Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 113 116
Rank change year-on-year -25 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,622 711 1,793
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 2.23% 2.13%
As % of the System Software category 13.71% 15.37% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,114 433 1,177
10th Percentile £276 £276 £213
25th Percentile £371 £350 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -3.03%
75th Percentile £559 £520 £488
90th Percentile £637 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £438 £385
% change year-on-year -0.57% +13.64% +1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 77
10th Percentile £24.50 £31.25 £17.00
25th Percentile £26.25 £38.44 £21.00
Median hourly rate £43.19 £42.00 £39.18
Median % change year-on-year +2.83% +7.21% +45.09%
75th Percentile £53.75 £57.00 £47.00
90th Percentile £76.00 £64.50 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.66 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.65% +33.33% +3.45%

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 11,831 4,627 13,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.95% 14.53% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,413 3,107 8,831
10th Percentile £205 £218 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £570
90th Percentile £676 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £432 £413
% change year-on-year -0.93% +4.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 180 644
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%
75th Percentile £37.26 £39.00 £24.41
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.78 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 -17 1,358 £475 +5.56% 688
UK excluding London -23 781 £435 -0.57% 559
London +9 603 £510 +13.33% 169
Work from Home -63 341 £475 +15.15% 109
South East -19 291 £475 -2.81% 152
North of England +7 150 £425 +21.43% 157
Midlands -5 97 £380 +8.57% 98
North West +3 87 £425 +21.43% 91
Scotland -56 87 £436 +2.59% 22
East of England -2 83 £425 +3.91% 54
South West -46 70 £500 +8.11% 58
Yorkshire -18 51 £425 -2.86% 45
West Midlands -40 49 £413 +21.32% 57
East Midlands +4 48 £375 +4.90% 41
Wales -16 17 £388 +3.33% 13
North East -1 11 £243 -15.65% 21
Northern Ireland - 3 £140 - 4

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 1,622 (100.00%) VMware
2 921 (56.78%) Windows
3 707 (43.59%) Active Directory
4 595 (36.68%) Microsoft
5 519 (32.00%) Azure
6 517 (31.87%) Windows Server
7 443 (27.31%) Linux
8 434 (26.76%) Security Cleared
9 407 (25.09%) PowerShell
10 343 (21.15%) Social Skills
11 340 (20.96%) SC Cleared
12 333 (20.53%) Microsoft 365
13 321 (19.79%) AWS
14 308 (18.99%) Firewall
15 303 (18.68%) ITIL
16 302 (18.62%) Cisco
17 300 (18.50%) DNS
18 290 (17.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 284 (17.51%) Citrix
20 274 (16.89%) Hyper-V
20 274 (16.89%) Ansible
21 264 (16.28%) VMware ESXi
22 255 (15.72%) Migration
23 232 (14.30%) Data Centre
24 229 (14.12%) vSphere
25 227 (14.00%) Finance
26 212 (13.07%) SQL
27 211 (13.01%) DevOps
28 204 (12.58%) WAN
29 199 (12.27%) 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
1 115 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 110 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 51 (3.14%) IIS
4 32 (1.97%) OpenStack
4 32 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.91%) Confluence
6 28 (1.73%) Apache
7 24 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 19 (1.17%) ArcGIS
8 19 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (1.17%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.68%) nginx
10 11 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.49%) Traefik
14 7 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 103 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
1 17 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.25%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.18%) Magento
3 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.18%) Shopify
4 2 (0.12%) assyst
5 1 (0.062%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.062%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.062%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 519 (32.00%) Azure
2 333 (20.53%) Microsoft 365
3 321 (19.79%) AWS
4 133 (8.20%) IaaS
5 106 (6.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 105 (6.47%) GCP
7 87 (5.36%) PaaS
8 49 (3.02%) SaaS
9 42 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
10 41 (2.53%) GitHub
11 37 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 34 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (1.48%) Mimecast
14 23 (1.42%) Power Platform
15 22 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
15 22 (1.36%) OneDrive
16 21 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
16 21 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 19 (1.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 17 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 308 (18.99%) Firewall
2 300 (18.50%) DNS
3 204 (12.58%) WAN
4 199 (12.27%) DHCP
5 187 (11.53%) SAN
6 136 (8.38%) LAN
7 135 (8.32%) TCP/IP
8 113 (6.97%) VPN
9 104 (6.41%) Network Security
10 76 (4.69%) VSAN
11 67 (4.13%) SD-WAN
12 60 (3.70%) NAS
13 51 (3.14%) BGP
13 51 (3.14%) VLAN
14 47 (2.90%) OSPF
15 42 (2.59%) Internet
15 42 (2.59%) Skype
15 42 (2.59%) Wireless
16 38 (2.34%) NetScaler
17 37 (2.28%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.59%) Oracle Database
3 35 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 25 (1.54%) MySQL
6 22 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
7 21 (1.29%) SQL Server 2019
8 18 (1.11%) MongoDB
8 18 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (0.99%) NoSQL
10 13 (0.80%) Big Data
11 12 (0.74%) DB2
11 12 (0.74%) GIS
11 12 (0.74%) Power BI
12 11 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (0.62%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 87 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 65 (4.01%) Git (software)
3 40 (2.47%) JIRA
4 31 (1.91%) GitLab
5 28 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (0.92%) Subversion
7 14 (0.86%) Bitbucket
7 14 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (0.68%) Gradle
9 11 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (0.62%) CppUnit
10 10 (0.62%) MSI
10 10 (0.62%) PVCS
11 8 (0.49%) fastlane
11 8 (0.49%) Flyway
11 8 (0.49%) GoCD
12 6 (0.37%) Maven
13 5 (0.31%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.31%) Serena SBM
General
1 343 (21.15%) Social Skills
2 227 (14.00%) Finance
3 108 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (5.98%) Public Sector
5 81 (4.99%) Banking
6 57 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 40 (2.47%) Presentation Skills
8 25 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
9 24 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
10 18 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
10 18 (1.11%) Retail
11 17 (1.05%) Law
12 12 (0.74%) Back Office
12 12 (0.74%) Legal
13 11 (0.68%) German Language
14 8 (0.49%) Dutch Language
14 8 (0.49%) Military
14 8 (0.49%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.43%) Automotive
15 7 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 246 (15.17%) Architect
2 232 (14.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 113 (6.97%) Consultant
3 113 (6.97%) VMware Engineer
4 96 (5.92%) Support Engineer
5 73 (4.50%) Analyst
6 70 (4.32%) Infrastructure Architect
7 69 (4.25%) Network Engineer
8 65 (4.01%) Administrator
9 63 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
10 58 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
11 56 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
12 51 (3.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 51 (3.14%) Technical Architect
13 48 (2.96%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 48 (2.96%) Windows Engineer
14 45 (2.77%) Server Engineer
15 42 (2.59%) IT Engineer
15 42 (2.59%) Project Manager
15 42 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.39%) Middleware
2 49 (3.02%) Web Services
3 48 (2.96%) JSON
4 42 (2.59%) LDAP
5 37 (2.28%) XML
6 27 (1.66%) .NET
7 23 (1.42%) J2EE
7 23 (1.42%) REST
8 20 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
9 14 (0.86%) Node.js
10 13 (0.80%) SOAP
11 11 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (0.68%) YAML
12 10 (0.62%) XMPP
13 9 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (0.55%) Spine.js
14 8 (0.49%) cloud-init
14 8 (0.49%) HTML
14 8 (0.49%) Spring
15 7 (0.43%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 232 (14.30%) Data Centre
2 99 (6.10%) Clustering
3 75 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 71 (4.38%) Data Protection Act
5 59 (3.64%) Private Cloud
6 56 (3.45%) Replication
7 52 (3.21%) PKI
8 38 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 31 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
10 29 (1.79%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.66%) Management Information System
12 22 (1.36%) NHS
13 19 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 17 (1.05%) Cloud Native
15 16 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.92%) CMDB
17 11 (0.68%) Fat Client
17 11 (0.68%) Thin Client
17 11 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
17 11 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 921 (56.78%) Windows
2 517 (31.87%) Windows Server
3 443 (27.31%) Linux
4 169 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 155 (9.56%) Windows 10
6 142 (8.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 138 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 120 (7.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 113 (6.97%) Windows Server 2019
10 101 (6.23%) Unix
11 64 (3.95%) Windows 7
12 38 (2.34%) CentOS
13 32 (1.97%) Solaris
13 32 (1.97%) Ubuntu
14 24 (1.48%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.36%) Android
15 22 (1.36%) VMS
16 19 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
17 18 (1.11%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (18.68%) ITIL
2 290 (17.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 255 (15.72%) Migration
4 211 (13.01%) DevOps
5 194 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
6 150 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
7 118 (7.27%) Configuration Management
8 96 (5.92%) Project Management
9 91 (5.61%) Data Protection
10 90 (5.55%) Load Balancing
11 87 (5.36%) Project Delivery
12 85 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 78 (4.81%) Change Management
13 78 (4.81%) Network Virtualisation
14 70 (4.32%) Service Delivery
15 67 (4.13%) Infrastructure as Code
16 64 (3.95%) High Availability
17 59 (3.64%) Network Architecture
18 57 (3.51%) Cybersecurity
18 57 (3.51%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 407 (25.09%) PowerShell
2 212 (13.07%) SQL
3 192 (11.84%) Python
4 98 (6.04%) Bash Shell
5 87 (5.36%) Java
6 51 (3.14%) C
7 46 (2.84%) Perl
8 42 (2.59%) VB
9 31 (1.91%) Ruby
9 31 (1.91%) Shell Script
10 29 (1.79%) VBScript
11 26 (1.60%) Go
12 18 (1.11%) JavaScript
12 18 (1.11%) PHP
13 12 (0.74%) C++
14 10 (0.62%) Embedded C
14 10 (0.62%) Embedded C++
14 10 (0.62%) Groovy
14 10 (0.62%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 434 (26.76%) Security Cleared
2 340 (20.96%) SC Cleared
3 100 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
4 96 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 93 (5.73%) DV Cleared
6 92 (5.67%) Degree
7 73 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 62 (3.82%) MCSE
9 48 (2.96%) CCNA
9 48 (2.96%) CCNP
10 36 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
11 35 (2.16%) MCSA
12 25 (1.54%) PMP
13 21 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.11%) CISSP
14 18 (1.11%) MCITP
15 17 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.05%) PMI Certification
16 16 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
16 16 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.39%) SLA
2 30 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (1.85%) NCSC
3 20 (1.23%) GDPR
4 14 (0.86%) QA
4 14 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.43%) NIST
6 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.25%) COBIT
7 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.12%) DICOM
8 2 (0.12%) GxP
8 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.12%) PMO
9 1 (0.062%) GAMP
9 1 (0.062%) GMP
System Software
1 707 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 274 (16.89%) Hyper-V
3 264 (16.28%) VMware ESXi
4 229 (14.12%) vSphere
5 153 (9.43%) VMware NSX
6 116 (7.15%) Virtual Machines
7 77 (4.75%) XenApp
8 72 (4.44%) Docker
9 64 (3.95%) Virtual Desktop
10 60 (3.70%) XenDesktop
11 55 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
12 39 (2.40%) NFS
13 37 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 31 (1.91%) VMware Workstation
15 25 (1.54%) vCloud
16 22 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 21 (1.29%) KVM
18 19 (1.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 15 (0.92%) Xen
20 11 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 274 (16.89%) Ansible
2 186 (11.47%) SCCM
3 160 (9.86%) Terraform
4 134 (8.26%) vCenter Server
5 114 (7.03%) vRealize
6 108 (6.66%) Puppet
7 91 (5.61%) Kubernetes
8 82 (5.06%) Microsoft Intune
9 69 (4.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 54 (3.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 44 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
12 43 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
13 37 (2.28%) PowerCLI
14 35 (2.16%) WSUS
15 30 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
16 29 (1.79%) SCOM
17 27 (1.66%) Prometheus
18 26 (1.60%) Nagios
19 23 (1.42%) FortiGate
20 22 (1.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,622 (100.00%) VMware
2 595 (36.68%) Microsoft
3 302 (18.62%) Cisco
4 284 (17.51%) Citrix
5 195 (12.02%) Oracle
6 160 (9.86%) Red Hat
7 148 (9.12%) HP
8 143 (8.82%) Dell
9 95 (5.86%) NetApp
10 73 (4.50%) EMC
11 66 (4.07%) CheckPoint
12 62 (3.82%) Veeam
13 61 (3.76%) F5
14 59 (3.64%) Google
15 55 (3.39%) IBM
16 54 (3.33%) Juniper
17 51 (3.14%) Palo Alto
18 50 (3.08%) SolarWinds
19 42 (2.59%) ServiceNow
20 41 (2.53%) McAfee