Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 16 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 105 63
Rank change year-on-year +27 -42 +40
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 20 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.62% 0.85% 2.02%
As % of the System Software category 6.54% 5.58% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 19
Milton Keynes median daily rate £378 £301 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.31% -36.58% +17.07%
10th Percentile £200 £253 £339
90th Percentile £394 £420 £504
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £378 £301 £475
% change year-on-year +25.31% -36.58% +16.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire 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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 306 269 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 24.74% 15.25% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 126 99
Milton Keynes median daily rate £375 £390 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £215
90th Percentile £504 £497 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £378 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +0.67% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 31 24
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £19.00 £13.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.05% +44.93% -2.05%
10th Percentile £9.00 £12.30 £9.00
90th Percentile £25.13 £60.00 £15.76
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £13.22
% change year-on-year -23.68% +43.72% -16.65%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Milton Keynes

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Milton Keynes

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 18 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) DV Cleared
4 13 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (65.00%) VMware
5 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
6 10 (50.00%) Server Management
6 10 (50.00%) Citrix
6 10 (50.00%) SCCM
6 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 10 (50.00%) Patch Management
6 10 (50.00%) Server Building
7 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (40.00%) ITIL
8 8 (40.00%) ITIL V3
8 8 (40.00%) vSphere
8 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (35.00%) SCVMM
9 7 (35.00%) VCAP
9 7 (35.00%) Unified Communications
9 7 (35.00%) SQL
9 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
10 6 (30.00%) Clustering
10 6 (30.00%) CCA
10 6 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco
10 6 (30.00%) VCP4
10 6 (30.00%) vCloud

Virtual Machines
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:

Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (10.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Administrator
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (30.00%) Clustering
2 6 (30.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) CentOS
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
1 5 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Patch Management
1 10 (50.00%) Server Building
1 10 (50.00%) Server Management
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (30.00%) Task Automation
5 5 (25.00%) Capacity Management
5 5 (25.00%) Critical Thinking
5 5 (25.00%) High Availability
5 5 (25.00%) ITSM
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (25.00%) Service Management
6 4 (20.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Change Control
8 1 (5.00%) Migration
8 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (5.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (70.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (35.00%) VCAP
6 6 (30.00%) CCA
6 6 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (30.00%) MCTS
6 6 (30.00%) VCP4
6 6 (30.00%) VCP5
7 3 (15.00%) MCSA
8 2 (10.00%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (40.00%) vSphere
4 6 (30.00%) vCloud
4 6 (30.00%) XenServer
5 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SCCM
2 7 (35.00%) SCVMM
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (30.00%) vCenter Server
4 5 (25.00%) Nagios
5 4 (20.00%) OVSD
6 3 (15.00%) WSUS
7 1 (5.00%) Ansible
7 1 (5.00%) Puppet
7 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 4 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) McAfee