Period
to 22 September 2018

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 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 100 92
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 +6
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 16 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.80% 0.61% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 5.93% 5.82% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 13
Bristol median daily rate £493 £538 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.37% +65.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £469 £263 £272
90th Percentile £518 £763 £388
South West median daily rate £493 £475 £384
% change year-on-year +3.68% +23.78% -19.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 270 189 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.45% 10.47% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 127 141
Bristol median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +20.00%
10th Percentile £131 £151 £135
90th Percentile £514 £538 £556
South West median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 18
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £32.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.54% +145.28% -19.70%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.13 £10.28
90th Percentile £187.50 £46.15 £36.38
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year +11.11% +18.60% -22.17%

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 22 September 2018.

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 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (75.00%) DevOps
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (62.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (62.50%) Google
5 9 (56.25%) Change Management
5 9 (56.25%) MKS
5 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
5 9 (56.25%) Scrum
5 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 9 (56.25%) Linux
5 9 (56.25%) JBoss
5 9 (56.25%) Tomcat
5 9 (56.25%) Java
5 9 (56.25%) Ant
5 9 (56.25%) JSP
5 9 (56.25%) Struts
5 9 (56.25%) Citrix
5 9 (56.25%) Thin Client
5 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (56.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (56.25%) Ansible
5 9 (56.25%) Vagrant
5 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (56.25%) Puppet
5 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (56.25%) Selenium

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 9 (56.25%) JBoss
1 9 (56.25%) Tomcat
2 3 (18.75%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (62.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 9 (56.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Ant
1 9 (56.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
1 9 (56.25%) Travis CI
1 9 (56.25%) Vagrant
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) JSP
1 9 (56.25%) Struts
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Fat Client
1 9 (56.25%) Thin Client
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) DevOps
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) Change Management
3 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
3 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (56.25%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Decision-Making
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (6.25%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Ansible
1 9 (56.25%) Packer
1 9 (56.25%) Puppet
1 9 (56.25%) Terraform
2 6 (37.50%) SCVMM
3 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (18.75%) SCCM
4 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Google
2 9 (56.25%) Citrix
2 9 (56.25%) MKS
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee