Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 174 151
Rank change year-on-year +5 -23 +7
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 31 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.70% 0.49% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 4.36% 3.51% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 25
East of England median daily rate £463 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -3.03% +47.98%
10th Percentile £394 £300 £200
90th Percentile £629 £575 £523
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year -26.82% +73.93% -21.43%

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 of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 711 655 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.06% 13.87% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 335 302
East of England median daily rate £400 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.14%
10th Percentile £134 £130 £163
90th Percentile £582 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 63 69
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - -
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.28 £10.73
90th Percentile £52.13 £47.25 £34.40
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the East of England

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in the East of England

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in the East of England

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in the East of England

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Essex -4 12 £600 +30.43%
Hertfordshire +2 7 £425 -4.23% 1
Norfolk +13 5 - -
Bedfordshire +15 4 £425 +70.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £463 - 8
Suffolk -1 1 - - 2
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 East of England region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (25.81%) Scrum
4 7 (22.58%) Java
4 7 (22.58%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
5 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
5 6 (19.35%) HTML
5 6 (19.35%) VMware
5 6 (19.35%) Clustering
5 6 (19.35%) DevOps
5 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (16.13%) REST
6 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.13%) Linux
6 5 (16.13%) SOA
6 5 (16.13%) vSphere
7 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 4 (12.90%) XQuery
7 4 (12.90%) HTTP
7 4 (12.90%) Windows
7 4 (12.90%) Python
7 4 (12.90%) CSS

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.90%) GitHub
3 3 (9.68%) Serverless
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon S3
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (6.45%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (6.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.23%) IaaS
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
2 3 (9.68%) SSL
2 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.68%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) SMS
3 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (6.45%) Neo4j
2 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.68%) Mercurial
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.23%) Gradle
4 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) JMeter
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
4 1 (3.23%) NeoLoad
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) C++ Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) HTML
2 5 (16.13%) REST
3 4 (12.90%) CSS
3 4 (12.90%) SAML
3 4 (12.90%) SOAP
3 4 (12.90%) Web Services
4 3 (9.68%) CSS3
4 3 (9.68%) HTML5
4 3 (9.68%) JSON
4 3 (9.68%) RESTful
5 2 (6.45%) boto
5 2 (6.45%) Middleware
5 2 (6.45%) Node.js
5 2 (6.45%) STL
5 2 (6.45%) YAML
6 1 (3.23%) Apache Flex
6 1 (3.23%) JMS
6 1 (3.23%) JPA
6 1 (3.23%) Spring
6 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Clustering
2 5 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Scrum
3 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (22.58%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) DevOps
4 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (16.13%) SOA
5 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (12.90%) API Development
6 4 (12.90%) Auto-Scaling
6 4 (12.90%) Microservices
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) API Integration
7 3 (9.68%) Change Control
7 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
7 3 (9.68%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (9.68%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (9.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) Python
3 4 (12.90%) XQuery
4 3 (9.68%) C
4 3 (9.68%) C++
4 3 (9.68%) Clojure
4 3 (9.68%) Erlang
4 3 (9.68%) F#
4 3 (9.68%) Groovy
4 3 (9.68%) Haskell
4 3 (9.68%) Scala
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.45%) VCP6
4 1 (3.23%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.23%) CCA
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) MCTS
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) VCAP
4 1 (3.23%) VCP4
4 1 (3.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) GDPR
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) vSphere
3 3 (9.68%) Docker
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware NSX
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.23%) vCloud
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Ansible
1 4 (12.90%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (9.68%) vRealize
2 3 (9.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 2 (6.45%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) Puppet
3 2 (6.45%) Salt
3 2 (6.45%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.23%) Kibana
4 1 (3.23%) logstash
4 1 (3.23%) Mesos
4 1 (3.23%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) VMware
2 4 (12.90%) CA
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Rapid7
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Tableau