Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 144 150
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 -8
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 18 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.47% 0.42% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 4.28% 3.49% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +37.93% -9.38%
10th Percentile £288 £278 £256
90th Percentile £493 £615 £419
South East median daily rate £425 £313 £425
% change year-on-year +36.00% -26.47% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £43.00 - £11.75

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 421 487 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.97% 12.14% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 252 260
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £386 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% - -0.96%
10th Percentile £172 £171 £195
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 43 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.34% -32.71%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.85 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.35 £39.75 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -5.71% +14.75% -12.86%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 0 8 £413 -15.38% 5
Bracknell +2 5 - -
Slough -3 2 £250 +78.57%
Virtual Machines
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (44.44%) Puppet
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
4 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
5 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (33.33%) Terraform
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
6 5 (27.78%) PKI
6 5 (27.78%) Logistics
6 5 (27.78%) VPN
6 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
6 5 (27.78%) SAML
6 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
6 5 (27.78%) Cosmos DB
6 5 (27.78%) Serverless
6 5 (27.78%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (27.78%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (27.78%) Azure Functions
6 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
6 5 (27.78%) DevOps
6 5 (27.78%) Docker
6 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (27.78%) IaaS

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 (11.11%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (27.78%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (27.78%) Azure Functions
3 5 (27.78%) GitHub
3 5 (27.78%) IaaS
3 5 (27.78%) SaaS
3 5 (27.78%) Serverless
4 4 (22.22%) Office 365
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (5.56%) Datadog
5 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
2 5 (27.78%) VPN
3 4 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Cosmos DB
1 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
1 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Travis CI
3 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Integration Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Backup Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) SAML
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) JSP
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) PKI
2 4 (22.22%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.56%) Blog
4 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) CentOS
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Solaris
5 2 (11.11%) Unix
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
2 5 (27.78%) Deployment Automation
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps
2 5 (27.78%) Logistics
3 3 (16.67%) Decision-Making
3 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Server Management
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) ERP
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Docker
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) NFS
4 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Puppet
2 6 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (33.33%) Terraform
3 5 (27.78%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (11.11%) SCOM
5 1 (5.56%) Ansible
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Packer
5 1 (5.56%) SCDPM
5 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) NetApp
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.11%) Tekelec
5 1 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
5 1 (5.56%) MKS
5 1 (5.56%) New Relic
5 1 (5.56%) Sandvine
5 1 (5.56%) Splunk