Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 111 172 242
Rank change year-on-year +61 +70 -22
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 13 27 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.54% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 4.21% 3.71% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 11
Median daily rate £525 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.89% -
10th Percentile £369 £406 £408
90th Percentile £619 £550 £675
Central London median daily rate £563 £438 £525
% change year-on-year +28.57% -16.67% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% -33.33%
Central London median hourly rate - £12.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -14.29% -33.33%

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 309 727 1,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.12% 14.59% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 580 943
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £231 £200 £163
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +8.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 32
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +4.58% +23.39%
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.33 £19.00
% change year-on-year +19.02% +1.71% +22.58%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (30.77%) Antivirus Management
5 4 (30.77%) Polycom
5 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (30.77%) WebRTC
5 4 (30.77%) Splunk
5 4 (30.77%) Skype
5 4 (30.77%) Telepresence
5 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
5 4 (30.77%) CCIE
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) C
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Tandem
5 4 (30.77%) CMS
5 4 (30.77%) H.323
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL

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 4 (30.77%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (7.69%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Functions
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) GCP
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
3 4 (30.77%) H.323
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) Skype
3 4 (30.77%) Telepresence
3 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
3 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) IPv4
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 1 (7.69%) NAS
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
1 1 (7.69%) SAP HANA
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) AdminStudio
1 1 (7.69%) Gerrit
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (7.69%) Administrator
1 1 (7.69%) Analyst
1 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
1 1 (7.69%) Architect
1 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
1 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
1 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
1 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
1 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
1 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Officer
1 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (7.69%) Testing Engineer
1 1 (7.69%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) WebRTC
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Tandem
1 4 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) CESG
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Collaborative Working
1 5 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (30.77%) Antivirus Management
2 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (15.38%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Decision-Making
5 1 (7.69%) Epics
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Debt
5 1 (7.69%) White-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCIE
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.69%) NFS
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (15.38%) Terraform
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) BladeLogic
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Polycom
3 4 (30.77%) Splunk
4 1 (7.69%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Databricks
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Google
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Qualys
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Shavlik
4 1 (7.69%) Veeam
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Zerto