Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 92 103
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 -4
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 6 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.49% 0.99% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 3.26% 6.00% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 12
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -23.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £410 £192 £316
90th Percentile £514 £425 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £300 £425
% change year-on-year +41.67% -29.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £43.00 - £11.75

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 184 200 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.97% 16.50% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 153 130
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +18.40%
10th Percentile £199 £181 £178
90th Percentile £588 £538 £476
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 13
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £10.15 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.41% -38.48% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £40.00 £160.00 £22.95
South East median hourly rate £16.30 £17.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +16.18% -14.29%

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 October 2018. 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 +5 3 £463 +42.31% 1
Banbury - 1 - - 1
Virtual Machines
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) IaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
4 1 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (16.67%) Perfmon
4 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
4 1 (16.67%) PaaS
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
4 1 (16.67%) Skype
4 1 (16.67%) Mimecast

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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Server Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) KML
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
2 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Perfmon
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
2 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
2 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
2 1 (16.67%) Brocade
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds