Period
to 5 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 June 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 West
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 84 96
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 83 165 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 2.41% 2.77% 2.05%
As % of the System Software category 13.50% 15.08% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 104 58
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +20.97%
10th Percentile £220 £267 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £514
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Median hourly rate £42.01 £35.00 £37.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.01% -6.79% +37.80%
10th Percentile £36.24 £23.40 £27.10
90th Percentile £46.52 £49.55 £66.60
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +29.63% +20.00%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 615 1,094 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.89% 18.37% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 698 408
Median daily rate £475 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +10.43% +16.43%
10th Percentile £177 £195 £159
90th Percentile £613 £593 £591
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 59 71
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.31 £12.07 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.31 £50.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.84% +1.34%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 5 June 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
Wiltshire +2 37 £500 +11.11% 13
Somerset +13 16 £381 +17.31% 4
Bristol +26 11 £273 -27.20% 7
Gloucestershire +14 11 £488 +10.80% 3
Dorset +7 6 £325 -7.14%
Devon -6 1 - - 4
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 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 West region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 83 (100.00%) VMware
2 54 (65.06%) Security Cleared
3 50 (60.24%) Windows
4 43 (51.81%) SC Cleared
5 40 (48.19%) Active Directory
5 40 (48.19%) Windows Server
6 33 (39.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (37.35%) Microsoft
8 23 (27.71%) Azure
9 20 (24.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2016
10 17 (20.48%) AWS
10 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
10 17 (20.48%) Cisco
10 17 (20.48%) Linux
11 16 (19.28%) Oracle
11 16 (19.28%) DV Cleared
11 16 (19.28%) Windows 10
12 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (18.07%) Python
13 14 (16.87%) Migration
13 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V
13 14 (16.87%) vSphere
13 14 (16.87%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (15.66%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (14.46%) SCCM
15 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (14.46%) DNS
16 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
16 11 (13.25%) SQL

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (8.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.02%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.61%) Confluence
3 3 (3.61%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
4 2 (2.41%) GeoServer
4 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 23 (27.71%) Azure
2 17 (20.48%) AWS
3 8 (9.64%) Office 365
4 5 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.82%) IaaS
5 4 (4.82%) PaaS
6 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.46%) DNS
2 8 (9.64%) Firewall
3 7 (8.43%) SAN
4 5 (6.02%) DHCP
5 4 (4.82%) Skype
5 4 (4.82%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (3.61%) LAN
6 3 (3.61%) VPN
6 3 (3.61%) VSAN
6 3 (3.61%) WAN
7 2 (2.41%) BGP
7 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.41%) NX-OS
7 2 (2.41%) OSPF
7 2 (2.41%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.82%) GIS
3 4 (4.82%) QGIS
4 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.20%) Big Data
6 1 (1.20%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.02%) DbUnit
2 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.02%) JIRA
2 5 (6.02%) jMock
2 5 (6.02%) JUnit
2 5 (6.02%) Maven
2 5 (6.02%) Mockito
2 5 (6.02%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.41%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (10.84%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Military
4 2 (2.41%) Electronics
4 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (18.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) Architect
3 10 (12.05%) Server Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Consultant
5 7 (8.43%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Technical Support
8 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.61%) Administrator
9 3 (3.61%) Server Support
9 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) Web Services
2 5 (6.02%) J2EE
2 5 (6.02%) PowerMock
2 5 (6.02%) SOAP
3 4 (4.82%) Apache Camel
3 4 (4.82%) PostGIS
3 4 (4.82%) RESTful
4 3 (3.61%) REST
4 3 (3.61%) Spring
4 3 (3.61%) XML
5 2 (2.41%) Apache NiFi
5 2 (2.41%) JSON
5 2 (2.41%) Middleware
6 1 (1.20%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.20%) Java EE
6 1 (1.20%) SailPoint
6 1 (1.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.02%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.82%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.82%) PKI
4 4 (4.82%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.61%) Clustering
6 1 (1.20%) Derivative
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (60.24%) Windows
2 40 (48.19%) Windows Server
3 33 (39.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 17 (20.48%) Linux
6 16 (19.28%) Windows 10
7 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (12.05%) Windows 7
9 7 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (6.02%) CentOS
10 5 (6.02%) Solaris
10 5 (6.02%) Unix
11 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (1.20%) Fedora
12 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (16.87%) Migration
3 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
4 8 (9.64%) Server Building
5 6 (7.23%) Information Security
5 6 (7.23%) ITIL
5 6 (7.23%) Scrum
6 5 (6.02%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.02%) Network Virtualisation
6 5 (6.02%) NsoIT
6 5 (6.02%) Service Management
6 5 (6.02%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (4.82%) Architectural Design
7 4 (4.82%) Kanban
7 4 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (4.82%) System Testing
7 4 (4.82%) Test Automation
7 4 (4.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
2 15 (18.07%) Python
3 11 (13.25%) SQL
4 8 (9.64%) Java
5 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.61%) VBScript
7 2 (2.41%) Perl
7 2 (2.41%) PHP
8 1 (1.20%) C
8 1 (1.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 54 (65.06%) Security Cleared
2 43 (51.81%) SC Cleared
3 16 (19.28%) DV Cleared
4 8 (9.64%) MCSE
4 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (7.23%) CCNP
7 5 (6.02%) CCNA
8 4 (4.82%) MCSA
9 3 (3.61%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (1.20%) CISSP
10 1 (1.20%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (1.20%) GIAC
10 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.20%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.20%) SANS
10 1 (1.20%) SSCP
10 1 (1.20%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (48.19%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V
2 14 (16.87%) Virtual Servers
2 14 (16.87%) vSphere
3 13 (15.66%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (12.05%) VMware NSX
5 5 (6.02%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (4.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.61%) Docker
7 3 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.61%) XenApp
7 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.41%) GeoWebCache
8 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.41%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.20%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.20%) Samba
9 1 (1.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) SCCM
2 11 (13.25%) WSUS
3 9 (10.84%) Ansible
4 7 (8.43%) vCenter Server
4 7 (8.43%) vRealize
5 6 (7.23%) Puppet
6 4 (4.82%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.61%) Nagios
7 3 (3.61%) SCOM
8 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.41%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.41%) OpenView
8 2 (2.41%) PowerCLI
8 2 (2.41%) Terraform
8 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 83 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (37.35%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.48%) Cisco
4 16 (19.28%) Oracle
5 6 (7.23%) Citrix
5 6 (7.23%) HP
5 6 (7.23%) Veeam
6 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.82%) BMC
7 4 (4.82%) Splunk
8 3 (3.61%) Dell
8 3 (3.61%) ESRI
8 3 (3.61%) NetIQ
8 3 (3.61%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.61%) Twitter
9 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.41%) F5
9 2 (2.41%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.41%) SAP
9 2 (2.41%) Symantec