The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 23 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 85 82
Rank change year-on-year -37 -3  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 44 82 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 2.42% 2.34%
As % of the System Software category 12.75% 21.98% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 71 98
Median daily rate £438 £405 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.02% -0.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £238 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £335
% change year-on-year -1.31% +13.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 13
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.40% -5.33%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 345 373 568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.45% 11.02% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 307 419
Median daily rate £450 £463 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +19.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £244 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 34
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -16.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £138.25 £22.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the City of London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the City of London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 94 (100.00%) VMware
2 51 (54.26%) Windows
3 46 (48.94%) Active Directory
4 36 (38.30%) Windows Server
5 34 (36.17%) Microsoft
6 33 (35.11%) Citrix
7 30 (31.91%) PowerShell
8 28 (29.79%) Finance
9 27 (28.72%) Data Centre
10 25 (26.60%) DNS
11 22 (23.40%) SAN
11 22 (23.40%) Linux
12 18 (19.15%) HP
12 18 (19.15%) Cisco
12 18 (19.15%) Hyper-V
13 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (18.09%) vSphere
14 16 (17.02%) DHCP
15 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (14.89%) DevOps
16 14 (14.89%) SCCM
16 14 (14.89%) ITIL
16 14 (14.89%) Firewall
17 13 (13.83%) Migration
17 13 (13.83%) Unix
17 13 (13.83%) WAN
17 13 (13.83%) NetApp
17 13 (13.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (13.83%) XenApp
17 13 (13.83%) XenDesktop

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 8 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.38%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.06%) IIS
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.45%) Office 365
3 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.19%) PaaS
5 2 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.13%) IaaS
5 2 (2.13%) SaaS
6 1 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.60%) DNS
2 22 (23.40%) SAN
3 16 (17.02%) DHCP
4 14 (14.89%) Firewall
5 13 (13.83%) WAN
6 11 (11.70%) LAN
6 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
6 11 (11.70%) VPN
7 7 (7.45%) NAS
8 6 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (6.38%) Internet
8 6 (6.38%) SSL
9 5 (5.32%) NetScaler
9 5 (5.32%) SMTP
9 5 (5.32%) VSAN
10 4 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (4.26%) IPsec
10 4 (4.26%) Unified Communications
10 4 (4.26%) VLAN
10 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) Big Data
2 4 (4.26%) MySQL
3 3 (3.19%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.06%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.32%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.19%) MSI
4 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.06%) JUnit
5 1 (1.06%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.06%) WiX
General
1 28 (29.79%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Banking
3 7 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Back Office
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.06%) French Language
6 1 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (15.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (13.83%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Architect
4 8 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Administrator
4 8 (8.51%) Analyst
4 8 (8.51%) Consultant
4 8 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Citrix Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Unix Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Unix Support
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) LAMP
2 2 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (1.06%) Middleware
3 1 (1.06%) RESTful
3 1 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (28.72%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.45%) Replication
3 4 (4.26%) Hedge funds
3 4 (4.26%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.19%) Clustering
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) PKI
6 1 (1.06%) Derivative
6 1 (1.06%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.06%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (54.26%) Windows
2 36 (38.30%) Windows Server
3 22 (23.40%) Linux
4 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (13.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (13.83%) Unix
7 9 (9.57%) CentOS
8 8 (8.51%) Solaris
9 4 (4.26%) AIX
9 4 (4.26%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.13%) SUSE
10 2 (2.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.13%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.06%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.89%) DevOps
1 14 (14.89%) ITIL
2 13 (13.83%) Migration
3 12 (12.77%) High Availability
4 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.57%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (7.45%) Asset Management
6 7 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (7.45%) Service Management
7 6 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (5.32%) E-Commerce
8 5 (5.32%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (4.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.91%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.77%) SQL
3 11 (11.70%) Python
4 10 (10.64%) Bash Shell
5 9 (9.57%) Perl
6 5 (5.32%) Korn
6 5 (5.32%) Ruby
6 5 (5.32%) VBScript
7 2 (2.13%) C#
7 2 (2.13%) Java
7 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (4.26%) CCNP
2 4 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.19%) Degree
3 3 (3.19%) MCSE
3 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) VCP6
4 2 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) CCA
5 1 (1.06%) CCSE
5 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.15%) Hyper-V
3 17 (18.09%) vSphere
4 13 (13.83%) XenApp
4 13 (13.83%) XenDesktop
5 6 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.32%) vCloud
7 4 (4.26%) BitLocker
7 4 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (4.26%) Terminal Services
7 4 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.19%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (3.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.13%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.13%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.06%) Firmware
10 1 (1.06%) NFS
10 1 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (14.89%) SCCM
2 12 (12.77%) Ansible
2 12 (12.77%) Puppet
2 12 (12.77%) vCenter Server
3 9 (9.57%) SCOM
4 4 (4.26%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.26%) Cobbler
4 4 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 4 (4.26%) Salt
5 3 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.19%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (3.19%) Nagios
5 3 (3.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (3.19%) TADDM
5 3 (3.19%) vRealize
6 2 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.13%) Terraform
6 2 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (36.17%) Microsoft
3 33 (35.11%) Citrix
4 18 (19.15%) Cisco
4 18 (19.15%) HP
5 13 (13.83%) NetApp
6 11 (11.70%) EMC
7 8 (8.51%) CheckPoint
7 8 (8.51%) Dell
7 8 (8.51%) IBM
7 8 (8.51%) Veeam
8 6 (6.38%) ServiceNow
8 6 (6.38%) Symantec
9 5 (5.32%) F5
10 4 (4.26%) 3PAR
10 4 (4.26%) Altiris
10 4 (4.26%) AppSense
10 4 (4.26%) Oracle
11 3 (3.19%) Bloomberg
11 3 (3.19%) Reuters
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