Period
to 12 August 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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 127 125
Rank change year-on-year +22 -2 +18
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 740 1,812 2,224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.14% 1.99% 2.17%
As % of the System Software category 14.35% 12.75% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 1,204 1,471
Median daily rate £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +1.50% +1.27%
10th Percentile £223 £225 £213
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 80 117
Median hourly rate £47.83 £39.18 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.09% +45.09% +29.33%
10th Percentile £35.00 £16.57 £15.07
90th Percentile £59.78 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year +68.42% -12.04% +59.74%

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 5,157 14,209 14,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 15.64% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,231 9,379 9,482
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £178 £183
90th Percentile £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 644 883
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.57 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.17 £47.50 £44.45
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% +5.73%

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 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 +27 644 £413 - 265
UK excluding London +2 435 £400 - 223
London +43 264 £425 -5.56% 53
South East +18 147 £425 +8.97% 68
North of England +10 72 £350 -2.78% 66
South West +2 65 £394 -7.35% 40
Scotland +31 58 £400 +6.67% 6
East of England +47 47 £388 -8.82% 9
Work from Home -5 46 £409 +16.79% 17
Midlands -12 40 £325 -1.52% 29
North West +5 37 £325 -14.47% 40
West Midlands -3 30 £320 -5.54% 22
Yorkshire +37 28 £375 -3.23% 20
East Midlands +27 9 £350 +7.69% 7
North East +31 7 £375 +50.00% 6
Wales +2 7 £425 -11.46% 5

For the 6 months to 12 August 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.

1 740 (100.00%) VMware
2 506 (68.38%) Windows
3 369 (49.86%) Active Directory
4 316 (42.70%) Windows Server
5 298 (40.27%) Microsoft
6 232 (31.35%) PowerShell
7 219 (29.59%) Security Cleared
8 200 (27.03%) Linux
9 193 (26.08%) Azure
10 181 (24.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 166 (22.43%) SC Cleared
12 165 (22.30%) vSphere
13 160 (21.62%) Citrix
14 158 (21.35%) DNS
15 156 (21.08%) Windows Server 2016
16 152 (20.54%) Cisco
17 145 (19.59%) Office 365
18 136 (18.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 135 (18.24%) Windows 10
20 132 (17.84%) VMware ESXi
21 128 (17.30%) Migration
22 127 (17.16%) Hyper-V
23 126 (17.03%) ITIL
24 125 (16.89%) Firewall
25 120 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
26 118 (15.95%) Data Centre
27 112 (15.14%) DHCP
28 110 (14.86%) Ansible
29 104 (14.05%) SAN
30 94 (12.70%) Oracle

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 68 (9.19%) MS Exchange
2 33 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (4.05%) Skype for Business
4 29 (3.92%) IIS
5 25 (3.38%) SharePoint
6 24 (3.24%) Tomcat
7 21 (2.84%) OpenStack
8 17 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (2.16%) ArcGIS
10 13 (1.76%) Confluence
11 11 (1.49%) Apache
12 6 (0.81%) JBoss
13 5 (0.68%) GeoServer
13 5 (0.68%) nginx
13 5 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.54%) Documentum
14 4 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.54%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.54%) SAS
15 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 48 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.16%) Photoshop
3 13 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.27%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.14%) Line 500
3 1 (0.14%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 193 (26.08%) Azure
2 145 (19.59%) Office 365
3 93 (12.57%) AWS
4 53 (7.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (5.41%) IaaS
6 27 (3.65%) PaaS
7 21 (2.84%) GitHub
8 19 (2.57%) GCP
8 19 (2.57%) SaaS
9 16 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (2.03%) OneDrive
11 11 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.35%) Mimecast
12 10 (1.35%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.41%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.41%) Serverless
16 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 158 (21.35%) DNS
2 125 (16.89%) Firewall
3 112 (15.14%) DHCP
4 104 (14.05%) SAN
5 75 (10.14%) WAN
6 72 (9.73%) TCP/IP
7 53 (7.16%) LAN
8 51 (6.89%) Skype
9 43 (5.81%) VLAN
10 42 (5.68%) VSAN
11 34 (4.59%) VPN
12 31 (4.19%) Network Security
13 30 (4.05%) SNMP
14 29 (3.92%) VoIP
15 24 (3.24%) NetScaler
16 23 (3.11%) Reverse Proxy
17 21 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (2.84%) Internet
18 20 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
19 19 (2.57%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.38%) GIS
3 14 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.49%) MySQL
5 11 (1.49%) QGIS
5 11 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.08%) Geospatial Data
8 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (5.95%) Git (software)
1 44 (5.95%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.32%) JIRA
3 16 (2.16%) GitLab
4 15 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (1.35%) Subversion
5 10 (1.35%) Vagrant
6 9 (1.22%) Maven
6 9 (1.22%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.08%) DbUnit
7 8 (1.08%) jMock
7 8 (1.08%) JUnit
7 8 (1.08%) Mockito
7 8 (1.08%) SonarQube
8 7 (0.95%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.81%) MSI
9 6 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.68%) Hudson
10 5 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.41%) ClearQuest
General
1 89 (12.03%) Finance
2 36 (4.86%) Banking
3 28 (3.78%) Public Sector
4 18 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.68%) Law
6 5 (0.68%) Retail
7 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.54%) Military
8 3 (0.41%) Advertising
8 3 (0.41%) Automotive
8 3 (0.41%) Back Office
8 3 (0.41%) Housing Association
8 3 (0.41%) International Banking
8 3 (0.41%) Local Government
8 3 (0.41%) Marketing
8 3 (0.41%) Publishing
9 2 (0.27%) Electronics
9 2 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 108 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (10.41%) Architect
3 72 (9.73%) VMware Engineer
4 52 (7.03%) Analyst
5 48 (6.49%) Consultant
6 42 (5.68%) Systems Engineer
7 41 (5.54%) Support Engineer
8 39 (5.27%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 34 (4.59%) Server Engineer
10 31 (4.19%) Integration Engineer
11 29 (3.92%) Wintel Engineer
12 28 (3.78%) Infrastructure Architect
13 27 (3.65%) Administrator
14 26 (3.51%) Windows Engineer
15 24 (3.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 21 (2.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 21 (2.84%) Active Directory Engineer
17 19 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
17 19 (2.57%) DevOps Engineer
18 18 (2.43%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.05%) XML
2 25 (3.38%) LDAP
3 19 (2.57%) REST
4 18 (2.43%) RESTful
5 17 (2.30%) .NET
6 16 (2.16%) Middleware
7 13 (1.76%) JSON
7 13 (1.76%) Web Services
8 11 (1.49%) PostGIS
9 10 (1.35%) gRPC
9 10 (1.35%) Swagger
10 9 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (1.22%) J2EE
11 8 (1.08%) PowerMock
11 8 (1.08%) SOAP
12 7 (0.95%) Apache Camel
13 5 (0.68%) Spring
14 4 (0.54%) 802.1X
14 4 (0.54%) LAMP
14 4 (0.54%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 118 (15.95%) Data Centre
2 59 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (6.89%) Clustering
4 37 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (3.38%) Replication
7 23 (3.11%) Private Cloud
8 21 (2.84%) PKI
9 19 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (2.43%) Public Cloud
11 17 (2.30%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.35%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.22%) Driving Licence
15 8 (1.08%) Fat Client
15 8 (1.08%) NHS
15 8 (1.08%) Thin Client
16 7 (0.95%) User Experience
16 7 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
17 6 (0.81%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 506 (68.38%) Windows
2 316 (42.70%) Windows Server
3 200 (27.03%) Linux
4 181 (24.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 156 (21.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 135 (18.24%) Windows 10
7 120 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 65 (8.78%) Unix
10 60 (8.11%) Windows 7
11 57 (7.70%) Windows Server 2019
12 39 (5.27%) CentOS
13 33 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (2.84%) Solaris
15 13 (1.76%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.76%) Windows XP
16 11 (1.49%) Windows 8
17 10 (1.35%) AIX
18 9 (1.22%) Apple iOS
19 7 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (18.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 128 (17.30%) Migration
3 126 (17.03%) ITIL
4 93 (12.57%) DevOps
5 72 (9.73%) Configuration Management
6 70 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 46 (6.22%) High Availability
10 42 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (4.73%) Infrastructure as Code
12 33 (4.46%) Change Management
13 32 (4.32%) Load Balancing
14 31 (4.19%) Virtual Environments
15 30 (4.05%) Systems Engineering
16 29 (3.92%) Information Security
17 28 (3.78%) Cybersecurity
17 28 (3.78%) Deployment Automation
18 27 (3.65%) Project Management
19 26 (3.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (31.35%) PowerShell
2 68 (9.19%) Python
3 64 (8.65%) SQL
4 30 (4.05%) Bash Shell
5 29 (3.92%) Java
6 28 (3.78%) Perl
7 27 (3.65%) C
7 27 (3.65%) VB
8 19 (2.57%) VBScript
9 18 (2.43%) C#
10 16 (2.16%) Go
11 13 (1.76%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.62%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.81%) PHP
15 5 (0.68%) Korn
16 4 (0.54%) Ruby
17 3 (0.41%) VBA
18 2 (0.27%) AWK
18 2 (0.27%) sed
Qualifications
1 219 (29.59%) Security Cleared
2 166 (22.43%) SC Cleared
3 82 (11.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (7.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 53 (7.16%) DV Cleared
6 45 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (5.41%) MCSE
8 35 (4.73%) Degree
9 21 (2.84%) CCNA
10 19 (2.57%) CCNP
10 19 (2.57%) MCSA
11 17 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.62%) VCAP
13 11 (1.49%) VCP6
14 9 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.08%) CISSP
15 8 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (1.08%) MCP
16 7 (0.95%) CCIE
16 7 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.73%) SLA
2 7 (0.95%) QA
3 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.68%) COBIT
5 4 (0.54%) NCSC
5 4 (0.54%) NIST
6 3 (0.41%) AICPA
6 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.27%) GDPR
7 2 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.27%) PMO
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 369 (49.86%) Active Directory
2 165 (22.30%) vSphere
3 132 (17.84%) VMware ESXi
4 127 (17.16%) Hyper-V
5 92 (12.43%) VMware NSX
6 77 (10.41%) XenApp
7 44 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (5.68%) Docker
9 33 (4.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 32 (4.32%) XenDesktop
11 23 (3.11%) Virtual Servers
12 21 (2.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 21 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (2.84%) Terminal Services
13 18 (2.43%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (1.89%) vCloud
15 13 (1.76%) NFS
16 9 (1.22%) Terminal Server
17 8 (1.08%) Firmware
17 8 (1.08%) KVM
Systems Management
1 110 (14.86%) Ansible
2 88 (11.89%) SCCM
3 67 (9.05%) Puppet
4 62 (8.38%) vCenter Server
5 61 (8.24%) vRealize
6 53 (7.16%) Terraform
7 48 (6.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 44 (5.95%) Kubernetes
9 42 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
10 37 (5.00%) SCOM
11 32 (4.32%) WSUS
12 31 (4.19%) PowerCLI
13 29 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
14 21 (2.84%) vMotion
15 16 (2.16%) Failover Clustering
15 16 (2.16%) Packer
16 14 (1.89%) ZABBIX
17 13 (1.76%) Grafana
17 13 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
17 13 (1.76%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 740 (100.00%) VMware
2 298 (40.27%) Microsoft
3 160 (21.62%) Citrix
4 152 (20.54%) Cisco
5 94 (12.70%) Oracle
6 81 (10.95%) NetApp
7 72 (9.73%) HP
8 69 (9.32%) Red Hat
9 68 (9.19%) Dell
10 55 (7.43%) EMC
11 41 (5.54%) Veeam
12 38 (5.14%) McAfee
13 28 (3.78%) Splunk
14 27 (3.65%) Juniper
15 26 (3.51%) ESRI
16 25 (3.38%) IBM
17 24 (3.24%) SolarWinds
18 22 (2.97%) Symantec
19 21 (2.84%) Lumension
19 21 (2.84%) Sophos