Period
to 25 July 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 July 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 110 132
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22 -9
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,474 803 1,833
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 2.14% 2.00%
As % of the System Software category 14.64% 14.14% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 534 1,226
10th Percentile £300 £221 £213
25th Percentile £375 £313 £311
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £413
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £525
90th Percentile £613 £550 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £409 £400
% change year-on-year +3.91% +2.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 70
10th Percentile £25.83 £31.23 £16.23
25th Percentile £39.60 £44.13 £18.59
Median hourly rate £45.59 £49.23 £36.84
Median % change year-on-year -7.39% +33.62% +36.45%
75th Percentile £54.31 £55.00 £47.00
90th Percentile £73.30 £58.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.61 £44.76 £20.40
% change year-on-year -9.27% +119.44% -24.46%

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 10,068 5,678 14,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.23% 15.13% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,968 3,827 9,582
10th Percentile £226 £198 £180
25th Percentile £394 £358 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 248 591
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.34 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +3.24% +5.94%
75th Percentile £42.17 £25.07 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £51.86 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.60 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +0.88%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -7 1,198 £450 +5.88% 604
UK excluding London +7 752 £425 +3.91% 484
London -7 483 £495 +16.47% 148
Work from Home -28 371 £483 +13.53% 92
South East +12 288 £433 -3.89% 121
North of England +17 149 £400 +6.67% 155
Scotland -17 105 £450 +12.50% 19
East of England +7 80 £425 +6.25% 41
North West +2 73 £400 +14.29% 94
Midlands -33 66 £390 -10.86% 77
Yorkshire +6 63 £425 +6.25% 47
South West -16 61 £425 +6.25% 61
West Midlands -35 40 £400 -11.11% 42
East Midlands -5 26 £375 -6.25% 35
Wales -6 13 £515 +28.75% 7
North East +2 12 £400 +6.67% 14
Northern Ireland - 7 £450 - 3

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1,474 (100.00%) VMware
2 883 (59.91%) Windows
3 589 (39.96%) Active Directory
4 560 (37.99%) Microsoft
5 526 (35.69%) Azure
6 493 (33.45%) Windows Server
7 411 (27.88%) Security Cleared
8 392 (26.59%) Linux
9 366 (24.83%) PowerShell
10 343 (23.27%) Social Skills
11 341 (23.13%) AWS
12 315 (21.37%) SC Cleared
13 300 (20.35%) VMware ESXi
13 300 (20.35%) Citrix
14 286 (19.40%) Microsoft 365
15 281 (19.06%) Hyper-V
16 259 (17.57%) ITIL
17 253 (17.16%) DNS
18 246 (16.69%) Migration
19 242 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 234 (15.88%) Cisco
21 223 (15.13%) Data Centre
22 221 (14.99%) Firewall
23 220 (14.93%) Ansible
24 211 (14.31%) vSphere
25 204 (13.84%) DevOps
26 193 (13.09%) SCCM
27 190 (12.89%) SAN
28 180 (12.21%) Oracle
29 179 (12.14%) SQL

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 (7.80%) SharePoint
2 96 (6.51%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.78%) Confluence
3 41 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 39 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 34 (2.31%) IIS
6 31 (2.10%) Apache
7 25 (1.70%) OpenStack
8 21 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
9 18 (1.22%) Skype for Business
10 15 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (0.95%) MS Project Server
12 12 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.75%) IBM Domino
13 11 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.54%) Documentum
14 8 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.54%) nginx
15 7 (0.47%) Jetty
15 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 78 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.85%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.61%) Magento
3 9 (0.61%) Shopify
4 4 (0.27%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.27%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.068%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 526 (35.69%) Azure
2 341 (23.13%) AWS
3 286 (19.40%) Microsoft 365
4 121 (8.21%) IaaS
5 102 (6.92%) GCP
6 98 (6.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 86 (5.83%) PaaS
8 65 (4.41%) SaaS
9 41 (2.78%) GitHub
10 38 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
11 29 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
12 24 (1.63%) OneDrive
13 23 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (1.42%) Mimecast
15 20 (1.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 18 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
16 18 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
16 18 (1.22%) Power Platform
17 15 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 253 (17.16%) DNS
2 221 (14.99%) Firewall
3 190 (12.89%) SAN
4 172 (11.67%) DHCP
5 165 (11.19%) WAN
6 126 (8.55%) LAN
7 111 (7.53%) TCP/IP
8 105 (7.12%) VPN
9 76 (5.16%) VSAN
10 75 (5.09%) Network Security
11 62 (4.21%) NAS
12 54 (3.66%) VLAN
13 49 (3.32%) NetScaler
14 44 (2.99%) Wireless
15 43 (2.92%) OSPF
16 41 (2.78%) Skype
17 38 (2.58%) BGP
17 38 (2.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 38 (2.58%) SSL
18 36 (2.44%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.51%) Oracle Database
3 27 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 22 (1.49%) MySQL
6 18 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (0.81%) Big Data
9 9 (0.61%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
9 9 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2019
10 8 (0.54%) HBase
11 7 (0.47%) Power BI
12 6 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.34%) GIS
Development Applications
1 65 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 64 (4.34%) JIRA
3 63 (4.27%) Git (software)
4 24 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (0.95%) GitLab
6 13 (0.88%) Bitbucket
7 12 (0.81%) Subversion
8 11 (0.75%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.68%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.54%) Gradle
10 8 (0.54%) MSI
11 7 (0.47%) fastlane
11 7 (0.47%) Flyway
11 7 (0.47%) JUnit
11 7 (0.47%) Travis CI
12 6 (0.41%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.41%) Serena SBM
13 5 (0.34%) CppUnit
13 5 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 343 (23.27%) Social Skills
2 175 (11.87%) Finance
3 111 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (6.04%) Public Sector
5 76 (5.16%) Banking
6 44 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 33 (2.24%) Documentation Skills
8 19 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
9 17 (1.15%) Influencing Skills
10 16 (1.09%) Law
10 16 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
11 15 (1.02%) Retail
12 13 (0.88%) German Language
13 10 (0.68%) Legal
14 9 (0.61%) Dutch Language
15 8 (0.54%) Military
16 7 (0.47%) Back Office
16 7 (0.47%) Billing
17 6 (0.41%) Spanish Language
18 5 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 231 (15.67%) Architect
2 201 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 134 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 86 (5.83%) Consultant
5 76 (5.16%) Infrastructure Architect
6 73 (4.95%) Analyst
7 68 (4.61%) Network Engineer
7 68 (4.61%) Support Engineer
8 62 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 61 (4.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 57 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
11 53 (3.60%) Technical Architect
12 50 (3.39%) Administrator
13 49 (3.32%) Windows Engineer
14 44 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
15 41 (2.78%) Wintel Engineer
16 40 (2.71%) Azure Engineer
17 39 (2.65%) Server Engineer
18 38 (2.58%) Cloud Architect
19 33 (2.24%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (4.88%) Middleware
2 44 (2.99%) JSON
3 39 (2.65%) LDAP
3 39 (2.65%) XML
4 34 (2.31%) Web Services
5 22 (1.49%) REST
6 21 (1.42%) .NET
7 20 (1.36%) J2EE
7 20 (1.36%) Node.js
8 17 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
9 15 (1.02%) 802.1X
9 15 (1.02%) YAML
10 11 (0.75%) Spine.js
11 10 (0.68%) SOAP
11 10 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (0.61%) SAML
13 8 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
14 7 (0.47%) Kafka
14 7 (0.47%) Servlets
15 5 (0.34%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 223 (15.13%) Data Centre
2 88 (5.97%) Clustering
3 84 (5.70%) Public Cloud
4 62 (4.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 47 (3.19%) Private Cloud
5 47 (3.19%) Replication
6 42 (2.85%) Data Protection Act
7 41 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 38 (2.58%) PKI
9 33 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
9 33 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (1.83%) Cloud Native
11 25 (1.70%) Tandem
12 20 (1.36%) CMDB
12 20 (1.36%) NHS
13 16 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
14 15 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.95%) EMC VNX
15 14 (0.95%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.81%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 883 (59.91%) Windows
2 493 (33.45%) Windows Server
3 392 (26.59%) Linux
4 153 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 137 (9.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 130 (8.82%) Windows 10
7 129 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 113 (7.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (6.51%) Windows Server 2019
10 77 (5.22%) Unix
11 47 (3.19%) Windows 7
12 36 (2.44%) Solaris
13 26 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (1.42%) CentOS
14 21 (1.42%) VMS
15 19 (1.29%) Ubuntu
16 18 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
17 14 (0.95%) Apple iOS
18 13 (0.88%) Android
19 12 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (17.57%) ITIL
2 246 (16.69%) Migration
3 242 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 204 (13.84%) DevOps
5 173 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (7.53%) Configuration Management
7 104 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
8 89 (6.04%) Network Design
9 83 (5.63%) Project Delivery
9 83 (5.63%) Project Management
10 79 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
11 70 (4.75%) Infrastructure as Code
12 68 (4.61%) Storage Management
13 66 (4.48%) High Availability
14 64 (4.34%) Service Management
15 60 (4.07%) Computer Science
16 58 (3.93%) Network Virtualisation
17 57 (3.87%) Load Balancing
18 55 (3.73%) Change Management
19 53 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 366 (24.83%) PowerShell
2 179 (12.14%) SQL
3 161 (10.92%) Python
4 85 (5.77%) Java
5 77 (5.22%) Bash Shell
6 37 (2.51%) Shell Script
7 36 (2.44%) Perl
8 28 (1.90%) C
9 23 (1.56%) Ruby
10 21 (1.42%) Go
10 21 (1.42%) JavaScript
11 20 (1.36%) PHP
12 18 (1.22%) VBScript
13 14 (0.95%) VB
14 10 (0.68%) Groovy
15 9 (0.61%) C++
15 9 (0.61%) TypeScript
16 8 (0.54%) C#
17 5 (0.34%) Embedded C
17 5 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 411 (27.88%) Security Cleared
2 315 (21.37%) SC Cleared
3 103 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (5.90%) Degree
6 83 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 73 (4.95%) DV Cleared
8 64 (4.34%) MCSE
9 55 (3.73%) CCNA
10 46 (3.12%) CCNP
11 32 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
12 27 (1.83%) MCSA
13 26 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
14 25 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
15 23 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.09%) MCITP
17 15 (1.02%) VCP6
18 13 (0.88%) AWS Certification
19 12 (0.81%) CCIE
19 12 (0.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.21%) SLA
2 32 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.22%) GDPR
4 13 (0.88%) QA
5 11 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.47%) NCSC
7 6 (0.41%) COBIT
7 6 (0.41%) NIST
7 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.14%) PMO
10 1 (0.068%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.068%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.068%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.068%) GPG13
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.068%) SEPA
System Software
1 589 (39.96%) Active Directory
2 300 (20.35%) VMware ESXi
3 281 (19.06%) Hyper-V
4 211 (14.31%) vSphere
5 134 (9.09%) VMware NSX
6 99 (6.72%) Virtual Machines
7 93 (6.31%) XenApp
8 83 (5.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 66 (4.48%) Docker
10 52 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (3.53%) XenDesktop
11 49 (3.32%) Virtual Servers
12 36 (2.44%) NFS
13 25 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
14 20 (1.36%) KVM
14 20 (1.36%) vCloud
15 18 (1.22%) VMware Server
15 18 (1.22%) Xen
16 15 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 220 (14.93%) Ansible
2 193 (13.09%) SCCM
3 141 (9.57%) vRealize
4 134 (9.09%) Terraform
5 121 (8.21%) vCenter Server
6 112 (7.60%) Puppet
7 78 (5.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 77 (5.22%) Kubernetes
9 60 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
10 55 (3.73%) Microsoft Intune
11 41 (2.78%) SCOM
12 40 (2.71%) WSUS
13 39 (2.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 38 (2.58%) PowerCLI
15 26 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
16 23 (1.56%) Tivoli
17 21 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
17 21 (1.42%) SCVMM
18 18 (1.22%) Control-M
19 17 (1.15%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,474 (100.00%) VMware
2 560 (37.99%) Microsoft
3 300 (20.35%) Citrix
4 234 (15.88%) Cisco
5 180 (12.21%) Oracle
6 140 (9.50%) HP
7 133 (9.02%) Red Hat
8 127 (8.62%) Dell
9 115 (7.80%) NetApp
10 92 (6.24%) EMC
11 78 (5.29%) Google
12 69 (4.68%) IBM
13 50 (3.39%) F5
14 47 (3.19%) SolarWinds
15 46 (3.12%) CheckPoint
16 44 (2.99%) Veeam
17 42 (2.85%) Juniper
18 41 (2.78%) SAP
18 41 (2.78%) ServiceNow
19 38 (2.58%) McAfee