Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 85 91
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 +7
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.14% 0.083% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.07% 0.67% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Wales median daily rate £419 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.85% -7.14% -
UK median daily rate £493 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +17.96% -1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £26.88 £18.10 £24.25
% change year-on-year +48.48% -25.36% -12.61%

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 187 149 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.75% 12.39% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 102 60
Wales median daily rate £425 £191 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +122.51% -45.43% +6.87%
10th Percentile £206 £135 £113
90th Percentile £593 £425 £489
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 28
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +35.85% -1.85%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £15.30 £77.50 £67.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -0.87%

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 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 15 August 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 -25 2 £419 +28.85% 2
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) VMS
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) iptables
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering

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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Platform Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) VMS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) iptables
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) VMware