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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 110 94
Rank change year-on-year -37 -16  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 332 494 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.70% 2.21% 2.37%
As % of the System Software category 15.49% 22.33% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 338 364
Median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £289 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -2.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 9
Median hourly rate £33.50 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.88% +40.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £19.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £31.25 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -47.09% +43.33%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2143 2212 1994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.99% 9.92% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 1527 1312
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 90 135
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.76 £29.00 £26.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -31 52 £413 -2.18% 25
Croydon +17 14 £468 +10.00%
New Malden - 7 - -
West End of London +3 3 £425 +11.84% 4
Uxbridge +8 2 - - 1
Westminster +6 2 £425 -
Feltham - 2 £438 - 1
Bromley +9 1 - -
Hammersmith 0 1 - -
Canary Wharf -2 1 £400 -20.00%
Kingston Upon Thames -7 1 £375 +11.11% 2
Twickenham -8 1 £155 -55.71% 1
Hackney - 1 £325 -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 803 (100.00%) VMware
2 447 (55.67%) Windows
3 306 (38.11%) Linux
4 269 (33.50%) Active Directory
5 253 (31.51%) Microsoft
6 226 (28.14%) Windows Server
7 204 (25.40%) Cisco
8 176 (21.92%) Firewall
9 173 (21.54%) Citrix
9 173 (21.54%) DNS
10 157 (19.55%) ITIL
10 157 (19.55%) Finance
11 153 (19.05%) SAN
12 151 (18.80%) PowerShell
13 148 (18.43%) Security Cleared
14 145 (18.06%) Hyper-V
15 143 (17.81%) DevOps
16 141 (17.56%) Windows Server 2012
17 135 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
18 132 (16.44%) Puppet
18 132 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
18 132 (16.44%) Data Centre
19 130 (16.19%) Red Hat
20 119 (14.82%) HP
21 116 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
22 115 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
23 112 (13.95%) Bash Shell
24 111 (13.82%) SC Cleared
25 107 (13.33%) Unix
26 104 (12.95%) SQL

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 70 (8.72%) Apache
1 70 (8.72%) MS Exchange
2 57 (7.10%) IIS
3 55 (6.85%) Tomcat
4 31 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (3.86%) SharePoint
5 30 (3.74%) OpenStack
6 29 (3.61%) WebSphere
7 25 (3.11%) nginx
8 24 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (2.62%) Skype for Business
10 16 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (1.74%) Jetty
13 10 (1.25%) WildFly
14 9 (1.12%) Mule ESB
15 8 (1.00%) Confluence
15 8 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
15 8 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 90 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 39 (4.86%) MS Office
3 22 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.37%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 135 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (9.09%) Office 365
4 44 (5.48%) IaaS
5 32 (3.99%) PaaS
6 28 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (2.62%) SaaS
9 19 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (1.25%) GitHub
12 8 (1.00%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.62%) G Suite
16 4 (0.50%) Google App Engine
17 3 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
17 3 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
17 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 176 (21.92%) Firewall
2 173 (21.54%) DNS
3 153 (19.05%) SAN
4 94 (11.71%) DHCP
5 92 (11.46%) WAN
6 91 (11.33%) LAN
6 91 (11.33%) TCP/IP
7 61 (7.60%) VPN
8 51 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
9 50 (6.23%) LDAP
10 47 (5.85%) NAS
11 36 (4.48%) Internet
12 34 (4.23%) VLAN
13 32 (3.99%) HTTP
13 32 (3.99%) MPLS
13 32 (3.99%) Network Security
14 31 (3.86%) Wireless
15 30 (3.74%) Cisco IOS
15 30 (3.74%) iSCSI
16 25 (3.11%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.98%) MySQL
3 30 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (3.61%) Hadoop
5 25 (3.11%) Big Data
6 19 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.00%) DB2
10 8 (1.00%) HBase
10 8 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.75%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.37%) Ingres
15 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.37%) Redis
15 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 76 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 65 (8.09%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (1.49%) Gerrit
4 12 (1.49%) Maven
4 12 (1.49%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.25%) JIRA
6 9 (1.12%) GitLab
6 9 (1.12%) Mercurial
7 6 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.50%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.37%) MSI
10 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.25%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.25%) JUnit
11 2 (0.25%) Selenium
11 2 (0.25%) Subversion
11 2 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 157 (19.55%) Finance
2 58 (7.22%) Banking
3 21 (2.62%) Retail
4 19 (2.37%) Law
5 18 (2.24%) Legal
5 18 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.87%) Back Office
7 13 (1.62%) Games
8 12 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.00%) Marketing
11 5 (0.62%) Advertising
11 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.50%) Billing
12 4 (0.50%) Electronics
12 4 (0.50%) Military
13 3 (0.37%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (15.44%) Architect
2 99 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 90 (11.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 88 (10.96%) Administrator
5 71 (8.84%) Analyst
6 67 (8.34%) VMware Engineer
7 65 (8.09%) Systems Administrator
8 62 (7.72%) Infrastructure Architect
9 52 (6.48%) Consultant
10 40 (4.98%) Windows Engineer
11 37 (4.61%) Linux Administrator
11 37 (4.61%) Support Engineer
12 33 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
13 30 (3.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 29 (3.61%) Support Analyst
15 28 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
16 26 (3.24%) AWS Engineer
17 25 (3.11%) Network Engineer
17 25 (3.11%) Technical Architect
18 24 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.86%) Middleware
2 27 (3.36%) LAMP
3 19 (2.37%) .NET
4 18 (2.24%) Web Services
5 17 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
6 15 (1.87%) Elastic Stack
6 15 (1.87%) LAPP Stack
7 13 (1.62%) Node.js
7 13 (1.62%) XML
8 12 (1.49%) 802.1X
8 12 (1.49%) REST
9 11 (1.37%) JSON
9 11 (1.37%) LEMP Stack
10 10 (1.25%) SAML
11 9 (1.12%) HTML
12 8 (1.00%) SOAP
13 7 (0.87%) MCollective
13 7 (0.87%) Rendezvous
13 7 (0.87%) XMPP
13 7 (0.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 132 (16.44%) Data Centre
2 46 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.48%) Clustering
4 35 (4.36%) Management Information System
5 31 (3.86%) Replication
6 27 (3.36%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.86%) PKI
8 21 (2.62%) Private Cloud
9 20 (2.49%) Blackberry
10 18 (2.24%) Public Cloud
11 16 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.74%) EMC VNX
13 12 (1.49%) EMC VMAX
13 12 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (1.12%) IVR
16 8 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
16 8 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (1.00%) NHS
16 8 (1.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 447 (55.67%) Windows
2 306 (38.11%) Linux
3 226 (28.14%) Windows Server
4 141 (17.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 132 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 107 (13.33%) Unix
7 104 (12.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 82 (10.21%) Windows 7
9 73 (9.09%) CentOS
10 66 (8.22%) Windows 10
11 44 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 42 (5.23%) Solaris
13 31 (3.86%) Ubuntu
14 25 (3.11%) AIX
14 25 (3.11%) Mac OS X
15 20 (2.49%) Oracle Linux
16 18 (2.24%) SUSE
17 15 (1.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 12 (1.49%) Windows 8
19 7 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (19.55%) ITIL
2 143 (17.81%) DevOps
3 115 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (12.70%) Migration
5 94 (11.71%) Configuration Management
6 73 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (7.47%) Service Management
8 59 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 59 (7.35%) Load Balancing
9 56 (6.97%) High Availability
10 51 (6.35%) Scrum
11 41 (5.11%) Project Management
12 40 (4.98%) Change Management
13 39 (4.86%) Problem Management
14 37 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
15 36 (4.48%) Network Management
15 36 (4.48%) Open Source
16 34 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
16 34 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
16 34 (4.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 151 (18.80%) PowerShell
2 112 (13.95%) Bash Shell
3 104 (12.95%) SQL
4 94 (11.71%) Python
5 82 (10.21%) Perl
6 58 (7.22%) Java
7 31 (3.86%) Ruby
8 27 (3.36%) C
9 23 (2.86%) C#
10 22 (2.74%) Shell Script
11 17 (2.12%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.99%) VBScript
13 15 (1.87%) PHP
14 14 (1.74%) Korn
15 6 (0.75%) VB
16 5 (0.62%) AWK
16 5 (0.62%) C-shell
16 5 (0.62%) sed
17 4 (0.50%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.50%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 148 (18.43%) Security Cleared
2 111 (13.82%) SC Cleared
3 69 (8.59%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (5.23%) CCNP
5 42 (5.23%) DV Cleared
5 42 (5.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 35 (4.36%) CCNA
6 35 (4.36%) MCSE
7 32 (3.99%) Degree
8 16 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.62%) CCIE
9 13 (1.62%) MCP
10 11 (1.37%) RHCE
11 7 (0.87%) MCITP
12 6 (0.75%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.75%) CCA
12 6 (0.75%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.49%) SLA
2 21 (2.62%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.74%) QA
5 10 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (1.25%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.25%) BS25999
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) BS7799
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.12%) GCP
7 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 269 (33.50%) Active Directory
2 145 (18.06%) Hyper-V
3 101 (12.58%) vSphere
4 82 (10.21%) VMware ESX
5 68 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
6 54 (6.72%) Virtual Machines
7 48 (5.98%) XenApp
8 36 (4.48%) KVM
9 35 (4.36%) NFS
10 33 (4.11%) vCloud
11 30 (3.74%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (3.49%) XenDesktop
13 27 (3.36%) Docker
13 27 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
14 25 (3.11%) Xen
15 23 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
16 17 (2.12%) HDFS
17 14 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
18 13 (1.62%) XenServer
19 11 (1.37%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 132 (16.44%) Puppet
2 82 (10.21%) Ansible
3 69 (8.59%) SCCM
4 64 (7.97%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (4.36%) SCOM
6 34 (4.23%) Nagios
7 23 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 23 (2.86%) NetBackup
7 23 (2.86%) ZABBIX
8 21 (2.62%) vRealize
9 19 (2.37%) HAProxy
10 16 (1.99%) Kibana
10 16 (1.99%) logstash
10 16 (1.99%) Nessus
10 16 (1.99%) PowerCLI
10 16 (1.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 13 (1.62%) Salt
11 13 (1.62%) SELinux
12 12 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (1.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 803 (100.00%) VMware
2 253 (31.51%) Microsoft
3 204 (25.40%) Cisco
4 173 (21.54%) Citrix
5 130 (16.19%) Red Hat
6 119 (14.82%) HP
7 82 (10.21%) EMC
8 78 (9.71%) Oracle
9 68 (8.47%) IBM
10 58 (7.22%) NetApp
11 37 (4.61%) Dell
12 35 (4.36%) Symantec
13 32 (3.99%) CheckPoint
14 31 (3.86%) F5
15 30 (3.74%) 3PAR
16 24 (2.99%) Fortinet
17 22 (2.74%) Palo Alto
18 21 (2.62%) Avaya
18 21 (2.62%) Hortonworks
18 21 (2.62%) SolarWinds
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