Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Virtual Environments skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Environments over the 6 months to 11 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 Environments
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 114 95
Rank change year-on-year +20 -19 +27
Contract jobs citing Virtual Environments 22 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.30% 1.01% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.21% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 7
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £429 £365 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.40% -14.12% +5.59%
10th Percentile £413 £258 £413
90th Percentile £462 £444 £470
South East median daily rate £415 £375 £415
% change year-on-year +10.67% -9.64% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £12.50 £13.03 £55.65
% change year-on-year -4.03% -76.59% +234.49%

Virtual Environments is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,497 1,980 1,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.42% 83.30% 85.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 919 799
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -1.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £240 £255 £224
90th Percentile £584 £530 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 94 68
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.83 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +12.20% -7.06%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.00 £9.49
90th Percentile £34.13 £48.75 £41.80
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £22.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +10.42% -6.09% -3.10%

Virtual Environments
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Virtual Environments as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Environments in Buckinghamshire

Virtual Environments
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Environments in Buckinghamshire

Virtual Environments
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Environments in Buckinghamshire

Virtual Environments
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Environments within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +18 20 £429 +17.40%
Virtual Environments
South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Environments 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Virtual Environments.

1 19 (86.36%) Security Cleared
2 18 (81.82%) SC Cleared
3 17 (77.27%) ITIL
4 16 (72.73%) F5
5 15 (68.18%) ITIL V3
6 13 (59.09%) Change Management
7 11 (50.00%) Firewall
7 11 (50.00%) IPsec
7 11 (50.00%) BIG-IP
7 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (50.00%) Cisco
7 11 (50.00%) CCNP
7 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (50.00%) Juniper
7 11 (50.00%) BGP
7 11 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
7 11 (50.00%) Palo Alto
8 10 (45.45%) DV Cleared
9 9 (40.91%) VMware
9 9 (40.91%) CCNA
9 9 (40.91%) Windows
9 9 (40.91%) Linux
9 9 (40.91%) SQL
9 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
10 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
10 8 (36.36%) Service Management
11 7 (31.82%) ITSM

Virtual Environments
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 6 (27.27%) IIS
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) BGP
1 11 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
1 11 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
1 11 (50.00%) IPsec
1 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (31.82%) Internet
2 7 (31.82%) LAN
2 7 (31.82%) SSL
2 7 (31.82%) Telepresence
2 7 (31.82%) WAN
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (18.18%) ICMP
4 4 (18.18%) OSPF
4 4 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security
6 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Applications Support
1 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Network Support
3 5 (22.73%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (18.18%) Applications Support Specialist
4 4 (18.18%) Network Specialist
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Support Specialist
5 3 (13.64%) DBA
5 3 (13.64%) SQL DBA
6 2 (9.09%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Support
7 1 (4.55%) Wintel Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (27.27%) Unix
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.09%) CentOS
5 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) ITIL
2 15 (68.18%) ITIL V3
3 13 (59.09%) Change Management
4 8 (36.36%) Service Management
5 7 (31.82%) ITSM
5 7 (31.82%) Network Management
6 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 5 (22.73%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
7 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (9.09%) Critical Thinking
9 2 (9.09%) High Availability
10 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
10 1 (4.55%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) Security Cleared
2 18 (81.82%) SC Cleared
3 11 (50.00%) CCNP
3 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (45.45%) DV Cleared
5 9 (40.91%) CCNA
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (27.27%) MCDBA
7 6 (27.27%) MCITP
8 4 (18.18%) CCIP
9 1 (4.55%) MCSE
9 1 (4.55%) VCP5
9 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (9.09%) Nagios
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) F5
2 11 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) Juniper
2 11 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 9 (40.91%) VMware
4 7 (31.82%) Aruba
5 6 (27.27%) Citrix
6 5 (22.73%) Blue Coat
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle