Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 170 109 197
Rank change year-on-year -61 +88 +49
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 10 11 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.61% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 1.87% 4.31% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 27
10th Percentile £409 £381 £386
25th Percentile £413 £419 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% -7.14%
75th Percentile £568 £575 £538
90th Percentile £668 £594 £550
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £499
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.28% -5.00%

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 536 255 1,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.76% 14.10% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 204 811
10th Percentile £262 £236 £215
25th Percentile £450 £383 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £660 £575 £600
90th Percentile £725 £625 £669
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.31% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 22
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% +9.09%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +7.14% +9.09%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Azure
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (40.00%) IaaS
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (40.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 4 (40.00%) Project Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (30.00%) Law
5 3 (30.00%) Replication
5 3 (30.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) MCSE
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) PowerCLI
5 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) Azure Storage

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:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Azure
2 6 (60.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 4 (40.00%) IaaS
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (30.00%) Azure Storage
5 1 (10.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Law
1 3 (30.00%) Social Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) HP Storage Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) SAN Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Project Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (20.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
5 1 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (30.00%) PowerCLI
1 3 (30.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) 3PAR
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) Qualys