Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 65 56
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9 -19
Contract jobs citing VMware 81 123 130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.09% 3.03% 3.34%
As % of the Vendors category 8.00% 6.17% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 77 79
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £220 £268 £292
90th Percentile £588 £588 £555
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £418
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.19% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £47.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.37% +137.50% -63.01%
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £38.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -34.21% +40.74% -34.15%

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 1,012 1,994 1,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 51.06% 49.09% 47.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 945 971
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £228 £258 £250
90th Percentile £650 £619 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 87 45
Median hourly rate £19.25 £15.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% -6.71% +30.77%
10th Percentile £14.07 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £45.70
Median hourly rate £17.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% +5.88% +6.25%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in Berkshire

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for VMware in Berkshire

VMware
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware in Berkshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware in Berkshire

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend 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 5 June 2020. 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 +13 25 £413 +0.61% 1
Bracknell +36 17 £588 +36.15% 6
Slough +13 16 £381 -10.29%
Newbury -6 11 £375 -6.83% 1
Maidenhead +16 4 £350 +7.69% 1
Wokingham +13 1 £225 -
VMware
South East

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 53 (65.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (48.15%) Windows
3 25 (30.86%) Active Directory
4 22 (27.16%) Ansible
5 21 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 20 (24.69%) ITIL
6 20 (24.69%) PowerShell
7 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
7 19 (23.46%) Python
7 19 (23.46%) Cisco
8 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 18 (22.22%) Linux
8 18 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 17 (20.99%) DNS
10 16 (19.75%) Firewall
11 15 (18.52%) Data Centre
11 15 (18.52%) VMware NSX
11 15 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (17.28%) DevOps
13 13 (16.05%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 13 (16.05%) Service Management
13 13 (16.05%) Replication
13 13 (16.05%) Juniper
13 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
14 12 (14.81%) Git (software)
14 12 (14.81%) Migration
14 12 (14.81%) vRealize
15 11 (13.58%) WAN
15 11 (13.58%) Azure
15 11 (13.58%) Office 365

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 11 (13.58%) OpenStack
2 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.23%) Confluence
5 1 (1.23%) Documentum
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.58%) Azure
1 11 (13.58%) Office 365
2 5 (6.17%) AWS
3 2 (2.47%) Akamai
3 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.99%) DNS
2 16 (19.75%) Firewall
3 11 (13.58%) WAN
4 10 (12.35%) DHCP
5 9 (11.11%) BGP
5 9 (11.11%) SAN
6 7 (8.64%) 2G
6 7 (8.64%) 3G
6 7 (8.64%) 4G
7 6 (7.41%) OSPF
7 6 (7.41%) VXLAN
7 6 (7.41%) Wireless
8 5 (6.17%) Junos
8 5 (6.17%) VLAN
9 4 (4.94%) EIGRP
9 4 (4.94%) Internet
9 4 (4.94%) LTE
9 4 (4.94%) MPLS
9 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.88%) Vagrant
4 7 (8.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (7.41%) JIRA
6 5 (6.17%) Subversion
7 1 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.23%) Selenium
General
1 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Back Office
3 1 (1.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (19.75%) Architect
3 9 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (6.17%) Consultant
4 5 (6.17%) Network Architect
4 5 (6.17%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.17%) VMware Architect
5 4 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (3.70%) Analyst
6 3 (3.70%) DBA
6 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (2.47%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (2.47%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Middleware
2 4 (4.94%) RESTful
3 3 (3.70%) LDAP
4 2 (2.47%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.47%) JSON
5 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 13 (16.05%) Replication
3 9 (11.11%) Private Cloud
4 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.41%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.94%) PKI
7 3 (3.70%) CMDB
7 3 (3.70%) Smartphone
8 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.47%) Biotechnology
8 2 (2.47%) CCTV
8 2 (2.47%) Clustering
8 2 (2.47%) EMC VNX
8 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.23%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (48.15%) Windows
2 18 (22.22%) Linux
2 18 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
4 8 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.41%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.94%) Android
6 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.70%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.47%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.47%) SUSE
8 2 (2.47%) VMS
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.23%) Unix
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (24.69%) ITIL
3 15 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (17.28%) DevOps
5 13 (16.05%) Service Management
6 12 (14.81%) Migration
7 10 (12.35%) Network Virtualisation
8 9 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 8 (9.88%) Network Design
9 8 (9.88%) Systems Engineering
9 8 (9.88%) Workflow
10 7 (8.64%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Automation
11 6 (7.41%) Load Balancing
12 5 (6.17%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (6.17%) Network Management
12 5 (6.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) PowerShell
2 19 (23.46%) Python
3 7 (8.64%) SQL
4 6 (7.41%) Perl
5 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.23%) Java
6 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.23%) PHP
6 1 (1.23%) Ruby
6 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.47%) CCNA
5 2 (2.47%) CCNP
5 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.23%) APMP
6 1 (1.23%) Avaya Certification
6 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.23%) CCDP
6 1 (1.23%) CCIE
6 1 (1.23%) CCIP
6 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.23%) MCSE
6 1 (1.23%) VCAP
6 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (65.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (30.86%) Active Directory
3 15 (18.52%) VMware NSX
4 9 (11.11%) vSphere
5 8 (9.88%) Hyper-V
6 6 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (6.17%) Docker
7 5 (6.17%) vCloud
8 4 (4.94%) KVM
9 3 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (3.70%) XenApp
10 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (27.16%) Ansible
2 13 (16.05%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 12 (14.81%) vRealize
4 10 (12.35%) Puppet
4 10 (12.35%) vCenter Server
5 7 (8.64%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (6.17%) Kubernetes
6 5 (6.17%) SCCM
7 4 (4.94%) AirWatch
7 4 (4.94%) Cobbler
7 4 (4.94%) Icinga
8 3 (3.70%) ZABBIX
9 2 (2.47%) Avamar
9 2 (2.47%) Cisco CME
9 2 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (1.23%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.23%) Netcool
10 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Cisco
2 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.05%) Juniper
4 10 (12.35%) Citrix
5 9 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 8 (9.88%) Palo Alto
7 7 (8.64%) 3PAR
7 7 (8.64%) Dell
7 7 (8.64%) F5
7 7 (8.64%) Oracle
8 6 (7.41%) NetApp
9 4 (4.94%) EMC
9 4 (4.94%) Mirantis
9 4 (4.94%) Veeam
10 3 (3.70%) Apple
10 3 (3.70%) BMC
10 3 (3.70%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.70%) Remedy
11 2 (2.47%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.47%) IBM