Period
to 19 October 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 19 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 108 73
Rank change year-on-year +26 -35 +22
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 25 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.79% 0.66% 1.62%
As % of the System Software category 8.62% 4.31% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 20
Milton Keynes median daily rate £378 £301 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.31% -33.06% +10.02%
10th Percentile £200 £243 £413
90th Percentile £438 £450 £521
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £378 £364 £450
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.17% +10.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 290 255 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 20.74% 15.23% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 134 80
Milton Keynes median daily rate £375 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -7.06% +13.33%
10th Percentile £200 £168 £199
90th Percentile £488 £498 £539
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £390 £400
% change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 33
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +38.46% +13.04%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.42 £8.50
90th Percentile £18.60 £57.50 £18.78
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.03 £18.00 £13.11
% change year-on-year -22.08% +37.30% -17.34%

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 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 22 (88.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (60.00%) VMware
3 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (60.00%) DV Cleared
4 14 (56.00%) ITIL
5 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (52.00%) ITIL V3
6 11 (44.00%) Citrix
7 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 10 (40.00%) SCCM
8 9 (36.00%) Windows
8 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
9 8 (32.00%) Linux
10 7 (28.00%) Service Management
10 7 (28.00%) Change Management
10 7 (28.00%) ITSM
10 7 (28.00%) Patch Management
10 7 (28.00%) Server Building
10 7 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (28.00%) Capacity Management
10 7 (28.00%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (28.00%) Critical Thinking
10 7 (28.00%) Server Management
11 6 (24.00%) Office 365
11 6 (24.00%) McAfee
11 6 (24.00%) MCSA
11 6 (24.00%) Active Directory

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 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (12.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (8.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Storage Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Clustering
2 4 (16.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Linux
3 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (20.00%) CentOS
4 5 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (12.00%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) ITIL
2 13 (52.00%) ITIL V3
3 7 (28.00%) Capacity Management
3 7 (28.00%) Change Management
3 7 (28.00%) Critical Thinking
3 7 (28.00%) ITSM
3 7 (28.00%) Patch Management
3 7 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (28.00%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (28.00%) Server Building
3 7 (28.00%) Server Management
3 7 (28.00%) Service Management
4 5 (20.00%) High Availability
5 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.00%) Task Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
7 1 (4.00%) Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 15 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (24.00%) MCSA
4 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (20.00%) VCAP
6 4 (16.00%) CCA
6 4 (16.00%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (16.00%) MCTS
6 4 (16.00%) VCP4
6 4 (16.00%) VCP5
7 2 (8.00%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (24.00%) vSphere
4 4 (16.00%) vCloud
4 4 (16.00%) XenServer
5 3 (12.00%) NFS
6 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) SCCM
2 6 (24.00%) OVSD
2 6 (24.00%) WSUS
3 5 (20.00%) Nagios
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (16.00%) SCVMM
4 4 (16.00%) vCenter Server
5 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (8.00%) SCOM
5 2 (8.00%) SCSM
6 1 (4.00%) Ansible
6 1 (4.00%) Puppet
6 1 (4.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (60.00%) VMware
3 11 (44.00%) Citrix
4 6 (24.00%) HP
4 6 (24.00%) McAfee
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco
6 3 (12.00%) NetApp
7 2 (8.00%) arcserve
7 2 (8.00%) Symantec
7 2 (8.00%) Veeam