Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 56 62
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware 1,759 2,270 3,597
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.37% 3.81% 3.73%
As % of the Vendors category 8.15% 8.98% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,171 1,578 2,371
10th Percentile £270 £224 £206
25th Percentile £356 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £436 £414 £413
Median % change year-on-year +5.44% +0.24% +7.14%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £506
90th Percentile £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 81 156
10th Percentile £16.04 £16.20 £14.00
25th Percentile £40.00 £18.50 £16.46
Median hourly rate £52.00 £38.20 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +36.13% +9.14% +42.86%
75th Percentile £64.50 £52.12 £47.09
90th Percentile £66.00 £56.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +56.86% +2.00% +25.00%

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 21,595 25,273 40,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.32% 42.38% 41.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,809 15,814 25,563
10th Percentile £265 £213 £263
25th Percentile £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £553 £556
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 1,099 1,346
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.74 £10.75
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £45.50 £30.00 £34.58
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% +4.04%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 12 April 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 -2 1,397 £425 +3.03% 719
UK excluding London +3 952 £413 +3.13% 574
London -24 488 £458 +7.65% 170
Work from Home +3 482 £450 - 127
South East +17 320 £450 +5.88% 136
North of England -14 178 £400 +6.31% 161
Midlands +3 133 £350 - 122
Scotland +3 127 £425 - 17
South West -15 99 £396 -16.66% 79
West Midlands -1 92 £350 -6.67% 75
Yorkshire +2 83 £411 +9.67% 50
North West -25 77 £368 -8.13% 93
East of England +1 74 £363 +11.54% 49
East Midlands +8 41 £343 +11.84% 47
Wales +10 21 £375 -6.25% 9
North East +15 17 £400 +6.67% 18
Northern Ireland +9 5 £450 +17.07% 3

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 1,091 (62.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 953 (54.18%) Windows
3 643 (36.55%) Active Directory
4 626 (35.59%) Microsoft
5 602 (34.22%) Azure
6 535 (30.42%) Windows Server
7 481 (27.35%) Linux
8 474 (26.95%) Security Cleared
9 384 (21.83%) AWS
10 361 (20.52%) PowerShell
11 340 (19.33%) SC Cleared
12 326 (18.53%) Citrix
13 319 (18.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 313 (17.79%) Migration
15 307 (17.45%) VMware ESXi
16 304 (17.28%) Cisco
17 303 (17.23%) Microsoft 365
18 292 (16.60%) Firewall
19 280 (15.92%) DNS
20 273 (15.52%) Data Centre
21 270 (15.35%) DevOps
22 246 (13.99%) Ansible
23 240 (13.64%) ITIL
24 237 (13.47%) Hyper-V
25 224 (12.73%) vSphere
26 223 (12.68%) Finance
27 205 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
28 200 (11.37%) SQL
29 199 (11.31%) SAN
29 199 (11.31%) VMware NSX

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
1 128 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 110 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 58 (3.30%) IIS
4 40 (2.27%) Apache
5 36 (2.05%) Skype for Business
6 32 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 31 (1.76%) Confluence
8 27 (1.53%) Tomcat
9 24 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (1.31%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.80%) nginx
12 13 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.57%) ArcGIS
14 9 (0.51%) Documentum
14 9 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
15 7 (0.40%) IBM Domino
15 7 (0.40%) JBoss
15 7 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 118 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 37 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.40%) Magento
1 7 (0.40%) Shopify
2 6 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.057%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.057%) Maximo
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.057%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 602 (34.22%) Azure
2 384 (21.83%) AWS
3 303 (17.23%) Microsoft 365
4 105 (5.97%) IaaS
5 101 (5.74%) GCP
6 97 (5.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 83 (4.72%) PaaS
8 76 (4.32%) SaaS
9 53 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (1.88%) GitHub
11 30 (1.71%) OneDrive
12 27 (1.53%) OpenShift
13 26 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (1.02%) Serverless
15 17 (0.97%) Mimecast
16 14 (0.80%) Amazon GuardDuty
17 13 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
17 13 (0.74%) Yammer
18 11 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
18 11 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 292 (16.60%) Firewall
2 280 (15.92%) DNS
3 199 (11.31%) SAN
4 187 (10.63%) WAN
5 170 (9.66%) LAN
6 165 (9.38%) DHCP
7 104 (5.91%) VPN
8 96 (5.46%) TCP/IP
8 96 (5.46%) VSAN
9 71 (4.04%) Network Security
10 69 (3.92%) VLAN
11 53 (3.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 52 (2.96%) Skype
13 46 (2.62%) NAS
13 46 (2.62%) Wireless
14 45 (2.56%) NetScaler
15 38 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
15 38 (2.16%) OSPF
16 36 (2.05%) Internet
17 35 (1.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.42%) MySQL
3 23 (1.31%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 18 (1.02%) MongoDB
7 16 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (0.74%) Big Data
9 12 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.68%) DB2
9 12 (0.68%) GIS
10 11 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.57%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.40%) Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
15 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 69 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 67 (3.81%) JIRA
3 55 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.59%) GitLab
5 16 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.74%) Bitbucket
8 10 (0.57%) MSI
9 9 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.51%) Hudson
9 9 (0.51%) JUnit
9 9 (0.51%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.45%) Artifactory
10 8 (0.45%) Gatling
10 8 (0.45%) IntelliJ
10 8 (0.45%) LoadRunner
10 8 (0.45%) PyCharm
10 8 (0.45%) Visual Studio Code
11 7 (0.40%) Subversion
11 7 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 223 (12.68%) Finance
2 148 (8.41%) Public Sector
3 71 (4.04%) Banking
4 43 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.31%) Law
6 18 (1.02%) Legal
7 17 (0.97%) Marketing
7 17 (0.97%) Retail
8 16 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.74%) Publishing
10 12 (0.68%) Electronics
11 9 (0.51%) Back Office
12 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.28%) Advertising
13 5 (0.28%) Front Office
13 5 (0.28%) International Banking
13 5 (0.28%) Military
13 5 (0.28%) Police
14 4 (0.23%) French Language
14 4 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 305 (17.34%) Architect
2 257 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 177 (10.06%) VMware Engineer
4 140 (7.96%) Consultant
5 103 (5.86%) Infrastructure Architect
6 87 (4.95%) Network Engineer
7 86 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
8 81 (4.60%) Cloud Architect
9 77 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
9 77 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
10 71 (4.04%) Support Engineer
11 68 (3.87%) Analyst
12 63 (3.58%) Technical Architect
13 61 (3.47%) Administrator
14 52 (2.96%) VMware Consultant
15 50 (2.84%) Azure Engineer
16 49 (2.79%) VMware Architect
17 47 (2.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 46 (2.62%) Citrix Engineer
19 45 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (3.30%) Middleware
2 38 (2.16%) REST
3 31 (1.76%) Web Services
4 29 (1.65%) 802.1X
5 27 (1.53%) Node.js
6 23 (1.31%) XML
7 22 (1.25%) .NET
8 21 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
9 19 (1.08%) LDAP
10 18 (1.02%) HTML
10 18 (1.02%) JSON
11 17 (0.97%) CSS
11 17 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
12 14 (0.80%) Kafka
12 14 (0.80%) Swagger
13 12 (0.68%) gRPC
13 12 (0.68%) SAML
14 11 (0.63%) AngularJS
14 11 (0.63%) YAML
15 10 (0.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 273 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 117 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (5.34%) Clustering
4 86 (4.89%) Public Cloud
5 83 (4.72%) Private Cloud
6 81 (4.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 48 (2.73%) EMC VNX
7 48 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 46 (2.62%) PKI
9 42 (2.39%) Cloud Native
10 38 (2.16%) Replication
11 36 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
12 27 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
12 27 (1.53%) Tandem
13 25 (1.42%) CMDB
14 22 (1.25%) NHS
15 17 (0.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 14 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (0.74%) Thin Client
17 13 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 953 (54.18%) Windows
2 535 (30.42%) Windows Server
3 481 (27.35%) Linux
4 205 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 165 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 158 (8.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 148 (8.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 148 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 125 (7.11%) Unix
9 96 (5.46%) Windows Server 2019
10 54 (3.07%) Windows 7
11 46 (2.62%) CentOS
12 43 (2.44%) Solaris
13 30 (1.71%) Windows XP
14 29 (1.65%) Ubuntu
15 26 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (1.25%) VMS
17 19 (1.08%) Android
18 17 (0.97%) AIX
18 17 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (18.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 313 (17.79%) Migration
3 270 (15.35%) DevOps
4 240 (13.64%) ITIL
5 178 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
6 113 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 110 (6.25%) Project Management
8 108 (6.14%) Configuration Management
8 108 (6.14%) Infrastructure as Code
9 96 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
10 92 (5.23%) Project Delivery
11 83 (4.72%) Change Management
12 74 (4.21%) Load Balancing
13 72 (4.09%) Service Management
14 65 (3.70%) High Availability
15 63 (3.58%) Network Design
16 59 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
17 56 (3.18%) Storage Management
18 55 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
18 55 (3.13%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 361 (20.52%) PowerShell
2 200 (11.37%) SQL
3 154 (8.75%) Python
4 98 (5.57%) Bash Shell
5 53 (3.01%) Java
6 52 (2.96%) JavaScript
7 41 (2.33%) Perl
8 37 (2.10%) Go
9 33 (1.88%) Shell Script
10 31 (1.76%) Ruby
11 24 (1.36%) PHP
12 22 (1.25%) C
13 19 (1.08%) VB
13 19 (1.08%) VBScript
14 16 (0.91%) C#
15 14 (0.80%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.40%) Groovy
17 6 (0.34%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.34%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 474 (26.95%) Security Cleared
2 340 (19.33%) SC Cleared
3 126 (7.16%) Cisco Certification
4 122 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 118 (6.71%) DV Cleared
6 99 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 81 (4.60%) CCNA
8 80 (4.55%) CCNP
9 76 (4.32%) Degree
10 69 (3.92%) MCSE
11 36 (2.05%) MCSA
12 29 (1.65%) VCP6
13 27 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
14 25 (1.42%) VCAP
15 20 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
16 19 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
17 18 (1.02%) CISSP
18 16 (0.91%) MCITP
19 15 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.04%) SLA
2 20 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.85%) GDPR
4 12 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.68%) QA
5 11 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.57%) NIST
7 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.28%) COBIT
10 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.23%) NCSC
11 3 (0.17%) GMP
12 2 (0.11%) SEPA
13 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.057%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.057%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.057%) PMO
System Software
1 1,091 (62.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 643 (36.55%) Active Directory
3 307 (17.45%) VMware ESXi
4 237 (13.47%) Hyper-V
5 224 (12.73%) vSphere
6 199 (11.31%) VMware NSX
7 121 (6.88%) Docker
8 87 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
9 78 (4.43%) XenApp
10 64 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
11 54 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
12 32 (1.82%) XenDesktop
13 31 (1.76%) vCloud
14 29 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
15 26 (1.48%) NFS
16 20 (1.14%) VMware Server
17 15 (0.85%) Firmware
18 14 (0.80%) KVM
19 12 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
19 12 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 246 (13.99%) Ansible
2 191 (10.86%) SCCM
3 162 (9.21%) Terraform
4 161 (9.15%) vRealize
5 144 (8.19%) Kubernetes
6 137 (7.79%) vCenter Server
7 111 (6.31%) Puppet
8 93 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
9 64 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
10 54 (3.07%) NetBackup
11 53 (3.01%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 51 (2.90%) SCOM
13 48 (2.73%) PowerCLI
14 42 (2.39%) Microsoft Clustering
15 39 (2.22%) WSUS
16 26 (1.48%) AirWatch
16 26 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
17 23 (1.31%) IBM BigFix
18 19 (1.08%) Tivoli
19 18 (1.02%) Salt
Vendors
1 626 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 326 (18.53%) Citrix
3 304 (17.28%) Cisco
4 173 (9.84%) Dell
5 156 (8.87%) Red Hat
6 143 (8.13%) Oracle
7 142 (8.07%) HP
8 127 (7.22%) EMC
9 91 (5.17%) IBM
10 87 (4.95%) NetApp
11 80 (4.55%) Google
12 63 (3.58%) Veeam
13 61 (3.47%) F5
14 55 (3.13%) SolarWinds
15 49 (2.79%) Veritas
16 45 (2.56%) Ivanti
16 45 (2.56%) Juniper
17 44 (2.50%) McAfee
17 44 (2.50%) Palo Alto
18 39 (2.22%) SAP