Period
to 22 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Virtual Machine (VM)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 152 152
Rank change year-on-year +97 0 -8
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 20 21 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.88% 0.52% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 16.00% 4.43% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 5
Median daily rate £520 £550 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +33.33% -17.50%
10th Percentile £462 £404 £288
90th Percentile £552 £600 £493
South East median daily rate £520 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +9.47% +11.76% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £43.00
South East median hourly rate - £23.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -44.77% -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 125 474 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.75% 11.65% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 269 205
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +10.03%
10th Percentile £163 £154 £172
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 23
Median hourly rate £13.25 £44.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.22% +122.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £20.38 £12.30
90th Percentile £38.75 £82.50 £44.35
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.41% +3.03% -5.71%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Berkshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Berkshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Berkshire

Virtual Machines
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 Virtual Machines within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 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 +53 14 £520 -5.45% 2
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Virtual Machines
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines 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 Virtual Machines.

1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 13 (65.00%) SQL
3 13 (65.00%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (65.00%) Visual Studio
3 13 (65.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (65.00%) Azure
3 13 (65.00%) IaaS
3 13 (65.00%) Analytics
3 13 (65.00%) DevOps
3 13 (65.00%) PaaS
3 13 (65.00%) HDInsight
3 13 (65.00%) Data Lake
3 13 (65.00%) Power BI
3 13 (65.00%) Power Platform
4 12 (60.00%) Data Management
5 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
5 11 (55.00%) Hadoop
5 11 (55.00%) Security Testing
5 11 (55.00%) Linux
5 11 (55.00%) Data-Driven Testing
6 10 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (50.00%) Informatica
6 10 (50.00%) Shell Script
6 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (45.00%) Hortonworks
7 9 (45.00%) Task Automation
8 8 (40.00%) Scrum
9 7 (35.00%) Project Delivery

Virtual Machines
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 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) Azure
1 13 (65.00%) IaaS
1 13 (65.00%) PaaS
1 13 (65.00%) Power Platform
2 1 (5.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) 3GPP
1 2 (10.00%) 4G
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) 5G
2 1 (5.00%) Broadband
2 1 (5.00%) CDMA
2 1 (5.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (5.00%) GSM
2 1 (5.00%) IPv4
2 1 (5.00%) IPv6
2 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) UMTS
2 1 (5.00%) VSAN
2 1 (5.00%) VXLAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) Data Lake
1 13 (65.00%) HDInsight
1 13 (65.00%) Power BI
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (55.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Law
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Hadoop Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 4 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Scripter
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Analytics
1 13 (65.00%) Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) DevOps
2 12 (60.00%) Data Management
3 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Data-Driven Testing
3 11 (55.00%) Security Testing
3 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (45.00%) Task Automation
6 8 (40.00%) Scrum
7 7 (35.00%) Project Delivery
8 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
8 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure as Code
9 2 (10.00%) B2B
9 2 (10.00%) Contract Management
9 2 (10.00%) Migration
9 2 (10.00%) Process Management
9 2 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
1 1 (5.00%) vMotion
1 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Informatica
3 9 (45.00%) Hortonworks
4 1 (5.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) Nokia
4 1 (5.00%) SGI
4 1 (5.00%) VMware