Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 180 159
Rank change year-on-year -6 -21 +24
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 19 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.53% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 2.79% 3.81% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 27
East of England median daily rate £550 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +38.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £199 £163 £200
90th Percentile £600 £575 £460
England median daily rate £493 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +16.57% -0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £14.60 - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £46.42 £19.00
% change year-on-year -35.37% +144.29% -25.85%

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 681 657 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.66% 13.92% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 306 395
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £147 £130 £136
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 72 121
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £36.50 £42.95 £37.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.47% -4.44%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +4 7 £600 +15.38% 3
Suffolk -16 4 £440 +10.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £165 - 8
Bedfordshire +2 3 £325 +52.94% 1
Norfolk +15 2 - -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (47.37%) Linux
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (36.84%) Deployment Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Ansible
3 6 (31.58%) Auto-Scaling
3 6 (31.58%) SAML
3 6 (31.58%) HTTP
3 6 (31.58%) Clustering
3 6 (31.58%) TDD
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) SSL
4 5 (26.32%) User Stories
4 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (26.32%) Strategic Thinking
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (21.05%) Subversion
5 4 (21.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
5 4 (21.05%) Unix
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory

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 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) IaaS
3 2 (10.53%) Office 365
4 1 (5.26%) NuGet
4 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) HTTP
2 5 (26.32%) SSL
2 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (10.53%) Power BI
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (21.05%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) MSTest
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Support
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) SAML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
2 5 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
4 1 (5.26%) FreeNAS
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.26%) VMS
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (36.84%) Deployment Automation
2 6 (31.58%) Auto-Scaling
2 6 (31.58%) TDD
2 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps
3 5 (26.32%) Kanban
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
3 5 (26.32%) Strategic Thinking
3 5 (26.32%) User Stories
4 4 (21.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (5.26%) Computational Biology
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) VirtualBox
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Ansible
1 6 (31.58%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) PlateSpin
1 2 (10.53%) Teradata
2 1 (5.26%) Capita
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) VMware