Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 147 98
Rank change year-on-year +25 -49 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 2,003 1,758 2,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.14% 1.87% 2.47%
As % of the System Software category 13.89% 14.70% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,296 1,076 1,647
England median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £208 £188 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £420 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 99 106
England median hourly rate £33.00 £20.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -28.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.76 £12.24 £14.44
90th Percentile £47.80 £48.26 £49.46
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +62.50% -28.57% -1.75%

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 14,416 11,956 12,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.40% 12.73% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,469 7,823 7,664
England median daily rate £453 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £187 £163 £175
90th Percentile £626 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 657 815
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £39.13
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.94% -0.78%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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 6 months to 18 November 2018. 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 +30 820 £450 +5.88% 216
South East 0 491 £400 +6.67% 142
North of England +8 249 £375 +13.64% 153
Midlands +4 175 £400 +20.30% 95
South West +5 138 £410 +26.15% 72
West Midlands 0 125 £438 +23.24% 54
East of England -8 119 £400 - 74
North West +10 117 £350 +16.67% 71
Yorkshire +15 106 £375 +7.14% 72
East Midlands +12 47 £350 +3.70% 41
North East -17 26 £400 +23.08% 10
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 2,003 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,219 (60.86%) Windows
3 836 (41.74%) Microsoft
4 830 (41.44%) Active Directory
5 753 (37.59%) Windows Server
6 598 (29.86%) Linux
7 463 (23.12%) Citrix
8 458 (22.87%) Microsoft Azure
9 442 (22.07%) Cisco
10 430 (21.47%) Amazon AWS
11 402 (20.07%) vSphere
12 391 (19.52%) Hyper-V
13 381 (19.02%) PowerShell
14 375 (18.72%) ITIL
15 366 (18.27%) SCCM
16 359 (17.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 352 (17.57%) Security Cleared
18 347 (17.32%) Firewall
19 346 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
20 345 (17.22%) DNS
21 320 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
22 311 (15.53%) Office 365
23 308 (15.38%) Data Centre
24 300 (14.98%) SAN
25 297 (14.83%) Finance
26 286 (14.28%) VMware ESXi
27 277 (13.83%) Migration
27 277 (13.83%) SQL
28 266 (13.28%) MS Exchange
29 261 (13.03%) Windows 10

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
1 266 (13.28%) MS Exchange
2 133 (6.64%) IIS
3 117 (5.84%) Apache
4 100 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 92 (4.59%) SharePoint
6 78 (3.89%) Tomcat
7 77 (3.84%) OpenStack
8 68 (3.39%) nginx
9 63 (3.15%) Skype for Business
10 57 (2.85%) WebSphere
11 54 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
12 48 (2.40%) Confluence
13 40 (2.00%) JBoss
13 40 (2.00%) Jetty
14 39 (1.95%) Mongrel
15 19 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
16 16 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
17 12 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
17 12 (0.60%) WebLogic
18 10 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 156 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.100%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.100%) Windchill
7 1 (0.050%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.100%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.100%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.100%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.100%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.100%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.100%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.050%) Eikon
5 1 (0.050%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.050%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.050%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 458 (22.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 430 (21.47%) Amazon AWS
3 311 (15.53%) Office 365
4 106 (5.29%) IaaS
5 95 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
6 93 (4.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 78 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
8 66 (3.30%) PaaS
9 53 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 50 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 45 (2.25%) SaaS
12 29 (1.45%) Google App Engine
13 16 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (0.65%) Mimecast
16 12 (0.60%) Datadog
17 11 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
17 11 (0.55%) Yammer
18 10 (0.50%) OneDrive
19 9 (0.45%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 347 (17.32%) Firewall
2 345 (17.22%) DNS
3 300 (14.98%) SAN
4 246 (12.28%) DHCP
5 216 (10.78%) WAN
6 215 (10.73%) LAN
7 179 (8.94%) TCP/IP
8 141 (7.04%) VPN
9 96 (4.79%) NAS
10 77 (3.84%) SSL
11 68 (3.39%) HTTP
11 68 (3.39%) VLAN
12 67 (3.34%) Skype
13 61 (3.05%) Internet
13 61 (3.05%) NetScaler
14 60 (3.00%) VoIP
15 57 (2.85%) IPsec
16 51 (2.55%) Network Security
17 45 (2.25%) FTP
18 43 (2.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.80%) MySQL
3 43 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 31 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (1.40%) MongoDB
5 28 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 22 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 19 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (0.60%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (0.55%) Big Data
12 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (0.45%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 202 (10.08%) Jenkins
2 138 (6.89%) Git (software)
3 71 (3.54%) JIRA
4 70 (3.49%) Maven
5 64 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 56 (2.80%) SonarQube
7 53 (2.65%) Travis CI
8 51 (2.55%) DbUnit
8 51 (2.55%) jMock
8 51 (2.55%) JUnit
8 51 (2.55%) Mockito
9 49 (2.45%) Vagrant
10 26 (1.30%) MSI
11 19 (0.95%) Ant
11 19 (0.95%) Subversion
12 17 (0.85%) TeamCity
13 16 (0.80%) AdminStudio
14 15 (0.75%) MSBuild
15 14 (0.70%) Bitbucket
15 14 (0.70%) Gradle
General
1 297 (14.83%) Finance
2 92 (4.59%) Banking
3 67 (3.34%) Retail
4 51 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.40%) Law
6 25 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.00%) Publishing
8 14 (0.70%) Billing
8 14 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.65%) Marketing
10 11 (0.55%) Back Office
11 10 (0.50%) Legal
12 7 (0.35%) Advertising
12 7 (0.35%) Local Government
13 6 (0.30%) Automotive
13 6 (0.30%) Military
14 4 (0.20%) Games
14 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 288 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 265 (13.23%) Architect
3 184 (9.19%) Analyst
4 163 (8.14%) VMware Engineer
5 122 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 119 (5.94%) Support Engineer
7 113 (5.64%) Consultant
7 113 (5.64%) Infrastructure Architect
8 102 (5.09%) Administrator
9 92 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
10 83 (4.14%) Desktop Support
11 76 (3.79%) Server Engineer
12 74 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 71 (3.54%) Developer
14 70 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
15 66 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
16 60 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
17 58 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
17 58 (2.90%) Network Engineer
17 58 (2.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (6.44%) Middleware
2 107 (5.34%) Web Services
3 92 (4.59%) J2EE
4 60 (3.00%) .NET
4 60 (3.00%) RESTful
5 56 (2.80%) SOAP
6 51 (2.55%) Apache Camel
6 51 (2.55%) PowerMock
7 42 (2.10%) LDAP
8 41 (2.05%) Spring
9 39 (1.95%) Servlets
10 38 (1.90%) Spring Boot
11 28 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
12 25 (1.25%) REST
13 24 (1.20%) LAMP
14 17 (0.85%) JSON
15 14 (0.70%) 802.1X
15 14 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
16 13 (0.65%) JRuby
16 13 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 308 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 164 (8.19%) Clustering
3 138 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (3.54%) Fat Client
4 71 (3.54%) PKI
4 71 (3.54%) Thin Client
5 63 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 51 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (2.50%) Public Cloud
8 44 (2.20%) Replication
9 35 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 35 (1.75%) Private Cloud
10 31 (1.55%) Blackberry
11 30 (1.50%) User Experience
12 28 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
13 24 (1.20%) iPhone
14 22 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
15 19 (0.95%) Client/Server
16 17 (0.85%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1,219 (60.86%) Windows
2 753 (37.59%) Windows Server
3 598 (29.86%) Linux
4 346 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 320 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 261 (13.03%) Windows 10
7 249 (12.43%) Windows 7
8 203 (10.13%) Unix
9 149 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 101 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 85 (4.24%) CentOS
12 67 (3.34%) Windows 8
13 62 (3.10%) Solaris
14 48 (2.40%) Ubuntu
15 41 (2.05%) Android
16 37 (1.85%) Apple iOS
17 34 (1.70%) AIX
17 34 (1.70%) Windows XP
18 24 (1.20%) Debian
19 22 (1.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (18.72%) ITIL
2 359 (17.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 277 (13.83%) Migration
4 231 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
5 227 (11.33%) DevOps
6 174 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
7 170 (8.49%) Configuration Management
8 157 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
9 121 (6.04%) Open Source
10 105 (5.24%) Service Management
11 101 (5.04%) Change Management
12 94 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 90 (4.49%) Virtual Environments
14 86 (4.29%) Service Delivery
15 85 (4.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 77 (3.84%) Scrum
17 76 (3.79%) Network Design
17 76 (3.79%) Server Management
18 72 (3.59%) Project Management
19 71 (3.54%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 381 (19.02%) PowerShell
2 277 (13.83%) SQL
3 173 (8.64%) Java
4 151 (7.54%) Python
5 110 (5.49%) Bash Shell
6 98 (4.89%) Perl
7 55 (2.75%) VBScript
8 53 (2.65%) JavaScript
9 44 (2.20%) Ruby
10 37 (1.85%) C
10 37 (1.85%) Go
11 30 (1.50%) Shell Script
12 28 (1.40%) VB
13 26 (1.30%) C#
14 11 (0.55%) PHP
15 10 (0.50%) VBA
16 7 (0.35%) AWK
17 6 (0.30%) AppleScript
18 5 (0.25%) Bourne shell
18 5 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 352 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 249 (12.43%) SC Cleared
3 209 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 149 (7.44%) MCSE
5 146 (7.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 139 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (4.49%) DV Cleared
8 85 (4.24%) CCNA
9 79 (3.94%) Degree
10 68 (3.39%) MCSA
11 56 (2.80%) CCNP
12 46 (2.30%) MCITP
13 41 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
14 34 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
15 32 (1.60%) MCP
16 26 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
17 25 (1.25%) CCIE
17 25 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 24 (1.20%) CCA
18 24 (1.20%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.60%) SLA
2 22 (1.10%) QA
3 16 (0.80%) GDPR
3 16 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.65%) PMO
5 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.35%) FedRAMP
7 6 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.20%) COBIT
9 4 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.100%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.100%) FISMA
11 2 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.050%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.050%) OASIS TOSCA
12 1 (0.050%) RMADS
12 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
System Software
1 830 (41.44%) Active Directory
2 402 (20.07%) vSphere
3 391 (19.52%) Hyper-V
4 286 (14.28%) VMware ESXi
5 182 (9.09%) XenApp
6 161 (8.04%) XenDesktop
7 121 (6.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 104 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
9 97 (4.84%) Docker
10 85 (4.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 85 (4.24%) Virtual Servers
11 83 (4.14%) VMware NSX
12 81 (4.04%) Xen
13 59 (2.95%) NFS
14 44 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
15 40 (2.00%) vCloud
16 38 (1.90%) VirtualBox
16 38 (1.90%) XenServer
17 33 (1.65%) KVM
18 27 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 366 (18.27%) SCCM
2 211 (10.53%) Puppet
3 191 (9.54%) Ansible
4 171 (8.54%) vCenter Server
5 154 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
6 96 (4.79%) SCOM
7 83 (4.14%) Terraform
8 72 (3.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 69 (3.44%) WSUS
10 65 (3.25%) Kubernetes
11 63 (3.15%) vRealize
12 57 (2.85%) NetBackup
13 55 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
14 49 (2.45%) Nagios
15 48 (2.40%) Packer
16 46 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
17 42 (2.10%) AirWatch
17 42 (2.10%) PowerCLI
18 39 (1.95%) Salt
19 38 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2,003 (100.00%) VMware
2 836 (41.74%) Microsoft
3 463 (23.12%) Citrix
4 442 (22.07%) Cisco
5 220 (10.98%) HP
6 206 (10.28%) Oracle
7 182 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 162 (8.09%) NetApp
9 104 (5.19%) EMC
10 103 (5.14%) McAfee
11 99 (4.94%) Google
12 89 (4.44%) IBM
13 80 (3.99%) Dell
14 75 (3.74%) Splunk
15 65 (3.25%) Ivanti
15 65 (3.25%) Symantec
16 64 (3.20%) Veeam
17 60 (3.00%) Juniper
18 58 (2.90%) SolarWinds
19 54 (2.70%) Atlassian