Period
to 20 January 2021

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 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 of England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 87 143 172
Rank change year-on-year +56 +29 +5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 9 25 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.62% 0.70% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 3.64% 4.22% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 22
Median daily rate £490 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £285 £413
90th Percentile £559 £638 £623
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £39.75 £36.67
% change year-on-year +10.69% +8.40% -23.33%

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 247 593 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.96% 16.62% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 383 381
Median daily rate £400 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +11.11%
10th Percentile £128 £158 £130
90th Percentile £632 £606 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 57 61
Median hourly rate £15.70 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +0.03% +5.61%
10th Percentile £11.24 £13.00 £12.55
90th Percentile £44.90 £47.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.13% -

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in the East of England

Virtual Machines
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in the East of England

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

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 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
Essex +4 7 £500 +24.94% 2
Cambridgeshire +43 1 £335 -46.40% 1
Suffolk +19 1 - -
Virtual Machines
England

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

1 8 (88.89%) AWS
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) UML
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) J2EE
3 6 (66.67%) MySQL
3 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 6 (66.67%) JSP
3 6 (66.67%) Servlets
3 6 (66.67%) XML
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (66.67%) Amazon Aurora
4 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (55.56%) XML Schema
4 5 (55.56%) XSLT
5 4 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) HTTP
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (22.22%) Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 2 (22.22%) Auto-Scaling
7 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
7 1 (11.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
7 1 (11.11%) Skype

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 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (88.89%) AWS
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (22.22%) Azure
3 2 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (11.11%) GCP
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) OneDrive
4 1 (11.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) BGP
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) IPsec
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon Aurora
1 6 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Database Architect
3 2 (22.22%) DBA
3 2 (22.22%) MySQL DBA
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Architect
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) J2EE
1 6 (66.67%) JSP
1 6 (66.67%) Servlets
1 6 (66.67%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) XML Schema
2 5 (55.56%) XSLT
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
1 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (66.67%) UML
2 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Auto-Scaling
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) API Design
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Epics
4 1 (11.11%) Evolutionary Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (11.11%) Product Backlog
4 1 (11.11%) Product Roadmap
4 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) CloudEndure
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft