Period
to 16 June 2019

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 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 97 99
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2 -25
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 11 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.99% 0.97% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 5.67% 6.64% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.09% -12.35%
10th Percentile £313 £200 £272
90th Percentile £411 £438 £452
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £422 £422
% change year-on-year -5.21% -0.06% -1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £23.75 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £23.75 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -50.00% - -

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 194 226 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 17.38% 14.65% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 129 111
Milton Keynes median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £293
90th Percentile £638 £538 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £435 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +8.75% +1.27% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 16 26
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £17.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -37.00% +45.50%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £8.78
90th Percentile £41.60 £16.38 £18.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.64 £16.25
% change year-on-year +20.27% -28.37% +35.42%

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

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

1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
2 5 (45.45%) Server Building
2 5 (45.45%) Server Management
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) Sophos
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Security Management
4 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (27.27%) CCA
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (27.27%) MCTS
4 3 (27.27%) Clustering
4 3 (27.27%) SCCM

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) WordPress
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (9.09%) Liferay
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Unified Communications
2 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Security Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
1 5 (45.45%) Server Building
1 5 (45.45%) Server Management
2 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
3 3 (27.27%) Data Privacy
3 3 (27.27%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) IT Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Security Management
3 3 (27.27%) Task Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Information Management
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) CCA
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (27.27%) MCTS
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (27.27%) VCAP
3 3 (27.27%) VCP4
3 3 (27.27%) VCP5
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) HAZOP
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 3 (27.27%) vCloud
3 3 (27.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
1 3 (27.27%) SCVMM
1 3 (27.27%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (27.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Meraki
4 3 (27.27%) Sophos
5 1 (9.09%) FatWire
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat