Period
to 18 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 80 64
Rank change year-on-year +1 -16 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 517 460 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.08% 2.86% 3.23%
As % of the System Software category 21.26% 21.48% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 266 414
South East median daily rate £413 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -2.50% +12.68%
10th Percentile £259 £235 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £506
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 43
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £25.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -39.29% +9.80%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.24 £20.65
90th Percentile £54.13 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £27.25 £18.25 £28.75
% change year-on-year +49.32% -36.52% -11.54%

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 2,432 2,142 2,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.47% 13.31% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,346 1,250 1,468
South East median daily rate £421 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £185 £161 £185
90th Percentile £560 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 173 186
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.40% -13.57%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.11 £43.75 £45.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.91% -3.91%

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 August 2018.

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 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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 +11 203 £417 -1.82% 35
Thames Valley -21 159 £425 +7.59% 60
Surrey -2 85 £348 -4.47% 22
Berkshire -28 69 £425 +21.43% 40
Buckinghamshire -3 60 £425 +6.25% 10
Oxfordshire +7 30 £427 +6.81% 10
West Sussex +2 27 £413 +13.40% 7
Kent +4 20 £330 +1.54% 4
Middlesex - 5 £463 -
Sussex - 5 £350 -
East Sussex -1 3 £520 +33.33% 4
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 517 (100.00%) VMware
2 320 (61.90%) Windows
3 257 (49.71%) Active Directory
4 227 (43.91%) Microsoft
5 194 (37.52%) Windows Server
6 155 (29.98%) Citrix
7 144 (27.85%) Linux
8 138 (26.69%) Security Cleared
9 114 (22.05%) Hyper-V
10 110 (21.28%) Cisco
11 106 (20.50%) SCCM
11 106 (20.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 103 (19.92%) SC Cleared
13 102 (19.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 100 (19.34%) vSphere
14 100 (19.34%) ITIL
15 97 (18.76%) SQL
16 95 (18.38%) DNS
17 93 (17.99%) Windows Server 2008
18 92 (17.79%) Firewall
18 92 (17.79%) Microsoft Azure
19 86 (16.63%) VMware ESXi
20 84 (16.25%) Migration
20 84 (16.25%) Oracle
21 82 (15.86%) Unix
21 82 (15.86%) SAN
22 77 (14.89%) Office 365
23 73 (14.12%) XenApp
24 72 (13.93%) HP
25 70 (13.54%) PowerShell

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 66 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 47 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 41 (7.93%) IIS
4 27 (5.22%) OpenStack
4 27 (5.22%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.29%) Apache
6 13 (2.51%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (2.13%) JBoss
8 9 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.55%) WildFly
10 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.97%) K2 blackpearl
12 4 (0.77%) Confluence
12 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (8.32%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) RMDS
2 1 (0.19%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 92 (17.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (14.89%) Office 365
3 48 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (5.22%) IaaS
5 22 (4.26%) PaaS
5 22 (4.26%) SaaS
6 16 (3.09%) Yammer
7 15 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.97%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.39%) NuGet
11 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.19%) Datadog
12 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 95 (18.38%) DNS
2 92 (17.79%) Firewall
3 82 (15.86%) SAN
4 61 (11.80%) LAN
5 60 (11.61%) WAN
6 57 (11.03%) DHCP
7 41 (7.93%) VLAN
8 36 (6.96%) TCP/IP
9 27 (5.22%) Skype
10 26 (5.03%) BGP
10 26 (5.03%) VPN
11 24 (4.64%) NetScaler
12 23 (4.45%) OSPF
13 21 (4.06%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (3.87%) iSCSI
15 19 (3.68%) Wireless
16 16 (3.09%) Software-Defined Networking
17 15 (2.90%) Internet
18 14 (2.71%) IPsec
18 14 (2.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.48%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.29%) MySQL
4 11 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.97%) Power BI
8 5 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.58%) DB2
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.58%) Redis
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.48%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.09%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.35%) JIRA
4 5 (0.97%) MSI
4 5 (0.97%) Subversion
5 4 (0.77%) JMeter
5 4 (0.77%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.58%) Maven
6 3 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.58%) SilkTest
6 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.58%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.39%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.39%) Selenium
7 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.19%) JUnit
General
1 63 (12.19%) Finance
2 23 (4.45%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.09%) Retail
4 13 (2.51%) Back Office
4 13 (2.51%) Banking
5 8 (1.55%) Military
6 4 (0.77%) Law
7 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.58%) Publishing
8 2 (0.39%) Advertising
8 2 (0.39%) Marketing
8 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 86 (16.63%) Architect
2 80 (15.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 78 (15.09%) Analyst
4 46 (8.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 44 (8.51%) VMware Engineer
6 27 (5.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 26 (5.03%) Support Engineer
8 24 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (4.45%) Network Architect
10 22 (4.26%) Network Engineer
10 22 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
11 21 (4.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 21 (4.06%) Consultant
12 20 (3.87%) Administrator
12 20 (3.87%) Wintel Engineer
13 19 (3.68%) Desktop Support
14 18 (3.48%) Cloud Architect
14 18 (3.48%) Server Engineer
15 17 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (3.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.16%) Middleware
2 19 (3.68%) Web Services
3 14 (2.71%) LDAP
4 9 (1.74%) .NET
5 8 (1.55%) JSON
6 6 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (1.16%) XML
7 5 (0.97%) Web Services Management
8 4 (0.77%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.77%) POSIX
8 4 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.77%) Sensu
8 4 (0.77%) SOAP
8 4 (0.77%) XSLT
9 3 (0.58%) Kafka
9 3 (0.58%) RESTful
10 2 (0.39%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.39%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.39%) J2EE
10 2 (0.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.99%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.58%) PKI
4 32 (6.19%) Clustering
5 30 (5.80%) Fat Client
5 30 (5.80%) Thin Client
6 25 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (4.26%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.71%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.74%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.35%) Replication
10 7 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.16%) CMDB
12 5 (0.97%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.97%) MPEG
13 4 (0.77%) iSeries
13 4 (0.77%) Video on Demand
14 3 (0.58%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.58%) STB
Operating Systems
1 320 (61.90%) Windows
2 194 (37.52%) Windows Server
3 144 (27.85%) Linux
4 102 (19.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (17.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (15.86%) Unix
7 64 (12.38%) Windows 7
8 53 (10.25%) Windows 10
9 52 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (7.16%) AIX
11 24 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (4.45%) Solaris
13 16 (3.09%) CentOS
13 16 (3.09%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.35%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.16%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.97%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.77%) HPUX
17 4 (0.77%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (20.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 100 (19.34%) ITIL
3 84 (16.25%) Migration
4 49 (9.48%) Change Management
5 48 (9.28%) Incident Management
6 38 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 35 (6.77%) Network Design
8 34 (6.58%) DevOps
8 34 (6.58%) Service Management
9 30 (5.80%) High Availability
10 29 (5.61%) Service Delivery
11 28 (5.42%) Configuration Management
12 27 (5.22%) Application Packaging
13 23 (4.45%) Capacity Management
13 23 (4.45%) Virtual Environments
14 22 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (3.87%) Network Virtualisation
15 20 (3.87%) Project Management
15 20 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 97 (18.76%) SQL
2 70 (13.54%) PowerShell
3 29 (5.61%) Python
4 24 (4.64%) Java
5 21 (4.06%) Bash Shell
6 19 (3.68%) Perl
7 11 (2.13%) C
8 7 (1.35%) C#
9 6 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.97%) VB
10 5 (0.97%) VBScript
11 4 (0.77%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.77%) PHP
12 3 (0.58%) C++
13 2 (0.39%) CQL
13 2 (0.39%) Ruby
13 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 138 (26.69%) Security Cleared
2 103 (19.92%) SC Cleared
3 46 (8.90%) DV Cleared
4 29 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (4.26%) MCSE
7 19 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (3.09%) CCA
8 16 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
9 15 (2.90%) CCNP
10 12 (2.32%) Degree
11 11 (2.13%) CCNA
12 10 (1.93%) RHCE
13 8 (1.55%) CCDP
13 8 (1.55%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.35%) MCP
14 7 (1.35%) VCP6
15 6 (1.16%) MCDBA
15 6 (1.16%) MCITP
16 5 (0.97%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.06%) SLA
2 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.58%) COBIT
3 3 (0.58%) GDPR
3 3 (0.58%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) RMADS
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.39%) PMO
4 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 257 (49.71%) Active Directory
2 114 (22.05%) Hyper-V
3 100 (19.34%) vSphere
4 86 (16.63%) VMware ESXi
5 73 (14.12%) XenApp
6 57 (11.03%) XenDesktop
7 41 (7.93%) Virtual Desktop
8 40 (7.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 39 (7.54%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (5.22%) XenServer
11 25 (4.84%) Docker
11 25 (4.84%) VMware NSX
12 19 (3.68%) Oracle RAC
13 18 (3.48%) DFS Replication
14 15 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (2.71%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (2.32%) vCloud
16 12 (2.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 11 (2.13%) NFS
18 8 (1.55%) KVM
Systems Management
1 106 (20.50%) SCCM
2 37 (7.16%) SCOM
3 34 (6.58%) vCenter Server
4 28 (5.42%) Ansible
5 27 (5.22%) Puppet
5 27 (5.22%) WSUS
6 20 (3.87%) Data Guard
7 19 (3.68%) vRealize
8 17 (3.29%) Kubernetes
8 17 (3.29%) NetBackup
9 15 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (2.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (1.93%) Red Hat Satellite
13 9 (1.74%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 7 (1.35%) Cobbler
16 6 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 517 (100.00%) VMware
2 227 (43.91%) Microsoft
3 155 (29.98%) Citrix
4 110 (21.28%) Cisco
5 84 (16.25%) Oracle
6 72 (13.93%) HP
7 65 (12.57%) Red Hat
8 62 (11.99%) NetApp
9 44 (8.51%) McAfee
10 33 (6.38%) IBM
10 33 (6.38%) Juniper
11 30 (5.80%) Veritas
12 27 (5.22%) EMC
13 21 (4.06%) CheckPoint
14 20 (3.87%) Veeam
15 19 (3.68%) Dell
16 16 (3.09%) 3PAR
17 15 (2.90%) Symantec
18 13 (2.51%) Splunk
19 12 (2.32%) SolarWinds