Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 143 97
Rank change year-on-year +24 -46 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 2,293 1,864 2,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.22% 1.88% 2.43%
As % of the System Software category 14.82% 15.35% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,476 1,160 1,719
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £185 £228
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 102 113
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £21.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.06% -25.44% +1.79%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.02 £14.38
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £49.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £19.66 £28.00
% change year-on-year +37.33% -29.79% -4.27%

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 15,471 12,146 13,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.98% 12.22% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,068 7,830 8,176
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £175
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 677 888
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £40.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +0.65% +1.64% -1.61%

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 October 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 22 October 2018.

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 October 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 +26 2,101 £420 +7.14% 774
UK excluding London +5 1,359 £380 +8.57% 578
London +43 883 £450 +5.88% 228
South East -4 492 £400 +6.67% 140
North of England -5 244 £356 +7.95% 155
Midlands +11 185 £400 +23.08% 99
South West +29 154 £400 +23.08% 79
West Midlands +11 143 £448 +42.06% 65
East of England +6 133 £375 -11.76% 73
Scotland +10 122 £321 -1.15% 14
North West 0 113 £350 +12.45% 75
Yorkshire -4 100 £400 +14.29% 70
East Midlands +13 39 £325 - 34
North East -4 31 £375 +15.38% 10
Wales -30 21 £425 +30.77% 9
Northern Ireland +34 8 £325 -5.80% 6

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2,293 (100.00%) VMware
2 1,421 (61.97%) Windows
3 979 (42.70%) Active Directory
4 971 (42.35%) Microsoft
5 854 (37.24%) Windows Server
6 674 (29.39%) Linux
7 576 (25.12%) Citrix
8 513 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 504 (21.98%) Cisco
10 471 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
11 460 (20.06%) Hyper-V
12 448 (19.54%) ITIL
13 446 (19.45%) Security Cleared
14 443 (19.32%) vSphere
14 443 (19.32%) DNS
15 438 (19.10%) PowerShell
16 432 (18.84%) SCCM
17 424 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
18 413 (18.01%) Firewall
19 407 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
20 406 (17.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 370 (16.14%) Office 365
22 367 (16.01%) VMware ESXi
23 350 (15.26%) Finance
24 346 (15.09%) SAN
25 339 (14.78%) SQL
26 330 (14.39%) DHCP
27 321 (14.00%) SC Cleared
28 317 (13.82%) Windows 7
29 315 (13.74%) Data Centre

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
1 290 (12.65%) MS Exchange
2 145 (6.32%) IIS
3 124 (5.41%) Apache
4 121 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 109 (4.75%) SharePoint
6 94 (4.10%) Tomcat
7 91 (3.97%) Skype for Business
8 86 (3.75%) OpenStack
9 74 (3.23%) nginx
10 56 (2.44%) WebSphere
11 51 (2.22%) Confluence
11 51 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 43 (1.88%) JBoss
13 39 (1.70%) Jetty
14 38 (1.66%) Mongrel
15 19 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
16 15 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
17 13 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.57%) WebLogic
18 10 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 177 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.22%) Windchill
7 1 (0.044%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.087%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.087%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.087%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.087%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.087%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.044%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.044%) Eikon
6 1 (0.044%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.044%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 513 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 471 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
3 370 (16.14%) Office 365
4 111 (4.84%) IaaS
5 90 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 89 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
7 71 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
8 69 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 64 (2.79%) PaaS
10 63 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 47 (2.05%) SaaS
12 27 (1.18%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 17 (0.74%) Yammer
15 15 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (0.61%) OpenShift
17 13 (0.57%) Datadog
18 12 (0.52%) Mimecast
19 11 (0.48%) Sumo Logic
20 10 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 443 (19.32%) DNS
2 413 (18.01%) Firewall
3 346 (15.09%) SAN
4 330 (14.39%) DHCP
5 231 (10.07%) WAN
6 230 (10.03%) LAN
7 196 (8.55%) TCP/IP
8 162 (7.06%) VPN
9 115 (5.02%) NAS
10 89 (3.88%) VLAN
11 83 (3.62%) Skype
12 78 (3.40%) SSL
12 78 (3.40%) VoIP
13 75 (3.27%) NetScaler
14 69 (3.01%) HTTP
15 65 (2.83%) IPsec
16 57 (2.49%) Internet
17 56 (2.44%) iSCSI
17 56 (2.44%) Network Security
18 54 (2.35%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 60 (2.62%) MySQL
3 52 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 32 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (1.35%) MongoDB
9 25 (1.09%) Hadoop
10 19 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (0.65%) Relational Database
13 14 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (0.61%) NoSQL
14 13 (0.57%) Big Data
14 13 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
15 12 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.39%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
18 6 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 206 (8.98%) Jenkins
2 140 (6.11%) Git (software)
3 72 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 69 (3.01%) Maven
5 68 (2.97%) JIRA
6 61 (2.66%) Travis CI
7 59 (2.57%) Vagrant
8 53 (2.31%) SonarQube
9 51 (2.22%) JUnit
10 49 (2.14%) DbUnit
10 49 (2.14%) jMock
10 49 (2.14%) Mockito
11 35 (1.53%) MSI
12 27 (1.18%) HP UFT
12 27 (1.18%) WinRunner
13 25 (1.09%) Ant
14 22 (0.96%) TeamCity
15 19 (0.83%) Subversion
16 18 (0.78%) GitLab
16 18 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 350 (15.26%) Finance
2 106 (4.62%) Banking
3 66 (2.88%) Retail
4 57 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.05%) Law
6 31 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.00%) Back Office
7 23 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 21 (0.92%) Publishing
9 16 (0.70%) Legal
10 15 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.52%) Marketing
12 8 (0.35%) Automotive
12 8 (0.35%) Billing
13 7 (0.31%) Advertising
13 7 (0.31%) Local Government
14 6 (0.26%) Military
15 4 (0.17%) International Banking
15 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 327 (14.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 272 (11.86%) Architect
3 240 (10.47%) Analyst
4 178 (7.76%) VMware Engineer
5 142 (6.19%) Support Engineer
6 127 (5.54%) Consultant
7 114 (4.97%) DevOps Engineer
8 109 (4.75%) Infrastructure Architect
9 106 (4.62%) Administrator
10 105 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
11 96 (4.19%) Server Engineer
12 93 (4.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 92 (4.01%) Desktop Support
14 82 (3.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 79 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
16 76 (3.31%) Developer
17 71 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
17 71 (3.10%) Network Engineer
17 71 (3.10%) Support Analyst
18 68 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (6.45%) Middleware
2 105 (4.58%) Web Services
3 89 (3.88%) J2EE
4 62 (2.70%) .NET
5 59 (2.57%) RESTful
6 56 (2.44%) SOAP
7 51 (2.22%) LDAP
8 49 (2.14%) Apache Camel
8 49 (2.14%) PowerMock
9 42 (1.83%) Spring
10 38 (1.66%) Servlets
11 34 (1.48%) Spring Boot
12 32 (1.40%) REST
13 30 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
14 25 (1.09%) XML
15 24 (1.05%) LAMP
16 21 (0.92%) JSON
17 19 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
18 17 (0.74%) JSP
19 16 (0.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 315 (13.74%) Data Centre
2 212 (9.25%) Clustering
3 149 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (4.01%) Fat Client
4 92 (4.01%) Thin Client
5 88 (3.84%) PKI
6 67 (2.92%) Private Cloud
7 63 (2.75%) Management Information System
8 62 (2.70%) Replication
9 57 (2.49%) Public Cloud
10 50 (2.18%) Computer Science
10 50 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
11 39 (1.70%) Blackberry
12 35 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
13 34 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 34 (1.48%) User Experience
14 31 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
15 26 (1.13%) iPhone
15 26 (1.13%) PDA
16 23 (1.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1,421 (61.97%) Windows
2 854 (37.24%) Windows Server
3 674 (29.39%) Linux
4 424 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 407 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 317 (13.82%) Windows 7
7 293 (12.78%) Windows 10
8 207 (9.03%) Unix
9 182 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 154 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 88 (3.84%) CentOS
12 73 (3.18%) Windows 8
13 72 (3.14%) Solaris
14 62 (2.70%) AIX
15 49 (2.14%) Ubuntu
16 32 (1.40%) Android
16 32 (1.40%) Apple iOS
17 31 (1.35%) Windows XP
18 24 (1.05%) Mac OS
19 23 (1.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (19.54%) ITIL
2 406 (17.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 301 (13.13%) Migration
4 270 (11.77%) Agile Software Development
5 237 (10.34%) DevOps
6 197 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
7 177 (7.72%) Configuration Management
7 177 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
8 143 (6.24%) Change Management
9 136 (5.93%) Virtual Environments
10 126 (5.49%) Service Management
11 114 (4.97%) Open Source
12 110 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
13 100 (4.36%) Load Balancing
13 100 (4.36%) Service Delivery
14 94 (4.10%) Scrum
15 91 (3.97%) Project Management
16 90 (3.92%) High Availability
17 89 (3.88%) Server Management
18 84 (3.66%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 438 (19.10%) PowerShell
2 339 (14.78%) SQL
3 184 (8.02%) Java
4 164 (7.15%) Python
5 102 (4.45%) Bash Shell
6 97 (4.23%) Perl
7 70 (3.05%) VBScript
8 66 (2.88%) JavaScript
9 54 (2.35%) C
10 43 (1.88%) Ruby
11 42 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 33 (1.44%) Go
13 30 (1.31%) VB
14 26 (1.13%) C#
15 15 (0.65%) PHP
16 9 (0.39%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.31%) AppleScript
17 7 (0.31%) VBA
18 5 (0.22%) C++
18 5 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 446 (19.45%) Security Cleared
2 321 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 230 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 163 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
5 162 (7.06%) MCSE
6 148 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 102 (4.45%) CCNA
8 99 (4.32%) DV Cleared
9 90 (3.92%) Degree
10 72 (3.14%) CCNP
11 69 (3.01%) MCSA
12 49 (2.14%) MCITP
13 43 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
14 34 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
15 30 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
16 29 (1.26%) ISTQB
17 28 (1.22%) VCAP
18 27 (1.18%) MCP
19 25 (1.09%) CCA
19 25 (1.09%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.66%) SLA
2 24 (1.05%) QA
3 17 (0.74%) GDPR
4 16 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.65%) PMO
6 11 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.31%) FedRAMP
9 6 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.17%) COBIT
11 4 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.17%) RMADS
12 2 (0.087%) FISMA
12 2 (0.087%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.044%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 979 (42.70%) Active Directory
2 460 (20.06%) Hyper-V
3 443 (19.32%) vSphere
4 367 (16.01%) VMware ESXi
5 229 (9.99%) XenApp
6 188 (8.20%) XenDesktop
7 146 (6.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 137 (5.97%) Virtual Desktop
9 129 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
10 109 (4.75%) Docker
11 103 (4.49%) Virtual Servers
11 103 (4.49%) VMware NSX
12 71 (3.10%) NFS
13 67 (2.92%) Xen
14 56 (2.44%) XenServer
15 48 (2.09%) VMware Workstation
16 44 (1.92%) VirtualBox
17 38 (1.66%) vCloud
18 31 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 29 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 432 (18.84%) SCCM
2 223 (9.73%) Puppet
3 206 (8.98%) Ansible
4 190 (8.29%) vCenter Server
5 158 (6.89%) Opscode Chef
6 117 (5.10%) SCOM
7 92 (4.01%) Terraform
8 85 (3.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 84 (3.66%) McAfee ePO
10 82 (3.58%) WSUS
11 69 (3.01%) NetBackup
11 69 (3.01%) vRealize
12 64 (2.79%) Kubernetes
13 57 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
14 55 (2.40%) Packer
15 53 (2.31%) Nagios
15 53 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 47 (2.05%) AirWatch
17 44 (1.92%) PowerCLI
18 40 (1.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 2,293 (100.00%) VMware
2 971 (42.35%) Microsoft
3 576 (25.12%) Citrix
4 504 (21.98%) Cisco
5 285 (12.43%) HP
6 219 (9.55%) Oracle
7 204 (8.90%) NetApp
8 201 (8.77%) Red Hat
9 155 (6.76%) McAfee
10 142 (6.19%) EMC
11 110 (4.80%) Ivanti
12 102 (4.45%) IBM
13 100 (4.36%) Google
14 97 (4.23%) Dell
15 92 (4.01%) Splunk
16 88 (3.84%) Veritas
17 83 (3.62%) Juniper
17 83 (3.62%) Symantec
18 74 (3.23%) Veeam
19 70 (3.05%) SolarWinds