VMware Infrastructure Contracts

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
UK

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 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 117 111 144
Rank change year-on-year -6 +33 -15
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 883 1,516 1,724
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 2.30% 1.92%
As % of the System Software category 18.01% 16.92% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 1,098 1,277
10th Percentile £300 £313 £250
25th Percentile £386 £425 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £526 £465
Median % change year-on-year -4.99% +13.17% +6.90%
75th Percentile £608 £638 £575
90th Percentile £700 £700 £642
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £427
% change year-on-year -4.76% +22.95% +0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 68 44
10th Percentile £22.08 £39.77 £20.00
25th Percentile £40.00 £59.95 £28.05
Median hourly rate £57.50 £65.00 £48.66
Median % change year-on-year -11.54% +33.58% -9.89%
75th Percentile £76.46 £72.81 £63.00
90th Percentile £83.05 £85.00 £67.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.98 £65.00 £47.89
% change year-on-year +1.51% +35.74% -16.72%

All System Software Skills
UK

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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,904 8,960 12,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.08% 13.60% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,330 6,393 8,778
10th Percentile £188 £204 £200
25th Percentile £319 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year -8.57% - +10.53%
75th Percentile £600 £638 £625
90th Percentile £700 £731 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £427
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.16% +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 319 379
10th Percentile £14.06 £14.25 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.81 £16.92 £14.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year - +116.22% +0.34%
75th Percentile £65.00 £65.75 £27.96
90th Percentile £76.53 £75.00 £60.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +53.85% +52.94% +8.28%

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 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024. 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 -1 792 £500 -6.04% 516
UK excluding London -8 581 £500 -4.76% 427
Work from Home -19 255 £465 -10.58% 181
London +33 249 £500 -9.09% 116
South East -5 225 £500 -9.09% 112
North of England +14 113 £388 -11.12% 109
South West -12 90 £625 +19.05% 67
Yorkshire +40 55 £368 -8.13% 31
Midlands +2 54 £421 -9.41% 80
North West -27 50 £400 -11.11% 65
East of England -18 49 £675 +5.88% 38
Scotland +27 47 £500 +7.64% 23
West Midlands +9 36 £450 - 40
East Midlands +1 17 £363 -34.09% 39
North East +34 8 £575 +3.37% 16
Wales +1 3 £350 -36.36% 10
Northern Ireland - 2 £388 - 3

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 116 (13.14%) Microsoft Exchange
2 72 (8.15%) Confluence
3 54 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.15%) IIS
7 16 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (1.70%) nginx
9 13 (1.47%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.68%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.45%) Apache
13 4 (0.45%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.45%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.23%) Traefik
15 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.23%) RMDS
3 2 (0.23%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Eikon
4 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 235 (26.61%) Azure
2 129 (14.61%) Microsoft 365
3 121 (13.70%) AWS
4 38 (4.30%) IaaS
5 36 (4.08%) GCP
6 34 (3.85%) Entra ID
7 26 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (2.83%) PaaS
9 22 (2.49%) Nutanix
10 20 (2.27%) Azure DevOps
11 19 (2.15%) GitHub
12 16 (1.81%) SaaS
13 13 (1.47%) Datadog
14 11 (1.25%) OneDrive
15 10 (1.13%) Rubrik
16 9 (1.02%) Power Platform
16 9 (1.02%) WhatsApp
17 8 (0.91%) Mimecast
17 8 (0.91%) OCI
18 7 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 173 (19.59%) DNS
2 166 (18.80%) Firewall
3 110 (12.46%) DHCP
4 104 (11.78%) SAN
5 92 (10.42%) WAN
6 88 (9.97%) LAN
7 68 (7.70%) VPN
8 57 (6.46%) TCP/IP
9 43 (4.87%) VSAN
10 42 (4.76%) VLAN
11 38 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
12 37 (4.19%) NAS
13 36 (4.08%) Network Security
14 29 (3.28%) Skype
15 26 (2.94%) Wireless
16 25 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (2.83%) MPLS
17 24 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (2.72%) Internet
18 20 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.30%) MySQL
3 24 (2.72%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.79%) Metadata
7 7 (0.79%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.68%) DB2
8 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Power View
9 4 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.45%) Power BI
9 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.23%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 86 (9.74%) JIRA
2 44 (4.98%) Git
3 35 (3.96%) Bitbucket
4 28 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.15%) Robot Framework
6 14 (1.59%) GitLab
7 9 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (0.91%) Selenium
8 8 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (0.91%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.91%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.68%) CppUnit
9 6 (0.68%) PVCS
10 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.11%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.11%) MSI
10 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 228 (25.82%) Social Skills
2 85 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (9.63%) Finance
3 76 (8.61%) Public Sector
4 47 (5.32%) Banking
5 25 (2.83%) Documentation Skills
6 21 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
7 17 (1.93%) Military
8 14 (1.59%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.47%) Legal
9 13 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
11 8 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.91%) Publishing
12 7 (0.79%) Marketing
13 6 (0.68%) Law
14 5 (0.57%) Billing
14 5 (0.57%) Electronics
15 4 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 192 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 91 (10.31%) Architect
3 74 (8.38%) Senior
4 69 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 59 (6.68%) VMware Engineer
6 49 (5.55%) Consultant
7 42 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 41 (4.64%) Network Engineer
9 38 (4.30%) Wintel Engineer
10 36 (4.08%) Administrator
11 33 (3.74%) Analyst
12 32 (3.62%) Lead
12 32 (3.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
14 29 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
15 28 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
16 26 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
16 26 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 24 (2.72%) IT Engineer
17 24 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.06%) LDAP
2 26 (2.94%) .NET
3 19 (2.15%) Middleware
4 15 (1.70%) REST
5 12 (1.36%) gRPC
5 12 (1.36%) OpenAPI
5 12 (1.36%) RESTful
5 12 (1.36%) Swagger
6 10 (1.13%) HTML
7 9 (1.02%) CSS
8 8 (0.91%) .NET Core
8 8 (0.91%) FastAPI
8 8 (0.91%) SAML
8 8 (0.91%) Velocity
8 8 (0.91%) WPF
9 7 (0.79%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.79%) React
9 7 (0.79%) Vue
10 6 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 161 (18.23%) Data Centre
2 65 (7.36%) Clustering
3 51 (5.78%) PKI
4 37 (4.19%) Client/Server
5 36 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
6 30 (3.40%) Management Information System
7 27 (3.06%) Public Cloud
8 24 (2.72%) Team-Oriented Environment
9 22 (2.49%) Replication
10 14 (1.59%) CMDB
10 14 (1.59%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.02%) Operational Technology
13 8 (0.91%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.91%) NHS
13 8 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (0.79%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 436 (49.38%) Windows
2 283 (32.05%) Windows Server
3 261 (29.56%) Linux
4 92 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 68 (7.70%) Windows 10
7 59 (6.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 55 (6.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 53 (6.00%) Unix
10 48 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (3.85%) Windows 7
12 18 (2.04%) Mac OS
12 18 (2.04%) Solaris
13 14 (1.59%) CentOS
14 10 (1.13%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.02%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (1.02%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.91%) Android
17 7 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (26.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 137 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
3 133 (15.06%) Agile
4 123 (13.93%) Migration
5 119 (13.48%) ITIL
6 98 (11.10%) DevOps
7 73 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 66 (7.47%) Data Protection
8 66 (7.47%) Infrastructure as Code
9 57 (6.46%) High Availability
10 49 (5.55%) CI/CD
11 44 (4.98%) Containerisation
11 44 (4.98%) Roadmaps
12 43 (4.87%) Computer Science
13 41 (4.64%) Decision-Making
14 40 (4.53%) Customer Service
15 39 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
15 39 (4.42%) Project Delivery
16 38 (4.30%) Storage Management
17 37 (4.19%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (20.50%) PowerShell
2 134 (15.18%) Python
3 75 (8.49%) SQL
4 59 (6.68%) Bash
5 32 (3.62%) C#
6 24 (2.72%) Java
7 23 (2.60%) VBScript
8 21 (2.38%) C++
9 20 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 18 (2.04%) Go
11 17 (1.93%) JavaScript
12 15 (1.70%) C
13 13 (1.47%) Perl
14 8 (0.91%) Ruby
15 4 (0.45%) Ada
16 3 (0.34%) Elixir
16 3 (0.34%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.23%) Bicep
18 1 (0.11%) PHP
18 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 313 (35.45%) Security Cleared
2 153 (17.33%) SC Cleared
3 144 (16.31%) DV Cleared
4 113 (12.80%) Degree
5 83 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (6.46%) CCNA
7 53 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 47 (5.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 36 (4.08%) CCNP
10 33 (3.74%) Network+ Certification
11 32 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
12 27 (3.06%) MCSE
13 22 (2.49%) A+ Certification
14 19 (2.15%) MCSA
15 16 (1.81%) Azure Certification
16 12 (1.36%) CCIE
16 12 (1.36%) Master's Degree
17 11 (1.25%) AWS Certification
18 9 (1.02%) CompTIA Security+
19 8 (0.91%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.19%) SLA
2 20 (2.27%) QA
3 13 (1.47%) GDPR
4 8 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.91%) PMO
4 8 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.68%) NIST
6 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 4 (0.45%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.45%) NCSC
8 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.23%) RMADS
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) SOC 1
9 1 (0.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 327 (37.03%) Active Directory
2 179 (20.27%) Hyper-V
3 131 (14.84%) vSphere
4 104 (11.78%) VMware NSX
5 74 (8.38%) VMware ESXi
6 53 (6.00%) Docker
7 46 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
8 38 (4.30%) Virtual Servers
9 32 (3.62%) KVM
10 25 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 24 (2.72%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (1.70%) XenApp
13 11 (1.25%) vCloud
14 7 (0.79%) Ceph
15 6 (0.68%) Firmware
15 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.57%) XenDesktop
17 4 (0.45%) NFS
17 4 (0.45%) Samba
17 4 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 103 (11.66%) Ansible
2 102 (11.55%) SCCM
3 83 (9.40%) Terraform
4 74 (8.38%) vCenter Server
5 73 (8.27%) Kubernetes
6 44 (4.98%) WSUS
7 39 (4.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 29 (3.28%) SCOM
9 23 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
10 22 (2.49%) vRealize
11 18 (2.04%) NetBackup
12 17 (1.93%) Packer
13 15 (1.70%) ZABBIX
14 14 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
14 14 (1.59%) VxRail
15 13 (1.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 13 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
15 13 (1.47%) Nagios
16 12 (1.36%) Jamf Pro
16 12 (1.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 883 (100.00%) VMware
2 306 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 150 (16.99%) Cisco
4 72 (8.15%) Citrix
5 66 (7.47%) Red Hat
6 55 (6.23%) Dell
7 48 (5.44%) EMC
8 44 (4.98%) Oracle
8 44 (4.98%) Palo Alto
9 43 (4.87%) Juniper
10 40 (4.53%) Atlassian
11 36 (4.08%) HP
12 31 (3.51%) ServiceNow
13 29 (3.28%) NetApp
14 28 (3.17%) Google
14 28 (3.17%) Veeam
15 27 (3.06%) SolarWinds
16 26 (2.94%) Splunk
17 22 (2.49%) IBM
18 21 (2.38%) 3PAR