Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 153 187
Rank change year-on-year -31 +34 -12
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 43 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.68% 0.83% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 4.27% 6.07% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 12
South West median daily rate £433 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.62% +61.54% -2.99%
10th Percentile £368 £303 £301
90th Percentile £520 £655 £402
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - £15.25
England median hourly rate £36.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year -24.73% +73.93% -21.43%

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 1,007 708 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.99% 13.67% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 406 403
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +21.21% +1.54%
10th Percentile £205 £159 £120
90th Percentile £588 £589 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 58 68
South West median hourly rate £26.57 £23.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.07% +54.10% -17.57%
10th Percentile £11.14 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £46.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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
Wiltshire -38 13 £524 -16.20% 2
Gloucestershire +1 12 £394 +43.18% 1
Bristol -19 12 £400 -27.27% 9
Somerset -4 4 £454 - 3
Cornwall - 1 - -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 34 (79.07%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Windows Server
3 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (53.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
6 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
7 20 (46.51%) Active Directory
8 18 (41.86%) PowerShell
9 13 (30.23%) DNS
9 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (25.58%) IaaS
10 11 (25.58%) Hyper-V
10 11 (25.58%) SCVMM
10 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
11 10 (23.26%) PaaS
12 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
12 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
13 8 (18.60%) VMware
13 8 (18.60%) McAfee
13 8 (18.60%) DHCP
13 8 (18.60%) ITIL
13 8 (18.60%) DevOps
13 8 (18.60%) Windows 10
14 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (16.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (16.28%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (16.28%) Linux
14 7 (16.28%) ITSM
14 7 (16.28%) Service Management
14 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure

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 3 (6.98%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (25.58%) IaaS
3 10 (23.26%) PaaS
4 7 (16.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (9.30%) Office 365
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) DNS
2 8 (18.60%) DHCP
3 4 (9.30%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (9.30%) VPN
4 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.33%) IPsec
5 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) SAN
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) DataStax
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.30%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Azure Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Azure Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Technician
6 2 (4.65%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) Node.js
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) Ember.js
3 1 (2.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) HTML5
3 1 (2.33%) LAMP
3 1 (2.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (16.28%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (11.63%) PKI
3 4 (9.30%) NHS
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) iPad
5 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (79.07%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Windows Server
3 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (18.60%) Windows 10
5 7 (16.28%) Linux
6 2 (4.65%) Debian
6 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.33%) VMS
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
3 8 (18.60%) DevOps
3 8 (18.60%) ITIL
4 7 (16.28%) ITIL V3
4 7 (16.28%) ITSM
4 7 (16.28%) Service Management
5 5 (11.63%) Asset Management
6 4 (9.30%) Data Protection
6 4 (9.30%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.65%) DRM
7 2 (4.65%) High Availability
7 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.65%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.33%) MVC
8 1 (2.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.30%) Java
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
4 6 (13.95%) MCP
4 6 (13.95%) MCSA
4 6 (13.95%) MCSE
4 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (46.51%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) Hyper-V
3 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (11.63%) Firmware
6 4 (9.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
7 3 (6.98%) Docker
8 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) SCVMM
2 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 6 (13.95%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.33%) Ansible
4 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) Puppet
4 1 (2.33%) Terraform
4 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) McAfee
2 8 (18.60%) VMware
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle
4 5 (11.63%) CA
4 5 (11.63%) SolarWinds
5 4 (9.30%) Citrix
6 1 (2.33%) Apple
6 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.33%) Google
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Remedy