Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 117 79
Rank change year-on-year +10 -38 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,298 1,142 1,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.34% 2.13% 2.68%
As % of the System Software category 15.57% 16.53% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 666 971
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £206 £175 £213
90th Percentile £550 £525 £544
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 71 102
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.55 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.75% -11.11% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.24 £13.55
90th Percentile £53.72 £43.00 £48.68
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +66.12% -7.41% -1.82%

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 8,336 6,908 6,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.02% 12.89% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,902 4,084 4,053
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £163 £143 £156
90th Percentile £575 £550 £537
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 548 705
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.95% +1.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.19 £10.29
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.08 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76% +1.61%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +2 481 £400 +6.67% 152
North of England +19 258 £375 +15.38% 125
Midlands -9 174 £425 +21.43% 87
South West +29 156 £400 +23.08% 83
North West +26 125 £375 +22.95% 74
Yorkshire +14 107 £375 +3.45% 41
East of England -23 107 £410 -3.53% 61
West Midlands -24 106 £425 +10.39% 43
Scotland -1 89 £356 +1.79% 10
East Midlands +9 65 £423 +20.71% 44
North East -13 26 £398 +22.31% 10
Wales -36 26 £400 +14.29% 12
Northern Ireland +34 8 £325 - 4
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 1,298 (100.00%) VMware
2 802 (61.79%) Windows
3 568 (43.76%) Active Directory
4 549 (42.30%) Microsoft
5 520 (40.06%) Windows Server
6 386 (29.74%) Linux
7 310 (23.88%) Security Cleared
8 289 (22.27%) Citrix
9 269 (20.72%) Microsoft Azure
10 268 (20.65%) Cisco
11 263 (20.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 259 (19.95%) SCCM
13 248 (19.11%) vSphere
14 246 (18.95%) DNS
15 245 (18.88%) Firewall
15 245 (18.88%) Hyper-V
16 229 (17.64%) PowerShell
17 225 (17.33%) SC Cleared
18 218 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
19 213 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
19 213 (16.41%) ITIL
20 207 (15.95%) Data Centre
21 206 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
22 203 (15.64%) SAN
23 198 (15.25%) Office 365
24 197 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
25 193 (14.87%) SQL
26 181 (13.94%) Migration
27 177 (13.64%) Oracle
28 176 (13.56%) DHCP

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
1 153 (11.79%) MS Exchange
2 85 (6.55%) Apache
3 79 (6.09%) IIS
4 78 (6.01%) SharePoint
5 60 (4.62%) nginx
6 55 (4.24%) Tomcat
7 44 (3.39%) Confluence
8 42 (3.24%) Skype for Business
9 40 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 40 (3.08%) WebSphere
10 34 (2.62%) OpenStack
11 33 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 26 (2.00%) Jetty
12 26 (2.00%) Mongrel
13 17 (1.31%) JBoss
14 11 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
17 8 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
18 7 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 76 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.077%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.39%) HFM
2 5 (0.39%) Maximo
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.23%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.15%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.077%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.077%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.077%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 269 (20.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 213 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
3 198 (15.25%) Office 365
4 62 (4.78%) IaaS
5 61 (4.70%) Amazon EC2
6 51 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 48 (3.70%) PaaS
8 39 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 27 (2.08%) Google App Engine
10 27 (2.08%) SaaS
11 13 (1.00%) OneDrive
12 11 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.77%) Yammer
14 8 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.62%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.46%) Boomi
15 6 (0.46%) Datadog
15 6 (0.46%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 246 (18.95%) DNS
2 245 (18.88%) Firewall
3 203 (15.64%) SAN
4 176 (13.56%) DHCP
5 146 (11.25%) LAN
6 143 (11.02%) TCP/IP
7 138 (10.63%) WAN
8 73 (5.62%) VPN
9 71 (5.47%) NAS
10 57 (4.39%) SSL
11 48 (3.70%) NetScaler
12 46 (3.54%) VLAN
13 43 (3.31%) Skype
14 37 (2.85%) HTTP
14 37 (2.85%) IPsec
15 33 (2.54%) VoIP
16 32 (2.47%) FTP
17 31 (2.39%) iSCSI
17 31 (2.39%) Network Security
18 29 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.08%) MySQL
3 32 (2.47%) Oracle Database
3 32 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (1.93%) MongoDB
5 22 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (1.39%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.46%) Big Data
10 6 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.46%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.31%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.31%) Redis
Development Applications
1 109 (8.40%) Jenkins
2 68 (5.24%) JIRA
3 64 (4.93%) Git (software)
4 38 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 30 (2.31%) Travis CI
6 27 (2.08%) Vagrant
7 25 (1.93%) MSI
8 20 (1.54%) GitLab
8 20 (1.54%) Subversion
9 19 (1.46%) Maven
10 17 (1.31%) Artifactory
11 16 (1.23%) Wise Package Studio
12 15 (1.16%) JUnit
12 15 (1.16%) SonarQube
13 14 (1.08%) DbUnit
13 14 (1.08%) jMock
13 14 (1.08%) Mockito
14 13 (1.00%) HP UFT
14 13 (1.00%) WinRunner
15 9 (0.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 157 (12.10%) Finance
2 43 (3.31%) Retail
3 37 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 25 (1.93%) Banking
5 22 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.23%) Back Office
7 15 (1.16%) Law
8 11 (0.85%) Aerospace
9 10 (0.77%) Billing
10 8 (0.62%) Automotive
10 8 (0.62%) Military
11 7 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.54%) Marketing
11 7 (0.54%) Publishing
12 4 (0.31%) Local Government
13 3 (0.23%) Advertising
14 2 (0.15%) Electronics
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.077%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 211 (16.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 172 (13.25%) Architect
3 113 (8.71%) Analyst
4 93 (7.16%) VMware Engineer
5 81 (6.24%) Administrator
6 72 (5.55%) Infrastructure Architect
7 71 (5.47%) Support Engineer
8 62 (4.78%) Consultant
9 60 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
10 53 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
11 47 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
12 42 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
13 41 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 41 (3.16%) Windows Engineer
14 39 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
15 38 (2.93%) Server Engineer
16 35 (2.70%) Technical Architect
17 33 (2.54%) Support Analyst
18 32 (2.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 30 (2.31%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (6.24%) Middleware
2 42 (3.24%) Web Services
3 40 (3.08%) .NET
3 40 (3.08%) J2EE
4 26 (2.00%) Servlets
5 24 (1.85%) LDAP
6 23 (1.77%) SOAP
7 22 (1.69%) RESTful
8 17 (1.31%) LAMP
9 14 (1.08%) Apache Camel
9 14 (1.08%) LAPP Stack
9 14 (1.08%) PowerMock
9 14 (1.08%) REST
10 13 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (0.92%) Spring
12 11 (0.85%) Spring Boot
13 10 (0.77%) LEMP Stack
14 9 (0.69%) 802.1X
14 9 (0.69%) OCX
15 8 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 207 (15.95%) Data Centre
2 102 (7.86%) Clustering
3 93 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (4.55%) PKI
5 58 (4.47%) Management Information System
6 52 (4.01%) Fat Client
6 52 (4.01%) Thin Client
7 29 (2.23%) Replication
7 29 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (1.08%) NHS
11 14 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.00%) PDA
13 12 (0.92%) Blackberry
13 12 (0.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 11 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 802 (61.79%) Windows
2 520 (40.06%) Windows Server
3 386 (29.74%) Linux
4 218 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 197 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 157 (12.10%) Windows 10
7 150 (11.56%) Windows 7
8 120 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 114 (8.78%) Unix
10 68 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (3.54%) CentOS
12 41 (3.16%) Solaris
13 40 (3.08%) AIX
14 33 (2.54%) Windows XP
15 28 (2.16%) Windows 8
16 25 (1.93%) Android
16 25 (1.93%) Apple iOS
17 15 (1.16%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
19 7 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (20.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 213 (16.41%) ITIL
3 181 (13.94%) Migration
4 145 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
5 140 (10.79%) DevOps
6 107 (8.24%) Configuration Management
7 92 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
8 78 (6.01%) Change Management
9 76 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
9 76 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 69 (5.32%) Service Management
11 59 (4.55%) Project Management
12 57 (4.39%) Service Delivery
12 57 (4.39%) Test Automation
13 52 (4.01%) Network Design
14 50 (3.85%) Open Source
15 49 (3.78%) Application Packaging
15 49 (3.78%) High Availability
15 49 (3.78%) Incident Management
15 49 (3.78%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 229 (17.64%) PowerShell
2 193 (14.87%) SQL
3 86 (6.63%) Java
4 64 (4.93%) Python
5 49 (3.78%) Bash Shell
6 45 (3.47%) Perl
7 33 (2.54%) VBScript
8 30 (2.31%) Shell Script
9 28 (2.16%) JavaScript
10 27 (2.08%) VB
11 23 (1.77%) C
12 20 (1.54%) Ruby
13 15 (1.16%) C#
14 8 (0.62%) PHP
15 6 (0.46%) ABAP
16 5 (0.39%) Korn
17 4 (0.31%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.23%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.15%) Go
19 2 (0.15%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 310 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 225 (17.33%) SC Cleared
3 138 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 113 (8.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 110 (8.47%) MCSE
6 91 (7.01%) Cisco Certification
7 77 (5.93%) DV Cleared
8 55 (4.24%) CCNA
9 49 (3.78%) MCSA
10 47 (3.62%) CCNP
11 40 (3.08%) Degree
12 34 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
13 25 (1.93%) MCITP
14 24 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.77%) CCA
16 22 (1.69%) VCP6
17 21 (1.62%) MCP
18 18 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
18 18 (1.39%) VCAP
19 17 (1.31%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.47%) SLA
2 21 (1.62%) QA
3 10 (0.77%) GDPR
3 10 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.77%) PMO
4 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.31%) COBIT
6 4 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.077%) GPG13
9 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.077%) RMADS
System Software
1 568 (43.76%) Active Directory
2 248 (19.11%) vSphere
3 245 (18.88%) Hyper-V
4 206 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
5 134 (10.32%) XenApp
6 94 (7.24%) Virtual Machines
7 91 (7.01%) XenDesktop
8 88 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 70 (5.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 66 (5.08%) VMware NSX
11 65 (5.01%) Virtual Servers
12 51 (3.93%) Xen
13 41 (3.16%) Docker
14 34 (2.62%) XenServer
15 32 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
16 27 (2.08%) NFS
17 26 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 26 (2.00%) vCloud
17 26 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
18 22 (1.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 259 (19.95%) SCCM
2 138 (10.63%) vCenter Server
3 135 (10.40%) Puppet
4 88 (6.78%) Ansible
5 74 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
5 74 (5.70%) SCOM
6 54 (4.16%) McAfee ePO
6 54 (4.16%) vRealize
7 46 (3.54%) WSUS
8 40 (3.08%) Microsoft Clustering
9 34 (2.62%) NetBackup
9 34 (2.62%) Terraform
10 33 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
11 32 (2.47%) Nagios
11 32 (2.47%) PowerCLI
12 29 (2.23%) vMotion
13 27 (2.08%) Kubernetes
14 23 (1.77%) Red Hat Satellite
15 20 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 19 (1.46%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,298 (100.00%) VMware
2 549 (42.30%) Microsoft
3 289 (22.27%) Citrix
4 268 (20.65%) Cisco
5 177 (13.64%) Oracle
6 151 (11.63%) HP
7 141 (10.86%) Red Hat
8 109 (8.40%) NetApp
9 89 (6.86%) McAfee
10 63 (4.85%) Dell
10 63 (4.85%) IBM
11 59 (4.55%) Google
12 55 (4.24%) EMC
13 52 (4.01%) Atlassian
13 52 (4.01%) Juniper
14 43 (3.31%) Veeam
15 40 (3.08%) 3PAR
15 40 (3.08%) Veritas
16 34 (2.62%) Ivanti
17 29 (2.23%) Symantec