Period
to 18 September 2019

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 6 months to 18 September 2019 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
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 105 67
Rank change year-on-year +11 -38 0
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 90 65 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.15% 1.67% 2.55%
As % of the System Software category 18.83% 15.22% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 50
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £431 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +19.79% -4.00%
10th Percentile £206 £150 £254
90th Percentile £642 £538 £613
South East median daily rate £395 £413 £390
% change year-on-year -4.24% +5.77% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 £17.00 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +370.59% -13.53% -54.57%
10th Percentile £50.70 £17.00 £17.16
90th Percentile £82.50 £41.30 £45.17
South East median hourly rate £50.17 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +85.80% +8.00% -42.24%

VMware Infrastructure is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 478 427 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.43% 11.00% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 208 247
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £419 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +8.77% +2.67%
10th Percentile £154 £163 £170
90th Percentile £598 £552 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 42
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £20.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.50% +25.89% +9.57%
10th Percentile £20.38 £12.60 £10.80
90th Percentile £82.50 £44.20 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +13.82%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 18 September 2019.

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 6 months to 18 September 2019.

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 6 months to 18 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 38 £425 -10.53% 16
Bracknell +8 12 £400 -11.11% 4
Slough -7 6 £268 -34.91% 2
Newbury -8 5 £650 +62.50% 2
Ascot - 4 £133 -
Maidenhead - 3 £325 -
Windsor - 1 £475 - 1
VMware Infrastructure
South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure.

1 90 (100.00%) VMware
2 62 (68.89%) Windows
3 43 (47.78%) Security Cleared
4 41 (45.56%) Microsoft
5 31 (34.44%) Azure
6 30 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 29 (32.22%) Migration
8 26 (28.89%) Windows Server
9 25 (27.78%) PowerShell
10 24 (26.67%) SC Cleared
10 24 (26.67%) vSphere
10 24 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (22.22%) Linux
13 19 (21.11%) Project Management
14 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (18.89%) SCCM
15 17 (18.89%) Cisco
15 17 (18.89%) Active Directory
16 16 (17.78%) SharePoint
16 16 (17.78%) Test Automation
16 16 (17.78%) Desktop Virtualisation
16 16 (17.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 16 (17.78%) System Integration Testing
17 14 (15.56%) Hyper-V
17 14 (15.56%) Test Strategy
17 14 (15.56%) QA
17 14 (15.56%) SQL
17 14 (15.56%) Citrix
18 13 (14.44%) SAN

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 16 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.56%) Apache
3 4 (4.44%) Commerce Server
3 4 (4.44%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.44%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.22%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.11%) IIS
6 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (34.44%) Azure
2 13 (14.44%) AWS
3 12 (13.33%) Office 365
4 8 (8.89%) IaaS
5 7 (7.78%) SaaS
6 6 (6.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 6 (6.67%) PaaS
7 3 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.22%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.44%) Firewall
1 13 (14.44%) SAN
1 13 (14.44%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.00%) DNS
2 9 (10.00%) LAN
2 9 (10.00%) WAN
3 8 (8.89%) VPN
4 6 (6.67%) NAS
4 6 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (5.56%) Internet
6 3 (3.33%) HTTP
6 3 (3.33%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.33%) Network Security
6 3 (3.33%) Wireless
7 2 (2.22%) 2G
7 2 (2.22%) 3G
7 2 (2.22%) 4G
7 2 (2.22%) DHCP
8 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.22%) MySQL
4 2 (2.22%) Power BI
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.11%) Big Data
5 1 (1.11%) DB2
5 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (14.44%) InstallShield
1 13 (14.44%) MSI
2 11 (12.22%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 9 (10.00%) AdminStudio
5 3 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.33%) DbUnit
5 3 (3.33%) jMock
5 3 (3.33%) JUnit
5 3 (3.33%) Maven
5 3 (3.33%) Mockito
5 3 (3.33%) SonarQube
5 3 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.22%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Back Office
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (21.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Architect
3 16 (17.78%) Test Manager
4 11 (12.22%) Applications Packager
5 6 (6.67%) Consultant
5 6 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) DV Cleared Application Packager
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (4.44%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (4.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) VMware Consultant
7 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (3.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) Web Services
2 7 (7.78%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (6.67%) RESTful
4 3 (3.33%) Apache Camel
4 3 (3.33%) J2EE
4 3 (3.33%) PowerMock
4 3 (3.33%) SOAP
5 2 (2.22%) Middleware
6 1 (1.11%) OAuth
6 1 (1.11%) SAML
6 1 (1.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.67%) Clustering
2 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Licensing
3 5 (5.56%) Replication
4 4 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.33%) HP Storage
5 3 (3.33%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.33%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (2.22%) NHS
6 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.11%) BYOD
7 1 (1.11%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 62 (68.89%) Windows
2 30 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 26 (28.89%) Windows Server
4 20 (22.22%) Linux
5 12 (13.33%) Unix
5 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.56%) SUSE
9 4 (4.44%) AIX
9 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.44%) Windows Vista
9 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.33%) Solaris
11 2 (2.22%) CentOS
11 2 (2.22%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) Migration
2 24 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (21.11%) Project Management
5 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (17.78%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 16 (17.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 16 (17.78%) System Integration Testing
6 16 (17.78%) Test Automation
7 14 (15.56%) Test Strategy
8 13 (14.44%) Non-Functional Testing
8 13 (14.44%) Test Management
9 12 (13.33%) Decision-Making
10 11 (12.22%) Application Packaging
11 10 (11.11%) ITIL
12 9 (10.00%) Business Analysis
12 9 (10.00%) Computer Science
12 9 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (10.00%) Security Testing
13 7 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 14 (15.56%) SQL
3 10 (11.11%) Java
4 5 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.44%) Korn
5 4 (4.44%) Python
5 4 (4.44%) VBScript
6 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.33%) VB
7 1 (1.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (47.78%) Security Cleared
2 24 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.22%) DV Cleared
4 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (10.00%) Degree
6 8 (8.89%) ISTQB
6 8 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.33%) CCNP
7 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.33%) MCTS
8 2 (2.22%) CCIE
8 2 (2.22%) MCSE
9 1 (1.11%) CCDP
9 1 (1.11%) CCNA
9 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.11%) MCP
9 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (26.67%) vSphere
2 17 (18.89%) Active Directory
3 14 (15.56%) Hyper-V
4 13 (14.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (6.67%) Docker
7 4 (4.44%) vCloud
7 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.11%) iptables
9 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.11%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (18.89%) SCCM
2 11 (12.22%) Ansible
3 8 (8.89%) vCenter Server
3 8 (8.89%) vRealize
4 6 (6.67%) Kubernetes
5 5 (5.56%) Puppet
6 4 (4.44%) Avamar
6 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (4.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 4 (4.44%) yum
7 3 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.33%) Terraform
7 3 (3.33%) ThinApp
7 3 (3.33%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.22%) PowerCLI
8 2 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 90 (100.00%) VMware
2 41 (45.56%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.89%) Cisco
4 14 (15.56%) Citrix
5 12 (13.33%) Oracle
6 11 (12.22%) Ivanti
7 9 (10.00%) HP
8 6 (6.67%) EMC
8 6 (6.67%) NetApp
8 6 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.67%) Veeam
9 5 (5.56%) Apple
9 5 (5.56%) IBM
10 4 (4.44%) Dell
11 3 (3.33%) Meraki
11 3 (3.33%) New Relic
11 3 (3.33%) Novell
11 3 (3.33%) Symantec
11 3 (3.33%) Workday
12 2 (2.22%) Avaya