Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 174 170
Rank change year-on-year +58 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 27 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.92% 0.62% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 6.04% 4.41% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 12
Yorkshire median daily rate £434 £494 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.15% +17.91% +11.67%
10th Percentile £265 £340 £300
90th Percentile £600 £566 £784
England median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £16.86 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.65% -71.90% +152.63%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -2.78% -24.73% +73.93%

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 447 680 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.22% 14.07% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 390 376
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +7.26% -0.94%
10th Percentile £188 £175 £120
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 66 57
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.08 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% - -0.02%
10th Percentile £9.80 £9.87 £9.81
90th Percentile £27.75 £17.31 £20.02
England median hourly rate £16.96 £16.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year +5.97% -1.33% +1.34%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Yorkshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Yorkshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Yorkshire

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor 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 27 February 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 +42 19 £550 +10.00% 5
North Yorkshire - 4 £280 - 1
South Yorkshire +34 2 £442 +79.44% 3
East Yorkshire - 1 £288 -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (55.56%) VMware
2 14 (51.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) Linux
5 7 (25.93%) Azure
5 7 (25.93%) Migration
5 7 (25.93%) Virtual Environments
6 6 (22.22%) Windows
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle
6 6 (22.22%) DNS
6 6 (22.22%) SAN
7 5 (18.52%) Cisco
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Retail
7 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
7 5 (18.52%) Firewall
7 5 (18.52%) Facilities Management
7 5 (18.52%) Office 365
7 5 (18.52%) IaaS
7 5 (18.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
8 4 (14.81%) NetScaler
8 4 (14.81%) Meraki
8 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
8 4 (14.81%) Ivanti
8 4 (14.81%) NAS
8 4 (14.81%) XenApp
8 4 (14.81%) XenDesktop

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Azure
2 5 (18.52%) IaaS
2 5 (18.52%) Office 365
3 3 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (7.41%) Power Platform
5 1 (3.70%) Apigee
5 1 (3.70%) GCP
5 1 (3.70%) Google App Engine
5 1 (3.70%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
1 6 (22.22%) SAN
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
3 4 (14.81%) DHCP
3 4 (14.81%) NAS
3 4 (14.81%) NetScaler
3 4 (14.81%) VoIP
3 4 (14.81%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) SSH
5 1 (3.70%) BGP
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.70%) DMZ
5 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (7.41%) Data Lake
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (7.41%) Power BI
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Gerrit
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
2 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Administrator
2 5 (18.52%) IT Administrator
2 5 (18.52%) IT Systems Administrator
2 5 (18.52%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Unix Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) HTML5
1 2 (7.41%) WCF
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) LAMP
2 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Unix
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Debian
5 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.70%) VMS
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 7 (25.93%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Facilities Management
3 5 (18.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Decision-Making
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) IT Governance
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) Statistics
6 1 (3.70%) Database Optimisation
6 1 (3.70%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Tcl
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.70%) APMP
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (14.81%) XenApp
2 4 (14.81%) XenDesktop
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) Docker
4 2 (7.41%) NFS
5 1 (3.70%) vCloud
5 1 (3.70%) VirtualBox
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Terraform
2 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) Ivanti
4 4 (14.81%) Meraki
4 4 (14.81%) NetApp
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.41%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Coverity
6 1 (3.70%) Google
6 1 (3.70%) PlateSpin
6 1 (3.70%) Splunk