The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 62 58
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 43 59 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.35% 2.48% 2.51%
As % of the System Software category 24.57% 20.70% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 33
Median daily rate £360 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.57% -4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £176 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £336
% change year-on-year -3.22% +15.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £19.66 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.58% -12.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.40% -5.33%  

VMware Infrastructure is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 175 285 285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.58% 11.96% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 133 150
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £206 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £21.76 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing VMware Infrastructure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in Berkshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Berkshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Berkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Berkshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Berkshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Berkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Berkshire

VMware Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 18 £313 -13.79% 12
Windsor +1 7 £575 +15.00%
Bracknell +8 6 £125 +8.69% 1
Maidenhead +3 5 £360 +19.00% 3
Slough +2 2 £350 -25.53% 2
Newbury +1 1 £335 - 1
VMware Infrastructure
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 77 (100.00%) VMware
2 37 (48.05%) Windows
3 24 (31.17%) Windows Server
4 23 (29.87%) Active Directory
5 22 (28.57%) Linux
6 21 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (24.68%) Cisco
8 18 (23.38%) PowerShell
9 17 (22.08%) Puppet
9 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
9 17 (22.08%) DevOps
9 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (20.78%) ITIL
10 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (19.48%) SQL
11 15 (19.48%) Data Centre
12 14 (18.18%) Python
12 14 (18.18%) DNS
12 14 (18.18%) Firewall
13 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
14 12 (15.58%) Business Continuity
15 11 (14.29%) Nagios
15 11 (14.29%) EMC
15 11 (14.29%) Red Hat
15 11 (14.29%) CentOS
15 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
15 11 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (14.29%) High Availability
15 11 (14.29%) Ansible
16 10 (12.99%) Business Continuity Planning

VMware Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.49%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.19%) Apache
4 4 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.90%) JBoss
6 2 (2.60%) Confluence
7 1 (1.30%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.30%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.30%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.30%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Sage CRM
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.60%) HP Helion
3 2 (2.60%) Office 365
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.30%) GitHub
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.18%) DNS
1 14 (18.18%) Firewall
2 8 (10.39%) DHCP
3 7 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (9.09%) Internet
3 7 (9.09%) LAN
4 6 (7.79%) VPN
5 5 (6.49%) MPLS
5 5 (6.49%) SMTP
5 5 (6.49%) SSL
5 5 (6.49%) WAN
6 4 (5.19%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.90%) 3G
7 3 (3.90%) LTE
7 3 (3.90%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (3.90%) SAN
7 3 (3.90%) VSAN
8 2 (2.60%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.90%) MySQL
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (12.99%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.79%) Subversion
4 5 (6.49%) Maven
5 4 (5.19%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.60%) JIRA
6 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.30%) DbUnit
7 1 (1.30%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.30%) GitLab
7 1 (1.30%) jMock
7 1 (1.30%) JUnit
7 1 (1.30%) Mockito
7 1 (1.30%) MSI
7 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.30%) Selenium
7 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Back Office
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Electronics
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (12.99%) Architect
1 10 (12.99%) Consultant
2 9 (11.69%) VMware Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Administrator
3 8 (10.39%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 7 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Technical Leader
5 6 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) VMWare Administrator
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) Web Services
2 5 (6.49%) RESTful
3 3 (3.90%) LAMP
4 2 (2.60%) Java EE
4 2 (2.60%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.60%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.30%) Apache CXF
5 1 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.30%) J2EE
5 1 (1.30%) OSGi
5 1 (1.30%) PowerMock
5 1 (1.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) EMC VNX
3 4 (5.19%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.19%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) Clustering
4 3 (3.90%) FlexPod
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.60%) NHS
5 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) CESG
6 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.05%) Windows
2 24 (31.17%) Windows Server
3 22 (28.57%) Linux
4 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (14.29%) CentOS
7 5 (6.49%) Android
7 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.19%) Unix
9 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.60%) AIX
10 2 (2.60%) Solaris
10 2 (2.60%) SUSE
10 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) DevOps
2 16 (20.78%) ITIL
3 12 (15.58%) Business Continuity
4 11 (14.29%) High Availability
5 10 (12.99%) BCP
5 10 (12.99%) Business Continuity Planning
5 10 (12.99%) WFM
5 10 (12.99%) Workforce Optimisation
6 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (11.69%) Data Management
7 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (7.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.49%) Load Balancing
9 5 (6.49%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (5.19%) Change Management
10 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 4 (5.19%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) PowerShell
2 15 (19.48%) SQL
3 14 (18.18%) Python
4 7 (9.09%) Java
4 7 (9.09%) Ruby
5 6 (7.79%) Perl
5 6 (7.79%) VB
6 5 (6.49%) VBScript
7 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.90%) PHP
9 1 (1.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.99%) Avaya Certification
2 10 (12.99%) CCNP
2 10 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (11.69%) CCNA
4 6 (7.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.19%) RHCE
6 4 (5.19%) RHCSA
6 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.60%) VCP6
8 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.30%) MCSA
8 1 (1.30%) MCSE
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) GDPR
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 23 (29.87%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.99%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (11.69%) vSphere
4 7 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.49%) vCloud
6 3 (3.90%) KVM
7 2 (2.60%) Docker
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.60%) VirtualBox
7 2 (2.60%) Xen
7 2 (2.60%) XenApp
7 2 (2.60%) XenServer
8 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (22.08%) Puppet
3 11 (14.29%) Ansible
3 11 (14.29%) Nagios
4 6 (7.79%) AirWatch
4 6 (7.79%) vCenter Server
4 6 (7.79%) vRealize
5 5 (6.49%) WSUS
6 4 (5.19%) NetBackup
6 4 (5.19%) SCCM
7 3 (3.90%) SCOM
8 2 (2.60%) PowerCLI
8 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (2.60%) vMotion
8 2 (2.60%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.30%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.30%) Cobbler
9 1 (1.30%) Kibana
9 1 (1.30%) logstash
9 1 (1.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 77 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (24.68%) Cisco
3 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.29%) EMC
4 11 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 10 (12.99%) Avaya
5 10 (12.99%) Citrix
6 7 (9.09%) HP
7 5 (6.49%) NetApp
7 5 (6.49%) Symantec
8 4 (5.19%) IBM
8 4 (5.19%) Jaspersoft
8 4 (5.19%) MobileIron
9 3 (3.90%) Dell
9 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.60%) F5
10 2 (2.60%) Oracle
10 2 (2.60%) Sun
10 2 (2.60%) Veeam