Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 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)
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 82 77
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 11 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.02% 1.31% 0.93%
As % of the System Software category 5.50% 9.09% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Essex median daily rate £600 £520 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +103.92% +27.50%
10th Percentile £473 £250 £239
90th Percentile £639 £582 £276
East of England median daily rate £488 £400 £278
% change year-on-year +21.88% +44.14% -0.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 200 110 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.55% 14.45% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 65 83
Essex median daily rate £495 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.43% +27.27% -21.43%
10th Percentile £146 £132 £178
90th Percentile £620 £550 £431
East of England median daily rate £395 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +8.97% +11.54% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 49
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.25 £40.00 £32.67
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Essex over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 12 December 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
Southend-on-Sea -12 9 £600 +8.11% 1
Basildon - 1 £230 -
Virtual Machines
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (54.55%) Ansible
2 6 (54.55%) Auto-Scaling
2 6 (54.55%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (54.55%) Deployment Automation
2 6 (54.55%) HTTP
2 6 (54.55%) SAML
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) Clustering
2 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Kanban
3 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (45.45%) SSL
3 5 (45.45%) C
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (45.45%) Strategic Thinking
3 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (45.45%) User Stories
4 4 (36.36%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 4 (36.36%) Subversion
4 4 (36.36%) Unix
5 3 (27.27%) Memory Management
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) STL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) GitHub
2 1 (9.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) HTTP
2 5 (45.45%) SSL
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) Subversion
3 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
4 1 (9.09%) Gradle
4 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) Maven
4 1 (9.09%) NeoLoad
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C++ Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (9.09%) AWS Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) SAML
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) STL
3 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Flex
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) JMS
3 1 (9.09%) JPA
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) Sass
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Clustering
2 5 (45.45%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
4 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Auto-Scaling
1 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (54.55%) Deployment Automation
1 6 (54.55%) Scrum
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
1 6 (54.55%) TDD
1 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Kanban
2 5 (45.45%) Strategic Thinking
2 5 (45.45%) User Stories
3 4 (36.36%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 3 (27.27%) Memory Management
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
6 1 (9.09%) Microservices
6 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C
2 3 (27.27%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Ansible
1 6 (54.55%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (9.09%) Kibana
2 1 (9.09%) logstash
2 1 (9.09%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle