Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 121 143
Rank change year-on-year +8 +22 -35
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,164 1,862 1,731
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.08% 2.11% 1.86%
As % of the System Software category 13.42% 13.57% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 1,243 1,133
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £216 £210
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 88 71
Median hourly rate £39.00 £36.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +31.82% +19.57%
10th Percentile £17.83 £15.88 £13.50
90th Percentile £66.85 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £46.42 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.04% +45.45% +19.57%

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 8,673 13,723 12,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.50% 15.58% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,620 9,156 7,967
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £168 £185 £175
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 622 641
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £11.30 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate £17.63 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +10.16% +0.88% -0.88%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -6 378 £425 -10.53% 136
South East +22 281 £405 -4.71% 111
North of England +46 204 £375 -6.25% 128
South West -3 121 £425 - 73
Midlands +6 107 £325 -23.53% 62
North West +41 96 £375 -2.60% 68
Yorkshire +19 83 £400 -5.88% 38
West Midlands +20 74 £323 -10.42% 42
East of England +24 73 £325 -22.62% 55
East Midlands -9 33 £325 -27.78% 19
North East +27 27 £375 -3.85% 22
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1,164 (100.00%) VMware
2 747 (64.18%) Windows
3 491 (42.18%) Microsoft
3 491 (42.18%) Windows Server
4 489 (42.01%) Active Directory
5 297 (25.52%) Azure
6 287 (24.66%) PowerShell
7 265 (22.77%) Cisco
8 262 (22.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 259 (22.25%) Linux
10 257 (22.08%) Office 365
11 252 (21.65%) Hyper-V
12 249 (21.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 248 (21.31%) Security Cleared
14 243 (20.88%) DNS
15 237 (20.36%) Citrix
16 221 (18.99%) Data Centre
17 218 (18.73%) AWS
18 213 (18.30%) vSphere
19 201 (17.27%) Windows Server 2016
20 197 (16.92%) Firewall
21 196 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
22 195 (16.75%) DHCP
23 193 (16.58%) ITIL
24 187 (16.07%) Migration
25 186 (15.98%) SCCM
26 183 (15.72%) VMware ESXi
27 180 (15.46%) SQL
28 163 (14.00%) SAN
29 161 (13.83%) SC Cleared

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
1 121 (10.40%) MS Exchange
2 82 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 56 (4.81%) Skype for Business
4 55 (4.73%) IIS
5 36 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (3.09%) Tomcat
6 30 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (2.32%) Apache
8 24 (2.06%) OpenStack
8 24 (2.06%) WebSphere
9 19 (1.63%) nginx
10 18 (1.55%) Jetty
10 18 (1.55%) Mongrel
11 13 (1.12%) Confluence
12 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.60%) Documentum
13 7 (0.60%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 92 (7.90%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.086%) Houdini
7 1 (0.086%) Maya
7 1 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.34%) Line 500
2 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.26%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.17%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.086%) assyst
5 1 (0.086%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.086%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 297 (25.52%) Azure
2 257 (22.08%) Office 365
3 218 (18.73%) AWS
4 84 (7.22%) IaaS
5 63 (5.41%) PaaS
6 49 (4.21%) GCP
7 41 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 40 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (3.09%) SaaS
10 25 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (1.63%) OneDrive
12 18 (1.55%) Google App Engine
13 17 (1.46%) GitHub
14 12 (1.03%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 8 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.60%) Power Platform
18 6 (0.52%) Amazon S3
18 6 (0.52%) G Suite
18 6 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 243 (20.88%) DNS
2 197 (16.92%) Firewall
3 195 (16.75%) DHCP
4 163 (14.00%) SAN
5 127 (10.91%) WAN
6 119 (10.22%) LAN
7 112 (9.62%) TCP/IP
8 94 (8.08%) VPN
9 58 (4.98%) Skype
10 54 (4.64%) VLAN
11 53 (4.55%) NetScaler
12 39 (3.35%) VoIP
13 35 (3.01%) IPsec
13 35 (3.01%) VSAN
14 34 (2.92%) NAS
15 33 (2.84%) Network Security
15 33 (2.84%) Wireless
16 31 (2.66%) SSL
17 29 (2.49%) iSCSI
18 28 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
3 27 (2.32%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (1.55%) MySQL
6 18 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.60%) Power BI
10 6 (0.52%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.43%) Big Data
11 5 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.43%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 69 (5.93%) Jenkins
2 50 (4.30%) Git (software)
3 28 (2.41%) JIRA
4 24 (2.06%) GitLab
5 18 (1.55%) Travis CI
6 15 (1.29%) MSI
7 14 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (1.12%) Vagrant
9 12 (1.03%) SonarQube
10 9 (0.77%) JUnit
10 9 (0.77%) Maven
10 9 (0.77%) Mockito
10 9 (0.77%) Subversion
11 8 (0.69%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.69%) DbUnit
11 8 (0.69%) jMock
12 6 (0.52%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.52%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 107 (9.19%) Finance
2 71 (6.10%) Public Sector
3 43 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 42 (3.61%) Banking
5 17 (1.46%) Local Government
6 15 (1.29%) Retail
7 14 (1.20%) Law
8 13 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.86%) Back Office
9 10 (0.86%) Military
10 9 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.69%) Legal
12 7 (0.60%) Marketing
13 6 (0.52%) Electronics
14 5 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.43%) Publishing
15 3 (0.26%) Automotive
15 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Games
16 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 195 (16.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 114 (9.79%) Architect
3 94 (8.08%) Support Engineer
4 89 (7.65%) Consultant
4 89 (7.65%) VMware Engineer
5 88 (7.56%) Analyst
6 54 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
7 53 (4.55%) Server Engineer
8 50 (4.30%) Administrator
9 46 (3.95%) Network Engineer
10 44 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
11 40 (3.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 39 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
13 38 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
14 36 (3.09%) Infrastructure Support
15 32 (2.75%) Desktop Support
15 32 (2.75%) IT Support
16 31 (2.66%) Support Analyst
16 31 (2.66%) Systems Administrator
17 30 (2.58%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.58%) Middleware
2 29 (2.49%) .NET
3 27 (2.32%) J2EE
4 24 (2.06%) Web Services
5 23 (1.98%) LDAP
6 18 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
6 18 (1.55%) Servlets
7 16 (1.37%) 802.1X
8 13 (1.12%) RESTful
9 10 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
9 10 (0.86%) SOAP
10 9 (0.77%) XML
11 8 (0.69%) PowerMock
11 8 (0.69%) REST
12 7 (0.60%) Apache Camel
12 7 (0.60%) Spring
13 6 (0.52%) HTML
13 6 (0.52%) SAML
14 5 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (0.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 221 (18.99%) Data Centre
2 79 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.64%) Clustering
4 51 (4.38%) Public Cloud
5 45 (3.87%) PKI
6 38 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 38 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 35 (3.01%) Replication
8 33 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
9 31 (2.66%) Private Cloud
10 25 (2.15%) Enterprise Storage
11 24 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.46%) Fat Client
12 17 (1.46%) Thin Client
12 17 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (1.03%) NHS
14 10 (0.86%) CMDB
14 10 (0.86%) EMC VNX
14 10 (0.86%) User Experience
14 10 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 747 (64.18%) Windows
2 491 (42.18%) Windows Server
3 262 (22.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 259 (22.25%) Linux
5 201 (17.27%) Windows Server 2016
6 196 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 143 (12.29%) Windows 10
8 111 (9.54%) Windows 7
9 78 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 58 (4.98%) Unix
11 45 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 42 (3.61%) Windows Server 2019
13 35 (3.01%) Ubuntu
14 31 (2.66%) CentOS
14 31 (2.66%) Solaris
15 30 (2.58%) VMS
16 18 (1.55%) Windows 8
17 16 (1.37%) Android
17 16 (1.37%) Windows XP
18 13 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (21.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 193 (16.58%) ITIL
3 187 (16.07%) Migration
4 117 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
5 97 (8.33%) DevOps
6 82 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 75 (6.44%) High Availability
9 74 (6.36%) Configuration Management
10 67 (5.76%) Service Management
11 62 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (4.73%) Server Management
13 54 (4.64%) Change Management
14 50 (4.30%) Virtual Environments
15 48 (4.12%) Server Virtualisation
16 47 (4.04%) Project Management
17 44 (3.78%) Project Delivery
18 42 (3.61%) Network Virtualisation
18 42 (3.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
19 41 (3.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 287 (24.66%) PowerShell
2 180 (15.46%) SQL
3 102 (8.76%) Python
4 53 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 46 (3.95%) Java
6 32 (2.75%) VBScript
7 30 (2.58%) Perl
8 25 (2.15%) VB
9 21 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.72%) C
11 17 (1.46%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.69%) PHP
13 7 (0.60%) Go
14 6 (0.52%) C#
14 6 (0.52%) VBA
15 5 (0.43%) Ruby
16 4 (0.34%) C++
16 4 (0.34%) Groovy
16 4 (0.34%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 248 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 161 (13.83%) SC Cleared
3 101 (8.68%) DV Cleared
3 101 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 85 (7.30%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 72 (6.19%) MCSE
7 57 (4.90%) CCNA
8 45 (3.87%) Citrix Certification
9 44 (3.78%) Degree
10 42 (3.61%) CCNP
11 36 (3.09%) MCSA
12 20 (1.72%) CCIE
12 20 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (1.55%) MCP
14 15 (1.29%) CCA
15 14 (1.20%) VCP6
16 12 (1.03%) CISSP
17 11 (0.95%) MCITP
18 10 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.01%) SLA
2 22 (1.89%) QA
3 19 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.86%) GDPR
6 9 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.43%) PMO
9 4 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.17%) HL7
10 2 (0.17%) NIST
11 1 (0.086%) AICPA
11 1 (0.086%) COBIT
11 1 (0.086%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.086%) GxP
11 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.086%) NCSC
System Software
1 489 (42.01%) Active Directory
2 252 (21.65%) Hyper-V
3 213 (18.30%) vSphere
4 183 (15.72%) VMware ESXi
5 119 (10.22%) XenApp
6 106 (9.11%) VMware NSX
7 102 (8.76%) Virtual Machines
8 65 (5.58%) Virtual Servers
8 65 (5.58%) XenDesktop
9 56 (4.81%) Docker
10 39 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (2.58%) NFS
12 28 (2.41%) vCloud
13 27 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
14 24 (2.06%) Xen
15 22 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 19 (1.63%) VMware Server
17 18 (1.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 15 (1.29%) KVM
18 15 (1.29%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 186 (15.98%) SCCM
2 132 (11.34%) Ansible
3 105 (9.02%) vCenter Server
4 101 (8.68%) Puppet
5 92 (7.90%) vRealize
6 54 (4.64%) WSUS
7 52 (4.47%) SCOM
8 48 (4.12%) Terraform
9 43 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
10 38 (3.26%) NetBackup
11 31 (2.66%) Kubernetes
12 29 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
13 28 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
13 28 (2.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 24 (2.06%) vMotion
15 16 (1.37%) AirWatch
15 16 (1.37%) PowerCLI
16 15 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
16 15 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
17 14 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,164 (100.00%) VMware
2 491 (42.18%) Microsoft
3 265 (22.77%) Cisco
4 237 (20.36%) Citrix
5 102 (8.76%) Dell
6 100 (8.59%) Oracle
7 93 (7.99%) HP
8 91 (7.82%) NetApp
9 68 (5.84%) Red Hat
10 65 (5.58%) EMC
11 47 (4.04%) McAfee
12 44 (3.78%) Google
13 42 (3.61%) Symantec
14 41 (3.52%) Veeam
15 33 (2.84%) Juniper
16 32 (2.75%) Palo Alto
17 29 (2.49%) IBM
18 28 (2.41%) SolarWinds
19 26 (2.23%) CheckPoint
20 22 (1.89%) Ivanti