Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 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.

Virtual Machine (VM)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 142 146
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 43 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.99% 0.68% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 8.41% 5.21% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 7
Berkshire median daily rate £520 £538 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.26% +72.00% -17.76%
10th Percentile £348 £323 £235
90th Percentile £619 £604 £400
South East median daily rate £453 £360 £425
% change year-on-year +25.69% -15.29% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +19.64% +12.00% -54.55%

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 511 537 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.79% 13.06% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 288 241
Berkshire median daily rate £443 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% - +16.44%
10th Percentile £178 £222 £213
90th Percentile £585 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.50 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.59% -21.62% -14.15%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.40 £12.23
90th Percentile £24.50 £35.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +11.07% -11.76%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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 -1 26 £525 -4.55% 5
Bracknell -4 5 - - 1
Slough -9 2 £250 -
Newbury -3 1 £450 +2.86%
Virtual Machines
South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 36 (83.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (69.77%) Windows
3 28 (65.12%) IaaS
4 24 (55.81%) PowerShell
5 23 (53.49%) DevOps
6 22 (51.16%) PaaS
6 22 (51.16%) Visual Studio Team System
7 19 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
8 18 (41.86%) SQL
8 18 (41.86%) Analytics
9 15 (34.88%) Data Lake
10 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (32.56%) Visual Studio
11 13 (30.23%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (30.23%) Data Management
11 13 (30.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (30.23%) Power BI
11 13 (30.23%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (30.23%) HDInsight
12 12 (27.91%) Security Testing
13 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
13 11 (25.58%) Data-Driven Testing
14 10 (23.26%) Terraform
14 10 (23.26%) Performance Tuning
15 9 (20.93%) Scrum
15 9 (20.93%) Docker
16 8 (18.60%) Data Science
16 8 (18.60%) Linux
16 8 (18.60%) Puppet

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 2 (4.65%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (83.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (65.12%) IaaS
3 22 (51.16%) PaaS
4 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (11.63%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (11.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (11.63%) Azure Functions
5 5 (11.63%) GitHub
5 5 (11.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (11.63%) SaaS
5 5 (11.63%) Serverless
6 4 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (9.30%) Office 365
6 4 (9.30%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (2.33%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
1 5 (11.63%) VPN
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) Skype
3 1 (2.33%) DOCSIS
3 1 (2.33%) DSL
3 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) Intranet
3 1 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.88%) Data Lake
2 13 (30.23%) HDInsight
2 13 (30.23%) Power BI
2 13 (30.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.63%) Cosmos DB
3 5 (11.63%) RDBMS
3 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (51.16%) Visual Studio Team System
2 14 (32.56%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (34.88%) Azure Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Azure DevOps
3 10 (23.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Azure Consultant
4 7 (16.28%) Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Developer
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.33%) Angular Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Azure Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) SAML
2 2 (4.65%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) JSP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) PKI
2 4 (9.30%) Clustering
2 4 (9.30%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.98%) Blog
3 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) RIA
4 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (69.77%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.98%) CentOS
4 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Solaris
4 3 (6.98%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) DevOps
2 19 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (41.86%) Analytics
4 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (30.23%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (30.23%) Continuous Delivery
5 13 (30.23%) Data Management
6 12 (27.91%) Security Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Data-Driven Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
8 10 (23.26%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (20.93%) Scrum
10 8 (18.60%) Data Science
11 5 (11.63%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (11.63%) Logistics
12 4 (9.30%) Business Continuity
12 4 (9.30%) Data Protection
12 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (9.30%) Network Virtualisation
13 3 (6.98%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) PowerShell
2 18 (41.86%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) C#
6 1 (2.33%) Java
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Docker
2 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.65%) NFS
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.33%) VirtualBox
5 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Terraform
2 8 (18.60%) Puppet
3 6 (13.95%) Ansible
3 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (11.63%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (9.30%) Kubernetes
6 2 (4.65%) SCCM
7 1 (2.33%) Automic
7 1 (2.33%) BladeLogic
7 1 (2.33%) Data Guard
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (2.33%) Packer
7 1 (2.33%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.33%) SCOM
7 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) Google
2 5 (11.63%) VMware
3 3 (6.98%) Citrix
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) NetApp
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.65%) Tekelec
5 1 (2.33%) BMC
5 1 (2.33%) Lumension
5 1 (2.33%) MKS
5 1 (2.33%) New Relic
5 1 (2.33%) Remedy
5 1 (2.33%) Sandvine
5 1 (2.33%) Splunk
5 1 (2.33%) Veeam
5 1 (2.33%) Veritas