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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 18 May 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 187 172 157
Rank change year-on-year -15 -15 +23
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 580 365 331
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.50% 1.53% 1.63%
As % of the System Software category 11.66% 10.68% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 238 229
10th Percentile £275 £313 £252
25th Percentile £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £625 £525 £500
90th Percentile £675 £600 £571
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
10th Percentile £40.12 £42.21 £32.13
25th Percentile £41.89 £44.94 £46.27
Median hourly rate £47.96 £48.50 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year -1.11% +1.40% +27.55%
75th Percentile £49.53 £57.25 -
90th Percentile £58.67 £76.60 -
England median hourly rate £48.43 £50.50 £44.51
% change year-on-year -4.11% +13.46% +22.79%

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 4,974 3,418 3,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.90% 14.32% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,750 2,556 2,275
10th Percentile £313 £350 £214
25th Percentile £463 £444 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £743 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 59
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.06 £12.42
25th Percentile £19.80 £35.75 £15.19
Median hourly rate £27.00 £47.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -42.55% +147.37% -6.52%
75th Percentile £45.93 £60.00 £26.88
90th Percentile £53.79 £76.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.95
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.99% +2.73%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 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
Central London -46 65 £550 +26.44% 24
South London -14 16 £315 -6.67% 9
West London -7 12 £400 -20.00% 10
East London -9 4 £338 -20.12% 10
North London - 2 £278 - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 London region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 580 (100.00%) VMware
2 321 (55.34%) Windows
3 251 (43.28%) Microsoft
4 248 (42.76%) Active Directory
5 214 (36.90%) Linux
6 202 (34.83%) Azure
7 180 (31.03%) Windows Server
8 173 (29.83%) Finance
9 155 (26.72%) PowerShell
10 144 (24.83%) Firewall
11 137 (23.62%) DNS
12 134 (23.10%) Microsoft 365
13 132 (22.76%) Cisco
14 127 (21.90%) Citrix
15 125 (21.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 123 (21.21%) Social Skills
17 122 (21.03%) Data Centre
18 121 (20.86%) AWS
19 110 (18.97%) vSphere
20 109 (18.79%) Migration
21 105 (18.10%) Red Hat
22 104 (17.93%) ITIL
23 101 (17.41%) SQL
24 97 (16.72%) SCCM
25 93 (16.03%) Ansible
26 90 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 83 (14.31%) DHCP
27 83 (14.31%) DevOps
28 82 (14.14%) VMware ESXi
29 81 (13.97%) Terraform

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 35 (6.03%) IIS
2 34 (5.86%) OpenStack
3 32 (5.52%) MS Exchange
4 30 (5.17%) SharePoint
5 19 (3.28%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.76%) Confluence
7 11 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.90%) nginx
7 11 (1.90%) Traefik
8 8 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.03%) Drupal
11 5 (0.86%) Apache
11 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.86%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.52%) WordPress
14 2 (0.34%) Mule
14 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
1 2 (0.34%) RMDS
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 202 (34.83%) Azure
2 134 (23.10%) Microsoft 365
3 121 (20.86%) AWS
4 53 (9.14%) SaaS
5 52 (8.97%) GCP
6 47 (8.10%) PaaS
7 45 (7.76%) IaaS
8 44 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 30 (5.17%) OpenShift
10 27 (4.66%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (4.31%) GitHub
12 23 (3.97%) Nutanix
13 18 (3.10%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (2.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (2.59%) Azure Monitor
16 14 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (2.24%) Amazon S3
18 9 (1.55%) GitHub Actions
19 8 (1.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 144 (24.83%) Firewall
2 137 (23.62%) DNS
3 83 (14.31%) DHCP
4 64 (11.03%) TCP/IP
5 56 (9.66%) WAN
6 52 (8.97%) VPN
7 48 (8.28%) LAN
8 40 (6.90%) SAN
9 30 (5.17%) Network Security
10 28 (4.83%) Internet
11 27 (4.66%) Wireless
12 21 (3.62%) Software-Defined Networking
13 18 (3.10%) VLAN
14 17 (2.93%) iSCSI
14 17 (2.93%) NetScaler
14 17 (2.93%) VoIP
15 15 (2.59%) IPsec
16 14 (2.41%) VSAN
17 13 (2.24%) DMZ
18 12 (2.07%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.76%) MySQL
3 15 (2.59%) DB2
4 13 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.55%) MariaDB
6 6 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.69%) Power BI
8 4 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.52%) Big Data
9 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.52%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 38 (6.55%) Jenkins
2 34 (5.86%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.79%) GitLab
4 16 (2.76%) JIRA
4 16 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (2.24%) Artifactory
7 11 (1.90%) Subversion
8 10 (1.72%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.38%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (1.03%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.86%) IntelliJ
11 5 (0.86%) PyCharm
11 5 (0.86%) Serena SBM
12 3 (0.52%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.34%) GCC
13 2 (0.34%) MSI
14 1 (0.17%) DbUnit
14 1 (0.17%) Mockito
14 1 (0.17%) Travis CI
General
1 173 (29.83%) Finance
2 123 (21.21%) Social Skills
3 51 (8.79%) Banking
4 30 (5.17%) Public Sector
5 27 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.07%) Organisational Skills
8 9 (1.55%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
10 7 (1.21%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.21%) Retail
11 6 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
11 6 (1.03%) Legal
12 5 (0.86%) Advertising
13 4 (0.69%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.69%) French Language
13 4 (0.69%) Law
13 4 (0.69%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.52%) German Language
14 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (15.52%) Architect
2 86 (14.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (8.62%) Support Engineer
4 44 (7.59%) Infrastructure Architect
5 39 (6.72%) Analyst
5 39 (6.72%) VMware Engineer
6 36 (6.21%) Network Engineer
7 33 (5.69%) Consultant
8 30 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 24 (4.14%) IT Engineer
10 24 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
10 24 (4.14%) Wintel Engineer
11 22 (3.79%) Server Engineer
12 21 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
12 21 (3.62%) Security Engineer
13 20 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
13 20 (3.45%) DBA
14 19 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 19 (3.28%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.93%) Middleware
1 17 (2.93%) REST
2 12 (2.07%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (1.90%) cloud-init
3 11 (1.90%) LDAP
4 10 (1.72%) JSON
5 9 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (1.55%) OAuth
5 9 (1.55%) OAuth2
6 8 (1.38%) Web Services
7 7 (1.21%) Kafka
7 7 (1.21%) SOAP
8 6 (1.03%) Node.js
8 6 (1.03%) XML
9 5 (0.86%) libvirt
9 5 (0.86%) RESTful
10 4 (0.69%) XMPP
11 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.52%) SAML
11 3 (0.52%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 122 (21.03%) Data Centre
2 58 (10.00%) Clustering
3 50 (8.62%) Private Cloud
4 48 (8.28%) PKI
5 41 (7.07%) Public Cloud
6 32 (5.52%) Replication
7 30 (5.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (4.66%) Management Information System
9 19 (3.28%) NHS
10 16 (2.76%) CMDB
11 14 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (2.07%) User Experience
13 11 (1.90%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.90%) Smartphone
14 10 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (1.72%) Virtual Team
15 9 (1.55%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.55%) Thin Client
16 8 (1.38%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 321 (55.34%) Windows
2 214 (36.90%) Linux
3 180 (31.03%) Windows Server
4 90 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (12.76%) Windows 10
6 59 (10.17%) Unix
7 56 (9.66%) Windows Server 2016
8 40 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (5.00%) CentOS
11 24 (4.14%) Windows Server 2019
12 17 (2.93%) Windows 7
13 11 (1.90%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.72%) Android
14 10 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (1.55%) Solaris
16 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.03%) HPUX
16 6 (1.03%) SUSE
17 5 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (21.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 109 (18.79%) Migration
3 104 (17.93%) ITIL
4 83 (14.31%) DevOps
5 65 (11.21%) Change Management
6 55 (9.48%) Agile
7 52 (8.97%) Load Balancing
7 52 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (8.62%) CI/CD
9 46 (7.93%) Project Management
10 43 (7.41%) Configuration Management
11 39 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
12 38 (6.55%) Information Security
12 38 (6.55%) Service Management
13 35 (6.03%) Problem Management
14 34 (5.86%) Infrastructure as Code
14 34 (5.86%) Project Delivery
15 33 (5.69%) Patch Management
16 30 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
16 30 (5.17%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 155 (26.72%) PowerShell
2 101 (17.41%) SQL
3 80 (13.79%) Python
4 36 (6.21%) Bash
5 29 (5.00%) Go
6 25 (4.31%) Ruby
7 23 (3.97%) JavaScript
8 19 (3.28%) C
8 19 (3.28%) Perl
9 12 (2.07%) Java
10 10 (1.72%) VBScript
11 9 (1.55%) C#
12 8 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.86%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.86%) VBA
14 4 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.69%) VB
15 2 (0.34%) PHP
16 1 (0.17%) Groovy
16 1 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 72 (12.41%) Security Cleared
2 64 (11.03%) SC Cleared
3 42 (7.24%) Degree
4 33 (5.69%) DV Cleared
5 27 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (2.24%) CCNA
8 13 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.24%) MCSA
9 12 (2.07%) Master's Degree
10 11 (1.90%) TOGAF Certification
11 10 (1.72%) CCIE
11 10 (1.72%) CCNP
11 10 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.72%) MCSE
11 10 (1.72%) RHCE
12 9 (1.55%) MCITP
12 9 (1.55%) RHCA
13 8 (1.38%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.17%) SLA
2 22 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.07%) GDPR
3 12 (2.07%) NCSC
4 8 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (1.03%) QA
6 5 (0.86%) COBIT
7 4 (0.69%) GRC
7 4 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.52%) NIST
9 1 (0.17%) DICOM
9 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.17%) HL7
9 1 (0.17%) OASIS TOSCA
9 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 248 (42.76%) Active Directory
2 110 (18.97%) vSphere
3 82 (14.14%) VMware ESXi
4 71 (12.24%) Hyper-V
5 65 (11.21%) Docker
6 51 (8.79%) VMware NSX
7 46 (7.93%) Virtual Machines
8 35 (6.03%) XenDesktop
9 32 (5.52%) XenApp
10 26 (4.48%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (3.79%) vCloud
12 18 (3.10%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (2.76%) NFS
15 15 (2.59%) Firmware
16 14 (2.41%) Ceph
17 11 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
18 9 (1.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 7 (1.21%) KVM
20 5 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 97 (16.72%) SCCM
2 93 (16.03%) Ansible
3 81 (13.97%) Terraform
4 71 (12.24%) Kubernetes
5 46 (7.93%) Puppet
6 40 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 38 (6.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 37 (6.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 31 (5.34%) vCenter Server
10 26 (4.48%) vRealize
10 26 (4.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 24 (4.14%) Prometheus
12 21 (3.62%) Single Sign-On
13 20 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (3.45%) Packer
14 19 (3.28%) SCOM
15 18 (3.10%) Istio
16 16 (2.76%) Consul
17 15 (2.59%) PowerCLI
17 15 (2.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 580 (100.00%) VMware
2 251 (43.28%) Microsoft
3 132 (22.76%) Cisco
4 127 (21.90%) Citrix
5 105 (18.10%) Red Hat
6 71 (12.24%) Oracle
7 46 (7.93%) IBM
8 44 (7.59%) Splunk
9 42 (7.24%) Dell
9 42 (7.24%) ServiceNow
10 38 (6.55%) HP
11 36 (6.21%) NetApp
12 30 (5.17%) Google
13 26 (4.48%) CheckPoint
14 21 (3.62%) Palo Alto
14 21 (3.62%) SolarWinds
15 20 (3.45%) EMC
15 20 (3.45%) F5
16 19 (3.28%) Juniper
16 19 (3.28%) Veeam