Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 97 92
Rank change year-on-year -22 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 11 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.52% 0.80% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 3.90% 7.54% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 7
Bristol median daily rate £400 £575 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +76.92% +18.18%
10th Percentile £380 £348 £290
90th Percentile £500 £663 £340
South West median daily rate £433 £538 £338
% change year-on-year -19.53% +59.26% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 282 199 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.35% 10.64% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 137 105
Bristol median daily rate £400 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% +22.73% -
10th Percentile £180 £160 £123
90th Percentile £550 £588 £534
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 17
Bristol median hourly rate £37.50 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.86% -15.15% -5.71%
10th Percentile £13.41 £11.75 £9.95
90th Percentile £46.35 £43.00 £79.50
South West median hourly rate £19.65 £18.06 £14.00
% change year-on-year +8.76% +29.02% -30.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) SCVMM
6 4 (36.36%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (27.27%) DevOps
7 3 (27.27%) .NET
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) IIS
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 3 (27.27%) Node.js
8 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (18.18%) IaaS
8 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (18.18%) Clustering
8 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 2 (18.18%) McAfee
8 2 (18.18%) PaaS
8 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
9 1 (9.09%) Google
9 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
9 1 (9.09%) iSCSI

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 3 (27.27%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) IaaS
2 2 (18.18%) PaaS
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCVMM
2 1 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) McAfee
4 1 (9.09%) Google