Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 85 110
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25 -34
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 183 146 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.84% 2.52% 1.78%
As % of the System Software category 15.50% 18.05% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 73 63
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71% -10.83%
10th Percentile £256 £257 £185
90th Percentile £575 £536 £580
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 26 8
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £44.75 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.93% +34.59% +75.00%
10th Percentile £19.24 £30.50 £16.38
90th Percentile £25.70 £47.00 £42.13
England median hourly rate £42.27 £27.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +56.54% +37.33% -29.79%

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 1,181 809 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.30% 13.94% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 464 421
South West median daily rate £440 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £154
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 77 43
South West median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +14.29% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.27 £10.80 £10.32
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year - -1.81% +4.54%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South West over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the South West

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the South West.

Contractor 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 18 September 2019. 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 -9 77 £450 +5.26% 27
Bristol -14 36 £350 -10.26% 26
Gloucestershire +4 33 £440 -7.37% 11
Devon -4 16 £363 -5.84% 3
Somerset +7 13 £256 +13.89% 13
Dorset +4 6 £415 - 15
Cornwall +16 1 £250 - 10
VMware Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 183 (100.00%) VMware
2 118 (64.48%) Windows
3 96 (52.46%) Security Cleared
4 91 (49.73%) Active Directory
5 89 (48.63%) Microsoft
6 80 (43.72%) Windows Server
7 67 (36.61%) SCCM
8 64 (34.97%) PowerShell
9 60 (32.79%) SC Cleared
10 55 (30.05%) Cisco
11 54 (29.51%) Linux
12 48 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (26.23%) Azure
13 45 (24.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 43 (23.50%) Windows Server 2012
15 39 (21.31%) Data Centre
16 38 (20.77%) Hyper-V
16 38 (20.77%) DV Cleared
16 38 (20.77%) DNS
17 37 (20.22%) Citrix
17 37 (20.22%) Migration
17 37 (20.22%) Office 365
18 36 (19.67%) AWS
18 36 (19.67%) ITIL
19 33 (18.03%) VMware ESXi
20 32 (17.49%) vSphere
20 32 (17.49%) MS Exchange
21 31 (16.94%) Cisco Certification
21 31 (16.94%) vCenter Server
22 30 (16.39%) VMware NSX

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 32 (17.49%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (9.29%) Confluence
4 13 (7.10%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.92%) OpenStack
6 7 (3.83%) JBoss
7 6 (3.28%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.19%) IIS
8 4 (2.19%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 48 (26.23%) Azure
2 37 (20.22%) Office 365
3 36 (19.67%) AWS
4 14 (7.65%) IaaS
5 13 (7.10%) PaaS
6 8 (4.37%) Azure Stack
6 8 (4.37%) OpenShift
7 6 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.28%) SaaS
8 4 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (20.77%) DNS
2 30 (16.39%) Firewall
2 30 (16.39%) SAN
3 24 (13.11%) DHCP
4 20 (10.93%) BGP
5 17 (9.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (9.29%) OSPF
6 15 (8.20%) VSAN
7 14 (7.65%) LAN
7 14 (7.65%) WAN
8 11 (6.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 11 (6.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 11 (6.01%) Network Security
8 11 (6.01%) NX-OS
8 11 (6.01%) Skype
9 8 (4.37%) NetScaler
10 6 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (3.28%) DMVPN
10 6 (3.28%) Multicast
10 6 (3.28%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (8.74%) JIRA
2 12 (6.56%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.37%) Bitbucket
4 6 (3.28%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (2.19%) Appium
6 4 (2.19%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.19%) JUnit
6 4 (2.19%) Maven
6 4 (2.19%) Mockito
6 4 (2.19%) Selenium
6 4 (2.19%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.64%) GitLab
8 2 (1.09%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.09%) MSI
8 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.55%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.55%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (6.01%) Public Sector
2 7 (3.83%) Law
3 6 (3.28%) Finance
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) French Language
Job Titles
1 45 (24.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (15.30%) Architect
3 22 (12.02%) Network Engineer
4 12 (6.56%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (6.01%) VMware Engineer
6 10 (5.46%) Analyst
6 10 (5.46%) Consultant
6 10 (5.46%) Technical Architect
7 9 (4.92%) Server Engineer
7 9 (4.92%) Wintel Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (3.83%) Administrator
9 7 (3.83%) Junior
9 7 (3.83%) Junior Analyst
9 7 (3.83%) Junior Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) IT Administrator
10 6 (3.28%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.92%) J2EE
1 9 (4.92%) Middleware
2 7 (3.83%) REST
3 6 (3.28%) Spine.js
3 6 (3.28%) Web Services
4 4 (2.19%) JSF
4 4 (2.19%) RESTful
4 4 (2.19%) SOAP
4 4 (2.19%) Spring
4 4 (2.19%) XML
5 2 (1.09%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.55%) Django
6 1 (0.55%) HTML
6 1 (0.55%) JFC
6 1 (0.55%) LDAP
6 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.31%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.92%) Clustering
2 9 (4.92%) Replication
3 8 (4.37%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.19%) PKI
7 3 (1.64%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.64%) NHS
8 2 (1.09%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.09%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.55%) AS400
9 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 118 (64.48%) Windows
2 80 (43.72%) Windows Server
3 54 (29.51%) Linux
4 48 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (23.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (16.39%) Windows 10
7 24 (13.11%) Windows 7
8 20 (10.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (10.93%) Unix
9 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (8.20%) Solaris
11 13 (7.10%) CentOS
12 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.55%) AIX
13 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 37 (20.22%) Migration
3 36 (19.67%) ITIL
4 30 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (10.38%) DevOps
5 19 (10.38%) Load Balancing
5 19 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (7.65%) Decision-Making
6 14 (7.65%) Information Security
7 13 (7.10%) Computer Science
7 13 (7.10%) Service Management
8 11 (6.01%) NsoIT
8 11 (6.01%) Security Monitoring
8 11 (6.01%) Technical Leadership
9 10 (5.46%) Matrix Organization
9 10 (5.46%) Task Automation
10 9 (4.92%) Business Continuity
10 9 (4.92%) Network Virtualisation
10 9 (4.92%) Project Management
10 9 (4.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 64 (34.97%) PowerShell
2 29 (15.85%) SQL
3 16 (8.74%) C
4 13 (7.10%) Java
4 13 (7.10%) Python
5 8 (4.37%) VBScript
6 6 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.28%) Perl
7 5 (2.73%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.55%) C#
8 1 (0.55%) PHP
8 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (52.46%) Security Cleared
2 60 (32.79%) SC Cleared
3 38 (20.77%) DV Cleared
4 31 (16.94%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (12.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (10.93%) CCNP
7 19 (10.38%) MCSE
8 18 (9.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (5.46%) CCNA
9 10 (5.46%) MCSA
10 9 (4.92%) CCENT
10 9 (4.92%) MCP
11 4 (2.19%) Degree
11 4 (2.19%) RHCSA
12 3 (1.64%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.64%) OCA
12 3 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) COBIT
3 1 (0.55%) GPG13
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 91 (49.73%) Active Directory
2 38 (20.77%) Hyper-V
3 33 (18.03%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (17.49%) vSphere
5 30 (16.39%) VMware NSX
6 22 (12.02%) XenApp
7 21 (11.48%) XenDesktop
8 17 (9.29%) Docker
9 8 (4.37%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (3.83%) Firmware
11 6 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (2.73%) BitLocker
12 5 (2.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (2.73%) Xen
13 4 (2.19%) KVM
13 4 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (2.19%) VirtualBox
14 3 (1.64%) DFS Replication
14 3 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 67 (36.61%) SCCM
2 31 (16.94%) vCenter Server
3 21 (11.48%) SCOM
4 16 (8.74%) Kubernetes
4 16 (8.74%) Puppet
5 13 (7.10%) Ansible
5 13 (7.10%) vRealize
6 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (3.83%) PowerCLI
7 7 (3.83%) SCVMM
8 5 (2.73%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.19%) Marathon
9 4 (2.19%) Mesos
9 4 (2.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 4 (2.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (2.19%) Salt
9 4 (2.19%) WSUS
10 3 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.64%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 183 (100.00%) VMware
2 89 (48.63%) Microsoft
3 55 (30.05%) Cisco
4 37 (20.22%) Citrix
5 23 (12.57%) Red Hat
6 20 (10.93%) HP
7 15 (8.20%) ServiceNow
8 14 (7.65%) Atlassian
9 13 (7.10%) Oracle
10 12 (6.56%) F5
11 8 (4.37%) Dell
11 8 (4.37%) Ivanti
12 7 (3.83%) NetApp
12 7 (3.83%) Sony
13 6 (3.28%) Micro Focus
14 4 (2.19%) 3PAR
14 4 (2.19%) ForgeRock
14 4 (2.19%) NetIQ
14 4 (2.19%) Nimble Storage
14 4 (2.19%) Sophos