Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 15 December 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)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 119 100
Rank change year-on-year +11 -19 -10
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 11 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.56% 0.59% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 3.24% 4.36% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 13
Bristol median daily rate £388 £400 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -30.43% +76.92%
10th Percentile £175 £361 £348
90th Percentile £584 £514 £663
South West median daily rate £483 £433 £550
% change year-on-year +11.56% -21.36% +54.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +16.43% - -

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 Bristol with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 340 298 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 17.27% 13.61% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 185 148
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +18.96% +6.75%
10th Percentile £135 £190 £151
90th Percentile £600 £513 £588
South West median daily rate £438 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +6.06% +17.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 16
Bristol median hourly rate £15.00 £37.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.05% +158.97% +5.97%
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.04 £11.88
90th Percentile £35.00 £187.50 £38.50
South West median hourly rate £19.82 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -43.37% +100.00% +25.00%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Bristol

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Bristol

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Bristol over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Bristol

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Bristol

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) SCVMM
3 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (27.27%) Decision-Making
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (27.27%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (27.27%) Clustering
7 3 (27.27%) Dell
7 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
7 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) Azure
7 3 (27.27%) vSphere
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Azure
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
1 2 (18.18%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (9.09%) PBX
2 1 (9.09%) PSTN
2 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Administrator
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Enterprise Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) VMS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Decision-Making
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
2 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Server Management
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Management
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CCENT
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) vSphere
5 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) SCVMM
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (27.27%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Apple
5 1 (9.09%) Aruba
5 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto