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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 67 49
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 261 262 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.35% 2.97% 3.70%
As % of the System Software category 26.96% 22.80% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 160 173
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £227 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year - +11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 28
Median hourly rate £19.66 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.74% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £27.50 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £48.73 £49.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% -6.66%  

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 968 1149 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.42% 13.03% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 679 614
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 101 151
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £20.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +14.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.73 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 +2 80 £425 +11.47% 19
Buckinghamshire +7 47 £400 - 4
Berkshire +8 44 £360 -7.09% 22
Surrey -19 31 £353 -17.05% 11
Kent +13 20 £338 -18.67% 2
West Sussex +23 14 £375 -11.29% 5
Oxfordshire -8 13 £400 - 5
Home Counties +3 8 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £450 -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 433 (100.00%) VMware
2 244 (56.35%) Windows
3 170 (39.26%) Active Directory
4 158 (36.49%) Microsoft
5 147 (33.95%) Linux
6 138 (31.87%) Security Cleared
7 128 (29.56%) Windows Server
8 111 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 110 (25.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 109 (25.17%) Firewall
11 102 (23.56%) SC Cleared
12 95 (21.94%) PowerShell
13 87 (20.09%) SQL
13 87 (20.09%) Cisco
14 77 (17.78%) ITIL
15 76 (17.55%) DevOps
16 71 (16.40%) Citrix
17 70 (16.17%) SAN
17 70 (16.17%) Red Hat
18 69 (15.94%) Data Centre
19 67 (15.47%) HP
19 67 (15.47%) DNS
20 66 (15.24%) VMware ESXi
21 63 (14.55%) vSphere
21 63 (14.55%) SQL Server
21 63 (14.55%) MS Exchange
22 61 (14.09%) Hyper-V
23 58 (13.39%) Unix
24 55 (12.70%) WAN
25 54 (12.47%) Microsoft Certification

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 63 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.08%) OpenStack
3 28 (6.47%) IIS
4 27 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (5.08%) Skype for Business
6 19 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.70%) JBoss
7 16 (3.70%) SharePoint
7 16 (3.70%) Tomcat
8 12 (2.77%) Apache
9 9 (2.08%) WildFly
10 5 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.69%) Documentum
12 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.69%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.46%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.23%) Primavera
4 1 (0.23%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 50 (11.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (10.16%) Office 365
3 36 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.08%) IaaS
5 9 (2.08%) SaaS
6 5 (1.15%) PaaS
7 3 (0.69%) Mailgun
8 2 (0.46%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.23%) GitHub
9 1 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (25.17%) Firewall
2 70 (16.17%) SAN
3 67 (15.47%) DNS
4 55 (12.70%) WAN
5 51 (11.78%) TCP/IP
6 45 (10.39%) LAN
7 30 (6.93%) DHCP
7 30 (6.93%) VPN
8 21 (4.85%) NAS
9 20 (4.62%) HTTP
10 19 (4.39%) SSL
11 18 (4.16%) VLAN
12 16 (3.70%) Internet
13 15 (3.46%) BGP
13 15 (3.46%) LDAP
13 15 (3.46%) Network Security
14 13 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (3.00%) MPLS
15 12 (2.77%) HTTPS
15 12 (2.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.39%) MySQL
3 17 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (3.46%) MongoDB
5 14 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.54%) Big Data
8 10 (2.31%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.69%) DB2
11 3 (0.69%) IBM BigInsights
11 3 (0.69%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (6.93%) Jenkins
2 20 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (2.08%) MSI
4 9 (2.08%) Subversion
5 7 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.39%) JIRA
6 6 (1.39%) Selenium
6 6 (1.39%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.15%) HP UFT
7 5 (1.15%) Maven
8 4 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.92%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.69%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.69%) NeoLoad
9 3 (0.69%) SilkTest
9 3 (0.69%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.46%) Ant
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
General
1 44 (10.16%) Finance
2 26 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.31%) Banking
4 8 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.62%) Electronics
5 7 (1.62%) Marketing
6 5 (1.15%) Back Office
6 5 (1.15%) Retail
7 4 (0.92%) Military
8 3 (0.69%) Legal
9 2 (0.46%) Advertising
9 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 69 (15.94%) Architect
2 50 (11.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (9.01%) Support Engineer
4 37 (8.55%) Consultant
5 36 (8.31%) Analyst
6 32 (7.39%) Administrator
7 28 (6.47%) VMware Engineer
8 27 (6.24%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (5.31%) Infrastructure Architect
9 23 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
9 23 (5.31%) Technical Architect
10 22 (5.08%) Linux Administrator
10 22 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
11 21 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
12 20 (4.62%) Wintel Engineer
13 18 (4.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 18 (4.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 17 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (3.70%) Server Engineer
15 16 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.00%) Web Services
2 17 (3.93%) Middleware
3 13 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (2.77%) Sensu
4 12 (2.77%) XML
5 9 (2.08%) .NET
6 5 (1.15%) 802.1X
6 5 (1.15%) RESTful
7 4 (0.92%) LAMP
8 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.69%) Classic ASP
9 2 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.46%) J2EE
9 2 (0.46%) Java EE
9 2 (0.46%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.46%) SOAP
10 1 (0.23%) Apache CXF
10 1 (0.23%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 69 (15.94%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.08%) Clustering
4 16 (3.70%) EMC VNX
5 13 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.00%) Video on Demand
6 11 (2.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 10 (2.31%) EMC VMAX
8 9 (2.08%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.08%) Replication
9 8 (1.85%) PKI
10 6 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.15%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.92%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.92%) Minimum Viable Product
13 3 (0.69%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 244 (56.35%) Windows
2 147 (33.95%) Linux
3 128 (29.56%) Windows Server
4 111 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (25.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (13.39%) Unix
7 44 (10.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (9.70%) CentOS
9 34 (7.85%) Windows 7
10 31 (7.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (6.00%) Windows 10
12 14 (3.23%) Solaris
12 14 (3.23%) Windows Vista
13 10 (2.31%) Windows 8
14 9 (2.08%) AIX
15 6 (1.39%) Android
15 6 (1.39%) Debian
15 6 (1.39%) SUSE
16 5 (1.15%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (17.78%) ITIL
2 76 (17.55%) DevOps
3 42 (9.70%) Virtual Environments
4 41 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (8.55%) Configuration Management
6 34 (7.85%) Migration
7 26 (6.00%) Change Management
8 25 (5.77%) Network Design
9 23 (5.31%) Project Management
10 22 (5.08%) Open Source
11 21 (4.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 20 (4.62%) Service Management
13 19 (4.39%) High Availability
14 17 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (3.70%) ITIL V3
16 15 (3.46%) Capacity Management
17 14 (3.23%) Business Continuity
17 14 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (3.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 95 (21.94%) PowerShell
2 87 (20.09%) SQL
3 51 (11.78%) Python
4 33 (7.62%) Perl
5 26 (6.00%) Java
6 21 (4.85%) Bash Shell
6 21 (4.85%) PHP
7 18 (4.16%) VBScript
8 12 (2.77%) Ruby
9 10 (2.31%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.31%) VB
10 5 (1.15%) C#
11 4 (0.92%) C
12 2 (0.46%) F#
13 1 (0.23%) ABAP
13 1 (0.23%) C++
13 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 138 (31.87%) Security Cleared
2 102 (23.56%) SC Cleared
3 54 (12.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (9.70%) DV Cleared
5 39 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (7.85%) CCNP
6 34 (7.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 32 (7.39%) MCSE
8 25 (5.77%) CCNA
9 24 (5.54%) MCSA
10 17 (3.93%) MCP
11 15 (3.46%) MCITP
12 10 (2.31%) Avaya Certification
12 10 (2.31%) Degree
13 9 (2.08%) CCDP
14 7 (1.62%) CISSP
15 6 (1.39%) ISEB
16 5 (1.15%) RHCE
17 4 (0.92%) MCDBA
17 4 (0.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.77%) QA
1 12 (2.77%) SLA
2 5 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.92%) PMO
4 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.69%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.46%) GDPR
5 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) GPG13
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 170 (39.26%) Active Directory
2 66 (15.24%) VMware ESXi
3 63 (14.55%) vSphere
4 61 (14.09%) Hyper-V
5 27 (6.24%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (4.62%) KVM
6 20 (4.62%) VMware Workstation
7 19 (4.39%) Xen
8 17 (3.93%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (3.70%) Docker
10 12 (2.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (2.31%) vCloud
12 9 (2.08%) XenApp
13 8 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.85%) XenServer
14 6 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (1.39%) XenDesktop
15 5 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (1.15%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.15%) UAG
Systems Management
1 49 (11.32%) Puppet
2 39 (9.01%) Ansible
2 39 (9.01%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (5.54%) SCCM
4 23 (5.31%) vCenter Server
5 21 (4.85%) NetBackup
6 18 (4.16%) SCOM
7 17 (3.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 14 (3.23%) Nagios
8 14 (3.23%) vRealize
9 13 (3.00%) logstash
10 12 (2.77%) Grafana
10 12 (2.77%) Kubernetes
11 10 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (2.31%) WSUS
12 8 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
13 7 (1.62%) AirWatch
13 7 (1.62%) vMotion
14 6 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 433 (100.00%) VMware
2 158 (36.49%) Microsoft
3 87 (20.09%) Cisco
4 71 (16.40%) Citrix
5 70 (16.17%) Red Hat
6 67 (15.47%) HP
7 39 (9.01%) Oracle
8 32 (7.39%) NetApp
9 30 (6.93%) McAfee
10 27 (6.24%) EMC
11 24 (5.54%) Symantec
12 15 (3.46%) Splunk
12 15 (3.46%) Veritas
13 12 (2.77%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.77%) Juniper
13 12 (2.77%) Lumension
13 12 (2.77%) SaltStack
14 11 (2.54%) 3PAR
14 11 (2.54%) SAP
15 10 (2.31%) ServiceNow
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Rate: market rate
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Esher, Surrey
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Rate: £100 - £120 per day
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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Hampshire
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Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
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Thames Valley Police
Rate: £59,726 fixed term contract for 12 Months + excellent benefits
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