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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 113 93
Rank change year-on-year -57 -20  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 311 480 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.49% 2.20% 2.34%
As % of the System Software category 14.11% 19.55% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 360 363
Median daily rate £450 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £575 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year - +11.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 26
Median hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 £23.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.15% -18.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.64 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -48.13% -9.33%  

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 2204 2455 2237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.59% 11.27% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1760 1498
Median daily rate £450 £450 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 63 120
Median hourly rate £21.33 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.44% -15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 47 £442 +9.81% 23
Croydon +3 17 £463 +17.83%
New Malden - 5 - - 1
West End of London - 4 £516 - 2
Osterley +3 3 £500 -0.49%
Uxbridge -3 3 - -
Docklands, London +2 2 £481 -
Hounslow +2 2 £375 -9.63%
Kingston Upon Thames -7 2 £295 -21.33% 1
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Chessington - 1 £425 -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 641 (100.00%) VMware
2 386 (60.22%) Windows
3 252 (39.31%) Active Directory
4 233 (36.35%) Linux
5 214 (33.39%) Microsoft
5 214 (33.39%) Windows Server
6 160 (24.96%) Citrix
7 150 (23.40%) Cisco
8 146 (22.78%) Firewall
9 141 (22.00%) DNS
10 136 (21.22%) PowerShell
11 135 (21.06%) Data Centre
12 129 (20.12%) ITIL
13 128 (19.97%) Hyper-V
14 124 (19.34%) Finance
15 116 (18.10%) SAN
16 115 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012
17 112 (17.47%) DevOps
18 111 (17.32%) Security Cleared
19 104 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
20 96 (14.98%) Puppet
21 95 (14.82%) VMware ESXi
22 94 (14.66%) Migration
23 92 (14.35%) HP
23 92 (14.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 91 (14.20%) Unix
25 90 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
26 89 (13.88%) SCCM
27 87 (13.57%) Office 365
27 87 (13.57%) DHCP

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 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 38 (5.93%) SharePoint
3 37 (5.77%) IIS
4 27 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (3.74%) Tomcat
7 23 (3.59%) OpenStack
8 20 (3.12%) Apache
9 19 (2.96%) Skype for Business
10 13 (2.03%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (1.56%) Jetty
12 10 (1.56%) WildFly
13 9 (1.40%) CMS
13 9 (1.40%) nginx
13 9 (1.40%) WebSphere
14 7 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.43%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.62%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 8 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 90 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (13.57%) Office 365
3 75 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (4.68%) IaaS
5 26 (4.06%) PaaS
6 16 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.87%) SaaS
9 8 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.94%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.78%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.62%) GitHub
13 4 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.62%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.47%) Bluemix
14 3 (0.47%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 146 (22.78%) Firewall
2 141 (22.00%) DNS
3 116 (18.10%) SAN
4 87 (13.57%) DHCP
5 80 (12.48%) WAN
6 76 (11.86%) TCP/IP
7 72 (11.23%) LAN
8 55 (8.58%) VPN
9 38 (5.93%) LDAP
10 36 (5.62%) NAS
11 35 (5.46%) Cisco ASA
12 34 (5.30%) NetScaler
12 34 (5.30%) Network Security
13 32 (4.99%) MPLS
14 26 (4.06%) HTTP
15 23 (3.59%) SSL
16 22 (3.43%) Wireless
17 20 (3.12%) SMTP
18 19 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (2.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (3.12%) Big Data
4 19 (2.96%) Hadoop
4 19 (2.96%) MySQL
5 16 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.25%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.09%) DB2
10 6 (0.94%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.94%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.78%) HBase
12 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.47%) Hazelcast
13 3 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
14 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (7.80%) Jenkins
2 46 (7.18%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.50%) Maven
4 11 (1.72%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.09%) JIRA
6 6 (0.94%) JUnit
7 5 (0.78%) JMeter
7 5 (0.78%) LoadRunner
7 5 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.78%) Selenium
7 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.62%) git-flow
8 4 (0.62%) GitLab
8 4 (0.62%) Subversion
9 3 (0.47%) Appium
9 3 (0.47%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.47%) MSI
9 3 (0.47%) Protractor
9 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 124 (19.34%) Finance
2 65 (10.14%) Banking
3 23 (3.59%) Investment Banking
4 17 (2.65%) Legal
5 16 (2.50%) Retail
5 16 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.72%) Back Office
6 11 (1.72%) Law
7 8 (1.25%) Games
8 6 (0.94%) Billing
8 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.78%) Marketing
10 4 (0.62%) Military
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (14.51%) Architect
2 84 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 73 (11.39%) Administrator
4 67 (10.45%) Analyst
4 67 (10.45%) VMware Engineer
5 57 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
6 50 (7.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 49 (7.64%) Consultant
8 35 (5.46%) Windows Engineer
9 33 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
10 31 (4.84%) Linux Administrator
11 29 (4.52%) Infrastructure Architect
11 29 (4.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 29 (4.52%) Support Engineer
12 27 (4.21%) Technical Architect
13 25 (3.90%) Support Analyst
14 22 (3.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 22 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
15 21 (3.28%) Network Engineer
16 20 (3.12%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.12%) Middleware
2 16 (2.50%) Web Services
3 13 (2.03%) .NET
4 12 (1.87%) Node.js
5 11 (1.72%) JSON
6 9 (1.40%) 802.1X
7 8 (1.25%) LAMP
7 8 (1.25%) MCollective
7 8 (1.25%) RESTful
8 7 (1.09%) XML
9 6 (0.94%) SAML
10 5 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (0.78%) SOAP
10 5 (0.78%) Spring
10 5 (0.78%) XMPP
11 4 (0.62%) Kafka
11 4 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (0.62%) REST
12 3 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.47%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 135 (21.06%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.71%) Clustering
3 32 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 29 (4.52%) Private Cloud
6 24 (3.74%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.59%) Replication
8 14 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (2.18%) PKI
9 13 (2.03%) Blackberry
9 13 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (1.40%) IVR
11 9 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.25%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.25%) iPhone
13 7 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 386 (60.22%) Windows
2 233 (36.35%) Linux
3 214 (33.39%) Windows Server
4 115 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 104 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (14.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 91 (14.20%) Unix
8 73 (11.39%) CentOS
9 57 (8.89%) Windows 7
10 55 (8.58%) Windows 10
11 49 (7.64%) Ubuntu
12 39 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (4.99%) Solaris
14 27 (4.21%) AIX
15 20 (3.12%) SUSE
16 17 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
16 17 (2.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 16 (2.50%) Mac OS X
18 8 (1.25%) Windows 8
19 7 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (20.12%) ITIL
2 112 (17.47%) DevOps
3 94 (14.66%) Migration
4 85 (13.26%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (12.01%) Configuration Management
6 52 (8.11%) Service Management
7 44 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (6.24%) Virtual Environments
9 39 (6.08%) ITIL V3
10 38 (5.93%) High Availability
10 38 (5.93%) Open Source
10 38 (5.93%) Project Management
11 36 (5.62%) Load Balancing
12 34 (5.30%) Change Management
12 34 (5.30%) Continuous Delivery
12 34 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
13 33 (5.15%) Server Virtualisation
14 28 (4.37%) Scrum
15 27 (4.21%) Network Design
16 26 (4.06%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (21.22%) PowerShell
2 81 (12.64%) Python
2 81 (12.64%) SQL
3 76 (11.86%) Bash Shell
4 51 (7.96%) Perl
5 50 (7.80%) Java
6 37 (5.77%) Ruby
7 16 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 15 (2.34%) C
8 15 (2.34%) Korn
9 13 (2.03%) C#
10 11 (1.72%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.72%) VBScript
11 8 (1.25%) Go
12 5 (0.78%) Groovy
12 5 (0.78%) PHP
13 3 (0.47%) C++
13 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.31%) AppleScript
14 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (17.32%) Security Cleared
2 79 (12.32%) SC Cleared
3 60 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (7.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 48 (7.49%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (5.77%) Degree
7 33 (5.15%) MCSE
8 26 (4.06%) CCNP
9 25 (3.90%) CCNA
10 24 (3.74%) DV Cleared
11 16 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (2.18%) MCITP
13 13 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.87%) MCP
15 10 (1.56%) VCP6
16 9 (1.40%) VCAP
17 8 (1.25%) CCSP
18 7 (1.09%) MCSA
19 6 (0.94%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.59%) SLA
2 12 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (1.40%) QA
5 8 (1.25%) JSP 440
5 8 (1.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) BS25999
6 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.16%) GPG13
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 252 (39.31%) Active Directory
2 128 (19.97%) Hyper-V
3 95 (14.82%) VMware ESXi
4 86 (13.42%) vSphere
5 59 (9.20%) XenApp
6 53 (8.27%) Virtual Machines
7 38 (5.93%) vCloud
7 38 (5.93%) XenDesktop
8 36 (5.62%) KVM
9 34 (5.30%) Docker
10 29 (4.52%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (2.96%) Virtual Desktop
12 19 (2.96%) Xen
13 12 (1.87%) NFS
14 11 (1.72%) XenServer
15 9 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (1.40%) VirtualBox
16 8 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 96 (14.98%) Puppet
2 89 (13.88%) SCCM
3 64 (9.98%) Ansible
4 50 (7.80%) vCenter Server
5 42 (6.55%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (5.62%) SCOM
7 25 (3.90%) vRealize
8 23 (3.59%) NetBackup
9 20 (3.12%) PowerCLI
10 19 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
10 19 (2.96%) Nagios
11 18 (2.81%) yum
12 12 (1.87%) ZABBIX
13 11 (1.72%) Salt
13 11 (1.72%) Terraform
13 11 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
15 9 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 9 (1.40%) vMotion
16 8 (1.25%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 641 (100.00%) VMware
2 214 (33.39%) Microsoft
3 160 (24.96%) Citrix
4 150 (23.40%) Cisco
5 92 (14.35%) HP
6 86 (13.42%) Red Hat
7 53 (8.27%) Oracle
8 51 (7.96%) EMC
9 42 (6.55%) IBM
9 42 (6.55%) NetApp
10 37 (5.77%) Dell
11 28 (4.37%) Fortinet
12 25 (3.90%) F5
12 25 (3.90%) Juniper
13 22 (3.43%) SolarWinds
13 22 (3.43%) Symantec
14 20 (3.12%) CheckPoint
15 19 (2.96%) Avaya
16 17 (2.65%) Veeam
17 16 (2.50%) Splunk
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