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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
England / South East
Rank 90 47 63
Rank change year-on-year -43 +16  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 173 351 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.23% 3.84% 2.94%
As % of the System Software category 18.44% 27.75% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 242 150
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £253 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £26.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.13 £55.13 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -46.51% +43.33%  

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 938 1265 1219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.10% 13.82% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 783 617
Median daily rate £375 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 92 119
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.13% +31.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 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
Hampshire -18 71 £435 +16.00% 18
Berkshire +3 33 £309 -17.66% 15
Surrey -25 28 £350 - 13
Buckinghamshire -16 25 £500 +17.64% 9
Oxfordshire -13 7 £300 +50.00% 3
West Sussex +1 5 £443 +2.19% 3
East Sussex +4 1 £275 -14.06% 2
Middlesex +2 1 £550 -
Kent 0 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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

1 461 (100.00%) VMware
2 270 (58.57%) Windows
3 167 (36.23%) Active Directory
4 163 (35.36%) Microsoft
5 155 (33.62%) Linux
6 152 (32.97%) Security Cleared
7 133 (28.85%) Cisco
8 129 (27.98%) Windows Server
9 121 (26.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 116 (25.16%) SC Cleared
11 108 (23.43%) Firewall
11 108 (23.43%) Data Centre
12 99 (21.48%) SAN
13 95 (20.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 94 (20.39%) vSphere
15 83 (18.00%) PowerShell
15 83 (18.00%) ITIL
16 75 (16.27%) Citrix
17 69 (14.97%) EMC
18 67 (14.53%) TCP/IP
19 64 (13.88%) Red Hat
20 61 (13.23%) SQL
21 59 (12.80%) SQL Server
22 58 (12.58%) Hyper-V
23 57 (12.36%) DNS
24 56 (12.15%) Unix
25 55 (11.93%) HP
25 55 (11.93%) NetApp
26 53 (11.50%) MS Exchange
26 53 (11.50%) Windows 7

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related 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 53 (11.50%) MS Exchange
2 36 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (6.94%) Skype for Business
4 22 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (3.69%) IIS
6 16 (3.47%) SharePoint
7 15 (3.25%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.95%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.74%) Apache
10 7 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.30%) JBoss
12 4 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.65%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.43%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.22%) Confluence
15 1 (0.22%) nginx
15 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (8.24%) MS Office
2 37 (8.03%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.87%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.43%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (9.54%) Office 365
3 39 (8.46%) IaaS
4 24 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (3.04%) PaaS
6 8 (1.74%) SaaS
7 3 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.65%) Mailgun
8 2 (0.43%) G Suite
8 2 (0.43%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 108 (23.43%) Firewall
2 99 (21.48%) SAN
3 67 (14.53%) TCP/IP
4 57 (12.36%) DNS
5 52 (11.28%) WAN
6 45 (9.76%) LAN
7 36 (7.81%) NAS
8 35 (7.59%) VPN
9 26 (5.64%) DHCP
10 24 (5.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (5.21%) Skype
11 23 (4.99%) VoIP
12 19 (4.12%) VLAN
13 18 (3.90%) SSL
14 17 (3.69%) HTTP
14 17 (3.69%) MPLS
15 13 (2.82%) Internet
16 12 (2.60%) IPsec
16 12 (2.60%) SMTP
17 11 (2.39%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (4.12%) MySQL
4 15 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.95%) DB2
7 8 (1.74%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.52%) IBM BigInsights
8 7 (1.52%) Neo4j
9 6 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.08%) Big Data
10 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.04%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.30%) MSI
2 6 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.30%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.87%) JIRA
3 4 (0.87%) NeoLoad
3 4 (0.87%) Subversion
3 4 (0.87%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.65%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.65%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.65%) Selenium
4 3 (0.65%) SilkTest
4 3 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.22%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.22%) git-flow
5 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (7.16%) Finance
2 25 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.04%) Law
4 10 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.95%) Back Office
6 8 (1.74%) Electronics
6 8 (1.74%) Retail
7 6 (1.30%) Marketing
8 5 (1.08%) Local Government
8 5 (1.08%) Military
9 3 (0.65%) Advertising
9 3 (0.65%) Banking
9 3 (0.65%) Billing
9 3 (0.65%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 61 (13.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (12.36%) Architect
3 32 (6.94%) Support Engineer
4 31 (6.72%) VMware Engineer
5 29 (6.29%) Analyst
6 28 (6.07%) Administrator
7 27 (5.86%) Wintel Engineer
8 26 (5.64%) Consultant
9 25 (5.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 23 (4.99%) Systems Administrator
11 20 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (4.12%) VMware Specialist
13 18 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
14 17 (3.69%) VMWare Administrator
15 16 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 16 (3.47%) Server Engineer
16 15 (3.25%) Linux Administrator
16 15 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
17 14 (3.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 13 (2.82%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.90%) XML
2 14 (3.04%) Web Services
3 13 (2.82%) Middleware
4 8 (1.74%) HTML
5 6 (1.30%) HTML5
6 5 (1.08%) LAMP
7 4 (0.87%) Java EE
8 3 (0.65%) .NET
8 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.65%) Classic ASP
9 2 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.43%) JMS
9 2 (0.43%) REST
9 2 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.43%) SOAP
9 2 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.22%) JSF
10 1 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (0.22%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 108 (23.43%) Data Centre
2 42 (9.11%) EMC VNX
3 41 (8.89%) EMC VMAX
4 30 (6.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 24 (5.21%) Clustering
6 21 (4.56%) Management Information System
7 15 (3.25%) Mainframe
8 14 (3.04%) IBM Mainframe
9 11 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (2.39%) PKI
10 9 (1.95%) Replication
11 8 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.74%) FlexPod
12 7 (1.52%) Fat Client
12 7 (1.52%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.52%) User Experience
13 6 (1.30%) CMDB
14 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
14 5 (1.08%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 270 (58.57%) Windows
2 155 (33.62%) Linux
3 129 (27.98%) Windows Server
4 121 (26.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (20.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (12.15%) Unix
7 53 (11.50%) Windows 7
8 48 (10.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 46 (9.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 39 (8.46%) CentOS
11 23 (4.99%) Solaris
12 19 (4.12%) AIX
13 18 (3.90%) Windows 10
14 10 (2.17%) Android
15 6 (1.30%) SUSE
15 6 (1.30%) Windows Vista
16 5 (1.08%) Debian
17 4 (0.87%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.87%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.00%) ITIL
2 35 (7.59%) Migration
2 35 (7.59%) Service Management
3 33 (7.16%) DevOps
4 30 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (6.29%) Converged Infrastructure
6 26 (5.64%) Virtual Environments
7 25 (5.42%) Change Management
8 24 (5.21%) Project Management
9 22 (4.77%) High Availability
9 22 (4.77%) Incident Management
10 21 (4.56%) Risk Management
11 20 (4.34%) Configuration Management
12 19 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (3.69%) Network Design
14 16 (3.47%) Capacity Management
14 16 (3.47%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (3.47%) Problem Management
15 15 (3.25%) Security Management
15 15 (3.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 83 (18.00%) PowerShell
2 61 (13.23%) SQL
3 31 (6.72%) Python
4 28 (6.07%) Java
5 27 (5.86%) VBScript
6 20 (4.34%) Ruby
7 18 (3.90%) Shell Script
8 14 (3.04%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.17%) VB
10 7 (1.52%) C
10 7 (1.52%) C#
10 7 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.52%) Perl
10 7 (1.52%) PHP
11 2 (0.43%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.22%) C++
12 1 (0.22%) Korn
12 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 152 (32.97%) Security Cleared
2 116 (25.16%) SC Cleared
3 44 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (7.38%) DV Cleared
5 31 (6.72%) MCSA
6 28 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (5.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (5.21%) CCNP
9 23 (4.99%) CCNA
10 22 (4.77%) Degree
11 19 (4.12%) MCITP
12 17 (3.69%) MCSE
13 10 (2.17%) Avaya Certification
13 10 (2.17%) MCP
14 7 (1.52%) ISEB
15 5 (1.08%) CISSP
16 4 (0.87%) CCIP
16 4 (0.87%) GIAC
16 4 (0.87%) ISTQB
16 4 (0.87%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.39%) PCI DSS
1 11 (2.39%) SLA
2 4 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.43%) GDPR
3 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.43%) PA-DSS
3 2 (0.43%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 167 (36.23%) Active Directory
2 94 (20.39%) vSphere
3 58 (12.58%) Hyper-V
4 39 (8.46%) VMware ESX
5 30 (6.51%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (5.42%) vCloud
7 23 (4.99%) XenApp
8 21 (4.56%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (4.12%) XenDesktop
10 17 (3.69%) XenServer
11 16 (3.47%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (2.39%) Docker
15 7 (1.52%) UAG
16 6 (1.30%) BitLocker
16 6 (1.30%) ISA Server
17 5 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
18 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.87%) NFS
Systems Management
1 46 (9.98%) Puppet
2 40 (8.68%) SCCM
3 27 (5.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 19 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (3.47%) SCOM
6 13 (2.82%) AirWatch
6 13 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
6 13 (2.82%) Nagios
6 13 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (2.82%) WSUS
7 12 (2.60%) Ansible
7 12 (2.60%) vRealize
8 7 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (1.52%) ZABBIX
9 6 (1.30%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.08%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 461 (100.00%) VMware
2 163 (35.36%) Microsoft
3 133 (28.85%) Cisco
4 75 (16.27%) Citrix
5 69 (14.97%) EMC
6 64 (13.88%) Red Hat
7 55 (11.93%) HP
7 55 (11.93%) NetApp
8 27 (5.86%) IBM
9 25 (5.42%) Symantec
10 24 (5.21%) Oracle
11 22 (4.77%) CheckPoint
12 20 (4.34%) Intel Security
13 17 (3.69%) Juniper
14 14 (3.04%) Avaya
15 13 (2.82%) CA
15 13 (2.82%) Dell
15 13 (2.82%) F5
16 10 (2.17%) SAP
17 9 (1.95%) SolarWinds
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