Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 11 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 Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 80 60
Rank change year-on-year +17 -20 -
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 3 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.42% 0.10% 1.43%
As % of the System Software category 4.76% 0.70% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Sheffield median daily rate £369 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +60.00% -
10th Percentile £302 £375 £213
90th Percentile £431 £425 £443
South Yorkshire median daily rate £369 £325 £275
% change year-on-year +13.46% +18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £22.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -19.64% -

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 Sheffield with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 63 142 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 8.87% 14.79% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 119 66
Sheffield median daily rate £485 £458 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.01% +14.38% +12.20%
10th Percentile £121 £275 £144
90th Percentile £638 £575 £525
South Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £455 £383
% change year-on-year -3.85% +18.95% +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 16
Sheffield median hourly rate £13.75 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.78% -28.00% -10.55%
10th Percentile £9.53 £8.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.30 £9.80 £17.38
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +20.00% -10.71%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Sheffield

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Sheffield

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 11 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (66.67%) GCP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) SUSE
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Regular Expression
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NAS
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) GoCD
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Business Development
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian