Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 174 197
Rank change year-on-year +3 +23 -44
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 601 214 500
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.68% 1.52% 1.36%
As % of the System Software category 12.28% 11.07% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 146 349
10th Percentile £301 £276 £231
25th Percentile £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £450 £430
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.65% -4.44%
75th Percentile £588 £513 £525
90th Percentile £650 £588 £619
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 14
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £24.50 £43.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £44.50 £31.56
Median % change year-on-year -38.20% +41.02% +61.82%
75th Percentile £45.89 £45.75 £47.38
90th Percentile £61.00 " £52.10
England median hourly rate £43.19 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +5.34% +6.49% +42.59%

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 4,895 1,933 5,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.64% 13.73% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,681 1,389 4,159
10th Percentile £340 £300 £195
25th Percentile £456 £415 £399
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £640 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £481 £463
% change year-on-year +4.00% +3.95% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 19 97
10th Percentile £15.32 £12.66 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £14.19 £15.04
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £45.89 £26.88 £25.00
90th Percentile £61.79 £39.35 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.23% +10.94% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -25 77 £475 +0.26% 63
South London +10 21 £405 -14.74% 9
West London -18 16 £500 - 17
East London - 3 £235 - 15
North London - 2 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 601 (100.00%) VMware
2 331 (55.07%) Windows
3 292 (48.59%) Active Directory
4 210 (34.94%) Azure
5 209 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 176 (29.28%) Linux
7 163 (27.12%) Windows Server
8 158 (26.29%) Cisco
9 154 (25.62%) Finance
10 149 (24.79%) PowerShell
11 146 (24.29%) AWS
12 136 (22.63%) Microsoft 365
13 134 (22.30%) Ansible
14 133 (22.13%) DNS
15 118 (19.63%) Citrix
16 115 (19.13%) Firewall
17 114 (18.97%) Social Skills
18 110 (18.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 109 (18.14%) Security Cleared
20 107 (17.80%) DevOps
21 104 (17.30%) ITIL
22 97 (16.14%) WAN
22 97 (16.14%) Hyper-V
23 96 (15.97%) DHCP
24 95 (15.81%) VMware ESXi
25 94 (15.64%) Migration
26 91 (15.14%) SC Cleared
27 83 (13.81%) Python
27 83 (13.81%) Terraform
28 81 (13.48%) vSphere

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 30 (4.99%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.33%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.16%) IIS
4 18 (3.00%) Confluence
5 16 (2.66%) WebSphere
6 15 (2.50%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.33%) Apache
8 7 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (1.00%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.83%) nginx
11 4 (0.67%) Traefik
12 3 (0.50%) CMS
12 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.17%) Mongrel
14 1 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 54 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 210 (34.94%) Azure
2 146 (24.29%) AWS
3 136 (22.63%) Microsoft 365
4 69 (11.48%) IaaS
5 67 (11.15%) GCP
6 48 (7.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 44 (7.32%) PaaS
8 33 (5.49%) GitHub
9 20 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (3.16%) Mimecast
10 19 (3.16%) SaaS
11 16 (2.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (1.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 9 (1.50%) AWS Direct Connect
15 9 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (1.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 133 (22.13%) DNS
2 115 (19.13%) Firewall
3 97 (16.14%) WAN
4 96 (15.97%) DHCP
5 67 (11.15%) SAN
6 62 (10.32%) TCP/IP
7 46 (7.65%) LAN
8 44 (7.32%) SD-WAN
9 42 (6.99%) VPN
10 36 (5.99%) NAS
11 32 (5.32%) Network Security
12 25 (4.16%) iSCSI
13 21 (3.49%) Software-Defined Networking
14 18 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (3.00%) VLAN
15 17 (2.83%) Kerberos
15 17 (2.83%) SSL
16 16 (2.66%) NetScaler
16 16 (2.66%) Wireless
17 15 (2.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 15 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 14 (2.33%) SQL Server 2019
5 13 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (1.33%) MySQL
9 7 (1.16%) Big Data
9 7 (1.16%) DB2
10 6 (1.00%) GIS
10 6 (1.00%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.83%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 35 (5.82%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.83%) JIRA
4 17 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (2.33%) GitLab
6 13 (2.16%) Subversion
7 10 (1.66%) Gradle
8 9 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (1.50%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.33%) GoCD
10 7 (1.16%) fastlane
10 7 (1.16%) Flyway
11 5 (0.83%) Serena SBM
12 3 (0.50%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.50%) Maven
13 2 (0.33%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
14 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.17%) DbUnit
14 1 (0.17%) SonarQube
General
1 154 (25.62%) Finance
2 114 (18.97%) Social Skills
3 64 (10.65%) Banking
4 20 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.66%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
6 12 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
7 9 (1.50%) Retail
8 8 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.16%) Influencing Skills
9 7 (1.16%) Law
9 7 (1.16%) Legal
10 5 (0.83%) Local Government
11 4 (0.67%) Automotive
12 3 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.50%) Games
12 3 (0.50%) International Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Marketing
13 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (16.97%) Architect
2 89 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (6.99%) Consultant
4 41 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 36 (5.99%) VMware Engineer
6 35 (5.82%) Technical Architect
6 35 (5.82%) Windows Engineer
7 34 (5.66%) Analyst
8 32 (5.32%) Administrator
9 31 (5.16%) Infrastructure Architect
10 30 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
12 25 (4.16%) Server Engineer
13 24 (3.99%) Azure Engineer
13 24 (3.99%) Security Engineer
13 24 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (3.16%) AWS Engineer
14 19 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (3.00%) Network Engineer
15 18 (3.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.33%) LDAP
2 18 (3.00%) Web Services
3 14 (2.33%) Middleware
4 11 (1.83%) JSON
5 10 (1.66%) YAML
6 8 (1.33%) Node.js
6 8 (1.33%) REST
6 8 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (1.00%) XML
8 4 (0.67%) cloud-init
8 4 (0.67%) XMPP
9 3 (0.50%) EDI
9 3 (0.50%) HTML
9 3 (0.50%) Kafka
10 2 (0.33%) ARM Templates
10 2 (0.33%) J2EE
10 2 (0.33%) SOAP
10 2 (0.33%) Spring
10 2 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.98%) Data Centre
2 46 (7.65%) Clustering
3 31 (5.16%) Public Cloud
4 30 (4.99%) Replication
5 24 (3.99%) Data Protection Act
6 19 (3.16%) Virtual Team
7 18 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.66%) PKI
9 15 (2.50%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.50%) NHS
11 8 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.33%) iPhone
12 7 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.16%) Fat Client
12 7 (1.16%) iPad
12 7 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.16%) Thin Client
13 6 (1.00%) BYOD
14 5 (0.83%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 331 (55.07%) Windows
2 176 (29.28%) Linux
3 163 (27.12%) Windows Server
4 67 (11.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (9.65%) Windows 10
6 54 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (7.32%) Windows Server 2016
8 43 (7.15%) Windows Server 2019
9 39 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (5.82%) Unix
11 24 (3.99%) Windows 7
12 20 (3.33%) CentOS
13 18 (3.00%) Solaris
14 14 (2.33%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.50%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.50%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.16%) Android
16 7 (1.16%) VMS
17 5 (0.83%) HPUX
18 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (18.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 107 (17.80%) DevOps
3 104 (17.30%) ITIL
4 94 (15.64%) Migration
5 68 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (8.99%) Configuration Management
7 52 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (8.32%) Change Management
9 45 (7.49%) Load Balancing
10 42 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
11 40 (6.66%) Network Architecture
11 40 (6.66%) Project Delivery
12 37 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
13 34 (5.66%) Infrastructure as Code
14 28 (4.66%) Data Protection
15 26 (4.33%) ITSM
16 25 (4.16%) Mentoring
16 25 (4.16%) Project Management
16 25 (4.16%) Service Management
17 24 (3.99%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 149 (24.79%) PowerShell
2 83 (13.81%) Python
3 79 (13.14%) SQL
4 48 (7.99%) Bash Shell
5 31 (5.16%) Java
6 23 (3.83%) C
7 20 (3.33%) Ruby
8 18 (3.00%) Go
9 17 (2.83%) Perl
10 11 (1.83%) VB
11 9 (1.50%) PHP
12 8 (1.33%) Groovy
12 8 (1.33%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.83%) VBScript
14 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.50%) C#
15 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.33%) VBA
17 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 109 (18.14%) Security Cleared
2 91 (15.14%) SC Cleared
3 35 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (5.66%) DV Cleared
5 29 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (3.99%) Degree
7 23 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (2.66%) CESG Certified Professional
9 15 (2.50%) CISSP
9 15 (2.50%) MCSE
10 14 (2.33%) CCNA
11 13 (2.16%) PMI Certification
11 13 (2.16%) PMP
12 12 (2.00%) CCNP
13 11 (1.83%) MCSA
13 11 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (1.16%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (3.83%) SLA
3 20 (3.33%) NCSC
4 15 (2.50%) GDPR
5 9 (1.50%) QA
5 9 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.00%) NIST
7 4 (0.67%) COBIT
7 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.33%) DICOM
10 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.17%) HL7
10 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 292 (48.59%) Active Directory
2 97 (16.14%) Hyper-V
3 95 (15.81%) VMware ESXi
4 81 (13.48%) vSphere
5 43 (7.15%) VMware NSX
6 42 (6.99%) Docker
7 29 (4.83%) NFS
8 25 (4.16%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (4.16%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (3.99%) XenApp
10 23 (3.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 23 (3.83%) XenDesktop
11 14 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (2.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (1.83%) Xen
14 10 (1.66%) KVM
15 9 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (1.16%) SRDF
17 6 (1.00%) Firmware
18 5 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 134 (22.30%) Ansible
2 83 (13.81%) Terraform
3 77 (12.81%) SCCM
4 64 (10.65%) Puppet
5 43 (7.15%) Kubernetes
6 34 (5.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 31 (5.16%) vRealize
8 30 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
8 30 (4.99%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 27 (4.49%) vCenter Server
10 26 (4.33%) Microsoft Clustering
11 23 (3.83%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 22 (3.66%) PowerCLI
13 21 (3.49%) Prometheus
14 14 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
14 14 (2.33%) Nagios
15 12 (2.00%) Control-M
15 12 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
15 12 (2.00%) FortiGate
16 11 (1.83%) Icinga
Vendors
1 601 (100.00%) VMware
2 209 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 158 (26.29%) Cisco
4 118 (19.63%) Citrix
5 80 (13.31%) Red Hat
6 64 (10.65%) Oracle
7 60 (9.98%) HP
8 47 (7.82%) Dell
9 40 (6.66%) EMC
10 36 (5.99%) NetApp
11 31 (5.16%) IBM
12 28 (4.66%) Google
13 26 (4.33%) Splunk
14 23 (3.83%) Palo Alto
14 23 (3.83%) ServiceNow
15 22 (3.66%) CheckPoint
16 21 (3.49%) 3PAR
16 21 (3.49%) F5
16 21 (3.49%) Juniper
16 21 (3.49%) McAfee