Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 87 93
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +12
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 15 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.87% 1.03% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 7.35% 9.83% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 10
Bristol median daily rate £493 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +79.09% -18.52% +16.38%
10th Percentile £465 £250 £311
90th Percentile £519 £763 £391
South West median daily rate £493 £360 £384
% change year-on-year +36.81% -6.19% -20.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £16.38 -
South West median hourly rate - £16.38 £41.75
% change year-on-year - -60.78% +103.66%

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 204 173 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.83% 10.45% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 119 134
Bristol median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £152
90th Percentile £525 £538 £550
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 15
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.95 £11.55
90th Percentile £47.00 £34.00 £33.25
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +8.57% +11.11% -4.55%

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 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 24 June 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 11 (73.33%) DevOps
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Google
4 8 (53.33%) Change Management
4 8 (53.33%) MKS
4 8 (53.33%) Thin Client
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
4 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 8 (53.33%) Linux
4 8 (53.33%) JBoss
4 8 (53.33%) Tomcat
4 8 (53.33%) Citrix
4 8 (53.33%) Java
4 8 (53.33%) Ant
4 8 (53.33%) JSP
4 8 (53.33%) Struts
4 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (53.33%) Selenium
4 8 (53.33%) Fat Client
4 8 (53.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (53.33%) Ansible
4 8 (53.33%) Google Cloud Platform

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 8 (53.33%) JBoss
1 8 (53.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (53.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (53.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Ant
1 8 (53.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
1 8 (53.33%) Travis CI
1 8 (53.33%) Vagrant
2 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps
2 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) JSP
1 8 (53.33%) Struts
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Fat Client
1 8 (53.33%) Thin Client
2 3 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) DevOps
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) Change Management
3 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
3 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Decision-Making
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (6.67%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) Ansible
1 8 (53.33%) Packer
1 8 (53.33%) Puppet
1 8 (53.33%) Terraform
2 6 (40.00%) SCVMM
3 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Citrix
1 8 (53.33%) Google
1 8 (53.33%) MKS
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp