Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 13 December 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 93 106
Rank change year-on-year -13 +13 -3
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.52% 0.33% 0.071%
As % of the System Software category 3.95% 2.19% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Wales median daily rate £400 £384 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -26.20% +48.57%
10th Percentile £290 £345 £510
90th Percentile £458 £423 £530
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year -56.09% +73.93% -22.54%

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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 228 183 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.10% 14.98% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 118 84
Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -20.00% +18.61%
10th Percentile £182 £128 £147
90th Percentile £581 £441 £612
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.18% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 33
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.64% +16.27%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.00 £10.55
90th Percentile £118.75 £18.75 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Wales

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Machines in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Wales

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Wales over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Wales

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Wales

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
South Wales -16 9 £400 +4.23% 2
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (66.67%) vSphere
2 5 (55.56%) DevOps
2 5 (55.56%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 4 (44.44%) Puppet
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (44.44%) Confluence
3 4 (44.44%) Ansible
4 3 (33.33%) Server Management
4 3 (33.33%) Storage Management
4 3 (33.33%) Availability Management
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (22.22%) Clustering
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) GitHub
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) RHCSA
5 2 (22.22%) GitLab
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (44.44%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) GitHub
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) tcpdump
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) GitLab
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) VMS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) Availability Management
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 3 (33.33%) Server Management
2 3 (33.33%) Storage Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) RHCSA
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) iptables
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Ansible
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
1 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft