Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 60 64
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,215 1,544 3,310
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.46% 3.73% 3.63%
As % of the Vendors category 8.32% 8.74% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,533 1,063 2,145
10th Percentile £273 £220 £213
25th Percentile £358 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £415
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +6.41%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £514
90th Percentile £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 50 117
10th Percentile £19.64 £14.46 £14.87
25th Percentile £39.50 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% +55.17% +10.48%
75th Percentile £53.00 £54.75 £44.80
90th Percentile £55.50 £57.00 £47.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.60 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +32.00% +26.32% -5.02%

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 26,610 17,672 37,980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.59% 42.65% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,038 11,157 23,871
10th Percentile £300 £250 £256
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £463 £458
Median % change year-on-year +7.03% +1.09% +1.67%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £563
90th Percentile £676 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +3.53% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 755 643 1,284
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.63 £11.01
25th Percentile £13.75 £14.50 £13.05
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.75 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +3.80% +5.61% +8.09%
75th Percentile £43.75 £34.76 £38.61
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.12 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.19 £18.60 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.19% +6.29% +10.34%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -4 1,769 £430 +1.18% 682
UK excluding London +8 1,173 £420 -1.18% 548
London -13 624 £475 +11.76% 169
Work from Home 0 621 £475 +11.76% 107
South East +13 394 £436 -2.79% 126
North of England +2 236 £400 - 155
Midlands +5 148 £350 -12.50% 101
Scotland -6 141 £450 +5.88% 21
South West -18 117 £400 -15.79% 71
East of England +10 115 £360 -0.69% 57
North West -8 110 £400 - 96
Yorkshire +17 108 £405 +1.25% 51
West Midlands -3 101 £363 -19.44% 64
East Midlands +20 46 £325 - 37
Wales +13 28 £500 +25.00% 18
North East +14 16 £400 +6.67% 8
Northern Ireland +1 11 £430 -0.86% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1,355 (61.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,227 (55.40%) Windows
3 794 (35.85%) Active Directory
4 754 (34.04%) Azure
5 741 (33.45%) Microsoft
6 680 (30.70%) Windows Server
7 568 (25.64%) Linux
8 534 (24.11%) Security Cleared
9 507 (22.89%) PowerShell
10 489 (22.08%) AWS
11 445 (20.09%) Social Skills
12 417 (18.83%) Microsoft 365
13 392 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 392 (17.70%) Citrix
14 387 (17.47%) Migration
14 387 (17.47%) SC Cleared
15 376 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
16 357 (16.12%) ITIL
17 341 (15.40%) DNS
18 336 (15.17%) Ansible
18 336 (15.17%) Data Centre
19 333 (15.03%) Cisco
20 330 (14.90%) Hyper-V
21 316 (14.27%) Firewall
22 302 (13.63%) vSphere
23 284 (12.82%) DevOps
24 272 (12.28%) Finance
25 266 (12.01%) SAN
26 259 (11.69%) SCCM
27 258 (11.65%) SQL

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
1 158 (7.13%) SharePoint
2 143 (6.46%) MS Exchange
3 47 (2.12%) Tomcat
4 46 (2.08%) Apache
4 46 (2.08%) Confluence
4 46 (2.08%) IIS
5 41 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 38 (1.72%) OpenStack
7 36 (1.63%) Skype for Business
8 25 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (0.77%) nginx
12 14 (0.63%) MS Project Server
13 11 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.41%) IBM Domino
16 8 (0.36%) Documentum
17 7 (0.32%) ArcGIS
17 7 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 104 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.76%) MS Visio
3 21 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.32%) Magento
1 7 (0.32%) Shopify
2 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.23%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.18%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.045%) Maximo
7 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.045%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.045%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 754 (34.04%) Azure
2 489 (22.08%) AWS
3 417 (18.83%) Microsoft 365
4 143 (6.46%) IaaS
5 119 (5.37%) GCP
6 115 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 114 (5.15%) PaaS
8 72 (3.25%) SaaS
9 54 (2.44%) GitHub
10 51 (2.30%) Mimecast
11 35 (1.58%) OneDrive
12 34 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
13 33 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
14 32 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
14 32 (1.44%) OpenShift
15 23 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (0.86%) Serverless
17 18 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 18 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 17 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 341 (15.40%) DNS
2 316 (14.27%) Firewall
3 266 (12.01%) SAN
4 216 (9.75%) DHCP
4 216 (9.75%) WAN
5 190 (8.58%) LAN
6 149 (6.73%) TCP/IP
7 146 (6.59%) VPN
8 110 (4.97%) VSAN
9 94 (4.24%) Network Security
10 73 (3.30%) VLAN
11 71 (3.21%) NAS
12 60 (2.71%) Skype
13 59 (2.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 58 (2.62%) NetScaler
15 57 (2.57%) Wireless
16 51 (2.30%) OSPF
17 46 (2.08%) BGP
17 46 (2.08%) HTTP
18 44 (1.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.76%) MySQL
3 33 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 28 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 26 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (1.04%) Big Data
8 20 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (0.68%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.41%) GIS
13 9 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.36%) HBase
14 8 (0.36%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.32%) DB2
16 6 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 107 (4.83%) Git (software)
2 73 (3.30%) JIRA
3 71 (3.21%) Jenkins
4 25 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (1.04%) GitLab
6 17 (0.77%) Bitbucket
7 14 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.59%) Artifactory
9 11 (0.50%) JUnit
10 10 (0.45%) MSI
10 10 (0.45%) Subversion
11 9 (0.41%) Hudson
11 9 (0.41%) SonarQube
11 9 (0.41%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.32%) ER Studio
12 7 (0.32%) Travis CI
13 6 (0.27%) Gatling
13 6 (0.27%) PyCharm
13 6 (0.27%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.27%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 445 (20.09%) Social Skills
2 272 (12.28%) Finance
3 157 (7.09%) Public Sector
4 130 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
5 88 (3.97%) Banking
6 54 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 51 (2.30%) Documentation Skills
8 24 (1.08%) Marketing
9 22 (0.99%) Organisational Skills
10 19 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
11 18 (0.81%) Legal
11 18 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
12 16 (0.72%) Retail
13 15 (0.68%) Law
14 14 (0.63%) German Language
15 11 (0.50%) Dutch Language
15 11 (0.50%) Electronics
16 10 (0.45%) Military
17 8 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 368 (16.61%) Architect
2 315 (14.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 173 (7.81%) VMware Engineer
4 156 (7.04%) Consultant
5 122 (5.51%) Infrastructure Architect
6 108 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 100 (4.51%) Support Engineer
8 95 (4.29%) Analyst
9 91 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 83 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
11 75 (3.39%) Cloud Architect
12 74 (3.34%) Administrator
12 74 (3.34%) Technical Architect
13 73 (3.30%) Windows Engineer
14 65 (2.93%) VMware Consultant
15 63 (2.84%) VMware Architect
16 62 (2.80%) Project Manager
17 60 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
18 59 (2.66%) Server Engineer
19 57 (2.57%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.30%) Middleware
2 58 (2.62%) JSON
3 46 (2.08%) XML
4 44 (1.99%) LDAP
5 43 (1.94%) Web Services
6 36 (1.63%) REST
7 30 (1.35%) YAML
8 26 (1.17%) Node.js
9 24 (1.08%) .NET
10 19 (0.86%) 802.1X
11 17 (0.77%) HTML
12 15 (0.68%) J2EE
13 14 (0.63%) CSS
13 14 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
14 13 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
15 12 (0.54%) RESTful
16 11 (0.50%) Kafka
16 11 (0.50%) SAML
16 11 (0.50%) SOAP
17 10 (0.45%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 336 (15.17%) Data Centre
2 110 (4.97%) Public Cloud
3 109 (4.92%) Clustering
4 86 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 80 (3.61%) Private Cloud
6 57 (2.57%) Replication
7 46 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
8 44 (1.99%) Management Information System
9 43 (1.94%) PKI
10 35 (1.58%) Cloud Native
10 35 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
11 27 (1.22%) CMDB
12 26 (1.17%) EMC VNX
12 26 (1.17%) Tandem
13 24 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
13 24 (1.08%) NHS
14 16 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.68%) Fat Client
15 15 (0.68%) Thin Client
16 13 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,227 (55.40%) Windows
2 680 (30.70%) Windows Server
3 568 (25.64%) Linux
4 221 (9.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 206 (9.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 184 (8.31%) Windows 10
7 182 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 161 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 157 (7.09%) Windows Server 2019
10 121 (5.46%) Unix
11 64 (2.89%) Solaris
12 59 (2.66%) Windows 7
13 46 (2.08%) CentOS
14 35 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 28 (1.26%) VMS
16 27 (1.22%) Ubuntu
17 22 (0.99%) AIX
18 19 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
19 18 (0.81%) Android
20 17 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 387 (17.47%) Migration
3 357 (16.12%) ITIL
4 284 (12.82%) DevOps
5 257 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
6 144 (6.50%) Configuration Management
7 135 (6.09%) Project Management
8 128 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
9 122 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 109 (4.92%) Infrastructure as Code
11 100 (4.51%) Project Delivery
12 97 (4.38%) Service Management
13 90 (4.06%) Network Design
14 86 (3.88%) Change Management
15 78 (3.52%) Storage Management
16 77 (3.48%) High Availability
17 72 (3.25%) Computer Science
18 66 (2.98%) Service Delivery
18 66 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 65 (2.93%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 507 (22.89%) PowerShell
2 258 (11.65%) SQL
3 235 (10.61%) Python
4 102 (4.60%) Bash Shell
5 95 (4.29%) Java
6 48 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 43 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 41 (1.85%) Perl
9 31 (1.40%) Ruby
10 30 (1.35%) VBScript
11 25 (1.13%) PHP
12 24 (1.08%) C
12 24 (1.08%) Go
13 14 (0.63%) VB
14 10 (0.45%) C#
14 10 (0.45%) TypeScript
15 9 (0.41%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.36%) C++
16 8 (0.36%) Groovy
17 5 (0.23%) AWK
Qualifications
1 534 (24.11%) Security Cleared
2 387 (17.47%) SC Cleared
3 142 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 119 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (5.01%) Degree
6 109 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 103 (4.65%) DV Cleared
8 90 (4.06%) MCSE
9 67 (3.02%) CCNA
10 60 (2.71%) CCNP
11 50 (2.26%) MCSA
12 28 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
14 25 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
16 21 (0.95%) MCITP
16 21 (0.95%) VCP6
17 19 (0.86%) RHCE
18 18 (0.81%) AWS Certification
19 17 (0.77%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.48%) SLA
2 37 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.13%) QA
4 19 (0.86%) GDPR
5 18 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.50%) NIST
7 8 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.32%) COBIT
9 6 (0.27%) NCSC
10 5 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.14%) GMP
12 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.090%) Accessibility
13 2 (0.090%) FISMA
13 2 (0.090%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.090%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.090%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1,355 (61.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 794 (35.85%) Active Directory
3 376 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
4 330 (14.90%) Hyper-V
5 302 (13.63%) vSphere
6 200 (9.03%) VMware NSX
7 113 (5.10%) XenApp
8 111 (5.01%) Docker
9 106 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
10 72 (3.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 54 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 53 (2.39%) XenDesktop
13 41 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
14 37 (1.67%) NFS
15 25 (1.13%) vCloud
16 24 (1.08%) KVM
17 21 (0.95%) Firmware
17 21 (0.95%) VMware Server
17 21 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
18 18 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 336 (15.17%) Ansible
2 259 (11.69%) SCCM
3 208 (9.39%) vRealize
4 187 (8.44%) Terraform
5 169 (7.63%) Puppet
6 152 (6.86%) vCenter Server
7 120 (5.42%) Kubernetes
8 103 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
9 96 (4.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 77 (3.48%) Microsoft Intune
11 71 (3.21%) WSUS
12 57 (2.57%) SCOM
13 54 (2.44%) NetBackup
14 45 (2.03%) PowerCLI
15 41 (1.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 33 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
16 33 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
17 26 (1.17%) AirWatch
18 23 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 23 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 741 (33.45%) Microsoft
2 392 (17.70%) Citrix
3 333 (15.03%) Cisco
4 190 (8.58%) Red Hat
5 189 (8.53%) Oracle
6 188 (8.49%) Dell
7 179 (8.08%) HP
8 145 (6.55%) NetApp
9 139 (6.28%) EMC
10 93 (4.20%) IBM
11 92 (4.15%) Google
12 79 (3.57%) Veeam
13 74 (3.34%) F5
14 64 (2.89%) SolarWinds
15 63 (2.84%) McAfee
16 57 (2.57%) Fortinet
17 55 (2.48%) Juniper
18 52 (2.35%) CheckPoint
19 51 (2.30%) SAP
20 46 (2.08%) ServiceNow