The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 81 79
Rank change year-on-year -50 -2  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 796 1288 1226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.91% 2.59% 2.53%
As % of the System Software category 16.99% 23.78% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 836 763
Median daily rate £400 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £259 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 57
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.63 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.34% +48.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £18.55 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.65 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -47.09% +43.33%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4686 5416 5093
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.23% 10.90% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2992 3348 2819
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 438 602
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in England

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in England

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in England

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in England

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in England

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -36 335 £425 -5.55% 102
South East -46 177 £400 +6.66% 60
East of England +5 68 £375 -6.25% 24
South West -21 60 £313 -16.66% 19
North West -19 46 £368 -8.12% 45
East Midlands -6 36 £325 - 10
Yorkshire -31 31 £410 +5.12% 23
West Midlands -2 27 £300 -20.52% 12
North East -3 14 £350 - 4
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 1910 (100.00%) VMware
2 1138 (59.58%) Windows
3 703 (36.81%) Active Directory
4 669 (35.03%) Linux
5 666 (34.87%) Microsoft
6 592 (30.99%) Windows Server
7 475 (24.87%) Cisco
8 453 (23.72%) Security Cleared
9 412 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 390 (20.42%) ITIL
11 379 (19.84%) Firewall
12 373 (19.53%) Citrix
13 371 (19.42%) DNS
14 358 (18.74%) SAN
14 358 (18.74%) Windows Server 2012
15 356 (18.64%) Data Centre
16 341 (17.85%) SC Cleared
17 288 (15.08%) PowerShell
18 283 (14.82%) Hyper-V
19 274 (14.35%) HP
20 263 (13.77%) Red Hat
20 263 (13.77%) DevOps
21 261 (13.66%) vSphere
22 260 (13.61%) SQL
23 256 (13.40%) Finance
24 252 (13.19%) SQL Server
25 243 (12.72%) Puppet
26 240 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
27 232 (12.15%) Unix
27 232 (12.15%) Windows 7

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 205 (10.73%) MS Exchange
2 135 (7.07%) IIS
3 124 (6.49%) Apache
4 112 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 94 (4.92%) SharePoint
6 87 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 72 (3.77%) Skype for Business
8 61 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 60 (3.14%) WebSphere
10 59 (3.09%) OpenStack
11 46 (2.41%) nginx
12 35 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
13 34 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
14 30 (1.57%) Jetty
15 28 (1.47%) JBoss
16 25 (1.31%) WebLogic
17 20 (1.05%) Mongrel
18 18 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
19 17 (0.89%) Confluence
20 15 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 214 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 125 (6.54%) MS Office
3 32 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.37%) MS Project
6 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.052%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.21%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.21%) Pegasus Opera
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.16%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.052%) RMDS
7 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 240 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 222 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
3 156 (8.17%) Office 365
4 92 (4.82%) IaaS
5 52 (2.72%) PaaS
6 34 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (1.73%) SaaS
8 32 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 26 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (1.05%) Google App Engine
13 16 (0.84%) GitHub
14 11 (0.58%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.42%) G Suite
16 7 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.31%) Sumo Logic
18 5 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
18 5 (0.26%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 379 (19.84%) Firewall
2 371 (19.42%) DNS
3 358 (18.74%) SAN
4 214 (11.20%) TCP/IP
5 205 (10.73%) WAN
6 204 (10.68%) DHCP
7 200 (10.47%) LAN
8 122 (6.39%) NAS
9 118 (6.18%) VPN
10 81 (4.24%) HTTP
11 75 (3.93%) Internet
12 73 (3.82%) VLAN
13 69 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
13 69 (3.61%) SSL
14 65 (3.40%) Network Security
15 64 (3.35%) LDAP
16 63 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
17 61 (3.19%) VoIP
18 60 (3.14%) Wireless
19 57 (2.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.35%) MySQL
3 67 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (2.25%) Hadoop
5 43 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 37 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.62%) Big Data
8 28 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 25 (1.31%) DB2
10 23 (1.20%) NoSQL
11 20 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 18 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.73%) HBase
15 14 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.63%) BODI
Development Applications
1 120 (6.28%) Jenkins
2 111 (5.81%) Git (software)
3 28 (1.47%) Maven
4 23 (1.20%) JIRA
5 20 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (1.05%) Travis CI
6 19 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (0.94%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
9 14 (0.73%) MSI
9 14 (0.73%) Subversion
9 14 (0.73%) Visual Studio
10 12 (0.63%) Gerrit
10 12 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
10 12 (0.63%) Vagrant
11 9 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.47%) GitLab
11 9 (0.47%) Mercurial
11 9 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.31%) Grunt
General
1 256 (13.40%) Finance
2 67 (3.51%) Banking
3 64 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 56 (2.93%) Manufacturing
5 41 (2.15%) Law
6 39 (2.04%) Retail
7 23 (1.20%) Back Office
7 23 (1.20%) Legal
8 21 (1.10%) Military
9 20 (1.05%) Electronics
9 20 (1.05%) Games
10 17 (0.89%) Marketing
11 13 (0.68%) Local Government
12 12 (0.63%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.52%) Billing
14 9 (0.47%) Advertising
15 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.26%) Publishing
17 4 (0.21%) French Language
18 3 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 243 (12.72%) Architect
2 233 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 167 (8.74%) Analyst
4 145 (7.59%) Administrator
5 142 (7.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 131 (6.86%) VMware Engineer
7 123 (6.44%) Support Engineer
8 109 (5.71%) Consultant
9 102 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
10 96 (5.03%) Infrastructure Architect
11 77 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
12 64 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
13 62 (3.25%) Technical Architect
14 61 (3.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 61 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
15 58 (3.04%) Linux Administrator
16 57 (2.98%) Support Analyst
17 54 (2.83%) Infrastructure Specialist
17 54 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
18 53 (2.77%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.72%) Middleware
2 54 (2.83%) .NET
3 52 (2.72%) Web Services
4 45 (2.36%) LAMP
5 35 (1.83%) XML
6 33 (1.73%) J2EE
7 28 (1.47%) HTML
8 24 (1.26%) LAPP Stack
9 22 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
10 20 (1.05%) REST
10 20 (1.05%) Servlets
11 17 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
11 17 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (0.79%) JSON
12 15 (0.79%) SAML
13 14 (0.73%) CSS
13 14 (0.73%) Node.js
14 13 (0.68%) SOAP
15 11 (0.58%) HTML5
15 11 (0.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 356 (18.64%) Data Centre
2 110 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (5.65%) Clustering
4 77 (4.03%) Replication
5 76 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 69 (3.61%) EMC VNX
7 54 (2.83%) Computer Science
8 52 (2.72%) EMC VMAX
9 43 (2.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 41 (2.15%) Fat Client
10 41 (2.15%) Thin Client
11 35 (1.83%) PKI
12 32 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
12 32 (1.68%) Private Cloud
12 32 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
13 26 (1.36%) Blackberry
13 26 (1.36%) Public Cloud
14 20 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (0.89%) Client/Server
15 17 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1138 (59.58%) Windows
2 669 (35.03%) Linux
3 592 (30.99%) Windows Server
4 412 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 358 (18.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 232 (12.15%) Unix
6 232 (12.15%) Windows 7
7 219 (11.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 191 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 122 (6.39%) CentOS
10 110 (5.76%) Windows 10
11 102 (5.34%) Solaris
12 61 (3.19%) AIX
13 42 (2.20%) Ubuntu
14 35 (1.83%) Windows 8
15 34 (1.78%) Mac OS X
15 34 (1.78%) SUSE
16 30 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
17 23 (1.20%) Windows XP
18 17 (0.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (20.42%) ITIL
2 263 (13.77%) DevOps
3 225 (11.78%) Migration
4 210 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
5 173 (9.06%) Configuration Management
6 129 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
7 117 (6.13%) Service Management
8 111 (5.81%) Project Management
9 109 (5.71%) High Availability
10 96 (5.03%) Change Management
11 95 (4.97%) Scrum
12 93 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
13 91 (4.76%) Problem Management
14 90 (4.71%) Load Balancing
15 78 (4.08%) Open Source
16 75 (3.93%) Continuous Delivery
17 74 (3.87%) Incident Management
18 71 (3.72%) Virtual Environments
19 69 (3.61%) ITIL V3
20 64 (3.35%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 288 (15.08%) PowerShell
2 260 (13.61%) SQL
3 168 (8.80%) Python
4 146 (7.64%) Bash Shell
5 138 (7.23%) Java
6 105 (5.50%) Perl
7 69 (3.61%) Ruby
8 48 (2.51%) VBScript
9 47 (2.46%) C
10 46 (2.41%) Shell Script
11 43 (2.25%) JavaScript
12 36 (1.88%) C#
13 33 (1.73%) PHP
14 24 (1.26%) VB
15 16 (0.84%) Korn
16 9 (0.47%) AWK
16 9 (0.47%) C++
17 7 (0.37%) C-shell
18 6 (0.31%) Bourne shell
19 5 (0.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 453 (23.72%) Security Cleared
2 341 (17.85%) SC Cleared
3 157 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 136 (7.12%) Cisco Certification
5 102 (5.34%) MCSE
6 95 (4.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 93 (4.87%) Degree
8 89 (4.66%) DV Cleared
9 85 (4.45%) CCNP
10 79 (4.14%) CCNA
11 58 (3.04%) MCSA
12 44 (2.30%) MCITP
13 38 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
14 34 (1.78%) MCP
15 24 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
16 19 (0.99%) DBS Check
17 17 (0.89%) RHCE
18 15 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
18 15 (0.79%) CCIE
19 11 (0.58%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.35%) SLA
2 35 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 30 (1.57%) JSP 440
4 25 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 20 (1.05%) QA
6 18 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.31%) GDPR
7 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.16%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.10%) BS25999
10 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.052%) BS7799
11 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.052%) GAMP
11 1 (0.052%) GCP
11 1 (0.052%) GxP
11 1 (0.052%) PMO
System Software
1 703 (36.81%) Active Directory
2 283 (14.82%) Hyper-V
3 261 (13.66%) vSphere
4 209 (10.94%) VMware ESX
5 139 (7.28%) XenApp
6 128 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
7 101 (5.29%) Virtual Machines
8 82 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
9 77 (4.03%) XenDesktop
10 76 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 74 (3.87%) Docker
12 64 (3.35%) Virtual Desktop
13 62 (3.25%) vCloud
14 46 (2.41%) KVM
14 46 (2.41%) NFS
15 45 (2.36%) Xen
16 31 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 31 (1.62%) XenServer
17 22 (1.15%) HDFS
17 22 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 243 (12.72%) Puppet
2 200 (10.47%) SCCM
3 133 (6.96%) Ansible
4 112 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
5 73 (3.82%) SCOM
6 59 (3.09%) Nagios
7 54 (2.83%) vRealize
8 45 (2.36%) NetBackup
9 44 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
9 44 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 41 (2.15%) ZABBIX
11 33 (1.73%) AirWatch
11 33 (1.73%) WSUS
12 31 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 28 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
14 24 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
15 23 (1.20%) PowerCLI
16 22 (1.15%) Backup Exec
16 22 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 22 (1.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 1910 (100.00%) VMware
2 666 (34.87%) Microsoft
3 475 (24.87%) Cisco
4 373 (19.53%) Citrix
5 274 (14.35%) HP
6 263 (13.77%) Red Hat
7 205 (10.73%) EMC
8 191 (10.00%) Oracle
9 167 (8.74%) NetApp
10 121 (6.34%) IBM
11 99 (5.18%) Dell
12 89 (4.66%) Symantec
13 75 (3.93%) F5
14 65 (3.40%) CheckPoint
15 59 (3.09%) Avaya
16 44 (2.30%) AppSense
17 43 (2.25%) SolarWinds
17 43 (2.25%) Veritas
18 42 (2.20%) 3PAR
19 41 (2.15%) Veeam
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negoiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Offer Recruitment
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £760.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary: £34,476 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £320.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago