Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 126 117 146
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29 -47
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,592 2,102 1,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.06% 2.22% 1.89%
As % of the System Software category 13.21% 14.61% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,042 1,357 1,083
England median daily rate £400 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% -2.50%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £193
90th Percentile £583 £575 £544
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 99 95
England median hourly rate £42.27 £27.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.54% +35.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £19.31 £14.50 £11.70
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £27.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +56.54% +27.06% -25.44%

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 12,047 14,390 11,447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.59% 15.22% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,066 9,457 7,446
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £175 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 817 628
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.79% +8.42%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.58 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.70
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.19% +4.38%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 -40 498 £435 -3.33% 190
South East +15 443 £400 - 195
North of England +18 226 £365 +4.29% 187
South West +10 198 £410 +2.50% 112
North West +29 129 £361 +5.09% 94
Midlands +2 120 £300 -25.00% 108
East of England +4 98 £375 - 67
West Midlands -3 88 £300 -32.58% 50
Yorkshire +11 83 £375 -6.25% 72
East Midlands +22 31 £325 - 57
North East -2 14 £298 -20.67% 21
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 1,592 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,069 (67.15%) Windows
3 716 (44.97%) Active Directory
4 678 (42.59%) Microsoft
5 648 (40.70%) Windows Server
6 440 (27.64%) Azure
7 400 (25.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 396 (24.87%) Citrix
9 389 (24.43%) PowerShell
10 384 (24.12%) Cisco
11 378 (23.74%) Office 365
12 363 (22.80%) Linux
13 345 (21.67%) Hyper-V
14 340 (21.36%) Security Cleared
15 329 (20.67%) DNS
16 327 (20.54%) AWS
17 323 (20.29%) SCCM
18 321 (20.16%) vSphere
19 300 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
19 300 (18.84%) Data Centre
20 297 (18.66%) ITIL
21 295 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
22 290 (18.22%) Firewall
23 272 (17.09%) Migration
24 256 (16.08%) SQL
24 256 (16.08%) VMware ESXi
25 243 (15.26%) Windows 10
26 240 (15.08%) SC Cleared
26 240 (15.08%) DHCP
27 210 (13.19%) Finance

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
1 198 (12.44%) MS Exchange
2 161 (10.11%) SharePoint
3 107 (6.72%) Skype for Business
4 85 (5.34%) IIS
5 70 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (3.08%) OpenStack
7 38 (2.39%) Confluence
8 33 (2.07%) Tomcat
9 24 (1.51%) Apache
10 21 (1.32%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.94%) nginx
12 12 (0.75%) JBoss
13 10 (0.63%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.63%) Jetty
13 10 (0.63%) Mongrel
13 10 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 105 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.063%) Houdini
6 1 (0.063%) Maya
6 1 (0.063%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 19 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.19%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.063%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.063%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.063%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 440 (27.64%) Azure
2 378 (23.74%) Office 365
3 327 (20.54%) AWS
4 95 (5.97%) IaaS
5 94 (5.90%) PaaS
6 71 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 51 (3.20%) GCP
8 50 (3.14%) SaaS
9 48 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
10 41 (2.58%) GitHub
11 31 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (1.76%) Mimecast
13 20 (1.26%) OneDrive
14 19 (1.19%) Yammer
15 17 (1.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 15 (0.94%) OpenShift
17 11 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
17 11 (0.69%) Google App Engine
17 11 (0.69%) Power Platform
18 8 (0.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 329 (20.67%) DNS
2 290 (18.22%) Firewall
3 240 (15.08%) DHCP
4 188 (11.81%) SAN
5 165 (10.36%) WAN
6 155 (9.74%) LAN
7 127 (7.98%) TCP/IP
8 114 (7.16%) Skype
9 109 (6.85%) VPN
10 72 (4.52%) Network Security
11 71 (4.46%) VLAN
12 62 (3.89%) NAS
13 61 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
13 61 (3.83%) NetScaler
14 59 (3.71%) VSAN
15 55 (3.45%) Wireless
16 39 (2.45%) Cisco Nexus
17 37 (2.32%) VoIP
18 35 (2.20%) HTTP
18 35 (2.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 28 (1.76%) MySQL
5 21 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
6 20 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.69%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
11 10 (0.63%) Big Data
11 10 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.57%) Power BI
12 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.44%) DB2
14 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 99 (6.22%) Jenkins
2 89 (5.59%) Git (software)
3 53 (3.33%) JIRA
4 35 (2.20%) MSI
5 34 (2.14%) GitLab
6 29 (1.82%) Maven
7 28 (1.76%) JUnit
7 28 (1.76%) Mockito
7 28 (1.76%) SonarQube
8 23 (1.44%) InstallShield
8 23 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (1.32%) Visual Studio
10 20 (1.26%) DbUnit
10 20 (1.26%) jMock
11 19 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (1.01%) Hudson
13 15 (0.94%) Bitbucket
14 13 (0.82%) AdminStudio
14 13 (0.82%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 210 (13.19%) Finance
2 72 (4.52%) Public Sector
3 62 (3.89%) Banking
4 54 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.63%) Police
6 22 (1.38%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.32%) Back Office
7 21 (1.32%) Publishing
7 21 (1.32%) Retail
8 15 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 14 (0.88%) Law
10 12 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.50%) Legal
12 7 (0.44%) Marketing
13 6 (0.38%) Front Office
14 5 (0.31%) Advertising
14 5 (0.31%) Billing
14 5 (0.31%) Electronics
14 5 (0.31%) Military
15 4 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 331 (20.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 166 (10.43%) Architect
3 136 (8.54%) Analyst
4 110 (6.91%) VMware Engineer
5 101 (6.34%) Windows Engineer
6 100 (6.28%) Support Engineer
7 87 (5.46%) Consultant
8 86 (5.40%) Server Engineer
9 77 (4.84%) Network Engineer
10 71 (4.46%) Administrator
11 63 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 60 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
13 57 (3.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 55 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
15 51 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
16 50 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
16 50 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 44 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
18 42 (2.64%) Developer
18 42 (2.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.83%) Web Services
2 42 (2.64%) RESTful
3 39 (2.45%) J2EE
4 31 (1.95%) Middleware
5 26 (1.63%) LDAP
5 26 (1.63%) SOAP
6 25 (1.57%) Spring
7 20 (1.26%) .NET
7 20 (1.26%) Apache Camel
7 20 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
7 20 (1.26%) PowerMock
8 16 (1.01%) XML
9 15 (0.94%) JSON
9 15 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
10 13 (0.82%) REST
10 13 (0.82%) Servlets
11 12 (0.75%) 802.1X
11 12 (0.75%) HTML
11 12 (0.75%) Swagger
12 11 (0.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 300 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 99 (6.22%) Public Cloud
3 92 (5.78%) Clustering
4 84 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 57 (3.58%) Replication
7 41 (2.58%) PKI
8 37 (2.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 36 (2.26%) Private Cloud
10 35 (2.20%) Fat Client
10 35 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
10 35 (2.20%) Thin Client
11 31 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
12 29 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
13 26 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (1.57%) Driving Licence
15 22 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
16 21 (1.32%) NHS
17 16 (1.01%) User Experience
18 13 (0.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,069 (67.15%) Windows
2 648 (40.70%) Windows Server
3 363 (22.80%) Linux
4 300 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 295 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 243 (15.26%) Windows 10
7 158 (9.92%) Windows 7
8 96 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 93 (5.84%) Unix
10 81 (5.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 54 (3.39%) CentOS
12 50 (3.14%) Ubuntu
13 48 (3.02%) Solaris
14 26 (1.63%) VMS
15 20 (1.26%) Mac OS
15 20 (1.26%) Windows 8
16 19 (1.19%) Android
17 16 (1.01%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.94%) AIX
19 12 (0.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (25.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 297 (18.66%) ITIL
3 272 (17.09%) Migration
4 147 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
6 139 (8.73%) DevOps
7 114 (7.16%) Configuration Management
8 102 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 91 (5.72%) Project Management
10 84 (5.28%) Change Management
11 65 (4.08%) Service Management
12 64 (4.02%) High Availability
13 63 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (3.96%) Service Delivery
14 61 (3.83%) Load Balancing
15 56 (3.52%) Project Delivery
15 56 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
16 54 (3.39%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 52 (3.27%) Open Source
18 51 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 389 (24.43%) PowerShell
2 256 (16.08%) SQL
3 135 (8.48%) Python
4 91 (5.72%) Bash Shell
5 80 (5.03%) Java
6 40 (2.51%) VBScript
7 37 (2.32%) Perl
8 31 (1.95%) Ruby
9 29 (1.82%) C
10 26 (1.63%) JavaScript
10 26 (1.63%) VB
11 21 (1.32%) Go
12 16 (1.01%) C#
13 12 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.38%) Scala
14 6 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.31%) R
16 4 (0.25%) Korn
16 4 (0.25%) PHP
17 3 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 340 (21.36%) Security Cleared
2 240 (15.08%) SC Cleared
3 128 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 126 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
5 106 (6.66%) DV Cleared
6 86 (5.40%) Degree
6 86 (5.40%) MCSE
7 84 (5.28%) CCNA
8 80 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 64 (4.02%) CCNP
10 59 (3.71%) Citrix Certification
11 46 (2.89%) MCSA
12 41 (2.58%) CCA
13 36 (2.26%) MCP
14 31 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.44%) CCIE
16 17 (1.07%) CCENT
16 17 (1.07%) VCP6
17 15 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
18 11 (0.69%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.64%) SLA
2 36 (2.26%) QA
3 30 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.07%) GDPR
5 14 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.44%) PMO
8 4 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.25%) NCSC
8 4 (0.25%) NIST
9 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.063%) GMP
11 1 (0.063%) GPG13
System Software
1 716 (44.97%) Active Directory
2 345 (21.67%) Hyper-V
3 321 (20.16%) vSphere
4 256 (16.08%) VMware ESXi
5 169 (10.62%) XenApp
6 133 (8.35%) XenDesktop
7 106 (6.66%) Virtual Machines
8 102 (6.41%) VMware NSX
9 100 (6.28%) Docker
10 61 (3.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 60 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
12 42 (2.64%) vCloud
13 39 (2.45%) VMware Workstation
14 35 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
15 33 (2.07%) DFS Replication
16 28 (1.76%) Xen
17 27 (1.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 24 (1.51%) KVM
19 21 (1.32%) NFS
20 17 (1.07%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 323 (20.29%) SCCM
2 142 (8.92%) vCenter Server
3 120 (7.54%) Ansible
4 110 (6.91%) Puppet
5 80 (5.03%) SCOM
6 78 (4.90%) vRealize
7 61 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
8 58 (3.64%) Kubernetes
9 52 (3.27%) WSUS
10 44 (2.76%) Terraform
11 37 (2.32%) Microsoft Intune
12 36 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
13 34 (2.14%) NetBackup
14 30 (1.88%) vMotion
15 25 (1.57%) SCVMM
15 25 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
16 22 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
17 20 (1.26%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 17 (1.07%) AirWatch
19 16 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,592 (100.00%) VMware
2 678 (42.59%) Microsoft
3 396 (24.87%) Citrix
4 384 (24.12%) Cisco
5 194 (12.19%) HP
6 123 (7.73%) NetApp
7 112 (7.04%) Oracle
8 104 (6.53%) Dell
9 97 (6.09%) EMC
9 97 (6.09%) Red Hat
10 55 (3.45%) Ivanti
11 52 (3.27%) Google
12 50 (3.14%) Juniper
13 45 (2.83%) Symantec
14 44 (2.76%) F5
15 41 (2.58%) Meraki
16 38 (2.39%) McAfee
17 37 (2.32%) IBM
17 37 (2.32%) Veeam
17 37 (2.32%) Veritas