Period
to 26 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 26 June 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)
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 82 91
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 -14
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.36% 0.27% 1.07%
As % of the System Software category 2.83% 1.82% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Essex median daily rate £475 £275 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.73% -45.81% +153.75%
10th Percentile £438 £255 £476
90th Percentile £513 £295 £523
East of England median daily rate £363 £403 £469
% change year-on-year -9.94% -14.13% +37.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £14.60 -

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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 106 110 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.71% 14.99% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 72 82
Essex median daily rate £448 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.48% -2.94% +41.67%
10th Percentile £145 £163 £171
90th Percentile £624 £574 £586
East of England median daily rate £422 £363 £356
% change year-on-year +16.28% +1.75% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 17
Essex median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £14.23 £13.85 £11.28
90th Percentile £18.68 £26.35 £37.80
East of England median hourly rate £15.14 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.27% - -

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Essex

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Essex

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 26 June 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
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £475 -
Virtual Machines
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 3 (100.00%) Haskell
1 3 (100.00%) Erlang
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Groovy
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) F#
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 3 (100.00%) Scala
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) Clojure
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) GitHub
1 3 (100.00%) Microservices
1 3 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) Neo4j
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Microservices
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Clojure
1 3 (100.00%) Erlang
1 3 (100.00%) F#
1 3 (100.00%) Groovy
1 3 (100.00%) Haskell
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GDPR