Period
to 26 September 2020

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 6 months to 26 September 2020 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 134 122
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12 +16
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 560 1,569 2,060
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.19% 1.95% 2.19%
As % of the System Software category 14.98% 12.48% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 1,047 1,358
Median daily rate £430 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £254 £213 £212
90th Percentile £550 £585 £575
UK median daily rate £427 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.75% -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.06 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.57% +52.06% +37.90%
10th Percentile £31.23 £18.59 £14.50
90th Percentile £64.65 £82.50 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% +48.15% +35.00%

VMware Infrastructure is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 3,739 12,575 13,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.60% 15.63% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,367 8,438 9,127
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £227 £180 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 554 816
Median hourly rate £22.29 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.06% +3.13% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £48.10 £47.95 £44.27
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +32.35% +6.25% -4.79%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in England

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in England.

Daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in England

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in England over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in England

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in England.

Hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in England

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in England over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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 6 months to 26 September 2020. 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
London +48 222 £450 +3.15% 51
South East +29 150 £450 +12.50% 88
South West +22 64 £450 +9.09% 42
North of England -11 55 £350 -4.11% 71
East of England +33 32 £431 +15.00% 20
North West -5 28 £350 -12.50% 42
Midlands +19 26 £370 +13.85% 54
Yorkshire +20 22 £413 +10.00% 24
West Midlands +20 21 £355 +9.23% 35
North East +30 5 £350 +40.00% 5
East Midlands +41 4 £365 +12.31% 19
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 across the England region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 560 (100.00%) VMware
2 355 (63.39%) Windows
3 237 (42.32%) Active Directory
4 226 (40.36%) Microsoft
5 191 (34.11%) Windows Server
6 180 (32.14%) Security Cleared
7 164 (29.29%) Linux
8 155 (27.68%) Azure
9 141 (25.18%) PowerShell
10 132 (23.57%) Cisco
11 129 (23.04%) SC Cleared
12 125 (22.32%) DNS
13 118 (21.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 115 (20.54%) vSphere
15 114 (20.36%) Windows Server 2016
16 113 (20.18%) Windows 10
17 108 (19.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 106 (18.93%) VMware ESXi
19 102 (18.21%) Ansible
19 102 (18.21%) Firewall
20 98 (17.50%) Migration
21 93 (16.61%) Office 365
22 90 (16.07%) DevOps
23 89 (15.89%) DHCP
23 89 (15.89%) ITIL
24 88 (15.71%) Citrix
25 81 (14.46%) Oracle
26 77 (13.75%) Python
26 77 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
26 77 (13.75%) AWS

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 44 (7.86%) MS Exchange
2 31 (5.54%) IIS
3 25 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (4.46%) Tomcat
4 20 (3.57%) OpenStack
5 19 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 18 (3.21%) Skype for Business
7 17 (3.04%) ArcGIS
8 13 (2.32%) Apache
9 12 (2.14%) JBoss
10 11 (1.96%) Confluence
10 11 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.07%) nginx
12 5 (0.89%) GeoServer
12 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.71%) CMS
14 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.54%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.04%) Photoshop
3 15 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.36%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.18%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.18%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 155 (27.68%) Azure
2 93 (16.61%) Office 365
3 77 (13.75%) AWS
4 37 (6.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (5.71%) GitHub
5 32 (5.71%) IaaS
6 29 (5.18%) GCP
7 25 (4.46%) PaaS
8 23 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (3.04%) SaaS
10 11 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.96%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (1.07%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.07%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.54%) Datadog
12 3 (0.54%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.54%) Serverless
13 2 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 125 (22.32%) DNS
2 102 (18.21%) Firewall
3 89 (15.89%) DHCP
4 76 (13.57%) SAN
5 56 (10.00%) WAN
6 45 (8.04%) LAN
7 43 (7.68%) TCP/IP
8 41 (7.32%) VLAN
9 37 (6.61%) Skype
10 29 (5.18%) Reverse Proxy
10 29 (5.18%) SNMP
11 27 (4.82%) VoIP
11 27 (4.82%) VPN
12 25 (4.46%) Network Security
12 25 (4.46%) VSAN
13 20 (3.57%) iSCSI
14 19 (3.39%) HTTP
15 17 (3.04%) OSPF
16 16 (2.86%) BGP
16 16 (2.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.46%) GIS
3 13 (2.32%) MongoDB
4 11 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (1.96%) QGIS
5 10 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.61%) MySQL
7 8 (1.43%) Geospatial Data
7 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 45 (8.04%) Git (software)
3 39 (6.96%) JIRA
4 23 (4.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 23 (4.11%) GitLab
5 11 (1.96%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.61%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.61%) Subversion
7 8 (1.43%) Maven
8 7 (1.25%) DbUnit
8 7 (1.25%) jMock
8 7 (1.25%) JUnit
8 7 (1.25%) Mockito
8 7 (1.25%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.54%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.36%) Hudson
General
1 75 (13.39%) Finance
2 22 (3.93%) Banking
3 14 (2.50%) Public Sector
4 9 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.07%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.89%) Retail
7 4 (0.71%) Advertising
8 3 (0.54%) Front Office
8 3 (0.54%) Housing Association
8 3 (0.54%) International Banking
8 3 (0.54%) Law
8 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.54%) Police
9 2 (0.36%) Billing
9 2 (0.36%) Military
9 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 92 (16.43%) Architect
2 79 (14.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 56 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 47 (8.39%) Consultant
5 31 (5.54%) Infrastructure Architect
6 30 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 28 (5.00%) VMware Architect
8 26 (4.64%) Analyst
9 25 (4.46%) Administrator
10 24 (4.29%) Cloud Architect
11 23 (4.11%) Wintel Engineer
12 21 (3.75%) Integration Engineer
12 21 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
12 21 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
13 20 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
14 16 (2.86%) Network Engineer
14 16 (2.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 15 (2.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 15 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
15 15 (2.68%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.11%) REST
2 21 (3.75%) LDAP
3 20 (3.57%) RESTful
4 19 (3.39%) .NET
5 15 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
5 15 (2.68%) Web Services
6 14 (2.50%) gRPC
6 14 (2.50%) Swagger
7 11 (1.96%) PostGIS
8 10 (1.79%) 802.1X
8 10 (1.79%) J2EE
8 10 (1.79%) JSON
9 9 (1.61%) XML
10 8 (1.43%) Middleware
11 7 (1.25%) PowerMock
11 7 (1.25%) SOAP
12 6 (1.07%) Apache Camel
13 5 (0.89%) Spring
14 4 (0.71%) Flash
14 4 (0.71%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.86%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.54%) Clustering
3 31 (5.54%) Management Information System
4 27 (4.82%) Private Cloud
5 24 (4.29%) Replication
6 22 (3.93%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.68%) PKI
8 13 (2.32%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.43%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.43%) NHS
9 8 (1.43%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.25%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.07%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.89%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.89%) Blog
12 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 355 (63.39%) Windows
2 191 (34.11%) Windows Server
3 164 (29.29%) Linux
4 118 (21.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 114 (20.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 113 (20.18%) Windows 10
7 77 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (9.64%) Unix
10 47 (8.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 44 (7.86%) Windows 7
12 42 (7.50%) CentOS
13 19 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (3.21%) Solaris
15 14 (2.50%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.61%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (1.43%) Windows XP
18 7 (1.25%) AIX
19 6 (1.07%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (19.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 98 (17.50%) Migration
3 90 (16.07%) DevOps
4 89 (15.89%) ITIL
5 62 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (9.11%) Configuration Management
7 46 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (8.21%) High Availability
8 38 (6.79%) Infrastructure as Code
8 38 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 32 (5.71%) Continuous Deployment
11 29 (5.18%) Systems Engineering
12 28 (5.00%) Load Balancing
13 27 (4.82%) Capacity Management
13 27 (4.82%) Patch Management
14 25 (4.46%) Information Security
14 25 (4.46%) Service Management
15 24 (4.29%) Problem Management
16 23 (4.11%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 141 (25.18%) PowerShell
2 77 (13.75%) Python
3 39 (6.96%) SQL
4 38 (6.79%) C
5 29 (5.18%) Perl
6 24 (4.29%) Java
6 24 (4.29%) VB
7 23 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 23 (4.11%) C#
8 18 (3.21%) Go
9 10 (1.79%) VBScript
10 9 (1.61%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.61%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.25%) Korn
12 6 (1.07%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.89%) Ruby
14 2 (0.36%) PHP
14 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 180 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 129 (23.04%) SC Cleared
3 58 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (9.82%) DV Cleared
5 46 (8.21%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (6.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (4.82%) Degree
8 24 (4.29%) MCSE
9 19 (3.39%) CCNA
10 18 (3.21%) CCNP
11 13 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (2.32%) MCSA
12 12 (2.14%) CCIE
12 12 (2.14%) VCAP
13 7 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (1.25%) VCDX
13 7 (1.25%) VCP6
14 6 (1.07%) CISSP
14 6 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.89%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.57%) SLA
2 8 (1.43%) NIST
3 6 (1.07%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.89%) NCSC
4 5 (0.89%) QA
5 3 (0.54%) COBIT
5 3 (0.54%) GDPR
5 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.36%) AICPA
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 237 (42.32%) Active Directory
2 115 (20.54%) vSphere
3 106 (18.93%) VMware ESXi
4 77 (13.75%) VMware NSX
5 73 (13.04%) Hyper-V
6 63 (11.25%) Docker
7 34 (6.07%) Virtual Desktop
8 31 (5.54%) XenApp
9 29 (5.18%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (4.64%) XenDesktop
11 18 (3.21%) VMware Workstation
12 17 (3.04%) NFS
13 14 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (1.96%) Firmware
15 10 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 10 (1.79%) Xen
16 8 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (1.25%) KVM
18 6 (1.07%) vCloud
19 5 (0.89%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 102 (18.21%) Ansible
2 68 (12.14%) Kubernetes
3 63 (11.25%) SCCM
4 60 (10.71%) Puppet
5 56 (10.00%) Terraform
6 43 (7.68%) vCenter Server
7 41 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (6.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 31 (5.54%) SCOM
10 29 (5.18%) vRealize
11 23 (4.11%) Packer
12 21 (3.75%) WSUS
13 20 (3.57%) Prometheus
14 17 (3.04%) Microsoft Clustering
15 14 (2.50%) Grafana
15 14 (2.50%) ZABBIX
16 13 (2.32%) vMotion
17 12 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
18 9 (1.61%) Backup Exec
18 9 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 560 (100.00%) VMware
2 226 (40.36%) Microsoft
3 132 (23.57%) Cisco
4 88 (15.71%) Citrix
5 81 (14.46%) Oracle
6 59 (10.54%) Red Hat
7 58 (10.36%) Dell
8 53 (9.46%) HP
9 49 (8.75%) NetApp
10 47 (8.39%) EMC
11 35 (6.25%) Splunk
12 30 (5.36%) Veeam
13 27 (4.82%) ESRI
13 27 (4.82%) F5
13 27 (4.82%) McAfee
14 26 (4.64%) Atlassian
15 25 (4.46%) SolarWinds
16 22 (3.93%) IBM
17 20 (3.57%) CheckPoint
17 20 (3.57%) Juniper