Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 18 December 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 75 96
Rank change year-on-year +6 +21 0
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 29 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.84% 1.40% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 14.65% 9.09% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 1
Reading median daily rate £513 £538 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +72.00% -13.19%
10th Percentile £370 £423 £281
90th Percentile £630 £550 £344
Berkshire median daily rate £513 £525 £313
% change year-on-year -2.38% +68.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire 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 Reading with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 198 198 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.56% 15.43% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 112 76
Reading median daily rate £441 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.31% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £164
90th Percentile £550 £550 £556
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 15
Reading median hourly rate £33.75 £14.75 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.81% -65.92% +80.15%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £39.75 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +37.93% -21.62% -14.15%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Reading

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Reading

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Reading over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Reading

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Reading region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 25 (86.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (79.31%) IaaS
3 22 (75.86%) Windows
4 17 (58.62%) PaaS
5 16 (55.17%) PowerShell
6 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
7 13 (44.83%) Analytics
7 13 (44.83%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (44.83%) DevOps
8 11 (37.93%) SQL
9 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (34.48%) Data Lake
10 9 (31.03%) Power BI
10 9 (31.03%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (31.03%) HDInsight
10 9 (31.03%) Security Testing
10 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (31.03%) Data Management
10 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
11 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
12 7 (24.14%) Data-Driven Testing
12 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
13 6 (20.69%) Scrum
13 6 (20.69%) Data Science
14 5 (17.24%) Terraform
14 5 (17.24%) Ansible
14 5 (17.24%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (17.24%) AWS CloudFormation

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 25 (86.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (79.31%) IaaS
3 17 (58.62%) PaaS
4 5 (17.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (17.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (13.79%) Office 365
5 4 (13.79%) OpenShift
6 3 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (3.45%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DHCP
1 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
1 1 (3.45%) IPsec
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
1 1 (3.45%) Skype
1 1 (3.45%) SSL
1 1 (3.45%) VPN
1 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) Data Lake
2 9 (31.03%) HDInsight
2 9 (31.03%) Power BI
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Visual Studio Team System
2 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Travis CI
3 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Azure Engineer
1 13 (44.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Azure DevOps
2 9 (31.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Azure Consultant
3 6 (20.69%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Angular Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Azure Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Backup Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Storage Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) JSP
1 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) Blog
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) RIA
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) CentOS
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Analytics
1 13 (44.83%) DevOps
2 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (31.03%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (31.03%) Data Management
3 9 (31.03%) Security Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Data-Driven Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.69%) Data Science
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
6 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
7 3 (10.34%) Decision-Making
7 3 (10.34%) Network Virtualisation
8 2 (6.90%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) PowerShell
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.79%) Docker
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) VirtualBox
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Ansible
1 5 (17.24%) Terraform
2 4 (13.79%) Kubernetes
3 3 (10.34%) SCCM
4 2 (6.90%) SCOM
4 2 (6.90%) WSUS
5 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.45%) Packer
5 1 (3.45%) Puppet
5 1 (3.45%) SCDPM
5 1 (3.45%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Google
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Lumension
4 1 (3.45%) MKS
4 1 (3.45%) New Relic
4 1 (3.45%) Splunk
4 1 (3.45%) Veeam