Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 131 213
Rank change year-on-year -18 +82 +30
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 17 7 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.30% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 3.46% 1.94% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 23
10th Percentile £400 £295 £406
25th Percentile £406 £363 £449
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £419 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year -6.94% -10.00% +12.36%
75th Percentile £438 £525 £556
90th Percentile £549 £555 £663
Central London median daily rate £419 £500 £550
% change year-on-year -16.25% -9.09% +7.32%

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 491 361 1,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.27% 15.49% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 295 916
10th Percentile £370 £255 £213
25th Percentile £450 £416 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £594
90th Percentile £713 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 23
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.08 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +75.91% -37.74% +9.09%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.44 £21.00
% change year-on-year +48.81% -36.00% +7.01%

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 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 2021, 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 12 (70.59%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (58.82%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) Asset Management
2 10 (58.82%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (52.94%) Resource Management
3 9 (52.94%) Tandem
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
3 9 (52.94%) Internet
3 9 (52.94%) LAN
3 9 (52.94%) WAN
3 9 (52.94%) Ethernet
3 9 (52.94%) DNS
3 9 (52.94%) Collaborative Working
3 9 (52.94%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (52.94%) Sonus
3 9 (52.94%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (52.94%) Skype for Business
3 9 (52.94%) Unified Communications
3 9 (52.94%) Skype
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) Azure
5 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) IaaS
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server

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 9 (52.94%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (35.29%) Azure
3 5 (29.41%) IaaS
4 4 (23.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (17.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (11.76%) AWS
6 2 (11.76%) Azure Storage
6 2 (11.76%) GCP
6 2 (11.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
1 9 (52.94%) Ethernet
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
1 9 (52.94%) Internet
1 9 (52.94%) LAN
1 9 (52.94%) Skype
1 9 (52.94%) Unified Communications
1 9 (52.94%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Law
3 3 (17.65%) Social Skills
4 2 (11.76%) Legal
5 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Voice Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) HP Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) SAN Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administration Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (5.88%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (52.94%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (52.94%) Tandem
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Asset Management
1 10 (58.82%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (52.94%) Collaborative Working
2 9 (52.94%) Resource Management
3 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) Project Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Debt
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) MCSE
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.88%) Docker
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (11.76%) PowerCLI
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) vCenter Server
3 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
1 9 (52.94%) Sonus
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk