Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 96 86
Rank change year-on-year -46 -10 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1723 2384 2566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.89% 2.44% 2.46%
As % of the System Software category 15.20% 19.79% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 1629 1649
England median daily rate £392 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £191 £231 £225
90th Percentile £541 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 95 148
England median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -11.11% +36.96%
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.43 £14.15
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.46 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -25.44% +1.79% +19.15%

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 11336 12049 10858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.41% 12.34% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7365 7653 6220
England median daily rate £425 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +13.01% +7.35%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £163
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 808 1174
England median hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.16
90th Percentile £47.50 £37.33 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%

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 22 October 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 6 months to 22 October 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 6 months to 22 October 2017. 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 -66 660 £425 - 85
South East -5 473 £375 -6.25% 67
North of England -36 224 £330 -8.97% 51
Midlands +42 139 £325 -7.14% 39
East of England -18 132 £425 +6.25% 18
North West -7 100 £311 -22.19% 34
West Midlands +38 99 £315 -7.01% 24
South West -35 90 £325 -7.14% 12
Yorkshire -19 84 £350 -17.65% 16
North East -19 40 £325 +3.17% 1
East Midlands 0 38 £325 -13.33% 15
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1723 (100.00%) VMware
2 1064 (61.75%) Windows
3 736 (42.72%) Active Directory
4 707 (41.03%) Microsoft
5 591 (34.30%) Windows Server
6 499 (28.96%) Linux
7 383 (22.23%) Cisco
8 374 (21.71%) Citrix
9 359 (20.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 350 (20.31%) Firewall
11 348 (20.20%) PowerShell
12 323 (18.75%) Hyper-V
13 318 (18.46%) DNS
14 314 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 308 (17.88%) Security Cleared
16 303 (17.59%) SAN
17 288 (16.72%) Data Centre
18 262 (15.21%) MS Exchange
18 262 (15.21%) ITIL
19 252 (14.63%) SQL
20 242 (14.05%) Office 365
21 239 (13.87%) SCCM
22 237 (13.76%) HP
22 237 (13.76%) Finance
23 234 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
24 229 (13.29%) SC Cleared
25 227 (13.17%) DevOps
26 226 (13.12%) VMware ESXi
27 221 (12.83%) vSphere
28 220 (12.77%) LAN

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
1 262 (15.21%) MS Exchange
2 129 (7.49%) SharePoint
3 118 (6.85%) IIS
4 92 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 89 (5.17%) Apache
6 84 (4.88%) Tomcat
7 81 (4.70%) OpenStack
8 74 (4.29%) Skype for Business
9 54 (3.13%) JBoss
10 50 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (1.86%) WebLogic
12 30 (1.74%) nginx
13 27 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 26 (1.51%) Confluence
14 26 (1.51%) iPlanet
15 25 (1.45%) Oracle Application Server
16 24 (1.39%) WebSphere
17 20 (1.16%) WildFly
18 18 (1.04%) Jetty
18 18 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 142 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.12%) Snagit
9 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.058%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.058%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (1.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 12 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Eikon
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.12%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.12%) Primavera
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.058%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.058%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 242 (14.05%) Office 365
2 234 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
3 219 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 91 (5.28%) IaaS
5 56 (3.25%) PaaS
6 28 (1.63%) SaaS
7 24 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.16%) OneDrive
10 18 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (0.87%) Google App Engine
13 13 (0.75%) Slack
14 11 (0.64%) Mimecast
15 10 (0.58%) Trello
16 8 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
17 7 (0.41%) GitHub
18 6 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
19 5 (0.29%) G Suite
19 5 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 350 (20.31%) Firewall
2 318 (18.46%) DNS
3 303 (17.59%) SAN
4 220 (12.77%) LAN
5 217 (12.59%) DHCP
6 216 (12.54%) WAN
7 211 (12.25%) TCP/IP
8 110 (6.38%) VPN
9 98 (5.69%) NAS
10 82 (4.76%) LDAP
11 68 (3.95%) HTTP
12 66 (3.83%) VLAN
13 61 (3.54%) SSL
14 53 (3.08%) Skype
15 52 (3.02%) VoIP
16 45 (2.61%) Network Security
16 45 (2.61%) Wireless
17 41 (2.38%) NetScaler
18 38 (2.21%) Internet
19 36 (2.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (2.32%) MongoDB
4 39 (2.26%) MySQL
5 37 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 23 (1.33%) Big Data
9 20 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 19 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.04%) Relational Database
12 16 (0.93%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.64%) OLAP
14 11 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.46%) DB2
16 8 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 115 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 91 (5.28%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.67%) MSI
4 44 (2.55%) Maven
5 36 (2.09%) JIRA
6 21 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (1.22%) TeamCity
7 17 (0.99%) Bitbucket
7 17 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (0.99%) Vagrant
8 14 (0.81%) Subversion
9 13 (0.75%) git-flow
9 13 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (0.75%) Travis CI
10 9 (0.52%) GitLab
11 8 (0.46%) Selenium
12 7 (0.41%) IDA Disassembler
12 7 (0.41%) InstallShield
12 7 (0.41%) Metasploit
12 7 (0.41%) OllyDbg
General
1 237 (13.76%) Finance
2 104 (6.04%) Banking
3 76 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 27 (1.57%) Investment Banking
6 26 (1.51%) Legal
7 19 (1.10%) Law
8 18 (1.04%) Retail
9 14 (0.81%) Back Office
10 12 (0.70%) Marketing
10 12 (0.70%) Publishing
11 10 (0.58%) French Language
12 9 (0.52%) Advertising
12 9 (0.52%) Automotive
12 9 (0.52%) Electronics
13 6 (0.35%) Local Government
13 6 (0.35%) Military
14 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.29%) Games
14 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 226 (13.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 214 (12.42%) Architect
3 164 (9.52%) Analyst
4 135 (7.84%) Administrator
5 130 (7.54%) Consultant
6 128 (7.43%) VMware Engineer
7 107 (6.21%) Support Engineer
8 98 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
9 88 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
10 81 (4.70%) Windows Engineer
11 74 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 71 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
13 67 (3.89%) Infrastructure Architect
14 65 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
15 61 (3.54%) Support Analyst
15 61 (3.54%) Technical Architect
16 57 (3.31%) Linux Administrator
16 57 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
17 56 (3.25%) Network Engineer
18 48 (2.79%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.42%) Web Services
2 53 (3.08%) .NET
3 50 (2.90%) J2EE
4 48 (2.79%) Middleware
5 21 (1.22%) XML
6 20 (1.16%) WSH
7 18 (1.04%) REST
8 16 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (0.87%) MCollective
9 15 (0.87%) SOAP
10 14 (0.81%) Sensu
10 14 (0.81%) Servlets
11 13 (0.75%) ASP.NET
12 11 (0.64%) LAMP
12 11 (0.64%) RESTful
13 10 (0.58%) CSS
13 10 (0.58%) HTML
13 10 (0.58%) pytest
14 8 (0.46%) 802.1X
14 8 (0.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 288 (16.72%) Data Centre
2 101 (5.86%) Clustering
3 69 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 56 (3.25%) Replication
6 44 (2.55%) Private Cloud
7 41 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 41 (2.38%) Public Cloud
8 38 (2.21%) Blackberry
9 36 (2.09%) PKI
10 34 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
11 28 (1.63%) Client/Server
12 26 (1.51%) Fat Client
12 26 (1.51%) Thin Client
13 22 (1.28%) EMC VNX
13 22 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (1.10%) CESG
14 19 (1.10%) User Experience
15 17 (0.99%) CMDB
16 16 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1064 (61.75%) Windows
2 591 (34.30%) Windows Server
3 499 (28.96%) Linux
4 359 (20.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 314 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 206 (11.96%) Windows 7
7 182 (10.56%) Unix
8 149 (8.65%) Windows 10
9 141 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 126 (7.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 98 (5.69%) CentOS
12 75 (4.35%) Ubuntu
13 70 (4.06%) Solaris
14 62 (3.60%) Windows 8
15 52 (3.02%) SUSE
16 50 (2.90%) AIX
17 36 (2.09%) Windows Vista
18 29 (1.68%) HPUX
19 23 (1.33%) VMS
20 19 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (15.21%) ITIL
2 227 (13.17%) DevOps
3 202 (11.72%) Migration
4 198 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (7.95%) Configuration Management
6 85 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
7 84 (4.88%) High Availability
7 84 (4.88%) Open Source
8 82 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 81 (4.70%) Change Management
10 80 (4.64%) Load Balancing
11 78 (4.53%) Virtual Environments
12 69 (4.00%) Network Design
13 66 (3.83%) Server Virtualisation
14 65 (3.77%) Network Virtualisation
15 63 (3.66%) Project Management
16 59 (3.42%) Service Management
17 54 (3.13%) Continuous Delivery
17 54 (3.13%) Information Security
17 54 (3.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 348 (20.20%) PowerShell
2 252 (14.63%) SQL
3 150 (8.71%) Python
4 105 (6.09%) Bash Shell
5 93 (5.40%) Java
6 92 (5.34%) Perl
7 79 (4.59%) VBScript
8 53 (3.08%) Ruby
9 32 (1.86%) C
10 29 (1.68%) Shell Script
11 26 (1.51%) JavaScript
12 19 (1.10%) Korn
13 18 (1.04%) Groovy
14 17 (0.99%) PHP
15 16 (0.93%) C#
16 14 (0.81%) VB
17 12 (0.70%) C++
18 10 (0.58%) C-shell
19 9 (0.52%) Go
20 8 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 308 (17.88%) Security Cleared
2 229 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 168 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 124 (7.20%) MCSE
5 103 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
6 96 (5.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 77 (4.47%) Degree
8 75 (4.35%) DV Cleared
9 63 (3.66%) CCNA
10 53 (3.08%) CCNP
11 51 (2.96%) MCSA
12 37 (2.15%) MCP
13 33 (1.92%) MCITP
14 28 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.33%) CCIE
15 23 (1.33%) DBS Check
16 21 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
17 19 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
17 19 (1.10%) RHCE
17 19 (1.10%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.12%) SLA
2 35 (2.03%) QA
3 24 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 19 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.70%) GDPR
7 7 (0.41%) RMADS
8 5 (0.29%) PMO
8 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.058%) GCP
10 1 (0.058%) GMP
10 1 (0.058%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.058%) Solvency II
System Software
1 736 (42.72%) Active Directory
2 323 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 226 (13.12%) VMware ESXi
4 221 (12.83%) vSphere
5 138 (8.01%) XenApp
6 102 (5.92%) Virtual Machines
7 93 (5.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 90 (5.22%) XenDesktop
9 84 (4.88%) KVM
10 73 (4.24%) Docker
11 72 (4.18%) Virtual Servers
12 68 (3.95%) VMware NSX
13 58 (3.37%) vCloud
14 48 (2.79%) Xen
15 41 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
16 37 (2.15%) VMware Workstation
17 34 (1.97%) XenServer
18 30 (1.74%) VirtualBox
19 28 (1.63%) Terminal Services
19 28 (1.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 239 (13.87%) SCCM
2 195 (11.32%) Puppet
3 142 (8.24%) Ansible
4 100 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
5 96 (5.57%) vCenter Server
6 77 (4.47%) SCOM
7 63 (3.66%) NetBackup
8 59 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 55 (3.19%) vRealize
10 50 (2.90%) WSUS
11 42 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
12 39 (2.26%) PowerCLI
13 31 (1.80%) Backup Exec
13 31 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
14 27 (1.57%) AirWatch
15 25 (1.45%) Nagios
16 24 (1.39%) Terraform
16 24 (1.39%) WMI
17 23 (1.33%) Kubernetes
17 23 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1723 (100.00%) VMware
2 707 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 383 (22.23%) Cisco
4 374 (21.71%) Citrix
5 237 (13.76%) HP
6 169 (9.81%) Red Hat
7 159 (9.23%) Oracle
8 147 (8.53%) NetApp
9 110 (6.38%) Symantec
10 108 (6.27%) Dell
11 101 (5.86%) EMC
12 83 (4.82%) IBM
13 75 (4.35%) McAfee
14 70 (4.06%) Veritas
15 55 (3.19%) Veeam
16 53 (3.08%) CheckPoint
17 50 (2.90%) F5
18 49 (2.84%) Juniper
19 47 (2.73%) 3PAR
20 43 (2.50%) Sun