Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 126 144
Rank change year-on-year +14 +18 -42
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,414 1,911 1,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.14% 2.09% 1.88%
As % of the System Software category 13.67% 13.44% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 1,246 1,048
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 92 73
England median hourly rate £39.25 £37.53 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +50.10% -5.66%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.80 £13.05
90th Percentile £114.00 £53.72 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £39.32 £25.25
% change year-on-year +13.17% +55.72% -4.72%

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 10,345 14,224 11,917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.65% 15.58% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,850 9,413 7,828
England median daily rate £450 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +6.74% +7.88%
10th Percentile £164 £188 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 723 638
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £16.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.94% -2.75% +1.87%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.27 £46.83
UK median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% - -

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 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 -13 458 £425 -5.56% 173
South East +22 365 £411 -0.30% 180
North of England +35 230 £375 -1.96% 181
South West +12 164 £413 +3.13% 88
North West +16 106 £363 -5.23% 82
Yorkshire +34 101 £375 - 76
Midlands +4 100 £300 -27.84% 100
East of England +26 91 £350 -15.66% 70
West Midlands +30 66 £300 -22.58% 68
East Midlands -7 33 £325 -26.97% 32
North East +18 25 £425 +7.59% 23
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1,414 (100.00%) VMware
2 886 (62.66%) Windows
3 624 (44.13%) Active Directory
4 607 (42.93%) Microsoft
5 556 (39.32%) Windows Server
6 390 (27.58%) Azure
7 331 (23.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 326 (23.06%) DNS
9 320 (22.63%) Cisco
10 317 (22.42%) PowerShell
11 305 (21.57%) AWS
12 304 (21.50%) Citrix
13 303 (21.43%) Linux
13 303 (21.43%) Office 365
14 289 (20.44%) Security Cleared
15 287 (20.30%) Hyper-V
16 281 (19.87%) vSphere
17 265 (18.74%) Windows Server 2012
18 263 (18.60%) SCCM
19 262 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
19 262 (18.53%) Firewall
20 258 (18.25%) SQL
21 251 (17.75%) DHCP
22 247 (17.47%) Data Centre
23 234 (16.55%) ITIL
24 208 (14.71%) SC Cleared
25 207 (14.64%) VMware ESXi
26 194 (13.72%) Migration
27 186 (13.15%) Windows 10
28 184 (13.01%) SAN

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
1 172 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 127 (8.98%) SharePoint
3 90 (6.36%) IIS
4 77 (5.45%) Skype for Business
5 58 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 51 (3.61%) Tomcat
7 44 (3.11%) OpenStack
8 40 (2.83%) Apache
9 39 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 32 (2.26%) WebSphere
11 31 (2.19%) nginx
12 30 (2.12%) Confluence
13 26 (1.84%) Jetty
13 26 (1.84%) Mongrel
14 10 (0.71%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.57%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
17 6 (0.42%) JBoss
17 6 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 119 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.071%) Houdini
7 1 (0.071%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.21%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.21%) Line 500
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.071%) assyst
6 1 (0.071%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.071%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.071%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.071%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 390 (27.58%) Azure
2 305 (21.57%) AWS
3 303 (21.43%) Office 365
4 111 (7.85%) IaaS
5 98 (6.93%) PaaS
6 73 (5.16%) GCP
7 61 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 59 (4.17%) SaaS
9 58 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (2.40%) GitHub
11 31 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (1.84%) Google App Engine
13 20 (1.41%) Mimecast
14 15 (1.06%) Yammer
15 14 (0.99%) OneDrive
16 12 (0.85%) Power Platform
17 11 (0.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 10 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
19 8 (0.57%) G Suite
20 7 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 326 (23.06%) DNS
2 262 (18.53%) Firewall
3 251 (17.75%) DHCP
4 184 (13.01%) SAN
5 130 (9.19%) WAN
6 126 (8.91%) TCP/IP
7 122 (8.63%) LAN
8 112 (7.92%) VPN
9 80 (5.66%) Skype
10 64 (4.53%) NetScaler
11 61 (4.31%) VLAN
12 56 (3.96%) NAS
13 51 (3.61%) VSAN
14 50 (3.54%) VoIP
15 49 (3.47%) Wireless
16 48 (3.39%) HTTP
17 47 (3.32%) Network Security
18 46 (3.25%) IPsec
19 45 (3.18%) FTP
20 42 (2.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.55%) Oracle Database
2 36 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (1.70%) MySQL
5 21 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 18 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.85%) Power BI
10 11 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.71%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2017
13 7 (0.50%) Big Data
13 7 (0.50%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.42%) SAP HANA
14 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 108 (7.64%) Jenkins
2 73 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 50 (3.54%) JIRA
4 40 (2.83%) GitLab
5 25 (1.77%) Maven
5 25 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (1.77%) Travis CI
6 24 (1.70%) JUnit
6 24 (1.70%) Mockito
6 24 (1.70%) SonarQube
7 20 (1.41%) MSI
8 16 (1.13%) DbUnit
8 16 (1.13%) jMock
9 15 (1.06%) Visual Studio
10 14 (0.99%) Bitbucket
10 14 (0.99%) Selenium
11 13 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (0.85%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.78%) Vagrant
14 10 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 155 (10.96%) Finance
2 69 (4.88%) Public Sector
3 45 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.48%) Banking
5 21 (1.49%) Retail
6 17 (1.20%) Back Office
6 17 (1.20%) Law
7 14 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.78%) Local Government
9 9 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.64%) Publishing
10 7 (0.50%) Legal
10 7 (0.50%) Military
11 6 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.35%) Billing
12 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.28%) Electronics
13 4 (0.28%) Front Office
13 4 (0.28%) Marketing
14 3 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 258 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 162 (11.46%) Architect
3 109 (7.71%) Analyst
4 107 (7.57%) Support Engineer
5 104 (7.36%) VMware Engineer
6 86 (6.08%) Consultant
7 85 (6.01%) Windows Engineer
8 68 (4.81%) Network Engineer
9 63 (4.46%) Server Engineer
10 61 (4.31%) Administrator
11 59 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 49 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
13 48 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
14 46 (3.25%) Wintel Engineer
15 44 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
16 41 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
17 39 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
17 39 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
18 38 (2.69%) Citrix Engineer
18 38 (2.69%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.68%) Web Services
2 46 (3.25%) J2EE
3 39 (2.76%) .NET
4 33 (2.33%) Middleware
5 27 (1.91%) RESTful
6 26 (1.84%) Servlets
7 23 (1.63%) LDAP
8 22 (1.56%) SOAP
8 22 (1.56%) Spring
9 21 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
10 19 (1.34%) 802.1X
10 19 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
11 16 (1.13%) Apache Camel
11 16 (1.13%) PowerMock
12 14 (0.99%) XML
13 13 (0.92%) SAML
14 12 (0.85%) HTML
15 10 (0.71%) JSON
15 10 (0.71%) REST
16 9 (0.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 247 (17.47%) Data Centre
2 91 (6.44%) Public Cloud
3 75 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (3.82%) Clustering
5 52 (3.68%) PKI
6 48 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 47 (3.32%) Private Cloud
8 45 (3.18%) Replication
9 37 (2.62%) Management Information System
10 34 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
12 26 (1.84%) Fat Client
12 26 (1.84%) Thin Client
13 25 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
13 25 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (1.20%) NHS
15 16 (1.13%) CMDB
16 14 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
17 12 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
17 12 (0.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 886 (62.66%) Windows
2 556 (39.32%) Windows Server
3 303 (21.43%) Linux
4 265 (18.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 262 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 186 (13.15%) Windows 10
7 130 (9.19%) Windows 7
8 73 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 62 (4.38%) Unix
10 59 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (3.47%) Ubuntu
12 47 (3.32%) CentOS
13 36 (2.55%) VMS
14 22 (1.56%) Windows 8
15 20 (1.41%) Solaris
16 19 (1.34%) Android
17 13 (0.92%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.92%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.85%) Windows XP
19 10 (0.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (23.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 234 (16.55%) ITIL
3 194 (13.72%) Migration
4 133 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
5 126 (8.91%) DevOps
6 122 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
7 106 (7.50%) Configuration Management
8 80 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 74 (5.23%) Service Management
10 65 (4.60%) Project Management
11 64 (4.53%) High Availability
12 63 (4.46%) Change Management
13 61 (4.31%) Open Source
13 61 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (4.03%) Virtual Environments
15 56 (3.96%) Project Delivery
16 55 (3.89%) Scrum
17 54 (3.82%) Service Delivery
18 52 (3.68%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 317 (22.42%) PowerShell
2 258 (18.25%) SQL
3 117 (8.27%) Python
4 85 (6.01%) Java
5 76 (5.37%) Bash Shell
6 30 (2.12%) Perl
7 28 (1.98%) VBScript
8 26 (1.84%) Ruby
9 25 (1.77%) C
10 23 (1.63%) JavaScript
10 23 (1.63%) VB
11 17 (1.20%) Go
12 16 (1.13%) C#
13 14 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.28%) PHP
14 4 (0.28%) VBA
15 3 (0.21%) C++
15 3 (0.21%) Clojure
15 3 (0.21%) Groovy
15 3 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 289 (20.44%) Security Cleared
2 208 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 109 (7.71%) Cisco Certification
4 104 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 100 (7.07%) DV Cleared
6 79 (5.59%) MCSE
7 78 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 77 (5.45%) CCNA
9 74 (5.23%) Citrix Certification
10 65 (4.60%) Degree
11 49 (3.47%) CCNP
12 40 (2.83%) CCA
13 38 (2.69%) MCSA
14 24 (1.70%) CCIE
15 22 (1.56%) MCP
16 21 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
18 13 (0.92%) VCP6
19 12 (0.85%) DBS Check
20 10 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.67%) SLA
2 33 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.84%) QA
4 20 (1.41%) GDPR
5 14 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.21%) NCSC
10 3 (0.21%) PMO
11 2 (0.14%) HL7
11 2 (0.14%) NIST
12 1 (0.071%) COBIT
12 1 (0.071%) GxP
12 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 624 (44.13%) Active Directory
2 287 (20.30%) Hyper-V
3 281 (19.87%) vSphere
4 207 (14.64%) VMware ESXi
5 145 (10.25%) XenApp
6 117 (8.27%) XenDesktop
7 115 (8.13%) VMware NSX
8 113 (7.99%) Virtual Machines
9 79 (5.59%) Docker
10 57 (4.03%) Virtual Servers
11 53 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
12 45 (3.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 41 (2.90%) Xen
14 37 (2.62%) vCloud
15 29 (2.05%) DFS Replication
16 28 (1.98%) NFS
17 26 (1.84%) KVM
18 24 (1.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 23 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 22 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 263 (18.60%) SCCM
2 125 (8.84%) vCenter Server
3 119 (8.42%) Ansible
4 107 (7.57%) Puppet
5 89 (6.29%) vRealize
6 62 (4.38%) Terraform
7 60 (4.24%) WSUS
8 58 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
9 57 (4.03%) SCOM
10 47 (3.32%) Kubernetes
11 37 (2.62%) NetBackup
12 29 (2.05%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 27 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
14 25 (1.77%) vMotion
15 23 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
16 22 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
17 20 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
18 19 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
19 18 (1.27%) Backup Exec
20 17 (1.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,414 (100.00%) VMware
2 607 (42.93%) Microsoft
3 320 (22.63%) Cisco
4 304 (21.50%) Citrix
5 133 (9.41%) HP
6 103 (7.28%) NetApp
7 93 (6.58%) Oracle
8 91 (6.44%) Dell
9 79 (5.59%) EMC
10 75 (5.30%) Red Hat
11 69 (4.88%) Google
12 50 (3.54%) Ivanti
13 45 (3.18%) McAfee
14 43 (3.04%) Juniper
15 40 (2.83%) Symantec
16 38 (2.69%) Veritas
17 36 (2.55%) Meraki
18 32 (2.26%) Apple
18 32 (2.26%) Veeam
19 31 (2.19%) SolarWinds