (5.77%) Skype
9 57 (4.51%) VLAN
9 57 (4.51%) VPN
10 56 (4.43%) NetScaler
11 53 (4.19%) VSAN
12 46 (3.64%) Network Security
13 43 (3.40%) VoIP
14 37 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
15 33 (2.61%) SNMP
16 32 (2.53%) BGP
16 32 (2.53%) OSPF
17 31 (2.45%) Internet
18 26 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (12.49%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.98%) GIS
3 24 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 19 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 17 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (1.26%) MySQL
9 15 (1.19%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (1.11%) Apache Accumulo
10 14 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (0.87%) QGIS
12 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.63%) Geospatial Data
13 8 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.55%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (5.38%) Jenkins
2 58 (4.58%) JIRA
3 55 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.82%) Bitbucket
5 17 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (1.34%) GitLab
6 14 (1.11%) Maven
6 14 (1.11%) Subversion
7 13 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (0.87%) Vagrant
9 10 (0.79%) DbUnit
9 10 (0.79%) jMock
9 10 (0.79%) JUnit
9 10 (0.79%) Mockito
9 10 (0.79%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.63%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.55%) MSI
12 5 (0.40%) Hudson
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 145 (11.46%) Finance
2 61 (4.82%) Public Sector
3 46 (3.64%) Banking
4 30 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 13 (1.03%) Retail
7 11 (0.87%) Law
7 11 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.63%) Legal
9 7 (0.55%) Marketing
10 6 (0.47%) Local Government
11 5 (0.40%) Back Office
11 5 (0.40%) Military
11 5 (0.40%) Publishing
12 4 (0.32%) Advertising
12 4 (0.32%) Automotive
12 4 (0.32%) Electronics
12 4 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 230 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 117 (9.25%) Architect
3 106 (8.38%) VMware Engineer
4 93 (7.35%) Consultant
5 76 (6.01%) Analyst
6 70 (5.53%) Support Engineer
7 68 (5.38%) Administrator
8 59 (4.66%) Network Engineer
9 58 (4.58%) Server Engineer
9 58 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
10 51 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
11 47 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
12 46 (3.64%) Wintel Engineer
13 43 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
14 40 (3.16%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 38 (3.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 37 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 34 (2.69%) Azure Engineer
18 33 (2.61%) IT Engineer
19 32 (2.53%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.32%) XML
2 29 (2.29%) .NET
2 29 (2.29%) LDAP
3 27 (2.13%) REST
4 20 (1.58%) JSON
4 20 (1.58%) Middleware
4 20 (1.58%) RESTful
4 20 (1.58%) Web Services
5 16 (1.26%) Kafka
6 14 (1.11%) Apache NiFi
7 11 (0.87%) J2EE
7 11 (0.87%) PostGIS
8 10 (0.79%) gRPC
8 10 (0.79%) PowerMock
8 10 (0.79%) SOAP
8 10 (0.79%) Swagger
9 9 (0.71%) 802.1X
9 9 (0.71%) Apache Camel
9 9 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
10 8 (0.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 175 (13.83%) Data Centre
2 84 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.82%) Clustering
4 51 (4.03%) PKI
5 47 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 40 (3.16%) Replication
7 35 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (2.37%) Private Cloud
9 25 (1.98%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.66%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.34%) NHS
13 13 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (1.03%) Fat Client
13 13 (1.03%) Thin Client
14 12 (0.95%) Driving Licence
14 12 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.87%) Cloud Native
16 9 (0.71%) EMC VNX
16 9 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 827 (65.38%) Windows
2 520 (41.11%) Windows Server
3 317 (25.06%) Linux
4 291 (23.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 252 (19.92%) Windows Server 2016
6 217 (17.15%) Windows 10
7 182 (14.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 100 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (7.59%) Unix
10 91 (7.19%) Windows 7
11 87 (6.88%) Windows Server 2019
12 63 (4.98%) CentOS
13 41 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 31 (2.45%) Solaris
15 20 (1.58%) Ubuntu
16 13 (1.03%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.95%) AIX
17 12 (0.95%) Android
17 12 (0.95%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (21.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 194 (15.34%) ITIL
3 190 (15.02%) Migration
4 152 (12.02%) DevOps
5 120 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
7 88 (6.96%) Configuration Management
8 65 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 62 (4.90%) High Availability
10 55 (4.35%) Change Management
11 52 (4.11%) Storage Management
12 46 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (3.56%) Project Management
14 43 (3.40%) Infrastructure as Code
15 41 (3.24%) Load Balancing
16 40 (3.16%) Information Security
17 39 (3.08%) Incident Management
18 38 (3.00%) Problem Management
18 38 (3.00%) Service Management
19 36 (2.85%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 328 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 116 (9.17%) SQL
3 104 (8.22%) Python
4 56 (4.43%) Perl
5 53 (4.19%) Bash Shell
6 49 (3.87%) Java
7 30 (2.37%) C
8 28 (2.21%) VB
9 24 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 24 (1.90%) VBScript
10 21 (1.66%) C#
11 16 (1.26%) Go
12 14 (1.11%) JavaScript
13 12 (0.95%) PHP
14 10 (0.79%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.63%) Korn
16 6 (0.47%) C++
17 5 (0.40%) Ruby
18 3 (0.24%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 375 (29.64%) Security Cleared
2 259 (20.47%) SC Cleared
3 122 (9.64%) DV Cleared
4 117 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 89 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 57 (4.51%) MCSE
8 52 (4.11%) CCNP
9 47 (3.72%) Degree
10 41 (3.24%) CCNA
11 27 (2.13%) MCSA
12 26 (2.06%) CISSP
13 25 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (1.50%) CCIE
15 18 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (0.95%) MCP
16 12 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
17 11 (0.87%) CCA
17 11 (0.87%) MCITP
17 11 (0.87%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.79%) SLA
2 14 (1.11%) QA
3 8 (0.63%) NCSC
3 8 (0.63%) NIST
4 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.40%) COBIT
6 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.32%) PMO
7 3 (0.24%) AICPA
7 3 (0.24%) GPG13
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.16%) GDPR
8 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 764 (60.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 594 (46.96%) Active Directory
3 234 (18.50%) vSphere
4 190 (15.02%) VMware ESXi
5 189 (14.94%) Hyper-V
6 144 (11.38%) VMware NSX
7 118 (9.33%) XenApp
8 65 (5.14%) Docker
9 50 (3.95%) XenDesktop
10 48 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
11 33 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
12 32 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
13 29 (2.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 26 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
15 22 (1.74%) Terminal Services
16 19 (1.50%) vCloud
16 19 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
17 14 (1.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 12 (0.95%) NFS
19 11 (0.87%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 149 (11.78%) Ansible
2 147 (11.62%) SCCM
3 94 (7.43%) vCenter Server
4 84 (6.64%) Puppet
5 76 (6.01%) vRealize
6 70 (5.53%) SCOM
7 54 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 52 (4.11%) Terraform
9 49 (3.87%) Kubernetes
10 48 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
11 43 (3.40%) PowerCLI
12 40 (3.16%) WSUS
13 37 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
14 22 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
14 22 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
14 22 (1.74%) NetBackup
15 21 (1.66%) AirWatch
16 19 (1.50%) vMotion
17 18 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
17 18 (1.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 461 (36.44%) Microsoft
2 266 (21.03%) Citrix
3 252 (19.92%) Cisco
4 132 (10.43%) Oracle
5 112 (8.85%) HP
6 107 (8.46%) NetApp
7 101 (7.98%) Red Hat
8 92 (7.27%) Dell
9 78 (6.17%) EMC
10 60 (4.74%) Juniper
11 59 (4.66%) Veeam
12 53 (4.19%) McAfee
13 45 (3.56%) CheckPoint
14 43 (3.40%) F5
14 43 (3.40%) Palo Alto
14 43 (3.40%) SolarWinds
15 40 (3.16%) IBM
16 32 (2.53%) Splunk
17 28 (2.21%) Sophos
18 27 (2.13%) Symantec