The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 79 54 92
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +38
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 42 75 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.68% 3.07% 1.37%
As % of the System Software category 17.00% 25.17% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £140 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -32.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +17.80%
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
247 298 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.86% 12.21% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 118 100
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 26
Average hourly rate £18.36 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
VMware Infrastructure
South East

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Berkshire region.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Berkshire region.

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 14 £363 +33.02% 8
Bracknell -5 6 £353 +32.39% 4
Slough -4 4 £325 +6.12% 4
Newbury -6 3 £513 - 1
Wokingham -3 1 £201 - 3
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
VMware Infrastructure
South East

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware Infrastructure.

1 103 (100.00%) VMware
2 76 (73.79%) Windows
3 50 (48.54%) Active Directory
4 41 (39.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (34.95%) Microsoft
6 29 (28.16%) Cisco
6 29 (28.16%) Security Cleared
7 27 (26.21%) HP
8 26 (25.24%) Linux
9 25 (24.27%) Citrix
10 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (22.33%) Firewall
12 20 (19.42%) SC Cleared
13 19 (18.45%) DNS
14 18 (17.48%) Hyper-V
15 17 (16.50%) VMware ESX
16 16 (15.53%) MS Exchange
16 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (13.59%) DHCP
17 14 (13.59%) Oracle
18 13 (12.62%) LAN
18 13 (12.62%) Red Hat
18 13 (12.62%) Migration
18 13 (12.62%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (12.62%) XenApp
18 13 (12.62%) Windows 7
18 13 (12.62%) vSphere
18 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (11.65%) SCCM
19 12 (11.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware Infrastructure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (15.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.80%) IIS
4 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.85%) Lync
6 4 (3.88%) Apache
6 4 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.94%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.97%) Confluence
9 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.80%) MS Office
3 5 (4.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.91%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.33%) Firewall
2 19 (18.45%) DNS
3 14 (13.59%) DHCP
4 13 (12.62%) LAN
5 12 (11.65%) SAN
6 11 (10.68%) TCP/IP
6 11 (10.68%) WAN
7 9 (8.74%) VPN
8 8 (7.77%) Internet
9 6 (5.83%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (4.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (4.85%) VLAN
10 5 (4.85%) LDAP
11 4 (3.88%) HTTP
11 4 (3.88%) SSL
11 4 (3.88%) NetScreen
12 3 (2.91%) NAS
12 3 (2.91%) DMZ
12 3 (2.91%) VoIP
12 3 (2.91%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) MySQL
2 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Ant
1 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.91%) Gradle
3 2 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.97%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.97%) Subversion
4 1 (0.97%) JIRA
4 1 (0.97%) Selenium
4 1 (0.97%) Hudson
4 1 (0.97%) Apache Ivy
General
1 8 (7.77%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.88%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Publishing
3 3 (2.91%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Legal
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Electronics
4 2 (1.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.97%) Local Government
5 1 (0.97%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (15.53%) Architect
2 13 (12.62%) Support Engineer
3 9 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.77%) Consultant
5 6 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.85%) Administrator
6 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (4.85%) Server Engineer
6 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.88%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.88%) Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.91%) Tester
8 3 (2.91%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.91%) Technical Support
8 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) Web Services
1 3 (2.91%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.94%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.94%) LAMP
3 1 (0.97%) CPAN
3 1 (0.97%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Clustering
2 5 (4.85%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.94%) DTV
3 2 (1.94%) PKI
4 1 (0.97%) Statistics
4 1 (0.97%) Wiki
4 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.97%) iPhone
4 1 (0.97%) iPad
4 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.97%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 76 (73.79%) Windows
2 41 (39.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (25.24%) Linux
4 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (12.62%) Windows 7
5 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (8.74%) Solaris
8 8 (7.77%) UNIX
9 6 (5.83%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.85%) AIX
11 4 (3.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (2.91%) CentOS
12 3 (2.91%) OpenVMS
12 3 (2.91%) HPUX
13 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.97%) Android
14 1 (0.97%) VMS
14 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.62%) Disaster Recovery
1 13 (12.62%) Migration
2 12 (11.65%) ITIL
3 8 (7.77%) Test Scripting
4 7 (6.80%) Validation
5 6 (5.83%) High Availability
6 5 (4.85%) Unit Testing
6 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.88%) Change Management
7 4 (3.88%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.88%) E-Commerce
7 4 (3.88%) Workflow
7 4 (3.88%) Change Control
7 4 (3.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (2.91%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.91%) DevOps
8 3 (2.91%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.91%) Automated Testing
8 3 (2.91%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.77%) SQL
2 7 (6.80%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.88%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.94%) PHP
4 2 (1.94%) C
4 2 (1.94%) C#
5 1 (0.97%) Java
5 1 (0.97%) Perl
5 1 (0.97%) VBScript
5 1 (0.97%) VB
5 1 (0.97%) Ruby
5 1 (0.97%) Korn
5 1 (0.97%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 29 (28.16%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.42%) SC Cleared
3 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (11.65%) MCSE
4 12 (11.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (6.80%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.80%) MCITP
5 7 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.83%) CCNA
7 5 (4.85%) MCSA
8 4 (3.88%) MCP
8 4 (3.88%) MCTS
9 3 (2.91%) VCP5
9 3 (2.91%) VCP4
9 3 (2.91%) VCAP
9 3 (2.91%) Degree
9 3 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.94%) CCA
10 2 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) SLA
1 1 (0.97%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (48.54%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.48%) Hyper-V
3 17 (16.50%) VMware ESX
4 13 (12.62%) XenApp
4 13 (12.62%) vSphere
5 8 (7.77%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.83%) Terminal Services
7 5 (4.85%) XenServer
8 4 (3.88%) VMware Server
8 4 (3.88%) Xen
8 4 (3.88%) UAG
8 4 (3.88%) KVM
9 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.91%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (2.91%) Veritas File System
9 3 (2.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.94%) NFS
10 2 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (11.65%) SCCM
2 10 (9.71%) SCOM
3 6 (5.83%) Backup Exec
4 5 (4.85%) WSUS
4 5 (4.85%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.91%) ARCserve
6 3 (2.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (2.91%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.94%) Plesk
7 2 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.94%) Puppet
8 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.97%) Nagios
Vendors
1 103 (100.00%) VMware
2 36 (34.95%) Microsoft
3 29 (28.16%) Cisco
4 27 (26.21%) HP
5 25 (24.27%) Citrix
6 14 (13.59%) Oracle
7 13 (12.62%) Red Hat
8 7 (6.80%) EMC
9 6 (5.83%) Juniper
10 5 (4.85%) NetApp
10 5 (4.85%) Symantec
11 4 (3.88%) Google
11 4 (3.88%) Sun
12 3 (2.91%) Veritas
12 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.94%) Apple
13 2 (1.94%) SAP
13 2 (1.94%) Hitachi
13 2 (1.94%) Remedy