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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 88 83
Rank change year-on-year -32 -5  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 925 1374 1433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 2.59% 2.56%
As % of the System Software category 17.92% 20.54% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 887 859
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year - +11.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 61 90
Median hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.61% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.71% -6.66%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5162 6689 5926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 4127 3352
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 468 622
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in the UK

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 856 £400 - 355
London -60 306 £444 +9.50% 106
South East +8 257 £400 - 73
Hampshire +6 80 £425 +11.47% 19
North West +30 68 £361 -9.68% 40
East of England -1 61 £413 -8.33% 25
South West -26 54 £358 -8.91% 25
Buckinghamshire +11 46 £400 - 5
Yorkshire -22 46 £350 -12.50% 44
City of London -30 44 £438 +8.69% 24
Berkshire +5 43 £360 -7.09% 22
Milton Keynes +16 41 £400 -2.43% 3
Scotland -22 35 £395 +17.03% 12
Hertfordshire +23 31 £550 +29.41% 9
West Yorkshire -18 31 £425 +6.25% 35
West Midlands +8 30 £250 -27.53% 23
Surrey -23 29 £375 -11.76% 11
Leeds -9 27 £425 +6.25% 19
Bristol -9 26 £401 +9.93% 10
East Midlands -5 23 £375 +15.38% 12
Lancashire +19 20 £448 +6.86% 4
Kent +14 20 £338 -18.67% 2
Basingstoke -4 20 £425 - 3
Manchester +1 19 £350 +7.69% 21
Reading +8 18 £313 -16.66% 11
Wales -3 18 £310 -20.00% 7
Croydon +6 17 £463 +17.83%
Preston -6 17 £448 +8.48% 3
Cheshire +21 16 £320 -24.70% 12
South Wales -3 15 £300 -22.58% 4

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 1792 (100.00%) VMware
2 1085 (60.55%) Windows
3 715 (39.90%) Active Directory
4 639 (35.66%) Microsoft
5 628 (35.04%) Linux
6 577 (32.20%) Windows Server
7 401 (22.38%) Cisco
8 395 (22.04%) Citrix
9 368 (20.54%) Firewall
10 366 (20.42%) Security Cleared
10 366 (20.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 361 (20.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 352 (19.64%) ITIL
13 348 (19.42%) DNS
14 342 (19.08%) Data Centre
15 305 (17.02%) SAN
16 304 (16.96%) PowerShell
17 301 (16.80%) Hyper-V
18 288 (16.07%) DevOps
19 268 (14.96%) SC Cleared
20 265 (14.79%) SQL
21 261 (14.56%) VMware ESXi
22 260 (14.51%) HP
23 256 (14.29%) SQL Server
23 256 (14.29%) Finance
24 255 (14.23%) MS Exchange
25 229 (12.78%) vSphere
26 228 (12.72%) Unix
27 227 (12.67%) Red Hat
28 225 (12.56%) 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
1 255 (14.23%) MS Exchange
2 127 (7.09%) IIS
3 117 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 96 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 82 (4.58%) Apache
6 80 (4.46%) Tomcat
7 74 (4.13%) Skype for Business
8 73 (4.07%) OpenStack
9 64 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 47 (2.62%) WebSphere
11 44 (2.46%) JBoss
12 33 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
13 30 (1.67%) Jetty
14 29 (1.62%) nginx
15 24 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
16 22 (1.23%) Mongrel
17 20 (1.12%) Confluence
18 19 (1.06%) WildFly
19 18 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 18 (1.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 118 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.22%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.056%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.056%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 20 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.22%) Pegasus Opera
7 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.11%) Primavera
8 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.056%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.056%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 191 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 185 (10.32%) Office 365
3 176 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (2.73%) IaaS
5 46 (2.57%) PaaS
6 33 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (1.56%) SaaS
9 26 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (1.23%) Google App Engine
11 20 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (1.00%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.67%) GitHub
14 10 (0.56%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
14 10 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.45%) Mimecast
16 7 (0.39%) Bluemix
16 7 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 368 (20.54%) Firewall
2 348 (19.42%) DNS
3 305 (17.02%) SAN
4 208 (11.61%) DHCP
5 203 (11.33%) WAN
6 201 (11.22%) TCP/IP
7 193 (10.77%) LAN
8 122 (6.81%) VPN
9 101 (5.64%) NAS
10 80 (4.46%) HTTP
11 75 (4.19%) Internet
12 73 (4.07%) Network Security
13 72 (4.02%) LDAP
13 72 (4.02%) SSL
14 58 (3.24%) MPLS
14 58 (3.24%) NetScaler
14 58 (3.24%) VoIP
15 54 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (2.79%) IPsec
17 47 (2.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 49 (2.73%) MySQL
4 40 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 33 (1.84%) Big Data
6 33 (1.84%) Hadoop
7 32 (1.79%) MongoDB
8 30 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (1.51%) Relational Database
10 25 (1.40%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (0.67%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.56%) DB2
16 10 (0.56%) RDBMS
17 9 (0.50%) HBase
18 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 142 (7.92%) Jenkins
2 97 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 34 (1.90%) Maven
4 30 (1.67%) JIRA
5 24 (1.34%) Subversion
6 21 (1.17%) TeamCity
6 21 (1.17%) Travis CI
7 18 (1.00%) MSI
7 18 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (0.95%) GitLab
9 15 (0.84%) Selenium
9 15 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.84%) Vagrant
10 14 (0.78%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
12 10 (0.56%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.39%) InstallShield
13 7 (0.39%) JUnit
13 7 (0.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 256 (14.29%) Finance
2 95 (5.30%) Banking
3 66 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 58 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 31 (1.73%) Retail
6 28 (1.56%) Law
7 26 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.34%) Legal
9 23 (1.28%) Electronics
10 22 (1.23%) Marketing
11 16 (0.89%) Back Office
12 14 (0.78%) Games
13 10 (0.56%) Billing
13 10 (0.56%) Local Government
13 10 (0.56%) Military
14 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.28%) French Language
16 3 (0.17%) Automotive
17 2 (0.11%) Advertising
17 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 223 (12.44%) Architect
2 208 (11.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 185 (10.32%) Analyst
4 149 (8.31%) Administrator
5 131 (7.31%) Consultant
6 126 (7.03%) VMware Engineer
7 123 (6.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 115 (6.42%) Support Engineer
9 100 (5.58%) Systems Administrator
10 81 (4.52%) Windows Engineer
11 70 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
11 70 (3.91%) Technical Architect
12 68 (3.79%) Linux Administrator
13 66 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
14 63 (3.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 60 (3.35%) Linux Engineer
16 59 (3.29%) Support Analyst
17 58 (3.24%) Server Engineer
18 57 (3.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 52 (2.90%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (3.74%) Middleware
2 59 (3.29%) .NET
3 53 (2.96%) Web Services
4 39 (2.18%) J2EE
5 26 (1.45%) XML
6 22 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
7 21 (1.17%) Servlets
8 20 (1.12%) RESTful
9 17 (0.95%) LAMP
10 15 (0.84%) Sensu
11 14 (0.78%) 802.1X
11 14 (0.78%) SAML
12 13 (0.73%) JSON
13 12 (0.67%) ASP.NET
13 12 (0.67%) HTML
13 12 (0.67%) Node.js
14 11 (0.61%) SOAP
15 10 (0.56%) MCollective
15 10 (0.56%) Spring
16 9 (0.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 342 (19.08%) Data Centre
2 106 (5.92%) Clustering
3 97 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 61 (3.40%) Replication
6 56 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 44 (2.46%) Private Cloud
8 40 (2.23%) Fat Client
8 40 (2.23%) Thin Client
9 36 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
10 32 (1.79%) EMC VNX
11 29 (1.62%) PKI
12 26 (1.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 24 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (1.28%) Blackberry
14 23 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
15 21 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (1.12%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 16 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1085 (60.55%) Windows
2 628 (35.04%) Linux
3 577 (32.20%) Windows Server
4 366 (20.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 361 (20.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 228 (12.72%) Unix
7 208 (11.61%) Windows 7
8 198 (11.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 163 (9.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 132 (7.37%) CentOS
11 123 (6.86%) Windows 10
12 79 (4.41%) Solaris
13 67 (3.74%) Ubuntu
14 59 (3.29%) AIX
15 44 (2.46%) SUSE
16 41 (2.29%) Windows 8
17 25 (1.40%) Windows Vista
18 24 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
19 23 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 22 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (19.64%) ITIL
2 288 (16.07%) DevOps
3 225 (12.56%) Migration
4 209 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
5 176 (9.82%) Configuration Management
6 107 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
7 98 (5.47%) High Availability
7 98 (5.47%) Project Management
8 97 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 97 (5.41%) Open Source
8 97 (5.41%) Service Management
8 97 (5.41%) Virtual Environments
9 88 (4.91%) Change Management
10 77 (4.30%) Load Balancing
11 75 (4.19%) ITIL V3
12 71 (3.96%) Scrum
13 65 (3.63%) Server Virtualisation
14 61 (3.40%) Problem Management
15 57 (3.18%) Incident Management
16 55 (3.07%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 304 (16.96%) PowerShell
2 265 (14.79%) SQL
3 183 (10.21%) Python
4 131 (7.31%) Bash Shell
5 116 (6.47%) Java
6 114 (6.36%) Perl
7 60 (3.35%) Ruby
8 43 (2.40%) VBScript
9 42 (2.34%) Shell Script
10 30 (1.67%) PHP
11 29 (1.62%) C
11 29 (1.62%) JavaScript
12 23 (1.28%) C#
13 20 (1.12%) Korn
14 16 (0.89%) VB
15 11 (0.61%) Go
16 8 (0.45%) C++
17 6 (0.33%) Groovy
18 5 (0.28%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 366 (20.42%) Security Cleared
2 268 (14.96%) SC Cleared
3 166 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 135 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (6.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 106 (5.92%) MCSE
7 92 (5.13%) DV Cleared
8 89 (4.97%) Degree
9 82 (4.58%) CCNA
10 78 (4.35%) CCNP
11 51 (2.85%) MCSA
12 44 (2.46%) MCITP
13 42 (2.34%) MCP
14 29 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
16 20 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 19 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (0.89%) VCAP
18 16 (0.89%) VCP6
19 14 (0.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.13%) SLA
2 27 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 23 (1.28%) QA
4 22 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.89%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.33%) GDPR
9 4 (0.22%) HL7
9 4 (0.22%) PMO
10 3 (0.17%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.11%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.11%) GPG13
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.056%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.056%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
System Software
1 715 (39.90%) Active Directory
2 301 (16.80%) Hyper-V
3 261 (14.56%) VMware ESXi
4 229 (12.78%) vSphere
5 128 (7.14%) XenApp
6 118 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
7 90 (5.02%) XenDesktop
8 84 (4.69%) Virtual Servers
9 83 (4.63%) Docker
10 72 (4.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 68 (3.79%) KVM
12 65 (3.63%) Xen
13 60 (3.35%) Virtual Desktop
14 55 (3.07%) vCloud
15 33 (1.84%) XenServer
16 32 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 32 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
17 28 (1.56%) VirtualBox
18 19 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
19 16 (0.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 217 (12.11%) SCCM
2 201 (11.22%) Puppet
3 146 (8.15%) Ansible
4 104 (5.80%) vCenter Server
5 100 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
6 93 (5.19%) SCOM
7 58 (3.24%) vRealize
8 57 (3.18%) NetBackup
9 49 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
10 40 (2.23%) Nagios
11 34 (1.90%) WSUS
12 29 (1.62%) AirWatch
13 26 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 26 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 26 (1.45%) vMotion
14 25 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
15 23 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 23 (1.28%) PowerCLI
16 22 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
17 21 (1.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1792 (100.00%) VMware
2 639 (35.66%) Microsoft
3 401 (22.38%) Cisco
4 395 (22.04%) Citrix
5 260 (14.51%) HP
6 227 (12.67%) Red Hat
7 173 (9.65%) Oracle
8 138 (7.70%) NetApp
9 137 (7.65%) EMC
10 94 (5.25%) IBM
11 90 (5.02%) Dell
12 79 (4.41%) Symantec
13 71 (3.96%) F5
14 54 (3.01%) Avaya
15 51 (2.85%) McAfee
16 50 (2.79%) Veeam
17 49 (2.73%) Veritas
18 46 (2.57%) CheckPoint
18 46 (2.57%) Juniper
19 39 (2.18%) AppSense
South Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £225 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
CPS Group UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £59,726 fixed term contract for 12 Months + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £730 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 5 days ago