Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 245 230
Rank change year-on-year +47 -15 -9
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 31 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 3.35% 0.98% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 21
City of London median daily rate £463 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% - +5.85%
10th Percentile £406 £392 £180
90th Percentile £550 £689 £519
Central London median daily rate £463 £525 £469
% change year-on-year -11.90% +12.00% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -
Central London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year -14.29% - -

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 926 1,225 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.01% 17.35% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 980 696
City of London median daily rate £501 £500 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +1.27% +9.72%
10th Percentile £213 £160 £216
90th Percentile £650 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £485
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.67% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 22
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +13.24% -12.82%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.73 £10.60
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £27.33
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.90% +13.24% -10.53%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Moorgate - 4 £550 -
London Bridge - 4 £525 -
Virtual Machines
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 22 (70.97%) Azure
2 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
3 12 (38.71%) Analytics
4 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
4 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (32.26%) Finance
5 10 (32.26%) C#
5 10 (32.26%) .NET
6 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
7 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
7 7 (22.58%) PaaS
7 7 (22.58%) SCCM
7 7 (22.58%) Windows 10
7 7 (22.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (19.35%) Data Lake
8 6 (19.35%) Data Lake Analytics
8 6 (19.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (19.35%) IaaS
8 6 (19.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
8 6 (19.35%) ITIL
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
8 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
9 5 (16.13%) CRM
9 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (16.13%) IIS
9 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio

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 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.13%) CMS
2 5 (16.13%) IIS
2 5 (16.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (16.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (16.13%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (70.97%) Azure
2 7 (22.58%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) PaaS
3 6 (19.35%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (19.35%) Data Lake Analytics
3 6 (19.35%) IaaS
4 5 (16.13%) npm
5 3 (9.68%) Azure Functions
5 3 (9.68%) Serverless
6 2 (6.45%) AWS
7 1 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (3.23%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (3.23%) Azure Stack
7 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
7 1 (3.23%) Office 365
7 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
7 1 (3.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) DHCP
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
1 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) Skype
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.23%) FTP
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) IPsec
3 1 (3.23%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Azure SQL Database
1 6 (19.35%) Data Lake
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.23%) Power BI
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Grunt
1 5 (16.13%) gulp
1 5 (16.13%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (16.13%) TeamCity
1 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) MSI
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Mocha
3 1 (3.23%) NUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.23%) Spock
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Travis CI
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Advertising
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Publishing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Azure Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Sitecore Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Azure Architect
3 4 (12.90%) C# Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Developer
4 3 (9.68%) C# Application Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Server Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Deskside Technician
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
2 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (16.13%) CSS
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 5 (16.13%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (6.45%) J2EE
3 2 (6.45%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.90%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) VLE
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows 10
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) Linux
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.68%) Unix
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Analytics
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (19.35%) ITIL
5 5 (16.13%) Adaptive Web Design
5 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (16.13%) CRM
5 5 (16.13%) MVC
5 5 (16.13%) Personalization
6 4 (12.90%) ERP
6 4 (12.90%) Presales
6 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Workshop Facilitation
7 3 (9.68%) Information Security
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Change Management
8 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) C#
3 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
4 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Server
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
3 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.23%) Docker
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) Terraform
3 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) Puppet
4 1 (3.23%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Sitecore
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) 3PAR
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) Dell Compellent
3 3 (9.68%) HP
3 3 (9.68%) Ivanti
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.45%) Splunk
5 1 (3.23%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Darktrace
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) Meraki
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Polycom
5 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow