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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 July 2022 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 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 71 67 60
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware 2,922 2,284 1,531
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.26% 3.44% 3.71%
As % of the Vendors category 8.00% 8.29% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,126 1,589 1,046
10th Percentile £300 £273 £220
25th Percentile £388 £359 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
75th Percentile £590 £525 £500
90th Percentile £675 £600 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 50
10th Percentile £13.05 £16.84 £14.46
25th Percentile £20.00 £37.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate £44.75 £45.18 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.95% +0.40% +66.67%
75th Percentile £60.93 £52.81 £54.75
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.25 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £39.60 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.20% +32.00% +33.63%

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 36,503 27,550 17,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.76% 41.52% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,464 17,701 11,146
10th Percentile £300 £295 £250
25th Percentile £421 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £497 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.63% +7.46% +1.87%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £679 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £445
% change year-on-year +6.74% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 786 636
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £19.63
Median % change year-on-year +8.20% +1.91% +6.44%
75th Percentile £48.12 £42.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.25 £52.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -2.70% +5.71%

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 July 2022.

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 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for VMware in the UK

VMware
Top 18 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 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -3 2,430 £485 +11.49% 663
UK excluding London -3 1,449 £450 +5.88% 542
Work from Home -12 1,310 £450 -5.26% 245
London +12 986 £525 +10.53% 154
South East +1 502 £475 +8.81% 120
North of England -10 306 £425 +6.25% 158
South West +21 207 £500 +25.00% 84
Midlands -19 163 £425 +19.30% 104
Yorkshire -10 151 £411 -0.37% 66
North West -10 137 £425 +6.25% 80
East of England -13 112 £425 +18.06% 40
Scotland -20 112 £445 -1.17% 19
West Midlands -32 102 £400 +4.58% 70
East Midlands +1 61 £445 +39.06% 34
Wales +5 43 £525 +5.00% 6
North East -7 19 £325 -18.75% 12
Northern Ireland -4 5 £450 +4.65% 9
Channel Islands - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 1,795 (61.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,591 (54.45%) Windows
3 1,110 (37.99%) Microsoft
4 1,091 (37.34%) Active Directory
5 1,058 (36.21%) Azure
6 904 (30.94%) Windows Server
7 846 (28.95%) Linux
8 651 (22.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 647 (22.14%) Security Cleared
10 638 (21.83%) Microsoft 365
11 604 (20.67%) Firewall
12 589 (20.16%) Cisco
13 584 (19.99%) Social Skills
14 562 (19.23%) AWS
15 548 (18.75%) DNS
16 537 (18.38%) SC Cleared
17 536 (18.34%) Data Centre
18 524 (17.93%) PowerShell
19 485 (16.60%) Citrix
20 474 (16.22%) Migration
21 443 (15.16%) Finance
22 432 (14.78%) vSphere
23 430 (14.72%) SQL
24 423 (14.48%) Ansible
25 421 (14.41%) ITIL
26 412 (14.10%) Hyper-V
27 378 (12.94%) SCCM
28 369 (12.63%) Agile
29 347 (11.88%) VMware ESXi
30 340 (11.64%) 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
1 175 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 150 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 90 (3.08%) IIS
4 79 (2.70%) OpenStack
5 52 (1.78%) Confluence
5 52 (1.78%) nginx
6 50 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 39 (1.33%) Skype for Business
9 34 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 31 (1.06%) Traefik
11 29 (0.99%) Apache
12 21 (0.72%) Mule
13 17 (0.58%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
16 10 (0.34%) Drupal
17 8 (0.27%) WordPress
18 6 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
18 6 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 151 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.034%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.31%) Markit EDM
1 9 (0.31%) thinkFolio
2 8 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.24%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 7 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.24%) RMDS
4 5 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.10%) assyst
6 2 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.068%) Eikon
6 2 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.068%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.068%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.034%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.034%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.034%) Primavera
7 1 (0.034%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,058 (36.21%) Azure
2 638 (21.83%) Microsoft 365
3 562 (19.23%) AWS
4 240 (8.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 172 (5.89%) IaaS
6 164 (5.61%) SaaS
7 161 (5.51%) GCP
8 156 (5.34%) PaaS
9 69 (2.36%) Nutanix
10 64 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
11 63 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 63 (2.16%) Azure DevOps
12 58 (1.98%) GitHub
12 58 (1.98%) OpenShift
13 52 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 50 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 46 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
16 43 (1.47%) Power Platform
17 42 (1.44%) OneDrive
18 28 (0.96%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 604 (20.67%) Firewall
2 548 (18.75%) DNS
3 339 (11.60%) DHCP
4 269 (9.21%) WAN
5 265 (9.07%) SAN
6 220 (7.53%) TCP/IP
7 207 (7.08%) LAN
8 168 (5.75%) VPN
9 146 (5.00%) Network Security
10 102 (3.49%) VSAN
11 95 (3.25%) Wireless
12 83 (2.84%) SD-WAN
13 80 (2.74%) BGP
14 79 (2.70%) NAS
14 79 (2.70%) SSL
15 74 (2.53%) MPLS
15 74 (2.53%) OSPF
16 72 (2.46%) VoIP
17 63 (2.16%) IPsec
17 63 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 70 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
3 66 (2.26%) MySQL
4 65 (2.22%) DB2
5 39 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 36 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
7 28 (0.96%) MongoDB
8 26 (0.89%) Hadoop
9 24 (0.82%) Big Data
10 21 (0.72%) Power BI
10 21 (0.72%) Relational Database
11 20 (0.68%) MariaDB
11 20 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (0.44%) RDBMS
17 12 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
17 12 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 130 (4.45%) Jenkins
2 108 (3.70%) GitLab
3 103 (3.52%) Git (software)
4 83 (2.84%) JIRA
5 32 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 22 (0.75%) Subversion
7 20 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 19 (0.65%) Bitbucket
8 19 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.48%) Artifactory
10 14 (0.48%) Visual Studio Code
11 9 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.24%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.24%) JUnit
12 7 (0.24%) Maven
12 7 (0.24%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.17%) MSI
13 5 (0.17%) Serena SBM
14 4 (0.14%) Mockito
General
1 584 (19.99%) Social Skills
2 443 (15.16%) Finance
3 216 (7.39%) Public Sector
4 163 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (3.66%) Banking
6 81 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 57 (1.95%) Presentation Skills
8 55 (1.88%) Influencing Skills
9 48 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
10 43 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
11 37 (1.27%) Retail
12 29 (0.99%) Law
13 26 (0.89%) Games
14 23 (0.79%) Legal
15 21 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.68%) Manufacturing
17 14 (0.48%) Marketing
18 12 (0.41%) Military
19 11 (0.38%) Automotive
19 11 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 555 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 384 (13.14%) Architect
3 195 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 189 (6.47%) Support Engineer
5 174 (5.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 153 (5.24%) Consultant
7 150 (5.13%) Network Engineer
8 148 (5.07%) Analyst
9 146 (5.00%) Project Manager
10 143 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
11 141 (4.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 128 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
13 111 (3.80%) IT Engineer
14 91 (3.11%) Server Engineer
15 85 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
16 83 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
17 81 (2.77%) Wintel Engineer
18 75 (2.57%) Administrator
19 72 (2.46%) IT Support
20 70 (2.40%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (1.71%) Middleware
2 49 (1.68%) .NET
3 43 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
4 39 (1.33%) cloud-init
4 39 (1.33%) RESTful
5 36 (1.23%) OAuth
6 35 (1.20%) Kafka
7 32 (1.10%) LDAP
8 27 (0.92%) XML
9 26 (0.89%) JSON
10 25 (0.86%) REST
11 24 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
12 23 (0.79%) Web Services
13 17 (0.58%) .NET Framework
13 17 (0.58%) OAuth2
13 17 (0.58%) SOAP
14 16 (0.55%) ARM Templates
14 16 (0.55%) HTML
14 16 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (0.51%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 536 (18.34%) Data Centre
2 214 (7.32%) Clustering
3 193 (6.61%) PKI
4 136 (4.65%) Private Cloud
5 130 (4.45%) Public Cloud
6 121 (4.14%) Replication
7 76 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 59 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 53 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
10 50 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
11 47 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
12 44 (1.51%) NHS
13 38 (1.30%) Cloud Native
14 37 (1.27%) CMDB
15 22 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
16 21 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 21 (0.72%) Smartphone
17 19 (0.65%) Driving Licence
17 19 (0.65%) Fat Client
17 19 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,591 (54.45%) Windows
2 904 (30.94%) Windows Server
3 846 (28.95%) Linux
4 274 (9.38%) Windows 10
5 272 (9.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 264 (9.03%) Unix
7 234 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 170 (5.82%) Windows Server 2019
9 168 (5.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 155 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 104 (3.56%) CentOS
12 79 (2.70%) Windows 7
13 72 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 56 (1.92%) Solaris
15 52 (1.78%) Ubuntu
16 49 (1.68%) AIX
17 29 (0.99%) HPUX
18 28 (0.96%) Android
19 26 (0.89%) VMS
20 22 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (22.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 474 (16.22%) Migration
3 421 (14.41%) ITIL
4 369 (12.63%) Agile
5 340 (11.64%) DevOps
6 241 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
7 238 (8.15%) Project Management
8 234 (8.01%) Project Delivery
9 222 (7.60%) Change Management
10 188 (6.43%) CI/CD
11 158 (5.41%) Service Management
12 156 (5.34%) Configuration Management
13 152 (5.20%) Cybersecurity
13 152 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 150 (5.13%) Load Balancing
15 145 (4.96%) High Availability
16 144 (4.93%) Infrastructure as Code
17 125 (4.28%) Service Delivery
18 117 (4.00%) Incident Management
19 105 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 524 (17.93%) PowerShell
2 430 (14.72%) SQL
3 328 (11.23%) Python
4 148 (5.07%) Bash
5 100 (3.42%) Java
6 77 (2.64%) Go
7 50 (1.71%) Ruby
8 46 (1.57%) Perl
9 45 (1.54%) C#
10 42 (1.44%) VBScript
11 41 (1.40%) C
12 37 (1.27%) JavaScript
13 32 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 29 (0.99%) Scala
15 21 (0.72%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.48%) VB
17 10 (0.34%) PHP
17 10 (0.34%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.31%) C++
19 6 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 647 (22.14%) Security Cleared
2 537 (18.38%) SC Cleared
3 197 (6.74%) DV Cleared
4 143 (4.89%) Degree
5 134 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
6 119 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 105 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 83 (2.84%) CCNP
9 71 (2.43%) CCNA
10 68 (2.33%) MCSE
11 58 (1.98%) MCSA
12 53 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (1.51%) PMP
14 40 (1.37%) CCIE
15 36 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
16 32 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
17 27 (0.92%) MCP
18 26 (0.89%) VCAP
19 25 (0.86%) RHCE
20 22 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (5.37%) SLA
2 82 (2.81%) QA
3 55 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (1.75%) GDPR
5 45 (1.54%) NCSC
6 25 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.41%) NIST
9 10 (0.34%) COBIT
9 10 (0.34%) PMO
10 8 (0.27%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
14 4 (0.14%) DICOM
14 4 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 1,795 (61.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,091 (37.34%) Active Directory
3 432 (14.78%) vSphere
4 412 (14.10%) Hyper-V
5 347 (11.88%) VMware ESXi
6 245 (8.38%) VMware NSX
7 229 (7.84%) Docker
8 171 (5.85%) Virtual Machines
9 133 (4.55%) XenApp
10 80 (2.74%) XenDesktop
11 72 (2.46%) vCloud
12 62 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
13 54 (1.85%) Firmware
14 53 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
15 51 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
16 37 (1.27%) KVM
17 36 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 35 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
19 30 (1.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 30 (1.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 423 (14.48%) Ansible
2 378 (12.94%) SCCM
3 319 (10.92%) Terraform
4 265 (9.07%) Kubernetes
5 215 (7.36%) vCenter Server
6 181 (6.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 165 (5.65%) vRealize
8 153 (5.24%) Puppet
9 93 (3.18%) Packer
10 92 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
11 91 (3.11%) WSUS
12 88 (3.01%) Prometheus
13 83 (2.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 79 (2.70%) SCOM
15 78 (2.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 71 (2.43%) VxRail
17 67 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
18 65 (2.22%) NetBackup
19 60 (2.05%) ZABBIX
20 50 (1.71%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1,110 (37.99%) Microsoft
2 589 (20.16%) Cisco
3 485 (16.60%) Citrix
4 284 (9.72%) Oracle
5 275 (9.41%) Red Hat
6 212 (7.26%) Dell
7 196 (6.71%) HP
8 137 (4.69%) NetApp
9 124 (4.24%) IBM
10 119 (4.07%) Veeam
11 118 (4.04%) SolarWinds
12 109 (3.73%) Splunk
13 104 (3.56%) F5
14 103 (3.52%) Juniper
15 97 (3.32%) Google
16 92 (3.15%) ServiceNow
17 91 (3.11%) CheckPoint
17 91 (3.11%) Palo Alto
18 80 (2.74%) McAfee
19 76 (2.60%) EMC