Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 50 52
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware 45 135 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.62% 4.07% 3.56%
As % of the Vendors category 6.82% 7.71% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 83 67
Median daily rate £484 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +11.80% +15.00%
10th Percentile £394 £223 £159
90th Percentile £660 £588 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Median hourly rate - £80.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00% +33.33%
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% -17.50% +60.00%

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 660 1,751 1,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 53.14% 52.76% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 816 892
Median daily rate £496 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.27% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £300 £200 £213
90th Percentile £644 £588 £587
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 99 56
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% +30.00% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.05 £10.21
90th Percentile £62.41 £82.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.69% -6.47%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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
Bracknell +8 14 £463 -2.63% 1
Reading +20 13 £444 -8.51% 13
Slough -7 5 £640 +68.42% 4
Maidenhead +8 3 - -
Windsor - 3 - -
Ascot - 1 - -
VMware
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 32 (71.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (53.33%) Windows
3 22 (48.89%) Linux
4 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
5 15 (33.33%) DNS
5 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
6 14 (31.11%) Azure
7 12 (26.67%) Cisco
7 12 (26.67%) Dell
8 11 (24.44%) Windows Server
9 10 (22.22%) HP
10 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 9 (20.00%) SAN
10 9 (20.00%) SQL
10 9 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (20.00%) AWS
10 9 (20.00%) VMware NSX
11 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (17.78%) EMC
11 8 (17.78%) Citrix
12 7 (15.56%) Perl
12 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
12 7 (15.56%) Unix
12 7 (15.56%) DHCP
12 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
12 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (15.56%) SCCM
12 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
12 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (13.33%) OpenStack
2 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.89%) Apache
3 4 (8.89%) IIS
3 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.67%) JBoss
4 3 (6.67%) nginx
4 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) Azure
2 9 (20.00%) AWS
3 6 (13.33%) GCP
4 5 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (8.89%) Serverless
6 3 (6.67%) Office 365
7 2 (4.44%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) DNS
2 9 (20.00%) SAN
3 7 (15.56%) DHCP
4 4 (8.89%) FTP
4 4 (8.89%) WAN
5 3 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (6.67%) Firewall
5 3 (6.67%) HTTP
5 3 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 3 (6.67%) NAS
5 3 (6.67%) SMTP
5 3 (6.67%) SSH
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.44%) LAN
6 2 (4.44%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.44%) VLAN
6 2 (4.44%) WAAS
7 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.22%) SSL
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) Big Data
3 2 (4.44%) MS Access
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Administrator
2 10 (22.22%) Architect
3 9 (20.00%) Consultant
4 6 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (13.33%) VMWare Administrator
5 5 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
5 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.44%) VMware Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Data Centre Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Middleware
2 2 (4.44%) LDAP
3 1 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) EMC VNX
3 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.22%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.22%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.22%) PACS
5 1 (2.22%) PKI
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Linux
3 11 (24.44%) Windows Server
4 7 (15.56%) Unix
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.44%) CentOS
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (4.44%) Solaris
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.22%) AIX
9 1 (2.22%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (2.22%) HPUX
9 1 (2.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.22%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (13.33%) High Availability
4 5 (11.11%) DevOps
4 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.89%) ITIL
5 4 (8.89%) Network Design
5 4 (8.89%) Presales
5 4 (8.89%) Server Management
5 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
6 3 (6.67%) Auto-Scaling
6 3 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (6.67%) Microservices
6 3 (6.67%) Project Delivery
6 3 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Server Building
6 3 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) Perl
3 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) MCSE
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CCNP
5 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (71.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
3 9 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (20.00%) VMware NSX
4 6 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (11.11%) Firmware
5 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.11%) vSphere
6 4 (8.89%) NFS
7 3 (6.67%) UAG
7 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (6.67%) VMware Server
8 2 (4.44%) Docker
9 1 (2.22%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.22%) KVM
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) Ansible
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (11.11%) SCOM
3 4 (8.89%) NetBackup
3 4 (8.89%) vCenter Server
4 3 (6.67%) BladeLogic
4 3 (6.67%) HAProxy
4 3 (6.67%) Puppet
4 3 (6.67%) Terraform
4 3 (6.67%) vRealize
4 3 (6.67%) WSUS
5 2 (4.44%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.22%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) Cisco
2 12 (26.67%) Dell
3 10 (22.22%) HP
4 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (17.78%) Citrix
5 8 (17.78%) EMC
6 5 (11.11%) Google
6 5 (11.11%) Oracle
7 4 (8.89%) F5
7 4 (8.89%) Veritas
8 3 (6.67%) BMC
8 3 (6.67%) IBM
8 3 (6.67%) Ivanti
8 3 (6.67%) McAfee
8 3 (6.67%) NetApp
8 3 (6.67%) Rackspace
8 3 (6.67%) Shavlik
8 3 (6.67%) Veeam
9 2 (4.44%) Lumension