Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 125 147
Rank change year-on-year +16 +22 -40
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 1,309 2,028 1,904
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.11% 2.10% 1.88%
As % of the System Software category 13.67% 13.66% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 1,344 1,240
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £210
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 113 79
Median hourly rate £46.42 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.04% +45.45% +19.57%
10th Percentile £18.10 £15.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.80 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.30 £35.00 £20.45
% change year-on-year +3.70% +71.15% -9.11%

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 9,577 14,841 13,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.42% 15.40% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,139 9,807 8,586
Median daily rate £450 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £179 £170
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 709 708
Median hourly rate £17.63 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.16% +0.88% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.12 £47.50 £45.16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.37 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.61% +2.47% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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 +8 1,164 £400 -5.88% 557
UK excluding London +19 892 £400 -5.88% 459
London -6 378 £425 -10.53% 136
South East +22 281 £405 -4.71% 110
North of England +46 204 £375 -6.25% 126
South West -3 121 £425 - 70
Midlands +6 107 £325 -23.53% 61
North West +41 96 £375 -2.60% 66
Yorkshire +19 83 £400 -5.88% 38
Scotland +33 80 £436 +2.65% 17
West Midlands +20 74 £323 -10.42% 41
East of England +24 73 £325 -22.62% 55
East Midlands -9 33 £325 -27.78% 19
North East +27 27 £375 -3.85% 22
Wales +2 22 £394 -7.35% 22
Work from Home -13 18 £425 -2.30% 28
Northern Ireland +22 8 £384 -

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1,309 (100.00%) VMware
2 842 (64.32%) Windows
3 561 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 555 (42.40%) Windows Server
5 536 (40.95%) Microsoft
6 326 (24.90%) PowerShell
7 317 (24.22%) Azure
8 303 (23.15%) Linux
9 298 (22.77%) Security Cleared
10 288 (22.00%) Cisco
11 283 (21.62%) Citrix
12 277 (21.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 274 (20.93%) Office 365
13 274 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 271 (20.70%) Hyper-V
15 269 (20.55%) DNS
16 252 (19.25%) Data Centre
17 245 (18.72%) vSphere
18 244 (18.64%) AWS
19 219 (16.73%) Firewall
20 212 (16.20%) DHCP
21 211 (16.12%) Windows Server 2008
22 209 (15.97%) Windows Server 2016
23 207 (15.81%) Migration
24 205 (15.66%) ITIL
25 203 (15.51%) SC Cleared
26 202 (15.43%) SCCM
27 199 (15.20%) VMware ESXi
28 197 (15.05%) SQL
29 187 (14.29%) SAN

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
1 131 (10.01%) MS Exchange
2 90 (6.88%) SharePoint
3 70 (5.35%) IIS
4 63 (4.81%) Skype for Business
5 49 (3.74%) Tomcat
6 43 (3.28%) Apache
7 41 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 36 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 34 (2.60%) nginx
9 34 (2.60%) WebSphere
10 28 (2.14%) Jetty
10 28 (2.14%) Mongrel
10 28 (2.14%) OpenStack
11 17 (1.30%) Confluence
12 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.53%) Documentum
13 7 (0.53%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 95 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.076%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.076%) Houdini
7 1 (0.076%) Maya
7 1 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.31%) Line 500
3 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.23%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.15%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.076%) assyst
6 1 (0.076%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 317 (24.22%) Azure
2 274 (20.93%) Office 365
3 244 (18.64%) AWS
4 86 (6.57%) IaaS
5 64 (4.89%) PaaS
6 59 (4.51%) GCP
7 51 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
8 47 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 36 (2.75%) SaaS
10 28 (2.14%) Google App Engine
11 26 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (1.76%) OneDrive
13 19 (1.45%) GitHub
14 12 (0.92%) Mimecast
15 10 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 9 (0.69%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 7 (0.53%) Power Platform
19 6 (0.46%) G Suite
19 6 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 269 (20.55%) DNS
2 219 (16.73%) Firewall
3 212 (16.20%) DHCP
4 187 (14.29%) SAN
5 143 (10.92%) WAN
6 132 (10.08%) TCP/IP
7 130 (9.93%) LAN
8 96 (7.33%) VPN
9 67 (5.12%) Skype
10 56 (4.28%) NetScaler
11 55 (4.20%) VLAN
12 52 (3.97%) VSAN
13 50 (3.82%) IPsec
14 41 (3.13%) SSL
15 40 (3.06%) HTTP
16 39 (2.98%) VoIP
17 38 (2.90%) NAS
18 35 (2.67%) FTP
19 34 (2.60%) Network Security
19 34 (2.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
2 29 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 22 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (1.45%) MySQL
4 19 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (0.92%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.84%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.53%) Power BI
10 5 (0.38%) Big Data
10 5 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (0.38%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.38%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 89 (6.80%) Jenkins
2 59 (4.51%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.67%) JIRA
4 28 (2.14%) Travis CI
5 26 (1.99%) GitLab
6 17 (1.30%) MSI
6 17 (1.30%) Vagrant
7 14 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.92%) SonarQube
9 9 (0.69%) JUnit
9 9 (0.69%) Maven
9 9 (0.69%) Mockito
9 9 (0.69%) Subversion
10 8 (0.61%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.61%) DbUnit
10 8 (0.61%) jMock
11 7 (0.53%) InstallShield
11 7 (0.53%) Rational Team Concert
12 6 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 126 (9.63%) Finance
2 94 (7.18%) Public Sector
3 45 (3.44%) Banking
4 43 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.30%) Local Government
5 17 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.22%) Back Office
7 15 (1.15%) Retail
8 14 (1.07%) Law
9 12 (0.92%) Military
10 9 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.61%) Legal
12 7 (0.53%) Marketing
13 6 (0.46%) Electronics
14 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.38%) Publishing
15 3 (0.23%) Automotive
15 3 (0.23%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 221 (16.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 116 (8.86%) Architect
3 102 (7.79%) Support Engineer
4 101 (7.72%) VMware Engineer
5 96 (7.33%) Consultant
6 93 (7.10%) Analyst
7 68 (5.19%) Server Engineer
8 60 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
9 54 (4.13%) Administrator
10 52 (3.97%) Network Engineer
11 50 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
12 47 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 46 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
14 43 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
15 37 (2.83%) Infrastructure Support
16 36 (2.75%) Virtualisation Engineer
17 35 (2.67%) IT Support
18 34 (2.60%) Desktop Support
18 34 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
19 33 (2.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.90%) .NET
2 36 (2.75%) J2EE
3 31 (2.37%) Middleware
4 28 (2.14%) Servlets
5 25 (1.91%) XML
6 24 (1.83%) LDAP
6 24 (1.83%) Web Services
7 18 (1.38%) 802.1X
7 18 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
8 17 (1.30%) RESTful
9 10 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
9 10 (0.76%) REST
9 10 (0.76%) SOAP
10 9 (0.69%) HTML
11 8 (0.61%) PowerMock
12 7 (0.53%) Apache Camel
12 7 (0.53%) Spring
13 6 (0.46%) SAML
14 5 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (0.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 252 (19.25%) Data Centre
2 82 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.51%) Clustering
4 53 (4.05%) Public Cloud
5 51 (3.90%) PKI
6 43 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 40 (3.06%) Replication
8 39 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 37 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
10 31 (2.37%) Private Cloud
11 26 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
12 25 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.30%) Fat Client
13 17 (1.30%) Thin Client
13 17 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
14 14 (1.07%) NHS
14 14 (1.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 13 (0.99%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.99%) CMDB
16 12 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 842 (64.32%) Windows
2 555 (42.40%) Windows Server
3 303 (23.15%) Linux
4 274 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 211 (16.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 209 (15.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 162 (12.38%) Windows 10
8 127 (9.70%) Windows 7
9 90 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 67 (5.12%) Unix
11 49 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (3.74%) Windows Server 2019
12 40 (3.06%) CentOS
13 37 (2.83%) Ubuntu
14 33 (2.52%) Solaris
15 32 (2.44%) VMS
16 29 (2.22%) Windows 8
17 16 (1.22%) Android
17 16 (1.22%) Windows XP
18 13 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (21.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 207 (15.81%) Migration
3 205 (15.66%) ITIL
4 126 (9.63%) DevOps
5 121 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
6 110 (8.40%) Configuration Management
7 102 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
8 89 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 80 (6.11%) High Availability
10 78 (5.96%) Service Management
11 72 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (4.35%) Server Management
12 57 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
13 56 (4.28%) Change Management
14 53 (4.05%) Project Management
15 51 (3.90%) Open Source
16 48 (3.67%) Network Virtualisation
16 48 (3.67%) Server Virtualisation
17 46 (3.51%) Project Delivery
18 45 (3.44%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 326 (24.90%) PowerShell
2 197 (15.05%) SQL
3 116 (8.86%) Python
4 62 (4.74%) Bash Shell
5 57 (4.35%) Java
6 38 (2.90%) VBScript
7 33 (2.52%) Perl
8 27 (2.06%) VB
9 22 (1.68%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.53%) C
10 20 (1.53%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.69%) PHP
12 8 (0.61%) Go
13 7 (0.53%) C#
14 6 (0.46%) VBA
15 5 (0.38%) Ruby
16 4 (0.31%) Groovy
16 4 (0.31%) Java 8
16 4 (0.31%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 298 (22.77%) Security Cleared
2 203 (15.51%) SC Cleared
3 109 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 107 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 93 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 72 (5.50%) MCSE
8 63 (4.81%) CCNA
9 51 (3.90%) Degree
10 46 (3.51%) CCNP
11 45 (3.44%) Citrix Certification
12 36 (2.75%) MCSA
13 21 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.53%) CCIE
15 18 (1.38%) MCP
16 15 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (1.15%) CCA
17 14 (1.07%) VCP6
18 12 (0.92%) CISSP
19 11 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.81%) SLA
2 26 (1.99%) QA
3 19 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.76%) GDPR
6 9 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.61%) PMO
8 7 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 7 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.15%) HL7
11 2 (0.15%) NIST
12 1 (0.076%) AICPA
12 1 (0.076%) COBIT
12 1 (0.076%) GMP
12 1 (0.076%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.076%) NCSC
System Software
1 561 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 271 (20.70%) Hyper-V
3 245 (18.72%) vSphere
4 199 (15.20%) VMware ESXi
5 140 (10.70%) XenApp
6 135 (10.31%) VMware NSX
7 113 (8.63%) Virtual Machines
8 75 (5.73%) XenDesktop
9 73 (5.58%) Virtual Servers
10 65 (4.97%) Docker
11 44 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 34 (2.60%) vCloud
12 34 (2.60%) Xen
13 33 (2.52%) NFS
14 29 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
15 27 (2.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 26 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 26 (1.99%) Terminal Services
17 19 (1.45%) VMware Server
18 15 (1.15%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 202 (15.43%) SCCM
2 153 (11.69%) Ansible
3 124 (9.47%) Puppet
4 121 (9.24%) vCenter Server
5 114 (8.71%) vRealize
6 61 (4.66%) WSUS
7 60 (4.58%) SCOM
8 55 (4.20%) Terraform
9 45 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
10 42 (3.21%) NetBackup
11 35 (2.67%) Kubernetes
12 34 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
12 34 (2.60%) PowerCLI
13 32 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
14 28 (2.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 24 (1.83%) vMotion
16 18 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
17 16 (1.22%) AirWatch
18 15 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
19 14 (1.07%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,309 (100.00%) VMware
2 536 (40.95%) Microsoft
3 288 (22.00%) Cisco
4 283 (21.62%) Citrix
5 115 (8.79%) NetApp
6 111 (8.48%) Dell
7 108 (8.25%) Oracle
8 105 (8.02%) HP
9 85 (6.49%) Red Hat
10 81 (6.19%) EMC
11 55 (4.20%) Google
12 54 (4.13%) McAfee
13 46 (3.51%) Symantec
13 46 (3.51%) Veeam
14 43 (3.28%) Juniper
15 33 (2.52%) Palo Alto
16 30 (2.29%) Ivanti
17 29 (2.22%) IBM
17 29 (2.22%) SolarWinds
18 28 (2.14%) CheckPoint