Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 118 140
Rank change year-on-year +16 +22 +13
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 55 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.77% 1.33% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 13.51% 10.87% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 24
Berkshire median daily rate £503 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% - +60.00%
10th Percentile £450 £401 £313
90th Percentile £588 £625 £594
South East median daily rate £500 £443 £418
% change year-on-year +12.99% +5.92% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +220.00% -10.71% -49.09%

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 407 506 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.10% 12.23% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 271 295
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +4.12% +1.19%
10th Percentile £146 £215 £210
90th Percentile £600 £590 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 23
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +26.10% -42.33%
10th Percentile £13.98 £11.24 £10.40
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.15 £22.41
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £15.86 £16.16
% change year-on-year +2.46% -1.86% +7.73%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Berkshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Machines in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Berkshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Berkshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Berkshire.

Contractor 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 17 February 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 -6 34 £515 +3.00% 5
Slough - 5 £450 - 3
Bracknell - 3 £600 - 1
Newbury -2 1 £500 +11.11% 3
Virtual Machines
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 49 (89.09%) Windows
2 46 (83.64%) Microsoft
3 39 (70.91%) IaaS
4 38 (69.09%) Azure
5 37 (67.27%) PaaS
6 35 (63.64%) SQL
7 33 (60.00%) PowerShell
8 32 (58.18%) Analytics
8 32 (58.18%) DevOps
9 31 (56.36%) HDInsight
9 31 (56.36%) Data Management
10 29 (52.73%) Power BI
10 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (52.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (52.73%) Visual Studio
10 29 (52.73%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (52.73%) Data Lake
10 29 (52.73%) Infrastructure as Code
10 29 (52.73%) Power Platform
11 28 (50.91%) Data-Driven Testing
11 28 (50.91%) Continuous Delivery
11 28 (50.91%) Test Automation
11 28 (50.91%) Security Testing
11 28 (50.91%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (36.36%) Scrum
13 13 (23.64%) Windows Server
13 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (23.64%) VMware
14 12 (21.82%) Informatica
14 12 (21.82%) Visual Studio Team System

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 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (7.27%) IIS
1 4 (7.27%) MS Exchange
1 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 39 (70.91%) IaaS
2 38 (69.09%) Azure
3 37 (67.27%) PaaS
4 29 (52.73%) Power Platform
5 6 (10.91%) AWS
5 6 (10.91%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) DHCP
1 11 (20.00%) DNS
2 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.27%) Skype
4 3 (5.45%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.64%) Firewall
5 2 (3.64%) VSAN
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (56.36%) HDInsight
2 29 (52.73%) Data Lake
2 29 (52.73%) Power BI
2 29 (52.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 10 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (52.73%) Visual Studio
2 12 (21.82%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (7.27%) German Language
2 3 (5.45%) French Language
3 2 (3.64%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 30 (54.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Azure Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Azure DevOps
5 6 (10.91%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Data Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) PowerShell Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Backup Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Lead DevOps
8 2 (3.64%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Support Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) Linux Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) Server Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) 802.1X
2 7 (12.73%) .NET
3 6 (10.91%) .NET Framework
3 6 (10.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) PKI
2 6 (10.91%) Clustering
3 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 49 (89.09%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Windows Server
3 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (18.18%) VMS
4 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 10 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 8 (14.55%) Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) Analytics
1 32 (58.18%) DevOps
2 31 (56.36%) Data Management
3 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (52.73%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (52.73%) Infrastructure as Code
4 28 (50.91%) Continuous Delivery
4 28 (50.91%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (50.91%) Data-Driven Testing
4 28 (50.91%) Security Testing
4 28 (50.91%) Test Automation
5 20 (36.36%) Scrum
6 12 (21.82%) Project Delivery
7 11 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation
9 9 (16.36%) Break/Fix
9 9 (16.36%) ITSM
9 9 (16.36%) Proactive Maintenance
9 9 (16.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (63.64%) SQL
2 33 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.73%) Python
4 6 (10.91%) C#
4 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.91%) PHP
4 6 (10.91%) R
5 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.82%) Perl
5 1 (1.82%) PHP 7
5 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) DV Cleared
1 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 10 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
3 10 (18.18%) XenApp
3 10 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.64%) NFS
5 2 (3.64%) VMFS
5 2 (3.64%) VMware NSX
5 2 (3.64%) vSphere
6 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (7.27%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (7.27%) SCOM
3 3 (5.45%) vCenter Server
3 3 (5.45%) vRealize
4 2 (3.64%) Ansible
4 2 (3.64%) Terraform
4 2 (3.64%) vMotion
5 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.82%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.82%) Puppet
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 46 (83.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) VMware
3 12 (21.82%) Informatica
4 10 (18.18%) Citrix
4 10 (18.18%) Dell
4 10 (18.18%) Oracle
5 6 (10.91%) Google
6 4 (7.27%) CA
6 4 (7.27%) Clearswift
6 4 (7.27%) EMC
6 4 (7.27%) HP
6 4 (7.27%) Intel
6 4 (7.27%) Juniper
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat