Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 114 130
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16 +17
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 900 1,049 1,769
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.12% 2.06% 2.02%
As % of the System Software category 14.48% 13.24% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 721 1,177
10th Percentile £257 £220 £213
25th Percentile £353 £310 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £415 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £524 £500 £525
90th Percentile £585 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £435 £416 £425
% change year-on-year +4.50% -2.06% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 71
10th Percentile £17.92 £16.18 £16.04
25th Percentile £42.44 £19.97 £19.36
Median hourly rate £48.75 £32.80 £41.53
Median % change year-on-year +48.65% -21.03% +62.86%
75th Percentile £59.06 £47.83 £47.83
90th Percentile £61.75 £50.21 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £52.00 £47.83 £42.25
% change year-on-year +8.72% +13.21% +56.48%

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 6,216 7,921 13,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.66% 15.58% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,303 5,390 9,251
10th Percentile £225 £170 £190
25th Percentile £363 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £571 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £481 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +6.95% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 413 556
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.25 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.07 £12.85
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% +0.88%
75th Percentile £41.00 £20.75 £24.29
90th Percentile £58.45 £42.15 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +0.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -6 329 £450 +5.88% 103
South East +21 228 £437 +9.19% 113
North of England -5 103 £383 +2.00% 120
South West +15 64 £413 -13.16% 54
East of England +24 62 £425 +25.93% 28
Midlands -9 52 £343 -4.20% 64
North West -12 45 £358 -4.67% 69
Yorkshire +8 44 £400 - 33
West Midlands -15 33 £325 -12.16% 35
East Midlands +8 19 £348 +2.96% 29
North East +23 14 £400 +6.67% 18
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 900 (100.00%) VMware
2 559 (62.11%) Windows
3 393 (43.67%) Microsoft
4 380 (42.22%) Active Directory
5 322 (35.78%) Windows Server
6 321 (35.67%) Azure
7 275 (30.56%) Security Cleared
8 272 (30.22%) Linux
9 210 (23.33%) AWS
10 199 (22.11%) PowerShell
11 197 (21.89%) VMware ESXi
12 183 (20.33%) Cisco
13 182 (20.22%) DNS
14 178 (19.78%) SC Cleared
15 173 (19.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 171 (19.00%) Microsoft 365
17 168 (18.67%) Hyper-V
17 168 (18.67%) Citrix
17 168 (18.67%) Firewall
18 155 (17.22%) Data Centre
19 153 (17.00%) ITIL
20 144 (16.00%) vSphere
21 140 (15.56%) Migration
21 140 (15.56%) DevOps
22 128 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
23 125 (13.89%) Ansible
23 125 (13.89%) SCCM
24 116 (12.89%) Red Hat
25 115 (12.78%) Finance
26 113 (12.56%) SAN

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 (8.44%) SharePoint
2 71 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 35 (3.89%) IIS
4 28 (3.11%) Confluence
5 27 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 20 (2.22%) Apache
6 20 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.89%) OpenStack
8 15 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.33%) nginx
10 12 (1.33%) Skype for Business
10 12 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (1.22%) Documentum
12 10 (1.11%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.89%) IBM Domino
14 7 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
14 7 (0.78%) MS Project Server
15 6 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.56%) Jetty
Applications
1 83 (9.22%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 31 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.11%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Magento
1 7 (0.78%) Shopify
2 5 (0.56%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.11%) Maximo
4 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 321 (35.67%) Azure
2 210 (23.33%) AWS
3 171 (19.00%) Microsoft 365
4 73 (8.11%) GCP
5 71 (7.89%) IaaS
6 60 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 58 (6.44%) PaaS
8 57 (6.33%) SaaS
9 35 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (2.22%) GitHub
11 15 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (1.67%) Serverless
12 14 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (1.33%) Mimecast
14 11 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
15 10 (1.11%) OneDrive
16 9 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 9 (1.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 182 (20.22%) DNS
2 168 (18.67%) Firewall
3 113 (12.56%) SAN
4 112 (12.44%) DHCP
5 103 (11.44%) WAN
6 89 (9.89%) LAN
7 79 (8.78%) VPN
8 62 (6.89%) TCP/IP
9 56 (6.22%) VSAN
10 48 (5.33%) VLAN
11 34 (3.78%) Wireless
12 33 (3.67%) NAS
12 33 (3.67%) Network Security
13 32 (3.56%) NetScaler
14 25 (2.78%) IPsec
14 25 (2.78%) SSL
15 24 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
16 23 (2.56%) HTTP
16 23 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.89%) MySQL
3 14 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 13 (1.44%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (1.11%) DB2
7 10 (1.11%) GIS
8 7 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.56%) Big Data
9 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.44%) HBase
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.33%) DTS
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (5.67%) JIRA
2 39 (4.33%) Git (software)
3 34 (3.78%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (1.00%) Hudson
7 7 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.78%) JUnit
7 7 (0.78%) MSI
8 6 (0.67%) Gatling
8 6 (0.67%) GitLab
8 6 (0.67%) IntelliJ
8 6 (0.67%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.67%) PyCharm
8 6 (0.67%) Subversion
8 6 (0.67%) Travis CI
8 6 (0.67%) Visual Studio Code
9 5 (0.56%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.44%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.44%) Vagrant
General
1 115 (12.78%) Finance
2 52 (5.78%) Public Sector
3 47 (5.22%) Banking
4 29 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.44%) Law
6 10 (1.11%) Legal
6 10 (1.11%) Publishing
7 9 (1.00%) Retail
8 6 (0.67%) Back Office
8 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.56%) Electronics
9 5 (0.56%) International Banking
9 5 (0.56%) Marketing
10 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.33%) Advertising
11 3 (0.33%) French Language
11 3 (0.33%) Front Office
11 3 (0.33%) Police
11 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 154 (17.11%) Architect
2 141 (15.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 101 (11.22%) VMware Engineer
4 65 (7.22%) Infrastructure Architect
5 58 (6.44%) Consultant
6 48 (5.33%) Network Engineer
7 47 (5.22%) Support Engineer
8 46 (5.11%) Cloud Engineer
9 42 (4.67%) Administrator
10 41 (4.56%) Analyst
11 40 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
12 39 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
13 38 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
14 33 (3.67%) Technical Architect
15 27 (3.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
16 26 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 25 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
17 25 (2.78%) VMware Architect
17 25 (2.78%) Wintel Engineer
18 24 (2.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.56%) Middleware
2 21 (2.33%) 802.1X
3 19 (2.11%) LDAP
4 16 (1.78%) Node.js
4 16 (1.78%) Web Services
4 16 (1.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 14 (1.56%) JSON
5 14 (1.56%) XML
6 11 (1.22%) .NET
7 10 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (0.89%) REST
9 6 (0.67%) J2EE
9 6 (0.67%) YAML
10 5 (0.56%) Java EE
10 5 (0.56%) Servlets
11 4 (0.44%) SAML
12 3 (0.33%) CGI
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 3 (0.33%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.33%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 155 (17.22%) Data Centre
2 68 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (7.11%) Clustering
4 61 (6.78%) Public Cloud
5 57 (6.33%) Private Cloud
6 36 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (3.67%) Management Information System
8 26 (2.89%) EMC VNX
9 25 (2.78%) Replication
10 23 (2.56%) PKI
11 16 (1.78%) Cloud Native
11 16 (1.78%) CMDB
12 12 (1.33%) NHS
13 9 (1.00%) Fat Client
13 9 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
13 9 (1.00%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
15 7 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 559 (62.11%) Windows
2 322 (35.78%) Windows Server
3 272 (30.22%) Linux
4 128 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (12.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 107 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 104 (11.56%) Windows 10
8 91 (10.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (7.44%) Windows Server 2019
10 60 (6.67%) Unix
11 46 (5.11%) Windows 7
12 26 (2.89%) Solaris
13 22 (2.44%) Windows XP
14 21 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (2.00%) CentOS
16 14 (1.56%) Windows Vista
17 12 (1.33%) Android
17 12 (1.33%) Ubuntu
18 11 (1.22%) VMS
19 9 (1.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (19.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 153 (17.00%) ITIL
3 140 (15.56%) DevOps
3 140 (15.56%) Migration
4 107 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (8.67%) Configuration Management
6 59 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 50 (5.56%) Change Management
7 50 (5.56%) Project Management
8 49 (5.44%) Network Design
8 49 (5.44%) Project Delivery
9 48 (5.33%) Load Balancing
9 48 (5.33%) Network Virtualisation
10 45 (5.00%) Service Management
11 44 (4.89%) High Availability
11 44 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (4.89%) Storage Management
12 43 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (4.33%) Infrastructure as Code
14 35 (3.89%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (22.11%) PowerShell
2 109 (12.11%) SQL
3 75 (8.33%) Python
4 46 (5.11%) Bash Shell
5 38 (4.22%) Java
6 32 (3.56%) Shell Script
7 21 (2.33%) C
7 21 (2.33%) Perl
8 19 (2.11%) Go
8 19 (2.11%) VB
9 18 (2.00%) JavaScript
9 18 (2.00%) Ruby
10 13 (1.44%) PHP
11 12 (1.33%) VBScript
12 6 (0.67%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.44%) C#
13 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.22%) Groovy
14 2 (0.22%) sed
14 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 275 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 178 (19.78%) SC Cleared
3 84 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 76 (8.44%) DV Cleared
5 72 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (7.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 50 (5.56%) Degree
8 49 (5.44%) CCNA
9 42 (4.67%) MCSE
10 36 (4.00%) CCNP
11 23 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
12 22 (2.44%) MCSA
13 19 (2.11%) VCP6
14 18 (2.00%) VCAP
15 15 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
16 14 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (1.56%) RHCE
17 13 (1.44%) RHCA
18 12 (1.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.22%) SLA
2 14 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.22%) GDPR
4 10 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.67%) QA
6 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.44%) NIST
7 3 (0.33%) COBIT
7 3 (0.33%) NCSC
7 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.22%) SEPA
9 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 380 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 197 (21.89%) VMware ESXi
3 168 (18.67%) Hyper-V
4 144 (16.00%) vSphere
5 101 (11.22%) VMware NSX
6 63 (7.00%) Docker
7 61 (6.78%) Virtual Machines
8 47 (5.22%) XenApp
9 38 (4.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (3.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 29 (3.22%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (2.67%) NFS
13 21 (2.33%) XenDesktop
14 15 (1.67%) vCloud
15 14 (1.56%) VMware Server
16 13 (1.44%) Xen
17 12 (1.33%) KVM
17 12 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
18 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 125 (13.89%) Ansible
1 125 (13.89%) SCCM
2 92 (10.22%) vRealize
3 91 (10.11%) Terraform
4 87 (9.67%) vCenter Server
5 75 (8.33%) Kubernetes
6 74 (8.22%) Puppet
7 52 (5.78%) Opscode Chef
8 43 (4.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 38 (4.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 36 (4.00%) SCOM
11 26 (2.89%) Microsoft Clustering
12 23 (2.56%) PowerCLI
13 17 (1.89%) IBM BigFix
13 17 (1.89%) WSUS
14 16 (1.78%) AirWatch
15 15 (1.67%) Tivoli
16 14 (1.56%) NetBackup
17 12 (1.33%) Salt
18 11 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 900 (100.00%) VMware
2 393 (43.67%) Microsoft
3 183 (20.33%) Cisco
4 168 (18.67%) Citrix
5 116 (12.89%) Red Hat
6 94 (10.44%) Oracle
7 91 (10.11%) HP
8 90 (10.00%) Dell
9 62 (6.89%) IBM
10 60 (6.67%) EMC
11 54 (6.00%) Google
12 51 (5.67%) NetApp
13 38 (4.22%) F5
14 35 (3.89%) Veeam
15 31 (3.44%) Juniper
16 30 (3.33%) SolarWinds
17 27 (3.00%) CheckPoint
17 27 (3.00%) Veritas
18 25 (2.78%) ServiceNow
19 23 (2.56%) Fortinet