Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 95 89
Rank change year-on-year -45 -6 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,866 2,356 2,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.86% 2.44% 2.37%
As % of the System Software category 14.60% 19.94% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,116 1,581 1,671
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £199 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £365 £363
% change year-on-year -1.37% +0.69% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 121 134
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -4.42% +13.00%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.38 £14.37
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% -18.18% +10.00%

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 12,782 11,818 10,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.75% 12.24% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,316 7,421 6,223
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £165 £156
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 823 1,146
UK median hourly rate £16.45 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.03
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.45 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% -

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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
England -45 1,715 £383 -4.38% 786
UK excluding London -28 1,124 £360 -1.37% 557
London -58 718 £402 -8.75% 261
South East -22 446 £375 -6.25% 155
Midlands +48 191 £355 +1.43% 93
North of England -65 166 £325 -9.72% 150
East of England -21 133 £403 +9.66% 60
West Midlands +60 131 £386 +18.85% 58
Scotland -31 87 £350 +6.06% 22
North West -22 77 £310 -14.48% 82
South West -47 62 £350 +9.38% 68
East Midlands +5 60 £350 - 35
Yorkshire -23 60 £369 -7.81% 48
Wales +24 39 £373 -0.67% 10
North East -20 29 £325 +3.17% 20
Northern Ireland -27 5 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 1,866 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,181 (63.29%) Windows
3 856 (45.87%) Active Directory
4 835 (44.75%) Microsoft
5 620 (33.23%) Windows Server
6 501 (26.85%) Linux
7 443 (23.74%) Citrix
8 431 (23.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 397 (21.28%) Cisco
10 387 (20.74%) PowerShell
11 386 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 381 (20.42%) Firewall
13 372 (19.94%) Hyper-V
14 352 (18.86%) ITIL
15 330 (17.68%) DNS
16 329 (17.63%) Security Cleared
17 316 (16.93%) SAN
18 306 (16.40%) Office 365
19 304 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
20 296 (15.86%) MS Exchange
21 291 (15.59%) vSphere
22 284 (15.22%) SCCM
23 281 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
24 272 (14.58%) HP
25 266 (14.26%) SQL
26 263 (14.09%) VMware ESXi
27 253 (13.56%) Finance
28 245 (13.13%) Windows 7
28 245 (13.13%) Data Centre
29 244 (13.08%) DHCP

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
1 296 (15.86%) MS Exchange
2 167 (8.95%) SharePoint
3 147 (7.88%) IIS
4 107 (5.73%) Skype for Business
5 89 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 84 (4.50%) Apache
7 72 (3.86%) OpenStack
8 71 (3.80%) Tomcat
9 60 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 42 (2.25%) JBoss
11 35 (1.88%) WebSphere
12 34 (1.82%) Confluence
13 33 (1.77%) nginx
14 18 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 18 (0.96%) Jetty
15 17 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.80%) CMS
17 15 (0.80%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 188 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.21%) RoboHelp
6 4 (0.21%) Snagit
7 1 (0.054%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.54%) Temenos T24
3 9 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 9 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.43%) Magento
5 6 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.21%) Eikon
7 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.054%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 306 (16.40%) Office 365
2 304 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 281 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
4 110 (5.89%) IaaS
5 72 (3.86%) PaaS
6 49 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (1.34%) SaaS
10 24 (1.29%) OneDrive
11 20 (1.07%) Google App Engine
12 17 (0.91%) Mimecast
13 10 (0.54%) Slack
13 10 (0.54%) Trello
14 8 (0.43%) npm
15 7 (0.38%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 381 (20.42%) Firewall
2 330 (17.68%) DNS
3 316 (16.93%) SAN
4 244 (13.08%) DHCP
5 224 (12.00%) TCP/IP
6 209 (11.20%) LAN
7 208 (11.15%) WAN
8 128 (6.86%) VPN
9 94 (5.04%) NAS
10 80 (4.29%) VoIP
11 78 (4.18%) Skype
12 76 (4.07%) VLAN
13 55 (2.95%) Internet
14 53 (2.84%) iSCSI
14 53 (2.84%) LDAP
14 53 (2.84%) Wireless
15 51 (2.73%) HTTP
16 50 (2.68%) NetScaler
17 48 (2.57%) SSL
18 44 (2.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.89%) MySQL
3 47 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (2.14%) MongoDB
5 37 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 23 (1.23%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.13%) DB2
10 20 (1.07%) Hadoop
10 20 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (0.91%) Big Data
13 13 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
15 11 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (0.59%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.59%) OLAP
16 10 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 133 (7.13%) Git (software)
2 131 (7.02%) Jenkins
3 62 (3.32%) Maven
4 50 (2.68%) MSI
5 47 (2.52%) JIRA
6 30 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (1.45%) Subversion
8 21 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (1.13%) DbUnit
8 21 (1.13%) jMock
8 21 (1.13%) JUnit
8 21 (1.13%) Mockito
8 21 (1.13%) TeamCity
9 20 (1.07%) Ant
9 20 (1.07%) SonarQube
9 20 (1.07%) Visual Studio
10 16 (0.86%) Artifactory
10 16 (0.86%) NuGet
10 16 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 253 (13.56%) Finance
2 90 (4.82%) Banking
3 83 (4.45%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.61%) Retail
5 29 (1.55%) Publishing
6 23 (1.23%) French Language
7 21 (1.13%) Legal
7 21 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.07%) Back Office
9 16 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.59%) Law
11 8 (0.43%) Advertising
11 8 (0.43%) Automotive
11 8 (0.43%) Marketing
12 7 (0.38%) Games
13 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.27%) Military
15 4 (0.21%) Electronics
15 4 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 237 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 205 (10.99%) Architect
3 173 (9.27%) Analyst
4 132 (7.07%) Support Engineer
5 120 (6.43%) Consultant
6 115 (6.16%) Administrator
7 100 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
8 86 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 83 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 83 (4.45%) VMware Engineer
10 73 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
11 69 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
12 66 (3.54%) Desktop Support
13 64 (3.43%) Support Analyst
14 63 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
15 62 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
16 60 (3.22%) Developer
16 60 (3.22%) Network Engineer
17 55 (2.95%) IT Support
18 54 (2.89%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.18%) Web Services
2 71 (3.80%) .NET
3 48 (2.57%) Middleware
4 46 (2.47%) J2EE
5 40 (2.14%) XML
6 39 (2.09%) SOAP
7 29 (1.55%) REST
8 27 (1.45%) RESTful
9 24 (1.29%) Apache Camel
10 21 (1.13%) PowerMock
11 20 (1.07%) WSH
12 19 (1.02%) Spring
13 16 (0.86%) CSS
13 16 (0.86%) Servlets
14 15 (0.80%) JSON
14 15 (0.80%) LAMP
15 14 (0.75%) .NET Framework
15 14 (0.75%) HTML
15 14 (0.75%) XSLT
16 13 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 245 (13.13%) Data Centre
2 102 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 94 (5.04%) Clustering
4 74 (3.97%) Replication
5 51 (2.73%) Public Cloud
6 50 (2.68%) PKI
7 43 (2.30%) Private Cloud
8 40 (2.14%) Computer Science
9 31 (1.66%) EMC VNX
10 30 (1.61%) Blackberry
11 29 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
12 24 (1.29%) Fat Client
12 24 (1.29%) Thin Client
13 21 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 20 (1.07%) CESG
14 20 (1.07%) Virtual Team
15 19 (1.02%) CMDB
15 19 (1.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 18 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,181 (63.29%) Windows
2 620 (33.23%) Windows Server
3 501 (26.85%) Linux
4 431 (23.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 386 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 245 (13.13%) Windows 7
7 188 (10.08%) Windows 10
8 165 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 145 (7.77%) Unix
10 132 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 67 (3.59%) CentOS
12 63 (3.38%) Solaris
13 57 (3.05%) Windows 8
14 53 (2.84%) AIX
15 44 (2.36%) Ubuntu
16 36 (1.93%) Windows Vista
17 24 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
18 23 (1.23%) Windows XP
19 22 (1.18%) SUSE
20 21 (1.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (18.86%) ITIL
2 217 (11.63%) Migration
3 214 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (10.83%) DevOps
5 116 (6.22%) Configuration Management
6 108 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
6 108 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 103 (5.52%) Change Management
8 86 (4.61%) Project Management
9 85 (4.56%) Service Delivery
10 82 (4.39%) High Availability
11 79 (4.23%) Service Management
12 78 (4.18%) Scrum
13 77 (4.13%) Information Security
14 75 (4.02%) Incident Management
15 74 (3.97%) ITIL V3
16 73 (3.91%) Network Virtualisation
17 66 (3.54%) Open Source
17 66 (3.54%) Problem Management
18 65 (3.48%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 387 (20.74%) PowerShell
2 266 (14.26%) SQL
3 131 (7.02%) Python
4 126 (6.75%) Java
5 102 (5.47%) Bash Shell
6 99 (5.31%) VBScript
7 62 (3.32%) Perl
8 51 (2.73%) C
9 47 (2.52%) Ruby
10 37 (1.98%) C++
11 34 (1.82%) C#
12 31 (1.66%) JavaScript
13 29 (1.55%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.02%) Groovy
15 16 (0.86%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.80%) PHP
17 13 (0.70%) VB
18 10 (0.54%) Jython
19 9 (0.48%) CQL
20 7 (0.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 329 (17.63%) Security Cleared
2 224 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 205 (10.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 134 (7.18%) MCSE
5 109 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
6 100 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 98 (5.25%) DV Cleared
8 93 (4.98%) Degree
9 69 (3.70%) CCNA
10 56 (3.00%) MCSA
11 49 (2.63%) CCNP
12 34 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (1.77%) MCITP
14 32 (1.71%) MCP
15 27 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
16 22 (1.18%) DBS Check
16 22 (1.18%) RHCE
17 20 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (1.02%) CCIE
19 17 (0.91%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.77%) SLA
2 37 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.61%) QA
4 29 (1.55%) PCI DSS
5 24 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 14 (0.75%) GDPR
7 13 (0.70%) PMO
8 12 (0.64%) RMADS
9 8 (0.43%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.21%) HL7
10 4 (0.21%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.16%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.054%) GCP
13 1 (0.054%) SAS 70
System Software
1 856 (45.87%) Active Directory
2 372 (19.94%) Hyper-V
3 291 (15.59%) vSphere
4 263 (14.09%) VMware ESXi
5 177 (9.49%) XenApp
6 127 (6.81%) Virtual Machines
7 116 (6.22%) XenDesktop
8 100 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 81 (4.34%) Docker
10 77 (4.13%) Virtual Servers
11 60 (3.22%) VMware NSX
12 52 (2.79%) vCloud
13 49 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
14 42 (2.25%) XenServer
15 39 (2.09%) KVM
16 36 (1.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 36 (1.93%) NFS
16 36 (1.93%) Xen
17 35 (1.88%) BitLocker
18 31 (1.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 284 (15.22%) SCCM
2 145 (7.77%) Puppet
3 125 (6.70%) Ansible
4 111 (5.95%) SCOM
5 91 (4.88%) vCenter Server
6 87 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
7 73 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 62 (3.32%) WSUS
9 55 (2.95%) Backup Exec
10 51 (2.73%) NetBackup
11 48 (2.57%) vRealize
12 38 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
12 38 (2.04%) PowerCLI
13 32 (1.71%) Terraform
14 31 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
15 28 (1.50%) Kubernetes
16 26 (1.39%) Nagios
17 25 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
18 23 (1.23%) WMI
18 23 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,866 (100.00%) VMware
2 835 (44.75%) Microsoft
3 443 (23.74%) Citrix
4 397 (21.28%) Cisco
5 272 (14.58%) HP
6 206 (11.04%) NetApp
7 134 (7.18%) Red Hat
8 129 (6.91%) Oracle
9 118 (6.32%) IBM
9 118 (6.32%) Symantec
10 111 (5.95%) Dell
11 99 (5.31%) EMC
12 81 (4.34%) McAfee
13 68 (3.64%) CheckPoint
14 66 (3.54%) Ivanti
15 64 (3.43%) Veeam
16 58 (3.11%) 3PAR
17 56 (3.00%) SolarWinds
18 55 (2.95%) Veritas
19 51 (2.73%) CommVault