Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 137 88
Rank change year-on-year +13 -49 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 2,163 1,820 2,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 1.92% 2.58%
As % of the System Software category 15.00% 16.87% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,404 1,196 1,856
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £200 £232
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 91 106
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -35.38% +6.56%
10th Percentile £15.07 £12.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £16.81 £36.00
% change year-on-year +60.67% -53.32% +2.86%

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 14,416 10,790 13,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.90% 11.37% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,338 6,878 8,101
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 864 672 932
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.25% +3.23%

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 +10 1,957 £413 +3.13% 638
UK excluding London +7 1,373 £375 +2.74% 484
London -1 757 £450 +5.88% 187
South East 0 497 £413 +3.13% 136
North of England -1 284 £333 -5.00% 132
Midlands +24 169 £400 +23.08% 78
Scotland +17 150 £285 -24.00% 16
West Midlands +54 137 £431 +58.12% 51
East of England +13 125 £350 -12.50% 50
South West +3 124 £379 +12.32% 55
North West -21 118 £350 -2.78% 74
Yorkshire -6 93 £425 +21.43% 51
North East +34 73 £300 -14.29% 7
East Midlands -27 31 £350 +3.70% 26
Wales -21 23 £438 +35.66% 15
Northern Ireland +8 1 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 2,163 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,370 (63.34%) Windows
3 994 (45.95%) Active Directory
4 895 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 820 (37.91%) Windows Server
6 609 (28.16%) Citrix
7 565 (26.12%) Linux
8 536 (24.78%) Cisco
9 517 (23.90%) Security Cleared
10 508 (23.49%) DNS
11 501 (23.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 479 (22.15%) ITIL
13 443 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
14 438 (20.25%) Hyper-V
15 409 (18.91%) SCCM
16 404 (18.68%) DHCP
17 400 (18.49%) vSphere
18 399 (18.45%) SC Cleared
18 399 (18.45%) Windows Server 2012
19 389 (17.98%) Amazon AWS
20 387 (17.89%) PowerShell
21 379 (17.52%) Firewall
21 379 (17.52%) VMware ESXi
22 370 (17.11%) SAN
23 356 (16.46%) Office 365
24 337 (15.58%) SQL
25 321 (14.84%) HP
26 318 (14.70%) Data Centre
27 305 (14.10%) Finance
28 286 (13.22%) Windows 7

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
1 237 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 190 (8.78%) IIS
3 123 (5.69%) SharePoint
4 113 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 109 (5.04%) Skype for Business
6 102 (4.72%) Apache
7 80 (3.70%) Tomcat
8 74 (3.42%) OpenStack
9 50 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 44 (2.03%) nginx
11 40 (1.85%) WebSphere
12 39 (1.80%) JBoss
13 27 (1.25%) Confluence
13 27 (1.25%) Jetty
14 24 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
15 22 (1.02%) Mongrel
16 14 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
17 13 (0.60%) WildFly
18 11 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
19 9 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 145 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.23%) Windchill
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.046%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 10 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.18%) ENOVIA
3 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.092%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.092%) Relativity
5 2 (0.092%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.046%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.046%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.046%) Magento
6 1 (0.046%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.046%) RMDS
6 1 (0.046%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 443 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 389 (17.98%) Amazon AWS
3 356 (16.46%) Office 365
4 81 (3.74%) IaaS
5 79 (3.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 74 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 55 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
8 50 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
8 50 (2.31%) PaaS
9 49 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 43 (1.99%) SaaS
11 23 (1.06%) Yammer
12 21 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 21 (0.97%) Google App Engine
13 19 (0.88%) OpenShift
14 18 (0.83%) Datadog
15 14 (0.65%) Mimecast
16 13 (0.60%) Serverless
17 12 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
18 11 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 508 (23.49%) DNS
2 404 (18.68%) DHCP
3 379 (17.52%) Firewall
4 370 (17.11%) SAN
5 238 (11.00%) WAN
6 232 (10.73%) LAN
7 187 (8.65%) VPN
8 172 (7.95%) TCP/IP
9 101 (4.67%) VoIP
10 100 (4.62%) NetScaler
11 98 (4.53%) NAS
12 95 (4.39%) VLAN
13 88 (4.07%) Skype
14 77 (3.56%) IPsec
15 74 (3.42%) BGP
16 73 (3.37%) HTTP
17 72 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
18 67 (3.10%) MPLS
19 63 (2.91%) SSL
20 60 (2.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.33%) MySQL
3 38 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (1.57%) Oracle Database
5 32 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 22 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (1.02%) MongoDB
9 21 (0.97%) Hadoop
10 20 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (0.88%) Relational Database
12 18 (0.83%) Big Data
13 13 (0.60%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 8 (0.37%) DB2
18 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 154 (7.12%) Jenkins
2 106 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 52 (2.40%) JIRA
4 50 (2.31%) Vagrant
5 48 (2.22%) Travis CI
6 43 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 41 (1.90%) Maven
8 36 (1.66%) MSI
9 34 (1.57%) HP UFT
9 34 (1.57%) WinRunner
10 28 (1.29%) JUnit
10 28 (1.29%) SonarQube
11 27 (1.25%) DbUnit
11 27 (1.25%) jMock
11 27 (1.25%) Mockito
12 26 (1.20%) Subversion
13 20 (0.92%) Ant
13 20 (0.92%) TeamCity
14 16 (0.74%) Selenium
15 13 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 305 (14.10%) Finance
2 98 (4.53%) Banking
3 61 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 53 (2.45%) Retail
5 30 (1.39%) Law
6 27 (1.25%) Legal
6 27 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.20%) Publishing
8 20 (0.92%) Back Office
9 19 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.46%) Games
10 10 (0.46%) Local Government
11 9 (0.42%) Automotive
11 9 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.42%) Military
12 7 (0.32%) Marketing
13 5 (0.23%) Advertising
13 5 (0.23%) Billing
14 3 (0.14%) French Language
14 3 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 297 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 263 (12.16%) Architect
3 246 (11.37%) Analyst
4 171 (7.91%) Support Engineer
5 146 (6.75%) VMware Engineer
6 120 (5.55%) Consultant
7 117 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 109 (5.04%) Administrator
9 104 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
10 103 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 92 (4.25%) Windows Engineer
12 89 (4.11%) Network Engineer
13 85 (3.93%) Server Engineer
14 82 (3.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 81 (3.74%) Desktop Support
16 71 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
17 67 (3.10%) Linux Engineer
18 65 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
18 65 (3.01%) Virtualisation Engineer
19 62 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (5.36%) Middleware
2 92 (4.25%) Web Services
3 53 (2.45%) J2EE
4 50 (2.31%) .NET
5 43 (1.99%) LDAP
6 40 (1.85%) SOAP
7 38 (1.76%) XML
8 35 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
8 35 (1.62%) REST
9 31 (1.43%) RESTful
10 29 (1.34%) Spring
11 28 (1.29%) Apache Camel
12 27 (1.25%) PowerMock
13 22 (1.02%) Servlets
14 19 (0.88%) JSON
14 19 (0.88%) LAMP
15 17 (0.79%) Spring Boot
16 15 (0.69%) 802.1X
17 14 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
18 13 (0.60%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 318 (14.70%) Data Centre
2 182 (8.41%) Clustering
3 149 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (4.48%) PKI
5 94 (4.35%) Fat Client
5 94 (4.35%) Thin Client
6 76 (3.51%) Management Information System
7 69 (3.19%) Replication
8 68 (3.14%) Private Cloud
9 65 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
10 47 (2.17%) Computer Science
11 46 (2.13%) Public Cloud
12 34 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
13 33 (1.53%) PDA
14 29 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
15 27 (1.25%) Blackberry
16 26 (1.20%) Client/Server
17 23 (1.06%) EMC VNX
17 23 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
18 22 (1.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1,370 (63.34%) Windows
2 820 (37.91%) Windows Server
3 565 (26.12%) Linux
4 501 (23.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 399 (18.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 286 (13.22%) Windows 7
7 256 (11.84%) Windows 10
8 175 (8.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 170 (7.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 169 (7.81%) Unix
11 91 (4.21%) AIX
12 72 (3.33%) CentOS
13 69 (3.19%) Windows 8
14 63 (2.91%) Solaris
15 54 (2.50%) Ubuntu
16 37 (1.71%) Windows XP
17 25 (1.16%) Apple iOS
18 23 (1.06%) DC/OS
19 19 (0.88%) Debian
20 16 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (22.15%) ITIL
2 274 (12.67%) Migration
3 262 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
4 213 (9.85%) DevOps
5 177 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
6 166 (7.67%) Change Management
7 164 (7.58%) Configuration Management
8 155 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
9 125 (5.78%) Project Management
10 116 (5.36%) Virtual Environments
11 110 (5.09%) Service Delivery
12 107 (4.95%) Service Management
13 105 (4.85%) High Availability
14 101 (4.67%) Load Balancing
15 94 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
16 87 (4.02%) Incident Management
17 76 (3.51%) Scrum
18 74 (3.42%) Network Design
19 73 (3.37%) Deployment Automation
20 71 (3.28%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 387 (17.89%) PowerShell
2 337 (15.58%) SQL
3 175 (8.09%) Python
4 140 (6.47%) Java
5 82 (3.79%) Bash Shell
6 68 (3.14%) VBScript
7 57 (2.64%) C
8 56 (2.59%) Perl
9 39 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 35 (1.62%) Ruby
11 32 (1.48%) JavaScript
12 30 (1.39%) VB
13 19 (0.88%) Go
14 16 (0.74%) C#
14 16 (0.74%) PHP
15 12 (0.55%) C++
16 10 (0.46%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.28%) Bourne shell
17 6 (0.28%) Groovy
18 5 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 517 (23.90%) Security Cleared
2 399 (18.45%) SC Cleared
3 209 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 170 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
5 139 (6.43%) MCSE
6 111 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 109 (5.04%) Degree
8 92 (4.25%) CCNA
9 89 (4.11%) CCNP
10 87 (4.02%) DV Cleared
11 62 (2.87%) MCSA
12 44 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 44 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
13 40 (1.85%) ISTQB
14 32 (1.48%) MCITP
14 32 (1.48%) MCP
15 29 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
16 22 (1.02%) RHCE
17 21 (0.97%) DBS Check
18 20 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.07%) SLA
2 24 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 21 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.88%) QA
5 16 (0.74%) GCP
6 13 (0.60%) PMO
7 11 (0.51%) GDPR
8 7 (0.32%) RMADS
9 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.092%) COBIT
12 2 (0.092%) FISMA
12 2 (0.092%) GxP
12 2 (0.092%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.046%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 994 (45.95%) Active Directory
2 438 (20.25%) Hyper-V
3 400 (18.49%) vSphere
4 379 (17.52%) VMware ESXi
5 282 (13.04%) XenApp
6 193 (8.92%) XenDesktop
7 145 (6.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 144 (6.66%) Virtual Machines
9 130 (6.01%) VMware NSX
10 122 (5.64%) Virtual Desktop
11 92 (4.25%) Docker
12 74 (3.42%) XenServer
13 69 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
14 59 (2.73%) NFS
15 56 (2.59%) VMware Workstation
16 54 (2.50%) Xen
17 51 (2.36%) VirtualBox
18 34 (1.57%) KVM
19 27 (1.25%) Terminal Services
20 24 (1.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 409 (18.91%) SCCM
2 173 (8.00%) Ansible
3 170 (7.86%) Puppet
4 145 (6.70%) vCenter Server
5 124 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
6 100 (4.62%) SCOM
7 87 (4.02%) WSUS
8 79 (3.65%) Terraform
9 68 (3.14%) McAfee ePO
10 66 (3.05%) NetBackup
10 66 (3.05%) vRealize
11 64 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
11 64 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 55 (2.54%) Kubernetes
13 48 (2.22%) AirWatch
14 44 (2.03%) Packer
14 44 (2.03%) PowerCLI
15 40 (1.85%) Backup Exec
16 37 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
17 36 (1.66%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2,163 (100.00%) VMware
2 895 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 609 (28.16%) Citrix
4 536 (24.78%) Cisco
5 321 (14.84%) HP
6 187 (8.65%) NetApp
6 187 (8.65%) Oracle
7 183 (8.46%) Red Hat
8 174 (8.04%) Ivanti
9 168 (7.77%) EMC
10 135 (6.24%) McAfee
11 109 (5.04%) Veritas
12 105 (4.85%) IBM
13 102 (4.72%) Dell
14 96 (4.44%) Veeam
15 91 (4.21%) Google
16 90 (4.16%) Juniper
17 85 (3.93%) Splunk
18 78 (3.61%) SolarWinds
18 78 (3.61%) Symantec