Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 94 69
Rank change year-on-year -10 -25 +14
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 6 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.58% 1.19% 0.92%
As % of the System Software category 3.08% 9.43% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 8
Essex median daily rate £600 £520 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +103.92% +7.37%
East of England median daily rate £588 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +46.88% +23.08% -5.45%
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 195 106 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.86% 12.66% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 57 94
Essex median daily rate £450 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +41.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £148 £138 £172
90th Percentile £600 £575 £450
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 67
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% -13.16%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.25 £40.00 £21.20
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -10.81%

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 17 October 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 +6 5 £600 +8.11%
Virtual Machines
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 6 (100.00%) SAML
1 6 (100.00%) Clustering
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (100.00%) Ansible
1 6 (100.00%) Auto-Scaling
1 6 (100.00%) Single Sign-On
1 6 (100.00%) Deployment Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (83.33%) Strategic Thinking
2 5 (83.33%) User Stories
2 5 (83.33%) Kanban
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) HTTP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) SSL
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Subversion
3 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (66.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 3 (50.00%) C
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) JBoss
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) SMS

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 (16.67%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) HTTP
1 5 (83.33%) SSL
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Clustering
2 5 (83.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Auto-Scaling
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (100.00%) Deployment Automation
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Kanban
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Strategic Thinking
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) User Stories
3 4 (66.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) Ansible
1 6 (100.00%) Single Sign-On