Period
to 18 September 2019

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 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.

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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 56 39
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware 138 128 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.30% 3.30% 4.28%
As % of the Vendors category 6.56% 6.87% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 67 89
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £275 £173 £263
90th Percentile £646 £525 £540
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 £20.00 £28.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -30.02% -33.96%
10th Percentile £50.70 £17.00 £17.57
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.10 £47.70
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +57.11% +8.00% -39.76%

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 2,104 1,864 1,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 50.32% 48.00% 49.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 921 958
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £236 £225 £263
90th Percentile £613 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 61 110
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +33.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.75 £40.23
South East median hourly rate £19.31 £16.50 £17.48
% change year-on-year +17.03% -5.61% +0.17%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019.

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 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 -2 53 £500 +5.26% 24
Slough -13 15 £425 +20.57% 5
Bracknell -6 13 £400 -11.11% 7
Newbury -8 12 £475 +18.75% 3
Maidenhead - 6 £313 - 1
Ascot -2 4 £133 -15.87%
Windsor - 1 £475 - 1
VMware
South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 90 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (57.97%) Windows
3 55 (39.86%) Microsoft
4 53 (38.41%) Security Cleared
5 45 (32.61%) Azure
6 35 (25.36%) Windows Server
7 33 (23.91%) PowerShell
8 32 (23.19%) Migration
9 31 (22.46%) SC Cleared
10 30 (21.74%) Windows 10
10 30 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 29 (21.01%) vSphere
12 28 (20.29%) Active Directory
13 26 (18.84%) AWS
14 25 (18.12%) Cisco
14 25 (18.12%) Linux
15 24 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (16.67%) SCCM
17 22 (15.94%) SAN
17 22 (15.94%) Project Management
18 21 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (14.49%) ITIL
19 20 (14.49%) SQL
20 19 (13.77%) Citrix
21 18 (13.04%) Firewall
21 18 (13.04%) Test Automation
22 17 (12.32%) QA
22 17 (12.32%) TCP/IP
23 16 (11.59%) SharePoint
23 16 (11.59%) DV Cleared

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 (11.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.80%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.62%) Apache
4 4 (2.90%) Commerce Server
4 4 (2.90%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.45%) Confluence
6 2 (1.45%) IIS
6 2 (1.45%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.72%) nginx
7 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (32.61%) Azure
2 26 (18.84%) AWS
3 16 (11.59%) Office 365
4 11 (7.97%) IaaS
4 11 (7.97%) SaaS
5 10 (7.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 9 (6.52%) PaaS
7 3 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.45%) GitHub
8 2 (1.45%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.94%) SAN
2 18 (13.04%) Firewall
3 17 (12.32%) TCP/IP
4 13 (9.42%) DNS
4 13 (9.42%) VPN
5 11 (7.97%) LAN
6 10 (7.25%) Reverse Proxy
6 10 (7.25%) WAN
7 9 (6.52%) Internet
7 9 (6.52%) NAS
8 5 (3.62%) Network Security
9 3 (2.17%) HTTP
9 3 (2.17%) HTTPS
9 3 (2.17%) Wireless
10 2 (1.45%) 2G
10 2 (1.45%) 3G
10 2 (1.45%) 4G
10 2 (1.45%) DHCP
10 2 (1.45%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (5.80%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.62%) MySQL
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.45%) Power BI
6 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.72%) Big Data
7 1 (0.72%) DB2
7 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (9.42%) InstallShield
1 13 (9.42%) MSI
2 11 (7.97%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.25%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.52%) AdminStudio
5 3 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.17%) DbUnit
5 3 (2.17%) jMock
5 3 (2.17%) JUnit
5 3 (2.17%) Maven
5 3 (2.17%) Mockito
5 3 (2.17%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.17%) Subversion
5 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.45%) JIRA
6 2 (1.45%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (9.42%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.90%) Back Office
3 4 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Billing
4 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (20.29%) Architect
2 26 (18.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (11.59%) Test Manager
4 12 (8.70%) Consultant
5 11 (7.97%) Applications Packager
6 10 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.80%) VMware Consultant
8 7 (5.07%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Unix Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Azure Architect
10 5 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) DV Cleared Application Packager
11 4 (2.90%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Senior DevOps
11 4 (2.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) VMware Architect
11 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) Web Services
2 10 (7.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (4.35%) RESTful
4 3 (2.17%) Apache Camel
4 3 (2.17%) J2EE
4 3 (2.17%) PowerMock
4 3 (2.17%) SOAP
5 2 (1.45%) Middleware
6 1 (0.72%) OAuth
6 1 (0.72%) SAML
6 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.52%) Clustering
2 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Licensing
2 9 (6.52%) Replication
3 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) HP Storage
5 3 (2.17%) PKI
5 3 (2.17%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.45%) NHS
6 2 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.72%) BYOD
7 1 (0.72%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.72%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 80 (57.97%) Windows
2 35 (25.36%) Windows Server
3 30 (21.74%) Windows 10
4 25 (18.12%) Linux
5 13 (9.42%) Unix
6 12 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.62%) SUSE
10 4 (2.90%) AIX
10 4 (2.90%) CentOS
10 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.90%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.90%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.17%) Solaris
12 2 (1.45%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.72%) Debian
13 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.19%) Migration
2 30 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (15.94%) Project Management
5 21 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (14.49%) ITIL
7 18 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 16 (11.59%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 16 (11.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 16 (11.59%) System Integration Testing
9 15 (10.87%) Application Packaging
10 14 (10.14%) Decision-Making
10 14 (10.14%) Test Strategy
11 13 (9.42%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (9.42%) Test Management
12 10 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (6.52%) Business Analysis
13 9 (6.52%) Computer Science
13 9 (6.52%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (6.52%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 20 (14.49%) SQL
3 10 (7.25%) Java
4 7 (5.07%) Python
5 6 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.90%) Korn
6 4 (2.90%) VBScript
7 3 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.17%) VB
8 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (38.41%) Security Cleared
2 31 (22.46%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.59%) DV Cleared
4 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.52%) Degree
6 8 (5.80%) ISTQB
6 8 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.90%) CCNP
8 4 (2.90%) MCTS
9 3 (2.17%) CCIE
10 2 (1.45%) CCNA
10 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.45%) MCSE
11 1 (0.72%) CCDP
11 1 (0.72%) MCP
11 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.32%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 90 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (21.01%) vSphere
3 28 (20.29%) Active Directory
4 16 (11.59%) Hyper-V
5 13 (9.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (6.52%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (5.80%) vCloud
8 7 (5.07%) Docker
9 6 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (2.17%) VMware NSX
10 3 (2.17%) XenApp
11 1 (0.72%) iptables
11 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (16.67%) SCCM
2 15 (10.87%) Ansible
3 11 (7.97%) vCenter Server
3 11 (7.97%) vRealize
4 8 (5.80%) Puppet
5 6 (4.35%) Kubernetes
5 6 (4.35%) SCOM
5 6 (4.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 4 (2.90%) Avamar
6 4 (2.90%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.90%) PowerCLI
6 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (2.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.90%) vMotion
6 4 (2.90%) yum
7 3 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.17%) Terraform
7 3 (2.17%) ThinApp
7 3 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (18.12%) Cisco
3 19 (13.77%) Citrix
4 15 (10.87%) Oracle
5 12 (8.70%) CyberArk
6 11 (7.97%) HP
6 11 (7.97%) Ivanti
7 8 (5.80%) NetApp
8 7 (5.07%) EMC
9 6 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.35%) Veeam
10 5 (3.62%) Apple
10 5 (3.62%) Dell
10 5 (3.62%) IBM
11 3 (2.17%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.17%) Meraki
11 3 (2.17%) New Relic
11 3 (2.17%) Novell
11 3 (2.17%) Symantec
11 3 (2.17%) Workday