Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 11 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)
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 86 80
Rank change year-on-year -17 -6 -9
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 13 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.72% 0.48% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 4.13% 3.66% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Wiltshire median daily rate £524 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.39% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £425 £450 £419
90th Percentile £638 £590 £528
South West median daily rate £433 £550 £338
% change year-on-year -21.36% +62.96% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 315 164 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 17.53% 13.00% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 96 110
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% +6.06%
10th Percentile £262 £242 £141
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
South West median daily rate £411 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +17.50% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 6 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £15.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.33% - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% +25.00% -28.21%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Wiltshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Wiltshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Wiltshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Wiltshire

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 11 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
Swindon -6 5 £450 -28.00%
Corsham -8 4 £565 - 1
Salisbury - 2 - -
Virtual Machines
South West

For the 6 months to 11 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
5 5 (38.46%) PKI
5 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
5 5 (38.46%) Firmware
5 5 (38.46%) CA
5 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (15.38%) DevOps
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) .NET
8 2 (15.38%) Python
8 2 (15.38%) Finance
8 2 (15.38%) Debian
8 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
8 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
8 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
8 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (7.69%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (7.69%) DataStax
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Data Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cassandra DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Debian
5 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
6 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.69%) VMS
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
2 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Antivirus Management
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
5 1 (7.69%) Microservices
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) Firmware
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) CA
2 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy