Period
to 20 October 2020

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 October 2020 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 117 123
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 +23
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 697 1,785 2,273
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.21% 2.11% 2.22%
As % of the System Software category 15.23% 13.55% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 1,178 1,488
Median daily rate £430 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £224 £210
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £385 £378
% change year-on-year +10.39% +1.85% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 80 106
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.27 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.63% +56.54% +27.06%
10th Percentile £31.25 £17.86 £13.50
90th Percentile £64.80 £57.63 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +3.90% +42.59% +37.33%

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 4,576 13,169 15,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.53% 15.60% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,837 8,683 9,969
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £165 £180
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 666 889
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -3.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.23 £47.38 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +10.94% +3.23% -

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 October 2020.

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 October 2020.

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 20 October 2020. 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 +11 579 £435 +8.75% 270
UK excluding London +11 418 £425 +10.39% 244
London +17 216 £450 +3.45% 43
South East +30 169 £450 +12.50% 64
Work from Home -25 105 £413 +11.49% 33
South West +28 77 £450 +9.76% 35
Scotland +42 67 £425 +17.24% 15
North of England -13 52 £350 -3.11% 73
Midlands +2 26 £365 +16.33% 44
North West 0 26 £350 -1.41% 44
East of England +25 24 £388 +3.33% 9
Yorkshire +18 21 £438 +18.24% 26
West Midlands +13 21 £340 +13.33% 28
North East +26 5 £350 +17.65% 3
East Midlands +22 4 £365 +12.31% 16
Wales -8 4 £375 -20.00% 4

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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.

1 697 (100.00%) VMware
2 433 (62.12%) Windows
3 296 (42.47%) Active Directory
4 282 (40.46%) Microsoft
5 256 (36.73%) Security Cleared
6 235 (33.72%) Windows Server
7 195 (27.98%) Linux
8 194 (27.83%) PowerShell
9 187 (26.83%) Azure
10 180 (25.82%) SC Cleared
11 151 (21.66%) Cisco
12 147 (21.09%) vSphere
13 139 (19.94%) DNS
14 135 (19.37%) VMware ESXi
15 124 (17.79%) Firewall
16 120 (17.22%) Windows 10
16 120 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 119 (17.07%) VMware NSX
17 119 (17.07%) DevOps
18 118 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
19 117 (16.79%) Ansible
19 117 (16.79%) Migration
20 114 (16.36%) Citrix
21 112 (16.07%) Data Centre
22 106 (15.21%) Windows Server 2016
23 102 (14.63%) DHCP
24 101 (14.49%) Office 365
25 100 (14.35%) ITIL
26 95 (13.63%) Hyper-V
27 94 (13.49%) Agile Software Development

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 40 (5.74%) MS Exchange
2 31 (4.45%) IIS
3 24 (3.44%) Skype for Business
4 23 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (3.30%) OpenStack
4 23 (3.30%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.87%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.30%) Apache
7 15 (2.15%) ArcGIS
7 15 (2.15%) Confluence
8 10 (1.43%) JBoss
9 8 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.15%) nginx
10 5 (0.72%) GeoServer
10 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.57%) CMS
11 4 (0.57%) Documentum
11 4 (0.57%) SAS
12 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 45 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (4.30%) MS Visio
3 16 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (2.15%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.29%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 187 (26.83%) Azure
2 101 (14.49%) Office 365
3 82 (11.76%) AWS
4 53 (7.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (5.74%) IaaS
6 36 (5.16%) GitHub
7 27 (3.87%) PaaS
8 26 (3.73%) GCP
9 23 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (3.01%) SaaS
11 12 (1.72%) OneDrive
12 10 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.86%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.57%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 4 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (0.57%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.57%) Serverless
16 3 (0.43%) Datadog
16 3 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 139 (19.94%) DNS
2 124 (17.79%) Firewall
3 102 (14.63%) DHCP
4 93 (13.34%) SAN
5 71 (10.19%) WAN
6 60 (8.61%) LAN
7 53 (7.60%) VSAN
8 50 (7.17%) TCP/IP
9 47 (6.74%) VLAN
10 39 (5.60%) Skype
11 35 (5.02%) Reverse Proxy
12 34 (4.88%) VPN
13 30 (4.30%) SNMP
14 29 (4.16%) Network Security
15 27 (3.87%) VoIP
16 24 (3.44%) iSCSI
17 23 (3.30%) HTTP
18 20 (2.87%) Fibre Channel
18 20 (2.87%) SMTP
19 18 (2.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (13.34%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.01%) GIS
3 14 (2.01%) MongoDB
4 11 (1.58%) MySQL
4 11 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (1.58%) QGIS
5 10 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.15%) Geospatial Data
7 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.72%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.72%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (7.03%) Jenkins
1 49 (7.03%) JIRA
2 46 (6.60%) Git (software)
3 30 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 27 (3.87%) GitLab
5 12 (1.72%) Bitbucket
6 11 (1.58%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.00%) Subversion
8 6 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.72%) Maven
9 5 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.57%) DbUnit
10 4 (0.57%) jMock
10 4 (0.57%) JUnit
10 4 (0.57%) Mockito
10 4 (0.57%) MSI
10 4 (0.57%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.43%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 83 (11.91%) Finance
2 43 (6.17%) Public Sector
3 24 (3.44%) Banking
4 23 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.43%) Electronics
6 10 (1.43%) Marketing
7 6 (0.86%) Advertising
7 6 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.86%) Retail
8 5 (0.72%) Front Office
9 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.43%) International Banking
9 3 (0.43%) Law
9 3 (0.43%) Military
9 3 (0.43%) Police
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.29%) Billing
10 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 134 (19.23%) Architect
2 88 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 72 (10.33%) VMware Engineer
4 50 (7.17%) Consultant
5 45 (6.46%) Infrastructure Architect
6 43 (6.17%) Cloud Architect
7 42 (6.03%) VMware Architect
8 34 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
9 33 (4.73%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 32 (4.59%) Administrator
11 29 (4.16%) Support Engineer
12 28 (4.02%) Analyst
13 27 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
14 24 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (3.30%) Integration Engineer
16 21 (3.01%) Network Engineer
16 21 (3.01%) Systems Administrator
16 21 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
16 21 (3.01%) Windows Engineer
17 20 (2.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.30%) LDAP
2 22 (3.16%) REST
3 21 (3.01%) .NET
4 20 (2.87%) 802.1X
4 20 (2.87%) RESTful
5 17 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
5 17 (2.44%) XML
6 16 (2.30%) gRPC
6 16 (2.30%) Swagger
7 15 (2.15%) Web Services
8 14 (2.01%) JSON
9 11 (1.58%) PostGIS
10 7 (1.00%) J2EE
10 7 (1.00%) Middleware
11 5 (0.72%) CSS
11 5 (0.72%) Flash
11 5 (0.72%) HTML
12 4 (0.57%) Apache Camel
12 4 (0.57%) JDBC
12 4 (0.57%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 112 (16.07%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.31%) Private Cloud
4 35 (5.02%) Management Information System
5 29 (4.16%) Clustering
6 27 (3.87%) Public Cloud
7 26 (3.73%) PKI
8 24 (3.44%) Replication
9 13 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.87%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.15%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.15%) NHS
12 7 (1.00%) Fat Client
12 7 (1.00%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.86%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 433 (62.12%) Windows
2 235 (33.72%) Windows Server
3 195 (27.98%) Linux
4 120 (17.22%) Windows 10
5 118 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (15.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 78 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (8.18%) Unix
10 55 (7.89%) CentOS
11 49 (7.03%) Windows Server 2019
12 38 (5.45%) Windows 7
13 22 (3.16%) Solaris
14 18 (2.58%) Ubuntu
15 17 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (1.43%) Windows 8
17 9 (1.29%) Apple iOS
17 9 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 8 (1.15%) AIX
19 7 (1.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 119 (17.07%) DevOps
3 117 (16.79%) Migration
4 100 (14.35%) ITIL
5 94 (13.49%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (9.61%) Configuration Management
7 52 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (7.46%) Infrastructure as Code
8 51 (7.32%) High Availability
9 45 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 43 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (6.03%) Cybersecurity
12 37 (5.31%) Continuous Deployment
12 37 (5.31%) Systems Engineering
13 36 (5.16%) Load Balancing
14 34 (4.88%) Virtual Environments
15 30 (4.30%) Service Management
16 28 (4.02%) Capacity Management
16 28 (4.02%) Patch Management
16 28 (4.02%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (27.83%) PowerShell
2 85 (12.20%) Python
3 55 (7.89%) SQL
4 38 (5.45%) C
4 38 (5.45%) Perl
5 33 (4.73%) Bash Shell
6 27 (3.87%) C#
7 22 (3.16%) Java
7 22 (3.16%) VB
8 20 (2.87%) Go
9 11 (1.58%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.58%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.43%) VBScript
11 7 (1.00%) Korn
12 5 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.72%) Ruby
13 4 (0.57%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.29%) PHP
14 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 256 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 180 (25.82%) SC Cleared
3 75 (10.76%) DV Cleared
4 68 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (7.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 32 (4.59%) Degree
8 28 (4.02%) CCNA
8 28 (4.02%) CCNP
8 28 (4.02%) MCSE
9 16 (2.30%) CCIE
9 16 (2.30%) MCSA
9 16 (2.30%) VCAP
10 14 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.29%) VCP6
12 8 (1.15%) VCDX
13 7 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.86%) CCDA
14 6 (0.86%) CISSP
15 5 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.30%) SLA
2 15 (2.15%) JSP 440
3 12 (1.72%) NCSC
4 7 (1.00%) NIST
5 6 (0.86%) QA
6 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.57%) GDPR
7 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.43%) RMADS
8 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 2 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 296 (42.47%) Active Directory
2 147 (21.09%) vSphere
3 135 (19.37%) VMware ESXi
4 119 (17.07%) VMware NSX
5 95 (13.63%) Hyper-V
6 71 (10.19%) Docker
7 48 (6.89%) Virtual Machines
8 38 (5.45%) XenApp
9 31 (4.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (3.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 26 (3.73%) XenDesktop
12 21 (3.01%) VMware Workstation
13 20 (2.87%) NFS
14 14 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (1.87%) Firmware
16 11 (1.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 11 (1.58%) KVM
16 11 (1.58%) Xen
17 9 (1.29%) vCloud
18 8 (1.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 117 (16.79%) Ansible
2 77 (11.05%) Kubernetes
3 73 (10.47%) Terraform
4 72 (10.33%) SCCM
5 68 (9.76%) Puppet
6 64 (9.18%) vCenter Server
7 46 (6.60%) Opscode Chef
8 45 (6.46%) vRealize
9 39 (5.60%) Microsoft Intune
10 35 (5.02%) SCOM
11 28 (4.02%) WSUS
12 27 (3.87%) Packer
13 22 (3.16%) Prometheus
14 19 (2.73%) Grafana
15 17 (2.44%) PowerCLI
16 16 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
16 16 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
16 16 (2.30%) ZABBIX
17 14 (2.01%) vMotion
18 12 (1.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 697 (100.00%) VMware
2 282 (40.46%) Microsoft
3 151 (21.66%) Cisco
4 114 (16.36%) Citrix
5 86 (12.34%) Oracle
6 80 (11.48%) Dell
7 64 (9.18%) HP
8 60 (8.61%) Red Hat
9 57 (8.18%) EMC
10 56 (8.03%) NetApp
11 39 (5.60%) McAfee
11 39 (5.60%) Splunk
12 37 (5.31%) Veeam
13 34 (4.88%) F5
14 33 (4.73%) Ivanti
15 32 (4.59%) Atlassian
16 30 (4.30%) Juniper
17 28 (4.02%) SolarWinds
18 25 (3.59%) ESRI
19 24 (3.44%) Sophos