Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 80 58
Rank change year-on-year -7 -22 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 452 443 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.83% 2.69% 3.40%
As % of the System Software category 17.49% 18.16% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 233 332
South East median daily rate £405 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £240 £148 £285
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
England median daily rate £425 £382 £400
% change year-on-year +11.18% -4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 33
South East median hourly rate £52.07 £25.00 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.26% -42.24% +1.84%
10th Percentile £35.00 £17.13 £14.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.00 £55.65
England median hourly rate £37.53 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +50.10% -5.66% -10.92%

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 2,585 2,439 1,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.17% 14.84% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,540 1,409 1,136
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £177 £143 £191
90th Percentile £575 £561 £538
England median daily rate £475 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +6.74% +7.88% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 155 182
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.22 £10.29
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.88 £48.65
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.03
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.96% +3.39%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 -1 177 £425 - 41
Thames Valley -16 156 £414 +5.08% 44
Berkshire -7 79 £395 -1.25% 19
Buckinghamshire +13 64 £400 -3.38% 18
Surrey +11 58 £370 +5.71% 37
West Sussex +2 29 £413 +50.00% 8
East Sussex +6 14 £525 +5.00% 4
Oxfordshire -11 13 £500 +33.33% 7
Kent +2 12 £338 +12.50% 8
Sussex - 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 452 (100.00%) VMware
2 284 (62.83%) Windows
3 216 (47.79%) Active Directory
4 202 (44.69%) Microsoft
5 172 (38.05%) Windows Server
6 133 (29.42%) Citrix
7 129 (28.54%) Security Cleared
8 123 (27.21%) Microsoft Azure
9 112 (24.78%) Linux
10 104 (23.01%) Hyper-V
11 103 (22.79%) vSphere
12 98 (21.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 98 (21.68%) SCCM
13 92 (20.35%) DNS
14 89 (19.69%) SC Cleared
15 88 (19.47%) Firewall
16 86 (19.03%) Migration
16 86 (19.03%) ITIL
17 85 (18.81%) Finance
18 81 (17.92%) PowerShell
19 78 (17.26%) SAN
20 77 (17.04%) SQL
21 75 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
22 73 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
22 73 (16.15%) Data Centre
23 69 (15.27%) DHCP
24 65 (14.38%) Oracle
24 65 (14.38%) Cisco
24 65 (14.38%) VMware ESXi
25 64 (14.16%) Office 365

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 46 (10.18%) SharePoint
2 40 (8.85%) MS Exchange
3 29 (6.42%) IIS
4 18 (3.98%) Apache
4 18 (3.98%) Skype for Business
5 12 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.21%) JBoss
6 10 (2.21%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.99%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.33%) nginx
10 5 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.66%) Confluence
12 3 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.22%) Jetty
Applications
1 25 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 123 (27.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (14.16%) Office 365
3 43 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (6.86%) IaaS
5 20 (4.42%) PaaS
6 13 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.99%) Yammer
8 8 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.55%) SaaS
10 6 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.11%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.88%) Datadog
13 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.44%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 92 (20.35%) DNS
2 88 (19.47%) Firewall
3 78 (17.26%) SAN
4 69 (15.27%) DHCP
5 49 (10.84%) TCP/IP
6 44 (9.73%) LAN
7 41 (9.07%) WAN
8 37 (8.19%) VLAN
9 36 (7.96%) NetScaler
10 32 (7.08%) iSCSI
11 25 (5.53%) VPN
12 21 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
13 18 (3.98%) NAS
14 16 (3.54%) Network Security
14 16 (3.54%) Skype
14 16 (3.54%) Unified Communications
15 10 (2.21%) Internet
16 9 (1.99%) VSAN
17 8 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (1.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.31%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.99%) MySQL
5 8 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.33%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.66%) Big Data
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.44%) Power BI
10 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.22%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (5.09%) JIRA
2 20 (4.42%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.76%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.77%) MSI
5 5 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.88%) Toad
6 4 (0.88%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.66%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.44%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.44%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.44%) jMock
8 2 (0.44%) JUnit
8 2 (0.44%) Maven
8 2 (0.44%) Mockito
8 2 (0.44%) Selenium
8 2 (0.44%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 85 (18.81%) Finance
2 16 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.10%) Law
4 6 (1.33%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.11%) Automotive
5 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.88%) Advertising
6 4 (0.88%) Back Office
6 4 (0.88%) Banking
6 4 (0.88%) Military
6 4 (0.88%) Retail
7 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 83 (18.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (16.37%) Architect
3 33 (7.30%) Analyst
3 33 (7.30%) VMware Engineer
4 28 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
5 26 (5.75%) Technical Architect
6 24 (5.31%) Administrator
6 24 (5.31%) Consultant
7 21 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 17 (3.76%) Test Manager
9 16 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (3.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.10%) Network Engineer
11 14 (3.10%) Project Engineer
11 14 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (3.10%) Wintel Engineer
12 13 (2.88%) Desktop Support
13 12 (2.65%) Desktop Engineer
13 12 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.29%) Middleware
2 15 (3.32%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (2.21%) LDAP
4 8 (1.77%) .NET
4 8 (1.77%) Web Services
5 6 (1.33%) 802.1X
5 6 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.88%) COM
7 4 (0.88%) SOAP
8 3 (0.66%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.66%) J2EE
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Camel
9 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.44%) Kafka
9 2 (0.44%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.44%) POSIX
9 2 (0.44%) PowerMock
9 2 (0.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 73 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 54 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (7.74%) Clustering
4 27 (5.97%) PKI
5 26 (5.75%) Management Information System
6 24 (5.31%) Fat Client
6 24 (5.31%) Thin Client
7 18 (3.98%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.65%) Replication
9 7 (1.55%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.33%) CMDB
10 6 (1.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.66%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.66%) FlexPod
11 3 (0.66%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 284 (62.83%) Windows
2 172 (38.05%) Windows Server
3 112 (24.78%) Linux
4 75 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (11.95%) Unix
7 45 (9.96%) Windows 10
8 41 (9.07%) Windows 7
9 30 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (4.42%) Android
10 20 (4.42%) Apple iOS
11 15 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (2.65%) CentOS
13 8 (1.77%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.55%) AIX
14 7 (1.55%) Solaris
15 5 (1.11%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (21.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 86 (19.03%) ITIL
2 86 (19.03%) Migration
3 39 (8.63%) Project Management
4 33 (7.30%) High Availability
4 33 (7.30%) Service Management
5 32 (7.08%) Incident Management
6 30 (6.64%) Change Management
7 29 (6.42%) Application Packaging
7 29 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 29 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (5.97%) DevOps
9 25 (5.53%) Patch Management
10 24 (5.31%) Network Virtualisation
11 23 (5.09%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 23 (5.09%) Network Design
12 21 (4.65%) Service Delivery
13 20 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (4.42%) Integration Testing
13 20 (4.42%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 81 (17.92%) PowerShell
2 77 (17.04%) SQL
3 16 (3.54%) Perl
4 11 (2.43%) Java
4 11 (2.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.21%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.99%) Python
7 7 (1.55%) VB
8 5 (1.11%) VBScript
9 3 (0.66%) C#
9 3 (0.66%) PHP
9 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.44%) Ruby
11 1 (0.22%) C
11 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (28.54%) Security Cleared
2 89 (19.69%) SC Cleared
3 50 (11.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 45 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (8.85%) DV Cleared
6 26 (5.75%) MCSE
7 24 (5.31%) Citrix Certification
8 19 (4.20%) Degree
9 17 (3.76%) CCA
10 16 (3.54%) VCP6
11 15 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (3.10%) MCITP
12 14 (3.10%) MCSA
13 10 (2.21%) CCNA
13 10 (2.21%) CCNP
13 10 (2.21%) VCAP
14 9 (1.99%) MCP
15 7 (1.55%) VCP5
16 6 (1.33%) MCTS
16 6 (1.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.10%) SLA
2 9 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.77%) GDPR
4 7 (1.55%) QA
5 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.44%) PMO
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) GPG13
7 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 216 (47.79%) Active Directory
2 104 (23.01%) Hyper-V
3 103 (22.79%) vSphere
4 65 (14.38%) VMware ESXi
5 58 (12.83%) XenApp
6 52 (11.50%) XenDesktop
7 39 (8.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 38 (8.41%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (5.53%) VMware NSX
10 24 (5.31%) XenServer
11 23 (5.09%) vCloud
12 19 (4.20%) NFS
13 14 (3.10%) DFS Replication
14 12 (2.65%) KVM
14 12 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (1.99%) Docker
16 7 (1.55%) Samba
16 7 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 98 (21.68%) SCCM
2 33 (7.30%) vCenter Server
3 31 (6.86%) SCOM
4 30 (6.64%) Ansible
5 27 (5.97%) Puppet
6 26 (5.75%) vRealize
7 21 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
8 19 (4.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (3.32%) Failover Clustering
11 14 (3.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (2.21%) SCVMM
13 9 (1.99%) AirWatch
13 9 (1.99%) Red Hat Satellite
14 8 (1.77%) NetBackup
14 8 (1.77%) PowerCLI
14 8 (1.77%) RSA enVision
14 8 (1.77%) Terraform
15 7 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 7 (1.55%) Packer
Vendors
1 452 (100.00%) VMware
2 202 (44.69%) Microsoft
3 133 (29.42%) Citrix
4 65 (14.38%) Cisco
4 65 (14.38%) Oracle
5 45 (9.96%) HP
6 43 (9.51%) NetApp
7 38 (8.41%) McAfee
8 35 (7.74%) Dell
9 28 (6.19%) Red Hat
10 27 (5.97%) Juniper
11 22 (4.87%) EMC
12 21 (4.65%) Veeam
13 15 (3.32%) Micro Focus
13 15 (3.32%) Splunk
14 14 (3.10%) Sony
15 13 (2.88%) 3PAR
15 13 (2.88%) IBM
16 12 (2.65%) Google
17 11 (2.43%) Blue Coat