Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 65 76
Rank change year-on-year +30 +11 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 179 442 494
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.05% 3.22% 2.99%
As % of the System Software category 33.15% 20.35% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 325 292
Median daily rate £456 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £196 £226 £226
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £438 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 31
Median hourly rate £32.50 £47.83 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.05% +77.15% +8.00%
10th Percentile £31.00 £27.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £38.20 £105.00 £54.13
England median hourly rate £39.50 £42.11 £27.00
% change year-on-year -6.20% +55.96% +35.00%

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 540 2,172 2,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.23% 15.82% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 1,307 1,448
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%
10th Percentile £167 £169 £185
90th Percentile £576 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 151 186
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.29% -6.75%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.25 £53.75 £45.09
Median hourly rate £19.39 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.52% +3.13% -4.79%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +27 105 £510 +27.50% 20
Thames Valley +36 52 £425 +6.25% 23
Buckinghamshire +32 29 £463 +15.63% 3
Berkshire +25 19 £427 +0.35% 14
West Sussex +27 10 £370 +2.78% 2
Surrey +44 9 £413 -5.71% 11
Oxfordshire +36 4 £425 +136.11% 6
Kent +13 2 £210 -45.10% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 179 (100.00%) VMware
2 121 (67.60%) Windows
3 87 (48.60%) Security Cleared
4 79 (44.13%) Microsoft
4 79 (44.13%) Active Directory
5 65 (36.31%) Linux
5 65 (36.31%) vSphere
6 63 (35.20%) Windows Server
7 60 (33.52%) PowerShell
8 56 (31.28%) SC Cleared
8 56 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (29.05%) DevOps
10 50 (27.93%) DNS
10 50 (27.93%) Firewall
11 43 (24.02%) DHCP
12 40 (22.35%) Ansible
12 40 (22.35%) VMware NSX
13 37 (20.67%) Azure
14 35 (19.55%) Kubernetes
14 35 (19.55%) Dell
15 34 (18.99%) Cisco
15 34 (18.99%) Docker
16 33 (18.44%) Terraform
17 32 (17.88%) Migration
17 32 (17.88%) DV Cleared
17 32 (17.88%) JIRA
18 30 (16.76%) vRealize
18 30 (16.76%) Windows Server 2016
19 29 (16.20%) Data Centre
19 29 (16.20%) VMware ESXi

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 11 (6.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.59%) IIS
3 8 (4.47%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.35%) Confluence
5 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.23%) Apache
6 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.68%) JBoss
7 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.12%) nginx
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (9.50%) MS Visio
3 15 (8.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.12%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.67%) Azure
2 27 (15.08%) AWS
3 23 (12.85%) IaaS
4 21 (11.73%) GitHub
5 17 (9.50%) Office 365
6 11 (6.15%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (5.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (4.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (3.91%) PaaS
10 4 (2.23%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 4 (2.23%) SaaS
11 2 (1.12%) GCP
12 1 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.56%) Datadog
12 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (27.93%) DNS
1 50 (27.93%) Firewall
2 43 (24.02%) DHCP
3 27 (15.08%) VLAN
4 23 (12.85%) VSAN
5 22 (12.29%) WAN
6 21 (11.73%) Reverse Proxy
7 17 (9.50%) SNMP
8 15 (8.38%) iSCSI
9 13 (7.26%) SAN
10 12 (6.70%) LAN
11 11 (6.15%) VPN
12 10 (5.59%) DMZ
12 10 (5.59%) TCP/IP
13 9 (5.03%) IPsec
13 9 (5.03%) SMTP
14 8 (4.47%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (4.47%) Skype
15 6 (3.35%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (3.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.23%) MySQL
3 3 (1.68%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) PolyBase
5 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (17.88%) JIRA
2 21 (11.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 21 (11.73%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.73%) GitLab
2 21 (11.73%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.35%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.56%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 11 (6.15%) Finance
2 8 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.12%) Banking
3 2 (1.12%) Publishing
4 1 (0.56%) Automotive
4 1 (0.56%) Front Office
4 1 (0.56%) Police
4 1 (0.56%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (25.70%) Architect
2 25 (13.97%) VMware Engineer
3 23 (12.85%) Wintel Engineer
4 22 (12.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (11.17%) VMware Architect
6 18 (10.06%) Cloud Architect
6 18 (10.06%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (8.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (7.82%) Administrator
8 14 (7.82%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.15%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (5.03%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (5.03%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.91%) Senior Architect
11 7 (3.91%) Virtualisation Architect
11 7 (3.91%) Wintel Support
12 6 (3.35%) Network Architect
12 6 (3.35%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.70%) REST
2 11 (6.15%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (6.15%) gRPC
2 11 (6.15%) RESTful
2 11 (6.15%) Swagger
3 10 (5.59%) 802.1X
4 9 (5.03%) .NET
5 4 (2.23%) LDAP
6 2 (1.12%) Flash
6 2 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.20%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.82%) Private Cloud
4 11 (6.15%) PKI
4 11 (6.15%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.47%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.91%) Replication
7 6 (3.35%) Clustering
7 6 (3.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.79%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.79%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.12%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 1 (0.56%) EMC VMAX
12 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 121 (67.60%) Windows
2 65 (36.31%) Linux
3 63 (35.20%) Windows Server
4 30 (16.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 27 (15.08%) Windows 10
6 26 (14.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (12.29%) CentOS
7 22 (12.29%) Unix
8 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.03%) Solaris
9 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (3.35%) Ubuntu
10 6 (3.35%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.23%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.68%) AIX
14 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.56%) Android
15 1 (0.56%) MVS
15 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.05%) DevOps
3 32 (17.88%) Migration
4 29 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (16.20%) ITIL
5 28 (15.64%) Configuration Management
5 28 (15.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 25 (13.97%) Infrastructure as Code
7 21 (11.73%) Continuous Deployment
7 21 (11.73%) High Availability
8 16 (8.94%) Load Balancing
9 15 (8.38%) Converged Infrastructure
9 15 (8.38%) Network Design
10 14 (7.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (7.82%) Service Management
11 13 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (7.26%) Problem Management
11 13 (7.26%) Systems Engineering
12 11 (6.15%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 60 (33.52%) PowerShell
2 26 (14.53%) Python
3 17 (9.50%) SQL
4 16 (8.94%) C
5 13 (7.26%) Perl
6 11 (6.15%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.15%) C#
6 11 (6.15%) Go
7 3 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.12%) PHP
8 2 (1.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) C++
9 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.56%) VB
9 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 87 (48.60%) Security Cleared
2 56 (31.28%) SC Cleared
3 32 (17.88%) DV Cleared
4 29 (16.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (10.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (10.06%) Degree
7 12 (6.70%) MCSE
8 11 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (4.47%) CCNA
10 7 (3.91%) CCNP
11 5 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.23%) VCP6
13 2 (1.12%) MCSA
13 2 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
14 1 (0.56%) CCA
14 1 (0.56%) CCDA
14 1 (0.56%) CCIE
14 1 (0.56%) VCAP
14 1 (0.56%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.17%) SLA
2 5 (2.79%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.12%) NCSC
3 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) NIST
4 1 (0.56%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (44.13%) Active Directory
2 65 (36.31%) vSphere
3 40 (22.35%) VMware NSX
4 34 (18.99%) Docker
5 29 (16.20%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (10.61%) NFS
7 18 (10.06%) Hyper-V
8 14 (7.82%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (5.59%) Firmware
10 6 (3.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.79%) vCloud
11 5 (2.79%) VMFS
11 5 (2.79%) XenApp
12 2 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (1.12%) KVM
12 2 (1.12%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.12%) UAG
12 2 (1.12%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (22.35%) Ansible
2 35 (19.55%) Kubernetes
3 33 (18.44%) Terraform
4 30 (16.76%) vRealize
5 25 (13.97%) Puppet
6 23 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (11.73%) Packer
8 20 (11.17%) SCCM
9 19 (10.61%) vCenter Server
10 18 (10.06%) Prometheus
11 13 (7.26%) SCOM
12 11 (6.15%) Grafana
12 11 (6.15%) ZABBIX
13 9 (5.03%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (4.47%) vMotion
15 6 (3.35%) WSUS
16 5 (2.79%) Failover Clustering
16 5 (2.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 4 (2.23%) McAfee ePO
17 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 179 (100.00%) VMware
2 79 (44.13%) Microsoft
3 35 (19.55%) Dell
4 34 (18.99%) Cisco
5 24 (13.41%) Citrix
6 23 (12.85%) EMC
7 21 (11.73%) Atlassian
8 20 (11.17%) Splunk
9 14 (7.82%) NetApp
10 12 (6.70%) Oracle
11 11 (6.15%) McAfee
12 10 (5.59%) F5
12 10 (5.59%) IBM
12 10 (5.59%) Juniper
13 9 (5.03%) Palo Alto
13 9 (5.03%) ServiceNow
13 9 (5.03%) Veeam
14 8 (4.47%) CheckPoint
14 8 (4.47%) Red Hat
14 8 (4.47%) Symantec