Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 88 83
Rank change year-on-year -51 -5 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1798 2736 2820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.53% 2.48%
As % of the System Software category 15.85% 20.76% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 1821 1763
UK median daily rate £394 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +10.34% +0.69%
10th Percentile £200 £238 £223
90th Percentile £557 £563 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £388 £338
% change year-on-year -6.45% +14.81% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 111 174
UK median hourly rate £19.83 £31.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.05% +0.80% +37.54%
10th Percentile £12.17 £14.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £51.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -48.48% +1.54% +42.08%

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11346 13182 11939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.83% 12.17% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7295 8237 6726
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 872 1288
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.58% +6.45% +3.33%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 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 -45 1673 £400 - 356
UK excluding London -38 1134 £363 -6.45% 264
London -65 630 £438 +1.04% 117
South East -15 463 £388 -3.13% 64
North of England -41 242 £350 -6.67% 82
Midlands +5 123 £325 -3.70% 38
North West -8 115 £350 -12.72% 35
East of England -26 110 £403 -5.18% 28
South West -36 103 £350 -6.67% 27
Yorkshire -28 90 £363 -9.49% 42
West Midlands +3 64 £279 -20.32% 26
Scotland -44 64 £373 +7.97% 17
East Midlands -5 57 £328 +9.17% 12
North East -24 37 £328 +11.97% 5
Wales +1 24 £325 -13.33% 7
Northern Ireland - 10 £326 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1798 (100.00%) VMware
2 1076 (59.84%) Windows
3 725 (40.32%) Active Directory
4 680 (37.82%) Microsoft
5 575 (31.98%) Linux
6 566 (31.48%) Windows Server
7 439 (24.42%) Cisco
8 387 (21.52%) Citrix
9 362 (20.13%) Firewall
10 356 (19.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 341 (18.97%) Security Cleared
12 336 (18.69%) DNS
13 332 (18.46%) SAN
14 326 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 325 (18.08%) Data Centre
16 313 (17.41%) PowerShell
17 305 (16.96%) Hyper-V
18 302 (16.80%) ITIL
19 269 (14.96%) MS Exchange
20 267 (14.85%) DevOps
21 261 (14.52%) SC Cleared
22 260 (14.46%) HP
23 258 (14.35%) Migration
24 253 (14.07%) Finance
25 245 (13.63%) SQL
26 244 (13.57%) SCCM
27 238 (13.24%) SQL Server
28 237 (13.18%) VMware ESXi
29 228 (12.68%) vSphere
30 224 (12.46%) 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
1 269 (14.96%) MS Exchange
2 120 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 115 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 111 (6.17%) IIS
5 93 (5.17%) Tomcat
6 90 (5.01%) Apache
7 82 (4.56%) OpenStack
8 71 (3.95%) Skype for Business
9 57 (3.17%) JBoss
10 49 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
11 36 (2.00%) WebSphere
12 34 (1.89%) nginx
12 34 (1.89%) WebLogic
13 27 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 27 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
14 25 (1.39%) Jetty
14 25 (1.39%) WildFly
15 24 (1.33%) iPlanet
16 22 (1.22%) Confluence
16 22 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 136 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.39%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.056%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.056%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 24 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 12 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.11%) Primavera
6 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.056%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.056%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 213 (11.85%) Office 365
2 206 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
3 192 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 73 (4.06%) IaaS
5 59 (3.28%) PaaS
6 34 (1.89%) SaaS
7 32 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (1.00%) OpenShift
11 17 (0.95%) Google App Engine
12 13 (0.72%) OneDrive
13 12 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
14 10 (0.56%) GitHub
14 10 (0.56%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 362 (20.13%) Firewall
2 336 (18.69%) DNS
3 332 (18.46%) SAN
4 224 (12.46%) DHCP
5 218 (12.12%) WAN
6 215 (11.96%) LAN
7 212 (11.79%) TCP/IP
8 122 (6.79%) VPN
9 109 (6.06%) NAS
10 84 (4.67%) HTTP
11 82 (4.56%) LDAP
12 67 (3.73%) SSL
12 67 (3.73%) VLAN
13 64 (3.56%) Network Security
14 57 (3.17%) Internet
15 55 (3.06%) MPLS
15 55 (3.06%) NetScaler
15 55 (3.06%) VoIP
16 47 (2.61%) Wireless
17 45 (2.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 49 (2.73%) MySQL
4 39 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 36 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (1.45%) Big Data
9 23 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 23 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.00%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
11 16 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.50%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.44%) HBase
17 7 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 130 (7.23%) Jenkins
2 83 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 37 (2.06%) JIRA
4 33 (1.84%) Maven
5 26 (1.45%) MSI
6 24 (1.33%) GitLab
7 21 (1.17%) Bitbucket
7 21 (1.17%) Subversion
8 17 (0.95%) Vagrant
9 16 (0.89%) Selenium
9 16 (0.89%) Travis CI
10 13 (0.72%) SoapUI
11 12 (0.67%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.56%) Artifactory
12 10 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (0.44%) InstallShield
15 7 (0.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 253 (14.07%) Finance
2 118 (6.56%) Banking
3 67 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 53 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 33 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 26 (1.45%) Law
7 24 (1.33%) Legal
8 21 (1.17%) Retail
9 20 (1.11%) Marketing
10 16 (0.89%) Electronics
11 10 (0.56%) Local Government
11 10 (0.56%) Military
12 9 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.39%) Back Office
13 7 (0.39%) Games
14 6 (0.33%) Automotive
14 6 (0.33%) Billing
14 6 (0.33%) Publishing
15 5 (0.28%) Advertising
16 4 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 243 (13.52%) Architect
2 212 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 167 (9.29%) Analyst
4 165 (9.18%) Administrator
5 147 (8.18%) Consultant
6 138 (7.68%) VMware Engineer
7 112 (6.23%) Support Engineer
8 104 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 104 (5.78%) Systems Administrator
9 88 (4.89%) Technical Architect
10 73 (4.06%) Infrastructure Architect
10 73 (4.06%) Windows Engineer
11 68 (3.78%) Linux Administrator
11 68 (3.78%) Linux Engineer
12 67 (3.73%) Network Engineer
13 66 (3.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 61 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
15 58 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
16 55 (3.06%) Support Analyst
17 53 (2.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.28%) Middleware
2 56 (3.11%) Web Services
3 49 (2.73%) J2EE
4 48 (2.67%) .NET
5 24 (1.33%) XML
6 17 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (0.95%) LAMP
6 17 (0.95%) Sensu
7 16 (0.89%) 802.1X
7 16 (0.89%) Servlets
8 14 (0.78%) MCollective
8 14 (0.78%) RESTful
8 14 (0.78%) SOAP
9 11 (0.61%) SAML
9 11 (0.61%) XSLT
10 8 (0.44%) LAPP Stack
10 8 (0.44%) Node.js
10 8 (0.44%) WSH
11 6 (0.33%) Kafka
11 6 (0.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 325 (18.08%) Data Centre
2 107 (5.95%) Clustering
3 71 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.45%) Replication
5 57 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 49 (2.73%) Private Cloud
7 45 (2.50%) Computer Science
8 36 (2.00%) Blackberry
9 35 (1.95%) PKI
10 33 (1.84%) Fat Client
10 33 (1.84%) Thin Client
11 32 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
12 31 (1.72%) Public Cloud
13 30 (1.67%) Client/Server
13 30 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
14 28 (1.56%) EMC VNX
15 24 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
16 20 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (1.11%) iPad
16 20 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1076 (59.84%) Windows
2 575 (31.98%) Linux
3 566 (31.48%) Windows Server
4 356 (19.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 326 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 216 (12.01%) Unix
7 195 (10.85%) Windows 7
8 184 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 145 (8.06%) Windows 10
10 136 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 120 (6.67%) CentOS
12 94 (5.23%) Solaris
13 77 (4.28%) Ubuntu
14 58 (3.23%) AIX
15 56 (3.11%) SUSE
15 56 (3.11%) Windows 8
16 33 (1.84%) HPUX
17 26 (1.45%) Windows Vista
18 21 (1.17%) VMS
19 20 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (16.80%) ITIL
2 267 (14.85%) DevOps
3 258 (14.35%) Migration
4 211 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
5 148 (8.23%) Configuration Management
6 99 (5.51%) Open Source
7 97 (5.39%) High Availability
8 92 (5.12%) Project Management
8 92 (5.12%) Virtual Environments
9 91 (5.06%) Load Balancing
10 89 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
11 87 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 76 (4.23%) Service Management
13 69 (3.84%) Change Management
14 67 (3.73%) Network Design
15 63 (3.50%) Network Virtualisation
16 56 (3.11%) Server Virtualisation
17 55 (3.06%) Service Delivery
18 53 (2.95%) Scrum
19 48 (2.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 313 (17.41%) PowerShell
2 245 (13.63%) SQL
3 180 (10.01%) Python
4 122 (6.79%) Perl
5 119 (6.62%) Bash Shell
6 117 (6.51%) Java
7 58 (3.23%) VBScript
8 57 (3.17%) Ruby
9 48 (2.67%) Shell Script
10 27 (1.50%) C
11 26 (1.45%) Korn
12 25 (1.39%) JavaScript
12 25 (1.39%) PHP
13 18 (1.00%) C#
14 16 (0.89%) VB
15 15 (0.83%) C++
15 15 (0.83%) Go
16 10 (0.56%) C-shell
17 9 (0.50%) Groovy
18 5 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 341 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 261 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 158 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 136 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (6.28%) MCSE
6 111 (6.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 84 (4.67%) DV Cleared
8 83 (4.62%) CCNA
9 82 (4.56%) Degree
10 74 (4.12%) CCNP
11 52 (2.89%) MCSA
12 42 (2.34%) MCP
13 36 (2.00%) MCITP
14 26 (1.45%) CCIE
15 20 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 18 (1.00%) VCAP
17 16 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
18 15 (0.83%) CCDP
19 13 (0.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.84%) SLA
2 30 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 30 (1.67%) QA
3 18 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.72%) GDPR
6 8 (0.44%) HL7
7 7 (0.39%) PMO
8 6 (0.33%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.17%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.11%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.11%) GPG13
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.056%) GMP
12 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
System Software
1 725 (40.32%) Active Directory
2 305 (16.96%) Hyper-V
3 237 (13.18%) VMware ESXi
4 228 (12.68%) vSphere
5 128 (7.12%) XenApp
6 116 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
7 88 (4.89%) Virtual Servers
8 84 (4.67%) XenDesktop
9 80 (4.45%) Docker
10 79 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 78 (4.34%) KVM
12 75 (4.17%) VMware NSX
13 61 (3.39%) Xen
14 52 (2.89%) vCloud
15 46 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
16 39 (2.17%) XenServer
17 37 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
18 33 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 30 (1.67%) VirtualBox
20 26 (1.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 244 (13.57%) SCCM
2 201 (11.18%) Puppet
3 161 (8.95%) Ansible
4 117 (6.51%) vCenter Server
5 105 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
6 83 (4.62%) SCOM
7 67 (3.73%) NetBackup
7 67 (3.73%) vRealize
8 48 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
9 42 (2.34%) WSUS
10 41 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 41 (2.28%) PowerCLI
11 37 (2.06%) Nagios
12 31 (1.72%) AirWatch
13 26 (1.45%) Kubernetes
14 24 (1.33%) Terraform
15 23 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
15 23 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 22 (1.22%) ZABBIX
17 20 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1798 (100.00%) VMware
2 680 (37.82%) Microsoft
3 439 (24.42%) Cisco
4 387 (21.52%) Citrix
5 260 (14.46%) HP
6 208 (11.57%) Red Hat
7 165 (9.18%) Oracle
8 142 (7.90%) NetApp
9 133 (7.40%) EMC
10 103 (5.73%) Dell
11 85 (4.73%) Symantec
12 74 (4.12%) IBM
13 69 (3.84%) Veritas
14 62 (3.45%) F5
15 57 (3.17%) Juniper
16 55 (3.06%) McAfee
16 55 (3.06%) Veeam
17 52 (2.89%) CheckPoint
18 51 (2.84%) 3PAR
19 41 (2.28%) Google