Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 179 160
Rank change year-on-year -7 -19 +17
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 283 407 782
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.42% 1.46% 1.81%
As % of the System Software category 10.34% 9.97% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 287 549
Median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +15.15%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £193
90th Percentile £550 £584 £613
England median daily rate £425 £403 £425
% change year-on-year +5.59% -5.29% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 28
Median hourly rate £46.00 £19.00 £34.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.11% -44.94% -7.97%
10th Percentile £43.70 £18.50 £16.35
90th Percentile £46.90 £19.50 £47.09
England median hourly rate £52.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +73.33% -14.29% +38.61%

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 2,737 4,081 6,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.69% 14.69% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,010 3,051 4,993
Median daily rate £509 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £315 £200 £205
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 91 121
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.32% -7.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.56 £12.44 £12.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £33.49 £46.37
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +0.88%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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 +46 51 £466 +11.68% 23
West London +37 19 £500 +21.95% 9
South London +39 12 £338 -32.50% 12
East London +23 4 £495 +73.68% 11
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 283 (100.00%) VMware
2 170 (60.07%) Windows
3 123 (43.46%) Microsoft
4 117 (41.34%) Active Directory
5 111 (39.22%) Azure
6 105 (37.10%) Windows Server
7 90 (31.80%) Linux
8 84 (29.68%) PowerShell
9 78 (27.56%) Finance
10 76 (26.86%) vSphere
11 73 (25.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 70 (24.73%) VMware ESXi
13 68 (24.03%) AWS
14 61 (21.55%) Citrix
15 59 (20.85%) Cisco
16 58 (20.49%) DNS
17 54 (19.08%) Windows Server 2016
18 53 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 52 (18.37%) Firewall
20 51 (18.02%) Microsoft 365
21 48 (16.96%) Migration
22 47 (16.61%) Windows Server 2008
23 45 (15.90%) Hyper-V
24 44 (15.55%) Ansible
25 42 (14.84%) Windows 10
25 42 (14.84%) LAN
26 41 (14.49%) WAN
26 41 (14.49%) ITIL
26 41 (14.49%) Data Centre
27 40 (14.13%) 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 24 (8.48%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.42%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.30%) WebSphere
4 12 (4.24%) ArcGIS
4 12 (4.24%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.53%) Confluence
5 10 (3.53%) IIS
5 10 (3.53%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.83%) Apache
6 8 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.77%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.41%) JBoss
8 4 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.06%) Mule
9 3 (1.06%) nginx
10 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.71%) Jetty
10 2 (0.71%) Mongrel
10 2 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (9.89%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.24%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 111 (39.22%) Azure
2 68 (24.03%) AWS
3 51 (18.02%) Microsoft 365
4 39 (13.78%) GCP
5 37 (13.07%) IaaS
6 29 (10.25%) PaaS
7 23 (8.13%) SaaS
8 21 (7.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (6.36%) GitHub
10 15 (5.30%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (2.83%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.77%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (1.41%) OneDrive
14 3 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (1.06%) Power Automate
15 2 (0.71%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.71%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 58 (20.49%) DNS
2 52 (18.37%) Firewall
3 42 (14.84%) LAN
4 41 (14.49%) WAN
5 37 (13.07%) DHCP
6 27 (9.54%) SAN
6 27 (9.54%) TCP/IP
7 26 (9.19%) VPN
8 17 (6.01%) Network Security
9 16 (5.65%) VSAN
10 15 (5.30%) Wireless
11 13 (4.59%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (3.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (3.89%) HTTP
12 11 (3.89%) Skype
12 11 (3.89%) VLAN
13 10 (3.53%) FTP
13 10 (3.53%) iSCSI
13 10 (3.53%) Multicast
13 10 (3.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.18%) DB2
3 8 (2.83%) GIS
3 8 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.47%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.41%) HBase
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.35%) Power BI
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.35%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 21 (7.42%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.59%) JIRA
3 11 (3.89%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.12%) Hudson
4 6 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.77%) GitLab
5 5 (1.77%) Subversion
5 5 (1.77%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.41%) Serena SBM
7 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.71%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.71%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.71%) JUnit
8 2 (0.71%) MSI
8 2 (0.71%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.35%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 78 (27.56%) Finance
2 39 (13.78%) Banking
3 16 (5.65%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.18%) Law
4 9 (3.18%) Legal
5 8 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.12%) Electronics
6 6 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.12%) Marketing
7 5 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.77%) International Banking
8 4 (1.41%) Advertising
9 3 (1.06%) Back Office
9 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.06%) Retail
9 3 (1.06%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.71%) Billing
10 2 (0.71%) Publishing
11 1 (0.35%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 55 (19.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (17.67%) Architect
3 47 (16.61%) VMware Engineer
4 22 (7.77%) Infrastructure Architect
5 20 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (6.71%) Administrator
6 19 (6.71%) Consultant
6 19 (6.71%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (6.01%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (5.30%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.95%) Cloud Architect
10 13 (4.59%) Citrix Engineer
10 13 (4.59%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.24%) Azure Engineer
11 12 (4.24%) VMware Architect
12 11 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 10 (3.53%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.53%) LDAP
1 10 (3.53%) Middleware
2 9 (3.18%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (2.12%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (2.12%) REST
4 4 (1.41%) .NET
4 4 (1.41%) Node.js
4 4 (1.41%) Swagger
5 3 (1.06%) gRPC
5 3 (1.06%) J2EE
5 3 (1.06%) RESTful
6 2 (0.71%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.71%) ServiceStack
6 2 (0.71%) Servlets
6 2 (0.71%) SOAP
6 2 (0.71%) Web Services
6 2 (0.71%) XML
6 2 (0.71%) YAML
7 1 (0.35%) JSON
7 1 (0.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.54%) Private Cloud
3 23 (8.13%) Public Cloud
4 19 (6.71%) Clustering
5 18 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.24%) Replication
7 11 (3.89%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (2.47%) Enterprise Cloud
10 6 (2.12%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.77%) NHS
12 4 (1.41%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.41%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.41%) PKI
13 3 (1.06%) CMDB
13 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.06%) Thin Client
14 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 170 (60.07%) Windows
2 105 (37.10%) Windows Server
3 90 (31.80%) Linux
4 54 (19.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 53 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (16.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (14.84%) Windows 10
8 36 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (11.31%) Windows Server 2019
10 26 (9.19%) Windows 7
11 15 (5.30%) Unix
12 9 (3.18%) CentOS
12 9 (3.18%) Solaris
13 6 (2.12%) Android
14 5 (1.77%) VMS
15 4 (1.41%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.41%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (1.06%) HPUX
16 3 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 48 (16.96%) Migration
3 41 (14.49%) ITIL
4 26 (9.19%) DevOps
5 25 (8.83%) Configuration Management
6 24 (8.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (8.13%) High Availability
8 21 (7.42%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (7.42%) Project Delivery
9 20 (7.07%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (6.01%) Network Virtualisation
10 17 (6.01%) Storage Management
11 16 (5.65%) Load Balancing
11 16 (5.65%) Problem Management
12 15 (5.30%) Change Management
12 15 (5.30%) Incident Management
12 15 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (5.30%) Systems Engineering
12 15 (5.30%) TOGAF
13 14 (4.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (29.68%) PowerShell
2 36 (12.72%) Python
3 21 (7.42%) SQL
4 19 (6.71%) VB
5 17 (6.01%) Bash Shell
5 17 (6.01%) Java
6 12 (4.24%) C
6 12 (4.24%) Perl
7 9 (3.18%) Ruby
8 8 (2.83%) Go
9 6 (2.12%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.12%) VBScript
10 4 (1.41%) C#
11 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.71%) Groovy
13 1 (0.35%) Korn
13 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (9.19%) SC Cleared
4 22 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (7.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (5.30%) DV Cleared
7 14 (4.95%) Degree
7 14 (4.95%) VCAP
8 11 (3.89%) CCNA
8 11 (3.89%) VCP6
9 10 (3.53%) TOGAF Certification
10 9 (3.18%) MCSA
10 9 (3.18%) MCSE
10 9 (3.18%) RHCA
10 9 (3.18%) VCDX
11 5 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.41%) CCIE
13 3 (1.06%) CCNP
13 3 (1.06%) CISSP
13 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.30%) SLA
2 8 (2.83%) GDPR
3 7 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (1.77%) NIST
6 3 (1.06%) QA
7 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.71%) SEPA
8 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.35%) NCSC
System Software
1 117 (41.34%) Active Directory
2 76 (26.86%) vSphere
3 70 (24.73%) VMware ESXi
4 45 (15.90%) Hyper-V
5 33 (11.66%) VMware NSX
6 24 (8.48%) Docker
7 14 (4.95%) KVM
7 14 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (4.95%) Xen
8 13 (4.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (3.89%) vCloud
10 10 (3.53%) NFS
11 8 (2.83%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (2.47%) Terminal Server
13 6 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (2.12%) XenApp
14 5 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (1.77%) VMware Server
14 5 (1.77%) XenDesktop
15 4 (1.41%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 44 (15.55%) Ansible
2 39 (13.78%) SCCM
3 33 (11.66%) Kubernetes
4 25 (8.83%) Puppet
5 24 (8.48%) Terraform
6 23 (8.13%) vRealize
6 23 (8.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 18 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (6.36%) vCenter Server
8 13 (4.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (4.59%) SCOM
9 11 (3.89%) Tivoli
10 10 (3.53%) PowerCLI
11 8 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (2.47%) WSUS
13 6 (2.12%) AirWatch
13 6 (2.12%) Backup Exec
14 5 (1.77%) QRadar
14 5 (1.77%) Salt
Vendors
1 283 (100.00%) VMware
2 123 (43.46%) Microsoft
3 61 (21.55%) Citrix
4 59 (20.85%) Cisco
5 34 (12.01%) Red Hat
6 31 (10.95%) IBM
7 30 (10.60%) Oracle
8 27 (9.54%) HP
9 24 (8.48%) Dell
9 24 (8.48%) EMC
10 19 (6.71%) Google
11 17 (6.01%) F5
12 16 (5.65%) Sophos
13 13 (4.59%) BMC
13 13 (4.59%) Lumension
13 13 (4.59%) NetApp
13 13 (4.59%) SolarWinds
14 12 (4.24%) ESRI
14 12 (4.24%) ServiceNow
15 10 (3.53%) Symantec