Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 61 60
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.26% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.60% 3.13% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Cardiff median daily rate £419 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.38% -1.43% -3.45%
South Wales median daily rate £419 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +21.38% -1.43% -
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 77 96 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.90% 14.98% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 69 22
Cardiff median daily rate £393 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.44% -35.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £157 £149 £86
90th Percentile £536 £390 £475
South Wales median daily rate £425 £200 £350
% change year-on-year +112.50% -42.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% +13.04%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.10 £10.55
90th Percentile £16.20 £18.56 £18.75
South Wales median hourly rate £12.74 £17.14 £13.50
% change year-on-year -25.66% +26.96% -2.53%

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) VMS
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) iptables
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering

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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Platform Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) VMS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) iptables
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) VMware