Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 October 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 57 58
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1 +12
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.98% 0.51% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 8.51% 3.90% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Cardiff median daily rate £413 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.57% -1.43% -3.45%
South Wales median daily rate £413 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +19.57% -1.43% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 Cardiff with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 94 77 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.56% 12.98% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 34
Cardiff median daily rate £395 £225 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.56% -47.06% +30.77%
10th Percentile £149 £130 £97
90th Percentile £530 £388 £550
South Wales median daily rate £413 £195 £413
% change year-on-year +111.54% -52.73% +20.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 13
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £11.97 £11.17 £10.55
90th Percentile £137.25 £18.00 £16.20
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Cardiff

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Cardiff

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Cardiff over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (75.00%) vSphere
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps
3 4 (50.00%) Puppet
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (50.00%) Ansible
3 4 (50.00%) Confluence
3 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
4 3 (37.50%) Server Management
4 3 (37.50%) Storage Management
4 3 (37.50%) Availability Management
5 2 (25.00%) GitHub
5 2 (25.00%) RHCSA
5 2 (25.00%) GitLab
5 2 (25.00%) iptables
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) tcpdump
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Clustering
6 1 (12.50%) VMS

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 4 (50.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) GitLab
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) VMS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Availability Management
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
2 3 (37.50%) Server Management
2 3 (37.50%) Storage Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) RHCSA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (75.00%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) iptables
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Ansible
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (75.00%) VMware