Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 112 127
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 +22
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 720 1,438 1,897
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.13% 2.15% 2.08%
As % of the System Software category 14.54% 13.84% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 985 1,277
Median daily rate £435 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% +11.26%
10th Percentile £237 £223 £200
90th Percentile £580 £586 £575
UK median daily rate £435 £403 £420
% change year-on-year +8.07% -4.17% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 88
Median hourly rate £47.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.08% +2.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £31.25 £18.05 £14.75
90th Percentile £66.15 £57.75 £51.24
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £42.27 £37.55
% change year-on-year +36.05% +12.56% +50.20%

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 4,951 10,387 14,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.67% 15.56% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,351 7,072 9,504
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £184
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +5.56% -1.10% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 549 713
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.48% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £59.63 £46.61 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.58% +3.13% -

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -2 262 £450 +5.88% 84
South East +27 220 £450 +9.76% 71
South West +22 73 £450 +5.88% 38
North of England -22 59 £350 -6.67% 92
Midlands +4 38 £353 +15.57% 37
East of England +11 30 £400 +23.08% 23
North West +1 28 £325 -10.34% 57
West Midlands +3 27 £355 +18.33% 26
Yorkshire -22 22 £413 +8.20% 27
East Midlands +26 11 £350 +7.69% 11
North East +22 9 £375 -25.48% 8
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 720 (100.00%) VMware
2 439 (60.97%) Windows
3 311 (43.19%) Microsoft
4 300 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 255 (35.42%) Security Cleared
6 238 (33.06%) Windows Server
7 232 (32.22%) Linux
8 206 (28.61%) Azure
9 181 (25.14%) Cisco
10 174 (24.17%) PowerShell
11 171 (23.75%) DNS
12 161 (22.36%) SC Cleared
13 158 (21.94%) VMware ESXi
14 157 (21.81%) vSphere
15 155 (21.53%) Firewall
16 139 (19.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 121 (16.81%) DHCP
18 120 (16.67%) DevOps
19 119 (16.53%) VMware NSX
20 118 (16.39%) Migration
21 117 (16.25%) Ansible
22 115 (15.97%) AWS
22 115 (15.97%) Finance
23 110 (15.28%) Citrix
23 110 (15.28%) Office 365
23 110 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
23 110 (15.28%) Windows 10
24 108 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
25 107 (14.86%) ITIL
26 106 (14.72%) Dell

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 63 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 49 (6.81%) SharePoint
3 42 (5.83%) IIS
4 23 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.92%) OpenStack
6 20 (2.78%) Skype for Business
7 19 (2.64%) Confluence
8 15 (2.08%) Apache
9 14 (1.94%) ArcGIS
10 13 (1.81%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (1.53%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.39%) JBoss
14 9 (1.25%) nginx
15 5 (0.69%) Documentum
15 5 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.56%) CMS
17 3 (0.42%) IBM Notes
17 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 71 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (5.97%) MS Visio
3 36 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.94%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 206 (28.61%) Azure
2 115 (15.97%) AWS
3 110 (15.28%) Office 365
4 55 (7.64%) IaaS
5 36 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (5.00%) GCP
6 34 (4.72%) SaaS
7 33 (4.58%) PaaS
8 29 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (3.61%) GitHub
10 14 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (1.25%) Mimecast
12 9 (1.25%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.83%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 5 (0.69%) Serverless
15 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.56%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 171 (23.75%) DNS
2 155 (21.53%) Firewall
3 121 (16.81%) DHCP
4 88 (12.22%) SAN
5 76 (10.56%) WAN
6 67 (9.31%) LAN
7 56 (7.78%) VSAN
8 51 (7.08%) VLAN
9 50 (6.94%) TCP/IP
10 43 (5.97%) VPN
11 29 (4.03%) Network Security
12 28 (3.89%) SNMP
13 24 (3.33%) HTTP
13 24 (3.33%) SMTP
13 24 (3.33%) VoIP
14 23 (3.19%) Skype
15 22 (3.06%) iSCSI
16 19 (2.64%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (2.64%) Wireless
17 18 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.94%) MongoDB
3 12 (1.67%) MySQL
4 10 (1.39%) GIS
5 9 (1.25%) DB2
6 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.42%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 47 (6.53%) JIRA
2 43 (5.97%) Git (software)
3 40 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 22 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (2.22%) GitLab
6 10 (1.39%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.25%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.11%) Subversion
8 8 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.83%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.83%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.69%) Gatling
10 5 (0.69%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.69%) JUnit
10 5 (0.69%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.69%) PyCharm
10 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio Code
11 4 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.42%) Travis CI
General
1 115 (15.97%) Finance
2 46 (6.39%) Public Sector
3 36 (5.00%) Banking
4 27 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.08%) Electronics
5 15 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.08%) Marketing
6 13 (1.81%) Law
6 13 (1.81%) Retail
7 8 (1.11%) Legal
8 7 (0.97%) Back Office
8 7 (0.97%) Front Office
8 7 (0.97%) Publishing
9 6 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.69%) Advertising
10 5 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.42%) International Banking
11 3 (0.42%) Military
11 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.28%) Police
Job Titles
1 136 (18.89%) Architect
2 108 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 90 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 61 (8.47%) Consultant
5 49 (6.81%) Cloud Architect
6 48 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 40 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 39 (5.42%) VMware Architect
9 35 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
10 32 (4.44%) Administrator
10 32 (4.44%) Network Engineer
10 32 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
10 32 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
11 31 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
13 28 (3.89%) Analyst
14 25 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 23 (3.19%) Technical Architect
16 21 (2.92%) Systems Administrator
16 21 (2.92%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.33%) Middleware
2 20 (2.78%) 802.1X
2 20 (2.78%) LDAP
3 19 (2.64%) Elastic Stack
4 18 (2.50%) REST
5 12 (1.67%) Web Services
6 11 (1.53%) Swagger
7 10 (1.39%) .NET
7 10 (1.39%) gRPC
7 10 (1.39%) RESTful
8 8 (1.11%) Node.js
9 6 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (0.83%) XML
10 5 (0.69%) JSON
11 4 (0.56%) ModSecurity
12 3 (0.42%) Flash
12 3 (0.42%) J2EE
12 3 (0.42%) XMPP
12 3 (0.42%) YAML
13 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 101 (14.03%) Data Centre
2 61 (8.47%) Private Cloud
3 52 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.69%) Clustering
5 30 (4.17%) Public Cloud
6 28 (3.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (3.61%) Management Information System
7 26 (3.61%) Replication
8 24 (3.33%) PKI
9 18 (2.50%) EMC VNX
10 11 (1.53%) CMDB
10 11 (1.53%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.11%) NHS
11 8 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (0.83%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.83%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.83%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.83%) User Experience
14 5 (0.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 439 (60.97%) Windows
2 238 (33.06%) Windows Server
3 232 (32.22%) Linux
4 110 (15.28%) Windows 10
4 110 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (14.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 76 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 57 (7.92%) Unix
8 57 (7.92%) Windows Server 2019
9 44 (6.11%) Windows 7
10 42 (5.83%) CentOS
11 23 (3.19%) Ubuntu
12 21 (2.92%) Solaris
13 18 (2.50%) Windows XP
14 11 (1.53%) Android
15 10 (1.39%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (19.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 120 (16.67%) DevOps
3 118 (16.39%) Migration
4 108 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (14.86%) ITIL
6 61 (8.47%) Configuration Management
7 50 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (6.11%) High Availability
8 44 (6.11%) Load Balancing
9 42 (5.83%) Change Management
10 40 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (5.42%) Converged Infrastructure
11 39 (5.42%) Infrastructure as Code
11 39 (5.42%) Problem Management
11 39 (5.42%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (5.14%) Project Delivery
13 33 (4.58%) Service Management
14 31 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (4.31%) Patch Management
15 30 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 174 (24.17%) PowerShell
2 72 (10.00%) SQL
3 71 (9.86%) Python
4 41 (5.69%) C
5 39 (5.42%) Bash Shell
6 34 (4.72%) Perl
7 25 (3.47%) VB
8 17 (2.36%) Go
9 14 (1.94%) Ruby
10 12 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.67%) VBScript
11 11 (1.53%) C#
11 11 (1.53%) JavaScript
12 10 (1.39%) Java
13 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.28%) Groovy
15 2 (0.28%) Korn
15 2 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 255 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 161 (22.36%) SC Cleared
3 91 (12.64%) DV Cleared
4 74 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 66 (9.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 62 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (5.97%) CCNA
7 43 (5.97%) Degree
8 37 (5.14%) MCSE
9 31 (4.31%) CCNP
10 24 (3.33%) VCAP
11 21 (2.92%) MCSA
12 15 (2.08%) VCP6
13 13 (1.81%) VCDX
14 12 (1.67%) CCIE
15 9 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
16 8 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (1.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.25%) SLA
2 9 (1.25%) JSP 440
2 9 (1.25%) NIST
3 8 (1.11%) NCSC
4 7 (0.97%) GDPR
4 7 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.69%) QA
7 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.42%) RMADS
8 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.14%) PMO
9 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 300 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 158 (21.94%) VMware ESXi
3 157 (21.81%) vSphere
4 119 (16.53%) VMware NSX
5 99 (13.75%) Hyper-V
6 79 (10.97%) Docker
7 54 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (4.58%) NFS
9 27 (3.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 25 (3.47%) XenApp
11 19 (2.64%) XenDesktop
12 18 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (2.08%) Firmware
13 15 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (1.81%) vCloud
14 13 (1.81%) VMFS
15 11 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (1.53%) Xen
16 10 (1.39%) KVM
17 8 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 117 (16.25%) Ansible
2 93 (12.92%) Kubernetes
3 91 (12.64%) SCCM
4 87 (12.08%) Terraform
5 86 (11.94%) vCenter Server
6 71 (9.86%) vRealize
7 67 (9.31%) Puppet
8 50 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
9 36 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 25 (3.47%) Microsoft Clustering
11 24 (3.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 23 (3.19%) SCOM
13 21 (2.92%) WSUS
14 17 (2.36%) Prometheus
15 16 (2.22%) Packer
16 15 (2.08%) vMotion
17 14 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
18 13 (1.81%) IBM BigFix
19 12 (1.67%) Grafana
19 12 (1.67%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 720 (100.00%) VMware
2 311 (43.19%) Microsoft
3 181 (25.14%) Cisco
4 110 (15.28%) Citrix
5 106 (14.72%) Dell
6 92 (12.78%) Red Hat
7 64 (8.89%) Oracle
8 62 (8.61%) HP
9 53 (7.36%) EMC
10 42 (5.83%) NetApp
11 39 (5.42%) Veeam
12 35 (4.86%) IBM
12 35 (4.86%) Juniper
13 30 (4.17%) F5
14 29 (4.03%) Splunk
15 26 (3.61%) SolarWinds
16 25 (3.47%) Atlassian
16 25 (3.47%) CheckPoint
17 22 (3.06%) Google
17 22 (3.06%) Ivanti