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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 67 70 69
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 33 53 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.80% 2.16% 2.32%
As % of the System Software category 17.93% 18.66% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 31
Median daily rate £309 £375 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.66% -10.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £55.65 £44.08 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.26% +167.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -46.51% +43.33%  

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 184 284 343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 10.04% 11.56% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 173 173
Median daily rate £373 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.67% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 25
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +96.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.65 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 March 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
Bracknell +6 11 £265 -19.08%
Reading -5 6 £380 -5.00% 7
Windsor +3 2 £550 +10.00%
Slough +1 1 £425 +18.46% 2
Wokingham +1 1 £338 +28.57%
Maidenhead - 1 - - 3
VMware Infrastructure
South East

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 103 (100.00%) VMware
2 60 (58.25%) Windows
3 42 (40.78%) Cisco
4 40 (38.83%) Linux
5 31 (30.10%) EMC
6 28 (27.18%) Data Centre
7 26 (25.24%) Active Directory
7 26 (25.24%) Microsoft
8 25 (24.27%) Firewall
8 25 (24.27%) Windows Server
9 23 (22.33%) Unix
10 22 (21.36%) SAN
10 22 (21.36%) NetApp
11 18 (17.48%) Solaris
11 18 (17.48%) Citrix
11 18 (17.48%) DNS
11 18 (17.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (15.53%) Shell Script
13 15 (14.56%) IBM
13 15 (14.56%) AIX
13 15 (14.56%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (14.56%) Puppet
14 14 (13.59%) EMC VNX
14 14 (13.59%) EMC VMAX
14 14 (13.59%) TCP/IP
14 14 (13.59%) Mainframe
14 14 (13.59%) IBM Mainframe
14 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
15 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (12.62%) Nagios

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related 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 (6.80%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.85%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.91%) Apache
5 2 (1.94%) IIS
5 2 (1.94%) JBoss
5 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.97%) Confluence
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.97%) nginx
6 1 (0.97%) SAS
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.97%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.91%) Office 365
4 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.97%) IaaS
4 1 (0.97%) PaaS
4 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.27%) Firewall
2 22 (21.36%) SAN
3 18 (17.48%) DNS
4 14 (13.59%) TCP/IP
5 10 (9.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (8.74%) VLAN
7 7 (6.80%) HTTP
7 7 (6.80%) LAN
8 6 (5.83%) DHCP
8 6 (5.83%) FTP
8 6 (5.83%) IGMP
8 6 (5.83%) WAN
9 4 (3.88%) BGP
9 4 (3.88%) Ethernet
9 4 (3.88%) ICMP
9 4 (3.88%) IPv4
9 4 (3.88%) MPLS
9 4 (3.88%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.88%) OSPF
9 4 (3.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.94%) MySQL
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Vagrant
2 3 (2.91%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.97%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.97%) JIRA
3 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (11.65%) Law
2 9 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.77%) Finance
4 6 (5.83%) Retail
5 4 (3.88%) Electronics
6 3 (2.91%) Back Office
6 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.94%) Billing
7 2 (1.94%) Legal
7 2 (1.94%) Marketing
8 1 (0.97%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (14.56%) Architect
3 9 (8.74%) Administrator
3 9 (8.74%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (7.77%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (7.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 8 (7.77%) VMWare Administrator
5 7 (6.80%) Consultant
5 7 (6.80%) Technical Leader
5 7 (6.80%) VMware Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Active Directory Specialist
8 4 (3.88%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) Middleware
2 3 (2.91%) Java EE
2 3 (2.91%) Web Services
3 2 (1.94%) LAMP
4 1 (0.97%) CSS
4 1 (0.97%) HTML
4 1 (0.97%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.18%) Data Centre
2 14 (13.59%) EMC VMAX
2 14 (13.59%) EMC VNX
2 14 (13.59%) IBM Mainframe
2 14 (13.59%) Mainframe
3 8 (7.77%) Clustering
4 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) IPTV
4 4 (3.88%) Over-the-Top Content
4 4 (3.88%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.91%) FlexPod
5 3 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.91%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.91%) STB
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Replication
7 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (58.25%) Windows
2 40 (38.83%) Linux
3 25 (24.27%) Windows Server
4 23 (22.33%) Unix
5 18 (17.48%) Solaris
5 18 (17.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (14.56%) AIX
7 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (9.71%) CentOS
9 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.85%) Android
11 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.94%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.97%) Debian
13 1 (0.97%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.97%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.62%) High Availability
2 12 (11.65%) Business Continuity
3 10 (9.71%) BCP
3 10 (9.71%) Business Continuity Planning
3 10 (9.71%) WFM
3 10 (9.71%) Workforce Optimisation
4 8 (7.77%) Data Management
4 8 (7.77%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.83%) DevOps
5 6 (5.83%) ITIL
5 6 (5.83%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 5 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.85%) Migration
7 4 (3.88%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 4 (3.88%) Network Architecture
7 4 (3.88%) Presales
7 4 (3.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.53%) Shell Script
2 12 (11.65%) SQL
3 11 (10.68%) Python
4 9 (8.74%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.77%) Ruby
6 6 (5.83%) VBScript
7 4 (3.88%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.88%) C
7 4 (3.88%) Java
8 2 (1.94%) Perl
8 2 (1.94%) PHP
9 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.97%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.68%) CCNA
2 11 (10.68%) CCNP
2 11 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (9.71%) Avaya Certification
4 8 (7.77%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.91%) CCIP
6 3 (2.91%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.91%) MCSE
7 2 (1.94%) Degree
7 2 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.97%) MCSA
8 1 (0.97%) MCSD
8 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) GDPR
3 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (25.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.65%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.74%) vSphere
4 7 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.85%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.88%) XenApp
7 3 (2.91%) vCloud
8 2 (1.94%) Docker
8 2 (1.94%) KVM
8 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.97%) Ceph
9 1 (0.97%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.97%) Firmware
9 1 (0.97%) iptables
9 1 (0.97%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.97%) Squid
9 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (14.56%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (14.56%) Puppet
2 13 (12.62%) Nagios
3 9 (8.74%) AirWatch
4 7 (6.80%) Ansible
4 7 (6.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (5.83%) SCCM
6 5 (4.85%) SCOM
7 4 (3.88%) vRealize
8 3 (2.91%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.91%) vMotion
9 2 (1.94%) WSUS
10 1 (0.97%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.97%) Cacti
10 1 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.97%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.97%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 103 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (40.78%) Cisco
3 31 (30.10%) EMC
4 26 (25.24%) Microsoft
5 22 (21.36%) NetApp
6 18 (17.48%) Citrix
7 15 (14.56%) IBM
8 10 (9.71%) Avaya
8 10 (9.71%) Red Hat
9 8 (7.77%) HP
10 5 (4.85%) Oracle
10 5 (4.85%) Symantec
11 4 (3.88%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.91%) Ericsson
12 3 (2.91%) F5
12 3 (2.91%) Huawei
12 3 (2.91%) Juniper
12 3 (2.91%) Veeam
13 2 (1.94%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.94%) Genesys
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