Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 22 41
Rank change year-on-year -16 +19 0
Contract jobs citing VMware 169 268 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.13% 6.34% 4.08%
As % of the Vendors category 8.39% 12.41% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 172 114
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £363 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -8.23% +12.86%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £213
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.58 £43.28 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.96% +121.95% -7.14%
10th Percentile £17.16 £19.54 £16.25
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £84.60
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -35.06% +60.42% +10.34%

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 2015 2160 2503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 49.27% 51.11% 50.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 1117 1278
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.44% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 123 135
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.46% -39.68% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.73 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £39.88 £44.66 £46.49
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £18.50
% change year-on-year +5.43% -12.84% +19.35%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 47 £330 -5.71% 10
Bracknell 0 36 £325 -17.51% 4
Slough +3 29 £300 -17.24% 1
Newbury -24 10 £300 +9.09% 1
Maidenhead -7 9 £500 +38.89% 1
Windsor -8 2 - -
Wokingham +7 1 - - 2
VMware
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VMware.

1 115 (68.05%) Windows
2 92 (54.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (43.20%) Active Directory
4 63 (37.28%) Linux
5 57 (33.73%) Windows Server
6 53 (31.36%) Microsoft
7 51 (30.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (28.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (25.44%) VMware ESXi
10 41 (24.26%) DNS
11 40 (23.67%) Cisco
12 37 (21.89%) PowerShell
13 34 (20.12%) Firewall
14 33 (19.53%) SQL Server
15 31 (18.34%) ITIL
16 30 (17.75%) DHCP
17 29 (17.16%) TCP/IP
17 29 (17.16%) DevOps
18 28 (16.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 28 (16.57%) Citrix
19 27 (15.98%) SQL
20 26 (15.38%) HP
20 26 (15.38%) SCCM
20 26 (15.38%) vSphere
21 25 (14.79%) Windows 7
21 25 (14.79%) Data Centre
21 25 (14.79%) SAN
22 24 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
23 23 (13.61%) EMC
23 23 (13.61%) Red Hat

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 19 (11.24%) MS Exchange
1 19 (11.24%) OpenStack
2 15 (8.88%) IIS
3 10 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.33%) Confluence
5 8 (4.73%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.14%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.96%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.37%) Apache
8 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.78%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.18%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.24%) IaaS
2 16 (9.47%) Office 365
3 15 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (4.14%) Slack
5 7 (4.14%) Trello
6 4 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.78%) HP Helion
7 3 (1.78%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.78%) PaaS
8 2 (1.18%) SaaS
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.59%) G Suite
9 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (24.26%) DNS
2 34 (20.12%) Firewall
3 30 (17.75%) DHCP
4 29 (17.16%) TCP/IP
5 25 (14.79%) SAN
6 19 (11.24%) LAN
6 19 (11.24%) WAN
7 11 (6.51%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (6.51%) VLAN
8 7 (4.14%) NAS
8 7 (4.14%) Network Security
9 6 (3.55%) Wireless
10 5 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (2.96%) VPN
11 4 (2.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (2.37%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.37%) Skype
11 4 (2.37%) SMTP
11 4 (2.37%) VoLTE
12 3 (1.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.55%) MySQL
5 5 (2.96%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.18%) DB2
8 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (8.88%) Git (software)
1 15 (8.88%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.33%) JIRA
3 8 (4.73%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (4.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (4.14%) git-flow
4 7 (4.14%) Maven
4 7 (4.14%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.18%) GitLab
5 2 (1.18%) Selenium
5 2 (1.18%) Subversion
5 2 (1.18%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 23 (13.61%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.51%) Finance
3 10 (5.92%) Retail
4 4 (2.37%) Legal
5 3 (1.78%) Back Office
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Billing
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) French Language
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (18.93%) Architect
2 18 (10.65%) Support Engineer
3 17 (10.06%) VMware Engineer
4 15 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.28%) Analyst
5 14 (8.28%) Consultant
5 14 (8.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (7.69%) Administrator
6 13 (7.69%) Server Engineer
7 12 (7.10%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (6.51%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (5.92%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (5.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (5.33%) Linux Administrator
10 9 (5.33%) Server Support
11 8 (4.73%) Network Engineer
12 7 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (4.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.14%) pytest
2 6 (3.55%) Web Services
2 6 (3.55%) X-Windows
3 4 (2.37%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (2.37%) LAMP
3 4 (2.37%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.78%) REST
5 2 (1.18%) JSON
5 2 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.18%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.79%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 11 (6.51%) Private Cloud
4 10 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.92%) EMC VNX
5 7 (4.14%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.55%) PKI
6 6 (3.55%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.55%) Replication
7 5 (2.96%) Oracle Exalogic
8 4 (2.37%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.37%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.37%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.37%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.78%) CESG
9 3 (1.78%) Clustering
9 3 (1.78%) iPad
9 3 (1.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 115 (68.05%) Windows
2 63 (37.28%) Linux
3 57 (33.73%) Windows Server
4 51 (30.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (28.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (16.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (14.79%) Windows 7
8 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (10.65%) Windows 10
10 12 (7.10%) Windows 8
11 11 (6.51%) Unix
12 8 (4.73%) CentOS
13 7 (4.14%) AIX
14 6 (3.55%) Apple iOS
15 5 (2.96%) SUSE
15 5 (2.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (2.37%) Android
17 3 (1.78%) Ubuntu
17 3 (1.78%) Windows XP
18 2 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.34%) ITIL
2 29 (17.16%) DevOps
3 19 (11.24%) Configuration Management
4 16 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.88%) Load Balancing
6 14 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (6.51%) Migration
8 9 (5.33%) Change Management
8 9 (5.33%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (5.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (4.73%) Asset Management
9 8 (4.73%) Presales
9 8 (4.73%) Release Management
9 8 (4.73%) Service Management
9 8 (4.73%) SOA
10 7 (4.14%) Coaching
10 7 (4.14%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.14%) Microservices
10 7 (4.14%) Scrum
10 7 (4.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.89%) PowerShell
2 27 (15.98%) SQL
3 18 (10.65%) Bash Shell
4 14 (8.28%) Python
5 10 (5.92%) VBScript
6 7 (4.14%) Groovy
7 5 (2.96%) Perl
8 4 (2.37%) PHP
8 4 (2.37%) Ruby
8 4 (2.37%) VB
9 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.18%) C
10 2 (1.18%) Korn
11 1 (0.59%) Java
11 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (12.43%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.28%) MCSE
4 13 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (5.33%) Degree
6 9 (5.33%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.14%) CCNA
7 7 (4.14%) CCNP
7 7 (4.14%) MCSA
8 4 (2.37%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.37%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (2.37%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (2.37%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.78%) MCP
9 3 (1.78%) RHCE
10 2 (1.18%) CCIE
10 2 (1.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 92 (54.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (43.20%) Active Directory
3 43 (25.44%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (15.38%) vSphere
5 20 (11.83%) Hyper-V
6 16 (9.47%) XenApp
7 12 (7.10%) XenDesktop
8 11 (6.51%) Docker
9 8 (4.73%) VMware NSX
10 7 (4.14%) KVM
10 7 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (4.14%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (3.55%) vCloud
11 6 (3.55%) VMware Server
12 5 (2.96%) XenServer
13 3 (1.78%) BitLocker
13 3 (1.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (1.18%) LXC
14 2 (1.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (15.38%) SCCM
2 21 (12.43%) Ansible
3 15 (8.88%) vCenter Server
4 14 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (8.28%) Puppet
5 13 (7.69%) SCOM
6 12 (7.10%) vRealize
7 10 (5.92%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (4.73%) SCVMM
9 7 (4.14%) Salt
9 7 (4.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (3.55%) Kubernetes
10 6 (3.55%) PowerCLI
10 6 (3.55%) SCSM
11 5 (2.96%) AirWatch
11 5 (2.96%) NetBackup
12 4 (2.37%) Nagios
12 4 (2.37%) WSUS
13 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (1.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 53 (31.36%) Microsoft
2 40 (23.67%) Cisco
3 28 (16.57%) Citrix
4 26 (15.38%) HP
5 23 (13.61%) EMC
5 23 (13.61%) Red Hat
6 21 (12.43%) IBM
7 18 (10.65%) Oracle
8 15 (8.88%) Symantec
9 13 (7.69%) NetApp
10 11 (6.51%) Dell
10 11 (6.51%) SolarWinds
11 7 (4.14%) F5
11 7 (4.14%) MobileIron
12 6 (3.55%) Apple
12 6 (3.55%) Veeam
13 5 (2.96%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.96%) Forcepoint
13 5 (2.96%) Juniper
13 5 (2.96%) Sun