Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 81 95
Rank change year-on-year -20 +14 -12
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 2 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.14% 1.15% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 0.92% 8.52% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 4
Birmingham median daily rate - £665 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +61.21% +56.40%
West Midlands median daily rate £383 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -23.50% +25.00% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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 217 223 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.37% 13.51% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 150 85
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £150 £154 £133
90th Percentile £526 £550 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.86 £12.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.70% -29.03% -
10th Percentile £10.62 £9.30 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.75 £21.25 £26.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.10 £14.00
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% -2.78%

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 12 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) NFS
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) NFS
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) VMware