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 3 months to 28 May 2017 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 82 81
Rank change year-on-year -49 -1  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 776 1331 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.88% 2.65% 2.55%
As % of the System Software category 16.93% 21.81% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 860 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £393 £330
% change year-on-year -4.45% +18.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 88
Median hourly rate £20.76 £37.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.65% +17.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £19.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -46.82% +8.57%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4583 6102 5427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.11% 12.16% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2941 3821 3087
Median daily rate £415 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +10.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 413 631
Median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £40.00 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.15% +11.76%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -57 291 £425 - 130
South East -13 219 £400 - 85
North West -7 67 £350 -15.15% 51
South West -29 45 £338 -14.01% 22
East of England -23 44 £425 -5.55% 34
East Midlands +10 37 £338 +12.50% 17
Yorkshire -31 30 £363 -7.05% 29
West Midlands +1 26 £273 -22.07% 23
North East 0 16 £300 +7.14% 3
Midlands +6 1 £400 -
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 1648 (100.00%) VMware
2 1019 (61.83%) Windows
3 633 (38.41%) Active Directory
4 595 (36.10%) Microsoft
5 559 (33.92%) Linux
6 534 (32.40%) Windows Server
7 393 (23.85%) Cisco
8 366 (22.21%) Citrix
9 352 (21.36%) Security Cleared
9 352 (21.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 332 (20.15%) Firewall
11 329 (19.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 328 (19.90%) Data Centre
13 326 (19.78%) DNS
13 326 (19.78%) ITIL
14 289 (17.54%) SAN
15 271 (16.44%) PowerShell
16 270 (16.38%) Hyper-V
17 259 (15.72%) SC Cleared
17 259 (15.72%) DevOps
18 245 (14.87%) VMware ESXi
18 245 (14.87%) SQL
19 236 (14.32%) SQL Server
20 233 (14.14%) HP
21 226 (13.71%) Finance
22 222 (13.47%) vSphere
23 217 (13.17%) Migration
24 215 (13.05%) Red Hat
25 213 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
26 210 (12.74%) 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
1 210 (12.74%) MS Exchange
2 123 (7.46%) IIS
3 103 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 87 (5.28%) SharePoint
5 78 (4.73%) Apache
6 75 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 74 (4.49%) Skype for Business
8 72 (4.37%) OpenStack
9 58 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 50 (3.03%) WebSphere
11 38 (2.31%) JBoss
12 26 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 26 (1.58%) Jetty
13 25 (1.52%) nginx
14 23 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
14 23 (1.40%) WebLogic
15 18 (1.09%) Mongrel
16 17 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 17 (1.03%) WildFly
17 16 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 113 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.061%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.061%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 20 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.24%) Pegasus Opera
6 3 (0.18%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.061%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.061%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.061%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 213 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 176 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
3 173 (10.50%) Office 365
4 68 (4.13%) IaaS
5 47 (2.85%) PaaS
6 36 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (1.58%) SaaS
9 25 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (1.09%) Google App Engine
11 15 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.73%) GitHub
13 8 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
13 8 (0.49%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.49%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.42%) Bluemix
15 6 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 332 (20.15%) Firewall
2 326 (19.78%) DNS
3 289 (17.54%) SAN
4 200 (12.14%) WAN
5 190 (11.53%) DHCP
6 185 (11.23%) LAN
7 181 (10.98%) TCP/IP
8 108 (6.55%) VPN
9 97 (5.89%) NAS
10 75 (4.55%) HTTP
11 67 (4.07%) Internet
12 65 (3.94%) SSL
13 64 (3.88%) Network Security
14 62 (3.76%) LDAP
15 57 (3.46%) MPLS
16 54 (3.28%) NetScaler
17 50 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
17 50 (3.03%) VoIP
17 50 (3.03%) Wireless
18 46 (2.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 48 (2.91%) MySQL
4 40 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 38 (2.31%) Hadoop
6 36 (2.18%) Oracle Database
7 33 (2.00%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (1.70%) Big Data
10 27 (1.64%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (1.15%) DB2
12 17 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (0.73%) BODI
14 12 (0.73%) HBase
15 11 (0.67%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.67%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 121 (7.34%) Jenkins
2 93 (5.64%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.00%) Maven
4 25 (1.52%) JIRA
5 22 (1.33%) Subversion
6 18 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.09%) TeamCity
7 17 (1.03%) Travis CI
8 16 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
8 16 (0.97%) Vagrant
9 15 (0.91%) MSI
10 13 (0.79%) Visual Studio
11 12 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (0.73%) Selenium
11 12 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (0.61%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.55%) GitLab
14 7 (0.42%) Grunt
14 7 (0.42%) JUnit
General
1 226 (13.71%) Finance
2 78 (4.73%) Banking
3 55 (3.34%) Telecoms
4 52 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 34 (2.06%) Retail
6 26 (1.58%) Law
7 23 (1.40%) Electronics
7 23 (1.40%) Marketing
8 21 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.27%) Legal
9 20 (1.21%) Back Office
10 16 (0.97%) Games
11 10 (0.61%) Local Government
12 9 (0.55%) Billing
13 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.42%) Military
14 5 (0.30%) Advertising
15 4 (0.24%) Automotive
15 4 (0.24%) French Language
16 2 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 240 (14.56%) Architect
2 197 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 169 (10.25%) Analyst
4 128 (7.77%) Administrator
5 116 (7.04%) Consultant
6 111 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
7 108 (6.55%) VMware Engineer
8 96 (5.83%) Support Engineer
9 92 (5.58%) Infrastructure Architect
10 84 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
11 72 (4.37%) Technical Architect
12 67 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
13 58 (3.52%) Linux Administrator
13 58 (3.52%) Support Analyst
14 56 (3.40%) Wintel Engineer
15 55 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
16 54 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
17 53 (3.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 49 (2.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 48 (2.91%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.73%) Middleware
2 60 (3.64%) Web Services
3 50 (3.03%) .NET
4 34 (2.06%) J2EE
5 33 (2.00%) XML
6 23 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
7 19 (1.15%) HTML
7 19 (1.15%) LAMP
8 17 (1.03%) RESTful
8 17 (1.03%) Servlets
9 14 (0.85%) 802.1X
9 14 (0.85%) Node.js
9 14 (0.85%) SAML
10 13 (0.79%) JSON
11 12 (0.73%) CSS
11 12 (0.73%) REST
12 11 (0.67%) SOAP
13 10 (0.61%) ASP.NET
13 10 (0.61%) Sensu
13 10 (0.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 328 (19.90%) Data Centre
2 98 (5.95%) Clustering
3 95 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 60 (3.64%) Replication
5 52 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.43%) EMC VNX
7 35 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
8 34 (2.06%) Private Cloud
9 32 (1.94%) Fat Client
9 32 (1.94%) Thin Client
10 30 (1.82%) PKI
11 27 (1.64%) Public Cloud
11 27 (1.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 25 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.40%) EMC VMAX
14 22 (1.33%) Blackberry
15 18 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
16 17 (1.03%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1019 (61.83%) Windows
2 559 (33.92%) Linux
3 534 (32.40%) Windows Server
4 352 (21.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 329 (19.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 196 (11.89%) Unix
7 194 (11.77%) Windows 7
8 176 (10.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 148 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 112 (6.80%) Windows 10
11 110 (6.67%) CentOS
12 72 (4.37%) Solaris
13 49 (2.97%) Ubuntu
14 47 (2.85%) AIX
15 35 (2.12%) SUSE
16 30 (1.82%) Mac OS X
17 26 (1.58%) Windows 8
18 22 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
19 21 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 18 (1.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (19.78%) ITIL
2 259 (15.72%) DevOps
3 217 (13.17%) Migration
4 182 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (9.71%) Configuration Management
6 102 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
7 100 (6.07%) Project Management
8 97 (5.89%) Service Management
9 92 (5.58%) High Availability
10 90 (5.46%) Open Source
11 89 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
12 74 (4.49%) Change Management
13 73 (4.43%) ITIL V3
13 73 (4.43%) Virtual Environments
14 69 (4.19%) Load Balancing
15 68 (4.13%) Problem Management
16 65 (3.94%) Server Virtualisation
17 64 (3.88%) Scrum
18 56 (3.40%) Incident Management
19 52 (3.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 271 (16.44%) PowerShell
2 245 (14.87%) SQL
3 158 (9.59%) Python
4 115 (6.98%) Java
5 101 (6.13%) Perl
6 95 (5.76%) Bash Shell
7 59 (3.58%) Ruby
8 44 (2.67%) VBScript
9 31 (1.88%) JavaScript
10 29 (1.76%) PHP
11 28 (1.70%) C
11 28 (1.70%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.58%) C#
13 16 (0.97%) VB
14 13 (0.79%) Korn
15 8 (0.49%) C++
16 7 (0.42%) Go
17 4 (0.24%) Groovy
17 4 (0.24%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 352 (21.36%) Security Cleared
2 259 (15.72%) SC Cleared
3 162 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 122 (7.40%) Cisco Certification
5 101 (6.13%) MCSE
6 97 (5.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 86 (5.22%) Degree
8 78 (4.73%) CCNP
9 76 (4.61%) DV Cleared
10 69 (4.19%) CCNA
11 53 (3.22%) MCSA
12 44 (2.67%) MCITP
13 34 (2.06%) MCP
14 32 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
15 22 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (0.85%) CCIE
17 14 (0.85%) DBS Check
18 11 (0.67%) CISSP
18 11 (0.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.07%) SLA
2 23 (1.40%) JSP 440
2 23 (1.40%) QA
3 21 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.36%) GDPR
6 6 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.24%) PMO
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.18%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.12%) BS25999
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.12%) GPG13
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.061%) HL7
10 1 (0.061%) PMBOK
System Software
1 633 (38.41%) Active Directory
2 270 (16.38%) Hyper-V
3 245 (14.87%) VMware ESXi
4 222 (13.47%) vSphere
5 121 (7.34%) XenApp
6 104 (6.31%) Virtual Machines
7 79 (4.79%) XenDesktop
8 73 (4.43%) Docker
9 61 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
10 58 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 54 (3.28%) Xen
12 53 (3.22%) KVM
12 53 (3.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 51 (3.09%) vCloud
14 29 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 28 (1.70%) VirtualBox
16 24 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
17 23 (1.40%) XenServer
18 20 (1.21%) NFS
18 20 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 191 (11.59%) SCCM
2 189 (11.47%) Puppet
3 122 (7.40%) Ansible
4 101 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (5.04%) SCOM
6 80 (4.85%) vCenter Server
7 49 (2.97%) NetBackup
8 45 (2.73%) Nagios
9 44 (2.67%) vRealize
10 40 (2.43%) Microsoft Clustering
11 32 (1.94%) AirWatch
12 27 (1.64%) WSUS
13 26 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 26 (1.58%) vMotion
14 23 (1.40%) ZABBIX
15 21 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
15 21 (1.27%) PowerCLI
15 21 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 19 (1.15%) Salt
17 18 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1648 (100.00%) VMware
2 595 (36.10%) Microsoft
3 393 (23.85%) Cisco
4 366 (22.21%) Citrix
5 233 (14.14%) HP
6 215 (13.05%) Red Hat
7 172 (10.44%) Oracle
8 149 (9.04%) EMC
9 137 (8.31%) NetApp
10 95 (5.76%) IBM
11 90 (5.46%) Dell
12 75 (4.55%) F5
13 68 (4.13%) Symantec
14 53 (3.22%) CheckPoint
15 47 (2.85%) Avaya
16 43 (2.61%) Juniper
17 39 (2.37%) SolarWinds
17 39 (2.37%) Veritas
18 36 (2.18%) McAfee
18 36 (2.18%) Veeam
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.17 - £17.51 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Source Technology
Rate: £550 per day Remote working 5 days per week
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Boston Hale
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £175 to £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
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Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £215 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Netresolve
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Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £463 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + /
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
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Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
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Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
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Slough, Berkshire
Spring Technology
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Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
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Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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