The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 44 32 47
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Contract jobs citing VMware 110 122 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.85% 4.96% 3.16%
As % of the Vendors category 7.63% 10.31% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 50 45
Average daily rate £358 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £185 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £28.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% -36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1442 1183 1629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.53% 48.13% 52.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 448 570
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £521 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 73 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +69.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £13.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
VMware
South East

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMware
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 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 39 £373 +14.61% 25
Bracknell -4 27 £300 -34.06% 8
Slough +22 17 £400 - 4
Maidenhead -16 5 £233 -28.46% 2
Newbury -1 4 £400 +135.29% 5
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
VMware
South East

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMware 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.

1 195 (78.63%) Windows
2 148 (59.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 108 (43.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (31.85%) Microsoft
6 77 (31.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (28.63%) HP
8 67 (27.02%) Cisco
9 64 (25.81%) DNS
10 55 (22.18%) LAN
11 53 (21.37%) Firewall
12 51 (20.56%) MS Exchange
12 51 (20.56%) Linux
13 50 (20.16%) Windows 7
14 49 (19.76%) SCCM
15 48 (19.35%) SQL
15 48 (19.35%) Citrix
16 46 (18.55%) SAN
17 44 (17.74%) SQL Server
18 43 (17.34%) Security Cleared
19 42 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
19 42 (16.94%) Oracle
20 38 (15.32%) WAN
21 37 (14.92%) vSphere
22 36 (14.52%) SC Cleared
23 35 (14.11%) VPN
24 32 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
25 30 (12.10%) DHCP
26 29 (11.69%) Hyper-V
27 28 (11.29%) ITIL

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMware 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 51 (20.56%) MS Exchange
2 32 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (7.26%) IIS
4 10 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.42%) Lync
8 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.02%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.61%) Apache
9 4 (1.61%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.40%) Confluence
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (8.87%) MS Office
2 21 (8.47%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.02%) Office 365
2 4 (1.61%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (25.81%) DNS
2 55 (22.18%) LAN
3 53 (21.37%) Firewall
4 46 (18.55%) SAN
5 38 (15.32%) WAN
6 35 (14.11%) VPN
7 30 (12.10%) DHCP
8 22 (8.87%) TCP/IP
9 19 (7.66%) Internet
10 18 (7.26%) VLAN
10 18 (7.26%) MPLS
11 15 (6.05%) SMTP
11 15 (6.05%) HTTP
12 12 (4.84%) Network Security
13 11 (4.44%) LDAP
13 11 (4.44%) SSL
14 7 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (2.42%) Wireless
15 6 (2.42%) Fibre Channel
16 5 (2.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.63%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.42%) MySQL
4 6 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.61%) DB2
6 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.61%) Selenium
3 3 (1.21%) WinRunner
3 3 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.21%) MSI
3 3 (1.21%) Ranorex
4 2 (0.81%) Maven
4 2 (0.81%) Subversion
4 2 (0.81%) JIRA
4 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.81%) Hudson
4 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.81%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.40%) Gradle
5 1 (0.40%) CruiseControl
General
1 16 (6.45%) Finance
2 11 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.42%) Japanese Language
4 5 (2.02%) Retail
4 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.61%) Legal
5 4 (1.61%) French Language
5 4 (1.61%) German Language
5 4 (1.61%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.21%) Marketing
6 3 (1.21%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Electronics
7 2 (0.81%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (12.90%) Architect
2 27 (10.89%) Support Engineer
3 23 (9.27%) Analyst
4 22 (8.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (8.47%) Infrastructure Architect
6 19 (7.66%) Server Engineer
7 17 (6.85%) Consultant
8 16 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (5.65%) Team Leader
10 13 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (4.44%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 11 (4.44%) Administrator
11 11 (4.44%) Server Support
11 11 (4.44%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 9 (3.63%) Server Support Engineer
13 8 (3.23%) Developer
13 8 (3.23%) Operations Team Leader
14 7 (2.82%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
14 7 (2.82%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.23%) .NET
2 3 (1.21%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.81%) Middleware
3 2 (0.81%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.81%) JTAPI
3 2 (0.81%) Web Services
3 2 (0.81%) HTML
3 2 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (0.81%) XMPP
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.40%) J2EE
4 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.40%) XML
4 1 (0.40%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.03%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.63%) Clustering
3 4 (1.61%) Replication
3 4 (1.61%) EPoS
3 4 (1.61%) FMCG
4 3 (1.21%) Open Source
5 2 (0.81%) FlexPod
5 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.81%) Firmware
5 2 (0.81%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.40%) iPhone
6 1 (0.40%) iPad
6 1 (0.40%) Statistics
6 1 (0.40%) Wiki
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.40%) Handset
6 1 (0.40%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.40%) EMC Centera
6 1 (0.40%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 195 (78.63%) Windows
2 108 (43.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (31.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (20.56%) Linux
5 50 (20.16%) Windows 7
6 42 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (9.27%) UNIX
8 22 (8.87%) Solaris
9 18 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (5.24%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.61%) SELinux
12 4 (1.61%) AIX
12 4 (1.61%) HPUX
12 4 (1.61%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.21%) CentOS
13 3 (1.21%) Android
13 3 (1.21%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.81%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.29%) ITIL
2 25 (10.08%) Migration
3 20 (8.06%) Project Management
4 16 (6.45%) Test Scripting
4 16 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (5.24%) Validation
6 12 (4.84%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.44%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (4.44%) Problem Management
8 9 (3.63%) Release Management
8 9 (3.63%) Change Management
9 7 (2.82%) High Availability
9 7 (2.82%) Configuration Management
9 7 (2.82%) Software Distribution
10 6 (2.42%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.42%) Scrum
10 6 (2.42%) Load Balancing
11 5 (2.02%) Test Automation
11 5 (2.02%) Software Deployment
11 5 (2.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.35%) SQL
2 16 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 15 (6.05%) PowerShell
4 13 (5.24%) VB
4 13 (5.24%) Perl
5 9 (3.63%) Java
6 6 (2.42%) Python
6 6 (2.42%) Korn
7 5 (2.02%) C#
8 4 (1.61%) VBScript
9 3 (1.21%) Ruby
10 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.40%) C-shell
11 1 (0.40%) C
11 1 (0.40%) C++
11 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (17.34%) Security Cleared
2 36 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.03%) MCSE
6 9 (3.63%) CCNA
7 8 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.82%) Degree
8 7 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.02%) MCSA
10 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.21%) MCTS
10 3 (1.21%) MCITP
10 3 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.21%) CCVP
11 2 (0.81%) CCSA
11 2 (0.81%) CCIE
11 2 (0.81%) CCNP
11 2 (0.81%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.23%) SLA
1 8 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.42%) QA
3 4 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 148 (59.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 124 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 37 (14.92%) vSphere
4 29 (11.69%) Hyper-V
5 21 (8.47%) VMware ESX
6 18 (7.26%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (6.85%) XenApp
8 9 (3.63%) NFS
8 9 (3.63%) KVM
9 8 (3.23%) VMware Server
10 7 (2.82%) XenServer
11 6 (2.42%) Xen
11 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (2.02%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.02%) ISA Server
13 4 (1.61%) Samba
13 4 (1.61%) UAG
14 3 (1.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (1.21%) Veritas File System
14 3 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 49 (19.76%) SCCM
2 25 (10.08%) NetBackup
3 20 (8.06%) WSUS
4 16 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (5.24%) SCOM
6 9 (3.63%) HP Data Protector
7 8 (3.23%) ARCserve
8 7 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (1.61%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.61%) HP SIM
12 3 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 2 (0.81%) Ansible
13 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.81%) Nagios
13 2 (0.81%) Foglight
13 2 (0.81%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 79 (31.85%) Microsoft
2 71 (28.63%) HP
3 67 (27.02%) Cisco
4 48 (19.35%) Citrix
5 42 (16.94%) Oracle
6 22 (8.87%) Symantec
7 20 (8.06%) NetApp
8 19 (7.66%) Red Hat
9 18 (7.26%) EMC
10 16 (6.45%) CheckPoint
11 11 (4.44%) McAfee
12 10 (4.03%) Dell
12 10 (4.03%) Brocade
12 10 (4.03%) F5
13 9 (3.63%) Blue Coat
13 9 (3.63%) Juniper
14 8 (3.23%) Sun
15 7 (2.82%) IBM
16 5 (2.02%) Lotus
16 5 (2.02%) Becrypt
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £260 - £300 per day + expenses etc.
Posted: 15 days ago