Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 90 83
Rank change year-on-year +30 -7 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 188 398 512
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.07% 2.63% 2.98%
As % of the System Software category 21.84% 16.56% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 302 283
Median daily rate £440 £400 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.21% +5.50%
10th Percentile £208 £263 £270
90th Percentile £526 £575 £524
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 39
Median hourly rate £25.00 £44.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.18% +62.96% +5.88%
England median hourly rate £38.55 £34.51 £27.00
% change year-on-year +11.69% +27.81% +31.71%

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 861 2,404 2,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.07% 15.86% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 1,518 1,336
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £140 £185 £185
90th Percentile £575 £600 £569
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 143 185
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.62 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.69% -2.26% +3.03%
10th Percentile £12.28 £10.67 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.75 £45.13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South East.

Daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South East over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the South East

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 5 July 2020. 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 +36 97 £475 +20.25% 20
Thames Valley +30 65 £400 - 17
Berkshire +48 47 £400 -2.44% 6
Surrey +38 17 £210 -50.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +11 16 £441 +6.97% 6
Kent -2 6 £236 -30.00% 3
West Sussex +5 3 £381 -7.58% 7
Oxfordshire +21 2 £363 +20.83% 5
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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.

1 188 (100.00%) VMware
2 144 (76.60%) Windows
3 94 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 93 (49.47%) Windows Server
5 77 (40.96%) PowerShell
6 72 (38.30%) Microsoft
7 60 (31.91%) Security Cleared
8 49 (26.06%) Firewall
9 48 (25.53%) Linux
9 48 (25.53%) Windows Server 2016
10 47 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 44 (23.40%) Hyper-V
11 44 (23.40%) DNS
11 44 (23.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 42 (22.34%) SC Cleared
12 42 (22.34%) Data Centre
13 40 (21.28%) Office 365
13 40 (21.28%) vSphere
14 39 (20.74%) ITIL
15 38 (20.21%) DHCP
15 38 (20.21%) Azure
16 34 (18.09%) Ansible
17 32 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
17 32 (17.02%) Cisco
17 32 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
18 31 (16.49%) High Availability
18 31 (16.49%) DevOps
19 30 (15.96%) Python
20 29 (15.43%) Citrix
21 28 (14.89%) Windows 10

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 17 (9.04%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.98%) Skype for Business
3 11 (5.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.66%) Confluence
4 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.66%) IIS
5 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.60%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.06%) JBoss
8 1 (0.53%) Apache
8 1 (0.53%) Documentum
8 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.53%) nginx
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.06%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (21.28%) Office 365
2 38 (20.21%) Azure
3 27 (14.36%) AWS
4 11 (5.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (5.32%) GitHub
6 9 (4.79%) IaaS
7 8 (4.26%) PaaS
8 5 (2.66%) SaaS
8 5 (2.66%) Yammer
9 4 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (26.06%) Firewall
2 44 (23.40%) DNS
3 38 (20.21%) DHCP
4 25 (13.30%) Skype
4 25 (13.30%) WAN
5 20 (10.64%) TCP/IP
6 17 (9.04%) SNMP
7 15 (7.98%) SAN
7 15 (7.98%) VLAN
8 12 (6.38%) PBX
9 11 (5.85%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (5.32%) VoIP
10 10 (5.32%) VSAN
11 9 (4.79%) BGP
11 9 (4.79%) LAN
11 9 (4.79%) SMTP
12 8 (4.26%) VPN
13 7 (3.72%) OSPF
13 7 (3.72%) Wireless
14 6 (3.19%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.79%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.60%) MySQL
5 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (12.23%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.57%) Jenkins
3 16 (8.51%) JIRA
4 10 (5.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (5.32%) GitLab
4 10 (5.32%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (4.26%) Vagrant
6 7 (3.72%) MSI
7 5 (2.66%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.66%) Subversion
8 3 (1.60%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.60%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 8 (4.26%) Finance
2 6 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.66%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.13%) Retail
5 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.06%) Military
6 2 (1.06%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Police
7 1 (0.53%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (16.49%) Architect
3 14 (7.45%) Analyst
4 13 (6.91%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (6.38%) VMware Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) Administrator
7 10 (5.32%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (5.32%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (4.79%) Consultant
9 8 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (4.26%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.72%) Deskside Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) IT Support
10 7 (3.72%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.19%) VMware Architect
12 5 (2.66%) Cloud Architect
12 5 (2.66%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.11%) Middleware
2 14 (7.45%) .NET
3 12 (6.38%) LDAP
4 9 (4.79%) REST
5 7 (3.72%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (3.72%) gRPC
5 7 (3.72%) RESTful
5 7 (3.72%) Swagger
6 6 (3.19%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.60%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.06%) Flash
8 2 (1.06%) JSON
8 2 (1.06%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (22.34%) Data Centre
2 24 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (11.70%) Clustering
3 22 (11.70%) PKI
4 14 (7.45%) Private Cloud
4 14 (7.45%) Replication
5 13 (6.91%) Client/Server
6 12 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (5.32%) Management Information System
7 10 (5.32%) Public Cloud
8 6 (3.19%) NHS
9 5 (2.66%) Cloud Native
10 4 (2.13%) Driving Licence
10 4 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.06%) Biotechnology
11 2 (1.06%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.53%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 144 (76.60%) Windows
2 93 (49.47%) Windows Server
3 48 (25.53%) Linux
3 48 (25.53%) Windows Server 2016
4 47 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (14.89%) Windows 10
7 21 (11.17%) Windows 7
8 19 (10.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (6.91%) Windows Server 2019
10 10 (5.32%) CentOS
11 6 (3.19%) AIX
11 6 (3.19%) Unix
11 6 (3.19%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.13%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.60%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.60%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (20.74%) ITIL
3 31 (16.49%) DevOps
3 31 (16.49%) High Availability
4 27 (14.36%) Migration
5 23 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (11.70%) Configuration Management
6 22 (11.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (9.57%) Infrastructure as Code
9 16 (8.51%) Service Management
10 14 (7.45%) Validation
11 13 (6.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 12 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (6.38%) Network Virtualisation
12 12 (6.38%) Workflow
13 11 (5.85%) Network Design
13 11 (5.85%) Systems Engineering
14 10 (5.32%) Continuous Deployment
14 10 (5.32%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 77 (40.96%) PowerShell
2 30 (15.96%) Python
3 25 (13.30%) SQL
4 16 (8.51%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.26%) C#
6 7 (3.72%) Go
7 4 (2.13%) VB
7 4 (2.13%) VBScript
8 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.60%) Perl
9 2 (1.06%) Java
9 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.53%) C
10 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 60 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 42 (22.34%) SC Cleared
3 32 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (9.04%) DV Cleared
4 17 (9.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (5.85%) MCSE
6 9 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.26%) Degree
7 8 (4.26%) MCSA
8 7 (3.72%) CCNP
9 5 (2.66%) CCNA
9 5 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.66%) MCITP
10 4 (2.13%) MCP
11 3 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.60%) VCAP
11 3 (1.60%) VCP6
12 2 (1.06%) CCIE
12 2 (1.06%) OCP
12 2 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.26%) SLA
2 4 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.06%) NCSC
4 1 (0.53%) GDPR
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 94 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 44 (23.40%) Hyper-V
3 40 (21.28%) vSphere
4 27 (14.36%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (13.30%) VMware NSX
6 15 (7.98%) XenApp
7 12 (6.38%) Docker
8 11 (5.85%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (4.79%) vCloud
9 9 (4.79%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (3.72%) NFS
11 6 (3.19%) UAG
12 5 (2.66%) KVM
12 5 (2.66%) XenDesktop
13 4 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (2.13%) Terminal Server
14 3 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (1.06%) GFS2
15 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 34 (18.09%) Ansible
2 26 (13.83%) vRealize
3 19 (10.11%) SCCM
4 18 (9.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 17 (9.04%) vCenter Server
6 16 (8.51%) Puppet
7 15 (7.98%) Kubernetes
8 14 (7.45%) Terraform
9 13 (6.91%) Failover Clustering
9 13 (6.91%) ZABBIX
10 12 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (5.85%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 10 (5.32%) Grafana
12 10 (5.32%) Packer
13 9 (4.79%) WSUS
14 7 (3.72%) Prometheus
14 7 (3.72%) SCOM
15 5 (2.66%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (2.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 4 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 188 (100.00%) VMware
2 72 (38.30%) Microsoft
3 32 (17.02%) Cisco
4 29 (15.43%) Citrix
5 24 (12.77%) Oracle
6 17 (9.04%) Dell
7 16 (8.51%) McAfee
8 15 (7.98%) EMC
9 12 (6.38%) Sonus
10 10 (5.32%) Atlassian
10 10 (5.32%) HP
10 10 (5.32%) NetApp
11 9 (4.79%) Symantec
12 8 (4.26%) Splunk
13 7 (3.72%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.72%) Apple
13 7 (3.72%) F5
13 7 (3.72%) IBM
13 7 (3.72%) Lumension
14 6 (3.19%) Juniper