The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 16 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 of the System Software category for the Reading 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 57 43 57
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 21 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.94% 3.11% 1.85%
As % of the System Software category 19.44% 25.26% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 12
Average daily rate £373 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £225 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
108 95 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.00% 12.31% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 66
Average daily rate £325 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £184 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £501 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 14
Average hourly rate £15.63 £22.50 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +46.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £17.50 £14.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware Infrastructure
Berkshire

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Reading region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 32 (86.49%) Windows
3 24 (64.86%) Active Directory
4 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (40.54%) Citrix
6 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
7 11 (29.73%) Linux
7 11 (29.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (29.73%) Firewall
8 10 (27.03%) DNS
8 10 (27.03%) LAN
8 10 (27.03%) Hyper-V
9 9 (24.32%) WAN
9 9 (24.32%) HP
9 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (21.62%) XenApp
10 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (18.92%) SAN
11 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
11 7 (18.92%) SQL
11 7 (18.92%) ITIL
12 6 (16.22%) HTTP
12 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
12 6 (16.22%) Cisco
12 6 (16.22%) UNIX
12 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
12 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
12 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
12 6 (16.22%) PowerShell

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.11%) IIS
5 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.70%) Apache
6 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Firewall
2 10 (27.03%) DNS
2 10 (27.03%) LAN
3 9 (24.32%) WAN
4 7 (18.92%) SAN
5 6 (16.22%) HTTP
5 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
6 5 (13.51%) Internet
6 5 (13.51%) VPN
7 4 (10.81%) MPLS
7 4 (10.81%) VLAN
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
9 2 (5.41%) HTTPS
9 2 (5.41%) SSL
9 2 (5.41%) FTP
9 2 (5.41%) SMTP
9 2 (5.41%) DHCP
9 2 (5.41%) ATM
9 2 (5.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.70%) FogBugz
1 1 (2.70%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Wintel Architect
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) J2EE
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.81%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Firmware
3 1 (2.70%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (29.73%) Linux
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (16.22%) UNIX
6 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.70%) VMS
8 1 (2.70%) AIX
8 1 (2.70%) Solaris
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) High Availability
4 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.11%) Workflow
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.41%) Change Control
6 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Requirements Management
6 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Network Design
7 1 (2.70%) TDD
7 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.70%) DoDAF
7 1 (2.70%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.11%) VB
4 2 (5.41%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.11%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (8.11%) MCSE
4 3 (8.11%) MCSA
5 2 (5.41%) MCP
5 2 (5.41%) CCA
6 1 (2.70%) MCTS
6 1 (2.70%) MCITP
6 1 (2.70%) CCEE
6 1 (2.70%) CCIA
6 1 (2.70%) NCDA
6 1 (2.70%) NCIE
6 1 (2.70%) VCP5
6 1 (2.70%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (64.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.03%) Hyper-V
3 8 (21.62%) XenApp
4 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
4 4 (10.81%) XenServer
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (8.11%) KVM
5 3 (8.11%) vSphere
5 3 (8.11%) Terminal Services
6 2 (5.41%) vCloud
6 2 (5.41%) VMFS
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.70%) Nmap
7 1 (2.70%) Xen
7 1 (2.70%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) NetBackup
3 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (5.41%) ARCserve
4 2 (5.41%) SCOM
5 1 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.70%) WSUS
5 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.70%) Unicenter
5 1 (2.70%) Foglight
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (40.54%) Citrix
3 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
4 9 (24.32%) HP
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco
6 5 (13.51%) Oracle
7 3 (8.11%) Symantec
7 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
7 3 (8.11%) Juniper
7 3 (8.11%) NetApp
8 2 (5.41%) Lotus
8 2 (5.41%) Remedy
8 2 (5.41%) F5
9 1 (2.70%) FrontRange
9 1 (2.70%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.70%) Fujitsu
9 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.70%) McAfee
9 1 (2.70%) BMC
9 1 (2.70%) CA