Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 15 December 2017 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 104 86
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18 +3
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 7 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.57% 0.55% 1.03%
As % of the System Software category 2.95% 3.89% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 13
Oxfordshire median daily rate £350 £475 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +53.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £274 £305 £238
90th Percentile £430 £488 £375
South East median daily rate £355 £418 £360
% change year-on-year -14.97% +15.97% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% -54.55% +38.12%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 237 180 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 19.39% 14.21% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 104 158
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +19.52% -0.40%
10th Percentile £169 £191 £155
90th Percentile £575 £481 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 17
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +6.45% -13.89%
South East median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.76% +8.07%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Oxfordshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Oxfordshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Oxfordshire

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -2 7 £350 -26.32%
Virtual Machines
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) OLAP
2 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (42.86%) PaaS
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 3 (42.86%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) Twitter
2 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 3 (42.86%) IaaS
2 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (42.86%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Angular 2
3 2 (28.57%) Pandas
3 2 (28.57%) TensorFlow

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (42.86%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) IaaS
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
1 3 (42.86%) OLAP
1 3 (42.86%) OLAP Cube
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Data Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) IT Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) Angular 2
1 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) REST
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Pandas
2 2 (28.57%) Razor View Engine
2 2 (28.57%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (14.29%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) BDD
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Refactoring
2 2 (28.57%) Server Building
2 2 (28.57%) Server Patching
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) RAD
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Twitter
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee