Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 138 92
Rank change year-on-year +16 -46 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 2,015 1,654 2,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.14% 1.87% 2.54%
As % of the System Software category 14.87% 15.70% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,303 1,053 1,741
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £224 £205 £250
90th Percentile £575 £562 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +1.91% -1.88% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 84 93
England median hourly rate £27.25 £17.89 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.36% -37.25% -12.31%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.00 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.60
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £19.66 £30.25
% change year-on-year +46.24% -35.01% -5.47%

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 13,547 10,532 12,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.39% 11.93% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,824 6,801 7,751
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +15.71%
10th Percentile £185 £175 £181
90th Percentile £625 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 806 598 809
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% -4.55%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.34 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.19 £45.55 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.23% -3.03% +2.68%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +22 786 £450 +3.45% 174
South East -2 516 £413 +5.77% 129
North of England -4 265 £350 - 126
Midlands +38 184 £400 +23.08% 73
West Midlands +46 149 £438 +56.89% 48
South West +12 135 £385 +10.00% 44
East of England -1 123 £350 -13.15% 70
North West -10 116 £350 - 66
Yorkshire -4 94 £400 +12.28% 50
North East +6 55 £313 -5.30% 10
East Midlands -29 32 £325 -3.70% 25
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 2,015 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,261 (62.58%) Windows
3 873 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 830 (41.19%) Microsoft
5 789 (39.16%) Windows Server
6 576 (28.59%) Linux
7 510 (25.31%) Citrix
8 477 (23.67%) Cisco
9 430 (21.34%) Microsoft Azure
10 427 (21.19%) ITIL
11 423 (20.99%) Security Cleared
12 408 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
12 408 (20.25%) DNS
13 405 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 381 (18.91%) SCCM
15 379 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 377 (18.71%) vSphere
17 375 (18.61%) Hyper-V
18 360 (17.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 352 (17.47%) Firewall
20 351 (17.42%) PowerShell
21 332 (16.48%) SAN
22 316 (15.68%) VMware ESXi
23 314 (15.58%) DHCP
24 310 (15.38%) SC Cleared
25 303 (15.04%) Finance
26 297 (14.74%) Office 365
27 287 (14.24%) Data Centre
28 276 (13.70%) SQL
29 267 (13.25%) MS Exchange

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
1 267 (13.25%) MS Exchange
2 171 (8.49%) IIS
3 120 (5.96%) Apache
3 120 (5.96%) SharePoint
4 112 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 96 (4.76%) Skype for Business
6 93 (4.62%) Tomcat
7 81 (4.02%) OpenStack
8 58 (2.88%) nginx
9 51 (2.53%) WebSphere
10 44 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 43 (2.13%) Jetty
12 38 (1.89%) JBoss
12 38 (1.89%) Mongrel
13 34 (1.69%) Confluence
14 22 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
15 15 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
16 14 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
16 14 (0.69%) WildFly
17 13 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 143 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.25%) Windchill
7 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.050%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.20%) ENOVIA
2 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.099%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.099%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.050%) Eikon
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.050%) RMDS
5 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 430 (21.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 408 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
3 297 (14.74%) Office 365
4 88 (4.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 82 (4.07%) IaaS
6 76 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 68 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
8 59 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
9 53 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 47 (2.33%) PaaS
11 44 (2.18%) SaaS
12 33 (1.64%) Google App Engine
13 24 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 22 (1.09%) Yammer
15 17 (0.84%) Datadog
16 15 (0.74%) OpenShift
17 14 (0.69%) Mimecast
18 13 (0.65%) Serverless
19 12 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
20 11 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 408 (20.25%) DNS
2 352 (17.47%) Firewall
3 332 (16.48%) SAN
4 314 (15.58%) DHCP
5 213 (10.57%) LAN
6 212 (10.52%) WAN
7 177 (8.78%) TCP/IP
8 158 (7.84%) VPN
9 108 (5.36%) NAS
10 94 (4.67%) VoIP
11 87 (4.32%) HTTP
12 86 (4.27%) IPsec
13 85 (4.22%) NetScaler
13 85 (4.22%) VLAN
14 82 (4.07%) Skype
15 78 (3.87%) SSL
16 66 (3.28%) BGP
17 62 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
18 61 (3.03%) Internet
19 60 (2.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.78%) MySQL
3 40 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 26 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 26 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (0.89%) Relational Database
10 15 (0.74%) Hadoop
11 14 (0.69%) Big Data
11 14 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 13 (0.65%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.45%) DB2
14 9 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 175 (8.68%) Jenkins
2 119 (5.91%) Git (software)
3 63 (3.13%) Travis CI
4 55 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 54 (2.68%) JIRA
6 53 (2.63%) Vagrant
7 50 (2.48%) Maven
8 32 (1.59%) JUnit
8 32 (1.59%) MSI
9 31 (1.54%) DbUnit
9 31 (1.54%) jMock
9 31 (1.54%) Mockito
9 31 (1.54%) SonarQube
10 26 (1.29%) Subversion
11 24 (1.19%) Ant
12 19 (0.94%) TeamCity
13 17 (0.84%) AdminStudio
14 15 (0.74%) MSBuild
14 15 (0.74%) Selenium
15 12 (0.60%) Gradle
General
1 303 (15.04%) Finance
2 92 (4.57%) Banking
3 60 (2.98%) Retail
4 57 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 33 (1.64%) Law
6 31 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.14%) Back Office
8 20 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 20 (0.99%) Publishing
9 19 (0.94%) Legal
10 13 (0.65%) Marketing
11 12 (0.60%) Military
12 10 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.50%) Games
13 9 (0.45%) Automotive
13 9 (0.45%) Local Government
14 5 (0.25%) Advertising
15 3 (0.15%) Electronics
15 3 (0.15%) International Banking
15 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 288 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 244 (12.11%) Architect
3 212 (10.52%) Analyst
4 157 (7.79%) VMware Engineer
5 142 (7.05%) Support Engineer
6 120 (5.96%) Consultant
7 115 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 101 (5.01%) Infrastructure Architect
9 99 (4.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 96 (4.76%) Administrator
11 89 (4.42%) Server Engineer
11 89 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
12 86 (4.27%) Network Engineer
13 77 (3.82%) Desktop Support
14 70 (3.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 66 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
16 65 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
17 62 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
18 61 (3.03%) Support Analyst
19 60 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (6.30%) Middleware
2 83 (4.12%) Web Services
3 68 (3.37%) J2EE
4 61 (3.03%) .NET
5 45 (2.23%) SOAP
6 43 (2.13%) LDAP
7 38 (1.89%) Servlets
8 37 (1.84%) REST
9 36 (1.79%) XML
10 34 (1.69%) RESTful
11 33 (1.64%) Spring
12 31 (1.54%) Apache Camel
12 31 (1.54%) PowerMock
13 29 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
14 21 (1.04%) JSON
15 20 (0.99%) Spring Boot
16 19 (0.94%) LAMP
17 14 (0.69%) .NET Framework
18 12 (0.60%) HTML
18 12 (0.60%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 287 (14.24%) Data Centre
2 160 (7.94%) Clustering
3 158 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (4.47%) Fat Client
4 90 (4.47%) Thin Client
5 81 (4.02%) PKI
6 66 (3.28%) Private Cloud
7 63 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
8 60 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 60 (2.98%) Replication
9 53 (2.63%) Public Cloud
10 38 (1.89%) Computer Science
11 36 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
12 29 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
13 26 (1.29%) Blackberry
14 24 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
15 21 (1.04%) Client/Server
16 20 (0.99%) User Experience
17 19 (0.94%) NHS
18 18 (0.89%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1,261 (62.58%) Windows
2 789 (39.16%) Windows Server
3 576 (28.59%) Linux
4 405 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 379 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 232 (11.51%) Windows 10
7 229 (11.36%) Windows 7
8 199 (9.88%) Unix
9 162 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 121 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 77 (3.82%) CentOS
12 68 (3.37%) Solaris
13 61 (3.03%) AIX
14 55 (2.73%) Ubuntu
15 45 (2.23%) Windows 8
16 41 (2.03%) Windows XP
17 25 (1.24%) Apple iOS
17 25 (1.24%) DC/OS
18 21 (1.04%) Debian
19 19 (0.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (21.19%) ITIL
2 360 (17.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 261 (12.95%) Migration
4 250 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
5 225 (11.17%) DevOps
6 178 (8.83%) Configuration Management
6 178 (8.83%) Continuous Integration
7 176 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
8 128 (6.35%) Virtual Environments
9 118 (5.86%) Change Management
10 117 (5.81%) Service Management
11 116 (5.76%) Service Delivery
12 109 (5.41%) Project Management
13 99 (4.91%) Open Source
14 98 (4.86%) High Availability
15 95 (4.71%) Load Balancing
16 91 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
17 81 (4.02%) Incident Management
18 80 (3.97%) Scrum
19 76 (3.77%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 351 (17.42%) PowerShell
2 276 (13.70%) SQL
3 174 (8.64%) Python
4 157 (7.79%) Java
5 83 (4.12%) Bash Shell
6 73 (3.62%) Perl
7 60 (2.98%) VBScript
8 55 (2.73%) C
9 36 (1.79%) Ruby
10 34 (1.69%) JavaScript
11 33 (1.64%) Shell Script
12 29 (1.44%) Go
13 25 (1.24%) VB
14 21 (1.04%) C#
15 14 (0.69%) PHP
16 8 (0.40%) C++
17 7 (0.35%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.30%) AppleScript
18 6 (0.30%) AWK
19 5 (0.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 423 (20.99%) Security Cleared
2 310 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 194 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 164 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (6.85%) MCSE
6 98 (4.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 95 (4.71%) CCNA
8 93 (4.62%) DV Cleared
9 85 (4.22%) Degree
10 80 (3.97%) CCNP
11 50 (2.48%) MCSA
12 41 (2.03%) MCITP
13 37 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
14 34 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
15 26 (1.29%) MCP
16 24 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
17 21 (1.04%) RHCE
18 19 (0.94%) CCA
19 18 (0.89%) AWS Certification
20 16 (0.79%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.77%) SLA
2 19 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.74%) PMO
4 15 (0.74%) QA
5 13 (0.65%) GCP
6 9 (0.45%) GDPR
7 7 (0.35%) RMADS
8 6 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.20%) COBIT
9 4 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.099%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.099%) FISMA
10 2 (0.099%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 873 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 377 (18.71%) vSphere
3 375 (18.61%) Hyper-V
4 316 (15.68%) VMware ESXi
5 233 (11.56%) XenApp
6 172 (8.54%) XenDesktop
7 134 (6.65%) Virtual Machines
8 132 (6.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 117 (5.81%) VMware NSX
10 99 (4.91%) Virtual Desktop
11 97 (4.81%) Docker
12 71 (3.52%) Virtual Servers
13 70 (3.47%) Xen
14 63 (3.13%) XenServer
15 62 (3.08%) NFS
16 55 (2.73%) VirtualBox
17 54 (2.68%) VMware Workstation
18 32 (1.59%) KVM
19 28 (1.39%) vCloud
20 25 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 381 (18.91%) SCCM
2 187 (9.28%) Puppet
3 183 (9.08%) Ansible
4 141 (7.00%) Opscode Chef
5 140 (6.95%) vCenter Server
6 107 (5.31%) SCOM
7 87 (4.32%) WSUS
8 86 (4.27%) Terraform
9 68 (3.37%) Microsoft Clustering
10 62 (3.08%) NetBackup
11 59 (2.93%) vRealize
12 58 (2.88%) Kubernetes
13 48 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 47 (2.33%) Packer
15 44 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
16 43 (2.13%) AirWatch
17 39 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
17 39 (1.94%) PowerCLI
18 34 (1.69%) Nagios
18 34 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2,015 (100.00%) VMware
2 830 (41.19%) Microsoft
3 510 (25.31%) Citrix
4 477 (23.67%) Cisco
5 261 (12.95%) HP
6 184 (9.13%) Oracle
7 182 (9.03%) NetApp
8 178 (8.83%) Red Hat
9 148 (7.34%) EMC
10 108 (5.36%) Ivanti
11 106 (5.26%) IBM
12 105 (5.21%) Google
12 105 (5.21%) McAfee
13 90 (4.47%) Dell
13 90 (4.47%) Veeam
14 84 (4.17%) Splunk
15 78 (3.87%) Juniper
15 78 (3.87%) Symantec
16 69 (3.42%) Veritas
17 65 (3.23%) SolarWinds