Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 27 October 2021 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 64 103
Rank change year-on-year -32 +39 +18
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 3 3 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.20% 0.47% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 1.19% 4.17% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 11
10th Percentile £364 " £305
25th Percentile £366 " £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £388 - £350
75th Percentile £416 " £578
90th Percentile £421 " £638
England median daily rate £475 £500 £463
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% -5.61%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 252 72 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.97% 11.20% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 35 192
10th Percentile £94 £120 £131
25th Percentile £163 £138 £185
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £300 £335 £328
Median % change year-on-year -10.45% +2.29% -12.08%
75th Percentile £465 £474 £434
90th Percentile £550 £500 £536
England median daily rate £500 £481 £463
% change year-on-year +4.00% +3.95% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 11 51
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.52 £10.50
25th Percentile £9.52 £9.90 £11.21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% -5.46% -4.03%
75th Percentile £14.75 £17.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £15.50 £20.00 £43.49
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.23% +10.94% -

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the East Midlands

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in the East Midlands

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in the East Midlands

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire -24 1 £375 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 2
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
2 1 (33.33%) AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Storage Server
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Azure
2 1 (33.33%) AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft