Period
to 15 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 June 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)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 47 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.52% 0.45% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 2.02% 1.79% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Somerset median daily rate £463 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £413 £363 £425
90th Percentile £500 £388 £475
South West median daily rate £475 £493 £360
% change year-on-year -3.55% +36.81% -8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £16.38

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 Somerset with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 99 112 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 25.85% 24.94% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 65 35
Somerset median daily rate £425 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.62% +20.91%
10th Percentile £163 £129 £210
90th Percentile £645 £554 £571
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £352
% change year-on-year +12.50% +13.64% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Somerset median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -52.70% +134.92%
10th Percentile £14.45 £13.35 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £22.15 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +13.89% +7.46% +4.69%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Somerset

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Somerset

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 15 June 2019. 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
Street -1 2 £463 -
Virtual Machines
South West

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 2 (100.00%) NHS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) IaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Network Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) DRM
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (100.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 2 (100.00%) IaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) DRM
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle