Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 105 85
Rank change year-on-year +6 -20 -17
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,375 1,188 1,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.51% 2.28% 2.60%
As % of the System Software category 17.29% 17.83% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 714 993
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.86% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £175 £215
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 83 101
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £19.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -31.58% -10.94%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.05 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% -29.82% -3.39%

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 7,954 6,663 7,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.50% 12.78% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,578 3,970 4,436
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +7.46%
10th Percentile £163 £146 £163
90th Percentile £570 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 539 734
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £15.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -0.80% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.25 £10.26
90th Percentile £41.85 £43.00 £40.18
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.73 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.33% +4.53% -

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 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
South East -3 501 £400 +6.67% 144
North of England -2 249 £350 +4.48% 166
Midlands +12 181 £400 +23.08% 112
South West +29 155 £400 +14.29% 74
West Midlands +9 140 £450 +42.86% 75
East of England +4 136 £375 -11.76% 71
Scotland +24 125 £321 +2.80% 17
North West +5 115 £344 +10.44% 79
Yorkshire -12 93 £375 +7.14% 74
North East +6 41 £370 +13.85% 13
East Midlands -5 38 £325 -0.76% 37
Wales -27 20 £438 +34.62% 13
Northern Ireland +33 8 £325 -2.99% 4
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 1,375 (100.00%) VMware
2 876 (63.71%) Windows
3 634 (46.11%) Active Directory
4 603 (43.85%) Microsoft
5 564 (41.02%) Windows Server
6 400 (29.09%) Linux
7 380 (27.64%) Citrix
8 333 (24.22%) Security Cleared
9 307 (22.33%) Cisco
10 303 (22.04%) DNS
11 283 (20.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 281 (20.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 276 (20.07%) Hyper-V
13 276 (20.07%) Firewall
14 271 (19.71%) SCCM
15 263 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 261 (18.98%) vSphere
16 261 (18.98%) ITIL
17 252 (18.33%) PowerShell
18 243 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
19 240 (17.45%) VMware ESXi
20 239 (17.38%) SQL
21 231 (16.80%) SC Cleared
22 228 (16.58%) Office 365
23 225 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
23 225 (16.36%) DHCP
24 224 (16.29%) SAN
25 196 (14.25%) HP
26 195 (14.18%) Windows 7
27 189 (13.75%) Data Centre

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
1 161 (11.71%) MS Exchange
2 100 (7.27%) IIS
3 91 (6.62%) SharePoint
4 78 (5.67%) Apache
5 65 (4.73%) Skype for Business
6 48 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (3.49%) Tomcat
7 47 (3.42%) nginx
7 47 (3.42%) OpenStack
8 38 (2.76%) Confluence
9 31 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (2.11%) JBoss
11 22 (1.60%) WebSphere
12 15 (1.09%) Jetty
12 15 (1.09%) Mongrel
13 13 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 97 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.36%) Windchill
6 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.15%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.073%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.073%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 283 (20.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 228 (16.58%) Office 365
3 225 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (4.29%) IaaS
5 44 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (3.13%) PaaS
7 41 (2.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 31 (2.25%) SaaS
9 27 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 27 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.09%) Google App Engine
12 12 (0.87%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.80%) Yammer
14 7 (0.51%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.36%) OneDrive
17 4 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 303 (22.04%) DNS
2 276 (20.07%) Firewall
3 225 (16.36%) DHCP
4 224 (16.29%) SAN
5 152 (11.05%) TCP/IP
6 151 (10.98%) LAN
7 146 (10.62%) WAN
8 74 (5.38%) NAS
8 74 (5.38%) VPN
9 65 (4.73%) NetScaler
10 63 (4.58%) VLAN
11 56 (4.07%) Skype
12 49 (3.56%) SSL
13 46 (3.35%) VoIP
14 38 (2.76%) IPsec
14 38 (2.76%) Network Security
15 36 (2.62%) iSCSI
16 34 (2.47%) BGP
17 32 (2.33%) HTTP
17 32 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.56%) MySQL
3 32 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 26 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 23 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 23 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.87%) Big Data
10 11 (0.80%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.73%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.36%) Power BI
15 4 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 96 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 70 (5.09%) Git (software)
3 53 (3.85%) JIRA
4 41 (2.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 32 (2.33%) Vagrant
6 28 (2.04%) HP UFT
6 28 (2.04%) WinRunner
7 26 (1.89%) Maven
8 25 (1.82%) Travis CI
9 24 (1.75%) MSI
10 20 (1.45%) JUnit
11 19 (1.38%) SonarQube
12 18 (1.31%) DbUnit
12 18 (1.31%) jMock
12 18 (1.31%) Mockito
13 16 (1.16%) Subversion
14 15 (1.09%) Selenium
15 13 (0.95%) GitLab
16 12 (0.87%) Ant
16 12 (0.87%) Artifactory
General
1 159 (11.56%) Finance
2 45 (3.27%) Retail
2 45 (3.27%) Telecoms
3 27 (1.96%) Banking
4 25 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.16%) Back Office
6 13 (0.95%) Law
7 9 (0.65%) Marketing
7 9 (0.65%) Publishing
8 7 (0.51%) Automotive
9 6 (0.44%) Military
10 5 (0.36%) Legal
11 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.22%) Billing
12 3 (0.22%) Local Government
13 2 (0.15%) Advertising
13 2 (0.15%) Electronics
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.073%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 224 (16.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 167 (12.15%) Architect
3 157 (11.42%) Analyst
4 87 (6.33%) VMware Engineer
5 85 (6.18%) Support Engineer
6 80 (5.82%) Infrastructure Architect
7 67 (4.87%) Administrator
8 63 (4.58%) Consultant
9 59 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
10 56 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
10 56 (4.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 55 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 50 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
13 49 (3.56%) Server Engineer
14 48 (3.49%) Desktop Support
15 43 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
16 41 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
17 40 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
17 40 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
18 35 (2.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (7.35%) Middleware
2 48 (3.49%) Web Services
3 35 (2.55%) LDAP
4 32 (2.33%) J2EE
5 31 (2.25%) .NET
6 22 (1.60%) SOAP
7 21 (1.53%) RESTful
8 18 (1.31%) Apache Camel
8 18 (1.31%) LAMP
8 18 (1.31%) PowerMock
9 15 (1.09%) LAPP Stack
9 15 (1.09%) Servlets
9 15 (1.09%) XML
10 14 (1.02%) REST
10 14 (1.02%) Spring
11 13 (0.95%) Spring Boot
12 11 (0.80%) JSP
13 10 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (0.73%) JSON
13 10 (0.73%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 189 (13.75%) Data Centre
2 131 (9.53%) Clustering
3 88 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (5.31%) Fat Client
4 73 (5.31%) Thin Client
5 61 (4.44%) PKI
6 52 (3.78%) Management Information System
7 37 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (2.25%) Replication
9 30 (2.18%) Public Cloud
10 29 (2.11%) Computer Science
11 27 (1.96%) PDA
12 24 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
13 21 (1.53%) Private Cloud
14 19 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (1.16%) Client/Server
16 14 (1.02%) EMC VNX
16 14 (1.02%) NHS
17 13 (0.95%) Blackberry
18 12 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 876 (63.71%) Windows
2 564 (41.02%) Windows Server
3 400 (29.09%) Linux
4 263 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 243 (17.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 195 (14.18%) Windows 7
7 162 (11.78%) Windows 10
8 126 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 116 (8.44%) Unix
10 115 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 54 (3.93%) AIX
12 44 (3.20%) CentOS
13 36 (2.62%) Solaris
14 31 (2.25%) Windows 8
15 29 (2.11%) Windows XP
16 19 (1.38%) Ubuntu
17 16 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
18 14 (1.02%) Android
19 13 (0.95%) Apple iOS
20 9 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (20.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 261 (18.98%) ITIL
3 183 (13.31%) Migration
4 161 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (8.58%) DevOps
6 116 (8.44%) Change Management
7 92 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
8 86 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 85 (6.18%) Service Management
10 78 (5.67%) Service Delivery
11 77 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (5.60%) Project Management
12 76 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
13 72 (5.24%) Incident Management
13 72 (5.24%) Virtual Environments
14 66 (4.80%) Network Design
15 56 (4.07%) High Availability
16 54 (3.93%) Load Balancing
17 53 (3.85%) Test Automation
18 50 (3.64%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 252 (18.33%) PowerShell
2 239 (17.38%) SQL
3 98 (7.13%) Java
4 78 (5.67%) Python
5 53 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 47 (3.42%) Perl
7 36 (2.62%) VBScript
8 32 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 30 (2.18%) C
10 29 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 22 (1.60%) VB
12 17 (1.24%) Ruby
13 14 (1.02%) PHP
14 10 (0.73%) C#
15 7 (0.51%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.36%) C++
16 5 (0.36%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.29%) Go
18 2 (0.15%) Bourne shell
18 2 (0.15%) CQL
Qualifications
1 333 (24.22%) Security Cleared
2 231 (16.80%) SC Cleared
3 131 (9.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 109 (7.93%) Cisco Certification
5 97 (7.05%) MCSE
6 95 (6.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 83 (6.04%) DV Cleared
8 66 (4.80%) CCNA
9 52 (3.78%) CCNP
10 46 (3.35%) MCSA
11 40 (2.91%) Degree
12 30 (2.18%) ISTQB
13 27 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
14 22 (1.60%) CCA
14 22 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (1.45%) MCITP
16 18 (1.31%) CCIE
17 17 (1.24%) MCP
18 16 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
18 16 (1.16%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.47%) SLA
2 16 (1.16%) QA
3 13 (0.95%) PMO
4 10 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.73%) GDPR
5 8 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.29%) RMADS
8 3 (0.22%) COBIT
8 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.073%) GPG13
System Software
1 634 (46.11%) Active Directory
2 276 (20.07%) Hyper-V
3 261 (18.98%) vSphere
4 240 (17.45%) VMware ESXi
5 172 (12.51%) XenApp
6 127 (9.24%) XenDesktop
7 101 (7.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 96 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 89 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
10 68 (4.95%) Virtual Servers
11 61 (4.44%) VMware NSX
12 49 (3.56%) Docker
13 43 (3.13%) XenServer
14 38 (2.76%) Xen
15 30 (2.18%) NFS
16 29 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
17 25 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 25 (1.82%) vCloud
18 22 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
19 19 (1.38%) KVM
Systems Management
1 271 (19.71%) SCCM
2 132 (9.60%) vCenter Server
3 122 (8.87%) Puppet
4 100 (7.27%) Ansible
5 73 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
6 66 (4.80%) McAfee ePO
6 66 (4.80%) SCOM
7 59 (4.29%) WSUS
8 49 (3.56%) NetBackup
9 48 (3.49%) vRealize
10 46 (3.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 35 (2.55%) Terraform
12 33 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
12 33 (2.40%) Nagios
13 30 (2.18%) Kubernetes
14 28 (2.04%) HP ALM
15 26 (1.89%) PowerCLI
16 25 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
17 22 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 21 (1.53%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1,375 (100.00%) VMware
2 603 (43.85%) Microsoft
3 380 (27.64%) Citrix
4 307 (22.33%) Cisco
5 196 (14.25%) HP
6 176 (12.80%) Oracle
7 144 (10.47%) NetApp
8 134 (9.75%) Red Hat
9 107 (7.78%) McAfee
10 78 (5.67%) Veritas
11 66 (4.80%) IBM
11 66 (4.80%) Ivanti
12 58 (4.22%) Juniper
13 54 (3.93%) EMC
14 51 (3.71%) Dell
15 50 (3.64%) Google
16 43 (3.13%) Symantec
17 42 (3.05%) Veeam
18 39 (2.84%) Atlassian
19 35 (2.55%) SolarWinds