Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 96 88
Rank change year-on-year -48 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1776 2393 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.87% 2.49% 2.44%
As % of the System Software category 14.59% 20.24% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 1630 1695
England median daily rate £388 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £188 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 108 127
England median hourly rate £21.25 £26.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.05% -4.55% +19.57%
10th Percentile £12.24 £14.38 £13.65
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.62 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -5.66% -2.75% +13.54%

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 12175 11822 10579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.80% 12.30% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7987 7490 6162
England median daily rate £430 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £158
90th Percentile £615 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 784 1132
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.25 £42.50 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -57 740 £425 -2.86% 122
South East -29 438 £375 -6.25% 68
North of England -59 199 £325 -7.14% 68
Midlands +56 169 £350 +3.70% 56
East of England -12 138 £425 +13.33% 27
West Midlands +51 114 £385 +17.56% 34
South West -32 90 £350 +7.69% 38
Yorkshire -17 83 £363 -9.38% 19
North West -21 80 £300 -14.29% 43
East Midlands +1 54 £350 - 22
North East -24 36 £325 +3.17% 6
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1776 (100.00%) VMware
2 1116 (62.84%) Windows
3 765 (43.07%) Active Directory
4 729 (41.05%) Microsoft
5 605 (34.07%) Windows Server
6 491 (27.65%) Linux
7 411 (23.14%) Cisco
8 402 (22.64%) Citrix
9 388 (21.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 358 (20.16%) Firewall
10 358 (20.16%) PowerShell
11 355 (19.99%) Hyper-V
12 343 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 318 (17.91%) DNS
14 317 (17.85%) SAN
15 301 (16.95%) ITIL
16 296 (16.67%) Security Cleared
17 278 (15.65%) Data Centre
18 277 (15.60%) Office 365
19 274 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
20 272 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
21 267 (15.03%) HP
22 262 (14.75%) Finance
22 262 (14.75%) vSphere
23 261 (14.70%) SCCM
24 259 (14.58%) MS Exchange
25 232 (13.06%) SQL
26 230 (12.95%) VMware ESXi
27 226 (12.73%) Windows 7
28 225 (12.67%) 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
1 259 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 138 (7.77%) SharePoint
3 122 (6.87%) IIS
4 98 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 95 (5.35%) Apache
6 86 (4.84%) Skype for Business
7 81 (4.56%) Tomcat
8 78 (4.39%) OpenStack
9 56 (3.15%) JBoss
10 53 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 36 (2.03%) nginx
12 33 (1.86%) WebSphere
13 32 (1.80%) WebLogic
14 27 (1.52%) Confluence
15 25 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 25 (1.41%) iPlanet
16 24 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
17 21 (1.18%) Jetty
18 19 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
18 19 (1.07%) Mongrel
Applications
1 170 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.23%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.23%) Snagit
8 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.056%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (1.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 14 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.39%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.28%) Magento
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.23%) Eikon
5 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.056%) RMDS
7 1 (0.056%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.056%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 277 (15.60%) Office 365
2 274 (15.43%) Amazon AWS
3 272 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 120 (6.76%) IaaS
5 72 (4.05%) PaaS
6 45 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (1.91%) SaaS
9 31 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (1.46%) Google App Engine
11 21 (1.18%) OneDrive
12 18 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (0.84%) Mimecast
14 13 (0.73%) Slack
15 10 (0.56%) Trello
16 9 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
17 6 (0.34%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 5 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
18 5 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 358 (20.16%) Firewall
2 318 (17.91%) DNS
3 317 (17.85%) SAN
4 225 (12.67%) DHCP
5 219 (12.33%) TCP/IP
6 218 (12.27%) WAN
7 217 (12.22%) LAN
8 121 (6.81%) VPN
9 104 (5.86%) NAS
10 71 (4.00%) VoIP
11 67 (3.77%) Skype
12 66 (3.72%) VLAN
13 61 (3.43%) SSL
14 59 (3.32%) LDAP
15 58 (3.27%) HTTP
16 46 (2.59%) IPsec
17 45 (2.53%) NetScaler
18 43 (2.42%) iSCSI
18 43 (2.42%) Wireless
19 40 (2.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.53%) MySQL
3 41 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 31 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (1.30%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (1.07%) DB2
10 18 (1.01%) Big Data
10 18 (1.01%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.62%) OLAP
13 9 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 125 (7.04%) Jenkins
2 106 (5.97%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.82%) Maven
4 43 (2.42%) MSI
5 41 (2.31%) JIRA
6 23 (1.30%) Subversion
7 22 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (1.01%) Travis CI
9 17 (0.96%) TeamCity
10 16 (0.90%) Ant
11 15 (0.84%) Vagrant
12 14 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (0.73%) Bitbucket
13 13 (0.73%) Visual Studio
14 12 (0.68%) DbUnit
14 12 (0.68%) jMock
14 12 (0.68%) JUnit
14 12 (0.68%) Mockito
15 11 (0.62%) SonarQube
General
1 262 (14.75%) Finance
2 106 (5.97%) Banking
3 75 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.08%) Retail
5 29 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.58%) Legal
6 28 (1.58%) Publishing
7 22 (1.24%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.01%) French Language
9 16 (0.90%) Back Office
10 15 (0.84%) Law
11 9 (0.51%) Advertising
11 9 (0.51%) Automotive
11 9 (0.51%) Marketing
12 7 (0.39%) Games
12 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.34%) Electronics
13 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.34%) Military
14 5 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 243 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 205 (11.54%) Architect
3 147 (8.28%) Analyst
4 124 (6.98%) Consultant
5 120 (6.76%) Support Engineer
6 108 (6.08%) Administrator
6 108 (6.08%) VMware Engineer
7 88 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
8 85 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
9 84 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 76 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
11 67 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
12 60 (3.38%) Technical Architect
13 59 (3.32%) Network Engineer
13 59 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
14 58 (3.27%) Support Analyst
15 55 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
16 54 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
17 53 (2.98%) Infrastructure Support
18 50 (2.82%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.60%) .NET
2 61 (3.43%) Web Services
3 59 (3.32%) J2EE
4 51 (2.87%) Middleware
5 24 (1.35%) REST
6 20 (1.13%) SOAP
6 20 (1.13%) WSH
7 19 (1.07%) Servlets
7 19 (1.07%) XML
8 15 (0.84%) Apache Camel
8 15 (0.84%) JSON
9 14 (0.79%) LAMP
9 14 (0.79%) RESTful
10 13 (0.73%) CSS
10 13 (0.73%) Spring
11 12 (0.68%) ASP.NET
11 12 (0.68%) HTML
11 12 (0.68%) PowerMock
12 11 (0.62%) .NET Framework
12 11 (0.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 278 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 95 (5.35%) Clustering
3 82 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 76 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (3.89%) Replication
6 53 (2.98%) Public Cloud
7 46 (2.59%) PKI
8 44 (2.48%) Private Cloud
9 38 (2.14%) Computer Science
10 36 (2.03%) Blackberry
11 29 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
12 26 (1.46%) EMC VNX
12 26 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.24%) Fat Client
13 22 (1.24%) Thin Client
14 18 (1.01%) CESG
14 18 (1.01%) User Experience
15 17 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 16 (0.90%) CMDB
17 15 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1116 (62.84%) Windows
2 605 (34.07%) Windows Server
3 491 (27.65%) Linux
4 388 (21.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 343 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 226 (12.73%) Windows 7
7 175 (9.85%) Windows 10
8 166 (9.35%) Unix
9 144 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 119 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 76 (4.28%) Solaris
12 66 (3.72%) AIX
13 63 (3.55%) Windows 8
14 62 (3.49%) CentOS
15 48 (2.70%) Ubuntu
16 41 (2.31%) SUSE
17 30 (1.69%) Windows Vista
18 27 (1.52%) HPUX
19 26 (1.46%) Apple iOS
20 22 (1.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (16.95%) ITIL
2 211 (11.88%) Migration
3 203 (11.43%) DevOps
4 196 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (7.15%) Configuration Management
6 100 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (5.57%) Change Management
8 90 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 89 (5.01%) High Availability
10 80 (4.50%) Open Source
11 79 (4.45%) Information Security
12 76 (4.28%) Load Balancing
13 71 (4.00%) Incident Management
13 71 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
14 70 (3.94%) Network Virtualisation
15 64 (3.60%) Service Management
16 63 (3.55%) Server Virtualisation
17 60 (3.38%) Service Delivery
18 59 (3.32%) Continuous Delivery
18 59 (3.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 358 (20.16%) PowerShell
2 232 (13.06%) SQL
3 118 (6.64%) Python
4 102 (5.74%) Java
5 97 (5.46%) Bash Shell
6 95 (5.35%) VBScript
7 67 (3.77%) Perl
8 45 (2.53%) C
9 41 (2.31%) Ruby
10 27 (1.52%) JavaScript
11 25 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.30%) C#
13 20 (1.13%) C++
14 15 (0.84%) Groovy
14 15 (0.84%) Korn
15 14 (0.79%) PHP
16 12 (0.68%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.68%) VB
17 10 (0.56%) C-shell
18 9 (0.51%) Jython
Qualifications
1 296 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 214 (12.05%) SC Cleared
3 185 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 124 (6.98%) MCSE
5 98 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 97 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
7 83 (4.67%) Degree
8 75 (4.22%) DV Cleared
9 63 (3.55%) CCNA
10 47 (2.65%) MCSA
11 43 (2.42%) CCNP
12 38 (2.14%) MCP
13 33 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (1.80%) MCITP
15 24 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
16 23 (1.30%) DBS Check
17 22 (1.24%) CCIE
18 21 (1.18%) RHCE
19 19 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
20 18 (1.01%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.22%) SLA
2 28 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.52%) QA
4 24 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
6 14 (0.79%) GDPR
7 13 (0.73%) PMO
8 7 (0.39%) RMADS
9 4 (0.23%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.056%) GCP
12 1 (0.056%) GMP
12 1 (0.056%) HL7
12 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
System Software
1 765 (43.07%) Active Directory
2 355 (19.99%) Hyper-V
3 262 (14.75%) vSphere
4 230 (12.95%) VMware ESXi
5 151 (8.50%) XenApp
6 108 (6.08%) Virtual Machines
7 104 (5.86%) XenDesktop
8 94 (5.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 83 (4.67%) Virtual Servers
10 69 (3.89%) Docker
10 69 (3.89%) VMware NSX
11 62 (3.49%) vCloud
12 57 (3.21%) KVM
13 43 (2.42%) VMware Workstation
14 41 (2.31%) XenServer
15 40 (2.25%) Xen
16 33 (1.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 32 (1.80%) BitLocker
17 32 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
18 30 (1.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 261 (14.70%) SCCM
2 175 (9.85%) Puppet
3 130 (7.32%) Ansible
4 101 (5.69%) vCenter Server
5 92 (5.18%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (4.45%) SCOM
7 57 (3.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 56 (3.15%) vRealize
9 47 (2.65%) Backup Exec
10 46 (2.59%) PowerCLI
11 45 (2.53%) WSUS
12 44 (2.48%) NetBackup
13 33 (1.86%) Microsoft Clustering
14 30 (1.69%) Terraform
15 27 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
16 24 (1.35%) WMI
17 22 (1.24%) AirWatch
17 22 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 21 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
18 21 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1776 (100.00%) VMware
2 729 (41.05%) Microsoft
3 411 (23.14%) Cisco
4 402 (22.64%) Citrix
5 267 (15.03%) HP
6 179 (10.08%) NetApp
7 146 (8.22%) Red Hat
8 145 (8.16%) Oracle
9 107 (6.02%) Dell
10 102 (5.74%) EMC
11 99 (5.57%) Symantec
12 97 (5.46%) IBM
13 66 (3.72%) McAfee
14 63 (3.55%) Veeam
15 60 (3.38%) Veritas
16 59 (3.32%) CheckPoint
17 55 (3.10%) 3PAR
17 55 (3.10%) F5
18 45 (2.53%) Google
19 44 (2.48%) AppSense