Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 175 169
Rank change year-on-year +26 -6 +13
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 42 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.82% 0.53% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 5.45% 4.62% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 27
South West median daily rate £493 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.81% -4.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £310 £250 £308
90th Percentile £695 £631 £476
England median daily rate £475 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
South West median hourly rate - £16.38 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.36% +123.08%
England median hourly rate £47.67 £18.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +163.34% -19.56% -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 770 606 755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.11% 11.55% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 370 437
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £159 £137 £143
90th Percentile £579 £539 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 40 70
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +2.99% +1.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.36 £10.09
90th Percentile £45.33 £47.63 £43.08
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.34% +3.23% -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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -4 13 £493 +79.09% 4
Wiltshire +22 10 £700 +100.00%
Gloucestershire - 7 £550 -
Devon -1 5 £425 +11.84%
Somerset +5 2 £375 -16.67%
Dorset - 2 £300 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Windows Server
3 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 19 (45.24%) Hyper-V
4 19 (45.24%) Active Directory
4 19 (45.24%) Puppet
5 17 (40.48%) DNS
6 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
6 16 (38.10%) VMware
6 16 (38.10%) DevOps
7 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (33.33%) Linux
9 13 (30.95%) WSUS
9 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (30.95%) Jenkins
9 13 (30.95%) Ansible
10 12 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (28.57%) Tomcat
10 12 (28.57%) Java
10 12 (28.57%) Configuration Management
11 11 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (26.19%) Travis CI
12 10 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (23.81%) IIS
13 9 (21.43%) JSP
13 9 (21.43%) PKI

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 12 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 10 (23.81%) IIS
3 8 (19.05%) JBoss
4 5 (11.90%) nginx
5 4 (9.52%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.38%) Apache
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (19.05%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (19.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (9.52%) PaaS
5 3 (7.14%) npm
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) DNS
2 8 (19.05%) DHCP
3 7 (16.67%) Firewall
3 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (14.29%) DMZ
4 6 (14.29%) LAN
4 6 (14.29%) SAN
5 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.38%) IPv4
6 1 (2.38%) IPv6
6 1 (2.38%) SMS
6 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Jenkins
2 11 (26.19%) Travis CI
3 8 (19.05%) Ant
3 8 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (19.05%) Selenium
3 8 (19.05%) Vagrant
4 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.14%) CircleCI
5 3 (7.14%) Gradle
5 3 (7.14%) gulp
5 3 (7.14%) Maven
6 2 (4.76%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (4.76%) JUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (2.38%) Banking
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
1 1 (2.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (26.19%) Support Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Administrator
3 7 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Linux Support
4 4 (9.52%) Linux Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Senior DevOps
4 4 (9.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Support Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Azure Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) JSP
2 8 (19.05%) Struts
3 4 (9.52%) .NET
3 4 (9.52%) Node.js
4 1 (2.38%) LAMP
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
4 1 (2.38%) React
4 1 (2.38%) RESTful
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) PKI
2 6 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 6 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.38%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Windows Server
3 14 (33.33%) Linux
4 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.38%) CentOS
8 1 (2.38%) VMS
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) DevOps
2 12 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (19.05%) Scrum
5 7 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 6 (14.29%) Change Management
7 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (9.52%) Demand Management
8 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 4 (9.52%) ITIL
8 4 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
9 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
9 3 (7.14%) Open Source
9 3 (7.14%) OWASP
9 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 7 (16.67%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) Python
5 4 (9.52%) Groovy
6 2 (4.76%) C
6 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) C#
7 1 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) CCNA
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) MCSA
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.52%) CCNP
5 1 (2.38%) PMP
System Software
1 19 (45.24%) Active Directory
1 19 (45.24%) Hyper-V
2 15 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) Docker
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (45.24%) Puppet
2 13 (30.95%) Ansible
2 13 (30.95%) WSUS
3 10 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (21.43%) SCCM
5 8 (19.05%) Packer
5 8 (19.05%) SCVMM
5 8 (19.05%) Terraform
6 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (14.29%) FortiGate
8 4 (9.52%) Kubernetes
9 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (2.38%) SCDPM
9 1 (2.38%) SCOM
9 1 (2.38%) SCSM
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
1 16 (38.10%) VMware
2 8 (19.05%) Google
2 8 (19.05%) Remedy
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix
3 6 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 6 (14.29%) HP
3 6 (14.29%) MKS
3 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 6 (14.29%) Splunk
4 2 (4.76%) F5
5 1 (2.38%) Dell
5 1 (2.38%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) NetApp
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle