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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 128 124 112
Rank change year-on-year -4 -12 +23
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,767 1,209 1,034
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 2.09% 2.12%
As % of the System Software category 14.93% 14.63% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,296 833 690
10th Percentile £263 £280 £221
25th Percentile £375 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £443 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.27% +4.12% -
75th Percentile £588 £524 £500
90th Percentile £663 £592 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.82% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 33 44
10th Percentile £20.00 £25.13 £20.84
25th Percentile £28.41 £43.75 £37.53
Median hourly rate £47.89 £51.00 £49.19
Median % change year-on-year -6.11% +3.68% +25.10%
75th Percentile £61.45 £55.00 £55.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £61.05 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.14 £50.00 £37.90
% change year-on-year -9.72% +31.94% +51.58%

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 11,837 8,264 7,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.41% 14.26% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,485 5,730 5,149
10th Percentile £200 £230 £180
25th Percentile £400 £385 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £463
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.95% -2.63%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £563
90th Percentile £700 £660 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 291 382
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.63 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.99 £13.28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.63% +22.86% +7.99%
75th Percentile £40.00 £49.13 £24.11
90th Percentile £57.75 £63.00 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.27 £16.45
% change year-on-year -4.21% +11.06% +8.29%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Top 18 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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +5 1,482 £475 +11.76% 388
UK excluding London -6 923 £437 +2.82% 313
Work from Home -15 793 £450 -5.26% 117
London -4 582 £525 +16.67% 101
South East +2 325 £458 +4.93% 75
North of England -3 196 £425 +11.84% 98
North West +6 113 £450 +25.00% 44
South West +9 111 £475 +15.15% 35
Midlands -2 98 £375 +6.38% 51
East of England -5 97 £425 +3.03% 25
Yorkshire -12 73 £420 +3.70% 32
Scotland -45 57 £444 -1.39% 14
West Midlands -26 55 £333 +2.31% 28
East Midlands -2 43 £399 +6.33% 23
Wales +7 37 £453 -2.05% 10
North East -9 11 £463 +15.63% 22
Northern Ireland -6 4 £375 -16.67% 6
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 1,767 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,043 (59.03%) Windows
3 792 (44.82%) Microsoft
4 734 (41.54%) Active Directory
5 626 (35.43%) Azure
6 606 (34.30%) Windows Server
7 580 (32.82%) Linux
8 427 (24.17%) DNS
9 414 (23.43%) Microsoft 365
10 399 (22.58%) Security Cleared
11 392 (22.18%) Firewall
12 391 (22.13%) Social Skills
13 380 (21.51%) Cisco
14 375 (21.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 368 (20.83%) AWS
16 356 (20.15%) PowerShell
17 342 (19.35%) Data Centre
18 332 (18.79%) SC Cleared
19 305 (17.26%) Citrix
20 299 (16.92%) SQL
21 298 (16.86%) ITIL
22 295 (16.69%) Migration
22 295 (16.69%) Hyper-V
23 294 (16.64%) Finance
24 289 (16.36%) SCCM
25 281 (15.90%) DHCP
26 279 (15.79%) vSphere
27 255 (14.43%) Ansible
28 213 (12.05%) VMware ESXi
28 213 (12.05%) Terraform

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
1 128 (7.24%) SharePoint
2 124 (7.02%) MS Exchange
3 64 (3.62%) IIS
4 61 (3.45%) OpenStack
5 56 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 40 (2.26%) Skype for Business
7 35 (1.98%) Confluence
8 32 (1.81%) nginx
9 31 (1.75%) Traefik
10 29 (1.64%) WebSphere
11 20 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 19 (1.08%) Apache
13 18 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
16 6 (0.34%) Drupal
16 6 (0.34%) Mule
16 6 (0.34%) WordPress
17 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 129 (7.30%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) Stata
8 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.057%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.17%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 3 (0.17%) RMDS
4 2 (0.11%) assyst
4 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.057%) Primavera
5 1 (0.057%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 626 (35.43%) Azure
2 414 (23.43%) Microsoft 365
3 368 (20.83%) AWS
4 164 (9.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 138 (7.81%) IaaS
6 124 (7.02%) SaaS
7 111 (6.28%) GCP
7 111 (6.28%) PaaS
8 59 (3.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 56 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
10 51 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
11 49 (2.77%) OpenShift
12 44 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 43 (2.43%) GitHub
14 42 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 39 (2.21%) Nutanix
16 31 (1.75%) OneDrive
17 29 (1.64%) Power Platform
18 22 (1.25%) Azure Stack
19 19 (1.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 427 (24.17%) DNS
2 392 (22.18%) Firewall
3 281 (15.90%) DHCP
4 178 (10.07%) WAN
5 166 (9.39%) SAN
6 156 (8.83%) TCP/IP
7 147 (8.32%) LAN
8 116 (6.56%) Network Security
9 115 (6.51%) VPN
10 72 (4.07%) VSAN
11 60 (3.40%) Wireless
12 57 (3.23%) Internet
13 53 (3.00%) NAS
13 53 (3.00%) SD-WAN
14 51 (2.89%) OSPF
14 51 (2.89%) VoIP
15 50 (2.83%) BGP
15 50 (2.83%) VLAN
16 48 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
17 47 (2.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.09%) MySQL
3 34 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (1.75%) DB2
5 25 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 12 (0.68%) MariaDB
9 12 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (0.68%) Power BI
10 11 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (0.51%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.45%) Big Data
13 7 (0.40%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.28%) Ingres
16 4 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 91 (5.15%) Jenkins
2 81 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 75 (4.24%) GitLab
4 61 (3.45%) JIRA
5 20 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 19 (1.08%) Subversion
6 19 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (0.96%) Visual Studio Code
8 16 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
9 15 (0.85%) Artifactory
10 12 (0.68%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.34%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.34%) IntelliJ
11 6 (0.34%) MSI
11 6 (0.34%) PyCharm
12 5 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.28%) JUnit
12 5 (0.28%) Maven
12 5 (0.28%) Selenium
12 5 (0.28%) Serena SBM
General
1 391 (22.13%) Social Skills
2 294 (16.64%) Finance
3 139 (7.87%) Public Sector
4 123 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (4.47%) Banking
6 44 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
8 32 (1.81%) Presentation Skills
9 29 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
10 23 (1.30%) Documentation Skills
11 19 (1.08%) Retail
12 14 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.74%) Legal
14 12 (0.68%) Law
15 11 (0.62%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.45%) Back Office
17 7 (0.40%) Advertising
17 7 (0.40%) Automotive
17 7 (0.40%) French Language
17 7 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 301 (17.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 249 (14.09%) Architect
3 140 (7.92%) Support Engineer
4 117 (6.62%) Infrastructure Architect
5 106 (6.00%) VMware Engineer
6 99 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 99 (5.60%) Network Engineer
7 87 (4.92%) Analyst
7 87 (4.92%) Consultant
8 86 (4.87%) Cloud Engineer
9 83 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 78 (4.41%) Wintel Engineer
11 74 (4.19%) IT Engineer
12 68 (3.85%) Project Manager
13 62 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
14 57 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
15 56 (3.17%) Administrator
16 55 (3.11%) Server Engineer
17 54 (3.06%) Cloud Architect
18 53 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.49%) Middleware
2 36 (2.04%) cloud-init
3 28 (1.58%) REST
4 25 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
5 24 (1.36%) JSON
6 23 (1.30%) LDAP
6 23 (1.30%) XML
7 22 (1.25%) .NET
8 19 (1.08%) RESTful
9 18 (1.02%) SOAP
10 16 (0.91%) 802.1X
10 16 (0.91%) Kafka
11 15 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
12 12 (0.68%) ARM Templates
12 12 (0.68%) HTML
12 12 (0.68%) Web Services
13 11 (0.62%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.62%) Regular Expression
14 10 (0.57%) XMPP
15 9 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 342 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 137 (7.75%) Clustering
3 134 (7.58%) PKI
4 108 (6.11%) Public Cloud
5 89 (5.04%) Replication
6 87 (4.92%) Private Cloud
7 55 (3.11%) Management Information System
8 53 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
9 48 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 41 (2.32%) CMDB
11 37 (2.09%) NHS
12 32 (1.81%) Cloud Native
13 29 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
14 28 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
15 22 (1.25%) Virtual Team
16 18 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.02%) Smartphone
17 16 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
18 14 (0.79%) IoT
18 14 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,043 (59.03%) Windows
2 606 (34.30%) Windows Server
3 580 (32.82%) Linux
4 210 (11.88%) Windows 10
5 199 (11.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 181 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 153 (8.66%) Unix
8 135 (7.64%) Windows Server 2016
9 131 (7.41%) Windows Server 2019
10 130 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 81 (4.58%) CentOS
12 57 (3.23%) Windows 7
13 45 (2.55%) Ubuntu
14 40 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (1.70%) Solaris
16 18 (1.02%) AIX
17 17 (0.96%) Android
17 17 (0.96%) Apple iOS
17 17 (0.96%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (21.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 298 (16.86%) ITIL
3 295 (16.69%) Migration
4 204 (11.54%) DevOps
5 191 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
6 188 (10.64%) Agile
7 161 (9.11%) Change Management
8 155 (8.77%) Project Management
9 137 (7.75%) Project Delivery
10 130 (7.36%) Load Balancing
11 117 (6.62%) CI/CD
12 114 (6.45%) Configuration Management
13 112 (6.34%) Service Management
14 110 (6.23%) Service Delivery
15 107 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
16 90 (5.09%) Infrastructure as Code
17 89 (5.04%) High Availability
18 83 (4.70%) Incident Management
19 79 (4.47%) Patch Management
20 73 (4.13%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 356 (20.15%) PowerShell
2 299 (16.92%) SQL
3 211 (11.94%) Python
4 113 (6.40%) Bash
5 58 (3.28%) Go
6 50 (2.83%) Ruby
7 38 (2.15%) Java
8 37 (2.09%) Perl
9 35 (1.98%) JavaScript
10 34 (1.92%) VBScript
11 32 (1.81%) C
12 30 (1.70%) C#
13 19 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.74%) VB
15 10 (0.57%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.45%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.40%) VBA
18 4 (0.23%) PHP
19 1 (0.057%) C++
19 1 (0.057%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 399 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 332 (18.79%) SC Cleared
3 122 (6.90%) Degree
4 114 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 95 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 81 (4.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 56 (3.17%) CCNP
9 52 (2.94%) CCNA
10 48 (2.72%) PMP
11 46 (2.60%) MCSE
12 42 (2.38%) MCSA
13 41 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (1.58%) CCIE
15 22 (1.25%) MCITP
16 21 (1.19%) VCAP
17 19 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
18 18 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
19 17 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
20 16 (0.91%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (6.40%) SLA
2 62 (3.51%) QA
3 37 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (2.09%) NCSC
4 35 (1.98%) GDPR
5 19 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (0.62%) NIST
8 8 (0.45%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.45%) NIST 800
8 8 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.40%) COBIT
10 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.23%) DICOM
11 4 (0.23%) GRC
11 4 (0.23%) HL7
11 4 (0.23%) OASIS TOSCA
12 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 734 (41.54%) Active Directory
2 295 (16.69%) Hyper-V
3 279 (15.79%) vSphere
4 213 (12.05%) VMware ESXi
5 157 (8.89%) VMware NSX
6 139 (7.87%) Docker
7 126 (7.13%) Virtual Machines
8 81 (4.58%) XenApp
9 77 (4.36%) Virtual Servers
10 58 (3.28%) XenDesktop
11 57 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 52 (2.94%) vCloud
13 45 (2.55%) Virtual Desktop
14 36 (2.04%) KVM
15 34 (1.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 34 (1.92%) Firmware
16 31 (1.75%) NFS
17 23 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
18 19 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 17 (0.96%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 289 (16.36%) SCCM
2 255 (14.43%) Ansible
3 213 (12.05%) Terraform
4 151 (8.55%) Kubernetes
5 136 (7.70%) vCenter Server
6 116 (6.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 102 (5.77%) Puppet
8 98 (5.55%) vRealize
9 79 (4.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 62 (3.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 62 (3.51%) Prometheus
11 53 (3.00%) WSUS
12 51 (2.89%) Packer
12 51 (2.89%) SCOM
13 46 (2.60%) NetBackup
13 46 (2.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 42 (2.38%) ZABBIX
15 41 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
16 39 (2.21%) Consul
17 38 (2.15%) Istio
Vendors
1 1,767 (100.00%) VMware
2 792 (44.82%) Microsoft
3 380 (21.51%) Cisco
4 305 (17.26%) Citrix
5 203 (11.49%) Red Hat
6 169 (9.56%) Oracle
7 121 (6.85%) Dell
8 106 (6.00%) HP
9 100 (5.66%) Splunk
10 83 (4.70%) IBM
11 79 (4.47%) NetApp
12 78 (4.41%) Veeam
13 75 (4.24%) SolarWinds
14 71 (4.02%) Juniper
15 69 (3.90%) ServiceNow
16 66 (3.74%) F5
17 61 (3.45%) Google
17 61 (3.45%) Palo Alto
18 58 (3.28%) CheckPoint
19 55 (3.11%) Ivanti