Period
to 22 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 179 167
Rank change year-on-year +24 -12 +3
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 42 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 0.49% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 5.75% 4.02% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 35
South West median daily rate £525 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £303 £303 £258
90th Percentile £655 £404 £522
England median daily rate £475 £450 £409
% change year-on-year +5.56% +10.02% +0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
South West median hourly rate - £15.25 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.34% +91.30%
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 730 671 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.05% 12.23% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 410 398
South West median daily rate £400 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +0.74%
10th Percentile £159 £120 £122
90th Percentile £588 £556 £475
England median daily rate £450 £418 £388
% change year-on-year +7.78% +7.74% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 69 74
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £15.25 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.10% -14.08% +12.70%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.50 £10.48
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.25% +6.67% -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 22 February 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 February 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 -2 17 £550 +69.23% 2
Wiltshire +24 10 £625 - 6
Somerset - 6 - -
Devon -2 5 £425 +8.63% 2
Dorset -5 1 £300 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £275 - 1
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 21 (50.00%) DevOps
2 19 (45.24%) Java
3 18 (42.86%) Tomcat
3 18 (42.86%) Node.js
4 16 (38.10%) Linux
5 15 (35.71%) IIS
5 15 (35.71%) React
6 14 (33.33%) Puppet
7 13 (30.95%) Firewall
7 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
8 12 (28.57%) Windows
8 12 (28.57%) F5
8 12 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (26.19%) Oracle
9 11 (26.19%) DNS
9 11 (26.19%) IBM
9 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
9 11 (26.19%) Apache
10 10 (23.81%) CICS
10 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
10 10 (23.81%) Mainframe
10 10 (23.81%) DB2
10 10 (23.81%) DataPower
10 10 (23.81%) VMware
10 10 (23.81%) BIG-IP
10 10 (23.81%) Spring
10 10 (23.81%) Microservices
10 10 (23.81%) webpack
10 10 (23.81%) Spring Boot
11 9 (21.43%) Ansible

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 18 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 15 (35.71%) IIS
3 11 (26.19%) Apache
4 10 (23.81%) CICS
5 8 (19.05%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (19.05%) nginx
6 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
7 5 (11.90%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
8 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Adobe Analytics
1 9 (21.43%) PaaS
2 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.14%) npm
4 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.38%) IaaS
5 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Firewall
2 12 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (26.19%) DNS
4 10 (23.81%) BIG-IP
5 6 (14.29%) DHCP
6 5 (11.90%) SAN
7 2 (4.76%) LAN
7 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.76%) VPN
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.38%) DMZ
8 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.38%) IPv4
8 1 (2.38%) IPv6
8 1 (2.38%) Skype
8 1 (2.38%) SMS
8 1 (2.38%) SSL
8 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) DB2
2 5 (11.90%) Big Data
2 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) webpack
2 9 (21.43%) Artifactory
2 9 (21.43%) Bitbucket
2 9 (21.43%) JIRA
2 9 (21.43%) TeamCity
3 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.14%) CircleCI
5 3 (7.14%) Gradle
5 3 (7.14%) gulp
5 3 (7.14%) Maven
5 3 (7.14%) Travis CI
6 2 (4.76%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (4.76%) JUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (9.52%) Retail Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Consultant
3 8 (19.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 7 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Administrator
5 5 (11.90%) Java Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) Linux Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (9.52%) Linux Support
6 4 (9.52%) Linux Support Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) JIRA Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) Node.js
2 15 (35.71%) React
3 10 (23.81%) Spring
3 10 (23.81%) Spring Boot
4 5 (11.90%) .NET
4 5 (11.90%) RESTful
4 5 (11.90%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (2.38%) Java EE
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) JSP
5 1 (2.38%) LAMP
5 1 (2.38%) LDAP
5 1 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) DataPower
1 10 (23.81%) Mainframe
2 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 5 (11.90%) iPad
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 12 (28.57%) Windows
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.38%) CentOS
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) DevOps
2 10 (23.81%) Microservices
3 9 (21.43%) Analytics
4 7 (16.67%) Open Source
5 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
6 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.14%) Demand Management
8 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.14%) ITIL
8 3 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.76%) Information Security
9 2 (4.76%) OWASP
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) Python
3 7 (16.67%) Groovy
3 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 6 (14.29%) C#
4 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 5 (11.90%) C++
5 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.90%) Ruby
6 2 (4.76%) SQL
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (14.29%) Docker
5 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) Puppet
2 9 (21.43%) Ansible
3 8 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (16.67%) Kubernetes
5 6 (14.29%) WSUS
6 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (11.90%) SCVMM
7 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
7 2 (4.76%) SnapVault
8 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
8 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (2.38%) SCCM
8 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) F5
2 11 (26.19%) IBM
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Oracle
3 10 (23.81%) VMware
4 9 (21.43%) Adobe
4 9 (21.43%) Green Hat
5 7 (16.67%) Remedy
6 6 (14.29%) HP
6 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.14%) Dell
7 3 (7.14%) NetApp
8 2 (4.76%) Veritas
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco
9 1 (2.38%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (2.38%) EMC
9 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.38%) Juniper
9 1 (2.38%) Splunk