Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 62 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - +76
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.30% 0.61% -
As % of the System Software category 10.19% 3.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Cardiff median daily rate £413 £384 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.49% - -
South Wales median daily rate £413 £393 £520
% change year-on-year +5.10% -24.52% +43.45%
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 108 102 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.77% 15.57% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 57 31
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £148 £128 £120
90th Percentile £534 £475 £550
South Wales median daily rate £400 £366 £413
% change year-on-year +9.22% -11.21% +21.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 20
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £11.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +19.10% -12.81%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.57 £10.73
90th Percentile £152.00 £18.75 £17.15
South Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -5.88%

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 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 9 (81.82%) VMware
1 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (63.64%) vSphere
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
3 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
3 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (45.45%) Puppet
4 5 (45.45%) Performance Management
4 5 (45.45%) Ansible
4 5 (45.45%) DevOps
4 5 (45.45%) JIRA
4 5 (45.45%) Storage Management
4 5 (45.45%) Availability Management
5 4 (36.36%) Server Management
5 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (36.36%) RHCSA
5 4 (36.36%) Confluence
6 3 (27.27%) GitLab
6 3 (27.27%) GitHub
6 3 (27.27%) Clustering
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
7 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (18.18%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP

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 (36.36%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) GitHub
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) tcpdump
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) GitLab
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Platform Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
1 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Availability Management
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Management
1 5 (45.45%) Storage Management
2 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (36.36%) Server Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) RHCSA
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (63.64%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (9.09%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Satellite
2 5 (45.45%) Ansible
2 5 (45.45%) Puppet
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (18.18%) SCVMM
5 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) EMC