Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Virtual Environments skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Environments over the 6 months to 20 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 Environments
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 78 77
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +17
Contract jobs citing Virtual Environments 33 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.19% 2.07% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.43% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 15
Milton Keynes median daily rate £415 £518 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.81% +8.95% +19.12%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £413
90th Percentile £487 £538 £507
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £518 £475
% change year-on-year -19.81% +8.95% +20.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

Virtual Environments is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,270 1,401 1,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 84.16% 85.22% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 689 688
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 32 32
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -15.46%
10th Percentile £9.27 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £16.05 £19.42 £15.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.79% +12.50% -20.00%

Virtual Environments
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Virtual Environments as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Environments in Milton Keynes

Virtual Environments
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Environments in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Environments in Milton Keynes

Virtual Environments
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Environments in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Environments in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Environments 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Virtual Environments.

1 29 (87.88%) ITIL
1 29 (87.88%) Security Cleared
2 28 (84.85%) SC Cleared
3 25 (75.76%) ITIL V3
4 19 (57.58%) Service Management
4 19 (57.58%) Change Management
4 19 (57.58%) ITSM
5 15 (45.45%) DV Cleared
6 14 (42.42%) F5
6 14 (42.42%) Service Delivery
6 14 (42.42%) Windows
6 14 (42.42%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (36.36%) Data Centre
9 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (30.30%) Linux
9 10 (30.30%) Cisco
9 10 (30.30%) Firewall
9 10 (30.30%) VMware
10 9 (27.27%) IPsec
10 9 (27.27%) BGP
10 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
10 9 (27.27%) BIG-IP
10 9 (27.27%) Palo Alto
11 8 (24.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (24.24%) Cisco ISE

Virtual Environments
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.18%) IIS
2 6 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.12%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (12.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
1 10 (30.30%) Firewall
2 9 (27.27%) BGP
2 9 (27.27%) BIG-IP
2 9 (27.27%) IPsec
2 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 8 (24.24%) Cisco ISE
3 8 (24.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (18.18%) Wireless
5 5 (15.15%) ICMP
5 5 (15.15%) OSPF
6 4 (12.12%) Internet
6 4 (12.12%) LAN
6 4 (12.12%) SSL
6 4 (12.12%) Telepresence
6 4 (12.12%) WAN
7 3 (9.09%) iSCSI
7 3 (9.09%) Skype
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Applications Support
2 5 (15.15%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Applications Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Applications Support Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Data Centre Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Data Centre Technician
3 4 (12.12%) Network Support
3 4 (12.12%) Support Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Data Technician
4 3 (9.09%) DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) Communications Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (36.36%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) Unix
4 3 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) ITIL
2 25 (75.76%) ITIL V3
3 19 (57.58%) Change Management
3 19 (57.58%) ITSM
3 19 (57.58%) Service Management
4 14 (42.42%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (42.42%) Service Delivery
5 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
6 6 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation
7 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (15.15%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (12.12%) Network Management
8 4 (12.12%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
9 2 (6.06%) Critical Thinking
9 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (6.06%) Migration
9 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
10 1 (3.03%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (87.88%) Security Cleared
2 28 (84.85%) SC Cleared
3 15 (45.45%) DV Cleared
4 8 (24.24%) CCNP
4 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (18.18%) MCDBA
6 6 (18.18%) MCITP
7 4 (12.12%) CCNA
8 2 (6.06%) CCIP
9 1 (3.03%) MCP
9 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.15%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.09%) NFS
4 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (9.09%) OVSD
2 3 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 2 (6.06%) SCSM
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) F5
2 10 (30.30%) Cisco
2 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 9 (27.27%) Palo Alto
4 6 (18.18%) HP
4 6 (18.18%) Juniper
5 5 (15.15%) Aruba
5 5 (15.15%) Citrix
5 5 (15.15%) Symantec
6 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.09%) NetApp
8 2 (6.06%) arcserve
8 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle
8 2 (6.06%) Veeam