Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 114 145
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,206 703 1,634
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.13% 2.11% 1.94%
As % of the System Software category 14.81% 13.88% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 482 1,101
10th Percentile £300 £221 £213
25th Percentile £363 £313 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £415
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +0.12%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £515
90th Percentile £606 £556 £585
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 41
10th Percentile £22.85 £23.00 £16.60
25th Percentile £39.50 £37.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.17 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.47% +81.40% -3.70%
75th Percentile £55.00 £47.91 £47.00
90th Percentile £75.40 £57.38 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £45.18 £49.23 £36.84
% change year-on-year -8.23% +33.62% +36.45%

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 8,141 5,065 13,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.40% 15.17% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,697 3,473 8,921
10th Percentile £213 £200 £185
25th Percentile £376 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 214 492
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.10
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.98 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.60 £17.00 £16.55
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% +2.72% +0.30%
75th Percentile £32.61 £22.75 £25.19
90th Percentile £61.80 £47.50 £47.67
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.95
% change year-on-year +8.57% +3.24% +5.94%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -9 485 £495 +16.47% 156
South East +11 293 £436 -3.22% 123
North of England +10 149 £400 +6.67% 152
East of England +6 78 £425 +6.25% 43
North West +1 73 £400 +14.29% 89
Midlands -33 66 £390 -10.86% 86
Yorkshire +4 63 £425 +6.25% 48
South West -14 62 £425 +6.25% 55
West Midlands -42 40 £400 -11.11% 49
East Midlands -3 26 £375 -6.25% 37
North East +3 12 £400 +6.67% 15
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1,206 (100.00%) VMware
2 728 (60.36%) Windows
3 508 (42.12%) Active Directory
4 472 (39.14%) Microsoft
5 414 (34.33%) Windows Server
6 410 (34.00%) Azure
7 333 (27.61%) Security Cleared
8 324 (26.87%) Linux
9 298 (24.71%) PowerShell
10 281 (23.30%) Social Skills
11 266 (22.06%) AWS
12 247 (20.48%) SC Cleared
13 239 (19.82%) Hyper-V
14 228 (18.91%) Microsoft 365
15 223 (18.49%) Citrix
16 221 (18.33%) ITIL
17 220 (18.24%) VMware ESXi
18 214 (17.74%) DNS
18 214 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 208 (17.25%) Cisco
20 193 (16.00%) Firewall
21 191 (15.84%) Ansible
22 184 (15.26%) vSphere
22 184 (15.26%) Data Centre
23 174 (14.43%) DevOps
24 159 (13.18%) Migration
25 158 (13.10%) Finance
26 155 (12.85%) SCCM
27 153 (12.69%) SAN
28 150 (12.44%) DHCP

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 85 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 79 (6.55%) MS Exchange
3 39 (3.23%) Confluence
4 37 (3.07%) Tomcat
5 31 (2.57%) IIS
6 29 (2.40%) WebSphere
7 23 (1.91%) Apache
8 19 (1.58%) OpenStack
9 18 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 14 (1.16%) MS Project Server
11 13 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.66%) Documentum
12 8 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.66%) IBM Domino
12 8 (0.66%) nginx
12 8 (0.66%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.58%) Jetty
13 7 (0.58%) Mongrel
14 6 (0.50%) Apache ServiceMix
15 5 (0.41%) Mule
Applications
1 77 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.07%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.50%) Magento
1 6 (0.50%) Shopify
2 4 (0.33%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.33%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.083%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 410 (34.00%) Azure
2 266 (22.06%) AWS
3 228 (18.91%) Microsoft 365
4 116 (9.62%) IaaS
5 88 (7.30%) GCP
6 82 (6.80%) PaaS
7 76 (6.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 59 (4.89%) SaaS
9 40 (3.32%) GitHub
10 32 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (1.66%) Mimecast
13 19 (1.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 18 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
14 18 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (1.16%) OneDrive
17 12 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 12 (1.00%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 214 (17.74%) DNS
2 193 (16.00%) Firewall
3 153 (12.69%) SAN
4 150 (12.44%) DHCP
5 138 (11.44%) WAN
6 101 (8.37%) LAN
7 94 (7.79%) TCP/IP
8 93 (7.71%) VPN
9 73 (6.05%) VSAN
10 59 (4.89%) NAS
11 57 (4.73%) Network Security
12 43 (3.57%) VLAN
13 41 (3.40%) Wireless
14 38 (3.15%) SSL
15 36 (2.99%) NetScaler
16 31 (2.57%) Cisco Nexus
16 31 (2.57%) iSCSI
16 31 (2.57%) OSPF
16 31 (2.57%) SD-WAN
17 30 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 26 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 21 (1.74%) MySQL
6 16 (1.33%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 11 (0.91%) Big Data
10 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2019
11 8 (0.66%) HBase
11 8 (0.66%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (0.58%) Power BI
13 5 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.33%) GIS
14 4 (0.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 63 (5.22%) JIRA
2 57 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 55 (4.56%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (1.16%) Bitbucket
6 12 (1.00%) GitLab
7 11 (0.91%) Subversion
8 10 (0.83%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.75%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.58%) Gradle
10 7 (0.58%) MSI
10 7 (0.58%) Travis CI
11 6 (0.50%) fastlane
11 6 (0.50%) Flyway
11 6 (0.50%) JUnit
12 5 (0.41%) CppUnit
12 5 (0.41%) PVCS
12 5 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.41%) Serena SBM
12 5 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 281 (23.30%) Social Skills
2 158 (13.10%) Finance
3 75 (6.22%) Public Sector
4 68 (5.64%) Banking
5 67 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (3.40%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.91%) Documentation Skills
8 18 (1.49%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (1.24%) Retail
10 14 (1.16%) Influencing Skills
10 14 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
11 10 (0.83%) Legal
12 9 (0.75%) Law
13 6 (0.50%) Billing
13 6 (0.50%) Military
14 5 (0.41%) Automotive
14 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.33%) Back Office
15 4 (0.33%) Police
16 3 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 181 (15.01%) Architect
2 174 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 118 (9.78%) VMware Engineer
4 67 (5.56%) Consultant
5 66 (5.47%) Analyst
5 66 (5.47%) Infrastructure Architect
6 63 (5.22%) Support Engineer
7 58 (4.81%) Network Engineer
8 56 (4.64%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 52 (4.31%) Cloud Engineer
10 46 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
11 45 (3.73%) Technical Architect
12 41 (3.40%) Windows Engineer
13 40 (3.32%) Administrator
14 39 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
15 37 (3.07%) Azure Engineer
16 35 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
16 35 (2.90%) Server Engineer
17 32 (2.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 30 (2.49%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (5.06%) Middleware
2 41 (3.40%) JSON
3 34 (2.82%) LDAP
3 34 (2.82%) XML
4 29 (2.40%) Web Services
5 17 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
6 15 (1.24%) Node.js
6 15 (1.24%) YAML
7 14 (1.16%) REST
8 12 (1.00%) 802.1X
9 11 (0.91%) .NET
10 10 (0.83%) J2EE
10 10 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (0.58%) Servlets
11 7 (0.58%) SOAP
12 6 (0.50%) Kafka
12 6 (0.50%) Spine.js
13 5 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (0.41%) SAML
14 4 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 184 (15.26%) Data Centre
2 77 (6.38%) Clustering
3 74 (6.14%) Public Cloud
4 44 (3.65%) Data Protection Act
5 37 (3.07%) Private Cloud
6 35 (2.90%) Replication
7 33 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 31 (2.57%) PKI
9 24 (1.99%) Cloud Native
9 24 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (1.49%) NHS
12 12 (1.00%) CMDB
12 12 (1.00%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.00%) Thin Client
12 12 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.91%) Legacy Systems
14 9 (0.75%) EMC VNX
14 9 (0.75%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 728 (60.36%) Windows
2 414 (34.33%) Windows Server
3 324 (26.87%) Linux
4 128 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (9.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 95 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 92 (7.63%) Windows 10
8 88 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 75 (6.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 66 (5.47%) Unix
11 34 (2.82%) Windows 7
12 31 (2.57%) Solaris
13 24 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (1.66%) CentOS
15 18 (1.49%) VMS
16 14 (1.16%) Ubuntu
17 13 (1.08%) Apple iOS
18 12 (1.00%) Android
18 12 (1.00%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (18.33%) ITIL
2 214 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 174 (14.43%) DevOps
4 159 (13.18%) Migration
5 139 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (8.46%) Configuration Management
7 75 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
8 73 (6.05%) Network Design
9 66 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 63 (5.22%) Storage Management
11 62 (5.14%) Project Delivery
11 62 (5.14%) Project Management
12 60 (4.98%) Infrastructure as Code
13 59 (4.89%) High Availability
14 55 (4.56%) Service Management
15 54 (4.48%) Change Management
16 52 (4.31%) Data Protection
17 51 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
18 46 (3.81%) Network Architecture
19 44 (3.65%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 298 (24.71%) PowerShell
2 140 (11.61%) SQL
3 129 (10.70%) Python
4 69 (5.72%) Bash Shell
5 67 (5.56%) Java
6 34 (2.82%) Shell Script
7 25 (2.07%) Perl
8 24 (1.99%) C
9 21 (1.74%) Ruby
10 20 (1.66%) PHP
11 19 (1.58%) Go
12 17 (1.41%) JavaScript
13 13 (1.08%) VB
13 13 (1.08%) VBScript
14 7 (0.58%) C#
14 7 (0.58%) Groovy
15 6 (0.50%) C++
15 6 (0.50%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.41%) Embedded C
16 5 (0.41%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 333 (27.61%) Security Cleared
2 247 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 86 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 67 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 62 (5.14%) Degree
8 50 (4.15%) CCNA
9 49 (4.06%) MCSE
10 37 (3.07%) CCNP
11 30 (2.49%) TOGAF Certification
12 21 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (1.58%) MCSA
14 16 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (1.08%) AWS Certification
15 13 (1.08%) VCP6
16 12 (1.00%) MCITP
16 12 (1.00%) PMP
16 12 (1.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.64%) SLA
2 30 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.33%) GDPR
4 14 (1.16%) QA
5 9 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.58%) NCSC
7 6 (0.50%) COBIT
7 6 (0.50%) NIST
8 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.17%) PMO
11 1 (0.083%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.083%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.083%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.083%) GPG13
11 1 (0.083%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.083%) SEPA
System Software
1 508 (42.12%) Active Directory
2 239 (19.82%) Hyper-V
3 220 (18.24%) VMware ESXi
4 184 (15.26%) vSphere
5 98 (8.13%) VMware NSX
6 86 (7.13%) Virtual Machines
7 78 (6.47%) XenApp
8 63 (5.22%) Docker
9 47 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
11 41 (3.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 40 (3.32%) XenDesktop
13 34 (2.82%) NFS
14 21 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
15 18 (1.49%) vCloud
15 18 (1.49%) Xen
16 16 (1.33%) KVM
16 16 (1.33%) VMware Server
17 14 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 12 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 191 (15.84%) Ansible
2 155 (12.85%) SCCM
3 118 (9.78%) Terraform
4 117 (9.70%) vRealize
5 102 (8.46%) Puppet
6 93 (7.71%) vCenter Server
7 73 (6.05%) Kubernetes
8 53 (4.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 52 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
10 40 (3.32%) Microsoft Intune
11 37 (3.07%) SCOM
12 34 (2.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 32 (2.65%) PowerCLI
14 26 (2.16%) WSUS
15 21 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
16 20 (1.66%) Tivoli
17 18 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
18 15 (1.24%) SCVMM
19 14 (1.16%) Nagios
20 13 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1,206 (100.00%) VMware
2 472 (39.14%) Microsoft
3 223 (18.49%) Citrix
4 208 (17.25%) Cisco
5 140 (11.61%) Oracle
6 126 (10.45%) HP
7 113 (9.37%) Red Hat
8 102 (8.46%) Dell
9 80 (6.63%) NetApp
10 70 (5.80%) EMC
11 68 (5.64%) Google
12 62 (5.14%) IBM
13 45 (3.73%) SolarWinds
14 43 (3.57%) CheckPoint
14 43 (3.57%) F5
15 37 (3.07%) Juniper
16 33 (2.74%) Fortinet
17 31 (2.57%) Veeam
18 28 (2.32%) Ivanti
19 27 (2.24%) 3PAR