Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 92 83
Rank change year-on-year -45 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1925 2543 2832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.44% 2.48%
As % of the System Software category 14.97% 19.79% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1714 1831
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £185 £225 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 122 150
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% -1.75% +23.91%
10th Percentile £12.24 £14.03 £13.75
90th Percentile £49.19 £49.46 £51.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £27.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -31.48% -3.57% +19.15%

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 12857 12848 11682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.57% 12.35% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8345 8050 6665
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
10th Percentile £158 £173 £158
90th Percentile £606 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 876 1253
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.88 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 20 November 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 20 November 2017.

Contractor 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 20 November 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 -44 1772 £385 -3.75% 286
UK excluding London -34 1169 £350 -4.11% 189
London -60 722 £425 -1.16% 112
South East -26 447 £375 -6.25% 41
North of England -42 211 £330 -8.33% 44
Midlands +30 151 £344 -0.36% 49
East of England -12 141 £400 +3.23% 21
West Midlands +41 103 £385 +16.67% 34
South West -33 92 £325 -1.52% 19
North West -7 91 £300 -20.00% 28
Scotland -42 82 £348 +10.32% 9
Yorkshire -27 81 £350 -12.50% 15
East Midlands -2 47 £344 -1.79% 15
North East -20 39 £325 +3.17% 1
Wales +36 38 £345 -4.83% 5
Northern Ireland -42 8 £325 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1925 (100.00%) VMware
2 1190 (61.82%) Windows
3 859 (44.62%) Active Directory
4 831 (43.17%) Microsoft
5 663 (34.44%) Windows Server
6 533 (27.69%) Linux
7 459 (23.84%) Cisco
8 426 (22.13%) Citrix
9 416 (21.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 404 (20.99%) Firewall
11 386 (20.05%) Hyper-V
12 373 (19.38%) PowerShell
13 361 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 343 (17.82%) SAN
15 341 (17.71%) Security Cleared
16 339 (17.61%) DNS
17 334 (17.35%) ITIL
18 305 (15.84%) MS Exchange
19 303 (15.74%) Data Centre
20 295 (15.32%) SCCM
21 290 (15.06%) vSphere
22 288 (14.96%) HP
23 279 (14.49%) SQL
24 277 (14.39%) Office 365
25 270 (14.03%) VMware ESXi
26 262 (13.61%) Finance
26 262 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
27 254 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
28 246 (12.78%) Windows 7
29 245 (12.73%) SC Cleared

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
1 305 (15.84%) MS Exchange
2 152 (7.90%) SharePoint
3 138 (7.17%) IIS
4 105 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 85 (4.42%) Apache
5 85 (4.42%) OpenStack
6 84 (4.36%) Skype for Business
7 78 (4.05%) Tomcat
8 59 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 54 (2.81%) JBoss
10 33 (1.71%) WebSphere
11 32 (1.66%) nginx
11 32 (1.66%) WebLogic
12 30 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 25 (1.30%) iPlanet
14 24 (1.25%) Confluence
14 24 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
15 21 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (1.09%) CMS
16 20 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 158 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.21%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.21%) Snagit
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.052%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (1.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 15 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.31%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.21%) Eikon
5 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.16%) Magento
7 2 (0.10%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.10%) Primavera
7 2 (0.10%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.052%) RMDS
8 1 (0.052%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.052%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 277 (14.39%) Office 365
2 262 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
3 254 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 112 (5.82%) IaaS
5 67 (3.48%) PaaS
6 38 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (1.61%) SaaS
9 25 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (1.14%) Google App Engine
11 20 (1.04%) OneDrive
12 18 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (0.78%) Mimecast
14 13 (0.68%) Slack
15 10 (0.52%) Trello
16 9 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
16 9 (0.47%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.31%) GitHub
18 5 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
18 5 (0.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 404 (20.99%) Firewall
2 343 (17.82%) SAN
3 339 (17.61%) DNS
4 245 (12.73%) DHCP
5 241 (12.52%) LAN
6 234 (12.16%) WAN
7 221 (11.48%) TCP/IP
8 131 (6.81%) VPN
9 104 (5.40%) NAS
10 82 (4.26%) VLAN
11 74 (3.84%) LDAP
11 74 (3.84%) VoIP
12 69 (3.58%) Skype
13 66 (3.43%) HTTP
14 65 (3.38%) SSL
15 53 (2.75%) Wireless
16 48 (2.49%) VSAN
17 47 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
18 46 (2.39%) NetScaler
19 43 (2.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.55%) MySQL
3 48 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 43 (2.23%) MongoDB
6 34 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (1.14%) Big Data
9 21 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 21 (1.09%) Oracle Database
10 20 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
12 17 (0.88%) DB2
13 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.57%) OLAP
14 11 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 124 (6.44%) Jenkins
2 90 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.39%) Maven
4 45 (2.34%) MSI
5 38 (1.97%) JIRA
6 23 (1.19%) Subversion
7 21 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (0.88%) TeamCity
8 17 (0.88%) Vagrant
9 15 (0.78%) Ant
9 15 (0.78%) Bitbucket
9 15 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.78%) Travis CI
10 14 (0.73%) SoapUI
11 12 (0.62%) Artifactory
11 12 (0.62%) GitLab
11 12 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (0.57%) git-flow
13 8 (0.42%) Hudson
13 8 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 262 (13.61%) Finance
2 103 (5.35%) Banking
3 85 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 35 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.45%) Legal
5 28 (1.45%) Retail
6 25 (1.30%) Publishing
7 20 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 18 (0.94%) Law
9 15 (0.78%) Back Office
10 13 (0.68%) French Language
11 10 (0.52%) Marketing
12 9 (0.47%) Advertising
12 9 (0.47%) Automotive
13 8 (0.42%) Military
14 7 (0.36%) Electronics
14 7 (0.36%) Games
15 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.31%) Local Government
16 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 254 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 213 (11.06%) Architect
3 170 (8.83%) Analyst
4 145 (7.53%) Support Engineer
5 133 (6.91%) Consultant
6 132 (6.86%) Administrator
7 130 (6.75%) VMware Engineer
8 93 (4.83%) Windows Engineer
9 88 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 86 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support
11 85 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 80 (4.16%) Systems Administrator
13 74 (3.84%) Network Engineer
14 64 (3.32%) Infrastructure Architect
15 63 (3.27%) Technical Architect
16 62 (3.22%) Desktop Support
16 62 (3.22%) Linux Engineer
16 62 (3.22%) Support Analyst
17 61 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
18 57 (2.96%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.32%) Web Services
2 58 (3.01%) .NET
3 51 (2.65%) J2EE
4 48 (2.49%) Middleware
5 29 (1.51%) XML
6 26 (1.35%) SOAP
7 20 (1.04%) WSH
8 18 (0.94%) REST
9 17 (0.88%) Servlets
10 16 (0.83%) JSON
11 14 (0.73%) MCollective
11 14 (0.73%) XSLT
12 13 (0.68%) CSS
12 13 (0.68%) LAMP
12 13 (0.68%) RESTful
13 12 (0.62%) ASP.NET
13 12 (0.62%) HTML
14 11 (0.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 11 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
15 10 (0.52%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 303 (15.74%) Data Centre
2 101 (5.25%) Clustering
3 80 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (4.10%) Management Information System
5 69 (3.58%) Replication
6 57 (2.96%) PKI
7 51 (2.65%) Private Cloud
8 45 (2.34%) Computer Science
9 44 (2.29%) Public Cloud
10 43 (2.23%) Blackberry
11 33 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
12 30 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
13 26 (1.35%) Client/Server
14 24 (1.25%) EMC VNX
14 24 (1.25%) Fat Client
14 24 (1.25%) Thin Client
15 20 (1.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 19 (0.99%) NHS
17 18 (0.94%) CESG
17 18 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1190 (61.82%) Windows
2 663 (34.44%) Windows Server
3 533 (27.69%) Linux
4 416 (21.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 361 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 246 (12.78%) Windows 7
7 179 (9.30%) Unix
8 176 (9.14%) Windows 10
9 160 (8.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 131 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 83 (4.31%) CentOS
12 77 (4.00%) Solaris
13 73 (3.79%) Windows 8
14 71 (3.69%) Ubuntu
15 61 (3.17%) AIX
16 49 (2.55%) SUSE
17 35 (1.82%) Windows Vista
18 27 (1.40%) HPUX
19 23 (1.19%) Apple iOS
20 21 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (17.35%) ITIL
2 235 (12.21%) Migration
3 220 (11.43%) DevOps
4 207 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (7.17%) Configuration Management
6 97 (5.04%) Change Management
6 97 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 97 (5.04%) High Availability
7 96 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
8 84 (4.36%) Load Balancing
8 84 (4.36%) Open Source
9 82 (4.26%) Project Management
10 77 (4.00%) Incident Management
11 76 (3.95%) Service Delivery
12 75 (3.90%) Service Management
12 75 (3.90%) Virtual Environments
13 73 (3.79%) Server Virtualisation
14 69 (3.58%) Information Security
15 65 (3.38%) Network Design
15 65 (3.38%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 373 (19.38%) PowerShell
2 279 (14.49%) SQL
3 143 (7.43%) Python
4 113 (5.87%) Bash Shell
5 101 (5.25%) Java
6 96 (4.99%) VBScript
7 70 (3.64%) Perl
8 47 (2.44%) C
9 42 (2.18%) Ruby
10 31 (1.61%) JavaScript
11 29 (1.51%) C++
11 29 (1.51%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.04%) C#
13 18 (0.94%) Korn
14 15 (0.78%) Groovy
14 15 (0.78%) PHP
15 14 (0.73%) VB
16 13 (0.68%) Go
17 10 (0.52%) C-shell
18 9 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 341 (17.71%) Security Cleared
2 245 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 193 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 134 (6.96%) MCSE
5 118 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
6 108 (5.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 92 (4.78%) Degree
8 88 (4.57%) DV Cleared
9 77 (4.00%) CCNA
10 57 (2.96%) MCSA
11 51 (2.65%) CCNP
12 43 (2.23%) MCP
13 36 (1.87%) MCITP
14 29 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (1.35%) DBS Check
16 25 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
17 23 (1.19%) CCIE
18 21 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
19 19 (0.99%) RHCE
20 16 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.62%) SLA
2 34 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 32 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (1.66%) QA
4 22 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.73%) GDPR
6 9 (0.47%) PMO
7 7 (0.36%) HL7
7 7 (0.36%) RMADS
8 4 (0.21%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.052%) GCP
11 1 (0.052%) GMP
11 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 859 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 386 (20.05%) Hyper-V
3 290 (15.06%) vSphere
4 270 (14.03%) VMware ESXi
5 156 (8.10%) XenApp
6 120 (6.23%) Virtual Machines
7 105 (5.45%) XenDesktop
8 98 (5.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 83 (4.31%) Virtual Servers
10 77 (4.00%) Docker
11 76 (3.95%) VMware NSX
12 72 (3.74%) KVM
13 70 (3.64%) vCloud
14 53 (2.75%) VMware Workstation
15 42 (2.18%) Virtual Desktop
16 41 (2.13%) XenServer
17 40 (2.08%) Xen
18 31 (1.61%) Terminal Services
19 30 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 28 (1.45%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 295 (15.32%) SCCM
2 181 (9.40%) Puppet
3 147 (7.64%) Ansible
4 118 (6.13%) vCenter Server
5 97 (5.04%) SCOM
6 89 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
7 68 (3.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 64 (3.32%) vRealize
9 62 (3.22%) WSUS
10 59 (3.06%) NetBackup
11 46 (2.39%) Backup Exec
12 41 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
12 41 (2.13%) PowerCLI
13 29 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
14 27 (1.40%) Terraform
15 26 (1.35%) WMI
16 25 (1.30%) AirWatch
17 24 (1.25%) Kubernetes
17 24 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 24 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1925 (100.00%) VMware
2 831 (43.17%) Microsoft
3 459 (23.84%) Cisco
4 426 (22.13%) Citrix
5 288 (14.96%) HP
6 169 (8.78%) NetApp
7 160 (8.31%) Red Hat
8 156 (8.10%) Oracle
9 120 (6.23%) Dell
10 118 (6.13%) Symantec
11 103 (5.35%) EMC
12 101 (5.25%) IBM
13 83 (4.31%) McAfee
14 66 (3.43%) Veeam
15 63 (3.27%) Veritas
16 61 (3.17%) CheckPoint
17 57 (2.96%) F5
18 56 (2.91%) 3PAR
19 54 (2.81%) Juniper
20 47 (2.44%) CommVault