Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 21 May 2019 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 96 79
Rank change year-on-year +8 -17 +9
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 1.03% 3.00% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Birmingham median daily rate £406 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +11.11% +7.46%
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £77.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £77.50 -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 195 200 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.55% 13.01% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 105 85
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £153 £152 £110
90th Percentile £538 £551 £521
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £393 £381
% change year-on-year +8.28% +2.95% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.53 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.21% +1.82% -11.29%
10th Percentile £11.05 £8.39 £9.50
90th Percentile £21.53 £42.50 £24.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +7.41%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Birmingham

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) HACMP
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Resilience Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) DB2 UDB
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) DB2 DBA
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) OAT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) HACMP
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Resilience Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared