Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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)
England > South West
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 165 171
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 +8
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 34 36 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.61% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 4.87% 5.14% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 38
South West median daily rate £550 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.96% -6.25% -4.00%
10th Percentile £378 £303 £254
90th Percentile £640 £468 £544
England median daily rate £445 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +1.14% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
South West median hourly rate - - £43.23
England median hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +73.93% -21.43% +52.17%

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 the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 698 701 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.43% 12.47% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 428 368
South West median daily rate £350 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £158 £122 £120
90th Percentile £553 £519 £488
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 70 88
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.21% +2.63%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.05 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the South West

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in the South West

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the South West over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in the South West

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in the South West

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. 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
Bristol -10 15 £575 +76.92% 5
Wiltshire -6 6 £450 -
Somerset -1 5 - -
Dorset +5 4 £418 +20.58%
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Virtual Machines
England

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 South West region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 23 (67.65%) Java
2 17 (50.00%) Linux
3 15 (44.12%) DevOps
4 14 (41.18%) Node.js
4 14 (41.18%) React
4 14 (41.18%) Tomcat
5 13 (38.24%) Oracle
5 13 (38.24%) IBM
6 12 (35.29%) Mainframe
6 12 (35.29%) DB2
6 12 (35.29%) Firewall
6 12 (35.29%) JIRA
6 12 (35.29%) F5
7 11 (32.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (32.35%) IIS
8 10 (29.41%) Apache
8 10 (29.41%) CICS
8 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 10 (29.41%) BIG-IP
8 10 (29.41%) Spring
8 10 (29.41%) DataPower
8 10 (29.41%) webpack
8 10 (29.41%) Microservices
8 10 (29.41%) Spring Boot
9 9 (26.47%) TeamCity
9 9 (26.47%) Green Hat
9 9 (26.47%) Adobe Analytics
9 9 (26.47%) Bitbucket
9 9 (26.47%) Analytics
9 9 (26.47%) Artifactory

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 14 (41.18%) Tomcat
2 11 (32.35%) IIS
3 10 (29.41%) Apache
3 10 (29.41%) CICS
4 5 (14.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (14.71%) nginx
5 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
5 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
7 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Adobe Analytics
2 6 (17.65%) PaaS
3 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.94%) IaaS
5 1 (2.94%) npm
5 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Firewall
2 11 (32.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (29.41%) BIG-IP
4 3 (8.82%) PCoIP
5 2 (5.88%) DNS
5 2 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (2.94%) FTP
6 1 (2.94%) HTTP
6 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.94%) IPsec
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) LDAP
6 1 (2.94%) NAS
6 1 (2.94%) Network Security
6 1 (2.94%) Skype
6 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.94%) tcpdump
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
6 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) DB2
2 4 (11.76%) Big Data
2 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.94%) Power BI
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) JIRA
2 10 (29.41%) webpack
3 9 (26.47%) Artifactory
3 9 (26.47%) Bitbucket
3 9 (26.47%) TeamCity
4 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.82%) Mercurial
5 3 (8.82%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (8.82%) Vagrant
6 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.94%) CircleCI
7 1 (2.94%) Gradle
7 1 (2.94%) gulp
7 1 (2.94%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (2.94%) Maven
7 1 (2.94%) Travis CI
7 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Consultant
2 8 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (20.59%) DevOps Consultant
3 7 (20.59%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Java Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Linux Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Linux Support
6 3 (8.82%) Linux Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Software Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) UI Developer
6 3 (8.82%) UI/UX Developer
6 3 (8.82%) UX Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) JIRA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) Node.js
1 14 (41.18%) React
2 10 (29.41%) Spring
2 10 (29.41%) Spring Boot
3 7 (20.59%) RESTful
3 7 (20.59%) Web Services
4 4 (11.76%) J2EE
4 4 (11.76%) JSON
5 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.82%) Play Framework
5 3 (8.82%) XML
6 2 (5.88%) .NET
7 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.94%) HTML
7 1 (2.94%) Java EE
7 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Mainframe
2 10 (29.41%) DataPower
3 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (14.71%) iPad
3 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
3 5 (14.71%) User Experience
4 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (5.88%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (14.71%) Windows
4 3 (8.82%) VMS
5 2 (5.88%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (5.88%) zOS
6 1 (2.94%) Unix
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) DevOps
2 10 (29.41%) Microservices
3 9 (26.47%) Analytics
4 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.71%) Open Source
6 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.82%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (8.82%) Line Management
7 3 (8.82%) OO
7 3 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (8.82%) RAD
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) UML
7 3 (8.82%) Validation
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) Shell Script
3 7 (20.59%) C++
3 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.65%) Python
5 5 (14.71%) C#
5 5 (14.71%) Groovy
6 4 (11.76%) Ruby
6 4 (11.76%) SQL
7 3 (8.82%) C
8 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.94%) Perl
8 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Docker
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) RACF
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.94%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Ansible
1 6 (17.65%) Puppet
2 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (11.76%) Kubernetes
4 3 (8.82%) Packer
5 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.88%) SnapVault
5 2 (5.88%) zSecure
6 1 (2.94%) Icinga
6 1 (2.94%) Nagios
6 1 (2.94%) SCOM
6 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) IBM
1 13 (38.24%) Oracle
2 12 (35.29%) F5
3 9 (26.47%) Adobe
3 9 (26.47%) Green Hat
4 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.76%) VMware
6 3 (8.82%) NetApp
7 2 (5.88%) Dell
7 2 (5.88%) Veritas
8 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) SAP