Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 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)
England > London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 170 161 197
Rank change year-on-year -9 +36 -19
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 501 264 566
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.66% 1.68% 1.41%
As % of the System Software category 11.98% 11.18% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 186 386
10th Percentile £313 £263 £231
25th Percentile £409 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £433 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.61% -3.89% -
75th Percentile £575 £500 £538
90th Percentile £650 £550 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 25
10th Percentile £25.90 £46.58 £18.57
25th Percentile £26.25 " £21.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £34.51
Median % change year-on-year -5.92% +38.60% +38.04%
75th Percentile £51.00 " £47.50
90th Percentile £76.40 " £47.83
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.64% +79.41% -5.56%

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 4,182 2,361 6,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.88% 14.99% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,066 1,728 4,606
10th Percentile £350 £275 £206
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £652 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 96
10th Percentile £15.43 £12.45 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £14.78 £16.08
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £41.50 £38.78
90th Percentile £71.60 £47.83 £48.94
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.42 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.44% +5.59% +2.48%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in London.

Daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in London

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in London.

Hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in London

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 1 August 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
Central London +2 78 £469 +4.17% 39
West London +5 15 £500 +25.00% 18
South London +19 10 £475 - 11
East London +6 8 £298 -15.00% 17
North London +4 1 - - 2
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 London region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 501 (100.00%) VMware
2 288 (57.49%) Windows
3 231 (46.11%) Active Directory
4 192 (38.32%) Azure
5 185 (36.93%) Microsoft
6 163 (32.53%) Linux
7 140 (27.94%) AWS
8 124 (24.75%) Windows Server
9 123 (24.55%) Microsoft 365
9 123 (24.55%) PowerShell
10 119 (23.75%) Finance
11 115 (22.95%) Ansible
12 112 (22.36%) DNS
13 109 (21.76%) Cisco
14 108 (21.56%) Citrix
15 91 (18.16%) DevOps
16 89 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 87 (17.37%) Social Skills
18 86 (17.17%) Hyper-V
19 84 (16.77%) DHCP
20 82 (16.37%) VMware ESXi
21 78 (15.57%) WAN
21 78 (15.57%) ITIL
22 74 (14.77%) Firewall
22 74 (14.77%) Security Cleared
23 73 (14.57%) Python
23 73 (14.57%) Terraform
24 72 (14.37%) Puppet
25 70 (13.97%) GCP
26 69 (13.77%) IaaS

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 31 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.19%) MS Exchange
3 25 (4.99%) Confluence
3 25 (4.99%) Tomcat
4 22 (4.39%) IIS
5 19 (3.79%) WebSphere
6 14 (2.79%) Apache
7 11 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.40%) nginx
9 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.20%) Jetty
9 6 (1.20%) Mongrel
10 5 (1.00%) Mule
11 4 (0.80%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.40%) CMS
12 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.40%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.39%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Elite 3E
1 4 (0.80%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 192 (38.32%) Azure
2 140 (27.94%) AWS
3 123 (24.55%) Microsoft 365
4 70 (13.97%) GCP
5 69 (13.77%) IaaS
6 43 (8.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 43 (8.58%) PaaS
7 40 (7.98%) GitHub
8 22 (4.39%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (4.39%) SaaS
9 17 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (3.19%) Amazon ELB
11 15 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (2.79%) Mimecast
13 13 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (2.59%) AWS Direct Connect
14 12 (2.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (1.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 8 (1.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 112 (22.36%) DNS
2 84 (16.77%) DHCP
3 78 (15.57%) WAN
4 74 (14.77%) Firewall
5 69 (13.77%) SAN
6 46 (9.18%) LAN
7 45 (8.98%) TCP/IP
8 35 (6.99%) NAS
9 28 (5.59%) SD-WAN
10 27 (5.39%) iSCSI
11 24 (4.79%) VPN
12 23 (4.59%) Network Security
13 22 (4.39%) SSL
14 17 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (3.39%) Multicast
14 17 (3.39%) VLAN
15 16 (3.19%) Fibre Channel
15 16 (3.19%) Wireless
16 15 (2.99%) Kerberos
16 15 (2.99%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
3 15 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (2.40%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.60%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2019
6 7 (1.40%) Big Data
6 7 (1.40%) MySQL
6 7 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.20%) HBase
7 6 (1.20%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.80%) GIS
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 42 (8.38%) Jenkins
2 40 (7.98%) Git (software)
3 28 (5.59%) JIRA
4 18 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (2.00%) Subversion
5 10 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.80%) Gradle
7 8 (1.60%) GitLab
8 7 (1.40%) fastlane
8 7 (1.40%) Flyway
9 6 (1.20%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.20%) Travis CI
10 5 (1.00%) Serena SBM
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.80%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.60%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.40%) GoCD
13 2 (0.40%) JUnit
13 2 (0.40%) Maven
13 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 119 (23.75%) Finance
2 87 (17.37%) Social Skills
3 57 (11.38%) Banking
4 18 (3.59%) Public Sector
5 17 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.40%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (2.20%) Influencing Skills
7 11 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
9 8 (1.60%) Legal
10 7 (1.40%) Law
11 6 (1.20%) Retail
12 4 (0.80%) Billing
13 3 (0.60%) Automotive
13 3 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.60%) International Banking
14 2 (0.40%) Marketing
14 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (16.57%) Architect
2 75 (14.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (9.58%) VMware Engineer
4 37 (7.39%) Technical Architect
5 36 (7.19%) Analyst
6 33 (6.59%) Cloud Engineer
7 32 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
8 30 (5.99%) Consultant
9 27 (5.39%) Windows Engineer
10 26 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
11 24 (4.79%) Infrastructure Architect
12 23 (4.59%) Support Engineer
13 18 (3.59%) Administrator
13 18 (3.59%) AWS Engineer
13 18 (3.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 17 (3.39%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 16 (3.19%) Server Engineer
16 15 (2.99%) Network Engineer
16 15 (2.99%) Project Manager
16 15 (2.99%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.19%) LDAP
1 16 (3.19%) Middleware
2 14 (2.79%) Web Services
2 14 (2.79%) YAML
3 13 (2.59%) JSON
4 9 (1.80%) Node.js
5 7 (1.40%) J2EE
5 7 (1.40%) REST
6 6 (1.20%) .NET
6 6 (1.20%) Servlets
7 4 (0.80%) XML
8 3 (0.60%) EDI
8 3 (0.60%) LAMP
9 2 (0.40%) HTML
9 2 (0.40%) Kafka
9 2 (0.40%) ServiceStack
9 2 (0.40%) SOAP
9 2 (0.40%) Spring
9 2 (0.40%) XMPP
9 2 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.58%) Data Centre
2 36 (7.19%) Clustering
3 31 (6.19%) Public Cloud
4 27 (5.39%) Replication
5 18 (3.59%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.40%) Private Cloud
8 11 (2.20%) Fat Client
8 11 (2.20%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.60%) NHS
11 7 (1.40%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.40%) PKI
12 5 (1.00%) CESG
12 5 (1.00%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.80%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 288 (57.49%) Windows
2 163 (32.53%) Linux
3 124 (24.75%) Windows Server
4 57 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (10.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 51 (10.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (7.78%) Windows 10
8 38 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (6.79%) Unix
10 27 (5.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 25 (4.99%) Solaris
12 12 (2.40%) CentOS
13 11 (2.20%) Windows 7
14 9 (1.80%) VMS
15 8 (1.60%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.40%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (1.00%) Android
19 4 (0.80%) HPUX
20 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (18.16%) DevOps
2 89 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 78 (15.57%) ITIL
4 64 (12.77%) Migration
5 61 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (8.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 42 (8.38%) Configuration Management
8 37 (7.39%) Network Architecture
9 36 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (6.99%) Project Delivery
11 32 (6.39%) Storage Management
12 31 (6.19%) Change Management
13 30 (5.99%) High Availability
14 29 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
15 27 (5.39%) Service Management
16 26 (5.19%) Project Management
17 25 (4.99%) Infrastructure as Code
18 23 (4.59%) Business Continuity
18 23 (4.59%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 123 (24.55%) PowerShell
2 73 (14.57%) Python
3 59 (11.78%) SQL
4 41 (8.18%) Java
5 34 (6.79%) Bash Shell
6 16 (3.19%) Ruby
7 14 (2.79%) C
8 13 (2.59%) Perl
9 12 (2.40%) Go
10 8 (1.60%) Groovy
10 8 (1.60%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.40%) VB
12 6 (1.20%) PHP
13 5 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.80%) C#
15 3 (0.60%) VBScript
16 2 (0.40%) AWK
16 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.40%) sed
16 2 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 28 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (5.19%) Degree
5 24 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (3.19%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.99%) CCNA
8 14 (2.79%) MCSE
9 10 (2.00%) MCSA
9 10 (2.00%) PMI Certification
9 10 (2.00%) PMP
10 8 (1.60%) AWS Certification
10 8 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (1.40%) VCP6
12 6 (1.20%) CISSP
13 5 (1.00%) RHCA
13 5 (1.00%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (4.59%) SLA
3 13 (2.59%) GDPR
4 10 (2.00%) QA
5 9 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.20%) COBIT
6 6 (1.20%) NIST
7 5 (1.00%) NCSC
8 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.20%) DICOM
10 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 231 (46.11%) Active Directory
2 86 (17.17%) Hyper-V
3 82 (16.37%) VMware ESXi
4 61 (12.18%) vSphere
5 32 (6.39%) Docker
6 30 (5.99%) NFS
7 26 (5.19%) XenApp
8 24 (4.79%) VMware NSX
9 23 (4.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 23 (4.59%) XenDesktop
10 21 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (3.39%) Xen
12 14 (2.79%) KVM
13 11 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (2.20%) SRDF
13 11 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (1.20%) vCloud
16 5 (1.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 115 (22.95%) Ansible
2 73 (14.57%) Terraform
3 72 (14.37%) Puppet
4 64 (12.77%) SCCM
5 43 (8.58%) vRealize
6 39 (7.78%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (7.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 37 (7.39%) Kubernetes
8 27 (5.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (4.19%) vCenter Server
10 19 (3.79%) SCOM
11 17 (3.39%) Tivoli
12 14 (2.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 13 (2.59%) Control-M
13 13 (2.59%) PowerCLI
14 12 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
14 12 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (2.00%) QRadar
15 10 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 9 (1.80%) Salt
Vendors
1 501 (100.00%) VMware
2 185 (36.93%) Microsoft
3 109 (21.76%) Cisco
4 108 (21.56%) Citrix
5 64 (12.77%) Red Hat
6 62 (12.38%) HP
7 54 (10.78%) EMC
8 51 (10.18%) Google
8 51 (10.18%) Oracle
9 41 (8.18%) NetApp
10 38 (7.58%) IBM
11 32 (6.39%) Dell
12 28 (5.59%) SolarWinds
13 22 (4.39%) F5
14 20 (3.99%) 3PAR
14 20 (3.99%) BMC
15 18 (3.59%) CheckPoint
16 16 (3.19%) ServiceNow
17 15 (2.99%) Ivanti
17 15 (2.99%) Splunk