Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 197 154
Rank change year-on-year +23 -43 +37
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 211 493 882
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.49% 1.35% 1.91%
As % of the System Software category 10.94% 8.93% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 350 644
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £209
90th Percentile £588 £614 £600
England median daily rate £438 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 18
Median hourly rate £39.75 £42.11 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +89.26% -53.48%
10th Percentile £35.00 £21.00 £14.80
90th Percentile £97.50 £56.45 £45.30
England median hourly rate £39.50 £41.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year -3.79% +52.06% +35.00%

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 1,928 5,519 7,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.63% 15.14% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,291 4,053 5,352
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £200 £200
90th Percentile £699 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 107 141
Median hourly rate £31.25 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.81% +10.53% -10.06%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.44 £13.00
90th Percentile £42.10 £50.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate £19.39 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.52% +3.13% -4.19%

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 25 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in London over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

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 25 October 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 +74 34 £488 +18.18% 14
West London +42 16 £500 +29.87% 9
South London +20 10 £475 -5.00% 2
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 211 (100.00%) VMware
2 121 (57.35%) Windows
3 96 (45.50%) Microsoft
4 89 (42.18%) Active Directory
5 69 (32.70%) Windows Server
6 67 (31.75%) Linux
7 65 (30.81%) Azure
8 51 (24.17%) Finance
9 49 (23.22%) VMware ESXi
10 48 (22.75%) PowerShell
10 48 (22.75%) Cisco
11 47 (22.27%) DNS
12 45 (21.33%) Windows 10
13 41 (19.43%) Windows Server 2016
13 41 (19.43%) Office 365
14 40 (18.96%) Ansible
15 39 (18.48%) Red Hat
16 38 (18.01%) Citrix
17 37 (17.54%) Migration
17 37 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
18 36 (17.06%) DHCP
18 36 (17.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 35 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
20 34 (16.11%) Firewall
21 33 (15.64%) SAN
22 32 (15.17%) HP
22 32 (15.17%) Oracle
22 32 (15.17%) DevOps
23 31 (14.69%) Kubernetes
23 31 (14.69%) Security Cleared

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 20 (9.48%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.00%) OpenStack
3 15 (7.11%) IIS
4 14 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.64%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.74%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.27%) Apache
6 9 (4.27%) Skype for Business
7 7 (3.32%) JBoss
8 6 (2.84%) ArcGIS
9 5 (2.37%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.90%) nginx
11 3 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.42%) Confluence
11 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.95%) Jetty
12 2 (0.95%) Mongrel
13 1 (0.47%) CMS
13 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.47%) Liferay
Applications
1 13 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.84%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.47%) ReMetrica
1 1 (0.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 65 (30.81%) Azure
2 41 (19.43%) Office 365
3 28 (13.27%) AWS
4 21 (9.95%) IaaS
5 19 (9.00%) GCP
6 17 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (8.06%) PaaS
7 14 (6.64%) SaaS
8 13 (6.16%) GitHub
9 12 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (3.32%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.90%) Mimecast
11 4 (1.90%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.42%) Power Automate
12 3 (1.42%) Serverless
13 2 (0.95%) Datadog
13 2 (0.95%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.95%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.27%) DNS
2 36 (17.06%) DHCP
3 34 (16.11%) Firewall
4 33 (15.64%) SAN
5 28 (13.27%) TCP/IP
6 19 (9.00%) LAN
7 16 (7.58%) WAN
8 15 (7.11%) VPN
9 14 (6.64%) Skype
9 14 (6.64%) VLAN
10 12 (5.69%) HTTP
11 11 (5.21%) Kerberos
11 11 (5.21%) VoIP
12 9 (4.27%) FTP
12 9 (4.27%) NetScaler
12 9 (4.27%) Network Security
13 7 (3.32%) SMTP
13 7 (3.32%) SNMP
14 6 (2.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (2.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.27%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.42%) Big Data
5 3 (1.42%) GIS
5 3 (1.42%) MySQL
5 3 (1.42%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.95%) DB2
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.95%) Power BI
6 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (10.90%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.11%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.21%) TeamCity
4 9 (4.27%) JIRA
5 7 (3.32%) Subversion
6 4 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.90%) GitLab
7 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.95%) Maven
7 2 (0.95%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.47%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.47%) Hudson
8 1 (0.47%) jMock
8 1 (0.47%) JUnit
8 1 (0.47%) Mockito
8 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.47%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 51 (24.17%) Finance
2 21 (9.95%) Banking
3 7 (3.32%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.37%) Advertising
6 4 (1.90%) Retail
6 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.42%) International Banking
8 2 (0.95%) Billing
8 2 (0.95%) Electronics
8 2 (0.95%) Front Office
8 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.95%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 36 (17.06%) Architect
2 25 (11.85%) VMware Engineer
3 24 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (9.00%) Consultant
5 12 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (5.21%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (4.74%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 9 (4.27%) Administrator
8 9 (4.27%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (3.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.79%) Analyst
9 8 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.32%) DBA
10 7 (3.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (3.32%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Oracle DBA
10 7 (3.32%) Sybase DBA
10 7 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.32%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.58%) LDAP
2 6 (2.84%) .NET
3 5 (2.37%) Middleware
3 5 (2.37%) REST
4 4 (1.90%) J2EE
4 4 (1.90%) JDBC
4 4 (1.90%) ODBC
4 4 (1.90%) RESTful
4 4 (1.90%) Web Services
5 3 (1.42%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.42%) gRPC
5 3 (1.42%) JSON
5 3 (1.42%) Swagger
5 3 (1.42%) XML
6 2 (0.95%) Kafka
6 2 (0.95%) LAMP
6 2 (0.95%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (0.95%) SAML
6 2 (0.95%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.64%) Clustering
4 10 (4.74%) Replication
5 9 (4.27%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.32%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.37%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.37%) NHS
7 5 (2.37%) PKI
8 4 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.90%) User Experience
9 3 (1.42%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.42%) Blog
9 3 (1.42%) CMDB
9 3 (1.42%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (57.35%) Windows
2 69 (32.70%) Windows Server
3 67 (31.75%) Linux
4 45 (21.33%) Windows 10
5 41 (19.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 37 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (12.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (9.95%) Unix
9 21 (9.95%) Windows Server 2019
10 20 (9.48%) CentOS
10 20 (9.48%) Windows 7
11 11 (5.21%) Ubuntu
12 9 (4.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (2.37%) Solaris
14 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.90%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.90%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.90%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.54%) Migration
2 36 (17.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (15.17%) DevOps
4 26 (12.32%) ITIL
5 22 (10.43%) Configuration Management
6 20 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (8.06%) High Availability
8 14 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.16%) Change Management
9 13 (6.16%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (5.69%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.69%) Infrastructure as Code
10 12 (5.69%) Problem Management
11 11 (5.21%) Patch Management
11 11 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (4.74%) Infrastructure Automation
12 10 (4.74%) Systems Engineering
12 10 (4.74%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.75%) PowerShell
2 29 (13.74%) Python
3 22 (10.43%) SQL
4 16 (7.58%) Perl
5 11 (5.21%) Bash Shell
5 11 (5.21%) VB
6 9 (4.27%) Java
6 9 (4.27%) VBScript
7 8 (3.79%) C
8 7 (3.32%) Go
8 7 (3.32%) Korn
8 7 (3.32%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.37%) C#
10 4 (1.90%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.42%) Ruby
12 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (14.69%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.43%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.16%) Degree
5 13 (6.16%) DV Cleared
5 13 (6.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (4.74%) MCSE
7 8 (3.79%) CCNA
7 8 (3.79%) MCSA
7 8 (3.79%) VCAP
8 5 (2.37%) CCIE
8 5 (2.37%) CCNP
8 5 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.90%) CISSP
9 4 (1.90%) VCDX
10 3 (1.42%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.42%) RHCE
10 3 (1.42%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.84%) NIST
2 5 (2.37%) SLA
3 3 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.42%) QA
4 2 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.95%) NCSC
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
5 1 (0.47%) GDPR
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 89 (42.18%) Active Directory
2 49 (23.22%) VMware ESXi
3 28 (13.27%) Docker
4 26 (12.32%) vSphere
5 23 (10.90%) Hyper-V
6 17 (8.06%) VMware NSX
7 15 (7.11%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (6.64%) XenApp
9 12 (5.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (5.69%) XenDesktop
10 8 (3.79%) Xen
11 6 (2.84%) KVM
12 5 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (1.90%) NFS
13 4 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.42%) BitLocker
14 3 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (18.96%) Ansible
2 31 (14.69%) Kubernetes
3 30 (14.22%) Puppet
4 28 (13.27%) Terraform
5 23 (10.90%) SCCM
6 20 (9.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 18 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (5.21%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (5.21%) WSUS
9 8 (3.79%) Nagios
9 8 (3.79%) SCOM
10 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (2.37%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (2.37%) vMotion
12 4 (1.90%) Data Guard
12 4 (1.90%) Grafana
12 4 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (1.90%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.90%) Packer
12 4 (1.90%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 211 (100.00%) VMware
2 96 (45.50%) Microsoft
3 48 (22.75%) Cisco
4 39 (18.48%) Red Hat
5 38 (18.01%) Citrix
6 32 (15.17%) HP
6 32 (15.17%) Oracle
7 24 (11.37%) Dell
8 21 (9.95%) NetApp
9 20 (9.48%) EMC
10 16 (7.58%) SolarWinds
11 13 (6.16%) Ivanti
12 11 (5.21%) F5
12 11 (5.21%) McAfee
12 11 (5.21%) Sophos
13 10 (4.74%) IBM
14 9 (4.27%) Sybase
15 8 (3.79%) 3PAR
15 8 (3.79%) CheckPoint
15 8 (3.79%) Lumension