Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 130 86
Rank change year-on-year -4 -44 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,849 1,664 2,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.01% 1.98% 2.53%
As % of the System Software category 14.92% 17.47% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,197 1,112 1,621
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £224 £213 £248
90th Percentile £558 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 74 85
England median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -41.56% +29.41%
10th Percentile £14.45 £14.15 £16.55
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £56.76
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +19.57% -37.41% +22.50%

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 12,393 9,525 11,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.46% 11.32% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,060 6,099 6,822
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £185 £166 £174
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +7.02% +5.13% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 594 867
England median hourly rate £16.43 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.13 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.88% - -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -17 725 £438 +2.94% 210
South East -9 465 £413 +3.13% 140
North of England +7 255 £335 -4.29% 148
Midlands +24 168 £388 +16.98% 68
East of England +11 133 £358 -8.33% 48
West Midlands +47 130 £425 +41.67% 40
North West -13 106 £370 +5.71% 82
South West +9 104 £375 +20.00% 60
Yorkshire -1 80 £440 +17.33% 53
North East +33 69 £300 +3.45% 13
East Midlands -28 38 £355 -3.73% 28
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1,849 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,159 (62.68%) Windows
3 815 (44.08%) Active Directory
4 738 (39.91%) Microsoft
5 668 (36.13%) Windows Server
6 495 (26.77%) Linux
7 488 (26.39%) Citrix
8 433 (23.42%) Security Cleared
9 424 (22.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 420 (22.71%) ITIL
11 419 (22.66%) Cisco
12 404 (21.85%) DNS
13 384 (20.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 362 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
15 356 (19.25%) Firewall
16 355 (19.20%) PowerShell
17 351 (18.98%) Hyper-V
18 340 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
19 312 (16.87%) SC Cleared
20 310 (16.77%) SAN
21 306 (16.55%) DHCP
22 305 (16.50%) vSphere
23 300 (16.22%) SCCM
24 289 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
25 278 (15.04%) Office 365
26 273 (14.76%) Data Centre
27 263 (14.22%) Finance
28 262 (14.17%) HP
29 256 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
30 240 (12.98%) SQL

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
1 218 (11.79%) MS Exchange
2 187 (10.11%) IIS
3 123 (6.65%) SharePoint
4 111 (6.00%) Skype for Business
5 104 (5.62%) Apache
6 85 (4.60%) Tomcat
7 83 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 63 (3.41%) OpenStack
9 48 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 43 (2.33%) nginx
11 39 (2.11%) WebSphere
12 37 (2.00%) JBoss
13 33 (1.78%) Confluence
14 30 (1.62%) Jetty
15 22 (1.19%) Mongrel
16 18 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
17 14 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
18 13 (0.70%) WildFly
19 12 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
20 10 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 156 (8.44%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.27%) Windchill
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.054%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 8 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.27%) Magento
2 5 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.11%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.11%) Relativity
6 1 (0.054%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.054%) RMDS
6 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 362 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 340 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
3 278 (15.04%) Office 365
4 79 (4.27%) IaaS
5 72 (3.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 63 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 58 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
8 49 (2.65%) PaaS
9 41 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (1.19%) SaaS
12 21 (1.14%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (0.97%) NuGet
14 17 (0.92%) Yammer
15 16 (0.87%) OpenShift
16 14 (0.76%) Datadog
17 13 (0.70%) Mimecast
18 11 (0.59%) OneDrive
18 11 (0.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 404 (21.85%) DNS
2 356 (19.25%) Firewall
3 310 (16.77%) SAN
4 306 (16.55%) DHCP
5 214 (11.57%) WAN
6 206 (11.14%) LAN
7 179 (9.68%) TCP/IP
8 176 (9.52%) VPN
9 98 (5.30%) VoIP
10 92 (4.98%) NetScaler
11 87 (4.71%) VLAN
12 85 (4.60%) NAS
13 82 (4.43%) Skype
14 71 (3.84%) HTTP
15 69 (3.73%) IPsec
16 67 (3.62%) iSCSI
17 66 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
18 64 (3.46%) BGP
18 64 (3.46%) MPLS
19 57 (3.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.95%) MySQL
3 47 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (1.62%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.46%) Hadoop
5 27 (1.46%) NoSQL
6 26 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 25 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (1.24%) Big Data
8 23 (1.24%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (0.70%) DB2
14 10 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.54%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.38%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 157 (8.49%) Jenkins
2 131 (7.08%) Git (software)
3 56 (3.03%) Maven
4 55 (2.97%) JIRA
5 44 (2.38%) Vagrant
6 43 (2.33%) Travis CI
7 34 (1.84%) MSI
8 32 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 32 (1.73%) JUnit
9 31 (1.68%) DbUnit
9 31 (1.68%) jMock
9 31 (1.68%) Mockito
10 30 (1.62%) SonarQube
11 27 (1.46%) Subversion
11 27 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.41%) TeamCity
13 21 (1.14%) Ant
13 21 (1.14%) Visual Studio
14 15 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (0.76%) Mercurial
General
1 263 (14.22%) Finance
2 84 (4.54%) Banking
3 65 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 39 (2.11%) Retail
5 25 (1.35%) Legal
6 23 (1.24%) Publishing
7 21 (1.14%) Back Office
7 21 (1.14%) Law
8 19 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.76%) French Language
11 10 (0.54%) Local Government
12 9 (0.49%) Military
13 8 (0.43%) Games
14 6 (0.32%) Automotive
14 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.27%) Billing
15 5 (0.27%) Marketing
16 4 (0.22%) Advertising
17 2 (0.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 248 (13.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 232 (12.55%) Architect
3 201 (10.87%) Analyst
4 148 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 116 (6.27%) VMware Engineer
6 115 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 104 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 90 (4.87%) Administrator
9 77 (4.16%) Consultant
9 77 (4.16%) Infrastructure Architect
9 77 (4.16%) Server Engineer
10 74 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
11 69 (3.73%) Network Engineer
12 68 (3.68%) Desktop Support
13 65 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
14 64 (3.46%) Systems Administrator
15 61 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
15 61 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
16 60 (3.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 58 (3.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (5.14%) Web Services
2 68 (3.68%) Middleware
3 56 (3.03%) .NET
4 48 (2.60%) J2EE
5 44 (2.38%) SOAP
5 44 (2.38%) XML
6 38 (2.06%) REST
7 33 (1.78%) Apache Camel
7 33 (1.78%) RESTful
7 33 (1.78%) Spring
8 31 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
8 31 (1.68%) PowerMock
9 28 (1.51%) LDAP
10 24 (1.30%) Servlets
11 20 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
12 18 (0.97%) JSON
13 17 (0.92%) .NET Framework
13 17 (0.92%) LAMP
14 16 (0.87%) Spring Boot
15 14 (0.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 273 (14.76%) Data Centre
2 142 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (6.49%) Clustering
4 85 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 78 (4.22%) PKI
6 63 (3.41%) Replication
7 55 (2.97%) Fat Client
7 55 (2.97%) Thin Client
8 53 (2.87%) Private Cloud
9 52 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
10 39 (2.11%) Public Cloud
11 36 (1.95%) Computer Science
12 34 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
13 25 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
14 24 (1.30%) Client/Server
15 20 (1.08%) Blackberry
15 20 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 16 (0.87%) CMDB
16 16 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
17 15 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1,159 (62.68%) Windows
2 668 (36.13%) Windows Server
3 495 (26.77%) Linux
4 424 (22.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 384 (20.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 188 (10.17%) Windows 7
7 172 (9.30%) Windows 10
8 144 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 139 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 125 (6.76%) Unix
11 71 (3.84%) CentOS
12 56 (3.03%) Solaris
13 50 (2.70%) AIX
14 47 (2.54%) Ubuntu
15 38 (2.06%) Windows 8
16 27 (1.46%) Windows XP
17 22 (1.19%) Windows Vista
18 20 (1.08%) Apple iOS
18 20 (1.08%) DC/OS
19 18 (0.97%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (22.71%) ITIL
2 256 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (11.68%) Migration
4 207 (11.20%) DevOps
5 186 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
6 146 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
7 142 (7.68%) Configuration Management
8 129 (6.98%) Change Management
9 117 (6.33%) Project Management
10 104 (5.62%) Service Delivery
11 103 (5.57%) Service Management
12 101 (5.46%) Virtual Environments
13 85 (4.60%) Scrum
14 84 (4.54%) High Availability
15 82 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
16 81 (4.38%) Network Virtualisation
17 76 (4.11%) Problem Management
18 73 (3.95%) Virtual Infrastructure
19 72 (3.89%) Load Balancing
20 68 (3.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 355 (19.20%) PowerShell
2 240 (12.98%) SQL
3 171 (9.25%) Python
4 152 (8.22%) Java
5 84 (4.54%) Bash Shell
6 59 (3.19%) Perl
7 57 (3.08%) VBScript
8 55 (2.97%) C
9 44 (2.38%) Ruby
10 39 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 31 (1.68%) JavaScript
12 24 (1.30%) C#
13 19 (1.03%) C++
14 18 (0.97%) PHP
15 17 (0.92%) Go
15 17 (0.92%) VB
16 12 (0.65%) CQL
16 12 (0.65%) T-SQL
17 10 (0.54%) Groovy
18 5 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 433 (23.42%) Security Cleared
2 312 (16.87%) SC Cleared
3 179 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 139 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
5 107 (5.79%) MCSE
6 98 (5.30%) DV Cleared
7 88 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 83 (4.49%) CCNP
9 82 (4.43%) Degree
10 76 (4.11%) CCNA
11 50 (2.70%) MCSA
12 40 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (1.68%) MCITP
14 29 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
15 27 (1.46%) MCP
16 20 (1.08%) RHCE
17 17 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
17 17 (0.92%) DBS Check
18 16 (0.87%) CCDP
19 15 (0.81%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.33%) SLA
2 30 (1.62%) PCI DSS
3 29 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.92%) QA
5 13 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.65%) PMO
6 12 (0.65%) RMADS
7 11 (0.59%) GCP
8 7 (0.38%) GDPR
9 5 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
11 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.054%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.054%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.054%) SAS 70
System Software
1 815 (44.08%) Active Directory
2 351 (18.98%) Hyper-V
3 305 (16.50%) vSphere
4 289 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
5 227 (12.28%) XenApp
6 157 (8.49%) XenDesktop
7 139 (7.52%) Virtual Machines
8 98 (5.30%) VMware NSX
9 91 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 85 (4.60%) Docker
11 80 (4.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 63 (3.41%) XenServer
13 57 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
14 54 (2.92%) NFS
15 53 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
16 48 (2.60%) VirtualBox
17 47 (2.54%) Xen
18 30 (1.62%) Terminal Services
19 28 (1.51%) BitLocker
20 27 (1.46%) KVM
Systems Management
1 300 (16.22%) SCCM
2 157 (8.49%) Puppet
3 156 (8.44%) Ansible
4 120 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
5 99 (5.35%) vCenter Server
6 88 (4.76%) SCOM
7 72 (3.89%) Terraform
8 70 (3.79%) WSUS
9 48 (2.60%) Kubernetes
9 48 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
10 40 (2.16%) vRealize
11 38 (2.06%) Backup Exec
12 36 (1.95%) AirWatch
13 34 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
14 33 (1.78%) Packer
15 32 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
15 32 (1.73%) PowerCLI
16 31 (1.68%) NetBackup
16 31 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 25 (1.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,849 (100.00%) VMware
2 738 (39.91%) Microsoft
3 488 (26.39%) Citrix
4 419 (22.66%) Cisco
5 262 (14.17%) HP
6 180 (9.73%) NetApp
7 145 (7.84%) Red Hat
8 137 (7.41%) EMC
9 132 (7.14%) Oracle
10 121 (6.54%) Ivanti
11 99 (5.35%) Dell
12 93 (5.03%) IBM
13 86 (4.65%) McAfee
14 85 (4.60%) Google
15 82 (4.43%) Veeam
16 76 (4.11%) Juniper
17 74 (4.00%) Symantec
18 61 (3.30%) CheckPoint
19 59 (3.19%) SolarWinds
19 59 (3.19%) Splunk