Period
to 20 October 2018

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 October 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 176 155
Rank change year-on-year -11 -21 +37
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 16 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.31% 0.67% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 2.03% 4.59% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 31
East of England median daily rate £588 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.88% +23.08% -5.45%
10th Percentile £347 £206 £200
90th Percentile £600 £575 £444
England median daily rate £493 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +15.88% -2.86% +7.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £14.60 - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -53.33% +100.00% -23.73%

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 788 741 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.50% 14.60% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 327 376
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £156
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 81 103
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -10.81%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.96 £10.88
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £34.75
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 -16 6 £600 +15.38% 1
Bedfordshire +4 4 - - 1
Suffolk -13 3 £394 -1.56% 1
Norfolk - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -11 1 £425 -5.56% 3
Virtual Machines
England

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

1 9 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (50.00%) Clustering
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (37.50%) SAML
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) HTTP
4 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Ansible
4 6 (37.50%) Auto-Scaling
4 6 (37.50%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (37.50%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (31.25%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (31.25%) Strategic Thinking
5 5 (31.25%) User Stories
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) Kanban
5 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (31.25%) SSL
6 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 4 (25.00%) Subversion
6 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (25.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 3 (18.75%) vSphere
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (18.75%) VPN

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 (6.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (6.25%) IaaS
4 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
2 5 (31.25%) SSL
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) SMS
4 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (12.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) AWS Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) SAML
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Clustering
2 5 (31.25%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) VMS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Auto-Scaling
2 6 (37.50%) Deployment Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Kanban
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Strategic Thinking
3 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) User Stories
4 4 (25.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (12.50%) Task Automation
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCA
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) MCTS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) VCAP
1 1 (6.25%) VCP4
1 1 (6.25%) VCP5
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) vSphere
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Docker
3 1 (6.25%) vCloud
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) VMware NSX
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Ansible
1 6 (37.50%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (12.50%) vCenter Server
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
3 1 (6.25%) vMotion
3 1 (6.25%) vRealize
3 1 (6.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) PlateSpin
2 2 (12.50%) Teradata
3 1 (6.25%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) HP