Period
to 17 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

VMware
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 40 27
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware 159 176 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.68% 4.29% 5.99%
As % of the Vendors category 7.77% 8.75% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 83 155
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -10.34% -6.75%
10th Percentile £152 £231 £275
90th Percentile £525 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.66 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.17% -52.28% +119.14%
10th Percentile £16.60 £16.68 £19.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £39.75 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +60.00% -31.97% +38.68%

VMware is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Berkshire.

All Vendors
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,046 2,011 2,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 47.30% 48.97% 50.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 1,042 1,109
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £218 £263 £237
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 86 116
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% +11.54% -29.17%
10th Percentile £9.85 £11.78 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £39.75 £46.88
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.31 £15.13
% change year-on-year -4.69% +14.46% -15.97%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in Berkshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Berkshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Berkshire

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Berkshire

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in Berkshire

VMware
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 within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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 -8 51 £463 +23.33% 23
Slough -2 32 £413 +37.50% 5
Bracknell -21 25 £450 +38.46% 9
Newbury +5 19 £380 +26.67% 5
Wokingham -3 8 £150 - 1
Ascot - 4 £158 - 1
Windsor +8 3 £500 - 1
VMware
South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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.

1 88 (55.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (54.09%) Windows
3 58 (36.48%) Active Directory
4 42 (26.42%) Microsoft
5 40 (25.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (25.16%) Windows Server
6 35 (22.01%) Linux
7 31 (19.50%) Security Cleared
8 30 (18.87%) SCCM
8 30 (18.87%) Firewall
9 26 (16.35%) DNS
9 26 (16.35%) SC Cleared
10 25 (15.72%) Data Centre
10 25 (15.72%) ITIL
10 25 (15.72%) SQL
11 23 (14.47%) HP
11 23 (14.47%) PowerShell
11 23 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (13.84%) Oracle
13 21 (13.21%) Migration
14 20 (12.58%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (11.95%) VMware ESXi
16 18 (11.32%) IaaS
16 18 (11.32%) Unix
16 18 (11.32%) DHCP
16 18 (11.32%) CheckPoint
17 17 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 16 (10.06%) WAN
18 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
19 15 (9.43%) Telecoms

VMware
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 8 (5.03%) Apache
1 8 (5.03%) OpenStack
1 8 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.40%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.89%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.63%) IIS
6 1 (0.63%) JBoss
6 1 (0.63%) nginx
6 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (25.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (11.32%) IaaS
4 14 (8.81%) Office 365
5 10 (6.29%) PaaS
6 4 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.89%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.89%) SaaS
8 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.63%) Datadog
9 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.87%) Firewall
2 26 (16.35%) DNS
3 18 (11.32%) DHCP
4 16 (10.06%) WAN
5 15 (9.43%) SAN
6 13 (8.18%) LAN
7 12 (7.55%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.03%) VPN
9 7 (4.40%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.14%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (3.14%) Network Security
12 4 (2.52%) Internet
12 4 (2.52%) VLAN
12 4 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.89%) MPLS
13 3 (1.89%) NAS
13 3 (1.89%) VoIP
13 3 (1.89%) Wireless
13 3 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (3.14%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.52%) Power BI
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) DB2
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.40%) JIRA
2 4 (2.52%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.89%) MSI
4 2 (1.26%) DbUnit
4 2 (1.26%) jMock
4 2 (1.26%) JUnit
4 2 (1.26%) Maven
4 2 (1.26%) Mockito
4 2 (1.26%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.26%) Toad
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.63%) Selenium
5 1 (0.63%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (9.43%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.66%) Finance
3 5 (3.14%) Retail
4 2 (1.26%) French Language
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (25.79%) Architect
2 16 (10.06%) Infrastructure Architect
2 16 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (8.18%) Consultant
4 9 (5.66%) Analyst
4 9 (5.66%) IT Engineer
4 9 (5.66%) IT Support
4 9 (5.66%) Security Architect
4 9 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (5.66%) Test Manager
5 8 (5.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (5.03%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (5.03%) Network Architect
5 8 (5.03%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.03%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.40%) Administrator
6 7 (4.40%) Desktop Support
6 7 (4.40%) Network Engineer
6 7 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (3.77%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.52%) LDAP
1 4 (2.52%) SOAP
2 3 (1.89%) RESTful
2 3 (1.89%) Web Services
3 2 (1.26%) Apache Camel
3 2 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.26%) J2EE
3 2 (1.26%) PowerMock
4 1 (0.63%) .NET
4 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.63%) CSS
4 1 (0.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.63%) JSP
4 1 (0.63%) Kafka
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.63%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.72%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.40%) Clustering
3 6 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.26%) BYOD
6 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.26%) Digital Signage
6 2 (1.26%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.26%) iPad
6 2 (1.26%) iPhone
6 2 (1.26%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) CMDB
7 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.63%) LPAR
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) PKI
7 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 86 (54.09%) Windows
2 40 (25.16%) Windows Server
3 35 (22.01%) Linux
4 20 (12.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (11.32%) Unix
6 13 (8.18%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (7.55%) Windows 10
8 10 (6.29%) Android
8 10 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (6.29%) Solaris
9 8 (5.03%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.52%) AIX
10 4 (2.52%) CentOS
11 3 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.89%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.89%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.26%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.72%) ITIL
2 21 (13.21%) Migration
3 17 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.29%) Project Management
6 9 (5.66%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 9 (5.66%) Integration Testing
6 9 (5.66%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (5.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 9 (5.66%) Test Management
7 7 (4.40%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (4.40%) Service Management
8 5 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.14%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (3.14%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.14%) Decision-Making
8 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 5 (3.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.72%) SQL
2 23 (14.47%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.29%) Perl
4 9 (5.66%) Python
5 5 (3.14%) Java
5 5 (3.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.89%) VB
7 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.63%) C#
8 1 (0.63%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (19.50%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.03%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.52%) CCNA
4 4 (2.52%) CCNP
4 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.89%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.89%) MCSE
5 3 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.26%) CCIE
6 2 (1.26%) Degree
7 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.63%) CCA
7 1 (0.63%) CCDP
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.40%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) GPG13
3 1 (0.63%) PMO
3 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (55.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (36.48%) Active Directory
3 19 (11.95%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (9.43%) vSphere
5 10 (6.29%) KVM
6 8 (5.03%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.77%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (3.14%) Squid
8 5 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (3.14%) VMware NSX
9 4 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (2.52%) vCloud
10 2 (1.26%) Docker
10 2 (1.26%) iptables
10 2 (1.26%) NFS
10 2 (1.26%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.26%) Xen
11 1 (0.63%) Firmware
11 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (18.87%) SCCM
2 11 (6.92%) Puppet
2 11 (6.92%) SCOM
3 8 (5.03%) FortiGate
3 8 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.77%) Ansible
4 6 (3.77%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.52%) Data Guard
5 4 (2.52%) Netcool
5 4 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.89%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (1.26%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.26%) vRealize
8 1 (0.63%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 42 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.47%) HP
3 22 (13.84%) Oracle
4 18 (11.32%) CheckPoint
5 15 (9.43%) Cisco
5 15 (9.43%) Veeam
6 13 (8.18%) NetApp
7 10 (6.29%) Juniper
8 9 (5.66%) Citrix
8 9 (5.66%) Palo Alto
9 8 (5.03%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.40%) Dell
11 6 (3.77%) 3PAR
11 6 (3.77%) Micro Focus
11 6 (3.77%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.77%) Sun
12 4 (2.52%) Crossbeam
12 4 (2.52%) F5
12 4 (2.52%) McAfee
12 4 (2.52%) Remedy