Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 December 2017 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 39 35
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.71% 0.69% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 7.50% 3.77% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Watford median daily rate £319 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.14% +2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £303 £431 £413
90th Percentile £339 £444 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £444 £438 £418
% change year-on-year +1.43% +4.79% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Watford with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 40 53 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.41% 18.21% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 22
Watford median daily rate £425 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -29.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £150 £205 £218
90th Percentile £588 £525 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +24.14% -9.38% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Watford median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -3.70% -34.15%
10th Percentile £13.33 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £13.98 £13.00 £20.85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £11.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +46.13% -20.69% -32.56%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Watford

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) DataPower
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) IBM

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Server Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) IBM