The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware
Rank 46 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing VMware 22 38 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.59% 3.72% 4.26%
As % of the Vendors category 5.54% 7.34% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +18.12%
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Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
397 518 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.65% 50.68% 57.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 223 229
Average daily rate £395 £385 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £45.00 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

VMware
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

VMware Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VMware
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

VMware Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware across the Reading region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

VMware Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

VMware
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

VMware Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VMware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 57 (89.06%) Windows
2 50 (78.13%) Active Directory
3 34 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
6 19 (29.69%) Citrix
7 18 (28.13%) Linux
7 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
8 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 15 (23.44%) MS Exchange
10 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (18.75%) IIS
12 11 (17.19%) DNS
12 11 (17.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (17.19%) Firewall
12 11 (17.19%) XenApp
12 11 (17.19%) DV Cleared
13 10 (15.63%) vSphere
13 10 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (15.63%) HP
13 10 (15.63%) LAN
13 10 (15.63%) WAN
14 9 (14.06%) LDAP
14 9 (14.06%) WSUS
14 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
15 8 (12.50%) Symantec
15 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (10.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (10.94%) Cisco

VMware
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 15 (23.44%) MS Exchange
2 12 (18.75%) IIS
3 10 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) DNS
1 11 (17.19%) Firewall
2 10 (15.63%) LAN
2 10 (15.63%) WAN
3 9 (14.06%) LDAP
4 7 (10.94%) VPN
5 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.38%) Internet
6 5 (7.81%) SAN
7 4 (6.25%) HTTP
8 3 (4.69%) Ethernet
8 3 (4.69%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.56%) VoLTE
10 1 (1.56%) IPsec
10 1 (1.56%) VLAN
10 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.56%) LTE
10 1 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.56%) Marketing
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (12.50%) Support Engineer
1 8 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 7 (10.94%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (10.94%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) Administrator
3 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Consultant
4 5 (7.81%) Architect
4 5 (7.81%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.13%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) EPoS
1 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
1 3 (4.69%) Clustering
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 57 (89.06%) Windows
2 30 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (28.13%) Linux
4 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.81%) UNIX
7 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.69%) AIX
10 2 (3.13%) Solaris
10 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000
10 2 (3.13%) CentOS
11 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (9.38%) ITIL
3 4 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (6.25%) High Availability
4 3 (4.69%) Change Control
4 3 (4.69%) DevOps
4 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
4 3 (4.69%) Requirements Management
4 3 (4.69%) Change Management
4 3 (4.69%) Workflow
5 2 (3.13%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.13%) Build Automation
6 1 (1.56%) Analytics
6 1 (1.56%) SABSA
6 1 (1.56%) Coaching
6 1 (1.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.56%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.19%) DV Cleared
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (10.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.25%) MCP
5 4 (6.25%) MCSE
5 4 (6.25%) MCSA
5 4 (6.25%) CCNA
5 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.69%) Degree
7 2 (3.13%) MCITP
8 1 (1.56%) VCP4
8 1 (1.56%) VCAP
8 1 (1.56%) VTSP
8 1 (1.56%) VCP5
8 1 (1.56%) MCDST
8 1 (1.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (78.13%) Active Directory
2 34 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.19%) XenApp
4 10 (15.63%) vSphere
5 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
6 7 (10.94%) VMware ESX
6 7 (10.94%) XenDesktop
7 4 (6.25%) KVM
7 4 (6.25%) VMware Server
8 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (4.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (4.69%) Terminal Services
8 3 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.56%) vCloud
9 1 (1.56%) XenServer
9 1 (1.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) WSUS
2 5 (7.81%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.69%) ARCserve
4 3 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.69%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.69%) Citrix
3 10 (15.63%) HP
4 8 (12.50%) Symantec
5 7 (10.94%) Cisco
6 4 (6.25%) NetApp
7 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.69%) EMC
8 2 (3.13%) Sophos
8 2 (3.13%) AppSense
9 1 (1.56%) F5
9 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.56%) Oracle
9 1 (1.56%) Intel
9 1 (1.56%) Juniper
9 1 (1.56%) CA
9 1 (1.56%) Hitachi
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