Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Virtual Environments skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Environments over the 6 months to 16 January 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 Environments
London > Central London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 258 240
Rank change year-on-year +3 -18 +47
Contract jobs citing Virtual Environments 18 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.21% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 14
Central London median daily rate £438 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +11.47% +37.83%
10th Percentile £250 £368 £304
90th Percentile £579 £493 £573
London median daily rate £425 £380 £440
% change year-on-year +11.84% -13.64% -4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

Virtual Environments is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,595 6,515 7,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.72% 87.65% 85.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,929 5,076 5,723
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £291
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 57 67
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -10.59% +18.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.78 £12.50
90th Percentile £36.50 £55.00 £50.40
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +9.59%

Virtual Environments
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Virtual Environments as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Environments in Central London

Virtual Environments
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Environments in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Environments in Central London

Virtual Environments
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Environments in Central London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Environments in Central London

Virtual Environments
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Environments in Central London

Virtual Environments
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Environments within the Central London region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
City of London -8 12 £450 +13.92% 12
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £190 - 1
Virtual Environments
London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Environments 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 Central London region with a requirement for Virtual Environments.

1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) Citrix
4 7 (38.89%) ITIL
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
5 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 6 (33.33%) Legal
5 6 (33.33%) Service Management
5 6 (33.33%) VPN
6 5 (27.78%) SLA
6 5 (27.78%) Ticket Management
6 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (27.78%) VMware
6 5 (27.78%) Case Management
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
7 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 4 (22.22%) Office 365
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (11.11%) SCCM

Virtual Environments
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
1 2 (11.11%) Confluence
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) nginx
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) SSH
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) BigQuery
2 2 (11.11%) Bigtable
2 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) HBase
2 2 (11.11%) Impala
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Junior
2 5 (27.78%) Junior Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Service Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Big Data Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Data Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Hadoop Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Service Management
3 5 (27.78%) Case Management
3 5 (27.78%) Ticket Management
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Analytics
5 2 (11.11%) Big Data Analytics
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Data Analytics
5 2 (11.11%) Data Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Parallel Processing
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Change Control
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Quantitative Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) MCITP
1 1 (5.56%) MCSA
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) LXC
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Citrix
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Veeam
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds