Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 4 April 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 242 249
Rank change year-on-year +60 +7 -22
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 19 53 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.36% 0.59% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 2.56% 3.16% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 42 28
Median daily rate £425 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £299 £407 £160
90th Percentile £611 £609 £599
London median daily rate £470 £525 £485
% change year-on-year -10.48% +8.25% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -33.33% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.00 £20.50
90th Percentile £13.00 £14.00 £21.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.67 £47.83
% change year-on-year -4.55% -23.33% -

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 Central London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 741 1,677 1,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 14.18% 18.76% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 1,244 1,025
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £192 £181 £206
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 44
Median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.41% -18.82%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £24.21 £29.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Central London

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Central London

Virtual Machines
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in Central London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Central London

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Central London

Virtual Machines
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 Machines within the Central London region over the 6 months to 4 April 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
City of London +65 17 £425 -10.53% 5
Virtual Machines
London

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 Central London region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 12 (63.16%) Azure
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) C#
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (31.58%) Analytics
5 6 (31.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (26.32%) Data Lake
6 5 (26.32%) .NET
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 4 (21.05%) Data Lake Analytics
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
7 4 (21.05%) Serverless
7 4 (21.05%) Azure Functions
7 4 (21.05%) Adaptive Web Design
8 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (15.79%) DevOps
8 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.79%) Terraform

Virtual Machines
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 1 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (63.16%) Azure
2 6 (31.58%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) Azure Data Factory
3 4 (21.05%) Azure Functions
3 4 (21.05%) Data Lake Analytics
3 4 (21.05%) Serverless
4 3 (15.79%) AWS
5 2 (10.53%) IaaS
5 2 (10.53%) OpenShift
5 2 (10.53%) PaaS
6 1 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (5.26%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (5.26%) Azure Stack
6 1 (5.26%) NuGet
6 1 (5.26%) Office 365
6 1 (5.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) Skype
3 1 (5.26%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (26.32%) Data Lake
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (10.53%) Big Data
4 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (10.53%) Snowflake Schema
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (5.26%) Data Mart
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.26%) Power BI
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) GitLab
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) MSI
2 1 (5.26%) SonarQube
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.26%) WiX
2 1 (5.26%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Azure Developer
1 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Applications Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) C# Application Developer
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Data Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Big Data Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Deskside Technician
4 1 (5.26%) OAT Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) BYOD
3 1 (5.26%) CCTV
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
3 1 (5.26%) iPhone
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Android
4 2 (10.53%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) CentOS
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Analytics
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Adaptive Web Design
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
6 1 (5.26%) ITSM
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) vSphere
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) Docker
4 1 (5.26%) NFS
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (5.26%) VMFS
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.79%) Puppet
1 3 (15.79%) Terraform
2 2 (10.53%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Grafana
3 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.26%) vCenter Server
3 1 (5.26%) vMotion
3 1 (5.26%) vRealize
3 1 (5.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Databricks
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (5.26%) F5
4 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Splunk
4 1 (5.26%) Tableau