Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 149 137
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 +10
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 25 6 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 0.16% 0.92%
As % of the System Software category 5.20% 1.67% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 16
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £140 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +199.11% -67.06% +13.33%
10th Percentile £375 £140 £313
90th Percentile £528 £140 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £338 £410
% change year-on-year +25.93% -17.68% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.00 - £22.50
10th Percentile £41.50 - £21.25
90th Percentile £44.50 - £23.75
South East median hourly rate £43.00 - £22.50

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 481 360 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.42% 9.83% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 192 307
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £190 £165 £188
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £421 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 43
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.81 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.28% +6.67% -19.14%
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.46 £12.25
90th Percentile £43.83 £51.25 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.33% -5.15%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 - 11 £413 - 10
Maidenhead - 3 £575 - 1
Bracknell +1 2 - - 1
Virtual Machines
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) Linux
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (28.00%) IaaS
6 6 (24.00%) Clustering
7 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
8 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (16.00%) SaaS
8 4 (16.00%) Puppet
8 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
8 4 (16.00%) Office 365
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) DNS
8 4 (16.00%) Firewall
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (12.00%) Decision-Making
9 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (12.00%) VPN
9 3 (12.00%) SQL
9 3 (12.00%) Migration
9 3 (12.00%) Release Management
9 3 (12.00%) Big Data

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 (8.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.00%) NetSuite
1 1 (4.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (28.00%) IaaS
3 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (16.00%) Office 365
3 4 (16.00%) SaaS
4 3 (12.00%) GitHub
4 3 (12.00%) PaaS
5 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (8.00%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (8.00%) Serverless
5 2 (8.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) Network Security
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (8.00%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.00%) HBase
2 2 (8.00%) Impala
2 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Architect
1 4 (16.00%) Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Big Data Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Hadoop Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Integration Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Integration Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) LDAP
1 2 (8.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) Blog
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) VMS
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (12.00%) Decision-Making
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (12.00%) Release Management
4 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Logistics
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Korn
3 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (12.00%) Docker
3 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) Apache Flume
3 2 (8.00%) Gluster
3 2 (8.00%) HDFS
3 2 (8.00%) NFS
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
2 2 (8.00%) BladeLogic
2 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (8.00%) Terraform
3 1 (4.00%) Ansible
3 1 (4.00%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.00%) SCDPM
3 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (8.00%) Google
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Dell
3 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards