Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 111 110 126
Rank change year-on-year -1 +16 +16
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 929 1,588 2,082
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.21% 2.19% 2.09%
As % of the System Software category 14.84% 14.01% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 1,064 1,379
Median daily rate £435 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £250 £232 £200
90th Percentile £576 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 54 116
Median hourly rate £57.50 £43.22 £39.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.04% +9.92% +57.28%
10th Percentile £31.25 £17.10 £14.13
90th Percentile £66.25 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.75 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +82.50% -14.29% +55.56%

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 6,260 11,335 15,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.86% 15.60% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,233 7,647 10,212
Median daily rate £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £180
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +3.03% -0.60% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 624 806
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.58% +3.13% +0.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £47.09 £44.27
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%

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 22 January 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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 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 -3 739 £435 +8.75% 377
UK excluding London +11 528 £425 +6.25% 311
London +8 269 £450 +5.88% 88
South East +28 221 £450 +9.76% 77
Work from Home -31 210 £435 -3.33% 56
Scotland +45 92 £425 -2.58% 9
South West +26 75 £438 +2.94% 39
North of England -28 63 £350 -6.67% 99
Midlands +2 39 £350 +16.67% 48
East of England +3 32 £400 +23.08% 24
North West -9 29 £325 -10.34% 64
West Midlands +12 28 £355 +18.33% 32
Yorkshire -20 25 £336 -10.33% 25
East Midlands +13 11 £338 +3.85% 16
North East +24 9 £375 -11.76% 10
Wales -6 8 £325 -29.73% 15

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 929 (100.00%) VMware
2 550 (59.20%) Windows
3 395 (42.52%) Active Directory
4 388 (41.77%) Microsoft
5 340 (36.60%) Security Cleared
6 301 (32.40%) Windows Server
7 293 (31.54%) Linux
8 274 (29.49%) Azure
9 231 (24.87%) SC Cleared
10 230 (24.76%) Cisco
11 225 (24.22%) PowerShell
12 193 (20.78%) VMware ESXi
13 186 (20.02%) vSphere
14 185 (19.91%) DNS
14 185 (19.91%) Firewall
15 169 (18.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 168 (18.08%) Data Centre
17 167 (17.98%) VMware NSX
18 166 (17.87%) Citrix
19 146 (15.72%) Ansible
20 145 (15.61%) DevOps
20 145 (15.61%) Migration
21 141 (15.18%) AWS
22 139 (14.96%) Office 365
22 139 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
23 134 (14.42%) Dell
24 133 (14.32%) Windows 10
25 128 (13.78%) ITIL
25 128 (13.78%) Finance
26 127 (13.67%) 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 77 (8.29%) MS Exchange
2 62 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 53 (5.71%) IIS
4 26 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (2.69%) OpenStack
6 21 (2.26%) Apache
6 21 (2.26%) Skype for Business
7 19 (2.05%) Confluence
8 17 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.51%) ArcGIS
10 13 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.40%) nginx
10 13 (1.40%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.18%) Documentum
12 10 (1.08%) JBoss
13 7 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.43%) CMS
15 3 (0.32%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 76 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 36 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.51%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.11%) Shopify
3 1 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 274 (29.49%) Azure
2 141 (15.18%) AWS
3 139 (14.96%) Office 365
4 57 (6.14%) IaaS
5 46 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 44 (4.74%) GCP
7 42 (4.52%) PaaS
8 37 (3.98%) SaaS
9 33 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (3.55%) GitHub
10 15 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.61%) OpenShift
11 14 (1.51%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (1.08%) Mimecast
12 10 (1.08%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.75%) Serverless
14 6 (0.65%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 6 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 185 (19.91%) DNS
1 185 (19.91%) Firewall
2 127 (13.67%) DHCP
3 120 (12.92%) SAN
4 97 (10.44%) WAN
5 86 (9.26%) LAN
6 80 (8.61%) VSAN
7 53 (5.71%) TCP/IP
8 51 (5.49%) VPN
9 50 (5.38%) VLAN
10 41 (4.41%) Network Security
11 34 (3.66%) SNMP
12 26 (2.80%) HTTP
13 25 (2.69%) iSCSI
13 25 (2.69%) Skype
13 25 (2.69%) VoIP
14 24 (2.58%) Fibre Channel
14 24 (2.58%) SMTP
14 24 (2.58%) Wireless
15 23 (2.48%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.72%) MySQL
3 14 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 11 (1.18%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.08%) DB2
5 10 (1.08%) GIS
5 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (5.71%) JIRA
2 50 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 47 (5.06%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 21 (2.26%) GitLab
6 11 (1.18%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.97%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.97%) Subversion
8 8 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.75%) Hudson
9 7 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.75%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.65%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.65%) Gatling
10 6 (0.65%) IntelliJ
10 6 (0.65%) JUnit
10 6 (0.65%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.65%) PyCharm
10 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 128 (13.78%) Finance
2 77 (8.29%) Public Sector
3 36 (3.88%) Banking
4 28 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.83%) Law
6 16 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.61%) Electronics
7 15 (1.61%) Marketing
8 13 (1.40%) Retail
9 9 (0.97%) Publishing
10 8 (0.86%) Legal
11 7 (0.75%) Back Office
11 7 (0.75%) Front Office
12 6 (0.65%) Advertising
12 6 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.65%) Military
13 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.43%) International Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 180 (19.38%) Architect
2 125 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 122 (13.13%) VMware Engineer
4 81 (8.72%) Consultant
5 60 (6.46%) Infrastructure Architect
6 59 (6.35%) Cloud Architect
7 56 (6.03%) VMware Architect
8 50 (5.38%) Windows Engineer
9 47 (5.06%) Support Engineer
10 45 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
10 45 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
11 38 (4.09%) Network Engineer
12 36 (3.88%) Wintel Engineer
13 35 (3.77%) Administrator
14 33 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (3.44%) Technical Architect
16 31 (3.34%) Citrix Engineer
16 31 (3.34%) Virtualisation Engineer
17 30 (3.23%) Analyst
18 28 (3.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.23%) Middleware
2 29 (3.12%) 802.1X
3 26 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
4 24 (2.58%) REST
5 22 (2.37%) LDAP
6 16 (1.72%) Swagger
7 15 (1.61%) XML
8 14 (1.51%) gRPC
8 14 (1.51%) RESTful
9 13 (1.40%) Web Services
10 12 (1.29%) JSON
11 11 (1.18%) .NET
11 11 (1.18%) Node.js
12 9 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (0.54%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.54%) HTML
14 4 (0.43%) Flash
14 4 (0.43%) J2EE
14 4 (0.43%) ModSecurity
15 3 (0.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 168 (18.08%) Data Centre
2 70 (7.53%) Private Cloud
3 66 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (5.38%) Clustering
5 33 (3.55%) Public Cloud
6 31 (3.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 30 (3.23%) PKI
7 30 (3.23%) Replication
8 28 (3.01%) EMC VNX
8 28 (3.01%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 12 (1.29%) Cloud Native
10 12 (1.29%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.18%) NHS
12 10 (1.08%) CMDB
12 10 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.08%) User Experience
13 8 (0.86%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.86%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 550 (59.20%) Windows
2 301 (32.40%) Windows Server
3 293 (31.54%) Linux
4 139 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 133 (14.32%) Windows 10
6 111 (11.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 101 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 89 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 75 (8.07%) Unix
10 71 (7.64%) Windows Server 2019
11 55 (5.92%) CentOS
12 48 (5.17%) Windows 7
13 28 (3.01%) Solaris
14 25 (2.69%) Ubuntu
15 24 (2.58%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.29%) Android
17 10 (1.08%) Apple iOS
17 10 (1.08%) Mac OS
17 10 (1.08%) VMS
17 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (18.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 145 (15.61%) DevOps
2 145 (15.61%) Migration
3 128 (13.78%) ITIL
4 123 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (9.15%) Configuration Management
6 58 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (6.14%) Infrastructure as Code
8 56 (6.03%) High Availability
9 55 (5.92%) Load Balancing
10 53 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 49 (5.27%) Virtual Environments
12 46 (4.95%) Application Packaging
12 46 (4.95%) Converged Infrastructure
12 46 (4.95%) Project Delivery
13 43 (4.63%) Change Management
13 43 (4.63%) Network Virtualisation
14 40 (4.31%) Problem Management
15 38 (4.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 225 (24.22%) PowerShell
2 99 (10.66%) SQL
3 88 (9.47%) Python
4 66 (7.10%) Bash Shell
5 43 (4.63%) C
6 41 (4.41%) Perl
7 26 (2.80%) JavaScript
7 26 (2.80%) VB
8 24 (2.58%) Ruby
9 23 (2.48%) Go
10 17 (1.83%) C#
11 14 (1.51%) Java
12 12 (1.29%) PHP
13 11 (1.18%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.08%) VBScript
15 9 (0.97%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.65%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.32%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.22%) Korn
18 2 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 340 (36.60%) Security Cleared
2 231 (24.87%) SC Cleared
3 110 (11.84%) DV Cleared
4 82 (8.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (8.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 74 (7.97%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (5.92%) CCNA
8 46 (4.95%) Degree
9 44 (4.74%) MCSE
10 39 (4.20%) CCNP
11 27 (2.91%) VCAP
12 25 (2.69%) MCSA
13 17 (1.83%) VCP6
14 13 (1.40%) CCIE
15 12 (1.29%) VCDX
16 10 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
17 9 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (0.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.60%) SLA
2 15 (1.61%) JSP 440
3 11 (1.18%) NCSC
4 9 (0.97%) NIST
5 8 (0.86%) GDPR
6 7 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.65%) QA
8 5 (0.54%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.32%) RMADS
10 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.11%) PMO
11 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 395 (42.52%) Active Directory
2 193 (20.78%) VMware ESXi
3 186 (20.02%) vSphere
4 167 (17.98%) VMware NSX
5 126 (13.56%) Hyper-V
6 98 (10.55%) Docker
7 68 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
8 41 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 35 (3.77%) NFS
10 34 (3.66%) XenApp
11 29 (3.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (3.01%) XenDesktop
13 18 (1.94%) vCloud
13 18 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (1.83%) Firmware
15 13 (1.40%) VMFS
16 12 (1.29%) KVM
17 11 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (1.18%) Xen
18 9 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 146 (15.72%) Ansible
2 119 (12.81%) Kubernetes
3 110 (11.84%) SCCM
4 104 (11.19%) Terraform
5 103 (11.09%) vCenter Server
6 90 (9.69%) vRealize
7 78 (8.40%) Puppet
8 62 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
9 48 (5.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 32 (3.44%) PowerCLI
11 30 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
11 30 (3.23%) SCOM
12 28 (3.01%) WSUS
13 24 (2.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 23 (2.48%) Prometheus
15 21 (2.26%) Grafana
16 20 (2.15%) NetBackup
17 19 (2.05%) IBM BigFix
17 19 (2.05%) Packer
18 18 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 929 (100.00%) VMware
2 388 (41.77%) Microsoft
3 230 (24.76%) Cisco
4 166 (17.87%) Citrix
5 134 (14.42%) Dell
6 107 (11.52%) Red Hat
7 84 (9.04%) HP
8 78 (8.40%) Oracle
9 74 (7.97%) EMC
10 59 (6.35%) NetApp
11 55 (5.92%) Ivanti
12 47 (5.06%) Juniper
13 43 (4.63%) F5
13 43 (4.63%) Veeam
14 38 (4.09%) Splunk
15 37 (3.98%) IBM
16 30 (3.23%) Atlassian
17 29 (3.12%) Fortinet
18 27 (2.91%) SolarWinds
19 26 (2.80%) Google