Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 115 129
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,340 577 1,582
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.99% 2.15% 2.05%
As % of the System Software category 13.98% 14.94% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 360 1,058
10th Percentile £281 £263 £213
25th Percentile £363 £349 £307
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -4.76%
75th Percentile £575 £520 £494
90th Percentile £638 £588 £581
UK median daily rate £475 £436 £400
% change year-on-year +8.88% +9.06% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 18 46
10th Percentile £24.50 £31.25 £19.41
25th Percentile £26.80 £38.44 £21.06
Median hourly rate £44.10 £41.00 £39.25
Median % change year-on-year +7.55% +4.46% +45.37%
75th Percentile £57.38 £61.38 £47.09
90th Percentile £77.00 £64.95 £55.63
UK median hourly rate £43.19 £43.25 £39.59
% change year-on-year -0.14% +9.25% +46.62%

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 9,584 3,862 12,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.22% 14.40% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,867 2,621 8,220
10th Percentile £200 £225 £170
25th Percentile £385 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £463
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £686 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 141 538
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.75 £13.25
Median hourly rate £16.89 £18.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.18% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £28.75 £39.00 £23.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.74
% change year-on-year -1.41% +6.07% +5.52%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 +8 595 £510 +14.93% 158
South East -19 282 £475 -2.56% 146
North of England +7 152 £425 +21.43% 167
Midlands -13 95 £380 +6.29% 95
North West -1 89 £425 +21.43% 98
East of England +10 82 £425 +3.91% 63
South West -48 70 £500 +8.11% 54
Yorkshire -14 52 £450 +5.88% 45
West Midlands -36 48 £406 +19.49% 52
East Midlands +10 47 £375 +2.74% 43
North East -6 10 £243 -15.65% 24
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 1,340 (100.00%) VMware
2 791 (59.03%) Windows
3 612 (45.67%) Active Directory
4 483 (36.04%) Microsoft
5 442 (32.99%) Windows Server
6 414 (30.90%) Azure
7 360 (26.87%) Security Cleared
8 353 (26.34%) Linux
9 345 (25.75%) PowerShell
10 281 (20.97%) Social Skills
11 277 (20.67%) SC Cleared
12 270 (20.15%) ITIL
13 269 (20.07%) Cisco
14 267 (19.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 263 (19.63%) Microsoft 365
16 258 (19.25%) AWS
17 254 (18.96%) Firewall
18 251 (18.73%) DNS
19 233 (17.39%) Citrix
20 230 (17.16%) Ansible
21 227 (16.94%) Hyper-V
22 210 (15.67%) vSphere
23 208 (15.52%) VMware ESXi
24 198 (14.78%) Finance
25 186 (13.88%) Data Centre
26 184 (13.73%) Migration
27 178 (13.28%) DevOps
28 164 (12.24%) DHCP
29 160 (11.94%) WAN
30 159 (11.87%) SCCM

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 85 (6.34%) MS Exchange
2 74 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 39 (2.91%) IIS
4 32 (2.39%) Confluence
5 22 (1.64%) OpenStack
6 21 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 18 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (1.27%) Apache
10 14 (1.04%) ArcGIS
11 11 (0.82%) nginx
12 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.60%) Traefik
13 8 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.52%) MS Project Server
14 7 (0.52%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 88 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.90%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.075%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.075%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 414 (30.90%) Azure
2 263 (19.63%) Microsoft 365
3 258 (19.25%) AWS
4 115 (8.58%) IaaS
5 87 (6.49%) GCP
6 76 (5.67%) PaaS
7 74 (5.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 41 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (2.91%) SaaS
10 36 (2.69%) GitHub
11 31 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (1.87%) Mimecast
14 23 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 22 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
16 18 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 18 (1.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 14 (1.04%) OneDrive
18 13 (0.97%) Power Platform
19 11 (0.82%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 254 (18.96%) Firewall
2 251 (18.73%) DNS
3 164 (12.24%) DHCP
4 160 (11.94%) WAN
5 148 (11.04%) SAN
6 110 (8.21%) TCP/IP
7 99 (7.39%) LAN
8 98 (7.31%) VPN
9 78 (5.82%) Network Security
10 74 (5.52%) VSAN
11 57 (4.25%) SD-WAN
12 51 (3.81%) NAS
13 38 (2.84%) Wireless
14 36 (2.69%) VLAN
15 30 (2.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 30 (2.24%) NetScaler
16 29 (2.16%) BGP
16 29 (2.16%) OSPF
16 29 (2.16%) Software-Defined Networking
17 28 (2.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.69%) Oracle Database
3 30 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
5 20 (1.49%) MySQL
6 19 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (1.34%) SQL Server 2019
8 15 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.04%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.04%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.90%) Big Data
10 12 (0.90%) GIS
10 12 (0.90%) Power BI
11 10 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.67%) DB2
12 9 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (0.52%) Data Lake
13 7 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 66 (4.93%) Jenkins
2 56 (4.18%) Git (software)
3 41 (3.06%) JIRA
4 27 (2.01%) GitLab
5 23 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (1.04%) Bitbucket
6 14 (1.04%) Subversion
7 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (0.75%) CppUnit
8 10 (0.75%) Gradle
8 10 (0.75%) PVCS
8 10 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (0.67%) MSI
9 9 (0.67%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.60%) GoCD
11 7 (0.52%) fastlane
11 7 (0.52%) Flyway
12 6 (0.45%) Maven
13 5 (0.37%) Serena SBM
14 4 (0.30%) JUnit
General
1 281 (20.97%) Social Skills
2 198 (14.78%) Finance
3 75 (5.60%) Banking
3 75 (5.60%) Public Sector
4 60 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.24%) Presentation Skills
7 20 (1.49%) Organisational Skills
8 17 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
8 17 (1.27%) Retail
9 12 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
10 11 (0.82%) Law
10 11 (0.82%) Legal
11 9 (0.67%) Back Office
12 7 (0.52%) Automotive
12 7 (0.52%) Local Government
13 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.45%) Military
14 4 (0.30%) Electronics
14 4 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 212 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 188 (14.03%) Architect
3 101 (7.54%) VMware Engineer
4 86 (6.42%) Support Engineer
5 84 (6.27%) Consultant
6 64 (4.78%) Analyst
7 63 (4.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 54 (4.03%) Network Engineer
9 53 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
10 51 (3.81%) Administrator
11 49 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
12 48 (3.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 45 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
13 45 (3.36%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 43 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
15 40 (2.99%) Server Engineer
16 39 (2.91%) Technical Architect
17 36 (2.69%) IT Engineer
18 35 (2.61%) Systems Administrator
19 34 (2.54%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.73%) Middleware
2 44 (3.28%) JSON
3 40 (2.99%) Web Services
4 36 (2.69%) LDAP
5 34 (2.54%) XML
6 20 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 17 (1.27%) REST
8 13 (0.97%) YAML
9 11 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (0.75%) Node.js
10 10 (0.75%) SOAP
11 8 (0.60%) cloud-init
11 8 (0.60%) HTML
11 8 (0.60%) XMPP
12 7 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (0.52%) Kafka
13 6 (0.45%) .NET
13 6 (0.45%) J2EE
14 5 (0.37%) Spine.js
14 5 (0.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 186 (13.88%) Data Centre
2 82 (6.12%) Clustering
3 68 (5.07%) Data Protection Act
4 55 (4.10%) Public Cloud
5 50 (3.73%) PKI
6 48 (3.58%) Private Cloud
7 41 (3.06%) Replication
8 26 (1.94%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (1.57%) NHS
11 20 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.27%) Mobile App
13 15 (1.12%) Management Information System
14 13 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.90%) Cloud Native
16 11 (0.82%) Fat Client
16 11 (0.82%) Thin Client
17 10 (0.75%) CMDB
18 9 (0.67%) Driving Licence
19 8 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 791 (59.03%) Windows
2 442 (32.99%) Windows Server
3 353 (26.34%) Linux
4 138 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 115 (8.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 112 (8.36%) Windows 10
7 102 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 102 (7.61%) Windows Server 2019
8 87 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (5.37%) Unix
10 44 (3.28%) Windows 7
11 35 (2.61%) CentOS
12 28 (2.09%) Solaris
13 26 (1.94%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.27%) Apple iOS
15 15 (1.12%) Android
16 14 (1.04%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.97%) VMS
17 13 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (20.15%) ITIL
2 267 (19.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 184 (13.73%) Migration
4 178 (13.28%) DevOps
5 156 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
6 109 (8.13%) Configuration Management
7 106 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
8 83 (6.19%) Data Protection
9 71 (5.30%) Change Management
10 69 (5.15%) Project Delivery
11 67 (5.00%) Project Management
12 66 (4.93%) Load Balancing
13 65 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 61 (4.55%) Network Virtualisation
15 57 (4.25%) High Availability
16 55 (4.10%) Infrastructure as Code
17 54 (4.03%) Service Delivery
18 52 (3.88%) Network Architecture
19 50 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
20 43 (3.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 345 (25.75%) PowerShell
2 157 (11.72%) SQL
3 155 (11.57%) Python
4 85 (6.34%) Bash Shell
5 56 (4.18%) Java
6 45 (3.36%) C
7 38 (2.84%) VB
8 31 (2.31%) Perl
9 29 (2.16%) Ruby
10 26 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 23 (1.72%) VBScript
12 22 (1.64%) Go
13 17 (1.27%) PHP
14 14 (1.04%) JavaScript
15 12 (0.90%) C++
16 10 (0.75%) Embedded C
16 10 (0.75%) Embedded C++
17 8 (0.60%) Groovy
18 6 (0.45%) C#
18 6 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 360 (26.87%) Security Cleared
2 277 (20.67%) SC Cleared
3 87 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (6.27%) DV Cleared
4 84 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 66 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 62 (4.63%) Degree
7 48 (3.58%) MCSE
8 44 (3.28%) CCNA
9 37 (2.76%) CCNP
10 35 (2.61%) TOGAF Certification
11 25 (1.87%) MCSA
12 18 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (1.27%) CISSP
13 17 (1.27%) PMP
14 16 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
14 16 (1.19%) MCP
15 15 (1.12%) MCITP
15 15 (1.12%) PMI Certification
16 11 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.73%) SLA
2 29 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.01%) NCSC
4 18 (1.34%) GDPR
5 12 (0.90%) QA
5 12 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.45%) NIST
7 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.30%) COBIT
8 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.15%) DICOM
9 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.15%) GxP
9 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.15%) PMO
10 1 (0.075%) GPG13
10 1 (0.075%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 612 (45.67%) Active Directory
2 227 (16.94%) Hyper-V
3 210 (15.67%) vSphere
4 208 (15.52%) VMware ESXi
5 120 (8.96%) VMware NSX
6 89 (6.64%) Virtual Machines
7 62 (4.63%) XenApp
8 58 (4.33%) Docker
9 50 (3.73%) Virtual Servers
10 40 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
11 39 (2.91%) XenDesktop
12 34 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 33 (2.46%) NFS
14 24 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
15 21 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 20 (1.49%) vCloud
17 18 (1.34%) KVM
18 15 (1.12%) Xen
19 10 (0.75%) Firmware
20 9 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 230 (17.16%) Ansible
2 159 (11.87%) SCCM
3 135 (10.07%) Terraform
4 101 (7.54%) vCenter Server
5 96 (7.16%) Puppet
6 94 (7.01%) vRealize
7 71 (5.30%) Kubernetes
8 56 (4.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 50 (3.73%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 47 (3.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 41 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
12 38 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
13 34 (2.54%) PowerCLI
14 28 (2.09%) WSUS
15 26 (1.94%) Prometheus
16 25 (1.87%) Nagios
17 24 (1.79%) SCOM
17 24 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
18 17 (1.27%) Packer
19 16 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,340 (100.00%) VMware
2 483 (36.04%) Microsoft
3 269 (20.07%) Cisco
4 233 (17.39%) Citrix
5 138 (10.30%) Oracle
6 137 (10.22%) HP
7 128 (9.55%) Red Hat
8 106 (7.91%) Dell
9 59 (4.40%) NetApp
10 58 (4.33%) CheckPoint
11 55 (4.10%) EMC
12 51 (3.81%) Juniper
13 47 (3.51%) F5
13 47 (3.51%) SolarWinds
14 46 (3.43%) Google
14 46 (3.43%) IBM
15 43 (3.21%) Veeam
16 37 (2.76%) Palo Alto
17 35 (2.61%) Ivanti
18 33 (2.46%) ServiceNow