Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 136 121 115
Rank change year-on-year -15 -6 +15
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,359 736 1,420
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.95% 2.15% 2.14%
As % of the System Software category 13.71% 14.57% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 461 953
10th Percentile £250 £238 £223
25th Percentile £363 £338 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £435 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.23% +8.75% -5.88%
75th Percentile £576 £525 £500
90th Percentile £650 £588 £583
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +9.20% +8.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 39
10th Percentile £21.50 £31.25 £18.05
25th Percentile £24.50 £38.81 £22.50
Median hourly rate £43.19 £45.25 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +17.53% +2.67%
75th Percentile £63.00 £62.06 £47.31
90th Percentile £68.54 £66.00 £57.75
UK median hourly rate £43.19 £46.50 £43.22
% change year-on-year -7.12% +7.59% +15.10%

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 9,915 5,051 10,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.26% 14.75% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,161 3,462 7,065
10th Percentile £185 £220 £163
25th Percentile £385 £363 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £565 £571
90th Percentile £695 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 205 556
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.76 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%
75th Percentile £25.50 £41.25 £21.00
90th Percentile £56.90 £59.50 £45.81
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.41% +7.58% +3.13%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -2 561 £513 +13.89% 179
South East -17 316 £500 +8.11% 116
North of England +14 140 £425 +21.43% 129
Midlands +10 119 £363 +3.57% 98
North West +20 92 £425 +25.93% 70
South West -38 90 £500 +8.11% 48
East of England +5 86 £450 +12.50% 34
West Midlands -19 63 £300 -15.49% 62
East Midlands +12 56 £380 +12.59% 36
Yorkshire -23 39 £375 +11.52% 49
North East -2 9 £150 -60.00% 10
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 1,359 (100.00%) VMware
2 855 (62.91%) Windows
3 651 (47.90%) Active Directory
4 566 (41.65%) Microsoft
5 489 (35.98%) Windows Server
6 392 (28.84%) Azure
7 385 (28.33%) Linux
8 370 (27.23%) Security Cleared
9 331 (24.36%) PowerShell
10 306 (22.52%) Cisco
11 302 (22.22%) DNS
12 289 (21.27%) Firewall
13 288 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 281 (20.68%) Microsoft 365
15 275 (20.24%) Social Skills
16 273 (20.09%) ITIL
17 265 (19.50%) SC Cleared
18 250 (18.40%) AWS
19 230 (16.92%) Hyper-V
19 230 (16.92%) Citrix
20 227 (16.70%) Migration
21 216 (15.89%) Data Centre
22 214 (15.75%) Ansible
23 211 (15.53%) vSphere
24 200 (14.72%) DHCP
25 189 (13.91%) SQL
25 189 (13.91%) VMware ESXi
25 189 (13.91%) SCCM
26 184 (13.54%) Finance
27 182 (13.39%) 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 99 (7.28%) MS Exchange
2 69 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 47 (3.46%) IIS
4 35 (2.58%) OpenStack
5 32 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (1.77%) ArcGIS
6 24 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (1.69%) Confluence
8 19 (1.40%) Skype for Business
9 18 (1.32%) Apache
9 18 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (1.25%) nginx
11 14 (1.03%) Traefik
12 13 (0.96%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.29%) Site Server
14 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 113 (8.31%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.88%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.15%) Stata
9 1 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.074%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.074%) Magento
4 1 (0.074%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.074%) Shopify
4 1 (0.074%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 392 (28.84%) Azure
2 281 (20.68%) Microsoft 365
3 250 (18.40%) AWS
4 102 (7.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 96 (7.06%) IaaS
6 83 (6.11%) GCP
7 65 (4.78%) PaaS
8 57 (4.19%) SaaS
9 41 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
10 39 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
11 37 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
12 35 (2.58%) Nutanix
13 22 (1.62%) GitHub
14 20 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 19 (1.40%) OneDrive
16 17 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (1.03%) Mimecast
18 13 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
18 13 (0.96%) Serverless
19 11 (0.81%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 302 (22.22%) DNS
2 289 (21.27%) Firewall
3 200 (14.72%) DHCP
4 148 (10.89%) WAN
5 108 (7.95%) SAN
6 105 (7.73%) VPN
7 104 (7.65%) LAN
7 104 (7.65%) TCP/IP
8 78 (5.74%) VSAN
9 77 (5.67%) Network Security
10 53 (3.90%) VLAN
11 51 (3.75%) SD-WAN
12 44 (3.24%) NetScaler
13 42 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
13 42 (3.09%) Wireless
14 38 (2.80%) VoIP
15 35 (2.58%) Skype
16 31 (2.28%) Software-Defined Networking
17 30 (2.21%) NAS
18 29 (2.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 28 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
6 27 (1.99%) SQL Server 2019
7 22 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 20 (1.47%) MySQL
9 14 (1.03%) DB2
9 14 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.88%) GIS
11 11 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.66%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.59%) Power BI
14 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.44%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 72 (5.30%) Jenkins
2 63 (4.64%) Git (software)
3 42 (3.09%) GitLab
4 41 (3.02%) JIRA
5 23 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 16 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (0.88%) Subversion
8 10 (0.74%) MSI
9 9 (0.66%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.66%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.52%) GoCD
11 6 (0.44%) CppUnit
11 6 (0.44%) PVCS
11 6 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.37%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.37%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.37%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (0.29%) JMeter
14 3 (0.22%) Gradle
14 3 (0.22%) Serena SBM
General
1 275 (20.24%) Social Skills
2 184 (13.54%) Finance
3 91 (6.70%) Public Sector
4 82 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (4.78%) Banking
6 44 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 33 (2.43%) Presentation Skills
8 24 (1.77%) Organisational Skills
9 17 (1.25%) Influencing Skills
10 16 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
11 11 (0.81%) Retail
12 10 (0.74%) Back Office
13 9 (0.66%) Legal
14 7 (0.52%) Law
14 7 (0.52%) Local Government
15 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.29%) Automotive
17 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 221 (16.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 210 (15.45%) Architect
3 107 (7.87%) Support Engineer
4 84 (6.18%) Infrastructure Architect
5 83 (6.11%) Consultant
6 74 (5.45%) VMware Engineer
7 70 (5.15%) Network Engineer
8 68 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 62 (4.56%) Administrator
10 60 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
11 58 (4.27%) Analyst
12 50 (3.68%) Cloud Engineer
13 46 (3.38%) Server Engineer
14 44 (3.24%) Wintel Engineer
15 42 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
16 41 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
16 41 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
16 41 (3.02%) Windows Engineer
17 40 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
18 39 (2.87%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.21%) LDAP
2 26 (1.91%) Middleware
3 19 (1.40%) JSON
4 17 (1.25%) XMPP
5 16 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
5 16 (1.18%) REST
6 14 (1.03%) cloud-init
7 12 (0.88%) XML
8 9 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (0.59%) HTML
9 8 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (0.59%) SOAP
9 8 (0.59%) Web Services
10 7 (0.52%) .NET
10 7 (0.52%) Node.js
11 6 (0.44%) Kafka
12 5 (0.37%) Flash
12 5 (0.37%) LAMP
13 4 (0.29%) OAuth
13 4 (0.29%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 216 (15.89%) Data Centre
2 108 (7.95%) Clustering
3 71 (5.22%) PKI
4 67 (4.93%) Public Cloud
5 56 (4.12%) Replication
6 54 (3.97%) Private Cloud
7 53 (3.90%) Data Protection Act
8 35 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 35 (2.58%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.84%) Virtual Team
10 24 (1.77%) NHS
11 19 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.32%) Cloud Native
13 16 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
14 14 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
15 13 (0.96%) CMDB
16 11 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
17 10 (0.74%) Hedge funds
17 10 (0.74%) Mobile App
18 9 (0.66%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 855 (62.91%) Windows
2 489 (35.98%) Windows Server
3 385 (28.33%) Linux
4 182 (13.39%) Windows 10
5 154 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 138 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 132 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 122 (8.98%) Windows Server 2016
9 121 (8.90%) Windows Server 2019
10 73 (5.37%) Unix
11 62 (4.56%) Windows 7
12 55 (4.05%) CentOS
13 33 (2.43%) Ubuntu
14 28 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (1.91%) Apple iOS
16 25 (1.84%) Mac OS
17 19 (1.40%) Android
18 16 (1.18%) Solaris
19 10 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
20 9 (0.66%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 273 (20.09%) ITIL
3 227 (16.70%) Migration
4 173 (12.73%) DevOps
5 152 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
7 94 (6.92%) Change Management
7 94 (6.92%) CI/CD
8 92 (6.77%) Project Management
9 85 (6.25%) Load Balancing
10 84 (6.18%) Configuration Management
11 77 (5.67%) Service Delivery
12 76 (5.59%) Data Protection
13 73 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 71 (5.22%) Project Delivery
15 70 (5.15%) Network Virtualisation
16 64 (4.71%) Service Management
17 60 (4.42%) ITSM
18 56 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
19 52 (3.83%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 331 (24.36%) PowerShell
2 189 (13.91%) SQL
3 153 (11.26%) Python
4 98 (7.21%) Bash
5 46 (3.38%) C
6 43 (3.16%) VB
7 35 (2.58%) VBScript
8 30 (2.21%) Perl
9 29 (2.13%) Go
9 29 (2.13%) Java
9 29 (2.13%) Ruby
10 23 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.10%) JavaScript
12 12 (0.88%) PHP
13 10 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.66%) C#
14 9 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.66%) VBA
15 7 (0.52%) C++
15 7 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 370 (27.23%) Security Cleared
2 265 (19.50%) SC Cleared
3 137 (10.08%) DV Cleared
4 92 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 78 (5.74%) Degree
7 68 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 45 (3.31%) MCSE
9 42 (3.09%) CCNA
9 42 (3.09%) CCNP
10 36 (2.65%) MCSA
11 25 (1.84%) CISSP
11 25 (1.84%) PMP
12 23 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (1.47%) MCITP
14 19 (1.40%) CESG Certified Professional
14 19 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
15 15 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
16 14 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (1.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.00%) SLA
2 35 (2.58%) NCSC
3 31 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.55%) QA
5 18 (1.32%) GDPR
6 11 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.37%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.22%) GxP
10 3 (0.22%) NIST
10 3 (0.22%) PMO
11 2 (0.15%) DICOM
11 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.074%) COBIT
12 1 (0.074%) HL7
System Software
1 651 (47.90%) Active Directory
2 230 (16.92%) Hyper-V
3 211 (15.53%) vSphere
4 189 (13.91%) VMware ESXi
5 125 (9.20%) VMware NSX
6 84 (6.18%) Docker
7 78 (5.74%) Virtual Machines
8 71 (5.22%) Virtual Servers
9 46 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (3.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 39 (2.87%) vCloud
12 38 (2.80%) XenApp
13 37 (2.72%) XenDesktop
14 25 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 25 (1.84%) NFS
15 22 (1.62%) BitLocker
16 20 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
17 19 (1.40%) Firmware
18 16 (1.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 15 (1.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 214 (15.75%) Ansible
2 189 (13.91%) SCCM
3 129 (9.49%) Terraform
4 106 (7.80%) vCenter Server
5 89 (6.55%) Kubernetes
6 80 (5.89%) vRealize
7 77 (5.67%) Microsoft Clustering
8 73 (5.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 73 (5.37%) Puppet
9 41 (3.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 38 (2.80%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 36 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
11 36 (2.65%) Prometheus
12 29 (2.13%) WSUS
13 28 (2.06%) SCOM
14 27 (1.99%) Packer
15 25 (1.84%) Nagios
16 24 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
17 22 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
17 22 (1.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,359 (100.00%) VMware
2 566 (41.65%) Microsoft
3 306 (22.52%) Cisco
4 230 (16.92%) Citrix
5 140 (10.30%) Red Hat
6 132 (9.71%) Oracle
7 106 (7.80%) HP
8 95 (6.99%) Dell
9 63 (4.64%) CheckPoint
10 55 (4.05%) Veeam
11 54 (3.97%) IBM
12 52 (3.83%) Juniper
13 51 (3.75%) Palo Alto
14 50 (3.68%) Splunk
15 48 (3.53%) ServiceNow
16 46 (3.38%) Ivanti
17 45 (3.31%) McAfee
18 42 (3.09%) SolarWinds
19 40 (2.94%) F5
20 35 (2.58%) EMC