Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 8 August 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 214 236
Rank change year-on-year +89 +22 -15
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 8 26 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.40% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 2.35% 2.25% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 9
Median daily rate £413 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £284 £406 £252
90th Percentile £545 £675 £690
Central London median daily rate £488 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -11.36% +4.76% +13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 341 1,154 1,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.31% 17.76% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 907 882
Median daily rate £500 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £258 £213 £200
90th Percentile £645 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £505
% change year-on-year -4.76% +3.96% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 39
Median hourly rate £13.44 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +9.09% -9.41%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.53 £13.30
90th Percentile £36.30 £46.00 £25.10
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.38% +5.00% +5.26%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the City of London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) NCSC
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Data Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (12.50%) Data Lake
3 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Databricks
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Azure
2 1 (12.50%) AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
1 1 (12.50%) IPv4
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Data Lake
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) OAT Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (12.50%) BYOD
3 1 (12.50%) CCTV
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Data Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
2 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (12.50%) NCSC
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Databricks
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Lumension
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) MobileIron
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Qualys
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec