Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 70 93
Rank change year-on-year +1 +23 +4
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 39 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.80% 1.13% 0.076%
As % of the System Software category 17.11% 8.33% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 0
Reading median daily rate £459 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.25% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £504 £425 £313
% change year-on-year +18.53% +36.00% -30.56%
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 228 180 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 16.38% 13.51% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 98 61
Reading median daily rate £450 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £301 £231 £163
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £430 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +4.56% +2.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 13
Reading median hourly rate £47.50 £18.11 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.36% -7.91% -7.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.83
90th Percentile £52.90 £37.90 £55.52
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.64 £18.11 £19.66
% change year-on-year +152.02% -7.90% +31.07%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019, 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 33 (84.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (69.23%) Windows
3 25 (64.10%) IaaS
4 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
5 17 (43.59%) PaaS
5 17 (43.59%) DevOps
6 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
7 15 (38.46%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (38.46%) Analytics
8 13 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
9 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (28.21%) Security Testing
10 11 (28.21%) SQL
10 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
10 11 (28.21%) Data Lake
11 10 (25.64%) Power Platform
11 10 (25.64%) Data-Driven Testing
11 10 (25.64%) Visual Studio
11 10 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (25.64%) Data Management
11 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (25.64%) HDInsight
11 10 (25.64%) Power BI
11 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
12 8 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (20.51%) Business Continuity
13 7 (17.95%) Data Science
13 7 (17.95%) Clustering

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project Server
Cloud Services
1 33 (84.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (64.10%) IaaS
3 17 (43.59%) PaaS
4 10 (25.64%) Power Platform
5 7 (17.95%) Office 365
6 5 (12.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (12.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (7.69%) OpenShift
8 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (5.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (5.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (5.13%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Skype
1 2 (5.13%) SSL
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Intranet
2 1 (2.56%) IPsec
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) Data Lake
2 10 (25.64%) HDInsight
2 10 (25.64%) Power BI
2 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Visual Studio Team System
2 10 (25.64%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.13%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) Moq
4 1 (2.56%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Azure Engineer
1 16 (41.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Azure DevOps
2 8 (20.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Azure Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Azure Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Active Directory Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Server Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Backup Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Storage Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (5.13%) Kafka
2 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) Task Parallel Library
2 1 (2.56%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Clustering
2 5 (12.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (10.26%) Blog
4 3 (7.69%) RIA
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) EPoS
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) DevOps
2 15 (38.46%) Analytics
3 13 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 13 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
4 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (28.21%) Security Testing
6 10 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (25.64%) Data Management
6 10 (25.64%) Data-Driven Testing
6 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
7 8 (20.51%) Business Continuity
7 8 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (17.95%) Data Science
8 7 (17.95%) Scrum
9 6 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (15.38%) Technical Leadership
10 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
10 5 (12.82%) Decision-Making
10 5 (12.82%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 5 (12.82%) Docker
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) LXC
4 2 (5.13%) VirtualBox
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Ansible
1 5 (12.82%) Kubernetes
1 5 (12.82%) Terraform
2 2 (5.13%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.13%) Packer
2 2 (5.13%) Puppet
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.56%) vMotion
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Google
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) New Relic
4 2 (5.13%) Splunk
5 1 (2.56%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.56%) Lumension