Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Virtual Servers skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Servers over the 6 months to 18 October 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 Servers
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 96 103
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 -14
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.28% 0.13% 0.064%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 1.03% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Birmingham median daily rate £255 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +50.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £168 £363 £225
90th Percentile £355 £388 £275
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £385 £430
% change year-on-year -9.09% -10.47% +63.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

Virtual Servers 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 Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 208 195 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.52% 13.03% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 141 93
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +6.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £144 £206 £142
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 16 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.11 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -15.78% -4.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £26.20 £18.63 £23.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.78 £14.22 £13.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% +9.35% -13.33%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in Birmingham

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in Birmingham

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in Birmingham

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Servers 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Ant
3 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (50.00%) NFS
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Lotus

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ACDT
1 1 (25.00%) ACHDS
1 1 (25.00%) ACTC
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCDST
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) MCSM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) NFS
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle