Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 171 178
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 352 334 681
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.50% 1.57% 1.65%
As % of the System Software category 10.56% 10.57% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 232 448
10th Percentile £315 £240 £202
25th Percentile £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £460 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £538
90th Percentile £600 £571 £627
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 28
10th Percentile £42.21 £32.13 £16.85
25th Percentile £44.94 £46.27 £21.00
Median hourly rate £48.50 £47.83 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.40% +27.55% -10.46%
75th Percentile £57.25 " £47.09
90th Percentile £76.60 " £47.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +19.03% +12.01% +37.61%

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 3,334 3,161 6,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.25% 14.89% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,491 2,323 4,675
10th Percentile £350 £213 £210
25th Percentile £442 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £488 £470 £475
% change year-on-year +3.79% -1.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 72 109
10th Percentile £19.51 £12.42 £13.00
25th Percentile £36.50 £15.69 £16.08
Median hourly rate £48.50 £19.00 £20.33
Median % change year-on-year +155.26% -6.52% +1.63%
75th Percentile £61.25 £26.81 £36.67
90th Percentile £76.03 £47.83 £47.09
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.96 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.92% +2.79% +4.04%

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +39 72 £439 -0.28% 42
South London +40 15 £338 -27.03% 8
West London +19 14 £500 +25.00% 20
East London +12 8 £423 +48.25% 8
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 352 (100.00%) VMware
2 206 (58.52%) Windows
3 142 (40.34%) Active Directory
4 140 (39.77%) Microsoft
5 124 (35.23%) Azure
6 122 (34.66%) Linux
7 110 (31.25%) Windows Server
8 96 (27.27%) AWS
9 91 (25.85%) PowerShell
10 88 (25.00%) Finance
11 86 (24.43%) Cisco
12 83 (23.58%) VMware ESXi
13 79 (22.44%) DNS
14 78 (22.16%) Citrix
15 77 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 74 (21.02%) vSphere
17 69 (19.60%) Microsoft 365
17 69 (19.60%) Ansible
18 63 (17.90%) Firewall
18 63 (17.90%) WAN
19 59 (16.76%) Hyper-V
19 59 (16.76%) Windows Server 2016
20 58 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
20 58 (16.48%) Security Cleared
20 58 (16.48%) Migration
21 56 (15.91%) Red Hat
22 53 (15.06%) ITIL
22 53 (15.06%) Data Centre
23 52 (14.77%) DevOps
23 52 (14.77%) 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 27 (7.67%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.68%) WebSphere
3 17 (4.83%) Confluence
4 15 (4.26%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.98%) IIS
6 10 (2.84%) Apache
7 8 (2.27%) ArcGIS
8 7 (1.99%) nginx
9 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.70%) Jetty
9 6 (1.70%) Mongrel
10 5 (1.42%) Mule
10 5 (1.42%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.57%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.57%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.98%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.27%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.57%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 124 (35.23%) Azure
2 96 (27.27%) AWS
3 69 (19.60%) Microsoft 365
4 51 (14.49%) GCP
5 45 (12.78%) IaaS
6 33 (9.38%) PaaS
7 27 (7.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (6.82%) SaaS
9 23 (6.53%) GitHub
10 15 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (2.84%) Mimecast
13 6 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.70%) Google App Engine
13 6 (1.70%) OneDrive
14 5 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (1.42%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (1.14%) AWS Direct Connect
15 4 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 79 (22.44%) DNS
2 63 (17.90%) Firewall
2 63 (17.90%) WAN
3 52 (14.77%) DHCP
4 51 (14.49%) LAN
5 40 (11.36%) SAN
6 38 (10.80%) TCP/IP
7 28 (7.95%) VPN
8 23 (6.53%) Wireless
9 16 (4.55%) VSAN
10 15 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (4.26%) Network Security
11 14 (3.98%) FTP
11 14 (3.98%) iSCSI
11 14 (3.98%) MPLS
11 14 (3.98%) VLAN
12 13 (3.69%) HTTP
12 13 (3.69%) NAS
12 13 (3.69%) SD-WAN
13 12 (3.41%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.56%) DB2
2 9 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (1.99%) GIS
4 7 (1.99%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.14%) HBase
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.85%) MySQL
6 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.28%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 27 (7.67%) Jenkins
2 22 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.83%) JIRA
4 7 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (1.99%) Subversion
4 7 (1.99%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.70%) Travis CI
6 5 (1.42%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.42%) Hudson
7 4 (1.14%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.14%) GitLab
7 4 (1.14%) Serena SBM
8 3 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.57%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.57%) JUnit
9 2 (0.57%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.28%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.28%) MSI
General
1 88 (25.00%) Finance
2 48 (13.64%) Banking
2 48 (13.64%) Social Skills
3 19 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.11%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
6 11 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.56%) Legal
8 8 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
9 7 (1.99%) Law
10 5 (1.42%) International Banking
10 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.42%) Marketing
11 4 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.14%) Electronics
11 4 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.85%) Back Office
12 3 (0.85%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (19.89%) Architect
2 57 (16.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (13.35%) VMware Engineer
4 27 (7.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 21 (5.97%) Administrator
5 21 (5.97%) Consultant
6 20 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
7 19 (5.40%) Analyst
7 19 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (4.83%) Support Engineer
8 17 (4.83%) Technical Architect
9 15 (4.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 15 (4.26%) Network Engineer
9 15 (4.26%) VMware Architect
10 13 (3.69%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (3.69%) Citrix Engineer
10 13 (3.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 13 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.41%) Cloud Architect
11 12 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.69%) LDAP
2 12 (3.41%) Middleware
3 9 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (1.99%) J2EE
5 6 (1.70%) .NET
5 6 (1.70%) Servlets
5 6 (1.70%) YAML
6 4 (1.14%) JSON
6 4 (1.14%) REST
7 3 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.85%) LAMP
7 3 (0.85%) Node.js
7 3 (0.85%) Web Services
8 2 (0.57%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.57%) ServiceStack
8 2 (0.57%) Spring
8 2 (0.57%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.57%) XML
9 1 (0.28%) Spine.js
9 1 (0.28%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.06%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.95%) Public Cloud
3 26 (7.39%) Clustering
4 24 (6.82%) Private Cloud
5 15 (4.26%) Replication
6 14 (3.98%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (3.41%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.56%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.70%) NHS
10 5 (1.42%) CESG
10 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (1.42%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.42%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.14%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.85%) CMDB
12 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.85%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.57%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 206 (58.52%) Windows
2 122 (34.66%) Linux
3 110 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 59 (16.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 58 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (14.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (9.94%) Windows 10
9 30 (8.52%) Windows Server 2019
10 25 (7.10%) Unix
11 20 (5.68%) Windows 7
12 17 (4.83%) Solaris
13 6 (1.70%) CentOS
13 6 (1.70%) VMS
14 5 (1.42%) Android
14 5 (1.42%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.85%) HPUX
16 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 58 (16.48%) Migration
3 53 (15.06%) ITIL
4 52 (14.77%) DevOps
5 36 (10.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 35 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 26 (7.39%) High Availability
8 26 (7.39%) Project Delivery
9 24 (6.82%) Storage Management
10 22 (6.25%) Project Management
11 20 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (5.68%) Network Architecture
11 20 (5.68%) Network Virtualisation
11 20 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (5.40%) Change Management
13 18 (5.11%) Service Management
14 17 (4.83%) Load Balancing
14 17 (4.83%) Problem Management
15 15 (4.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 91 (25.85%) PowerShell
2 43 (12.22%) Python
3 34 (9.66%) SQL
4 27 (7.67%) Java
5 19 (5.40%) Bash Shell
6 13 (3.69%) C
6 13 (3.69%) Ruby
7 12 (3.41%) VB
8 10 (2.84%) Perl
9 8 (2.27%) Go
10 6 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.70%) VBScript
11 2 (0.57%) AWK
11 2 (0.57%) C#
11 2 (0.57%) Groovy
11 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.57%) PHP
11 2 (0.57%) sed
Qualifications
1 58 (16.48%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (6.25%) Degree
4 22 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.98%) VCAP
6 13 (3.69%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.69%) RHCA
6 13 (3.69%) VCP6
7 11 (3.13%) CCNA
7 11 (3.13%) VCDX
8 10 (2.84%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (1.99%) MCSA
11 6 (1.70%) AWS Certification
11 6 (1.70%) MCSE
12 5 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.25%) SLA
2 12 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.27%) GDPR
3 8 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.99%) QA
5 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (1.14%) NIST
6 3 (0.85%) COBIT
7 2 (0.57%) NCSC
7 2 (0.57%) SEPA
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 142 (40.34%) Active Directory
2 83 (23.58%) VMware ESXi
3 74 (21.02%) vSphere
4 59 (16.76%) Hyper-V
5 34 (9.66%) VMware NSX
6 21 (5.97%) Docker
7 19 (5.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (4.26%) NFS
8 15 (4.26%) Xen
9 14 (3.98%) XenApp
10 13 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (3.41%) KVM
12 11 (3.13%) XenDesktop
13 10 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (2.27%) vCloud
15 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (1.42%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 69 (19.60%) Ansible
2 49 (13.92%) Puppet
3 43 (12.22%) Terraform
4 41 (11.65%) SCCM
5 38 (10.80%) vRealize
6 32 (9.09%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 30 (8.52%) Kubernetes
7 30 (8.52%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (5.11%) SCOM
9 16 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 15 (4.26%) vCenter Server
11 14 (3.98%) Tivoli
12 12 (3.41%) Salt
13 11 (3.13%) PowerCLI
14 7 (1.99%) Backup Exec
14 7 (1.99%) Control-M
14 7 (1.99%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (1.99%) QRadar
14 7 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 352 (100.00%) VMware
2 140 (39.77%) Microsoft
3 86 (24.43%) Cisco
4 78 (22.16%) Citrix
5 56 (15.91%) Red Hat
6 38 (10.80%) EMC
7 35 (9.94%) IBM
7 35 (9.94%) Oracle
8 34 (9.66%) HP
9 33 (9.38%) Google
10 28 (7.95%) Dell
11 22 (6.25%) F5
12 21 (5.97%) NetApp
13 19 (5.40%) SolarWinds
14 18 (5.11%) Fortinet
15 17 (4.83%) BMC
16 16 (4.55%) Symantec
17 15 (4.26%) Juniper
18 14 (3.98%) CheckPoint
18 14 (3.98%) SaltStack