Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 37 28
Rank change year-on-year -26 -9 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware 116 160 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.97% 4.18% 5.48%
As % of the Vendors category 6.18% 8.36% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 84 177
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £207 £263 £246
90th Percentile £522 £559 £525
South East median daily rate £405 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £28.58 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.02% +54.49% +2.78%
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.57 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.10 £47.70 £44.83
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £25.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -33.77% +28.33%

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 1,878 1,915 2,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 48.13% 49.99% 51.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 878 1,282
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £237 £263 £228
90th Percentile £588 £600 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 115 117
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% +8.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.20 £39.75 £27.35
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.44% -0.29%

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 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -16 47 £425 +30.77% 26
Slough -6 25 £396 +24.72% 5
Newbury +3 13 £400 +19.40% 3
Wokingham -4 9 £150 - 2
Bracknell -18 9 - - 7
VMware
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 76 (65.52%) Windows
2 65 (56.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (44.83%) Active Directory
4 29 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 25 (21.55%) Microsoft
6 22 (18.97%) Linux
6 22 (18.97%) Office 365
7 21 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
9 17 (14.66%) SQL
10 16 (13.79%) ITIL
10 16 (13.79%) HP
10 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (12.93%) PowerShell
11 15 (12.93%) Windows 7
11 15 (12.93%) SCCM
11 15 (12.93%) DNS
12 14 (12.07%) Firewall
12 14 (12.07%) Migration
12 14 (12.07%) Veeam
12 14 (12.07%) Windows 10
13 13 (11.21%) OpenStack
13 13 (11.21%) Telecoms
13 13 (11.21%) Cisco
14 12 (10.34%) WAN
14 12 (10.34%) Citrix
14 12 (10.34%) Hyper-V
15 11 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (9.48%) Data Centre

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 13 (11.21%) OpenStack
2 11 (9.48%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.45%) IIS
4 3 (2.59%) Apache
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.72%) Confluence
5 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.97%) Office 365
2 21 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (8.62%) IaaS
4 10 (8.62%) PaaS
5 3 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.72%) NuGet
7 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.86%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.86%) SaaS
7 1 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.93%) DNS
2 14 (12.07%) Firewall
3 12 (10.34%) WAN
4 11 (9.48%) DHCP
5 8 (6.90%) LAN
6 7 (6.03%) Software-Defined Networking
7 6 (5.17%) SAN
7 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (3.45%) SSL
8 4 (3.45%) VLAN
8 4 (3.45%) VPN
8 4 (3.45%) Wireless
8 4 (3.45%) WLAN
9 3 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.72%) Junos
10 2 (1.72%) LTE
10 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) Power BI
3 2 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.86%) Big Data
4 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.86%) DB2
4 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.45%) Maven
4 2 (1.72%) DbUnit
4 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.72%) JIRA
4 2 (1.72%) jMock
4 2 (1.72%) JUnit
4 2 (1.72%) Mockito
4 2 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.72%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.86%) MSI
5 1 (0.86%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (11.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.31%) French Language
2 5 (4.31%) Retail
3 3 (2.59%) Finance
4 2 (1.72%) Automotive
4 2 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (20.69%) Architect
2 16 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.48%) Analyst
4 10 (8.62%) Network Architect
5 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (6.90%) IT Support
6 7 (6.03%) Consultant
7 6 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.17%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Automation Architect
8 5 (4.31%) IT Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.31%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.45%) RESTful
1 4 (3.45%) SOAP
2 3 (2.59%) JSON
3 2 (1.72%) .NET
3 2 (1.72%) .NET Core
3 2 (1.72%) Apache Camel
3 2 (1.72%) J2EE
3 2 (1.72%) PowerMock
3 2 (1.72%) REST
3 2 (1.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.86%) Middleware
4 1 (0.86%) Node.js
4 1 (0.86%) Spring
4 1 (0.86%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.45%) Clustering
2 4 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.72%) Digital Signage
3 2 (1.72%) iPad
3 2 (1.72%) iPhone
3 2 (1.72%) PKI
3 2 (1.72%) Replication
4 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.86%) CMDB
4 1 (0.86%) EMC VNX
4 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.86%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.86%) LPAR
4 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 76 (65.52%) Windows
2 29 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (18.97%) Linux
4 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (12.93%) Windows 7
6 14 (12.07%) Windows 10
7 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (6.03%) Unix
9 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.45%) CentOS
10 4 (3.45%) Solaris
11 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.72%) AIX
12 2 (1.72%) Android
12 2 (1.72%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.72%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (13.79%) ITIL
3 14 (12.07%) Migration
4 11 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.17%) Project Management
7 5 (4.31%) DevOps
7 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 4 (3.45%) B2C
8 4 (3.45%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.45%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (3.45%) Operations Management
8 4 (3.45%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.45%) TDD
8 4 (3.45%) Use Case
9 3 (2.59%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.59%) ITSM
9 3 (2.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.66%) SQL
2 15 (12.93%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.90%) Python
4 5 (4.31%) Java
5 4 (3.45%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.45%) Perl
6 2 (1.72%) C#
6 2 (1.72%) C++
6 2 (1.72%) CQL
6 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.86%) C
7 1 (0.86%) Ruby
7 1 (0.86%) Tcl
7 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.76%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.45%) MCSE
4 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.59%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.59%) Degree
6 2 (1.72%) CCNA
7 1 (0.86%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.86%) CCIE
7 1 (0.86%) CCSA
7 1 (0.86%) CCSE
7 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.86%) MCSA
7 1 (0.86%) PhD
7 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.86%) PMP
7 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.86%) GDPR
3 1 (0.86%) PMO
3 1 (0.86%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (56.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 12 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.76%) Docker
4 9 (7.76%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.76%) vSphere
5 4 (3.45%) KVM
5 4 (3.45%) VMware NSX
5 4 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.72%) NFS
7 2 (1.72%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.86%) vCloud
8 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (12.93%) SCCM
2 10 (8.62%) SCOM
3 7 (6.03%) Kubernetes
3 7 (6.03%) Puppet
4 6 (5.17%) Ansible
5 4 (3.45%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.45%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.45%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.72%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.72%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.72%) Icinga
7 2 (1.72%) Opsview
8 1 (0.86%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.86%) Nagios
8 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.86%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 25 (21.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.79%) HP
3 14 (12.07%) Veeam
4 13 (11.21%) Cisco
5 12 (10.34%) Citrix
6 11 (9.48%) Oracle
7 9 (7.76%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.31%) NetApp
9 4 (3.45%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.45%) Ivanti
9 4 (3.45%) McAfee
9 4 (3.45%) Mirantis
9 4 (3.45%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.59%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.59%) EMC
11 2 (1.72%) Dell
11 2 (1.72%) IBM
11 2 (1.72%) Juniper
11 2 (1.72%) Motorola
11 2 (1.72%) Symantec