Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 59 56
Rank change year-on-year -23 -3 +12
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 447 558 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.68% 3.33% 3.31%
As % of the System Software category 18.31% 25.92% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 374 435
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -4.11%
10th Percentile £162 £258 £230
90th Percentile £528 £525 £485
England median daily rate £385 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 30
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £43.28 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.24% +35.25% +47.13%
10th Percentile £12.24 £14.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £51.32 £48.26
England median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -12.50% +39.13%

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 2441 2153 2264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.62% 12.86% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1454 1272 1236
South East median daily rate £392 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £144 £180 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £490
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 189 257
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.96 £39.40
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -13 208 £375 -6.37% 19
Hampshire -1 139 £395 -3.66% 15
Berkshire -31 92 £308 -24.35% 10
Buckinghamshire -8 66 £385 -9.53% 7
Oxfordshire +22 48 £375 +7.14% 2
Surrey -67 41 £375 -3.23% 4
West Sussex +8 19 £300 -22.58% 2
Kent -7 17 £320 -1.54%
Home Counties +1 9 - -
East Sussex +1 3 £390 -23.90%
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 447 (100.00%) VMware
2 310 (69.35%) Windows
3 231 (51.68%) Active Directory
4 198 (44.30%) Microsoft
5 176 (39.37%) Windows Server
6 155 (34.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (29.98%) Linux
8 124 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 112 (25.06%) Security Cleared
10 103 (23.04%) PowerShell
11 93 (20.81%) Cisco
12 90 (20.13%) Firewall
13 88 (19.69%) Hyper-V
14 86 (19.24%) VMware ESXi
15 85 (19.02%) HP
16 82 (18.34%) Citrix
17 79 (17.67%) SQL
18 73 (16.33%) SC Cleared
19 72 (16.11%) SQL Server
19 72 (16.11%) Office 365
20 71 (15.88%) DNS
21 70 (15.66%) ITIL
22 65 (14.54%) Finance
23 63 (14.09%) SAN
24 59 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
25 58 (12.98%) MS Exchange
25 58 (12.98%) vSphere
26 56 (12.53%) Data Centre
27 53 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
28 51 (11.41%) DV Cleared

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 58 (12.98%) MS Exchange
2 41 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 40 (8.95%) IIS
4 34 (7.61%) OpenStack
5 21 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (3.58%) JBoss
8 14 (3.13%) Apache
9 13 (2.91%) Tomcat
10 12 (2.68%) Skype for Business
11 11 (2.46%) WildFly
12 9 (2.01%) Confluence
13 5 (1.12%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.67%) Documentum
15 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.45%) IBM Domino
16 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.45%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.22%) Primavera
4 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 72 (16.11%) Office 365
2 59 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (9.62%) IaaS
5 20 (4.47%) PaaS
6 18 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.57%) Slack
7 7 (1.57%) Trello
8 6 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.12%) SaaS
10 3 (0.67%) HP Helion
10 3 (0.67%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.22%) G Suite
11 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (20.13%) Firewall
2 71 (15.88%) DNS
3 63 (14.09%) SAN
4 47 (10.51%) LAN
5 46 (10.29%) TCP/IP
6 45 (10.07%) DHCP
7 42 (9.40%) WAN
8 26 (5.82%) LDAP
8 26 (5.82%) VPN
9 25 (5.59%) VLAN
9 25 (5.59%) VoIP
10 18 (4.03%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (2.91%) Network Security
11 13 (2.91%) SSH
12 12 (2.68%) HTTP
13 11 (2.46%) NAS
14 9 (2.01%) BGP
14 9 (2.01%) Ethernet
14 9 (2.01%) Kerberos
15 8 (1.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.91%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.46%) MySQL
5 9 (2.01%) DB2
6 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.12%) OLAP
9 5 (1.12%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (5.15%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.03%) MSI
4 13 (2.91%) JIRA
5 9 (2.01%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.57%) git-flow
7 7 (1.57%) Maven
8 4 (0.89%) Selenium
8 4 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.67%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.67%) Toad
9 3 (0.67%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.45%) GitLab
10 2 (0.45%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.45%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.45%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.45%) TestNG
General
1 65 (14.54%) Finance
2 33 (7.38%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.94%) Banking
4 10 (2.24%) Retail
5 7 (1.57%) Publishing
6 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.12%) Military
7 4 (0.89%) Back Office
8 3 (0.67%) Legal
9 2 (0.45%) Advertising
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Marketing
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (14.99%) Architect
2 62 (13.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (9.84%) Support Engineer
4 40 (8.95%) Analyst
5 38 (8.50%) Consultant
6 29 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 27 (6.04%) Administrator
8 25 (5.59%) VMware Engineer
9 24 (5.37%) Windows Engineer
10 22 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
11 21 (4.70%) Infrastructure Support
12 20 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
13 19 (4.25%) Systems Administrator
14 17 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 16 (3.58%) Cloud Architect
15 16 (3.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 15 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (3.36%) Technical Architect
17 14 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
17 14 (3.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.26%) Web Services
2 21 (4.70%) Middleware
3 13 (2.91%) .NET
4 8 (1.79%) REST
5 7 (1.57%) JSON
5 7 (1.57%) pytest
6 6 (1.34%) CSS
7 5 (1.12%) Angular 2
7 5 (1.12%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.12%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.12%) HTML
7 5 (1.12%) LAMP
7 5 (1.12%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (1.12%) SOAP
7 5 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (0.89%) JTAPI
8 4 (0.89%) RFC 2833
8 4 (0.89%) TAPI
9 3 (0.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.53%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.47%) Clustering
4 19 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.25%) Replication
5 12 (2.68%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.46%) CMDB
7 10 (2.24%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (2.01%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.79%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.57%) Online Banking
10 7 (1.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 5 (1.12%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.12%) Minimum Viable Product
12 4 (0.89%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.89%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 310 (69.35%) Windows
2 176 (39.37%) Windows Server
3 155 (34.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 134 (29.98%) Linux
5 124 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (10.74%) Windows 7
7 46 (10.29%) Unix
7 46 (10.29%) Windows 10
8 38 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (6.04%) Windows Vista
11 26 (5.82%) Windows 8
12 14 (3.13%) Solaris
13 11 (2.46%) AIX
14 9 (2.01%) Debian
15 8 (1.79%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.79%) CentOS
16 6 (1.34%) SUSE
16 6 (1.34%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (15.66%) ITIL
2 41 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (9.17%) Change Management
3 39 (8.72%) DevOps
3 39 (8.72%) Migration
4 32 (7.16%) Virtual Environments
5 30 (6.71%) Configuration Management
6 27 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (5.37%) Service Management
8 22 (4.92%) Network Design
9 21 (4.70%) Incident Management
9 21 (4.70%) Service Delivery
10 20 (4.47%) Release Management
11 17 (3.80%) Project Management
12 16 (3.58%) Problem Management
13 15 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
13 15 (3.36%) Patch Management
14 14 (3.13%) Collaborative Working
14 14 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (3.13%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 103 (23.04%) PowerShell
2 79 (17.67%) SQL
3 29 (6.49%) Python
4 28 (6.26%) Bash Shell
5 20 (4.47%) Perl
6 17 (3.80%) Java
7 15 (3.36%) VBScript
8 8 (1.79%) PHP
8 8 (1.79%) VB
9 7 (1.57%) Groovy
10 6 (1.34%) C#
10 6 (1.34%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.89%) Ruby
11 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.45%) C
12 2 (0.45%) F#
12 2 (0.45%) Korn
13 1 (0.22%) Jython
Qualifications
1 112 (25.06%) Security Cleared
2 73 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 51 (11.41%) DV Cleared
4 46 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (7.38%) MCSE
6 20 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.03%) CCNA
8 16 (3.58%) Degree
8 16 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (2.46%) CCNP
10 9 (2.01%) MCP
11 7 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.34%) MCSA
13 5 (1.12%) MCITP
14 3 (0.67%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.67%) MCDST
14 3 (0.67%) RHCE
15 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.45%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.49%) SLA
2 7 (1.57%) GDPR
3 6 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.12%) QA
5 4 (0.89%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.45%) PMO
7 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 231 (51.68%) Active Directory
2 88 (19.69%) Hyper-V
3 86 (19.24%) VMware ESXi
4 58 (12.98%) vSphere
5 30 (6.71%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (5.37%) XenApp
7 23 (5.15%) XenDesktop
8 19 (4.25%) VMware NSX
9 17 (3.80%) Docker
10 15 (3.36%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (3.13%) XenServer
12 13 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (2.68%) KVM
13 12 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (2.24%) vCloud
15 9 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (1.34%) VMware Server
17 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (1.12%) Xen
18 4 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 46 (10.29%) SCCM
2 29 (6.49%) Ansible
3 28 (6.26%) NetBackup
3 28 (6.26%) vCenter Server
4 23 (5.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 20 (4.47%) Puppet
5 20 (4.47%) SCOM
6 16 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (3.58%) vRealize
7 14 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (2.46%) Jamf Pro
9 9 (2.01%) Kubernetes
9 9 (2.01%) PowerCLI
10 8 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (1.57%) Salt
11 7 (1.57%) WSUS
12 6 (1.34%) EdgeSight
13 5 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 447 (100.00%) VMware
2 198 (44.30%) Microsoft
3 93 (20.81%) Cisco
4 85 (19.02%) HP
5 82 (18.34%) Citrix
6 48 (10.74%) NetApp
7 43 (9.62%) Symantec
8 40 (8.95%) McAfee
9 38 (8.50%) Oracle
9 38 (8.50%) Red Hat
10 25 (5.59%) Lumension
11 23 (5.15%) IBM
12 21 (4.70%) EMC
13 19 (4.25%) Dell
14 14 (3.13%) Veeam
15 12 (2.68%) Veritas
16 10 (2.24%) 3PAR
16 10 (2.24%) Apple
16 10 (2.24%) Avaya
17 9 (2.01%) ServiceNow