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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 123 124 112
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12 +35
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,508 1,114 794
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.09% 2.13% 2.16%
As % of the System Software category 15.51% 14.93% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,119 759 541
10th Percentile £297 £286 £230
25th Percentile £388 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% -
75th Percentile £608 £530 £500
90th Percentile £675 £600 £571
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 19
10th Percentile £20.00 £19.33 £18.71
25th Percentile £22.10 £39.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate £47.81 £46.75 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.26% +3.89% +66.67%
75th Percentile £60.07 £53.94 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £67.75 £55.95
UK median hourly rate £47.89 £46.00 £48.15
% change year-on-year +4.10% -4.47% +38.54%

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 9,721 7,463 5,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.49% 14.28% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,069 5,200 3,919
10th Percentile £190 £220 £200
25th Percentile £390 £381 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £581 £575
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 240 245
10th Percentile £13.38 £11.24 £11.20
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.44 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.47% +8.46% +1.49%
75th Percentile £45.06 £38.38 £22.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £63.08 £47.45
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.63
% change year-on-year - +13.48% +4.26%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London +5 604 £525 +10.53% 87
South East -8 311 £475 +8.94% 77
North of England -18 193 £450 +12.50% 92
South West +26 133 £494 +16.18% 61
North West -18 95 £465 +24.00% 39
East of England -8 91 £425 - 33
Yorkshire -6 88 £425 - 43
Midlands -15 87 £425 +13.33% 65
West Midlands -21 52 £425 +8.97% 44
East Midlands +2 35 £425 +13.33% 21
North East -8 11 £463 +15.63% 10
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 1,508 (100.00%) VMware
2 887 (58.82%) Windows
3 670 (44.43%) Microsoft
4 633 (41.98%) Active Directory
5 552 (36.60%) Azure
6 522 (34.62%) Linux
7 513 (34.02%) Windows Server
8 370 (24.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 359 (23.81%) Microsoft 365
10 350 (23.21%) Firewall
11 345 (22.88%) DNS
12 343 (22.75%) Cisco
13 339 (22.48%) Security Cleared
14 329 (21.82%) AWS
15 316 (20.95%) Social Skills
16 303 (20.09%) PowerShell
17 287 (19.03%) Data Centre
18 282 (18.70%) Citrix
19 281 (18.63%) vSphere
20 276 (18.30%) Finance
21 266 (17.64%) SQL
21 266 (17.64%) SC Cleared
22 260 (17.24%) Hyper-V
23 256 (16.98%) SCCM
24 229 (15.19%) ITIL
25 226 (14.99%) Migration
26 220 (14.59%) Ansible
27 216 (14.32%) DHCP
28 209 (13.86%) DevOps
29 205 (13.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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
1 124 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 107 (7.10%) MS Exchange
3 55 (3.65%) IIS
4 45 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 45 (2.98%) OpenStack
5 36 (2.39%) WebSphere
6 33 (2.19%) Skype for Business
7 31 (2.06%) nginx
7 31 (2.06%) Traefik
8 29 (1.92%) Confluence
8 29 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 21 (1.39%) Mule
10 11 (0.73%) Apache
11 10 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.60%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.46%) WordPress
14 6 (0.40%) Drupal
15 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 98 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.33%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.066%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.33%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.33%) RMDS
3 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.066%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.066%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.066%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.066%) Primavera
5 1 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 552 (36.60%) Azure
2 359 (23.81%) Microsoft 365
3 329 (21.82%) AWS
4 158 (10.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 114 (7.56%) IaaS
6 102 (6.76%) GCP
6 102 (6.76%) SaaS
7 95 (6.30%) PaaS
8 55 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
9 54 (3.58%) GitHub
10 52 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 43 (2.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 43 (2.85%) OpenShift
11 43 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 39 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (1.92%) Nutanix
14 28 (1.86%) Azure DevOps
15 26 (1.72%) Power Platform
16 25 (1.66%) OneDrive
17 21 (1.39%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 350 (23.21%) Firewall
2 345 (22.88%) DNS
3 216 (14.32%) DHCP
4 170 (11.27%) SAN
5 152 (10.08%) TCP/IP
5 152 (10.08%) WAN
6 119 (7.89%) LAN
7 108 (7.16%) VPN
8 93 (6.17%) Network Security
9 65 (4.31%) NAS
10 58 (3.85%) VSAN
11 46 (3.05%) VLAN
11 46 (3.05%) Wireless
12 45 (2.98%) VoIP
13 40 (2.65%) Skype
13 40 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
14 38 (2.52%) MPLS
15 35 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (2.32%) Internet
15 35 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.58%) DB2
3 34 (2.25%) MySQL
4 31 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
6 20 (1.33%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.80%) MariaDB
7 12 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (0.73%) Power BI
9 10 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.40%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 101 (6.70%) Jenkins
2 73 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 65 (4.31%) GitLab
4 44 (2.92%) JIRA
5 17 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (0.99%) Subversion
7 14 (0.93%) Artifactory
7 14 (0.93%) Visual Studio Code
8 9 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.33%) Serena SBM
11 4 (0.27%) DbUnit
11 4 (0.27%) jMock
11 4 (0.27%) JUnit
11 4 (0.27%) Maven
11 4 (0.27%) Mockito
11 4 (0.27%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 316 (20.95%) Social Skills
2 276 (18.30%) Finance
3 113 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (6.90%) Public Sector
5 84 (5.57%) Banking
6 37 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
7 27 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
8 22 (1.46%) Presentation Skills
9 21 (1.39%) Retail
10 17 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.86%) Law
12 11 (0.73%) Legal
13 10 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
14 9 (0.60%) Military
15 8 (0.53%) Automotive
16 7 (0.46%) Advertising
16 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.40%) Marketing
18 5 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 305 (20.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 224 (14.85%) Architect
3 115 (7.63%) Support Engineer
4 110 (7.29%) Infrastructure Architect
5 95 (6.30%) DevOps Engineer
6 82 (5.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 80 (5.31%) VMware Engineer
8 78 (5.17%) Analyst
9 75 (4.97%) Network Engineer
10 72 (4.77%) Cloud Engineer
11 66 (4.38%) IT Engineer
12 60 (3.98%) Consultant
13 53 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
14 51 (3.38%) Project Manager
15 50 (3.32%) Wintel Engineer
16 49 (3.25%) Applications Engineer
17 45 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
17 45 (2.98%) Administrator
18 44 (2.92%) Cloud Architect
19 42 (2.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.59%) cloud-init
2 38 (2.52%) Middleware
3 36 (2.39%) RESTful
4 24 (1.59%) .NET
4 24 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
5 22 (1.46%) LDAP
6 20 (1.33%) JSON
6 20 (1.33%) REST
7 18 (1.19%) XML
8 16 (1.06%) SOAP
9 14 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (0.80%) ARM Templates
10 12 (0.80%) HTML
10 12 (0.80%) Web Services
11 11 (0.73%) .NET Framework
11 11 (0.73%) Regular Expression
12 9 (0.60%) libvirt
13 8 (0.53%) COM
13 8 (0.53%) Kafka
14 7 (0.46%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 287 (19.03%) Data Centre
2 146 (9.68%) Clustering
3 134 (8.89%) PKI
4 91 (6.03%) Replication
5 76 (5.04%) Public Cloud
6 74 (4.91%) Private Cloud
7 43 (2.85%) Management Information System
8 41 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 37 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
10 32 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
11 29 (1.92%) Cloud Native
12 28 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
13 27 (1.79%) CMDB
14 25 (1.66%) NHS
15 22 (1.46%) Analytical Mindset
16 19 (1.26%) Smartphone
17 17 (1.13%) User Experience
18 15 (0.99%) Fat Client
18 15 (0.99%) Thin Client
19 14 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 887 (58.82%) Windows
2 522 (34.62%) Linux
3 513 (34.02%) Windows Server
4 205 (13.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 170 (11.27%) Windows 10
6 168 (11.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 148 (9.81%) Unix
8 117 (7.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 113 (7.49%) Windows Server 2016
10 95 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 67 (4.44%) CentOS
12 46 (3.05%) Windows 7
13 43 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 34 (2.25%) Ubuntu
15 26 (1.72%) Solaris
16 21 (1.39%) AIX
17 16 (1.06%) HPUX
17 16 (1.06%) VMS
18 15 (0.99%) Android
19 14 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (24.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 229 (15.19%) ITIL
3 226 (14.99%) Migration
4 209 (13.86%) DevOps
5 195 (12.93%) Agile
6 178 (11.80%) Change Management
7 152 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
8 112 (7.43%) Load Balancing
8 112 (7.43%) Project Management
9 109 (7.23%) CI/CD
10 106 (7.03%) Configuration Management
11 103 (6.83%) Project Delivery
12 97 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
13 92 (6.10%) Incident Management
14 89 (5.90%) Service Management
15 82 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
15 82 (5.44%) Service Delivery
16 80 (5.31%) Infrastructure as Code
17 79 (5.24%) High Availability
18 68 (4.51%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 303 (20.09%) PowerShell
2 266 (17.64%) SQL
3 193 (12.80%) Python
4 101 (6.70%) Bash
5 77 (5.11%) Go
6 48 (3.18%) Java
6 48 (3.18%) Ruby
7 36 (2.39%) Perl
8 28 (1.86%) C
8 28 (1.86%) JavaScript
9 22 (1.46%) C#
10 20 (1.33%) VBScript
11 18 (1.19%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.60%) VB
13 7 (0.46%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.40%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.27%) PHP
16 3 (0.20%) C++
16 3 (0.20%) VBA
17 1 (0.066%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 339 (22.48%) Security Cleared
2 266 (17.64%) SC Cleared
3 113 (7.49%) DV Cleared
4 96 (6.37%) Degree
5 73 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 67 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 40 (2.65%) CCNP
9 37 (2.45%) CCNA
10 36 (2.39%) MCSA
11 33 (2.19%) MCSE
12 29 (1.92%) PMP
13 21 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (1.26%) RHCE
14 19 (1.26%) TOGAF Certification
15 18 (1.19%) RHCA
16 17 (1.13%) CCIE
17 16 (1.06%) MCITP
17 16 (1.06%) MCP
17 16 (1.06%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (7.76%) SLA
2 49 (3.25%) QA
3 41 (2.72%) GDPR
4 40 (2.65%) NCSC
5 38 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (1.19%) PCI DSS
7 17 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (0.73%) NIST
9 8 (0.53%) COBIT
9 8 (0.53%) NIST 800
10 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.27%) GRC
11 4 (0.27%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.27%) OASIS TOSCA
12 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.13%) PMO
13 1 (0.066%) DICOM
13 1 (0.066%) HL7
13 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 633 (41.98%) Active Directory
2 281 (18.63%) vSphere
3 260 (17.24%) Hyper-V
4 185 (12.27%) VMware ESXi
5 131 (8.69%) VMware NSX
6 113 (7.49%) Virtual Machines
7 109 (7.23%) Docker
8 69 (4.58%) XenApp
9 49 (3.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 49 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
10 45 (2.98%) XenDesktop
11 43 (2.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 37 (2.45%) vCloud
13 35 (2.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 29 (1.92%) Firmware
15 26 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 21 (1.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 20 (1.33%) KVM
18 19 (1.26%) Ceph
19 17 (1.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 256 (16.98%) SCCM
2 220 (14.59%) Ansible
3 177 (11.74%) Terraform
4 139 (9.22%) vCenter Server
5 123 (8.16%) Kubernetes
6 117 (7.76%) Puppet
7 115 (7.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 81 (5.37%) vRealize
9 64 (4.24%) Microsoft Clustering
10 63 (4.18%) Packer
11 57 (3.78%) Prometheus
12 55 (3.65%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 50 (3.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 49 (3.25%) SCOM
15 42 (2.79%) ZABBIX
16 39 (2.59%) Graphite
17 38 (2.52%) Istio
17 38 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
18 37 (2.45%) WSUS
19 36 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1,508 (100.00%) VMware
2 670 (44.43%) Microsoft
3 343 (22.75%) Cisco
4 282 (18.70%) Citrix
5 189 (12.53%) Oracle
5 189 (12.53%) Red Hat
6 119 (7.89%) Dell
7 101 (6.70%) HP
8 87 (5.77%) Splunk
9 82 (5.44%) NetApp
10 74 (4.91%) IBM
11 68 (4.51%) SolarWinds
12 61 (4.05%) Juniper
13 59 (3.91%) CheckPoint
14 58 (3.85%) Veeam
15 57 (3.78%) F5
16 56 (3.71%) Veritas
17 54 (3.58%) ServiceNow
18 52 (3.45%) Google
19 46 (3.05%) McAfee