Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 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)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 47 46
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +34
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.40% 0.99% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 2.86% 5.21% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Somerset median daily rate £454 - £375
10th Percentile £429 - £363
90th Percentile £488 - £388
South West median daily rate £433 £550 £356
% change year-on-year -21.36% +54.39% -1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 70 96 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.97% 19.05% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 33
Somerset median daily rate £388 £235 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.89% -27.69% +25.00%
10th Percentile £200 £101 £106
90th Percentile £518 £488 £458
South West median daily rate £413 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +17.86% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 12
Somerset median hourly rate - £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.50% +23.08%
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% +25.00% -28.21%

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 14 December 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
Street -6 2 £454 -
Virtual Machines
South West

For the 6 months to 14 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) NHS
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) IaaS
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Network Virtualisation
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%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (50.00%) PMO
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) DRM
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
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%) IaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
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%) Azure Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
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%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle