Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 58 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 -15 0
Contract jobs citing VMware 3,771 3,597 4,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.82% 3.64% 4.67%
As % of the Vendors category 9.04% 8.68% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,424 2,254 2,882
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £188 £215
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 122 202
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.60 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.13 £47.83 £49.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.72 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +36.74% -4.55% -4.35%

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 41,703 41,436 43,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.20% 41.96% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,801 26,127 26,606
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,528 1,357 1,646
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.43 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 21 January 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 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in the UK

VMware
Top 16 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 21 January 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 -1 3,462 £400 +6.67% 1,208
UK excluding London -1 2,350 £388 +10.71% 894
London +4 1,336 £435 +8.75% 366
South East +1 835 £400 +6.67% 236
North of England +4 449 £363 +11.54% 234
Midlands -2 306 £370 +13.41% 140
South West +22 299 £388 +19.23% 131
North West +6 236 £363 +11.54% 139
East of England +6 223 £365 +4.29% 101
Yorkshire +26 183 £350 -6.67% 82
West Midlands -14 182 £370 +10.04% 81
Scotland -12 176 £388 -3.13% 22
East Midlands +1 121 £416 +27.92% 58
Wales -29 48 £375 - 26
North East -27 30 £389 +29.58% 13
Northern Ireland +33 16 £325 - 3

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 2,315 (61.39%) Windows
2 2,066 (54.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,570 (41.63%) Active Directory
4 1,363 (36.14%) Microsoft
5 1,341 (35.56%) Windows Server
6 1,020 (27.05%) Linux
7 862 (22.86%) Citrix
8 769 (20.39%) Cisco
9 726 (19.25%) Microsoft Azure
10 724 (19.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 712 (18.88%) PowerShell
12 657 (17.42%) Office 365
13 650 (17.24%) Security Cleared
14 638 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
15 627 (16.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 623 (16.52%) SCCM
17 616 (16.34%) DNS
18 608 (16.12%) Firewall
19 595 (15.78%) vSphere
20 578 (15.33%) Finance
21 554 (14.69%) Hyper-V
22 553 (14.66%) ITIL
23 520 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
24 501 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
25 492 (13.05%) Data Centre
26 483 (12.81%) SC Cleared
27 475 (12.60%) SAN
28 470 (12.46%) Migration
29 452 (11.99%) Windows 10
30 427 (11.32%) 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
1 427 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 197 (5.22%) IIS
3 185 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 166 (4.40%) Apache
5 132 (3.50%) Tomcat
6 127 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 117 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 107 (2.84%) Skype for Business
9 100 (2.65%) nginx
10 97 (2.57%) WebSphere
11 96 (2.55%) OpenStack
12 74 (1.96%) Confluence
13 64 (1.70%) Jetty
13 64 (1.70%) Mongrel
14 47 (1.25%) JBoss
15 35 (0.93%) WebLogic
16 24 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
17 21 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 18 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
19 17 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 236 (6.26%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.053%) HipChat
6 2 (0.053%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.027%) Houdini
7 1 (0.027%) Maya
7 1 (0.027%) NUKE
7 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.13%) HFM
5 5 (0.13%) Maximo
6 3 (0.080%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.053%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.053%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.027%) Eikon
8 1 (0.027%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.027%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.027%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.027%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.027%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.027%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.027%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 726 (19.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 657 (17.42%) Office 365
3 638 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
4 215 (5.70%) IaaS
5 143 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
6 139 (3.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 121 (3.21%) PaaS
8 71 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
9 67 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 58 (1.54%) Google App Engine
11 53 (1.41%) SaaS
12 43 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 32 (0.85%) OpenShift
14 26 (0.69%) OneDrive
15 24 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (0.48%) Mimecast
18 16 (0.42%) G Suite
19 15 (0.40%) Amazon S3
19 15 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 616 (16.34%) DNS
2 608 (16.12%) Firewall
3 475 (12.60%) SAN
4 411 (10.90%) DHCP
5 353 (9.36%) WAN
6 338 (8.96%) LAN
7 309 (8.19%) TCP/IP
8 272 (7.21%) VPN
9 133 (3.53%) SSL
10 127 (3.37%) Skype
11 117 (3.10%) VLAN
12 111 (2.94%) NAS
13 108 (2.86%) NetScaler
14 107 (2.84%) VSAN
15 103 (2.73%) iSCSI
16 98 (2.60%) HTTP
17 94 (2.49%) IPsec
18 92 (2.44%) VoIP
19 86 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
20 85 (2.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 75 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
3 72 (1.91%) MySQL
4 66 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 50 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 48 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 40 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 37 (0.98%) Hadoop
9 33 (0.88%) Relational Database
10 26 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
11 25 (0.66%) Big Data
12 23 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (0.56%) NoSQL
14 20 (0.53%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
15 18 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
16 14 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
18 8 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
19 7 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 318 (8.43%) Jenkins
2 211 (5.60%) Git (software)
3 105 (2.78%) JIRA
4 92 (2.44%) Maven
5 74 (1.96%) SonarQube
5 74 (1.96%) Travis CI
6 73 (1.94%) JUnit
7 63 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 61 (1.62%) DbUnit
9 58 (1.54%) jMock
9 58 (1.54%) Mockito
10 51 (1.35%) MSI
10 51 (1.35%) Vagrant
11 46 (1.22%) GitLab
12 38 (1.01%) Artifactory
13 34 (0.90%) Subversion
14 26 (0.69%) AdminStudio
15 25 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
15 25 (0.66%) TeamCity
16 21 (0.56%) Ant
General
1 578 (15.33%) Finance
2 155 (4.11%) Banking
3 108 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 92 (2.44%) Retail
5 74 (1.96%) Law
6 45 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 42 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 27 (0.72%) Legal
9 25 (0.66%) Publishing
10 22 (0.58%) Marketing
11 20 (0.53%) Back Office
12 18 (0.48%) Billing
13 17 (0.45%) Military
14 15 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 13 (0.34%) Electronics
16 12 (0.32%) Advertising
17 11 (0.29%) Local Government
18 9 (0.24%) Automotive
18 9 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 615 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 446 (11.83%) Architect
3 304 (8.06%) Analyst
4 299 (7.93%) VMware Engineer
5 267 (7.08%) Support Engineer
6 218 (5.78%) Consultant
7 188 (4.99%) Windows Engineer
8 184 (4.88%) Administrator
9 181 (4.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 179 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 154 (4.08%) Server Engineer
12 147 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
13 145 (3.85%) Network Engineer
14 144 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
15 126 (3.34%) Systems Administrator
16 114 (3.02%) Support Analyst
17 113 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
18 107 (2.84%) Developer
19 106 (2.81%) Wintel Engineer
20 105 (2.78%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (3.98%) Web Services
2 137 (3.63%) Middleware
3 118 (3.13%) J2EE
4 114 (3.02%) .NET
5 83 (2.20%) RESTful
5 83 (2.20%) SOAP
6 68 (1.80%) Spring
7 64 (1.70%) Servlets
8 62 (1.64%) Apache Camel
9 58 (1.54%) PowerMock
10 56 (1.49%) LDAP
11 48 (1.27%) Spring Boot
12 43 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
13 42 (1.11%) REST
14 30 (0.80%) HTML
15 29 (0.77%) LAMP
16 24 (0.64%) XML
17 21 (0.56%) JSON
18 20 (0.53%) 802.1X
19 19 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 492 (13.05%) Data Centre
2 221 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 184 (4.88%) Clustering
4 103 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 96 (2.55%) PKI
6 84 (2.23%) Public Cloud
7 83 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 73 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 67 (1.78%) Fat Client
9 67 (1.78%) Private Cloud
9 67 (1.78%) Thin Client
10 52 (1.38%) Replication
11 47 (1.25%) Blackberry
12 34 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
13 33 (0.88%) EMC VNX
14 32 (0.85%) iPhone
14 32 (0.85%) User Experience
15 30 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
16 28 (0.74%) NHS
17 25 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,315 (61.39%) Windows
2 1,341 (35.56%) Windows Server
3 1,020 (27.05%) Linux
4 627 (16.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 501 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 452 (11.99%) Windows 10
7 364 (9.65%) Windows 7
8 279 (7.40%) Unix
9 260 (6.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 158 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 118 (3.13%) CentOS
12 106 (2.81%) Solaris
13 96 (2.55%) Windows 8
14 84 (2.23%) Android
15 74 (1.96%) Ubuntu
16 64 (1.70%) Apple iOS
17 52 (1.38%) AIX
18 40 (1.06%) Data ONTAP
19 36 (0.95%) Windows XP
20 27 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (19.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 553 (14.66%) ITIL
3 470 (12.46%) Migration
4 407 (10.79%) DevOps
5 399 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
6 283 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
7 256 (6.79%) Configuration Management
8 235 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
9 181 (4.80%) Service Management
10 180 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 170 (4.51%) Open Source
12 132 (3.50%) Project Management
13 129 (3.42%) Change Management
14 124 (3.29%) Load Balancing
15 117 (3.10%) Scrum
16 113 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 107 (2.84%) Patch Management
18 101 (2.68%) Virtual Infrastructure
19 100 (2.65%) ITIL V3
20 97 (2.57%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 712 (18.88%) PowerShell
2 427 (11.32%) SQL
3 255 (6.76%) Java
4 231 (6.13%) Python
5 181 (4.80%) Bash Shell
6 138 (3.66%) Perl
7 130 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 84 (2.23%) Ruby
9 69 (1.83%) VBScript
10 60 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 45 (1.19%) C#
12 44 (1.17%) VB
13 42 (1.11%) C
13 42 (1.11%) Go
14 18 (0.48%) PHP
15 11 (0.29%) AWK
16 10 (0.27%) Korn
17 9 (0.24%) Groovy
17 9 (0.24%) VBA
18 7 (0.19%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 650 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 483 (12.81%) SC Cleared
3 290 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 201 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
4 201 (5.33%) MCSE
5 186 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 150 (3.98%) DV Cleared
7 148 (3.92%) Degree
8 122 (3.24%) CCNA
9 102 (2.70%) CCNP
10 99 (2.63%) MCSA
11 59 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
12 55 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
13 52 (1.38%) MCITP
14 51 (1.35%) MCP
15 37 (0.98%) CCA
16 35 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
17 34 (0.90%) CCIE
17 34 (0.90%) VCAP
17 34 (0.90%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (2.44%) SLA
2 54 (1.43%) QA
3 26 (0.69%) GDPR
3 26 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.48%) PMO
5 17 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.19%) FedRAMP
7 7 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.16%) COBIT
8 6 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.080%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.053%) HL7
11 2 (0.053%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.053%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.027%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.027%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,066 (54.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,570 (41.63%) Active Directory
3 595 (15.78%) vSphere
4 554 (14.69%) Hyper-V
5 520 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
6 308 (8.17%) XenApp
7 291 (7.72%) XenDesktop
8 185 (4.91%) Docker
9 182 (4.83%) VMware NSX
10 148 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
11 147 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 104 (2.76%) Xen
13 99 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
14 93 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
15 91 (2.41%) NFS
16 73 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
17 71 (1.88%) vCloud
18 68 (1.80%) XenServer
19 47 (1.25%) Firmware
20 44 (1.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 623 (16.52%) SCCM
2 367 (9.73%) Puppet
3 264 (7.00%) Ansible
4 231 (6.13%) vCenter Server
5 185 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
6 147 (3.90%) SCOM
7 128 (3.39%) vRealize
8 125 (3.31%) Kubernetes
9 121 (3.21%) Terraform
10 91 (2.41%) WSUS
11 79 (2.09%) NetBackup
12 78 (2.07%) Nagios
13 74 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
14 73 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
15 72 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
16 55 (1.46%) AirWatch
17 54 (1.43%) Packer
18 53 (1.41%) Backup Exec
19 51 (1.35%) PowerCLI
20 49 (1.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 1,363 (36.14%) Microsoft
2 862 (22.86%) Citrix
3 769 (20.39%) Cisco
4 323 (8.57%) Oracle
5 309 (8.19%) NetApp
6 308 (8.17%) HP
7 301 (7.98%) Red Hat
8 210 (5.57%) Dell
9 208 (5.52%) EMC
10 172 (4.56%) Google
11 159 (4.22%) McAfee
12 141 (3.74%) IBM
13 133 (3.53%) Veeam
14 122 (3.24%) CheckPoint
15 119 (3.16%) Juniper
16 115 (3.05%) Ivanti
17 102 (2.70%) Splunk
18 100 (2.65%) SolarWinds
19 97 (2.57%) Symantec
20 85 (2.25%) Atlassian