Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 144 129
Rank change year-on-year +30 -15 +10
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 777 1,655 1,963
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.13% 1.93% 2.07%
As % of the System Software category 13.70% 12.38% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 1,116 1,285
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £228 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 51 110
Median hourly rate £38.55 £29.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.91% +7.41% +31.71%
10th Percentile £20.88 £16.35 £15.21
90th Percentile £51.58 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +32.86% +29.63% +27.06%

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 5,673 13,370 13,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.52% 15.59% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,626 8,998 8,664
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £199 £185 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 527 788
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.95 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.09% +2.73% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.58 £47.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +23 274 £425 -10.53% 56
South East +27 183 £440 +10.00% 46
North of England +35 125 £350 -12.50% 56
South West +10 76 £400 -5.88% 36
North West +23 66 £350 -14.63% 36
Midlands +2 65 £425 +27.34% 19
East of England +46 51 £379 -10.88% 14
Yorkshire +51 50 £375 -9.64% 17
West Midlands +11 47 £425 +25.93% 10
East Midlands +21 17 £388 +19.23% 9
North East +26 9 £319 +27.50% 3
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 777 (100.00%) VMware
2 536 (68.98%) Windows
3 358 (46.07%) Active Directory
4 336 (43.24%) Windows Server
5 314 (40.41%) Microsoft
6 215 (27.67%) PowerShell
7 214 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 206 (26.51%) Azure
9 185 (23.81%) Linux
10 183 (23.55%) Office 365
11 182 (23.42%) Security Cleared
12 175 (22.52%) Windows Server 2016
13 169 (21.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 163 (20.98%) Cisco
15 155 (19.95%) Citrix
16 150 (19.31%) DNS
16 150 (19.31%) Hyper-V
17 144 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 144 (18.53%) ITIL
18 133 (17.12%) VMware ESXi
19 131 (16.86%) vSphere
19 131 (16.86%) Data Centre
20 126 (16.22%) Migration
21 124 (15.96%) Firewall
22 122 (15.70%) Windows 10
23 115 (14.80%) SC Cleared
24 108 (13.90%) AWS
24 108 (13.90%) SAN
25 106 (13.64%) DHCP
25 106 (13.64%) Oracle

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 76 (9.78%) MS Exchange
2 36 (4.63%) SharePoint
3 35 (4.50%) Skype for Business
4 30 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (3.60%) IIS
6 25 (3.22%) Tomcat
7 20 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.80%) Confluence
9 13 (1.67%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.29%) ArcGIS
11 9 (1.16%) Apache
11 9 (1.16%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.64%) GeoServer
15 4 (0.51%) Documentum
15 4 (0.51%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.51%) JBoss
15 4 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 49 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.29%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.51%) Line 500
3 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.26%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 206 (26.51%) Azure
2 183 (23.55%) Office 365
3 108 (13.90%) AWS
4 50 (6.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (5.15%) IaaS
6 27 (3.47%) PaaS
7 23 (2.96%) GCP
8 21 (2.70%) OneDrive
9 16 (2.06%) GitHub
10 15 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.93%) SaaS
11 13 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.29%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.77%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.64%) Yammer
16 3 (0.39%) Google App Engine
16 3 (0.39%) Power Platform
16 3 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 150 (19.31%) DNS
2 124 (15.96%) Firewall
3 108 (13.90%) SAN
4 106 (13.64%) DHCP
5 82 (10.55%) WAN
6 70 (9.01%) LAN
7 68 (8.75%) TCP/IP
8 56 (7.21%) Skype
9 38 (4.89%) VLAN
10 35 (4.50%) VoIP
10 35 (4.50%) VPN
11 34 (4.38%) NetScaler
12 28 (3.60%) Network Security
13 25 (3.22%) SNMP
14 22 (2.83%) VSAN
15 21 (2.70%) Internet
15 21 (2.70%) Reverse Proxy
16 19 (2.45%) NAS
17 18 (2.32%) Unified Communications
18 16 (2.06%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.57%) GIS
2 20 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (2.32%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (1.54%) MySQL
8 11 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.42%) QGIS
9 10 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.16%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
11 8 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (1.03%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (5.28%) Jenkins
2 36 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.22%) JIRA
4 14 (1.80%) GitLab
5 12 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (1.54%) Vagrant
6 11 (1.42%) MSI
6 11 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (1.16%) Subversion
8 8 (1.03%) SonarQube
9 7 (0.90%) DbUnit
9 7 (0.90%) jMock
9 7 (0.90%) JUnit
9 7 (0.90%) Maven
9 7 (0.90%) Mockito
10 6 (0.77%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.64%) Hudson
12 4 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.39%) ClearCase
13 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (10.55%) Finance
2 40 (5.15%) Public Sector
3 39 (5.02%) Banking
4 28 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.54%) Local Government
6 10 (1.29%) Retail
7 8 (1.03%) Law
7 8 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.64%) Back Office
9 5 (0.64%) Military
10 4 (0.51%) Legal
10 4 (0.51%) Publishing
11 3 (0.39%) Housing Association
11 3 (0.39%) Marketing
11 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Police
12 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 131 (16.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (10.42%) Architect
3 67 (8.62%) VMware Engineer
4 55 (7.08%) Analyst
5 52 (6.69%) Consultant
6 46 (5.92%) Support Engineer
6 46 (5.92%) Systems Engineer
7 42 (5.41%) Server Engineer
8 38 (4.89%) Administrator
9 34 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
10 29 (3.73%) Wintel Engineer
11 27 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 25 (3.22%) Infrastructure Architect
13 24 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
13 24 (3.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 21 (2.70%) Active Directory Engineer
14 21 (2.70%) Infrastructure Support
14 21 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
15 20 (2.57%) DevOps Engineer
15 20 (2.57%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.09%) .NET
2 19 (2.45%) LDAP
2 19 (2.45%) Middleware
3 18 (2.32%) Web Services
4 15 (1.93%) REST
5 14 (1.80%) RESTful
6 11 (1.42%) J2EE
6 11 (1.42%) PostGIS
6 11 (1.42%) XML
7 10 (1.29%) JSON
8 9 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (0.90%) gRPC
9 7 (0.90%) PowerMock
9 7 (0.90%) SOAP
9 7 (0.90%) Swagger
10 6 (0.77%) 802.1X
10 6 (0.77%) Apache Camel
11 5 (0.64%) Spring
12 4 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (0.51%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 131 (16.86%) Data Centre
2 64 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (7.08%) Clustering
4 38 (4.89%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (3.47%) PKI
6 27 (3.47%) Private Cloud
7 24 (3.09%) Replication
8 20 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (2.45%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.80%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
11 12 (1.54%) NHS
12 11 (1.42%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.42%) Thin Client
13 10 (1.29%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.16%) Driving Licence
14 9 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.90%) User Experience
15 7 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 536 (68.98%) Windows
2 336 (43.24%) Windows Server
3 214 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 185 (23.81%) Linux
5 175 (22.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 144 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 122 (15.70%) Windows 10
8 73 (9.40%) Windows 7
9 71 (9.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (7.34%) Unix
11 40 (5.15%) Windows Server 2019
12 35 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (3.22%) Solaris
14 22 (2.83%) CentOS
15 14 (1.80%) VMS
16 10 (1.29%) AIX
16 10 (1.29%) Ubuntu
16 10 (1.29%) Windows XP
17 9 (1.16%) Android
17 9 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (21.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 144 (18.53%) ITIL
3 126 (16.22%) Migration
4 85 (10.94%) DevOps
5 83 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 64 (8.24%) High Availability
7 58 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (6.05%) Configuration Management
9 43 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (4.76%) Service Management
11 35 (4.50%) Change Management
11 35 (4.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 34 (4.38%) Load Balancing
12 34 (4.38%) Virtual Environments
13 33 (4.25%) Infrastructure as Code
14 31 (3.99%) Cybersecurity
15 30 (3.86%) Information Security
16 29 (3.73%) Project Management
16 29 (3.73%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (27.67%) PowerShell
2 94 (12.10%) SQL
3 75 (9.65%) Python
4 31 (3.99%) Bash Shell
4 31 (3.99%) Java
5 28 (3.60%) Perl
6 26 (3.35%) C
7 19 (2.45%) VB
8 18 (2.32%) C#
9 16 (2.06%) JavaScript
9 16 (2.06%) VBScript
10 13 (1.67%) Go
10 13 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.03%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.90%) PHP
13 5 (0.64%) Korn
13 5 (0.64%) VBA
14 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.26%) C++
15 2 (0.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 182 (23.42%) Security Cleared
2 115 (14.80%) SC Cleared
3 83 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (8.62%) DV Cleared
5 59 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 50 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (5.66%) MCSE
8 33 (4.25%) Degree
9 28 (3.60%) CCNA
10 23 (2.96%) CCNP
11 22 (2.83%) MCSA
12 18 (2.32%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.67%) CISSP
15 12 (1.54%) MCP
16 11 (1.42%) MCITP
17 9 (1.16%) SANS
17 9 (1.16%) VCP6
18 7 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
18 7 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.53%) SLA
2 16 (2.06%) QA
3 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.51%) COBIT
4 4 (0.51%) NIST
5 3 (0.39%) AICPA
5 3 (0.39%) GDPR
5 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.39%) NCSC
6 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.26%) PMO
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 358 (46.07%) Active Directory
2 150 (19.31%) Hyper-V
3 133 (17.12%) VMware ESXi
4 131 (16.86%) vSphere
5 83 (10.68%) VMware NSX
6 77 (9.91%) XenApp
7 50 (6.44%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (4.76%) XenDesktop
9 34 (4.38%) Docker
10 32 (4.12%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (3.86%) Virtual Desktop
12 23 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (2.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 16 (2.06%) vCloud
13 16 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (1.54%) NFS
15 9 (1.16%) Terminal Server
15 9 (1.16%) Xen
16 8 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 105 (13.51%) Ansible
2 103 (13.26%) SCCM
3 64 (8.24%) vRealize
4 60 (7.72%) Puppet
5 59 (7.59%) vCenter Server
6 46 (5.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 46 (5.92%) SCOM
7 35 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
7 35 (4.50%) Terraform
8 33 (4.25%) Kubernetes
8 33 (4.25%) WSUS
9 30 (3.86%) Microsoft Clustering
10 22 (2.83%) Failover Clustering
11 20 (2.57%) NetBackup
11 20 (2.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 17 (2.19%) ZABBIX
13 16 (2.06%) vMotion
14 14 (1.80%) Nagios
14 14 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 13 (1.67%) Packer
Vendors
1 777 (100.00%) VMware
2 314 (40.41%) Microsoft
3 163 (20.98%) Cisco
4 155 (19.95%) Citrix
5 106 (13.64%) Oracle
6 81 (10.42%) Dell
7 68 (8.75%) NetApp
8 66 (8.49%) HP
9 63 (8.11%) EMC
10 55 (7.08%) Red Hat
11 47 (6.05%) McAfee
12 43 (5.53%) Veeam
13 29 (3.73%) SolarWinds
14 28 (3.60%) Symantec
15 27 (3.47%) IBM
16 24 (3.09%) CheckPoint
17 23 (2.96%) F5
18 22 (2.83%) Juniper
19 20 (2.57%) ESRI
19 20 (2.57%) Splunk