Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 174 177
Rank change year-on-year +61 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 11 12 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.54% 0.28% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 3.64% 2.17% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
Median daily rate £400 £363 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.94% -14.13%
10th Percentile £288 £310 £241
90th Percentile £578 £481 £543
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £14.60
England median hourly rate £23.00 £36.67 £43.00
% change year-on-year -37.28% -14.72% +145.71%

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 302 553 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.87% 13.05% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 310 339
Median daily rate £375 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.39% +11.60% +7.14%
10th Percentile £135 £158 £150
90th Percentile £550 £620 £558
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 63
Median hourly rate £20.50 £15.14 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.45% -8.27% +3.13%
10th Percentile £16.36 £10.92 £11.18
90th Percentile £65.41 £66.81 £38.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 +33 4 £400 -15.79%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £275 -
Hertfordshire +44 3 £508 +45.00% 3
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) HP
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) Network Management
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Open Source
2 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) HTTP
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (36.36%) C
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) WLAN
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Broadband
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) IPv4
3 3 (27.27%) IPv6
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) 802.11

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 3 (27.27%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Azure
2 1 (9.09%) AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
2 1 (9.09%) PaaS
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) HTTP
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) 802.11
3 3 (27.27%) Broadband
3 3 (27.27%) DOCSIS
3 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
3 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) IPv4
3 3 (27.27%) IPv6
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) UPnP
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
3 3 (27.27%) WLAN
3 3 (27.27%) WPA
3 3 (27.27%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) AutoIt
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Management Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Python Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) IPTV
2 1 (9.09%) BYOD
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) VMS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Network Management
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Open Source
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
3 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Requirements Gathering
3 3 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Use Case
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) APMG
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Terminal Server
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) Firmware
4 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
4 1 (9.09%) vCloud
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP ALM
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (18.18%) PowerCLI
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
3 1 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
3 1 (9.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Brocade
3 2 (18.18%) CyberArk
3 2 (18.18%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) jetNEXUS
4 1 (9.09%) JD Edwards