Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 86 89
Rank change year-on-year +26 +3 -24
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 344 451 436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.23% 2.81% 2.60%
As % of the System Software category 20.32% 17.17% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 309 230
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £241 £254 £150
90th Percentile £575 £579 £538
England median daily rate £402 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -5.41% +11.55% -4.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 10
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £50.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +100.00% -40.48%
10th Percentile £21.76 £33.50 £13.10
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £129.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - +37.25% +2.00%

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 1,693 2,627 2,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.92% 16.40% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,014 1,599 1,323
South East median daily rate £425 £429 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +7.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £143
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 158 153
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £15.19 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.98% -5.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.92 £10.21
90th Percentile £47.02 £48.75 £43.54
England median hourly rate £16.96 £16.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year +5.97% -1.33% +1.34%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 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 +23 147 £450 +0.56% 59
Thames Valley +11 120 £400 -2.74% 74
Berkshire +34 83 £388 - 43
Surrey +33 38 £462 +11.94% 32
Buckinghamshire -6 30 £400 -3.03% 17
West Sussex +20 19 £343 -16.97% 17
Kent +10 15 £375 +30.43% 6
Oxfordshire +13 7 £300 -36.84% 14
East Sussex +5 3 £900 +71.43% 7
Sussex -5 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 344 (100.00%) VMware
2 247 (71.80%) Windows
3 175 (50.87%) Active Directory
4 164 (47.67%) Windows Server
5 147 (42.73%) Microsoft
6 103 (29.94%) Security Cleared
7 96 (27.91%) PowerShell
8 90 (26.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 88 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 88 (25.58%) Azure
10 86 (25.00%) Office 365
11 85 (24.71%) DNS
12 80 (23.26%) Citrix
13 79 (22.97%) Cisco
14 76 (22.09%) Hyper-V
15 74 (21.51%) SQL
16 71 (20.64%) Windows Server 2008
17 70 (20.35%) Data Centre
18 66 (19.19%) Firewall
19 65 (18.90%) AWS
20 63 (18.31%) SC Cleared
21 60 (17.44%) ITIL
22 57 (16.57%) DHCP
23 55 (15.99%) SCCM
24 54 (15.70%) vSphere
25 51 (14.83%) SQL Server
26 47 (13.66%) Windows 10
27 45 (13.08%) Linux
28 43 (12.50%) Windows 7
29 42 (12.21%) Migration

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 40 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 34 (9.88%) MS Exchange
3 31 (9.01%) Skype for Business
4 21 (6.10%) IIS
5 14 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (4.07%) OpenStack
6 13 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.16%) Apache
7 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.58%) Documentum
8 2 (0.58%) nginx
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.29%) Confluence
9 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.29%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 88 (25.58%) Azure
2 86 (25.00%) Office 365
3 65 (18.90%) AWS
4 33 (9.59%) IaaS
5 24 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (6.69%) PaaS
7 14 (4.07%) Yammer
8 11 (3.20%) SaaS
9 9 (2.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.16%) GitHub
11 3 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.87%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.58%) GCP
13 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 85 (24.71%) DNS
2 66 (19.19%) Firewall
3 57 (16.57%) DHCP
4 37 (10.76%) SAN
4 37 (10.76%) Skype
5 26 (7.56%) TCP/IP
6 22 (6.40%) WAN
7 17 (4.94%) LAN
8 16 (4.65%) BGP
8 16 (4.65%) VLAN
9 14 (4.07%) VPN
10 12 (3.49%) MPLS
11 11 (3.20%) NetScaler
11 11 (3.20%) Wireless
12 10 (2.91%) Internet
12 10 (2.91%) NAS
13 9 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (2.62%) IPsec
14 8 (2.33%) 2G
14 8 (2.33%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.10%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.58%) MySQL
9 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (3.49%) MSI
2 11 (3.20%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.62%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.45%) JIRA
5 5 (1.45%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.16%) Subversion
7 3 (0.87%) GitLab
7 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.58%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.58%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.58%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.58%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 23 (6.69%) Finance
2 13 (3.78%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.49%) Public Sector
4 5 (1.45%) Retail
5 4 (1.16%) Back Office
5 4 (1.16%) Military
6 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.58%) Billing
7 2 (0.58%) Electronics
7 2 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 68 (19.77%) Architect
3 28 (8.14%) Consultant
4 26 (7.56%) Analyst
5 23 (6.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 22 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
7 21 (6.10%) Support Engineer
8 18 (5.23%) Network Engineer
9 17 (4.94%) Wintel Engineer
10 16 (4.65%) Administrator
11 15 (4.36%) Cloud Architect
11 15 (4.36%) Technical Architect
11 15 (4.36%) VMware Engineer
12 12 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.20%) DBA
14 10 (2.91%) IT Support
14 10 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
15 9 (2.62%) Cloud Consultant
15 9 (2.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.14%) Middleware
2 19 (5.52%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (3.49%) .NET
4 11 (3.20%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.45%) LDAP
6 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.87%) HTML
6 3 (0.87%) Node.js
6 3 (0.87%) RESTful
6 3 (0.87%) Web Services
7 2 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.58%) gRPC
7 2 (0.58%) JSON
7 2 (0.58%) REST
7 2 (0.58%) Swagger
7 2 (0.58%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.29%) ADSI
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.29%) SAML
8 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 70 (20.35%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (8.14%) PKI
4 26 (7.56%) Private Cloud
5 24 (6.98%) Public Cloud
6 16 (4.65%) Replication
7 15 (4.36%) Clustering
8 13 (3.78%) Fat Client
8 13 (3.78%) Thin Client
9 12 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (2.62%) NHS
11 7 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (2.03%) Management Information System
11 7 (2.03%) Smart Meter
12 6 (1.74%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 5 (1.45%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.45%) Cloud Native
13 5 (1.45%) EMC VNX
14 3 (0.87%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 247 (71.80%) Windows
2 164 (47.67%) Windows Server
3 88 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (20.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (13.66%) Windows 10
6 45 (13.08%) Linux
7 43 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 19 (5.52%) VMS
9 17 (4.94%) Windows 8
10 13 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (3.20%) Windows Vista
12 10 (2.91%) Unix
12 10 (2.91%) Windows XP
13 7 (2.03%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.74%) CentOS
15 4 (1.16%) AIX
15 4 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.87%) Debian
17 2 (0.58%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (26.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 60 (17.44%) ITIL
3 42 (12.21%) Migration
4 40 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (8.14%) Network Virtualisation
6 23 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (6.69%) Technical Leadership
7 22 (6.40%) DevOps
7 22 (6.40%) Project Management
7 22 (6.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 21 (6.10%) Service Management
9 20 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (5.23%) Customer Requirements
11 16 (4.65%) Configuration Management
11 16 (4.65%) Service Delivery
12 15 (4.36%) Change Control
12 15 (4.36%) Project Delivery
12 15 (4.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 14 (4.07%) Decision-Making
13 14 (4.07%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 96 (27.91%) PowerShell
2 74 (21.51%) SQL
3 24 (6.98%) Python
4 17 (4.94%) Bash Shell
5 11 (3.20%) C#
6 7 (2.03%) Perl
6 7 (2.03%) VBScript
7 6 (1.74%) C
8 5 (1.45%) Go
8 5 (1.45%) Ruby
8 5 (1.45%) VB
9 3 (0.87%) Java
9 3 (0.87%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (29.94%) Security Cleared
2 63 (18.31%) SC Cleared
3 41 (11.92%) DV Cleared
4 34 (9.88%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (7.85%) CCNA
7 20 (5.81%) Degree
8 17 (4.94%) MCSE
9 16 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
10 15 (4.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (3.78%) CCA
11 13 (3.78%) CCNP
12 8 (2.33%) MCSA
13 7 (2.03%) MCP
14 6 (1.74%) CBAP
14 6 (1.74%) IIBA
14 6 (1.74%) MCITP
15 5 (1.45%) VCAP
16 4 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
17 3 (0.87%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.49%) SLA
2 10 (2.91%) QA
3 9 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.03%) GDPR
4 7 (2.03%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.87%) NCSC
5 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.29%) NIST
6 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 175 (50.87%) Active Directory
2 76 (22.09%) Hyper-V
3 54 (15.70%) vSphere
4 40 (11.63%) XenApp
5 36 (10.47%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (7.27%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (7.27%) XenDesktop
7 22 (6.40%) vCloud
8 19 (5.52%) VMware NSX
9 14 (4.07%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (3.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (3.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (2.91%) Docker
13 9 (2.62%) DFS Replication
13 9 (2.62%) NFS
14 7 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (1.45%) Firmware
16 4 (1.16%) KVM
17 3 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 55 (15.99%) SCCM
2 29 (8.43%) vRealize
3 26 (7.56%) Ansible
4 22 (6.40%) vCenter Server
5 15 (4.36%) WSUS
6 11 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (2.91%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (2.91%) Puppet
7 10 (2.91%) Terraform
7 10 (2.91%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 9 (2.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (2.62%) SCOM
9 8 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (2.03%) AirWatch
10 7 (2.03%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.74%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.74%) SCVMM
11 6 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 344 (100.00%) VMware
2 147 (42.73%) Microsoft
3 80 (23.26%) Citrix
4 79 (22.97%) Cisco
5 37 (10.76%) Oracle
6 24 (6.98%) HP
7 18 (5.23%) Dell
7 18 (5.23%) EMC
7 18 (5.23%) McAfee
8 15 (4.36%) Juniper
9 14 (4.07%) NetApp
10 12 (3.49%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.49%) Symantec
11 11 (3.20%) Lumension
12 9 (2.62%) F5
12 9 (2.62%) MobileIron
13 8 (2.33%) Apple
13 8 (2.33%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.33%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.74%) Veritas