Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 190 175
Rank change year-on-year +32 -15 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 262 562 765
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.69% 1.40% 1.67%
As % of the System Software category 11.35% 9.00% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 392 541
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £257 £231 £240
90th Percentile £556 £638 £613
England median daily rate £420 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +1.82% -0.06% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 23
Median hourly rate £47.17 £38.31 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.11% +53.24% -50.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.98 £15.29
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.92 £47.83
England median hourly rate £40.00 £31.76 £27.00
% change year-on-year +25.96% +17.61% +54.46%

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 2,308 6,244 6,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.92% 15.61% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,582 4,535 4,877
Median daily rate £500 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £280 £206 £200
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 105 146
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +6.33% -
10th Percentile £13.20 £12.76 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.62 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.35% +0.70% +4.60%

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 5 August 2020.

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
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 5 August 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 +70 49 £450 +3.45% 17
South London +12 14 £475 -9.52% 6
West London +40 12 £400 -20.00% 8
East London +45 4 £349 -29.55% 1
North London +15 2 £500 +33.33% 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 262 (100.00%) VMware
2 170 (64.89%) Windows
3 129 (49.24%) Active Directory
4 108 (41.22%) Microsoft
5 103 (39.31%) Windows Server
6 85 (32.44%) Linux
7 74 (28.24%) Azure
8 72 (27.48%) PowerShell
9 71 (27.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (24.43%) Office 365
11 63 (24.05%) Citrix
12 62 (23.66%) DNS
13 61 (23.28%) Windows Server 2016
14 54 (20.61%) SAN
14 54 (20.61%) Finance
15 53 (20.23%) Cisco
16 51 (19.47%) VMware ESXi
17 50 (19.08%) Windows 10
17 50 (19.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 49 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
19 46 (17.56%) Migration
20 45 (17.18%) Ansible
21 44 (16.79%) DHCP
22 43 (16.41%) ITIL
23 42 (16.03%) Firewall
24 41 (15.65%) vSphere
25 38 (14.50%) Red Hat
26 37 (14.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 33 (12.60%) Banking
27 33 (12.60%) NetApp

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 29 (11.07%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (6.49%) IIS
4 14 (5.34%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.96%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.67%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.29%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.53%) Confluence
8 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.15%) Apache
9 3 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.15%) JBoss
10 2 (0.76%) CMS
11 1 (0.38%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.38%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 74 (28.24%) Azure
2 64 (24.43%) Office 365
3 31 (11.83%) AWS
4 24 (9.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (5.73%) IaaS
6 14 (5.34%) GCP
7 13 (4.96%) OneDrive
8 12 (4.58%) SaaS
9 10 (3.82%) PaaS
10 9 (3.44%) Mimecast
11 8 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (3.05%) GitHub
12 6 (2.29%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (1.15%) Serverless
14 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.76%) Power Platform
15 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 62 (23.66%) DNS
2 54 (20.61%) SAN
3 44 (16.79%) DHCP
4 42 (16.03%) Firewall
5 32 (12.21%) TCP/IP
6 20 (7.63%) NetScaler
7 18 (6.87%) LAN
8 16 (6.11%) WAN
9 15 (5.73%) VLAN
10 14 (5.34%) Network Security
11 13 (4.96%) VPN
12 12 (4.58%) Skype
13 10 (3.82%) NAS
13 10 (3.82%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (3.44%) VoIP
15 8 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (2.67%) Kerberos
17 6 (2.29%) HTTP
17 6 (2.29%) SNMP
18 5 (1.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.29%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.91%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.53%) Big Data
7 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.15%) MySQL
8 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.58%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.05%) TeamCity
4 6 (2.29%) JIRA
4 6 (2.29%) Subversion
5 3 (1.15%) Hudson
5 3 (1.15%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.76%) GitLab
6 2 (0.76%) Maven
6 2 (0.76%) MSI
6 2 (0.76%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.38%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.38%) jMock
7 1 (0.38%) JUnit
7 1 (0.38%) Mockito
7 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.38%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 54 (20.61%) Finance
2 33 (12.60%) Banking
3 8 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.29%) Law
5 5 (1.91%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.53%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.15%) International Banking
8 2 (0.76%) Advertising
8 2 (0.76%) Games
8 2 (0.76%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.76%) Legal
8 2 (0.76%) Local Government
8 2 (0.76%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (12.98%) VMware Engineer
3 23 (8.78%) Analyst
4 22 (8.40%) Consultant
5 21 (8.02%) Active Directory Engineer
5 21 (8.02%) Architect
6 19 (7.25%) Server Engineer
7 16 (6.11%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (5.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 12 (4.58%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.82%) Administrator
10 10 (3.82%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (3.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (3.05%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.67%) IT Engineer
12 7 (2.67%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.05%) LDAP
2 5 (1.91%) .NET
3 4 (1.53%) JDBC
3 4 (1.53%) ODBC
3 4 (1.53%) XML
4 3 (1.15%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.15%) HTML
5 2 (0.76%) CSS
5 2 (0.76%) J2EE
5 2 (0.76%) JSON
5 2 (0.76%) Kafka
5 2 (0.76%) Middleware
5 2 (0.76%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (0.76%) REST
5 2 (0.76%) RESTful
5 2 (0.76%) SAML
6 1 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.38%) Spring
6 1 (0.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.60%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.92%) Clustering
4 10 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.44%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.67%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.67%) Replication
8 6 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.29%) NHS
9 5 (1.91%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.53%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.53%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.53%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.53%) User Experience
11 3 (1.15%) Blog
11 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.76%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 170 (64.89%) Windows
2 103 (39.31%) Windows Server
3 85 (32.44%) Linux
4 71 (27.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (23.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 50 (19.08%) Windows 10
7 49 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (14.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (12.60%) Unix
10 21 (8.02%) Windows 7
11 15 (5.73%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (3.82%) CentOS
12 10 (3.82%) Solaris
12 10 (3.82%) Ubuntu
13 8 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (1.15%) Android
15 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.15%) HPUX
15 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (17.56%) Migration
3 43 (16.41%) ITIL
4 33 (12.60%) DevOps
5 28 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (8.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (7.63%) Virtual Environments
8 18 (6.87%) High Availability
9 17 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (6.49%) Incident Management
10 16 (6.11%) Configuration Management
10 16 (6.11%) Problem Management
11 15 (5.73%) Capacity Management
12 14 (5.34%) SIEM
13 13 (4.96%) Change Management
13 13 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (4.58%) Asset Management
15 11 (4.20%) Information Security
15 11 (4.20%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (27.48%) PowerShell
2 31 (11.83%) SQL
3 22 (8.40%) Perl
4 20 (7.63%) Python
5 13 (4.96%) C
5 13 (4.96%) VBScript
6 10 (3.82%) Java
7 9 (3.44%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.05%) VB
9 7 (2.67%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.29%) Go
10 6 (2.29%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.91%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.91%) Korn
11 5 (1.91%) PHP
12 3 (1.15%) C#
12 3 (1.15%) Ruby
13 2 (0.76%) AWK
13 2 (0.76%) sed
14 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (11.07%) Security Cleared
1 29 (11.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 22 (8.40%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (4.96%) Degree
6 12 (4.58%) MCSE
7 11 (4.20%) CCNA
8 9 (3.44%) DV Cleared
9 8 (3.05%) CISSP
9 8 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.29%) CCNP
10 6 (2.29%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (1.91%) MCSA
12 4 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.53%) GIAC
12 4 (1.53%) RHCE
12 4 (1.53%) SANS
12 4 (1.53%) VCAP
12 4 (1.53%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.58%) SLA
2 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.76%) NCSC
4 1 (0.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) NIST
4 1 (0.38%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 129 (49.24%) Active Directory
2 51 (19.47%) VMware ESXi
3 41 (15.65%) vSphere
4 32 (12.21%) Hyper-V
5 29 (11.07%) XenApp
6 20 (7.63%) Docker
7 18 (6.87%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (5.73%) XenDesktop
9 14 (5.34%) VMware NSX
10 13 (4.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 12 (4.58%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (2.29%) Squid
13 5 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.91%) NFS
13 5 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.15%) Terminal Server
14 3 (1.15%) vCloud
14 3 (1.15%) VirtualBox
14 3 (1.15%) Xen
15 2 (0.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 45 (17.18%) Ansible
2 29 (11.07%) Puppet
3 27 (10.31%) SCCM
4 25 (9.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (7.25%) Terraform
6 18 (6.87%) Kubernetes
7 16 (6.11%) vCenter Server
8 12 (4.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (4.20%) Nagios
9 11 (4.20%) SCOM
9 11 (4.20%) vMotion
9 11 (4.20%) vRealize
10 10 (3.82%) Red Hat Satellite
11 7 (2.67%) Backup Exec
12 6 (2.29%) Cacti
12 6 (2.29%) Opsview
12 6 (2.29%) WSUS
13 5 (1.91%) PowerCLI
13 5 (1.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 262 (100.00%) VMware
2 108 (41.22%) Microsoft
3 63 (24.05%) Citrix
4 53 (20.23%) Cisco
5 38 (14.50%) Red Hat
6 33 (12.60%) NetApp
7 32 (12.21%) HP
8 31 (11.83%) EMC
8 31 (11.83%) Oracle
9 26 (9.92%) Dell
10 17 (6.49%) IBM
10 17 (6.49%) SolarWinds
11 12 (4.58%) Sybase
12 11 (4.20%) McAfee
13 10 (3.82%) CheckPoint
13 10 (3.82%) Ivanti
13 10 (3.82%) Palo Alto
13 10 (3.82%) Splunk
13 10 (3.82%) Symantec
14 9 (3.44%) Nimble Storage