Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 62 58
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,232 3,979 3,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.81% 3.85% 3.63%
As % of the Vendors category 8.81% 9.14% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,060 2,560 2,271
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -5.36%
10th Percentile £225 £210 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 177 146
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.06% +32.50% -27.27%
10th Percentile £15.93 £13.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.19 £49.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +29.63% +37.33% -25.81%

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 36,695 43,521 42,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.27% 42.13% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,048 26,928 26,423
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £243 £250 £242
90th Percentile £638 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,438 1,664 1,388
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.88% -0.51% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.72 £45.43 £45.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year +12.12% -2.27% +2.32%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 2,884 £400 - 1,327
UK excluding London +7 2,241 £388 +3.33% 1,083
London -33 909 £425 -5.56% 311
South East 0 751 £400 - 305
North of England +17 415 £363 - 304
South West +7 365 £425 +21.43% 150
Midlands +5 262 £360 - 155
North West +14 221 £363 +3.57% 174
Scotland +19 192 £350 +7.69% 36
West Midlands +8 179 £370 +2.07% 80
East of England -7 177 £375 +5.26% 103
Yorkshire +22 171 £350 -2.78% 100
East Midlands +13 82 £343 +5.38% 75
Wales +54 78 £445 +13.74% 28
North East -2 23 £350 -8.20% 30
Northern Ireland -3 7 £268 -17.69% 3
Channel Islands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 2,135 (66.06%) Windows
2 1,796 (55.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,451 (44.89%) Active Directory
4 1,315 (40.69%) Windows Server
5 1,227 (37.96%) Microsoft
6 813 (25.15%) Linux
7 812 (25.12%) Azure
8 777 (24.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 747 (23.11%) Cisco
10 734 (22.71%) Office 365
11 707 (21.88%) Citrix
12 675 (20.88%) PowerShell
13 631 (19.52%) Security Cleared
14 615 (19.03%) Windows Server 2012
15 594 (18.38%) SCCM
16 570 (17.64%) Hyper-V
17 566 (17.51%) DNS
18 563 (17.42%) AWS
19 524 (16.21%) ITIL
19 524 (16.21%) Firewall
20 514 (15.90%) Windows Server 2008
21 501 (15.50%) Migration
22 497 (15.38%) vSphere
23 488 (15.10%) VMware ESXi
24 461 (14.26%) Data Centre
25 442 (13.68%) SC Cleared
26 438 (13.55%) Windows 10
27 435 (13.46%) SQL
28 394 (12.19%) DHCP
28 394 (12.19%) Finance

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
1 356 (11.01%) MS Exchange
2 228 (7.05%) SharePoint
3 166 (5.14%) Skype for Business
4 140 (4.33%) IIS
5 115 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 94 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 76 (2.35%) Confluence
8 70 (2.17%) OpenStack
9 64 (1.98%) Apache
10 61 (1.89%) Tomcat
11 45 (1.39%) nginx
12 33 (1.02%) JBoss
13 28 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
15 15 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
16 12 (0.37%) Jetty
16 12 (0.37%) Mongrel
16 12 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
17 11 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
18 10 (0.31%) Mattermost
Applications
1 173 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.15%) FileZilla
7 4 (0.12%) CATIA
8 3 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.031%) Houdini
9 1 (0.031%) Maya
9 1 (0.031%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 23 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.12%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.093%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.093%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.062%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.031%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.031%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.031%) RMDS
8 1 (0.031%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.031%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 812 (25.12%) Azure
2 734 (22.71%) Office 365
3 563 (17.42%) AWS
4 160 (4.95%) IaaS
5 143 (4.42%) PaaS
6 116 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 89 (2.75%) SaaS
8 76 (2.35%) OpenShift
9 73 (2.26%) GCP
10 67 (2.07%) GitHub
11 57 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
12 42 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (0.93%) Mimecast
14 29 (0.90%) OneDrive
15 25 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 22 (0.68%) Apigee
17 19 (0.59%) Yammer
18 14 (0.43%) Power Platform
19 13 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
19 13 (0.40%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 566 (17.51%) DNS
2 524 (16.21%) Firewall
3 394 (12.19%) DHCP
4 371 (11.48%) SAN
5 289 (8.94%) WAN
6 270 (8.35%) LAN
7 197 (6.10%) TCP/IP
8 192 (5.94%) VPN
9 170 (5.26%) Skype
10 104 (3.22%) NetScaler
11 103 (3.19%) NAS
12 99 (3.06%) Network Security
13 96 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
13 96 (2.97%) VLAN
14 93 (2.88%) VSAN
15 78 (2.41%) Wireless
16 76 (2.35%) Internet
17 64 (1.98%) VoIP
18 55 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
19 52 (1.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 62 (1.92%) MySQL
3 55 (1.70%) Oracle Database
4 53 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 35 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 27 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
7 25 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (0.68%) Big Data
9 17 (0.53%) SQL Server 2017
10 16 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (0.50%) Ingres
10 16 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (0.46%) DB2
11 15 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (0.43%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.37%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.37%) Power BI
14 11 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 182 (5.63%) Jenkins
2 157 (4.86%) Git (software)
3 105 (3.25%) JIRA
4 42 (1.30%) Maven
5 40 (1.24%) GitLab
5 40 (1.24%) MSI
6 36 (1.11%) Bitbucket
7 32 (0.99%) JUnit
8 31 (0.96%) SonarQube
8 31 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (0.93%) Mockito
10 26 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 25 (0.77%) InstallShield
12 22 (0.68%) DbUnit
13 21 (0.65%) jMock
13 21 (0.65%) Selenium
13 21 (0.65%) Visual Studio
14 20 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (0.56%) Subversion
16 17 (0.53%) Hudson
General
1 394 (12.19%) Finance
2 182 (5.63%) Public Sector
3 106 (3.28%) Banking
4 83 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 71 (2.20%) Retail
6 42 (1.30%) Publishing
7 40 (1.24%) Law
8 34 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 30 (0.93%) Back Office
10 27 (0.84%) Legal
11 26 (0.80%) Police
12 24 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 20 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.40%) Advertising
14 13 (0.40%) Automotive
14 13 (0.40%) Marketing
15 12 (0.37%) Military
16 10 (0.31%) Front Office
17 9 (0.28%) Games
17 9 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 641 (19.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 337 (10.43%) Architect
3 224 (6.93%) Support Engineer
4 222 (6.87%) Analyst
5 192 (5.94%) VMware Engineer
6 184 (5.69%) Consultant
7 182 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 177 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
9 173 (5.35%) Administrator
10 170 (5.26%) Server Engineer
11 133 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
12 126 (3.90%) Network Engineer
13 111 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
14 108 (3.34%) Wintel Engineer
15 105 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
16 97 (3.00%) Infrastructure Support
17 90 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 89 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support
18 89 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
19 85 (2.63%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (3.06%) Web Services
2 63 (1.95%) Middleware
3 51 (1.58%) RESTful
4 48 (1.49%) LDAP
5 46 (1.42%) .NET
6 43 (1.33%) J2EE
7 33 (1.02%) SOAP
8 32 (0.99%) Spring
9 27 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
10 24 (0.74%) REST
11 23 (0.71%) Node.js
12 22 (0.68%) Apache Camel
13 21 (0.65%) PowerMock
13 21 (0.65%) SAML
13 21 (0.65%) XML
14 19 (0.59%) JSON
15 18 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
16 17 (0.53%) HTML
17 16 (0.50%) 802.1X
17 16 (0.50%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 461 (14.26%) Data Centre
2 150 (4.64%) Clustering
3 136 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (4.21%) Public Cloud
4 120 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 105 (3.25%) Replication
6 63 (1.95%) PKI
7 58 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 56 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
9 48 (1.49%) Private Cloud
10 45 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 45 (1.39%) Fat Client
10 45 (1.39%) Thin Client
11 40 (1.24%) NHS
12 39 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 36 (1.11%) Driving Licence
14 32 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
15 31 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
16 29 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 27 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2,135 (66.06%) Windows
2 1,315 (40.69%) Windows Server
3 813 (25.15%) Linux
4 615 (19.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 514 (15.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 438 (13.55%) Windows 10
7 262 (8.11%) Windows 7
8 221 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 180 (5.57%) Unix
10 144 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 105 (3.25%) CentOS
12 77 (2.38%) Solaris
13 65 (2.01%) Ubuntu
14 54 (1.67%) Windows 8
15 40 (1.24%) Android
16 33 (1.02%) VMS
17 30 (0.93%) AIX
18 27 (0.84%) Mac OS
18 27 (0.84%) Windows XP
19 26 (0.80%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 777 (24.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 524 (16.21%) ITIL
3 501 (15.50%) Migration
4 323 (9.99%) DevOps
5 292 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
6 243 (7.52%) Problem-Solving
7 181 (5.60%) Configuration Management
8 175 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 147 (4.55%) Change Management
10 140 (4.33%) Project Management
11 124 (3.84%) Service Management
12 104 (3.22%) Service Delivery
13 99 (3.06%) Project Delivery
14 98 (3.03%) PRINCE2
15 94 (2.91%) High Availability
16 89 (2.75%) Information Security
17 86 (2.66%) Load Balancing
18 84 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
19 83 (2.57%) Root Cause Analysis
19 83 (2.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 675 (20.88%) PowerShell
2 435 (13.46%) SQL
3 240 (7.43%) Python
4 150 (4.64%) Bash Shell
5 144 (4.46%) Java
6 89 (2.75%) Perl
7 58 (1.79%) VBScript
8 54 (1.67%) Ruby
9 48 (1.49%) JavaScript
10 43 (1.33%) C
11 32 (0.99%) VB
12 31 (0.96%) Go
13 28 (0.87%) C#
14 27 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 15 (0.46%) Korn
16 10 (0.31%) Apple Swift
16 10 (0.31%) Dart
17 9 (0.28%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.28%) PHP
18 6 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 631 (19.52%) Security Cleared
2 442 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 248 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 233 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
5 206 (6.37%) DV Cleared
6 165 (5.11%) CCNA
7 158 (4.89%) MCSE
8 139 (4.30%) Degree
9 135 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 108 (3.34%) CCNP
11 93 (2.88%) MCSA
12 75 (2.32%) Citrix Certification
13 51 (1.58%) MCP
14 48 (1.49%) CCA
15 40 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
16 38 (1.18%) MCITP
17 33 (1.02%) CCIE
18 31 (0.96%) VCAP
19 23 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
19 23 (0.71%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (3.68%) SLA
2 64 (1.98%) QA
3 45 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.65%) GDPR
6 19 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.31%) PMO
9 9 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 8 (0.25%) NCSC
10 8 (0.25%) NIST
11 7 (0.22%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.15%) COBIT
13 4 (0.12%) RMADS
14 3 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 3 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.062%) GMP
System Software
1 1,796 (55.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,451 (44.89%) Active Directory
3 570 (17.64%) Hyper-V
4 497 (15.38%) vSphere
5 488 (15.10%) VMware ESXi
6 261 (8.08%) XenApp
7 205 (6.34%) XenDesktop
8 200 (6.19%) Docker
9 177 (5.48%) VMware NSX
10 141 (4.36%) Virtual Machines
11 90 (2.78%) vCloud
12 76 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 67 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
14 57 (1.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 54 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
16 50 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
17 39 (1.21%) DFS Replication
17 39 (1.21%) NFS
18 34 (1.05%) VMware Server
18 34 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 594 (18.38%) SCCM
2 263 (8.14%) Ansible
3 211 (6.53%) vCenter Server
4 183 (5.66%) Puppet
5 158 (4.89%) SCOM
6 145 (4.49%) Kubernetes
7 131 (4.05%) vRealize
8 115 (3.56%) WSUS
9 86 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
10 80 (2.48%) Terraform
11 76 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
12 75 (2.32%) NetBackup
13 51 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
14 45 (1.39%) Backup Exec
15 42 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
16 40 (1.24%) Avamar
17 39 (1.21%) vMotion
18 36 (1.11%) AirWatch
18 36 (1.11%) Nagios
19 30 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,227 (37.96%) Microsoft
2 747 (23.11%) Cisco
3 707 (21.88%) Citrix
4 290 (8.97%) HP
5 268 (8.29%) NetApp
6 267 (8.26%) EMC
7 236 (7.30%) Red Hat
8 226 (6.99%) Dell
9 190 (5.88%) Oracle
10 117 (3.62%) Veeam
11 99 (3.06%) McAfee
12 86 (2.66%) F5
13 84 (2.60%) IBM
14 79 (2.44%) Meraki
15 77 (2.38%) Google
16 76 (2.35%) Juniper
17 71 (2.20%) Ivanti
18 69 (2.13%) SolarWinds
19 67 (2.07%) Symantec
20 62 (1.92%) Veritas