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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 2 July 2022 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 67 51 50
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1 -
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 4 1 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.50% 0.18% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 2.80% 1.14% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
10th Percentile £149 - £213
25th Percentile £158 - £231
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £300 - £275
75th Percentile £450 - £331
90th Percentile £473 - £358
East of England median daily rate £513 £499 £400
% change year-on-year +2.76% +24.69% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
East of England median hourly rate - - £21.00

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 143 88 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.81% 16.21% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 66 66
10th Percentile £247 £233 £174
25th Percentile £313 £325 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £413 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +12.50%
75th Percentile £494 £547 £525
90th Percentile £585 £619 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 2
10th Percentile - £10.45 £12.15
25th Percentile £13.41 £13.10 £13.63
Median hourly rate £13.83 £13.50 £16.39
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% -17.63% -6.34%
75th Percentile £15.19 £14.81 £18.85
90th Percentile £15.75 £50.50 £20.14
East of England median hourly rate £15.62 £18.27 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.50% -8.65% +32.74%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Cambridgeshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Cambridgeshire

Virtual Machines
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Cambridgeshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Cambridgeshire

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough - 2 £325 -
St Neots - 1 £163 -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
Virtual Machines
East of England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (25.00%) CloudEndure
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 1 (25.00%) Social Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (25.00%) Route 53
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (25.00%) Skype
3 1 (25.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam
3 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (25.00%) AWS
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (25.00%) Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
2 1 (25.00%) OneDrive
2 1 (25.00%) Route 53
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CCTV
1 1 (25.00%) Life Science
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Facilities Management
1 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Aruba
2 1 (25.00%) CloudEndure
2 1 (25.00%) Kronos
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam
2 1 (25.00%) WatchGuard