Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 96 84
Rank change year-on-year -43 -12 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1872 2575 2769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.42% 2.45%
As % of the System Software category 15.42% 19.57% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1735 1732
UK median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £185 £228 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 122 169
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.56% +1.79% +19.15%
10th Percentile £12.05 £14.38 £14.20
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.46 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £28.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year -31.02% -2.56% +21.88%

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 12141 13159 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 12.35% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7811 8250 6511
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.12% +4.63%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £335
% change year-on-year +4.17% +7.46% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 899 1267
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year - -0.80% +4.17%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -42 1732 £400 - 364
UK excluding London -24 1181 £350 -6.67% 265
London -61 663 £425 - 119
South East -7 480 £375 -6.25% 93
North of England -35 226 £333 -7.64% 69
Midlands +35 138 £325 -5.80% 43
East of England -11 133 £425 +6.25% 25
North West +2 104 £311 -22.19% 40
West Midlands +34 96 £315 -5.62% 27
South West -52 87 £350 -4.11% 15
Yorkshire -26 82 £350 -16.67% 23
Scotland -23 78 £325 +4.84% 15
East Midlands +8 40 £325 -13.33% 16
North East -17 40 £325 +3.17% 6
Wales +11 30 £325 -10.34% 4
Northern Ireland -41 10 £345 -
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, 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 1872 (100.00%) VMware
2 1138 (60.79%) Windows
3 813 (43.43%) Active Directory
4 782 (41.77%) Microsoft
5 633 (33.81%) Windows Server
6 544 (29.06%) Linux
7 421 (22.49%) Cisco
8 409 (21.85%) Citrix
9 388 (20.73%) Firewall
10 381 (20.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 358 (19.12%) PowerShell
12 350 (18.70%) Hyper-V
13 348 (18.59%) DNS
14 338 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 325 (17.36%) Security Cleared
16 324 (17.31%) SAN
17 308 (16.45%) Data Centre
18 297 (15.87%) ITIL
19 296 (15.81%) MS Exchange
20 277 (14.80%) SQL
21 268 (14.32%) SCCM
22 257 (13.73%) HP
22 257 (13.73%) Office 365
23 252 (13.46%) Finance
24 249 (13.30%) vSphere
25 247 (13.19%) VMware ESXi
26 245 (13.09%) DevOps
26 245 (13.09%) SQL Server
27 242 (12.93%) SC Cleared
28 241 (12.87%) 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 (15.81%) MS Exchange
2 138 (7.37%) SharePoint
3 133 (7.10%) IIS
4 100 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 91 (4.86%) Apache
6 89 (4.75%) Tomcat
7 84 (4.49%) OpenStack
8 75 (4.01%) Skype for Business
9 61 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 59 (3.15%) JBoss
11 32 (1.71%) WebLogic
12 31 (1.66%) nginx
12 31 (1.66%) WebSphere
13 30 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 26 (1.39%) Confluence
14 26 (1.39%) iPlanet
15 25 (1.34%) Oracle Application Server
16 22 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
17 21 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
17 21 (1.12%) WildFly
Applications
1 145 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.053%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.053%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.053%) Snagit
8 1 (0.053%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (1.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.21%) Eikon
3 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.11%) Primavera
5 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.053%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.053%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 257 (13.73%) Office 365
2 236 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
3 223 (11.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 92 (4.91%) IaaS
5 58 (3.10%) PaaS
6 31 (1.66%) SaaS
7 25 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (1.07%) OneDrive
9 19 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.85%) Google App Engine
12 13 (0.69%) Slack
13 11 (0.59%) Mimecast
14 10 (0.53%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.53%) Trello
15 8 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
16 7 (0.37%) GitHub
17 5 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
17 5 (0.27%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 388 (20.73%) Firewall
2 348 (18.59%) DNS
3 324 (17.31%) SAN
4 241 (12.87%) DHCP
5 231 (12.34%) LAN
6 229 (12.23%) TCP/IP
7 226 (12.07%) WAN
8 120 (6.41%) VPN
9 99 (5.29%) NAS
10 85 (4.54%) LDAP
11 76 (4.06%) VLAN
12 71 (3.79%) HTTP
13 64 (3.42%) SSL
14 59 (3.15%) VoIP
15 53 (2.83%) Skype
16 52 (2.78%) Network Security
16 52 (2.78%) Wireless
17 45 (2.40%) NetScaler
17 45 (2.40%) VSAN
18 43 (2.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 43 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (2.19%) MySQL
5 40 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 25 (1.34%) Big Data
9 21 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
11 18 (0.96%) Oracle Database
11 18 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.59%) OLAP
13 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.43%) DB2
16 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 126 (6.73%) Jenkins
2 93 (4.97%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.46%) MSI
4 45 (2.40%) Maven
5 36 (1.92%) JIRA
6 21 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (0.91%) Bitbucket
8 17 (0.91%) GitLab
8 17 (0.91%) Vagrant
9 15 (0.80%) Subversion
10 14 (0.75%) SoapUI
10 14 (0.75%) Travis CI
11 13 (0.69%) git-flow
12 12 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.59%) Selenium
14 9 (0.48%) Artifactory
15 8 (0.43%) InstallShield
16 7 (0.37%) Metasploit
General
1 252 (13.46%) Finance
2 109 (5.82%) Banking
3 82 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 37 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.44%) Legal
7 22 (1.18%) Retail
8 21 (1.12%) Law
9 15 (0.80%) Back Office
10 12 (0.64%) Marketing
10 12 (0.64%) Publishing
11 10 (0.53%) French Language
12 9 (0.48%) Advertising
12 9 (0.48%) Automotive
12 9 (0.48%) Electronics
13 7 (0.37%) Local Government
14 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.32%) Military
15 5 (0.27%) Games
16 4 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 241 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 217 (11.59%) Architect
3 180 (9.62%) Analyst
4 149 (7.96%) Administrator
5 144 (7.69%) Consultant
6 130 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 130 (6.94%) VMware Engineer
7 104 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 93 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
9 83 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
10 78 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 76 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
12 69 (3.69%) Infrastructure Architect
13 67 (3.58%) Linux Engineer
13 67 (3.58%) Network Engineer
14 64 (3.42%) Support Analyst
15 62 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
15 62 (3.31%) Technical Architect
16 58 (3.10%) Desktop Support
17 57 (3.04%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.31%) Web Services
2 55 (2.94%) .NET
3 54 (2.88%) Middleware
4 51 (2.72%) J2EE
5 31 (1.66%) XML
6 24 (1.28%) SOAP
7 19 (1.01%) WSH
8 18 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (0.91%) REST
10 16 (0.85%) RESTful
11 15 (0.80%) MCollective
11 15 (0.80%) Sensu
11 15 (0.80%) Servlets
12 14 (0.75%) XSLT
13 13 (0.69%) ASP.NET
14 11 (0.59%) LAMP
15 10 (0.53%) 802.1X
15 10 (0.53%) pytest
16 9 (0.48%) CSS
16 9 (0.48%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 308 (16.45%) Data Centre
2 107 (5.72%) Clustering
3 76 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 62 (3.31%) Replication
6 50 (2.67%) Private Cloud
7 45 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 41 (2.19%) Blackberry
9 40 (2.14%) Public Cloud
10 39 (2.08%) PKI
11 36 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
12 32 (1.71%) Client/Server
13 26 (1.39%) Fat Client
13 26 (1.39%) Thin Client
14 24 (1.28%) EMC VNX
14 24 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
15 20 (1.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 19 (1.01%) CESG
16 19 (1.01%) iPad
16 19 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1138 (60.79%) Windows
2 633 (33.81%) Windows Server
3 544 (29.06%) Linux
4 381 (20.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 338 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 232 (12.39%) Windows 7
7 188 (10.04%) Unix
8 163 (8.71%) Windows 10
9 159 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 138 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 100 (5.34%) CentOS
12 77 (4.11%) Ubuntu
13 72 (3.85%) Solaris
14 68 (3.63%) Windows 8
15 54 (2.88%) AIX
16 52 (2.78%) SUSE
17 36 (1.92%) Windows Vista
18 30 (1.60%) HPUX
19 24 (1.28%) VMS
20 19 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (15.87%) ITIL
2 245 (13.09%) DevOps
3 233 (12.45%) Migration
4 218 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (7.85%) Configuration Management
6 92 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
6 92 (4.91%) High Availability
6 92 (4.91%) Open Source
7 89 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 87 (4.65%) Change Management
9 86 (4.59%) Project Management
10 84 (4.49%) Load Balancing
11 79 (4.22%) Virtual Environments
12 73 (3.90%) Server Virtualisation
13 70 (3.74%) Network Design
14 69 (3.69%) Service Delivery
15 66 (3.53%) Network Virtualisation
16 63 (3.37%) Release Management
16 63 (3.37%) Service Management
17 60 (3.21%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 358 (19.12%) PowerShell
2 277 (14.80%) SQL
3 165 (8.81%) Python
4 113 (6.04%) Bash Shell
5 103 (5.50%) Java
6 94 (5.02%) Perl
7 85 (4.54%) VBScript
8 53 (2.83%) Ruby
9 40 (2.14%) C
10 34 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 28 (1.50%) JavaScript
12 22 (1.18%) C++
13 19 (1.01%) Korn
14 18 (0.96%) C#
14 18 (0.96%) Groovy
14 18 (0.96%) PHP
15 15 (0.80%) VB
16 12 (0.64%) Go
17 10 (0.53%) C-shell
18 8 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 325 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 242 (12.93%) SC Cleared
3 179 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 132 (7.05%) MCSE
5 120 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (5.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 86 (4.59%) Degree
8 76 (4.06%) DV Cleared
9 74 (3.95%) CCNA
10 60 (3.21%) CCNP
11 56 (2.99%) MCSA
12 38 (2.03%) MCITP
13 37 (1.98%) MCP
14 28 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (1.28%) DBS Check
16 23 (1.23%) CCIE
17 22 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
18 20 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
19 19 (1.01%) RHCE
19 19 (1.01%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.27%) SLA
2 37 (1.98%) QA
3 34 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 27 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.64%) GDPR
7 8 (0.43%) HL7
8 7 (0.37%) PMO
8 7 (0.37%) RMADS
9 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.16%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.053%) GCP
12 1 (0.053%) GMP
12 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 813 (43.43%) Active Directory
2 350 (18.70%) Hyper-V
3 249 (13.30%) vSphere
4 247 (13.19%) VMware ESXi
5 143 (7.64%) XenApp
6 122 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
7 97 (5.18%) XenDesktop
8 96 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 87 (4.65%) Docker
9 87 (4.65%) KVM
10 82 (4.38%) Virtual Servers
11 76 (4.06%) VMware NSX
12 57 (3.04%) vCloud
13 51 (2.72%) Xen
14 42 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
15 40 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
16 39 (2.08%) XenServer
17 29 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 29 (1.55%) Terminal Services
17 29 (1.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 268 (14.32%) SCCM
2 203 (10.84%) Puppet
3 154 (8.23%) Ansible
4 104 (5.56%) vCenter Server
5 102 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
6 88 (4.70%) SCOM
7 70 (3.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 68 (3.63%) NetBackup
9 66 (3.53%) WSUS
10 57 (3.04%) vRealize
11 50 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
12 39 (2.08%) PowerCLI
13 38 (2.03%) Backup Exec
14 32 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
15 31 (1.66%) Kubernetes
16 29 (1.55%) AirWatch
17 25 (1.34%) Nagios
18 24 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 23 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 23 (1.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 1872 (100.00%) VMware
2 782 (41.77%) Microsoft
3 421 (22.49%) Cisco
4 409 (21.85%) Citrix
5 257 (13.73%) HP
6 185 (9.88%) Red Hat
7 169 (9.03%) Oracle
8 156 (8.33%) NetApp
9 122 (6.52%) Symantec
10 114 (6.09%) Dell
11 107 (5.72%) EMC
12 91 (4.86%) IBM
13 85 (4.54%) McAfee
14 76 (4.06%) Veritas
15 62 (3.31%) Veeam
16 58 (3.10%) CheckPoint
17 55 (2.94%) Juniper
18 53 (2.83%) 3PAR
19 52 (2.78%) F5
20 50 (2.67%) Apple