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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 8 August 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 82 82 66
Rank change year-on-year 0 -16 +37
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 11 5 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.80% 0.42% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 4.80% 2.31% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
10th Percentile £188 £323 -
25th Percentile £190 £348 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £275 £388 -
Median % change year-on-year -29.03% - -
75th Percentile £416 £509 -
90th Percentile £553 £661 -
England median daily rate £525 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +5.26%

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 229 216 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.67% 18.14% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 144 38
10th Percentile £130 £94 £146
25th Percentile £154 £134 £255
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £250 £244 £380
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% -35.86% +7.42%
75th Percentile £475 £420 £475
90th Percentile £538 £564 £511
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 19
10th Percentile £15.06 £9.00 £9.40
25th Percentile £16.47 £9.52 £10.48
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £12.24
Median % change year-on-year +53.85% +6.25% -14.20%
75th Percentile £23.38 £15.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £36.13 £15.75 £25.63
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year +23.44% -0.47% +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram 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 8 August 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
Derbyshire - 7 £275 -
Nottinghamshire +3 2 £190 -44.73% 2
Lincolnshire -1 2 £544 -3.33% 2
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Azure
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 10
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (54.55%) Social Skills
4 6 (54.55%) ITIL
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (45.45%) Cisco
5 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (45.45%) Smartphone
5 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (36.36%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (36.36%) Service Management
6 4 (36.36%) SCCM
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (18.18%) Zscaler
8 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 2 (18.18%) Unix
8 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
8 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
8 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Azure
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (18.18%) AWS
4 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (54.55%) Social Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) IT Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 10
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) Customer-Centricity
3 4 (36.36%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (9.09%) BPEL
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Server Building
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Bash
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (9.09%) NFS
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
3 2 (18.18%) Zscaler
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Siemens
4 1 (9.09%) Trend Micro