Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 273 255
Rank change year-on-year +59 -18 -21
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 33 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.46% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.84% 1.84% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 24
Central London median daily rate £463 £525 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +12.00% -0.53%
10th Percentile £406 £407 £156
90th Percentile £555 £649 £513
London median daily rate £500 £540 £454
% change year-on-year -7.41% +19.01% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Central London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -33.33% -23.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.00 £20.50
90th Percentile £13.00 £14.00 £21.50
London median hourly rate £12.00 £18.70 £47.83
% change year-on-year -35.83% -60.90% +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 Central London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,160 1,633 1,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.02% 17.47% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 1,264 848
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.09% +6.94%
10th Percentile £206 £158 £200
90th Percentile £650 £663 £650
London median daily rate £500 £525 £488
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 41 30
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +13.24% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.76 £14.00 £10.48
90th Percentile £29.30 £25.50 £27.71
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £20.91
% change year-on-year -1.30% -7.94% +24.84%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Central London

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Central London over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Central London

Virtual Machines
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 Machines in Central London.

Contractor 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 6 December 2019. 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 +67 30 £450 -5.26% 6
Southwark - 4 £525 -
Camden +6 1 £435 -
City of Westminster +2 1 £550 -
Virtual Machines
London

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 24 (72.73%) Azure
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
3 13 (39.39%) Analytics
4 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (33.33%) Finance
4 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
5 10 (30.30%) C#
5 10 (30.30%) .NET
6 8 (24.24%) SCCM
6 8 (24.24%) PaaS
6 8 (24.24%) Windows 10
6 8 (24.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (21.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (21.21%) IaaS
7 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
7 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
7 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (21.21%) ITIL
7 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
8 6 (18.18%) IIS
8 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
8 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (18.18%) VMware
8 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (18.18%) Data Lake
8 6 (18.18%) Data Lake Analytics
8 6 (18.18%) Azure Data Factory

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 6 (18.18%) IIS
1 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.15%) CMS
2 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (15.15%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (15.15%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (72.73%) Azure
2 8 (24.24%) Azure Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) PaaS
3 7 (21.21%) IaaS
4 6 (18.18%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (18.18%) Data Lake Analytics
5 5 (15.15%) npm
6 4 (12.12%) Azure Functions
6 4 (12.12%) Serverless
7 2 (6.06%) AWS
8 1 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (3.03%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (3.03%) Azure Stack
8 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
8 1 (3.03%) Office 365
8 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
8 1 (3.03%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SAN
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) VPN
3 2 (6.06%) Skype
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.03%) FTP
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
4 1 (3.03%) IPsec
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Azure SQL Database
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) Data Lake
3 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.03%) Power BI
4 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Grunt
1 5 (15.15%) gulp
1 5 (15.15%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (15.15%) TeamCity
1 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) MSI
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Mocha
3 1 (3.03%) NUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.03%) Spock
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Travis CI
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Advertising
2 4 (12.12%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Azure Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Sitecore Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Azure Architect
3 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Server Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) C# Application Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (3.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Deskside Technician
6 1 (3.03%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
2 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (15.15%) CSS
2 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 5 (15.15%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (15.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (6.06%) J2EE
3 2 (6.06%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.03%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) VLE
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) iPad
3 1 (3.03%) iPhone
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 10
3 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.09%) Unix
7 1 (3.03%) Android
7 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Analytics
2 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (21.21%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (15.15%) Adaptive Web Design
5 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (15.15%) CRM
5 5 (15.15%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) Personalization
5 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (12.12%) ERP
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Presales
6 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Workshop Facilitation
7 3 (9.09%) DevOps
7 3 (9.09%) Information Security
8 2 (6.06%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) C#
2 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) MCP
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Server
3 4 (12.12%) vSphere
4 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.06%) Docker
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) Terraform
3 3 (9.09%) Puppet
4 2 (6.06%) Ansible
4 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.03%) Data Guard
5 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) Sitecore
4 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
4 4 (12.12%) Dell Compellent
4 4 (12.12%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) Ivanti
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.06%) Splunk
7 1 (3.03%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (3.03%) Apple
7 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) Darktrace
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper
7 1 (3.03%) Meraki
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Polycom
7 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow