Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 100 88
Rank change year-on-year -45 -12 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,745 2,087 2,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.87% 2.35% 2.41%
As % of the System Software category 14.54% 19.42% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 1,391 1,591
England median daily rate £385 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 105
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.50 £13.20
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £56.76
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% -20.00% +15.38%

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 12,003 10,746 9,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.87% 12.08% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,913 6,755 5,936
England median daily rate £450 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +7.74% +7.64%
10th Percentile £163 £165 £160
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 753 1,052
England median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.10 £43.66 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -48 734 £403 -5.12% 229
South East -28 433 £400 - 158
North of England -34 193 £300 -14.29% 139
Midlands +47 169 £370 +5.71% 80
East of England -5 137 £379 +2.30% 66
West Midlands +56 119 £405 +24.62% 36
North West -13 85 £325 -7.14% 80
South West -36 81 £338 +5.47% 55
Yorkshire -37 57 £363 -3.33% 53
North East +5 51 £285 -8.80% 6
East Midlands -6 50 £350 -12.50% 44
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1,745 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,112 (63.72%) Windows
3 782 (44.81%) Active Directory
4 696 (39.89%) Microsoft
5 579 (33.18%) Windows Server
6 473 (27.11%) Linux
7 442 (25.33%) Citrix
8 382 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 372 (21.32%) PowerShell
10 370 (21.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 363 (20.80%) Hyper-V
11 363 (20.80%) Cisco
12 356 (20.40%) ITIL
12 356 (20.40%) Firewall
13 337 (19.31%) DNS
14 335 (19.20%) Security Cleared
15 300 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
15 300 (17.19%) vSphere
16 298 (17.08%) SAN
17 295 (16.91%) Office 365
18 275 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
19 266 (15.24%) HP
20 261 (14.96%) SCCM
21 253 (14.50%) DHCP
22 251 (14.38%) Data Centre
23 244 (13.98%) SQL
24 236 (13.52%) VMware ESXi
25 232 (13.30%) Finance
26 225 (12.89%) MS Exchange
27 223 (12.78%) 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
1 225 (12.89%) MS Exchange
2 144 (8.25%) IIS
3 130 (7.45%) SharePoint
4 92 (5.27%) Skype for Business
5 80 (4.58%) Apache
6 76 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 64 (3.67%) OpenStack
8 61 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 60 (3.44%) Tomcat
10 37 (2.12%) Confluence
11 31 (1.78%) JBoss
12 30 (1.72%) nginx
13 28 (1.60%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.97%) Jetty
15 12 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (0.63%) CMS
16 11 (0.63%) Mongrel
17 10 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 165 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.23%) RoboHelp
6 4 (0.23%) Snagit
7 1 (0.057%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) Temenos T24
3 9 (0.52%) Magento
4 8 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.23%) Eikon
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.11%) Relativity
8 2 (0.11%) RMDS
9 1 (0.057%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 300 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 295 (16.91%) Office 365
3 275 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (6.36%) IaaS
5 66 (3.78%) PaaS
6 48 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 26 (1.49%) SaaS
10 22 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (1.15%) OneDrive
12 18 (1.03%) Google App Engine
13 15 (0.86%) Mimecast
14 10 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.57%) Slack
14 10 (0.57%) Trello
15 7 (0.40%) npm
15 7 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.34%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 356 (20.40%) Firewall
2 337 (19.31%) DNS
3 298 (17.08%) SAN
4 253 (14.50%) DHCP
5 192 (11.00%) WAN
6 187 (10.72%) TCP/IP
7 185 (10.60%) LAN
8 142 (8.14%) VPN
9 82 (4.70%) VoIP
10 73 (4.18%) NAS
11 65 (3.72%) VLAN
12 63 (3.61%) Skype
13 56 (3.21%) NetScaler
14 52 (2.98%) iSCSI
14 52 (2.98%) Wireless
15 51 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (2.87%) Internet
17 44 (2.52%) SSL
18 42 (2.41%) IPsec
19 38 (2.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.67%) MySQL
3 44 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (1.72%) MongoDB
6 28 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 27 (1.55%) Hadoop
8 24 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.26%) Big Data
11 18 (1.03%) DB2
12 17 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
15 13 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (0.63%) NoSQL
17 10 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
18 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
19 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 138 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 123 (7.05%) Jenkins
3 62 (3.55%) Maven
4 52 (2.98%) JIRA
5 40 (2.29%) MSI
6 37 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (1.49%) Subversion
8 25 (1.43%) DbUnit
8 25 (1.43%) jMock
8 25 (1.43%) JUnit
8 25 (1.43%) Mockito
8 25 (1.43%) TeamCity
9 24 (1.38%) SonarQube
10 21 (1.20%) Ant
11 18 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (0.97%) NuGet
12 17 (0.97%) Vagrant
12 17 (0.97%) Visual Studio
13 16 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (0.74%) Artifactory
General
1 232 (13.30%) Finance
2 80 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 68 (3.90%) Banking
4 33 (1.89%) Publishing
5 32 (1.83%) Retail
6 24 (1.38%) French Language
6 24 (1.38%) Legal
7 17 (0.97%) Back Office
7 17 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 14 (0.80%) Law
9 8 (0.46%) Local Government
10 7 (0.40%) Advertising
10 7 (0.40%) Games
10 7 (0.40%) Marketing
11 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.29%) Automotive
13 4 (0.23%) Billing
13 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 228 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 212 (12.15%) Architect
3 152 (8.71%) Analyst
4 126 (7.22%) Support Engineer
5 102 (5.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 100 (5.73%) Administrator
7 98 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 89 (5.10%) Consultant
9 74 (4.24%) VMware Engineer
10 73 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
11 71 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
12 61 (3.50%) Desktop Support
13 59 (3.38%) Developer
13 59 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
14 58 (3.32%) Server Engineer
15 56 (3.21%) Support Analyst
16 53 (3.04%) Infrastructure Architect
16 53 (3.04%) Infrastructure Manager
17 52 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
17 52 (2.98%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (5.10%) Web Services
2 61 (3.50%) .NET
3 38 (2.18%) J2EE
3 38 (2.18%) LDAP
4 36 (2.06%) Middleware
5 35 (2.01%) SOAP
6 33 (1.89%) REST
7 29 (1.66%) Apache Camel
8 28 (1.60%) RESTful
8 28 (1.60%) XML
9 25 (1.43%) PowerMock
10 24 (1.38%) Spring
11 20 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
12 18 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
13 17 (0.97%) CSS
14 16 (0.92%) HTML
15 15 (0.86%) JSON
16 14 (0.80%) Servlets
17 13 (0.74%) LAMP
18 12 (0.69%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 251 (14.38%) Data Centre
2 108 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 88 (5.04%) Clustering
5 71 (4.07%) Replication
6 51 (2.92%) PKI
7 44 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 43 (2.46%) Public Cloud
9 39 (2.23%) Private Cloud
10 21 (1.20%) Blackberry
10 21 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (1.15%) EMC VNX
12 18 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
13 17 (0.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 16 (0.92%) Fat Client
14 16 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (0.92%) Thin Client
14 16 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.80%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1,112 (63.72%) Windows
2 579 (33.18%) Windows Server
3 473 (27.11%) Linux
4 382 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 370 (21.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 203 (11.63%) Windows 7
7 167 (9.57%) Windows 10
8 137 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 121 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 109 (6.25%) Unix
11 62 (3.55%) CentOS
12 47 (2.69%) Solaris
13 45 (2.58%) Windows 8
14 39 (2.23%) AIX
15 35 (2.01%) Ubuntu
15 35 (2.01%) Windows Vista
16 23 (1.32%) Apple iOS
17 22 (1.26%) Data ONTAP
18 20 (1.15%) Windows XP
19 16 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (20.40%) ITIL
2 207 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (11.12%) Migration
4 186 (10.66%) DevOps
5 113 (6.48%) Change Management
6 106 (6.07%) Configuration Management
7 100 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
8 99 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 85 (4.87%) Network Virtualisation
10 83 (4.76%) Service Delivery
11 79 (4.53%) Project Management
12 76 (4.36%) High Availability
12 76 (4.36%) Incident Management
13 75 (4.30%) Scrum
14 69 (3.95%) Service Management
15 68 (3.90%) Information Security
16 65 (3.72%) ITIL V3
16 65 (3.72%) Problem Management
17 58 (3.32%) Continuous Delivery
17 58 (3.32%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 372 (21.32%) PowerShell
2 244 (13.98%) SQL
3 137 (7.85%) Python
4 116 (6.65%) Java
5 93 (5.33%) Bash Shell
6 82 (4.70%) VBScript
7 49 (2.81%) C
7 49 (2.81%) Perl
8 46 (2.64%) Ruby
9 32 (1.83%) Shell Script
10 30 (1.72%) C#
11 26 (1.49%) JavaScript
12 23 (1.32%) C++
13 17 (0.97%) Groovy
13 17 (0.97%) VB
14 15 (0.86%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.80%) PHP
16 10 (0.57%) CQL
17 8 (0.46%) Jython
18 5 (0.29%) Go
Qualifications
1 335 (19.20%) Security Cleared
2 223 (12.78%) SC Cleared
3 208 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 125 (7.16%) MCSE
5 102 (5.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 97 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 81 (4.64%) Degree
8 60 (3.44%) CCNA
9 57 (3.27%) MCSA
10 52 (2.98%) CCNP
11 35 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
12 34 (1.95%) MCITP
12 34 (1.95%) MCP
13 30 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
14 26 (1.49%) DBS Check
15 21 (1.20%) RHCE
16 18 (1.03%) CISSP
17 15 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
18 14 (0.80%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.36%) SLA
2 42 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.38%) QA
5 13 (0.74%) RMADS
6 12 (0.69%) GDPR
7 10 (0.57%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.57%) PMO
8 7 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.29%) GCP
10 4 (0.23%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.11%) GxP
12 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.057%) SAS 70
System Software
1 782 (44.81%) Active Directory
2 363 (20.80%) Hyper-V
3 300 (17.19%) vSphere
4 236 (13.52%) VMware ESXi
5 182 (10.43%) XenApp
6 116 (6.65%) Virtual Machines
7 111 (6.36%) XenDesktop
8 76 (4.36%) Docker
9 75 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 67 (3.84%) Virtual Servers
11 62 (3.55%) VMware NSX
12 45 (2.58%) vCloud
13 44 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
14 41 (2.35%) XenServer
15 37 (2.12%) BitLocker
16 35 (2.01%) KVM
16 35 (2.01%) Xen
17 33 (1.89%) Terminal Services
18 31 (1.78%) NFS
19 30 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 261 (14.96%) SCCM
2 140 (8.02%) Puppet
3 123 (7.05%) Ansible
4 100 (5.73%) SCOM
5 94 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (4.53%) vCenter Server
7 56 (3.21%) WSUS
8 46 (2.64%) Backup Exec
8 46 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 41 (2.35%) Terraform
10 39 (2.23%) vRealize
11 38 (2.18%) Microsoft Clustering
12 34 (1.95%) NetBackup
13 30 (1.72%) Kubernetes
14 27 (1.55%) PowerCLI
15 25 (1.43%) Salt
16 23 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
17 21 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
17 21 (1.20%) Nagios
17 21 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,745 (100.00%) VMware
2 696 (39.89%) Microsoft
3 442 (25.33%) Citrix
4 363 (20.80%) Cisco
5 266 (15.24%) HP
6 188 (10.77%) NetApp
7 124 (7.11%) Red Hat
8 118 (6.76%) Oracle
9 106 (6.07%) IBM
10 100 (5.73%) Dell
11 89 (5.10%) EMC
12 85 (4.87%) Ivanti
13 78 (4.47%) Symantec
14 70 (4.01%) McAfee
15 59 (3.38%) CheckPoint
15 59 (3.38%) Veeam
16 55 (3.15%) SolarWinds
17 47 (2.69%) F5
18 46 (2.64%) Juniper
19 45 (2.58%) 3PAR