Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 6 August 2020 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 151 166
Rank change year-on-year +60 +15 +3
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 8 23 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.55% 0.56% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 3.64% 3.61% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 19
Median daily rate £450 £313 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -30.56% -12.20%
10th Percentile £313 £94 £359
90th Percentile £535 £495 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £493
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.55% +15.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £22.29 £16.86 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.18% -3.16% -
10th Percentile £20.77 £16.04 £15.24
90th Percentile £23.80 £17.69 £60.00
England median hourly rate £22.64 £23.75 £26.88
% change year-on-year -4.66% -11.63% +53.57%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 220 638 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.07% 15.52% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 402 439
Median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £253 £150 £213
90th Percentile £613 £568 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 44
Median hourly rate £17.10 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.11% -8.20% +29.79%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.00 £10.01
90th Percentile £23.70 £29.50 £36.28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.62 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.35% +0.70% +4.60%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Yorkshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Yorkshire

Virtual Machines
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Yorkshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Yorkshire

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +51 8 £450 +46.94%
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 6 (75.00%) VMware
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) ITSM
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Nimble Storage
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Facilities Management
4 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
4 2 (25.00%) Azure
4 2 (25.00%) EqualLogic
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) IT Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Support
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Decision-Making
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Facilities Management
2 2 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) APMP
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 2 (25.00%) Nimble Storage
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Splunk