Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 172 165
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 +14
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 31 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.53% 0.49% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 3.83% 3.91% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 32
South West median daily rate £493 £475 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +23.78% -19.21%
10th Percentile £357 £298 £308
90th Percentile £585 £763 £456
England median daily rate £493 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +15.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.38 £46.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -51.79% +106.29% -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 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 809 690 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.88% 12.60% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 430 433
South West median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £180 £154 £136
90th Percentile £575 £538 £573
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +16.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 42 70
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £15.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +18.60% -22.17%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.29 £10.24
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £38.68
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.51% +4.70% -

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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
Bristol -5 16 £493 -8.37% 8
Gloucestershire +3 7 £388 -
Wiltshire -5 4 £525 +50.00% 1
Somerset - 1 £375 - 4
Devon - 1 £379 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 South West region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 28 (90.32%) Windows
2 26 (83.87%) Windows Server
3 16 (51.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
4 15 (48.39%) Linux
4 15 (48.39%) DevOps
5 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (41.94%) Ansible
5 13 (41.94%) Configuration Management
5 13 (41.94%) VMware
5 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (41.94%) Puppet
6 12 (38.71%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (38.71%) Google
6 12 (38.71%) Java
6 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
6 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
6 12 (38.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (35.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
7 11 (35.48%) Vagrant
7 11 (35.48%) Travis CI
7 11 (35.48%) Packer
7 11 (35.48%) Terraform
7 11 (35.48%) Tomcat
7 11 (35.48%) JSP
7 11 (35.48%) Struts
7 11 (35.48%) JBoss
7 11 (35.48%) Ant

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 11 (35.48%) JBoss
1 11 (35.48%) Tomcat
2 5 (16.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (38.71%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (38.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (35.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (9.68%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 2 (6.45%) DMZ
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.23%) NAS
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) DataStax
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Ant
1 11 (35.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
1 11 (35.48%) Travis CI
1 11 (35.48%) Vagrant
2 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Senior DevOps
2 4 (12.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.23%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Java Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) JSP
1 11 (35.48%) Struts
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) Node.js
4 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Fat Client
1 9 (29.03%) Thin Client
2 4 (12.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (90.32%) Windows
2 26 (83.87%) Windows Server
3 15 (48.39%) Linux
4 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
7 3 (9.68%) VMS
8 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.23%) CentOS
9 1 (3.23%) Debian
9 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) DevOps
2 13 (41.94%) Configuration Management
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 9 (29.03%) Change Management
6 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
7 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
8 2 (6.45%) ITSM
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) PLM
8 2 (6.45%) Service Management
9 1 (3.23%) Change Control
9 1 (3.23%) Low Latency
9 1 (3.23%) Open Source
9 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) MCSA
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.45%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) CCNP
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.23%) MCP
6 1 (3.23%) MCSE
6 1 (3.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
3 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.45%) vSphere
6 1 (3.23%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.23%) Firmware
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) Ansible
1 13 (41.94%) Puppet
2 11 (35.48%) Packer
2 11 (35.48%) Terraform
3 8 (25.81%) SCCM
3 8 (25.81%) SCVMM
4 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (12.90%) SCOM
5 4 (12.90%) WSUS
6 2 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (6.45%) FortiGate
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (3.23%) SCDPM
7 1 (3.23%) SCSM
7 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) VMware
2 12 (38.71%) Google
2 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 9 (29.03%) MKS
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) McAfee
5 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Splunk
6 1 (3.23%) Capita
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) Sophos