Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 36 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11 +18
Contract jobs citing VMware 149 175 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.83% 4.39% 6.03%
As % of the Vendors category 7.98% 8.82% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 86 176
Berkshire median daily rate £398 £333 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.55% -8.28% -8.81%
10th Percentile £169 £227 £256
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £28.58 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.52% -33.96% +121.95%
10th Percentile £16.40 £17.57 £16.20
90th Percentile £48.40 £47.70 £54.27
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -35.06% +48.08%

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 1,867 1,985 2,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 47.93% 49.81% 50.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 987 1,175
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 100 128
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.50 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.31% +22.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.18 £39.78 £38.53
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.35% +8.83% -11.94%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -5 50 £438 +33.59% 12
Slough -2 34 £398 +32.50% 7
Bracknell -12 22 £450 +50.00% 6
Newbury +2 19 £368 +83.75% 4
Wokingham -3 9 £150 - 4
Ascot - 2 £158 - 1
Windsor -1 1 - - 2
VMware
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 84 (56.38%) Windows
2 77 (51.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (38.93%) Active Directory
4 40 (26.85%) Windows Server
5 36 (24.16%) Linux
6 29 (19.46%) Firewall
7 28 (18.79%) Microsoft
7 28 (18.79%) Security Cleared
7 28 (18.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (15.44%) SQL
9 22 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 21 (14.09%) SC Cleared
10 21 (14.09%) ITIL
10 21 (14.09%) DNS
11 19 (12.75%) Cisco
11 19 (12.75%) CheckPoint
11 19 (12.75%) Telecoms
12 18 (12.08%) Migration
12 18 (12.08%) HP
12 18 (12.08%) PowerShell
12 18 (12.08%) Veeam
12 18 (12.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (11.41%) Windows 7
13 17 (11.41%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
13 17 (11.41%) SCCM
13 17 (11.41%) Data Centre
13 17 (11.41%) Oracle
14 16 (10.74%) IaaS
14 16 (10.74%) OpenStack

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 16 (10.74%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.03%) Apache
3 4 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.01%) IIS
5 2 (1.34%) Confluence
5 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.67%) JBoss
6 1 (0.67%) nginx
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (10.74%) IaaS
4 14 (9.40%) Office 365
5 12 (8.05%) PaaS
6 3 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.34%) NuGet
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.67%) Datadog
8 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.46%) Firewall
2 21 (14.09%) DNS
3 14 (9.40%) DHCP
3 14 (9.40%) WAN
4 12 (8.05%) SAN
5 10 (6.71%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.04%) LAN
7 7 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (4.70%) Software-Defined Networking
8 6 (4.03%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (3.36%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (3.36%) Network Security
9 5 (3.36%) Wireless
10 4 (2.68%) WLAN
11 3 (2.01%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.01%) Internet
11 3 (2.01%) MPLS
11 3 (2.01%) VLAN
11 3 (2.01%) VoIP
11 3 (2.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (3.36%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.68%) Power BI
5 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.67%) DB2
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.68%) Maven
3 3 (2.01%) JIRA
4 2 (1.34%) DbUnit
4 2 (1.34%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.34%) jMock
4 2 (1.34%) JUnit
4 2 (1.34%) Mockito
4 2 (1.34%) MSI
4 2 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.34%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.34%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.34%) Toad
4 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.67%) Selenium
5 1 (0.67%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (12.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.36%) French Language
2 5 (3.36%) Retail
3 2 (1.34%) Automotive
3 2 (1.34%) Finance
3 2 (1.34%) Marketing
4 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.67%) Legal
4 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (27.52%) Architect
2 18 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (10.74%) Infrastructure Architect
4 15 (10.07%) Network Architect
5 11 (7.38%) Analyst
6 10 (6.71%) Consultant
7 9 (6.04%) Security Architect
8 8 (5.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) IT Support
8 8 (5.37%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Administrator
9 7 (4.70%) IT Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.70%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.03%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.36%) Developer
11 5 (3.36%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.68%) LDAP
1 4 (2.68%) RESTful
1 4 (2.68%) SOAP
2 3 (2.01%) .NET
3 2 (1.34%) .NET Core
3 2 (1.34%) Apache Camel
3 2 (1.34%) J2EE
3 2 (1.34%) PowerMock
3 2 (1.34%) REST
3 2 (1.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.67%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.67%) CSS
4 1 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.67%) JSP
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.67%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.41%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.36%) Clustering
2 5 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.34%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.34%) Digital Signage
5 2 (1.34%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.34%) iPad
5 2 (1.34%) iPhone
6 1 (0.67%) HACMP
6 1 (0.67%) NHS
6 1 (0.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) Replication
6 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (56.38%) Windows
2 40 (26.85%) Windows Server
3 36 (24.16%) Linux
4 18 (12.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (11.41%) Windows 7
6 15 (10.07%) Windows 10
7 14 (9.40%) Unix
8 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (5.37%) Solaris
11 4 (2.68%) CentOS
11 4 (2.68%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.34%) AIX
13 2 (1.34%) Android
13 2 (1.34%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.34%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (1.34%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (14.09%) ITIL
3 18 (12.08%) Migration
4 14 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.04%) Project Management
7 6 (4.03%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.36%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.36%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 5 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.68%) Change Control
9 4 (2.68%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.68%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.68%) Scrum
9 4 (2.68%) Service Management
9 4 (2.68%) TDD
9 4 (2.68%) Use Case
10 3 (2.01%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.44%) SQL
2 18 (12.08%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.71%) Python
4 8 (5.37%) Perl
5 7 (4.70%) Java
6 5 (3.36%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.01%) C#
8 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.34%) C++
8 2 (1.34%) CQL
9 1 (0.67%) C
9 1 (0.67%) PHP
9 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.67%) Tcl
9 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (18.79%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.37%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.36%) CCNA
5 5 (3.36%) CCNP
6 3 (2.01%) Degree
6 3 (2.01%) MCSE
6 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.34%) CCIE
8 1 (0.67%) CCA
8 1 (0.67%) CCDP
8 1 (0.67%) CCSA
8 1 (0.67%) CCSE
8 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.67%) MCSA
8 1 (0.67%) PhD
8 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.68%) QA
3 2 (1.34%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) GDPR
4 1 (0.67%) GPG13
4 1 (0.67%) PMO
4 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (51.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (38.93%) Active Directory
3 17 (11.41%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (9.40%) vSphere
5 13 (8.72%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.37%) KVM
7 7 (4.70%) Docker
8 6 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (4.03%) VMware NSX
9 5 (3.36%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (2.68%) Squid
10 4 (2.68%) vCloud
11 3 (2.01%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (1.34%) NFS
12 2 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.34%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.34%) XenApp
13 1 (0.67%) Postfix
13 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (11.41%) SCCM
2 9 (6.04%) Puppet
2 9 (6.04%) SCOM
3 8 (5.37%) FortiGate
4 7 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.36%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.68%) Ansible
6 4 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.68%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.68%) Netcool
6 4 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.01%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.34%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.34%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.34%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.34%) Icinga
8 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.34%) Opsview
8 2 (1.34%) vRealize
9 1 (0.67%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 28 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.75%) CheckPoint
2 19 (12.75%) Cisco
3 18 (12.08%) HP
3 18 (12.08%) Veeam
4 17 (11.41%) Oracle
5 11 (7.38%) Citrix
5 11 (7.38%) Juniper
6 10 (6.71%) NetApp
7 9 (6.04%) Palo Alto
8 8 (5.37%) Dell
9 7 (4.70%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.03%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.36%) F5
11 5 (3.36%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.36%) Sun
12 4 (2.68%) Crossbeam
12 4 (2.68%) EMC
12 4 (2.68%) Fujitsu
12 4 (2.68%) McAfee