Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 120 144
Rank change year-on-year +6 +24 -46
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,800 2,294 1,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.13% 2.22% 1.88%
As % of the System Software category 13.63% 14.77% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,162 1,475 1,167
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £223 £211 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year -0.73% +7.93% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 108 104
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £27.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.54% +27.06% -25.44%
10th Percentile £17.90 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.63 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £27.00 £19.58
% change year-on-year +42.59% +37.90% -30.07%

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 13,210 15,536 12,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.60% 15.02% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,705 10,128 7,910
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £170 £180 £158
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 906 683
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.19% +4.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.54 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.73 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.75% +1.45% +1.64%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor 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 23 October 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
England -9 1,592 £400 -4.76% 862
UK excluding London +23 1,243 £375 -0.73% 713
London -40 498 £435 -3.33% 190
South East +15 443 £400 - 196
North of England +18 226 £365 +4.29% 188
South West +10 198 £410 +2.50% 112
North West +29 129 £361 +5.09% 95
Midlands +2 120 £300 -25.00% 109
Scotland +11 99 £363 +12.84% 20
East of England +4 98 £375 - 67
West Midlands -3 88 £300 -32.58% 50
Yorkshire +11 83 £375 -6.25% 73
Wales +54 56 £475 +11.76% 19
East Midlands +22 31 £325 - 58
North East -2 14 £298 -20.67% 20
Northern Ireland +1 3 £335 +3.08% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 1,800 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,201 (66.72%) Windows
3 815 (45.28%) Active Directory
4 749 (41.61%) Microsoft
5 728 (40.44%) Windows Server
6 475 (26.39%) Azure
7 452 (25.11%) PowerShell
8 438 (24.33%) Linux
9 437 (24.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 426 (23.67%) Cisco
11 424 (23.56%) Citrix
12 420 (23.33%) Office 365
13 391 (21.72%) Security Cleared
14 381 (21.17%) Hyper-V
15 363 (20.17%) SCCM
16 355 (19.72%) DNS
17 351 (19.50%) AWS
17 351 (19.50%) vSphere
18 341 (18.94%) Windows Server 2012
19 339 (18.83%) Data Centre
20 325 (18.06%) ITIL
21 320 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
22 312 (17.33%) Firewall
23 297 (16.50%) Windows 10
24 295 (16.39%) Migration
25 290 (16.11%) SC Cleared
26 280 (15.56%) SQL
27 272 (15.11%) VMware ESXi
28 255 (14.17%) DHCP
29 223 (12.39%) Finance

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
1 209 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 169 (9.39%) SharePoint
3 116 (6.44%) Skype for Business
4 90 (5.00%) IIS
5 71 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 58 (3.22%) Confluence
7 50 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 49 (2.72%) OpenStack
9 36 (2.00%) Tomcat
10 31 (1.72%) Apache
11 23 (1.28%) WebSphere
12 20 (1.11%) nginx
13 17 (0.94%) JBoss
14 11 (0.61%) Jetty
14 11 (0.61%) Mongrel
15 10 (0.56%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
17 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
18 6 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 119 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.28%) FileZilla
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.056%) Houdini
7 1 (0.056%) Maya
7 1 (0.056%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 20 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.17%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.056%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.056%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.056%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 475 (26.39%) Azure
2 420 (23.33%) Office 365
3 351 (19.50%) AWS
4 96 (5.33%) IaaS
5 95 (5.28%) PaaS
6 75 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 52 (2.89%) GCP
8 50 (2.78%) SaaS
9 49 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
10 46 (2.56%) GitHub
11 32 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
12 29 (1.61%) Mimecast
13 21 (1.17%) OneDrive
14 20 (1.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 19 (1.06%) OpenShift
15 19 (1.06%) Yammer
16 14 (0.78%) Power Platform
17 12 (0.67%) Google App Engine
18 11 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
19 8 (0.44%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 355 (19.72%) DNS
2 312 (17.33%) Firewall
3 255 (14.17%) DHCP
4 219 (12.17%) SAN
5 182 (10.11%) WAN
6 170 (9.44%) LAN
7 132 (7.33%) TCP/IP
8 121 (6.72%) VPN
9 120 (6.67%) Skype
10 76 (4.22%) Network Security
11 72 (4.00%) VLAN
12 69 (3.83%) NAS
13 66 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
13 66 (3.67%) NetScaler
14 64 (3.56%) VSAN
15 55 (3.06%) Wireless
16 42 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
16 42 (2.33%) Internet
17 38 (2.11%) VoIP
18 36 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.39%) Oracle Database
3 42 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (1.56%) MySQL
5 21 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 20 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
10 14 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.67%) Power BI
13 11 (0.61%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2017
14 10 (0.56%) Big Data
14 10 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
17 7 (0.39%) DB2
17 7 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 109 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 104 (5.78%) Git (software)
3 77 (4.28%) JIRA
4 37 (2.06%) GitLab
4 37 (2.06%) MSI
5 31 (1.72%) Maven
6 28 (1.56%) JUnit
6 28 (1.56%) Mockito
6 28 (1.56%) SonarQube
7 25 (1.39%) InstallShield
8 23 (1.28%) Bitbucket
8 23 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 21 (1.17%) Visual Studio
10 20 (1.11%) DbUnit
10 20 (1.11%) jMock
11 19 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (0.94%) Hudson
13 13 (0.72%) AdminStudio
13 13 (0.72%) Cucumber
General
1 223 (12.39%) Finance
2 106 (5.89%) Public Sector
3 64 (3.56%) Banking
4 56 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.44%) Back Office
5 26 (1.44%) Police
6 22 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.17%) Publishing
7 21 (1.17%) Retail
8 16 (0.89%) Law
9 15 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.50%) Front Office
12 8 (0.44%) Legal
13 7 (0.39%) Advertising
13 7 (0.39%) Automotive
13 7 (0.39%) Marketing
13 7 (0.39%) Military
14 5 (0.28%) Billing
14 5 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 362 (20.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 179 (9.94%) Architect
3 141 (7.83%) Analyst
4 116 (6.44%) Support Engineer
5 115 (6.39%) VMware Engineer
5 115 (6.39%) Windows Engineer
6 103 (5.72%) Consultant
7 94 (5.22%) Server Engineer
8 85 (4.72%) Network Engineer
9 76 (4.22%) Administrator
9 76 (4.22%) Wintel Engineer
10 73 (4.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 64 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 60 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
13 58 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
14 57 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 56 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
16 50 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 46 (2.56%) Developer
18 44 (2.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.44%) Web Services
2 42 (2.33%) RESTful
3 40 (2.22%) J2EE
4 39 (2.17%) Middleware
5 29 (1.61%) .NET
6 27 (1.50%) LDAP
6 27 (1.50%) SOAP
7 25 (1.39%) Spring
8 20 (1.11%) Apache Camel
8 20 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (1.11%) PowerMock
9 16 (0.89%) XML
10 15 (0.83%) HTML
10 15 (0.83%) JSON
10 15 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
11 14 (0.78%) REST
11 14 (0.78%) Servlets
12 13 (0.72%) React
13 12 (0.67%) 802.1X
13 12 (0.67%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 339 (18.83%) Data Centre
2 104 (5.78%) Public Cloud
3 99 (5.50%) Clustering
4 94 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (3.78%) Management Information System
6 60 (3.33%) Replication
7 45 (2.50%) PKI
8 42 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 40 (2.22%) Private Cloud
10 38 (2.11%) Fat Client
10 38 (2.11%) Thin Client
11 37 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
12 31 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
13 30 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
14 29 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (1.39%) Driving Licence
15 25 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
16 21 (1.17%) NHS
17 20 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
18 18 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,201 (66.72%) Windows
2 728 (40.44%) Windows Server
3 438 (24.33%) Linux
4 341 (18.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 320 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 297 (16.50%) Windows 10
7 197 (10.94%) Windows 7
8 115 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 108 (6.00%) Unix
10 86 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 56 (3.11%) CentOS
12 54 (3.00%) Solaris
13 51 (2.83%) Ubuntu
14 30 (1.67%) Windows 8
15 27 (1.50%) VMS
16 25 (1.39%) Mac OS
17 20 (1.11%) Android
17 20 (1.11%) SUSE
17 20 (1.11%) Windows Vista
18 17 (0.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (24.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 325 (18.06%) ITIL
3 295 (16.39%) Migration
4 186 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
5 172 (9.56%) DevOps
6 165 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
7 127 (7.06%) Configuration Management
8 113 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 99 (5.50%) Project Management
10 90 (5.00%) Change Management
11 78 (4.33%) Service Management
12 72 (4.00%) High Availability
12 72 (4.00%) Service Delivery
13 71 (3.94%) Load Balancing
14 65 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
15 63 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
16 61 (3.39%) Project Delivery
17 60 (3.33%) Virtual Environments
18 56 (3.11%) Decision-Making
18 56 (3.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 452 (25.11%) PowerShell
2 280 (15.56%) SQL
3 170 (9.44%) Python
4 108 (6.00%) Bash Shell
5 82 (4.56%) Java
6 54 (3.00%) Perl
7 51 (2.83%) VBScript
8 32 (1.78%) JavaScript
8 32 (1.78%) Ruby
9 29 (1.61%) C
10 28 (1.56%) VB
11 23 (1.28%) C#
12 21 (1.17%) Go
13 12 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.61%) Korn
15 6 (0.33%) Scala
15 6 (0.33%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.28%) R
17 4 (0.22%) PHP
18 3 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 391 (21.72%) Security Cleared
2 290 (16.11%) SC Cleared
3 140 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
4 134 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 110 (6.11%) DV Cleared
6 94 (5.22%) CCNA
7 91 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 89 (4.94%) Degree
8 89 (4.94%) MCSE
9 75 (4.17%) CCNP
10 59 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
11 49 (2.72%) MCSA
12 41 (2.28%) CCA
13 36 (2.00%) MCP
14 32 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (1.33%) CCIE
16 19 (1.06%) VCP6
17 18 (1.00%) VCAP
18 17 (0.94%) CCENT
18 17 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.83%) SLA
2 46 (2.56%) QA
3 32 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.00%) GDPR
5 16 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.44%) PMO
9 5 (0.28%) NIST
10 4 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.22%) NCSC
11 3 (0.17%) COBIT
11 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.11%) GMP
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.056%) GPG13
13 1 (0.056%) NIST 800
System Software
1 815 (45.28%) Active Directory
2 381 (21.17%) Hyper-V
3 351 (19.50%) vSphere
4 272 (15.11%) VMware ESXi
5 174 (9.67%) XenApp
6 139 (7.72%) XenDesktop
7 120 (6.67%) VMware NSX
8 115 (6.39%) Virtual Machines
9 113 (6.28%) Docker
10 70 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 66 (3.67%) Virtual Desktop
12 54 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
13 46 (2.56%) vCloud
14 43 (2.39%) VMware Workstation
15 33 (1.83%) DFS Replication
16 31 (1.72%) Xen
17 27 (1.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 26 (1.44%) KVM
19 21 (1.17%) NFS
19 21 (1.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 363 (20.17%) SCCM
2 154 (8.56%) vCenter Server
3 149 (8.28%) Ansible
4 129 (7.17%) Puppet
5 88 (4.89%) SCOM
6 84 (4.67%) vRealize
7 64 (3.56%) Kubernetes
7 64 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
8 58 (3.22%) WSUS
9 49 (2.72%) Terraform
10 39 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 38 (2.11%) NetBackup
12 37 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
13 31 (1.72%) vMotion
14 25 (1.39%) SCVMM
14 25 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
15 24 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
16 23 (1.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 17 (0.94%) AirWatch
17 17 (0.94%) Avamar
Vendors
1 1,800 (100.00%) VMware
2 749 (41.61%) Microsoft
3 426 (23.67%) Cisco
4 424 (23.56%) Citrix
5 213 (11.83%) HP
6 138 (7.67%) NetApp
7 125 (6.94%) EMC
8 123 (6.83%) Dell
9 120 (6.67%) Red Hat
10 119 (6.61%) Oracle
11 60 (3.33%) Juniper
12 57 (3.17%) Google
12 57 (3.17%) Ivanti
13 54 (3.00%) McAfee
14 51 (2.83%) Symantec
15 48 (2.67%) Veeam
16 47 (2.61%) F5
16 47 (2.61%) Meraki
17 40 (2.22%) Apple
17 40 (2.22%) Atlassian