Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 124 129
Rank change year-on-year -17 +5 -40
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,595 1,889 1,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.92% 2.05% 1.95%
As % of the System Software category 12.29% 14.78% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 1,205 1,110
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £210
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 107 78
England median hourly rate £34.51 £27.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.81% +27.80% -40.49%
10th Percentile £16.29 £15.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% +25.00% -38.03%

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 12,980 12,778 9,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.59% 13.84% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,716 8,288 6,186
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £190 £187 £172
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +5.56% +6.51% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 760 605
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +1.59%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £47.56 £46.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019. 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 -15 595 £450 - 28
South East -9 381 £400 -5.21% 14
North of England -5 202 £400 +20.30% 42
South West +12 176 £425 +13.33% 10
Midlands +27 167 £325 -16.13% 19
North West +26 113 £406 +16.07% 23
West Midlands -6 113 £328 -22.94% 14
East of England -42 73 £425 +21.43% 13
Yorkshire 0 70 £420 -1.18% 19
East Midlands +49 54 £325 -7.14% 5
North East -24 19 £263 -12.50%
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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 1,595 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,008 (63.20%) Windows
3 716 (44.89%) Microsoft
4 650 (40.75%) Active Directory
5 569 (35.67%) Windows Server
6 400 (25.08%) Citrix
7 382 (23.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 376 (23.57%) Cisco
8 376 (23.57%) Linux
9 360 (22.57%) DNS
10 355 (22.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 353 (22.13%) PowerShell
12 343 (21.50%) Amazon AWS
13 327 (20.50%) Office 365
14 319 (20.00%) Data Centre
15 316 (19.81%) Security Cleared
16 314 (19.69%) vSphere
17 307 (19.25%) Hyper-V
18 298 (18.68%) ITIL
19 294 (18.43%) SCCM
20 287 (17.99%) Firewall
21 282 (17.68%) VMware ESXi
22 279 (17.49%) Windows Server 2012
23 274 (17.18%) Migration
24 250 (15.67%) DHCP
25 230 (14.42%) SAN
25 230 (14.42%) Windows Server 2008
26 219 (13.73%) Finance
27 215 (13.48%) SQL Server
27 215 (13.48%) Windows 10

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
1 150 (9.40%) MS Exchange
2 106 (6.65%) IIS
3 105 (6.58%) SharePoint
4 91 (5.71%) Skype for Business
5 65 (4.08%) Tomcat
6 61 (3.82%) Apache
7 49 (3.07%) Confluence
8 48 (3.01%) OpenStack
9 44 (2.76%) nginx
10 43 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 41 (2.57%) WebSphere
12 40 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 32 (2.01%) Jetty
13 32 (2.01%) Mongrel
14 13 (0.82%) JBoss
15 9 (0.56%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.44%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.44%) lighttpd
Applications
1 89 (5.58%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.19%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 382 (23.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 343 (21.50%) Amazon AWS
3 327 (20.50%) Office 365
4 81 (5.08%) IaaS
5 73 (4.58%) Amazon EC2
6 63 (3.95%) PaaS
7 60 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 58 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 35 (2.19%) Google App Engine
10 30 (1.88%) SaaS
11 24 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (1.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 20 (1.25%) GitHub
13 18 (1.13%) OpenShift
14 15 (0.94%) Mimecast
15 12 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (0.69%) OneDrive
17 10 (0.63%) Akamai
17 10 (0.63%) Azure Stack
18 8 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 360 (22.57%) DNS
2 287 (17.99%) Firewall
3 250 (15.67%) DHCP
4 230 (14.42%) SAN
5 169 (10.60%) WAN
6 147 (9.22%) LAN
7 132 (8.28%) TCP/IP
8 112 (7.02%) VPN
9 80 (5.02%) Skype
10 71 (4.45%) VLAN
11 63 (3.95%) HTTP
11 63 (3.95%) SSL
11 63 (3.95%) VSAN
12 58 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 52 (3.26%) NAS
14 49 (3.07%) Network Security
15 48 (3.01%) FTP
15 48 (3.01%) IPsec
16 47 (2.95%) NetScaler
17 42 (2.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.57%) MySQL
3 34 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 27 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 27 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (1.44%) Big Data
6 22 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (0.82%) NoSQL
11 12 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.56%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.50%) Blockchain
14 8 (0.50%) DB2
14 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 112 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 94 (5.89%) Git (software)
3 63 (3.95%) JIRA
4 46 (2.88%) Maven
5 38 (2.38%) SonarQube
6 37 (2.32%) DbUnit
6 37 (2.32%) jMock
6 37 (2.32%) JUnit
6 37 (2.32%) Mockito
7 30 (1.88%) Travis CI
8 28 (1.76%) MSI
9 26 (1.63%) Bitbucket
10 19 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (1.13%) AdminStudio
12 17 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (0.94%) Hudson
13 15 (0.94%) InstallShield
13 15 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (0.69%) Ant
14 11 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 219 (13.73%) Finance
2 82 (5.14%) Banking
3 72 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.76%) Retail
5 25 (1.57%) Law
6 19 (1.19%) Publishing
7 18 (1.13%) Back Office
7 18 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.63%) Legal
10 10 (0.63%) Marketing
11 7 (0.44%) Electronics
12 6 (0.38%) Advertising
12 6 (0.38%) Billing
12 6 (0.38%) Front Office
12 6 (0.38%) Military
12 6 (0.38%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.31%) Automotive
14 4 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 277 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 217 (13.61%) Architect
3 132 (8.28%) Analyst
4 114 (7.15%) Consultant
5 103 (6.46%) VMware Engineer
6 94 (5.89%) Windows Engineer
7 83 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 80 (5.02%) Support Engineer
9 72 (4.51%) Technical Architect
10 68 (4.26%) Network Engineer
11 64 (4.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 61 (3.82%) Administrator
13 60 (3.76%) Server Engineer
14 54 (3.39%) Developer
14 54 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
14 54 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
15 51 (3.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 50 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
17 46 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
18 44 (2.76%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (4.95%) J2EE
2 68 (4.26%) Web Services
3 55 (3.45%) RESTful
4 41 (2.57%) Middleware
5 40 (2.51%) SOAP
6 39 (2.45%) LDAP
7 38 (2.38%) Servlets
8 37 (2.32%) Apache Camel
8 37 (2.32%) PowerMock
9 35 (2.19%) Spring
10 34 (2.13%) .NET
11 21 (1.32%) REST
11 21 (1.32%) XML
12 20 (1.25%) Spring Boot
13 16 (1.00%) Spine.js
14 12 (0.75%) 802.1X
14 12 (0.75%) JSON
14 12 (0.75%) LAMP
15 11 (0.69%) Swagger
16 8 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 319 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 96 (6.02%) Clustering
3 89 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (4.33%) Replication
5 64 (4.01%) Public Cloud
6 61 (3.82%) Management Information System
7 42 (2.63%) Fat Client
7 42 (2.63%) Thin Client
8 38 (2.38%) PKI
9 31 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 30 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
11 29 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
12 25 (1.57%) Driving Licence
13 24 (1.50%) Private Cloud
14 21 (1.32%) EMC VNX
14 21 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
14 21 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
15 19 (1.19%) NHS
16 18 (1.13%) User Experience
17 16 (1.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1,008 (63.20%) Windows
2 569 (35.67%) Windows Server
3 376 (23.57%) Linux
4 279 (17.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 230 (14.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 215 (13.48%) Windows 10
7 138 (8.65%) Windows 7
8 119 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 102 (6.39%) Unix
10 77 (4.83%) Solaris
11 74 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (2.70%) CentOS
13 38 (2.38%) Ubuntu
14 27 (1.69%) Windows 8
15 24 (1.50%) AIX
16 17 (1.07%) Android
16 17 (1.07%) Windows XP
17 14 (0.88%) Windows Vista
18 13 (0.82%) SUSE
19 11 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (22.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 298 (18.68%) ITIL
3 274 (17.18%) Migration
4 194 (12.16%) DevOps
5 189 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
7 123 (7.71%) Configuration Management
8 96 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
9 90 (5.64%) Open Source
10 89 (5.58%) Project Management
11 82 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
12 81 (5.08%) Change Management
12 81 (5.08%) High Availability
13 67 (4.20%) Scrum
14 65 (4.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 64 (4.01%) Capacity Planning
15 64 (4.01%) Infrastructure Automation
15 64 (4.01%) Server Virtualisation
16 63 (3.95%) Service Management
17 62 (3.89%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 353 (22.13%) PowerShell
2 201 (12.60%) SQL
3 139 (8.71%) Java
4 109 (6.83%) Python
5 73 (4.58%) Bash Shell
6 60 (3.76%) Perl
7 35 (2.19%) JavaScript
7 35 (2.19%) VBScript
8 27 (1.69%) Ruby
9 22 (1.38%) C
9 22 (1.38%) VB
10 16 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 14 (0.88%) C#
12 11 (0.69%) Go
13 8 (0.50%) Korn
14 7 (0.44%) AWK
14 7 (0.44%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.38%) PHP
16 5 (0.31%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 316 (19.81%) Security Cleared
2 213 (13.35%) SC Cleared
3 174 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 156 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
5 134 (8.40%) MCSE
6 121 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 101 (6.33%) CCNA
8 93 (5.83%) DV Cleared
9 83 (5.20%) MCSA
10 77 (4.83%) CCNP
11 56 (3.51%) Degree
12 40 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (1.57%) MCP
14 24 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
15 22 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
16 19 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
16 19 (1.19%) MCITP
17 18 (1.13%) CCA
18 17 (1.07%) VCP6
19 14 (0.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.01%) SLA
2 38 (2.38%) QA
3 23 (1.44%) GDPR
4 18 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.56%) PMO
8 6 (0.38%) NCSC
9 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.13%) GPG13
11 2 (0.13%) HL7
12 1 (0.063%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.063%) COBIT
12 1 (0.063%) GAMP
12 1 (0.063%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.063%) NIST
12 1 (0.063%) OASIS TOSCA
12 1 (0.063%) RMADS
System Software
1 650 (40.75%) Active Directory
2 314 (19.69%) vSphere
3 307 (19.25%) Hyper-V
4 282 (17.68%) VMware ESXi
5 154 (9.66%) XenApp
6 122 (7.65%) XenDesktop
7 109 (6.83%) VMware NSX
8 95 (5.96%) Virtual Machines
9 92 (5.77%) Docker
10 67 (4.20%) Virtual Servers
11 66 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 55 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
13 52 (3.26%) Virtual Desktop
14 40 (2.51%) Xen
15 39 (2.45%) KVM
15 39 (2.45%) vCloud
16 28 (1.76%) BitLocker
17 26 (1.63%) NFS
18 24 (1.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 22 (1.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 294 (18.43%) SCCM
2 163 (10.22%) vCenter Server
3 129 (8.09%) Puppet
4 111 (6.96%) Ansible
5 87 (5.45%) vRealize
6 84 (5.27%) SCOM
7 71 (4.45%) Kubernetes
8 52 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
10 43 (2.70%) Terraform
10 43 (2.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 42 (2.63%) WSUS
12 37 (2.32%) Failover Clustering
13 35 (2.19%) NetBackup
14 29 (1.82%) vMotion
15 27 (1.69%) SCVMM
16 25 (1.57%) PowerCLI
17 24 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
18 20 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
19 17 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,595 (100.00%) VMware
2 716 (44.89%) Microsoft
3 400 (25.08%) Citrix
4 376 (23.57%) Cisco
5 191 (11.97%) HP
6 160 (10.03%) Oracle
7 152 (9.53%) Dell
8 132 (8.28%) Red Hat
9 130 (8.15%) NetApp
10 121 (7.59%) EMC
11 66 (4.14%) Google
12 54 (3.39%) F5
13 52 (3.26%) Symantec
14 50 (3.13%) IBM
15 47 (2.95%) Juniper
16 45 (2.82%) Ivanti
17 44 (2.76%) Veeam
18 40 (2.51%) 3PAR
18 40 (2.51%) SolarWinds
19 37 (2.32%) McAfee