Period
to 17 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 April 2021 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
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 111 127
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 +18
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,112 1,226 1,953
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 2.11% 2.03%
As % of the System Software category 14.39% 13.63% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 814 1,299
10th Percentile £275 £221 £215
25th Percentile £363 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £412 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.32% -3.18% +8.97%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £525
90th Percentile £592 £576 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 95
10th Percentile £23.30 £16.50 £16.01
25th Percentile £45.06 £21.25 £18.20
Median hourly rate £52.00 £47.83 £42.25
Median % change year-on-year +8.72% +13.21% +56.48%
75th Percentile £60.50 £55.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £66.23 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £25.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +86.27% -32.00% +85.23%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 7,729 8,995 14,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.55% 15.51% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,329 6,051 9,932
10th Percentile £233 £168 £180
25th Percentile £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 496 652
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.26 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.95 £13.34 £12.76
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +0.88%
75th Percentile £46.50 £22.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £60.05 £47.67 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.55 £16.40 £15.37
% change year-on-year +7.01% +6.70% +2.47%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 17 April 2021. 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
England -8 885 £425 +3.66% 493
UK excluding London +10 599 £420 +5.00% 412
London -8 320 £450 +5.88% 102
Work from Home -40 296 £463 +8.82% 79
South East +24 231 £450 +12.50% 112
North of England -9 100 £385 +2.67% 128
Scotland +8 83 £425 - 17
South West +14 62 £425 -10.53% 55
East of England +33 58 £413 +22.22% 30
Midlands -10 55 £344 +0.36% 66
Yorkshire +2 43 £400 - 35
North West -9 43 £355 -5.33% 71
West Midlands -12 35 £333 -2.92% 40
East Midlands +16 20 £349 +3.33% 26
North East +22 14 £400 +6.67% 22
Wales +8 9 £325 -17.46% 7
Northern Ireland +8 6 £450 +17.07%

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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 with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 1,112 (100.00%) VMware
2 692 (62.23%) Windows
3 465 (41.82%) Microsoft
4 461 (41.46%) Active Directory
5 404 (36.33%) Azure
6 387 (34.80%) Windows Server
7 352 (31.65%) Security Cleared
8 331 (29.77%) Linux
9 255 (22.93%) AWS
10 250 (22.48%) PowerShell
11 247 (22.21%) SC Cleared
12 241 (21.67%) Citrix
13 239 (21.49%) VMware ESXi
14 224 (20.14%) Cisco
15 213 (19.15%) Migration
16 209 (18.79%) Microsoft 365
17 206 (18.53%) Data Centre
18 205 (18.44%) Firewall
19 203 (18.26%) DNS
20 202 (18.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 194 (17.45%) Hyper-V
22 178 (16.01%) vSphere
23 175 (15.74%) ITIL
24 166 (14.93%) DevOps
25 147 (13.22%) Ansible
26 145 (13.04%) SCCM
27 143 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
28 142 (12.77%) SAN
29 140 (12.59%) SQL
30 135 (12.14%) VMware NSX

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 93 (8.36%) SharePoint
2 88 (7.91%) MS Exchange
3 46 (4.14%) IIS
4 35 (3.15%) WebSphere
5 27 (2.43%) Apache
5 27 (2.43%) Confluence
6 21 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.53%) Skype for Business
9 16 (1.44%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.17%) nginx
11 12 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.99%) Documentum
13 10 (0.90%) ArcGIS
14 9 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
15 7 (0.63%) IBM Domino
15 7 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 88 (7.91%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (4.59%) MS Visio
3 37 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Magento
1 7 (0.63%) Shopify
2 5 (0.45%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.090%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.090%) Maximo
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.090%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 404 (36.33%) Azure
2 255 (22.93%) AWS
3 209 (18.79%) Microsoft 365
4 78 (7.01%) IaaS
5 72 (6.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 72 (6.47%) GCP
6 65 (5.85%) PaaS
7 62 (5.58%) SaaS
8 37 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (2.07%) GitHub
10 18 (1.62%) OpenShift
11 16 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (1.35%) OneDrive
12 15 (1.35%) Serverless
13 14 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (1.17%) Mimecast
15 11 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
16 10 (0.90%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 10 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 9 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 205 (18.44%) Firewall
2 203 (18.26%) DNS
3 142 (12.77%) SAN
4 127 (11.42%) WAN
5 124 (11.15%) DHCP
6 110 (9.89%) LAN
7 79 (7.10%) VPN
8 73 (6.56%) VSAN
9 64 (5.76%) TCP/IP
10 52 (4.68%) VLAN
11 40 (3.60%) Network Security
12 39 (3.51%) NetScaler
13 37 (3.33%) Wireless
14 36 (3.24%) NAS
15 31 (2.79%) IPsec
15 31 (2.79%) Skype
16 30 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
17 27 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
18 25 (2.25%) Internet
18 25 (2.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.80%) MySQL
3 16 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 16 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (1.26%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (0.90%) DB2
6 10 (0.90%) GIS
6 10 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.54%) Big Data
9 6 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
9 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.36%) HBase
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 57 (5.13%) JIRA
2 45 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 41 (3.69%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (1.08%) GitLab
7 9 (0.81%) Hudson
7 9 (0.81%) JUnit
8 8 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.72%) Gatling
8 8 (0.72%) IntelliJ
8 8 (0.72%) LoadRunner
8 8 (0.72%) MSI
8 8 (0.72%) PyCharm
8 8 (0.72%) Visual Studio Code
9 7 (0.63%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.54%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.54%) Subversion
10 6 (0.54%) Travis CI
11 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 126 (11.33%) Finance
2 73 (6.56%) Public Sector
3 48 (4.32%) Banking
4 28 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.53%) Law
6 10 (0.90%) Legal
6 10 (0.90%) Publishing
6 10 (0.90%) Retail
7 6 (0.54%) Back Office
7 6 (0.54%) Military
8 5 (0.45%) Electronics
8 5 (0.45%) International Banking
8 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.45%) Marketing
9 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.36%) German Language
10 3 (0.27%) Advertising
10 3 (0.27%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.27%) Front Office
10 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 192 (17.27%) Architect
2 161 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 131 (11.78%) VMware Engineer
4 80 (7.19%) Consultant
5 77 (6.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 59 (5.31%) Windows Engineer
7 56 (5.04%) Network Engineer
8 55 (4.95%) Cloud Engineer
8 55 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
9 51 (4.59%) Support Engineer
10 45 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
11 44 (3.96%) Analyst
11 44 (3.96%) Technical Architect
12 40 (3.60%) Administrator
13 38 (3.42%) Citrix Engineer
14 31 (2.79%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 31 (2.79%) Wintel Engineer
15 29 (2.61%) VMware Architect
15 29 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
16 28 (2.52%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (5.04%) Middleware
2 27 (2.43%) 802.1X
3 20 (1.80%) XML
4 19 (1.71%) Node.js
5 18 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
5 18 (1.62%) LDAP
6 17 (1.53%) JSON
6 17 (1.53%) Web Services
6 17 (1.53%) WebSphere MQ
7 16 (1.44%) REST
8 11 (0.99%) .NET
9 8 (0.72%) SAML
10 7 (0.63%) J2EE
11 5 (0.45%) Java EE
11 5 (0.45%) OAuth
11 5 (0.45%) OpenID
11 5 (0.45%) Servlets
11 5 (0.45%) Swagger
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 4 (0.36%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 206 (18.53%) Data Centre
2 91 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (6.92%) Clustering
4 73 (6.56%) Private Cloud
5 66 (5.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 65 (5.85%) Public Cloud
7 37 (3.33%) Management Information System
8 35 (3.15%) EMC VNX
9 33 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
9 33 (2.97%) Replication
10 32 (2.88%) PKI
11 26 (2.34%) Tandem
12 24 (2.16%) Cloud Native
13 18 (1.62%) CMDB
14 14 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.17%) NHS
16 12 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
17 11 (0.99%) User Experience
17 11 (0.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
18 9 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 692 (62.23%) Windows
2 387 (34.80%) Windows Server
3 331 (29.77%) Linux
4 143 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (12.05%) Windows 10
6 120 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 117 (10.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 111 (9.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 84 (7.55%) Unix
10 77 (6.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 49 (4.41%) Windows 7
12 29 (2.61%) Solaris
13 28 (2.52%) Windows XP
14 23 (2.07%) CentOS
15 22 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (1.17%) Ubuntu
16 13 (1.17%) VMS
16 13 (1.17%) Windows Vista
17 12 (1.08%) Android
18 11 (0.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (19.15%) Migration
2 202 (18.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 175 (15.74%) ITIL
4 166 (14.93%) DevOps
5 124 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (9.08%) Configuration Management
7 71 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 66 (5.94%) Load Balancing
9 64 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
10 63 (5.67%) Project Management
11 60 (5.40%) Project Delivery
12 58 (5.22%) Infrastructure as Code
13 57 (5.13%) Network Virtualisation
14 55 (4.95%) Service Management
15 54 (4.86%) High Availability
16 52 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (4.68%) Network Design
17 50 (4.50%) Change Management
17 50 (4.50%) Storage Management
18 42 (3.78%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 250 (22.48%) PowerShell
2 140 (12.59%) SQL
3 88 (7.91%) Python
4 69 (6.21%) Bash Shell
5 41 (3.69%) Java
6 32 (2.88%) JavaScript
7 30 (2.70%) Ruby
8 29 (2.61%) Shell Script
9 26 (2.34%) Perl
10 25 (2.25%) Go
11 22 (1.98%) C
11 22 (1.98%) PHP
12 19 (1.71%) VB
13 12 (1.08%) VBScript
14 7 (0.63%) C#
15 6 (0.54%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.45%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.36%) Groovy
18 3 (0.27%) C++
19 2 (0.18%) sed
Qualifications
1 352 (31.65%) Security Cleared
2 247 (22.21%) SC Cleared
3 97 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 94 (8.45%) DV Cleared
5 84 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (7.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 61 (5.49%) Degree
8 59 (5.31%) CCNA
9 50 (4.50%) MCSE
10 47 (4.23%) CCNP
11 26 (2.34%) Citrix Certification
12 24 (2.16%) MCSA
13 23 (2.07%) VCAP
14 21 (1.89%) VCP6
15 20 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
16 17 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.53%) TOGAF Certification
17 14 (1.26%) MCITP
18 12 (1.08%) RHCE
19 11 (0.99%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.67%) SLA
2 16 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.99%) GDPR
4 10 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.72%) QA
6 6 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.45%) NIST
8 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.36%) NCSC
9 3 (0.27%) COBIT
9 3 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.18%) SEPA
11 1 (0.090%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.090%) PMO
System Software
1 461 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 239 (21.49%) VMware ESXi
3 194 (17.45%) Hyper-V
4 178 (16.01%) vSphere
5 135 (12.14%) VMware NSX
6 80 (7.19%) Docker
7 72 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
8 65 (5.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 55 (4.95%) XenApp
10 48 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 28 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
12 27 (2.43%) NFS
13 23 (2.07%) XenDesktop
14 20 (1.80%) vCloud
15 14 (1.26%) KVM
15 14 (1.26%) VMware Server
16 13 (1.17%) Xen
17 12 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (0.99%) Firmware
19 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 147 (13.22%) Ansible
2 145 (13.04%) SCCM
3 116 (10.43%) vRealize
4 110 (9.89%) vCenter Server
5 103 (9.26%) Terraform
6 92 (8.27%) Kubernetes
7 82 (7.37%) Puppet
8 67 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
9 54 (4.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 43 (3.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 37 (3.33%) SCOM
12 35 (3.15%) PowerCLI
13 32 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
14 25 (2.25%) WSUS
15 23 (2.07%) NetBackup
16 22 (1.98%) IBM BigFix
17 21 (1.89%) AirWatch
18 19 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
19 16 (1.44%) Tivoli
20 14 (1.26%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1,112 (100.00%) VMware
2 465 (41.82%) Microsoft
3 241 (21.67%) Citrix
4 224 (20.14%) Cisco
5 125 (11.24%) Red Hat
6 118 (10.61%) Dell
7 112 (10.07%) Oracle
8 107 (9.62%) HP
9 83 (7.46%) EMC
10 68 (6.12%) NetApp
11 62 (5.58%) IBM
12 55 (4.95%) Google
13 42 (3.78%) F5
14 41 (3.69%) Veeam
15 37 (3.33%) Ivanti
16 36 (3.24%) Juniper
17 33 (2.97%) Fortinet
18 32 (2.88%) ServiceNow
19 30 (2.70%) Veritas
20 29 (2.61%) SolarWinds