Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 125 141
Rank change year-on-year +16 +16 -41
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,588 2,082 1,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.19% 2.09% 1.88%
As % of the System Software category 14.01% 13.63% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,025 1,343 1,123
UK median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £238 £200 £204
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £358
% change year-on-year - +11.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 117 86
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £39.32 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.17% +55.72% -4.72%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.20 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +9.14% +50.54% +3.33%

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 11,334 15,279 12,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.60% 15.33% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,434 10,021 8,297
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.12%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £160
90th Percentile £638 £638 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 820 707
UK median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% - -
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.00 £45.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

Contractor 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 22 January 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 +14 1,414 £400 -5.88% 797
UK excluding London +25 1,084 £400 - 677
London -13 458 £425 -5.56% 172
South East +22 365 £411 -0.30% 181
North of England +35 230 £375 -1.96% 184
South West +12 164 £413 +3.13% 87
North West +16 106 £363 -5.23% 83
Yorkshire +34 101 £375 - 77
Midlands +4 100 £300 -27.84% 103
East of England +26 91 £350 -15.66% 70
Scotland +27 82 £436 +16.33% 24
West Midlands +30 66 £300 -22.58% 71
Wales +45 48 £463 +16.35% 26
East Midlands -7 33 £325 -26.97% 32
North East +18 25 £425 +7.59% 24
Northern Ireland +4 7 £335 +3.08% 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1,588 (100.00%) VMware
2 990 (62.34%) Windows
3 699 (44.02%) Active Directory
4 656 (41.31%) Microsoft
5 627 (39.48%) Windows Server
6 416 (26.20%) Azure
7 370 (23.30%) Linux
8 369 (23.24%) PowerShell
9 360 (22.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 350 (22.04%) DNS
11 344 (21.66%) Cisco
12 340 (21.41%) Citrix
12 340 (21.41%) Security Cleared
13 339 (21.35%) AWS
14 324 (20.40%) Office 365
15 314 (19.77%) vSphere
16 313 (19.71%) Hyper-V
17 286 (18.01%) SCCM
18 283 (17.82%) Data Centre
19 282 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
20 281 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
21 274 (17.25%) Firewall
22 271 (17.07%) SQL
23 266 (16.75%) DHCP
24 255 (16.06%) ITIL
25 250 (15.74%) SC Cleared
26 223 (14.04%) VMware ESXi
27 220 (13.85%) SAN
28 217 (13.66%) Windows 10
29 215 (13.54%) Migration

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
1 180 (11.34%) MS Exchange
2 136 (8.56%) SharePoint
3 106 (6.68%) IIS
4 85 (5.35%) Skype for Business
5 62 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (3.90%) Tomcat
6 54 (3.40%) Apache
7 47 (2.96%) OpenStack
8 45 (2.83%) nginx
9 44 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 42 (2.64%) WebSphere
11 36 (2.27%) Jetty
11 36 (2.27%) Mongrel
12 35 (2.20%) Confluence
13 11 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.63%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.50%) JBoss
15 8 (0.50%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
17 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 121 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.71%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.063%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.063%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.063%) Houdini
7 1 (0.063%) Maya
Business Applications
1 21 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.19%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.19%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.19%) Line 500
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.063%) assyst
7 1 (0.063%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.063%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.063%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.063%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.063%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 416 (26.20%) Azure
2 339 (21.35%) AWS
3 324 (20.40%) Office 365
4 114 (7.18%) IaaS
5 100 (6.30%) PaaS
6 83 (5.23%) GCP
7 69 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
8 68 (4.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 59 (3.72%) SaaS
10 37 (2.33%) GitHub
11 36 (2.27%) Google App Engine
12 32 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (1.32%) Mimecast
14 19 (1.20%) OneDrive
15 15 (0.94%) Yammer
16 13 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 12 (0.76%) Power Platform
18 10 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
19 8 (0.50%) G Suite
19 8 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 350 (22.04%) DNS
2 274 (17.25%) Firewall
3 266 (16.75%) DHCP
4 220 (13.85%) SAN
5 143 (9.01%) WAN
6 142 (8.94%) TCP/IP
7 134 (8.44%) LAN
8 117 (7.37%) VPN
9 87 (5.48%) Skype
10 67 (4.22%) NetScaler
11 64 (4.03%) NAS
12 61 (3.84%) VLAN
12 61 (3.84%) VSAN
13 59 (3.72%) IPsec
14 58 (3.65%) HTTP
15 55 (3.46%) FTP
16 51 (3.21%) SSL
17 50 (3.15%) VoIP
18 49 (3.09%) Network Security
18 49 (3.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 36 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (1.51%) MySQL
5 22 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 15 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 12 (0.76%) Power BI
9 11 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.57%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2017
12 7 (0.44%) Big Data
12 7 (0.44%) InterSystems Cache
13 6 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 129 (8.12%) Jenkins
2 84 (5.29%) Git (software)
3 59 (3.72%) JIRA
4 43 (2.71%) GitLab
5 35 (2.20%) Travis CI
6 26 (1.64%) Maven
7 25 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (1.51%) JUnit
8 24 (1.51%) Mockito
8 24 (1.51%) MSI
8 24 (1.51%) SonarQube
9 16 (1.01%) Bitbucket
9 16 (1.01%) DbUnit
9 16 (1.01%) jMock
10 15 (0.94%) Visual Studio
11 14 (0.88%) Selenium
12 13 (0.82%) InstallShield
12 13 (0.82%) Vagrant
12 13 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.76%) Cucumber
General
1 171 (10.77%) Finance
2 107 (6.74%) Public Sector
3 45 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 38 (2.39%) Banking
5 23 (1.45%) Back Office
6 21 (1.32%) Retail
7 17 (1.07%) Law
8 14 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.69%) Local Government
9 11 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.57%) Military
10 9 (0.57%) Publishing
11 7 (0.44%) Legal
12 6 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.31%) Billing
13 5 (0.31%) Front Office
13 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.25%) Automotive
14 4 (0.25%) Electronics
14 4 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 286 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 173 (10.89%) Architect
3 114 (7.18%) Support Engineer
4 113 (7.12%) Analyst
4 113 (7.12%) VMware Engineer
5 96 (6.05%) Consultant
5 96 (6.05%) Windows Engineer
6 81 (5.10%) Server Engineer
7 74 (4.66%) Network Engineer
8 69 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 64 (4.03%) Administrator
9 64 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
10 49 (3.09%) Cloud Engineer
10 49 (3.09%) Wintel Engineer
11 48 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
12 46 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
13 41 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support
13 41 (2.58%) Infrastructure Architect
14 40 (2.52%) Citrix Engineer
14 40 (2.52%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.46%) J2EE
2 52 (3.27%) Web Services
3 50 (3.15%) .NET
4 39 (2.46%) Middleware
5 36 (2.27%) Servlets
6 30 (1.89%) RESTful
7 24 (1.51%) LDAP
8 22 (1.39%) SOAP
8 22 (1.39%) Spring
9 21 (1.32%) 802.1X
9 21 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
9 21 (1.32%) XML
10 19 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
11 16 (1.01%) Apache Camel
11 16 (1.01%) PowerMock
12 15 (0.94%) HTML
13 13 (0.82%) SAML
14 10 (0.63%) JSON
14 10 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (0.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 283 (17.82%) Data Centre
2 94 (5.92%) Public Cloud
3 79 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (3.78%) PKI
5 58 (3.65%) Clustering
6 50 (3.15%) Private Cloud
7 49 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 47 (2.96%) Replication
9 43 (2.71%) Management Information System
10 36 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
12 27 (1.70%) Fat Client
12 27 (1.70%) Thin Client
13 25 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
13 25 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
14 22 (1.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 19 (1.20%) CMDB
16 18 (1.13%) NHS
17 15 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
18 12 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 990 (62.34%) Windows
2 627 (39.48%) Windows Server
3 370 (23.30%) Linux
4 282 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 281 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 217 (13.66%) Windows 10
7 148 (9.32%) Windows 7
8 96 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 75 (4.72%) Unix
10 61 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (3.21%) Ubuntu
12 50 (3.15%) CentOS
13 38 (2.39%) VMS
14 29 (1.83%) Windows 8
15 24 (1.51%) Solaris
16 19 (1.20%) Android
17 14 (0.88%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.88%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.76%) AIX
18 12 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (22.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 255 (16.06%) ITIL
3 215 (13.54%) Migration
4 168 (10.58%) DevOps
5 151 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
6 137 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
7 133 (8.38%) Configuration Management
8 97 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 90 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
9 90 (5.67%) Service Management
10 72 (4.53%) Open Source
11 71 (4.47%) Project Management
12 68 (4.28%) High Availability
13 66 (4.16%) Change Management
13 66 (4.16%) Virtual Environments
14 65 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 60 (3.78%) Project Delivery
15 60 (3.78%) Scrum
16 57 (3.59%) Load Balancing
17 55 (3.46%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 369 (23.24%) PowerShell
2 271 (17.07%) SQL
3 146 (9.19%) Python
4 95 (5.98%) Java
5 93 (5.86%) Bash Shell
6 47 (2.96%) Perl
7 38 (2.39%) VBScript
8 27 (1.70%) JavaScript
8 27 (1.70%) VB
9 26 (1.64%) Ruby
10 25 (1.57%) C
11 18 (1.13%) C#
12 17 (1.07%) Go
13 14 (0.88%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.50%) Korn
15 5 (0.31%) Java 8
16 4 (0.25%) PHP
16 4 (0.25%) VBA
17 3 (0.19%) C++
17 3 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 340 (21.41%) Security Cleared
2 250 (15.74%) SC Cleared
3 118 (7.43%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 109 (6.86%) DV Cleared
6 88 (5.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 85 (5.35%) CCNA
8 80 (5.04%) MCSE
9 74 (4.66%) Citrix Certification
10 70 (4.41%) Degree
11 57 (3.59%) CCNP
12 40 (2.52%) CCA
13 38 (2.39%) MCSA
14 24 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
14 24 (1.51%) CCIE
15 22 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (1.39%) MCP
16 13 (0.82%) VCP6
17 12 (0.76%) DBS Check
17 12 (0.76%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.53%) SLA
2 37 (2.33%) QA
3 34 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.32%) GDPR
5 15 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.31%) PMO
9 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.19%) NCSC
11 2 (0.13%) COBIT
11 2 (0.13%) GMP
11 2 (0.13%) HL7
11 2 (0.13%) NIST
12 1 (0.063%) GxP
12 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 699 (44.02%) Active Directory
2 314 (19.77%) vSphere
3 313 (19.71%) Hyper-V
4 223 (14.04%) VMware ESXi
5 158 (9.95%) XenApp
6 139 (8.75%) VMware NSX
7 126 (7.93%) XenDesktop
8 123 (7.75%) Virtual Machines
9 91 (5.73%) Docker
10 70 (4.41%) Virtual Servers
11 62 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 52 (3.27%) Xen
13 47 (2.96%) Virtual Desktop
14 41 (2.58%) vCloud
15 31 (1.95%) NFS
16 30 (1.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 29 (1.83%) DFS Replication
18 27 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 26 (1.64%) KVM
20 22 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 286 (18.01%) SCCM
2 153 (9.63%) Ansible
3 141 (8.88%) vCenter Server
4 137 (8.63%) Puppet
5 106 (6.68%) vRealize
6 67 (4.22%) Terraform
7 65 (4.09%) SCOM
8 64 (4.03%) WSUS
9 60 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
10 51 (3.21%) Kubernetes
11 45 (2.83%) NetBackup
12 33 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
13 30 (1.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 26 (1.64%) PowerCLI
15 25 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
15 25 (1.57%) vMotion
16 23 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
16 23 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
17 21 (1.32%) Avamar
18 20 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,588 (100.00%) VMware
2 656 (41.31%) Microsoft
3 344 (21.66%) Cisco
4 340 (21.41%) Citrix
5 158 (9.95%) HP
6 119 (7.49%) NetApp
7 107 (6.74%) Dell
8 104 (6.55%) EMC
9 97 (6.11%) Oracle
10 96 (6.05%) Red Hat
11 80 (5.04%) Google
12 57 (3.59%) Ivanti
13 50 (3.15%) Juniper
13 50 (3.15%) McAfee
14 46 (2.90%) Symantec
15 40 (2.52%) Veeam
15 40 (2.52%) Veritas
16 38 (2.39%) Meraki
17 35 (2.20%) 3PAR
18 33 (2.08%) SolarWinds