Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 163 168
Rank change year-on-year -28 +5 +7
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 29 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.46% 0.62% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 3.25% 5.01% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 28
South West median daily rate £433 £550 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.36% +60.00% -7.09%
10th Percentile £358 £344 £294
90th Percentile £514 £640 £462
England median daily rate £500 £415 £438
% change year-on-year +20.48% -5.14% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.70 £47.83 £26.25
% change year-on-year -60.90% +82.21% -22.79%

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 892 698 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.16% 12.45% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 417 436
South West median daily rate £413 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +3.32% +4.23%
10th Percentile £200 £157 £125
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £451 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +6.00% +3.66% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 60 78
South West median hourly rate £27.25 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.39% +28.57% -28.21%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £44.05 £43.23
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -

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 20 November 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 20 November 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
Gloucestershire -4 11 £394 - 5
Bristol -18 9 £493 -12.44% 6
Wiltshire -19 7 £450 -28.00% 1
Somerset -7 1 £433 - 1
Devon - 1 £379 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows Server
3 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
4 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
4 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
4 15 (51.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
6 10 (34.48%) Linux
6 10 (34.48%) DevOps
7 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
8 8 (27.59%) McAfee
8 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
9 7 (24.14%) SCVMM
9 7 (24.14%) VMware
9 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
10 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (20.69%) Puppet
10 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (20.69%) SCCM
10 6 (20.69%) Java
10 6 (20.69%) DNS
10 6 (20.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (20.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (20.69%) Ansible
11 5 (17.24%) IaaS
11 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
11 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
11 5 (17.24%) Google Cloud Platform

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 4 (13.79%) IIS
1 4 (13.79%) JBoss
1 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (17.24%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (17.24%) IaaS
3 5 (17.24%) PaaS
4 4 (13.79%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) DHCP
3 4 (13.79%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.90%) LAN
4 2 (6.90%) SAN
4 2 (6.90%) VLAN
4 2 (6.90%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.45%) DMZ
5 1 (3.45%) NAS
5 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) DataStax
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.79%) Ant
2 4 (13.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) Travis CI
2 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
3 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Military
1 1 (3.45%) Publishing
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Azure Engineer
1 7 (24.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) DBA
5 1 (3.45%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) JSP
2 4 (13.79%) Struts
3 3 (10.34%) Node.js
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Core
4 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Fat Client
2 4 (13.79%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows Server
3 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (34.48%) Linux
5 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
6 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (10.34%) Ubuntu
8 2 (6.90%) Debian
8 2 (6.90%) VMS
8 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.45%) CentOS
9 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) DevOps
2 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
4 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 4 (13.79%) Change Management
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL V3
6 4 (13.79%) ITSM
6 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) Service Management
7 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.90%) PLM
8 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (3.45%) Antivirus Management
9 1 (3.45%) Change Control
9 1 (3.45%) Low Latency
9 1 (3.45%) Open Source
9 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
9 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
2 6 (20.69%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) MCSA
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (10.34%) MCP
5 3 (10.34%) MCSE
6 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.45%) CCNA
6 1 (3.45%) CCNP
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) GDPR
1 1 (3.45%) JSP 440
1 1 (3.45%) PMO
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) Docker
5 1 (3.45%) Firmware
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCVMM
2 6 (20.69%) Ansible
2 6 (20.69%) Puppet
2 6 (20.69%) SCCM
3 5 (17.24%) SCOM
3 5 (17.24%) Terraform
4 4 (13.79%) Packer
5 2 (6.90%) WSUS
6 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) McAfee
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix
4 5 (17.24%) Google
5 4 (13.79%) MKS
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) Capita
7 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) Remedy
7 1 (3.45%) Sophos
7 1 (3.45%) Splunk