Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 June 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 76 53
Rank change year-on-year -5 -23 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 490 430 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.95% 2.78% 3.44%
As % of the System Software category 20.75% 22.61% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 264 417
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £263 £261 £250
90th Percentile £520 £550 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 46
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £25.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -40.70% +22.86%
10th Percentile £14.73 £13.60 £25.13
90th Percentile £51.38 £52.26 £50.00
England median hourly rate £27.00 £20.76 £35.50
% change year-on-year +30.09% -41.54% +10.94%

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2,361 1,902 2,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.23% 12.28% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,279 1,089 1,478
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £181
90th Percentile £569 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 159 199
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -4.90%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £11.81
90th Percentile £45.13 £43.00 £47.86
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.13%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South East over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South East over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. 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
Hampshire +6 200 £425 - 48
Thames Valley -17 155 £425 +6.25% 57
Surrey -18 69 £350 -3.78% 22
Berkshire -15 68 £400 +11.11% 33
Buckinghamshire -5 61 £425 - 11
Oxfordshire +13 26 £425 +33.33% 13
West Sussex +12 26 £381 - 12
Kent 0 10 £325 -3.70% 9
East Sussex +8 8 £500 +81.82% 3
Middlesex +6 5 £463 -15.91% 1
Sussex - 5 £350 -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 490 (100.00%) VMware
2 287 (58.57%) Windows
3 225 (45.92%) Active Directory
4 207 (42.24%) Microsoft
5 171 (34.90%) Windows Server
6 160 (32.65%) Security Cleared
7 132 (26.94%) Citrix
8 127 (25.92%) Linux
9 121 (24.69%) Cisco
10 116 (23.67%) Firewall
11 115 (23.47%) Hyper-V
12 110 (22.45%) SC Cleared
13 93 (18.98%) SQL
13 93 (18.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 92 (18.78%) ITIL
15 91 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 88 (17.96%) SCCM
17 87 (17.76%) DNS
18 80 (16.33%) Oracle
19 78 (15.92%) SAN
20 77 (15.71%) PowerShell
20 77 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
21 75 (15.31%) VMware ESXi
22 74 (15.10%) Migration
23 68 (13.88%) Data Centre
24 65 (13.27%) HP
24 65 (13.27%) WAN
24 65 (13.27%) XenApp
25 64 (13.06%) DV Cleared
25 64 (13.06%) NetApp

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 55 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 47 (9.59%) IIS
3 40 (8.16%) MS Exchange
4 30 (6.12%) OpenStack
5 26 (5.31%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.86%) Apache
7 10 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (1.84%) Confluence
9 8 (1.63%) JBoss
10 7 (1.43%) WildFly
11 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.02%) K2 blackpearl
13 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
16 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.20%) nginx
16 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 77 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (12.86%) Office 365
3 39 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (4.08%) IaaS
5 16 (3.27%) PaaS
6 15 (3.06%) Yammer
7 14 (2.86%) SaaS
8 11 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.22%) NuGet
10 5 (1.02%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.41%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.20%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 116 (23.67%) Firewall
2 87 (17.76%) DNS
3 78 (15.92%) SAN
4 65 (13.27%) WAN
5 54 (11.02%) LAN
6 51 (10.41%) DHCP
7 44 (8.98%) VLAN
8 39 (7.96%) VPN
9 33 (6.73%) BGP
10 31 (6.33%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (6.12%) OSPF
12 29 (5.92%) Wireless
13 27 (5.51%) TCP/IP
14 25 (5.10%) Skype
14 25 (5.10%) Software-Defined Networking
15 20 (4.08%) NetScaler
16 17 (3.47%) iSCSI
17 14 (2.86%) IPsec
17 14 (2.86%) MPLS
17 14 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.27%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.06%) MySQL
4 7 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.02%) Power BI
6 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.41%) DB2
9 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.20%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.06%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.86%) MSI
4 12 (2.45%) JIRA
5 7 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.43%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.22%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.22%) Maven
6 6 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.22%) Subversion
6 6 (1.22%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.82%) JMeter
7 4 (0.82%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.61%) SilkTest
8 3 (0.61%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.41%) Selenium
9 2 (0.41%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.41%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 51 (10.41%) Finance
2 29 (5.92%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.45%) Banking
4 10 (2.04%) Back Office
5 6 (1.22%) Retail
6 5 (1.02%) Military
7 4 (0.82%) Publishing
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 107 (21.84%) Architect
2 68 (13.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 56 (11.43%) Analyst
4 39 (7.96%) Network Architect
5 38 (7.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 35 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
7 26 (5.31%) Cloud Architect
8 25 (5.10%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (4.49%) Wintel Engineer
11 20 (4.08%) Administrator
11 20 (4.08%) Network Engineer
11 20 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
12 19 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (3.88%) Server Engineer
13 18 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (3.67%) Technical Architect
13 18 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (3.47%) Project Manager
15 16 (3.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.92%) Middleware
2 17 (3.47%) Web Services
3 10 (2.04%) LDAP
4 9 (1.84%) .NET
5 8 (1.63%) JSON
6 6 (1.22%) .NET Core
6 6 (1.22%) REST
6 6 (1.22%) XML
7 5 (1.02%) Web Services Management
8 4 (0.82%) XSLT
9 3 (0.61%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.41%) POSIX
10 2 (0.41%) SOAP
10 2 (0.41%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.20%) COM
11 1 (0.20%) LAMP
11 1 (0.20%) Rendezvous
11 1 (0.20%) WAP
11 1 (0.20%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.88%) Data Centre
2 39 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.71%) PKI
4 23 (4.69%) Clustering
5 22 (4.49%) Fat Client
5 22 (4.49%) Thin Client
6 19 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (3.27%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.24%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.02%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.02%) CMDB
10 5 (1.02%) MPEG
10 5 (1.02%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.02%) Replication
10 5 (1.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (0.82%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.82%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.61%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 287 (58.57%) Windows
2 171 (34.90%) Windows Server
3 127 (25.92%) Linux
4 93 (18.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 91 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (10.61%) Unix
7 49 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 36 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (7.35%) Windows 10
9 33 (6.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (5.71%) AIX
11 20 (4.08%) Solaris
12 16 (3.27%) Windows Vista
13 12 (2.45%) CentOS
14 9 (1.84%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (1.43%) Windows 8
15 7 (1.43%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.22%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.02%) Debian
18 4 (0.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (18.78%) ITIL
2 74 (15.10%) Migration
3 51 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (8.78%) Change Management
5 39 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (7.76%) Incident Management
7 31 (6.33%) DevOps
8 30 (6.12%) Network Design
9 27 (5.51%) Network Virtualisation
10 26 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (4.90%) Application Packaging
11 24 (4.90%) Service Management
11 24 (4.90%) Virtual Environments
12 21 (4.29%) Capacity Management
12 21 (4.29%) Storage Virtualisation
13 20 (4.08%) Configuration Management
13 20 (4.08%) High Availability
14 19 (3.88%) Project Management
15 17 (3.47%) ITIL V3
16 16 (3.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 93 (18.98%) SQL
2 77 (15.71%) PowerShell
3 30 (6.12%) Java
4 24 (4.90%) Python
5 22 (4.49%) Bash Shell
6 13 (2.65%) Perl
7 11 (2.24%) C
8 10 (2.04%) C#
9 7 (1.43%) C++
9 7 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.22%) CQL
11 5 (1.02%) VBScript
12 4 (0.82%) VB
13 3 (0.61%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.41%) Ruby
15 1 (0.20%) PHP
15 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 160 (32.65%) Security Cleared
2 110 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 64 (13.06%) DV Cleared
4 34 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (4.90%) CCNP
5 24 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (3.88%) MCSE
7 15 (3.06%) CCDP
7 15 (3.06%) CCNA
7 15 (3.06%) Degree
7 15 (3.06%) JNCIS
7 15 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (2.45%) CCA
10 9 (1.84%) MCSA
10 9 (1.84%) RHCE
11 6 (1.22%) MCP
12 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.02%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.49%) SLA
2 9 (1.84%) QA
3 6 (1.22%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.61%) RMADS
5 2 (0.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.41%) GCP
6 1 (0.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 225 (45.92%) Active Directory
2 115 (23.47%) Hyper-V
3 75 (15.31%) VMware ESXi
4 65 (13.27%) XenApp
5 62 (12.65%) vSphere
6 49 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 37 (7.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 32 (6.53%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (5.71%) VMware NSX
10 27 (5.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 25 (5.10%) XenServer
12 24 (4.90%) Docker
13 17 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (2.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 11 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (2.04%) DFS Replication
18 9 (1.84%) NFS
18 9 (1.84%) VirtualBox
19 8 (1.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 88 (17.96%) SCCM
2 28 (5.71%) SCOM
3 22 (4.49%) vCenter Server
4 21 (4.29%) Ansible
5 19 (3.88%) Kubernetes
6 18 (3.67%) Puppet
6 18 (3.67%) WSUS
7 16 (3.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 12 (2.45%) Data Guard
8 12 (2.45%) NetBackup
8 12 (2.45%) vRealize
9 11 (2.24%) Backup Exec
10 10 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (1.84%) Cobbler
12 8 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
12 8 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (1.63%) Terraform
13 7 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (1.43%) OVSD
14 6 (1.22%) Opsview
Vendors
1 490 (100.00%) VMware
2 207 (42.24%) Microsoft
3 132 (26.94%) Citrix
4 121 (24.69%) Cisco
5 80 (16.33%) Oracle
6 65 (13.27%) HP
7 64 (13.06%) NetApp
8 48 (9.80%) Red Hat
9 43 (8.78%) McAfee
10 35 (7.14%) Juniper
11 30 (6.12%) EMC
12 25 (5.10%) Veritas
13 24 (4.90%) CheckPoint
13 24 (4.90%) Veeam
14 22 (4.49%) IBM
15 21 (4.29%) Lumension
16 18 (3.67%) Symantec
17 17 (3.47%) SolarWinds
18 16 (3.27%) Brocade
19 15 (3.06%) Dell