Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 73 68
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 492 473 522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.99% 2.91% 3.10%
As % of the System Software category 19.85% 20.08% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 285 353
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £215 £177 £225
90th Percentile £538 £537 £525
England median daily rate £420 £392 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 39
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -42.24% +9.57%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.24 £14.50
90th Percentile £54.13 £43.00 £50.70
England median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +35.00% -28.57% -11.11%

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 2,479 2,356 2,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.06% 14.51% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,428 1,430 1,271
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +6.60% +7.14%
10th Percentile £190 £148 £175
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 168 192
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £17.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +15.42% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.37 £10.39
90th Percentile £44.88 £46.45 £45.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Thames Valley -16 175 £422 +12.53% 56
Hampshire -6 170 £400 -5.88% 32
Surrey +20 86 £283 -19.86% 24
Berkshire -24 77 £425 +21.43% 25
Buckinghamshire +15 76 £400 - 14
West Sussex +6 30 £413 +26.92% 7
Oxfordshire -19 22 £447 +19.27% 17
Kent +2 18 £330 +3.13% 6
Middlesex - 3 £463 - 1
East Sussex -4 2 - - 8
Sussex - 1 - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 492 (100.00%) VMware
2 305 (61.99%) Windows
3 244 (49.59%) Active Directory
4 214 (43.50%) Microsoft
5 190 (38.62%) Windows Server
6 156 (31.71%) Citrix
7 138 (28.05%) Linux
8 114 (23.17%) vSphere
9 112 (22.76%) Hyper-V
10 108 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 107 (21.75%) SQL
12 103 (20.93%) Security Cleared
13 101 (20.53%) ITIL
14 96 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 95 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 94 (19.11%) Migration
17 93 (18.90%) SCCM
18 92 (18.70%) Cisco
19 88 (17.89%) Oracle
19 88 (17.89%) Firewall
20 86 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
21 85 (17.28%) DNS
22 81 (16.46%) PowerShell
23 80 (16.26%) SAN
24 79 (16.06%) XenApp
25 78 (15.85%) Office 365
26 73 (14.84%) SC Cleared
27 72 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
28 70 (14.23%) Finance
28 70 (14.23%) Windows 7

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 50 (10.16%) SharePoint
2 35 (7.11%) MS Exchange
3 32 (6.50%) IIS
4 24 (4.88%) OpenStack
5 23 (4.67%) Skype for Business
6 16 (3.25%) Apache
6 16 (3.25%) JBoss
7 9 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.63%) WildFly
9 7 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.81%) nginx
12 4 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.61%) Confluence
14 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 108 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (15.85%) Office 365
3 50 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (6.71%) IaaS
5 28 (5.69%) PaaS
6 20 (4.07%) SaaS
7 12 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (2.24%) Yammer
9 10 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.81%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.41%) NuGet
12 2 (0.41%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.20%) Datadog
13 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 88 (17.89%) Firewall
2 85 (17.28%) DNS
3 80 (16.26%) SAN
4 57 (11.59%) LAN
5 56 (11.38%) WAN
6 53 (10.77%) TCP/IP
7 52 (10.57%) DHCP
8 32 (6.50%) NetScaler
9 31 (6.30%) VLAN
10 24 (4.88%) iSCSI
11 21 (4.27%) Skype
12 19 (3.86%) VPN
13 17 (3.46%) NAS
14 14 (2.85%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (2.64%) BGP
15 13 (2.64%) Wireless
16 12 (2.44%) VoIP
17 11 (2.24%) Fibre Channel
17 11 (2.24%) Internet
17 11 (2.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.25%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.05%) MySQL
4 12 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.03%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.02%) Power BI
9 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.81%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.81%) Redis
11 3 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.25%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.83%) MSI
4 7 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.22%) JIRA
6 4 (0.81%) Maven
6 4 (0.81%) Toad
7 3 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.61%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.41%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.41%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.41%) jMock
8 2 (0.41%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.41%) Mockito
8 2 (0.41%) Selenium
8 2 (0.41%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 70 (14.23%) Finance
2 18 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.85%) Retail
4 13 (2.64%) Back Office
4 13 (2.64%) Law
5 11 (2.24%) Banking
6 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.81%) Military
7 3 (0.61%) Publishing
8 2 (0.41%) Advertising
8 2 (0.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 78 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 73 (14.84%) Architect
3 71 (14.43%) Analyst
4 47 (9.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 40 (8.13%) VMware Engineer
6 26 (5.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 25 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 24 (4.88%) Desktop Support
9 21 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 21 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (3.66%) Consultant
11 17 (3.46%) Support Analyst
12 16 (3.25%) Wintel Engineer
13 15 (3.05%) Desktop Engineer
13 15 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support
14 14 (2.85%) Applications Support
14 14 (2.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 14 (2.85%) Network Engineer
14 14 (2.85%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.37%) Middleware
2 18 (3.66%) LDAP
3 15 (3.05%) Web Services
4 10 (2.03%) .NET
5 6 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (1.02%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.02%) Sensu
6 5 (1.02%) XML
7 4 (0.81%) JSON
7 4 (0.81%) Kafka
7 4 (0.81%) POSIX
7 4 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.81%) RESTful
7 4 (0.81%) SOAP
8 3 (0.61%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.61%) CSS
8 3 (0.61%) J2EE
9 2 (0.41%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.41%) HTML
9 2 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.99%) Data Centre
2 46 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (7.11%) Clustering
4 23 (4.67%) PKI
5 22 (4.47%) Fat Client
5 22 (4.47%) Thin Client
6 21 (4.27%) Management Information System
7 20 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.64%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.64%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.63%) Replication
10 7 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.02%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.02%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.81%) FlexPod
12 4 (0.81%) HP Storage
12 4 (0.81%) iSeries
12 4 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 3 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.61%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 305 (61.99%) Windows
2 190 (38.62%) Windows Server
3 138 (28.05%) Linux
4 95 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (14.23%) Windows 7
7 69 (14.02%) Unix
7 69 (14.02%) Windows 10
8 48 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (4.47%) AIX
10 19 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (3.25%) CentOS
12 15 (3.05%) Windows XP
13 10 (2.03%) Solaris
14 9 (1.83%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.63%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.22%) Windows Vista
17 5 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (1.02%) Debian
18 4 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (20.53%) ITIL
2 96 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 94 (19.11%) Migration
4 51 (10.37%) Change Management
5 46 (9.35%) Incident Management
6 41 (8.33%) Network Design
7 34 (6.91%) Application Packaging
8 33 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (6.50%) Service Management
10 27 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (5.28%) High Availability
11 26 (5.28%) Storage Virtualisation
12 25 (5.08%) DevOps
13 23 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (4.47%) Configuration Management
14 22 (4.47%) Service Delivery
15 21 (4.27%) Capacity Management
15 21 (4.27%) Change Control
15 21 (4.27%) Project Management
16 20 (4.07%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (21.75%) SQL
2 81 (16.46%) PowerShell
3 23 (4.67%) Perl
4 22 (4.47%) Python
5 21 (4.27%) Java
6 16 (3.25%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.42%) VBScript
8 6 (1.22%) PHP
9 5 (1.02%) VB
10 4 (0.81%) C#
11 3 (0.61%) C++
11 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.41%) C
12 2 (0.41%) CQL
12 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 73 (14.84%) SC Cleared
3 42 (8.54%) DV Cleared
3 42 (8.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 41 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (5.28%) MCSE
6 25 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (3.46%) CCA
9 16 (3.25%) VCP6
10 15 (3.05%) CCNA
10 15 (3.05%) CCNP
11 11 (2.24%) MCITP
11 11 (2.24%) MCSA
12 8 (1.63%) VCAP
13 7 (1.42%) Degree
13 7 (1.42%) RHCE
14 6 (1.22%) MCDBA
14 6 (1.22%) MCP
15 5 (1.02%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.25%) SLA
2 7 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.81%) GDPR
4 4 (0.81%) QA
5 3 (0.61%) COBIT
5 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.41%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) GPG13
7 1 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 244 (49.59%) Active Directory
2 114 (23.17%) vSphere
3 112 (22.76%) Hyper-V
4 79 (16.06%) XenApp
5 72 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
6 54 (10.98%) XenDesktop
7 52 (10.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 41 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
9 37 (7.52%) Virtual Desktop
10 21 (4.27%) vCloud
11 20 (4.07%) VMware NSX
12 19 (3.86%) Docker
13 18 (3.66%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (3.46%) XenServer
15 16 (3.25%) NFS
16 14 (2.85%) DFS Replication
17 13 (2.64%) KVM
18 9 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
19 6 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 6 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (18.90%) SCCM
2 30 (6.10%) Ansible
2 30 (6.10%) vCenter Server
3 27 (5.49%) SCOM
4 25 (5.08%) Puppet
5 22 (4.47%) McAfee ePO
5 22 (4.47%) vRealize
6 21 (4.27%) NetBackup
7 20 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (3.86%) Data Guard
9 14 (2.85%) Red Hat Satellite
10 13 (2.64%) Failover Clustering
10 13 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (2.44%) Kubernetes
11 12 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (2.44%) WSUS
12 10 (2.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 8 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (1.42%) AirWatch
14 7 (1.42%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 492 (100.00%) VMware
2 214 (43.50%) Microsoft
3 156 (31.71%) Citrix
4 92 (18.70%) Cisco
5 88 (17.89%) Oracle
6 68 (13.82%) HP
7 60 (12.20%) NetApp
8 52 (10.57%) Red Hat
9 43 (8.74%) McAfee
10 31 (6.30%) Juniper
11 26 (5.28%) IBM
11 26 (5.28%) Veritas
12 19 (3.86%) 3PAR
12 19 (3.86%) Dell
13 17 (3.46%) EMC
14 15 (3.05%) Symantec
15 14 (2.85%) Veeam
16 13 (2.64%) CheckPoint
16 13 (2.64%) Sony
17 11 (2.24%) Lumension