Period
to 27 June 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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 122 128
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 -43
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,782 2,099 1,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 2.08% 1.96%
As % of the System Software category 12.59% 15.08% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,167 1,341 1,208
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £213 £214 £205
90th Percentile £600 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 117 88
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% +25.00% -38.03%
10th Percentile £16.10 £15.25 £12.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.41% +50.00% -53.25%

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 14,149 13,919 10,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.52% 13.77% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,373 8,979 6,620
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £181 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 834 657
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.74 £46.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.80 £15.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.64% +4.67% -7.69%

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 27 June 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 27 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Top 16 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 27 June 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 -17 1,595 £425 +6.25% 126
UK excluding London -6 1,136 £400 +6.67% 105
London -15 595 £450 - 28
South East -9 381 £400 -5.21% 14
North of England -5 202 £400 +20.30% 42
South West +12 176 £425 +13.33% 10
Midlands +27 167 £325 -16.13% 19
North West +26 113 £406 +16.07% 23
West Midlands -6 113 £328 -22.94% 14
Scotland -7 92 £375 +32.74% 6
East of England -42 73 £425 +21.43% 13
Yorkshire 0 70 £420 -1.18% 19
East Midlands +49 54 £325 -7.14% 5
Wales +21 44 £500 +18.69% 1
North East -24 19 £263 -12.50%
Channel Islands -7 2 £400 +128.57%

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1,782 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,133 (63.58%) Windows
3 788 (44.22%) Microsoft
4 736 (41.30%) Active Directory
5 631 (35.41%) Windows Server
6 436 (24.47%) Citrix
6 436 (24.47%) Linux
7 425 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 420 (23.57%) Cisco
9 396 (22.22%) DNS
9 396 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 379 (21.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 363 (20.37%) Security Cleared
12 361 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
13 357 (20.03%) Office 365
14 351 (19.70%) Data Centre
15 346 (19.42%) Hyper-V
16 343 (19.25%) vSphere
17 328 (18.41%) ITIL
18 318 (17.85%) SCCM
19 317 (17.79%) Firewall
20 316 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
21 307 (17.23%) VMware ESXi
22 305 (17.12%) Migration
23 280 (15.71%) DHCP
24 258 (14.48%) SC Cleared
25 255 (14.31%) Windows 10
26 252 (14.14%) SAN
27 250 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
28 241 (13.52%) 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
1 157 (8.81%) MS Exchange
2 116 (6.51%) IIS
3 110 (6.17%) SharePoint
4 102 (5.72%) Skype for Business
5 66 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 65 (3.65%) Confluence
7 63 (3.54%) Apache
8 51 (2.86%) OpenStack
9 46 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 44 (2.47%) nginx
10 44 (2.47%) WebSphere
11 40 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 32 (1.80%) Jetty
12 32 (1.80%) Mongrel
13 15 (0.84%) JBoss
14 9 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.39%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.39%) lighttpd
Applications
1 104 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.17%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 425 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 361 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
3 357 (20.03%) Office 365
4 83 (4.66%) IaaS
5 73 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
6 65 (3.65%) PaaS
7 63 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 58 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 35 (1.96%) Google App Engine
10 31 (1.74%) SaaS
11 25 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (1.40%) GitHub
12 21 (1.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 18 (1.01%) OpenShift
14 17 (0.95%) Mimecast
15 12 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
15 12 (0.67%) OneDrive
16 10 (0.56%) Akamai
16 10 (0.56%) Azure Stack
17 8 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 396 (22.22%) DNS
2 317 (17.79%) Firewall
3 280 (15.71%) DHCP
4 252 (14.14%) SAN
5 187 (10.49%) WAN
6 164 (9.20%) LAN
7 141 (7.91%) TCP/IP
8 124 (6.96%) VPN
9 84 (4.71%) Skype
10 71 (3.98%) VLAN
11 69 (3.87%) Cisco Nexus
12 67 (3.76%) VSAN
13 64 (3.59%) SSL
14 63 (3.54%) HTTP
15 57 (3.20%) NAS
15 57 (3.20%) NetScaler
16 52 (2.92%) Network Security
17 49 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
18 48 (2.69%) FTP
18 48 (2.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.30%) MySQL
2 41 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 27 (1.52%) Hadoop
3 27 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (1.29%) Big Data
6 20 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
8 17 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.73%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.62%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.45%) Blockchain
12 8 (0.45%) DB2
12 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 114 (6.40%) Jenkins
2 101 (5.67%) Git (software)
3 79 (4.43%) JIRA
4 46 (2.58%) Maven
5 39 (2.19%) SonarQube
6 37 (2.08%) DbUnit
6 37 (2.08%) jMock
6 37 (2.08%) JUnit
6 37 (2.08%) Mockito
7 33 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 31 (1.74%) Bitbucket
8 31 (1.74%) Travis CI
9 28 (1.57%) MSI
10 23 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
11 18 (1.01%) AdminStudio
11 18 (1.01%) Hudson
12 15 (0.84%) InstallShield
12 15 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.67%) Visual Studio
14 11 (0.62%) Ant
General
1 241 (13.52%) Finance
2 86 (4.83%) Banking
3 75 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.57%) Retail
5 27 (1.52%) Law
6 23 (1.29%) Back Office
7 19 (1.07%) Publishing
8 18 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.56%) Legal
11 10 (0.56%) Marketing
12 9 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.45%) Automotive
13 8 (0.45%) Front Office
13 8 (0.45%) Military
14 7 (0.39%) Electronics
15 6 (0.34%) Advertising
15 6 (0.34%) Billing
15 6 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 298 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 245 (13.75%) Architect
3 146 (8.19%) Analyst
4 129 (7.24%) Consultant
5 113 (6.34%) VMware Engineer
6 102 (5.72%) Windows Engineer
7 98 (5.50%) Support Engineer
8 86 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 78 (4.38%) Network Engineer
10 72 (4.04%) Technical Architect
11 69 (3.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 66 (3.70%) Administrator
13 63 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
13 63 (3.54%) Wintel Engineer
14 62 (3.48%) Infrastructure Architect
14 62 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
15 60 (3.37%) Server Engineer
16 58 (3.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 54 (3.03%) Developer
18 50 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (4.43%) J2EE
2 70 (3.93%) Web Services
3 55 (3.09%) RESTful
4 45 (2.53%) Middleware
5 41 (2.30%) .NET
5 41 (2.30%) SOAP
6 39 (2.19%) LDAP
7 38 (2.13%) Servlets
8 37 (2.08%) Apache Camel
8 37 (2.08%) PowerMock
9 35 (1.96%) Spring
10 22 (1.23%) REST
11 21 (1.18%) XML
12 20 (1.12%) Spring Boot
13 17 (0.95%) Spine.js
14 12 (0.67%) 802.1X
14 12 (0.67%) JSON
14 12 (0.67%) LAMP
15 11 (0.62%) Swagger
16 8 (0.45%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 351 (19.70%) Data Centre
2 114 (6.40%) Clustering
3 97 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (4.26%) Replication
5 68 (3.82%) Public Cloud
6 61 (3.42%) Management Information System
7 48 (2.69%) Fat Client
7 48 (2.69%) Thin Client
8 45 (2.53%) PKI
9 36 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 35 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
11 29 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
12 26 (1.46%) EMC VNX
13 25 (1.40%) Driving Licence
13 25 (1.40%) Private Cloud
14 21 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
14 21 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (1.12%) Blackberry
16 19 (1.07%) NHS
17 18 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,133 (63.58%) Windows
2 631 (35.41%) Windows Server
3 436 (24.47%) Linux
4 316 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 255 (14.31%) Windows 10
6 250 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 175 (9.82%) Windows 7
8 131 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 108 (6.06%) Unix
10 80 (4.49%) Solaris
11 79 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 44 (2.47%) CentOS
13 39 (2.19%) Ubuntu
13 39 (2.19%) Windows 8
14 30 (1.68%) AIX
15 21 (1.18%) SUSE
16 20 (1.12%) Android
17 17 (0.95%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.95%) Windows XP
18 14 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (21.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 328 (18.41%) ITIL
3 305 (17.12%) Migration
4 219 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
5 216 (12.12%) DevOps
6 163 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
7 130 (7.30%) Configuration Management
8 98 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
8 98 (5.50%) Project Management
9 94 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 92 (5.16%) Change Management
11 91 (5.11%) Open Source
12 85 (4.77%) High Availability
13 72 (4.04%) Server Virtualisation
14 69 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
15 68 (3.82%) Infrastructure Automation
15 68 (3.82%) Scrum
15 68 (3.82%) Service Management
16 67 (3.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 66 (3.70%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 396 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 224 (12.57%) SQL
3 142 (7.97%) Java
4 120 (6.73%) Python
5 76 (4.26%) Bash Shell
6 62 (3.48%) Perl
7 39 (2.19%) VBScript
8 38 (2.13%) JavaScript
9 29 (1.63%) Ruby
10 26 (1.46%) VB
11 22 (1.23%) C
12 19 (1.07%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.01%) C#
14 11 (0.62%) Go
15 8 (0.45%) Korn
15 8 (0.45%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.39%) AWK
17 6 (0.34%) PHP
18 5 (0.28%) PL/SQL
19 3 (0.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 363 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 258 (14.48%) SC Cleared
3 177 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 169 (9.48%) Cisco Certification
5 135 (7.58%) MCSE
6 129 (7.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 107 (6.00%) CCNA
8 99 (5.56%) DV Cleared
9 84 (4.71%) CCNP
9 84 (4.71%) MCSA
10 63 (3.54%) Degree
11 41 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 25 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 25 (1.40%) MCP
13 19 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (1.07%) MCITP
13 19 (1.07%) VCP6
14 18 (1.01%) CCA
15 16 (0.90%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.09%) SLA
2 39 (2.19%) QA
3 25 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.35%) GDPR
5 17 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.56%) PMO
6 10 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.34%) NCSC
9 3 (0.17%) NIST
10 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.11%) GPG13
10 2 (0.11%) HL7
10 2 (0.11%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.056%) COBIT
11 1 (0.056%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.056%) OASIS TOSCA
11 1 (0.056%) RMADS
System Software
1 736 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 346 (19.42%) Hyper-V
3 343 (19.25%) vSphere
4 307 (17.23%) VMware ESXi
5 164 (9.20%) XenApp
6 139 (7.80%) XenDesktop
7 127 (7.13%) VMware NSX
8 116 (6.51%) Docker
9 109 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
10 102 (5.72%) Virtual Servers
11 72 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 60 (3.37%) VMware Workstation
13 52 (2.92%) Virtual Desktop
14 45 (2.53%) vCloud
15 41 (2.30%) KVM
16 40 (2.24%) Xen
17 32 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 28 (1.57%) BitLocker
19 26 (1.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 26 (1.46%) NFS
Systems Management
1 318 (17.85%) SCCM
2 173 (9.71%) vCenter Server
3 137 (7.69%) Puppet
4 125 (7.01%) Ansible
5 95 (5.33%) Kubernetes
6 89 (4.99%) vRealize
7 88 (4.94%) SCOM
8 55 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
9 51 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
10 46 (2.58%) WSUS
11 45 (2.53%) Terraform
11 45 (2.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 37 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
13 35 (1.96%) NetBackup
14 32 (1.80%) SCVMM
15 29 (1.63%) vMotion
16 25 (1.40%) PowerCLI
17 24 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
18 20 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
19 17 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,782 (100.00%) VMware
2 788 (44.22%) Microsoft
3 436 (24.47%) Citrix
4 420 (23.57%) Cisco
5 207 (11.62%) HP
6 175 (9.82%) Oracle
7 171 (9.60%) Dell
8 153 (8.59%) Red Hat
9 144 (8.08%) EMC
10 139 (7.80%) NetApp
11 68 (3.82%) Google
12 62 (3.48%) F5
13 60 (3.37%) Symantec
14 57 (3.20%) Juniper
15 56 (3.14%) IBM
16 55 (3.09%) Veeam
17 52 (2.92%) McAfee
18 51 (2.86%) Atlassian
19 45 (2.53%) Ivanti
20 41 (2.30%) CheckPoint