Period
to 27 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 27 May 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 96 103
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 -33
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,112 1,296 1,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.29% 2.44% 2.25%
As % of the System Software category 15.00% 18.27% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 805 717
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £235 £211 £204
90th Percentile £588 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 68 56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £27.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +22.73% -47.62%
10th Percentile £14.62 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.38 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% +19.57% -37.41%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 7,413 7,093 5,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.29% 13.37% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,586 4,073 3,359
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £150
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £421
% change year-on-year +5.56% +6.89% +5.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 601 527
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.87% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.69 £42.50 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.04% -0.88% -

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK excluding London

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
South East 0 401 £413 - 36
North of England -21 190 £400 +19.40% 38
Midlands +15 179 £350 -9.68% 15
South West +14 167 £425 +13.33% 13
West Midlands -12 113 £340 -20.00% 10
North West +6 98 £385 +4.05% 21
Yorkshire +4 74 £425 -3.41% 14
East of England -40 70 £425 +18.88% 10
East Midlands +47 66 £427 +20.28% 5
Scotland -32 63 £413 +44.74% 4
Wales +17 42 £592 +50.70% 1
North East -31 18 £275 -8.33% 3
Channel Islands -2 2 £400 +128.57%
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 1,112 (100.00%) VMware
2 717 (64.48%) Windows
3 484 (43.53%) Microsoft
4 446 (40.11%) Active Directory
5 424 (38.13%) Windows Server
6 288 (25.90%) Security Cleared
7 279 (25.09%) Linux
8 275 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 267 (24.01%) Citrix
10 261 (23.47%) Cisco
11 246 (22.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 234 (21.04%) ITIL
13 233 (20.95%) DNS
14 229 (20.59%) Hyper-V
15 221 (19.87%) Data Centre
16 215 (19.33%) vSphere
17 212 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
17 212 (19.06%) Firewall
18 211 (18.97%) PowerShell
19 205 (18.44%) SC Cleared
20 204 (18.35%) SCCM
21 201 (18.08%) VMware ESXi
22 178 (16.01%) Office 365
23 177 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
24 175 (15.74%) SQL Server
25 164 (14.75%) SAN
26 162 (14.57%) DHCP
26 162 (14.57%) Migration
27 160 (14.39%) Windows Server 2008
28 157 (14.12%) SQL

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 90 (8.09%) MS Exchange
2 81 (7.28%) SharePoint
3 75 (6.74%) IIS
4 56 (5.04%) Skype for Business
5 49 (4.41%) Apache
6 39 (3.51%) Tomcat
7 35 (3.15%) Confluence
8 32 (2.88%) OpenStack
9 28 (2.52%) WebSphere
10 26 (2.34%) nginx
11 22 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
13 17 (1.53%) Jetty
13 17 (1.53%) Mongrel
14 14 (1.26%) JBoss
15 13 (1.17%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.63%) lighttpd
17 6 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 50 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 275 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 212 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
3 178 (16.01%) Office 365
4 68 (6.12%) IaaS
5 44 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 43 (3.87%) PaaS
7 30 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (1.98%) SaaS
10 17 (1.53%) Google App Engine
11 15 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 13 (1.17%) OpenShift
13 12 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.90%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.81%) GitHub
16 8 (0.72%) Akamai
16 8 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (0.72%) Yammer
17 6 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 233 (20.95%) DNS
2 212 (19.06%) Firewall
3 164 (14.75%) SAN
4 162 (14.57%) DHCP
5 97 (8.72%) WAN
6 81 (7.28%) LAN
7 68 (6.12%) TCP/IP
8 62 (5.58%) VPN
9 57 (5.13%) VLAN
10 50 (4.50%) Skype
11 45 (4.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 45 (4.05%) VSAN
12 35 (3.15%) BGP
12 35 (3.15%) HTTP
12 35 (3.15%) iSCSI
12 35 (3.15%) NetScaler
13 33 (2.97%) OSPF
14 31 (2.79%) Fibre Channel
15 30 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
15 30 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.69%) Oracle Database
3 26 (2.34%) MySQL
4 20 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
6 16 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.08%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.90%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.63%) Big Data
13 6 (0.54%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 49 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 46 (4.14%) JIRA
3 36 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 22 (1.98%) Bitbucket
5 17 (1.53%) Travis CI
6 16 (1.44%) MSI
7 14 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (1.17%) AdminStudio
9 10 (0.90%) Maven
10 9 (0.81%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.72%) Subversion
11 8 (0.72%) Wise Package Studio
12 7 (0.63%) Hudson
12 7 (0.63%) InstallShield
12 7 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.54%) GitLab
14 5 (0.45%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.45%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 114 (10.25%) Finance
2 48 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 20 (1.80%) Retail
4 17 (1.53%) Back Office
4 17 (1.53%) Banking
5 10 (0.90%) Law
5 10 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.72%) Billing
6 8 (0.72%) Publishing
7 7 (0.63%) Military
8 6 (0.54%) Automotive
8 6 (0.54%) Electronics
8 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.54%) Marketing
9 5 (0.45%) Front Office
9 5 (0.45%) Local Government
10 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.27%) Advertising
12 2 (0.18%) Games
12 2 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 202 (18.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 192 (17.27%) Architect
3 80 (7.19%) Analyst
3 80 (7.19%) Consultant
3 80 (7.19%) VMware Engineer
4 69 (6.21%) Technical Architect
5 55 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
6 54 (4.86%) Network Engineer
6 54 (4.86%) Support Engineer
7 49 (4.41%) Administrator
8 46 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 45 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
10 42 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
11 40 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 39 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
13 35 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
14 31 (2.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 31 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
15 28 (2.52%) Infrastructure Support
15 28 (2.52%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.68%) Middleware
2 31 (2.79%) J2EE
3 28 (2.52%) Web Services
4 26 (2.34%) .NET
5 19 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
5 19 (1.71%) Servlets
6 17 (1.53%) Spine.js
7 15 (1.35%) REST
8 14 (1.26%) LDAP
8 14 (1.26%) RESTful
9 13 (1.17%) 802.1X
10 11 (0.99%) LAMP
11 8 (0.72%) JSON
11 8 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
12 7 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
12 7 (0.63%) OCX
12 7 (0.63%) SOAP
13 6 (0.54%) XML
14 5 (0.45%) HTML
14 5 (0.45%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 221 (19.87%) Data Centre
2 83 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (6.38%) Clustering
4 48 (4.32%) PKI
5 44 (3.96%) Fat Client
5 44 (3.96%) Thin Client
6 43 (3.87%) Management Information System
7 41 (3.69%) Public Cloud
7 41 (3.69%) Replication
8 28 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (1.98%) Private Cloud
10 20 (1.80%) Driving Licence
11 18 (1.62%) EMC VNX
11 18 (1.62%) NHS
12 14 (1.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 13 (1.17%) CMDB
13 13 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.08%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
16 10 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 717 (64.48%) Windows
2 424 (38.13%) Windows Server
3 279 (25.09%) Linux
4 177 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 160 (14.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 122 (10.97%) Windows 10
7 83 (7.46%) Windows 7
8 73 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 65 (5.85%) Unix
10 63 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (4.23%) Solaris
12 32 (2.88%) CentOS
13 26 (2.34%) Windows 8
14 25 (2.25%) AIX
14 25 (2.25%) Ubuntu
15 18 (1.62%) Android
16 14 (1.26%) Apple iOS
16 14 (1.26%) Windows XP
17 12 (1.08%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.81%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (22.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 234 (21.04%) ITIL
3 162 (14.57%) Migration
4 130 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (11.60%) DevOps
6 106 (9.53%) Problem-Solving
7 85 (7.64%) Configuration Management
8 72 (6.47%) Project Management
9 66 (5.94%) Change Management
10 65 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 60 (5.40%) TOGAF
12 59 (5.31%) High Availability
12 59 (5.31%) Network Virtualisation
13 57 (5.13%) Service Management
14 52 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
15 47 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
16 46 (4.14%) Incident Management
17 44 (3.96%) Patch Management
18 43 (3.87%) Infrastructure Automation
18 43 (3.87%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 211 (18.97%) PowerShell
2 157 (14.12%) SQL
3 69 (6.21%) Java
4 46 (4.14%) Python
5 27 (2.43%) Bash Shell
6 26 (2.34%) JavaScript
7 24 (2.16%) VBScript
8 21 (1.89%) VB
9 18 (1.62%) C#
9 18 (1.62%) Perl
10 14 (1.26%) Ruby
11 12 (1.08%) C
11 12 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.81%) Korn
13 8 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.63%) PHP
15 1 (0.090%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 288 (25.90%) Security Cleared
2 205 (18.44%) SC Cleared
3 125 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
3 125 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (9.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 104 (9.35%) MCSE
6 87 (7.82%) DV Cleared
7 83 (7.46%) CCNA
8 62 (5.58%) MCSA
9 53 (4.77%) CCNP
10 43 (3.87%) Degree
11 21 (1.89%) MCP
12 20 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (1.53%) VCP6
14 15 (1.35%) MCITP
15 13 (1.17%) CCA
16 12 (1.08%) HNC
17 11 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.77%) SLA
2 26 (2.34%) QA
3 22 (1.98%) GDPR
4 17 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.54%) PMO
7 4 (0.36%) COBIT
7 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.18%) GPG13
9 2 (0.18%) HL7
9 2 (0.18%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.090%) GMP
10 1 (0.090%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.090%) OASIS TOSCA
10 1 (0.090%) RMADS
System Software
1 446 (40.11%) Active Directory
2 229 (20.59%) Hyper-V
3 215 (19.33%) vSphere
4 201 (18.08%) VMware ESXi
5 125 (11.24%) XenApp
6 95 (8.54%) XenDesktop
7 93 (8.36%) VMware NSX
8 91 (8.18%) Virtual Machines
9 85 (7.64%) Virtual Servers
10 66 (5.94%) Docker
11 52 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 31 (2.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 28 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
14 24 (2.16%) vCloud
14 24 (2.16%) Xen
15 23 (2.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 20 (1.80%) NFS
17 17 (1.53%) KVM
18 15 (1.35%) VMware Server
19 14 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 204 (18.35%) SCCM
2 134 (12.05%) vCenter Server
3 73 (6.56%) vRealize
4 72 (6.47%) SCOM
5 69 (6.21%) Puppet
6 68 (6.12%) Ansible
7 59 (5.31%) Kubernetes
8 39 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
9 35 (3.15%) WSUS
10 33 (2.97%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 27 (2.43%) SCVMM
12 26 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
13 23 (2.07%) NetBackup
13 23 (2.07%) PowerCLI
13 23 (2.07%) Terraform
14 22 (1.98%) Failover Clustering
15 18 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
16 17 (1.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 15 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
18 13 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1,112 (100.00%) VMware
2 484 (43.53%) Microsoft
3 267 (24.01%) Citrix
4 261 (23.47%) Cisco
5 143 (12.86%) Oracle
6 104 (9.35%) HP
7 96 (8.63%) Dell
8 87 (7.82%) Red Hat
9 81 (7.28%) EMC
10 72 (6.47%) NetApp
11 45 (4.05%) IBM
12 44 (3.96%) Google
13 37 (3.33%) Symantec
14 36 (3.24%) Atlassian
14 36 (3.24%) F5
15 35 (3.15%) McAfee
15 35 (3.15%) Veeam
16 33 (2.97%) SolarWinds
17 30 (2.70%) Juniper
18 29 (2.61%) CheckPoint