Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 76 94
Rank change year-on-year +14 +18 -1
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 5 8 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.73% 0.76% 1.01%
As % of the System Software category 4.76% 3.52% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Median daily rate £400 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -8.82% +23.19%
10th Percentile £320 £307 £370
90th Percentile £432 £394 £450
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £388 £423
% change year-on-year +3.23% -8.28% +22.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 105 227 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 15.31% 21.66% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 124 113
Median daily rate £400 £423 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +11.18% -2.25%
10th Percentile £136 £169 £202
90th Percentile £580 £550 £525
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £411 £375
% change year-on-year -2.74% +9.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 44 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.49% -14.14% +52.17%
10th Percentile £11.40 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.63 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.53 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.15% -17.00% +25.00%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
1 3 (60.00%) vCloud
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 2 (40.00%) IFS
2 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
2 2 (40.00%) VCP5
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) VCAP
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) MCTS
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) CCA
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) SQL

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 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) FCAPS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (40.00%) Server Building
1 2 (40.00%) Server Management
1 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Creative Thinking
2 1 (20.00%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CCA
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCTS
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) VCAP
2 2 (40.00%) VCP4
2 2 (40.00%) VCP5
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (20.00%) PMP
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (60.00%) vCloud
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
1 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (20.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) IFS
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam