Period
to 29 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 29 February 2020 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)
England > London
6 months to
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 159 181
Rank change year-on-year -20 +22 -48
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 406 791 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.46% 1.81% 1.54%
As % of the System Software category 9.92% 11.49% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 537 490
London median daily rate £425 £475 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +14.11% -2.06%
10th Percentile £224 £194 £225
90th Percentile £584 £606 £575
England median daily rate £400 £425 £382
% change year-on-year -5.88% +11.26% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 32 30
London median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £39.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.71% -11.30% -14.06%
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.51 £17.08
90th Percentile £19.50 £47.09 £47.83
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +37.25% +2.00%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,093 6,882 5,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.70% 15.72% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,973 5,015 4,418
London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £195 £206 £200
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 131 157
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.76 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.09 £53.30
England median hourly rate £16.98 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.13% - -

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in London over the 6 months to 29 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in London

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 29 February 2020. 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
Central London +13 81 £413 +6.45% 62
West London +16 22 £410 -18.00% 43
South London -15 22 £500 -4.76% 10
East London +63 12 £285 -40.00% 25
North London +17 4 £265 -31.61% 4
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 406 (100.00%) VMware
2 262 (64.53%) Windows
3 174 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 165 (40.64%) Active Directory
5 149 (36.70%) Windows Server
6 112 (27.59%) Linux
7 110 (27.09%) PowerShell
8 108 (26.60%) Azure
9 98 (24.14%) Cisco
10 93 (22.91%) Office 365
11 92 (22.66%) AWS
12 89 (21.92%) vSphere
12 89 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 85 (20.94%) Citrix
14 78 (19.21%) Finance
15 76 (18.72%) Hyper-V
16 75 (18.47%) DNS
16 75 (18.47%) Data Centre
17 71 (17.49%) VMware ESXi
18 70 (17.24%) SCCM
19 66 (16.26%) SAN
19 66 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
20 65 (16.01%) Firewall
21 64 (15.76%) SQL
22 63 (15.52%) Windows 10
23 61 (15.02%) Ansible
24 58 (14.29%) ITIL
24 58 (14.29%) Python
24 58 (14.29%) Migration
25 57 (14.04%) WAN

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 46 (11.33%) MS Exchange
2 43 (10.59%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.43%) Skype for Business
4 17 (4.19%) IIS
5 12 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.23%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.99%) Confluence
10 2 (0.49%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.49%) Documentum
10 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.49%) Mattermost
11 1 (0.25%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (9.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Houdini
5 1 (0.25%) Maya
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 108 (26.60%) Azure
2 93 (22.91%) Office 365
3 92 (22.66%) AWS
4 26 (6.40%) IaaS
5 23 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (4.43%) PaaS
7 15 (3.69%) GCP
8 11 (2.71%) GitHub
8 11 (2.71%) SaaS
9 10 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.97%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.48%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.48%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.49%) G Suite
12 2 (0.49%) Serverless
12 2 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.25%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 75 (18.47%) DNS
2 66 (16.26%) SAN
3 65 (16.01%) Firewall
4 57 (14.04%) DHCP
4 57 (14.04%) WAN
5 54 (13.30%) LAN
6 53 (13.05%) VPN
7 35 (8.62%) TCP/IP
8 27 (6.65%) VoIP
9 26 (6.40%) NetScaler
10 20 (4.93%) VLAN
11 17 (4.19%) iSCSI
11 17 (4.19%) MPLS
11 17 (4.19%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (3.94%) VSAN
13 14 (3.45%) NAS
14 13 (3.20%) Network Security
15 12 (2.96%) Wireless
16 11 (2.71%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (2.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.42%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.48%) MySQL
6 6 (1.48%) Power BI
6 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.99%) Big Data
8 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.49%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (9.11%) Git (software)
2 35 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.94%) GitLab
4 15 (3.69%) SonarQube
5 11 (2.71%) DbUnit
5 11 (2.71%) jMock
5 11 (2.71%) JUnit
5 11 (2.71%) Maven
5 11 (2.71%) Mockito
6 9 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.72%) JIRA
7 7 (1.72%) MSI
7 7 (1.72%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.99%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.99%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.99%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.49%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 78 (19.21%) Finance
2 34 (8.37%) Banking
3 16 (3.94%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.96%) Law
5 11 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.46%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.72%) Back Office
8 6 (1.48%) Retail
9 5 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.99%) Legal
10 4 (0.99%) Publishing
11 3 (0.74%) Local Government
12 2 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.25%) French Language
13 1 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.25%) Marketing
13 1 (0.25%) Military
13 1 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 70 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (10.84%) VMware Engineer
3 36 (8.87%) Support Engineer
4 34 (8.37%) Architect
5 33 (8.13%) Consultant
6 28 (6.90%) Analyst
7 22 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (5.42%) Network Engineer
8 18 (4.43%) Desktop Support
9 17 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
10 16 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (3.69%) Infrastructure Support
11 15 (3.69%) Server Engineer
11 15 (3.69%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.45%) Active Directory Engineer
12 14 (3.45%) Developer
13 13 (3.20%) Administrator
13 13 (3.20%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.43%) Web Services
2 16 (3.94%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (2.96%) J2EE
3 12 (2.96%) RESTful
3 12 (2.96%) SOAP
4 11 (2.71%) Apache Camel
4 11 (2.71%) PowerMock
5 10 (2.46%) Spring
6 9 (2.22%) Spring Boot
7 8 (1.97%) 802.1X
7 8 (1.97%) LDAP
8 4 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.74%) JSON
10 2 (0.49%) .NET
10 2 (0.49%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.49%) Django
10 2 (0.49%) Express
10 2 (0.49%) Lucene
10 2 (0.49%) Middleware
10 2 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (18.47%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.42%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (2.96%) CMDB
7 12 (2.96%) Replication
8 11 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (2.46%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.97%) iPad
11 8 (1.97%) iPhone
12 7 (1.72%) Clustering
12 7 (1.72%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.72%) User Experience
13 6 (1.48%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.48%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.48%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 262 (64.53%) Windows
2 149 (36.70%) Windows Server
3 112 (27.59%) Linux
4 66 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (15.52%) Windows 10
6 57 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (12.07%) Windows 7
8 37 (9.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (6.40%) Ubuntu
10 17 (4.19%) Unix
11 13 (3.20%) Android
11 13 (3.20%) CentOS
12 10 (2.46%) Solaris
13 8 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.72%) VMS
15 6 (1.48%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.48%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.74%) DC/OS
17 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 58 (14.29%) ITIL
2 58 (14.29%) Migration
3 50 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (10.10%) DevOps
6 34 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (7.88%) High Availability
8 31 (7.64%) Configuration Management
9 25 (6.16%) Virtual Environments
10 24 (5.91%) Server Management
11 22 (5.42%) Server Virtualisation
12 20 (4.93%) Scrum
13 19 (4.68%) Open Source
13 19 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (4.19%) Business Continuity
14 17 (4.19%) Time Management
15 16 (3.94%) Change Management
15 16 (3.94%) Project Management
15 16 (3.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 110 (27.09%) PowerShell
2 64 (15.76%) SQL
3 58 (14.29%) Python
4 34 (8.37%) Bash Shell
5 26 (6.40%) Java
6 15 (3.69%) Shell Script
6 15 (3.69%) VBScript
7 11 (2.71%) Perl
8 10 (2.46%) C
9 8 (1.97%) VB
10 6 (1.48%) C#
10 6 (1.48%) Go
10 6 (1.48%) Ruby
11 4 (0.99%) Groovy
12 3 (0.74%) C++
12 3 (0.74%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.25%) PHP
14 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (8.87%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (8.62%) SC Cleared
5 32 (7.88%) MCSE
6 29 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (6.16%) Citrix Certification
7 25 (6.16%) Degree
8 23 (5.67%) CCNA
9 21 (5.17%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.20%) CCNP
11 12 (2.96%) CCA
11 12 (2.96%) CCIE
11 12 (2.96%) MCSA
12 7 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.48%) MCP
14 5 (1.23%) CCIE Security
14 5 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.99%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.19%) SLA
2 4 (0.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.74%) GDPR
3 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 165 (40.64%) Active Directory
2 89 (21.92%) vSphere
3 76 (18.72%) Hyper-V
4 71 (17.49%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (9.85%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (9.85%) XenApp
6 36 (8.87%) VMware NSX
6 36 (8.87%) XenDesktop
7 35 (8.62%) Docker
8 16 (3.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (2.96%) NFS
9 12 (2.96%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (2.22%) KVM
10 9 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (2.22%) VMFS
10 9 (2.22%) VMware Server
10 9 (2.22%) Xen
11 7 (1.72%) VirtualBox
12 6 (1.48%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 70 (17.24%) SCCM
2 61 (15.02%) Ansible
3 50 (12.32%) Puppet
4 31 (7.64%) vCenter Server
5 28 (6.90%) vRealize
6 22 (5.42%) SCOM
7 21 (5.17%) Terraform
8 20 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (4.93%) WSUS
9 13 (3.20%) Kubernetes
9 13 (3.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 12 (2.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 12 (2.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 11 (2.71%) vMotion
12 10 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (2.22%) Backup Exec
13 9 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (2.22%) XenMobile
14 8 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (1.72%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 406 (100.00%) VMware
2 174 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 98 (24.14%) Cisco
4 85 (20.94%) Citrix
5 48 (11.82%) HP
6 43 (10.59%) Dell
7 33 (8.13%) NetApp
8 31 (7.64%) EMC
9 23 (5.67%) Oracle
10 21 (5.17%) McAfee
11 20 (4.93%) Red Hat
12 17 (4.19%) Ivanti
13 15 (3.69%) Google
14 13 (3.20%) SolarWinds
14 13 (3.20%) Symantec
14 13 (3.20%) Veeam
15 12 (2.96%) ServiceNow
16 11 (2.71%) IBM
17 10 (2.46%) CheckPoint
17 10 (2.46%) Veritas