Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 171 173
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 45 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.84% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 5.63% 5.00% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 31
South West median daily rate £493 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.81% -4.00% -21.47%
10th Percentile £335 £250 £308
90th Percentile £686 £631 £456
England median daily rate £480 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
South West median hourly rate - £16.38 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.78% +98.81%
England median hourly rate £35.75 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +104.29% -22.22% -1.45%

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 799 660 772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.92% 11.99% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 410 437
South West median daily rate £390 £355 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.86% -2.07% +11.54%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £150
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 40 77
South West median hourly rate £18.75 £15.51 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.87% -1.51% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.36 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £42.70
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%

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 July 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 July 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 -7 17 £493 +79.09% 2
Wiltshire +11 9 £700 +100.00%
Gloucestershire +9 8 £550 - 2
Devon +18 5 £390 +2.51%
Dorset -5 2 £300 - 1
Somerset +10 1 £375 -16.67%
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 33 (73.33%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) Windows Server
3 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
4 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 20 (44.44%) Puppet
6 19 (42.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (42.22%) VMware
7 18 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 18 (40.00%) DevOps
8 17 (37.78%) SC Cleared
8 17 (37.78%) Linux
9 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
9 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
10 15 (33.33%) Ansible
10 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (31.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (31.11%) DNS
11 14 (31.11%) Java
11 14 (31.11%) Configuration Management
11 14 (31.11%) Travis CI
12 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
12 13 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (26.67%) WSUS
14 11 (24.44%) Google
14 11 (24.44%) Scrum
14 11 (24.44%) Selenium
14 11 (24.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration

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 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
2 11 (24.44%) JBoss
3 9 (20.00%) IIS
4 4 (8.89%) nginx
5 3 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (24.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 11 (24.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (6.67%) npm
5 3 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) DNS
2 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (13.33%) DHCP
3 6 (13.33%) DMZ
3 6 (13.33%) Firewall
3 6 (13.33%) LAN
3 6 (13.33%) SAN
3 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.44%) VPN
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.22%) NAS
5 1 (2.22%) SMS
5 1 (2.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 14 (31.11%) Travis CI
3 11 (24.44%) Ant
3 11 (24.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (24.44%) Selenium
3 11 (24.44%) Vagrant
4 3 (6.67%) CircleCI
4 3 (6.67%) Gradle
4 3 (6.67%) gulp
4 3 (6.67%) Maven
4 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.44%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (4.44%) JUnit
General
1 1 (2.22%) Banking
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
1 1 (2.22%) Military
1 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (28.89%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Administrator
3 6 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Linux Support
4 4 (8.89%) Linux Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior DevOps
4 4 (8.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) JSP
1 11 (24.44%) Struts
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) Node.js
3 1 (2.22%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 9 (20.00%) PKI
1 9 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (73.33%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) Windows Server
3 17 (37.78%) Linux
4 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (31.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.44%) VMS
8 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.22%) CentOS
9 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) DevOps
2 14 (31.11%) Configuration Management
3 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (24.44%) Scrum
5 9 (20.00%) Change Management
6 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.89%) ITIL
7 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.67%) Change Control
8 3 (6.67%) Demand Management
8 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (6.67%) OWASP
8 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 4 (8.89%) Python
5 3 (6.67%) Groovy
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
2 17 (37.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) CCNA
3 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) MCSA
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (11.11%) CCNP
5 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (42.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.22%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Docker
5 1 (2.22%) Firmware
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (44.44%) Puppet
2 15 (33.33%) Ansible
3 12 (26.67%) WSUS
4 11 (24.44%) Packer
4 11 (24.44%) SCCM
4 11 (24.44%) Terraform
5 9 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (17.78%) SCVMM
7 6 (13.33%) FortiGate
7 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Kubernetes
8 3 (6.67%) SCOM
9 2 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (2.22%) SCDPM
10 1 (2.22%) SCSM
10 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) VMware
2 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (24.44%) Google
4 9 (20.00%) Citrix
4 9 (20.00%) MKS
5 7 (15.56%) Cisco
5 7 (15.56%) Remedy
6 6 (13.33%) Fortinet
6 6 (13.33%) HP
6 6 (13.33%) Splunk
7 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.44%) Juniper
9 1 (2.22%) Capita
9 1 (2.22%) F5
9 1 (2.22%) NetApp
9 1 (2.22%) Sophos